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HIST 270 Hist Meth/Historiography

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to introduce students to the craft of doing history. Instead of learning about what happened in the past, this course teaches students how to research and write about historical events, including learning and understanding the various interpretations of history or historiography. Topics covered include using research tools, evaluating primary and secondary sources, proper documentation, good writing, objectivity, critical thinking, and historiography. Prerequisites: sophomore status, history majors and minors only or consent of instructor.