Winter 2018 - Social Science colloquia

Winter 2018 HC 424H/431H: Autobiography as Political Agency

Professor: Anita Chari

4 credits

•  CRN 23287: Monday, 18:00 - 20:50 @ Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem

Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill both of the following requirements: a Social Science Colloquium and an IP (Identity, Pluralism and Tolerance) Multicultural class. If the student has already taken a Social Sceince Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and an IP Multicultural class.

This course is part of the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program, and open only to CHC students. Half the students (“inside” students) are prison inmates and the other half are University of Oregon students (“outside” students).

This class explores the autobiography as a form of both personal and political expression. The class begins by complicating, questioning and demystifying the divide between the personal and political by linking students' personal stories and histories with narratives of broader social structures, such as capitalism, patriarchy, slavery, and colonialism. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 431H: Bodies and Artifacts

Professor: Joseph Fracchia

4 credits

•  CRN 23289: Tuesday & Thursday, 16:00 - 17:50 @ CHA 301

In a statement with which his contemporary Charles Darwin certainly would have agreed, Karl Marx noted in an offhand comment that ‘the first fact to be established for the study of history is the corporeal organization of human beings.’ Read more


Winter 2018 HC 431H: Economics

Professor: Glen Waddell

4 credits

•  CRN 26867: Tuesday & Thursday, 16:00 - 17:20 @ CHA 201

“The theory of economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind, a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions." – Keynes. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 431H: Historical Archaeology & Preservation

Professor: Rick Minor

4 credits

•  CRN 26868: Monday, 15:00 - 17:50 @ STB 254

Historical archaeology and historic preservation are two fields of study linked together by common interests in the identification, documentation, interpretation, and preservation of heritage resources. Historical archaeologists seek to contribute to an understanding of the emergence of the Modern World. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 434H/431H: Global History of Color, 1400-1900

Professor: Vera Keller

4 credits

•  CRN 23290: Monday, 14:00 - 16:50 @ GSH 131

Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill both of the following requirements: a Social Science Colloquium and an IC (International Cultures) Multicultural class. If the student has already taken a Social Science Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and an IC Multicultural class.

Bringing together art history, material culture, the history of the book, economic history, and the history of science, this course will use color as a lens for studying cultural, scientific, and commercial interchange in the early modern world. We will focus on a range of natural reds and the first synthetic dye, mauve. Read more