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  1. 1. Accelerated/Evening Programs Latin American Cluster Twentieth Century World History HIS-101 (3 credits) Art & Culture of Latin America ICL-361 (3 credits) Contemporary Issues in Modern Latin America ICL-362 (3 credits) SYLLABUS Fall Quarter 2011 LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITYSt. Charles Campus—Monday night class (6-10pm)Lindenwood University Cultural Center (LUCC)400 North Kingshighway St. Charles, MO 63301 Campus Phone: 636 949-4500North County Campus—Weds. night class (6-10pm)4500 Washington Ave Florissant, MO 63033 Campus Phone: 314 838-765313th Meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 18th, North Co., Week 4 (6-9pm) Adjunct Professor Karen J. Yang, PhD E-Mail: Phone: 314-825-7305 (call, text or leave voicemail) Follow me on twitter: search keywords ―karenjyang twitter‖To upload your papers to Class id# 4380155 Password: password 1Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  2. 2. COURSE INFORMATIONCOURSE NUMBERS/SECTION/TITLETwentieth Century World History HIS-101 (3 credits)Art & Culture of Latin America ICL-361 (3 credits)Contemporary Issues in Modern Latin America ICL-362 (3 credits)REQUIRED TEXTSThe course books include:  Global Studies, Latin America by Peter Goodwin, 14th edition, 2011;  The Twentieth Century and Beyond by Goff, Moss, Terry Upshur, Schroeder, A Global History, 7th edition, 2008;  Here’s to You, Jesusa! by Elena Poniatowska, Penguin books, 2002; and  Americas, The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean, by Peter Winn, 3rd edition, 2006.Students must have the required textbooks by the second cluster meeting.COURSE DESCRIPTIONSThis is a broad course that seeks to introduce students to twentieth century world history, artand culture of Latin America, and contemporary issues of Latin America. We will examine LatinAmerica’s history, people, and politics as well as explore both art and culture that are unique tothis region. Latin America combines elements of both New and Old World cultures that isreflected in today’s contemporary societies. Students will learn its historical development andcurrent issues. Twentieth century global history will also be covered in this course to introducestudents to major events and trends in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia duringthis century. Contemporary topics will also be covered.COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. Demonstrate written communication and documentation skills. 2. Demonstrate oral communication skills. 3. Prepare for and participate in every cluster meeting. 4. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the concepts and practices within each course. 5. Successfully pass quizzes and examsCONTACTING MEPlease do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I will do my best torespond as soon as possible. You may call, text, or leave voicemail on my cell phone (314-825-7305) or you may send me an email at You may address me as Dr.Yang or Professor Yang. 2Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  3. 3. UNIVERSITY POLICIESEDUCATIONAL POLICY STATEMENTThe LCIE delivery format, developed in 1975, is a unique time-tested learning model for adulthigher education. The model has been lauded by the Higher Learning Commission of the NorthCentral Association of Colleges and Schools, the organization that accredits all of the majoruniversities in the nineteen states comprising the upper Midwest. LCIE uses small class sizes(usually around 12 students per class, 25 maximum for the Capstone Course) and the Socraticmethod (the use of questions to develop a potential idea in a student’s mind) of inquiry tomaximize students’ presentation and discussion opportunities during class sessions. Thisapproach promotes give-and-take among students and personal interaction between studentsand their professors.Because a major objective of this format is the development of student’s knowledge-synthesisand communication skills, more emphasis normally is placed on written and oral presentation,class discussion, papers, and projects than on traditional testing. However, as is true of mosthigher education programs, it is up to each professor to determine how students are to beassessed and graded; therefore, quizzes and exams will be used to supplement papers andpresentations as assessments of student mastery.CLUSTER CANCELLATION POLICYDecisions regarding cluster cancellation due to weather conditions come from the Provost whonotifies students and faculty via Rave alerts, television and radio announcements, email andwebsite notices. The decision is made after reviewing weather reports, traffic conditions, andafter consultation with site directors via the Dean of LCIE. Only the Provost has the authority tocancel clusters due to weather conditions. The only exception to this policy is an emergency,and, in this case, the LCIE Office Manager must be notified when a cluster is cancelled. Inaddition, all canceled clusters must be rescheduled and made up sometime during the term.ATTENDANCELCIE is an accelerated program designed for motivated learners who take responsibility for theireducation. It is assumed that a student will not miss any classes. However, recognizing thatLCIE students are working adults, one absence can be compensated for (at the instructor’sdiscretion) through