SPRING 2013 – NMSU
I. COURSE NUMBER AND NAME:
HISTORY 102G-M01: MODERN EUROPE
This course, which is the second half of a two-semester history of Western society, will examine the social, cultural, military, and religious life of peoples from several historical European periods: Age of Enlightenment, Age of Napoleon, Industrial Revolution, Age of Nationalism, Colonial Empires, World War I, World War II, Cold War, and the Emergence of a New Europe. History 102 is a broad-ranging survey of Europe’s evolution and maturity; it is designed to offer the student a basic grasp of intellectual trends as well as fundamental facts and ideas.
II. INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:
Name: Dr. D. Schneider
Office: NMSU Main Campus History Department
Room 254A Breland Hall
Office phone: 575-646-4291
(Communications with students will only be through their NMSU E-mail address; Canvas will not be used.)
Office hours: 7:30-8:15 AM – Mon and Wed; and by appointment
Class hours: MWF – 9:30-10:20 AM
Class location: HA-206
III. Course Objectives and Outcomes Linkages:
The successful student will:
- Analyze and critically interpret significant primary texts and/or works of art (this includes fine art, literature, music, theatre, and film).
- Compare art forms, modes of thought and expression, and processes across a range of historical periods and /or structures (such as political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious, intellectual).
- Recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience across a range of historical periods and/or cultural perspectives.
- Draw on historical and/or cultural perspectives to evaluate any or all of the following: contemporary problems/issues, contemporary modes of expression, and contemporary thought.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic events of modern Europe from approximately 1500 C.E. to today.
o Demonstrate knowledge of the chronological flow of modern European history by placing in order a series of significant events.
III. Course Objectives and Outcomes Linkages (cont):
o Demonstrate critical thinking by interpreting events, issues, developments, relationships, and perspectives of modern Europe.
o Locate historically significant places and geographic features on a map.
- Evaluate how European practices and beliefs changed over time.
o Identify major themes of change (e.g., political, diplomatic, religious, cultural, social, and economic).
o Recognize and evaluate historical processes.
o Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources.
o Discern relevant information from research to distinguish between fact and fiction, and effectively communicate (oral and written) the importance of selected works to course studies.
- Identify and relate to one another the people and ideas which have contributed significantly to the development of the modern Europe.
o Demonstrate an understanding of multicultural contributions to modern Europe.
o Demonstrate critical thinking skills by writing integrated and coherent essays dealing with peoples and cultural contributions, including differing perspectives of history.
- Demonstrate an understanding of modern Europe’s past and how it has shaped its present and will shape its future.
o Discuss the relationship of the study of history to the development of an understanding of present-day society and current issues.
o Explain how and why historical interpretations differ and how they are affected by time.
IV. Evaluation Methods:
Students will be evaluated in intervals to determine their retention and identification of the material through traditional written testing (e.g., multiple choice, matching, short answer essay and/or essay), in-class activities, essays, and/or research projects.
This course is primarily lecture driven; therefore, note taking is a must. Tape recording is not permitted. The course and readings are based upon required Hunt, Lynn, Thomas R. Martin, Barbara H. Rosenwein, R. Po-chia Hsia, and Bonnie G. Smith, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, 3rd ed., A Concise History, Volume II. Reading assignments and lectures constitute the questions for the examinations.
There will be four exams. They will consist of fill in the blank, matching, brief identification questions, and essay questions. The final exam is not comprehensive. The final course grade rests upon a cumulative point system. You are permitted to make-up only one exam (you were absent on examination date) during the semester. All make-up exams consist entirely of essay or brief identification questions from assigned readings in the textbook. Instructor approval and arrangement is required for a make-up exam. Test reviews will be provided; however, you will be responsible for all lectures and reading assignments. NOTE: A student who is tardy for a test will not be allowed to take an exam once a student has handed-in his/her paper. NO EXCEPTIONS!! The reason is the test has been compromised. All make-up exams must be scheduled with the instructor.
