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Alan Tully, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Frank Gavin

Associate Professor

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HIS 392 • History And Policy

39890 • Spring 2013
Meets M 100pm-400pm SRH 3.124
(also listed as GOV 388L )
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Historians typically shy away from policy, and policy schools (to say nothing of policymakers) are often blind to the power of historical insight to inform our understanding of the world we live in.  This is unfortunate.  This course will demonstrate how historical knowledge and historical skills can be used to better understand the policymaking process (with a focus on U.S. foreign and economic policy), and lead to more thoughtful discussion and debate about the pressing global challenges we face.  Students will also learn basic historical skills, including how to use archival materials, and hear from other practicing historians and policymakers.  Students will work together with primary sources to create their own historical research, with an eye towards understanding contemporary policy issues. 

HIS 392 • Nuclear Hist/Strat/Statecraft

39688 • Fall 2011
Meets M 200pm-500pm SRH 3.314
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Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

HIS 392 • History And Policy

40072 • Spring 2011
Meets M 900am-1200pm SRH 3.355
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Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

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