Fall 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Heinz, Annelise
Discipline and Number
HUHI 6395 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Rethinking Home in US History

Description of Course:

We are bombarded with ideas and images of home and family, whether in political rhetoric or popular television. From the Victorian cult of domesticity to the twentieth-century American Dream of a white picket fence, home takes both a material form in housing and built landscapes, and ideological importance as a representation of respectability and belonging. In this seminar, we will learn from and examine how historians have analyzed the home in American history.

Students will write a paper based on original research. Your research papers will examine contemporary issues from historical perspective and address the historical roots of a relevant modern-day topic that interests you.

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