Our week ends with one more preview of a Spring 2020 class, this one from Dr. AnneMarie Kooistra. HIS302 History of Sexuality in the United States Days/Times: MWF 11:10-12:20 in Spring 2020 Prerequisite: sophomore standing Counts for: • Major option: History (American category or elective); Social Studies Education (content area elective); Digital Humanities (Humanities core elective) • Minor … Continue reading Course Previews: History of Sexuality in the U.S.
The closing session of this year's Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium featured a faculty roundtable on academic freedom. Professors Tycho de Boer, from St. Mary's University, and David Sellnow, from Martin Luther College, also spoke. The following were my remarks: In October 2015, the Atlantic Monthly carried a story about the ways in which sex-harassment policies … Continue reading MUHS 2016: Academic Freedom
Check out the second episode of our new department webisode series, Past & Presence, now available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fodokLULvTo After last week saw us wrestling with huge questions about the entire discipline of history, today we start to explore some narrower fields within history; Amy Poppinga (religious, environmental) and Diana Magnuson (women's, social) are our special conversation guests for … Continue reading Wednesday’s Webisode: Fields within History
Earlier this month we were thrilled to have some of our alumni (and one of our current students) join three of our faculty to talk about social studies education. We heard what they found most energizing and fulfilling about teaching subjects like history and geography, but also what was challenging and frustrating about it. (And … Continue reading Digital Resources for Social Studies Teachers
At some point in the semester, students in History 302 — History of Sexuality in the United States — made the suggestion that the class should end with a gathering at my house. Given the culture of the course, the suggestion was an apt one. All semester long, we had been talking together — asking … Continue reading History of Sexuality in the United States
Our series introducing four new courses concludes with AnneMarie Kooistra's newest contribution to the American History category in our curriculum — one of the two required courses in Bethel's new Gender Studies minor: HIS302 History of Sexuality in the United States What are some of the big themes or questions addressed in the course? Theoretically, … Continue reading Interim and Spring Course Previews: History of Sexuality in the United States
Over the weekend Prof. Amy Poppinga was in Chattanooga, TN for the 2013 Adventist Forum Conference, A Third Way: Beyond the conservative/liberal divide to a Christian identity refreshed by interfaith dialogue. In her presentation, ""How Cultural Identity Shapes Faith and Complicates Interfaith Relations," Amy considered the role of vulnerability in interfaith relationships and the challenge … Continue reading Faculty Update, Fall 2013: Presentations