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Symposium Participant Guide

Each registered student has been assigned to a discussion group. Each week after the first meeting, a student group will facilitate the symposium discussion on Wednesday afternoon. See the Syllabus for your group's week, and the readings to be discussed.

Each participant is expected to read the assigned selections carefully BEFORE the Wednesday they are to be discussed, and to note the major discussion questions that these readings evoked for you. You will write your questions on the Blackboard discussion page.

The group facilitating each week's discussion will review all questions posted by participants in their respective groups, and select the key points to discuss.

Professors Pease and Edsforth will serve as resources for the weekly meetings, and may pose questions of their own to stimulate discussion. To receive credit for the symposium, you must have weekly discussion questions posted, engage actively in the discussions, and participate in your group's facilitation.

Please do NOT blitz (e-mail) your questions on the readings to the MALS office, or to Professor Pease or Professor Edsforth! They must be posted on Blackboard or other participants will not be able to read them!

Last Updated: 4/28/09