LSO215 - Murder and Memories: Researching History

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Subject Title
Murder and Memories: Researching History

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the process of conducting original historical research on topics in twentieth century Canadian history. Particular emphasis is given to issues surrounding race, gender, inter-ethnic relations, family, education, and class. Students are trained to evaluate and use historiography and primary and secondary sources, taught advanced research techniques, and exposed to methods of collecting and using oral histories. This subject encourages students to discover their own interpretations of the past through original research based on the reinterpretation of primary documents, the collection of oral histories, and archival research using on-line collections and in Toronto archives.

Credit Status
One Liberal Studies Elective in category 5 Non-categorized elective

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
? Critically recount and evaluate major themes and approaches in Canadian history;
? Critically evaluate, interpret, and analyze historiographical debates, historical scholarship, and primary sources;
? Understand and employ key research techniques and tools;
? Successfully identify, locate, analyze, and utilize primary documents located in on-line collections and archival collections;
? Think critically and marshal historical evidence to support a coherent interpretation of the past;
? Produce a significant research paper based on extensive primary archival research supported by secondary research.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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