History | 20th Century Europe
H720 | 14918 | Roos

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only

This seminar is designed to help students identify a research topic
and write a 25-30 page research paper on the topic of their choice.
The goal is to produce a research paper that can provide the basis
of a future publishable article. In the first part of the course, we
will focus on recent scholarly books and articles on twentieth-
century Europe representative of important analytical approaches and
themes; during this time, students are asked to specify in greater
detail their own research topic and questions. We will analyze
different approaches to the composition of articles and different
types of historical sources used. In subsequent weeks, the reading
load will be reduced to make time for writing. A section of the
course will consist of one-on-one meetings for the discussion of
weekly progress reports. Students intending to take this course are
encouraged to think about a research topic ahead of time and are
welcome to contact the instructor prior to the beginning of the
spring semester with any questions they might have about their
research project.

Grade components: Participation and progress reports: thirty
percent; research paper: seventy percent.