Monday 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This course is about the theory and technique of writing history. Some of the concepts we will encounter are complex and difficult and others are very simple. In any case, it is imperative that you study the assigned readings carefully and listen to me closely. So, you are required to read each weekly assignment and come to class prepared for questions and discussion. Failure to be prepared could result in your being dismissed from the class.
Also, attendance is required. Three or more unexcused absences could result in your being dismissed from the class.
In order to study research and writing technique properly each of you will be assigned a topic for which you will prepare a 12-15 page paper. Specific requirements for the project will be discussed in class in detail.
There will be two examinations – the mid-term and the final. These will be essay type tests. Final grades will be based on your test grades, your paper, and the quality of your participation