HIS 330 U.S. Military History
S2I 2011 EMA
Bruins, Joshua H.
B.A. in History and Political Science, UMD
2000-2200 daily; as available during the day
Textbook: Chambers II, John Whiteclay and Piehler, G. Kurt. Major Problems in American Military History. Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
Millett, Allan R. and Maslowski, Peter. For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States of America. Free Press, 1994.
Additional Resources: Class handouts as required.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is that learning and understanding are best conducted in a conversational setting through discussion, debate, and an environment of open acceptance of different viewpoints. The facilitator will ensure readings are assigned to prepare each student for the topics that will be covered that day. Limited lecture will be given, with the focus being on guided and open discussion. Learning will be expanded and reinforced by the assignment and execution of critical writing assignments.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Grading Rubric: Due at the end of Week 6
Abstract (10 points): The abstract should be 40-60 words in length.
Thesis Statement (10 points): introduction with clear thesis statement
Your Analysis (50 points):
1. America’s paradoxical love-hate relationship with war
2. How this relationship influences American warfare
Conclusion (10 points): conclusion paragraph that reiterates key points
Writing Mechanics (20 points):
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling, Length, Paper format, Chicago Style OR MLA Style for non-History Majors
Communication Skills covered by these "writing mechanics" are part of the class rubric - see the course syllabus. This is also important to the discipline of History so that you can clearly convey your ideas to your reader. Keep in mind, however, that the large majority of the paper's point value (80%) is based on the content.
Total Possible: 100 points
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assessment will come from daily evaluation of class participation, weekly quizzes covering reading assignments, a mid-term paper, a class presentation, and a final paper.
Grading: Class participation: 15%
Weekly quizzes: 15%
Mid-term paper: 20%
Final paper: 35%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of any material will not be accepted unless approved on a case-to-case basis. If a student feels they need an extension for an assignment they must present their case to the facilitator prior to the due date of the material.
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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Class will meet two nights a week over the course of 8 weeks for 3 hours per class with a total of 16 classes. Most classes will have one chapter from each of the two books assigned. Weekly quizzes will cover the basic topics covered in the readings. The facilitator will assess participation grades by week for all students. There will be a mid-term paper assigned the second week of class and due the fifth week. The final paper will be due on the last day of class. The first week of class students will be assigned in pairs to conduct a presentation overall the material covered in a day's reading beginning by the start of the third week. This presentation will cover the main themes of the reading as it relates to the core learning objectives of the class and will include the need for the students to present an argument relevant to their topic.
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