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Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, New York 12180
Syllabus for Fall 2016
HIST 135 - History of the Twentieth Century
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Tests, Annotated Bibliography,
Oral Presentation & Final:
DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA AS A SOURCE ON
ANY ASSIGNMENT, TEST OR ES...
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Emailed annotated bibliographies will not be
accepted.
Oral Presentation – Each student will give a seven
(7) minute ora...
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October 13 TEST #1
7 October 17 Chapter 6
8 October 24 Chapter 6&7
9 October 31 Chapter 8
10 November 7 Chapter 9
11 Nov...
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satisfactorily in the course and will earn an
administrative withdrawal, a "Z"
grade. Attendance will be taken the begin...
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Course Requirement
Signature Form: The syllabus is a contract between the instructor and
the student. It is important th...
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EXTRA CREDIT
There are a number of opportunities to receive extra credit for this course. The maximum
number of extra cr...
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Course Requirement Signature Form
I understand the requirements for the course HIST 135 -03 and the various points of
th...
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  1. 1. 1 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, New York 12180 Syllabus for Fall 2016 HIST 135 - History of the Twentieth Century Course Description: This course focuses on the totalitarian regimes of the 30’s and 40’s; World War II and post-war settlements; Third World development; and the intellectual response of the West to political and social turbulence of a nuclear war. Department: History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Course/Section: HIST 135 03 History of the 20th Century MWR 8-8:50 AM Credit Hours: Three (3) Instructor: Dr. E.R. Rugenstein, Cultural History Office Location & Hours: Marvin Library Faculty Office Wing: Office 101 Tuesday 11:000am – 1:00pm, Wednesday 12:50pm – 3:30pm, and by appointment Text: Duiker,William J., Contemporary World History, 6th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2015. Course Objective: Students will: 1) Demonstrate an understanding the historical background of events in their own time and century. 2) Show insight into the major forces, ideas, events, and personalities that have shaped the 20th century/ 3) Examine the tensions between traditional and modern values and different technologies as well as the ideas that have affected the split between these two positions; and 4) Use measurable and general objectives to show the role that geography plays in the shaping of historical events
  2. 2. 2 Tests, Annotated Bibliography, Oral Presentation & Final: DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA AS A SOURCE ON ANY ASSIGNMENT, TEST OR ESSAY IN THIS CLASS. Wikipedia is a non-scholarly source without any form of peer review. If you use Wikipedia for a source you will lose 15 points from the assignment automatically. Tests – The course tests are in two parts with an essay section, and a short answer section from the readings in Contemporary World History and the class lectures. One portion of the test is an essay. This is the take-home portion and must be at least 600 words, double-spaced, using times typestyle. It must have citations and a corresponding bibliography/works-cited page/reference page. I require 12 pt. Type with 1 inch margins, numbered pages, and stapled – NO HAND WRITTEN ESSAYS !), The essay is DUE the day of the exam. The other portion of the test is the short answer section. For full credit on the short answer portion you must include 6 (six) major points or facts. You may use one information sheet (8 1/2”X 11” - both sides) during each test. Also all work for the test will be due at the end of the test time. No part of the test will be accepted after the test time, ie. if you did not bring the essay to the test it will not be accepted by e-mail. Annotated Bibliography – This assignment is an Annotated Bibliography of at least 5 sources with an annotation length of 300-500 words per source on a topic approved by the Instructor. Two sources must be books (2000 or newer and not a tertiary source) and two sources must be journal articles (any date). The fifth source may be either a journal article or a book. The annotated bibliography must be double-spaced, (with single spaced annotations) using times typestyle, 12 pt. with 1 inch margins, numbered pages, and stapled – NO HAND WRITTEN BIBLIOGRAPHIES! Another important point – The Annotated Bibliography is due on the assigned date. Fifty points (50) will be deducted each day it is late past the due date.
  3. 3. 3 Emailed annotated bibliographies will not be accepted. Oral Presentation – Each student will give a seven (7) minute oral presentation on some aspect on the topic of their annotated bibliography. Separate instructions will be given on the important points on this assignment. It is important that you pick a date and practice. If you miss your chosen time slot you will be give a second chance to make it up if the time is available. Understand it is important that you do not miss your time slot. Final – The Final will be a comprehensive Short Answer & Essay exam. For the final exam you may use all the information sheets from the previous tests. Grade Breakdown: Test #1 100 pts Test #2 100 pts. Test #3 100 pts. Annotated Bibliography 100 pts. Oral Presentation 100 pts. Final 300 pts. Participation/Attendance 100 pts. Total Points 900 pts. Max Possible Extra Credit 80 pts. A Excellent (4.0) 810 points and above B Very Good (3.0) 720-809 C Average (2.0) 630-719 D Passing (1.0) 540-629 F Failure (0.0) Below 539 Reading Assignments: Week Week of: Reading 1 August 29 Introduction & Chapter 1 2 September 5 Chapter 2&3 • No Classes September 5 3 September 12 Chapter 4 4 September 19 Chapter 4 5 October 3 Chapter 5 6 October 10 Chapter 5 • No Classes October 10
  4. 4. 4 October 13 TEST #1 7 October 17 Chapter 6 8 October 24 Chapter 6&7 9 October 31 Chapter 8 10 November 7 Chapter 9 11 November 14 Chapter 10 November 17 TEST #2 12 November 21 Chapter 11&12 • No Classes November 23-26 13 November 28 Chapter 13&14 November 28 (Due Date) Extra-Credit November 29 Annotated Bibliography Due December 1 TEST #3 14 December 5 Chapter 13 & 14 December 6 Oral Presentations Begins 15 December 12 Chapter 15 &16 December 12 Oral Presentations December 15 FINAL Plagiarism: Plagiarism is offering someone else's work as your own, whether one sentence or whole paragraphs, and whether from an internet source, book, periodical, or the writing of other students. It is also dishonest to submit your own paper as original work in more than one course. Penalties for plagiarism range from failing the assignment to failing the course or suspension from HVCC, depending on the seriousness of the breach of academic integrity. You will be turned into the school administration if you are caught plagiarizing or cheating. Even the first time. Attendance: Attendance is a part of classroom participation and is required for the course and includes all classes, the tests, and the final. Every time you attend class you earn 2 attendance points. If you do not miss any classes you will earn 100 points. In order to meet the minimum qualifications to be considered attending you must accumulate at least 58 attendance points and have taken at least two (2) of the three course test. If you have less than 58 attendance points and have not taken at least two (2) course tests you have not participated
