Assignments

Reflection Papers

On each week’s assigned readings, students prepare a one- to two-page reflection paper. These papers are to be forwarded to Professors Smith and Mindell and the other members of the class at least 24 hours before the seminar meets.

Student Work

The following table presents examples of reflection papers, courtesy of the student named and used with permission.

TOPICS STUDENT PAPERS
Cronon, William. Nature’s Metropolis.

Kieran Downes ( PDF)

Michael Rossi ( PDF)

Rachel Wellhausen ( PDF)

Aitken, Hugh. Taylorism at the Watertown Arsenal.

Kieran Downes ( PDF)

David Unger ( PDF)

MacKenzie, Donald. Inventing Accuracy.

Kieran Downes ( PDF)

Yanni Loukissas ( PDF)

Final Paper

Each student must produce a final paper of 10 to 12 pages in length, which relate the readings and class discussions to one’s particular areas of research and/or policy interest.

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

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