Mid-Term Exam

1) As per discussion in class, the mid-term is now worth 40% of the final grade (instead of 60%).

2) You will not be permitted to guess answers to questions on material you clearly never studied--penalty points will be assigned for attempting to guess answers. <-- Read this sentence again. If you do not know an answer to a question, number it and move on to the next one.

3) To help you out, questions will be short answer-type, not multiple choice. Therefore, bring a pen. NOTE: Lack of neatness and legibility will carry a penalty.

4) Do not come to the mid-term unprepared--it is better that you stay home because either way you will be setting yourself up to earn an F.

5) If you are unable to access material for this class via your so-called "smart phone" then probably your phone is not that smart. My strong advice: use a laptop or a desktop, or come and see me during my office hours.
 
6) Questions will come from some or all of these materials (some have been previously assigned):
  • (a) My class notes on the definition of "Democracy", available via this click-path: Online Materials...--> Part B (course glossary)  (Make sure you study the images too. You can bring handwritten notes only to class.)

  • (b) My class notes on the definition of "Class", available via this click-path: Online Materials...--> Part B (course glossary)  (Make sure you study the images too. You can bring handwritten notes only to class.)

  • My class notes on the definition of "The Military Industrial Complex." --> cancelled for this exam.  :)

  • (c) My class notes on the definition of "Political Capture", available via this click-path: Online Materials...--> Part B (course glossary)  (Make sure you study the images too. You can bring handwritten notes only to class.)

  •  (d) Film assignment. NOTE: The film I am assigning you begins with examples of "socially-responsible capitalism" and "class struggle." The film then goes on to deal with examples of what I call "class warfare." (All these examples come from what I call the "corporatization of food production.") Link for the film: https://buffalo.box.com/v/food<-- You will have to watch this film twice.

  • (e) Video assignments: Items 14 and 19 in the section titled CL: Class..., available via this click path: Online Materials... --> Part G (links)--> Section 2 (audio-visual...)--> Part G2...

  • (f) Lectures and any AV materials presented in class. 

6) Bonus points from quizzes are worth 40% of the mid-term.