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Foundational Interdisciplinary Sequences 2016-2017

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Africa Seen Through African Eyes, section 01

Fall Semester:      HNR 254/255, section 01: Africa Seen Through African Eyes 1 & 2
Winter Semester:  HNR 274/275, section 01: Africa Seen Through African Eyes 3 & 4

Note: You must take section 01 for both semesters.

Schedule (First Semester): MW 3:00-4:15pm and 4:30-5:45pm HON 220

Schedule (Second Semester): MW 3:00-4:15pm and 4:30-5:45pm HON 220

Fulfills: Arts, History, Philosophy & Literature, World Perspectives, HST 235, WRT 150 (with B or better), 1 SWS, 1 Issues

Steeve Buckridge, Associate Professor

David Alvarez, Professor

This course surveys the history of African civilizations to the nineteenth century. It will concentrate on the political, economic, cultural, and social development of specific African societies before European conquest of the continent. The course will be more thematic than chronological. The course will open with a discussion of the myths associated with African people and will explore a wide range of topics such as migration, languages, religious concepts, dress, art, social organization, and the process of state formation particularly in East and West Africa. The class will also examine the spread of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in Africa. Other topics will include the Atlantic Slave trade, slavery in Africa, gender and the division of labor. The course format will include lectures, papers, group discussions as well as audio-visuals and music. This course is the first part of the two-part survey of African History specifically designed for Honors.  

 

Alliance and Conflict: World Construction in Religion and Society  - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

American Civilization, section 01 - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

American Civilization, section 02 - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

Design Thinking for Social Product Innovation -THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

Europe: The Center and the Margins, section 01 - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

 

Europe: The Center and the Margins, section 02

Fall Semester:      HNR 215 and 216, section 02: European Civilization 1 & 2
Winter Semester:  HNR 225 and 226, section 02 European Civilization 3 & 4
NOTE: You must take section 02 for both semesters.
 

Schedule (First Semester): TR 1:00-3:45pm HON 220

Schedule (Second Semester): TR 1:00-3:45pm HON 220
 

Fulfills: Arts, History, Philosophy & Literature, World Perspectives, HST 207 & 208, ENG 221, WRT 150 (with B or better), 1 SWS, 1 Issues
 

Grace Coolidge, Associate Professor of History

Diane Wright, Professor of Modern Languages

Gabriela Pozzi, Professor of Modern Languages

While this course covers all of European history and culture, we put a special emphasis on Spain. Spain occupied a unique historical and geographical position as the cultural crossroad of East and West, where the three “peoples of the book” (Christians, Jews and Muslims) coexisted in complex patterns of harmony and tension.  The Spanish empire dominated the early modern world, and Spain was home to a rich cultural Renaissance.  By contrast, twentieth-century Spain survived a brutal civil war and the longest-running Fascist dictatorship in European history to become a thriving modern democracy.  We explore the twists and turns of Spanish history and compare and contrast Spain to the rest of Europe, learning about its uniqueness as well as about the common ties that bind it to the mainland.  The course covers Spanish and European history and culture from the medieval period to the present day European union.  We learn how to cure love-sickness, follow a cross-dressing nun in her adventures across Spain and the new world, meet the famous witch Celestina, and wrestle with the Frankenstein monster.  In the 19th century the class uses a six-week simulation in which students play the parts of workers and factory owners caught up in the Industrial Revolution, making choices and living with the consequences in this fast-changing culture.   We explore the tragic, disillusioned poetry of World War One, the impact of the Holocaust, and the slow rebuilding of a traumatized Europe into today’s European Union.  The class puts special emphasis on learning to write historical and literary essays and to handle a college-level reading load, skills that will benefit students in any discipline they pursue.

 

Food for Thought -THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

History of Science - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

Human Culture: Past and Present  - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

Intellect, Creativity, and the Muses - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

The Middle East Beyond the Headlines - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

Making of Europe  - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

The Making of Latin America - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

National Security -THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

The Worlds of Greece and Rome - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.

Theory and Practice of Rights - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.                     

Urbanism  - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.