Oct 19, 2019  
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HIST 180 SC - Proseminar: What is History?


This course is designed to introduce students to the varieties of historical research, interpretation, and writing. Through a focus on recent and prominent works of history, drawn from different historical specialties and representing different methodological approaches, the course will address fundamental questions such as: Why do we study and write history? What defines history as a unique discipline of investigation and knowledge? What constitutes historical evidence, and what are the debates about the criteria for recognizing historical facts and evidence? What is the relationship between politics and historical writing (for example, race, colonialism, or gender)? Are pre-established ideas and values necessary for, commensurate with, or antithetical to the pursuit of historical research and writing? In order to guarantee the widest possible field for considering such questions, the course will be team taught, and the faculty will rotate regularly. Required of all history majors, and open to all students. Seminar format.

Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Annually


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