Exams & Term Paper
Exams: All exams will be essay exams. Three exams will be given during the course of the semester. Each of these exams will cover about one-third of the course material and each will count for 25 percent of the student's final grade. The first two exams have been tentatively scheduled for February 23 and April 11. The third exam will be given during the final exam period on Thursday, April 30, at 12:00-2:00 P.M.

Term Paper: Each student will write a term paper on some aspect of the history of slavery in the United States. Term paper topics must be approved by the professor on or before January 29.

Students are encouraged to make use of primary sources in their term papers. While this paper is not expected to be a graduate-level research paper which is drawn largely from primary sources, students are encouraged to do as much research in primary sources as time permits. Students should make the availability of suitable primary sources a significant consideration in their choice of term paper topics.

There is no maximum or minimum required length for the term papers; however, papers of 20-25 pages are ideal. Students should be advised to write a paper which is long enough to cover their topics adequately but short enough to prevent their theses and arguments from being obscured by irrelevant details. Students will be graded on content and style.

The term paper is due on April 16 and it will count for 25 percent of the student's final grade. The professor will provide additional instructions about writing and researching the term paper.

Make-Up Assignments: Students will be allowed to make up missed assignments only with the consent of the professor. Ordinarily, the professor will accept make-up assignments only in cases of unavoidable student absences, such as those caused by illness or by a death in the immediate family. Students may be required to document the causes of their absences before the make-up work will be accepted by the professor.


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Dr. Tallant's Classes
The American Studies Major
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Other Departmental Courses in American History and Civilization:
| AMS 250 | HIS 223 | HIS 225 | HIS 227 | HIS 306 |
| HIS 308 | HIS 310 | HIS 312 | HIS 314 | HIS 318 | HIS 325 |
| HIS 338 | HIS 426 | HIS 430 | HIS 432 | HIS 470 | HIS 475 |

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Dr. Harold D. Tallant, Department of History, Georgetown College
400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324, (502) 863-8075
E-mail: htallant@georgetowncollege.edu.