  5. 5. 5 satisfactorily in the course and will earn an administrative withdrawal, a "Z" grade. Attendance will be taken the beginning of class. If you arrive late or leave early from class you are considered absent. It is also rude to get up and walk out of the class once it has started. Classroom Behavior: Classroom behavior is another component of classroom participation. I expect that you will show respect to fellow students and to myself. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Examples include talking, snapping gum, playing on laptops, using electronic devices, passing notes, throwing things, getting up and walking out of class excessively, walking around the room to throw things into the trash, etc. If you cause such disturbances you will be asked to leave and it will result in loss of points for classroom participation. Except for laptops all electronic devices must be turned off during class especially cell-phones, beepers, and CD Players. The classroom is a freethinking zone – you can express yourselves freely as long as you are respectful of others and their views. Name-calling will not be tolerated. Make-up Work & Late Work: There is no make-up work. If you miss a test or if you hand work in late, you get a zero unless special personal experiences have been communicated to me within 24 hours of the test/assignment and we have worked out a solution. If a make up date is made for a test or an alternate due date is needed you will get one attempt for a make up test or an alternate due date. E-mail me at r.rugenstein@hvcc.edu or call and leave a message at message at (518) 629-7690. I prefer email. Course Correspondence: All official correspondence and announcements for this course will be made in class or through the HVCC server only. No response will be made to private e-mail addresses only to hvcc.edu addresses.
  6. 6. 6 Course Requirement Signature Form: The syllabus is a contract between the instructor and the student. It is important that you understand what is required for the course. Therefore you must sign the Course Requirement Signature Form after you fully understand the requirements of this course. If after the in class instruction time concerning the syllabus and the other course requirements you still do not understand the information presented you will have the opportunity for a one-on-one meeting with the professor. This is a mandatory failure to sign this form will incur a deduction of one letter grade from your final grade. Statement of College Policy regarding Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Hudson Valley Community College is committed to ensuring educational access and accommodations for all its registered students, in order to fully participate in programs and course activities or to meet course requirements. Hudson Valley Community College's students with documented disabilities and medical conditions are encouraged to access these services by registering with the Center for Access and Assistive Technology or the Learning Disabilities Specialist to discuss their particular needs for accommodations. For information or an appointment contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology, located in room 130 of the Siek Campus Center or call518-629-7154/TDD:518- 629-7596 or contact the Learning Disabilities Specialist located in the Learning Assistance Center, in the lower level of the Marvin Library, phone number 629-7552
  7. 7. 7 EXTRA CREDIT There are a number of opportunities to receive extra credit for this course. The maximum number of extra credit points that you will be able to earn is 80. All review forms, essays, and opinion papers must be turned in no later than November 28, 2016. NO EMAIL I) Cultural Events 20 points (either A and/or B) : A) Visit the NYS Museum, Madison Ave. (across from the Plaza). (Free Admission) Review the exhibits concerning New York City. This includes the World Trade Center Exhibit, Harlem in the 1920s, Skyscraper City, The Port, Fifth Ave., etc. Write a 250-word essay of your impression of the exhibits. B) Visit the NYS Museum, Madison Ave. (across from the Plaza). (Free Admission) Review the exhibit Hudson Valley Ruins. Write a 250-word essay of your impression of the exhibit. Ends December 31, 2017. II) Historic Movie Reviews Ten (10) points for each movie review. (maximum of 30 points) For each movie download the review form from blackboard, watch any of the following movies, fill out the form while you are watching the movie, and turn it in before the end of the semester as stated above. •Evita: 1926-1952 (2010) • The Longest Day: June 6, 1944 (1962) •The Last King of Scotland: 1971-1976 (2006) •The Killing Fields: 1973-1979 (1994) •Doctor Zhivago: 1912-1923 (1965) •Great Balls of Fire: 1956-1958 (1989) •Apocalypse Now: 1970 (1979) III) Historic Movie Reflection Paper (either A and/or B) Sixty (60) points for writing a reflection paper on one of the movies specified below. Pick either movie and write a 1500 word reflection paper. The reflection paper should have a short (200 word) recap of what the movie was about and then 1300 words on what you thought. Specific examples are encouraged. You must cite any additional sources used in the paper. Pick either: The Atomic Café (1982) http://youtu.be/NOUtZOqgSG8 Or Birth of a Nation (1915) http://youtu.be/iEznh2JZvrI
  8. 8. 8 Course Requirement Signature Form I understand the requirements for the course HIST 135 -03 and the various points of the syllabus specifically the following: Course Objective: _______________________________ initial Tests, Annotated Bib., _______________________________ Oral Presentation & Final: initial Grade Breakdown: _______________________________ initial Reading Assignments: _______________________________ initial Plagiarism: _______________________________ initial Attendance: _______________________________ initial Classroom Behavior: _______________________________ initial Make-up Work & Late Work: _______________________________ initial Course Correspondence: _______________________________ Initial Extra Credit: _______________________________ initial Name: ___________________________________ print ___________________________________ signature Date: _________________________

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