What Is History?|
Fall 2017 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
All human societies articulate a narrative of their past that provides their (or 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 will examine the phenomenon that since the writings of the Greeks, Western societies have come to identify as history. We will engage some of the significant interventions, from antiquity to the 19th-century Untied States, in the ongoing discussion of "what is history?"
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None