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Stephanie M Camp
HIST 494
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in Historiography

Advanced seminar examining central issues in historiography. Emphasizes reading, discussion, and writing.

Class description

This class focuses on how people have shaped the meanings and experiences of human bodies, largely (but not exclusively) in the U.S. Race, gender, sex, technology, class and status, historical time period––all of these, we will see, influenced ideas about the body and bodily identities.

Student learning goals

Read critically,

Discuss and debate ideas,

Listen to others' points of view,

Engage and respond to--accept, critique, consider---others' points of view,

Practice and hone writing skills.

General method of instruction

Intensive reading, discussion, occasional short lectures.

Recommended preparation

Students need to be prepared to read about 100 pages per week, and to think and talk critically about them.

Class assignments and grading

The seminar is readings-focused, with a strong emphasis on discussion. Students will also write regular response papers to the readings and write a final paper based on library research.

Participation ~20% Response papers ~20% Presentation of final paper ~20% Final Paper ~!40%


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 Stephanie M Camp
Date: 04/17/2012