History (HIST)

HIST 101 - MODERN EUROPE, 1500-1789

Short Title: MODERN EUROPE, 1500-1789

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course provides an introduction to European history from 1500 to the French Revolution, tracing Europe's rise to world dominance via capitalism, the nation-state, science and technology, and a secular world view. It asks how conditions in the rest of the world allowed European imperialism and colonialism to triumph. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 101 and HIST 325.

HIST 102 - MODERN EUROPE, 1789-PRESENT

Short Title: MODERN EUROPE 1789-PRESENT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course provides an introduction to European history between the French Revolution and the collapse of the Soviet system in 1989-1990. The course examines industrialization, the development of the nation-state, World War One, fascism and communism, World War Two, European integration, decolonization and the Velvet Revolutions of 1989. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 102 and HIST 326.

HIST 103 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN EUROPEAN HISTORY I

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT-EUROPEAN HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Transfer Courses

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation.

HIST 105 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN UNITED STATES HISTORY I

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT U.S. HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Transfer Courses

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation.

HIST 107 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN WORLD HISTORY

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT IN WORLD HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Transfer Courses

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation.

HIST 108 - WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1492

Short Title: WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1492

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Class will explore the last 500 years of world history. The focus will be four long-term processes that have shaped the world today: struggles between Europeans and colonized peoples; forms of producing and exchanging goods; formation and spread of the modern state; and the development of 'bourgeois' ways of living.

HIST 111 - RED, WHITE AND BLACK IN EARLY AMERICA CREATING RACIAL IDENTIES IN THE ERA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Short Title: RED, WHITE, & BLACK EARLY AMER

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This class analyzes the way peoples of African, American and European descent in North America came to think of themselves as members of different racial groups from about 1750 to 1820. The class will include a mixture of lectures and discussion.

HIST 117 - EARLY AMERICA

Short Title: EARLY AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of North America from 1500 to the conclusion of the Mexican War.

HIST 118 - THE UNITED STATES, 1848 TO THE PRESENT

Short Title: UNITED STATES 1848-PRESENT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A continuation of HIST 117 (though 117 is not a prerequisite) surveying the social, political, cultural, and economic history of the United States from the end of the Mexican War to the present.

HIST 120 - MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATIONS

Short Title: MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATIONS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Focusing on the period between 300-1500 CE, the course will survey political institutions, society, and culture in medieval European, Byzantine, and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Christianization of Europe, the rise of Islam, the Crusades, scholastic theology, persecution of heretics, bubonic plague, and the rise of centralized monarchies. Cross-list: MDEM 120.

HIST 144 - THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

Short Title: ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Seminar traces the history and politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict, delving into both Palestinian and Israeli understandings of the past and present using books, documentaries, and films. The course seeks to understand how and at what costs Israeli and Palestinian nationalisms have been constructed and analyzes U.S. involvement in the conflict. This course is limited to first-year students only; any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 144.

HIST 151 - THE HERO AND HIS COMPANION FROM GILGAMESH TO SAM SPADE

Short Title: THE HERO & HIS COMPANION

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: How does presentation of heroic action illustrate the basic values of society? Historical sources including ancient texts, modern mystery stories, and two "western" movies, show the development of a style of community service linking heroism with alienation. The extent to which women participate will be traced. This course is limited to first-year students only; any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 151.

HIST 186 - HISTORICAL SURVEY OF JEWISH CIVILIZATION FROM ITS ORIGINS TO THE PRESENT

Short Title: HISTORICAL SURVEY JEWISH CIV.

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Jewish civilization spans over 3,000 years and virtually the entire planet. Throughout their history as a minority amid majority cultures, Jews have adapted enough to preserve their heritage but not so much that they disappear. This course studies Jewish religion, ethnicity, politics and culture and impact on world history. Counts towards Jewish Studies Minor core requirement.

HIST 188 - THE ATLANTIC WORLD: ORIGINS TO THE AGE OF REVOLUTION

Short Title: THE ATLANTIC WORLD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of social, political, economic, and intellectual ligatures that bound the particular histories of Africa, Europe, and the Americas one to the other, until by the late 18th century the Atlantic basin constituted a world unto itself. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 188 and HIST 388.

HIST 190 - OCEANS IN WORLD HISTORY

Short Title: OCEANS IN WORLD HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course presents maritime history through the social construction of the sea. It analyses the historical significance of islands and archipelagos. Also explores themes including technology, mapping, disease, communication and law. Maritime law includes an interrogation of piracy, not only historically, but in the present (and future).

HIST 200 - ANCIENT EMPIRES: ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS

Short Title: ANCIENT EMPIRES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course explores development of imperial systems from the Bronze Age to Roman Empire with attention to subject peoples' participation in multi-ethnic states. Aspects of art, law, economics, religion, and literature of the Hittites, Assyrians, Hebrews, Persians, Greeks, and Romans examined with consideration given to strengths and weaknesses of contributions to the modern world.

HIST 201 - JUDAISM OF JESUS AND HILLEL

Short Title: JUDAISM OF JESUS AND HILLEL

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course examines the history and culture of Judaism during the Second Temple period, which produced such great religious leaders as Jesus and Hillel. Topics include: canonization, colonization, diaspora, economic and political instability, eschatology, Hellenization, imperialism, messianism, Pharisees, priesthood, Sadducees, Scribes, scriptures, sectarianism, synagogue and temple worship. Cross-list: RELI 203.

HIST 203 - DEEP HISTORY FROM THE ORIGINS OF HUMANITY TO TODAY

Short Title: DEEP HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Key developments from the origins of humanity 6 million years ago to the modern world, explored through discussions and lectures. Open to all undergraduates.

HIST 204 - THE IDEA OF AFRICA

Short Title: THE IDEA OF AFRICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Traces Western perceptions of Africa as a geographic, political and racial entity, from ancient times to the present day through a variety of media, including ancient texts, travelogues, maps, slave narratives, novels, films, museum exhibits in Houston, and journalists' reports. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 204 and FSEM 155/HIST 155.

HIST 205 - MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

Short Title: MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course examines the political, institutional, military, and cultural development of the societies that successively dominated the "Middle Sea" from AD 500-1500 in Europe and the Islamic World. It highlights the Mediterranean legacy of commercial, cultural, and religious exchange and coexistence, as well as its history of confrontation and warfare. Cross-list: MDEM 205.

HIST 206 - INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS

Short Title: INTRO TO ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A team-taught interdisciplinary course focusing on certain major philosophical, religious and artistic traditions of pre-modern Asia, with an emphasis on the historical processes by which ideas, people, products, technologies and skills circulated within and beyond state boundaries. Cross-list: ASIA 211, HART 211.

HIST 207 - SPATIAL HISTORY AND HISTORICAL GIS

Short Title: SPATIAL HISTORY HISTORICAL GIS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course introduces students to the emerging methodologies that combine geographic information systems (GIS) with historical thinking. Students will study and evaluate the benefits and limitations of key works in historical GIS, become familiar with basic principles of cartographic design, and learn technical skills to create their own HGIS project.

HIST 209 - AMERICAN URBAN HISTORY, 1609 TO TODAY

Short Title: AMERICAN URBAN HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course surveys American urban history from colonial times to the present day. Students will study how American cities formed and altered the shape of the nation. Topic areas include urban politics, city planning the built environment, and racial and ethnic diversity.

HIST 211 - MEDIEVAL VIOLENCE

Short Title: MEDIEVAL VIOLENCE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Discussion course looks at private and large-scale warfare during the European Middle Ages. It considers how violence was legitimized and carried out, and examines attitudes towards violence and its effects on society. Topics include theoretical approaches to violence, crusading, chivalry, Truce of God, rituals of violence, military technologies, and cinematic portrayals of medieval warfare. Cross-list: MDEM 210.

HIST 212 - CONTEMPORARY CHINA

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY CHINA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of 40 year period (post socialism) 1976-2016 known as “China’s Rise.” Focus on social, political, intellectual, economic change and China’s globalization.

HIST 214 - CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING

Short Title: CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course will focus on the slow, steady process through which nation states emerged in the Caribbean from the 18th century to the present, as well as the difficulties they face amidst increasing globalization. Equivalency: HIST 314. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 214 and HIST 314.

