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翻譯:陳怡安(簡介並寄信)
編輯:陳斌漢(簡介並寄信)

課程描述

課程目的是為使學生熟悉二十世紀史家在研究歷史時所採用的各種不同的史學方法。課中選定的閱讀書籍在其各自的次領域中都是具有重要意義的作品,希望能在一個學期的時間裡,廣泛討論到最多樣、不同的研究領域和方法論。我們會探討歷史學者如何構思出他們的研究主題、如何運用第一手史料作為論述根據、如何架構討論主題的敘述與分析、以及各個不同研究方法的優點與缺失。

作業與評量

這門課的主要作業是完成一份比較大型的研究論文,學生可依自由興趣選擇適當的研究主題。論文應對其主題做出深度論述,篇幅在十五至二十頁之間。主修歷史的同學可利用這次作業當作搜尋學位論文題目的機會。這個作業應按照以下進度完成:

重要日期
4 研究論題陳述以及研究計劃•
6 註解書目•
第十次上課前 論文草稿•
13 論文定稿與課堂發表•


每次上課必須繳交一篇就當週閱讀資料所做的評論短文(不拘形式)。每次由一位同學的評論作為課堂討論的導言基礎。

上課出席表現和課堂上的發言參與度對修習這門課來說都非常重要。上課時要記得攜帶當週指定的閱讀資料,以便參與課堂討論。

所有的作業都必須是個人獨立的研究創作,任何抄襲行為將交由本校紀律委員會審理,抄襲的作業以不及格計分。

成績評量方式:

評量項目 百分比
研究報告 50%
每週評論 20%
討論參與 30%


Subject Description

This course is designed to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. The books we will read have all made significant contributions to their respective sub-fields and have been selected to give as wide a coverage in both field and methodology as possible in one semester's worth of reading. We will examine how historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of their various approaches.

Assignments and Grading

The main written assignment for this course is a substantial research paper, on any reasonable subject of interest to you. These papers should be between 15-20 pages long, and should explore the given topic in substantial depth. History majors may use this paper to explore a possible thesis topic. The paper will be produced in the following stages:

SES # KEY DATES
4 Statement of topic interest and research proposal
6 Annotated bibliography
Before SES #10 Draft
13 Final draft and class presentations


You will also be expected to bring to class each week a brief (and informal) commentary on the assigned reading. Each week one student will use his or her commentary as the basis for introducing the class discussion.

Class attendance is an essential component of this course. And participation in class discussion is an important part of the work for the course. Always bring your copy of the reading with you to class so that you can participate fully.

All written work should represent original and individual work. Cases of plagiarism will be investigated fully and reported to the Committee on Discipline at MIT. Plagiarized work will also receive the grade of F.

Grades will be assigned as follows:

ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Research Paper 50%
Weekly Response Papers 20%
Seminar Participation 30%

 
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