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HIST 481 History vs Pseudohistory

HIST 481  History vs Pseudohistory  Units: 4.50  

Students explore the prevalence of pseudohistory in Canadian popular media and apply critical tools to identify these modern myths. From ancient aliens to destroyed civilizations, why does history inspire theories about lost civilizations, dark conspiracies, apocalyptic predictions or mysterious technologies? How do we tell the truth from the bunk?
LEARNING HOURS 168 (36S;36O;96P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a (HIST Major or Joint Honours Plan) and a (minimum grade of a C+ in 6.0 units from HIST 300-330). Exclusion HIST 401 (Topic Title: History vs. Pseudo-history - Fall 2014).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science