Reading and Assignment Guidelines

I. Guidelines for Reading:

  1. Guidelines for Total Amount of Reading
          a. 200-level courses: 1100-1500 total pages (i.e., on average 75-100 pages per week)
          b. 300-level courses: 1500-2250 total pages (i.e., on average 100-150 pages per week)
          c. 400-level courses: 1500-3000 total pages (i.e., on average 100-200 per week)
  2. Totals in all instances should include specific reading assignments and an approximation by the professor for all research assignments.

II. Guidelines for Assignments:

  1. Final grades for all 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses should not be based solely on in-class examinations
  2. At least on major assignment in all 200-, 300- and 400-level courses should involve a significant out-of-class writing assignment
          a. For 200-level courses the significant writing assignment should be at least 5-7 pages in length (i.e., c 1250-2000 words)
          b. For 300-level courses the significant writing assignment should be at least 7-10 pages in length (i.e., c 1750-3000 words)
          c. For 400-level courses the significant writing assignment should be at least 8-12 pages in length (i.e., c 2500-3500 words)
  3. The specific nature of all significant writing assignments should be the professor’s discretion