I hope you all had a relaxing fall break! Let me welcome you back with a bit of news about courses in History being offered in the spring semester. You’ll notice a number of new (and relatively new) courses being offered in the spring.
Under the rubric of History 101: An Introduction to Historical Study (primarily for first and second-year students), we’re offering courses on “The Viking World” (Prof. Swedo, a repeat from the fall), “Religion and the Modern Nation in East Asia” (Prof. Washington), and “The Black Atlantic, From Slave Ships to Hip Hop” (Prof. Maclean).
Under the rubric of History 201: The Craft of History (a writing course that helps prepare students for Junior and Senior I.S. with an emphasis on the critical skills of the historian) we’re offering courses on “The Western” (Prof. Roche), “Slavery in the Americas” (Prof. Holt), and “Medieval Church History” (Prof. Swedo).
Under the rubric of History 202: Historical Workshop (a quarter-credit introduction to the theory and practice of a particular historical methodology), we’re offering courses on “Historical Documentary” (Prof. Shaya) and “Digital History” (Prof. Holt).
Under the rubric of History 301: History Colloquium (an advanced History seminar), we’ll be offering “Race and Gender in Latin American History” (Prof. Holt).
And there is much more to choose from: surveys of medieval Europe, modern Britain, modern China; Prof. Friedman’s history of the Israel/Palestine conflict; a new course from Prof. Baumgartner on sex and power in colonial America; and more.
You’ll find these courses on Scotweb, but for a quick overview of the History courses on offer and for course descriptions (fuller descriptions than those available on Scotweb), check out the History Website at http://history.voices.wooster.edu/Courses.
You’ll be meeting with your advisors in the next days or weeks to discuss your courses for the spring, but if I can provide some help, don’t hesitate to let me know. — gks