Introduction

Welcome to History 204: Introduction to Historical Methodology.  This course is one of the core courses (with 404) for a major in History at Dickinson College, and focuses on the foundation of historical inquiry.  As such, students will learn the methods and practices of historians in making, developing, and sustaining arguments, amassing evidence, citing scholarship, and analyzing primary and secondary sources.  Through selected reading and discussion about the nature of history, and through projects related to the conduct of historical research, students will be introduced to the art and technique of the discipline.