Course information and requirements

We meet twice a week: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 – 12:15 in LaForce 121.

We will read Mark Kurlansky’s Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World  (please order online).

All of the readings are found on the schedule page and/or via our ERES page.

Students who have Letters of Accommodation in this class are encouraged to contact me as early in the semester as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. For those without Letters of Accommodation, assistance is available to eligible students through the Disability Resource Center. Please contact Jodi Litchfield, the ADA Coordinator, for more information at litchfie@middlebury.eduor 802-443-5936. All discussions will remain confidential.

You must come to class every day ready to discuss in detail the reading for that day.  The breakdown for your final grade is as follows:

  • Course participation and leadership (20%)
  • Mid-term examination (20%)
  • Research paper (45%)
  • Final (oral) exam (15%)

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