Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 300                                    
Course Title: Research Methods in History
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Participating in scholarly historical research requires a set of skills that will allow students to locate, prioritize, analyze, and write about primary sources. Students will learn how to find a variety of different kinds of sources and how to reckon with them once they have been found. It will also expand the knowledge of historiography gained in the previous required course, Historiography, by explaining how to locate secondary sources relevant to a variety of research interests and primary sources. Finally, it will introduce students to the process of contextualizing their research findings in secondary literature and writing a convincing historical argument.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201, and HIS 240.
Start Date:    01/28/2010                         End Date: