October 24, 2016 at 11:56 am

Spring 2017 | History Announces 2 New Courses

The History Department at Ohio University announces two new courses that are being offered for the first time in Spring 2017.

HIST 3500: Science and Society in the Modern World (2SS)

Tier II Social Science

Description: How do scientists know what they know? How have their forms of knowledge, practice, and expertise become such a critical part of the modern world? This course surveys the history of science in society from the 18th century to the present, tracing developments from the gradual professionalization of science to its colossal role in our lives today. In addition to satisfying a Tier II Social Science requirement, this course counts toward the Knowing the Future theme. Dr. Victoria Lee, Assistant Professor of History, is teaching this course.

HIST 3683/5683: Germany between East and West since 1945

Description: This course situates Germany in European history, and focuses on the political, social, and cultural history of Germany since 1945. After a brief overview of the Nazi regime, World War II, and the Holocaust, the course explores the Allied occupation of Germany, denazification, the Cold War division into West and East Germany, and each state’s political and social development. Themes explored include ideological developments, gender relations, generational change, labor migration, and the public memory of the Nazi past. West and East Germany are also explored within the context of the Western and Soviet Blocs in the Cold War. The course concludes with the revolutions of 1989, German reunification, and political and social developments from 1990 to the present. Dr. Mirna ZakicAssistant Professor of History, is teaching this course, offering it at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


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