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Office Hours: 11-12 TTh OBA
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: "Introduces the problems, materials, and techniques of historical and writing, explains the larger meaning and directions of history, and examines major schools of historical thought. This course meets USD Graduation Requirement: Writing Intensive Requirement."
This course also satisfies one of the requirements for the history major. It introduces students to the practice of the profession as students engage some of the important philosophical issues related to the discipline, learn the tools of the trade, and put into practice what they learn by formulating a significant historical problem, conducting research into it, writing a paper, and critiquing their peers. The course thus combines theory and practice.
Requirements. ELECTRONIC-DEVICE-FREE CLASSROOM. Turn off and stow your electronic devices before the class begins. Students must attend all meetings, read all assignments, participate actively in discussions, and submit written work on schedule. A student may miss up to three meetings without penalty (as a matter of courtesy, you should inform your instructor in advance of an absence; he assumes a student will miss class only because of a university-sanctioned event or a medical or family emergency). The instructor may reduce the grade of or drop a student who cannot meet these requirements. He will not tolerate plagiarism (cf the AHA statement on plagiarism).
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Grading. Participation: 10% (discussion, in-class exercises); short papers: 30% (3 papers on the Commodus problem @ 5%, 1 on Arcadia @ 10%); peer reviews: 10% (2 @ 5%); research paper: 50% (5% prospectus/annotated bibliography, 10% first draft, 5% presentation, 30% final draft). See the submission dates in bold in the schedule below. The instructor may accept late submissions for partial credit.