VII. COURSE GRADES:
A = 400-360 EXAMINATION VALUE: 100 pts each
B = 359-320
C = 319-280
D = 279-240
F = 239-000
Incomplete (I Grades): The grade of I (incomplete) is given for passable work that could not be completed sue to circumstances beyond the student’s control.
VIII. TENTATIVE TEST SCHEDULE:
a. February 13 Chapters 14-16
b. March 6 Chapters 17-18
c. April 10 Chapters 19-20
d. May 6 Chapters 21-24
Students are expected to be prepared through review of the text material and review of current materials prior to the lecture.
IX. ATTENDANCE POLICY:
FORMAT: This course is primarily lecture-driven; therefore, note taking is a must. BE ON TIME FOR ALL LECTURES AND EXAMS. CLASS PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY, IT IS NOT AN OPTION.
Regular attendance is expected; therefore, no points are awarded. The instructor may refuse admittance to any or all students who come late to class. Because this is a lecture driven class it is important for students to attend all class meetings. Class participation is mandatory not optional. Your final letter grade will be lowered by one letter grade if you have four
IX. ATTENDANCE POLICY (cont):
unexcused absences. However, if you have six or more unexcused or excused absences your final grade is an “F” regardless of your test scores. Official documentation is required for your absences. There is a penalty of minus 5 points for each lecture and/or movies missed whether excused or unexcused. All documentation must be given to the professor no later than the third exam date.
X. COURSE CALENDAR - HIST 102G-M01
Each Friday is a discussion day reserved for individual discussions. These individualized discussions will be conducted in the classroom, Hardman Hall, Room 206.
(Except January 18, Course Introduction.)
(Except May 3, 4th EXAM.)
Jan 18 Introduction to the course
21 HOLIDAY (Martin Luther King)
23 Age of Enlightenment
28 Age of Enlightenment (cont)
30 European States and the Social Order
Feb 1 DISCUSSION
4 European States and the Social Order (cont)
6 Revolution in Politics and the Age of Napoleon
11 Revolution in Politics and the Age of Napoleon (cont)
13 1st EXAM
18 The Industrial Revolution and Its Impact
20 The Industrial Revolution and Its Impact (cont)
25 Reaction, Revolution, and Romanticism
27 Reaction, Revolution, and Romanticism (cont)
Mar 1 DISCUSSION
4 Age of Nationalism and Realism
6 2d EXAM
11 Mass Society in an Age of Progress
13 Mass Society in an Age of Progress (cont)
18 An Age of Modernity and Anxiety 1894-1914
X. COURSE CALENDAR - HIST 102G-M01 (cont)
Mar 20 An Age of Modernity and Anxiety 1894-1914 (cont)
25-29 SPRING BREAK
Apr 1 Beginning of the Twentieth-Century
3 Beginning of the Twentieth-Century (cont)
8 Crisis - War and Revolution
10 3d EXAM
15 Europe between the Wars
17 Prelude to War
22 World War II
24 World War II (cont)
29 Cold War and New Europe
May 1 MAKE-UP EXAM
3 4th EXAM
6 FINAL EXAM – 8:00-10:00 AM
XI. POLICY FOR ADD, DROP OR “W” A CLASS:
Spring 2013 deadlines for full semester classes:
Last day to ADD a course by 5 pm January 29
day to CANCEL a course (with 100% refund)
by 5 pm February 1
Last day to DROP a course with a “W” by 5 pm March 12
Last day to withdraw from the university April 19
Students should have some graded work prior to the last day to drop a class.
A point of clarification: If a student drops by 5 pm on the last day to cancel a class – a “W” will not appear on his or her transcript. After that date up to the deadline to drop a course with a “W”, it will appear on his or her transcript and they will not receive a refund of any tuition.
