History 302. The Junior Colloquium
This course introduces students to history as an academic discipline. Students will begin by examining theories of history that have been used by historians over the centuries. They will learn about the approaches and methods of professional historians, and they will begin to plan their own original research projects. Rather than dealing with a specific historical subject, the readings in this course will be chosen from different eras of history and geographical regions. Special attention will be given to more contemporary historical approaches including subaltern history, the history of identity, and postmodernism.