The American West since 1845

history 101.015

Spring 2015
Section: 
015
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
MW 12-2P
CCN: 
39324
Units: 
5

This seminar is for history students who will write their thesis on some aspect of the American West since the Mexican-American War. (Anyone interested in exploring something prior to 1845 is welcome but must contact me in the fall to discuss a topic and proposed sources.) In the first weeks, students will read a few published article-length works, discuss research strategies and writing styles, and hone their own historical questions. The rest of the semester will be dedicated to work on the thesis, including in-class workshops, presentations of research, peer reviews, and individual consultations with me.