HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
Fall 2020, Section 002 - Indians and Empires in North America
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History


Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:


In this course you will be asked to re-think American history. That is, we will approach the history of America as a continental history.This will require that we think of North America as a New World space, a place that was inhabited and occupied by indigenous peoples, and then remade by the arrival and settlement of Europeans. You will be asked to imagine a North America that was indigenous and adaptive, as well as colonial and Euro-American. This approach to the study of North American history is designed to challenge the epistemology and literature of Borderlands and frontier historiography, which displaces Native peoples from the central narrative of American history by placing them at the physical margins of colonial and national development. Instead we will explore the intersection and integration of indigenous and Euro-American national identity and national space in North America and trace their co-evolution from first contact through the early nineteenth century.

Course Requirements:

Students will be expected to write several short response papers based on these readings and a longer term paper based on original research.

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HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium
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001 (SEM)
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 001, Siberia. This course is a mixture of in-person and remote and will be taught synchronously. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
002 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 002, Indians & Empires. This course is a mixture of in-person and remote and will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.

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