I have taught this class several different ways. I have taught an upper division version of this class at Brandman University. That version was primarily for education majors who needed the class for their credential. I have also taught an upper division version of this class at UC Merced that focused on the history of the San Joaquin Valley within the overall context of California history.
Chicago (Turabian) Manual of Style Quick Guide: For all assignments in my history classes you are required to cite every source you use (quoted, paraphrased, referenced, or based upon). You MUST use the footnote (referred to here as "Notes and Bibliography) format in your papers. I require all written assignments to include a Works Cited page -- not a Bibliography or Reference page. If you do not know the difference, be sure to ask in class.
Any paper not including citations will receive a zero (0). Any paper not including a properly formatted Works Cited page will receive a zero (0).