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Fenn, Elizabeth Distinguished Professor




  • early American West, Native American history, colonial American history, history of the American Revolution, epidemic disease in American history, Mandan Indians, smallpox, environmental history


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courses taught

  • HIST 3115 - Seminar in Early American History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 4326 - Epidemic Disease in US History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on the impact of infectious epidemic disease on American history, from smallpox and cholera to influenza, AIDS and Ebola. Addresses early depopulation of the Americas; contagion and social upheaval; interpretations of pestilence; social construction of disease; urbanization; doctors and alternative practitioners; public health; prejudice and infection; the ethics of quarantine; public versus individual interests; and the paradox of prevention.
  • HIST 7257 - Seminar: History of the American Frontier
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018


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