2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Jan 17, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HS 465 - Seminar: Inside the Civil War

(3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course, one HS 300-level course. Key topics in the social and political history of the Civil War are explored with the goal of gaining deeper understanding of the human and policy dimensions of the conflict. The experience of ordinary soldiers and civilians is the center of discussion; however, specific issues that challenged Americans during the conflict are also examined. These include guerrilla warfare and relationships between soldiers and civilians in war zones; the war's impact on slavery and race; prison camps and prisoner exchanges; attitudes toward death in American culture during the war; the war's different home fronts; patriotism and resistance; government authority and its limits; gender and family life; and experience and memory. Written or electronic permission of the instructor.



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