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What Is History?
AFAM 119
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 144

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of E. H. Carr's now classic, WHAT IS HISTORY? This course will examine Carr's thesis in light of the proliferation of scholarship on questions related to the origins and intellectual foundations of the practice of writing history. It examines these questions from Herodotus's THE HISTORIES and St. Augustine's THE CITY OF GOD AGAINST THE PAGANS to late 20th-century musings on the ongoing debate as to the value and purpose of history.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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