Winter 2018 Social Sciences Courses

Winter 2018 HC 232H: Mapping Modernities: Geography, Commerce, and Science/Technology, 1500-present

Professor: Roxann Prazniak

4 credits

•  CRN 23276: Wednesday & Friday, 12:00 - 13:50 @ CHA 301

The world after 1500 was a multiplicity of societies interconnected by conditions that followed in the wake of the Mongol empire (1206-1368).  Against the backdrop of an expanding awareness of world geography, commerce, and technology, centers in Anatolia, Prussia, Manchuria, and Kerala among others negotiated new terms of interdependence. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Historical Thinking in a Global Framework, 1350-Present

Professor: Joseph Fracchia

4 credits

•  CRN 23271: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 202

In the beginning of that century near whose end Columbus crossed the Atlantic, the Chinese admiral Zheng made seven major voyages throughout the South Pacific and across the Indian Ocean to the thriving trade centers on Africa’s east coast.  His fleet consisted of 62 ships, most of which were so large that Columbus’s entire fleet of three ships could easily fit on their decks. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Architecture and Urbanism in the Modern World

Professor: Ocean Howell

4 credits

•  CRN 23269: Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 202
•  CRN 23274: Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ CHA 202

This course will examine society and culture of the modern world through the study of architecture and urbanism. In order to account for changes to the ordering of physical space, one must account for changes to the ordering of the broader society. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Disease, Public Health, and the Making of the Modern World

Professor: Melissa Graboyes

4 credits

•  CRN 23272: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 301
•  CRN 23264: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ CHA 301

This class examines the emergence of modern debates about health and disease and practices of public health in order to gain insight into the larger social, cultural, and political history of the modern world. The class will be broad in geographical and chronological scope. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Exploration, Encounter and Consequence

Professor: Michael Furtado

4 credits

•  CRN 23270: Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 201

What motivates people to embark on journeys into the unknown? What happens when one civilization encounters an unknown or alien culture? In this course, we will discuss the motives for exploration, including economics, the quest for knowledge, military considerations, and the consequences of such efforts ranging from the discovery of the New World in 1492 to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Holy War: From the Crusades to ISIS

Professor: Jeff Schroeder

4 credits

•  CRN 23273: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ GSH 103

How do religious teachings of love and non-violence become sources of war and violence? Are certain religions more violent than others? Is religious violence caused by non-religious factors? How does religious violence relate to other forms of violence such as state violence? Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Muslims in the U.S.

Professor: Irum Shiekh

4 credits

•  CRN 23266: Tuesday & Thursday, 16:00 - 17:20 @ CHA 202

This course examines the histories and identities of Muslims living in the United States. We will begin this course with the historical migration of Muslims into the US starting from the slavery period. Afterwards, the course will study their patterns of settlement and the formations of various ethnic and cultural groups over time. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Nationalism and Regionalism in U.S. History

Professor: Tim Williams

4 credits

•  CRN 23265: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ CHA 202

The 2016 national election cycle showcased, dramatically at times, competing visions for the meaning of the American nation and citizenship. In order to understand these complex, competing, and often painfully ahistorical visions, we must consider their origins from a scholarly perspective. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Spaces of Modernity

Professor: Daniel Rosenberg

4 credits

•  CRN 23267: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ CHA 201
•  CRN 23268: Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ CHA 201

It is often said that we live in a global village, that today the importance of geographical distance is diminished, that we are truly now one world. But what do these generalities mean? What is modern space and how have spatial practices changed in modernity? Read more


Winter 2018 HC 232H: Women, Gender and Society in Modern Europe

Professor: Emily Gilkey

4 credits

•  CRN 23275: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ CHA 301

In 1500, women had limited rights to property and were by law subject to their male kin. Today, women lead several of Europe’s major powers and enjoy legal parity with men in most respects. We will explore the gendered impact of key historical events including the Reformation, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the two World Wars from the bottom up, studying them in terms of everyday lived experiences. Read more