additional assigned work. Two absences will result in a grade drop in one,two, or all three of the cluster courses, depending on the class format and the instructor’sjudgment. Three absences are unacceptable as that represents one-fourth of the class periods.A student who has missed or will miss three cluster meetings will receive failing grades in thecluster. The first class (Saturday for graduate students and new undergraduate students and thefirst week of classes for returning undergraduate students) and the thirteenth class (arranged bythe instructor) are both considered part of the scheduled coursework and attendance will becounted accordingly.In addition, the LCIE attendance policy is structured so that it incorporates tardiness and earlydeparture from classes as part of overall attendance reporting. Students are expected to arrivefor the beginning of class periods and remain until the instructor terminates the class meeting.Instructors will monitor and record the names of students who arrive late for class meetings or 3Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  4. 4. who leave classes early. Tardy or early departure absences are cumulative and are countedaccording to the LCIE absence reporting policy. Students who accumulate four hours of tardyor early departure penalties will be assessed one evening’s absence. This policy shall bestrictly enforced and in no cases shall exceptions be allowed.CLASS PARTICIPATIONAll students must read text assignments thoughtfully and prepare to either answer questions orhold discussions on material from those texts. Students who do not make substantial oralcontributions to cluster discussions will receive a lower grade.STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCTLCIE is a program designed for the working adult. As such, it is assumed that classroom andcampus behavior will reflect the professional demeanor that adults demonstrate in a workenvironment. The following guidelines are designed to remind students of appropriate behaviorsexpected in the classroom. 1. Students are expected to give proper respect to faculty, staff members, and fellow students. Exchange of ideas is an integral component of learning, and participants must feel free to share ideas within the classroom setting. 2. Appropriate language is expected. Language chosen to belittle another person or group or that could be considered hate speech will not be tolerated. 3. In order to not misuse class time and to respect the privacy of class participants, individual grades will only be discussed before class, during breaks, or after class, at the discretion of the professor. 4. All students are to be in the cluster on time and to stay for the entire cluster period. 5. Cell phones and pagers should be turned off during class except for emergency services personnel on call. Text messaging distracts from classroom activity and will not be tolerated. 6. Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings and is restricted to specific smoking areas outside of the buildings. 7. With the exception of computer lab courses, food in the classroom is allowed only with permission of the instructor. Students are expected to dispose of any trash that they generate during class. 8. A hostile environment is not conducive to learning, and students who violate this code of conduct will be referred to the Dean of LCIE and/or the Provost and may be removed from the cluster and possibly from the University.LATE PAPERSPapers are to be turned in on the assigned due date. Students who ignore due dates putthemselves in jeopardy of earning substantially lower grades. Any assignments turned inAFTER the due date may lose points per day, a letter grade or more.REWRITING OF PAPERS AND EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENTSDue to the accelerated nature of this cluster (program), the rewriting of papers or the assigningof extra credit homework to improve a grade, or grades, is not permitted. 4Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  5. 5. ACADEMIC DISHONESTYPlagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is defined as“the presentation of someone else’s ideas or words as your own. Whether deliberate oraccidental, plagiarism is a serious offense” (Fowler and Aaron 680).Each of the following is a type of plagiarism and must be avoided in all academic work:  Copying directly from a source without quotations and source citation;  Paraphrasing or summarizing anothers idea without attribution;  Changing a sentence’s structure but copying words;  Changing a sentence’s words but copying its basic structure;  Using audio, video or other media sources without acknowledgement;  Submitting a paper written by another student and claiming it as your own;  Using information obtained through interviewing an expert on the subject without attribution;  Purchasing or downloading a paper from another source and claiming it as your own;  Collaborating excessively on an essay with another person;  Submitting an essay that was previously written for another class without the consent of both professors (Plagiarism Defined 1). Works CitedFowler, H. Ramsey, and Aaron, Jane E. The Little, Brown Handbook. New York: Pearson Longman Press, 2004.“Plagiarism Defined: Part 3.” Plagiarism Tutorial: Indiana State University Library. 15 June 2004. Indiana State University. 