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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 302 - Historical Methods

Exercises in historical research, critical analysis, and interpretation. Students must earn a minimum grade of C as a major requirement.

Prerequisites: Students must achieve a C- or higher in Academic Writing I prior to taking Academic Writing II.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: K1 - Academic Writing II: Reasoning & Research

General Education Pathways: P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze cause and effect relationships, bearing in mind multiple causation
  • Isolate and articulate patterns of historical continuity and change
  • Analyze and critique a historical argument, evaluating its rhetorical effectiveness and identifying its underlying assumptions
  • Isolate and evaluate the validity of the central question(s) and perspective(s) of different kinds of historical sources
  • Identify appropriate finding aids, primary, secondary, and tertiary materials in the library and online
  • Organize and synthesize evidence to support an original argument
  • Develop a focused historical assertion (thesis) and argument, addressing divergent stances on the topic
  • Write clearly and coherently, using different rhetorical strategies in a scholarly style to enhance meaning
  • Cite and document sources precisely and effectively according to Turabian guidelines
  • Give and receive constructive criticism

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg, Online Winter Locations: Ellensburg, Online Spring Locations: Ellensburg, Online

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