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HISTORY

HIST-482
Research Seminar (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section. This seminar introduces students to a field of research not limited geographically, for example, military history, gender history, revolutions, etc. Students complete a series of common readings and then design, outline, research, and write their own historical research papers on a topic of their choice relating to the course theme. Papers are built on primary sources and engage the historiographical questions most relevant to the topic. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: HIST-299.

HIST-482
001
HISTORY
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Research Seminar (3)

Gender and History

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to analyzing gender (both femininity and masculinity) in history. The class reads and discusses classic and cutting edge historical scholarship from a wide range of chronological periods and geographical areas. Students also produce an original research paper based in primary sources and drawing on the works read during the semester.

HIST-482
001
HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Research Seminar (3)

Imperialism and Colonialism

In this seminar students write an original research paper exploring aspects of imperialism and/or colonialism in a region and time period of their choice. The class studies a common set of readings on these two topics and students work on their individual projects by developing research questions, identifying primary and secondary sources, and exploring these sources to craft an original historical analysis.