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Course Catalog 2010-2011 
    
Course Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FYSP 142 - What’s in a Name? Understanding the World Through the Names of its Places


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4SS, CD, WR
The course provides an introduction to the study of place names and what they reveal about our histories, cultures and societies. Students will conduct original research about place names in two contexts, one in the United States and the other abroad. In the course of the semester we will discuss issues such as colonialism, multi-lingual settings, monuments, historical memory, the politics of cartography, PC (political correctness), and indigenous rights among others.
Enrollment Limit: 14
Instructor: B. Pineda
Consent of the Instructor Required? Yes



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