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HIST-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6) Topics vary by section. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

HIST-296-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: U.S. Military History to 1865
U.S. Military History to 1865 (3) A survey of American military history from the Colonial period through the American Civil War. The class looks at the causes, course, and consequences of the major and minor wars that the United States fought during this period, with a focus on strategy, the evolution of the U.S. military, and the relevance of these issues for today.
HIST-296-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Modern Presidency: FDR-Trump
Modern Presidency: FDR to Trump (3) This course examines one of the most powerful offices in the history of the world, the modern American presidency. It focuses on presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump, but also explores the origins and development of the institution itself.
HIST-296-003
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: A History of the White House
A History of the White House (3) Explores the history of the White House and its many uses as a home, office, convening forum, and museum. The course touches on the architectural history of the building and its wings, the occupants and their relationship to the residence, the presidency and staff, and the history of the building's preservation.
HIST-296-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Fashion, Race and Gender
Fashion, Race and Gender (3) This course critically examines the ways in which fashion impacts and reflects power structures in Western society, particularly regarding race and gender. Students consider 18th through 20th century U.S. history by looking at the intersections of fashion, race, and gender to examine historical agency, social conformity, resistance, and cultural change. Topics include consumerism and the rise of the department store, identity formation, gendered and racial gaze, and the body as a site of struggle. Meets with AMST-220 002.
HIST-296-001
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: History of U.S. Intelligence
History of U.S. Intelligence (3) Explores the history of U.S. intelligence organizations and operations since the early twentieth century, with special emphasis on the intelligence-policy nexus and the role of intelligence agencies in a democracy.
HIST-296-001
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: U.S. Military History
U.S. Military History (3) This course gives an overview of major issues in the history of U.S. military actions, strategy, and doctrine since 1865.
HIST-296-002
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: The Modern Middle East
The Modern Middle East (3) The violence that has rolled across the Middle East since the 2011 Arab revolutions has deep roots in a longstanding crisis of governance. Since the Ottoman Empire's demise a century ago, Middle Eastern societies have struggled to re-establish stable regimes that enjoy the faith and support of their citizens. This survey course uses primary sources to give voice to peoples' hopes and disappointments, and to provide insight into their ideals of justice, rights, and good government from the era of the Ottoman and Safavid empires, the invasion of Napoleon and other European conquerors, and the rise of independent states in the twentieth century.
HIST-296-003
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Malcolm X and Human Rights
Malcolm X and Human Rights (3) This course examines the global concept of human rights through the life and thought of Malcolm X. Meets with SISU-296 001.