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History 213 examines the conversion of medieval Northern Europe from Norse paganism to Christianity (c. 800 - 1300 CE) as understood in three periods: Pre-Christian, Conversion, and Christian. Consideration of multiple aspects pertaining to shifts in worldviews, values, and religious beliefs such as mythology, religious rites and practices, magic and witchcraft, law and ethics, custom and tradition. Students analyze and interpret assigned primary sources - selections from Old Norse sagas and Eddas, histories, chronicles, saints' lives, etc. --  with recourse as well to the archaeological record. Due attention is given to the impact of Christianization on society at all levels, for the elite as well as for those they ruled.  3 credits.

20th Century American History Seminar

This year's focus: Society and Politics in the 50s, 60s, & 70s

Human Society 402 is the capstone experience for the Human Society majors. In it, you will conduct a major research and writing project that showcases the skills you have been developing in the program. The seminar environment is designed to provide a forum for an examination of the different facets of undertaking such a project and offers a community for support and the exchange of ideas.