HIST 389: Topics in US. History.

HIST 389-DL2: GMU Hist: Place,Spce,Gndr,Race
(Fall 2024)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M


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Section Information for Fall 2024

In this course we’ll use our own university as a case study, following its growth from a small, all-white, commuter college to the most ethnically diverse campus in the U.S., to explore what GMU’s story can tell us about the political, social, and cultural history of the U.S. over the last sixty years. Students will practice innovative and interdisciplinary research methods in order to enter into important conversations about how gender, race, and power relations play out on spaces such as a college campus. This approach offers students the opportunity to find and tell fascinating stories – from debates about whether and how to admit Black students in the early 1970s to the Mason women’s soccer team’s 1985 NCAA national victory; from conflicts over the Vietnam War to tension over how to face the AIDS crisis; and many, many others, some of which the students will be the first to discover!

As an online, synchronous course, students are expected to prepare for, attend, and participate in all class meetings. Students also will make three or four research trips to campus. The professor will work with students individually to plan that research and, in general, to get the most out of this format. Feel free to email the professor with any questions about the course.

HIST 389 DL2 is an online live video section.

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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. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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