Originally Posted by schad17
I know history has a lot of essay writing but I'm wondering exactly how much?! I don't think I am going to like Psych so I might drop it and pick up history as an elective. I am a commerce student and I'm having trouble finding a better elective for me that isnt full!!
I have history 1b03 next semester but right now I'm in 1a03. Its the counterpart of 1b03. There is a lot of essay writing. There are 2 short papers (3 pages each) each worth 15%. One is a primary source study and the other is a 2nd primary source study. Then there is the final research paer which is 6-7 pages and worth 25%. But there is no midterm.
I have to say though, the reading is extensive. I've taken English classes before so I'm used to reading a lot, but I never thought there'd be this much reading in a history class. We have to read individual chapters of the history text a week (30 pages roughly at minimum), a play, and 3 essays for tutorial discussion a week. The essays are different each week. They are around 30-40 pages total for all of them. So its really a lot of work in that sense. I find the text pretty interesting though, and even though I haven't started the play yet (Dr. Faustus), it also looks interesting.
I hope this helps! Good luck!