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									Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.                      INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                               Page 1 of 9
                                                    RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                      Unit 1 Introduction


    Week   Day       Date       Description
      1     M    14-Jan-08      FIRST DAY OF CLASS
                    Topic       What is Religion? Why Study It?
                   In-Class     Introductions; Review Syllabus, Course Goals, Learning Contract, and other paperwork;
                   Activities   discuss Religious Ideas You Have Outgrown; begin Religious Experience Essay; schedule an
                                Instructor Conference to finalize your Learning Contract
           Due    Next Class First, complete the Blackboard (BB) Pretest, Course Goals Worksheet, and Religious
                             Experience Essay. Only afterwards read "The High Cost of Not Knowing Religion"; "Religiosity
                             and Life Satisfaction"; and Haught, 1–11.
                 Look Ahead Begin reading Karen Armstrong, A Short History of Myth , and John Haught, What Is Religion?

                 Extra Credit   Contribute your first post to the Blackboard Discussion Board (BBDB) thread on "Kudos, Clinkers, and
                   Option       Considerations"

            W    16-Jan-08
                    Topic       How Can We Study Religion? Why Do Methods Matter?
                   In-Class Instrumenta Studiorum: Finding & Using the Necessary Research Tools; Introduction to
                   Activities
                            Phenomenological Method; Field Research Skills Workshop: Observing Religious Ritual and
                            Constructing a Verbatim Report; Conducting an Interview or Focus Group
           Due   Next Class Read Armstrong, 1–78; "Behaviorism"; Berger, "Sacred Canopy" & "Rumor of Angels"; Eliade
                            Summary; Freud's "Evaporation Theory"; Otto; "The Power of Myth"; "Primitive Humans"; and
                            Haught, 1–29. Do BB Quizzes I1 & I2. Complete Learning Contract; have Instructor
                            Conference to finalize it.
                 Look Ahead Write the chapter critique of your assigned section of Armstrong, Berling, or Haught, and post
                            it to the BB collaborative class web page (the BB WIKI); DUE 1/28/08.
                 Extra Credit   Read Freud, Future of an Illusion , and write a critical review to post on the BB WIKI
                   Option

      2     M    21-Jan-08      Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
                    Topic       CALRP GROUP WORK
                   In-Class     NO CLASS. Organize your CALRP research group and complete the preliminary paperwork;
                   Activities   have each group member complete the Early Group Assessment forms. Begin your Archival &
                                Historical Research Report. By Friday, meet with the GA to submit your CALRP paperwork and
                                discuss any needs you foresee.
               Look Ahead Schedule CALRP Focus Group Session(s), Interviews & Site Visit. Make any necessary
                          arrangements for transportation, equipment, etc.
           Due Next Class Read Armstrong, 1–78; Berger, "Sacred Canopy" & "The Power of Myth"; Eliad; Freud;
                          Haught, 1–29; and Otto. Do BB Quizzes I1 & I2. Complete Learning Contract; have Instructor
                          Conference to finalize it.
                 Extra Credit   Do the Otto and Eliade discussion sets (DQs) to post on the BB WIKI
                   Option

            W    23-Jan-08
                    Topic       Studying Religion in Its Cultural Context
                   In-Class     Cross-Cultural Research Workshop "Bafá, Bafá"
                   Activities
                 Look Ahead Begin your CALRP Historical research. Use archival and print resources; NO WEBSITES.

           Due   Next Class Read Berling, 1–48; Armstrong, 79–149; Haught, 62–78. Do BB Quiz I3. Preview PPT.
                 Extra Credit   Do the Berling and/or Armstrong DQs to post on the BB WIKI
                  Option 1
                 Extra Credit   Watch Contact and write a 2-page response evaluating the film in light of our classwork (e.g., the
                  Option 2      presentation of the conflict between science and religion; the "conversion" experience of the heroine; the
                                relationships among belief, knowledge, and science). Submit your paper, and then post a synopsis of your
                                response on the BB WIKI.




