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

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Sandra R. Joshel
HIST 388
Seattle Campus

Colloquium: Introduction to History

Introduction to the discipline of history for new or prospective majors. Emphasizes the basic skills of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historian's craft. Each seminar discusses a different subject or problem.

Class description

History 388 is an intensive introduction to the study of history for students who have declared their intent to be history majors. Each course centers on a different historical problem: Conquerors and Slaves focuses on the growth of a large-scale slave society during the conquest of empire in Republican Rome. The topics of the seminar include: the relations of conquest and slavery; the effects of conquest and slavery on Roman society; slave revolts, the use of slaves; and Roman images of slaves.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Discussion and short lectures

Recommended preparation

None, although a course in Roman History or HIST 111 will be useful.

Class assignments and grading

Short response papers Class presentation Essay

Written work Participation in class discussion Presentation


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 Sandra R. Joshel
Date: 10/26/2010