YOU are responsible for completing readings prior to class. You are responsible for engaging these works, taking notes if that helps you, and otherwise understanding the readings before entering into the classroom.
Class will focus on expanding, building upon, and supplementing the reading materials. It will engage the themes related to reading. We will NOT go over readings, page by page, but rather will build from the readings, with hopes that your reading will enhance your understanding of the lecture and elevate the discussion.