Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 2 Lecture hours and 1 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Courses in this series examine how history has shaped—and been shaped by—human thought and culture. They might examine how the ideas of intellectuals, philosophers, writers, artists, or religious thinkers related to historical developments such as the spread of Christianity or Islam; the rise of modern secularism; or the various revolutionary movements of the modern world, whether political, economic, social, or artistic. They might examine elite, middle-brow, or popular culture for clues about how past societies responded to the realities of being human — birth, illness, death, the need to work, prepare food, raise children, establish communities, or make sense of one’s place in the universe. Examples of courses include: “An Introduction to Modern European Thought and Culture,” “Religious Reformations of the 16th Century,” “A Global History of Food and Eating.” All courses emphasize how historians have understood the relationship between ideas, culture, and historical change.
Attention: A maximum of nine credit units of 100-level HIST may be taken for credit. Only six of these credit units may count toward a History major or minor. The remaining three credit units will count as a junior elective in Requirement 7.
Note: Students may not take this course more than once for credit, even if the specific topic is different.
Note: This course may be offered more than once per term, with a different topic for each offering. To see all of the specific topic(s), click on the CRN for each lecture section in the Class Search to see the specific description for that class.
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