HONR 2010J Witch-Hunts!

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(UDEN) Farquhar - Dean's Office
3 credits

Throughout American history the identity of specific individuals and/or groups have been branded by those in power as so great of a threat to the public good that it justified extreme, even violent, acts of suppression by the government or private citizens. Ironically, over time, the judgment of history often reverses the picture, branding those doing the attacking as evil and the oppressed as good people wrongfully victimized. This course will explore this dynamic, examining the origins, content, and effects of specific historical witch-hunts as well as the evolving verdict of history about these events. Satisfies general education requirement in humanities. Prerequisite: Honors students only. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2014 (201520))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the concept of a witch-hunt;
  2. Describe the effects of witch-hunts on the evolution of American history;
  3. Produce a research paper on a particular historical or contemporary witch-hunt as determined in consultation with instructor.
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