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Mendoza Gutierrez, Natalie

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  • HIST 1025 - American History since 1865
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2023
    Explores political, social and cultural changes in American life since Reconstruction. Focuses on shifting social and political relations as the U.S. changed from a nation of farmers and small-town dwellers to an urban, industrial society; the changing meaning of American identity in a society divided by ethnicity, race and class; and the emergence of the U.S. as a world power.
  • HIST 2326 - Issues in the History of U.S. Society and Culture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines the origins, development, and impacts (social, political, cultural, economic, etc.) of significant issues and themes in the cultural,intellectual, and/or social history of the United States from independence to the present day. Explains the impact of race, gender, ethnicity, and class on these issues. Topics vary in any given semester.
  • HIST 3020 - Historical Thinking & Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    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 3416 - Seminar in American Society and Thought
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2024
    Capstone seminars are designed for advanced history majors to pull together the skills they have honed in previous courses. This seminar focuses on the history of American society and thought, 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 4527 - Mexican-American History since 1848
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Examines Mexican-origins people in the United States from the 19th century through the present. Focuses on Mexican-American history as both an integral part of American history and as a unique subject of historical investigation. Using primary and secondary sources, students will examine how Mexicans and Mexican-Americans have negotiated, influenced, and responded to political, social, cultural, and economic circumstances in the U.S. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1015 or HIST 1025.
  • HIST 6000 - Teaching History in the University
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Introduces graduate students to basic pedagogy with special attention to discipline-specific methods, practices, and challenges in teaching history at the college level. In touching upon and integrating the several stages of teaching in a graduate student's career and after, this course provides a solid foundation for students to continue their pedagogical development as their instructional experience and skills become more advanced.


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