Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

William J Rorabaugh
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

US Prohibition Explores the background, experiences, and legacy of US alcohol Prohibition before, during, and after the 1930s. Students should expect to use historical materials to improve analytical skills and learn to ask more probing questions.

Student learning goals

The main goal is to write a history research paper: to develop research skills, argument and analytical skills, and writing skills.

General method of instruction

Discussion of assigned reading and of research materials for individual projects.

Recommended preparation

HSTAA 101 or an upper division US history course on the 20th century.

Class assignments and grading

Discussion of assigned reading; one 5-7page paper; one 10-15 page paper; attendance required; no exams. Books: Willis, Southern Prohibition; Bader, Prohibition in Kansas; Okrent, Last Call; Clark, Dry Years; Kyvig, Repealing National Prohibition. Other readings plus research materials for papers.

Class attendance, class participation, written assignments.


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 William J Rorabaugh
Date: 10/02/2012