GSOC

6209

Historical Methods and Sources

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Historical Methods & Sources

Spring 2019

Taught By: Jeremy Varon

Section: A

CRN: 7372

Credits: 3

Historical Methods and Sources offers theoretical perspectives on and practical training in historical research, writing, and representation. We begin by exploring debates surrounding what history is: as mode of narrative, form of textuality, and as a set of relationships to the past. The remainder of the course provides hands-on training in what historians do: identify archives; locate, choose, and interpret primary sources; place research in its relevant intellectual and scholarly contexts; assess the existing literature; review books; design research; and intervene in historiographic debates by crafting original arguments. Individual projects will be tailored toward students' research interests, building toward (or enhancing) work on their MA theses. This course is mandatory for all Historical Studies Masters students and for all PhD students doing joint programs in history, but it is open to all NSSR graduate students who are interested in historical research and methodology.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 4

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:00am 4/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 901

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/14/2019