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HIST
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HIST106
American Jewish Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: JWST141.
Credit only granted for: HIST106 or JWST141.
History of the Jews in America from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on the waves of migration from Germany and Eastern Europe; the changing nature of the American Jewish community and its participation in American social, economic, and political life.
HIST110
The Ancient World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
Interpretation of select literature and art of the ancient Mediterranean world with a view to illuminating the antecedents of modern culture; religion and myth in the ancient Near East; Greek philosophical, scientific, and literary invention; and the Roman tradition in politics and administration.
HIST111
The Medieval World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The development of Europe in the Middle Ages; the role of religious values in shaping new social, economic, and political institutions; medieval literature, art and architecture.
HIST120
Islamic Civilization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: RELS120.
Credit only granted for: HIST120 or RELS120.
Introduction to society and culture in the Middle East since the advent of Islam: as a personal and communal faith; as artistic and literary highlights of intellectual and cultural life; and as the interplay between politics and religion under the major Islamic regimes.
HIST133
"God Wills It!" The Crusades in Medieval and Modern Perspectives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST133, HIST289D, or RELS289D.
Formerly: HIST289D.
An examination of the identities and convictions both of the Western Europeans who participated in the Crusades and of the Easterners (Muslim, Christian, and Jewish) whom they encountered in the Holy Land. Focuses on the era of the first four great Crusades, from about 1095 to 1215. Consideration of the cultural impact of these movements on both Western Europe and the Middle East.
Also offered as RELS289D.
HIST134
Spies, Assassins, Martyrs, and Witches: Famous Trials in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Examination of some of the most famous trials in American history and their enduring hold on the imagination.
HIST134S
Spies, Assassins, Martyrs, and Witches: Famous Trials in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Examination of some of the most famous trials in American history and their enduring hold on the imagination.
Restricted to students in College Park Scholars-Justice and Legal Thought program.
HIST135
Civil Discourse or Urban Riot: Why Cities Don't (Often) Explode
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
An examination of the mechanisms that promote peaceful co-existence in urban societies and a discussion of how and why city streets sometimes become violent.
Also offered as JWST289E. Credit granted for HIST135 or JWST289E.
HIST136
Moneyland: Business in American Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Examines the interplay between America's stature as a business society and the public distrust of commerce, big business, and money.
HIST143
Power, Ritual, and Society in Western History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST289F or HIST143.
Formerly: HIST289F.
Introduces students to influential works of political thinking, in the Western tradition from classical Antiquity to the present, that treat the relationship between power, ritual, and society. Investigates ritual and its relationships to power, both in reality and the imagination of political thinkers.
HIST200
Interpreting American History: Beginnings to 1877
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU
Credit only granted for: HIST156 or HIST200.
Formerly: HIST156.
The United States from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Establishment and development of American institutions.
HIST201
Interpreting American History: From 1865 to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Credit only granted for: HIST157 or HIST201.
Formerly: HIST157.
The United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. Economic, social, intellectual, and political developments. Rise of industry and emergence of the United States as a world power.
HIST204
Introduction to the History of Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HIST174 or HIST204.
Formerly: HIST174.
An exploration of the roots of modern science from the ancient Greeks through the medieval and early modern periods. Focus on the men and women who helped to create the sciences and to change public perceptions of their disciplines.
HIST205
Environmental History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU
An exploration of the way different societies have used, imagined, and managed nature. Includes examination of questions of land use, pollution, conservation, and the ideology of nature, especially but not exclusively in Europe and North America.
HIST208P
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; "How to Rule the World": Political Theory and Governance in the Ancient Mediterranean
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
A prime concern among ancient philosophers and rulers was how best to govern or rule a state. This concern and the questions it raised, such as how an ideal government is formed or what qualities in a person make them an ideal ruler, will be the focus of our class.
HIST208Q
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Atlantic Slavery and Abolition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course examines the history of Atlantic slavery from the first arrival of sub-Saharan African slaves in Europe in the mid-fifteenth century to the abolition movements of the early nineteenth century.
HIST208R
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Populism, Authoritarianism, and Counterrevolution in the Americas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This class will explore how elites and non-elites shaped, participated in, and resisted populist and authoritarian movements from the mid-nineteenth century until the early 2000s.
HIST215
Women in Western Europe to 1750
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: HIST215 or HIST219A.
Formerly: HIST219A.
An exploration of the theories and rhetoric about the nature and existence of women in the West, focusing on the experience of women from the hegemony of Classical Greece to the French Revolution, an era that marks the beginning of a continuous process of change. Emphasis will be on the period between 1250 and 1750, when the Western European world was fundamentally altered in every aspect and in every level of society, culture, and government.
HIST219E
Special Topics in History; Visual Cultures of Islam
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AAST298B, ARTH389L, PERS298E, and RELS219E. Credit only granted for HIST219E, AAST298B, ARTH389L, PERS298E, or RELS219E.

Visual Cultures of Islam is part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (digitalislam.umich.edu). This course is taught by renowned University of Michigan instructor, Christiane Gruber, an expert in the field of Islamic Art, and digitally shared with the University of Maryland. In this course, Professor Gruber explores definitions of "Islamic" art and investigates various visual cultures of Islam around the world from the 7th to the 20th century. The course meets twice a week in real time using video conferencing technology and students are able to enroll directly at Maryland for course credit.
HIST219J
Special Topics in History; Modern India: From the British Raj to the World's Largest Democracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Surveys the making of modern India, as well as Pakistan and Bangladesh, from the onset of colonialism in the 18th century to the present day. Focuses on three key themes: state formation and the persistence of regional identities; the negotiation of religious, ethnic, caste, and gender differences; and economic development and inequality.
HIST219O
Special Topics in History; From Tarzan to Star Trek: Colonialism, Technology, and Science Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST219X
Special Topics in History; Modern Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST219X. Credit granted for PERS251 or HIST219X.

General sociopolitical introduction to modern Iran from establishment of the Qajar dynasty in the late 18th century to the present day. Taught in English.
HIST219Z
Special Topics in History; The Devil in the Western Imagination
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as RELS219Z. Credit granted for HIST219Z or RELS219Z.

Students take an interdisciplinary look at how the Devil has been thought of and portrayed over time, from the Bronze Age Middle East to the present.
HIST224
Modern Military History, 1494-1815
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
Survey of the military history of Europe through an examination of the economic, financial, strategic, tactical, and technological aspects of the development of military institutions and warfare from the dynastic wars of the Valois and Habsburgs to the national wars of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire.
HIST234
Invaders, Conquerors, Usurpers: A History of Pre-Modern Britain to 1485
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
British history from Roman times to the 15th century. The Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, and Norman invasions; the coming of Christianity; Magna Carta, the development of Parliament, legal institutions, and the Common Law; the decline of medieval kingship.
HIST250
Colonial Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: LASC250.
Credit only granted for: HIST250 or LASC250.
Introductory survey of the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian Indian cultures to the beginning of the wars for independence (ca. 1810), covering cultural, political, social, and economic developments. Major themes include conquest, colonialism, indigenous culture, African slavery, religion, race and ethnicity, and gender ideologies.
HIST254
African-American History to 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DVUP
Survey of the principal developments in the history and culture of the peoples of African descent in colonial North America and the United States to 1865. Examines the African past, the Atlantic slave trade, variation in slavery, the growth of free black communities, the transformations of families and cultural forms, and patterns of resistance.
Also offered as AASP298C. Credit will be granted for AASP298C or HIST 254.
HIST266
The United States in World Affairs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
A study of the United States as an emerging world power and the American response to changing status in world affairs. Emphasis on the relationship between internal and external development of the nation.
HIST287
Why the Jews? Historical and Cultural Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed HIST282, HIST283, JWST234, or JWST235.
Also offered as: JWST233.
Credit only granted for: HIST287 or JWST233.
Examines the history and culture of the Jews from the thirteenth century BCE/BC to the present through an examination of significant themes or problems (such as "religion" or "diaspora") that shape our understanding of the Jewish people. A primary focus in the course will be on texts, artifacts, and other cultural products by Jews and others that illustrate the history of the Jews help understand their cultural heritage.
For Fall 2018 - Also offered as JWST233 and RELS219D. Credit only granted for HIST287, JWST233, or RELS219D.
HIST289C
Mirror of Democracy: The Golden Age of Athens
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HIST289O
Lawlessness: From Pirates to Body-snatchers, Exploring the Legitimacy of Illicit Activity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Explores motives of and responses to the lawless behavior of pirates, body snatchers, bandits, vigilantes, smugglers and others worldwide from the 1500s to today.
HIST289T
Jesus, Mani, and Muhammad: The Dynamics of New Religious Movements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Also offered as RELS289M. Credit Granted for RELS289M or HIST289T.
HIST299
(Perm Req)
Directed Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST319B
Special Topics in History; History of the Vietnam War
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST319C
Special Topics in History; Roman Imperial Expansion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST319V
Special Topics in History; America in the 1960's
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST319W
Special Topics in History; One Hundred Years of Hollywood and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FILM329G. Credit only granted for HIST319W or FILM329G.
HIST319X
Special Topics in History; Travel Writing in the Americas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST328O
Selected Topics in History; Inventing the New World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
From Columbus to the Amazons, El Dorado and the cannibals. Explores how sixteenth-century Europeans tried to make sense of their discovery of their discovery of the Americas. Emphasis on the ways in which the textual and visual representations of native peoples and their cultures by explorers, conquistadors, and missionaries contributed to development of European colonialism.
HIST328R
Selected Topics in History; Global History of Soccer: Politics, Culture, and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST329B
Special Topics in History; Drugs in the Modern World: From Opium Wars to the War on Drugs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST329E
Special Topics in History; Black Women in United States History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AASP313 and WMST314. Credit granted for AASP313, WMST314 and HIST329E.
HIST329G
Special Topics in History; The Israeli Settler Movement: The Road to One State?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Also offered as ISRL329G and JWST319N. Credit only granted for ISRL329G, HIST329G, or JWST319N.

An exploration of the Israeli settler movement in the West Bank and its rise to prominence in Israeli politics in the last two decades. We will also examine how the success of the settlers influences the prospects of a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as the merit of claims that Israel-Palestine is already under a "one-state" reality.
HIST329J
Special Topics in History; Public Interpretations of African American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AASP398V and AMST328F. Credit only granted for HIST329J or AASP393V or AMST328F. This course analyzes public interpretations of African American history, considering the ways in which museums, historic sites, films, children's books, social media, and public school lesson plans have interpreted African American history. Students will also learn the core themes of public history such as shared authority, memory, ethical frameworks, and the practice of history in public spaces.
HIST329O
Special Topics in History; Ideologies, Parties, and Social Movements in the Modern Middle East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The course focuses on the emergence and evolution of political and social movements in Middle Eastern countries since the second half of the 19th century. The focus will be on ideologies and intellectual programs, as well as on forms of organization and on social practices. The platforms of these movements spanned from left wing radicalism, communism, to political Islam and right wing nationalism. Organizationally the movements ranged from transnational intellectual circles to political parties.
HIST329Y
Special Topics in History; Workers of US Capitalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST331
Europe in the High Middle Ages: 1000-1500
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: RELS341.
Credit only granted for: HIST331 or RELS341.
Medieval civilization in the 11th through 15th centuries. Emphasis on cultural and political developments of the high Middle Ages with study of the principal sources of medieval thought and learning, art and architecture, and political theory prior to the Renaissance.
HIST332
Renaissance Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST112 or HIST111; or permission of instructor.
Also offered as: RELS342.
Credit only granted for: HIST332 or RELS342.
Intellectual developments in Italy and Northern Europe from 1300 to 1550 and their influence on the arts and religion; social and economic trends, including the rise of the commercial economy in cities; the family and the role of women in society; expansion of Europe overseas and the beginnings of colonization; emergence of the state and consequent changes in political theory.
HIST352
America in the Colonial Era, 1600-1763
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST200, HIST210, HIST213, or HIST254; or must have completed HIST156; or permission of instructor.
