Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

HIST 445 - WRITING HISTORIES OF WORK

Long Title: WRITING HISTORIES OF WORK
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Work in the modern world is about earning a living, identity, creativity, morality, and much more. This course emphasizes full-length research papers related to experiences, struggles, and meanings of work. The arguments and conclusions of these papers will be based on sources from the time under investigation, and will show the student’s grasp of the relevant scholarly literature. Assigned readings for all students mostly concern the modern European past; students can choose any setting worldwide since 1492 for their research paper. This class is useful for students considering law school or graduate study in history. HIST 305 Reading Histories of Work is complementary to this course, but one does not require the other. This course has fewer common assigned readings than HIST 305, in order to make space for project-specific reading and writing; students will periodically present sources and drafts to the class. The assignments for HIST 445 and HIST 305 do not overlap. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)