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Fall 2021
Nov 29, 2021
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FYSE 1031 - Questions of Evidence
*Questions of Evidence: Historical, Legal, and Psychotherapeutic* How do historians marshal evidence and to what ends? How does this intersect with psychotherapeutic and legal approaches? In this seminar we will ask “questions of evidence.” What is evidence? How do we find it? How do we decide to believe it? In the first half of the course we will examine the role of social and institutional power in shaping what we understand to be evidence. In the second half of the course, we will explore a recent historical controversy or a single historical study for its argument and presentation of evidence. Readings include works by historians, philosophers, legal scholars, psychotherapists, journalists, and activists. 3 hrs. sem.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisciplinary Division
First-Year Seminar Program Department

Course Attributes:
CW, HIS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      Undergraduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      0-2.99 Credits

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