INTLSTD 205 - What is History?
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

You might think you know what history is: it’s what happened in the past — the names, dates, and events that fill textbooks. But think again. History is not about memorizing facts. It’s about asking questions about the past, finding clues, and using our imaginations to piece those clues together into stories.

  • Does this mean history is fiction?
  • Who gets to do history — whose stories should we accept as true?
  • How is history different in different parts of the world?
  • How do political struggles, in the U.S. and around the globe, shape the way people see the past and use it in their everyday lives?
  • Can history predict or improve the future, and if not, what is history for?
  • Must histories only be written in books, or can pilgrimages, spirit possession, myths, or museums fulfill a similar purpose?

This course will introduce you to various approaches to history, drawing examples from across the globe and throughout the centuries. But above all, it will teach you new ways of thinking critically and internationally about the world you live in — its past, present, and future.

Course Requirements:

Assignments for this course consist of two short papers (2-3 pages each), two take-home short-essay exams, and two short reading quizzes, along with weekly participation in discussion sections and in lectures (using i>Clicker).

Intended Audience:

This course is designed with first- and second-year students in mind, but the course is open to anyone interested in gaining an introductory overview of the discipline of history.

Class Format:

Two lectures and one GSI-led discussion section per week.

INTLSTD 205 - What is History?
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25701
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
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25702
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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25703
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
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25704
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
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25705
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
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25706
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
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25707
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
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25939
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 008: Reserved for CSP students only.
009 (DIS)
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27353
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
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30502
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4
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 010: Reserved for Honors Students
011 (DIS)
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30503
Open
7
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 011: Reserved for CSP Students.
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ISBN: 9780674766907
The return of Martin Guerre, Author: Davis, Natalie Zemon., Publisher: Harvard University Press 1983
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