Nikhil Pal Singh
Introduction to the discipline of history for new or prospective majors. Emphasizes the basic skills of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historian's craft. Each seminar discusses a different subject or problem.
This course is designed to introduce students who have recently become history majors to some of the skills and perspectives of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historian's craft. The theme of this seminar will be the internationalization of U.S. history since WWII.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Course is intended for History Majors.
Class assignments and grading
Readings for the course will be drawn from a wide-range of primary and secondary sources. These will be compiled in a reading packet. Students will be required to do some primary research of their own in the course of completing the assignments for the seminar.