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Featured Course: Selected Topics: Atlantic Revolutions on Film

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HIST 355

  Fears about government being run by an autocrat. Battles over freedom of the press. Concerns about immigration, illegal voting, and foreign influence in politics. Mass resistance movements springing up across the land. Protest marches through city streets. Town hall meetings erupting into shouting matches. Citizens considering one another the enemy, sometimes coming to blows. Acts of terror. The specter […]

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Featured Course: Gender and Inequality in America

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Gender and Inequality in America

  Gender inequality has a huge influence on everyday life, whether we notice or not. The most glaring example of gender inequality exists in the workplace, in the form of occupation and wage. In 2015, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that women earn an average 20% less than their male counterparts, despite holding more college and graduate degrees. This […]

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Featured Course: Animal Behavior

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  When we think of social networks in the human world, the first things that come to mind are Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But what kind of social networks are used in the animal world, a world outside of the internet? Do they even have social networks? The answer is yes, they do, and they use the next best […]

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Featured Course: The Politics of Climate Change

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POLI 409

According to NASA, 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that humans are responsible for global warming and climate change. This is no small phenomenon: Fifteen of the 16 warmest years ever on record have occurred in the twenty-first century (NOAA). In addition to rising global temperatures, evidence from around the globe includes rising sea levels, warming oceans, shrinking ice […]

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