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Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.                      INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                                 Page 2 of 9
                                                    RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                      Unit 1 Introduction


    Week   Day      Date        Description
      3     M    28-Jan-08
                   Topic        Cultural Impact on Religion: Science
                  In-Class      Possible quiz on Armstrong, 1–78; Haught, 1–29, 62–78; and/or Berling, 1–17.
                  Activities
           Due   Next Class Read Haught, 199–260. Preview PPT.
                 Look Ahead Read Charles Kimball, When Religion Becomes Evil
                 Extra Credit   Read one or more of the following chapters in Aageson, In the Beginning , and write a chapter review to post
                  Option 1      on the BB WIKI (chpts. 1–3, 10–11, 13, & 16)
                 Extra Credit   Attend the Lecture tomorrow night by Dean Brackley, S.J.; contribute to the discussion during the Q&A
                  Option 2      session afterwards and/or write a 2-3 paragraph reaction evaluating the presentation in light of our
                                classwork. Post your reaction to the BBDB thread on "Special Lectures."

            W    30-Jan-08
                   Topic        Cultural Impact on Religion: The Arts
                  In-Class      Possible quiz on Armstrong, 79–149; Haught, 199–260; and/or Berling, 18–48.
                  Activities
           Due   Next Class Read the set of Creation Stories from around the world, and "The Doctrine of Creation." With
                            your group, prepare the presentation of your assigned creation story. Do BBQz B1–5.

                 Extra Credit   Write your own original creation story and present it to the class.
                  Option 1
      **   Sun   Extra Credit   On Sunday, observe a SuperBowl party and write a Verbatim Report about it. Post a synopsis to the BBDB
                  Option 2      thread on "Ritual."

      4     M     4-Feb-08
                   Topic        The Revelatory Text
                  In-Class  Creation Stories Festival. Possible quiz on Aageson. Small group discussion (SGD) of
                  ActivitiesRevelation.
           Due   Next Class Read Turner.. Write Verbatim Report of Ash Wednesday service.
                 Extra Credit   Plan ahead to do a traditional fast on Ash Wednesday (NPO from sundown Tuesday evening to sundown
                  Option 1      Wednesday evening). Choose a mantra to use during the fast when you get tempted to eat or drink.
                                Contribute the money you would have spent on food and beverages to Bread for the World or some other
                                organization that fights hunger. When your fast is completed, write an evaluative summary of your
                                experience of this spiritual practice. Submit the journal, and then post your summary to the BBDB thread on
                                "Spiritual Praxis."




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Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.                        INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                                  Page 3 of 9
                                                      RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                           Unit 2 Ritual


    Week Day          Date        Description
     4    W         6-Feb-08      ASH WEDNESDAY
                     Topic        Ritual Assignment
                    In-Class      NO CLASS. Instead, observe an Ash Wednesday service & write Verbatim Report
                    Activities
                   Look Ahead Within the next three weeks, complete your first draft of the CALRP Archival & Historical
                              Research Report, as well as the on-site CALRP Focus Group Session(s), Interviews, Ritual
                              Observation, & Site Visit. Get all consent forms completed and signed. Photograph CALRP
                              site (& persons, with permission). If possible, videotape the ritual.

             Due    8-Feb-08      Write your first CALRP Group Progress Report outlining your schedule for completing your
                                  Focus Group Session(s), Interviews, Ritual Observation, & Site Visit. Meet with GA to discuss
                                  your CALRP Group Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.
             Due   Next Class Read Turner.. Write Verbatim Report of Ash Wednesday service.
                   Extra Credit   Use the Liturgy of the Hours for daily prayer at least twice daily for the next week; keep a journal of your
                     Option       experience and reflections on it. At the end of the week, review your journal entries and write an evaluative
                                  summary of your experience of this spiritual practice. Submit the journal, and then post your summary to the
                                  BBDB thread on "Spiritual Praxis."

