HIST 498 B - Research and Writing Seminar - Sex and Sciences
Capstone course required of all majors. Students will make history by researching and writing a work of original scholarship. Several of these seminars are offered each term and each focuses on a special topic, thus allowing students with similar interests to work through the process of gathering, interpreting, and organizing historical evidence under the direction of an expert in the field. The topics on offer each semester will be listed in the Class Schedule and described in the department's course guide at http://www.history.illinois.edu. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.
Topic: History of Violence in Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic World Description: Discussions of the early modern era focus on change: global connectivity via trade and colonization, scientific advancement and discovery, and the development of new philosophies and theories. Violence accompanied these changes in every sphere, and this realization is the central topic in this course. We will try to answer several questions regarding violence, specifically in Europe and the Atlantic World. Was the period significantly different than those that preceded or succeeded it- How do we define and understand violence- Is violence endemic to the systems developed in this era- What about nonviolent or violent resistance to violence- This course will be centered on six themes related to violence: class, economy and labor, gender and sexuality, race, religion, and state violence and rebellion. The goal of our readings and themes is to help each student develop their own original research projec
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Course Level: Graduate