Course
grades will reflect performance on a midterm exam, a paper, and a final
exam. The weighting of these instruments is as follows:

MidTerm
Exam I: 30%
MidTerm Exam II: 30%
Final Exam: 40%

Midterm
Exams

The first midterm exam will cover material from the first day of the course
through February 14. The second midterm exam will cover material from February 21 through March 28. The structure for both exams is as follows:


• an "IDSIG" section, where you will identify a
particular term, person, concept, or event, and comment briefly
on its significance; and
• an essay section, for which you will have a choice of essays
on which to write.
A study guide for the first midterm is available via this link: Midterm I Study Guide.
A study guide for the second midterm is available via this link: Midterm II Study Guide. 
Final
Exam

The
final exam will focus primarily on material from April 4 through
May 2, but also will ask you to draw on material from the first twothirds
of the course. Its structure will resemble that of the two midterms.
A study guide for the final exam is available via this link: Final Exam Study Guide.


• an "IDSIG" section, where you will identify a particular
term, person, concept, or event; and
• an essay section, in which you will write two essays. One of
these essays will involve material covered only during the last third
of the course. The other will be comprehensive and will ask you to
synthesize themes and concepts covered throughout the semester. 
Grading

Grades will
be distributed as follows:


93 100 =
A
90  92 = A  
87  89 =
B +
83  86 = B
80  82 = B  
77  79 =
C +
73  76 = C
70  72 = C  
67  69 =
D +
63  66 = D
60  62 = D  
0  59 = F 
