History 002: Western Civilization
"History is a struggle of the mind, an
For your reference, the historic moment in early January 2001: Record cumulative snowfall for Milwaukee in December (almost 50 inches); US economy slowing; President-Elect Bush completes cabinet choices; Marquette men's basketball team upsets touted DePaul team; Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants in NFL conference championship games
Please bear in mind that the lecturer and instructors will work on the assumption that the material to be covered on a given date has been read by the student prior to her or his attendance of the particular lecture or discussion section. You should undertake to read ahead; failure to do so before such class meetings will only serve to your detriment. You are responsible.
In this course you will attend two lectures a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) given by Dr. Naylor and one discussion section (either Thursday or Friday) led by a graduate teaching assistant (TA). Discussion sections are not intended for lecture purposes. Your TA may on occasion amplify or qualify a lecture topic by way of placing it in perspective for class discussion; s/he may also give a brief supplementary presentation. The discussion sections are designed primarily to provide the student with an opportunity to discuss and clarify information from the week's lectures. Other topics legitimately related to the lectures may also serve as subjects for discussion. Your TAs will advise you each week of the next subject for consideration and you should be prepared, following your readings and the lecture, to participate actively in class discussions.
It is expected that Western Civilization students will attend all lectures and discussion sections. You are responsible for lecture/discussion section material and announcements made during your absence from a class. Absences from discussion sections should be explained to your instructor; s/he should also be apprised of the reasons for your failure to be present for a lecture (see below concerning missed examinations). If you miss several lectures, your College will be contacted. If your TA is concerned about unexcused absences in discussion section, s/he will also communicate directly or indirectly (via the Advisement Center of the College of Arts and Sciences) with your College.
From the College of Arts and Sciences class attendance policy:
Given this policy, it is imperative that you attend this course for manifold reasons.
Please note that acts of dishonesty (e.g., "the illegitimate use of materials in any form during a quiz or examination"; "copying answers from the quiz or examination paper of another student"; "plagiarizing or falsifying materials or information") as stipulated in the Faculty Guide to Procedures (College of Arts and Sciences) will result in severe penalties (e.g., an F for that mark). Review or acquire a copy of the student "Ethos Statement"(August 1993) from the Office of Student Affairs. Section B discusses examples of "unacceptable behavior" that will not be tolerated. See also the Undergraduate Bulletin concerning expected student behavior.
There will be two major exams (Midterm [20%]; Final [30%]); two quizzes [20%]; two short papers [20%]; and 2 map quizzes [10%]). The two major examinations will be subjective (essays). Written quizzes will be objective and subjective. and will last for a portion of the discussion section period. The papers will be exercises in historical methodology -- reception/perception -- and will be explained by your TA. On each map quiz you will have 10 out of 12 sites to find. You will match numbers/letters to the information given. Some of the questions will be "identification-like --"Capital of the Habsburgs"; "Nelson defeated Napoleon's navy at this site." Sites will be provided in Lecture. Practice maps are included in the packet.
Class participation and attendance will also be taken into account concerning the course grade. If you cannot attend an examination, notify your TA at least a day before the administration of the quiz/exam. Documentable proof must be provided explaining your absence. Failure to provide this evidence will result in an "F" for that particular examination.
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