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Colonial North America, 1492-1763 HIST 411/511 Fall 2009. Contact Details. Professor : Dr. Ian Chambers Office: History department, 315 Administration building Phone: (208) 885-5777 Office hours: Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am Additional office hours available by appointment - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Colonial North America, 1492-1763 HIST 411/511 Fall 2009

Colonial North America, 1492-1763 HIST 411/511 Fall 2009

Contact DetailsProfessor: Dr. Ian ChambersOffice: History department, 315 Administration buildingPhone: (208) 885-5777Office hours: Wednesday 9:00am 11:00amAdditional office hours available by appointmentE-mail:

TextsRequired BooksDavid Weber The Spanish Frontier in North America (Brief Edition)Allan Greer People of New FranceIra Berlin Generations of CaptivityCarol Berkin First GenerationsJack Greene Pursuits of HappinessRecommended BooksColin Calloway The World Turned Upside DownDonna Merwick Death of a NotaryCourse Requirements 1

Group and individual book reviewsEach assigned group will be assigned one of the required booksThey will produce two pieces of workA group book review max 1000 words to be made available to whole classA personal book review max 750 words to be handed inFor due dates see attached schedule 20% of final course grade

Course Requirements 2

Research paper Students will select a topic on some aspect of Colonial American history and prepare a research paper of 2000 words (+/- 10%), type-written and double spaced. The paper will be due December 3rd and count as 40% of final course grade.

Course Requirements 3Class summary and suggestionsEach assigned group will make presentations to the class summarizing the salient facts of the previous weeks lecture 10% of final course gradeFor due dates see attached schedule all presentation will be made on TuesdaysAnd finallyTake Home Final Due my office 2:30 pm Dec 18 OR BEFORE 30% of final grade

Basic Class Rules and RegulationsThree-One SystemYou must wait ONE day before contesting any gradeYou must write ONE paragraph explaining why your grade should be adjustedYou must challenge the grade within ONE week of receiving it.Plagiarism Plagiarism WILL NOT be toleratedLate PapersYou will lose one point per minute for any late work.

Additional rulesDuring the chronological period covered in this course you were all subjects of a British Monarch.For this course, as an Englishman I will assume the role of Monarch Pet peevesLatenessTextingPoor computer etiquetteAmongst other things

Groups10 Groups A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,JYour groups will be assigned Two of the course requirements will be based on your group work 411 Schedules

Sept 17 No Class Constitution Day @ UI: Sept. 17, 2009You will be expected to attend one of the events and provide a report to me on the event

October 1 No ClassI will be away Sept 30th to Oct 4th for presenting a paper and chairing a panel at the American Society for Ethnohistory conference in New Orleans

Grades: A ReminderPaper 40%Final 30%Reviews 20%Summary 10%

Pop QuizWhy is the year 1759 one of the most important dates in the period covered by this courseHint has to do with this man first name Arthur

Movie timeBased on actual eventsGives some indication of the issues of colonizationServes as an opening to class as a whole

Wk W/E FriBook for discussionRec. bookLecture topicBook Review DueClass Summary

128 AugIntro

24 SepThe world turned upside downNative America

311 SepAfricaA & F Wk 2

418 SepEuropeB & G Wk 3

525 SepSpanish FrontierSpanish24 Sept. A & FC & H Wk 4

62 OctPeople of New FranceDeath of a NotaryFrench & Dutch8 Oct. B & GD & I Wk 5

79 OctEnglish E & J Wk 6

816 OctColonial Expansion

923 OctGenerations of CaptivityColonial Expansion22 Oct C & H

1030 OctColonial Expansion

116 NovColonial Expansion

1213 NovFirst GenerationsColonial Expansion12 Nov D & I

1320 NovColonial Expansion

-----27 NovT/givingT/givingT/giving

144 DecPursuits of HappinessWar for empire1 Dec E & J

1511 Dec