INTLSTD 205 - What is History?
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

Description

Instruction Mode: MC

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 — stories that shape our present and future. • 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 are there other sites that "produce" history? Put another way, where can we "find" history? 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. And it will help you prepare for any future courses or endeavors that require you to assess different kinds of evidence, to grapple with conflicting interpretations about a topic, to engage in critical inquiry and analysis, to craft an argument, and to develop empathy through historical or cultural understanding. Book Cost: One paperback book (used copies of the book are generally available).

Course Requirements:

Assignments for this course consist of one short essay (2-3 pages), two take-home exams, and two short reading quizzes, along with weekly reading assignments and participation in discussion sections and in lectures.

Class Format:

This class consists of two lectures per week, offered synchronously online and available subsequently on Canvas for asynchronous viewing. Students will have one GSI-led discussion section per week. All discussions sections will be synchronous, but students may choose between hybrid online/in-person and fully online formats

Schedule

INTLSTD 205 - What is History?
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
25023
Open
52
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Lectures are remote and a mix of synchronous and asynchronous teaching. Sections are remote and taught synchronously except where noted. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during all scheduled class and section times.
002 (DIS)
 Online
25024
Closed
0
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 Online
25025
Closed
0
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
  Hybrid
25026
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Section 004: Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote, and will be taught synchronously. Remote-only students should register under section 014.
005 (DIS)
 Online
25027
Open
1
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
25028
Closed
0
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
  Hybrid
25029
Closed
0
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Section 007: Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote, and will be taught synchronously. Remote-only students should register under section 017.
008 (DIS)
 Online
25167
Open
10
 
-
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
26256
Open
16
 
-
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
010 (DIS)
  Hybrid
27798
Open
6
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 010: Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote, and will be taught synchronously. Remote-only students should register under section 020.
011 (DIS)
  Hybrid
27799
Open
5
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: All seats are reserved for CSP/Bridge students. CSP students may register for this section under the HISTORY subject without permission. Students wanting to register under INTLSTD 205 must email Professor Alberto (palberto@umich.edu) for permission.
014 (DIS)
 Online
39309
Open
5
 
-
 
Note: Remote-only student registration for section 004.

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