Course: Comparative History: An Approach to Historical Research

HC 233H

Professor: Roxann Prazniak

This third course in the honors college history sequence offers you an opportunity to conduct original historical research on a topic of your choice. The only restriction is that you employ a comparative approach to your subject. We will, therefore, spend the first weeks of the course examining specific examples of this method in our seminar discussions. We move in the next weeks to individual and small group sessions to help define, guide, and develop your research project. Topic statements and first drafts are part of this process. In the last third of the course, students share summaries of their final research papers and offer critical evaluations of the comparative approach.