THIS FILE IS ONLY AN INDICATION OF WHAT TO EXPECT AND PERTAINS MOSTLY TO MY FACE-2-FACE CLASSES. THE EXPECTATION FOR MY ONLINE CLASSES WILL BE POSTED SOON (MID-MAY 2019)
Name : Daniella Ashburn
Office Hours by Appointment
LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK: 3.00 in-class hours— please expect to spend another three hours per week preparing-reading-doing homework.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* In-class discussion and small group work and discussion that permits students to share their ideas and critique both primary and secondary sources.
Use of film and other audio-visual media and maps to illustrate the historical events being presented.
House Keeping Rules
No Cell Phones, MP3 Players, laptops or any other electronic devices without prior permission .
No food other than small snacks, or drinks in secure cups and or bottles.
No book bags or other items on the desk other than those absolutely essential to the class.
I will try to respond to your emails within 48 hours.
Be a responsible student and do not assume I will follow up on missed lectures, exams and or assignments. What I do not know might hurt you. If you have a problem , talk to me!
Paper/novel Discussions and Primary Source Discussions
There will be two(2)4-5 page papers due in any of my classes. These will be analytical essays primarily based on novels that I have picked. A reading guide for each novel containing 8-12 questions , answers to be prepared at home, discussed in a class wide discussion session will help you prepare for your papers
Primary Source Discussions will consist of analyzing selected primary source documents related to the textbook chapters with the help of the questions made available to you on CANVAS. Students will be divided into groups and will be assigned one or two of the primary sources that accompany the chapter(s) under discussion that week. In order to be able to fully participate in your group prep and the in-class discussions, you will be expected to prepare answers to the analytical questions at home and bring them to class on the day of the discussion.
History Presentations will be 10-12 minute Power Point presentations on any topic , event or movement the student chooses.
All exams will cover all lectures and readings. Each exam will have two parts. Part I will be multiple choice questions to be taken on-line on CANVAS, and Part II will be a series of short answer identifications and essay questions based on the lectures, the textbook as well as the primary source readings.
There will be NO MAKE-UPS except for students with permission and or valid excuses.
It is the responsibility of the student to follow up on any missed exam and or assignment.
Lecture outlines are available on CANVAS for each lecture session and are released on the day before each lecture at 9:00 am. It is assumed that students will read the textbook for themselves and print out the lecture outlines before coming to class. While I will follow the general structure of the text this course will not simply cover the textbook material. Students should take notes.
Attendance and Late Papers:
Attendance will be taken throughout the semester, in the lectures and discussion sections.
Any absences must be followed up by an email within 24 hours to be excused . Poor attendance will affect your grade. Rosters will be cleared of NO SHOWS on the census date . FW final grades will only be assigned if requested. It is the student’s responsibility to drop classes they no longer attend.
Assignments that are submitted late will only receive half credit.
Alternate arrangements concerning exams or assignments are an option only for those students contacting me prior to test/due dates. The last day of class (NOT THE FINAL EXAM) is the latest that any late materials will be accepted– IF arrangements were made prior.
I do not reply to posts made on these pages.
Please email me with any questions at the address above