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.
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.
GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW CLEAR EVIDENCE OF SOLID 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.
STUDENTS GRADES WILL RUN FROM A-F AND WILL BE BASED ON THE EVIDENCE OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE SUBJECT AND THE EVIDENCE OF THEIR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS.
GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER AT LEAST 15 PAGES IN LENGTH, USING END NOTES AND UNJUSTIFIED MARGINS. GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST USE TARABIAN AS THEIR STYLE MANUAL GUIDE. TERM PAPERS REVEIVE TWO GRADES ONE FOR WRITING STYLE AND ONE FOR APPROPRIATE RESEARCH MECHANICS.
THE PAPER IS DUE DURING CLASS PERIOD DECEMBER 5, 2013. PAPERS ARE CONSIDERED LATE AFTER THAT TIME AND WILL BE PENALIZED A LETTER GRADE.
Attendance is mandatory.
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.