On Wednesday I posted the list of courses I am taking this Fall. After looking over the list of textbooks, I was surprised to learn that there are so many this semester! The number of books required for this semester totals 25. That is not including additional readings that will be assigned once the class begins. For example, for HIST 600 it is likely we will be assigned books to report on to the class. These are the books that I will have to purchase (for more information on each book, click on the title to be taken to the book’s Amazon page):
-HIST 590 – Gender in Latin America - Indian Women of Early Mexico, Gender & Disorder in Early Modern Seville, Infamous Desire, Case of Ugly Suitor, Chica Da Silva, Lives of Women: New History of Inquisitional Spain, What Is Gender History?, Marriage, Class & Colour in 19th Century Cuba, Trading Roles, Faces of Honor, People of the Volcano, Women Who Live Evil Lives, Moon, Sun & Witches, Laboring Women, and Public Lives, Private Secrets
-HIST 600 – Seminar in US History: Early Period - Roll, Jordan, Roll, Lincoln, and Midwife’s Tale
-HIST 700 – Thesis Research - NONE ASSIGNED
-GHIST 101 World History to 1500 - Analects, Koran, Bhagavad Gita, Ways of the World, Volume 1, Trial & Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues, Epic of Gilgamesh, and Inferno
Do not be fooled by HIST 700, however. I have already read several books this summer for my Thesis and have many more primary source documents and secondary source books to go. Once again I will have my work cut out for me!
It is that time of year again…classes at James Madison University start again on August 29. Like the last two semesters, I am taking three courses and I am a Teaching Assistant once again. The courses I am taking this fall include:
-HIST 590 – Gender in Latin America. Instructor: William C. Van Norman
-HIST 600 – Seminar in US History: Early Period. Instructor: Philip David Dillard
-HIST 700 – Thesis Research. Instructor: Christopher Versen
In addition, I will TA for GHIST 101 World History to 1500 taught by Michael Seth. I took a course last fall with Dr. Seth (HIST 653) and had a great time. In fact, the only professor this semester that I have yet to work with is Dr. Van Norman. Dr. Versen is my thesis director, and I worked with Dr. Dillard on History Day in the Spring.
I am looking forward to beginning the second, and final year of my Master’s degree. I will post the list of books for each course in the coming days, and, as always, I will describe each class in detail once the semester begins.