description of the first assignment (due week 4)

Your synthesis papers are the culmination of some of your work in seminar. Your seminar papers and your film journal should act as repositories of observations, quotations, and significant ideas from each text/film and will thereby aid you immensely in writing your synthesis papers.

Your synthesis paper will be a focused, thesis-driven essay that demonstrates an understanding of how program texts --including films-- relate to course themes and concepts.

The papers will be due at 10 am on friday of weeks 4 and 8.

It is not acceptable to miss seminar in order to finish your paper.

Late work will not be accepted or considered for credit.

Each synthesis paper will be guided by a specific question and guidelines, which you may download here. (not yet)