Course description

Who made Harvard University what it is today? Harvard's history is a story of professors, students, courses, and research that has led to world-changing innovations. But it is also a story of student unrest, gender unease, and exclusion. Hundreds of thousands of people made Harvard and left traces in its archives, libraries, and museums; its buildings; and even in its soil. Some Harvard stories have been told; others have been forgotten. In this course, we uncover those lost legacies, histories, and stories. This is a historical methods course disguised as a class about Harvard's history. It aims to give students excellent research, reading, and writing skills to use for all their other courses. That said, it is a good introduction to the history of the institution to whose history you now belong. For complete and current details about this Harvard Extension course, see the description in the DCE Course Search.


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