Designed for the history major or minor; provides hands-on exploration of American history as both a professional field and a scholarly discipline. This course will provide overview of historiography and methods in history, and offers students opportunities to build research, writing and interpretive skills through intensive work with sources, texts, and other historical evidence.

Fall 2017 HI 411-02 The Historian’s Craft Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 – 2:15 in Sullivan 318
This is a 3-credit* requirement in the History major and minor, and is a prerequisite to the History capstone.

Archived Syllabi
Spring 2017
Fall 2013
Spring 2011
Fall 2011

Instructor: Tona Hangen
Associate Professor of 19th and 20th century US History
Sullivan 327-D
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester MA 01602

e: thangen (at) worcester.edu

Office Hours – Fall 2017

I hold office hours Mon 9:45 – 11:00 am and Thurs 11:30 am – 1 pm. If you need an alternate meeting time, email me.

*By University definition:
Federal regulation defines a credit hour as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutional established equivalence that reasonably approximates not less than –

(1) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or

(2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.