LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE


Prof. Rishona Zimring Prof. David Campion




Jamaican immigrants aboard SS Empire Windrush arrive in Tilbury, England, 1948 © Daily Herald

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS


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.



MAP EXERCISE

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.


SHORT ESSAYS

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.


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%)
Short essays (40%)
Midterm examination (15%)
Final examination (20%)

Note: If you have a disability that may affect your academic performance, you may request accommodations by submitting documentation to Student Support Services 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)

Buchi Emecheta, Second Class Citizen
Robert Graves & Alan Hodge, The Long Week-End
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
Arthur Marwick, British Society Since 1945
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
Virginia Woolf, Between the Acts



Panoramic view of the Cliffs of Dover

Created by campion@lclark.edu | Updated January 2018