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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: 

"World Borders and Frontiers" 



Here are the daily topics:  


Jan 24-   "Russian Frontiers in Asia and the Pacific," Dr. Matthew Romaniello, Associate Professor of History 

Jan 31-   "China's Concepts of Its Borders," Dr. Greg Lewis, Professor of History

Feb 7-     "Archaeological Artifacts and Borders," Dr. Stephanie Kimmey, Assistant Professor of Art History 

Feb 14-    "Shifting Lines in the Sand: The Ever-Moving Borders in the Middle East and North Africa," Dr. Janicke Stramer-Smith, Assistant Professor of Political Science  

Feb 21-   "Frontiers in Art History," Dr. María del Mar González-González, Assistant Professor of Art History

Feb 28-   "Florida as Frontier," Dr. James Almeida, Assistant Professor of History

Mar 6-     Weber State Spring Break

Mar 13-   "France's Colonial Frontiers," Dr. Brady Brower, Professor of History

Mar 20-    "Borders and Economics," Dr. Álvaro La Parra-Pérez, Associate Professor of Economics

Mar 27-    "Civil War Frontiers," Dr. Nathan Rives, Instructor of History 

Apr 3-     School Districts Spring Break

Apr 10-    "Identities and Borders:  Nation, Culture, and Belonging," Dr. Mark Stevenson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Apr 17-    "Contested Borders:  A View from the Council of Foreign Relations," Dr. Jeremy Bryson, Professor of Geography

Apr 24-    "Labor and the El Paso Border," Dr. Leah LaGrone, Assistant Professor of History



This seminar will be held Wednesdays, January 24-April 24, from 4:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Weber State Main Campus, Lindquist Hall, Room 112

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 "World Borders and Frontiers" 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.  Make sure you sign up for the appropriate section:  one is a Credit/No Credit Course, and there is one that is for a Letter Grade.


Enroll Now

****Looking Ahead:  

                                            Summer 2024- Great Ideas in World History

                                                                  Fall 2024-Nineteenth-Century America


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