HIST 390: The Digital Past

HIST 390-DL3: The Digital Past
(Fall 2024)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW


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Section Information for Fall 2024

This section of HIST 390: The Digital Past, is themed "Tech and the Tudors." If you only know one thing about Tudor England's King Henry VIII, it's probably that he went through six wives (and made England Protestant) in his quest for a son. Or, as the rhyme goes, "Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived." But there's a lot more to the story of England's most-wedded monarch and the century that he and his children reigned. This course will use digital methods to explore the history of the Tudor dynasty, with particular attention paid to how technology can help us better understand the "5 C's" of thinking historically: change over time, context, causality, contingency, and complexity. Along the way, you'll satisfy the Mason Core IT requirement. 

HIST 390 DL3 is an online live video section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Teaches the fundamentals of information technology within the context of a history course. Students learn fundamentals and skills as well as how our society became so enamored of and dependent on these knowledge and information tools. Understanding a new technology requires understanding how new technologies transform the societies that embrace them. Emphasizes the use of free and open-source software whenever possible. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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