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Patricia B. Ebrey
HIST 590
Seattle Campus

Topics in History

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

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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


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 Patricia B. Ebrey
Date: 10/05/2007