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HIST 440 - History Research Seminar

Campus: Chicago


Conceptualizing, researching, and writing an individual research project based on primary sources. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): HIST 300. Recommended background: At least one 400-level history course.

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Popular Politics and Revolution in Latin American and Caribbean History. This course examines methods of historical research and writing drawing on the historiography on popular politics and revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean. We will read influential works in the history of anti-colonial insurgencies in the central Andean region (1780), the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), the revolutions of independence in Spanish America (1808-1824), the wars of independence in Cuba (1868-1895), the democratic revolution in Guatemala (1944-1954), the Cuban revolution (1959-1965), and the Civil War in El Salvador (1980-1992) to study methods of historical research and writing. The class will focus on methodological aspects involved in the production of a research paper such as historiographical analysis, references to social theory, formulation of research questions and arguments, use of historical evidence to support an argument, and academic writing. We will also study landmark texts on

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Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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