HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Method

HIST 300-001: Introduction to Historical Method: Hiroshima
(Spring 2018)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM M

Robinson A101

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course is designed to train students to think and write as historians.  We will do this by studying the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War Two.  We will focus on the decision by U.S. authorities to use nuclear weapons, and we will also examine how the bombings were experienced and remembered in both Japan and the U.S.  Students will examine the various ways in which historians have approached these topics, and will also learn how to investigate them on their own.  In the process, students will acquire the basics of historiography and historical research methods.

Scholarly Inquiry

Satisfies the general education requirement in systhesis.

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces research skills and methods, as well as historical interpretation, culminating in written and oral presentations. Notes: Topics vary according to instructor. History majors strongly urged to take HIST 300 as soon as possible after reaching 30 credits. Grade of C or better is required to graduate with BA in history. Students may repeat HIST 300 only with permission from the Department of History and Art History and repetitions are limited. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: History majors with 30 credits or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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