HIST 395: Topics in Digital History

HIST 395-001: Trials in American History
(Fall 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R

Robinson B113

Section Information for Fall 2019

This course will use sensational trials in US history as a lens to explore the ways in which Americans have attempted to shape, challenge, protect, or reinforce particular notions of nationhood and citizenship. As a class, we will walk through the evolution of America as both a nation and an idea, and explore the changing social and cultural contexts in which its people brought lawsuits against others or were tried for crimes themselves. In the process, students will be introduced to the basics of digital public history and, using scholarly rigor, curate public digital exhibits--either web-based, video, or audio--on a particular sensational trial.

Topic Varies


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces students to issues and methods in digital history through study of a particular topic May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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