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HST 101 – History Methods

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Investigation of the theory and practice of history through critique of historians' methods, analysis of primary sources, and development of the research and writing skills necessary for constructing historical arguments. Prerequisites: History major; three hours in History; Sophomore standing recommended.

Section Description: What is history and how, as a way of thinking and method of inquiry, should the discipline be practiced? How do other ways of knowing and seeing the world affect how historians operate? What are the skills required to think, research, and write like a historian? These are the questions that this course will seek to answer. This class will not only introduce students to theories of history and important historical thinking skills, it will also provide them with opportunities to craft research agendas, construct bibliographies, locate primary materials, work with online and printed sources, and engage with the ideas of other historians. By the end of the semester, students will have improved their abilities to read critically, write clearly, speak persuasively, and argue rigorously. These skills will serve them well as they move forward in their study of history and pursuit of other intellectual objectives. Pre/co-requisites: History major only & Three credits History. Minimum Sophomore standing

CRN: 12250

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 19/19

Days Time Location
MW 15:30 - 16:45 LAFAYETTE HALL L308

Instructor(s): Paul Raymond Deslandes

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020