Theories and Methods in the Study of History

Examines the distinctive ways in which historians in different parts of the world have approached the task of writing history. Explores methodologies used, such as political, social, economic, cultural, and popular histories through the reading and discussion of relevant and innovative texts. Introduces a variety of sources (archival documents, statistical data, film, fiction, memoirs, artifacts, and images) and the ways they can be used to research, interpret, and present the past. Assignments include an original research paper. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

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Offered Spring 2022

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.282

MIT and Slavery: Publication

Lecture: M 3-5, 14N-112
Recitation: W 3-4, 14N-112
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.283

The Indigenous History of MIT

Lecture: M 2-4, 5-231
Recitation: W 3-4, 5-231
David Lowry Intermediate HASS-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.281

MIT and Slavery: Research

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H CI-H