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The Course Catalog contains a history cluster list as well as major and minor requirements.

100

HIST 100. Thinking About History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Focus and content vary. An introductory history course for the development of informed historical analysis among its students. Primarily for first-year students.

111

HIST 111. Introduction to U.S. History I. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course introduces students to American history from the pre-colonial period through the War of 1812.

112

HIST 112. Introduction to U.S. History II. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course introduces students to American history from Jeffersonian America through the Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War.

113

HIST 113. Introduction to U.S. History III. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course provides an introduction to 20th-century American history.

114

HIST 114. Canada from 1860. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the history, politics, and culture of the northern half of North America, emphasizing the relationship between environment and national identity, since 1860. Preference to first- and second years. Third- or fourth years by permission only.

121

HIST 121. Introduction to African-American History I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A survey of African-American history from colonial times to the Civil War.

122

HIST 122. Introduction to African-American History II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A survey of African-American history from the Civil War to the present.

131

HIST 131. Pre-modern Europe. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A survey of Europe in the pre-industrial era. Content and goals vary with instructor.

132

HIST 132. Modern Europe. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Survey of modern Europe.

170

HIST 170. Introduction to the History of Science and Technology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A general survey of Western science and technology in relation to social and intellectual developments from ancient times to the present.

171

HIST 171. Introduction to the History of Medicine and Public Health. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A cross-cultural survey of medicine and public health, emphasizing how different societies have interpreted and responded to epidemic diseases.

185

HIST 185. Introduction to Modern Southeast Asian History and Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Examining all of Southeast Asia in general but focusing on Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines, this course will examine the transition from colonialism to independence in Southeast Asia and the cultural and political expression of that transition. Not open to seniors.

190

HIST 190. World History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introductory survey of world history. Examines how cross-cultural encounters and global exchanges of ideas, people, and goods have shaped world history.

194

HIST 194. History of Modern Middle East. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course surveys the history of the modern Middle East from Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the Arab revolutions of 2011.

200

HIST 200. The Historians' Craft. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the discipline of history and to the methods and approaches used by historians. The course also considers history and the wider public.

201

HIST 201. Introduction to Historical GIS. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:1,Other:2
This course analyzes events of the historical past using geographic information systems (GIS) digital mapping software. Not open to first-year students.

211

HIST 211. Frontiers and Borderlands. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the development of the American West to 1900.

213

HIST 213. North American Environmental History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This class introduces the practices and purposes of studying our past relationships with nature, to better understand the origins of North America's landscapes today.

214

HIST 214. Topics in American History. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

217

HIST 217. American Colonial History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Examines effects of European settlement on the North American continent. This course considers social, legal, and economic consequences for the various groups during encounters that occurred between 1607 and 1770.

218

HIST 218. African-Americans and the American Revolution. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Inquiry into the meaning of American independence from the perspective of the people for whom freedom was not intended.

219

HIST 219. Antebellum America. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An examination of social problems and movements during this era. Focus may vary. Slavery and slave narratives; underground railroads; utopian visions; abolitionists; strikes and labor protests.

220

HIST 220. American Civil War and Reconstruction. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The period is studied in depth as a revolutionary era through attention to political, economic, social, constitutional/legal, intellectual trends, events, personae, movements, and institutions.

221

HIST 221. U.S. History: 1880s to 1930s. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The rise and development of American capitalism, as well as the political and social movements that accompanied this period of economic turbulence will be covered.

222

HIST 222. U.S. History from the 1940s to the Present. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Continuation of HIST 221.

223

HIST 223. Twentieth-century African-American History: Eyes on the Prize. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Course uses as primary source the documentary "Eyes on the Prize" to examine African-American history between 1945 and 1985.

224

HIST 224. Eighteenth-century North America. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A course that explores how different peoples (British, French, and American) claimed and fought over the environments of North America, shaping today's national borders.

225

HIST 225. Topics in American Political and Economic History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of leading themes, in American history since 1600. Topics vary from year to year, but may include economic and political structures; intellectual movements, or social and cultural history.

227

HIST 227. American Intellectual History I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A study of selected thinkers, ideas, and intellectual currents from Puritanism through the Civil War.

228

HIST 228. American Intellectual History II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A study of selected thinkers, ideas and intellectual currents from 1865 to the present.

