Courses in this strand focus on war and the sources of conflict. Courses in the conflict strand are numbered 302.
Conflict Strand Course Descriptions Fall 2020:
ELES 302-01 Honors War & Social Conflict, Dr. Sean Heuston, MWF 0800-0850 (CRN 15231)
*Restricted to Honors Program*
ENGS 302-01, 02, & 03 Literature of War, Dr. Jennifer Adair, TR 0800-0915 (Section 01 - CRN 14881), TR 1100-215 (Section 02 - CRN 14882) & MWF 1100-1150 (Section 03 - CRN 15196)
HISS 302-01 Nationalisms, Dr. Daniel Giblin, TR, 0930-1045 (CRN 14959)
HISS 302-02 Last of the Mohicans, Dr. David Preston, TR, 0930-1045 (CRN 14997)
The “massacre” at Fort William Henry in 1757, during the French and Indian War, is one of the epic moments of American history. The writer James Fenimore Cooper enshrined that moment in American mythology in his 1826 novel, Last of the Mohicans, which has since become the subject of numerous Hollywood films such as the 1992 blockbuster featuring Daniel Day-Lewis. This course unfolds the story of Fort William Henry through history, archaeology, literature, and memory. This single moment in 1757 brings together the broader history of North America and its French Canadian, British American, and Native American inhabitants in one of the most pivotal conflicts of world history: The French and Indian War (1754-1763) was part of a global struggle for empire between Great Britain and France known as the Seven Years’ War.
NTSS 302-03 Bioterrorism, Dr. Kristy Johnson, MW, 1300 -1415 (CRN 15002)
The basis of conflict is differing ideas, which, when taken to the extreme, can manifest as acts of terrorism. Historically, biological agents have been used as weapons in an array of political and ideological conflicts. This course will examine diverse aspects of the creation, use, and response to the weaponization of biological agents. An understanding of the science underlying biological agents is critical to preventing the escalation of biological outbreaks. A detailed study of the biological characteristics of these organisms will be the main focus for this course.