HIST 215 - BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS

Short Title: BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Comparative survey of black people in the Americas from the late 15th century to the present examines the Atlantic slave trade, the movement toward slave emancipation in various countries, and 19th century black self-help efforts. Course also concentrates on economic and social conditions for blacks in the 20th and 21st centuries. Equivalency: HIST 315. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 215 and HIST 315.

HIST 216 - BLACK LIFE IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY UNITED STATES

Short Title: BLACK LIFE IN THE 19TH C. U.S.

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course traces the lives of people of African descent in America before and after the Civil War, an event which transformed enslaved people from property to citizens and forced the country to determine the place of these new citizens in American society.

HIST 217 - HISTORY: THE WORKSHOP

Short Title: HISTORY: THE WORKSHOP

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course introduces students to the craft of history; formulating a question for inquiry, finding and analyzing primary sources, critiquing secondary source, and constructing an argument in support of a thesis. Recommended for History Majors and open to all majors.

HIST 218 - HISTORY THROUGH FILM IN EAST AND NORTHEAST ASIA

Short Title: EAST/NORTHEAST ASIA FILM HIST

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Can we learn history by analyzing movies? Using documentary and feature films from Asian film culture's beginnings, we view 19th-20th century Chinese, Japanese, and Korean history. Collective in-class film viewing, discussion and reading required. Cross-list: ASIA 218, FILM 218.

HIST 225 - EUROPE SINCE 1945

Short Title: EUROPE SINCE 1945

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of the history of Europe from the end of World War II to 1989. The course focuses on the impact of the war on European societies as well as on decolonization, European unification, economic reconstruction, immigration, and the rise and fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

HIST 226 - COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICA

Short Title: COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of Latin American History, from 1492 to the 1820's, including the European background and the major New World indigenous civilizations. The course will examine the pre-Columbian societies, the impact of conquest and colonization, colonial political economy, slave systems and indigenous peasantries and the collapse of Iberian colonialism.

HIST 227 - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS

Short Title: LATIN AM CULTURAL TRADITIONS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A synthetic overview of the emergence of Latin American culture and society beginning with the 16th century encounters and continuing through independence in the 19th century. Discovery, conquest, slavery, family life, religious beliefs, and urban and rural communities are explored through chronicles, visual images, music, and maps.

HIST 228 - MODERN LATIN AMERICA

Short Title: MODERN LATIN AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course introduces the student to the history of contemporary Latin America. For the most part political events will provide the periodic framework of the course, but we shall also consider major economic, social and cultural developments to understand the complex social formations that comprise contemporary Latin American societies.

HIST 229 - HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Short Title: HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey begins with early human settlement, African-European encounters, and the creation of a slave-based colonial society. Explores African state formation and British colonial expansion, focusing on frontier wars. The 19C mineral revolution stimulated industrial development. Examines the origins of apartheid, resistance, and liberation and the challenges of post-apartheid nation-building.

HIST 230 - SPORTS, EMPIRE AND NATION: THE HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD THROUGH SPORTS

Short Title: SPORTS, EMPIRE AND NATION

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course examines the history of the world since the 19th century through the lens of sports and athletics. It investigates who/why sport emerged as social activity and became entrenched in the modern world and what this historical development can tell us about political, social, economic and cultural change.

HIST 231 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN HISTORY: NORTH, WEST, AND CENTRAL AFRICA: EARLY TIMES TO PRESENT

Short Title: AFRICAN HIST:NORTH/WEST/CENT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: History of societies of North, West, and West-Central Africa, earliest times to the present. Through primary sources like archaeological remains, royal epics, Arabic manuscripts, travelogues, and personal narratives, we explore the rise of kingdoms, spread of Islam, slave trade, colonialism, and independence, and themes like mobility, the environment, and corruption.

HIST 232 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN HISTORY: EAST, CENTRAL, AND SOUTHERN AFRICA, EARLY TIMES TO PRESENT

Short Title: AFRICAN HIST: EAST/CENT/SOUTH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: History of societies of East, Central and Southern Africa, earliest times to the present. Through primary sources like vocabulary from dead languages, art, archaeological remains, photographs, oral traditions, and journalists' accounts, we explore Swahili origins, Great Zimbabwe, African slavery, colonialism, independence, Rwandan genocide, and themes like ethnicity, gender, and poverty.

HIST 233 - HISTORY OF MODERN SCIENCE

Short Title: HISTORY OF MODERN SCIENCE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Main issues in the history of modern science from the Ancient Greeks to the present. Topics include: the Scientific Revolution, Newtonianism in the 18th century, Darwinism and evolution, the relativity and quantum revolutions in physics in the early 20th century, and recent developments in the life sciences like molecular biology.

HIST 234 - TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS

Short Title: TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: From the Titanic to Betamax, some technologies become by-words for spectacular failure. Engineers use such disasters as object lessons in how to improve design. Laypeople use them to evaluate unfamiliar technologies. Course combines case studies, guest panels, and class projects to see what disasters say about technology's role in society. Cross-list: ELEC 234.

HIST 236 - STATE, SOCIETY, AND THE ECONOMY IN THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Short Title: MIDDLE EAST:SOCIETY/STATE/ECON

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Arab societies are often studied through the lens of cultural, religious, tribal, or kinship relations, with little attention to the role of the state and the economy. This course will examine the intersection of politics, social movements, and economics in the building of nation-states from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and up to the Arab uprisings.

HIST 239 - NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: FROM EUROPEAN CONTACT TO THE ERA OF REMOVAL

Short Title: NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course will cover the history of Native Americans from the time of European arrival in the Americas until the era of removal.

HIST 241 - U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY I: COLONIAL BEGINNINGS TO THE CIVIL WAR

Short Title: U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY, I

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of American women's history examines the lives of elite, working, black, Indian, and white women, and traces changes in women's legal, political, and economic status from the mid-17th century through the Civil War. Topics include slavery, suffrage, sexuality, and feminism. Cross-list: SWGS 234.

HIST 242 - U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY II: CIVIL WAR TO THE PRESENT

Short Title: U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY, II

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of American women's history examines the lives of black, Asian American, Chicana, native American, and white women, and traces changes in women's legal, political, and economic status from the Civil War to the present. Topics include suffrage, anti-lynching, welfare, birth control, and the modern civil rights and feminist movements. Cross-list: SWGS 235.

HIST 243 - COPERNICUS TO DARWIN

Short Title: COPERNICUS TO DARWIN

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Main issues in the history of science from 1543 to 1859. Topics include: the medieval Aristotelian legacy, the Scientific Revolution, Newtonianism in the 18th Century, and Darwinism and evolution.

HIST 244 - GLOBALIZING MUSEUM HISTORY

Short Title: GLOBALIZING MUSEUM HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Examining museums in global history gives critical insight into their present role in society. Museums were sites of identity at local, regional, national, imperial and global levels. The collection and display of objects allowed communities, states, and empires to use cultural heritage, history, and science to interpret the past.

HIST 246 - AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA

Short Title: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of the Civil War era from 1848 to 1876. Topics include the causes of the war; the mobilization of Northern and Southern armies; race, slavery and emancipation; Reconstruction; the Civil War in contemporary popular culture and memory; and the global dimensions of the war and its aftermath.

HIST 251 - CONTINUITIES AND CHANGES IN BRAZILIAN HISTORY

Short Title: BRAZIL: CONTINUITY & CHANGE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An exploration of themes essential to understanding modern Brazil, such as the origins of a multi-racial society, the transition from monoculture to industry, authoritarian and democratic trends, the emergence of a uniquely Brazilian culture, and the conflicts - environmental, political, and economic - over the development of the Amazon. Cross-list: LASR 251.

HIST 256 - EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY, 1890-1945

Short Title: EUR POLITICS&SOCIETY,1890-1945

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Examination of European history in the age of total war. Includes imperialism and the development of the welfare state, institutional responses to the demands of total warfare, the crisis of liberal constitutionalism, the Russian Revolution, and the rise of fascism.

HIST 259 - US IN THE 1960s AND 70s

Short Title: US IN THE 1960s AND 70s

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A political, cultural and economic history of the 1960s and 70s, with special attention to American culture and public policy.

