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HIST 358-01/559-01    Topics: Middle East and Terrorism (3)

CRN 60 (358)
CRN 61 (559)
3-week Post Session (8/4 – 8/21)
M-Th                                           5:30 – 8:45 p.m.                      KIPJ-217A
Gonzalez, M.
Is terrorism – From the deployment of car bombs and the like to the dispatch of suicide bombers – peculiar to the Middle East, or is it a phenomenon that has blighted other parts of the globe? As we will see, terrorism has struck many nations across the world. Nonetheless, even if terrorism in the Middle East is only the most recent manifestation of a global phenomenon, why has it become such a bloody, and spectacular, express of discontent from Pakistan to northern Africa, an area that can comprise the Middle East? Thus, to understand the use of terrorism as a political tactic, it is imperative to study the history of the region. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 7. Limit 35

HIST 358-02/559-02    Revolutionary Movement Through Film (3)             

CRN 62 (358-02)
CRN 63 (559-02)
6-week Mid Session (6/24 – 7/31)
TTh                                              5:30 – 8:45 p.m.                      KIPJ-217A
Gheissari, A.
This course will examine a select range of modern revolutions and their visual documentations through film. Particular focus will include the Russian Revolution, the Chinese Revolution and the post-WW2 anti-Colonial movements in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It will also examine the fundamentalist movements in the late 20th century such as the Iranian Revolution, the end of the Soviet era in Russia and Eastern Europe, and recent movements in Egypt and Syria. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, May 23. Limit 35

HIST 375/575                Topics: U.S. Sports History (3)

CRN 64 (375)
CRN 65 (575)
6-week Mid Session (6/24 – 7/31)
MW                                              5:30 – 8:45 p.m.                         KIPJ-218
Hodge, R.
This course emphasizes the impact of sports on America’s society in the 20th century. Ancient and Medieval sports will be mentioned for perspective, as will sports in 19th century America as a prelude to the vast expansion of sports in the 20th century. Special emphasis will be placed on baseball, football, basketball, and heavy-weight boxing, Women’s sports and Olympic sports are also added to this perspective. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, May 23. Limit 35

HIST 384/560                  History of Mexico (3)

CRN 66 (384)
CRN 67 (560)
3-week Pre Session (6/2 – 6/19)
M-Th                                           5:30 – 8:45 p.m.                         KIPJ-218
Serbin, K.
This course is a survey of the history of Mexico. It begins with an examination of indigenous peoples and empires, European conquest colonization, and the formation of Mexican civilization. We will carefully examine society during the colonial period with a focus on economic activity, the influence of the Catholic Church, and the construction of the state. We will further discuss the formation of the modern Mexican nation beginning with the independence wars in 1810 and the subsequent formation of the republic and the tensions it produced. Mexico’s stability under the Porfiriato and the political, social, and religious explosions of the Mexican Revolution are a centerpiece of this course. We will then study the consolidation and decay of the revolutionary process with its culmination in the massacre at Tlatelolco in 1968. The remainder of the course will address contemporary political and social change in Mexico. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 35