HIST 615: Problems in American History

HIST 615-007: Decolonizing Museums
(Fall 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T

East Building 134

Section Information for Fall 2019

How can museums grapple with centuries of unresolved trauma as they tell the stories of Native American histories and cultures?  With this question as its foundation, this course will examine the ways Native history was created in nineteenth-century curiosity cabinets and museums, how Indigenous peoples have resisted, shaped, and ultimately come to control museum exhibits that were previously curator controlled, and how museums can honor Indigenous pasts while simultaneously asking hard questions about the history of settler colonialism in the United States.  Students will be expected to read extensively on these topics, prepare well and participate in class discussions, and write both historiographical and critical essays. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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