Sample Syllabus: Home as an Idea and a Place
This course was designed as an undergraduate upper-level topics course in U.S. women's history at UT Dallas. As I designed this course, I experimented with two ways of having students engage with history that were new to me: a brief research paper based on original research (briefer than I had taught before), and having students explicitly apply their historical insights to current-day concerns, issues, or personal stories. The syllabus explains the scaffolded process students used for their research papers and how these two types of assignments built off each other.
Sample Syllabus: Graduate Historiography of U.S. Women's History
This course was designed as a classic style historiography course for masters and doctoral-level graduate students at UT Dallas. The main assignment was a historiographical essay; I tried to implement a scaffolded process, because I have found historiographical essays are often assigned but rarely actually taught. Since many graduate students enter UTD's interdisciplinary program without a background in history as a discipline, I also focused on clarifying disciplinary knowledge and practice.
Sample Syllabus: Race and Sexuality in American History
This course was designed as a "sources and methods" course for undergraduates at Stanford University. The purpose of this course was to have students engage with a variety of primary sources and their interpretation, organized around an historical topic. In essence, the course was meant to teach the craft of history through the study of race and sexuality.