Introduction to Memory Studies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Psychology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Into to Memory Studies
Spring 2024
Taught By: William Hirst
Section: A

CRN: 8483

Credits: 4

How do individuals, families, and nations remember their past? How is the past represented and inscribed in the present? What social practices ensure that memories will be preserved? What are the politics surrounding the establishment of these social practice? To what extent are the collective memories of a community grounded in the individual memories of community members? And how do the memories individuals and communities hold shape their identity and determine their individual and collective action? These questions rest at the core of the emerging field of Memory Studies. This course will review the seminal works in the area that will offer a foundation for understanding both the formation and use of collective memories. It is multidisciplinary, in that it pulls from works in sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, history, and the humanities. *This course is open to Lang Psychology majors and minors only.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Psychology (PSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:46am EDT 5/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1001
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024