LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE
Prof. David Campion
Australian Infantrymen fitted with small box respirators, Ypres, 1917; Australian War Memorial, Canberra
ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION|
An interdisciplinary study of the First World War can be a fascinating exercise, but for this to happen it will require some effort. This means regular and punctual classroom attendance and consistent adherence to the schedule of assigned readings to keep up with the pace of the lectures and discussions. If you must miss a class, you are required to notify the instructor in advance and in writing. Any unexcused absence after the first two will reduce your final course grade by one third of a letter grade. Two late arrivals count as one absence. Being unprepared for class discussion will also count as an unexcused absence. Students are always encouraged to ask questions in class and during office hours, and to go beyond the minimum course requirements as their imagination and intellect lead them. Your preparation and active participation is vital to the success of this course. Attendance at out-of-class film screenings is required for this section.
There will be an in-class midterm examination comprised of essay questions.
During the semester, students will be expected to write
two 5-6 page response papers based upon a critical review and analysis of the readings for the course.
RESEARCH PROJECT: ESSAY|
Each student will select, in consultation with the instructor, a topic relating to the First World War and then research and submit a 10-12 page research essay making significant use of relevant scholarship and source material.
RESEARCH PROJECT: ORAL PRESENTATION|
An important objective of this course is for each student to develop the ability to speak in public with skill and confidence. Therefore, in conjunction with the research essay, at the end of the semester each student will make a ten-minute oral presentation to the class on his or her topic.
All participants are reminded that we must show respect and courtesy
to each other at all times and maintain an atmosphere in class that encourages
participation by all and the free exchange of ideas and opinions.|
Assignments must be submitted on time. Unless there are extenuating
circumstances and an extension is obtained in advance, assignments will
be reduced by one third of a letter grade for each day they are late.
After five days, an assignment will not be accepted.
The Lewis & Clark College Policy on Academic Integrity is applicable
to all assignments and examinations in this course. Any instances of cheating or plagiarism, however slight, on any assignment or examination
will result automatically in a failing grade for the course and referral to the College Honor
Board for further disciplinary action.
METHOD OF EVALUATION|
Participation in discussion (25%)
Response papers (20%)
Midterm examination (15%)
Research project: essay (30%)
Research project: oral presentation (10%)
Note: If you have a disability
that may impact your academic performance, you may request
accommodations by submitting documentation to the Student
Support Services Office (x7191) and that office will
notify the instructor of the accommodation for which you are eligible.
(Available for purchase at the Lewis & Clark Bookstore)
Bertrand Russell, Justice in War-Time|
Hew Strachan (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (new edition, 2014)
Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (8th edition)
George Walter (ed.), The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
US Veterans of the World War in Spencer, Massachusetts, 20 September 1919 © Library of Congress
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