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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Spring 2006

LAS 386 • LATIN AMERICAN COLONIAL HIST

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39875 T
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
GAR 205
TWINAM

Course Description

The goal of this course is for students to write a publishable research paper. 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 writing and research. For the final two weeks the seminar will convene as a scholarly conference and each student will deliver a paper on their topic. THIS COURSE WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL WRITING COMPONENT

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