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    College of William & Mary
  Jan 20, 2018
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 301 - The Historian's Craft

Fall or Spring (3) Staff (CSI)

This course is designed for history majors or for students who intend to be history majors. Ideally, they will take this class either in the semester in which they declare their history major, or in the following term. The class will familiarize students with historiographical schools and with the idea of history as a discipline while also covering the arts and techniques of historical writing. It will typically require a final paper demonstrating the use of reason, evidence, compositional skills, and scholarly apparatus. This course is strongly recommended for students who are considering writing a history honors thesis.