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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • STS.210J (Fall 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Theories and Methods in the Study of History 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • History 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Peter Perdue 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21H.991J / STS.210J Theories and Methods in the Study of History

    Fall 2003

    Course Highlights

    A number of samples of student assignment submissions may be downloaded. In addition Prof. Perdue's reaction papers are available as lecture notes for the course.

    Course Description

    The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social and economic history. We will examine how these historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of their approaches.

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