HIST 266 - SLAVERY AND THE FOUNDING FATHERS

Short Title: SLAVERY & THE FOUNDING FATHERS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course will explore the Founding Fathers' attitudes towards slaves, towards slavery, and towards racial difference, beginning with interpretations of the Founders as a group, and moving to case studies of individual founders. Students will write a paper about the engagement with slavery of one person from the founding generation.

HIST 268 - MODERN SLAVERY

Short Title: MODERN SLAVERY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Slavery has re-emerged as a global issue in the 21st century. This course explores various forms of slavery and slave trades globally from the 17th century to the present, examining the emergence of contemporary human trafficking.

HIST 271 - HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA

Short Title: HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to the history of the cultural, religious, economic and political systems of South Asia, beginning with the development of world religious systems such as Hinduism and Buddhism, indigenous state-building, the rise of Islamic power, emergent European colonialism, and subsequent resistance movements which resulted in South Asian independence in mid-20th century.

HIST 275 - MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Short Title: MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course is an introduction to the history of the Modern Middle East. It covers the main events that shaped the region from the final years of the Ottoman Empire, to the creation of the nation-states by Western colonialism, to the struggles for independence and decolonization.

HIST 278 - MODERN ARAB HISTORY

Short Title: MODERN ARAB HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of the history and culture of the Arab world from World War I to the present. Topics include nationalism, colonialism, modern secular and Islamist politics and the "Arab Spring." Equivalency: HIST 378. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 278 and HIST 378.

HIST 279 - THE CARIBBEAN IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1770-1820

Short Title: THE CARIBBEAN IN REVOLUTION

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An examination and analysis of Caribbean societies as they sought to adjust to forces unleashed by the American and French Revolutions amidst mounting antislavery sentiment in the western world. Equivalency: HIST 379. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 279 and HIST 379.

HIST 281 - THE MIDDLE EAST FROM THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD TO SULAYMAN THE MAGNIFICENT

Short Title: PREMODERN MIDDLE EAST HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the middle of the 16th century. Topics include conquests and classical Islamic states, Arabization, Jewish and Christian communities, impact of Turkic peoples, and the Ottoman Empire, with emphasis on social, cultural, and political trends that shaped the region's history. Cross-list: MDEM 281.

HIST 291 - 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

Short Title: 20TH C. AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Course will study the American presidency and the evolving use of executive power from Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. It will analyze how presidents develop foreign and domestic policy, relate to congress and their cabinets, and lead the nation in wartime.

HIST 295 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Short Title: THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of the American South from development of Native American cultures to present. Topics include slavery and plantation economy; emergence of southern distinctiveness; Civil War and Reconstruction; political reform and the civil rights movement; rise of the Sunbelt, southern religion, music, and literature; and the future of southern regionalism. Equivalency: HIST 395. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 295 and HIST 395.

HIST 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent study under the supervision of a history faculty member. Hours are variable. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

HIST 302 - TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE

Short Title: TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An interpretive introduction to the language, philosophy, religion, art, literature, and social customs of premodern China.

HIST 305 - HISTORIES OF WORK

Short Title: HISTORIES OF WORK

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Work has been about earning a living, but also about identity, creativity, morality, and much else for people shaped by the modern capitalist world. This course draws mostly on Europe but also the Americas and other colonial and postcolonial societies since 1492 to examine the experiences and meanings of work.

HIST 307 - IMPERIAL ROME FROM CAESAR TO DIOCLETIAN

Short Title: IMPERIAL ROME

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examination of how Rome acquired, maintained, and understood her empire. Includes the development of a political, social, and ideological system reaching from Scotland to Mesopotamia during the three centuries of Rome's greatest power.

HIST 308 - THE WORLD OF LATE ANTIQUITY

Short Title: THE WORLD OF LATE ANTIQUITY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the social, religious, and political history of the Roman world from Diocletian to the rise of Islam, with emphasis on the breaking of the unity of the Mediterranean world and the emergence of early medieval societies in the east and west. Cross-list: MDEM 308.

HIST 309 - CHINESE INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Short Title: CHINESE INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Framework and categories of modern Chinese intellectual history and its major traditions of thought in early modern and modern period.

HIST 311 - SEX, GENDER, AND FAMILY IN EUROPE, 1300-1700

Short Title: SEX & GEN IN EUROPE, 1300-1700

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: What did it mean to be child, woman, or man in Europe between 1300 and 1700? This course explores the experiences of nuns, soldiers, courtesans, sodomites, apprentices, witches, and slaves. It examines the construction of sexual identity in a period of dramatic change and increasing entanglement with non-Christian cultures.

HIST 312 - BIOMEDICAL APPROACH TO HISTORY

Short Title: BIOMEDICAL APPROACH TO HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This is a course in history of medicine, diseases and public health, demography, and nutrition. It delves on classic works on the history of human societies. It will also use historical studies from particular disciplines such as biology, demography, medicine, nutrition, anthropology, and economic concentrating around disease, medicine and public health.

HIST 314 - CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING

Short Title: CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Enriched version of HIST 214. Equivalency: HIST 214. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 314 and HIST 214.

HIST 315 - BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS

Short Title: BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Enriched version of HIST 215. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 215 and 315. Equivalency: HIST 215. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 315 and HIST 215.

HIST 316 - THE INVENTION OF PAGANISM IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Short Title: INVENTION OF PAGANISM

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course examines the concept of "paganism" from the first through seventh centuries A.D. Includes examination of the mutually tolerant character of Roman religions, invention of the category, and Christian application to all polytheists of the empire and beyond. Cross-list: CLAS 318.

HIST 317 - TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCIENCE

Short Title: TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCIENCE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Science and technology shaped the 20th century like never before. Both in the military and ideological competition among nations, and in popular culture and ordinary life, science was omnipresent in - and dramatically changed by - the last century. Course will be a mix of lecture, discussion, and original research.

HIST 318 - DIGITAL HISTORY METHODS

Short Title: DIGITAL HISTORY METHODS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores the use of computers and new media to conduct historical research and communicate its results. While working on their own digital projects, students will consider questions like: How should history be written in the age of Google? How will historians deal with primary sources like tweets and blogs?

HIST 320 - IMPERIAL GARDENS: A CULTURAL COMPARISON

Short Title: IMPERIAL GARDENS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course will examine the design and development of gardens (primarily those of the Islamic world - Al Andalus, the Middle East, Persia, Central and South Asia) and their use as political and religious metaphors, havens for meditation, stages of imperial performance and ritual, sites of social interaction, and affirmations of power and legitimacy.

HIST 321 - US ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

Short Title: US ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to the interaction between humans and the natural environment in the present United States from the colonial era to recent environmentalism. The course will center on discussion and writing; readings will include primary sources as well as secondary analysis.

HIST 324 - COEXISTENCE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN

Short Title: COEXISTENCE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course explores the history of the Iberian Peninsula from late Antiquity to the early 16th century, focusing on coexistence and conflict between medieval Spain's three religious communities - Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Cross-list: MDEM 324.

HIST 327 - MEDIEVAL BORDERLANDS

Short Title: MEDIEVAL BORDERLANDS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Courses examines the military, political, social and cultural developments on the European frontiers between 500-1500 AD. Topics include colonization and conquest, crusades and Spanish Reconquista, piracy, slavery, encounters with native peoples, spread of Christianity, medieval colonial regimes, map-making and cultural exchanges. Cross-list: MDEM 327.

HIST 328 - POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA

Short Title: POVERTY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course surveys the economic, political, social, environmental and geographic origins of poverty and inequality in Latin American countries since independence. It compares welfare policies to promote social justices across these nations and examines their different outcomes in historical perspective.

HIST 329 - STREETS AND URBAN LIFE: PARIS TO ISTANBUL

Short Title: STREETS AND URBAN LIFE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of the street as a focus of urban life in 18th and 19th century. We will look at ways streets functioned as spaces of livelihood, sociability, and transgression in cities such as London, Paris, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Cairo. Cross-list: ARCH 329, HART 329.

HIST 330 - ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND THE ORIGINS OF AFRO AMERICA

Short Title: SLAVE TRADE & AFRO-AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of black society, culture, and politics from the late 15th century through the late 18th century (focusing geographically on the Caribbean, and on black life within what is now Mexico and the United States).

