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HIST 490N Seminar for Majors in History - WRITING HISTORY

Selected problems in the theory and practice of historical work. Check with the department for course offerings. Restricted to fourth year students majoring in History or in the History and Philosophy of Science. Also open to History Honours students.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
HIST 490N 201Seminar2 Wed10:0012:00

(HIST 490 is intended for History majors, History honours students, and students majoring in the history and philosophy of science, but students from other departments may register if they obtain the instructor's permission.)

The Writing of History:

This seminar doubles as a workshop in the craft of writing historical narrative. Each week, students will read a short work of history and discuss how the historians choices in style, structure, and voice contribute to the historians argument. Students will also write short papers, each in a different explanatory mode, to apply what they learn about narrative technique and experiment with their own.