College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History, Geography, and Political Science
Outline & Readings
COURSE SYLLABUS HIST 3200, History of Mexico
|COURSE DESCRIPTION||This course will introduce the social, cultural, economic, and political history of Mexico, primarily since independence, with a background on the colonial and Pre-Columbian periods.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES||
The successful student will be expected to have the following competencies:
|TEXTBOOK||These books are required and available in the campus
|EVALUATION||Grades will be based on the assignments listed below. Assignments will be weighted as follows:|
|Grades and their numerical equivalents are as follows:|
Office Hours: Students who seek help with instructors during office hours get better grades. Do not wait until you have major problems! Students should speak to me any time they find themselves confused about material, directions, or grades. I am always ready to help any student who needs help with any of the material or any assignment. That's my job.
|READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS||Readings are taken from the textbooks, this website, the
novel, and handouts.
|REQUIREMENTS Assignments||Assignments for this class will include reading, writing, and special projects. Readings maybe assigned not only from the text, but also from photocopied materials, library books, and Internet sources. Students are responsible for all work assigned in this class, whether or not they are present. Assignments must be completed on time. Late work will be penalized unless you have a good excuse, and no assignments will be accepted more than one week late. All students are expected to participate regularly in class discussions.|
Attendance and Punctuality
|All students are expected to attend class punctually
and regularly. Students arriving after the beginning of class may, at
the instructor's discretion, be counted absent and/or asked to remain
outside the classroom until the end of the lecture.
Excessive absence or tardiness may result in a significant reduction in a student's grade, and instructors are under no obligation to allow make-up work in cases of tests and assignments missed as a result of unexcused absence or tardiness. The professor reserves the right to deduct from the student's participation grade for more than three unexcused absences and to deduct up to a letter grade from the final grade for excessive unexcused absences (10% of class hours). The professor reserves the right to fail students who miss more that 20% of class hours. Those students who know that they will have a consistent problem due to scheduling conflicts should discuss this with the professor at the beginning of the semester. Students are also responsible for obtaining information presented in class during their absence.
In the event of an illness or emergency requiring absence from class, students should contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in order to obtain the documentation necessary to have the absence excused. Instructors may require such documentation as a condition for allowing the completion of missed tests or assignments.
Tennessee State University's policy on absences may be
found in the Student Handbook, Chapter VII, pp. 100-101.
Special Note on Academic Honesty
|Students should be aware that a university is a
community of scholars committed to the discovery and dissemination of
knowledge and truth. Without freedom to investigate all materials,
scrupulous honesty in reporting findings, and proper acknowledgment of
credit, such a community can not survive. Students are expected to adhere
to the highest traditions of scholarship. Infractions of these traditions,
such as plagiarism (cheating), are not tolerated. Misrepresenting someone
else's words or ideas as one's own constitutes plagiarism. In cases where
plagiarism occurs, the instructor has the right to penalize the student(s)
as he or she thinks appropriate. One guideline holds that the first
offence results in failure of the assignment, the second offence in
failure of the course.
Preparation: since students are expected to participate in class
discussion, it is important to complete all the assigned readings before
coming to class. Students are expected to understand the material, or at
least have identified what they do not yet understand in order to ask
questions in class. All students are expected to come to class prepared to
discuss the assigned material.
Students are expected to observe normal courtesy in class. They are expected to pay attention to the instructor, to take detailed notes, to refrain from personal conversation, and to avoid any other behavior that disturbs others. A student who does not observe these courtesies maybe asked to leave the room.
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