HIST 333 - THE CULTURE OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY BRAZIL

Short Title: CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN BRAZIL

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces students to popular cultural manifestations in the form of festivals and artistic movements in the Nordeste of Brazil. The objective is to show how the cultural can be deeply political, with cultural manifestations speaking to everyday forms of representation, new identity formations, and struggles for social justice. Cross-list: ANTH 334.

HIST 334 - AFRICAN VOICES, AFRICAN HISTORIES: TOPICS IN ORAL AND WRITTEN LITERATURE AS HISTORICAL SOURCE

Short Title: AFRICAN VOICES, HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores oral and written sources produced by Africans since 1800. Students will examine sources usually considered "literature" - poetry, oral narratives, novels, philosophy - and consider how Africans conceived of valued, and expressed history in their own words.

HIST 335 - CARIBBEAN HISTORY TO 1838

Short Title: CARIBBEAN HISTORY TO 1838

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of Caribbean history from the arrival of the Europeans to the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies in 1838, with emphasis on the social and economic history of the region. Includes the question of why slavery and the plantation system emerged and fell.

HIST 336 - CARIBBEAN HISTORY 1838 TO PRESENT

Short Title: CARIBBEAN HISTORY 1838-PRESENT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the social, economic, and political history of the Caribbean people from the abolition of slavery to the emergence of independent nations in the modern era.

HIST 337 - LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Through an analysis of sea charts, maps, paintings, and city and town plans this course traces the changes in Latin American peoples, landscapes, and settlements from the time of contact (1492) to independence in the early 19th century. Attention will be given to European, Indigenous, and emerging "Latin American" perspectives.

HIST 338 - 19TH CENTURY WOMEN'S NARRATIVES

Short Title: 19TH C. WOMEN'S NARRATIVES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the experiences of women in the United States during the nineteenth century through first-hand accounts and scholarly readings. Students will ready a variety of materials to explore the social and legal status of women and consider the impact of race on women's lives. Cross-list: SWGS 338.

HIST 340 - HISTORY OF FEMINISM

Short Title: HISTORY OF FEMINISM

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores feminism as political thought and social movement in various times and places. Readings will include classic as well as non-canonical texts. We will consider the historical contexts of feminist action, and examine controversies over and within feminisms. Cross-list: SWGS 345.

HIST 341 - PRE-MODERN CHINA

Short Title: PRE-MODERN CHINA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of Chinese history from antiquity to c.1800, highlighting major themes, issues, personalities and events.

HIST 342 - MODERN CHINA

Short Title: MODERN CHINA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of Chinese history from c. 1800 to the present, focusing on the related themes of imperialism, nationalism, modernization and revolution.

HIST 344 - EUROPEAN REFORMATIONS

Short Title: EUROPEAN REFORMATIONS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In the 16th century Europe's house divided. This juncture in the history of Christianity had extraordinary consequences for the modern world. The course traces the impact of Protestant and Catholic reform movements on politics, society and culture and on Europe's engagements with the rest of the world.

HIST 345 - RENAISSANCE EUROPE

Short Title: RENAISSANCE EUROPE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: How did the recovery of ancient texts shape the discovery of new worlds and perhaps the destruction of the old? This course explores major developments in Western Europe from the rise of Italian humanism in the fourteenth century to the imperial expansion and devastating conflicts of the 1500s and 1600s. Cross-list: MDEM 345.

HIST 347 - BLACK AMERICA: FROM NADIR THROUGH THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Short Title: BLACK AMERICA: THE NADIR

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the changing nature of black society, culture, and politics in the United States from the census of 1890 through the attack on Pearl Harbor.

HIST 348 - GLOBAL HISTORIES OF SCIENCE

Short Title: GLOBAL HISTORIES OF SCIENCE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course will introduce students to the history of science and natural philosophy. Numerous guest lectures and student-directed discussion will explore the mutual influence of society and scientific knowledge across many different regions and time periods.

HIST 350 - AMERICA, 1900-1940

Short Title: AMERICA, 1900-1940

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of major economic, social, and political developments in the United States from 1900 to 1940.

HIST 351 - AMERICA SINCE 1945

Short Title: AMERICA SINCE 1945

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of major economic, social and political developments in the United States since 1945.

HIST 352 - HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR

Short Title: HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course will cover Russo-American relations from the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, profiling the major policymakers and world leaders and exploring not only the diplomatic and military operations but also the cultural landscape of the Cold War.

HIST 354 - GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890

Short Title: GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of "Germanies" from the rise of absolutist state following the Thirty Years' War to the unification of Germany in 1871. Includes the development of the bureaucratic and military institutions of the modern state, changing conceptions of state and society, and the major social and economic changes of the period. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 344.

HIST 355 - FROM DEMOCRACY TO DICTATORSHIP: GERMAN HISTORY, 1890-1945

Short Title: GERMAN HISTORY, 1890-1945

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: From 1890-1945, Germans experienced dramatic changes in their political environment. This lecture class will examine these changes, taking into account not only political history, but also attempts to come to terms with the challenges posed by organized capitalism, the rise and fall of socialism, the development of an interventionist state, cultural critique, and political culture, the Nazi social revolution, and the Holocaust. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 345.

HIST 356 - AFTER NAZISM: GERMAN HISTORY, 1945 - PRESENT

Short Title: GERMAN HISTORY, 1945 - PRESENT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course examines German politics and societies under Allied administration, West and East Germany 1949-1989, and the Federal Republic since 1990. Topics include democracy; post-1945 responses to Nazism; political economies; challenges of the "new social movements;" and national identity in context of European unification and global migration.

HIST 357 - JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Short Title: JEWS & CHRISTIANS-MEDIEVAL EUR

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course will focus on Jewish-Christian coexistence in medieval Europe. Will examine the Jews' legal status in Christendom, their communal life, economic activities, intellectual achievements, while also focusing on the complex dynamics of Jewish-Christian interaction, and the shifting patterns of persecution and acceptance. Cross-list: MDEM 357.

HIST 358 - HUMANITARIANISM FROM THE 19TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

Short Title: HUMANITARIANISM FROM 19TH C.

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course surveys the history of humanitarian sentiment and practices in the West form the 19th Century to the present. It is conceived as a critical investigation of the humanitarian movement and examines various patterns of Western interventions on behalf of "suffering humanity." Topics covered are evangelicalism, abolitionism, colonialism and war humanitarianism, as well as United Nations humanitarianism since 1945.

HIST 359 - THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD

Short Title: U.S. IN THE 20TH CENTURY WORLD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of the United States interactions with the wider world in the 20th century. Impact of international affairs on the evolution of U.S. Domestic institutions, changing ideas about the United States' role in the world as articulated and practiced by key public figures, private-sector activists, intellectuals, and citizens at large.

HIST 361 - HISTORY OF PREMODERN BRITAIN: TUDORS AND STUARTS, 1485 - 1707

Short Title: TUDORS AND STUARTS, 1485-1707

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Tudor and Stuart monarchs were some of the most intriguing characters to walk on the world's stage. This course will explore the foundational political and religious changes which occurred in their reigns, from the victory of Henry VII at Bosworth to the union of Great Britain in 1707.

HIST 362 - BRITAIN FROM THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT

Short Title: HISTORY OF MODERN BRITAIN

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of Britain's take-off into the Industrial Revolution, the flourishing of the Empire, and the adjustment to the end of the Empire and the diminishment of world political and economic stature since the First World War. Includes the use of novels and films to examine these transformations.

HIST 364 - CENTRAL ASIAN CONQUEST EMPIRES

Short Title: CENTRAL ASIAN CONQUEST EMPIRES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course examines the rise of Chingis Khan and Mongol Steppe society (religion, role of women, cultural exchange, strategies of violence, imperial ideologies) as well as successor empires: Yuan, Golden Horde, Ilkhanid and eventually that ruled by Timur/Tamerlane, who reproduced Mongol imperial power in Central Asia and India. Cross-list: MDEM 364.

HIST 365 - WORLD ECONOMIC HISTORY

Short Title: WORLD ECONOMIC HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 100 or ECON 201 or ECON 211) and (ECON 200 or ECON 301 or ECON 370) and (ECON 203 or ECON 303 or ECON 375)

Description: Study and analysis of world economy focusing on the economic expansion of Western countries between the 14th and 21st centuries. Emphasis on contextual changes in economy, geography, history, society, culture, religion and politics in determining economic leadership of certain economies, such as Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Sweden, the United States and Japan. Cross-list: ECON 365. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 365 and HIST 235/HUMA 235.

