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Fall 2014 African American History Seminar

Professor Jeffrey T. Sammons has opened his African American History Seminar to Draper students!

Tuesdays, 4:55 – 7:40
KJCC 607
Jeffrey Sammons: ks11[at]nyu.edu

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to afford participants the opportunity to produce an original research paper on any aspect, in any period, of the history of African Americans broadly construed. The course is designed so as to introduce new material and new ways of looking at familiar material for more senior students and to provide foundational support to those with no or limited graduate level exposure to African American History and/or training in historical research methods and theory as related to the subject material. Much of both sets of supports will be found through classic and cutting-edge scholarly products rather than through explicitly instructional sources. The objective is to help you ask the right kinds of questions of the material, as any subject is only as important as the questions asked of it. The finished product, of twenty-five to thirty pages, will satisfy the seminar requirement for the Masters degree if the grade is B or higher.

During the first five weeks of the course we will discuss common readings. All participants will be expected to read all assigned materials and contribute meaningfully to class discussions. During that period, those students without a project in mind should be seriously exploring and developing a topic. I expect that during these early weeks that all of you will consult with me on the basis of need. Those who have a firm topic should inform me immediately for an assessment of viability and acceptability.

GSAS Master’s Seminar Series – What to Do After Graduation

GSAS Master’s Seminar Series – What to Do After Graduation: Master’s students are invited to participate in a seminar with a panel of experts prepared to set them on a course for success after graduation. Whether seeking jobs or planning to pursue doctoral studies, students will find helpful tips about how best to prepare for next steps.

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., 19 University Place, 1st Floor.

To RSVP for this event, students should email gsas.masterscollege.rsvp@nyu.edu with their name and the name of this event. (Students were first informed of this event by way of the GSAS Insider on September 16.) For more detail, open this link: http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.masterscollege