A Research Seminar of the North American Plains
a.k.a. HIST 710
|Grassroots History is a graduate-level research seminar. Its regional scope is the Great Plains of North America. Its individual research focus, however, is more local than that. In this course we do historical research and writing that uses local sources and investigates life on the plains at the grassroots. The course is taught via the media of this website and its email list, the Pastime. The course delivers regular, resident graduate credit to qualified students anywhere the Internet goes. Grassroots Hisory is a seminar particularly suited for persons wishing to write for presentation and publication.|
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Tom Isern, Professor of History & University Distinguished Professor
PO Box 1390
Fargo ND 58107-1390
Office in Putnam 20
What You Need to Know About "Grassroots History"
Virtual Seminar Table
GHOST TOWN INITIATIVE!
Web-Based & Field-Based Graduate Courses in Great Plains History
"Coyote Culture" is part of a suite of distance-delivered graduate History courses developed and offered by Prof. Isern. The four courses, 3 (or 3-6) credit hours each, offer extramural graduate students the opportunity to accumulate 12-15 credit hours focusing on Great Plains History. The other three courses are
- HIST 730 Coyote Culture, a reading seminar exploring the texts opf regional life
- HIST 730 Advanced Readings on the Great Plains, directed readings for graduate sutdents preparing to take comprehensive exams
- HIST 695 Prairie Earth, Prairie Homes, a field school that celebrates, investigates, and encourages the preservation of buildings built of earth on the northern plains