Topics: Select any one of the topics below: 1. Women’s quest for equal rights in the U.S., 1870 – 1980. 2. A Woman’s Body?: The religious and political controversies over contraception and abortion, 1900-present 3. Civil Rights: quest of African-Americans for equal rights in U.S., 1877 – 1970. 4. Gay, Queer or Deviant: The scientific, religious and political debate over the legal rights of homosexuals in the U.S., 1969-present 5. The “Activist” Court, 1952-1975: The major constitutional decisions rendered by the Supreme Court under Chief Justices Earl Warren and Warren Berger; their consequences for American society; and the political controversies they spawned. 6. The “Establishment Clause” of the Constitution: major issues and arguments in the debate over its meaning and scope, 1947-Present. 7. Issues in U.S. foreign relations (choose one of the following: a. Cuba, 1898-Present. b. Israel, 1948-present. c. Iran, 1950-present. d. North Korea, 1950-present. e. China, 1948-present. f. Haiti, 1915-2004. g. Nicaragua, 1909-1991. 8. The “Great Influenza”: The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, its causes, impacts (medical, social, economic, political), and long-term significance for the fields of public health, clinical medicine, epidemic disease control, and immunology. 9. AIDS: its social, medical, social and political impacts in the U.S., 1980-present. 10. Religion as a factor in American politics, 1955 – present.