Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: Six hours of HIST at the 100 level. This seminar will introduce students to the numerous facets of historical inquiry. Basic components of the course center on the nature and philosophy of history; historical interpretation; research, analysis, and writing; and the practical application of history. Its focus is on preparing students for upper-division courses in history while integrating work in their major into their overall university experience. As a gateway class between the survey-level and upper-division History courses, HIST 295 is intended to be taken by History majors during their second semester sophomore to first semester junior year (before taking more than 6 credits of 300-level HIST courses).Students who have earned credit for HIST 305 may not also earn credit for HIST 295.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017