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HIST355 Making History

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'Making History' investigates the writing of history. Theoretical issues examined include: causation in history; types of historical explanation; varieties of history writing; the production and status of historical knowledge. The subject provides an overview of the many varieties of history, including cultural, feminist, Marxist, postmodern, micro-history and oral history. Training includes: formulating research problems; planning and undertaking research; understanding and using secondary and primary sources; accessing and retrieving research information.

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