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William J Rorabaugh
Seattle Campus

Topics in American History

Seminar on selected topics in American history, with special emphasis on preparation for field examinations. Topics vary according to interests of students and instructor.

Class description


This course provides structured directed reading. Each student and the instructor will devise jointly an appropriate personal reading list and arrange periodic discussions. Meeting times will be arranged. A student may choose to present appropriate written work. The instructor is especially interested in the early 19th century and in the 1960s. Workload and credits are variable. Additional HIST 600 credit is available by arrangement with the instructor.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

For graduate students in history.

Class assignments and grading

Individually arranged.

A bibliographical essay or a research paper at the end of the quarter.

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: 04/15/2005