ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION
The study of Modern Irish literature and history 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 instructors in advance and in writing.
Any unexcused absence after the first two will reduce your final
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
the lectures and during our 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.
In order to achieve some sense of the geographical
contours over which the history of Modern Ireland has unfolded, students
will complete a take-home map exercise. This assignment will give an
appreciation of the topography, distances, cities, regions, and
political boundaries in Ireland and the
various smaller islands surrounding it. In this
exercise, students are allowed to work together.
During the semester
students will write four short papers in response to the readings assigned for the course.
Each response paper should be between four and six pages and must be doubled-spaced, stapled,
numbered and use standard fonts and margins. Questions for the response
papers will be given out by e-mail usually a week before the papers are due.
The due dates for each paper are listed in the schedule of classes.
There will be in-class midterm and final examinations comprised
of short identifications and essays. The final examination is cumulative.
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 seven 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 (20%)
Map exercise (5%)
Response papers (40%)
Midterm examination (15%)
Final examination (20%)
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 instructors of the accommodation for which you are eligible.
(Available for purchase at the Lewis & Clark Bookstore)
Roddy Doyle, The Deportees|
James Joyce, Dubliners
Robert Kee, The Green Flag: A History of Irish Nationalism
Henry Patterson, Ireland since 1939: The Persistence of Conflict
David Pierce, ed., Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader
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Updated: September 2013