History Summer Classes

The Thinker with sunglasses onRegistration Opens March 31, 2014
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History of Civilization
     HIST 102-01www
Professor Ellen Kittell
May 19, 2014 - June 13, 2014 (4 weeks)
General survey course of world civilizations since 1492. Students will explore how globalization and modernization evolved human consciousness and actions through religion, science, war, technology, food, medicine and transportation within the last 500 years.

Intro. to US History     HIST 112-01www
Professor Pingchao Zhu
July 14, 2014 - August 8, 2014 (4 weeks)
General survey course of the US history from the end of the 19th century to the contemporary period.  Major historical developments and debates will be discussed. 

History of Terrorism     HIST 404-01
Professor Richard Spence
May 19, 2014-June 13, 2014 (4 weeks)
The course explores the theory and practice of "terrorism"--and "counter-terrorism"-- from Ancient times to the present with the emphasis on the 19th-21st centuries.

History of Science from Plato to Nato      HIST 404-03www
Professor Soma Banerjee
June 16, 2014 - July 11, 2014 (4 weeks)
Examines the emergence of modern science from antiquity (the Greeks) till 1945 by studying the developments in mathematics, cosmology, astronomy, physics, chemistry, engineering and the myriad ways in which these branches of knowledge have been constructed by social, political, cultural, religious and economic changes.

History and Film: The Americas since the 1950s     HIST 414-01www
Professor Dale Graden 
May 19, 2014— June 27, 2014 (6 weeks)
Examines historical perspectives on five countries since the middle of the twentieth century: Chile, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and the United States. Emphasis is placed on the impact of the Cold War on popular culture. We will view fifteen interesting films and read some interesting essays. The syllabus is available at www.class.uidaho.edu/Graden