The History Department announces the Sophomore Seminar, seminars specially designated for first- and second-year students.
In an effort to widen the History seminar experience beyond juniors, seniors, and declared majors, the History Department is introducing the Sophomore Seminar, a small, seminar-style course targeted to second-year as well as first-year students. All students are welcome, not just those intending to declare a History major.
-Sophomore Seminars feature small enrollments (limited to approximately 15), discussion-based learning, and close exchange with faculty anD peers.
-Seminars are 4 points each and fulfill the Historical Studies GER.
-They do not have prerequisites.
-Sophomores will be given enrollment priority; then first-years; then juniors and seniors.
In fall 2016, we will offer two Sophomore Seminars:
Gender and Migration: Global Perspectives, with Prof. Moya
BC 3870 (new numbering)
Explores migration as a gendered process and what factors account for migratory differences by gender across place and time; including labor markets, education demographic and family structure, gender ideologies, religion, government regulations and legal status, and intrinsic aspects of the migratory flow itself.
A History of Violence: Force and Power in Early America, with Prof. Lipman
BC 3549 (new numbering)
Coercion, war, rape, murder, and riots are common in American History from the European invasion to the Civil War. How did violent acts transform early American societies? Readings are a mix of primary historical sources and scholarly works.