2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 300 Research Methods in History

3 hours 

Participating in scholarly historical research requires a set of skills that will allow students to locate, prioritize, analyze, and write about primary sources. Students will learn how to find a variety of different kinds of sources and how to reckon with them once they have been found. It will also expand the knowledge of historiography gained in the previous required course, Historiography, by explaining how to locate secondary sources relevant to a variety of research interests and primary sources. Finally, it will introduce students to the process of contextualizing their research findings in secondary literature and writing a convincing historical argument.




ENG 201 and HIS 240