History | Modern U.S. History
H750 | 7870 | McGerr

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

This is a practical class intended to help you make progress towards
a dissertation topic and/or to produce the draft of a publishable
article.  While papers should generally focus on the United States
since the Civil War, there is no prescribed theme or topic.
Instead, the emphasis is on developing your own research agenda; the
more diverse the topics, the better.  There are no prerequisites and
no assigned readings.  From the beginning of the course, you will be
able to focus on your research and writing in a collaborative
setting so that your paper can be successfully completed by the end
of the semester.