Course Description

General History

HIST 4890

Distinguished Majors Program-Special Colloquium

Fall 2017

This course is open only to third-year students who have been admitted to the Distinguished Majors Program in History (see Through intensive reading, writing, and discussion, students will become familiar with the theoretical and methodological approaches that historians use to study the past. They will also develop their analytical and writing skills. Reading is typically one book per week, with a two-page response to readings due before class. To begin the process of developing an original research project, each student will also write a historiographic essay and prepare a draft of a proposal for research funding.

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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