Students will learn and apply the techniques of professional historians to produce a research paper. This will involve work with both primary and secondary sources, historiography, and the application of professional practices involving method, citation, research, and historical composition. This course will also enhance each student's ability to gather, analyze, and interpret historical data. Students will study these skills through discussion of Nebraska history, among other subjects. Through successful completion of this course, 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. Prerequisite: Permission. Offered spring terms.