Doing History

This is a foundational course that will teach students some of the basic learning blocks of History such as timelines and sources, Historical Methods, and Historiography.

What is history? How is it done and with what timeline? What are historical sources, and how do we understand which to use? This course is an exploration of the historian’s work and the interplay between data, fact, arguments, narratives and perspectives. Some key concepts we explore include chronology, timeline, primary and secondary sources, and key skills necessary for a practice of history in ancient and modern periods.