History
 

Topical Readings Seminar

Topical Readings Seminar
Reading, discussing, and writing about selected historical issues.
HIST
485
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 Taught 
Course Outcomes: 

Historical Knowledge

Students will increase their knowledge of the substantive theme of the course, which will rotate (the theme for Fall 2011, for instance, is Changes in Religious Cultures)

Critical Analysis

Better understand how a work of History is put together, learn how to make a fair and detailed judgment of historical work (the act of criticism), all of which will make you better prepared to create History yourself

Effective Communication

Students will, by learning more deeply how a work of history is put together, be better prepared for writing an original research paper in History 490 and for graduate school in either History or a related discipline

Research Literature

Students will learn and practice fundamental analytical tools for analyzing secondary sources more deeply than is possible in most upper-level history courses