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HIST641 CURRENT APPROACHES IN HISTORICAL RESEARCH

Course Code: 2400641
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is an overview of the various theoretical approaches to the study of history. The emphasis will be given to recent and novel ways of understanding, interpreting and explaining both the past and the present. Selected material, preferably essays which build their analyses on comparative historical explanations, will be used to illustrate new theoretical approaches. An assessment of the utility, i.e., strengths and/or weaknesses, of these contemporary approaches will conclude the requirements of the course.