You may attend and report on more than one of the cultural activities for extra credit. You may also view and report on films from the list near the end of this syllabus. You may also do extra Web assignments. To get the credit you must thoroughly explore three fairly complex sites, spending from 1-2 hours in the process. Describe what you learned from each site and evaluate it in a written report. See this packet for instructions on how to access the Web. Each report will describe the event, film or Web exploration and your reaction to it. For a film, discuss what you learned by watching it and your evaluation of it. Most of each report should be devoted to explaining what you learned; no more than brief paragraphs to evaluation.
If you have a computer with a fast connection, a sound card, and RealPlayer installed, you can do a world music assignment. Note that if you are a Macintosh user, Internet Explorer will not work--use Netscape or Safari.
Extra credit reports are good for 1 percent each, but you may receive credit for no more than five extra credit assignments. All extra credit reports must be at least 600 words long.
- First you need to create a library PIN if you don't already have one.
- Go into Griffin at http://griffin.wsu.edu/search~/ and under "Course Reserves" click on the button labelled "Course Name."
- Search for "World Civilizations to 1500."
- Then click on "Online Reserves.
- Log in with your name, your student ID number prefixed by a zero, and your library PIN.
- Click on one of the links, and the music should soon begin to play. Read the text associated with the selection and listen carefully, taking notes.
- Listen and take notes on at least six selections. Note that if you click on a blue word in the "Keywords" field, it will bring up all selections using that keyword. Clicking on "Africa," for instance, brings up all three African pieces.
- Then write a report on what you've heard and learned, following the guidelines above and below.
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