Courses

HIST 1301. History of U.S. to 1865 (C).

History of the United States to 1865 (3-0) (Common Course Number 1301) Survey of American history through the Civil War, emphasizing the European background, the colonial contribution, the American Revolution, the republican government, growth of democracy, the background and course of the Civil War. With HIST 1302, fulfills the statutory requirement for American History.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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3 Lecture Hours
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Prerequisite(s): (A01 score between 19 and 36 AND A05 score between 23 and 36 ) OR (S01 score between 500 and 800 AND S05 score between 1070 and 1600 ) OR (TAKL score between 2200 and 3153 AND TAKW score between 3 and 6 ) OR (TSIR score between 351 and 390 ) OR (ACCR score between 078 and 120 ) OR (TAKE score of 1 AND TAKL score between 2200 and 3153 ) OR (SXAC score of 1 ) OR (SXSA score of 1 ) OR (SXTA score of 1 ) OR (SXDG score of 1 ) OR (SXMA score of 1 ) OR (SXMN score of 1 ) OR (SXOI score of 1 ) OR (SXTR score of 1 ) OR (SXND score of 1 ) OR (STRR score between 2000 and 3563 ) OR (ENGL 0312 w/C* or better ) OR (ENGL 1311 w/C or better ) OR (RWS 1301 w/C or better ) OR (ENGL 1611 w/C or better ) OR (RWS 1601 w/C or better ) OR (COMM 1611 w/C or better ) OR (ESOL 1311 w/C or better ) OR (DEVE score of 1 ) OR (ENGL 0310 w/C* or better ) OR (ENGL 0311 w/C* or better ) OR (CPEN score of 1 ) OR (S11 score between 480 and 800)

HIST 1302. History of U.S. Since 1865 (C).

History of the United States Since 1865 (3-0) (Common Course Number HIST 1302) Reconstruction, rise of big business, clash of economic interests, struggle for feform, imperialism and world power status. Progressivism, World War I, the Twenties, the New Deal, World War II, post-war America. With HIST 1301, fulfills the statutory requirement for American History.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (A01 score between 19 and 36 AND A05 score between 23 and 36 ) OR (S01 score between 500 and 800 AND S05 score between 1070 and 1600 ) OR (TAKL score between 2200 and 3153 AND TAKW score between 3 and 6 ) OR (TSIR score between 351 and 390 ) OR (ACCR score between 078 and 120 ) OR (TAKE score of 1 AND TAKL score between 2200 and 3153 ) OR (SXAC score of 1 ) OR (SXSA score of 1 ) OR (SXTA score of 1 ) OR (SXDG score of 1 ) OR (SXMA score of 1 ) OR (SXMN score of 1 ) OR (SXOI score of 1 ) OR (SXTR score of 1 ) OR (SXND score of 1 ) OR (STRR score between 2000 and 3563 ) OR (ENGL 0312 w/C* or better ) OR (ENGL 1311 w/C or better ) OR (RWS 1301 w/C or better ) OR (ENGL 1611 w/C or better ) OR (RWS 1601 w/C or better ) OR (COMM 1611 w/C or better ) OR (ESOL 1311 w/C or better ) OR (DEVE score of 1 ) OR (ENGL 0310 w/C* or better ) OR (ENGL 0311 w/C* or better ) OR (CPEN score of 1 ) OR (S11 score between 480 and 800)

HIST 2301. World History to 1500 (C).

World History to 1500 (3-0) An analysis of the development of societies in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the origins of mankind to 1500. Societies throughout the world are examined with an emphasis on the rise of empires, the evolution of diverse social systems, and the emergence of distinctive cultures.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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HIST 2302. World History Since 1500 (C).

World History Since 1500 (3-0) An analysis of the development of societies in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from 1500 to the present, with an emphasis on their global interactions. Societies throughout the world are studied within the context of growing international contacts, the establishment of European dominance during the nineteenth century, and the global conflicts and challenges of the twentieth century.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3301. Colonial America to 1763.

Colonial America to 1763 (3-0) Background of European exploration and colonization, settlement and development of the English colonies, British imperial policy, and the Anglo-French conflict in North America.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3302. Amer Revolution/New Nation.

The American Revolution and the New Nation, 1763-1815 (3-0) The breakdown fo the Anglo-American political system, the development of American political principles, the War for Independence and social readjustment, the creation of new governments, the rise of political parties, the Federalist and Jeffersonian administrations, the War of 1812 and the emergence of national character.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3303. The U.S.-Mexican War.

The U.S.-Mexican War (3-0) Studies the war of 1846-1848 in the social and political context of early nineteenth-century Mexico and the United States. Emphasis on the military and diplomatic events of the war and the impact of the war on Mexico, the United States, and the border region.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3304. Age of Jackson, 1815-1850.

The Age of Jackson, 1815-1850 (3-0) Political, economic, social, and sectional aspects of the Jacksonian era. The Old South and slavery, the North and reform, Manifest Destiny, nativism, and the disruption of the political party system.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3305. Civil War/Reconstruction Era.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1850-1877 (3-0) The Civil War and Reconstruction: breakdown of the political party system, election of Lincoln, outbreak of war, union and confederacy, military problems, nations at war, reconstruction conflicts, triumph of radicalism, and compromise of 1876.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3308. United States Since 1941.

United States Since 1941 (3-0) The domestic history of the United States since 1941. Major topics include the home front during World War II, the Red Scare, the expansion of the welfare state, the Civil Rights movement, the impact of the Vietnam War, and the Reagan revolution.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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HIST 3309. Mexican-American History.

Mexican-American History (3-0) A survey of Mexican-Americans in the southwestern U.S. since the Treaty of of Guadalupe Hidalgo, with emphasis on interactions between Mexican- and Anglo-American cultures.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3310. American Legal History.

American Legal History (3-0) Study of the growth of American law from colonial times to the present. Particular emphasis on the operation of the law in a broad social context. Strongly recommended for Pre-Law students.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3311. American Foreign Rel to 1914.

History of American Foreign Relations to 1914 (3-0) Analysis of the diplomacy of the American Revolution and of the new nation; diplomatic aspects of the war with Mexico and continental expansion, and the rise of the United States to world power in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with emphasis on imperial expansion overseas.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3312. American Foreign Rel Snc 1914.

History of American Foreign Relations Since 1914 (3-0) Analysis of 20th American diplomacy, including the diplomatic aspects of the two world wars, the origins and development of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and the American response to Third World nationalism including the war in Vietnam.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3313. American Military History.

American Military History (3-0) A study of American military history from colonial times to the present. The course begins with a consideration of the origins of the American military system in seventeenth-century England and concludes with a discussion of issues of contemporary military affairs. Both the problems faced by the American military and the relationships of the military to the rest of American society are examined.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3317. History of Texas since 1821.

History of Texas since 1821 (3-0) Spanish and Mexican Texas, Anglo-American colonization, the Texas revolution, the Republic, statehood, Civil War and Reconstruction, railroad and industrial growth, political, social, and economic trends in the twentieth century, and ehtnic and racial change. Note: History majors may count this course in either Field I or Field III.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3321. 19th Century American West.

19th Century American West (3-0) Focuses on the frontier and the American character, the westward movement to the Pacific Slope, conflict with the American Indian and other ethnic and minority groups, women and the West, and exploitation of natural resources. The course will center on the Trans-Mississippi frontier with emphasis on the arid West.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3322. 20th Century American West.

20th Century American West (3-0) Examines the new West in terms of conservation policies, natural resource issues, urbanization, tourism, economic development, immigration, and cultural conflict. Regions covered include the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountain states, the arid West, and the Pacific Slope.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3323. American Indian History.

American Indian History (3-0) A survey of the history of North American Indians from the Pre-Columbian period to the present. Examines the inter-tribal relations as well as Indian-European and Indian-Anglo American interactions. Emphasis on Trans-Mississippi West tribes and events.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3325. Hist Immigration/Ethnicity US.

History of Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States (0-3) Explores the social, political, cultural, and religious lives of the diverse peoples who immigrated to the United States, as well as their impact on the political and cultural life of the United States as a whole. Primary focus on second-wave immigrants, including Southern and Eastern Europeans, and on Asians and Mexicans.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3329. African American History.

African American History (3-0) A survey of the African American experience, focusing on African heritage, slavery, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, institutional and organizational growth and development, identity formation, leadership, and gender questions. These topics will be explored within the historical process and context of nomenclature changes from African to African American.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3334. History of Premodern East Asia.

This is part one of a two-semester survey of East Asian societies, focusing on China, Japan, and Korea from prehistory to the 1600s. Lectures, readings, assignments, and discussions are designed to offer insights into the separate cultural, economic, political, and religious traditions of each society but at the same time allowing students to examine the whole of East Asia as a unit within the larger global history perspective.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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HIST 3335. History of Modern East Asia.

