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Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 421 (01) - World History to the 16th Century

World History to 16th Century

Online Course Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2024 - Summer Session I (05/20/2024 - 06/21/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 70847
The global experience of human communities with special emphasis on the development of the major civilizations and their interactions. Comparisons of social, cultural, religious, and political life and the emergence of distinctive and diverse human societies are examined. Course meets the History major requirement for Group III.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Mutual Exclusion : HIS 402
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), Historical Perspectives(Disc), EUNH
Instructors: David Bachrach
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
5/20/2024 6/21/2024 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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The Premodern World at War

Fulfills the Group 3 Requirement for History Majors

There are three overarching goals for this course. First, students will gain an understanding of the central role played by warfare in world history in the period up through 1600. Among the topics treated in this context are the nature of military obligation, the relationship between military service and political rights, the role of warfare in defining gender roles, the development of military technology, and the relationship between large-scale warfare and the development of governing institutions. Secondly, students will gain an understanding of the discipline of history. Important topics that students will examine in this context are the range of historical sources available for pre-modern history, and particularly for the investigation of military matters, the problems of historical epistemology, with a particular focus on source criticism, and the techniques used by historians to gain information about the past from the broad array of available source materials. Finally, this course will provide students with an opportunity to improve their critical reading skills, their writing skills, and their oral communication skills. Of these three sets of goals, improving reading, writing and speaking are the most important. 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 425 (01) - Foreign Cultures

Foreign Cultures

Online Course Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2024 - Summer Session IV (06/24/2024 - 07/26/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 70848
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), Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Fredrik Meiton
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
6/24/2024 7/26/2024 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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This asynchronous course explores the historical relationship between human societies and energy. Today, the United States 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? And what does the relationship between politics, culture, and energy 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, and how it has impacted the world we live in. We will grapple with questions of 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.

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 497 (M1) - Explorations in Historical Perspectives

Expl Historical Perspectives

Online Course Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2024 - Summer Session IV (06/24/2024 - 07/26/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 70832
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.
Section Comments: Topic is "Epidemics in American History"
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 497H, HIST 497W
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), Historical Perspectives(Disc), EUNH
Instructors: Sonic Woytonik
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
6/24/2024 7/26/2024 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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Epidemics in American History

In this course, students will explore the American past through the careful examination of 8 outbreaks and epidemics between the colonial era and the present: smallpox, yellow fever, polio, typhoid fever, influenza, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19. Students will use case studies to uncover the impact of these diseases on American medicine, politics, economy, demographics, and the daily lives of affected individuals. Students will gain research skills through extensive use of primary sources including newspapers, diaries, archaeological findings, and oral traditions of illness as well as modern sources like photographs, blogs, news, and digital media, and representations of disease on television and film. We will seek to explore the ways that past Americans reacted differently to outbreaks of disease, as well as the ways that our modern experience mirrors the past.  

 

 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 498 (01) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl Hist Perspectives

Online Course Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2024 - Summer Session IV (06/24/2024 - 07/26/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 70965
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.
Section Comments: The Roaring `20s: Becoming Modern in the U.S.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), Historical Perspectives(Disc), EUNH
Instructors: Lucy Salyer
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
6/24/2024 7/26/2024 Hours Arranged ONLINE
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"THE ROARING '20's:  BECOMING MODERN IN THE U.S."

Fulfills Historical Perspectives Discovery requirement; History Major/Minor Elective

“The world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts.”  So said the novelist Willa Cather, capturing the view of many Americans that the 1920s ushered in a distinctly modern age.  Everything seemed new and exciting: automobiles, radios, ‘moving pictures’, Harlem jazz clubs, flappers, speakeasies, skyscrapers.  But not all Americans embraced modernity.  The resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, racial violence, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the Red Scare, massive immigration restrictions, a widening generation gap, debates over the “new woman” – all revealed deep cultural divides in what some have called an “age of anxiety.  Relying heavily on a variety of cultural sources of the era – films, famous trials, literature, art, advertisements, cartoons,  commentaries – we will explore the tensions and contradictions of the 1920s as Americans struggled over what becoming “modern” meant for their personal lives, and for the nation as a whole. 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 897 (01) - Colloquium

Colloquium

Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2024 - Summer Session I (05/20/2024 - 06/21/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   2  
CRN: 71021
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Kimberly Alexander
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
5/20/2024 6/21/2024 Hours Arranged TBA