HIS 350L • Race and Revolution II-W
This class is designed to help you develop a research project, complete the research and write an essay (15-25 pages) based on your primary research. "Race and the American Revolution I" (HIS 317L/AFR317D) is a prerequisite, so everyone should share basic background knowledge of the history and historiography of race during the era of the American Revolution. That knowledge should help deepen discussions of shared readings and help you use the readings to define a research topic. Many of the class meetings have been set aside for individual meetings with students. These are not optional, and you should take advantage of them not only to report on the progress that you have made on your project, but also to seek advice or guidance about research and/or writing problems. There are three interim writing assignments during the course of the semester - and abstract, a report on a primary document, and a rough draft. Each is intended to contribute to your final essay. Two of those (the abstract and the document analysis) will be distributed to all members of the class, and discussed during a class meeting, and you will be asked to give an oral report on your rough draft during a class meeting.
Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.