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HIE 330 Modern Europe
Valenzuela, Francisco J.


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Course

HIE 330 Modern Europe

Semester

S2B 2010 BL

Faculty

Valenzuela,Francisco J.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Texas Western College (TX)
M.A. University of Texas at El Paso

Office Location

Before and after class, and anytime with appointment

Office Hours

Before and after class, and anytime with appointment

Daytime Phone

(915) 562-6737

Other Phone

None

E-Mail

fjvalenzuela@park.edu

None

Semester Dates

Mar 22 to May 16, 2010

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century, Mazower, Mark, Vintage Books, New York. Any edition is fine.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Handouts will be provided by the instructor, as needed.

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Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
HIE 330 Modern Europe: MLL - 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:
 

My educational philosophy is to treat students as adult learners, exchanging views, opinions, thoughts, ideas, and real world experiences relating to history. Readings and examinations contribute to the learning process, however, participation in this class is very important. I do not believe in doing "busy work" which does not contribute to learning. There will be total academic freedom in my classroom.

Class Assessment:
 

Mid term examination 35 points Grading plan:                                  100-90=A

Final examination 35 points                                                                89-80=B

Oral presentation 25 points                                                                 79-70=C

Class participation 5 points                                                                 69-70=D

Grading:
See above.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

All assignments must be completed on time. Late assignments will only be accepted if approved by me in advance.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Please be on time and remain for the entire class. Any unexcused absence (one that I have not approved in advance) will result in a one grade reduction in your final grade. Please turn off all cell phones and beepers. Do not look at your text messages during class. You may do this during class breaks. No talking when I am speaking or when another student is speaking. There will be total academic freedom in my classroom. Please complete the on line survey after completion of the course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

lst week: Introduction to the course. Administrative requirements. Historical background of modern Europe. Deserted Temple: Democracy’s Rise and Fall. (Ch. 1)
2nd week: Empires, Nations, Minorities (CH 2)  Healthy Bodies, Sick Bodies (CH 3)

3rd week: The Crisis of Capitalism. (CH 4) Hitler’s New Order, 1938-1945 (CH 5) 

4th week: Blueprints for the Golden Age. (CH 6) A Brutal Peace, 1943-9. (CH 7)

5th week: Mid-term Examination, Building People’s Democracy. (CH 8)

6th week:  Democracy Transformed; Western Europe, 1950-75. (CH 9)  

7th week: The Social Contract in Crisis. (CH 10) Sharks and Dolphins; the Collapse of Communism. (CH 11)

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:
 

There is no requirement for a paper for this course. It will be much more demanding for you to do an oral presentation. The examinations will be completed in class. The oral presentations will be no more than 10 minutes. You may use your notes (which do not have to be turned in) but DO NOT read your report. Topics must be approved by me in advance. If you fail to do the oral presentation, you will lose 25 points.

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