2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 3800 Junior Writing Seminar in History

This course focuses on the tools and techniques that historians use to study the past. Students will learn about the process of modern historical inquiry, gain a better understanding of the diverse resources that historians use to conduct research, and develop the skills necessary to identify relevant sources in archives and libraries. In directed stages, students will conduct historical research and write a major paper utilizing both primary and secondary sources. The topical focus of the course will alternate each academic year.




6 credits in courses with CHIST prefix


Spring only