Intro to Historical Interpretation

HIST 200
Stacks at the University of Illinois' Main Library

Through the careful examination of a specific topic or theme, this course provides a thorough introduction to historical interpretation. Particular attention will be devoted to research strategies, writing practices, handling primary and secondary sources, and the analysis of historiography.

Fall 2019 topics:

  • The History of Human Skin from Middle Ages to the Present
  • Global Environmental History
  • Modern China through Film
  • Integration and Sports
  • The Atlantic World: Slavery, Disease, and Society