SPECIAL COURSES


SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES FALL 2013

HIST 4710 CRN: 21459

Emotions in U.S. History

This class will explore the history of the emotions in America. It will examine the histories of particular emotions, such as love, envy, anger, grief, fear, and nostalgia, for the experience and meaning of all of these feelings has changed over time. Additionally, the seminar will look at the way that emotions have affected both public and private life in the U.S, in war and peace; in the economy and in politics. Finally, it will examine some of the methodological challenges that historians face when trying to recover the emotions of people long dead.

Dr. Susan Matt
TR 12:00pm - 1:15pm SS274
smatt@weber.edu

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Spring 2013

HIST 4710 CRN 31802

SOC 4990 CRN 32754


The Atomic West: Then and Now
The origin myths of the Atomic Age were constructed in the 20th-centuryAmerican West, where they merged with frontier myths, peoples, and landscapes.Starting with the Manhattan Project and continuing at the Nevada Test Site, and on to western uranium mines, and waste disposal sites, the American West today isnot just a place where weapons of mass destruction are produced, but also where they are tested and discarded. This course examines the various cultures and societies that arose and continue to exist around the atomic bomb. We will study pop-culture narratives about the bomb, physicists and engineers in their elite laboratories, military and government labor systems, environmental counter cultures, commemorative struggles for power, and complicity and resistance among communities like the Navajo and the Mormons—all while exploring the complicated relationships between race, cultures, wilderness, and advanced technologies of mass self-destruction in the American West.

DR. DYNETTE REYNOLDS AND DR. ROB REYNOLDS

11:30-12:20 MWF SS217

dynettereynolds@weber.edu

rreynolds@weber.edu
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HIST 4730 CRN 31846



ENGL 3510 CRN 31972

NATIONALISM IN 20TH CENTURY EAST ASIA: LITERATURE AND HISTORY

DR. GREG LEWIS AND DR. RUSS BURROWS


5:30-8:10PM MONDAY  SS274


glewis@weber.edu


rburrows@weber.edu


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HIST 4730 CRN 32039

SOUTH ASIA

DR. GREG LEWIS

5:30-8:10PM TUESDAY  SS274

 glewis@weber.edu




FALL 2012

HIST 4720 Issues and Topics in European History: The Party's Over CRN 22076

upper division major/minor global credit

Dr. LaRae Larkin  10:30-11:20 MWF

POST-SOVIET RUSSIA, RUSSIA AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION

HIST 4720 Issues and Topics in European History:  The Life and Times of Charles Dickens  22071

This course is taught in honor of this being the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth.  This course deals with the history of England during most of the nineteenth century, and specifically focuses on the life and writings of Charles Dickens and how they reflect and changed the conditions, society, culture, and politics of England at that time. 
 
Some students may not realize that these special topics courses are open to everyone, and they will count towards the student's history major and minor degrees upper division requirements, and this course will fulfill the European regional requirement as well. 
 
The history department is offering many Issues and Topics courses this fall, and I hope that students will consider taking this course. 
 

Dr. Francis 

 

CRN 22105, HISTORY 4710 Issues and Topics in American History  TUES/THUR 10:30-11:45 a.m.  SS217

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

IDEAS and CULTURE

 Some students may not realize that these special topics courses are open to everyone, and they will count towards the student's history major and minor degrees upper division requirements, and this course will fulfill the North American regional requirement as well. 

Questions? Contact Dr. Vickers: vikkivickers@weber.edu, Rm. 252 SSB


Instructor: John Sillito
History 4710 CRN 22098 upper division credit North American section
“Sports in American History”
Tue-Thurs, 9 - 10:15
Fall 2012

This course examines the ways in which sports has impacted American life, both for professionals and amateurs. Clearly sporting activities–like the Super Bowl or the World Series–are national events that bring the nation together. Over the years sports has been tied to important issues of class, race, gender and ethnicity. Baseball for example has provided upward mobility for a number of ethnic and racial groups in the past 100 years. We will look at the ways in which Title IX has impacted female athletes in higher education. The important economic component of sports is undeniable, for local communities, players and owners alike. Finally, and unfortunately, it is often tied to scandal as the past few weeks have demonstrated. This class will give us one more lense to view the complexity of the American story.

SUMMER 2012 

Medieval European Warfare

  5/7-8/17

MWF 10:30-11:20 SS217

CRN 11055

Dr. Randall P. Moffett

History 4720

            With the fall of the Western Roman Empire much of Europe was hurled into a period of instability and deterioration. Various new contenders entered into the European scene and began competing with those already present in the creation of a plethora of new political entities all attempting to reestablish themselves as the dominant power in Europe. Many of these formative states would be the foundations for modern European nations. This period was crucial in the development of modern Europe and has had a great impact on much of the world. A major feature in the formation of these kingdoms was warfare.

            This Course will examine the  development of tactics, strategy, military equipment and organization throughout the Medieval Period (c.500-1500 CE). As well it will focus on several specific campaigns and battles to see how these events and developments applied to and affected warfare.

 


SPRING 2012 

HISTORY 4710, SPECIAL TOPICS

PROFESSOR MATTHEW GODFREY

“THE BUSINESS OF HISTORY”

 

Come explore the world of historical consulting! This class will address the process of establishing a career in historical consulting, including the types of clients that generally need historical consultants, where to find Requests for Proposals, how to respond to such requests, and how to set up a budget and manage a project.  The class will address archival research, oral history, and other historical methodologies necessary to become a successful consultant, as well as some of the ethical questions that consultants face. It will especially focus on historians as expert witnesses, as aids to cultural resource managers, and as public policy consultants. Through this course, students will discover new and exciting ways of using their history degree—perhaps in a fashion they had never considered.

 

THURSDAY, 5:30-8:10PM

SS219  CRN 30753

  

Rome conquered most of the western world.

Want to learn how they did it and what happened next?

History 4720:  THE ROMAN WORLD

Fall 2011 CRN 22404

http://faculty.weber.edu/klpayne/historyroman

 

FALL 2011

HISTORY 4730  CHINESE CINEMA

DR. GREG LEWIS

CRN 22414

 

the course offers a comprehensive survey of Chinese films from 1922 to the present and encompasses modern Chinese history, politics, and culture . . .

 

TUESDAY  5:30-8:10

WILDCAT THEATER




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