229

HIST 229. Topics in American Intellectual History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Studies in topics such as the Puritan origins of the American self, pragmatism and social reform, radical visions and American dreams.

231

HIST 231. Social History of Early Modern Europe. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Social history survey of continental Europe from the Black Death through the period of religious wars (1348-1700).

233

HIST 233. European State Systems (1660-1815). 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Politics, diplomacy, and war in the Age of Absolutism. Examines foreign relations and their domestic origins and implications.

236

HIST 236. Nineteenth-century Europe. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Romanticism, nationalism, and imperialism are examined, together with political developments of the 19th-century.

237

HIST 237. The Renaissance. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course focuses upon the major religious, social, artistic, literary, and political constructs of the influential thinkers of the European Renaissance, 1300-1600.

238

HIST 238. Witchcraft and Magic in Europe. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines magic and witchcraft beliefs in Europe during the age of witch-hunting (Renaissance to Enlightenment). Topics vary.

239

HIST 239. Contemporary Europe, 1890-1995. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The crises of European cultures: world wars, economic depression, social unrest, and the decline of hegemony, the struggles for revitalization.

240

HIST 240. Greek History. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
From the heroic Bronze Age down through the Persian invasion, the flourishing of Classical Athens, and the Peloponnesian wars to the death of Socrates, focusing on political, social and economic developments. Crosslisted as CLAS 217.

241

HIST 241. Roman History. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Roman history from Rome's foundations as a backwater village ca. 753 BCE, through its rise as a world-power to its fall in the fourth century CE, focusing on economic and political issues. Crosslisted as CLAS 218.

242

HIST 242. Topics in French History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Specific focus will vary but always a study of aspects of the constitution and transformation of major political-cultural formations which shape French society.

245

HIST 245. Topics in German History. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary. Intensive study of leading themes in German history since 1400.

246

HIST 246. Medieval Heresies and Heretics. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Course examines the major heresies in western Europe from 1100 to 1600, and the church's attempts at repression.

247

HIST 247. Topics in European History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of leading themes in European history since 1400. Topics will vary but may include economic and political structures, intellectual movements, or social and cultural history.

248

HIST 248. Topics in Russian History. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary. An examination of various periods in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union that includes a balance of political, social, and cultural elements.

250

HIST 250. Medieval and Early Modern Russia. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course provides a survey of the principal events and themes in Russian history from the ninth through the early 18th-century.

251

HIST 251. Imperial Russia. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course provides a survey of the principal events and themes in Russian history from the early 18th through the early 20th-century.

252

HIST 252. Soviet Russia. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An overview of the political, intellectual, cultural, and social history of the Soviet Union from its ideological roots to its collapse as a communist power.

258

HIST 258. Topics in Women's and Gender History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary. Instructors shape the content according to their own interests in seeking insights into the historical construct of gender in Europe and/or the United States.

260

HIST 260. Race, Nation-state and International Relations. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The course examines the processes by which states as expressions of social relations that are embedded in political institutions have been used by social forces, nationally and transnationally, to racialize nations, societies, and global politics. Crosslisted as IREL 245 and POLS 274.

261

HIST 261. Twentieth-century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Study of the intellectual contributions and scholarly vision of people of African descent to sociological theory, social philosophy, and social change in the 20th century. Crosslisted as SOCI 280.

262

HIST 262. History and Film. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An introductory exploration of various aspects of cinematic representations of historical periods, events and agents.

266

HIST 266. Topics in Intellectual History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics will vary. Intensive study of major themes and thinkers in intellectual history.

267

HIST 267. European Intellectual History I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A survey of the main currents of European philosophical, social, and political thought from the 14th through the 18th centuries.

268

HIST 268. European Intellectual History II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A study of selected thinkers, ideas, communities of discourse and intellectual currents from the late Enlightenment to the present.

270

HIST 270. Science and Technology in the U.S.. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A survey of intellectual, social, and professional developments in science and technology from Colonial times to the present, emphasizing federal science policy and politics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

271

HIST 271. Medicine in the US. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Examines American experiences of health and sickness across gender, race, and class, and developments in medicine and public health from colonial times to the present.

272

HIST 272. History of Science I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Natural science during the Scientific Revolution (ca. 1450-1700), including intellectual, philosophical, and social developments.

