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Sophomore Seminar: Subject Peoples
HIST 188
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 188

This course will discuss the techniques and sources used by historians in their studies of subject peoples when the bulk of written evidence consists of reports, observations, and commentary by foreign conquerors or ruling elites. Topics include the contributions of archaeological and anthropological studies, the importance of myth and oral tradition, the various types of available documents, and the nature and reliability of the written evidence. Our goal is to develop the expertise that will allow us to recover the stories of people who have been written out of official histories and national narratives.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
WRITING: WRITING: Several short papers, based on the close reading of primary sources, will be critiqued for argument, evidence, interpretation, and expression. One longer paper will be rewritten.
SPEAKING: Class participation is an important course requirement. Each student will lead one class discussion.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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