- Completion of daily readings, Reading Notes, and written Reading Responses. News reports as assigned.
- Major Essays as assigned.
- Keeping a notebook (three-ring binder is best) divided into sections: first section for class notes, second section for written Reading Responses and Reading Notes in order by assignment (and clearly labeled as such -- i.e. 1A, 1B, 1C, etc. arranged in order with your name on each page), third section for News Reports, and fourth section for Major Essays.
- Mastery of basic terminology.
- A final project that includes a paper and an oral presentation.
- Regular attendance and participation in class discussions and other activities. Meeting times, winter, '06.
Reading and reference: Robert Tignor, et. al.. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present, second edition. New York: Norton, 2008.
Reading Assignments, Procedures, Techniques
IMPORTANT NOTES APPLYING TO WORK SUBMITTED IN THE COURSE:
1. Review the material on "Academic Integrity" in the School Handbook, especially the paragraph on "Plagiarism." Documentation (footnoting - click here to review how to construct footnotes ) is your most effective safeguard against charges of plagiarism. Train yourself never to cut and paste material from computer files, with the exception of the occasional direct quotation (which should always be surrounded by quotation marks and footnoted). Material you take from other sources and paraphrase (render in your own words) must also be footnoted. A good benchmark to use is to insert a footnote after every quotation and insert at least one footnote per paragraph.
2. Use only web material from universities, published journals, and other sources that have undergone rigorous editing or peer review and that are widely recognized in academic circles for quality scholarship and authority. You may not use Wikipedia as a cited source in any papers submitted in this course (more on this in class). A final reason to be careful about documentation (footnoting and bibliography) is that it authenticates your evidence and lends authority to your paper: i.e. it proves that you did not just make up your evidence; you got it from expert sources. The more expert those sources are, the more authority, weight, and persuasiveness your own paper will carry.
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