This course focuses on the use of history in contemporary partisan politics and on how competing groups use history to establish their own identities. Students will become familiar with the development of public memory and commemoration. Specifically, students will examine recent ideological conflicts between the left and the right regarding the use and interpretation of American history. The topics covered in this class include the influence of history on public policy, interpretations of history found in popular culture, and political correctness and multiculturalism.
- Credits: 3
- Faculty: Dr. Payne