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Fall 2017 History GU4904 section 001
WRITING LIVES:HISTORICAL APPROACHES
WRIT LIVES:HIST APPROACH

Call Number 88548
Day & Time
Location
M 10:10am-12:00pm
301M Fayerweather
Points 4
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Mark Mazower
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Ranging from ancient chronicles and saints’ lives to the emergence of modern subjectivity, the rise of the diary, the novel and the bureaucratic questionnaire, this course explores how historians across the ages have written about people’s lives. It asks what has happened to the notion of a life as a moral example, the changing value of ‘experience’ and the ‘ordinary person’, and charts how democracy altered the sense of what was worth recording and commemorating. It draws for its sources on a very wide range of cultures and epochs and concludes by asking the student to conduct their own life history research.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department History
Enrollment 15 students (15 max) as of 7:34PM Sunday, October 15, 2017
Status Full
Subject History
Number GU4904
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, School of Professional Studies , School of the Arts
Campus Morningside
Section key 20173HIST4904W001

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