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HIST3611 – Interpreting History 21.3

A lazily executed and perhaps the least inspired course in the history major. Learning materials were only available through the $30-ish POD reader, with no effort made to provide these article items online. Blackboard presence was near non-existent. It is a course that cites originality in its marking schema, but has not updated, or spell-checked their assessment guidelines, to ensure correct dates or clear details about submission. The lectures were repetitive, almost verbatim of the weekly readings, although did have some interesting guest lecturers. The tutorials were far worse. Rather than set up any serious discussion or pose a debate about the nature of historiography each week, it was a rote question and answer from the course reader about insignificant details. It left me feeling rather unprepared for the critical expectations of their assessment pieces. I also found the written guidelines for each assignment (not the rubric) to be unclear of what was actually anticipated upon marking. The course requires a serious overhaul if it wishes to call itself a 'capstone' course.

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Semester 1 - 2014

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  • Interesting guest lecturers
  • Poorly organized overall
  • Poor blackboard presence
  • Assessment tasks unclear & need improvement
Posted on June 25, 2014 2:15 pm

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