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Spring 2017-2018
* HIS 280 (HA)   na, npdf

Approaches to American History

Kevin M. Kruse
Dov Weinryb Grohsgal

A useful introduction for potential history concentrators, particularly those interested in a course focused on the methodology and practice of writing history. Students will immerse themselves in documents from three critical historical events: the Salem witch trials, Native American Policies, and the Little Rock school integration crisis. We will stress interpretation of documents, the framing of historical questions, and construction of historical explanations.

Sample reading list:
3 xerox packets of documents,

Reading/Writing assignments:
A specially prepared package of sources and documents will form the reading for the term. 100-150 pages of reading per week. Three short papers.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 75%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to First Year Undergraduates and Sophomores Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
First priority is given to Sophomores then Freshmen..

Other information:
This course has one lecture and two classes per week.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41291 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M   McCosh Hall   64   Enrolled:26 Limit:40
41292 C01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm M W   Dickinson Hall   210   Enrolled:10 Limit:20
41293 C02 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T Th   Scheide Caldwell House   209   Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed