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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2020

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HIS 431SEM - Myth And History
Myth And History NAT Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23530   Enrollment Capacity:   12
Section:   NAT   Enrollment Total:   12
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   01/27/2020 - 05/09/2020   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   T R , 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Room:   Park 532 view map
Location:   North Campus      
This course explores the space between myth and history, examining the way in which these modes of recounting and retelling the past intersect and diverge from one another. Beginning with the notions of mythistory and metahistory, the course will acquaint students with some of the major historiographical debates and theoretical issues of the past several decades. Questions have been raised about the extent to which we can really access the ?truth? about the past, and some have pointed to the important role of narrative structures in historical writing and other forms of mediation. We will ask not only what it is that historians do and how they do it, but also how they know and communicate it. This will be compared and contrasted with another form of stories about the past: myth. Students will learn about the major theories of myth that have been put forward since the late nineteenth century. Members of the class will investigate a major theorist of myth, presenting the ideas, approach, and background of this historical figure to their classmates. Finally, we will conclude by reading and discussing several works that take an unconventional approach to explaining past events in ways that intersect with the theoretical issues tackled in this course
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