Patricia B. Ebrey
Seminar on selected topics in general history, with special emphasis on preparation for field examinations. Topics vary according to interests of students and instructor.
This lecture-discussion class will explore some of the really big questions in history: Why did empires rises in some places rather than others? What accounts for the size and durability of civilizations? What can we attribute to technology? To geography? To ideas?
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
lecture and discussion
previous history courses
Class assignments and grading
weekly reading assignments and two papers
25 percent 4-6 paper analyzing an article 50 percent 8-10 page research paper 25 percent participation