Spring 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Wilson, Michael
Discipline and Number
HIST 6301 Section 501
T 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 Arnold, History: A Very Short Introduction
(NY: Oxford University Press, 2000) 978-0192853523

Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre
(Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984) 978-0674766914

Peter Novick, That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession
(NY: Cambridge University Press, 1988) 978-0521357456

Stephen G. Rabe, U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story
(Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009) 978-0807856390

Daniel T. Rogers, Age of Fracture
(Cambridge, MA: Belknap of Harvard University Press, 2012) 978-0674064362

James C. Scott, Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts
(New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992) 978-0300056693

Paul V. Vanderwood, Juan Soldado: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint
(Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004) 978-0822334156

C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow
(NY: Oxford UP, 2001 [revised edition]) 978-0195146905 THIS EDITION ONLY

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Completion of required reading, attendance, and participation in class discussion; weekly discussion questions; 1-page summary exercise; 3- to 5-page book review; 15- to 20-page historiographic essay

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