Experiential Learning for History Students (Theme: Jacobitism) (HIST*3560) | College of Arts

Experiential Learning for History Students (Theme: Jacobitism) (HIST*3560)

Code and section: HIST*3560*02

Term: Fall 2022

Instructor: Kevin James


Mode of delivery: 

Face-to-Face (all components)

Weekly Course Format: 

1 * 2hr40 min seminar 

Course Synopsis:  

This course combines scholarly research and self-reflection with applied experience in a History-related workplace or simulated workplace environment. Students apply and develop their program-based historical skills and knowledge through in-class learning and a project with a local community partner organization. The project is designed to contribute to a public body of knowledge and improve students' skills for the workplace. In this semester students will focus exclusively on the outstanding Jacobite collections held in the Library’s Archival and Special Collections unit, and learning will focus on research and exhibit development using primary sources in that collection.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you will:

  1. write for a general audience, demonstrating skills of critical analysis and clarity of communication;
  2. collaborate closely with colleagues and scholars in the development of a public exhibit;
  3. think critically and creatively about both primary and secondary historical sources, and incorporate them effectively in original scholarship;
  4. present research effectively in a public venue to a wide audience.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

  • Exhibit Written Contribution - 30%
  • Seminar Participation - 15%
  • Colloquium Participation - 15%
  • Research Paper - 40%

Texts and/or Resources Required:

None. All will be available through course reserve.

Please note: This is a preliminary web course description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.