Seminar in one of the fields listed below: A) American History, B) Atlantic History, C) Canadian History, D) Latin American History, E) Medieval History, F) European History, G) History of Islam, H) Ancient History, I) East Asian History, J) African History, K) Middle Eastern History, L) Historiography, M) Russian History, N) World History, O) British History, P) New Hampshire History, Q) Historical Methodology, R) Irish History, S) History of Science, T) Maritime History, U) Museum Studies. Course meets the History requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic. May be repeated barring duplication of subject.
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Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): HIST 701
Additional Course Details:
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of aspects of Late Antiquity from c. 300-c.800 AD across the Mediterranean World and Europe, and to gain practice in writing book reviews, in discussing books, and finally in writing historiographical essays. For the first, and longer part of the course, each student will read a monograph of his or her choice, write a book review, and share this book review with the class. For each class session during the first, and longer, part of the semester students will read the reviews of their fellow students, and class discussion will focus on all of the book reviews completed for that week. Each student will give a five-minute presentation of his or her review during each class period, and the other students will come with prepared questions about the books of each of the other students in the class. During the second, and shorter, part of the semester students will work on writing a historiographical essay, the topic of which they have chosen in consultation with Professor Bachrach. We will not have regular class meetings during the second part of the semester. Instead, Professor Bachrach will meet individually with students to discuss the historiographical essays, and to address any concerns or problems that have arisen.