HIST 2500 - Fact and Fiction in History Course uri icon



  • Examines history and historical sources through the alternating lenses of 'fact' and 'fiction' in order to think not only about what happened, but how we acquire information and knowledge, and how we use sources and evidence to construct our own understandings of the past and to write history. Considers how narratives found in novels, myths, movies, television, music, visual material, monuments, or public memories, represent the past and relate to historical accounts.