      5      M     11-Feb-08
                     Topic        Introducing Ritual
                    In-Class      Introducing Ritual SGD
                    Activities
             Due   Next Class Read Haught, 79–142; "Rites of Passage." Do BBQz R1–3.
                   Extra Credit   Use the Lectio Divina handout to try out the spiritual reading of the Bible (or other sacred text) for 15–20
                     Option       minutes/day for the coming week; keep a journal of your experience and reflections on it. At the end of the
                                  week, review your journal entries and write an evaluative summary of your experience of this spiritual
                                  practice. Submit the journal, and then post your summary to the BBDB thread on "Spiritual Praxis."


             W     13-Feb-08
                     Topic        Rites of Passage
                    In-Class   Rites of Passage SGD; Birth & Initiation Rituals SGD; Puberty & Marriage Rituals SGD; Death
                    Activities Rituals
             Due   Next Class Read Douglas 6, 7, & 8. Do BBQz R1–3.
                   Extra Credit   Evaluate whether or not your High School Graduation Ceremony was a Rite of Passage. Submit essay and
                     Option       post a synopsis of your evaluation to the BBDB "Ritual" thread.

      6      M     18-Feb-08
                     Topic        Communion Rituals
                    In-Class      Douglas & Turner SGD; Communion Ritual SGD
                    Activities
             Due   Next Class Do BBQz R4–6. Evaluate your Class Participation for the first half of the semester. Complete
                              your Midway Group Assessment, CALRP Ritual verbatim, and Group Progress Report #2.
                              Submit all paperwork in hard copy and digital form, including any photographs and/or audio-
                              video recordings.
                   Extra Credit   View Babette's Feast and write a reflection paper analyzing the role of sacrifice & communion imagery in the
                     Option       film. How does the ritual meal change the participants? Why do you think it does this? Give details from the
                                  film to support your responses. Submit your essay to the Instructor and post a synopsis of your evaluation to
                                  the BBDB "Ritual" thread.

             W     20-Feb-08
                     Topic        Crisis Rituals
                    In-Class      Crisis Rituals SGD
                    Activities
             Due   Next Class Read Frederick Denny, Islam and the Muslim Community , Chpt. 1
             Due   22-Feb-08 Midway Group Assessments; CALRP Ritual Verbatim; Focus Group report; Interview
                              Verbatims; ALL ORIGINAL NOTES, RECORDINGS, AND PERTINENT SIGNED RELEASE
                              FORMS; the first draft of your CALRP Archival & Historical Research Report; and Group
                              Progress Report #2. Submit all paperwork in hard copy and digital form, including any
                              photographs and/or audio-video recordings. Meet with GA to discuss your CALRP Group
                              Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.
                   Extra Credit   Read Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns or The Kite Runner
                     Option

     Break   M      25-Feb-08     Spring Break; no class
     Break   W      27-Feb-08     Spring Break; no class


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Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.                       INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                                    Page 4 of 9
                                                     RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                          Unit 3 Islam


    Week Day        Date        Description
      7     M    3-Mar-08
                   Topic        Introduction to Islam
                  In-Class      Denny Qz1; review "Basics of Islam"; "Benedict XVI on Islam"; The Qur'an
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Read Denny, Chpt. 2; "A Brief History of Islam"; "The Common Origins of Christianity & Islam."
                          Write a Midterm Review of your Learning Contract; meet with the Instructor or the GA to discuss
                          it and make any necessary course corrections.
                 Extra Credit
                   Option

           W     5-Mar-08       PRIMARY ELECTION: REMEMBER TO VOTE TODAY
                   Topic        History of Islam
                  In-Class      Denny Qz2; "Islam vs. 'the Nation of Islam'"
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Read Denny, Chpt. 3; A Thousand Splendid Suns or The Kite Runner (entire); "Why Muslims
                          Celebrate Ramadan"
                 Extra Credit Plan ahead to attend the session on the CALRP at the JCU Celebration of Scholarship (March 10-12);
                   Option     contribute to the discussion with the panel and/or write a 2-3 paragraph critical response evaluating the
                              significance of the research presented. Post your reaction to the BBDB thread on "Special Lectures."


