Seminar in U.S. Historiography and Historical Debates
This course will introduce social studies majors to the history of historical scholarship (historiography) on the American past. Reviewing the philosophical, political, & methodological shifts in American historical scholarship, the course focuses on debates among historians about the key political events, leaders, social institutions, & protest movements in U.S. history. Learning about the contested nature of historical discourse will enable prospective social studies teachers to teach students that history consists of more than names & dates, that history is a discipline involving critical thinking about, & diverse interpretations of, the past.
- Old Course Number: E23.0010