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HIST110
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
Cross-listed with 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.
HIST123
Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Overviews early mid-19th-century changes in African societies, European conquest and African resistances in the late 19th-century, colonial states and societies, African nationalisms and decolonization and the independence era. Struggles over social, economic, and political changes are emphasized.
HIST131
The History of the American Dream
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST131 or HIST289J.
Formerly: HIST289J.
An introduction to the way Americans thought of themselves in the past, and their often conflicting visions of what constituted the American Dream. Central questions will include whether or not Americans have always envisioned their country as a land of equality, opportunity, democracy, and freedom and whether or not their ideas of what these values meant changed or remained the same over time.
HIST132
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
An examination of the different tools and tactics, means and methods that Americans have used to escape slavery or try to eliminate it.
HIST133
"God Wills It!" The Crusades in Medieval and Modern Perspectives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Cross-listed with: RELS289D.
Credit only granted for: HIST133 or RELS289D.
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.
Jointly offered with RELS289D.
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
Cross-listed with: JWST289E.
Credit only granted for: HIST135 or JWST289E.
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.
Jointly offered with 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
An exploration of American business culture and institutions from colonial times to the present with emphasis on how inherited and acquired identities (social capital) have shaped Americans' experiences as entrepreneurs, managers, workers, and consumers.
HIST189D
Topics in History; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with AASP298M and AMST298D. Credit granted for HIST189D, AASP298M, or AMST298D.
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.
HIST208X
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; The Nation and Nationalism in History: Construction, Destruction, and Imagination
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HIST208Y
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; You Say You Want a Revolution: Upheavals in History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HIST208Z
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Can a Movie be 'Accurate'?: American Films as Historical Sources
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HIST213
History of Sexuality in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS
Cross-listed with: WMST298L.
Credit only granted for: HIST213 or WMST298L.
Explores the social construction of sexualities from the first colonial settlement to the modern era in the United States. Analyzes the implications of these understandings for power relations in U.S history.
Cross-listed with WMST298L. Credit only granted for: HIST213, HIST219O, orWMST298L. Formerly: HIST219O.
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
GenEd: DVUP
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
Explore science fiction and fantasy, especially late 19th to mid-twentieth century imaginings, in relation to political, social, and technological histories. Through literature and film, focuses especially on the genres of lost worlds, aliens, and other "galaxies".
HIST219V
Special Topics in History; Islam in/and America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with AAST298A and AMST298I. Credit granted for AAST298A, HIST219V, or AMST298A.
HIST219Z
Special Topics in History; The Devil in the Western Imagination
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with RELS219Z. Credit granted for HIST219Z or RELS219Z.
HIST221
Asian American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with AAST201.
Credit only granted for: AAST201 or HIST221.
Introduction to the history of Asian Americans in the United States and the Americas and to the field of Asian American Studies, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include theories of race and ethnicity; Asian migration and diaspora to the Americas; Asian American work and labor issues; gender, family, and communities; nationalism and nativism, and anti-Asian movements; Asian Americans in World War II, the Cold War, and the issues in the civil rights & post-civil rights era.
HIST224
Modern Military History, 1494-1815
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
Survey of global military history from the European "discovery" of the Americas to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Explores how the creation of professional armies, advancement of weapons technology, and evolution of military-civilian relations in Europe during these three centuries sparked the "Rise of the West".
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
Cross-listed with 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
Cross-listed with: AASP298C.
Credit only granted for: HIST254 or AASP298C.
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.
Cross-listed with 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.
HIST284
East Asian Civilization I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
An interdisciplinary survey of the development of East Asian cultures. An historical approach drawing on all facets of East Asian traditional life, to gain an appreciation of the different and complex cultures of the area.
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.
Cross-listed with 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 2019 - Cross-listed with JWST233 and RELS219D. Credit only granted for HIST287, JWST233, or RELS219D.
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
Cross-listed with: RELS289M.
Credit only granted for: RELS289M or HIST289T.
Cross-listed with RELS289M. Credit Granted for RELS289M or HIST289T.
HIST289Y
Zombies, Fear, and Contagion: A Cultural History of Public Health, Medicine, and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
HIST299
(Perm Req)
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
HIST319D
Special Topics in History; Global Women in World War II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with WMST379W. Credit granted for HIST319D or WMST379W.
HIST319E
Special Topics in History; European Entanglements in the Thirty Years War
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST319J
Special Topics in History; Confederate Monuments in Historical Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST319N
Special Topics in History; The Black Power Movement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with AASP398E. Credit only granted for HIST319N or AASP398E . This course examines the ideologies, politics, economy, and culture of Black Power as a social movement for liberation.
HIST319R
Special Topics in History; Genghis Khan and the Mongols: Destroyers of Worlds and Patrons of Culture
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
Cross-listed with FILM329G. Credit granted for HIST319W or FILM329G.
HIST328D
Inventing Ancient Greek Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: CLAS311.
Credit only granted for: CLAS311 or HIST328D.
