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CGCE Courses Offered 2014 - 2018

U.S. COLONIAL HISTORY, 1400-1763
The AMERICAN WEST
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
JACKSONIAN AMERICA
U.S. WOMAN'S HISTORY, 1492-2000
HISTORY OF BASEBALL

EGYPT: ANCIENT-MODERN
THE CRUSADES
COMEDY & SOCIAL CHANGE
DRACULA & VAMPIRE MYTHS
FILM AND HISTORY
MAGIC & WITCHCRAFT
HAUNTED HISTORY: GHOSTS DEMONS
WAR & WARRIOR in HISTORY
ZOMBIES & POP CULTURE

INTRO: ASIA, AFRICA & MIDEAST
LATIN AMER 1825-PRES.
LATIN AMERICA TO 1800
MODERN LATIN AMERICA
ST:DRUGS IN LATIN AMERICA
CONTEMPORARY AFRICA

INTRO HIST RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
SENIOR SEMINAR: PUBLIC HISTORY & MUSEUM STUDIES*

U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
U.S.HISTORY SINCE 1865
WESTERN EXPERIENCE I
WESTERN EXPERIENCE II
WORLD HISTORY TO 16TH

What is public history?
*Public history involves the interpretation of the past in public spaces. Public historians work in museums, historic homes, national parks, archives, historical societies, and government agencies. Public historians are constantly grappling with difficult issues. Whose history do we document and preserve? How should we talk about potentially controversial topics in an exhibit? How do we make history exciting and meaningful to the many Americans who have been taught to believe that history is simply a compilation of very dry and boring facts? This course is intended to blend theory and practice to provide an overview of the evolution of public history as a field as well as explore contemporary challenges. We examine the practical concerns that confront public historians as they interpret the past; investigate key controversies involved in creating public exhibits and memorials in a multicultural society; and examine the relationship between history and popular memory.