First-year Seminar

Syllabus

Class Calendar

Readings (in order of reading)

Hacker and Sommers exercises

Generations Interview

Music Generations Presentation

Resources for essays

Essay #1

Essay #2

  • Overview with details
  • Tips, tricks, and helpful hints
  • Citations and bibliographies
  • “The story of the invention of the potato chip is a myth.”
  • “QWERTY, Health Care, and Public Policy”

Essay #3

  • Overview with details
  • Family tree templates
    • 4 generation family tree
    • 6 generation family tree
    • Adoptive family tree
    • Step-family tree
  • Essay from an earlier semester
  • Family History Project Resources
  • Interview questions
  • Timeline information
    • Timeline overview
    • Timeline form
    • Timeline example
  • Migration map information
    • Migration map instructions and example
    • John Riley migration map
  • Oral presentation information
    • Presentation schedule
    • Planning guide
    • Best practices for slides
    • Overcoming nerves
    • Grading rubric