Sources of American Studies in Public Collections and on the Internet (Amerikanisztikai források közgyujteményekben és az interneten) in spring 2014
Frank Tibor, Mon 12:00–13:30, R356, host: DAS (R361)
5-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-AMED-310 311
description & set texts
Sources of American Studies in Public and Private Collections and on the Internet (Amerikanisztikai források köz- és magángyűjteményekben és az interneten) M.A. seminar, 2 hrs/wk, 4 credits Instructor: Tibor FRANK, Ph.D., D.Litt., Professor ––––––––––––––––––––– Course Description This course focuses on the primary sources and the literature of American Studies, primarily U.S. history, dealing with archival as well as library facilities in and out of the United States, to prepare the students for research. After surveying some of the major U.S. public and private collections, we turn to international and Hungarian collections as well as to research on the internet. Students working on their MA or PhD theses may particularly profit from the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of this seminar which helps prepare them for the ways and means of doing independent research. Recommended Texts Benjamin, Jules. A Student's Guide to History. 9th ed. 2006 Bloch, Marc. The Historian's Craft. 1992. Brundage, Anthony. Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing. 2002. Gilderhus, Mark. History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction. 6th ed., 2006. Howell, Martha. From reliable sources: An introduction to historical methods. 2001. Storey, William Kelleher. Writing History: A Guide for Students. 2nd ed. 2003.
requirements & assessment
Requirements Mandatory attendance and active participation, oral presentation, research paper of cca 12 pages Grading Presentation 25%, paper 50%, attendance and participation in class 25%.