TOPIC - Southern Conservatism
Instructor: Randolph Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
Office hours: TR 9:30-11 am in 1601 Patterson Office Tower; also, look for me on Weds 3-4 pm in Special Collections and Archives
Contact: voice 606-257-9739; FAX 606-257-7034; email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Where is the South?"
by Diane Roberts,
NPR Weekend Edition, 2/20/00
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: An introduction to research and writing in the field of history with attention given to the problems of historical thought and interpretation. Preferably to be taken during the first semester of the junior year. Required of all history majors. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Course Requirements and Grading Scale: Your performance will be evaluated from several sources, and your grade will be calculated on a 100-point scale, where A = 90-100%, B = 80-89%, C = 70-79%, D = 60-69%, E = 59% and below. To succeed in this class you will fulfill the following requirements:
Class Participation: Participation in class discussions both in class and on the Internet will be assessed; you should meet with me personally before midterm (March 6th) to determine how your class participation is being graded. All students are expected to attend all classes due to the discussion nature of the course; and you are expected to turn in notecards on the assigned readings. Notecards should be no larger than 4"x6" and include the following information:
More than 3 unexcused absences from class will lower your final grade 10 points. An excused absence is one in which you have contacted me beforehand and made alternative arrangements for what you have missed. You are responsible for officially withdrawing by March 10th if attendance becomes problematic.
Policy On Attendance, Withdrawals, And Incompletes: Regular class attendance is expected, and roll will be taken each day. Mere physical attendance is important, but your prepared attendance is the most valuable part of this course. You may withdraw from this class on your own at any time before March 10th, but after that date you will not be allowed to withdraw (except for non-academic related emergencies) because we will be relying on you. Incompletes are given only in emergencies and only when there is a minor amount of the course left to complete. For you to receive an "I" grade, you must submit a written contract on how you plan to make up the work, and this contract must be signed by me before the last day of classes.
Cheating/Plagiarism: Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated, and any infringement of the U.K. Student Code will be dealt with swiftly and completely. The first offence will earn a failing grade on the assignment in question; and you will not be allowed to submit any further work without a conference with me during which you show me a draft of your work. The second offence will deserve a more public hearing by the Ombud. If you are not sure what plagiarism is, please read the Student Code at www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/Code.
Policy On Late Work: Keeping up-to-date with each requirement is your responsibility. If you miss a class or any specified deadline, you MUST contact me in advance, but if you wish to receive credit for a scheduled assignment, you must first negotiate with me to find an acceptable compromise deadline. You will not be allowed to make up for a responsibility you have in this class unless you have communicated with me and made alternative arrangements before the deadline.
Writing Awards: The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) annually presents awards for student historical research and writing. The winner for the best undergraduate research paper in history will receive a $100 prize and a certificate. A paper may cover any historical topic; however, for students who choose to research Kentucky Civil War history, the Madison County Civil War Round Table offers an additional prize of $100 and one year's free membership to the Round Table. For instructions on how to compete for these prizes, see www.uky.edu/LCC/HIS/KATH/awards.html.
|Feb 14||Assigned Reading for Class Discussion
|Feb 21||Project Topic Sheet Due; Assigned Reading for Class Discussion|
|Mar 13||Spring Break|
|Apr 10||Peer Review|
|Apr 17||Peer Review|
|Apr 24||Peer Review and individual conferences with me sometime during the week|
|May 5||Final Draft (and self-addressed mailing packet) due in my mailbox 16th floor POT no later than 10:00 AM, Friday (end of regularly scheduled Final Exam time); those individuals competing for the KATH writing awards should submit four copies, three of which will be submitted to KATH|
1601 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Phone: 606-257-9739; Fax: 606-257-7034
Last revised February 28, 2000