Hide Advanced Options
Courses - Spring 2022
HIST
History Department Site
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.
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.
HIST142
Looking at America through a Global Lens
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST289I or HIST142.
Formerly: HIST289I.
Looking at America will focus on a thematic approach to the study of foreign -- negative and positive -- perceptions of America in the 20th century.
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.
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.
HIST208N
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; America for Americans: Researching & Writing the History of Nativism, Xenophobia, & Anti-immigration in the US
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
HIST208O
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Women and Gender in the Middle East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
HIST208P
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Can a Movie be "Accurate"? American Films as Historial Sources
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
HIST211
Women in America Since 1880
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with: WGSS211.
Credit only granted for: HIST211, WMST211 or WGSS211.
Formerly: WMST211.
An examination of women's changing roles in working class and middle class families, the effects of industrialization on women's economic activities and status, and women's involvement in political and social struggles, including those for women's rights, birth control, and civil rights.
HIST219I
Religions of the Ancient Near East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHU
Cross-listed with: RELS225, JWST225.
Credit only granted for: JWST225, HIST219I, RELS225, or RELS219A.
Formerly: RELS219A.
Introduction to ancient Near Eastern religious systems and mythology, from the third millennium BCE through the fourth century BCE. Particular emphasis on Mesopotamia and ancient Israel.
Cross-listed with JWST225 and RELS219A. Credit only granted for JWST225, RELS219A and HIST219I.
HIST219X
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
Cross-listed with: PERS251.
Credit only 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.
Cross-listed with 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.
HIST222
Immigration and Ethnicity in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: AAST222 or HIST222.
The history of immigration and the development of diverse populations i the United States are examined. Topics include related political controversies, the social experiences of immigrants, ethnicity, generations, migration, inter-group relations, race, and diversity in American culture.
HIST233
Empire! The British Imperial Experience 1558-1997
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: HIST219P or HIST233.
Formerly: HIST219P.
Britain's empire from the mid-sixteenth century to the late twentieth century, focusing on the encounter between Britain and indigenous peoples. Topics include the origins of British imperialism in Ireland and North America, the slave trade, the East India Company and India, women in empire, transportation and the making of Australia, sex in empire, missionaries, racial theories, and decolonization.
HIST235
Divorced, Beheaded, Deposed: England and Britain 1485-1689
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
British history from the War of the Roses to the Hanoverian succession; Yorkist and Tudor society and politics; the Renaissance and Reformation in England, Henry VIII through Elizabeth I; 17th-century crises and revolutions; intellectual and cultural changes; the beginnings of empire; the achievement of political and intellectual order.
HIST236
From Peacocks to Punks: Modern Britain from 1688 to Today
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
British history from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the present. The revolution of 1688; the structure of 18th-century society and politics; economic and social change in the Industrial Revolution; 19th- and 20th-century political and social reform; imperialism; the impact of the First and Second World Wars on British society.
HIST245
Reformers, Radicals, and Revolutionaries: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Cross-listed with: RELS219K.
Credit only granted for: RELS219K or HIST245.
The 20th century was a period of dramatic changes in the Middle East. Within the global context of the two World Wars and the Cold War, countries in the region struggled with the effects of colonialism and painful processes of decolonization. The course offers a thematic-comparative approach to issues such as social and political reform, nationalism, the colonial experience, independence struggles, models of governance, political violence, and Islamism. Course lectures and the analysis and discussion of primary sources will lead students to understand that the peoples of the Middle East found answers to the challenges posed by Western dominance based on their specific historical, cultural and socio-economic circumstances.
HIST255
African-American History, 1865 - Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS
An introductory course in the African-American experience in the United States from 1865 to the present. Topics include the aftermath of the Civil War on US race relations, the rise of segregation, northern migration, World War I and II, Civil Rights Movements, and the Black Power Movement.
HIST285
East Asian Civilization II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS
A survey of the historical development of modern Asia since 1700. Primarily concerned with the efforts of East Asians to preserve their traditional cultures in the face of Western expansion in the 18th and 19th centuries, and their attempts to survive as nations in the 20th century.
