GIVEN EVERYTHING YOU HAVE
SEEN, HEARD, FELT, EXPERIENCED, DISCUSSED
AND READ THIS SEMESTER, ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS SEMESTER?
MORE SPECIFICALLY, WHAT LESSONS HAVE YOU DRAWN FROM YOUR STUDIES AND DISCUSSIONS (BOTH IN AND OUTSIDE OF THIS COURSE) ABOUT THE HISTORY YOU HAVE LEARNED
THIS SEMESTER, AND WHAT ETHICAL DILEMMAS HAVE ARISEN FOR YOU AS A RESULT OF
THIS NEW INFORMATION?
COMPREHENSION DOES NOT MEAN DENYING THE OUTRAGEOUS, DEDUCING THE UNPRECEDENTED FROM PRECEDENCE, OR EXPLAINING PHENOMENA BY SUCH ANALOGIES AND GENERALITIES THAT THE IMPACT OF REALITY AND
THE SHOCK OF EXPERIENCE ARE NO LONGER FELT. IT MEANS, RATHER, EXAMINING AND BEARING CONSCIOUSLY
THE BURDEN WHICH OUR CENTURY HAS PLACED ON US â€“ NEITHER DENYING ITS EXISTENCE NOR SUBMITTING
MEEKLY TO ITS WEIGHT.â€
~ HANNAH ARENDT
ï‚· Your response to the question must be typedâ€”twelve point font, double-spaced,
one-inch margins. In writing your answer, please do not exceed five pages.
ï‚· In your response, use your assigned text(s), the instructorâ€™s handouts, class notes
taken from discussions, and any other SCHOLARLY sources you may want.
ï‚· Your generalizations must be supported by direct citations from the text, class
notes, or instructorâ€™s handouts.
ï‚· Citations should be made in MLA format. For readings, class notes or presentations, you might use: (Zinn, 26) or (Loewen, 3) or (class notes) or (Powerpoint,
ï‚· Note: You must cite parenthetically throughout your narrative. Please follow this
format. There should be many citations throughout your response taken from the
sources noted above because assumptions and interpretations must be bolstered by
citations. The strength of your response is dependent largely upon the number of
citations from the assigned sources.
ï‚· Do not include a bibliography.
ï‚· You may consult with your classmates in formulating an answer to this question.
However, you must write your own, unique, independent answer to this question.
â€œHISTORY IS FICTION, EXCEPT FOR THE PARTS THAT I LIKE, WHICH ARE, OF COURSE,
~ JIM CORDER