      8     M    10-Mar-08
                   Topic        Structures of Muslim Life
                  In-Class      Denny Qz3; "Muslim Prayers"; BBC Special; "How to Salah"; NYTimes article
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Read Denny, Chpt. 4
                 Extra Credit Attend the Tuohy Lecture tomorrow night; contribute to the discussion during the Q&A session afterwards
                   Option     and/or write a 2-3 paragraph reaction evaluating the presentation in light of our classwork. Post your reaction to
                              the BBDB thread on "Special Lectures."

           W     12-Mar-08
                   Topic        Muslim Institutions
                  In-Class      Denny Qz4; Kite Runner SGD & A Thousand Splendid Suns SGD
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Read Denny, Chpt. 5; Salmon Rushdie, "It Is About Islam"; Charles Kimball, When Religion
                          Becomes Evil
                 Extra Credit Write a 2-page response to one of the Housseni books comparing and contrasting the view of Islam and of
                   Option     Muslims that you gained from this novel vs. the Denny textbook. After your three-paragraph compare/contrast
                              section, answer the following question: How does the cultural context of Islam shape its meaning and function
                              for Muslims?

      9     M    17-Mar-08 FEAST OF SAINT PATRICK
                   Topic        Islam in Today's World
                  In-Class      Denny Qz5; Islam SGD; When Religion Becomes Evil SGD
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Work with your research group to compile your CALRP Portfolio, including all raw data (notes,
                          recordings, photographs, etc.), release forms, group assessment forms, and completed grading
                          protocols. Complete whatever written work is still outstanding. Write the summative assessment
                          of your Portfolio.
                 Extra Credit Attend the Tuohy Lecture tomorrow night; contribute to the discussion during the Q&A session afterwards
                  Option 1    and/or write a 2-3 paragraph reaction evaluating the presentation in light of our classwork. Post your reaction to
                              the BBDB thread on "Special Lectures."
                 Extra Credit On Saturday evening, observe the Easter Vigil at a Catholic or Orthodox church; then write either a Verbatim
                  Option 2    Report or a response paper discussing the significance of myth in this complex set of rituals.


            W    19-Mar-08 NO CLASS. Friday Classes Meet

      **   NB:   25-Mar-08 Easter Tuesday: Monday Classes Meet




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Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.                       INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                                    Page 5 of 9
                                                     RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                          Unit 4 Ethics


    Week Day        Date       Description
      10    T    25-Mar-08 Easter Tuesday; Monday Classes Meet
                Reminder CALRP GROUP WORK: Work with your research group to compile your CALRP
                         Portfolio, including all raw data (notes, recordings, photographs, etc.), release forms,
                         group assessment forms, and completed grading protocols. Write the summative
                         assessment of your Portfolio.
           Due Next Class Read Bernardin; "Gilligan vs. Erikson"; Haught, 143–196. Complete BBQz E1–2.
                 Extra Credit Attend the Tuohy Lecture tomorrow night; contribute to the discussion during the Q&A session afterwards
                   Option     and/or write a 2-3 paragraph reaction evaluating the presentation in light of our classwork. Post your reaction to
                              the BBDB thread on "Special Lectures."

           W     26-Mar-08
                   Topic       Introducing Ethics
                  In-Class     Bernardin SGD; possible quiz on Haught, 143–196
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Read Weisel, Night.
                 Extra Credit Watch Schindler's List; complete the DQs to post on the BB WIKI
                   Option

      11    M    31-Mar-08
                   Topic       God & Evil: Theodicy
                  In-Class     Night Qz & SGD
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Read Ignatius handout. Prepare for in-class essay on "Vocation." Complete BBQz E3–4.
                 Extra Credit Attend the Tuohy Lecture tomorrow night; contribute to the discussion during the Q&A session afterwards
                   Option     and/or write a 2-3 paragraph reaction evaluating the presentation in light of our classwork. Post your reaction to
                              the BBDB thread on "Special Lectures."

