LA 305 Hist & Culture of Lat America
F1A 2007 BE
Bunkowski, Lisa M.
Assistant Professor of History
B.A. Spanish, cum laudeM.A. HistoryPh.D. History, with secondary specialization in Latin American History
Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 PM
5:10 - 7:50 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Databases & Reference Sources, University of Pittsburgh.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), University of Texas at Austin:
Maps, Regional Histories.
Latin American History Internet Resources, Marc Becker, Truman State University.
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Course material is presented utilizing a variety of methods including assigned readings, lecture, discussion, and films. Students are evaluated based on competency standards and demonstrated improvement in written assignments, discussion, and exams.
Class Assessment: Class assessment will be through discussion, two written assignments, two quizzes, a research project, a map quiz, and a final exam. There is no extra credit. Concentration on the course work required should eliminate the need for extra credit.
Local Connections Assignment (in Week 2)
Quiz 1 (in Week 3)
Quiz 2 (in Week 4)
Current Connections Assignment (in Week 5)
Research Project (in Week 6)
Map Quiz (in Week 7)
Final Exam (in Week 8)
Participation in Weekly Discussion
Total Points for Term
Final Exam: The final exam will be comprehensive and will be worth 100 points. It will be a two-hour, closed-note, closed-book exam. It will include multiple-choice, matching, and short answer essay questions. This exam will cover material from Weeks 1-8. A study guide for the exam will available on the course eCompanion site.
We will begin and end each session with a 'One Minute Paper' exercise based on the assigned readings in the text book and our class discussion. The format will be explained in class. Your participation will be worth up to 5 points each session. Points will only be deducted for failure to participate in a substantive manner (you will need to demonstrate that you read the assigned materials and were engaged in the class discussion).
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Last Updated:7/22/2007 1:33:17 PM