Syllabus, Fall 2011
When the Syllabus is now official for Fall.
There are three kinds of assignments in this class: Discussion, the Term Paper, and the Reading. Be sure to read everything here, including following all the links.
Minimum of three messages a week, every week. Participation at less than the minimum cannot earn a passing grade for discussion. See the Study Guide for a detailed description of what I'm looking for in the online discussion.
One term paper for the semester, with the opportunity to rewrite for an improved grade. You will want to read the requirements on this. You will also find there a list of term paper topics.
All pages within the Syllabus and all pages within the Study Guide are required reading. All of the online essays and other links within the five study Sections are required. Everything under Supplemental Resources is optional.
The reading consists of essays by Knox plus primary sources (from a variety of sites). There is no textbook. I'm making use mainly of my own essays supplemented by articles from Hazard's six volumes that are all online at the University of Wisconsin, plus a handful of other articles.
|Assignment or Topic of Study||Due Date or Begin Date|
|Semester begins||Aug. 22|
|The Creation of Outremer||Aug. 22|
|The Crusader States||Sep. 12|
|Jerusalem Lost||Oct. 3|
|Term Paper Topic and Bibliography due||Oct. 10|
|Crusading at its Height||Oct. 24|
|Term Paper due||Nov. 10|
|The End of Outremer||Nov. 14|
|Thanksgiving Break||Nov. 21 – 27|
|Semester ends||Dec. 9|
|Term paper rewrite due||Dec. 9|
The weekly discussion requirement is suspended for the Break. The forum will remain open so conversation can continue, but it is not required for that week.
|Assignment||% of Total Grade|
Be sure to read my grading policy in the Study Guide.