HIS 3871: Archives: History, Theory and Practice (2024-2025)

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This course introduces students to the archival history, theory and practice. Students who successfully complete this course will: 1) be familiar with standard archival theories and practice; 2) be able to identify basic historical developments of the profession; 3) understand archival terminology; 4) understand each of the 11 elements of the archival cycle; 5) read, comprehend, analyze, and discuss assigned readings on a weekly basis; 6) process a collection in the SPU Archives; 7) create an archival portfolio containing examples of your archival work that can be shown to potential employers; 8) visit a local off-campus archives (e.g., City of Seattle) 9) learn about the archival profession generally and its various employment opportunities.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Spring 40255 3 Janet Hauck
Michael Paulus
3:00PM-4:20 PM
Demaray Hall 259
30 of 30 seats open
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Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded.
Attributes: Upper-Division
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term