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Spring 2013
Apr 24,2014
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HIST 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. HIST 390 WOMEN AND AMERICAN POLITICS. The 2008 presidential race was a groundbreaking election that featured women prominently in both major political parties. Leading feminist author Gloria Steinem argued during that election that because of pervasive sexism, women are never front runners in political campaigns. This course explores Steinem's assertion by analyzing women's participation, or lack thereof, in American politics from colonial times through present day. Our goal is to assess how women's political engagement over time has highlighted cultural tensions related to motherhood, family life, sexuality, race, work, and the meaning of citizenship. We look at how several issue-based, feminist, and anti-feminist campaigns have impacted electoral politics. We end by discussing women's involvement in the historic 2008 presidential election--connecting the tensions it exposed to what we have studied over the semester and assessing what, if anything, that campaign portends for women's political future. HIST 390 GOOGLE, GUTENBERG, AND HISTORY. Technological change has an enormous impact on history and our lives today. A European information explosion began with Johannes Gutenberg's printing innovations--popularized by the Gutenberg Bible of 1455. In 1996 two graduate students started Google, whose mission is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." The first of these information explosions is credited with being an enabling factor in the Protestant Revolution, the Enlightenment, political revolutions, and democracy, while the second is unfolding before us, helping to transform our world. The historical impact of both of these inventions, and some in between, will be explored in this seminar. Students will write in-depth research papers on a related subject. HIST 390 RUSSIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS. A survey of Russian-American relations in 20th and early 21st centuries. Among the topics studied are Russian-American cooperation during World War I, the US reaction to the Russian revolution, the joint activity against Nazi during World War II, America and Russian political leaders from Lenin to Gorbachev, political analyses of the Soviet-US competition during the Cold War. The course also examines the current trends of Russian-American cooperation and partnership in different fields as a struggle against international terrorism.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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