HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Section: 001 The Global History of AIDS
Term: FA 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History major. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

As the AIDS epidemic nears the end of its fourth decade, the questions this ongoing crisis has raised for historians and social scientists remain as difficult and as fraught as ever. Why did it take so long for wealthy countries to respond to HIV/AIDS? What impact did the outpouring of activist energy in the 1980s and 1990s have on scientific research, public awareness, and state policy? How do we explain the profound differences in the ways various communities around the world have tried to contain and fight this epidemic or to keep HIV-positive people from entering their borders? What has AIDS revealed about relationships between the industrialized world and the Global South, and how has it impacted those relationships? In this course we will confront these questions through a combination of evidence-based analysis and compassionate attention to the stories of people who have been affected by these issues.

All course readings will be made available online. Hard copies of some readings (a short novel and a graphic novel) will also be available to purchase in the campus bookstore if desired.

Course Requirements:

Students will read and discuss a variety of primary and secondary historical sources and produce approximately 20 pages of revised writing over the course of the semester, in addition to regular low-stakes writing exercises (blog posts, etc).

Class Format:

Two 80 minute seminars per week.

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
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Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 195 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
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