10 June 2005 <>.Academic Honesty Policy – Undergraduate StudentsAcademic dishonesty is an exceptionally serious offense to oneself and one’s colleagues. Thefabric of a learning community is woven by a bond of trust: the work to which we affix our namesis our own. To act otherwise is to undermine the contract of good faith on which productivestudy and the open exchange of ideas is based. Therefore, students wishing to maintain formalmembership in a learning community must display the high level of integrity expected of all itsmembers. According to Lindenwood University’s Academic Honesty policy, names of studentsfound guilty of cheating or plagiarizing will be sent to the University Provost. A first offense ofacademic dishonesty may result in a lessened or failing grade on the work/test or failure in thecourse. A second offense will lead to academic probation and failure of the class, and a thirdoffense will result in expulsion from the University. Any questions concerning this policy shouldbe directed to the Provost.CheatingCheating shall be defined by Lindenwood University as “disseminating or receiving answers,data, or other information by any means other than those expressly permitted by the instructor.Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to, the following: 5Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  6. 6. a. Copying answers, data, or other information (or allowing others to copy) during an examination, quiz, or laboratory experiment or on homework or any other academic exercise. b. Assuming another individual’s identity or allowing another person to do so on one’s own behalf for the purpose of fulfilling any academic requirement or in any way enhancing the student’s grade or academic standing. c. Using any device, implement, or other form of study aid during an examination, quiz, laboratory experiment, or any other academic exercise without the faculty member’s permission. Source for quotation:, in either written or oral form, directed at University personnel by a student for thepurpose of improving his/her own academic standing or that of another student is subject todisciplinary action as part of the Lindenwood University Academic Integrity policy.ORAL PRESENTATIONSAs with all oral presentations, the student is expected to be prepared, speak distinctly, organizeideas, have a clear point which will be developed, and be able to answer questions offered bythe class. READING TO THE CLASS FROM YOUR NOTES IS NOT A PRESENTATION ANDWILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF POINTS IN THIS AREA. The use oftexts/personal examples, visual aids, handouts, tapes, and the like are encouraged.PROGRAM ASSESSMENT STATEMENTAssessment is something we do to (a) improve our teaching and learning and (b) meet therequirements of our accreditation agency, the Higher Learning Commission. Assessment isdifferent from, and goes beyond, grading students. Assessment measures how wellLindenwood is achieving its educational objectives, not how well individual students are doing.Our assessment procedures (a) identify exactly what competencies and content areas we areteaching (b) measure how well we are teaching these and (c) suggest how we might improveour approach to teaching to increase students’ mastery of the material and relevant skills.LCIE uses written and oral presentations, tests, quizzes and/or final examinations and welldefined rating scales to assess performance on important assessment dimensions in eachcluster.The results of these assessment procedures are included in an annual report that the Universityproduces, and they are used to improve teaching and learning here. We appreciate everyone’scooperation in this positive initiative to improve the quality of education at the University.STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDSIf you have a disability that requires reasonable accommodations for participation in this course,you need to contact Jared Conner, Student Support and Accessibility Coordinator, at 636-949-4510 or and notify your professor during the first week of class so thataccommodations can be made. Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure thatdisabled students have a fair opportunity to perform at their potential. Students are responsible 6Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  7. 7. for providing the instructor with a Campus Accessibility Faculty Notification Form specifyingclassroom accommodations. Your academic advisor can also help with this process.GRADING SYSTEMA = Excellent: The student’s work is outstanding, beyond expectations, and exemplary to the goals of the course. Writing reveals a sound organizational strategy with clearly developed paragraphs and a unified thesis. The ideas are engaging and show illuminating insights into the works being studied. There should be few or no errors in style, diction or mechanics. Oral presentations are outstandingly informative, well researched and relevant to the assignment. The presentation is not read but reveals mastery of the material, supportive examples and very good eye contact.B = Superb: The student’s work is above average, proficient, of high quality, and exceed the goals of the course. Writing is clearly above average but may reveal problems with the organization of ideas or in the insights expressed. There will be some errors in style, diction