STUDENTS WILL STUDY AND LEARN ABOUT THE PRINCIPLE EVENTS THAT EXPLAIN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS FROM THEIR INDEPENDENCE DOWN TO THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO EXPLAIN THE IMPACT OF THE SIGNIFICANT EVENTS THAT AFFECTED THEIR DEVELOPMENT. THERE WILL BE THREE ESSAY EXAMS DURING THE SEMESTER. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO EXHIBIT THE ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY IN COMPOSING THEIR ANSWERS.
Undergraduate Students are expected to provide evidence of critical thinking in their answers to essay question and be able to explain how events explain the development of Latin America from independence through the nineteenth century.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW CLEAR EVIDENCE OF RESEARCH SKILLS IN THE WRITING OF AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR RESEARCH TOPIC. THIS INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT BIBLIOGRAPHY; USE OF END NOTES; EVIDENCE OF CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCIPLE THEMES IN THEIR PAPERS.
An alphabet grading standard of A,B,C,D,F, is used to evaluate all course work..
A term paper is required of each student.
The paper must be at lest 12 pages of TEXT, double spaced, unjustified margin with end notes . Papers will receive two grades: one for writing style and one for technical mechanics.
In writing the paper the student must follow a recognized and approved style manuel such as Tarabian, Chicago style, MLA, etc. Failure to adhere a style manuel and follow requirments will result in a grade of F.
Late term papers will be accepted, but the grade will be reduced by a full letter grade.
ATTENDANCE IS MANDITORY
Plagiarism Statement – By enrolling in this course the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purpose.