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HIST-300 History Methods

A study of the research methods employed by historians: searching for sources with electronic and published retrieval systems, annotated bibliographies, and methods of citation. A consideration of epistemological issues, such as fact, truth, inference and synthesis. Completion of a historiographical essay, a short research project and other writing in order to build and refine skills. History Methods is a critical course in the professional development of historians; therefore, the intended audience is history majors and minors. Prerequisite: 100-level history course. 4 SH. CC: Ethics Intensive, Writing Intensive.