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翻譯:鄭世祥(簡介並寄信)
編輯:羅婷以(簡介並寄信)

概論

在這學期課程同學將會熟悉從南北戰爭後的重建到現今的現代美國史當中的關議題。這門課將針對美國歷史中的次疆界,介紹許多不同的研究方法和闡釋。


上課方式,評分和作業

每週我們將會探討指定閱讀作業中作者嘗試回答的問題,討論其中的研究方法、結論、和其他可能的論述。在主要指定閱讀書籍外,還有建議閱讀資料。

這門課會要求、且評分將取決於同學們主動且積極的參與討論 (25%)。在指定的期間順序下,同學會被要求就每週指定閱讀和相關資料作課堂報告。在方便討論,請提前將當周指定閱讀資料相關的問題交給我以及當週負責報告的同學。

除了閱讀和討論之外,還必須繳交三篇五頁的書面報告 (每篇各佔25% )。一篇為書評,一篇為兩本書籍的比較,最後一篇則自選一歷史學專題加以討論。你可以自己選擇在上課期間的任何一週繳交書面報告,但是在秋季課程結束前,你必須至少繳交一篇書面報告。更多的細節,參閱指定作業部分。


Overview

This seminar will enable you to become familiar with the major questions of modern U.S. history from post-Reconstruction to the present. The course aims to introduce you to multiple approaches and interpretations in many sub-fields of American history.


Format, Grading and Assignments

Every week we will explore what question the author is trying to answer and discuss the methodology, conclusions, and alternative arguments. In addition to the assigned book, there are also recommended readings.

The class will depend upon and require active participation in discussions (25%). Periodically, you will be responsible for giving a presentation on the weekly reading and the relevant literature. To facilitate discussion, please submit questions about the readings to me and to the presenter ahead of time.

In addition to reading and discussion, you will have to write three five-page papers (25% each). One will be a book review, another will be a comparison of two books, and the last will be a discussion of a historiographical theme. You may choose to write these papers in any week you like, provided that you write at least one paper before fall break. See the assignments section for further details.


 
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