HIST 366 - RIO DE JANEIRO: A SOCIAL AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

Short Title: RIO DE JANEIRO

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The development of Rio de Janeiro from a colonial capital to an Olympic host with emphasis on the peoples of the city and evolution of the urban panorama. Cross-list: ARCH 366.

HIST 367 - THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Short Title: RISE & FALL OF BRITISH EMPIRE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The British Empire from the 1600s to the late 20th century. The class will examine the causes of its rise, world dominance and fall.

HIST 370 - EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY: BACON TO HEGEL

Short Title: EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of major thinkers and intellectual movements from the scientific revolution to the French Revolution. Includes the use of primary and secondary sources to establish the main contours of philosophical, political, and cultural expression and to relate them to their historical context.

HIST 371 - HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE

Short Title: HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of transformations in French society, culture, and politics from the French Revolution to the end of the 20th century. Taught in English.

HIST 372 - IMMIGRATION AND THE STATE: 19TH & 20TH CENTURY

Short Title: IMMIGRATION AND THE STATE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: How did modern states organize and regulate immigration in the modern era? Lecture course explores the comparative history of labor migration and forced displacement from the point of view of state policies in the United States and Western Europe from 1800 to the present.

HIST 373 - SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT IN 19TH CENTURY EUROPE

Short Title: 19TH C SOC/POLITICAL THOUGHT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Social and political thinkers of the 19th century confronted revolutionary change in both politics and society: the demand for democracy as well as the challenges associated with industrial capitalism. Course combines lectures with discussion of original sources, including Smith, Mill, Marx, Proudhon, Wollstonecraft, and Weber.

HIST 374 - JEWISH HISTORY, 1500-1948

Short Title: JEWISH HISTORY, 1500-1948

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: History of the Jews' expulsion from Spain to the establishment of the state of Israel. Life in western and eastern Europe as well as in Islamic countries, seen from the perspective of settlement, assimilation, and the particularities of the Jewish historical experience.

HIST 375 - EUROPEAN ROMANTICISM, 1750-1850

Short Title: EUROPEAN ROMANTICISM 1750-1850

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Investigation of the emergence, triumph, and defeat of romanticism as a major cultural force in European history, with emphasis on national and epochal diversity within Romanticism in Britain, Germany, and France. Includes Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Schlegel, Schelling, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Stendhal, Hugo, and Baudelaire, as well as music and art.

HIST 376 - NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN

Short Title: CARIBBEAN NATURAL DISASTER

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Natural disasters have had a profound impact on the Caribbean. This course examines how hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions affected aspects of the region's economy, political system, and social structure from colonial times to the present. Also explores opportunities these disasters presented for strengthening local institutions and promoting development.

HIST 378 - MODERN ARAB HISTORY

Short Title: MODERN ARAB HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of the history and culture of the Arab world from World War I to the present. Topics include colonialism and nationalism, modern secular and Islamist politics and the "Arab Spring." Equivalency: HIST 278. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 378 and HIST 278.

HIST 379 - THE CARIBBEAN IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1770-1820

Short Title: THE CARIBBEAN IN REVOLUTION

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An enriched version of HIST 279. Equivalency: HIST 279. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 379 and HIST 279.

HIST 380 - ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCES

Short Title: ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This interdisciplinary course will investigate the diverse cultural traditions and shared experiences of Asian Americans in the United States. By analyzing historical works, literary texts, and films, we will explore a range of topics including Asian immigration, gender roles, identity formation, and ethnic media. Cross-list: ASIA 380.

HIST 381 - GOD, TIME AND HISTORY

Short Title: GOD, TIME AND HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: How is the passage of time given meaning, and what role - if any- is assigned to divinity in shaping the direction of events? Course explores various forms of recording and interpreting events, drawing from ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, and the Greco-Roman world - the cultures in which modern ideas of history began. Cross-list: RELI 385.

HIST 382 - CULTURAL TRENDS IN MEDIEVAL ISLAM, 750-1400

Short Title: CULTURAL TRENDS MEDIEVAL ISLAM

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Islamic cultural transformation in the context of caliphal Baghdad and the peripheral regions of India, Anatolia and Central Asia - before and after Mongol invasions. Close examinations of the rise of ghulam states and Turkic sultanates, ideologies of kingship, literature and arts, conversion and sufi mysticism.

HIST 384 - MODERN GIRL AND ASIA IN THE WORLD

Short Title: MOD GIRL & ASIA IN THE WORLD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Using the textbook "The Modern Girl Around the World," this course examines the phenomenon of the so-called modern girl in Asia and the world, 1890-1949. Topics include: modernity, consumer culture, sexuality, and liberation. Cross-list: ASIA 328, SWGS 384.

HIST 386 - CARTER, REAGAN, AND THE END OF THE COLD WAR

Short Title: CARTER, REAGAN&END OF COLD WAR

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course will examine American policy during the climactic years of the Cold War. Topics will include detente under Nixon and Carter, confrontation under Reagan, the "new thinking" of Gorbachev, regional conflicts, and the fall of the Soviet Union.

HIST 387 - THE UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD: AGE OF EMPIRE AND REVOLUTION

Short Title: U.S. IN THE WORLD: 1750-1900

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course provides an overview of the United States’ interactions with the world from the revolutionary period to the Spanish-American war. Impact of international affairs on the evolution of U.S. domestic institutions, changing ideas about America’s role in the world by key political figures, private-sector activists, intellectuals, and citizens at large.

HIST 389 - MIGRATIONS AND DIASPORAS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD

Short Title: THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The Indian Ocean World presents an enormously varied arena of cultural exchange and interaction spanning coastal regions of Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and Australia. Course introduces the region by examining societies and empires shaped by voyages of exploration, religious pilgrimages, trading diasporas and forced migration. Cross-list: ASIA 389.

HIST 390 - JOURNAL PUBLISHING WORKSHOP

Short Title: JOURNAL PUBLISHING WORKSHOP

Department: History

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 2

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Participants will explore scholarly communication through hands-on-work running the university's new undergraduate history journal, talking with editors, and discussing readings. Tasks include preparing to publish the journal’s annual issues, refining the workflow, issuing a call for papers, and promoting the journal. Repeatable for Credit.

HIST 392 - PRE-MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT FROM CICERO TO LOCKE

Short Title: PRE-MOD POLITICAL THOUGHT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examining major texts from Cicero's De Officiis (CCE 44) to Locke's Two Treatises (1689 CE) shows how significant political questions emerged from specific historical contexts and developed over time. Writing intensive. Students will have weekly meetings in groups of three at an agreed-upon time (inclusive of the regular class meeting time).

HIST 395 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Short Title: THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An enriched version of HIST 295. Equivalency: HIST 295. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 395 and HIST 295.

HIST 398 - THE TEN MOST IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS IN U.S. HISTORY

Short Title: TOPICS IN LEGAL HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course on selected topics in legal history. Cross-list: SWGS 398.

HIST 401 - THE AGE OF ATTILA THE HUN

Short Title: THE AGE OF ATTILA THE HUN

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the fifth century A.D. in Western Europe, when the Roman Empire ended and new kingdoms were established from Britain to North Africa. The "barbarian invasions" and Attila and the Huns will be considered. Research seminar format. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Instructor Permission Required.

HIST 402 - CHINESE WOMEN THROUGH TIME

Short Title: CHINESE WOMEN THROUGH TIME

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This discussion- and research- based course uses history, biography, law, fiction and film to examine the experiences and images of Chinese women from the late imperial time to the present. Topics include foot-binding, matriarchy, social constructs such as the Tiger Mom and the submissive Asian woman, crime, art etc. Students will write a final paper based on primary sources, and there will be one mid-term project involving a collaborative online experience. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 403 - ADVANCED RESEARCH SEMINAR

Short Title: ADVANCED RESEARCH SEMINAR

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Restricted to students admitted to History Honors Program. Seminar is designed to advance students from preliminary research to development of a formal prospectus for the honors thesis and a first draft of one section. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Instructor Permission Required.

