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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 152 - Crime, Corruption, and Scandal in Historical Perspective

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | 
Course can be counted for credit once

This introductory history class examines an array of events that were widely known in their own eras. Focusing on sensational crimes, instances of deep corruption, and other types of scandals in the past provides insight into our past. The course will pay careful attention to shocking events and people whose outrageous behavior astounded their society. The course will then place these events and people within the wider frameworks in which they occurred, using one to illuminate the other. It is the historical context, after all, that makes the behavior scandalous! From semester to semester specific topics will vary, please contact the History for more information.