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Department of History

Succeeding in History Courses

"In the seaways of Tierra del Fuego," 1834.

"In the seaways of Tierra del Fuego," from HMS Beagle at Tierra del Fuego. Conrad Martens, c. 1834.

Historical Thinking

What makes history its own discipline, different from English or Philosophy? What kinds of questions do historians typically ask? What are they trying to understand?



Techniques and questions to help students get the most out of reading their history textbooks, scholarly articles and books, and primary source documents.

Writing Successful Thesis-Driven Essays

Advice about how to write a thesis, how to support it with reasons and evidence, and how to cite sources.


Common Problems with Student Papers

Get advice about how to avoid the most common problems that History Department profs find in student papers.


Department of History
Liberal Arts Building, Room 4210 F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2923
Fax: 410-704-5595

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