Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
2019-20: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
1: Wed, Sep 4, 2019
A discussion of our working methods and processes; when we’ve finished with that, we’ll open up a general discussion of what history is and what it’s about, and why one would want to bother studying it. From there we’ll follow into a discussion of related matters. We did this last year, if you were in the class then, but (one hopes) your reflections on this question have ripened and matured somewhat since then.
Throughout the course, you will be expected to:
Grades and grading are perhaps the most odious thing associated with teaching, but everyone seems to want to know about them. We have not fixed an absolute formula for grades at this point, but please note that all of the following will form a significant part of your grade:
There are many different approaches to history, and many reasons to study the subject. We'll try to talk about these things somewhat today.
Please read the discussion linked here on the narrative vs. topical approaches to history.
Please read the discussion linked here on what we'd like you to get from your study of history.
You may also want to have a look at the topical discussions, but those are not necessary quite yet — we'll try to unpack those during the course of the first chapter's discussion.
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