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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.

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.

202

HIST 202. Intermediate Historical Geographic Information Systems. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course reinforces student familiarity with GIS software appropriate to historical research, including using mobile technologies for data collection, and importing and manipulating data and maps into a historical GIS for analysis and presentation. Prerequisite: introductory GIS course or permission of the instructor.

203

HIST 203. Digital Methods in Chinese Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:.5,Other:2.5
This course introduces students to digital tools and resources in Chinese studies. Topics include data mining, database design, and data visualization. It combines discussion of digitally‐empowered scholarship in Chinese studies and training in the technical know‐how. Knowledge of Chinese language, Chinese history, or programming is not required. Crosslisted as EAST 203.

204

HIST 204. American Identities. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:1
This course challenges you to think about what it means to claim an American identity and who gets to determine that status. It covers issues related to notions of race, immigration, nationalization, deportation, and citizenship.

205

HIST 205. Radicals and Reformers in the 1960's and 1970's. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the political history of the left in the United States during the 1960's and 1970's. It analyzes organizations and individuals which sought to create a democratic, liberated, anti-imperial, and/or revolutionary society, including the Black Panther Party, the civil rights movement, Students for a Democratic Society, and feminism(s).

207

HIST 207. U.S. and the World since 1945. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the history of United States foreign relations since 1945. Course themes include the effort to construct a stable, prosperous world following World War II, the global Cold War, the evolving significance of the developing world, and the challenges of the post-Cold War world.

208

HIST 208. Human Rights. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the changing relationship between human rights in U.S. foreign policy during World War II, the Cold War, the early post-Cold War era, and the War on Terror. We will examine U.S. foreign policy and non-state actors, transnational advocacy networks, and international organizations.

209

HIST 209. The Reformation in Europe, 1517-1618. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course examines the various wings of the 16th-century Reformations (Lutheran, Calvinist, Swiss Protestant, Baptist) and compares how each branch developed and competed against the others. We will examine the wings' positions on marriage, economics and capitalism, relationship of the church to the state, treatment of Jews, legal/judicial beliefs.

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.

216

HIST 216. England and France During The Hundred Years' War. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course explores how the traumas of the Hundred Years' War (1337-1460s) and the Black Death (1348) affected patterns of daily life, religious practice, class structure, peasant rebellions, knighthood, views of women, views of monarchy, university curricula, treatment of minorities. The focus is a cultural approach, not a military one.

217

HIST 217. American Colonial History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; 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. American Revolution. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the war for independence and the origins of the United States.

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 Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the creation of modern America from World War II to the present.

223

HIST 223. Twentieth-century African-American History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines African-American history between 1945 and the present.

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 Either Fall or Spring; 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.

226

HIST 226. American Capitalism. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course explores the origins and development of capitalism in the United States. Property rights, how notions of time and space changed markets, prolitarianization, alienation, commodification, and the role the government played (or not) in shaping the economy are some of the topics that we will cover.

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.

230

HIST 230. Europe from 11th to 17th Cen. 1 Credit.

Lecture hours:3
Survey of early modern European history 1000-1648.

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 Either Fall or Spring; 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 Either Fall or Spring; 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.

249

HIST 249. The Reformation. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This interdisciplinary course explores how five 16th-century reformations -- Lutheran, Calvinist, Zwinglian, Anabaptist, Catholic -- altered practices of daily life. Students will "re-live" debates that occurred regarding the perceived advantages and disadvantages of these theologies, and explore how class, gender, occupation, and local economy affected the reception of these systems.

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.

255

HIST 255. Under Siege: The Modern Middle East 1914-2014. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course surveys the history of the modern Middle East from the outbreak of WWI to aftermath of the Arab revolutions of 2011.

257

HIST 257. Women and Revolution. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Depending on the emphasis and expertise of the instructor, this course focuses on the place of women and the question of gender in revolutionary moments in history.

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.

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.

265

HIST 265. 20th Century World Wars. 1 Credit.

Lecture hours:3
Offers a global perspective in examining the causes, events and consequences of World War I and World War II.

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. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

268

HIST 268. Power, Ideology, Existence: The History of Post-Enlightenment European Thought. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course will survey the major currents and impulses that informed European thought over the past 200 years. Texts include works by Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Benjamin, Adorno, Heidegger, and Foucault.

270

HIST 270. Science and Technology in US. 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.

274

HIST 274. Africa and International Relations in Historical Perspective. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
From popular culture: music, film, fashion to digital technologies: cell phones, computers, fit-bits, and GOOGLE-glass to our food: morning coffee, sugar, and spices, we rely on African ideas and resources. Through novels, films, and scholarly articles we examine how International Relations across Africa and with Africa matter in our lives. Crosslisted as AFST 274 and IREL 274.

276

HIST 276. Popular Culture in Africa. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course allows students to explore, experience, and analyze aspects of popular culture in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. Manifestations of popular culture are considered as markers of modern African identities, embedded in complex and varied socio-cultural, -historical and -political contexts.

279

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

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

281

HIST 281. Radical Democracy. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Covering everything from Pirate Utopias to Slave Republics, Revolutionary Communes to Occupy Wall Street, this course examines the theoretical and historical attempts to practice democracy outside of the liberal representative model.

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. Africa: Ancient to Early Modern Times 4000BCE-1400CE. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Survey of Africa from Ancient economic, social, cultural, economic, and political developments to the Early Modern Era and the rise of Atlantic era trade. This course focuses on social, cultural, political, and economic changes generated by populations across the continent. Crosslisted as AFST 291 and IREL 291.

292

HIST 292. Making Contemporary Africa: 'Early Modern' to the 'Post-Modern' World - 1400 to the Present. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Survey of African history from the 15th century to the contemporary period. We explore six major themes in African History: The Indian Ocean World, Making of the Atlantic World, Colonialism in Africa, Nationalism and Independence Movements, Post-Colonialism and Issues in the Making of Contemporary Africa. Crosslisted as AFST 292 and IREL 293.

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.

301

HIST 301. Seminar in Environmental History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A seminar exploration of aspects of human interactions with the natural world over time. Not open to first-year students.

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.

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.

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.

330

HIST 330. European History. 1 Credit.

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

333

HIST 333. 20th Century Germany. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course will examine the history of Germany in the 20th Century. We will unearth all the ways that German history has made us - i.e., how its history has sculpted the very ways we think about ethics, sex, politics, and culture today.

350

HIST 350. Honors Thesis. 1-2 Credits.

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.

380

HIST 380. Topics in Global History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:1; Repeatable
Global history examines interactions and collisions between and among cultures from a transnational perspective. It applies historical insights to diverse peoples in ways not possible from the vantage point of established regional and national history. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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.

400

HIST 400. Undergraduate Research. 1 Credit.

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.

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