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HIST 164
Slavery in the American South
Last Offered Spring 2019
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed AMST 165 / AFR 164 / HIST 164
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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This writing intensive seminar will focus on slavery in the southern United States–one of the most difficult and challenging subjects in this country’s history. After looking at several different approaches to North American slavery and examining in depth two of the key primary sources for the study of this institution, students will select an aspect of slavery for intensive research. The rich sources of the Chapin and Sawyer Libraries will be examined to show students the extensive body of materials available on campus for their research projects. Separate class sessions on approaches to research and available research materials held with Lori DuBois, Sawyer reference librarian, and Wayne Hammond, Chapin librarian. Instructor holds individual meetings with each student to help them with the selection of a viable research topic.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15-19
Class#: 3235
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class discussion, weekly reading summaries, and final 8- to 10-page research paper; in addition to reading key books in the field, students will engage in primary source research using the College library's extensive holdings of microfilm and local records dealing with slavery
Prerequisites: first-years and sophomores
Enrollment Preferences: first-years and sophomores
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 165 Division II AFR 164 Division II HIST 164 Division II
WS Notes: 2- to 3-page summary of class reading assignment for that day; students invited to come in to discuss weekly reading summaries before or after submission, or both. An 8- to 10-page research paper due at end of term. Rough draft of research paper required,individual conferences held with each student on their rough draft prior to submission of final version of their research paper. Students will receive from the instructor timely comments on their writing skills, with suggestions for improvement.

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