Examinations and Grading



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

 
Mid-Term Exam I:
Mid-Term Exam II:
Final Exam:
Discussion Sections:

20%
30%
35%
15%

Mid-term Exams

  Mid-Term Exam I will cover material from the first day of the course through September 23. Mid-Term exam II will cover material from September 30 through October 28. Each exam will be divided into two sections:

 
• an "ID-SIG" section, where you will identify a particular term, person, concept, or event, and comment briefly on its significance; and
• an essay section in which you will write on two topics for roughly 15 minutes. You will have a choice of essays on which to write.
 
  For a study guide to the first mid-term, please click here.

For a study guide to the second mid-term, please click here.

Final Exam

  The final exam will cover material from November 4 through the final lecture on December 4, but will also contain sections which demand a more comprehensive knowledge of the war. The exam itself will be divided into three sections:

For a study guide to the final exam, please click here.
 
• an "ID-SIG" section, where you will identify a particular term, person, concept, or event;
• an "objective" section, where you will address the chronology of war-related events; and
• an essay section, in which you will write two essays, each for roughly 30 minutes on particular topics. One of these essays will involve material covered only during the last half of the course. The other will be comprehensive and will ask you to synthesize themes and concepts covered during the entire course.

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