           W      2-Apr-08
                   Topic       Ignatius of Loyola & "Discerning the Spirits"
                  In-Class     Discernment SGD. Write Vocation Essay.
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Practicing discernment: Vocation essay. Finish reading Kimball, When Religion Becomes Evil ;
                          "Original Sin"; review "American Values." Complete BBQz E3–4.
                 Extra Credit View Jacob the Liar and write a 2-page response evaluating the problem of truth-telling in light of our
                   Option     classwork. Respond to such questions as: What kind of person is Jacob at the start of the movie vs. at the end
                              of it? How does his truth-telling vs. lying affect who he becomes? Can lying be an act of virtue? If so, under
                              what conditions? If not, why not? How would you evaluate the suicides Jacob's lying appears to prevent?
                              Submit your paper, and then post a synopsis of your response on the BB WIKI.


      12    M     7-Apr-08
                   Topic       Humans & Evil: Sin
                  In-Class     Quiz on "Original Sin" and When Religion Becomes Evil; SGD
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Read "Conscience"; "Freedom"; "Liberty & Justice"; "The Moral Compass of Benedict XVI ."
                          Meet with GA to discuss your CALRP Group Report. Complete Summative Group Assessment
                          (submit with Portfolio) and grade allocation form.
                 Extra Credit Attend the Tuohy Lecture tomorrow night; contribute to the discussion during the Q&A session afterwards
                   Option     and/or write a 2-3 paragraph reaction evaluating the presentation in light of our classwork. Post your reaction to
                              the BBDB thread on "Special Lectures."

           W      9-Apr-08
                   Topic       Virtue Ethics
                  In-Class     Virtue SGD
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Final compilation of Project Portfolio, including all raw data (notes, recordings, photographs,
                          etc.), consent forms, group assessment forms, completed grading protocols, and summative
                          assessment of the portfolio itself.
                 Extra Credit Write your own Original Case Study. Post it to the BBDB thread on "Ethics" and generate some student
                   Option     discussion of your analysis and solutions.




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Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.                      INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                                  Page 6 of 9
                                                    RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                      Unit 5 Conclusion


    Week Day        Date       Description
      13    M    14-Apr-08 Guest Lecturer Robert Gala
                   Topic       Religion & Politics in 2009
                  In-ClassSpecial Guest Lecture by Robert Gala, M.A. (JCU 2006), Lorain County Community College, and
                  Activities
                          discussion of the role of religion in the 2008 presidential election campaign.
           Due Next Class Evaluate your Class Participation for the second half of the semester. Complete your Learning
                          Contract Final Review.
                 Extra Credit Attend the Tuohy Lecture tomorrow night; contribute to the discussion during the Q&A session afterwards and/or
                   Option     write a 2-3 paragraph reaction evaluating the presentation in light of our classwork. Post your reaction to the
                              BBDB thread on "Special Lectures."

           W     16-Apr-08
                   Topic       CALRP GROUP WORK DAY
                  In-Class     Finalize your group's class presentation (PPT or Website) of your CALRP findings. Practice delivery
                  Activities   of your presentation. Write one short essay question and ten objective quiz questions that cover
                               the most important points of your presentation.
           Due Next Class Prepare reading assignments and DQs from Groups A–C.
                 Extra Credit Meet with the Instructor or the GA to discuss your Learning Contract Final Review.
                   Option

      14    M    21-Apr-08 CALRP Reports
                   Topic       Presentations from Groups A–C
                  In-Class     CALRP Qz1; CALRP Pres. Peer-Evals
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Prepare reading assignments and DQs from Groups D–F.

