HISTORY 196 - First-Year Seminar
Section: 002 World-Wide Witchcraft: Witch-Belief and Witch-Hunting in Global Perspective
Term: FA 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Course Note:
A basic introduction to historical thinking and method through small-course seminar experience. Topics vary from term to term; however, no matter what the topic, students can expect to spend a great deal of time learning to think critically about historical questions and to write well. As such, the First-Year seminar should serve as an introduction to upper-level course work in history and related fields of study.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Deadly attacks on suspected witches proliferate in the 21st century as they did in early modern Europe, where witch-hunts took the lives of tens of thousands of people, mainly women. What should we make of this near-universal fear of what many observers today consider an imaginary crime? The course engages with historical and anthropological methodologies and with global and comparative approaches as they apply to the fascinating and horrifying subject of witchcraft belief and persecution.

HISTORY 196 - First-Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
36631
Open
6
14Y1
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 196 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
002 (SEM)
P
45523
Closed
0
 
5Y1
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
48956
Open
1
 
9Y1
-
 
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copy
ISBN: 9780226029719
Madumo, a man bewitched, Author: Ashforth, Adam., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2000
Required
ISBN: 0745627188
Witches and witch-hunts : a global history, Author: Wolfgang Behringer., Publisher: Polity Press Reprinted. 2007
Required
ISBN: 0875805981
Possessed : women, witches, and demons in Imperial Russia, Author: Christine D. Worobec., Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press 2003
Required
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