HIST286
Urban Dreams and Nightmares: The Jewish Experience of Cities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with: JWST275.
Credit only granted for: HIST286 or JWST275.
Cities give expression to man's power while they highlight human limitations. It is urban social diversity that makes great wealth and thriving culture possible, but it also fixes discrimination behind walls constructed from paper and stone. Nations make cities symbols of the sacred and the glorious, while they ignore the poverty and social alienation that city life breeds. Jews, intensively urbanized for millennia, provide a special vantage point from which to study the beauty and the tragedy implicit in city-building. Our sources will include the Bible, poems, plays and novels but also US Supreme Court rulings and news of riots in Israel. We will survey how Jews have shaped, and been shaped by, the urban challenge over time and space.
HIST289A
Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain: Tolerance, Oppression, and the Problematic Past
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
Cross-listed with: RELS289C.
Credit only granted for: HIST289A or RELS289C.
For 800 years, medieval Spain was home to one of the most religiously diverse societies in European history. Despite frequent hostilities, the interactions of Spanish Jews, Christians, and Muslims produced a flowering of science, theology, and literature in an often remarkably tolerant climate. Students will learn how medieval Spanish people themselves experienced interreligious contact and conflict. They will also discover the modern pressures, prejudices, and ideals that have shaped historians interpretations of medieval Spain.
HIST289N
The Politics of Sexuality in America: A Historical Approach
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
Cross-listed with: WGSS298N.
Credit only granted for: HIST289N or WGSS298N.
Why do particular issues about sexuality hold such an important place in American political debates? What animates these controversies and what can a historical perspective on these issues add to our understanding of modern sexual politics? This class explores the historical sexual politics that undergird contemporary debates concerning sexuality in America. It focuses on topics that garner significant public attention - Reproductive rights - LGBTQ rights - Sexting - and explores the histories that undergird Americans disagreements.
HIST289R
Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Provides a thematic approach to consumerism as it emerged in the United States over the course of three centuries. The history of consumption is a prism through which many aspects of social and political life may be viewed. How does what we wear, what we listen to, or what we eat shape our identities?
HIST289V
What Does It Mean to be An American?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
This course seeks to understand the on-going crisis over national identity and purpose by examining the many factors that go into the big stew known as America.
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
Historically examines how our fear of zombies reflects changing fears about the body, and anxieties about western medical and technological advancements.
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.
HIST307
The Holocaust of European Jewry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with JWST345.
Credit only granted for: HIST307 or JWST345.
Roots of Nazi Jewish policy in the 1930's and during World War II: the process of destruction and the implementation of the "final solution of the Jewish problem" in Europe, and the responses made by the Jews to their concentration and annihilation.
HIST319F
Special Topics in History; Modern African History through Film, Literature, and Music
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Approaches film, literature, and music as interpretive lenses through which to understand 19th- and 20th-century African history, with special emphasis on the ways that African artists have used creative genres to reclaim Africa's past while also imagining new futures.
HIST319I
Special Topics in History; The Lion and the Man: Frederick Douglass's Life and Times
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
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
Examines the Mongol conquests and their impact on world history.
HIST320
Early Christianity: Jesus to Constantine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed one course in ancient history at the 200 level.
Cross-listed with JWST331.
Credit only granted for: HIST320 or JWST331.
Social and religious history of early Christianity from its origins in the first century to the reign of Constantine.
Cross-listed with JWST331. Credit granted for HIST320 or JWST331.
HIST321
Biblical History and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Cross-listed with: JWST324.
Credit only granted for: HIST321, or JWST324.
Study of the political, social, and religious development of the Jewish nation from its inception to its return from exile in Babylonia around 536 C.E. Focus on biblical texts, archeological finds, and source materials from neighboring cultures to reconstruct political history and the development of religious concepts.
HIST327
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Roman history from Augustus to Heraclius, 44BC-641AD: The Imperial court and government; the diversity of culture in provinces and cities and the progress of Romanization; Roman religion and its transformation in late antiquity; the Roman army and defense of the frontiers.
