Course Descriptions

History

HIST 358/559 Middle East History and Terrorism (3)

Michael Gonzalez

michaelg@sandiego.edu

CRN 4 (358) Limit 25
CRN 5 (559) Limit 10
3-week Post Session (8/6 – 8/24)
M-Th
5:30 – 8:45 p.m.
KIPJ-215

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 bloddy, and spectacular, expression of discontent from Pakistan to northern Africa, an area that can comprise the Middle East in the popular imagination? 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 23.

HIST 375 World War I and World War II Through Literature and Film (3)

Kathryn Statler

kstatler@SanDiego.edu

CRN 2
3-week Pre Session (6/4 - 6/22)
M-Th
9 - 12:15 p.m. 
KIPJ-215 

Topics may include any period in U.S. History, from Pre-Columbian Native America to the early twenty-first century, or any thematic topic in U.S. history. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.

HIST 384 History of Mexico (3)

Kenneth Serbin

kserbin@sandiego.edu

CRN 3 Limit 35

3-week Pre Session (6/4 – 6/22)
M - Th
5:30 – 8:45 p.m.
KIPJ-215

A history of Mexico from earliest times to the modern era. Includes a survey of indigenous civilizations; Spanish conquest and influences; the U.S.-Mexican War; the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz; the Mexican Revolution; political development since the 1920s; the Tlatelolco Massacre of 1968; the rise of the Institutional Revolutionary Party; democratization starting in 1988; and U.S.-Mexican relations. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.