and/or mechanics. Oral presentations may have many insights and show good mastery of the material, but may either lack the depth of an outstanding presentation or reveal a weaker delivery style.C = Adequate: The student’s work is average, acceptable and satisfactory to the goals of the course. Writing reveals an understanding of the assignment, but the insights do not go beyond the obvious and the student does not attempt to use the text or other sources to prove the ideas expressed. Subject areas tend to be general and do not address specific detail. There are more errors in grammar, mechanics, and the like. Presentations cover the material but are vague, revealing an average mastery of the assigned material and an average delivery style.D = Unsatisfactory: The student’s work is inadequate, poor, inferior, and unsatisfactory to the goals of the course. Writing reveals a poor understanding of the assignment, is too general and is replete with errors in style, diction and/or mechanics. Oral presentations are poorly planned and delivered with little or no thought to the task.F = Failing: The student has not passed the course. Writing is unacceptable, lacking in many of the aforementioned skills or does not come close to the page number requirement.I = Incomplete: The student has failed to complete the coursework because of exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control. An incomplete is not an alternative for the student who is failing the course or who has excessive absences. An incomplete is not an option for the student who has consistently missed or been tardy with assignments. A student should have attended all cluster meetings to date and should be relatively current with the assignments in order to qualify for the extension afforded through an incomplete grade 7Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  8. 8. A grade of “C” or above is necessary to pass Undergraduate Capstone courses. A grade of “B”or above is necessary to pass Graduate Capstone courses. The grade of “D” is not available forany Graduate courses. COURSE POLICIESSYLLABUS DISCLAIMERThe professor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus at his/her discretion. Also,due to circumstances such as Holidays, weather conditions, illness, business travel, and/or timeconstraints, at the discretion of the professor, some assignments and/or meeting datesscheduled in this syllabus may be rescheduled.CLASSROOM ETIQUETTEStudents are expected to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Please be kind, courteous,and professional. You are asked to give your full attention when class is in session. Please turnoff your cell phones. Text messaging is not allowed in class and will be grounds for ejectionfollowing a repeat offense after a first warning has been issued. You will be ejected out of theclass if your behavior causes a classroom disruption at the determination of the instructor. Thepenalty for ejection will be determined at the instructor’s discretion (from 3% to 10% deductionof the final grade based on the nature of the offense).CLASS PREPARATIONYour success in this accelerated cluster course is highly dependent on how well you prepare,study, and complete assignments. Please refer to the syllabus for instructions.CLASS PARTICIPATIONStudents are expected to have done the reading and writing assignments each week and tocome to class prepared to discuss the materials covered.SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTSStudents must upload their 5-page and 10-page papers to by the deadline. A hardcopy paper must be handed in at the start of class at 6pm. If you encounter difficulties, pleaseseek help as soon as possible. The percentage of similarity should be no more than 25%.Please check the score before final submission, preferably a couple of days in advance.LATE ASSIGNMENTSStudents are expected to complete all coursework, oral presentations, and exams during theterm. Only under exceptional emergencies will students be allowed an incomplete grade.Late Paper Policy. Students must turn in their paper on the designated due date at thebeginning of class, approximately 6pm. Later papers will receive a lowered grade by one lettergrade and must be turned in by the following week in order to be accepted. Please do not sendyour paper by email to the instructor as it will not be accepted. A hard copy is required. Paperswill only be accepted up to a week after the due date.Missed Exam Policy. It is incumbent upon the student to contact the instructor if he or shemisses an exam due to an exceptional emergency. It is also required that he or she commit to aday and time in which a make-up exam is scheduled. Failure to make contact with the instructorand to provide valid documentation to justify the absence will result in an F grade for the exam. 8Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  9. 