This is part two of a two-semester survey of East Asian societies, focusing on China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan from the 1600s to the present. Lectures, readings, assignments, and discussions are designed to offer insights into the separate cultural, eocnomic, political, and religious traditions of each society, but at the same time allow students to examine the whole of East Asia as a unit within the larger global history perspective.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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HIST 3337. Modern Africa.

Modern Africa (3-0) Examination of Africa from the imperial conquest of the late nineteenth century to the present day. Emphasis on the social, economic and cultural impact of colonialism, religious change, African nationalism, decolonization and independence, the struggle for development and racial conflict in South Africa. Primary focus is on Africa south of the Sahara.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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HIST 3338. History of Modern China.

HIST 3338: History of Modern China (3-0) This is an introduction to modern Chinese history from the late eighteenth century to the present. Topics include imperialism, modernization, the end of the Qing Dynasty, the republican and warlord periods, the war against Japan, the Chinese Civil War, the establishment of the PRC, the turbulent Mao years, and finally, the economic and social reforms under Deng Xiaoping. We will also explore Taiwan's economic growth and democratization, and consider China's "other" history in art, film, and literature.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SO,SR

HIST 3339. Pyramids & Prophets.

Pyramids and Prophets: Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine (3-0) Examines the distinct series of circumstances which led to the development of civilization in the Ancient Near East. Emphasis is upon the government, society, religion, art and manners that evolved through the eras of Stone Age nomads, Bronze Age temple-states and Iron Age kingdoms.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3342. The Spanish Borderlands.

The Spanish Borderlands (3-0) A study of the Spanish northern frontier in North America from California to Florida with particular emphasis on the Spanish impact on the American Southwest from the sixteenth-century explorations to 1821. Note: History majors and minors may count this course in either Field I or Field III.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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HIST 3346. Central America and Caribbean.

Central America and the Caribbean (3-0) Social, economic, and political patterns in Central America and in the Spanish-, English-, French-, Dutch-, and Creole-speaking Caribbean, emphasizing the twentieth century. Topics include race relations, ideological struggle, nationalism, popular culture, and U.S. involvement.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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HIST 3347. South America Since 1810.

South America Since 1810 (3-0) The politics, economy, culture, and international relations of South America emphasizing Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3348. Environmental Hist of Latin Am.

Environmental History of Latin America (3-0) Traces the environmental history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Among the issues it will examine in detail are the environmental results of the arrival of Europeans, the ongoing destruction of rain forests, environmentalism, the impact of urbanization, and the environment on Mexico's border with the United States.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3349. History of Mexico to 1900.

History of Mexico to 1900 (3-0) The Pre-Columbian civilizations, the conquest, Spanish institutions and culture, the Mexican movement for independence, the era of Santa Ana, Juarez and the Reform, and the Diaz regime.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3350. Modern Mexico.

Modern Mexico (3-0) The background of the Revolution, political, social, economic, and military developments of the Mexican Revolution. Mexico since the Revolution.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3360. Ancient Greece.

Ancient Greece (3-0) Surveys the development of Greek society and government from the Bronze Age palace cultures of Crete and Mycenae to the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. Special emphasis on the evolution of the polis system with consideration of Greek art and literature.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3361. Hellenism & the Coming of Rome.

Hellenism and the Coming of Rome (3-0) Examines how the attitudes and institutions of the Roman city-state energized the conquest of the Mediterranean Basin and then disintegrated into civil war. Special emphasis upon the importance of Alexander the Great and Hellenistic culture in Roman development.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3362. The Medieval World.

The Medieval World (3-0) A survey of the period in Western Europe from about 500 to about 1300, focusing especially on the nature and accomplishments of the revolutionary new society which emerged in the three centuries following the invasions of the ninth and tenth centuries.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3363. The Roman Empire.

The Roman Empire (3-0) Examines the culture that evolved from the chaos of the Roman Republic into the religoius, administrative, economic, and legal apparatus that formed the theoretical basis of the first European state systems. Attention shall focus on the development of Christianity and the expressions of Roman ideals in art and literature.

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HIST 3364. The Age of Renaissance.

The Age of Renaissance (3-0) A survey of Western Europe in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries, focusing especially on the great age of the Renaissance in Italy and including an analysis of some of the most famous art and artists of the period seen in their historical context.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3365. The Age of the Reformation.

The Age of the Reformation (3-0) A survey of Western Europe in the sixteenth and first half of the seventeenth centuries, focusing on the Reformation and its consequences and including an analysis of the social, economic, political, and intellectual changes that accompanied that split and that ushered in the modern world.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3366. Age of Absolutism/Enligtenment.

