America to 1900

History 285D

Fall 2015
Instructor: 
Location: 
3205 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
W 10a-12p
CCN: 
40197
Units: 
4
  • Note new room.
  • This research seminar is for students working on American history prior to 1900. This is not a reading seminar. We will spend some time discussing critical elements of the historian's craft (formulating topics; mapping out research programs; situating one's work within the historiography; designing, writing, and re-writing article length essays; etc.). But from very early in the semester the seminar will be devoted to the drafting, production, and refinement of seminar papers.