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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HIST 400 - Historical Interpretation

Units: 4
Historical interpretation from antiquity to the present. Introduction to the concept of historiography. Representation and access in the history discipline. Completion of a significant prospectus for the research capstone to support work in HIST 499.

Prerequisites: HIST 201 and HIST 301.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Identify shifting themes and methods used in the discipline of history. 

2. Identify reasonable inferences from primary sources. 

3. Identify and evaluate historians’ arguments.

4. Appropriately employ summary, paraphrase, and direct quotation.

5. Apply the Chicago-style citation system consistently.

6. Analyze how identity, perspective, bias, and exclusion shape historical interpretation.

7. Evaluate the role of archives in preserving sources and shaping interpretation.

8. Demonstrate systematic cataloging of source materials.

9. Present and debate an historiographical argument.

10. Collaborate in constructive peer editing and review.

11. Present historical findings through oral projects.

12. Reflect on your identity as an historian.

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