Legacies of the UofSC: Exploring the Establishment and Evolution of SC's Flagship University
This course explores the history of the University of South Carolina from its founding in 1801 to the current era with an emphasis on the student experience and on the issue of race. The course will discuss historical trends about the history of higher education generally, for context, but the focus will be on the history of UofSC and its place in the state, nation, and world.
Open to UofSC Honors Students.
University of South Carolina History
Fall 2023 Events related to USC History
General Histories of Higher Education
History of Education Associations and Journals
The best way to understand history is to do history. We do history by conducting research and writing up the results of our investigations. This requires reading published research, asking questions, and then going after the sources that will help us answer these questions. A useful document for helping you analyze archival sources is John Thelin's Guidelines for Analyzing Historical Documents (2014, p. xxi).
Most historical publications (books, journals, magazines) use the Chicago Manual of Style as the guide for citing sources. The Notes and Bibliography style is easiest for citing primary sources. Most of the books and articles we read for this class use this as the style guide. Chapter 14.229 provides several examples of how to cite primary sources. You can also use this "cheat sheet" I created as an easy reference. Regardless of which citation system you use, properly acknowledging your sources is essential.