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History 168: History and memory: The United States VT

Frank Warren

(Submission #18)

Course Description

This course will study how history is remembered and how the memory of history contributes to and differs from the writing of history. Attention will be paid to how historic events are commemorated and what this tells us about the values and beliefs of those commemorating. The course will explore how different cultures and groups remember history and the role that institutionalized social structures play in the remembrance of history. Attention will also be paid to the nature of the discipline of history and the role historic memory and oral history play in the discipline. The course will be a variable topics course. Depending on the topic, the course may meet the Pre-Industrial Extended Requirement. The course will meet the United States Context of of Experience. In the syllabus submitted such topics as the New Nation, a slave rebellion, the Civil War, and the Vietnam are explored through the study of memory and commemoration.


Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Culture and Values (CV)
Context of Experience: United States (US)
Extended Requirement: Not Applicable

Additional Course information

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Existing Course: New
Existing Course Number: 
Course Anticipated to be offered: Every Semester
Other (if specified): 
Number of Sections: 1
Number of Seats: 30


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