LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE




Prof. David Campion






Australian Infantrymen fitted with small box respirators, Ypres, 1917; Australian War Memorial, Canberra

MAIN PAGE SCHEDULE OF CLASSES ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES WORLD WAR I IN FILM

COURSE REQUIREMENTS


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.



MIDTERM EXAMINATION

There will be an in-class midterm examination comprised of essay questions.


RESPONSE PAPERS

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.




REQUIRED READINGS
(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

Created by campion@lclark.edu
Updated: October 2014