Special Events

Special Events

Instructors ask all students in their sections to attend at least two out-of-class events each semester. Examples of such events are relevant lectures, poetry/fiction readings, film/videotape screenings, plays, exhibits, concerts, etc. Instructors determine which events to require of their students and also provide options and make-up alternatives. Videotapes of selected past events are available in the World Literature Program Library and may be used for these purposes. Events which require admission fees may be suggested to students to fulfill the requirement but cannot be strictly required. In lieu of taking attendance at given events, instructors may require students to write reports, journal entries, analyses, or personal responses to the events. Failure by students to fulfill this requirement is counted against both attendance and class participation grades. Each semester the program offers suggestions and recommendations to instructors concerning relevant out-of-class events. Whenever the budget allows it, the program sponsors and organizes special events thought to be particularly relevant to the courses' concerns.