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HIS640 Seminar in Comparative History

Lead Faculty: Dr Alex Zukas

Course Description

Critical examination of major themes and topics as well as advanced research in the current scholarly literature in the field of comparative history. Highlights the interdisciplinary nature of comparative history. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, political, economic, intellectual, cultural, social, and environmental history.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the major approaches to comparative history as presented and debated in the scholarly literature.
  • Distinguish the theoretical and empirical approaches of leading comparative historians.
  • Evaluate the theoretical and empirical approaches of leading comparative historians.
  • Compose an extended assessment of the methodological strengths and weaknesses of comparative history as a field of inquiry and study.
  • Produce a book review of publishable quality on a recent monograph in comparative history.