hst320 | undergraduate
History Research Methods
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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How to Think Historically
- Describe different approaches to historical research.
- Create an effective research question.
Evaluating and Interpreting Historical Evidence
- Identify the types of evidence used by historians.
- Compare primary and secondary sources.
- Evaluate historical evidence for context, bias, and authenticity.
Conducting Historical Research
- Demonstrate effective note taking.
- Identify useful sources for performing historical research.
The Writing Process, Part I: Thesis, Outlines, and, Pre-Writing
- Develop an effective thesis statement.
- Create an outline for a research paper.
- Demonstrate the elements in the pre-writing process.
The Writing Process, Part II: Revisions, Citations
- Define plagiarism and ways to overcome it.
- Apply Chicago style to a research paper.
- Create a final draft through revisions.
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