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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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HIS 100-02 - Introduction to Historical Inquiry

4 credits (Spring)
Guns, Germs, Steel, and the Spanish Conquest. This course provides an introduction to issues of historical causation, argumentation, and evidence through the lens of the first major episode of European colonization. The course will begin with with the explanation of the Conquest offered by the book Guns, Germs, and Steel. Using primary and secondary sources, students will then learn why many historians question this explanation. In the process, students will be introduced to the various means by which historians conduct research and write about the past.  

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Silva