3071_S2010_Syllabus

3071_S2010_Syllabus - History 3071 001: Louisiana History...

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Spring 2010 Instructor: Professor Alecia P. Long Office: 223B Himes Hall Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 to noon, Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 and by appointment Phone: 225-578-4458 Email: aplong@lsu.edu Graduate Assistants: Mr. Matthew J. Hernando Office: 319 Himes Hall Office Hours: 1:30 to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment Email: mherna7@lsu.edu Mr. Marc Patenaude Office: 312 Himes Hall Office Hours: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment Email: mpaten1@lsu.edu . Course Description and Objectives: This course is intended to provide a general survey of Louisiana’s history from the earliest days of European colonization to the present. Although the primary focus will be on events that took place within the boundaries of the colony, territory and state, we will also cover material intended to help students understand Louisiana’s history in terms of relevant regional, national, and international events and contexts. Within those broad parameters, students will be required to demonstrate familiarity with objective facts from the assigned reading material AND to develop an accurate mental timeline of important people, events, eras, and developments in the state’s history. Drawing on BOTH lecture materials AND reading assignments, students will also be asked to develop and express historically informed opinions about the significance of the state’s history in essay questions on all three exams. : Bennett H. Wall, et al., Louisiana: A History (Fifth Edition) Shannon Dawdy, Building the Devil’s Empire: French Colonial New Orleans Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave (Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, eds.) A.J. Liebeling, The Earl of Louisiana OTHER MANDTORY READINGS are listed throughout the syllabus. Their location – whether posted on Moodle or on open access websites – is specified on each date in question. Please note the presence of these ADDITIONAL MANDATORY READINGS and raise questions early if you are having trouble locating or accessing them. 1
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