Macaulay Honors College Seminar 2, IDC 3001H

Category: Reading Questions

IDC Seminar

Here is a revised syllabus for our class (also posted on the front home page).

On Wednesday, April 19th, we will discuss your progress on your sections of the final project and wrap-up material in Chapters 5 and 7 of Foner as well as that NYTimes article on education. Please be prepared to provide details on your section of the Halal Cart project.

And here are questions for you to think about regarding “Netherland” which we will discuss on Thursday, April 20th: remember that we have class that day:

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Please note that the “final exam” will be an open-book take-home essay, approximately 5 pages long. It will be due on the day on which the final exam is scheduled for.



Hi everyone, apologies for the double email, this is the question sheet Prof. Rosenberg sent you all earlier today. We had some technical difficulties but we’re back up and running so we wanted to make sure these got posted here in the appropriate place on our site as well.

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Next Week and more…

I attach three documents here:

  1. Questions on the reading for Monday, Chapter 2 in Foner (“Where They Live”)

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  2. Information and questions regarding our trip to the Museum of Chinese in America on Friday, March 10 at 10am. I apologize for the late change of date. Please let me know if you have a serious conflict and we will arrange for you to visit some other time.

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  3. An instruction sheet for your next big assignment, the neighborhood visit. This involves working with a partner. Please read the sheet right away and find a partner. If you have trouble finding a partner, I will help you.

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Prof. Rosenberg

For Wednesday

Please read pages 1-35 in “From Ellis Island to JFK” by Nancy Foner. I attach a question sheet. Since we barely began discussing Chapters 2 and 3 in Binder and Reimers on Monday, we probably will not get too far into the Foner material on Wednesday.

Also, please think about the following question and be ready to discuss it in class on Wednesday:

We often hear people say, “Only in America!” in response to certain events or phenomena. What does the phrase “Only in America” mean to you? What are some examples of of situations in which someone might say it? (Let’s try to answer this question without reference to the recent presidential election).

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