Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

HIST 199   History Workshop
RestrictionsNo 2024 2023
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone
RecommendedIntended for history majors; should be completed by the end of sophomore year.

Trains students in historical methods by focusing on research, writing, and communication skills. Students learn to understand historiographical debates, assemble and assess bibliographies, find and interpret primary sources, construct effective written arguments, cite sources correctly, and develop appropriate oral communication skills. Depending on the instructor, the course may also include the use of non-traditional sources such as film or material culture, as well as the interpretation of historic sites, monuments, and landscapes.