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Discoveries in the Archives: Archival Research Methods in History

This course introduces students to historical research methods and familiarizes them with the tools and techniques that historians use to study the past, with a focus on United States history. Topics include developing historical questions, conducting library and archival research, and producing historical writing. The class also visits historical archives and talks with practitioners in the world of history: archivists, reference librarians, museum curators, academics and public historians. By the end of the course, students understand how and why historians conduct research on past events. Spring semester, alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0