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Last approved: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:57:53 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

frymirej
John
Frymire
frymirej@missouri.edu
573/882-4658
History
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
No
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
frymirej
John
Frymire
frymirej@missouri.edu
573/882-4658
History
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
wiggerj
John
Wigger
WiggerJ@missouri.edu
573/882-9467
History

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
History (HIST)
History
4971W
3
 
30
Undergraduate Seminar in European History - Writing Intensive
Readings in problems in European history with reports and discussion.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
departmental consent.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

frymirej
John
Frymire
frymirej@missouri.edu
573/882-4658
History
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
Dept. of History
101 Read Hall
No, instructor has never attended
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

We begin by examining the scholarly literature on the Protestant Reformation, especially its clergy and the sermons that they delivered to their congregations, sermons that addressed issues far beyond religion to include social issues, politics, Jews, Turks, marriage, gender, science, disasters such as famine, etc. Students are provided with a basic structure of what will be their final research paper. The first 5 writing assignments will form sections of their final paper, and all students will be writing these sections based on the same readings. The final paper will incorporate about 15 additional pages in which the students discuss the particular topic they have chosen, for example, Luther's sermons on marriage. The combination of shared readings and written exercises allows for more informed peer review, and the particular topic a student chooses forces him/her to do research and writing individually.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
15
Should this course be considered for funding?

Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
The Relation between the Sociology and the Politics of the Reformation
To evaluate the writing ability of each student and determine who might need extra attention etc., and to evaluate students' ability to conduct peer review.
Length of assignment:
2
Peer
1.5
Instructor
3.5

The Religion of Common Women and Men
How to read a scholarly essay and condense its theses into a few pages; condense further to 1.5 pages.
Length of assignment:
2
Peer
1.5
Instructor
3.5

Luther's Understanding of Preaching
Sermons have been read and discussed the previous week. Using these, as well as 4 newly assigned sermons and 3 scholarly essays, the exercise requires them to combine primary and secondary sources and write an essay that will ultimately become a section of their final paper. Evaluation will include a discussion of prose, integration of different types of materials, proper use of footnotes, etc.
Length of assignment:
6
Peer
8
Instructor
14

The German Lutheran Clergy
Read 1 monograph and 3 articles on the education, social class, living conditions, etc. of the 16th century German Lutheran clergy. Draft a section for their paper on this topic. Exercise and evaluation similar to previous assignment.
Length of assignment:
3
Peer
4
Instructor
7

Ideals and Realities: Vocation vs. Situation
Similar to previous writing assignment, i.e., writing another section of their paper based on shared readings of journal articles (no monograph).
Length of assignment:
8
Peer
6
Instructor
14

Final Paper Draft Discussion Meeting
Students have had three weeks to work on their particular topic within the larger paper. Drafts are distributed in advance and every student must review every paper. Peer review graded carefully.
Length of assignment:
25
Peer
25
Instructor
50

Final Paper
The final research paper is submitted, having bee re-written based on peer review as well as instructor review.
Length of assignment:
25
Instructor
 
 
25

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
71.00
Revisions:
46.00
117.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
 
 
As explained in individual assignments section, almost every assignment draws on multiple sources, including primary documents and secondary scholarship. Excepting the last two assignments, the students are reading the same materials and writing essays that answer the same question. As such, every assignment deals continually with issues of interpretation, explanation, analysis, and evaluation.
This is what historians do for a living, and the course is designed to teach senior history majors what historians do, and what they can expect if they go to grad school.
Writing assignments due Weeks 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14 (Group I- Drafts), 15 (Group II - Drafts), and a few days before grades are due so that instructor can perform final evaluation.
Note that every writing assignment (except Week 2) is a part of the larger, final research paper. I have indicated the final paper at 25 pages but often students turn in 30-35.
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Administrative Information

Education and Social Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

PLEASE NOTE!
The course number requires a section number, as there are more than one 4971W courses in the department. The course also requires an additional title.

HIST 4971-01W: Undergraduate Seminar in European History - Writing Intensive - Martin Luther: Preaching and Society in Early Modern Germany
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:57:41 GMT): I have added HIST 4971W, 01 to the Spring 2017 semester schedule of classes and cancelled HIST 4971, 01. This section does have the topics title included on the section.
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