- Participation/Attendance (150 points)
- Reading Responses (50 points)
For each unit, you will be required to write a short (250-300 words) response reflecting on a question or prompt distributed in advance and due on the dates noted in the schedule of course meetings.
- Papers (600 points total)
At the conclusion of each unit, you will write a paper that requires you to answer an assigned question using the major autobiography for the unit and other assigned sources.
- Unit 1 (Coates – 100 points), 500 words, due Thursday, September 29.
- Unit 2 (Rowlandson – 150 points), 800–1,000 words, due Thursday, October 20.
- Unit 3 (Franklin – 150 points), 1,000–1,200 words, due Monday, November 7.
- Unit 4 (Douglass – 200 points), 1,000–1,200 words, due Monday, December 5.
- Final Exam (100 points)
The final will be a brief essay exam using the four major autobiographies and class discussions on the strengths and weaknesses of autobiographies as historical sources.
- Foundations Seminar (100 points)
For those students enrolled in Section 01F, you are enrolled in a Foundations Seminar linked to this course. Your active participation in the Foundations Seminar and all affiliated activities is an important part of your first-semester experience at FSU. Your facilitator, peer mentor, and classmates are excellent resources for any questions and/or problems you confront this semester. See your Foundations syllabus for details about how this component of your grade will be determined.
A guide to how point totals correspond to letter grades is available on the course Blackboard site.