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HIST 131W Culture, Power, Society (4)

This course focuses on the interrelationships between the exercise of power and social and cultural formations in discrete historical contexts. Through the exploration of a specifically defined topic, students will examine primary source documents, historical arguments, and theory to critically assess the ways in which structures of power construct categories of difference in cultural and social terms as well as the evolution of these categories over time. Attention will be given to the ways that individual experiences are conditioned by these categories of difference in particular historical moments.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered; Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences; PDE; World Engagement: CV (topic dependent for WE requirement)
  • Prerequisite: First and second-year students only. May be repeated for credit one time if the topic is different.
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

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