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Winter 2008


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



HIST 200  Themes in World History                                 3 credits
Genocide and Justice in Historical Perspective - This course will explore the phenomenon of mass violence by states and peoples, known as genocide. It will explore how scholars define genocide, examine pre-twentieth and twentieth century cases of genocide, and investigate the efforts of individuals, states and international institutions to prevent, insure justice and accountability for and remember acts of genocide. Recommended to students seeking an international historical perspective on the contemporary world. For more information see http://userpages.umbc.edu/~simpson/2008winterhist200/2008winterhist200.htm or contact simpson@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0030] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             SIMPSON, B
            MWF........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV011)


HIST 361  The French Revolution                                   3 credits
The French Revolution from its origins in feudal, aristocratic society to the revolutionary wars and Napoleonic era. The European reaction to the revolution is examined as is its relationship to the contemporaneous American Revolution. The decline of Court society and values and their replacement by a democratic society are central issues. Two outstanding historical movies are part of the course. Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course, junior/ senior status or permission of the instructor. For more information contact wexler@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets SS or C. GFR:Meets SS.
[0032] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             WEXLER, V
            MWTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 241)


HIST 381  From Samurai to "Salariman": Japanese                   3 credits
          History through Film and Literature               
A study of Japanese history from 1600 to the present through the media of film and literature. It also explores the relationship between history and drama, in particular how they can illuminate or conceal basic truths and values of the past. Views of life and modern times, obsessions with honor and suicide, the changing role of women in society, the encounter between Japanese and foreign cultures, and themes of war and pacifism will be investigated. Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course or permission of the instructor. For more information contact vaporis@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets C.
[0033] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             VAPORIS, C
            TuWTh......9:00am-12:10pm (LH3 ...)


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