Spring 2017 Social Sciences Courses

Spring 2017 HC 233H: Gender & Sexuality in U.S. History

Professor: Tim Williams

4 credits

•  CRN 32587: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:20 @ MAC 107
•  CRN 32588: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 14:00 – 15:20 @ MAC 103

This is a course in historical methods and research, focusing specifically on the history of gender and sexuality in the United States from its establishment through the twentieth century. We will read several works of recent scholarship in the field (both articles and monographs). These readings will inform regular class discussions about how historians have used gender and sexuality to understand many different themes in U.S. history, including class, education, race and slavery, war, and popular culture. Read More


Spring 2017 HC 233H: Trade, Wealth, and Exchange in the Middle Ages

Professor: Michael Peixoto

4 credits

•  CRN 32589: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:20 @ MAC 106
•  CRN 32590: Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:00 – 13:20 @ MAC 106

In this course, we will study how medieval people defined, measured, and allocated valuable resources. We will cover topics such as long-distance travel, Arab and Viking trade routes, high-value items, monastic donations, poverty, and the monetary reaction to the Black Death. Read More


Spring 2017 HC 233H: Oral Histories of Muslims in the US

Professor: Irum Shiekh

4 credits

•  CRN 32591: Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:00 – 13:20 @ MAC 107

This course examines the histories and identities of Muslims living in the United States from historical and contemporary perspectives.  We will begin with examining the narratives of Muslims forcibly removed from Africa during the slavery period. Furthermore, the course will study the migration movements of Muslims starting the late 19th century up until today from the Middle East, South Asia, Central and South East Asia, and Africa. Read More