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2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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HIST 006 A-Z - Changing Societies

Semester Hours: 1

This course offers a focused examination of social change.  The course might focus on an aspect of a social movement or on the ways by which we learn about social change (such as, directed reading of the newspaper or periodical literature).  The course meets from between nine and 14 sessions during a semester depending on scheduling.

Current Special Topics

HIST 006M: Dangerous Ideas

This course has multiple sections in multiple departments (see list below). If any one of the sections listed below is closed, just register for another one. They are all the same course and will meet together. 
Ideas matter. Concepts such as cultural identity, the meaning of and practices around food, democracy, faith, race, freedom, gender have inspired social movements, shaped ways of life and political systems, and dramatically influenced the lives of individuals. Scientific ideas (such as evolution, species extinction, climate science) also have power to shape our lives. Powerful ideas can be dangerous, generating turmoil and destabilizing the status quo, or supporting the status quo when change is needed, or creating unanticipated consequences.
This one-credit course explores some powerful ideas and way(s) in which they may be dangerous, provocative, or influential. Each week a faculty member from a different department will explore a concept that has shaped human experience across time and space.
Attendance and participation in discussion activities are obligatory and a brief reflection paper at the end of the course will be required. The course is available only on a pass/D+/D/fail basis. Register for any one of the cross-listed sections for the course. They all have the same title, “Dangerous Ideas”, and they will all meet together as one course.
Cross listed with ANTH 188K (A), CRN 94403; ENGL 008Q (A), CRN 94410; MUS 151 (B), CRN 94635; PHI 051 (A), CRN 94244; RELI 141F (A), CRN 94367.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.

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