History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 389: Topics in U.S. History

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Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Fall 2011

HIST 389-008:
Millennialism & Philosophy of History  —  Hugh Heclo

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW —  East Building 134

Is there purpose in human history? Are we really going anywhere as humanity moves through time? This seminar will study major patterns by which thinkers in the West have discerned meaning in humanity's temporal existence. The survey will extend from the Jewish roots of historical understanding, through Christian millennialism, to contemporary naturalism.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest.

Notes:

Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

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