All students are required to purchase the revised edition of Sherry H. Olson, Baltimore (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), and Suzanne Ellery Greene Chapelle, Baltimore. An Illustrated History (2000)which is available in the bookstore. Because much of the reading material for this course is out of print and/or is protected by copyright, electronic copies are supplied for personal use only on the WEB at http://www.ecpclio.net. In order to access these files you will need a user name and password which will be given out in class. Use of the user name and password constitutes acceptance of the personal/educational use guidelines of copyrighted material, exonerating the instructor from any concerns regarding violation of copyright..
As noted on the schedule, discussion notes for each reading assignment are due by 10 a.m. on the day of class. They are to consist of a summary of the reading (note taking format is fine) and questions raised by the reading. Critical comments about the reading are welcome. Discussion notes are to be posted on the student's web sites or if access to the site proves difficult, as an attachment to an email to the instructor.
All students are to submit one book review as noted on the Schedule. The book review should follow the format and style of any standard academic book review (refer to the American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, The Journal of Southern History, The William and Mary Quarterly, or the New York Review of Books for examples.
RESEARCH PAPER (Graduate Students only)
All graduate students are to submit a webbed, 20-25 page research paper
on an assigned topic at the end of the semester, with a draft outline
and proposed sources due according to the schedule. Depending upon class
size and the class schedule, oral presentations of papers may be required
in advance of submitting the final version. All papers should be
properly footnoted and contain a bibliography of sources consulted.
SYLLABUS AND READING MATERIALS
The syllabus and most reading materials are available on the web. The latter will be accessible by password and are intended for the personal reference use of registered students. Copying or further distribution in any form of this material is at the risk of the student and constitutes violation of copyright on the part of the user.
Roster for Arts & Sciences, MLA
School of Professional Studies in Business and Education
MLA program, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: see syllabus and assignments on Blackboard.com
The book review is worth up to 20 points.
The final paper (graduate students only) will be worth up to 44 points of which up to ten points will be based upon the oral presentation as noted on the schedule. Points will be deducted for late assignments as explained in the introduction.
Class participation is worth up to 8 points and includes any group discussion
during the final exam period that may be scheduled.
A=90-100 points; B=80-89 points; C=70-79 points; D=60-69 points; F=
anything less than 60 points.
NOTE: The direct quoting of someone else's work (anything more than a phrase or two) without using quotation marks and citing the specific source of the quote (author, title, edition, and page) will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic 'F' on the assignment. Adopting an author's point of view is not considered plagiarism as long as the source is identified by some form of annotation of your text (i.e. footnotes, Turabian short form; note on sources at the end of your essay or review, or some other format approved in advance by the instructor).
Edward C. Papenfuse (instructor)
by appointment in person, interactively through email at any time, and via chat room (when available-see schedule)
Phone: (w) 410-260-6401
Internet Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update: 29 August 2001