Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 265 - Myth and Reality in the American Past


Credits: 4
An investigation of the myths of American history, why they were created, and how they reflect American values. Some myths that might be explored are those associated with the noble savage, George Washington, the Plantation South, as well as the “Camelot” myths created about the Kennedy Administration. Students will formulate their own interpretations of people and events that have been the object of America’s mythological past.

Distribution Requirements: CL, HE.

Open to first-year students and sophomores only.