Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15

This week we will finish up our study of the 1970's and then we will begin an in-depth module about race and class in the United States, trying to connect it to the urban riots that have bookended this school year (Ferguson, MO in the Fall term and Baltimore, MD this term).

You have the rest of this week to complete revisions on your term papers. The term papers are due on turnitin.com by the start of class next Monday. I'll be around for conferencing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Use your time wisely.

Monday, May 11, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 881 (Renewed Cold War and Middle East Crisis)-885

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (50 minutes)

Quiz: on the last two reading assignments

: Discussion of the reading

: Read AP&AN pp.890 (Reagan's Conservative Agenda)-896 (Reagan and the World).

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Begin reading Ta-Nehisi Coates' article "The Case for Reparations". You will be given a printed copy, but you can also read the on-screen version if you prefer. You will want to take careful notes. We will begin discussing this on Monday.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Time in class to read the article.

: Read the article.

Friday, May 15, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: I will be out of town today. Your task is to read the article.

: Finish reading the article. Be ready to discuss it on Monday. Also, put the finishing touches on the final draft of your termpaper, which is due at the start of class on Monday.