Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 280 - Skills for History 3 s.h.

This course will help students interested in History expand the core skills required for the discipline. Students will strengthen their ability to argue a position based on an advanced level of primary and secondary source analysis, while they situate their argumentation within existing secondary literature. The course will also introduce students to the methods of the field of history, to key challenges facing the professional historian, and to jobs where the skills of the historian are employed. Students will hone the skills they learn by writing an essay related to a major controversy in history in consultation with the instructor. Students will create a bibliography, a thesis, an outline, and at least two drafts, before completing the final paper. A-E Only. Offered occasionally.
Prerequisite(s): SoS or 3 s.h. of 100-level HIST course, and COMP 100 .