HIST 610: The Study and Writing of History

HIST 610-003: Study and Writing of History
(Fall 2017)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

Robinson A210

Section Information for Fall 2017

Challenging prior notions of historical writing Voltaire made the statement that "History consists of a series of accumulated imaginative inventions". Inspired by Enlightenment ideas western intellectuals considered what it was to write history and in a series of redefinitions struggled to find a new role for history in their universities and society itself. This course examines twentieth-century trends in historical analysis focusing on the ways historians chose to interpret the historical evidence available to them and the ideologies and methodologies that affected their interpretations. The readings will focus both on general reviews to inform the student of the greater historiographic tradition and on specific works that exemplify turning points in the development of historical trends.

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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
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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