The Uses of History (HIST*3450) | College of Arts

The Uses of History (HIST*3450)

Code and section: HIST*3450*01

Term: Winter 2016

Instructor: Alan Gordon


As an introduction to the use of history outside the classroom, this course discusses public history and memory through the activities of governments, corporations, and voluntary associations. History as political propaganda, marketing strategy, and ideological support in a global and historical context is examined. Discussions will focus on history as presented in films, television, monuments, museums, commemorations, and other public and popular media.



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