Stephanie E Smallwood
Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.
The topic for this seminar will be "The Lived Experience of Slavery"
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
As this is a seminar, classroom time will be occupied with student analysis and discussion of questions/themes drawn from the assigned reading. Regular attendance and active participation is therefore an absolute necessity. Students should expect to submit discussion questions prior to class meetings; readings will average 150-200 pages per week.
No prerequisites, however some background in African, early American, and/or early modern European history useful. Most important preparation will be your genuine interest and intellectual curiosity about the subject!
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will be outlined in detail in the course syllabus, available at the first class meeting.
There will be no midterm or final exam; students will be evaluated on the quality/depth of their participation and engagement in weekly discussions, and completion of a 15-20 pp research paper.