9. Failure to Present an Oral on Time Policy. If a student fails to deliver on an oral presentationor turn in assignment on time, he or she will receive a lowered grade. COURSEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS13th MEETINGThe 13th meeting is an additional class session that falls within the 12-week term. Though the13th meeting may fall on a different evening than the regular class meetings, it is a mandatoryclass session where attendance (participation and contribution) will be taken. Please check yourwork schedule and ask for time off in advance, if necessary. You will receive reduced pointsfor missing this class session. If you are unable to attend the 13th meeting, the make-up2-page paper assignment is due no later than Week 6.ORAL PRESENTATIONS (4 oral presentations in total)For the 4 oral presentations, you are encouraged to use your own notes and handouts.However, reading word for word from your notes is not acceptable and will result in a loweredgrade. In general, you will be graded based on effort (organization and preparation), contentcoverage of main points, eye contact with the audience and completion of task within areasonable time.At times, internet, Wi-Fi access, plug-in speakers, use of PowerPoint, or even the laptop andprojector may not be available so please be prepared to have a back-up plan for yourpresentation. You may want to email your document to yourself. Please also save yourPowerPoint document to the compatibility mode, which is Microsoft 1997 to 2003.ORAL PRESENTATION TYPE 1: 20th Century World History (2 oral presentations in total)The first type of oral presentation assignment will focus on the 20th Century World Historybook. Typically, we will cover 2 chapters from the world history book per class session. As adiscussion leader, student will prepare 3 discussion questions from a single chapter to presentto the class. You will turn in your questions to the instructor the day that we cover thereadings. Please retain your own copy. These questions must reflect your own effort andoriginality. Through random assignment, students will serve as a discussion leader in 2 classmeetings, basing their questions on 2 different chapters from the book. In short, students willpresent their 3 questions based on a chapter reading, say chapter 13, and then again later inthe term on a second chapter reading, say chapter 20.ORAL PRESENTATION TYPE 2: Latin American Country Study Report + short videosegmentThe second type of oral presentation assignment is a country report that incorporates bothart & culture and contemporary issues for your country under study. For this report, students willprepare a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation that focuses on the country. Your presentationmust make use of information from the Global Studies: Latin America book. Additionally, youmay incorporate information (maps, photos, images, facts, audio clip) from outside sources suchas ARTStor. This is a summary presentation, though you are granted creative license to presentthe information, using your own personal style and flair. You can make it as fun and creative asyou want but please be tasteful. Be prepared to deliver your oral presentation at the start ofclass. You will be timed. To complement the country report, students will play a video clip that pertains to thecountry, incorporating art and cultural elements as well as contemporary issues (travel and 9Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  10. 10. tourism, cityscapes, art & culture, current politics and economics, music and dance, festivalsand holidays, interesting social trends and contemporary issues, indigenous cultures, museums,architecture, etc). Please use decent and tasteful material that is educational and entertaining.You can locate video clips at Youtube, National Geographic, the History Channel, or majornewspaper websites with foreign bureaus. Your video clip should be no more than 5 minutes.Both your country report and video segment should take no more than 15 minutes in total.ORAL PRESENTATION TYPE 3: Summary of the novel HTYJ + relate to a contemp. issueThe third type of oral presentation assignment is based on providing a main points summaryof the novel Here’s To You, Jesusa! and relating it to a contemporary and/or enduring issue. Wewill cover this novel in the second half of the term. Each student will be assigned a portion of thereading and will present a short summary of it. Your presentation should take no more than 5-7minutes followed by reflections, comparisons, or reactions to a contemporary and/or enduringissue. Please turn in a 1-2 page paper with bullet points of your summary. You will be timed sobe mindful of the 5 minute time limit for the summary and the 1-2 minute time limit forrelating what you summarized to a contemporary or enduring issue.Failure to Present on Time PolicyTimeliness is important. If a student fails to deliver on an oral presentation or turn in assignmenton time, he or she will receive a lowered grade.First Paper Assignment: Due Week 1In the text Twentieth Century and Beyond, read pages 1-6 (1900: A Preview of the 20thCentury). Write a 2-page essay relating one of the five events discussed in your reading toa current event or an aspect of modern-day life. (For example: The first event discussed is"The Wright Brothers and Science & Technology"; your essay could compare and contrast theiraccomplishments with current technological advancements such as the internet, cell phones,etc.) Feel free to include your own personal response to the reading and examples from yourown experiences. Papers received after week 1 will receive a late paper penalty.Paper Assignment (5-page paper): Week 5Students will write a 5-page summary and reaction paper that focuses on one of the twochapters assigned for week 5 from the 20th Century