HIST 610: The Study and Writing of History

HIST 610-002: Study and Writing of History
(Fall 2022)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

East Building 134

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Section Information for Fall 2022

This course examines modern trends, theories, methodologies, and problems in historical analysis as a means of introducing graduate students to the academic practice of history. The course is divided into three broad sections. First, we will examine the institutional and conceptual development of the historical profession over time and explore the implications and effects of this development. Second, we will read and analyze a series of influential works that have profoundly influenced current ideas and practices. Finally, we will engage with a handful of more recent works that exemplify important aspects of the current state of the field and suggest ways in which it might move in the future. Along the way we will seek to address a number of important, often interrelated themes, including the relationship between academic and popular approaches to history, the challenges of writing the history of people who left few sources of their own, and the ways in which history as a field has been implicated in shaping and reinforcing power relationships in the modern world.

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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, Junior Plus, 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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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