This course introduces students to some of the key theories and debates within current Western historiography (the study of historical writing). History is fundamentally concerned with the analysis of evidence, yet historians often disagree over the interpretation of that evidence and what is considered causally significant. This course will consider major "schools" and concepts of historical analysis that shape how history is interpreted. Topics may include the role of ideas and individuals versus broad economic and social forces; class, gender, race, post-colonialism, post-modernism, oral history, public history, and digital history. Lecture: Three hours a week. Restriction: Student must have second year standing or above OR have permission of the instructor. 06-01-2020-01-04-2020 Lecture Monday, Wednesday 01:30PM - 02:45PM, Duffy Science Ctr, Room 423