The Social Science Education Center's Spring 2019 History Alliance seminar will focus on 'isms in world history.
The interest of historians in what happened in the past most often tends to emphasizes events and developments resulting from the actions of individuals and groups. Historians are also, of course, keenly aware that human actions are necessarily embedded in an invisible web of mental conceptions that determine their possibility and their social meaning. In other words, the ideological framework within which we think about the world determines how we act and what meaning our actions might have. For this reason, the study of history is always also the study of the history of ideas, which—whether systematic or loosely-defined—shape expectations and give meaning to human conduct and behavior. This semester's seminar promises to lift the shroud of confusion that often surrounds the dreaded 'isms of the past by explaining those historical movements in thought—the political ideologies, philosophical doctrines, and cultural trends—that have shaped human history for the last several centuries.
The Spring 2019 History Alliance seminar will meet Wednesday evenings from 4:15 to 6:45 pm from January 16 to April 24 on Weber State's Ogden Campus. Campus parking is free after 4:00 pm. Registration for the course is now open.
Schedule of Topics and Presenters:
Jan 16--Immigration and Nativism Dr. Deakin
Jan 23--Feudalism Dr. Francis
Jan 30--Marxism vs. Leninism Dr. Romaniello
Feb 6--Nationalism in Latin America Dr. Richey
Feb 13--Romanticism Dr. Francis
Feb 20--Confucianism and Chinese Government Dr. Lewis
Feb 27--Feminism in the U.S. since 1945 Dr. Kathryn MacKay
Mar 6--Spring Break (WSU)
Mar 13--Evangelicalism and Nineteenth-Century U.S. Government Dr. Rives
Mar 20--Technological Determinism Dr. Fernandez
Mar 27--U.S. Militarism Dr. Little
Apr 3--Spring Break (Public Schools)
Apr 10--Progressivism in the U.S. Dr. Matt
Apr 17--Fascism Dr. Brower
How to Register
Visit the following link to enroll with Weber State Continuing Education. Add the course HIST6920: 'Ism in World History CRN 1930 35164 (found at the bottom of the page) to your cart to register. http://www.weber.edu/teachertraining
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stephen Francis email@example.com.