HST 100: The Study and Practice of History

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HST 100: The Study and Practice of History Professor Daniel Lewis Office: Building 94 Room 343 Office Hours: MWF 10:00 to 11:00 am; or by appointment Phone: (909) 869-3869; x3860 E-Mail: [email protected]

HST 100 provides an introduction to History as a discipline. It also explores the relationship of History to other disciplines. Enrolled students will practice the basic skills that they need to succeed as historians. They will also learn of the resources relating to the study of history that the department and the university provides. By completing the assignments and participating actively in class sessions, students will become familiar with and practice habits, skills, and techniques that will serve them at every level of the curriculum. The professor has assigned two texts for the current quarter: Jules Benjamin,

A Student’s Guide to History

, tenth edition Brian Fagan,

The Great Warming

The professor will also ask students to find and review materials online and work with materials that he will provide in class. The professor will require students to complete the following tasks during the quarter. They are of equal value. Student mastery of the distinct tasks, which introduce concepts, skills, and habits relating to the study and practice of the discipline and which require students to demonstrate their ability to do what historians do, will allow the professor to assess student performance and assign grades. The assignments are: Attendance, preparation, and participation in class sessions Library assignments “My Favorite History Book” Essay Textbook Analysis Essay Fagan Presentation Students must complete all of the assignments. The professor will provide additional instructions for each assignment in future class sessions. Students must complete all work by any and all assigned due dates.

HST 100: Syllabus

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Course Outline Week One: Introduction

Assigned Reading: Benjamin, chapter 1.

Week Two: Textbooks and You

Assigned Reading: Benjamin, chapter 2; begin Fagan

Week Three: Typical Assignments

Assigned Reading: Benjamin, chapter 3.

Week Four: Lines of Inquiry

Assigned Reading: None.

Week Five: Warming Up

Assigned Reading: Fagan, chapters 1 and 2.

Week Six: Warming Presentations, continued

Assigned Reading: Fagan, chapters 3 and 4.

Week Seven: Warming Presentations, continued

Assigned Reading: Fagan, chapters 5 and 6.

Week Eight: Warming Presentations, continued

Assigned Reading: Fagan, chapters 7 and 8.

Week Nine: Warming Presentations, continued

Assigned Reading: Fagan, chapters 9 and 10.

Week Ten: Warming Presentations, concluded

Assigned Reading: Fagan, chapters 11-13.

Fall 2009

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