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HIST 200 E - Intro Hist Interpretation

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Through the careful examination of a specific topic or theme, this course provides a thorough introduction to historical interpretation. Particular attention will be devoted to research strategies, writing practices, handling primary and secondary sources, and the analysis of historiography. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Class Schedule Information: Topics will be listed in the department's course guide at http://www.history.illinois.edu.

Special Instructions:

Topic: Latinos, Labor, and Migration Description: This course will introduce students to how historians think about and do history, including the basics of historical research, the process of writing history, the theoretical perspectives used by historians today, and the implications of the digital turn in the researching and writing of history. Most importantly, we will read various types of primary sources, analyzing how historians have utilized them, and we also will do our own careful analyses of primary source texts. Throughout the semester, we will review and practice the methods historians use to illuminate the past.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall , Spring


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