HIST 498 A - Research and Writing Seminar - U.S. Work Class
Capstone course required of all majors. Students will make history by researching and writing a work of original scholarship. Several of these seminars are offered each term and each focuses on a special topic, thus allowing students with similar interests to work through the process of gathering, interpreting, and organizing historical evidence under the direction of an expert in the field. The topics on offer each semester will be listed in the Class Schedule and described in the department's course guide at http://www.history.illinois.edu. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.
Topic: Nation, Nationalism, and Modern Europe Description: Nation, Nationalism and Modern Europe (1789-1918) offers a preliminary introduction to the history of Europe during the Modern Era through the lens of the broader historiography. The course focuses on the emergence of nation, nation-state and nationalism and relates these concepts to the numerous other developments in the course of the long nineteenth century. HIST 498 primarily aims at encouraging students to develop their own critique on the major historical events in Modern Europe and at familiarizing them with the leading theories in the field. As students will be asked to think about the links between the nation and the fundamental changes undertaken in this period, they will be able to study the changing dynamics of national formation as a result of its constant interaction with the structural innovations in Europe.
Option 1Number of Required Visit(s): 0
Course Level: Graduate