War Comes to Middletown|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning, Urban Studies|
One hundred years ago World War I changed the world. Known as the Great War, the war had global impact. This course explores an impact of events of global magnitude on one community. Focused in Middletown, the course offers a unique opportunity not only to experience and imagine the place and spaces studied, but get an in depth experience with historical materials--archival, printed, and material. While exploring big questions about war and society, you will be able to look in depth at the very community we live now.
So, interested in History? Urban Studies? Want a hands-on experience with history? Take this course. The seminar is especially designed for pre-majors (freshmen and sophomores).
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
David Kennedy, OVER HERE: THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND AMERICAN SOCIETY
Peter Hall, MIDDLETOWN: STREETS, COMMERCE, AND PEOPLES, 1650-1981
Elizabeth Warner, A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF MIDDLETOWN
Essays written by Wesleyan students in the past
Scholarly articles and primary documents
|Examination and Assignments: |
Response papers, rough draft of research essay, and completed essay (20-25 pp.)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The seminar involves trips to the Connecticut State Library, Special Collections and Archives at Olin Library, Russell Library, and other venues.
|Instructor(s): Schatz,Ronald W. Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK412; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 7||FR: 5|
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