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History 325: United States Diplomatic History

History 325, Georgetown College, Fall Semester, 1999

Exams: All exams will be essay exams. Three exams will be given during the course of the semester. Each of these exams will cover about one-third of the course material and each will count for 20 percent of the student's final grade. The first two exams have been tentatively scheduled for September 29 and November 10. The third exam will be given during the final exam period on Friday, December 17, at 12:00-2:00.

Quiz: A quiz will be given on Jones, Quest for Security, 1:1-87. The quiz has been tentatively scheduled for September 13. The quiz will count for 10 percent of the student's final grade.

Term Paper on the Cuban Missile Crisis: Each student will write an original paper on the subject of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The papers should be based mainly on the primary source documents published in Kennedy, Thirteen Days, Chang and Kornbluh, eds., Cuban Missile Crisis, and May and Zelikow, eds., The Kennedy Tapes, and the primary source documents linked to the History 325 web site. Students may supplement these sources with secondary sources, but the papers should be drawn mainly from primary source documents. While there is no maximum or minimum required length for the papers, most students will need 20-25 pages to adequately cover the subject. The paper is due on December 3 and will count for 30 percent of the studentís final grade. Students should note that several class sessions have been set aside before the due date of the paper to discuss the documents in class. These class sessions have been tentatively scheduled for October 1, 8, 13, 22, 29; November 5, 12, and 19. More detailed instructions concerning the writing of the papers will be given later in the semester.

Make-Up Assignments: Students will be allowed to make up missed assignments only with the consent of the professor. Ordinarily, the professor will accept make-up assignments only in cases of unavoidable student absences, such as those caused by illness or by a death in the immediate family. Students may be required to document the causes of their absences before the make-up work will be accepted by the professor.

Other Departmental Courses in American History and Civilization:
| AMS 250 | HIS 223 | HIS 225 | HIS 227 | HIS 306 |
| HIS 308 | HIS 310 | HIS 312 | HIS 314 | HIS 318 | HIS 325 |
| HIS 338 | HIS 426 | HIS 430 | HIS 432 | HIS 470 | HIS 475 |

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