Who were the ancient Greeks, and were they the founders of Western civilization' The course examines the foundations of ancient Greece. Through an analysis of the historical, archaeological, and linguistic evidence, it sheds light on the so-called Black Athena Controversy, which raised doubts about the ancient Greek contribution to Western culture. The course also focuses on the impact of modern identity politics on scholarly discussions of antiquity and the ways in which the Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s have influenced analyses of the ancient Greek world.
Cross-listed with CLAS311. Credit granted for HIST328D or CLAS311.
HIST328M
Selected Topics in History; Red, White, and Black: Peoples and Communities in Early America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course examines ideas about difference as they developed from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries in North America and the Atlantic World. We will consider the creation of racial categories and the ways that individuals experienced and contested categorization.
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
The course focuses on the transnational history of soccer as shaping political culture and national identities around the world from the late 19th century to the present. The course covers historical significance of the game in Europe, Latin America, the United States, Africa, and Asia.
HIST328W
Women in Classical Antiquity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: CLAS320, WMST320.
Credit only granted for: CLAS320, WMST320, or HIST328W.
A study of women's image and reality in ancient Greek and Roman societies through an examination of literary, linguistic, historical, legal, and artistic evidence; special emphasis in women's role in the family, views of female sexuality, and the place of women in creative art. Readings in primary sources in translation and modern critical writings.
Cross-listed with CLAS320 and WMST320. Credit granted for HIST328W, CLAS320, or WMST320.
HIST328Y
Selected Topics in History; Women in Chinese History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with WMST379Y. Credit granted for HIST328Y or WMST379Y.
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
This course explores the history of drugs in a global context by focusing on the origins and demand for drugs including opium, alcohol, caffeine, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, OxyContin, and Viagra.
HIST331
Europe in the High Middle Ages: 1000-1500
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with 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.
HIST353
America in the Revolutionary Era, 1763-1815
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The background and course of the American Revolution and early nationhood through the War of 1812. Emphasis on how the Revolution shaped American political and social development, the creation of a new government under the Constitution, and the challenges facing the new nation.
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 present with emphasis upon politics and foreign relations, but with consideration of special topics such as radicalism, conservatism, and labor.
HIST370
Jews and Judaism in Antiquity I: Sixth Century BCE through the First Century CE
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, DVUP
Cross-listed with JWST325.
Credit only granted for: HIST370 or JWST325.
Political, social, and religious history of the Jews from the Persian period to the Judean revolt of 66-70 CE. Special attention to the rise of sectarian and revolutionary movements.
HIST376
History of Modern Israel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Cross-listed with ISRL342.
Credit only granted for: HIST376 or ISRL342.
History of modern Israel since the beginning of the Zionist settlement in 1882. Attention to different interpretations and narratives of Israel's history, including the historical and ideological roots of Zionism, the establishment of the State of Israel, ideological forces, wars, and the triumphs and crises of democracy.
Cross-listed with ISRL342. Credit granted for HIST376 or ISRL342.
HIST382
Law and Culture in Late Imperial China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An exploration of Chinese law and its social/cultural implications in the late imperial period (1550s-1900s). Major interpretations of the conceptions of law and justice, the functioning of the judicial system, and local courts. An introduction to society and culture, politics and the bureaucracy, family and gender relations, and literature and popular religion of China through the lens of law.
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.
HIST398
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST399
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST408B
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; What Does Government Do? The State in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Permission of Department Required.
HIST408D
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Empire and Borderlands in Russia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
This class discusses processes of empire-building under the Romanov dynasty s rule from Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) to the First World War from the angle of tsarist Russia s multi-ethnic and multi-confessional composition. We will look into the ways the imperial state dealt with the rise of nationalism in Russia s western, southern, and eastern borderlands.
HIST408I
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Literature and Jewish Life in Eastern Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
We will read and discuss literary works by different authors describing Jewish life in Eastern Europe, and examine their contribution to the myths, images, and historiography of Eastern European Jewry. Scholarly articles will help us analyze the specific historical conditions that served as background for the different literary works.
HIST408L
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Social, Political, and Cultural History of American Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
HIST408N
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Debating Slavery, Absolutism, and Democracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
HIST416
History of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: HIST416 or HIST419Y.
Formerly: HIST419Y.
Examines the history and impact of the slave trade on African states, societies, and economies. Investigates the meaning of slavery in Africa, the local uses of slavery there and Africa's connections to the Trans-Saharan, Red Sea, and Trans-Atlantic slave trades.
HIST419I
Special Topics in History; History of Palestine in Modern Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ISRL448O. Credit granted for HIST419I or ISRL448O.

This seminar explores the contested history of Palestine from the 18th century to 1948. We will explore some of the major historiographical debates pertaining to Ottoman Palestine until WWI, Zionist settlement and Arab resistance, the British mandate and the emergence of the State of Israel. Topics covered include the emergence and trajectories of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, "Arab Jews," Palestine's economy, colonialism, religiosity and the politics of memory.
