HNRS 122

Doing Sweet Briar History

Prerequisites: First-year Honors Inquiry course and permission of the instructor. A First-year Honors seminar. This course explores the realm of historical explanation using the Sweet Briar archives. Each step in historical construction will be illustrated by short projects, locating sources, determining their contexts, analyzing sources with reference to their use as historical evidence, forming theory in response to evidence, and constructing narrative. Each student will combine these short projects to create a history on a topic of her choice. Not open to students who have earned credit for HIST 105. May be counted as an Introduction to History course required for the majors in history and liberal studies. III.W, V.1