The founding of the English colonies in America and their European backgrounds, the reasons for the instability of colonial society to 1689 and the emergence of stable societies after 1689; the development of colonial regionalism, political institutions, social divisions, the economy, religion, education, urban and frontier problems in the eighteenth century.
HIST355
Civil War and the Rise of Industrialization, 1860-1900
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST200, HIST201, HIST210, HIST213, HIST222, HIST254, HIST255, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST156 or HIST157; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: HIST355 or HIST364.
Civil War, sectional and class conflicts and their impact on American life and institutions from the beginning of the Civil War through the Gilded Age; social, economic, and political reconstruction of the Union; industrialization, urbanization, and technological changes.
HIST357
Recent America: 1945-Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST201, HIST211, HIST213, HIST222, HIST255, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST157; or permission of instructor.
American history from the inauguration of Harry S. Truman to the presen with emphasis upon politics and foreign relations, but with consideration of special topics such as radicalism, conservatism, and labor.
HIST371
Jews and Judaism in Antiquity II: First through Seventh Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, DVUP
Recommended: HIST370.
Also offered as: JWST326.
Credit only granted for: HIST371 or JWST326.
Political, social, and religious history of the Jews from the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE to the Muslim conquests. Special attention to the political transformation of Judaism under late Roman Christianity, and the rise of the Rabbinic movement.
For Fall 2018 - Also offered as JWST326 and RELS319D. Credit only granted for HIST371, JWST326, or RELS319D.
HIST386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-History department; and junior standing or higher.
The History Department's Internship program. Pre-professional experience in historical research, analysis, and writing in a variety of work settings.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST395
(Perm Req)
Honors Colloquium I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-History department; and must be in History program.
History and theory: the conceptual underpinnings of the historical discipline. Students evaluate several contrasting theories of history. Prerequisite for other honors courses.
HIST408F
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; State Secrets: Writing the History of the Central Intelligence Agency
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
HIST408K
Senior Seminar; Jews, Politics, and the State
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
This course will explore the relationship between the state and the Jews and Jews and the state in Europe and America since the late eighteenth century when Jews started the process of integration into the societies in which they lived. It will look at state policy toward Jews, how Jews responded to state policy, and how they mobilized politically to effect issues of concern to Jews. We will compare different states and why Jews in those states chose different forms of political activity. The purpose of this course is two-fold: to deal with an important issue in a scholarly manner and to do a serious research project that involves tackling an important historical problem, engaging with primary sources, and presenting an analysis of and argument about that problem based on the sources.
HIST408M
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; The Late 1960s
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
HIST408O
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; African Americans and the Movies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
HIST419C
Special Topics in History; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as PERS 498M, PERS 689M, HIST 619E, WMST 498D, WMST 698D, and CMLT 679D. Credit only granted for PERS 498M, PERS 689M, CMLT 679D, HIST 419C, HIST 619E, WMST 498D, or WMST 698D.

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World is an advanced introduction to the study of the changing norms of sex, gender, and sexuality in the Islamicate world, past and present. Through engagement with primary source readings, recent scholarly studies, and theoretical literature from Gender and Sexuality Studies and Queer Theory, we will cover such topics as: Islamic sexual ethics; homo- and heteroerotic poetry and art of both the spiritual and profane varieties; transvestism , androgyny, and gender nonconformity in the medieval Islamic world; premodern Islamic medical and courtly advice literature on sex; and the construction of "sexuality" (homo- and heterosexuality) in the modern Middle East. The course does not require any prior knowledge of Gender and Sexuality Studies or Islamicate cultures and languages.
HIST419X
Special Topics in History; Corporations on Trial: Histories of Law, Capitalism, and Human Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines legal challenges to corporations around the world over the past 200 years through selected case studies. Topics include globalization, empires, the world wars, and the emergence of human rights, corporate social responsibility, and environmental justice.