HIST 404 - HISTORY HONORS THESIS

Short Title: HISTORY HONORS THESIS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): HIST 403

Description: Restricted to students admitted to History Honors Program. Seminar is designed to advance students from prospectus to draft and final version of the honors thesis. Prerequisite: HIST 403 and approval of Director of Undergraduate Studies. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Instructor Permission Required.

HIST 409 - MUSLIMS, JEWS, CHRISTIANS, HERETICS, AND PAGANS IN THE AGE OF THE CRUSADES

Short Title: CHRISTIAN HOLY WARS, 1095-1492

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the crusading movement between the proclamation of the First Crusade in 1095 and the fall of Muslim Granada in 1492. It focuses on the wars against Muslims in the Middle East and Iberia, Baltic crusades against pagans, wars against Christian heretics in Europe, and political crusades.

HIST 410 - THE EVOLVING AMERICAN CITY

Short Title: THE EVOLVING AMERICAN CITY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Urban areas, and the diverse peoples, conflicts, and experiences they contain, reflect elements of America's transformations across the 20th and 21st centuries. This reading and research seminar examines the nature of urban and suburban life over the past century, in order to trace the influence of the metropolis on the nation as a whole.

HIST 411 - SLAVE REBELLIONS IN THE AMERICAS

Short Title: SLAVE REBELLIONS IN AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class examines collective violent resistance to slavery, especially during the 18th and 19th centuries. It focuses on rebellion in North America, the Caribbean and Brazil. It explores their causes, the different courses that they took, and asks what we can learn about Atlantic slavery by studying collective resistance. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 416 - SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Short Title: CONTEMP AF-AMER HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of the exigencies of African American life from the Reagan era to the age of Obama. A reading- and writing-intensive seminar focusing on selected issues in black culture, politics, and community in the United States since the climax of the civil rights movement. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 417 - PERSPECTIVES ON SILICON VALLEY

Short Title: PERSPECTIVES ON SILICON VALLEY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examines the history of microelectronics, biotechnology, and the software industry through the lens of Silicon Valley. Topics include: the role of universities and government in innovation; labor and environmental issues; growth of Bay Area venture capital and libertarian technophilia; and other regions' use of Silicon Valley as a model. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 419 - THE COLD WAR AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Short Title: COLD WAR AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course draws on recent work in the history of science and technology to understand anthropogenic climate change in relation to the Cold War. Topics include the actual and planned modification of climate and geography with nuclear weapons and climate science and climate change denialism as Cold War bequests. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 420 - MEXICAN HISTORY

Short Title: MEXICAN HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is an advanced undergraduate seminar examining the history of Mexico from Independence to the Present. It addresses topics including the war of Independence (1810-1821), civil wars and foreign invasions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as social, cultural religious, political and economic transformations. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 500. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 420 and HIST 500.

HIST 421 - RACE, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN THE URBAN SOUTH

Short Title: RACE, EDUCATION & SOCIETY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of urban life and education since the decision in Brown v. Board. Seminar focuses on the Brown cases, the development of the post war city in the context of American race relations, the course of court-ordered desegregation, and the impact of recent reforms on urban schools and neighborhoods. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 521. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 421 and HIST 521.

HIST 422 - TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF RICE UNIVERSITY

Short Title: THE HISTORY OF RICE UNIVERSITY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Research seminar on selected topics in the history of the university, with papers to be based on primary sources in the Woodson Research Center of Fondren Library and/or oral interviews. Topics will include academic departments and schools, student life, administrative evolution, community involvement, and Rice in a comparative context. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 423 - AMERICAN RADICALS AND REFORMERS

Short Title: AMERICAN RADICALS & REFORMERS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar on radicals and reformers in American history. Readings vary and will focus on a selected group of reformers, such as abolitionists, labor radicals, socialists, feminists, pacifists, Progressives, environmentalists, or health reformers. Students may conduct original research for a thesis-driven paper related to course themes. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 424 - RAJ AND RESISTANCE

Short Title: RAJ AND RESISTANCE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examination of the development and nature of the British-Indian relationship. From John Company to Company Raj (17th to 20th centuries), British mercantile and imperial ambitions in South Asia were met by indigenous movements of political independence and popular resistance across the subcontinent, in Bengal, Mysore, Punjab, Delhi and beyond. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 425 - 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN CONSERVATION MOVEMENT

Short Title: U.S. CONSERVATION MOVEMENT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of the American conservation movement from Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, Sierra Club founder John Muir, and Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Gifford Pinchot to naturalists John Burroughs and George Perkins Marsh - focusing on their work in context of current issues in global warming and wetlands restoration. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 427 - HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, 1954 TO THE PRESENT

Short Title: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examination of the modern Civil Rights movement, with emphasis on the goals and strategies of major spokespersons and leaders, as well as the achievements of the campaign. Includes the extent of its success or failure and whether or not an "unfinished" agenda needs to be completed. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 428 - MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: GLOBAL AND LOCAL

Short Title: SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar examines contemporary slavery and human trafficking in global historical context. It examines forms of gendered unfree labor that persisted after the legal abolition of slave trades and slavery. It explores the emergence of human rights discourse, activism, and law from the 19th century onwards. Houston is the contemporary case study. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 429 - RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE AND IDENTITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Short Title: MIDEAST RELI VIOLENCE&IDENTITY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: What does religious violence in the modern Middle East mean? Seminar surveys the origins, meanings and forms of sectarianism in the modern Middle East. Examines examples of religious mobilizations and sectarian violence in the late Ottoman empire between Christians and Muslims, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Iraq following the U.S. invasion of 2003. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 432 - THOMAS JEFFERSON AND HIS AGE

Short Title: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND HIS AGE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of the life and writings of Jefferson, Set in the Context of his Age: The American Revolution, France on the Eve of its Revolution, the Enlightenment, his Presidency, Slavery, and the Origins of the American Political System. Open to others only with permission of instructor.

HIST 433 - THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

Short Title: THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar traces the history and politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Course seeks to understand how and at what costs Israeli and Palestinian nationalisms have been constructed in both Palestinian and Israeli understandings of the past and present using books, documentaries, and films. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 434 - ISLAM AND THE WEST

Short Title: ISLAM AND THE WEST

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar explores issues of contact and exploration between Western and Islamic worlds, from the Crusades to the modern era. Investigations will explore how identities are formed and reshaped through interaction with other cultures and how traditions are "invented" by relationships between civilization and despotism, freedom and tyranny, religious tolerance and holy war. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 436 - AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Short Title: AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 278 or HIST 378) or HIST 281 or HIST 283 or HIST 387

Description: Seminar explores evolution of American involvement in the Middle East from missionary origins in the early 19th century to superpower hegemony in the 20th. Puts into perspective central issues such as the U.S. role in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the question of terrorism, and the U.S. invasion/occupation of Iraq in 2003. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 603. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 436 and HIST 603.

HIST 437 - GLOBAL HISTORY OF SPORT

Short Title: GLOBAL HISTORY OF SPORT

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This reading and research seminar explores key aspects of the world history of sport from the late nineteenth century to the present. It investigates how and why sport history shaped, and was shaped by, various factors and historical forces, including cultural values, identity, economic interests and market forces and power relations between different categories of people.

HIST 438 - GENDER AND HISTORY

Short Title: GENDER AND HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course focuses on the disruptive force of theories of sexual difference to the practice of writing history. Historiography of gender and history projects over last ½ century in international context. Research and Methods Course. Cross-list: SWGS 438.

HIST 439 - COMPARATIVE SLAVERY FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT: AFRICA, ASIA, AND EUROPE

Short Title: COMPARATIVE SLAVERY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar introduces the debates on the history of slavery in human society. Examines case studies in Africa, Asia and Europe with comparative analyses of topics: slavery and the state; slavery and gender; slave trades; and slave resistance. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 443 - MULTICULTURAL EUROPE, 1400-1700

Short Title: MULTICULTURAL EUROPE,1400-1700

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The art of Europe was never the product of a single culture working in isolation. This seminar will explore the multicultural aspects of medieval and early modern Europe by focusing on the visual culture of groups who defined themselves or are today defined by nationality, race, or religion. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Cross-list: HART 435, MDEM 435.

