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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: Designed for history majors, this course investigates the theory and practice of history. We will delve into the ‘history of history’, identifying the evolving approaches taken by professional historians to study the past. We will work on the skills needed to write history, including historical research in libraries and on-line, the interpretation of primary sources, clear writing, and use of proper citation and bibliography. We will also explore career opportunities for which such skills apply. This course is taught in a seminar (i.e. discussion) format.

CRN: 14961

Section: B

Enrolled/Seats: 14/20

Days Time Location
TR 08:30 - 09:45 LAFAYETTE HALL L308

Instructor(s): David Perera Massell

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020