Course Readings

Required: Students should procure copies of the required texts in advance of our first meeting. To supplement the primary texts, I will place materials on our online course page. Required texts are:

Reference: Some members of our course may wish to consult reliable reference volumes that provide more detail than Kitchen’s A History of Modern Germany. Useful texts include: 

Recommended: I particularly recommend the following texts for improving research techniques, grammar, prose style, and argumentation respectively. 

  • Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. Fitzgerald, The Craft of Research, 3rd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).
  • Blanche Ellsworth and John A. Higgins, English Simplified, 13th ed. (New York: Pearson, 2013).
  • Wilson Follett, Modern American Usage: A Guide, rev. Erik Wensberg (New York: Hill and Wang, 1998).
  • Joseph M. Williams and Gregory G. Colomb, The Craft of Argument, 3rd ed. (New York: Pearson, 2007).

Films: Students will be required to view two films. I will arrange screenings.