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Fall 2017 History GU4532 section 001

Call Number 73711
Day & Time
W 10:10am-12:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Stephanie McCurry
Course Description Few events in American history can match the significance of the American Civil War and few left a better cache of records for scholars seeking to understand its signal events, actors, and processes. Indeed, between 1861 and 1865, as the war assumed a massive scope it drove a process of state building and state-sponsored slave emancipation in the United States that ultimately reconfigured the nation and remade the terms of political membership in it. This is a research seminar. The course introduces students to key issues and contributions to the literature, and provides an opportunity to undertake independent research on any topic related to the history of the American Civil War. Pedagogically the course pursues a parallel process of reading in the relevant literature and guided research on a topic of the student's choice. The course is designed to model the research and writing process professional historians use, beginning with a paper proposal and bibliography of primary and secondary. sources. It proceeds through the various stages of the research process to produce drafts of the essay and finally the finished essay. All major written work is for peer review. The course fulfills the research requirement for the history major.
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Department History
Enrollment 0 students (15 max) as of 11:55PM Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Subject History
Number GU4532
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Blocked for registration; must join waitlist 4 instr. appr.
Section key 20173HIST4532W001

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