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Introduction to Historical Methods

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An introduction to the study of history, students will examine the methodologies used by professional historians to interpret the past and will learn the techniques needed to gather, analyze, and interpret a variety of historical data. Student who successfully complete this course will gain a better understanding of history and of the work of historians and will develop the analytical and research skills needed for history and the social sciences. In addition, students will gain a deeper understanding of the development and values of Western and non-Western cultures and the interrelations between people, systems, and social forces.