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Historical Methods

This course examines how sociologists design historical research projects, and then develop systematic strategies for retrieving archival data. Students gain experience in locating, gathering and interpreting forms of historical data such as government records, personal narratives, media documents, existing statistics and other secondary sources. Critiques of classical sociology, historiography, genealogy and comparative methods are typically addressed.

SOCIOL 743

Historical Methods

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No

This course examines how sociologists design historical research projects, and then develop systematic strategies for retrieving archival data. Students gain experience in locating, gathering and interpreting forms of historical data such as government records, personal narratives, media documents, existing statistics and other secondary sources. Critiques of classical sociology, historiography, genealogy and comparative methods are typically addressed.