HIST 294 Research Methods in History (2). This course, required for majors in history, and optional for minors, offers an introduction to historical sources, bibliography, and research techniques, giving particular attention to the different genres of history writing, the mechanics of professional notation, and critical use of print and electronic research data bases. The course is intended as preparation for 300-level courses. This class also focuses on the role of the Christian historian as a professional and a person of faith. Student learning objectives include learning how to analyze primary sources (measured through practice exercises and assessed document analysis); learning how to locate, evaluate, and cite a range of sources (measured through practice exercises and an assessed bibliography); and learning how to craft strong research papers in history (measured through assessed research paper) Evaluation is based on several reports, essays, and exercises as well as a final exam. Prerequisite: one course in history or permission of the instructor. K. van Liere. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
IDIS W46 Film Noir and American Culture. J. Bratt, W. Romanowski. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
IDIS W48 Western Films & American Culture. W. Katerberg, C. Plantinga. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
IDIS W49 The U.S. Civil War: a Tragedy in Three Acts . D. Miller. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
IDIS 306 A History of the Book. F. van Liere. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
IDIS 340/HIST 380 Field Work in Archaeology. Course dates: January 2-28. Fee: $3400. B. deVries. Off campus.
IDIS 375 Methods & Pedagogies for Secondary Social Studies. R. Schoone-Jongen. 8:30 a.m. to noon.