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The college curriculum centers on historical inquiry and the process of “doing history.” As students study the Grand Canyon as a particular place, its people, and events through time, they also analyze primary documents, interrogate historical arguments, examine historiographical shifts, and practice building their own historical interpretations. Student products include traditional papers, websites, PowerPoint shows, documentaries, exhibits, and public presentations. Visit the 300 and 498 course links below for syllabi and samples of student work.

Website Resources Offer Important Supplemental Resources to Curriculum

This website further enriches the lessons by providing numerous primary and secondary sources. For example, Canyon history essays, pictures, documents, and maps point to the significance of this iconic landscape.


Photo: NASA

Photo: Paul Hirt

History 300

History 498