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Jere L Bacharach
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

This course will consist of two parts. The first will be a series of discussions around assigned readings dealing with a comparative approach to the study of slavery and the types of information which may be extracted from some sources. The second part of the course will involve peer evaluations of student papers.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Students will be expected to attend class on a regular basis and be active participants in the peer evaluations. The term paper will be 10 to 15 pages with the subject chosen after a meeting with the instructor. The term paper will have to be rewritten after it is discussed in class. The final paper will be due three weeks after the presentation.

Required Reading

Orlando Patterson, Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study Elie Wiesel, Night

Grading Percentages

Peer Evaluations 25% Term Paper 75%


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 Edmund K. Kamai
Date: 11/23/1999