World History book. This type of paper is athink piece that reflects on some of the main points covered in the chapter. Your paper mustreflect your own effort and originality. Your 5-page paper will be based on either chapter 16 or 17. The works cited page mustreference either chapter 16 or 17 from the book. The paper should summarize the main pointsbriefly as the thrust of the paper should include a main argument or position of your paper,opinions, reactions, reflective thoughts, and critical analyses. It is best to write in your ownvoice. You may want to address some of the take away lessons in a new light. Please use size12-point font and 1-inch margins all around as well as MLA format for your document. You musthand in a hard copy paper to class and upload your paper to The instructor willnot accept papers that have been emailed. Late papers will not be accepted after Week 6class session.Paper Assignment (10-page paper): Week 10Students will be required to write a 10-page research and reaction paper with Latin Americancontent based on MLA format and to upload their papers using Your paper mustincorporate a Latin American contemporary issue along with art and culture that captures thiscontemporary issue in some way. A paper guideline will be handed out to students. A hard 10Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  11. 11. copy is required. The instructor will not accept papers that have been emailed. Your papermust reflect your own effort and originality. Late papers will not be accepted after Week11.Paper Topic IdeasPast papers have examined the following topics: rainforest destruction and protections,industrialized agriculture and food production, maternal care, race and racism, youth gangs inCentral America, Latin American immigration to the US and the Dream Act, exploited baseballplayers, women in politics, gender roles, Cuba privatizing its economy, Brazilian sugar-basedfuel as alternative to fossil fuel, politics of oil in Venezuela, bilingual education in the US, militarygovernments and dictatorships, “los desaparecidos” (missing people), class conflict, right-wingparamilitary groups, left-wing guerrilla groups, indigenous social movements, rural and urbanpoverty, US-Mexico war on drugs, Colombian cartels and narco-trafficking, gay marriage inLatin America, working conditions in maquiladoras (factories), labor movements, microlending,pros and cons of NAFTA or CAFTA, global business, and technology.TURNITIN.COM Students must upload their 5-page and 10-page papers to by the deadline.A hard copy paper must be handed in at the start of class at 6pm. If you encounter difficulties,please seek help as soon as possible. The percentage of similarity should be no more than25%. Please check the score before final submission. This may take 24 hours to update anew score.Map Tests: (Latin America) Week 4 and (Europe) Week 8A Latin America map test covering the countries and federal capitals of North, Central, andSouth America will be offered in the first half of the term. Students will be given a study sheetand practice maps. It is advised that students make flashcards to practice matching the LatinAmerican countries with their respective capitals and then study their placement on the map. A second map test will cover the region of Europe and will be held Week 8. For bothtests, study material will be provided that specifies clearly what students are expected to know.Both map tests will be administered without use of class notes or book materials. Hence, thetests are “closed book” and students are expected to prepare well.Exams: Midterm--Week 6 and Final Exam--Week 12Both the midterm and final exams consist of matching, fill-in-the-blank, true and false, and shortanswers that cover the readings, films, and class discussions. You will take them both asclosed book exams. Make-up exams will only be granted to those who have exceptionalemergencies such as a death in the family or a severe illness. Documentation such as a deathcertificate or a letter from a doctor must be presented before a make-up exam is permitted. A study guide for exams will not be provided to the student. The instructor does not“teach to the test”. Both the midterm and final exams are closed books exams. Students maywish to form a study group with other students to review class notes, articles, weeklyworksheets, and other handouts.Assessment Methods. A component of student development includes tests (Latin America andEurope map tests) and exams (midterm and final exams). These are used to supplementpapers and presentations as assessments of student mastery. Used to assess skills in aparticular discipline, it is a timed, comprehensive review of material. The primary method of 11Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  12. 12. assessment include multiple choice or fill-in-the blank (matching) questions, applicationquestions, true and false statements, and or short essay questions created by the instructor. LATIN AMERICAN CLUSTER SCHEDULEWeek 1: Sept. 26 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Sept. 28 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance. 1st paper assignment due in class.Introduction to the course. Review of syllabus. Sign-up for oral presentations.Chapter 1: 1900: A Preview of the Twentieth Century in The Twentieth Pages 1-6.Century and Beyond.