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Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night"What was God doing before He made heaven and earth?"      
If, they say, He was at rest and doing nothing,      
why did He not continue doing      
nothing for ever after      
as forever      
before?      

St. Augistine, Confessions, Book IX      





∞ Class Participation Rubric

      A     

Comments during discussion demonstrate that you come to class prepared.  You have read all the assigned material and are able to ask well-formulated and critical questions of the text and your peers. You are able to listen to your peers and generate insightful and constructive responses to the debates that might ensue. Discussion skills reflect coherent and sophisticated reasoning.

 
B


Comments during discussion demonstrate that you are doing the reading and that you are able to process the main elements of the text. You are able to generate satisfactory questions, but do not have "critical distance." You are also able to listen to the comments of your peers and respond with helpful feedback. Whether you agree or disagree with your peers you are able to generate constructive questions with basic reasoning skills.

 
C


Comments in class indicate you are doing the reading but make little or no extra effort to step back and untangle difficulties, reflect, or question. You make infrequent comments or frequent comments without relating them directly to the discussion at hand. Your attempt to grasp the material or listen to others' comments is inadequate.

 
D


Students who do not do the reading will receive a grade of D for participation. This includes students who pretend to have done the reading and waste discussion time by commenting on material with which they are unfamiliar. This also includes students who do not follow rules of respect and politeness with regard to opposing opinions. (If, for some reason, you are unable to do the reading, please let me know and I will take this into account. I will respect the fact that you are communicating this information to me and take it into account when leading discussion.)