Course Abstract

History 204, “Introduction to Historical Methods,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during fall 2019 on Mondays and Fridays at 930am at the House Divided Studio on 61 N. West Street.  Course texts include Sam Wineburg’s Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone) (2018) and and various articles and digital resources such as the new Dickinson & Slavery exhibit.  Students in this methods seminar will undertake a number of research, writing and multi-media presentation assignments in order to begin to master the range of skills essential to becoming a historian.