Part 1: The History Research Project.Topic I. What is History? and Why write History?
Topic II. Choosing a Research Topic.
[Gilderhus, 133-147; Turabian, Chapters 1, 2, and 5; and the Handout on Choosing a Topic]
Topic III. Research Questions and the Annotated
[Gilderhus, Chapters 1 & 8; Turabian, Chapters 3 and 4; and the Handout on the Annotated Bibliography]
Topic V. Reading a Primary Sources.
[Handout on Reading a Primary Source and Sample Primary Sources]
Topic VII. Evaluating Primary and Secondary
on the Internet.
[Exercise on the Evaluation of Internet Sources]
Part II: The Western Historiographical Tradition.
Topic I. What is Historiography?
Gilderhus, Chapter 2.
Topic II. The Origins of Historical Writing.
Topic III. Historical Writing in the Ancient
The Greek and Roman Contribution.
Topic IV. The Christian Conception of History.
Topic V. Historical Writing during the Middle Ages.
Topic VI. Historical Writing during the Early Modern Period
Topic VII. Historical Writing during the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Gilderhus, 42-51; 92-116.
Categories of Modern Historical Writing.
Topic VIII. The Philosophy of History: The Speculative and
Gilderhus, Chapters 4 & 5.
Topic IX. Culture Wars and Postmodernism.
Gilderhus, Chapter 7.
Test on the Western Historiographical Tradition: 20 November 2007.
Part III: Oral Class Reports on the Research Projects: 27 & 29 November 2007.
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