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GRAD > HIST > 605

Introduction to Historiography

This introductory course in historiography is required for all tracks in the History MA. It is designated as a reading course in which students will explore critical theoretical approaches in history. The study of historiography involves both the study of the methodologies used by historians, as well as the study of the development of the discipline of history over time. Students will learn how a field of historical study is defined, study dominant historical approaches and themes over time, and understand how to position research within a larger historiographical debate. Specific topics will vary from semester to semester based on the expertise and interests of the instructor.

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