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Alan Tully, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2008

HIS 386L • Latin American Colonial History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40610
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Twinam

Course Description

THE GOAL OF THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS TO WRITE A PUBLISHABLE RESEARCH PAPER. WHILE THE SEMINAR WILL FOCUS ON THE COLONIAL ERA, STUDENTS MAY WRITE ESSAYS ON ANY PERIOD. DURING THE FIRST WEEKS, THE SEMINAR WILL DISCUSS STRATEGIES TO ANALYZE ARCHIVAL INDICES AND EXPLORE ARCHIVES, THE ORGANIZATION OF RESEARCH MATERIALS AND THE ANALYSIS OF COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. THE SEMINAR WILL READ ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS, AND LEARN AND PRACTICE FUNDAMENTALS OF PALEOGRAPHY. EACH STUDENT WILL WRITE A COMPETITIVE RESEARCH PROPOSAL ON THEIR CHOSEN PAPER TOPIC, WHICH WILL BE RANKED BY THE SEMINAR. DURING THE MIDDLE WEEKS OF THE SEMINAR STUDENTS WILL MEET ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS PROGRESS IN RESEARCH AND WRITING. FOR THE FINAL WEEKS THE SEMINAR WILL CONVENE AS A SCHOLARLY CONFERENCE AND EACH STUDENT WILL DELIVER A PAPER ON HIS OR HER TOPIC. STUDENTS WILL SHARE AND COMMENT ON THE FULL TEXT OF THEIR PAPERS.

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