General to the teaching of history
The scientific work in the subject of history differs quite a lot from that in the school. There, it was common to learn many years and place historical sources in the context of other events and long-term processes. For the study of history, it is no longer sufficient to master only that, because ultimately these are only the basic prerequisites for a historical study. The university works much more profoundly and comprehensively than historical sources at school. In addition, one does not occupy oneself as before with overview knowledge to the individual epochs like modern times or 20. Century, but goes much further into details. In doing so, the study of sources is always at the center of methodical work, and even in the first term papers one must be able to incorporate original sources into the work and, above all, never use them uncritically but always reflectively to underpin their own statements and judgments. On the one hand, one has to master the method of source criticism, since otherwise the reliability of documents, letters or notes can hardly be evaluated. On the other hand, you always have to find the right sources. For the first proseminar work, it is still sufficient, on collections such. to access a volume on “Sources of German History in the 19th and 20th Centuries”. In view of demanding major seminar work and especially later theses, it is indispensable to be able to tap sources themselves. This requires a lot of time in archives in order to find hitherto completely undiscovered or at least hardly explored sources. In addition, there is a necessary research of interpretative secondary literature, which must be as extensive to fulfill scientific requirements as the reading angle in other subjects.
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