AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Fall 2022, Section 017 - The Practice of Public History
Instruction Mode: Section 017 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
2
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will introduce students to the practice of public history—how history is put to work in the world. We’ll consider museum exhibits, walking tours, historic houses, monuments, oral history, crowdsourcing, podcasting, robotic presidents, and more. We’ll learn how public historians work with a variety of audiences to present difficult or contested pasts, like the 1967 Detroit uprising or antebellum plantation homes. We’ll consider how public history can be used to subvert or reinforce colonialism and empire—and how it can be used to promote social justice. What, if anything, is compromised and lost in this process? How do factors like design, venue, and writing style affect how history is consumed? How can historians share authority and develop true collaborations with communities?

Using case studies, we will grapple with these issues as a group. Students will walk away with a basic understanding of public history and knowledge of what direction they might take if they wish to pursue a career in the field. All course content, including assignments, readings, class agendas, and weekly plans, will be available on Canvas.

Course Requirements:

Short responses, group work, and final project

Intended Audience:

All students are welcome

Class Format:

Seminar

Schedule

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26397
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5
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
34104
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4
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
34124
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5
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
34353
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1
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 LEC 001.
011 (DIS)
 In Person
34354
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 002.
013 (DIS)
 In Person
34357
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 004.
016 (DIS)
 In Person
34360
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 007.
017 (LEC)
 In Person
34836
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Tu 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HIST 294.
018 (LEC)
 In Person
34980
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This is a meet-together with English 362 sec 001.
019 (LEC)
 In Person
35235
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This is a meet-together with English 317 sec 002.

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