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HIST120
Islamic Civilization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
HIST134
Spies, Assassins, Martyrs, and Witches: Famous Trials in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST137 or HNUH218A.
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
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
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.
HIST304
The Baddest Decade: The 1970s in American Film and American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: CINE352.
Credit only granted for: CINE352, FILM352 or HIST304.
Formerly: FILM352.
The history of the United States and of its cinema in the 1970s.
HIST319A
Special Topics in History; City God, Dragon Boat, and Monkey King: Popular Culture and Society in Imperial China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Explores popular culture, society, and religion in China, with a focus on the late imperial periods (1368-1911). Together we will read and discuss a variety of (translated) primary sources and secondary sources, including the famous sixteenth-century popular novel The Journey to the West, which features the adventures of the powerful Monkey King in his quest for pleasure, immorality, and salvation. We will raise and address questions about popular culture, vernacular literature, folk religion, ritual operas, and everyday life of ordinary people in late imperial China.
HIST319O
Special Topics in History; America Incorporated: Corporate Power from Colonization to today
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
History of the business corporation in America from the colonial period until the beginning of the 21st century.
HIST319Z
Special Topics in History; American Women, Gender, and Sexuality during the World Wars
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Explores the history of women's experiences during the First and Second World Wars. Students will learn about the many roles women played in support of and opposition to the war effort, how they used wartime rhetoric to advance their aims, and how they understood their relationship to the state.
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 from ancient times through the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on three domains: religion, politics, and technology. The 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.
HIST329P
Special Topics in History; From Body Snatchers to Jack the Ripper: Scandal and Crime in Victorian Britain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Learn about the dark side of Victorian life, from Royal scandals and grave robbery to workhouses, lady poisoners, and Jack the Ripper. We will use scandal and crime as a lens to study the larger social/ political/cultural world of the Victorians and their influence on pop culture today.
HIST339W
Special Topics in History; Star Wars and the History of Western Myths in Modern PopularCulture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
George Lucas created a massive science fiction universe with his creation of Star Wars but many of his ideas were drawn directly from historical events and myths. This course explores and examines the historical events and European and American mythologies that influenced the galaxy of Star Wars, and recognizes the different ways popular culture reflects history.
HIST357
Recent America: 1945-Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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 WGSS498M. Credit granted for AASP498I, HIST360, or WGSS498M.
HIST386
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.
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.
HIST619A
Special Topics in History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.