Fall 2019 Social Sciences Courses

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Muslim Women of the Early Islamic History

Professor: Irum Shiekh

4.00 credits

• CRN 17203: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ STB 253
• CRN 17205: Tuesday & Thursday, 16:00 - 17:20 @ STB 253

In this class, we will learn about the lived experiences of diverse Muslim women of the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, Europe, and South East Asia and contextualize their narratives within the existing sociohistorical, cultural, and religious practices across the globe that intermingled with Islam to shape their lives and identities. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Global Food Security

Professor: Galen Martin

4.00 credits

• CRN 12762: Tuesday & Thursday, 08:30 - 09:50 @ CHA 201

A fundamental challenge for humans has always been the procurement of food. The human historical human experience has been marked by periodic localized and regional famine.. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Mental Illness in Ancient Cultures

Professor: Shoshana Kerewsky

4.00 credits

• CRN 12759: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 - 9:50 @ GSH 103
• CRN 12763: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ CHA 301

This course explores a range of classical civilizations’ descriptions of mental health and mental illness, their physical and supernatural/religious explanations for emotional and behavioral deviance, and how people with non-normative experiences were treated by their communities. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Unearthing Medieval West Africa

Professor: Daphne Gallagher

4.00 credits

• CRN 12761: Wednesday & Friday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ CHA 202

Despite its cosmopolitan cities, extensive commercial systems, and extraordinary wealth, West Africa has been largely ignored in discussions of the global medieval world. In this class, we will focus on how archaeological excavations are expanding scholarly understandings of this understudied region. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Women, Gender and Sexuality in the West to 1500

Professor: Emily Gilkey

4.00 credits

• CRN 12764: Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ CHA 202
• CRN 12766: Monday & Wednesday, 16:00 - 17:20 @ CHA 202

This course is a survey of civilization and culture to 1500 using the lens of gender to illuminate key historical themes.  In addition to providing an overview of ancient history in the West, the class will also help students to think critically about how the story of the West has been told. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Crossing the Pamir Mountains: A Silk Roads History

Professor: Roxann Prazniak

4.00 credits

• CRN 12767: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 202
• CRN 12768: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ CHA 202

This course is not about mountaineering, but if you have done any backpacking or climbed Spencer Butte you will have a feel for the travel experiences of those who traversed the Eurasian continent in centuries past. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: The History of History

Professor: Timothy Williams

4.00 credits

CRN 12765: Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ MCK 473

CRN 12769: Monday & Wednesday, 16:00 - 17:20 @ CHA 201

Premodern peoples from the Ancient Greeks and Romans to early Christians to Mayas all thought about, recorded, and wrote history. This course explores historical knowledge in these and other pre-modern civilizations. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Environment Alteration before Fossil Fuels

Professor: Nick Kohler

4.00 credits

• CRN 17204: Tuesday & Thursday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ 131 Global Scholars Hall (131 GSH) 

The class traces the direct and indirect impact of humans on environments throughout the globe. Historically, it ranges from the time period of human expansion out of the African continent (by at least 70,000 years ago) to the pervasive effects of global trade in the 1700s. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Citizenship and Belonging

Professor: Noah Eber-Schmid

4.00 credits

• CRN 12760: Wednesday & Friday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 202

Over the past decade a variety of charged political issues and developments have placed questions about citizenship at the center of public conversations in the United States. Sharp disagreements over the construction of a southern border wall, undocumented immigration, asylum policies, refugee resettlement, voter ID requirements, welfare reform, and national security have highlighted questions about who is and is not an American citizen, who can become an American citizen, and the status of those that live in the United States but are not citizens. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 231H: Oral Advocacy and Argumentation

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

• CRN 17332: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ GSH 130

Rhetoric and argument have been the foundation of a liberal education for more than 2000 years. Drawing on pre-modern thinkers, in particular from ancient Greece, this course helps students engage in more effective oral advocacy and argument. Read more