Class meets on Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Alumni Hall 204.
|Instructor:||Maxim Tarnawsky||121 St. Joseph St.||Alumni Hall 403|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||926-1300 x3338||FAX 926-2076|
This course surveys the representation of the Cossacks in literary and visual works ranging across a wide variety of cultures and eras. Were the Cossacks Russian, Polish, Ukrainian or all of the above? Were they the agents of a repressive Russian government, the hirelings of Polish kings, the tormentors of East European Jews, the protectors of Europe from the Ottomans, or the liberators of the Ukrainian nation? Were they East European cowboys, legendary warriors, defenders of Orthodox Christianity, or a motley collection of drunken mercenaries? We will survey depictions of the Cossacks in visual works, in works of folklore, and in literary works by Russian, Polish, Jewish, and Ukrainian writers.
|Graded course requirements|
|Item||Due date||Percent of Final Grade|
|Assignment 1||Week four Oct 6||15%|
|Assignment 2||Week seven Oct 27||15%|
|Assignment 3||Week ten Nov 24||15%|
|Concluding Test||Last Class Dec 8||25%|
|Final Paper, 7–8 pgs.||After Last Class, Dec 11||20%|
|Attendance and Participation||required||10%|
There will be three Assignments due on the dates listed above. Each assignment will be a short essay of 2 pages (no less than 600 words) on an assigned topic. Your writing will be judged on its clarity, focus, and insight.
The Concluding test will be held in class at our last class meeting. It will cover material from the entire course. It will include a few factual questions, to make sure you have kept up with the readings, and a few analytical questions that will test your understanding of the material.
The Final Paper is to be emailed to the instructor directly after the last class and no later than Friday, Dec 11 at midnight. Sample topics are posted, but you are free to suggest your own topic to the instructor. Don't write on your own topics without FIRST getting the instructor's approval. Papers should be 7–8 pages long, formatted with 1 inch margins, double spacing, and 12 point type.
Attendance in class is required. Participation in class discussion improves your grade.
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