HIST428A
Selected Topics in History; Chinese Cities and Frontiers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST428Z
Selected Topics in History; History of Europe Since 1939
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course examines European history from the beginning of World War II to the current challenges to the liberal political and economic institutions established in its aftermath. We begin with World War II and the Holocaust because these massive events had a profound impact on what is right called the postwar era in both Western and Eastern Europe. What lessons did Europeans draw from these catastrophes? The course gives equal weight to the histories of divided Europe in the era of the Cold War, to the Western Alliance and European economic integration in the West, and the Soviet Empire and the Communist regimes in the East. How did Europeans remember and forget the history of the cataclysm of the war and the Holocaust? Why did the Cold War remain "cold" in the era of "the long peace" of nuclear standoff from 1945 to to 1989? What were the long term and short term causes of the revolutions of 1989? Topics include decolonization, terrorism, emergence of and challenges to liberal democracy, the emergence of welfare states, the history of migration, first within Europe and then of migrants from outside Europe.
HIST429A
Special Topics in History; Victoria's Secrets: Sex and Class in Nineteenth Centure Britain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Queen Victoria, Darwin, Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper: meet some of the Victorians who continue to captivate our historical imagination and learn the truth about sex, class, and race in 19th Century Britain.
HIST429C
Special Topics in History; Sufism: Mystics in Islamic History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Social and intellectual history of Sufism from its beginnings in the 9th and 10th centuries through the spread of Sufi paths in the medieval and early modern periods all the way to its changing fortunes in the colonial, postcolonial and global eras.
HIST442
Twentieth-Century Russia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Russia and the Soviet Union from the fall of the tsars to the post- communist present. Impact of Leninism, Stalinism, and Soviet Communism on state, society, culture, and nationality.
HIST451
Economic History of the United States After 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST201, HIST211, HIST213, HIST222, HIST255, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST157; or permission of instructor.
The evolution of the U.S. economy from the end of the Civil War to the present; emphasis on macroeconomic policy making and relations among business, government, and organized labor.
HIST454
Constitutional History of the United States: From Colonial Origins to 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The interaction of government, law, and politics in the constitutional system. The nature and purpose of constitutions and constitutionalism; the relationship between the constitution and social forces and influences, the way in which constitutional principles, rules, ideas, and institutions affect events and are in turn affected by events. The origins of American politics and constitutionalism through the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Major constitutional problems such as the origins of judicial review, democratization of government, slavery in the territories, secession, and civil war.
HIST466
Immigration and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: AAST200, AAST201, AAST222, HIST200, HIST201, HIST221, or HIST222; or must have completed HIST156 or HIST157; or permission of ARHU-History department.
Credit only granted for: AAST498L or HIST466.
Seminar exploring historical problems relating to US immigration, race, and ethnicity since 1848, with emphasis on cultural impacts of migration on immigrants, their children, and U.S. society.
HIST481
A History of Modern China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Modern China from 1644 to the People's Republic of China. Emphasis on the coming of the West to China and the various stages of the Chinese reaction.
HIST482
History of Japan to 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Traditional Japanese civilization from the age of Shinto mythology and introduction of continental learning down to the rule of military families, the transition to a money economy, and the creation of a townsmen's culture. A survey of political, economic, religious, and cultural history.
HIST491
History of the Ottoman Empire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Survey of the Ottoman Turkish Empire from 1300 A.D. to its collapse during World War I. Emphasis on the empire's social and political institutions and its expansion into Europe, the Arab East and North Africa.
HIST499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST601
History and Contemporary Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to contemporary theories in philosophy, literary criticism, cultural studies, anthropology, and other fields; and analysis of their usefulness to historians.
HIST607
(Perm Req)
The Teaching of History in Institutions of Higher Learning
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
HIST608A
(Perm Req)
General Seminar; American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST610
Introduction to Museum Scholarship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: AMST655.
Credit only granted for: AMST655, ANTH655, or HIST610.
Provides students a basic understanding of museums as cultural and intellectual institutions. Topics include the historical development of museums, museums as resources for scholarly study, and the museum exhibition as medium for presentation of scholarship.
HIST619A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History; Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST619B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History; Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST619E
Special Topics in History; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as PERS 498M, PERS 689M, HIST 419C, WMST 498D, WMST 698D, and CMLT 679D. Credit only granted for PERS 498M, PERS 689M, CMLT 679D, HIST 419C, HIST 619E, WMST 498D, or WMST 698D.

