Instructor: Johann Sommerville
Office: 4127 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: Tuesdays at 2:30 to 3:45, and by appointment.
This is a 3 credit course; you can take it with or without Honors
If you cannot complete the Honors paper by December 15, make sure to drop the Honors credit in good time! To do this please visit your MyUW site and follow the links to update your current course information.
Visit here for information on how to get a good grade.
Honors Term paper: write on one of these topics
A note on term papers and the Internet:
The term paper should cite at least two sources in addition to the course reading. You can find many sources in the footnotes and endnotes of the course reading, and in the three books listed above under "Reading." There is an excellent search engine at this link. A good link for buying books is here.
Be careful about using sources from the Internet, as they are not always reliable. As a general rule, use printed, published sources (though it's fine to use them in pdf versions available on the Internet.)
An extensive reading list on various aspects of early modern Britian, arranged by topic, is here.
Some useful web sites are: The Dictionary of National Biography (known as DNB): DA 28 D48 2 (Reference Room; 2S). This is a comprehensive, multi-volume work. It has recently been updated and is available electronically to UW students by clicking the link above;
British History Online.
British and US constitutional history
Centred on English dissenters but with web links to many other English history topics.
A good guide on questions of style, grammar etc. is available at The UW Writer's Handbook.
Finally, be aware that you should be careful to give proper citations for things you take from the Internet or from printed books and articles; take a look at this information on academic misconduct.
How much are the exams (etc.) worth?
Non-honors students: each mid-term 25%; final 50%
Honors students: term paper term paper 25%; each mid-term 18.75%; final 37.5%.
Topics by arrangement. (Total grade consists of 50% for each paper.)