Spring 2019 - HIST 200 D100

Making History: Introduction to Historical Research (3)

Class Number: 5998

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    LIB 7110, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    John Craig
    johnc@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-8927
    Office: AQ 6242

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Learning history by doing history. Introduction to a historical problem, and learning how to build and defend a historical interpretation through the analysis of primary and secondary sources. Small seminar format will allow hands-on experience developing research, writing, and presentation skills applicable to other history courses. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

MAKING HISTORY: BRITAIN AT WAR, 1938-1946

Using the library’s subscription to Mass Observation Online, this seminar introduces students to historical research.  Our focus is narrow: eight years of change in British society from 1938 to 1946 but our net is wide. We will work with a range of contemporary sources: diaries and newspapers, novels and posters, maps and photographs, documentary films and historical objects with the aim of learning how historians pursue historical questions.

Grading

  • Diary transcript 20%
  • Bibliography 20%
  • Source analysis 20%
  • Research essay 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Readings on Canvas

RECOMMENDED READING:

Peter Clarke, Hope and Glory, Britain 1900-2000 (Penguin, 2004)

Registrar Notes:

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