HIST 610: The Study and Writing of History

HIST 610-001: Study and Writing of History
(Spring 2020)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R

Research Hall 202

Section Information for Spring 2020

Articulating the purpose and methods of history seems simple and intuitive, however, closer examination reveals that a variety tools, methods, and ideas influence history writing in significant ways. In this class we will examine some of the most influential ways of thinking about history and history writing in the 20th and 21st centuries. Our goal will be to become familiar with the broader scholarly discussion and to consider examples of historical writing that illustrate specific tools and analytical perspectives. Our outlook will be global recognizing at the same time the influence of western ideology on the discipline. Over the course of the semester, students will also have the chance to sharpen their skills in analytical thinking, reviewing scholarly work and evaluating historiographic traditions within a topic of their choosing. The purpose of this class is to help prepare students for graduate work in history.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Methodology of the historian including techniques of research, use of documentation and other sources, development of bibliography, and synthesis of material. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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