ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION|
A research seminar can be a rewarding 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 and actively participate in 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 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 or continue discussions during office hours, and to go beyond
the minimum course requirements as their imagination and intellect lead
them. This is not a lecture course; as a research seminar, we are
a relatively small group devoted to critical discussion of scholarly
writing and original historical research. As such, your preparation and active participation
is vital to the success of this course.
The goal of this seminar is the development of a substantial and original
research paper addressing one aspect of the British experience in India.
The paper should be approximately 25 to 30 pages with standard margins and
a 12-point font. Refer to The Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition) for
guidance on footnotes, bibliography, etc. Paper topics may be drawn
from a variety of areas but must first be approved by the instructor.
At various points in the course, students will be required to submit
several assignments to aid in the research and organization of their
papers. These shall include a one-page proposal, an annotated
bibliography, a detailed paper outline, the presentation of a
related primary source, and first draft of the paper for peer
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 in this course. Any instances of cheating or plagiarism, however slight, on any assignment
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%)
Research project and supporting assignments (75%)
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.
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