HIST 448 - WESTERN EUROPEAN WELFARE STATE, 1880-1980: ORIGINS, CONSOLIDATIONS, CRISIS

Short Title: WEST EUROPEAN WELFARE STATES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This upper level seminar looks at why and how the welfare states came into being, how they were affected by the World Wars and dictatorship, postwar expansion, and the effects of the 1970s stagflation and oil crises. Focus on Germany, Britain, and France. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 455 - HISTORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Short Title: HISTORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar will explore the history of human rights through disciplines of anthropology and legal philosophy as well as historical case studies of individual states and human rights organizations. Students will undertake independent research on an issue, location, and period of their choosing. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 457 - FOUR MODERN REVOLUTIONS: 1776, 1789, 1917, 1989

Short Title: FOUR MODERN REVOLUTIONS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar brings together four leading examples of modern revolution in the western world: the American Revolution, the French Revolution of 1789, the Russian Revolution of October 1917, and the Eastern European revolutions of 1989. Topics include: revolutionary subjects, reactionaries, terror, law, and constitutions. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 459 - TOPICS IN MODERN GERMAN HISTORY: NAZISM AND THE HOLOCAUST

Short Title: TOPICS MODERN GERMAN HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar uses sources from the time and historians' interpretations to analyze Nazism and the Holocaust, especially pre-war racial policy; economic policy; labor; the war experience; and the phases and legacies of the Holocaust.

HIST 461 - THE SECOND WORLD WAR: A POLITICAL HISTORY

Short Title: WW II: A POLITICAL HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: World War Two was not just a military conflict, but also a violent political and social struggle. Seminar explores the main ideologies and political blueprints devised during the war in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 464 - U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IN THE ERA OF THE COLD WAR

Short Title: COLD WAR U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar on American foreign policy during the Cold War. Readings and research. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 478 - TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

Short Title: TOPICS LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar on selected topics in Latin American history. Contents vary. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 481 - GLOBAL HISTORY OF HEALTH AND WELFARE

Short Title: GLOBAL HISTORY OF HEALTH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar explores the changing state of human welfare during industrialization by looking at the evolution of living standards in comparative international perspective. Compares experiences around the world using a broad range of indicators: region, timing of industrialization, nature of government policy, pace of change and cultural circumstances. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 490 - COLONIAL MODERNITY IN EAST ASIA

Short Title: COLONIAL MODERNITY: EAST ASIA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: History of ideas, treaties, market and corporate strategies in imperialist and anti-imperialist movements in East Asia in 19th, 20th centuries. Uses theories of colonialism and specific case studies of fashion, architecture, mass media, urban planning, etc., to define colonial modernity transnationally. Three analytic essays and one research paper. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Cross-list: ASIA 490.

HIST 492 - GENDER HISTORIES OF MODERN CHINA

Short Title: GENDER HISTORIES: MODERN CHINA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar with some lectures considers late imperial through 21st century China using conceptual tools (masculinity, femininity, gynotechnics, globalization, representation). Examines late Qing gender order, revolutionary era, party-state formation, and the Great Transformations of late 20th and early 21st centuries using visual culture, film, primary texts, and secondary histories. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Cross-list: ASIA 492, SWGS 492.

HIST 493 - EARLY MODERN EMPIRES

Short Title: EARLY MODERN EMPIRES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The Ottoman, Safavid, Mughal and Uzbek Empires shared similar origins but each developed distinct imperial understandings of power and legitimacy, gender, religion, aesthetics. This seminar is a comparative and cross-regional study of early modern Islamic culture and society, its inspiration and legacy. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 494 - MUGHAL HISTORY

Short Title: MUGHAL HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar on 16th century Central Asian Muslim Turks who conquered India and, in collusion with local political and social forces, developed a sophisticated syncretic royal culture. Readings include memoirs and letters of the royal family, Hindu courtiers, visiting Jesuit priests, European merchants, and Ottoman adventurers, examining religion, art, women, family, war and diplomacy. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 495 - COMPARATIVE MODERNIZATION OF CHINA AND JAPAN

Short Title: MODERNIZATION OF CHINA & JAPAN

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Research seminar examining not only the respective modernizing experiences of Japan and China in the 19th and 20th centuries, but also the way that developments in one country influenced developments in the other. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 496 - A TURBULENT TIME: THE WORLD OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION

Short Title: THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of the impact of the powerful forces unleashed by the Haitian Revolution on societies in the Caribbean, the U.S., and Latin America in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)

HIST 500 - GRADUATE SEMINAR IN MEXICAN HISTORY

Short Title: MEXICAN HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This reading seminar examines Mexico from the early nineteenth century to present through reading classic and current scholarship. It delves into questions in Mexican historiography such as political instability, economic development and inequality, the origins of social movements, the Mexican Revolution and the relationship with the US. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 420. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 500 and HIST 420.

HIST 501 - WOMEN AND GENDER IN NATIVE AMERICA

Short Title: NATIVE WOMEN'S HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This reading course consists of texts that focus on women and gender in indigenous history from the colonial period to the early twentieth century.

HIST 505 - THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

Short Title: THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This research seminar studies four centuries of transatlantic slave voyages in comparative perspective and complements existing literature on the Atlantic economy. Primary sources will be drawn from the quantitative data of www.slavevoyages.org. Students will be able to focus on particular regions on both sides of the Atlantic.

HIST 506 - COLONIAL TO REPUBLICAN BRAZIL

Short Title: COLONIAL TO REPUBLICAN BRAZIL

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course traces the history of Brazil from colony to republic. Topics to be covered include: encounters, Jesuit missions, Indian and African slavery, plantation society, the court in Rio de Janeiro, and change and continuities in the 19th century.

HIST 507 - WORLD ANTHROPOLOGIES: THE BRAZILIAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL TRADITION

Short Title: BRAZILIAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL TRAD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course examines the Brazilian anthropological tradition. It will appeal to students planning to do field research in Brazil and those interested more broadly in ethnographic methods and epistemologies. Topics include health and illness, culture and identity, nationalism, the body, gender and class, religious practice, and urban segregation and change. Cross-list: ANTH 504.

HIST 508 - MODERN LATIN AMERICA

Short Title: MODERN LATIN AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar on Latin America from the early nineteenth century to present through reading classic and current most relevant scholarship. Political events will provide the periodic framework of the course but it will delve on major economic, social and cultural developments to understand the complex social formations that comprise contemporary Latin American societies.

HIST 509 - DIRECTED READINGS

Short Title: DIRECTED READINGS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate level independent readings course. Topics vary. Repeatable for Credit.

HIST 510 - DIRECTED READINGS

Short Title: DIRECTED READINGS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate level independent reading course. Topics vary. Repeatable for Credit.

HIST 521 - RACE, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN THE URBAN SOUTH

Short Title: RACE, EDUCATION & SOCIETY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An examination of urban life and education since the decision in Brown v. Board. Seminar focuses on the Brown cases, the development of the post war city in the context of American race relations, the course of court-ordered desegregation, and the impact of recent reforms on urban schools and neighborhoods Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 421. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 521 and HIST 421.

HIST 533 - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE COLD WAR

Short Title: SCIENCE, TECH, & THE COLD WAR

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Seminar examines the mobilization of science and engineering in World War II and in the ensuing confrontation between capitalism and communism. Topics include the Nuclear Age, science and diplomacy, military-industrial-academic complex, McCarthyism, the space race, and the counterculture in environmentalism, biotechnology and computing.

HIST 534 - CIVILIZING MISSIONS

Short Title: CIVILIZING MISSIONS

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Reading Seminar. The development of "civilizing missions" legitimized territorial and spiritual conquest and validated the suppression of subject customs, cultures, and religions. Graduate reading seminar will explore the idea, which became an integral part of imperial, religious, and national ideologies. Readings include (in translation) modern historical, geographical, legal, ethnographic, religious, and literary texts.

HIST 536 - AMERICA AND THE WORLD

Short Title: AMERICA & THE WORLD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: In this graduate seminar, we will examine U.S. history in a global context, focusing particularly on imperialism and empire-building. Students are encouraged to think broadly about empire and imperial relationships of which the United States constitute an integral part, looking at domination in economic and cultural forms in addition to political subjugation, formal colonialism and military interventions/dominations.

