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Norfolk Campus History Department
A division of Business, Social Science, & Public Service

Thank you for your interest in Tidewater Community College 's History courses at the Norfolk Campus.  The History Faculty presents a variety of courses covering many periods of American, European and World History.  Credits from these courses can be transfered to four-year colleges. 

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John R. Moore

Memorial Military Lecture Series

Vision of Culture Symposium

 

See the Class Schedules listing for classes currently offered at the Norfolk Campus.

The James Becker Memorial Symposium presents:

Religion Around the World

A Tuesday evening Symposium presented by the Social Sciences Faculty of the Norfolk Campus of Tidewater Community College

Tuesday, November 22, 5 to 7 p.m., Norfolk Campus Student Center, 5th Floor

Schedule of Activities:

5 to 5:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks, Professor Amanda Lloyd

5:15 to 7 p.m. Panel Discussion

 

 

 

THE JAMES BECKER ESSAY COMPETITION

 

Purpose                The objectives are two-fold:        

                             *To honor the life accomplishments of the late Dr. James Becker                               former TCC Adjunct Professor of History 

                             *To encourage scholarship in the areas of political and religious history

                               at the Norfolk Campus of TCC and is intended to reward                  

                               excellence in the study and writing of history at the under-graduate                                      level

                                                                       

TOPIC                  Throughout prior centuries and millennia, statesmen, philosophers, theologians, historians have recognized and commented upon the dynamic relationship of religious and political forces as a causal factor in explaining significant historic events.  The ancient call to “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s” has proven problematic and conflictive to many over time.  Yet,  when religious bonds and political bonds are in alignment across a culture,  the consequence can be quite dramatic.  From your studies, describe a specific historic event that best reveals/reflects this dynamic interaction between man’s religious passion and the pull of tribalism/patriotism/nationalism? 

ELIGIBILITY:                          All students currently registered in a course on the Norfolk Campus of TCC before April 15, 2011, is eligible to enter the competition.

DEADLINE:                            Essays must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., April 20th.  Essays should be sent by e-mail to  Helena Krohn (hkrohn@tcc.edu) or Michael Bales (mbales@tcc.edu).  The subject line on e-mail messages should be “James Becker History Essay Competition.” 

 

ENTRY FORM:                      An entry form must accompany the submitted essay.  This form may be obtained from Michael Bales, Chair of the History Department, Norfolk Campus (mbales@tcc.edu)

THE AWARD:                         The winner of the competition will receive a monetary award of $500.

STYLE GUIDELINES:           Competitors must consistently follow the principles in one of the following style guides for citations and bibliographic references

  • American Psychological Association, PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Joseph Gibaldi, MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS
  • THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE, 15th edition (University of Chicago Press)
  • Kate Turabian, MANUAL FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS, THESES, AND DISSERTATIONS , 7TH edition

Competitors are required to separate the bibliography into primary and secondary sources.  The essay must reflect limited use of internet sources.

SPECIFIC RULES:                 The body of the essay must be no less than 1200 words in length or no more than 2000 written in double-spaced pages.  A minimum of five citations are required and should credit the sources of specific ideas as well as direct quotations.  Plagiarized or poorly documented essays will be disqualified.

 

REVIEW OF ESSAYS:          Essays will be reviewed and judged by members of TCC’s English Department in collaboration with History Departmental members.  All will be judged on quality of research and analysis, clarity of writing, competence in handling evidence, and relevance to the stated problem.  The judging committee reserves the right to not award a prize if the submitted essays do not meet a suitable standard.

 

 
 

For additional information call Michael Bales at 757-822-1308.

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