the course of the semester you will
develop writing skills (outlined
in the Overview)
that will help you craft clear and
cogent prose, and study skills that
will assist you in doing fine work
on an exam. The course requirements
are designed to help you sharpen
these skills. You will write one
short (3-4 pages) and one long (8-10
pages) research paper: the first
will ask you to research, compare
and analyze primary sources only
on an assigned topic; the second
expects you to develop the topic,
identify the primary and secondary
sources, and construct the analysis.
You will take a series of quizzes,
one midterm and one final exam: the
biweekly quizzes will focus your
attention on the reading, the midterm
will cover the material up until
the exam, and the final exam will
quizzes are part of class participation,
which also includes preparation of
readings and assignments, and participation
in discussions in the classroom and
in an electronic bulletin board.
Obviously, if you do not attend class
you can not participate in the in-class
discussions, and participation in
the bulletin board is not
a substitute for classroom contributions.
Come to class.
quizzes, papers, in-class assignments
and exams will have set deadlines.
These deadlines will be announced
in advance and are non-negotiable;
any that you miss will earn a grade
6 (draft); Oct. 18 (final)