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Raymond A. Jonas
HIST 498
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in History

Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.

Class description

The Global Revolution of 1789. Participants in this seminar will explore topics related to the extension of the Revolution of 1789 via revolutionary and Napoleonic warfare. Students will be engage in common, foundational readings at the same time that they pursue primary sources for their research. As the Revolution upset the status quo in Egypt, Palestine, the British Isles, continental Europe, Russia, the Americas, and elsewhere, how did contemporary commentators describe and explain its impacts?

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Discussion of common readings, presentation of research in progress, critical commentary on one another's work.

Recommended preparation

Completion of HIST113 or equivalent. Successful completion of history writing assignments where analysis, argument, and citation of sources is required.

Class assignments and grading

For the first part of the course, students will complete common reading in preparation for discussion. Toward the end of the course, students will give presentations on research in progress.

Thoughtful participation in all aspects of course, especially discussion. Completion of a research paper.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Raymond A. Jonas
Date: 06/06/2011