273

HIST 273. History of Science II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Major developments in science and technology from the early 1800s to the present, and their social context and implications.

279

HIST 279. Topics in the History of Science and Medicine. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary: nonorthodox medicine; women and science; women and medicine; technology and social change. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

282

HIST 282. Modern Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course traces and analyzes major developments in Latin American politics, society and culture from 1800 to the present. Crosslisted as LAMS 295.

283

HIST 283. Southeast Asia since 1800. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Political-cultural transformations in Southeast Asia since 1800. Topics vary.

286

HIST 286. Contemporary Japanese History. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Political and cultural history of post-World War II Japan using various sources including film, anime, art, political cartoon, popular song. Crosslisted as EAST 256.

287

HIST 287. Perspectives: The Vietnam War. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A comprehensive examination of the conflicts in Vietnam from 1940 to 1981.

288

HIST 288. The History of Vietnam. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Intensive study of the history of Vietnam from the era of Chinese occupation in the second century BC to the present.

289

HIST 289. Chinese Diaspora. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Is the world becoming Chinese? This course examines the history of China outside of China. It explores the development of overseas Chinese communities around the world, including SE Asia and the Americas. Crosslisted as EAST 289.

290

HIST 290. Europe Imperialism and Colonialism. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Considers the rise, development, and fall of Western political and economic hegemony over the peoples and states of Asia and Africa since the late 19th century.

291

HIST 291. African History I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Survey of Sub-Saharan Africa during the 19th century. Emphasis on aspects of social and economic change.

292

HIST 292. African History II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The construction and destruction of colonial states and the impact of colonial rule on Sub-Saharan Africa.

293

HIST 293. China from Ancient Times to the 18th Century. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Chinese history and culture from their beginning to the middle of the Qing Dynasty, before that dynasty and China were challenged by the West. Crosslisted as EAST 233.

294

HIST 294. China since 1800. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
China from the eve of its modern confrontation with the West to the present through years of traumatic challenge and change. Crosslisted as EAST 234.

295

HIST 295. From Shinto to Shogun: Pre-modern Japan. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course will examine the cultural and institutional developments which constitute the Japanese heritage, with emphasis on classical Heian and early medieval court culture and late medieval samurai society. Crosslisted as EAST 254.

296

HIST 296. Modern Japanese History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Japanese economy, society, politics, war, and diplomacy from 1868 to World War II; successes, crises, and conflicts in building a modern nation-state. Crosslisted as EAST 255.

297

HIST 297. The People's Republic of China. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A historical look at life in China under the rule of the Communist Party. Unprecedented triumphs and tribulations. Crosslisted as EAST 267.

299

HIST 299. Topics in Non-western History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected major issues in the study of imperialism and colonialism.

310

HIST 310. U.S. History to 1865. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

311

HIST 311. U.S. History since 1865. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

312

HIST 312. American Social History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Everyday life, the family, pre-industrial society and industrial society, social organizations and social conflict material culture, poverty and punishment.

313

HIST 313. The American West. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
This course examines the U.S. West. Topics vary.

316

HIST 316. Independent Study. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies; Repeatable
Selected topics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

319

HIST 319. African-American History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Focuses on recent developments in the field. Topics vary but may include slavery; African-American intellectual history; black feminism; race, class and gender; social and political movements; and cultural criticism.

320

HIST 320. American Labor History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course explores the formation of the American working class. Issues such as political activism, economic transformation, gender roles, and shop-floor militancy will be covered.

321

HIST 321. American Immigrants. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course explores the history and consequences of American immigration. The cultural practices, work, political activism and nativist challenges to various immigrant groups will be covered. Not open to first-year students.

322

HIST 322. American Industrialization and Political Development. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course focuses on the development and relations between workers, political parties, laws, and social movements. Not open to first-year students.

330

HIST 330. European History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of selected issues. Topics vary.

350

HIST 350. Honors Thesis. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Credit may be taken either in one semester of the senior year or throughout the senior year.

355

HIST 355. Undergraduate Research. .5-2 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies
Undergraduate research projects in collaboration with a history faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

360

HIST 360. Intellectual History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of selected issues. Topics vary.

370

HIST 370. History of Science and Medicine. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of selected issues. Topics vary.

399

HIST 399. Non-western History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of selected issues. Topics vary. Not open to first-year students.

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