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Stephen F. Austin State University
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His 582 - Internship in Public History
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Internship in Public History HIS582 040 Summer II 2011 2 45 4 40 MTWR Ferguson 477 Dr Perky Beisel Phone 936 468 2093 E mail pbeisel sfasu edu 305 Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North Office Hours MTWR 10 00 Noon and by appointment Course Description A hands on exploration of the practice of historic preservation with training in historic surveys architectural styles and archival research Program Learning Outcomes The SFA History Department has identified the following Program Learning Outcomes PLOs for all SFA students earning an M A degree in History 1 The student will be able to explain the key issues and developments in at least two historical periods one per course 2 The student will be able to identify the main historical works and interpretive debates associated with an event or period 3 The student will be able to locate identify and critically analyze primary sources 4 The student will be able to research and analyze effectively an issue or topic in writing 5 The student will be able to present written work in an appropriate academic style including the proper citation of sources using Chicago Manual of Style 15th or most recent edition This section of this course will focus on PLO 3 Student Learning Outcomes 1 The student will utilize the primary sources in the regional archive and county offices to research the structures ownership history and significant individuals and events associated with the properties 2 The student will conduct a historic survey in order to demonstrate proficiency with photographic GIS and computer technology as well as develop a plan for future research and preservation Required Texts Carter Thomas and Elizabeth Collins Cromley Invitation to Vernacular Architecture City of Nacogdoches Multiple Property Documentation Form http pdfhost focus nps gov docs NRHP Text 64500647 pdf Guidelines for Local Surveys A Basis for Preservation Planning formerly NR Bulletin 24 http www nps gov history nr publications bulletins nrb24 McAlester Virginia and Lee McAlester A Field Guide to American Houses New York Alfred A Knopf 1987 Internship in Public History HIS582 040 Summer II 2011 2 45 4 40 MTWR Ferguson 477 Recommended Texts Longstreth Richard Buildings of Main Street Updated edition Walnut Creek CA AltaMira 2000 Suggested Style Guides Please note the proper History style is the Chicago Manual of Style Strunk William Jr and E B White The Elements of Style 4th ed New York Longman Pub Group 1999 Truss Lynne Eats Shoots Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation New York Gotham Books 2004 Turabian Kate L A Manual for Writers of Term Papers Theses and Dissertations 6th ed Chicago University of Chicago Press 1996 Grading Scale A 100 90 B 89 80 C 79 70 D 69 60 F 59 0 points 100 90 points 89 99 80 points 79 99 70 points 69 99 60 points 59 99 0 The final grade in the course is determined by the total number of points earned on the assignments and participation including attendance according to their listed weights Final grades will be posted by the deadline provided by the registrar August 17 do not ask for them prior to this date You are also expected to have proficiency in computer usage if you do not know how to use a particular program please seek help before your assignments are due Gross formatting errors may result in a penalization of up to ten percent 10 of an assignment grade Attendance Policy Students are expected to attend all classes and pre scheduled outside meetings One absence during the semester is allowed without penalty After that five points per absence will be deducted from the final participation grade Participation Each student is expected to contribute to small group and class wide discussions of assigned readings projects videos handouts and other materials Contribution is defined as the demonstration of higher order thinking skills analysis synthesis and evaluation A student can do this when he she has developed a dialog with the materials on one s own prior to class discussion Students should check the course s WebCT page for updated notices handouts and deadlines Course Project Each group will perform a historic assets survey in the Washington Square Sterne Hoya and or Outside Overlay Districts Each group will be responsible for completing a survey form taking digital photographs recording GIS data for each structure and updating the property s entry on the project website Each group s ten page final report will summarize and evaluate the individual historic assets Internship in Public History HIS582 040 Summer II 2011 2 45 4 40 MTWR Ferguson 477 and the neighborhood as a whole within the appropriate historic contexts as well as suggest future preservation and interpretation opportunities Each member of the group will submit an individual twopage reflection of the process and skills acquired A detailed instruction sheet will be provided Individually each student will be responsible for research his her assigned structures to located relevant historic photographs census records maps deeds wills etc analyze materials and upload the material on the project website This material will also be submitted as an individual report with electronic copies of all available primary sources N Noottiiffiiccaattiioonnss Academic Integrity A 9 1 Academic integrity is a responsibility of all university faculty and students Faculty members promote academic integrity in multiple ways including instruction on the components of academic honesty as well as abiding by university policy on penalties for cheating and plagiarism Definition of Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty includes both cheating and plagiarism Cheating includes but is not limited to 1 using or attempting to use unauthorized materials to aid in achieving a better grade on a component of a class 2 the falsification or invention of any information including citations on an assigned exercise and or 3 helping or attempting to help another in an act of cheating or plagiarism Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own Examples of plagiarism are 1 submitting an assignment as if it were one s own work when in fact it is at least partly the work of another 2 submitting a work that has been purchased or otherwise obtained from an Internet source or another source and 3 incorporating the words or ideas of an author into one s paper without giving the author due credit Please read the complete policy at http www sfasu edu policies academic integrity asp


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