Final Exam and some additional information.


Darnton, Robert. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History. New York: Basic Books, 1984. Darnton_CatMassacrechapter120.pdf [3.9 MB] – How does this have any bearing on science?


Feingold, Mordechai. The Newtonian Moment : Isaac Newton and the Making of Modern Culture. New York: New York Public Library, 2004. This is a chapter about how women were involved with the Newtonian revolution. Feingold_NewtonianWomen.pdf  [3.4 MB]

Exam essay bonus option: If you want you may pre-prepare an essay for the final exam based on the following readings. This can be prepared and printed up and turned in on the exam day (absolutely no email submissions for this) or you may write it up in class during the exam period.  These readings meander along and touch upon many of the things we have discussed in this class. Draw upon various things that we have studied throughout the term and use them to address some of the issues and ideas and theories raised.  Feel free to make this into an illustrated project or an imagined dialogue or a comic book… but no matter what the form, you must refer to past readings and materials we have worked on.  Think of it as a really well done homework assignment in terms of length and detail and presentation.  Prove to me that you read both Davy readings.  Prove to me how much you now know about our previous readings.  Prove to me that you know how to think and reason and put together a nice product. Here are some further questions to consider in writing this essay: Question Supplement-DavyEssayForExam.htm.  If you are worried about your grade, I strongly suggest taking this option, since you can do the whole thing before the exam and simply turn it in like a homework assignment.  If you are not worried about your grade, I also suggest doing this since it is a rather fun reading and will actually help you study for the overall exam since it will force you to look back over our class as a whole.  Those who choose to pre-write this essay will be exempted from the majority of the essay requirements in the exam.  Those who choose not to do this will simply come to the exam like usual and will be required to write the normal bunch of essays.  If you have any questions, email me. 


Read this:  Davy_ConsolationsInTravelExcerpts.pdf [1.0 MB]

There is a little bit of everything in this.


this:  Davy_SalmoniaPP76-80-ErasumsDarwin.pdf [404 KB]

I only included a short excerpt from this one, but the implications are quite interesting. 

Look over the Table of Contents, it is of interest too.

Notice that this was written in 1828. You might find this fact worthy of a remark.



Final Exam Materials and Information: The exam will be very much like the midterm.  I may throw in some short answer and Sesame Street “one of these things doesn’t belong” type things… But in general, study for a midterm-style exam.  It will cover the whole course, but emphasize the second half.


-As before, you may bring in 1 sheet of paper with anything on it.


-Look over these project advertisements.  Choose 4 and study them as I will be asking questions about them on the exam.   Student Project Folders


Optional interest:

Article from Dec. 4 NY Times on absinthe: