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Jeremy Rowan Office: DM 399 Office Phone: (305) 348-4791 Office Hours: MW 2:30-3:30 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Teaching Assistant: Ms. Lisa Howe Office: DM 392 Office Hours: TBA E-mail: email@example.com Course Description: This course analyzes the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Modern Europe from the French Revolution to the Contemporary period. The major themes of this course focus on the transformations (and continuities) in European society. We will study important movements, ideologies, and events such as Industrialization, Nationalism, Liberalism and Socialism, Democracy, Imperialism, the World Wars, the Cold War, Globalization, and European integration. Course Objectives: EUH 4660 aims 1. To provide insight on issues dealing with social diversity by examining ways in which European society has dealt with racial, gender, religious, and class diversity; 2. To enhance student writing skills through the preparation of written assignments and essay exams. 3. To foster additional student skills through the use of a variety of learning methods in the areas of: a. note taking in a classroom lecture format; b. reading by using different styles of assigned readings in the form of academic monographs, articles and primary source historical documents; c. integration of various historical perspectives²social, cultural, political, and economic; d. basic historical research using traditional print and modern electronic sources; e. critical thinking through classroom discussion, paper assignments, essay exams, and oral presentation; 4. To monitor progress in student performance and provide feedback to the student throughout the course of the semester by scheduling various measures of evaluation approximately every three weeks.
Course Methods: The course is primarily conducted through lectures, class discussion, collaborative activities, and power-point/internet presentations. Students must keep well-organized notes from the lectures, have all written assignments handed in on time, and complete all reading assignments by the due dates. Students will be held responsible for both the lecture material and all reading assignments. Course Books (required) The following books will be available for purchase at the University Book Store and can also be purchased on the internet through vendors such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble: The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre by David Jordan. Chicago. The Magic Lantern by Timothy Garton Ash. Vintage. Mirrors of Destruction by Omar Bartov. Oxford. The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith. Penguin. Criteria for Evaluation: 2 exams ± each worth 25% of the course grade 1 term paper ± worth 30% of the course grade Class participation ± worth 20% of the course grade All exams will be essay exams. Each exam will cover the material since the previous exam. STUDENTS ARE TO BRING A BLUE EXAMINATION BOOKLET TO CLASS ON THE EXAM DATES. BLUE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE. The term paper: Students will construct their research and writing assignment based on an acceptable topic of their choosing. All students are required to present a topic, working thesis and bibliography to the instructor during class (worth 2% of the discussion/participation grade). A completed first draft of the paper will count for 8% of the discussion/participation grade and the final paper 30% of the final course grade. The paper needs to be 8-10 double-spaced pages in length with 12-point Times New Roman font. All sources must be cited according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Students are expected to hand in a hard copy of their writing assignment at the beginning of the class on the due date. Electronic submissions are not acceptable. Late papers will be penalized a letter grade for every class period that the paper is late.
Make-up Exams: No make-up exams will be given except in cases of illness and medical emergency. A doctor¶s note must be presented upon the instructor¶s request for a make-up exam to be given. If no note is forthcoming, the instructor retains the right to refuse to administer a make-up exam. A doctor¶s or dental appointment which is a non-emergency, and which, therefore, can be reasonably rescheduled, is not a valid excuse. Unexcused missed exams will receive an automatic grade of 0%. Special Notes: 1. Students are responsible for information²lectures, required texts, handouts, as well announcements²contained in each class meeting; 2. Students with documented special learning needs may want to inform the instructor so that accommodations may be made, or contact the FIU Disability Resources Center (305-348-3532) Grading: In the course, grading will follow the scale below: A = 100-94 % A- = 93-90% B+ = 89±86% B = 85-83% B- = 82-80% C+ = 79±76% C = 75-73% C- = 72-70% D+ = 69-66% D = 65-63% D+ = 62-60 F = 59% and below Attendance Policy: A total of six class hours (2 class periods for the summer term) will result in an automatic withdrawal with a ³W´, ³WP´, or WF´ if within the designated withdrawal periods, or an automatic ³F´ if not. It is the students¶ responsibility to initiate the withdrawal during the designated withdrawal periods and after. Otherwise, an ³F´ or ³F0´ will be issued at the end of the term. Students should familiarize themselves with the designated withdrawal periods in the FIU University Undergraduate Catalogue. Academic Dishonesty Policy Cheating and Plagiarism
a. Cheating is defined as the attempt, successful or not, to give or obtain information by illicit means in meeting any academic requirements including, but not limited to, examinations; b. Plagiarism is defined as the use, without proper acknowledgement, of the ideas, phrases, sentences, or larger units of discourse from another writer or speaker. Students are expected to know and abide by the academic dishonesty policy as stated in the university catalogue. Students are therefore warned: Cheating and/or plagiarism are grounds for an automatic grade of ³0´ for the assignment and subsequently will be reported to the office of Academic Affairs. Student Behavior All FIU students are expected to behave according to the accepted norms that ensure a climate wherein all can exercise their right to learn. Such norms are set forth in the undergraduate catalogue. No faculty member will tolerate classroom behavior that violates these norms. Such behavior will be grounds for withdrawal from the class, judicial proceedings, and/or failure of the course. If warranted, students engaging in such behavior will be removed from class by security personnel and may be required to undergo counseling. Class Schedule: Week 1: Wednesday, June 23²Course Introduction; The Twilight of the Old Regime: 18th Century Society and Culture; The World of the Philosophes: The Enlightenment Reading: The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre Week 2: Monday, June 28² Origins of the French Revolution; The Revolutions in France Discussion: The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre Wednesday, June 30²Napoleonic Era; The Collapse of the Napoleonic Empire; The Congress of Vienna Discussion: Peer Review for Paper Topic/Thesis/Bibliography Reading: The Reason Why Week 3: Monday, July 5²NO CLASS (Independence Day)
Wednesday, July 7² Industrialization; 19th Century Ideologies; Revolution and Reform 1815-1848 Week 4: Monday, July 12² Unification of Italy and Germany; Rapid Industrialization; Discussion: The Reason Why Wednesday, July 14² Midterm Exam Reading: Mirrors of Destruction Week 5: Monday, July 19² New Imperialism; The Coming of War; World War I Wednesday, July 21² World War I; Paris Peace Conference; Interwar Years Week 6: Monday, July 26²World War II Discussion: Mirrors of Destruction Wednesday, July 28²Cold War; Post-War Europe (1945-85) Discussion: Peer Review of Term Paper (Completed Draft Due) Reading: The Magic Lantern Week 7: Monday, August 2²The Fall of Communism; Contemporary Europe Discussion: The Magic Lantern Final Paper Due (Hard Copy) Wednesday, August 4²Final Exam
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