HIE330 Modern Europe

for S1N 2009

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HIE 330 Modern Europe


S1N 2009 SM


Valenzuela,Francisco J.




B.A. Texas Western
M.A. Univ. of Texas -El Paso

Office Location

Park Fort Bliss Center Assigned Class Facility

Office Hours

Prior to and After Scheduled Classes



Semester Dates

Jan. 5, 2009 to Feb. 22, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Credit Hours



   Mazower, M.  Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Centuiry.
          Random House, Inc. New York.  1998.

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Course Description:
HIE 330 Modern Europe: This seminar examines major political, social economic and cultural developments in Europe over the course of the 20th century. Main course themes include; the retreat of Liberalism; the rise of Fascism; the role of war in transforming society, European unity; the lives of women; the place of the "other" in European society; internal and external threats to open societies. The seminar shall comprise an inquiry of period literature. (European/Classical Concentration) Offered as required 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
To create an environment that facilitates learning in an interesting and informative atmosphere and one that is student centered.

Class Assessment:

Two (2) examinations each worth 50% of final grade.


90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
  0-59 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will accomodate late work with a reasonable excuse.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Acceptable conduct is in keeping with the standards of the USASMA and the Park University Student Handbook.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week #1 Ch.1
Week #2 Ch. 2 and 3
Week #3 Ch. 4 and 5
Week #4 Ch. 6 and 7  (Exam #1)
Week #5 Ch. 8
Week #6 Ch. 9
Week #7 Ch. 10 and 11 (Exam #2)

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
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