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Moon-Ho Jung
HIST 388
Seattle Campus

Colloquium: Introduction to History

Introduction to the discipline of history for new or prospective majors. Emphasizes the basic skills of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historian's craft. Each seminar discusses a different subject or problem.

Class description


In this seminar, we will explore civil liberties and the “war on terror” within a broad historical context. How has the U.S. government, in the name of military necessity or national security, increased its powers in past wars? How have race, class, and politics shaped government policies to suppress wartime dissent? We will also investigate the impact of government policies on individual lives and political organizations. Among the topics we will address are the Red Scare, Japanese American incarceration, the FBI’s counterintelligence program, and the Patriot Act.

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General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 10/23/2003