So this course is a little odd. Turns out I won't have 2 weeks to write this 2000 word paper - it's due during the course and you get it back at the end.
i think this may mean I have a week to write the paper??! Yikes.
Plus there's an expectation of background knowledge to have before you begin reading for the course itself. So I was given a list of books to read, journals to get familiar with, and I will then get the reading list for the course itself in July.
Odd set up. And more work than I thought. Yay. Got to get my notetaking and organizational game in gear so I don't look like a total idiot during this course.