Spring 2012 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Schlereth, Eric
Discipline and Number
HIST 6301 Section 501
M Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title

Description of Course:

This class is a core course for students in the History M.A. It is an advanced introduction to the study of history as a question framing and a problem solving discipline. This course will introduce students to major epistemological questions, methodological approaches, and research priorities driving the historical profession. Course readings will cover a broad array of historiographic areas and fields.

Required Texts:

John H. Arnold, History: A Very Short Introduction 10th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000) ISBN-10: 019285352X

Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984) ISBN-10: 0674766911

Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992) ISBN-10: 0801843871

Peter Novick, That Noble Dream: The ‘Objectivity Question’ and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) ISBN-10: 0521357454

James C. Scott, Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992) ISBN-10: 0300056699

Paul Vanderwood, Juan Soldado: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint (Raleigh: Duke University Press, 2006) ISBN-10: 0822334151

C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, Commemorative Edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001) ISBN-10: 0195146905

David Waldstreicher, In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1997) ISBN-10: 0807846910

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

In addition to completing weekly readings, students will write two book reviews and a final historiographic essay.

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