The first-year seminars focus on different historical topics, but all introduce students to the interdisciplinary nature of historical inquiry and include emphasis on discussion, writing and reading a variety of primary sources. Recent seminar topics include: Americans and War, Myth, Memory and History, Declarations of Independence, Rise and Fall of the Nuclear Family and (De)Constructing Race in the U.S. HIST 197 is open only to first-year students.
Fall Semester informationRobert Dewey
197A: FYS: Empire of Sport
197B: FYS: Chicago Livies
197C: FYS: A History of Happiness
197E: FYS:Reading and Writing the Holocaust