Students will submit a series of reflections on the course material for grading. These reflections may take any form, but must include: 1) reference to the course material or one theoretical concept for the week and 2) relation to one’s personal life and/or a popular culture example. Reflections may take the form of: a written paper, a video or vlog post, a song, podcast, zine, or any other form of creative work. In the case of visual artistic submissions, a short paragraph may accompany the work to demonstrate the connections to the course material and personal life and/or popular culture.
Students may submit up to 7 reflection journal entries for grading. Reflection journals will be assessed using the ICE rubric attached. The top 5 grades will be used in calculating the students grade for the 25% of the reflection journals’ component. Students may collaborate with up to four people in up to 2 reflection journal entries. Students who choose to collaborate on reflection journal entries will receive the exact same grade as their collaborators.
Reflection journal entries should be no more than 3 pages in length if they are written, or 5 minutes in length if they are produced in another form, if you have questions about length with respect to another art form, please contact the instructor. Reflection journal entries should be handed in prior to the start of the class. Electronic submissions through blackboard are preferred, however, if the reflection is a physical form, it should be handed in right at the beginning of the class. Each reflection journal entry should use the theory and concepts for the class that is about to commence.