Honors and Graduate Courses
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Senior Honors Seminar
(Dachau artist): "Bookworm," 1850
- This three-quarter course is the capstone of the history department's
honors program. Honors candidates work closely with an individual faculty
mentor on a chosen topic, while meeting regularly with their peers and
a seminar director to discuss issues of research, interpretation and writing,
and to critique each other's work.
- This course is taught be various professors. I taught it in 1996-97,
1997-98, and Fall 1998-99.
- Prof. Lansing taught it in 2004-05; in 2008 & 2009 Prof. Bernstein
taught it. Dept.
description with link to current instructor's homepage
- In 2005-06 it was shortened to a 2-quarter course.
- my 1998-99 senior thesis seminar
- database of theses submitted
- Hist 199ra, Independent
- 200E, Graduate
reading seminar in modern German history
- 201E, Topics in German History (back
- Since I haven't yet had enough students specializing in German
history, I've offered this content in conjunction with a 200e, and
as an independent reading course only.
- Topics I plan to offer include History and Memory, Public History,
and History Education
- 2007 201e website with syllabus, detailed bibliography and definitions page
- 217BC, Research Seminar in Public History (Public Resource Management)
Research Seminar in German History
- "A two-quarter
(20 week) research seminar for graduate students interested in aspects
of nineteenth and twentieth century German history. Students will
learn and apply researching techniques, as well as writing, editing
and presentation skills."
- Completion of four such seminars is required of all UCSB history
graduate students before they can enter candidacy
- Spring-Fall 2003 233AB
syllabus; 1995 syllabus
- note: I may someday teach Hist 233H on Habermas, which was developed
by Prof. Fogel
- BONUS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO MADE IT DOWN HERE!
- UCSB offers two courses to prepare advanced graduate students
for the job market and future teaching: Hist 209A-B, The
Academic Profession of History.
"This course provides students with the practical knowledge
needed for obtaining an academic position, develops skills for effective
teaching, and prepares students to deal with funding agencies, publishers,
employers, and professional organizations."
- job interview
questions (archive copy),
and advice for
academic job seekers, from Mary
Corbin Sies, University of Maryland
- 2005 Chronicle of Higher Education column "What Small Colleges Really Want," by Carol Kolmerten
- my Graduate Study in German History page has sections on Fellowships and Graduate
Programs in German History
CV Doctor," Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept.
17, 1999 has good advice and examples of how to write a good CV