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What Is History?

HIST 144
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

All human societies articulate a narrative of their past, which provides their/our origin as a people. These, at the same time, can often be contested. Nonetheless, before a particular moment in time, most would not 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 nineteenth-century U.S., in the ongoing discussion of "what is history?"
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-20-2014
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