2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2021  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 200 - Intro to Historical Resrch and Writing


Credits: Three (3)
What do historians do? How do they work? Why do they work the way that they do? In this course we will explore the intellectual skills that historians use to do their work. These skills are of use not only for professional historians but for many other areas you may pursue in life. Some of the skills we will practice include: using libraries, finding aids and information technology; presenting research orally and in writing; reading critically, thinking analytically and writing persuasively; learning various approaches to the study and interpretation of history; discovering the attitudes and values shared by most historians; and developing an understanding of the ethical considerations in historical scholarship.