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Carlos Gil
HSTAA 590
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

Note: this course does not fulfill the senior seminar requirement for undergraduate History majors.

This colloqium/seminar studies modern Latin American history and/or History of the Hispanics of the U.S. It meets on a weekly and semi-weekly basis to supervise and track individualized research and writing by interested graduate students and undergraduates who are Latin American Studies majors in their junior or senior years. There are no lectures. The student is expected to have a delineated topic at the beginning of the quarter and will read and review (written & oral) one one or two books per week from the Suzallo collection. There are no reserved books for this class. The student will begin writing a 25-20 page research/term paper by the 4th week and complete said paper by the 10th week.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.


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 Moran Tompkins
Date: 02/18/2003