I am still trying to understand this class, and how ridiculous and unfair it is. If you get below an 80 on the midterm, you lose 20 points on your final grade. The midterm was absolutely ridiculous, by the way. I have learned nothing from this class so far. We try to cram in all the readings (100+ pages a week), but there's so much, we don't retain the info. I'm sorry, but this is by far the worst class I have ever taken, and everyone agrees with me too. I really hope this teacher changes the structure of the whole course. Avoid this teacher!! And Christine Carville because she uses her syllabus.