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Nikhil Pal Singh
HIST 388
Seattle Campus

Colloquium: Introduction to History

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 04/24/2003