Monday, August 4, 2014

History of American Citizenship Course with English Comp/Writing Link

The History Department and the Interdisciplinary Writing Program offer HSTAA 110 and ENGL 198, taught by senior faculty members John Findlay and Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill. The two courses do not overlap with any awarded AP/IB credit, are suitable for students from all levels, and may be of special interest international students and those with an interest in immigration. This pair of courses is offered as part of FIG 78 (SLN 15021, along with POL S 201) or as a pair of courses available to all (non FIG) students.

History of American Citizenship (with Engl. comp/writing link) 
HSTAA 110 offered by John Findlay (I&S, Diversity) Mon-Thurs 12:30-1:20 with one-hour quiz section
Non-FIG students: SLN 15693 + quiz section (15694, 15696, 15697)
FIG students: SLN 15021

History of American Citizenship. HSTAA 110 examines how, when, and why different groups of people (e.g., white men, peoples of color, women, immigrants) became eligible for citizenship throughout American history. The course explores how and why for many peoples, at many times, citizenship did not confer equal rights to all. An independent research paper connects the student's family history (or some other family's history) to broader themes in U.S. history. (Students are welcome, but not required, to write the research paper about their own families. Thus students who come to UW from other countries will have the option of researching and writing about a family from the U.S., if they choose, and will be offered suggestions of texts or other materials on wh! ich to base their research.)

English 198F (FIG)! and English 198G (open to any UW student) offered by Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill (C, or W if student has already fulfilled C):
Non-FIG students: M W F 1:30-2:20, SLN 14015
FIG students: M W F 11:30-12:20, SLN 15021

English 198 is a 5 credit writing link to HSTAA 110. All writing assignments in English 198 F and G will be based on readings and assignments in HSTAA 110, with a focus on developing students' reading, research, writing, revising and editing skill and confidence.