Bachelor of Arts in History
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Locations: Main Oakland Campus
HS 207: HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CITY
What we know of today as the glass and concrete hub of American urban life wasn't always that way. This class examines the changes in the history of the American city from colonial origins to its industrial-urban expression in the early 1900s to the postindustrial-global city of today. This class will focus specifically on the changing definitions of public space, community, municipal politics and economics. Additional study will focus on cultural diversity and immigration, city culture, urban architecture, suburbanization, and domestic life.
HS 246: HISTORY OF UTOPIAS: UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA/SCIENCE FICTION
An examination of classical and modern utopian visions and movements in the context of U.S., European, and non-Western history. Utopia can be defined as an imaginative construction of a whole society. Can utopia be theorized as a vision of the future, or a record of the past? Are all utopias politically progressive? The course makes use of historical texts, films, and literature.
HS 325I: GIRL CULTURES
The course draws on the methods and materials of history, women’s studies, and cultural critique to introduce students to the fields of girl studies and third wave feminist theory. Using a framework that emphasizes the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality in cultures, theories, and activism that girls and women create and navigate, students gain a deeper understanding of the formation of girl cultures from a theoretical and empirical perspective. Girlhood does not simply reflect society; it foreshadows new social and cultural practices, temporary as they may be, in a prophetic and annunciatory way.
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sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking.
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A major in history is the perfect
preparation for graduate study in history or other humanities. The
history major program can be combined with virtually any minor
program at Carlow University.