HIS 332 World War II
S2T 2011 DLA
Watras, Kenneth A.
M.A., Military History, Norwich UniversityM.A., International Relations, Boston University
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Course material is presented utilizing a variety of methods including lectures, required readings, discussion, and multimedia. Students are evaluated based on competency standards and demonstrated improvement in written assignments, discussion, and exams.
Each student is responsible for completing:
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:
Length: minimum of 100 words on the initial discussion; 25 words on each response post comment: ½ point
Conventions (grammar/punctuation/spelling/and citation if needed): ½ point
Content (relevant to the discussion question): 2 points
Peer Responses: in each topic, post two (2) separate Peer Responses consisting of thoughtful and detailed comments: 1 point each
Total Possible on each week's discussion: 15 points (5 points for each topic)
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:
Conclusion (10 points):
Restates key points and summarizes your conclusions.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling, Length, Paper Format, Chicago Style for History Majors. Non-history majors may use MLA if they so choose.
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.
Course Grading Scale:
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:
· 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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