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What Is History?

AFAM 119
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 144
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

All human societies have a shared understanding of their past, a narrative that provides their origin as a people. However, not all of them would have referred to such understandings as history. In this course, we shall examine the phenomenon that since the writings of the Greeks, Western societies have come to identify as history. We shall engage some of significant interventions, from Antiquity to the 19th-century U.S., in the ongoing discussion of "what is history," examining the theoretical and methodological complexities that necessarily involve the practice of recounting the past.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-16-2014
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