HIST328M
Selected Topics in History; Red, White, and Black: Peoples and Communities in Early America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST329C
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History; History of Black Women at the University of Maryland
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor. Cross-listing with WGSS379G. Credit only granted for HIST329C or WGSS/WMST379G.

Students will do archival and oral history research on the histories of Black women as students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland.
HIST329L
Special Topics in History; Riches and Ruin: A Global History of Capitalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST329O
Special Topics in History; Ideologies, Parties, and Social Movements in the Modern Middle East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Focuses on the emergence and evolution of political and social movements in Middle Eastern countries since the second half of the 19th century. Orientations spanned from left wing radicalism, communism, to political Islam and right-wing nationalism.
HIST339C
Special Topics in History; War, Genocide, and Resilience in Africa's Great Lakes Region
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Examines postcolonial violence in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in historical and comparative perspective, with a focus on the social, political, economic, and environmental consequences of these conflicts, as well as the strategies of resilience and resourcefulness that Great Lakes communities have cultivated in the face of protracted crisis and insecurity.
HIST339P
Special Topics in History; Science in Europe, 1700-1950
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Covers major developments in scientific theories and changes to scientific institutions in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Second World War. Topics include the Chemical Revolution, the rise of the German university system, Darwin's theory of natural selection and the reactions to it, the development of Freudian psychiatry, and science during the Firstand Second World Wars.
HIST339Q
Special Topics in History; The Early Silk Road and the World of the Indian Ocean
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An investigation of an interconnected Afro-Eurasian world in antiquity. This course explores trade routes and cultural exchange conducted by land (the so-called Silk Road ) and sea (the western Indian Ocean) from the Bronze Age through the early centuries CE.
HIST354
Ante-Bellum America 1815-1861
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST200, HIST210, HIST213, HIST222, HIST254, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST156; or permission of instructor.
Traces how the strong nationalism after the War of 1812 transformed int the sectionalism that led to Civil War. The course concentrates on the controversies over slavery and other issues contributing to North-South antagonism, including Jacksonian democracy, capitalism, racism, immigration, manifest destiny and religious, social, and intellectual movements, each of which produced its own social tendencies and tensions.
HIST356
Emergence of Modern America, 1900-1945
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 emergence of modern institutions and identities, 1900-1945. These institutions may include corporate enterprises and the welfare state; identities include homosexuality, the New Woman, and the New Negro.
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.
Cross-listed with AASP498I and WGSS498M. Credit only granted for HIST360, AASP498I, WGSS498M, 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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST396
(Perm Req)
Honors Colloquium II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-History department; or HIST395.
Restriction: Must be in History program.
Uses a seminar approach to examine a major problem of historical interpretation across two or more diverse cultures in different periods. Topics vary and include: religion and society, the city in history, gender, slavery and emancipation, and modernization.
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.
HIST401
Science and Gender
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Credit only granted for: HIST401 or HIST429R.
Formerly: HIST429R.
Examines the role of women and gender in the history of science. Includes consideration of barriers to women's participation in science; women's role as scientific subjects and researchers; and questions about the scientific construction of gender and the gendered construction of science.
HIST408D
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Empire and Borderlands in Russia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
HIST408F
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Social and Cultural Movements of the 1960s and 1970s
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
This research seminar explores the extraordinarily wide-ranging social, political, and cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
HIST408Q
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Heresy and Inquisition in the Middle Ages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
This research seminar will explore the challenges that face historians who study medieval heresy. Using the testimony of people tried as Christian heretics, secret Jews, and witches, students will learn methods for working with potentially unreliable sources, and discuss the ethics of interpreting material produced by persecution and torture.
HIST408W
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; The Rise and Fall of the Slave South
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
HIST415
Ideas and Politics in Europe Since 1900
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examination of intersection of ideas and politics in Europe since 1900. Focus will be on advocates of liberalism, social democracy, fascism, Nazism, communism, and conservatism and their impact on politics and policy since 1900.
