The Writers Group

History 101.020

Spring 2014
Section: 
.020
Instructor: 
Location: 
3205 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
TuTh 2-330P
CCN: 
39357
Units: 
5

This section is designed for seniors with well-conceived thesis projects that do not fit within the rubrics of other 101 seminars. Members of the group will observe a common schedule in developing, drafting, and critiquing material but will not share a common subject area. Admission requires a written statement and the consent of the instructor. The statement should include: (1) a two-hundred word description of the proposed thesis topic; (2) a preliminary annotated bibliography (with full citations) of suitable primary sources; (3) a short bibliography of secondary sources; (4) a list of previous coursework in the proposed field of research; and (5) the name of a departmental instructor in that field who is willing to help mentor the student by providing bibliographical guidance, occasional consultation, and a critique of the first draft of the thesis. Students apply online by submitting the online preference form, and must also submit their statements directly to Leah Flanagan (via email to leahf@berkeley.edu or mailbox in 3229 Dwinelle) by 9am on Monday, January 13. Although most applicants will not have had time to develop rigorous statements by the application deadline, they must demonstrate the viability of their projects and their commitment to serious preparation in advance of the course. This section is limited to students whose work clearly falls outside the scope of other 101 sections. If in doubt, please apply.

Course Books

A Manual for Writers by Turabian, Kate L The University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 13: 978-0226816388 Required