DeAragon

Teaching

In all my courses I am interested in student's development of skills.  These include writing clear, well-organized prose, developing arguments and supporting them with relevant evidence, data management, analysis, working in groups, and close reading of texts.  In my upper-division courses there is more emphasis on effective communication, research, and analysis. 

In HIST 101, Western Civilization I, the means of developing these skills involves studying the civilizations that have significantly contributed to western civilization over the course of 4500 years, from the origins of civilization to 1648 C. E.

In HIST 219, Sex and Gender in European History, we cover many of the same civilizations as in HIST 101, but focus on issues of gender, sexuality, the family, and women's contributions to western civilization to 1600 C. E.

In HIST 301, Historical Methods, there is a combination of an introduction to the historical discipline, its history, methods, and rhetoric, and subject content, such as "The Twelfth-century Renaissance" or "Social and Cultural History of Medieval and Renaissance Europe."

In HIST 401, Senior Research Seminar, students research and write a major capstone paper demonstrating their mastery of the methods and rhetoric of the discipline.

I teach a number of 300-level content courses in medieval and early-modern European history.