Department of History

The writing assignments listed below were developed by History faculty Daniel Murphree, Emily Graham, and Scot French, during the spring 2012 WAC Fellows Program. These assignments have two distinguishing features. Firstly, they span the whole history curriculum at UCF, from freshman and sophomore general education survey courses to the upper-level undergraduate courses taken primarily by history majors, to the graduate program. Secondly, all the assignments use a common text, The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, with different kinds of writing tasks centered around that common text. According to the history faculty who developed the assignments, this approach allows for continuity and versatility of learning permitting interested history faculty to substitute other similar digital databases and to adjust their writing assignments accordingly.