           W     23-Apr-08 CALRP Reports
                   Topic       Presentations from Groups D–F
                  In-Class     CALRP Qz2; CALRP Pres. Peer-Evals; Final Course Evaluation
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Redefining Religion Essay; Optional BBQz V1–6

      15    M    28-Apr-08
                   Topic       Religious Pluralism
                  In-Class     Redefining Religion SGD; Pluralism SGD
                  Activities
           Due Next Class Final Exam Essay; BB Post-test

           W     30-Apr-08 LAST DAY OF CLASS
                   Topic       Final Perspectives & Prospectives
                  In-Class     Final SGD; Final Exam
                  Activities
           DUE    TODAY        Final Exam Essay




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Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.                INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                      Page 7 of 9
                                              RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                 Project Schedule


    Week Day      Date      Task
     2    M     21-Jan-08   Organize your CALRP research group and complete the preliminary paperwork (the Group
                            Process Assessment, etc.). Have each group member complete the Early Group Assessment
                            forms. Begin your Archival & Historical Research Report.
            F   25-Jan-08  DUE BY TODAY: Meet with the GA to submit your paperwork and discuss any needs you
                           foresee.
                Look Ahead Schedule CALRP Focus Group Session(s), Interviews & Site Visit. Make any necessary
                           arrangements for transportation, equipment, etc.

      4    W     6-Feb-08   Complete your on-site CALRP Focus Group Session(s), Interviews, Ritual Observation, & Site
                            Visit within the next three weeks. Photograph CALRP site (& persons, with permission). If
                            possible, videotape the ritual.
            F    8-Feb-08   DUE BY TODAY: Write your first CALRP Group Progress Report outlining your schedule for
                            completing your Focus Group Session(s), Interviews, Ritual Observation, & Site Visit. Meet with
                            GA to discuss your CALRP Group Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.


      6     F   22-Feb-08   DUE BY TODAY: Midway Group Assessments; CALRP Ritual Verbatim; Focus Group report;
                            Interview Verbatims; ALL ORIGINAL NOTES, RECORDINGS, AND PERTINENT SIGNED
                            RELEASE FORMS; the first draft of your CALRP Archival & Historical Research Report; and
                            Group Progress Report #2. Submit all paperwork in hard copy and digital form, including any
                            photographs and/or audio-video recordings. Meet with GA to discuss your CALRP Group
                            Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.


      9    M    17-Mar-08   CALRP GROUP WORK DAY
                            Work with your group to revise your CALRP Archival & Historical Research Report, edit any
                            other parts of the project, and complete whatever written work is still outstanding.


      10    T   25-Mar-08   CALRP GROUP WORK DAY
                            Work with your research group to compile your CALRP Portfolio, including all raw data (notes,
                            recordings, photographs, etc.), release forms, group assessment forms, and completed grading
                            protocols. Write the summative assessment of your Portfolio.
            F   28-Mar-08   DUE BY TODAY: Group Progress Report #3. Meet with GA to discuss your CALRP Group
                            Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.

      12    F   11-Apr-08   DUE BY TODAY: Summative Group Assessments and Group Progress Report #4. Meet with
                            GA to discuss your CALRP Group Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.


      13   M    14-Apr-08   CALRP PORTFOLIO DUE, including all raw data (notes, recordings, photographs, etc.),
                            release forms, group assessment forms, completed grading protocols, and summative
                            assessment of the portfolio itself.

