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Courses - Winter 2022
HIST
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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: 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.
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.
HIST219Z
Special Topics in History; The Devil in the Western Imagination
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with RELS219Z. Credit only granted for HIST219Z or RELS219Z.
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 present 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.
HIST328X
Selected Topics in History; Behind "A Game of Thrones": Modern Medievalism in Popular Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
George R.R. Martin says that the characters of "A Game of Thrones" inhabit a world based on the European Middle Ages. This course explores that world, examines the real cultures and events that inspired it, and considers the complex question of how modern depictions of the past reflect our own beliefs, interests, and concerns.
HIST329B
Special Topics in History; Drugs in the Modern World: From the 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.
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
HIST329V
Special Topics in History; American Baseball History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Surveys the major problems of U.S. history from the late Antebellum period to the present using baseball as a lens. We will examine baseball's role in the development of American identity, class struggle, labor organization, immigrant experiences, gender roles, racial segregation, and social/political movements.
HIST339R
Special Topics in History; A World of Warcraft: Video Games and the Representation of History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will take 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.
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.