This course samples this variety by discussing selected figures who have shaped the forms of historical writing in the Western tradition from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Students will develop analytic skills in identifying and critiquing the arguments of professional historians, learn and deploy the terminology associated with historical argumentation, and apply such in writing a historiographical essay.
This course provides a variety of investigations, involving primary sources, into World, European, and American histories designed for history and social studies teachers.
This course provides a focused and thorough analysis of a topic in American History through reading and discussing the relevant historiography, and through guided student research involving primary sources.
This course provides an introduction to the wide range of research questions and historiographical debates which occupy historians of the early republic. Readings will concentrate on the social, economic and political institutions that led to the rise and triumph of Jeffersonian-Jacksonian democracy; religious revivalism and social reform movements; American Indian policy; African-American culture, and the dilemma of slavery in the development of sectional tension and rivalry.