HIS 332 World War II
S1T 2011 DL
Pegues, Jutta Catharine
Assistant Professor of History
BA History University of MarylandMA History The Ohio State UniversityPh D History The Ohio State University
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Spring 1 2011 (10 Jan - 6 Mar)
Textbook: John Keegan's The Second World War (ISBN: 9780143035732), AND
Robert H. Abzug's America Views the Holocaust (ISBN: 0312133936)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: I use a variety of methods to teach online. This includes lectures, required readings as well as discussions every week. I believe in the Socratic method and expect students to read my posts in the discussion threads and answer additional questions posted by me.
Each student is responsible for completing:
Weekly Discussions: Your comments in discussion should be written in your own words. To support your comments you may use brief quotations from our textbooks or other scholarly sources; however, you must properly document all borrowed material. If you cite our textbooks, a parenthetical citation with the author's name and page number is sufficient. If you use an outside source, please provide a full citation. If you use a quotation from any source, you must use quotation marks. There are three discussion topics each week, worth 5-points each, for a total of 15 discussion points. During the weeks in which you have major assignments, the discussion is reduced to two topics worth 7.5 points each, and a modified rubric is posted on that week's discussion page. You must use the textbook by John Keegan in all your answers.
Discussion Grading Rubric: Early in the week, post your main response to the question in each discussion topic, your responses will be graded on the following criteria:
Discussion Board Grading Rubric
10.5 - 12 pt
12 - 13.5 pts
Promptness and Initiative
Does not respond to most postings; rarely participates freely
Responds to original question postings by Sunday evening at 11:59 PM MST; limited initiative; replies with peer responses by Sunday at 11:59 PM MST
Responds to original question postings by Saturday evening at 11:59 PM MST; requires occasional prompting to post, replies with most peer responses by Sunday at 11:59 AM MST
Consistently responds to original question postings by Friday evening at 11:59 PM MST; demonstrates good self-initiative; replies with most peer responses by Saturday at 11:59 AM MST
Delivery of Post
Utilizes poor spelling and grammar in most posts; posts appear “hasty”
Errors in spelling and grammar evidenced in several posts
Few grammatical or spelling errors are noted in posts
Consistently uses grammatically correct posts with rare misspellings
Relevance of Post
Posts topics which do not relate to the discussion content; makes short or irrelevant remarks
Occasionally posts off topic; most posts are short in length and offer no further insight into the topic
Frequently posts topics that are related to discussion content; prompts further discussion of topic
Consistently posts topics related to discussion topic; cites additional references related to topic
Expression within the post
Does not express opinions or ideas clearly; no connection to topic
Unclear connection to topic evidenced in minimal expression of opinions or ideas
Opinions and ideas are stately clearly with occasional lack of connection to topic
Expresses opinions and ideas in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to topic
Contribution to the Learning Community
Does not make effort to participate in learning community as it develops; seems indifferent
Occasionally makes meaningful reflection on group’s efforts; marginal effort to become involved with group
Frequently attempts to direct the discussion and to present relevant viewpoints for consideration by group; interacts freely
Aware of needs of community; frequently attempts to motivate the group discussion; presents creative approaches to topic
Substance and length of posts
Posts lack substance or are below minimum length
Primary posts must be a minimum of 100 words, not including “cut and pastes”
Secondary posts must be a minimum of 25 words per posting
Overall student performance is based on all categories and may be high in some areas and low in others.
A total of 15 points per week are possible for each week.
Writing Assignments A & B: There are two brief writing assignments for this course, worth 25 points each. You are to write your responses [in your own words] to the assigned questions in a Word or Rich Text File (.rtf) document. Once completed, you will need to submit your assignments via the appropriate Drop Box. Assignments are due by Midnight, Central Time, on the last day (Sunday) of the week they are assigned.
Assignment Grading Rubric: Your responses to each assignment must be written in proper essay format [introduction, support paragraphs, conclusion]. See the webliography for helpful essay-writing web sites. Each paragraph must have a topic or introduction sentence, be well supported, and include a conclusion sentence. Your work must be written in your own words.
Content: 20 points total
Fully respond to all questions of the assignment. Responses are accurate, and well supported
Writing Mechanics: 5 points total
Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, and Format. Responses are written in your own words. Brief quotations (if used) are clearly noted, and full citations are provided
Total Possible on each Assignment: 25 points
Holocaust Paper: The paper (the Core Assessment historical essay) will respond to the readings in America Views the Holocaust, 1933-1945, by Robert H. Abzug. Your paper will address both of these writing points:
Grading Criteria for the Paper:
Statement of Thesis (10 points):
Introduction with clear statement(s) of thesis/purpose that address assigned topics
Your Evaluation (65 points):
Conclusion (10 points):
Restates key points and summarizes your conclusions.
Writing Mechanics (15 points):
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling, Length, Paper Format, Chicago Style for History Majors. Non-history majors may use MLA if they so choose.
Total Possible: 100 points
Midterm Exam: The midterm exam will be administered during week 4 and will be worth 100 points. This exam will cover materials from Weeks 1-4. It will include short answer identification and essay questions. While the exam is open-book, you will have a 1.5-hour time limit! A missed midterm can only be made up if I receive notice ahead of time that you will miss it.
Map Quiz: This is a map-identification quiz. You will have 30-minutes to correctly identify the locations of 15 important events in the European and Pacific theaters. You may use your textbooks to assist you; however, like with the midterm exam, your time to complete the exam is limited.
Proctored Final Exam: The proctored 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 short answer and essay questions. This exam will cover material from Weeks 1-8. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. You will also need to check with your proctor to see if they will need for you to bring paper to the exam since this is a short answer and essay exam. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on proctored exams:
Grading: Course Grading Scale:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All work is due on the due date. If you will miss work and need to submit late (for TDY or emergency), make arrangements with the instructor ahead of time. Late work will penalized 10 percent per day late unless prior arrangements have been made.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The fundamental objective of this course is to learn. That means we must all work together and learn from each other. In order to accomplish this, we must treat each other with respect. Everyone will have the opportunity and freedom to express their ideas. Be sure to review the Park Student Code of Conduct.
· See each weekly unit home page for more specific discussion of weekly assignments and topics.
· All assignments, the map quiz, and the exams are due by midnight (Central) on Sunday of the week in which they are assigned.
Prologue, Prelude to the War
The War in the West, (1940-1943)
The War in the East, (1941-1943)
The War in the Pacific, (1941-1943)
The War in the West, (1943-1945)
The War in the East, (1943-1945)
The War in the Pacific, (1943-1945)
The Legacy of the Second World War
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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