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Course Description:

Historiography is, at heart, a study of the history of histories. It reviews and evaluates histories written on various topics and it analyzes theories, and methods that historians have used. In this advanced course, we study how history is written and write some history ourselves. Students discuss how history writing has evolved over time, analyze their own writings of history, look at competing perspectives, apply historical research methodologies to original work, and evaluate historians in their areas of interest. The course culminates with the writing of an original historiographic essay.

Prerequisites: One or more advanced level courses in Historical Studies.

Important Note: This course was renamed effective FA1 2017 term and was formerly offered as Historiography. Students who have successfully completed 244444 should not enroll in this course.

This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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