Introduces students to the main theoretical approaches that have shaped the practice of modern European history. Investigations range from nineteenth-century classical Historicism and empiricist reconstructionism to post-modern metahistory and the transnational turn. Combines theoretical explorations with a focus on historical practice, including a student-conducted oral history project.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement.