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Stephanie E Smallwood
HIST 498
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in History

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stephanie E Smallwood
Date: 06/14/2010