Announcements: This page includes all announcements relevant to Cliff Donn's section of COR 400. Any administrative matters, changes in the syllabus, changes in the class schedule, emergency class cancellations, or changes in course requirements will be noted here. It is your obligation to check this page several times each week. Don't stop checking just because intially you don't find any announcements.

Students are not permitted to leave early or return late from Fall Break (Columbus Day) or Thanksgiving Break unless they are ill. If you miss the class immediately before or after one of those breaks you will be required to provide a doctor's note demonstrating your illness. If you don't have such a note, you will be required either to drop the class or to do a substantial extra assignment, at the instructor's discretion.

Please check the "assignments" link on the course home page. It now contains basic information about the assignments for the semester and what choices you have with regard to those assignments. Over the next week or so I shall be adding links on "assignments" page with even more detail. Also please check the format requirements link.

The library is unable to find its copies of The Radical Right by Daniel Bell and Black of Power by Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton.  I believe these are only optional readings in any case but I am removing them from the syllabus.

I have added the following book to the reading list: Clarence Taylor, Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union. It is available electronically at the library and the link is on the electronic reserve list. You will need to read chapters 4, 7, 9, and 10 before the class on October 3.

The course requirements indicate that at least 20% of course work is to be completed by September 30. I'll allow you to hand in such work at the beginning of class on October 3 without any penalty. The later requirements have been moved back from October 31 to November 2 and from November 15 to November 16. The assignment link has been altered to reflect these changes.

One of you has correctly pointed out to me that the Alice Wexler book (about Emma Goldman) is not on my reserve list and thus not on reserve at the library. I have now asked the library to put it on reserve so please read it as soon as possible. I understand that it may not be possible for most of you to read it by class on Thursday, 10/11. If you cannot read it, please instead read John Birch Society, "Beliefs and Principles of the John Birch Society" in Sargent and "Birchers and Minutemen" in Levitas, The Terrorist Next Door.

Office hours are cancelled for Monday, November 27.