HIST 340

Special Topics and Issues in History

1-4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course is offered during the academic year to allow faculty or visiting professors to deal with more specialized historical topics and issues in their areas of expertise. Students should check the Class Schedule for descriptions of specific course offerings. This course is intended for a variety of students, but individuals registering should have at least some introductory college-level experience in history.

Prerequisites

Learning outcomes

General

  • Acquires and improves writing and communication skills by submitting essays that require the organization, analysis, synthesis, and explanation of historical facts and original argumentation, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.
  • Can practice critical and analytical skills on historical theories, controversies, and debates as well as on primary sources, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.
  • Understands and is able to explain the historical significance of both primary and secondary sources, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.