CSC 599: Senior Capstone
Spring 2014

Discussion Guidelines

Discussion participants

You are expected to have read the assigned materials and kept 1-2 pages of notes, which include the following:

You will hand in your notes in at the end of each session. During discussions, you should be an active participant, and should always be respectful of others' views and opinions.

Discussion leader

At least once in the semester, you will be assigned to lead the discussion on an article. In addition to reading the article and taking notes, this may involve additional research into ideas/topics mentioned in the articles. You should prepare a more detailed version of the particpant notes (see above), which includes notes for yourself, a discussion outline (i.e., topic areas and specific discussion questions), and a rough plan (i.e., time devoted to each topic). You will hand in your notes in at the end of the session.

As part of your preparation, you should write at least 3 discussion questions and email them to the other participants by Sunday night, at the latest. In this way, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on these questions before the meeting.