           W    16-Apr-08   CALRP GROUP WORK DAY
                            Finalize your group's class presentation (PPT or Website) of your CALRP findings. Practice
                            delivery of your presentation. Write one short essay question and ten objective quiz questions
                            that cover the most important points of your presentation. Email any preparatory reading
                            assignments to the rest of the class via Blackboard

      14   M    21-Apr-08   Presentations from Groups A–C. CALRP Qz1; CALRP Pres. Peer-Evals.
           W    23-Apr-08   Presentations from Groups D–F. CALRP Qz2; CALRP Pres. Peer-Evals




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Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.                  INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                                  Page 8 of 9
                                                RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                   Project Checklist
          DUE DATE    Begun   Completed TASK
          21-Jan-08                     Organize your CALRP research group and complete the preliminary paperwork:
                                          1. Group Process Assessment
                                          2. Group Organizational Chart
                                          3. Strategic Plan for CALRP
                                          4. Early Group Assessment forms (from each group member)
                                          Begin your Archival & Historical Research

          25-Jan-08                       Meet with the GA to submit your paperwork and discuss any needs you foresee.
                                          Schedule your activities:
                                          1. Focus Group Session(s)
                                          2. Interviews (and videotaping, if possible)
                                          3. Ritual observation (and videotaping, if possible)
                                          4. Site Visit & photo shoot
                                          Make any necessary arrangements for transportation, equipment, etc.

          6-Feb-08                        Over the next three weeks, complete your on-site CALRP activities:
                                          1. Focus Group Session(s) (audiotaped, if possible)
                                          2. Interviews (videotaped, if possible)
                                          3. Ritual observation (videotaped, if possible)
                                          4. Site Visit & photo shoot (including persons who give permission)

          8-Feb-08                        First CALRP Group Progress Report outlining your schedule for completing your Focus Group
                                          Session(s), Interviews, Ritual Observation, & Site Visit.
                                          Meet with GA to discuss your Progress Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.

          22-Feb-08                       Submit the following documents in hard copy or analog media:
                                          1. Midway Group Assessment forms (from each group member)
                                          2. ALL ORIGINAL Interview or Focus Group NOTES
                                          3. ALL PERTINENT SIGNED RELEASE FORMS
                                          4. ALL ORIGINAL RECORDINGS or photos
                                          5. Group Progress Report #2
                                          Submit the following documents in hard copy and digital form:
                                          1. Focus Group report
                                          2. Interview Verbatims
                                          3. Ritual Verbatim
                                          4. Photographs and audio-video recordings
                                          5. First draft of the Archival & Historical Research Report
                                          Meet with GA to discuss your Progress Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.

          17-Mar-08                       Revise your CALRP Archival & Historical Research Report
                                          Edit any other parts of the project PRN
                                          Complete grading protocols for the various parts of the project
                                          Write the summative assessment of your Portfolio
                                          Complete any other written work still outstanding.

          25-Mar-08                       Compile your CALRP Portfolio, including:
                                          1. All raw data (notes, recordings, photographs, etc.)
                                          2. All signed release forms
                                          3. All group assessment forms
                                          4. Grading protocols for the various parts of the project
                                          5. Summative assessment of your Portfolio

          28-Mar-08                       Group Progress Report #3
                                          Meet with GA to discuss your Progress Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.

          11-Apr-08                       Summative Group Assessment forms (from each group member)
                                          Group Progress Report #4
                                          Meet with GA to discuss your Progress Report and resolve any outstanding difficulties.

          14-Apr-08                       CALRP PORTFOLIO DUE, including:
                                          1. All raw data (notes, recordings, photographs, etc.)
                                          2. All signed release forms
                                          3. All group assessment forms
                                          4. Grading protocols for the various parts of the project
                                          5. Summative assessment of your Portfolio

          16-Apr-08                       Finalize your group's class presentation (PPT or Website) of your CALRP findings.
                                          Practice delivery of your presentation.
                                          Write one short essay question and ten objective quiz questions that cover the most important points
                                          of your presentation.
                                          Email any preparatory reading assignments to the rest of the class via Blackboard

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Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.               INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                    Page 9 of 9
                                             RL 101.57, Spring 2008
                                                Project Checklist
          DUE DATE    Begun   Completed TASK

          21-Apr-08                    Presentations from Groups A–C. CALRP Qz1; CALRP Pres. Peer-Evals.
          23-Apr-08                    Presentations from Groups D–F. CALRP Qz2; CALRP Pres. Peer-Evals




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