Course Requirements 2015: 2015 UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

    1. Paper 1 (5 page) 20%
    2. Paper 2 (10 page) 25%
    3. MidTerm Exam 20%
    4. Final Exam 25%
    5. In-Class Quizzes : 10%

In-Class Quizzes

Class Participation: Class attendance will not be taken, but attendance is strongly encouraged due to the nature of the class and the design of the exams.

In-Class Quizzes will count as 10% of final grades; questions will be selected from main points from the lectures.

There will be as many as 5 of these brief quizzes during the term. Each quiz is worth 2% of final grade.


There will be two in-class closed-book exams. The exams will cover material presented in the lectures as well as required weekly readings.

MID-TERM EXAM: April 30 , 2014å
4:15 -5:00pm (last names A-M);
5:15 - 6:00pm(last names N-Z)

FINAL EXAM: June 2, 2014 - 11:30 AM
Murdough Cook

Closed book, closed notes.
Multiple choice style.

Honor Code:

You are expected to observe all aspects of the Academic Honor Principle that is discussed on pages 44-47 of the ORC. Dartmouth College policy requires that any apparent violation of the Honor Code be reported to the Committee on Standards.

The work you hand in should be your own. Sources must be clearly and properly identified - books, internet sites, professors, students and other sources must be acknowledged. If you have any questions about proper citation, please blitz your TA or Professor Robbie.

If you are ever in doubt of any aspect of how the honor code pertains to this course, please ask one of the TA's. It is always safer to err on the side of caution. Below are the major parts of this course for which you will receive a grade, and in each case it is explained how the honor code applies.

1. Exams: Exams are closed book and closed notes. There will be no collaboration with other students during exams. This, of course, prohibits looking at another student's paper, or asking another student any questions related to the test. There will always be a TA present during tests to answer any questions that you might have. In terms of studying for exams, group sessions with friends to review the material from the course are encouraged. You may go over another student's notes or even photocopy them to study from. In addition to studying with other students, do not hesitate to contact a TA if you have a question at any time.

2. Papers: From the stages of choosing a topic, through doing research, you may work with other students. However, the actual writing of the paper must be done individually. You may have other students proofread your work and give you their opinions. The only thing they cannot do is write any section of your paper for you.

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are a fact of education, and a student should not have to be at a disadvantage because of them. If you have any sort of a learning disability, be it something physical or invisible; please contact Professor Robbie. This way, accommodations to aid you can be made. Dartmouth has an active program to help students with disabilities. The Student Disabilities Coordinator, Nancy Pompian, can be reached at extension 2014.

updated 1-22-15