HIST290 History Seminar
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History
- I. Course Number and Title
- HIST290 History Seminar
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- COMP111 (C or better) and 15 credit hours in HIST (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course meets the General Education requirement for Technological Competence.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- In this capstone course students analyze issues and topics in American, Western and/or World history through a heavy focus on historical research, writing, presentation, and defense. Consequently, major topics include the techniques and methodologies of cultural, economic, political, and social history.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- practice the techniques of historical writing using the University of Chicago style;
- research, using both digital and traditional resources, a chosen historical topic using primary and scholarly secondary sources [Technological Competence];
- analyze topics and issues in the American historical heritage through writing;
- analyze topics and issues in the Western historical heritage through writing;
- analyze topics and issues in the historical heritage of at least one non-Western culture through writing; and
- present and defend a historical research paper and/or digital history project.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Introduction to Historical Writing
- Introduction to Historical Research
- University of Chicago/Turabian Style
- The Methods of Economic History
- The Methods of Political History
- The Methods of Cultural/Social History
- Presentation and Defense of Historical Research
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consists of exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, participation in classroom/online discussions and/or oral arguments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Approval/Revision Date: Approved 1/2014; New Core 8/2015