ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION|
The study of 20th-century British 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. Our office hours overlap on Thursday at 3:30-5:00 pm, if you wish to meet with both of us at the same time. We encourage students to confer with us about essays, assigned texts, and suggestions for further reading. 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 Britain 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 of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the various smaller islands that comprise the British Isles. In this exercise, students are allowed to work together.
During the semester
students will write four short essays in response to the readings assigned for the course.
Each essay should be between three and five pages and must be doubled-spaced, stapled,
numbered and use standard fonts and margins. Questions for the short essays will be given out by e-mail usually a week before they are due.
The due dates for each essay 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.