These major requirements will make up your final grade with the different items roughly weighed as follows: participation (15%); web journal (25%); review essay (20%); project proposal (40%).
There will be an "on-line" component to class participation as well. The point of that is to extend class discussion beyond the limited two hour and forty minute slot that we meet once a week. Equally important, it is meant to foster discussion on your projects among members of the class. One of the key points of a seminar /workshop like this is for it to be a group experience. Unlike a conventional class where almost all the advice and assistance comes from the instructor, in a seminar everyone will take a hand in shaping our discussions and helping fellow class members. Much of this will happen in class, but we will also try to do some of this on-line. Everyone is strongly encouraged to post reflections on the class discussions, readings, and projects to our class email list as well as to actively maintain their web journal. You might, for example, comment on a reading that particularly intrigued or annoyed you. Or, you might comment on problems that you have been confronting in carrying out your projects. Or, you might have come across a terrific web site that you think other members of the class should examine.
We will communicate with each other via our class listserv: HIST615firstname.lastname@example.org Remember that when you write to that address, it goes to everyone in the class. So you only want to post things that you want everyone to see.
How to subscribe and use class mailing list:
1. Send an e-mail message TO: email@example.com
2. Type the following line as the message text:
subscribe Hist615-004 Your Name
3. Send the mail message. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your subscription to the list.
4. To send an e-mail message to all subscribers of the list, send
the message TO: Hist615firstname.lastname@example.org