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Social Science Education Center

Social Science Seminars

The Social Science Education Center at Weber State University offers general education credit at a low cost to you as an educator. This is a two-credit-hour history/social science seminar.

We will offer these seminars every semester with a different topic each semester (summer seminars will be a two-week-long condensed session and meet from 9:00 a.m.-Noon). You can repeat these workshops as many times as you’d like.  Fall and spring semester seminars will be on Wednesday evenings from 4:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. on Weber State's main campus.  

The Seminars:



Our Current Seminar: 

"New Research in the Social Sciences" 



Here are the daily topics:  


Sept 13-   The Religion-Supported State, Dr. Nathan Rives, Instructor of History  

Sept 20-   Bad Things:  Material Culture in World History, Dr. Matthew Romaniello, Associate Professor of History

Sept 27-  Plundering the University Wilds: How Regional Culture Shapes Student Support, Dr. Pepper Glass, Professor of Sociology

Oct 4-      Silver, Labor, and Race: Making Money in the Colonial AndesDr. James Almeida, Assistant Professor of History

Oct 18-   The Perils of Queer Literature, Dr. Richard Price, Professor of Political Science

Oct 25-    Middle East Military Economics, Dr. Janicke Stramer-Smith, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Nov 1-     Tudor England Family Emotional Communities, Dr. Stephen Francis, Professor of History

Nov 8-     Mindfulness Practices in Education, Dr. Aminda O'Hare, Associate Professor of Psychological Science

Nov 15-  New Research in Fremont Archaeology, Dr. David Yoder, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Nov 29-   Economics and Interdisciplinarity: History, Elites, and Trends in the Discipline, Dr. Álvaro La Parra-Pérez, Associate Professor of Economics

Dec 6-      Narratives of Illness and Diagnosis: Understanding Culture and Medical Care in the USDr. Abby Mack, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Dec 13-  Understanding and Improving Educational Experiences for Minoritized Students, Dr. Sarah Herrmann, Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences



This seminar will be held Wednesdays, September 13-December 13, from 4:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Weber State Main Campus, Lindquist Hall, Room 116

The Social Science Education Center is covering the cost of this seminar.

So you will be able to get college credit at No Cost to You.

For further information contact Dr. Stephen Francis



How to Register 


Scroll down to HIST 2920 "New Research in the Social Sciences" and click on "Add to Cart" and after that click on "Grant" to have the cost paid for

Then when you are at th payment screen click on Grant in the drop-down menu


Enroll Now

****Looking Ahead:  

                                            Spring 2024- "Frontiers and Boundaries in World History and Society"


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stephen Francis