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Spring 2016 Courses

The “spring” semester begins tomorrow, so it’s high time my syllabi are done and put to bed. Here’s what I’ll be teaching:

HIST 151 U.S. History to Reconstruction

It’s the first half of the U.S. survey, which serves both as a gateway course into the major and as a general education course. For the first time, I’m going completely paperless with this syllabus, so we’ll see what adjustments need to be made with a broad audience in mind.

HSTW 301 Native American History, 1500-1800

In another first, I’m repeating an upper-division course for the first time at FSU (in my eighth semester teaching here). I enjoyed this course when I taught it three years ago. It’s a bit unwieldy because I decided that it should be comparative among North, Central, and South American Native groups (and their European and African contacts). But that can make for some fun and intriguing historiographic pairings, often without the authors having intended so.

For both courses, I’ve included material on race and society for the third week of February. The university is hosting a teach-in to highlight #BlackLivesMatter; more on that in the coming weeks.

Best of luck to everyone as we start a new semester!

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