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Writing Historical Fiction


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 requirement

Students entering before 2012: satisfies History requirement