Upon completion of the courses students are expected to:
Be familiar with the basic principles of the history science and of historical methodology; be familiar with the technique of writing academic essays and of organizing individual or group projects as part of the teaching of History in High School Education; recognize and utilize historical sources (written, figurative material, etc.) for writing essays on historical topics and for the teaching of history in High School education.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The seminar aims at familiarizing students with, and stimulating debate about, the aims and methods of the discipline of History. The issues to be debated include: the History of History; Sources and technical skills for their analysis; Historical interpretation; The nature of historical knowledge; Causality and determinism; Societies and individuals; Objectivity and its limits; Researching and Writing History essays and papers.
Additional bibliography for study
E.H. Carr, Τι είναι Ιστορία (1999).
M. Bloch, Απολογία για την Ιστορία (1994).
Θ. Βέικος, Θεωρία και Μεθοδολογία της Ιστορίας (1987).
J.L. Gaddis, The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past (2002).