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History: HIST A400 Historiography: Overview

Course Description, Learning Goals, & Library Support

Course Description:  

This course is a study of the meaning of history through the eyes of philosophers, theologians, and historians; it studies both philosophies of history and the various approaches to historical investigation. Required of all students majoring in history.

Learning Goals & Objectives:  

  • Seek, identify, and analyze secondary sources for argument, theory, and place them within their larger historiographies.

  • Collect and organize in a logical fashion the historiography of any given topic of interest.

  • Articulate the development of any given topic’s historiography, identifying landmark contributions, important theoretical influences, critical departures, and possible gaps.  

Librarian Support:

  • Research Consultations: Annotated bibliography assignments. Referred by professor or requested by students.