HIST 0202 - Introduction to Historical Research and Analysis

Credits: 3

This course teaches students the essential skills of historical research, writing, and analysis. Students will learn how to: locate and critically analyze different types of primary and secondary sources; identify an author's thesis; evaluate historical arguments and construct their own; use traditional and electronic research tools; and recognize the roles of subjectivity, perspective, and historical context in shaping historians' interpretations of the past. Students will build on historiographical debates introduced in HIST 0121  and exemplary case studies; learn proper citation methods; and engage in the process of writing, editing, and revision. The final project will be the production of a substantive research paper, historiographical analysis, or creative project that demonstrates understanding and application of these skills.

Pre/co-requisite: HIST 0121 
(formerly HIST 0302)

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