HIST285N : Introduction to Historical Research Methods

This course is designed for students with an interest in history who wish to strengthen their research skills. In this course, students "become" historians as they learn about the process used to study the past. Subjects addressed include understanding the nature of history and historical thinking, historiography, locating and critically assessing primary and secondary sources, applying the method of historical inquiry, citing sources effectively, and writing history.The approach to learning is "hands-on" as students investigate a topic of their own choosing. As a summative assessment, students share their original findings in a research paper and in a presentation to other students, faculty, and staff.


ENGL101N or ENGL110N and one history course with a grade of 'C' or better.