21H.390 Theories and Methods in the Study of History


Class Info

Examines the distinctive ways in which historians in different parts of the world have approached the task of writing history. Explores methodologies used, such as political, social, economic, cultural, and popular histories through the reading and discussion of relevant and innovative texts. Introduces a variety of sources (archival documents, statistical data, film, fiction, memoirs, artifacts, and images) and the ways they can be used to research, interpret, and present the past. Assignments include an original research paper. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.390 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by C. Capozzola.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesdays in E51-393.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-M.

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