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BLS 380 Great Gun Debate

Few issues rile American passions like gun rights and gun control. This course provides a comprehensive study of guns in America, including the…

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BLS 380 Redefining the Southern Belle

This course focuses on the historic roots of the Southern Belle and examines how our understanding of this idealized identity has changed…

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BLS 380: Risk & Reward: Entrepreneurship in American History

Entrepreneurs have been present at every stage of American economic development.  These innovators and risk-takers capitalized on the political, economic, social and…

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BLS 380: Ancient Cities

Ancient Cities is a history course, but we won’t be memorizing names and dates. We’ll be looking at four ancient cities- Athens,…

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BLS 386: Women, War, & Terror

Nearly 70 years ago, on the eve of World War II, an invitation to join a peace society incited Virginia Woolf to…

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BLS 385: American Motherhood

Across cultures, classes, races, and generations, a contentious debate is continuously evolving over the defining values and practices of motherhood, over the…

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BLS 384: Great Trials in American History

This course uses specific trials throughout American history, from the colonial period up to the twentieth century, as a way of illustrating…

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BLS 383: Religious Resistance to Political Power

Throughout history, religion has frequently provided a rallying point around which peoples have organized to oppose an invading people, culture or ideology….

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BLS 382: The Sixties

This course examines the origins, impact, and consequences of the social and political upheaval of the period in American history stretching from…

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BLS 381: Old Europe / New Europe

This course introduces key figures, movements, and developments from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War and the formation…

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