HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Winter 2022, Section 002 - Living the Civil War
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
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The American Civil War is an epic story, that of the most important conflict in American history, one that reverberates strongly to the present day. And yet it was also a real experience that was lived by millions of individuals in their own individual ways. This capstone seminar will explore the Civil War era through biography and the first hand accounts of former slaves turned soldiers, southern plantation mistresses, poor soldiers, and many others. The course will culminate in students writing a biography based on the Civil War letters and diaries available at libraries on campus.

Course Requirements:

Final research project

Intended Audience:

Upper-class History majors

Class Format:



HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
6LSA Jr>
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
002 (SEM)
 In Person
3LSA Jr>
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
003 (SEM)
 In Person
6LSA Jr>
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22

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