HISTORY 698 - Topics in History
Section: 005 A Field in Motion: Historiography of the Modern Middle East
Term: WN 2020
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This reading course is meant to survey the changing trends in the historiography of the Middle East. In this, we will read what some people might consider ‘canonical’ texts. Or works that would solicit the response: “What you have a graduate degree in Middle East Studies and you have not read….?!” The goal is to build a solid foundation for PhD students in history as well as PhD students in the joined programs of Anthro-History and Women’s Studies- History in the field of the Modern Middle East. The learning outcome will be (1) the ability to draw up a syllabus for an introductory course in Middle East Studies and (2) the aptitude of being able to situate secondary materials as well as student’s own work within the context of the larger field and prominent discussions within it. For this, the course assignment will be a (1) a historiographical paper focused on students’ individual research interests and (2) an accompanying syllabus for an undergraduate course.

Skills emphasized in this course:
· Analytical Reading: How to read for argument, method and theoretical interventions
· Analytical Writing: How to write a historiographical paper?
· Field Analysis: How to Reconstructing a Field/Discussion through mining Bibliographies, Footnotes, & Acknowledgments
· Critical Teaching: What is a good syllabus?

Course Requirements:

Each student will prepare a one-page write-up of the reading and bring a hard copy of it to class. Everyone is responsible for being prepared there are no discussion leaders, but this is a collaborative discussion.

HISTORY 698 - Topics in History
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25165
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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25772
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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32091
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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33925
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W 4:10PM - 6:10PM
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34177
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