Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Unwritten Histories on writing a syllabus
Posted by Christopher Moore
Unwritten Histories, a recently launched CanHist blog posting twice a week since March, now offers guidelines for developing a syllabus for the basic first-year Canadian History course.
Much of the advice concerns the mechanics, the prof-as-traffic-cop requirements. There ain't much on what one actually discusses in CanHist for newbies, except the author is down on the Dead White Guy hegemony in history. The blog in general remains loyal to the academic hegemony, however, generally defining historians as professors and vice versa.
Still, that's perfectly appropriate in a discussion of first year course outlines. For new sessionals seeing the post-Labour Day apocalypse looming up, the post could be a lifeline.