HIST 294 Research Methods in History (2 hours). 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. This is a course in research methods and advanced research-paper writing 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. Prerequisite: one course in history or permission of the instructor. B. Berglund. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
HIST 380/IDIS340 Field Work in Archaeology (MAY). Offered in conjunction with field work done by Calvin faculty or quality field schools of other universities. An on-site introduction to archaeological field work designed to expose the student to the methodologies involved in stratigraphic excavation, typological and comparative analysis of artifacts, and the use of non-literary sources in the written analysis of human cultural history. The Jan 2014 Interim field school involves students in a Documentation Season at Umm el-Jimal, Jordan, a well preserved town from the Roman, Byzantine, Early Islamic and modern eras. Students will participate in digital photographic documentation of structures, planning of both digital and actual site-museum presentations, interview-based recording of modern Umm el-Jimal village culture, planning of a community heritage center, preservation of a large Byzantine house, and working as part of a team of professional archaeologists from Jordan and the United States. A lecture series on contextual subjects and lessons in Arabic will round out the week-day routine. Three weekends will be used for travel in Jordan, including a visit to Petra. A post session trip to Jerusalem is included in dates and fee. Course may be taken as Archaeology Minor Field Work Requirement or as History or general college elective. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary 240 or permission of the instructor. Course dates: May 26-June 23. Fee: $3615. B. de Vries. Off campus.
IDIS 150 17 DCM: John Wayne & St. Augustine . W. Katerberg. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
IDIS 150 20 DCM: Other Sheep I Have: African-American Missions in Africa . E. Washington. 8:30 a.m. to noon.