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Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 425 (1ON) - Foreign Cultures

Foreign Cult/Energy & Society

Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: January 2022 - January Term - online (12/28/2021 - 01/21/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 30074
Introduces the culture of a particular nation or region; preparation for experiencing a foreign culture. Consult department for listing of topics. Course meets the History major requirement for Group II or III, depending on the topic.
Equivalent(s): HIST 425H, HIST 425W
Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: Fredrik Meiton
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/28/2021 1/21/2022 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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ENERGY & SOCIETY: A GLOBAL HISTORY
HIST 425.1ON

The course explores the historical relationship between human societies and energy. Consider the contemporary United States, for instance. Its citizens make up some 5 percent of the world’s population but account for a quarter of the world’s energy consumption. Why? Is there something in American society that predisposes it to high energy consumption, or did the high consumption make American society? In other words, what is the relationship between the political, economic, and cultural evolution of modern America, and the evolution of its energy systems? And what does that relationship look like in other parts of the world?

Over the course of the semester, we will examine the history of energy production, distribution, and consumption around the world, together with the varied and evolving sociotechnical systems built up around those activities. We will grapple with questions of technological and social determinism – whether certain technologies make certain societies inevitable, or whether perhaps it is the other way around. Each week, we will explore one or two sources of energy, and look at their impact on the societies and people involved in its generation, distribution, and consumption. We will see how energy can shed light on topics as varied as geopolitical power relations, war, labor organizing, gender roles, leisure activities, and the climate.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 498 (1ON) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl Hist Perspectives/Vikings

Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: January 2022 - January Term - online (12/28/2021 - 01/21/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 30151
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: David Bachrach
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/28/2021 1/21/2022 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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VIKINGS!
HIST 498.1ON


The Vikings spread terror and destruction for hundreds of years throughout modern Britain, northern France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Russia. They also developed remarkable art forms and cutting edge naval technology, constructed important new cities (such as Dublin) and new kingdoms, including Novgorod and Kiev, and explored the New World half a millennium before Columbus. So who were these fierce warriors, intrepid explorers, and famed poets? In this course, we will investigate the origins of the Vikings in Scandinavia, the impetus for their explosion onto the European stage, as well as their culture, technology, and art. Students will read scholarly articles about the Vikings as well as source materials produced by the Vikings, themselves, and their enemies. Students will write short response papers to scholarly articles and participate in live discussions via Zoom about important sources such as the Norse Sagas. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives Discovery Category.

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Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 498 (2ON) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl Hist Persp/To Vax or Not

Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: January 2022 - January Term - online (12/28/2021 - 01/21/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 30152
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Elizabeth Mellyn
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/28/2021 1/21/2022 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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TO VAX OR NOT TO VAX: Vaccines in History
HIST 498 sec. 2ON
ONLINE


Humans have long used various methods to induce immunity against disease. For just as long they have hotly debated whether it’s a good idea, whether it's unnatural or a sin, whether it harms the body, or whether it impinges on individual rights. What we now call vaccination is one of the most effective medical interventions for reducing the morbidity and mortality of some of the most terrifying infectious diseases and yet, even now, it remains controversial. To inform and deepen our current understanding of the Covid-19 pandemic, this course examines key episodes in the history of vaccines with a special focus on the social and cultural contexts that generated such heated debates about the process.