States Foreign Policy
Prof. Gordon L. Bowen
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA 24401
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this page last updated Dec. 14, 2010
Instructor's Expectations and their relation to Evaluation of Students' Work:
Attendance: This course meets but two times weekly. Our Thursday and Thursday sessions may contain either lecture or discussion components, or both. Barring serious illness requiring complete bed rest or hospitalization, all students are required to attend all class meetings. This includes any ADP enrollees as well as all students in the Residential College for Women, PEG, VWIL, and all other MBC programs. Non-attendance or tardiness may produce a lower course grade.
Study of Course Materials: Outside class meetings, students should expect to spend at least six hours per week reading textbook materials, and other readings, contemporary news and editorial analyses related to the concerns of this course. Many class lectures will expand upon insights treated more fully in readings. Please complete assigned readings prior to the course meeting time on the date on which they have been assigned; this includes current events materials. Some videotape presentations will also occur in class, as may some guest lectures. These will add to our base of information and to the range of analytic perspectives in the course: observe, listen attentively, and take notes just as you would in any other course meeting.
Evaluation Formula: Final course grades will be computed according to the following formula:
Classroom Performance: Attendance, Oral participation ..10%
Midterm Examination: Feb. 17, 2011........................................25%
Final Examination (comprehensive)..................30%
Book Review essay on Woodward, Obama's Wars... 20%
EXTRA CREDIT: Additional 10 percent added atop your course GPA for a term paper developed from a topic that grows from the content studied in Woodward, Obama's Wars. See syllabus.
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