HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar in the Humanities
Section: 002 Robin Hood: History and Fiction
Term: FA 2012
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Course Note:
A basic introduction to historical thinking and method through small-course seminar experience. Topics vary from term to term; however, no matter what the topic, students can expect to spend a great deal of time learning to think critically about historical questions and to write well. As such, the First-Year seminar should serve as an introduction to upper-level course work in history and related fields of study.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Robbed from the rich, gave to the poor, Robin Hood! But did he really? Was there ever a “real” Robin Hood and if so where did he come from? Today Robin Hood has become a symbol of resistance to tyranny and a champion of the poor. This seminar will start by looking at the medieval English contexts for the ballads of Robin Hood and other medieval outlaw tales. We will look specifically at the social conditions that gave rise to these stories, and the legal system that outlaws like Robin Hood resisted. We will then turn to the fictional character of Robin Hood and how his image changed from self-serving bandit to altruistic-romantic hero. Lastly we will study how various political movements have appropriated him or his image and how he and his band of Merry Men have fared in the hands of Hollywood and the BBC.

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HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22435
Open
Wolv. Access
9Y1
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 197 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
002 (SEM)
P
25877
Open
3
4Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
P
24530
Open
Wolv. Access
7Y1
-
Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
24219
Open
2
2Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (SEM)
P
26451
Open
Wolv. Access
5Y1
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
29510
Open
12
12Y1
-
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
29640
Open
Wolv. Access
1MCSP Y1
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: http://hdl
Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography, Author: Knight, Stephen., Publisher: Ithaca: Cornell University Press 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780297818854
Bandits, Author: Hobsbawm, Eric., Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2000
Required
ISBN: 0199538409
Ivanhoe, Author: Sir Walter Scott ; edited with an introduction and notes by Ian Duncan., Publisher: Oxford University Press Reissued. 2008
Required
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