Resources and References
Student Papers and Projects
** Burckhardt is also available on the Web.
I would like your term paper turned in both electronically and physically. The physical version must be double spaced.
The quality of the participation is the most important factor. Quality covers originality or insight demonstrated, as well as the clarity of the communication. While on-line discussion is not formal writing, the more thoughtful your participation and the better expressed, the better your grade will be.
These reports are not scholarly works. Write them as if you were a diplomat from Florence making a report to the signoria on conditions in foreign lands. Such reports naturally covered political conditions, but they often also contained information on economic trends, peculiar social customs, and (naturally) court gossip.
The intent of these reports is that the whole class can become better informed about various places in Europe. Have some fun with this. You do not need to cite sources for this exercise, but of course you cannot make things up, either!
January 17, 1995 -- live class meeting, 7-9pm in SMITC 210.
1/31: 1300-1325 report
2/07: 1325-1350 report
2/14: 1350-1375 report
2/21: 1375-1400 report
2/28: 1400-1425 report
3/07: 1425-1450 report
3/14: 1450-1475 report
3/21: 1475-1500 report
3/27-3/31 Spring Break!
4/04: 1500-1525 report
4/11: 1525-1550 report
4/18: First draft of term paper due
4/25: Latest date for submitting your essay
5/02: Lesson plans due
5/09: Final draft of term paper due. Nothing accepted after this date
firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave the subject line blank. The text of the message must be
sub hy309-l first lastwhere first is your first name and last is your last name.
You should get a message back within a few minutes telling you that you've been added to the list. That message will contain further instructions on how to use the list most effectively. Once you've joined the list you are welcome to post messages, even if the semester has not yet started.
Working from Home You can get to mail and to the Web from home. You must have a computer with at least a 9600 baud modem (14.4 much preferred), and you must get the Trumpet software -- regular communication software won't do the job. If you have your own SLIP software it may work, but BSU cannot support it. Get Trumpet.
Start by going to the Data Center in B-116. There you can get your e-mail account and the booklet with the orange cover about student computing at BSU. Around page 15 is instructions on how to get Trumpet, install and configure it, and how to dial in.
Trumpet is actually two programs. One, TCPMAN, does the dialling but nothing more. The other part (Trumpet) lets you read mail. You will, in addition, need a Web browser. You can use either Netscape or Mosaic. These can be found at the same site as you found Trumpet. They are in the Internet directory.
If you have questions about this, or need help, call me or come by the Faculty Computer Lab in SMITC-209.