Cristina Mehrtens

Professor

History

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Liberal Arts 331

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Introduces students to historical method and perspective through comparative study of human societies and cultures. The concept of "civilization" is examined in varied contexts through comparisons of social, economic, and political institutions, as well as systems of thought and religion, from pre-history to around 1400.

Continuation of World Civilization; the study of World Civilizations from 1400 to the present.

An exploration of the lives of ordinary women and men in relation to their place in the fabric of global history. The course fosters understanding of the world's infinite variety of cultures by examining what particular constructions of gender tell us about those societies and our own. The main strategy focuses on biography as a tool weaving through gender, class, race, and ethnicity in particular historical periods.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Continuation of World Civilization; the study of World Civilizations from 1400 to the present.
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Continuation of History of Western Civilization; the study of European civilization from the end of the Middle Ages to the present, emphasizing the origins and development of 20th-century societies and issues.
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Analysis of contemporary historiographies situating women in relation to occupation and the historical implications of gender in the creation, transmission, performance, and representation of women's work. It examines the meaning of female occupations in different cultures as well as gender issues related to the shaping of female leadership. We explore the significance of these projections through writings by and about female professionals.
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