HIS649B Seminar in a Period/Movement I
Lead Faculty: Dr. Alexander Zukas
Course DescriptionAdvanced research in the current scholarly literature on a period or movement in history. Variable topic chosen by the instructor. Possible topics: Renaissance, antebellum U.S., Age of Empires, Nazi Germany, civil rights, labor, environmental or national liberation movements. (May not duplicate content of HIS 645A, HIS 645B or HIS 649A).
- Distinguish the major themes and issues with regard to a historical period or movements as presented and debated in the scholarly literature.
- Analyze the specific characteristics of, and similarities and differences between, works of major historians who write on the historical period or movement.
- Differentiate the theoretical and empirical approaches these historians employ.
- Evaluate the theoretical and empirical approaches these historians take.
- Conduct specialized research on a period or movement in history.
- Compose a professional exposition of that research that incorporates the student's own critical approach to the topic.