Meaning of History

The following is a definition of ‘history.’ This working definition informed the development of this course and will be at the forefront of the coursework and discussions.

History

The study and documentation of past events, particularly in human affairs.

From the Greek word, historia, means inquiry, knowledge from inquiry, or judge. (Steinmetz, Katy.“This is Where the Word ‘History’ Comes From”. Times Magazine. June 23, 2017. https://time.com/4824551/history-word-origins/.)

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