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World is an advanced introduction to the study of the changing norms of sex, gender, and sexuality in the Islamicate world, past and present. Through engagement with primary source readings, recent scholarly studies, and theoretical literature from Gender and Sexuality Studies and Queer Theory, we will cover such topics as: Islamic sexual ethics; homo- and heteroerotic poetry and art of both the spiritual and profane varieties; transvestism , androgyny, and gender nonconformity in the medieval Islamic world; premodern Islamic medical and courtly advice literature on sex; and the construction of "sexuality" (homo- and heterosexuality) in the modern Middle East. The course does not require any prior knowledge of Gender and Sexuality Studies or Islamicate cultures and languages.
HIST619L
Special Topics in History; Readings on the New South
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619N
Special Topics in History; The British and French Empires, 1870-1970
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619Y
Special Topics in History; History of the Ottoman Empire
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619Z
Special Topics in History; Middle East Studies Graduate Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as JWST699N. Credit granted for HIST619Z or JWST699N. Contact instructor for information, pwien@umd.edu.
HIST638A
Special Topics in History; The Long 20th Century: Politics, Culture, and Institutions in U.S. History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST639N
Special Topics in History; Constructing the Past in the First Millennium: Comparisons East and West
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The famous French medievalist Marc Bloch argued that all history is in a sense comparative history. This course seeks to fulfill Bloch's insistence on comparison by examining together the key changes that occurred in the mid-eighth century, both East and West. The class will analyze the consequential transition from Umayyad to Abbasid power in the East and the transition from Merovingian to Carolingian power in the West, placing special emphasis on how each 'winning' dynasty shaped the memory of their predecessors, advancing a new construction of the Frankish and Islamic pasts. If we take seriously Bloch's insight that comparative history is essential, then comparative historiography is too. This course, the first of its kind, is offered under the auspices of the First Millennium Network, an organization that seeks to bring the complex traditions of the first millennium of the common era into dialogue with each other. It will be jointly offered by CUA and UMD, alternating each week between campuses, and will be co-taught by a specialist in early Islamic history and a specialist in early Medieval western history.
HIST639V
Special Topics in History; Mystics in Islamic History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Social and intellectual history of Sufism from its beginnings in the 9th and 10th centuries through the spread of Sufi paths in the medieval and early modern periods all the way to its changing fortunes in the colonial, postcolonial and global eras.
HIST639Z
Special Topics in History; Issues and Themes in Soviet History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST708
Directed Independent Reading for Comprehensive Examinations I
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST709
Directed Independent Reading for Comprehensive Examinations II
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
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HIST729A
Readings in Modern European History; Ideas and Politics in Europe since 1900
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
We examine the intersection of ideas, intellectuals and politics in Germany, France and England as well as the Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe. Themes include the impact World War I; psychoanalysis and the unconscious; the postwar attack on economic and political liberalism; anti-Semitism and the ideological aspects of the Holocaust; Nazism, Communism and the intellectuals in the era of totalitarianism; ideologies and politics during World War II and during the Cold War; memory, forgetting and justice in East and West Europe; the new left of the 1960s and terrorist violence in the aftermath; dissidents in Central and Eastern Europe; the revolutions of 1989; intellectual challenges and defenses of the liberal order in Europe in recent decades.
HIST799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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HIST810
Museum Research Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST610.
Also offered as: ANTH856, AMST856.
Credit only granted for: AMST856, HIST810, or ANTH856.
A research seminar focusing on the practice and presentation of cultura and historical scholarship in museums and historical sites. Students will complete an original research project on the challenges and opportunities of public exhibition and interpretation of cultural and historical research.
HIST811
(Perm Req)
Museum Scholarship Practicum
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HIST810.
Restriction: Permission of Museum Scholarship Program required.
Also offered as: ANTH857, AMST857.
Credit only granted for: ANTH 857, AMST857 or HIST811.
Students devise and carry out a research program using the collections at the Smithsonian Institution or some other cooperating museum, working under joint supervision of a museum professional and a university faculty member.
HIST819A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History: Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Department permission required.
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HIST819B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History: Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Department permission required.
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HIST819M
Special Topics in History: Independent Research; United States History: Reconstruction to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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HIST899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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