HST195: Women in Vermont HistorySyllabus-Summer 2013Summer session-May-June (online)Instructor: Karen Madden, Ph.D.Telephone: 878-0891, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
As late as the 1970s, women were almost entirely written out of Vermont history.Women’s historians have made considerable strides in correcting this gross omission.This course has been developed to first and foremost, retell the “Vermont Story” from thevantage point of women’s experiences; and second to provide a method for bringingwomen into the curriculum. It will be taught in a compressed format and meet for oneweek during the summer. Students will be expected to complete the required readingsbefore the course begins and submit an original research project one month after thecourse ends.
The first is for all students to increase their historical knowledge of Vermont womenfacilitated by readings and online discussions.
The second goal of this course is to successfully describe, analyze, and evaluate primaryand secondary source material through the completion of your project.
The third goal of this course is to enhance your historical writing ability through thecompletion of two essay exams
Discussions, Due by Friday at midnight each week: Student participation is measured bythe quality of your contributions and active engagement with the material, not onquantity. (each weekly discussion, 25 points)2.
Final Project, Due by Friday at midnight of week #5: Students are expected to completea final project. Projects will be graded on originality, the use of primary materials, andhistorical content. (final project, 50 points)3.
Essay exams, mid-term due by Friday at midnight of week #3 and final due by Friday atmidnight of week #6 : Students will complete a mid-term and final essay exam. (eachexam, 25 points)