XII. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA):
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cover issues relating to disability and accommodations. If a student has questions or needs an accommodation in the classroom (all medical information is treated confidentially), contact:
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) – Corbett Center, Room 244
Phone: 646-6840 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NMSU policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation and protected veterans status. Furthermore, Title IX prohibits sex discrimination to include sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual harassment and retaliation. For more information on discrimination issues, Title IX or NMSU’s complaint process contact:
Gerard Nevarez or Austin Diaz
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) – O’Loughlin House
Phone: 646-3635 E-mail: email@example.com
XIII. Academic Courtesy:
All students will maintain academic comportment at all times. Rudeness and/or disrespectfulness towards the professor will result in your involuntary withdrawal from this class.
XIV. Academic Integrity – Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is using another person’s work without acknowledgment, making it appear to be one’s own. Intentional and unintentional instances of plagiarism are considered instances of academic misconduct and are subject to disciplinary action such as failure on the assignment, failure of the course, or dismissal from the university. The NMSU Library has more information and help on how to avoid plagiarism at http://lib.nmsu.edu/plagiarism/.
A note on plagiarism. "Plagiarism . . . includes but is not necessarily limited to submitting examinations, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, undocumented quotations, computer processed materials, or other material as one's own work when such work has been prepared by another person or copied from another person." (NMSU Student Guild). Plagiarism is a serious academic offense; students who intentionally commit plagiarism may be subject to disciplinary action. Please see me if you have any questions concerning plagiarism (e.g., whether you should or should not cite a source in your papers).
XIV. Academic Integrity – Plagiarism (cont):
Intentional and unintentional plagiarism is prohibited. Please see:
XV. Academic Misconduct & Disruptive Behavior:
Any academic or non-academic misconduct will be reported to the appropriate administrative official and adjudicated in accordance with the NMSU Student Code of Conduct.
XVI. Intellectual Property:
Students are not to tape or otherwise record, and/or photograph (including the use of cell phone pictures and videos) course lectures and materials (i.e., slides) without the expressed permission of the instructor. For further information see the NMSU Policy Manual, Section 5.94.11, Instructional Materials.
XVII. Use of Student Work:
NMSU assesses student work each semester to determine whether or not and to what degree student learning outcomes are being met. Student artifacts are assessed anonymously; neither the student nor instructor is identified. Results of assessment projects are reported for entire programs and/or the university as a whole, not for individual students or sections. Outcomes assessment results are used for curricular revision to assure the NMSU courses are effectively accomplishing course, program and university objectives.
NMSU appreciates your cooperation and participation in assessing student learning. However, if you do not want your work to be considered for random selection, you must notify your instructor in writing before the fifth week of class.
XVIII. Student Concerns:
Students with a concern about the class content, conduct, or instructor are asked to approach the instructor first, then Department Chair, then Division Dean, and then University Administrative Officer (in that order, as required). This will ensure problems or issues can be worked at the lowest level and provide the appropriate level the opportunity to resolve the problem/issue before it is elevated.
XIX. Emergency Alert System (EAS):
The university's new Emergency Alert System, a telephone network for disseminating urgent information on the main campus. The system is being operated and maintained jointly by the campus Police Department, Fire Department, Information and Communication Technologies,
XIX. Emergency Alert System (EAS) (cont):
and Environmental Health and Safety. Emergency Alert System message can be accessed at: http://www.nmsu.edu/safety/emergency.htm.
XX. NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
SLEEPING IS NOT AN OPTIONAL ACTIVITY DURING LECTURES AND MOVIES.
Please do not ask the professor for copies of lecture notes or test reviews if you miss a class.
NO LAPTOPS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING LECTURES AND MOVIES.
XX. NOTE THE FOLLOWING (cont):
PLEASE TURN OFF CELL PHONES/ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT YOUR BIOLOGICAL LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM PRIOR TO CLASS LECTURE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS WILL RESULT IN YOUR INVOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FROM THIS COURSE.
BE ON TIME; IF THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE, WITHDRAW FROM THE COURSE.
Tape recording is not permitted.
It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the class.
Please do not bring guests to the class without the professor’s approval.
YOU MAY NOT BORROW THE TEXT OR NOTES FROM A CLASSMATE DURING A TEST.
***ALL ITEMS ON THIS SYLLABUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.***