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Historical Investigations: Methods and Skills


About the Course:

Through studying a particular topic in history, students gain insight into historical methods and skills. Course designed for freshmen and sophomore history majors or prospective majors. Others may enroll by permission of instructor. Topics vary by quarter and instructor.  

Fall 2021 – This course will look at various ways to interpret the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten, including through archaeology, inscriptions, and art history, as well as his later interpretation by poets, playwrights, Afrocentrists, Biblical scholars, and queer theorists.


This course is restricted to declared majors in History and History of Public Policy and Law only during the first pass time. 


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Anthony Barbieri   

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