I’m starting this chapter late tonight and I will probably finish it by tomorrow IF I could figure out what these things in front of me are for. Geez! What kind of teaching is AMA giving these days. They provide us with really long handouts to read online and worst of it all, they’re useless. *sigh*
Take this for example:
History may be defined as the “branch of knowledge concerned with past events, especially those involving human affairs.” (Funk and Wagnalls, 1976)
Historical research therefore, is a systematic and critical inquiry of the whole past events using the critical method in the understanding and the interpretation of facts which are applicable to current issues and problems.
Research in history is both science and art. Historical design is scientific and the narration thereof is an art. History differs from the natural sciences because it is based upon the reports of observations which cannot be repeated, although similar events may occur unlike in natural sciences where it is based upon experimentation.
Okay, what they should do is explain what you should and should not include in Historical Design not what is history. Duh?! Even a grade schooler knows what a history is! Sheesh! Talk about worthless!
And my conclusion would always remain that AMA Education System is worthless beyond worthless! And that’s not just plain opinion from me, but a fact!