HIST419M
Special Topics in History; Nazi Germany
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines origins, nature, consequences and aftermath of the Nazi regime from World War I to the post World War II era. Particular attention on historian's interpretation of how and why Nazism came to power, consolidated its power, launched World War II and the Holocaust and was defeated, and on questions of evidence and the search for truth in the postwar era.
HIST419N
Special Topics in History; The Unending War: From the Korean War to the Korean Wave
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This is a seminar course on the Korean War and its legacies. It examines how the conflict, often dubbed the forgotten war, sparked enduring changes to the politics, culture, and economies of the United States and the two Koreas.
HIST419P
Special Topics in History; Origins of Ethnic Cleansing in Russia/USSR
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
We will discuss nationality policies in the Russian Empire and in the Soviet Union, with a focus on large-scale violence practiced by the state against various ethnic/ethno-religious/ethno-social groups and minorities. The key theme concerns the ways in which major changes in governance, population control, and surveillance engendered persecutions, deportations, or even genocides.
HIST419Q
Special Topics in History; Before the Holocaust: The Golden Age of European Jewry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Jointly offered with JWST370. Credit granted for HIST419Q or JWST370.
HIST419R
Special Topics in History; Social History of Medicine: Health and the Body in Modern US History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST419T
Special Topics in History; Deindustrialization and Global Capitalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines the phenomenon of deindustrialization in the context of the global history of capitalism, from the Industrial Revolution in the early 19thc. to the United States in the early 21stc. Topics includes technology and automation, loss of manufacturing jobs, and the decline and revitalization of urban areas. Focus on social and cultural changes accompanying the process.
HIST428C
Selected Topics in History; Contemporary Issues in Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with PLCY401. Credit granted for HIST428C or PLCY401.
HIST429A
Special Topics in History; Victoria's Secrets: Sex and Class in Nineteenth Century 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.
HIST429L
Special Topics in History; History of Iran in the Islamic Period (7th Century to the Present)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with PERS498L and RELS419X. Credit only granted for HIST429L, PERS498L, or RELS419X.
HIST429N
Special Topics in History; The Aztecs: Human Sacrifice and Conquest
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with PHIL428N, LASC448J, and RELS419J. Credit only granted for HIST429N, PHIL428N, LASC448J, or RELS419J.
HIST429P
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History; Modern Germany Between Dictatorship and Democracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Primary and secondary source readings in modern German history. The readings focus on political, international, diplomatic, and intellectual history with some attention to economic, cultural, social and military history.
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.
HIST467
Women and Reform Movements in the Twentieth-Century United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: HIST201, HIST211, or HIST255.
Credit only granted for: HIST467 or HIST429E.
Formerly: HIST429E.
Investigation of women's participation in such twentieth-century reform movements as the labor movement, the struggle for racial justice, social welfare reform, and women's movements. Will ask how race, class, and gender were implicated in the ways that women agitated for social political change.
HIST473
History of the Caribbean
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Prerequisite: HIST112, HIST113, HIST122, HIST123, HIST240, HIST250, or HIST251.
Offers a concise introduction to the history of the Caribbean regions from the Columbian voyages to the 20th century. Special emphasis is given to the dynamics of local social and cultural formations within the framework of the political and economic history of the Atlantic world.
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)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
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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.
HIST608N
General Seminar; Global Interaction and Exchange
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST610
Introduction to Museum Scholarship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with ANTH655, 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.
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HIST619B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History; Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
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HIST619C
Special Topics in History; Civil Rights Movement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619I
Special Topics in History; History of Palestine in Modern Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This seminar explores the contested history of Palestine from the 18th century to 1948. We will explore some of the major historiographical debates pertaining to Ottoman Palestine until WWI, Zionist settlement and Arab resistance, the British mandate and the emergence of the State of Israel. Topics covered include the emergence and trajectories of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, "Arab Jews," Palestine's economy, colonialism, religiosity and the politics of memory.
HIST619P
Special Topics in History; History of Iran in the Islamic Period (7th Century to the Present)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An overview of Iranian history from the Arab Muslim conquests of the seventh century to the 1979 revolution, with particular attention to social and cultural history.
HIST619Q
Special Topics in History; The Unending War: From the Korean War to the Korean Wave
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619R
Special Topics in History; Emancipation and Reconstruction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619Y
Special Topics in History; History of the Ottoman Empire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST708
Directed Independent Reading for Comprehensive Examinations I
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
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HIST709
Directed Independent Reading for Comprehensive Examinations II
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
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HIST729D
Readings in Modern European History; Modern Germany Between Dictatorship and Democracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Primary and secondary source readings in modern German history. The readings focus on political, international, diplomatic, and intellectual history with some attention to economic, cultural, social and military history.
HIST799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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HIST811
(Perm Req)
Museum Scholarship Practicum
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: AMST856, ANTH856, or HIST810.
Restriction: Permission of Museum Scholarship Program required.
Cross-listed with ANTH857, AMST857.
Credit only granted for: AMST857, ANTH857, 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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