“A View from the South” from Peter Winn’s book, Americas, 2006. Pages 1-7.“Latin America: Myth and Reality” from Goodwin’s book, Global Studies. Pages 3-6.Required history reading: Part I Era of Imperialism, Twentieth Century and Beyond, pages 10-118.Week 2: Oct. 3 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Oct. 5 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance.Chapter 2: General Trends Before WWI” in The Twentieth Century. Pages 10-30.Chapter 5: The Americas in The Twentieth Century. Pages 55-68.Country presentation on Peru from Goodwin’s book. Video segment. Pages 98-103.Country presentation on Colombia from Goodwin’s book. Video segment. Pages 83-87.Country presentation on Haiti from Goodwin’s book. Video segment. Pages 146-149.“Legacies of Empire” from Peter Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 39-85.Latin Music USA: Latin JazzTest on Syllabus (open notes)Week 3: Oct. 10 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Oct. 12 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance.Chapter 7: The Origins of World War I Pages 96-103.Chapter 8: World War I Pages 105-118. Country presentation on The Dominican Republic from Goodwin’s book. Pages 140-142.Video segment.Country presentation on Cuba from Goodwin’s book. Video segment. Pages 132-136.Country presentation on Venezuela from Goodwin’s book. Video segment. Pages 110-115.Country presentation on Nicaragua from Goodwin’s book. Video segment. Pages 44-48.“Continent on the Move” from Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 214-244.Latin Music USA: MamboRequired history reading: Part II Era of Revolution and War, Twentieth Century and Beyond,pages 124-275. 12Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  13. 13. Week 4: Oct. 17 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Oct. 19 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance.Chapter 9: General Trends in the Interwar Years Pages 124-137.Chapter 12: Economic and Social Upheaval in the Americas. Pages 173-189.Country presentation on El Salvador from Goodwin’s book+ video. Pages 30-34.Country presentation on Argentina from Goodwin’s book+ video. Pages 61-65.Country presentation on Chile from Goodwin’s book+ video. Pages 78-82. “In Women’s Hands” from Peter Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 329-364.Latin Music USA : Tejano MusicMap Test: Latin America (closed book): 0.5 hour 13th Meeting Week 4: Oct. 18th--Tuesday Option #1: Film and Discussion at North County at 6pmAttendance. Bring your own movie snacks. 3 hours.Norteño music. Los Tigres del Norte (The Tigers of the North)Week 5: Oct. 24 (MONDAY)St. Charles and Oct. 26 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance. 5-page history paper due at 6pm. Hand in hard copy.Chapter 16: Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe during the 1930s Pages 228-239.Chapter 17: Aggression in the 1930s Pages 241-253. Country presentation on Brazil from Goodwin’s book + video. Pages 70-77. Country presentation on Guatemala from Goodwin’s book+ video. Pages 36-39.Country presentation on Mexico from Goodwin’s book+ video. Pages 7-15.“A Question of Color” from Peter Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 291-322.Latin Music USA : Chicano Rock 13th Meeting Week 5: Oct. 25th—Tuesday Option #2: Film and Discussion at St. Charles Campus at 6pmAttendance. Bring your own movie snacks. 3 hours.Norteño music. Los Tigres del Norte (The Tigers of the North)Week 6: Oct. 31 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Nov. 2 (WEDNESDAY) North County Midterm ExamAttendance.Chapter 18: World War II Pages 255-275.Chapter 19: General Trends Era of the Cold War & the Collapse of Empire Pages 282-302.Midterm Exam in-class (closed books) : 8-10pm.Required history reading: Part III Era of Cold War and The Collapse of Empires, TwentiethCentury and Beyond, pages 282-516. 13Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  14. 14. Week 7: Nov. 7 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Nov. 9 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance.Chapter 20: Postwar Settlements, Europe, and the Early Cold War Pages 304-325.Chapter 21: The Americas after World War II Pages 326-342.“Capital Sins” from Peter Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 165-208.Here’s to You, Jesusa! by Elena Poniatowska. Pages 1-62.1. Pages 1-202. Pages 21-403. Pages 41-62Brazilian Bossa NovaWeek 8: Nov. 14 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Nov. 16 (WEDNESDAY) North County Europe Map TestAttendance.Chapter 25: The Israeli-Palestinian Arab Conflict Pages 397-408.Chapter 26: Détente and Europe, 1963-1984 Pages 410-426.“The Magical and the Real” (I) from Peter Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 420-438.Here’s to You, Jesusa! by Elena Poniatowska. Pages 63-125.4. Pages 63-835. Pages 84-1036. Pages 104-125Latin Music USA: ReggaetónMap Test: Europe (0.5 hour)Week 9: Nov. 21 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Nov. 23 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance.Chapter 27: The Americas in the Late Cold War Era Pages 428-443.