Seminar on selected topics in general history, with special emphasis on preparation for field examinations. Topics vary according to interests of students and instructor.
Britons and Others
This course will provide an overview of major themes and recent scholarship in modern British and imperial history, with an emphasis on the ways in which ideas about class, gender, and race have influenced Britain's relationship to the wider world. The seminar is organized around the theme of conceptions of difference: how have British understandings of class, gender, national, and racial difference structured metropolitan, imperial, and post-imperial politics? What methodologies have scholars of Britain used in order to understand these real and imagined differences?
This seminar will meet once a week for discussion of the assigned readings; students will take turns preparing questions for these meetings and are expected to meet with me about these questions during my office hours. Students are encouraged to bring their own research and teaching interests to bear on this course, and the writing assignments are structured accordingly.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Book review; historiographical essay; syllabus
See above assignments, plus additional grade for preparation of discussion questions for one class meeting.