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.
HIST418F
Jews and Judaism: Selected Historical Topics; Jewish Women in Modernity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with JWST409G. Credit only granted for HIST418F or JWST409G.
HIST425
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The rise and fall of the Russian Empire, Peter the Great to the collapse of tsarism in revolution. Emphasis on the evolution of autocracy, social groups, national identities, and cultural change.
HIST428B
Selected Topics in History; Seven Revolutions in Postwar Africa
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The history of radical politics, anticolonial movements, and revolutionary violence in Africa from 1945 to the present.
HIST428M
Selected Topics in History; Oral History of Immigration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Uses oral history to explore experiences of migrants to the Washington, D.C. area since the mid-twentieth century in projects based on engagement with local immigrants.
HIST429G
Special Topics in History; The Islamicate World 2.0: Studying Islamic Cultures through Computational Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with PERS498W and SLLC499I. Credit granted for PERS498W, HIST429G, or SLLC499I.

An introduction to the use of computational methods for the study of Islamic cultures and societies.
HIST429I
Special Topics in History; Medical Borders: Public Health and Race in U.S. History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST429M
Special Topics in History; Constructing the Past in Early Islam
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with RELS419C. Credit only granted for HIST429M or RELS419C.

An exploration of historical writing in the medieval Islamic world. How did early Islamic-era scholars define their relationship to the past, torn between memory and oblivion? How did they build narratives about the formative period of Islam that became so influential and long-lasting, determining in a fundamental way the access that all future generations (including us) would have to alternative pasts?
HIST429T
Special Topics in History; Wealth and Poverty in the Modern Indian City
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST431
Becoming Great Britain, 1603-1704
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An examination of the political, religious, and social forces in English life, 1603-1714, with special emphasis on Puritanism and the English revolutions.
HIST436
Napoleon, the French Revolution, and the World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An argument for the broad continuity between the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
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.
HIST455
Constitutional History of the United States: Since 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
American public law and government, with emphasis on the interaction of government, law, and politics, and 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. Major crises in American government and politics such as Reconstruction,the rise of corporate power, civil liberties during wartime, the New Deal era, the civil disorders of the 1960s.
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.
HIST483
History of Japan Since 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Japan's renewed contact with the Western world and emergence as a modern state, industrial society, and world power, 1800-1931; and Japan's road to war, occupation, and recovery, 1931 to the present.
HIST499
(Perm Req)
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
For majors only.
HIST608B
(Perm Req)
General Seminar; American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST608G
General Seminar; Colonial Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
HIST608N
General Seminar; Global Interaction and Exchange
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
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.
HIST619G
Special Topics in History; Workers of Global Capitalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
HIST638K
Special Topics in History; Readings in 20th Century US Cultural and Intellectual History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
HIST639K
Special Topics in History; Sexualities in the Atlantic World and Beyond (1600-2000)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST639M
Special Topics in History; Constucting the Past in Early Islam
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An exploration of historical writing in the medieval Islamic world. How did early Islamic-era scholars define their relationship to the past, torn between memory and oblivion? How did they build narratives about the formative period of Islam that became so influential and long-lasting, determining in a fundamental way the access that all future generations (including us) would have to alternative pasts?
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST729A
Readings in Modern European History; Ideas and Politics in Europe since 1900
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST810
Museum Research Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: AMST655, ANTH655, or HIST610.
Cross-listed with ANTH856, AMST856.
Credit only granted for: AMST856, ANTH856, or HIST810.
A research seminar focusing on the practice and presentation of cultural 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.
Additional Note: Cross-listed with ANTH856, HIST810, INST728U. For the Spring 2101 semester, Credit only granted for: AMST856, ANTH856, HIST810 OR INST728U.
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST819B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History: Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Department permission required.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST819G
Special Topics in History: Independent Research; Research Seminar in Early America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
A graduate-level course designed to help you research and write a research paper, with strategies for turning it into an article. Focus will be on topics related to the Atlantic World and Early America through the Civil war.
HIST898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.