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Stephanie M Camp
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 class focuses on how people have shaped the meanings and experiences of human bodies, largely (but not exclusively) in the U.S. Race, gender, sex, technology, class and status, historical time period––all of these, we will see, influenced ideas about the body and bodily identities.

Student learning goals

Debate and verbally explore ideas

Writing skills.

Critical reading skills.

Critical social & cultural analysis

General method of instruction

Intensive reading and weekly discussion.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Approximately 100 pages of reading per week; weekly response papers; discussion; research and writing of a final presentation and final ten-page paper.

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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 Stephanie M Camp
Date: 04/03/2012