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Course SummaryHistory 301 is a comprehensive online course that examines the fundamentals of historiography and historical methods. You can use the course for textbook supplementation, test preparation, homework help, tutoring and independent learning.
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Check out History 301 to gain a thorough overview of historiography and historical methods. This self-paced and expertly taught course offers engaging lessons about historical frameworks, sources and narratives. As you work through each chapter, you'll review important histories and narratives from early history throughout the 20th century.
The course comes with plenty of self-assessments to help you remember important historiography terms and concepts. You can submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help, and the course is available whenever you have free time to study. You can also access the course on any device that has an Internet connection.
|Introduction to Historiography & Historical Methods||Define history as a subject; identify the concept of historical methodology; describe the subjective nature of history.|
|Historical Frameworks||Describe history as a discipline, including its major themes and sub-fields; evaluate the frameworks that influence the ways that scholars examine the past.|
|Research & Evaluating Historical Sources||Identify various research methods and describe the differences between primary and secondary sources; explain how to evaluate a source's credibility and reliability; understand where historians locate sources for their research.|
|Early Historical Narratives||Describe early historical narratives; explain how myths and religious texts can be considered as historical documents; identify several prominent historians from the Ancient World.|
|Middle Age Histories & Narratives||Describe the history and historical narratives from the Middle Ages; explain the types of history that scholars studied during the time period; identify several prominent historians from the Middle Ages|
|Impact of the Enlightenment & Sciences on Histories & Narratives||Assess the impact of the natural sciences and the Enlightenment on history; analyze the works of modern historians and thinkers.|
|19th Century Historiography||Explain how history and historiography became professionalized in the 19th century; describe some of the major ideas and events that influenced historians during the 19th century; identity several major historians and discuss the nature of their works.|
|20th Century Historiography||Describe significant developments in historiography from the 20th century; explain the words and views of several historians.|
|Social, Cultural & World Histories||Define social, cultural and world histories; explain the major ideas and theories associated with these historical sub-fields; identify several prominent historians from each sub-field.|
|The Historiographical Essay & History Research Paper||Describe the components of historiographical essays and history research papers; explain the writing process and the development of historical arguments.|
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