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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
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Research Seminar (3)

The Body in History

Over the past century the body has become the main tool of expression for identity and social status in Western society. This course prepares for research projects that discuss ways in which identities such as race, class, gender and sexuality are embodied, or how different cultures and times dealt with birth, death, disease, and disability. It also looks at ways in which we maintain and modify our bodies, such as through dieting, tattoos, beauty surgery, and exercise.

HIST-482
001
HISTORY
SPRING 2016

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.