Fall 2018 - HIST 300 D100
Class Number: 5054
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
1 778 782-6809
Office: AQ 6017
Prerequisites:45 units, including six units of lower division history.
Examines the conceptual problems involved in the historian's attempt to apprehend the past. Focuses on the nature of historical knowledge and explanation, and to the broad systems and patterns in which history has been conceived.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
In this seminar, students will:
- Become familiar with some of the major approaches to historical thinking and writing from the ancient period to the present.
- Develop their skills as readers of historical argument, interpretation, and debate.
- Develop their oral communication skills in group discussions and seminar presentations.
- Develop their writing skills by completing a series of assignments: reading responses, in-class writing, short essays, and an in-depth research project. Major writing assignments will include stages of draft preparation, peer response, and revision.
- Seminar Participation 20%
- Colloquium/Lecture Analysis 15%
- Seminar Presentation & Short Essay 30%
- Final Research Project 35%
- *Assignments and grading may be subject to change prior to the beginning of term.
Jeremy Popkin, From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography (2016)
*A number of additional readings will also be required and available via Canvas.
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