P a c i f i c N o r t h w e s t B o r d
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Identities and Contested Boundaries
Summer Session 2; July 28 - September 5, 2003
Classroom: LIB 2126
Special expenses required: $400 for charter fees, vans, museums, food, moorage and fuel.
1st Response paper due
Paragraph term project proposal. [see below]
Seminar: Terra Pacifica- Chapters 1, 4, 5, and 6
1300 - 1700
East Bay Marina
Introduction to systems; short sail.
Seminar: Boxberger, To Fish in Common
3rd Response paper due
1-5pm: East Bay Marina - Sail Training
Oral Presentations of Final Projects
Choose a topic from the following list of conflicts or negotiations, or another conflict you find relevant
Choose an identity category related to the conflict or negotiation which you see as a potentially important organizing factor. Some possible organizing identity categories to consider:
Thursday of week one (7/31/03) turn in a proposal for your project area stating the conflict and the organizing identity you will use as your lens in the class.
Students will produce a response paper before each seminar, due at the beginning of seminar. Response papers are your ticket to participate in discussion and should be typewritten. Handwritten notes may be added during seminar. Because the response papers constitute your journal through this class, they will in effect act as an outline for your final project: the synthesis essay.
Response papers should include:
- Complete citation of book(s) or article(s) in bibliography form at heading. (useful for footnoting in final project)
- The author’s thesis, the main argument they are making.
- How the work(s) relate to the student's focus for the class.
Term Project: Synthesis Essay
The culmination of class work will be a synthesis essay. Your final essay will explore how group affiliations or identities define or determine the conduct of the specific conflict/negotiation. The essay should include discussion of the ways the organizing identity you have chosen influences the other conflicts or negotiations covered in the class, drawing comparisons to “your” conflict. The essay should also cite specific materials examined by the student relating to their issue of choice, such as books, articles, historical markers or brochures, talks given to the group by people we visit, etc. Anything and everything is fair game if it is relevent.
The synthesis paper should not simply be a combination of your response papers; the synthesis essay should have its own thesis and support for that thesis drawn from the texts examined by the student during the course of the class. A draft of your final essay is due Thursday August 28 when you will also present your findings to the class for response and critique. Your final draft will be due Tuesday, September 2 by 1200.
San Juan Island National Historic Park
The Lushootseed Peoples of Puget Sound Country
San Jaun County Planning Dept
UW Libraries Digital Collections
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
STRIKES! Labor and Labor History in the Puget Sound