LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE





Prof. David Campion






Winston Churchill, Gertrude Bell, T.E. Lawrence and others, Cairo, 1921 © Bell Archive, Newcastle University

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS


ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION

The study of the British Empire 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 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 in the lectures and during office hours, and to go beyond the minimum course requirements as their imagination and intellect lead them. Your preparation and active participation is vital to the success of this course.


RESPONSE PAPERS

During the semester, students will be expected to write five 2-page response papers on the readings for the course.


RESEARCH PROJECT

Each student will complete a 12-15 page research essay on a topic of his or her choice making significant use of primary sources.


EXAMINATIONS

There will be an in-class midterm examination and a final examination 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 five 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 (15%)
Response papers (20%)
Midterm examination (15%)
Research project (30%)
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 instructor of the accommodation for which you are eligible.




REQUIRED READINGS
(Available for purchase at the Lewis & Clark Bookstore)

Piers Brendon, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997
Linda Colley, Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850
Nigel Dalziel, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire
Daniel Headrick, The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism
Alan Ward, The Easter Rising: Revolution and Irish Nationalism (2nd edition)



Zulu War, 1879

2nd Afghan War, 1880

1st Anglo-Boer War, 1881

Egyptian Campaign, 1882

Created by campion@lclark.edu | Updated September 2017