HIST 539 - ORIGINS OF AFRO AMERICA

Short Title: ORIGINS OF AFRO AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research seminar focused on central issues in the articulation of black society, culture, and labor in the Americas from the 15th century to the early 19th century.

HIST 540 - INDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA

Short Title: INDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar will examine, through readings and discussion, the transformation of the United States under the impact of industrialization from 1870 through World War I. Topics include labor, immigration, feminism, the social gospel, Progressivism, the Great Migration of African Americans from the South, and the rise and fall of Victorian culture.

HIST 542 - HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Short Title: MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Topics will vary.

HIST 545 - WOMEN AND GENDER: EUROPE AND BEYOND

Short Title: WOMEN & GENDER: EUR & BEYOND

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate seminar exploring recent work in key areas of research on women and gender; nationalisms; the modern welfare state; and the challenges which histories of working-class women have posed to definitions of politics, feminism, class, and family. Settings include colonial Britain, India, Africa, Netherlands, Indonesia, France, and Germany. Students can choose to take this course as either a reading or a research seminar. Cross-list: SWGS 545.

HIST 549 - TOPICS IN AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CENTURY

Short Title: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CENTURY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research seminar focused on key issues in the development of black society and politics in the United States from the late 19th century to mid 20th century.

HIST 558 - RELIGION, RACE, AND DIFFERENCE IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Short Title: RELIGION, RACE, & DIFFERENCE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate seminar will explore the relationship between religion, race, and difference in the modern world. Using both American and non-American cases, the course will explore how and why unequal multi-religious and multi-racial societies - from the United States to the Middle East and South Asia - have elaborated and adapted to modern ideas of secular citizenship and multiculturalism.

HIST 561 - TOPICS IN EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Short Title: TOPICS EUR INTELLECTUAL HISTRY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research seminar on selected themes in European intellectual history. Contents vary. Reading knowledge of German is not required, but definitely advantageous.

HIST 563 - RACE AND SLAVERY IN THE EARLY ATLANTIC

Short Title: EARLY ATLANTIC RACE & SLAVERY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research seminar designed to help students formulate, research, and produce an initial draft of what will hopefully become a publishable scholarly article dealing with race or slavery in the Atlantic World.

HIST 565 - THE ATLANTIC WORLD

Short Title: THE ATLANTIC WORLD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar provides an introduction to the historiography of the Atlantic World, especially Africa and the British Atlantic during the 17th and 18th centuries with comparison to France and French Caribbean and to Iberia and Spanish and Luso-America. Thematic topics will include commercial networks, political/imperial/legal structures, and slavery.

HIST 566 - NORTH AMERICA, 1500-1800

Short Title: NORTH AMERICA, 1500-1800

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar provides overview of historical literature pertaining to British North America and the Atlantic World from 1500 to 1800. Related topics in Spanish and French North America also considered.

HIST 568 - POST-1945 U.S. HISTORY

Short Title: POST-1945 U.S. HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar on post-1945 United States history. Contents vary.

HIST 570 - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

Short Title: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate seminar on U.S. environmental history from the colonial era to the 20th century, including the conservation and environmental movements. Students can choose to take this course as either a reading or research seminar.

HIST 571 - THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF NATIONALISM, PLURALISM AND POLITICAL BELONGING.

Short Title: HISTORIOGRAPHY OF NATIONALISM

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This seminar will explore the historiography of pluralism and political belonging and its relationship to various national formations, including the United States. It will read major figures such a W.E.B. Dubois alongside exemplary figures from the colonial and postcolonial worlds to explore how claims to national belonging are made through the construction of historical narratives.

HIST 572 - AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Short Title: AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research seminar explores the history and historiography of American involvement in the Middle East from missionary origins in the early 19th century to superpower hegemony in the 20th. Participants will be expected to develop a primary-source based research essay. Instructor Permission Required.

HIST 574 - SLAVERY AND SLAVING IN AFRICA

Short Title: SLAVERY AND SLAVING IN AFRICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course introduces graduate students to the key debates, scholars, and historiography relating to slavery and slaving in African history. Students will also gain basic familiarity with the narrative of slaving in Africa as well as introductions to topics in slavery studies like gender, commodities, and identity.

HIST 575 - INTRODUCTION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES

Short Title: INTRO DOCTORAL STUDIES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Introduction to a range of methodological and theoretical approaches to historical research, as well as to important current debates about the nature of historical investigation and interpretation. Instructor Permission Required.

HIST 577 - PEDAGOGY SEMINAR

Short Title: PEDAGOGY SEMINAR

Department: History

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: For ABD students who intend to teach. Required for those who intend to teach for the department. Prerequisite(s): ABD graduate status.

HIST 578 - PROSPECTUS SEMINAR

Short Title: PROSPECTUS SEMINAR

Department: History

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Seminar on prospectus and grant-writing for third-year graduate students. Required for students in the third year.

HIST 579 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

Short Title: COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar on the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas. Topics covered include: the Iberian heritage, encounters and conquests, historical demography, the colonial economy, slavery, family life, religion, and the coming of independence.

HIST 582 - MAJOR ISSUES IN BRITISH AND BRITISH EMPIRE HISTORY

Short Title: BRITAIN AND BRITISH EMPIRE

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research seminar in modern British and British Empire history. Open to all graduate students.

HIST 583 - SOUTHERN HISTORY

Short Title: SOUTHERN HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research seminar on the history of the American South.

HIST 584 - THE EARLY SOUTH, 1600-1800

Short Title: THE EARLY SOUTH, 1600-1800

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research seminar focusing on the southern portions of colonial British North America.

HIST 587 - U.S. SOCIAL/CULTURAL HISTORY METHODS

Short Title: U.S. SOCIAL/CULTURAL HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate research and writing seminar on U.S. social/cultural history, with emphasis on methods and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Research paper required.

HIST 588 - 19TH CENTURY AMERICA

Short Title: 19TH CENTURY AMERICA

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar on American history from the early republic to World War I. Contents vary.

HIST 590 - INTRODUCTION TO WORLD HISTORY

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO WORLD HISTORY

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar in world history.

HIST 591 - GRADUATE READING

Short Title: GRADUATE READING

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading in conjunction with another course. Repeatable for Credit.

HIST 595 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Short Title: THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate reading seminar on major scholarly literature of southern history. Includes readings, discussions, and a major paper on historiographical topic decided in consultation with the instructor.

HIST 596 - PORT CITIES IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD: SIXTEENTH-NINETEENTH CENTURIES

Short Title: ATLANTIC WORLD PORT CITIES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This graduate seminar investigates the social and economic history of key port cities in the Atlantic World from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Emphasis will be placed on slavery and the slave trade, the spatial history of the port city, and the experiences of men and women. Digital humanities methods will be demonstrated through a case study of Rio de Janeiro. Students will develop and write a final paper on the port city of their choice.

HIST 598 - THE MAKING OF THE MODERN ARAB WORLD

Short Title: MAKING OF THE MODERN ARAB WRLD

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This seminar explores how various approaches from the secular to the religious, from the colonial to the post-colonial, and from the orientalist to the nationalist and post-orientalist have shaped the idea of what constitutes the Arab world.

HIST 599 - ADVANCED MUSEUM STUDIES

Short Title: ADVANCED MUSEUM STUDIES

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for credit. Offered as necessary. Repeatable for Credit.

HIST 601 - MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH

Short Title: MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Research for master's thesis. Must take both HIST 601 and 602 to receive credit. Offered as necessary.

HIST 602 - MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH

Short Title: MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Continuation of HIST 601. Must complete both HIST 601 and 602 to receive credit.

HIST 603 - AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Short Title: AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Department: History

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate seminar examining the encounter between the United States and Middle Eastern societies since the nineteenth century. Graduate students will complete all UG requirements in as well as an additional 15 page essay to be submitted with the project prospectus. Final papers must be at least 25 pages and incorporate non-English research as appropriate. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 436. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 603 and HIST 436.

HIST 700 - THIRD-YEAR RESEARCH

Short Title: THIRD-YEAR RESEARCH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 4-12

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Appropriate for third-year graduate students who are working on their prospectus and have not yet taken their general exam. Repeatable for Credit.

HIST 800 - PH.D. RESEARCH

Short Title: PH.D. RESEARCH

Department: History

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 9-12

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable for Credit.