LE 300F Integrative & InterdisciplinaryLearning Capstone:War & Culture
S1T 2013 DL
Naughton, Nathaniel B. (Nate)
CAGS- Educational LeadershipMA/BA- History
M & TH 3-5pm EST or by appointment
Spring 1--- 1/13/13-3/10/13
Textbook: Wayne E. Lee, editor. Warfare and Culture in World History. New York and London: New York University Press, 2011. 978-0-8147-5278-4
Drew Gilpin Faust. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Vintage Press, Reprint Edition, 2009. 9780375703836 (ALSO AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Poetry selections online at www.civilwarpoetry.org and http://english.emory.edu/LostPoets.html
Additional resources will be available within the course
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LE 300F-- Integrative & Interdisciplinary Learning Capstone War and Culture: This course examines the historical and sociological relationship of war and culture.
A seminar for the Liberal Education program, LE 300 requires students to integrate the Park University Literacies, synthesizing diverse perspectives to achieve interdisciplinary understanding and exploring the relationships among academic knowledge, professional pursuits, and the responsibilities of local and global citizenship. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: I like to see an interactive classroom where we all learn from each other. Students are responsible for their own learning, but I am here to assist at every level. Active discussion threads make me happy, as do students who take my suggestions on ways to improve their work. Students are free to express their opinions and should do so in a way that does not purposely provoke members of the class. Please comment thoughtfully on the readings and share the experiences of your life and education with the class.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of the Core Assessment Instrument This Core Assessment will be a paper that covers 100% of the Core Learning Outcomes. The Core Assessment in this course will be a major critical paper of no fewer than 5 pages, which will include research and appropriate documentation. The project will be completed in the final quarter of the term. The paper must address a significant contemporary issue of a global nature relevant to the course, the student’s major, and the Liberal Education program. The paper should synthesize multiple disciplinary perspectives and propose critical and creative responses. Individual instructors will specify assignment details.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Discussion Rubric:
Core Assessment Paper Rubric: – 100 points total:
-- Relate to each of the course CLOs: 50 points (10 per CLO – 10 for exceeds expectations; 7 for meets expectations; 5 for does not meet expectations)
-- Use of course content: 10 points (10 for exceeds expectations; 7 for meets expectations; 5 for does not meet expectations)
-- Synthesis of disparate views: 10 points (10 for exceeds expectations; 7 for meets expectations; 5 for does not meet expectations)
-- Address a significant contemporary issue of a global nature relevant to the course: 10 points (10 for exceeds expectations; 7 for meets expectations; 5 for does not meet expectations)
-- Writing conventions and documentation: grammar, punctuation, documentation: 10 points (10 for exceeds expectations; 7 for meets expectations; 5 for does not meet expectations)
-- Connect to student’s major: 10 points (10 for exceeds expectations; 7 for meets expectations; 5 for meets expectations)
Discussion: 160 – 20 points per week
Midterm: 100 - week 4
CA paper: 100 – week 7
Final: 100 – week 8
Grading: 90-100% – A
80-89% – B
70-79% – C
60-69% – D
0-59% – F
This scale is firm. The opportunity for extra credit will be rare and will only be available to all students if that is the case, no individual extra credit will be offered.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Please post one of your main posts by midnight CST on Wednesday and the other by midnight CST of Thursday each week . You must have one response post by Friday night and another by Sunday night. Remember that a 10% late penalty will apply to posts made after the deadline; no post will be accepted for credit once a week ends (Sunday at midnight)- NO EXCEPTIONS. Note that I will open each week on Sunday, rather than Monday, to allow extra weekend time to complete assignments.
In general, late work is not acceptable in this course. Emergencies, TDY and other things are sometimes unavoidable and may cause work to be late. In general students can expect a 10% grade reduction for each day that a discussion post or the paper is late. Exceptions will be made on a case by case (and verified!) basis.
Failure to complete the Midterm during Week 4 will result in a failure for that exam. Per Park policy, failure to take a proctored final exam results in an automatic failure of the course. Details on arranging proctors will be posted in the course announcements.
Please email me asap if you know something needs to be late, and I will decide whether or not to allow the work to be submitted late. Please be aware that most times the answer will be that the work must be submitted on time- you are an adult and need to find ways to balance work, school, family and whatever else you have going on.
In no case will late work be accepted without an email 24 hours BEFORE the due date.
No work will be accepted after the last day of class (March 10, 2013) without a contract for incomplete.
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.
-- Use of Park email is required. Please check your email several times a week. Do not send me messages from any other account. You can email me directly from within the online classroom. I will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.
-- All your Online communications need to be composed with professionalism, fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
-- Please check the Announcements area each time you log into the course. You are responsible for all information in the announcements section.
-- If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course), click on the appropriate help button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance. If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact me immediately.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 (1/13-1/20): Lee chapters 1, 6; Faust preface, chapters 1, 2. Discussion due.
Week 2 (1/20-1/27): Faust chapters 3, 4, 5. Discussion due.
Week 3 (1/27-2/3): Faust chapters 6, 7, 8, Epilogue. Discussion due.
Week 4 (2/3-2/10): Our Civil War poetry is located on the web at www.civilwarpoetry.org. We will read: Melville, “On the Slain at Chickamauga”; Roche, “Gettysburg”; Thompson, “The High Tide at Gettysburg”; Longfellow, “Killed at the Ford” and “The Cumberland”; Finch, “The Blue and the Gray”; Bierce, “The Hesitating Veteran”; Whitman, “Beat, Drums, Beat!,” “O Captain, My Captain!,” and “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.” Lee chapter 8; Eksteins preface, prologue, chapter 1 (quickly skim chapter 1 of Eksteins). Discussion due. Midterm due to dropbox by the end of the week.
Week 5 (2/10-2/17): Eksteins chapters 2, 3. Discussion due.
Week 6 (2/17-2/24): Eksteins chapters 4, 5, 6, 7; WWI poetry at http://english.emory.edu/LostPoets.html: Rosenberg, “Dead Man’s Dump”; McCrea, “In Flanders Field”; Owen, all; Brooke, “Peace,” “Safety,” and “The Dead.” Discussion due.
Week 7 (2/24-3/3): Eksteins chapters 8, 9. Lee chapter 5 OR 7 OR 9, student choice for the core assessment case study. Core Assessment Paper and Discussion due.
Week 8 (3/3-3/10): Eksteins chapter 10. Discussion and proctored Final exam.
Each week, we will have readings and discussions to complete. We will have a midterm exam in week 4, the core assessment paper in week 7, and the final exam in week 8.
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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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Last Updated:12/18/2012 11:58:43 AM