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LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE




Prof. John Callahan Prof. David Campion






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COURSE REQUIREMENTS


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 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.



MAP EXERCISE

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.


RESPONSE PAPERS

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.


EXAMINATIONS

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.




REQUIRED READINGS
(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



Created by campion@lclark.edu
Updated: August 2014