Electronic Resources: Students gain access to online journals and online encyclopedias through our databases. Many of them are in full-text. The following databases offered at the Library have material relating to scholarship and research in the area of history. These databases are sufficient for the research projects in this course.
Historical Abstractsprovides access to scholarly literature for history issues
Gale VirtualReference Library and OxfordReference Online are scholarly general reference access for terms, events, biography
Women’sStudies International provides access to scholarly literature relating to women’s studies
JSTOR provides an archive of scholarly journals in all subject areas
AdditionalResourcesNeeded Readinglist ofbooks notyet in theLibrary:
Unknown as it depends on the topic and the instructor
Periodicals: Unknown needs
Video/Film: Unknown needs
EXHIVIB. IT3Opportunities to Develop Information Literacy Skills
This course offers excellent opportunities to develop information literacy skills. It
also offers a way to continue to learn some beginning research skills in preparation for the capstone History course.
As always, I look forward to working with the history faculty in purchasing needs and also in any information literacy assignment help. I believe that the Library is adequately prepared for anyone taking this broad topics course.
Reference and Instruction Librarian Saint Mary’s College
EXHIBIT3 H STUDY ABROAD FALL 2013 THROUGH SPRING 2015
PROFESSOR: Aeleah Soine EMAIL:TBD MEETINGTIME: MWF 10:20-11:20 AM OFFICE:TBD OFFICE HOURS: TBD, and by appointment.
COURSEDESCRIPTION— If national histories serve to reinforce common identities and traditions within the context of the modern nation-state, then what are we to make of German history before the formal unification of “Germany” in 1871? Beginning with the Holy Roman Empire at the time of the Lutheran Reformation in the sixteenth century and concluding with the creation of the Kaiserreich(Imperial Germany) in the nineteenth century, this course seeks to understand how aspects of tradition within the predominantly German-speaking regions of central Europe were weighed and mobilized in order to answer the key questions of who are the Germans and what is or where is Germany? To this end, our course materials will draw upon a diverse and interdisciplinary array of primary and secondary readings on such topics as the Reformation, changing family and gender roles, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, wars and diplomacy, industrialization and the rise of socialism, revolutions, and the making of what have become trademark German literary and cultural traditions (poetry, fairytales, music, coffee, and beer drinking).
Historicize the origins and development of popular German national myths and traditions
For extra support or guidance with writing assignments, you should visit the Max Center (http://www.macalester.edu/max/) in Kagin Hall for professional or peer assistance with your writing process.
Assignments are expected to meet all specified guidelines upon submission. Failure to meet length requirements or use of formatting techniques to lengthen or shorten papers, inappropriate use of quotations, and/or not addressing all objectives of a question will result in significant grading penalties. In addition, sources should remain in keeping with the assignment specifications. Websites such as Wikipedia, online study guides, personal webpages, and commercial sites advertising products are almost never appropriate! When in doubt, ask.
Class attendance is more than just showing up. Newspapers, iPods, cell phones, and any other outside media must be turned off and put away during class time. In addition, please listen attentively to whoever is speaking and attempt to recognize the merit in what they say even if you do not necessarily agree with him/her. Snacks and beverages are okay unless they become a source of distraction.
All written and oral assignments are expected to be the sole product of the person(s) whose name is attached. Attempting topassoffsomeoneelse’sworkasone’sown,in anyform,isunacceptable!Improper consultation or borrowing from websites, books, peers, etc. will receive a zero for the assignment and will be reported to the Director of Academic Programs. Subsequent offenses will result in the failure of this course. For more information on what constitutes plagiarism or academic dishonesty, see (http://www.macalester.edu/employmentservices/handbook/sec12.10.html).
History classes often touch on sensitive issues of religion, politics, race, gender, and nationality. It is expected that all students will be open to and respectful of other students’ views. Discussions should be kept relevant to the course material and issues at hand; they should NOT include personally directed comments or attacks, use of negative stereotypes, or broad generalizations about groups of people. Inappropriateuseor displayof language,including butnot limitedto cursing,name-calling,racial/ethnic/sexual/religiouscomments,visualimages,and offensiveuse of slangwill notbetolerated!Students who disrupt the safe space of the classroom will receive a one-on-one warning, followed by loss of participation points, and dismissal from class for repeat incidents. In addition, please see me privately if you are feeling uncomfortable for any reason in class.