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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 406 - Water Power: Water Conflict and Control in US and Beyond

(3 credits)
The course traces how Americans from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds controlled water and, thereby, attained or retained power in their communities. The course focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the famous floods of Johnstown, Pennsylvania receive special attention. This is a seminar-style class; student participation is required. Students will read primary and secondary sources and complete writing assignments, including reviews of these sources and a research project. Fall, even numbered years.