Research Seminar — United States

History 285D

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Mon 10am–12pm
Class Number: 
21637
Units: 
4

This research seminar is for students working on all topics in American history. We'll begin by considering important aspects of the historian's craft, including the relationship between sources and questions; formulating topics; mapping out research programs; and effectively situating one's work within the historiography. Most especially, the seminar will be devoted to the planning, drafting, and refinement of your article-length seminar papers. We will meet regularly at the start of the semester and then reconvene near the end of the term for peer-review of drafts. All students should work to develop a mature paper topic before the start of the term, and come prepared to discuss it during our first session.