“The Magical and the Real” (II) from Peter Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 438-464.Here’s to You, Jesusa! by Elena Poniatowska. Pages 126-187.7. Pages 126-1468. Pages 147-1689. Pages 169-187Latin Music USA: SalsaRequired history reading: Part IV The Post-Cold War Period, Twentieth Century and Beyond,pages 520-569.Week 10: Nov. 28 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Nov. 30 (WEDNESDAY) North County 10-Page Research Paper due at 6pm.Attendance.Chapter 32: The Post-Cold War World Pages 520-531.Chapter 33: Europe and the Americas in a New Era Pages 533-554.“The Perils of Progress” from Peter Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 91-122.Here’s to You, Jesusa! by Elena Poniatowska. Pages 188-237.10. Pages 188-21211. Pages 213-237 14Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  15. 15. Latin Music USA: Latin PopWeek 11: Dec. 5 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Dec. 7 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance.Chapter 34: Asia, the Middle East, & Africa in a New Era Only pgs. 556- 569.“North of the Border” from Peter Winn’s book Americas, 2006. Pages 584-632.Here’s to You, Jesusa! by Elena Poniatowska. Pages 238-303.12. Pages 238-26013. Pages 261-28214. Pages 283-303 Tango NPR’s article “Carlos Gardel: Argentinas Tango Maestro”, September 13, 2010Gotan Project (neotango=electronic tango)“The Paradoxes of Latin America” by Mario Vargas Llosa from Goodwin. Pages 165-168.CLASS DINNER HELD IN CLASS (Sign up sheet will be sent around)Week 12: Dec. 12 (MONDAY) St. Charles and Dec. 14 (WEDNESDAY) North CountyAttendance. Final Exam in-class (closed books).Be sure to fill out your course evaluations on-line so that you can access your grades. Have awonderful break!How your course grades are determinedThe Twentieth Century World History course is calculated separately from the other 2 LatinAmerican content courses. Grades are based on strict percentage calculations with thecorresponding weight given to each assignment. Students are advised to keep track ofpoints earned for each assignment so that they can calculate their grades.LETTER GRADE AND POINT SCALEA grade: 450-500 pointsB grade: 400-449 pointsC grade: 350-399 pointsD grade: 300-349 pointsF grade: below 299 pointsWithdrawal from the ClusterThe deadline to withdraw from the course with a WP (withdraw pass) grade is Friday of week8. Students must go to the appropriate Lindenwood office and officially withdraw. Please contactyour advisor if you have any questions about the withdrawal procedure. Please be sure to attainverification that your withdrawal has been processed. 15Revision Date: 09/20/2011
  16. 16. LATIN AMERICAN CLUSTER COURSE EVALUATION 1. Twentieth Century World History IHS-101 (3 credits) Here are the components that factor into your grade calculation for this course: TotalTwentieth Century Brief description of Points Point %Earned Total %EarnedWorld History assignment Earned s (grade) Weight * Weight Written Assignments (28%)1st Assignment 2-page paper 40 8% 5-page reactionHistory Paper paper 50 10%Latin Am. Map Test closed book 25 5%Europe Map Test closed book 25 5% 140 28% Oral Assignments (25%) 3 questions onHistory Oral assigned chap.-Presentation 1 discussion leader 60 12% 3 questions onHistory Oral assigned chap.-Presentation 2 discussion leader 65 13% 125 25% Attendance and Participation (25%)12 class meetings participation andattendance contribution 75 15%13th meeting-film worksheet andand discussion participation 50 10% 125 25% Assessments (22%)Syllabus Test using syllabus only 10 2%*Midterm Exam (closed book) 50 10%*Final Exam (closed book) 50 10% *no notes allowed for midterm and finalexams 110 22%Total 500 100%For Twentieth Century World History IHS-101 (3 credits), your midterm grade is based on thefollowing assignments completed before week 7. These 6 factors represent 45% of your totalgrade: 1. First Assignment (8%) 2. Latin America Map Test (5%) 3. Syllabus Test (2%) 4. 5-page history reaction paper (10%) 5. 13th Meeting (10%) 6. Midterm exam (10%)
  17. 17. 2. Art & Culture of Latin America ICL-361 (3 credits) and Contemporary Issues in Modern Latin America ICL-362 (3 credits) Here are the components that factor into your grade:Art & Culture of LatinAmerica (3 credits)Contemporary Issues of Brief Description Points Total %Earned Total %EarnedLA (3 credits) of assignment Earned Points (grade) Weight * Weight Written Assignment (28%)10-page with Latin MLA format,Amer. content (Art & works citedCulture and page, andContemporary Issues) 140 28% 140 28% Oral Assignments (25%)Latin American country 10 minutes ofreport (use Goodwins PowerPoint + 5book as a source) minutes video 50 10%Literature novel, HeresTo You, Jesusa! (1-2 5-7 minutes oralpage bullet points report + relate tosummary of assigned a contemporaryreading) issue 75 15% 125 25% Attendance and Participation (25%)12 class meetings participation andattendance contribution 75 15%13th meeting-film and worksheet anddiscussion participation 50 10% 125 25% Assessments (22%) Use syllabusSyllabus Test only 10 2%*Midterm Exam (closed book) 50 10%*Final Exam (closed book) 50 10% *no notes allowed on midterm and finalexams 110 22%Total 500 100%For Art & Culture of Latin America ICL-361 (3 credits) and Contemporary Issues in Modern LatinAmerica ICL-362 (3 credits), each respectively, your midterm grade is based on the followingassignments completed before week 7. These 4 factors represent 32% of your total grade: 1. Latin American Country Oral Report (10%) 2. Syllabus Test (2%) 3. 13th Meeting (10%) 4. Midterm exam (10%) 17Revision Date: 09/20/2011