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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 16, 2005

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jannis Floyd, Retan Center 208-D, ext. 4795,

Curricular Action Notice: History and Political Science

1. New Courses

HST 3275: History of South and Southeast Asia
Historical study of the peoples of South and Southeast Asian countries from ancient to the present. Also covers the indigenous religions of the region. Includes the Indian subcontinent and SE Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

HST 3325: History of Witches and Witch Hunts
This course explores one of the darkest periods in history, the witch hunts which occurred in Europe and Salem in the early modern period. The course focuses on the intellectual, economic, and social forces which allowed people to believe in witches and to accuse their family members and neighbors of witchcraft. The course also addresses issues of gender and their impact on the witch hunts both in Europe and Salem.

HST 3326: History of Women and Television
Through a study of both former and present television programs, this course explores the changing roles of American women. We will consider how television both reflects and influences the culture understanding of gender in our society. The course will include discussions from a historical perspective on the impact of women in the workplace, the women’s movement and its backlash. The importance of these events and their reflection in television programs throughout the television age will be discussed.

HST 3395: The Cold War
This course covers the period of the Cold War, from its origins late in the Second World War to its end with the revolutions of 1989 and the demise of the Soviet Union in December, 1991. We will especially look at the major events, international relations, and cultural impact of the Cold War.

2. Course Changes

HST 3316: Teaching Secondary Social Studies
Title change to have course title match area of certification.

HST 3357: History of England
Remove course from moratorium.

HST 3361: Early Modern Europe
Remove course from moratorium.

HST 4415: Modern American Diplomacy
Remove prerequisite so that it matches the prerequisite for the PSC cross-list.


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