This unit introduces you to key aspects of historical thinking that have broad applications: evidence, change, context. Working in a small group with a specialist in the field, you will develop these skills by examining social, cultural, political, or economic transformation in one particular time and place over the course of a semester. Examples include Rome 1215, Venice 1516, the Straits of Singapore 1603, New York 1827, Shanghai 1927, La Perouse 1931, Leflore County, Mississippi, 1955, Melbourne 1956, Paris 1968, Moscow 1991.
1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr lecture/week
1x 2000 wds Research paper (40%), 5x 500 wds (2500wds total) Short response paper (50%), Participation (10%)