The Protests of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Wednesdays 3:00-5:50
315C Wells Hall
PROFESSOR: Mark Kornbluh
Syllabus, Spring Semester 2003
315C Wells Hall
This seminar will explore the mass protests of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, focusing on the Civil Rights Movement, the Student Movement, Anti-War Movement, and the Women’s Movement. The is a readings, viewing, discussion, and research seminar.
The Movement and the Sixties.
Introduction: The Protests of the 50s, 60s, and 70s
Civil Rights I
PROJECT PROPOSALS DUE: January 22
January 29: Black
Introduction to Radicalism collection at Special Collections at the MSU
The Birth of the New Left and SDS
The Free Speech Movement
The Vietnam War
March 5: No Class: Spring Break
The Anti-War Movement
DETAILED PAPER OUTLINE DUE March 12
MARCH 26: The Women’s Movement I
World Split Open
Beyond the Sixties: Race Class, and Gender in Contemporary
APRIL 9: NO CLASS: WORK ON PROJECT
APRIL 16: Project Report
APRIL 23: Project Reports
RESEARCH PAPER DUE APRIL 30, 3:00 P.M.
This class is a reading, viewing, discussion and research seminar. Both attendance and participation at seminar meetings are essential, as is participation on HST480, the electronic discussion list for this course. Discussions will center around the weekly readings and videos. In preparation for these discussions, everyone will be asked to post a short piece to the discussion list. These will vary in shape, but will usually involve identifying important questions in the readings. Commutatively, participation in class and on the discussion list will count for 40% of the course grade
The major written requirement for this class is an independent research project which will count for 60% of the course grade. Project proposals are due on January 22. Proposals must be approved and may hve to be modified to ensure that each student is undertaking a distinct project that can be completed within one semester. A bibliographic report following a proscribed form is due on February 12 and a detailed paper outline is due on March 12. Each student will present their project orally to the seminar during the final two weeks of the semester. As these assignments are scheduled well in advance, they are required to be in on time.
HST480 DISCUSSION LIST:
This course has an electronic discussion list to facilitate further discussion of the course readings and videos. All members of the class are expected to participate in this electronic discussion list. On some weeks, the list will be used for weekly assignments, on others to extend our discussions beyond the classroom.
The list is unmoderated so that messages submitted by class participants are immediately distributed to other class members.
This discussion list is linked to a website to facilitate retrieval of messages http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst480). The HST480 logs which are stored on this site will allow class participants to look back over past conversations on the discussion list and comment upon them. The Website includes a variety of additional information relevant to HST480 course materials including the course syllabus, and primary documents.
To subscribe to HST480, send an e-mail message to email@example.com
with no subject and only this text:
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If you have any questions or experience any difficulties in attempting to subscribe or unsubscribe, please send a message to me at Mark@mail.matrix.msu.edu
GRADING AND PAPER COMMENTS:
In the body of your papers, a check mark indicates a good point. Several marks are sometimes used for emphasis as are the comments, "good, excellent, or yes." Critical comments on your papers are both substantive and stylistic. Besides factual comments, substantive comments are used to indicate where you fail to fully explain a point, give evidence to support your case, or link your ideas together. Consistency is important and internal contradictions in your papers are noted. I also indicate where your writing and choice of words fail to get your ideas across, as well as places where they are awkward. Spelling, grammatical, and tense errors as well as contractions are unacceptable in graduate papers.
Critical Abbreviations include:AWK - Awkward phrasing or construction. CW or WC - Choice of word is poor.
WW - Wrong word. Word does not say what you mean.
Transition - Missing a transition.
SP - Spelling error.
GR - Grammatical error.
Contraction - Contraction is used.
Run On - Run on sentence.
Tense - Wrong tense.
Pronoun - Pronoun is unclear or wrong.
¶ - New paragraph.
??? - Point is not clear.
Meaning - What you are trying to say is not clear.
Writing - Your writing obscures your ideas.