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Social Science Education Center

History Alliance Seminars

The Social Science Education Center at Weber State University offers general education and graduate-level credit at a low cost to you as an educator. This is a two-credit-hour history/social science seminar that will meet on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Weber State’s Ogden campus.

We will offer these seminars every semester with a different topic each semester (summer seminar will be a two-week-long condensed session). You can repeat these workshops as many times as you’d like. 

History Alliance Seminars will:



Our Next Seminar:"'Isms in World History"  

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 thoughtthe political ideologies, philosophical doctrines, and cultural trendsthat 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.

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