HIST 4000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This seminar is an introduction to the theory, practice, and art of historical research and writing. One key purpose of this course is to prepare students to work on longer research projects—especially an Honors Thesis. We will analyze the relationship between evidence and argument in historical writing; assess the methods and possible biases in various examples of historical writing; identify debates and sources relevant to research problems; think about how to use sources creatively; and discuss the various methodological issues associated with historical inquiry, analysis, and presentation.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Comments This course is required for all students wishing to write an Honors Thesis in their senior year.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6111HIST 4000  SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to: History majors.