three-five page paper %30
Journals %60, (30% each)
Class participation (%10)

The short paper is due on Feb. 12, in class.

I will call the role at the beginning of class until I feel I've learned everyone's name, but I won't be taking attendance. You can come to class or not as you wish, but if your journal entries shows no awareness of a topic theme or idea that was covered in class, you will be downgraded. Class participation--participation in class discussions counts for 10% of your grade.

The journal entries will be very open--you can write on almost any aspect of the material you like. But you must A: make an argument, and B: support that argument with evidence. In all the assignments for this class, we are looking not simply for a list of observations, but for what you think those facts mean about American history.