Mason Hall D005
Section Information for Fall 2017
Saying that something is “etched in stone” is a way of expressing its permanence. In commemorating their wars, Americans literally etch a social or collective memory of the past in stone in memorials throughout the United States and especially in the nation’s capital, yet interpretations of past conflicts vary among social groups and have changed dramatically over time. In this class, course lectures, readings, and student projects will address war and collective memory in the United States, that is, how individuals, groups, or communities have reflected on their warring past at a particular moment in history. Students will learn to think and write like historians by examining primary- and secondary-source materials related to the study of war and collective memory, including text-based sources but also non-traditional sources like landscapes, monuments, film, and material culture. Skills developed in the course include basic research methods, analyzing sources, interpreting and contextualizing historical documents, framing questions, critical thinking, historical writing and citation, and preparing and delivering an oral presentation.
Satisfies the general education requirement in systhesis.
Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.
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Required Prerequisites: (HIST 300C) and (ENGH 302C, ENGL 302C, HNRS 110C or 210C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.