This is a message for the Monday night section of HST 102; if you are in the MW sections, ignore this.
The movie response paper for the sixth film, Dr. Strangelove, is due by Monday, December 12, 2011 at 6pm. You are free to drop a paper version of this paper off either at my office (MAK D-1-136…slide it under the door if I’m not there) or in my mailbox in the History Department main office (MAK D-1-160, just down the hall from my office).
The study guide for the final exam has been posted. You can find it on your course syllabus page or follow the direct link here: HST 102 Final Exam Study Guide FA11. The exam will take place through Blackboard, which means we will not have a final exam session on Monday, December 12, 2011. The final exam will open to you sometime on Tuesday, 6 December 2011, and remain available for you to take until 12 noon on Thursday, December 15, 2011.
If you would like to pick up any graded papers from me, I will be in my office Tuesday and Wednesday this week outside my office hours (which means I’ll be around from 10am-4pm on Tuesday and 10am-3pm on Wednesday). I will also be available on finals week on Wednesday and Thursday as well, leaving campus by 5pm on Thursday and not coming back until January, whereupon you can pick anything up then if you like.
Let me know if you have any questions.
This is a message for the Monday section of my HST 102 course. If you are in the MW sections, ignore this.
This is a reminder that you have a series of short lecturecasts to peruse for our continuing journey into Module #5: The Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1945. The three lecturecasts are located, as usual, on your course syllabus page. Instead of having you rush around at the end of your Thanksgiving break trying to get all this material in for a quiz at the start of class on Monday, I have decided to use Blackboard just this once to deploy the quiz for you. The quiz has an announcement tied to it (meaning you should see it as a notice when you log into Blackboard), so you should have trouble finding it. It is a timed quiz (only fifteen minutes), and you must complete this quiz before Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:30pm.
Tomorrow in class we will be watching the movie Downfall about the end of the Nazi regime in 1945. I will also be giving you back a few more graded assignments, which have been appearing in the Blackboard gradebook all holiday break (in case you haven’t noticed).
This is a message for my Monday night section of HST 102. If you are in the MW sections, ignore this.
I have posted the PowerPoint slides for class tomorrow, dealing with the militarization of European society and the First World War. The links are located on your course syllabus page, as always. If you have any questions, just let me know.
This is a message for my MW sections of HST 102. If you are in the M section, ignore this.
It has come to my attention that there has been a problem with some students signing up for wiki groups and then not contacting their groups, contributing any work, or doing much of anything. Presumably these students assume they are going to earn grades for these wiki groups despite not doing anything — what we might term free-loading.
Consider this, then, a reminder (because I apparently need to remind some of you of this) that if you sign up for a wiki group and then do nothing to help the group write the wiki, prepare the presentation, or whatever, and this comes to my attention, you will receive NO POINTS for that particular wiki module.
It is incumbent on you to make an effort to participate in the wiki groups. It is not the responsibility of the rest of the group to chase you down.
Just a head’s up…
This is a message for my MW HST 102 sections. If you are in my M HST 102 section, you can ignore this.
I have opened up the materials for Module #4 on European imperialism. This includes the module sign-up sheets. In terms of schedule, this is how things will shake out:
Your Module #4 Presentations will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Your Module #4 Personal Interest Essays will be due by the start of class on Monday, November 7, 2011. You will also have a quiz over Module #4 on that Monday as well.
We’re going to dip in and out of this one pretty quickly. Materials for Module #5 should go live later this week.
This message is for my HST 102 MW sections. If you are in the Monday section, ignore this.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, 19 October 2011) you have your first set of wiki exhibit presentations. There’s a couple of papers you need to bring to class so that everything runs smoothly. First, you must print off and bring five (5) copies of the Student Presentation Evaluation Form, which you can find on your course syllabus page under the heading that describes the Wiki assignment.
Second, you will need to print off, fill out, and turn in a copy of the Group Peer Evaluation Form, which you can find in the same place as above. This is due by Monday, 24 October 2011.
Lastly, I have posted the Instructor Rubric Form that I use to grade your wiki presentations. This is for your information; you do not need to print this off or do anything with it. It’s there to give you a more specific idea of how I approach grading your presentations.
