HIST 2000 Introduction to Historical Methods

This course explores the different types of evidence historians use to reconstruct the past and the methods of analysis for each type. Coverage will include the uses and limitations of each type of evidence, the contexts within which different methods are appropriate, the borrowing of methods of analysis from other disciplines, and the development of historical synthesis. Particular emphasis will be placed on professional integrity and the ethical use of evidence. Students may not take this course more than three (3) times without approval of the Department Chair.



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