HIS 265 Writing About History: CO3

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: ENG 122

This course develops the skills of historical writing, including the use of rhetorical devices in persuasive historical arguments, critical analysis of historical problems, writing and revision of multiple drafts, different technologies of research and writing, and evaluation of historical sources for relevance and reliability. Through reading a variety of secondary and primary sources and engaging in several types of historical writing and conversations, students extend their understanding of the conventions of clear and concise writing about history. They also devise strategies to communicate historical information by identifying workable topics, locating and annotating primary and secondary sources in libraries, archives and published materials, and adapting their writing style to communicate with a variety of audiences.