1.    One very short paper.  I will assign the topic.

    2.     Three medium length (5-7 pages) papers. I will assign the topic, but you will have some choice.

    3.    In-class essays.  There will be many unannounced, in-class, five- or ten-minute essay assignments.  They are designed to encourage thoughtful in-class discussion.  Though they will not be graded, I will collect them at the end of class.  Completion of these essays will count toward your final grade and they cannot be made up (without prior consent from me or a request from the Dean of Students Office).  Unsatisfactory work receives no credit