History Beyond the Classroom

HIST 33005 is a 1-credit course, graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, for students who commit to attend at least five approved lectures, seminars, films, and/or other events on campus during the semester and then participate in a follow-up discussion for each led by a member of the faculty or a visiting scholar (usually a historian, but not always). Generally these follow-ups occur over lunch (Tuesday or Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30, the reserved time slot for the course), but occasionally they occur at other times.

In anticipation of each follow-up session, students complete a short, complementary reading selected by the faculty facilitator, emailed and also available via Sakai. In addition, they write a 2-page paper reflecting on the particular event, which should be posted to Sakai no later than the time of the follow-up session. Late papers will not be accepted without an extension request approved PRIOR to the follow-up session.

The main goal of the course is to encourage students to enrich their major experience by participating in the intellectual exchanges amongst scholars and artists that generate new knowledge.

To see the course specifics for the current/upcoming semester, feel free to explore the syllabus here.