09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW
Aquia Building 213
Section Information for Spring 2018
History 300 is a skills-based course in which history majors learn the process of writing an original research paper based on primary sources that they find and analyze themselves. The class is an opportunity to dig deeply into both the theory and practice of historical scholarship. In this particular section, we will focus on late 20th century U.S. history and research topics will grow out of research related to women’s and gender history. In this writing-intensive course, students will complete weekly writing assignments, both on the required reading and on their research. Students registering for this section should also note that their schedule needs to allow them to spend time in the library many weeks, outside of class time. The course begins with readings and discussions about historical scholarship and late 20th century and women’s history specifically. At the same time, students complete a series of projects that introduce various research skills. In the second part of the semester, students focus on a research question that grows out of those initial projects. They will also regularly share their findings and drafts with classmates. In the end, HIST 300 students gain experience with the methods, challenges, and collaboration required of advanced historical scholarship.
Satisfies the general education requirement in systhesis.
Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.
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Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.