Average Rating (from 1 Student)
Top Course Tags
Background Knowledge Expected
Lots of Writing
Many Small Assignments
This class was tough.
This course if by far the most challenging course I've taken during junior and senior year. One usually thinks that history is just memorizing a lot of dates and events that happened, and although that is essential, that is simply the surface. This course has allowed me to more deeply look at the into the condition of history. History is not compiled by facts; history is written by men (and women of course). This course allows you to analyse the different points of view in history and scrutinize which one of them is the one that has less flaws.
This event I'm about to talk about wasn't a highlight because it was my favorite part of the course; this event actually made me groan. They were called the OPVL's (origin, purpose, values, and limitations). This was an exercise in which we read a historical document and analyzed whether the origin and purpose of the document provided any value or limitation. It was a very difficult task, but retrospectively it was very useful since it expands further than History. This skill allows me to look at the world around me and question whether what politicians and people say is true or false depending on their purpose or their origin.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Talk to the teacher. If you keep getting poor grades in the course talk to the instructor and he/she should definitely help you to acquire the skills that make you succeed in the course.