2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 150 Doing History

3 hours 

This course focuses on how historians think about things. The course will examine the distinctions among various kinds of history including political history, cultural history, material culture and social history. Each class will take advantage of the many museums, archives, monuments and memorials that New York City has to offer. The course provides background for other history courses but it also explores how historians look at the world and gives insight into the connections between the past and the present by examining sources, archival documents and historical objects which are available in various special collections and libraries.