HIST 201 Fall 2014 History Behind the Headlines (D)

Cross Listed as AMST202
What is the history behind some of the major issues covered by the media? And what are some of the differing perspectives on and interpretations of how to address some of the most significant issues that face us all? This course will challenge students to think historically about the present by introducing the methods and conceptual tools historians use to understand the past and how that may lead to a better appreciation of contemporary society. Students will be encouraged to become more critical readers of the media and thus better assess when and how history is used and abused in the public sphere. Throughout the semester, members of the History Department will visit the class and address how their field is represented in the media and political discourse. Because of its commitment to explore how people in different societies respond to the pressing issues of the day and how people in various corners of the world are redefining and rethinking notions of rights, this course is part of the Exploring Diversity Initiative (EDI).
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: three short papers and on longer final paper
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: sophomores
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
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Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 40
Class Number: 1151
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER ENRL CONSENT
HIST 201 - 01 (F) LEC History Behind the Headlines (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Leslie Brown
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Hopkins Hall 001 1151
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