New Social Studies Courses Announced

| December 3, 2010

Spring 2011 Courses in Social Studies

These courses are open to Masters and Doctoral students across the college.

A&HW 4000: Teaching Middle East History (2-3 credits)
CRN: 52014
Dr. Jean-Marc Oppenheim
Wednesdays, 7-8:40pm

Course Description: The goal of this course is to teach Middle East history to teachers of social studies so that they can teach it to secondary school students. We will attempt to cover, in a general chronological fashion but with emphasis on topical concepts, approximately fifteen centuries in about fifteen weeks. The course begins with Arabia and its neighbors on the eve of Islam and concludes with the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq and its impact on the region.

Online Courses

A&HW 4041: Economic decision making in citizenship education (2-3)
CRN: 51267
Ms. Louise Kuklis
Online Course

Course Description: Selected topics in the teaching of secondary school economics that align with main themes of New York State social studies curriculum.

Topics in East Asia:

A&HW 4037: East Asia: Geographic Perspectives
CRN: 50918
Dr. Richard Knapp
Online Course
January 19-March 30

Course Description: An overview of central themes in the modern history, geography, and culture of China, Japan, and Korea. Offered as online course.

A&HW 5050.2: Topics in East Asia 1450-1750
CRN: 51862
Dr. Roberta Martin
January 6-February 16 (6 sessions)

Course description: The Ming Voyages, Tokugawa Japan and the rise of an urban society, the Manchus and the Qing dynasty, Choson Korea, and East Asia in early modern times are the topics of this course. Primary source reading selections and on-line units are the basis for assignments and discussion.

A&HW 5050.5: Topics in East Asia 1750-1919
CRN: 51982
Dr. Roberta Martin
February 17-March 30 (6 sessions)

Course description: This course explores the new economic perspectives on China and the West, discusses the Meiji Restoration in Japan, the import of the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars, Korea and its experience with Western and Japanese colonialism, and Vietnam through the Versailles Treaty of 1919. Primary source reading selections and on-line units are the basis for assignments and discussion.

A&HW 5050.6: Topics in East Asia 20th Century
CRN: 51981
Dr. Roberta Martin
March 31-May 10 (6 sessions)

Course description: The May 4th Movement in China, the rise of the Communist Party, nationalism and militarism in Japan, WW II, the atomic bomb, the Occupation of Japan, the division of Korea and Vietnam and the wars therein, and the status of East Asia at the beginning of the 21st century are the topics of this course. Primary source reading selections and on-line units are the basis for assignments and discussion.