Bob Corbett, instructor
GNST 1400, Spring 2001

Given that my grading procedure is extremely strict on attendance and on-time work and tends to rely on quizzes which students at times find very demanding, I am allowing an option for extra credit. This is for work which I am convinced will significantly benefit the whole course, thus I welcome it.

I have a page of links to important external resources on the web. I am willing to give extra credit for any additional links which a student provides (in the form required) and which I add to my web site.

I am looking for web sites which are concerned with:

  1. On-line materials on Vienna coffee houses.
  2. On-line materials on specific important figures in the course's area of interest.
  3. Surprise on-line materials which the student can convince me are useful and relevant materials to add to the links page.
  4. PLEASE NOTE: I am only interested in serious material, nothing like cutsy touristy stuff (especially on coffee houses), and more serious analyses and biographical materials on individuals. When I get enough material on any particular one figure I will issue an e-mail announcement of this.

The form of the extra credit work would be this:


At the end of the course you will have been able to have earned up to 1000 points in the research paper, quizzes and oral presentation. You will have had the possiblity of losing a significant number of points for excessive absences. Each one of these extra credit items I accepted would be worth 10 points, 1% of your total grade. I will accept a MAXIMUM of ten of these, or 10% of your total grade. That can make a significant difference in your grade, since it takes 70% (700 points) to pass the course with a C. Were you to earn a full 10%, 100 points, added at the end to your raw total, that could make an astonishing difference in your grade. For example, scoring 830 points, or 83% would be a grade of C+, but with 100 points added would be 930 points which would be an A -.

CAUTION I will only give extra credit for items I actually USE on my web site. If you submit an item and I reject it as one I do not want on my web site for any reason, then it does not earn you extra credit of any kind. You take your chances.

I urge any of you to join in this work. The more useful and functioning links we get the better your resources will be to help you learn and gain from this course.

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