HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Section: 001 Witches, Alchemists and the Golem in Context and in Modern Popular Culture
Term: FA 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History concentration. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Modern popular media including movies, television shows, novels, comic books, video games and even advertisements use images of witches, alchemists, and golems in ways that speak to both their traditional, contextual meanings and break from them creating new significance for them. This course will examine the historical roots and mythological legacy of three kinds of figures from the world of early modern European occult philosophy and popular culture. The goal of the course is to gain an understanding of these figures as they were interpreted in their contexts and examine how their images retain, lose, or shift their traditional interpretations as they are filtered through popular media. This course will demonstrate how images from the past are deployed without full regard for their historical meaning.

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
14349
Closed
0
4Y1
6Enrollment Management
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 195 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
002 (REC)
P
14351
Open
2
2Y1
6Enrollment Management
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TuF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (REC)
P
43043
Open
2
6Enrollment Management
2Y1
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
P
14353
Open
1
5Y1
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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