366: History of American Agriculture II
time (Spring 2013): MWF 9:00-9:50
Place: 0307 Curtiss Hall
History 366 is a survey of the development of agriculture in America
from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The class
will explore the development of agriculture in the United States since
the Civil War with attention to regional differences, government
policy, technology, economics, and rural life.
in the Country: A History of Rural America
by David Danbom
Revolution Down on the Farm
by Paul K. Conkin
, by Thomas
, by Donald Worster
, by Jack Temple
Assignments will include attending lectures, completing reading
assignments from the required texts, and writing assignments.
List of assignments and
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Students will be evaluated according to their performance on quizzes,
exams, and short writing assignments covering lecture and assigned
readings. Quizzes and exams will be a mix of objective and
essay questions. More information on quizzes, exams, and the
writing assignments will be discussed in class and on other
handouts. Students must take both exams to pass the
course. Work will be weighted as follows:
Exams (2) = 55% total (Midterm exam = 25%; and Final Exam = 30%).
Content Quizzes (4) = 15 % total (5% each – the lowest will
Writing Assignments (3) = 30% total (10% each).
Instructor: Dr. K. D. Hill
Office: 659 Ross
Office Hours: WR 10:10-11:45 a.m.