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Weston, Timothy B

Associate Professor


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  • Political culture, media, newspapers, transnationalism, reporters, knowledge, communication, public


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courses taught

  • ASIA 4300 - Open Topics in Asian Literature and Culture
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021
    Examines selected texts on a particular topic. Taught by regular or visiting faculty. Topics change each term. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 1628 - Introduction to Chinese History since 1644
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Introduces students to modern Chinese history and culture, from the 17th century to the present. Considers the pertinent aspects of modern China, focusing on its social patterns, economic structure, intellectual trends and political developments.
  • HIST 2629 - China in World History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2022
    Examines the multiple connections between Chinese history and other parts of the world over the course of China's long history. Specific course focus may vary by instructor/term.
  • HIST 3020 - Historical Thinking & Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2022
    The second cornerstone course for history majors centers on the essential skills all historians use. Students will advance their reading, sourcing, and research techniques, hone critical, analytical, and synthetic skills, navigate scholarly discourse, and practice historical writing. As this simultaneously satisfies the College's upper-division writing requirement, all sections involve substantial, regular, and varied writing assignments as well as instruction in methods and the revision process. All topical variations of this course are limited to a maximum of 18 students in order to focus on supporting students as they learn to write - and think - like an historian. Topics will vary by section. Recommended for sophomores or juniors, HIST 3020 may be taken concurrently with, but not prior to, HIST 1800. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 3628 - Seminar in Recent Chinese History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Capstone seminars are designed for advanced history majors to pull together the skills they have honed in previous courses. This seminar focuses on recent Chinese history, and will include readings and discussions in a small seminar setting. In relation to the course topic, students will develop an individual research project and write a substantial and original paper based on primary sources. Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • HIST 4020 - Topics in Comparative History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2023
    Explores historical themes from a comparative perspective. Encourages students to think more analytically about historical change. Consult current online schedule for specific topics. Often team-taught by more than one faculty. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours (different topics) within the degree. Recommended prerequisite: two 4000-level History courses in differing content areas.
  • HIST 4628 - Modern China: Collapse of Imperial Brilliance, 1644-1949
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the brilliance of the Qing dynasty, its collapse in 1911, and the bloody and chaotic several decades that followed, up to the 1949 Communist Revolution. Focuses on such topics a Qing imperialism in Central Asia, global capitalism and Western imperialism in China, the opium trade, domestic violence, nationalism, concepts of modernity, competing revolutionary movements, and WW II in Asia. Same as HIST 5628.
  • HIST 4638 - Contemporary China: Radicalism and Reform, 1949 to Present
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2022
    Examines the dramatic, often tragic, and globally transformative history of China under the Chinese Communist Party. Focuses on such topics as political, social, and cultural revolution, nationalism, Maoism, the Great Leap Forward, Red Guards and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Deng Xiaoping era, relations with Taiwan, the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, and China's rise as a world power. Same as HIST 5638.
  • HIST 5129 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces major topics and themes in Asian history. Analyzes readings relating to topics such as imperialism, cultural agency, gender, race, nationalism, decolonization, and revolution. May be repeated up to 6 total credits hours provided the topics vary.
  • HIST 6800 - Readings in Global History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Explores various topics, regions, and methods in history and historical writing by utilizing a global/thematic approach. Geared toward graduate students in History, but students from other disciplines with graduate standing may enroll with instructor consent. Topic and content of course will vary depending on instructor. May be repeated up 12 total credit hours.


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