LA 305 History and Culture of Latin America
S2F 2007 QU
Dr. Marijane E. Peplow
19 March - 20 May 2007
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: Keen, Benjamin & Keith Haynes, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA, Vols 1 & 2, Seventh Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004 ISBN 0-618-31852-6
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is based on interactive/disputatious learning, i.e. it will engage the student in analytical, ,appreciative study of the course material via lectures; assigned readings and discuss thereof; quizzes; examinations; classroom writings; term papers presented orally and in writing; group activities; videos, cds, internet, web sites; research using libraries, etcetera, as needed. All of this leading the student to a better understanding of the history and culture of our Latin American neighbors.
Class Assessment: This will be accomplished by oral, and written, assignments; quizzes; examinations; and a research paper on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the Professor.
Grading: Grading: Grades wil be based onthe following items: Class participation & assignments..................30% Midterm Exam..............................................15% Final Exam....................................................15% Term Paper: Oral presentation.................15 % Written presentation............25% Total..........................40% Letter grades for this course will be calculated as follows: 90 - 100...A 80 - 89.....B 70 - 79.....C 60 - 69.....D 59 and below...F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of late homework, or papers, must be turned in at the next class meeting unless other arrangements are made with the professor. Students must talk with the professor about these arrangements. Classes missed for legitimate reasons such as illness, temporary duty, etcetera, are excusable; however the student is responsible for making up the work missed.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: If a student will be missing a class due to legitimate reasons (See Late Submission of Course Materials for details thereof.),plans must be made for assignments, etcetera. If a students knows that a late arrival in class may occur occasionally, let the professor know as arriving late to class can be both disruptive and rude. Cellular phones and other electronic devices are normally not to be turned on in class with the exception of cellular phones for students on call for duty, and they are asked to put their phones on silent mode.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: No. Date Topic Assignments 1 March 22 (*) Introduction to the class. Chapters 1,2,3 2. March 29 Go over assignments. Chapters 4,5,6 Select topics for papers. (**) 3. April 5 Go over assignments. Chapters 7,8,9 CLASS QUIZ. 4. April 12 Go over assignments Chapters 10,11,12 5. April 19 Go over assignments Chapters 13,14 Assign dates to begin papers. 6. April 26 Go over assignments. Chapters 15,16 Begin oral presentations of papers. MIDTERM 7. May 3 Go over assignments Chapters 17,18 Continue papers. 8. May 10 Go over assignments. Chapters 19,20,21 Finish oral presentations. Review for Final Exam. 9. May 17 FINAL EXAM.(*) Dr. Peplow will not be here for the first week of class as she will be at the Model United Nations meeting in New York with the students from MDW.(**) Your paper will use MLA format. The paper should be eight to ten pages long, approximately, with a cover page and a list of sources used. You should have at least five (5) sources, three (3) of which should be books, if possible. Each student is asked to give a three to five minute oral presentation on their paper so that the other students in the class benefit from the work done by each student. If anyone has difficulty with oral presentations, please speak with the Professor thereon.
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