The Course

History 201 American Biography

Jeff Roche

MW 2:00-3:20

Kauke 142

In this writing/research intensive course, together we will explore the craft of biography. We will read and dissect different types of biographies not only to learn about historical lives, but more importantly, for the research and writing techniques of using biography to explore history. In this instance, it’s not only the students who will be participating in this program, but the professor as well. As a historian on the cusp of writing a biography of C.W. Post, and as a scholar who had never written a biography, we will be working together to learn these techniques and methods and sharing our work.