William J Rorabaugh
Research seminar in early American History, 1600-1875.
This course is the first part of a two-quarter linked sequence, HSTAA 503-504. Together, these courses constitute a graduate research/writing seminar in Early American History, defined as pre-1900. However, because this is the ONLY US research seminar offered for W2011-Sp2011, students may write on ANY time period.
Student learning goals
To research a professional level History research paper.
To write a professional level History research paper.
General method of instruction
Students may research and write either seminar papers or dissertation chapters in US History. Due to the variety of student interests, there are no common readings.
For History graduate students.
Class assignments and grading
Students will present their work in class and complete one major paper (or chapter) at the end of the second quarter. A rough draft may be presented but is not required. Students may sign up for any number of credits consistent with the History Graduate Advising Office's rules.
Grades will be based primarily upon the written paper.