Behind the News: Madness in America (HIST 282.3)

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HIST 282 02 January 2017
HIST 282 04 January 2016


This course will explore the history and historical debates behind contemporary events ?in the news?. Each course analyzes a specific set of linked contemporary events and provides students with lectures and reading to help them make sense of these events from a historical perspective. Through such an exploration each course offering encourages students to understand the various ways contemporary events can and should be understood.


3 credit units HIST at the 100-level or permission of the department


Chronological and geographical designation will vary with instructor. See department for latest details. Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.

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