Maryland History from Colonial Times to the Present

The objective of this course is to examine the history of Maryland from its founding in 1634 to the near present. All texts for the course including  Robert J. Brugger, Maryland: A Middle Temperament, 1634-1980 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988),  also available in paperback,  are provided on loan to students  in pdf format (for which an Adobe Acrobat Viewer is requred).  CDs containing the texts will be distributed the first night of class.  They will be  supplemented with pamphlets, articles, and  document packets available on the web through the teaching portal:  Students are expected to complete the assigned reading before class.  All students are expected to submit one book report according to the schedule in the syllabus,  and to complete a take home final exam of 10 identifications, 10 short answers, and an essay (from a choice of three).   The final will be distributed at the last class and due back one week later as an email attachment to the instructor.   Students should purchase in print copies of all copyrighted texts (and assume responsibility for personal use only of any electronic texts accessed by the password supplied by the instructor, or on CD loaned for the semester.  Students are expected to have email accounts or access to email accounts and web access.


©Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse (instructor)
State Archivist

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Last update: January 27, 2004