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Sophomore Seminar: Gandhi

HIST 181
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: South Asian Studies

Mohandas K. Gandhi's life has been the subject of enormous historical, philosophical, and artistic reflection. In this sophomore seminar, we will seek to understand the man himself, his transition from Mohandas to Mahatma, and the history that surrounded him. We will learn in the process about the historian's craft, including how to find sources, use a library, and make an argument.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
Designing, Creating, Realizing: Students will, with the help of the instructor, conceive of, design, and execute a research project based on primary sources and informed by the relevant historiography. The production of this project will be divided into discrete phases, which themselves will be put under the microscope so as to allow students to examine the work of historical scholarship as an object lesson.

Interpretation: A major goal of the course is to introduce students to the problems and opportunities posed by historical evidence. How do we find evidence, and how to best interpret it? A second goal is to introduce students to the different ways historians have approached the past, how their approaches reflect and inform their contemporary circumstances, how historians build on the work of others, and the theories and methods that historians employ.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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