The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (3-0) A survey of Western and Central Europe in the second half of the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries (until 1789), focusing on the development of absolutism and its alternatives, the scientific revolution, the Enlightenment and the growth of modern rationalism, popular culture and the growing social and institutional crisis in France before the French Revolution.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3367. The Fr. Revol./Napoleonic Eras.

The French Revolution and Napoleonic Eras (3-0) An exploration of the French Revolution, which changed the face of Europe and ushered in the modern world. Topics include eighteenth-century origins, the liberal Revolution of 1789, the Terror, Napoleon Bonaparte, the Revolution's impact on Europe and beyond, and recent debates over its meaning and legacy.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3368. 19th Cent. Europe, 1815-1900.

19th Century Europe, 1815-1900 (3-0) A study of Europe in a process of fundamental economic, political, and social change, with emphasis on the revolutionary movements of the 1820s, 1830s, and 1948, the unification of Italy and Germany, the emergence of parliamentary democracies in France and England, and the development of Nationalism, Conservatism, Liberalism, and Socialism.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3369. 20th Century Europe, 1900-Pres.

Twentieth Century Europe, 1900 to the Present (3-0) The collapse of the European dynastic monarchies, World War I, the Versailles Treaty, totalitarian dictatorships in Italy, Germany, and Russia, World War II, the Cold War, and the Common Market era.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3370. Holocaust in Europe, 1933-1945.

The Holocaust in Europe, 1933-1945 (3-0) An analysis of the background, causes, events, and aftermath of the destruction of European Jewry in the era of the Second World War; the fate of gypsies and other victims of Nazi racial policies; and the role of individuals of various nations as perpetrators, bystanders, resisters, and rescuers during that era.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3374. Modern Germany since 1866.

Modern Germany since 1866 (3-0) The emergence of a unified German national state, relations with neighboring powers, World War I, the revolution of 1918, the Weimar Republic, rise and fall of the Third Reich, and divided Germany.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3382. Spain in the Age of Expansion.

Spain in the Age of Expansion, 8th - 16th Centuries (3-0) Analysis of the success, then the downfall, of the Muslims: the simultaneous rise of the Christian kingdoms which became Castile, Portugal, and Aragon-Catalonia; the unification of Spain and the conquest of empire; and the character of the societies and intellectual, religious, and artistic currents they produced.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3390. History, Special Topics.

History, Special Topics (3-0) An examination of a currently relevant subject from a historical perspective. Topics will vary and will be drawn from such fields as minority groups, women's history, local history, ecology, historical methodology and the relationship of history to other social sciences. History majors and minors should count the course in the appropriate field.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 3391. History of Women.

History of Women (3-0) An examination of the values, roles, and contributions of women in various historical contexts. May be repeated once for credit when topic changes. History majors and minors should count the course in the appropriate field.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 4302. Into to Public History.

This course introduces the field of public history and provides hands-on experience with historical practice in the community. Students will be expected to complete assigned readings, contribute to class discussions, and carry out public history work in the community.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of FR,JR,SO,SR

HIST 4303. History and the Senses.

This course unites cultural, theoretical, experiential, and digital history toward the end of assessing public presentations of history. A significant portion of class time will be devoted to experiencing history presentations designed to "immerse" participants in the past, such as museums, historic sites, and digital recreations. Students will be expected to complete assigned readings, contribute to class discussions, experience multi-sensory history presentations, and present written analysis and oral reports about their experiences. Some class sessions will meet off campus.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
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Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of FR,JR,SO,SR

HIST 4325. Junior-Senior Seminar.

Junior-Senior Seminar (3-0) Readings and discussion on a major issue in history, and individual research into a related topic. The course theme will change from semester to semester. Junior or senior standing required. Required of all history majors; open to history minors and others by permision.

3 Credit Hours
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HIST 4330. Teaching History/Soc Studies.

Teaching History/Social Studies (3-0) The capstone course for prospective teachers of history and social studies at the secondary level. Reviews content knowledge as applicable to secondary education, and equips students with a variety of teaching methods for the history and social studies classroom. It is recommended that students take this course before taking their internship (SCED 4691).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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Prerequisite(s): (SCED 3311 w/C or better)

HIST 4390. Directed Study.

Directed Study (0-0-3) Individual directed study on approved topic; to be taught at the consent of the professor and with the approval of the department chairperson. History majors and minors should count the course in the appropriate field.

3 Credit Hours
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