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Academic Year 2005/2006
Waterways: Boats, Oceans, and History
HIST 264 SP
In this survey course students will examine human history through the double lens of boats and oceans. The approach will combine the structures and conjunctures of world history with thematic inquiries around social and
cultural problems -- particularly during the 'age of sail' -- such as war, economy, technology, race, gender, discipline, and empire. In addition, throughout the semester student teams will do research and writing on the
history of Middletown from the perspective of water transport; this work will form the basis for a multilayered website provisionally entitled 'Middletown and the World.'
McNeill, THE HUMAN WEB
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Short papers, three in-class exams, and a team-based website construction project.
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- Instructor(s): Pinch,William R.
- Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC125;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 40)
- SR. major: 0 Jr. major: 10
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 10 FR: 15
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts, Writing, Focused Inquiry Course
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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