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Courses - Summer 2019
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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.
HIST137
Pursuits of Happiness: Ordinary Lives in the American Revolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST289E or HIST137.
Formerly: HIST289E.
Investigates the search for personal fulfillment unleashed by the American Revolution; explores the many different meanings ascribed to the notion of the "pursuit of happiness" by Americans in the early national period.
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.
HIST299
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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 granted for HIST319W or FILM329G.
HIST328E
Selected Topics in History; The Politics of the Apocalypse: Imagining the World's End in Modern Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will explore apocalyptic concerns in the modern era, focusing on three different, but increasingly interconnected, domains: religion, politics, and technology. Thinking about the "apocalypse," armageddon, "the end of days" - these are concepts that have developed in and through history, imagining a certain vision of humankind's end on earth. By exploring apocalyptic thinking, then, this course will also challenge students to see history itself as a bone of contention, a subject of interpretation, rather than a fixed story of progress toward a predetermined end.
HIST328I
Selected Topics in History; A World of Warcraft: Video Games and the Reception of History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course takes a thematic approach to how history is both remembered and recreated through the medium of video games, such as Age of Empires, Total War, Assassin's Creed, and Civilization. In analyzing how these video games portray past wars and cultures, we will examine what really happened according to primary sources, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of recreating the past through popular media.
HIST328J
Selected Topics in History; Princes on Instagram: Power and Self-Representation in the Modern World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
How do we represent ourselves to the world on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat? How do world leaders represent themselves to gain our support? This course explores how powerful figures-kings, queens, tsars, presidents, and first ladies-represent themselves publicly using ever evolving means of media.
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
HIST329K
History of Rock and Roll, 1950 - 2000
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
This inter-disciplinary course will trace the development of American rock 'n' roll and popular music in the second half of the 20th century. Popular music will be studied both in terms of what it sounds like, and in terms of what it meant to the societies in which it was made and consumed. Special attention will be paid to the role of African-American cultural influences, as well as contributions made by European (mainly British) performers over the years.
HIST330
Europe in the Making: The Early Medieval West (A.D. 300-1000)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with RELS340.
Credit only granted for: HIST330 or RELS340.
From one empire to another: Rome to Charlemagne. This period is approached as a crucible in which classical, Christian, and Germanic elements merged, yielding new experimental syntheses. This course will deal with issues of authority, cultural trends, and the formation of group solidarity.
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 present with emphasis upon politics and foreign relations, but with consideration of special topics such as radicalism, conservatism, and labor.
HIST360
Women and the Civil Rights Movement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Twentieth-century U.S. civil rights movement from the vantage point of women, considering both women's involvement in the legal campaigns and political protests and the impact of civil rights struggles on women's condition, status, and identity.
Also offered as AASP498I and WMST498M. Credit granted for HIST360, AASP498I or WMST498M.
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.
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HIST398
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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HIST499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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HIST619A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History; Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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HIST708
(Perm Req)
Directed Independent Reading for Comprehensive Examinations I
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
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HIST709
(Perm Req)
Directed Independent Reading for Comprehensive Examinations II
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
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HIST799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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HIST819
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History: Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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HIST899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
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