Jul 24, 2019  
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HST 370 - World Biography and Autobiography


4 credits
Examines biography and autobiography as a prism to world history by linking individual lives with social/political conditions and cultural mentalities of societies to understand Western and non-western worldviews and cultural practices. Assesses the ways biography as a genre can serve as a vital form of history. Explores historical writing by examining innovations in biography, such as collective biography and prosopography, which places it at the forefront of new historical methodology. Open to all majors. Repeat credit allowed for different historical figures. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and completion of Social Sciences and Humanities Explorations courses.
Graded (A-F) only



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