Schedule of Reading Assignments

and

Research Paper Due Dates



Please note: this schedule does not include due dates for reading worksheets and writing exercises. They will be made in class and then posted on the course internet site; you'll receive the URL early in the semester.



Meeting Date

1 8/27 Introductory exercise. Discussion of course syllabus.



2 8/29 Introductory exercise. Origin, Darwin's Introduction (pp. 1-6) and chapter 14.



3 9/5 Introductory exercise. Descent, Darwin's Introduction (pp. 1-5) and chapter 21 (in part 2).



4 9/10 Scan/read Origin, chapters 1-4 (everyone); 6, 9, 10, 11 (basic groups)



5 9/12 Scan/read Descent, chapters 1, 4, 7, 8 (everyone); 3, 6, 19, 20 (basic groups).



6 9/17 Scan/read "Diary," 3-51, 120-44, 221-28.



7 9/19 Scan/read "Diary," 249-64, 295-304, 351-80, 413-18.



*** 9/21 Prospectus due in V-J's box in 301 Morrill Hall (History Department) by 11:55 a.m.

8 9/24 Ruse, prologue and chapter 1.

Presentation of research topics in research groups.



9 9/26 Ruse, chapter 6.

Origin (chapters to be assigned).



10 10/1 Ruse, chapter 7.

Origin (chapters to be assigned).

Reports on Desmond and Moore, Darwin: Life of a Tormented Evolutionist (on reserve).



11 10/3 Ruse, chapter 9.

Descent (chapters to be assigned)



12 10/8 Descent - research topics.



13 10/10 Browne, Intro - chapter 3.



*** 10/12 Draft of "To" section due in V-J's box in 301 Morrill Hall by 11:55 a.m.



14 10/15 Browne, chapters 4-6.

Ruse, chapter 2.

15 10/17 Browne, chapters 7-8; parallel readings in "Diary."

16 10/22 Browne, chapters 9-10; parallel readings in "Diary."



17 10/24 Browne, chapters 11-12; parallel readings in "Diary."



18 10/29 Browne, chapters 13-14; parallel readings in "Diary."



19 10/31 First-draft writing workshop.



*** 11/2 Complete first draft of research paper due in V-J's box in 301 Morrill Hall by 11:55 a.m.



20 11/5 Distribute copy of first draft conclusion to each member of your research group.

Browne, chapters 15-16.

21 11/7 Discussion of first drafts.

22 11/12 Browne, chapters 17-19.



23 11/14 Browne, chapters 20-21.



24 11/19 Reading TBA-will depend on individual/collective research needs.



25 11/21 Reading TBA-will depend on individual/collective research needs.



26 11/26 Reading TBA-will depend on individual/collective research needs.



27 11/28 Reading TBA-will depend on individual/collective research needs.



28 12/3 Final draft writing workshop.



29 12/5 Two copies of final research paper due at beginning of class (one is filed in History Dept.)

One copy of the conclusion for each member of your research group.

Distribute format and worksheets for presentations during the Final Examination period.



Final 12/13 Scheduled Final Examination Period: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Attendance mandatory. Conference-style presentation of research paper "findings" to basic groups; turn in presentation worksheets. Course evaluation.