Students are expected to prepare for and attend all classes, which will include lectures and class discussion (10 percent of the grade). A student who misses more than two classes without a verified explanation must submit an 8-10 page paper on the material from the missed class no later than 3 weeks after the missed class.
Each student will make one Presentation (25 percent of the grade). This presentation may be on one of the recommended or choice readings, or on your own selected story from the press, a film, or another medium, or a relevant topic for the course. In each case the presentation should go beyond content to provide historical context and significance. The presentation topic should be proposed to the instructor during the first 4 weeks of the class - after class, in office hours, or through email.
Each student should select one of the readings from the first half of the course on which to write a very short Reflection Paper of no more than 2-3 double-spaced pages (15 percent of the grade). This paper should “reflect” upon the reading, its historiographical significance, and its potential conceptual or critical contribution. This paper will be due by midnight on Friday, November 3rd.
A final paper of 3000 words (50 percent of the grade) will complete the course assessment. A brief proposal for the final paper should be uploaded no later than midnight on Friday, November 10th. The instructor will be available to discuss the paper during office hours. The paper will be due in the beginning of January 2016, the exact date to be announced in class, one week before grades are due to the History Department.