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Michael Beyea Reagan
HIST 494
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in Historiography

Advanced seminar examining central issues in historiography. Emphasizes reading, discussion, and writing.

Class description

Capitalism is one of the central features of U.S. history. Until recently, it has not been the focus of scholarly historical inquiry. This course will ask questions about the relationship of capitalism and U.S. history. It will explore the dynamics of power and social conflict through class formation and political economy. It will also pay special attention to the intersection of race, gender and social class in the changing institutions of capitalism.

Student learning goals

Primary learning goals are for students to develop their reading comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills. As well as establish a familiarity with the processes of history and capitalism.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Students will have weekly reading responses, as well as two comparative analysis papers for the midterm and final. Students will also lead discussion for one session.

Students grades will be based on participation, and the essays.

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.
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Last Update by Michael Beyea Reagan
Date: 01/23/2014