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Chapter 3: In which Drew picks a HIST 200 course




I like them all, but these are the ones I like most:

200A INTRO HIST INTERPRETATION 
(Hibbard, C.)
Topic: Religion, Print, Conflict in Early Modern Europe
“Holy War” has raged within Europe since the 9th century AD, and Europeans have waged such wars on their frontiers and beyond. It has pitted Christians against non-Christians, and sometimes against each other. Our subject will be the phase in this long history that extended from the Reconquista in Spain to the general European peace of 1648. We will be looking at real and metaphorical warfare, considering how the image of the enemy, or “other”, was developed and sustained, through the lens of early English print media. We will read primary sources and published research, and students will prepare a research paper using the methods explored and the skills developed in this course.

200B INTRO HIST INTERPRETATION 
(McLaughlin, M.)
Topic: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Europe
This course will explore the complex relationships between three different religious communities in medieval Europe. These relationships were often violent, as witness the crusades and the growth of anti-semitism in this period. Yet at other times, Christians, Muslims, and Jews traded ideas, worked together, fought together, and even intermarried. How can we understand and explain these apparently contradictory tendencies? And what does the study of medieval religious communities teach us about religious tolerance and intolerance today?

200E INTRO HIST INTERPRETATION
(Esbenshade, R.)
Topic: War, Holocaust, State Socialism in Postwar European Memory
This course will introduce students to the practices of intellectual and cultural history and memory studies, while surveying issues that still bedevil European identities and relations between constituent nations and peoples. How did Europeans process—or suppress—memories of the incredible destruction and fratricidal conflicts of World War II? As the oppositions of the Cold War became established, how did these traumas appear differently in East and West? As state socialism in Eastern Europe reached its twilight and fall, how were memories and interpretations of that experience utilized to create the new political landscapes and to negotiate European integration? What is ‘post-communist nostalgia’ and what does it express? After surveying the history of the period, we will examine particular ‘memory struggles’ that emerged at certain conjunctures between various constituencies, examining issues of collaboration and resistance, victims and perpetrators, guilt and retribution, and considering possibilities for future conflict and for reconciliation. We will evaluate different approaches to social and collective memory, as a way of initiation into historians’ practices of integrating theory and event, historiography and history, past and present. Requirements will include much reading and active discussion; regular short response papers; and a final project.
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Post on Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:26 pm by strangerthanfiction

I'd go with 200A. That sounds amaaaazing.

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Post on Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:48 pm by AgentW

200E. show em who won

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Post on Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:38 pm by J-Mads

E would be my pick, but if you already know a ton about that time period, which I bet you do, A sounds interesting as well. Stay away from B.

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Post on Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:20 pm by dohnage18

E sounds really interesting. Does B cover the inquisition?

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