NYU Steinhardt

Seminar in U.S. Historiography and Historical Debates

  • Course Number: SOCED-UE 0010
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 2
  • Description: 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