Also, I will be opening up the materials for modules #4 and #5 shortly, including the Google Documents for module subtopic sign-ups. I’ll ping you again when it’s all up and ready for you.
Oh yes, and when it comes to some questions I have had about your Personal Interest Essays, please remember that, per your assignment sheet, you must create a new page and post your PIE to the course wiki (placing it in the Personal Interest Essays subfolder). You must then create a link to it on the main module place in the appropriate spot (the bottom left box; it’s labeled). If you do not link your essay on the main module page, I will not count it as submitted nor will I grade it.
This message is for my HST 102 Monday night class. If you are in my MW sections, ignore this.
Due to the hiccups in holding class this semester, I have revised the course schedule for the remaining weeks of the semester. Here’s how it will all work.
24 Oct: Discussion of The Ghost Map; Movie: Modern Times (Papers due: Danton, The Ghost Map)
31 Oct: Start of Module #4 (Paper due: Modern Times)
7 Nov: Movie: Zulu
14 Nov: Start Module #5 (Paper due: Zulu)
21 Nov: Movie: Downfall
From there the rest of the schedule matches up to the regular course syllabus. Please let me know if you have any questions.
This is a message for my MW sections of HST 102. If you are in the Monday section, ignore it.
As I hinted at you during class last Monday, I have decided to move some of the due dates for your upcoming assignments related to Module #3 on the Industrial Revolution. This sliding also means I will be adjusting due dates for Module #4 as well, but I’ll talk about that when we’re closer to it.
First, I am moving the due date for your Critical Response Essay on Steven Johnson’s The Ghost Map. You must have your response posted to the course wiki by Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
Second, your posted Subtopic Wiki Exhibits are now due by 12 noon on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Your Presentations on your exhibits will take place in class on Monday, October 17, 2011.
Lastly, for those of you attempting a Personal Interest Essay for module #3, your essay must be posted to the course wiki on its own wiki page by the start of class on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
This is a message for the MW sections of my HST 102 courses. If you are in the M section, ignore this.
Here are the questions I would like you to answer on your individual student page of the course wiki. Please take care of this before class on Monday.
Abbe Sieyes, “What is the Third Estate?”
- What are the key questions Sieyes attempts to answer in this piece?
- According to Sieyes, who are the most productive and useful members of a society? Who are not?
- In Sieyes’ view, why is the 1st and 2nd Estates’ monopoly on political power a problem for the French state?
- What does this quote mean: “The Third Estate embraces then all that which belongs to the nation; and all that which is not the Third Estate cannot be regarded as being of the nation.”?
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
- To Burke, what is the glue that holds a society together?
- Burke differentiates between what could be described as legitimate and false rights. What do you think Burke would say about who is the final arbiter of which rights are legitimate and which are false?
- What examples in the text can you find that suggest Burke’s opinion of the mass public in a society?
- If the change offered by the French revolutionaries is bad, how should a society go about reform, according to Burke?
Maximilian Robespierre, “On Political Morality”
- How does Robespierre’s arguments and rhetoric relate or rely upon Enlightenment thought?
- What are the goals of the Revolution for Robespierre?
- What is totalitarian about Robespierre’s ideas? Nationalist?
- Why does Robespierre think Terror is moral? What is his justification?
This is a message for my MW sections of my HST 102 courses this fall. If you are in the Monday night section, ignore this.
I have posted a few more resources for you to your course syllabus page and the course wiki. On the course syllabus page (which you can reach through the navigation bar above) you’ll find a pdf of the PowerPoint slides from class the other day (under Module #1 in the schedule), and pdfs of the Personal Interest Essays and Subtopic Wiki Exhibits assignment sheets. Take a look at your leisure; we’ll be talking about them later this week.
On the Wiki, under the module page for Module #1: The Ancien Regime, I have posted some online resources you can use to help you with your question assignments this week, some primary sources and some secondary sources. Please take a look at those as well. The chapter I have posted a link to should help you further in figuring out how to answer the Key Questions.