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

MidTerm Exam I:
MidTerm Exam II:
Final Exam:
Discussion Sections:

20%
30%
35%
15% 
Midterm
Exams

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


• an "IDSIG" 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 midterm, please click here.
For a study guide to the second midterm, 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 "IDSIG" section, where you will identify a particular
term, person, concept, or event;
• an "objective" section, where you will address the
chronology of warrelated 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 
