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U. S. Historiography & Historical Debates

This course will introduce social studies majors to the history of historical scholarship (historiography) on the American past. Reviewing the philosophical, political, and methodological shifts in American historical scholarship, the course focuses on debates among historians about the key political events, leaders, social institutions, and 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 and dates, that history is a discipline involving critical thinking about, and diverse interpretations of, the past.

Course #
SOCED-UE 10
Units
2
Term
Spring
Department