This course teaches students about history by having them research and write original works of historical fiction. The course approaches historical fiction with an emphasis on the "historical." A paper prepared in this course might be a lousy work of fiction but still a great paper if the historical research and analysis are strong. But no fictional glitter, however sparkling, can redeem a paper marred by weak historical research and analysis.
Satisfies a major requirement in History
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement
Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement