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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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HIS 100-03 - Introduction to Historical Inquiry

4 credits (Fall)
Writing from the Margins. This course provides an introduction to issues of historical causation, argumentation, and evidence by posing some fundamental questions: Whose lives get preserved in the historical record? How? Why? We interrogate the authority of the archive by exploring the stories of people who lived at the very margins of their social contexts. Drawing upon autobiography, material culture, and museum studies, we consider how, despite the odds, first-person traces of individual existence survive through the intersections of hand, text, and material.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Maynard