History Department Courses

 

HIST 1050

Modern World History

4 semester units

A course in global history from the "age of exploration" in the fifteenth century to the present, with a variety of encounters and exchanges, which transformed the cultures and societies of all those involved.

 

HIST 1110

Founders of the West

4 semester units

Examines the origins of Mediterranean societies and cultures, exploring shared contacts and links, from the end of the Bronze Age to the end of Antiquity, 1000 BC-AD 600.

 

HIST 1120

Heirs of Rome: Europe, Byzantium, and Islam in the Middle Ages

4 semester units

Considers the emergence of three distinct civilizations – the West, Byzantium, and Islam – out of the Roman Empire, their expansion, divergence, and mutual interactions in the Early Middle Ages, and their clash in the Crusades of the twelfth and thirteenth century. 

 

HIST 1130

Crisis and Expansion: Europe and the World, 1200-1648

This lower division Core course will survey the major developments in European history over four pivotal centuries. From the Black Death and other crises that wracked Europe during the later Middle Ages, this course will move into the early modern period, examining movements of religious reform, religious wars, and European overseas expansion.

 

HIST 1200

European Empires, Exploration, and Exchange since 1500

4 semester units

A study of the ways in which Europeans interacted with the rest of the world, in terms of exploration, trade, exchange, and imperialism.  Students will study the development of overseas empires from the early Portuguese and Spanish exploration of Africa, the Americas, and the Indian Ocean to the late-19th-century "Scramble for Africa" and the establishment of global dominance in the years before the world wars of the 20th century

 

HIST 1201

Power, Privilege, and agency in Modern Europe

4 semester units

A study of the political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural developments in Europe from 1500 to the present, by looking at the related dynamics of power, privilege, agency, and experience.  Students will use selected case studies about power, privilege, and agency as a means to interrogate how various categories of difference came to define power relations in both local and global encounters.

 

HIST 1202

The Individual, the State, and Civil society in Modern Europe

4 semester units

A study of the history of Europe from the Renaissance to the present in terms of the changing ways in which European cultures have defined a good society and imagined the possibilities for individual action in the world.

 

HIST 1203

Religion, Society, and the Search for Meaning in Modern Europe

4 semester units

A study of the history of Europe in a global context and in terms of the impact of the changing religious belief, practice, and institutional structures in the period from 1500 to the present.  Students will consider religion as a social practice and historical artifact.

 

HIST 1204

Revolutions in the Making of Modern Europe

4 semester units

This course uses the notion of "revolution" as a prism through which to examine the political, economic, social, and cultural transformations in "the West" since 1500.  Special emphasis will be on the question of change and continuity, as a means to examine "turning points" in European history.

 

HIST 1300

Becoming America

4 semester units

This course is an introductory survey of American history from the pre-Columbian period to the eve of the Civil War.  It focuses on the interaction of Europeans, Native Americans and Africans from first contact to circa 1850, focusing on the experiences of individuals and groups and examines their relationships to the broader structures of American society.

 

HIST 1301

America and the Atlantic World 1450-1850

4 semester units

The trans-Atlantic world of Europe, Africa and the Americas as a single unit of study in the wake of the voyages of Columbus, including the North American colonies and early United States, the slave trade and plantation complex, the Columbian exchange, revolutions and abolition.

 

HIST 1400

The United States and the World

4 semester units

This course serves as an introductory survey of United States history from the nineteenth-century to the present.  It focuses on the experiences of groups and individuals and their relationships to the broader structures of United States society, by examining changes to American society over time, exploring their causes, and analyzing their consequences within a transnational context. 

 

HIST 1401

The United States and the Pacific World

4 semester units

This class surveys the ways in which U.S. interchanges with Asia and the Pacific Islands have transformed cultural, political, ideological, and socioeconomic developments on both sides of the Pacific from the earliest contact to the twenty-first century within global and comparative frameworks.

 

HIST 1402

African Americans in the World since Slavery

4 semester units

The course examines the historical relationship between African Americans and the African Diaspora. Topics include African American perspectives on slavery and equality and African Americans’ interactions with world motions of race, emancipation, imperialism, legal and human rights, and post-modernity.

 

HIST 1500

State, Society, and the Citizen in the Modern Middle East

4 semester units

This course explores the history of the Middle East from 1453 to the present through an examination of the evolving relationship between the state and the subject/citizen and the question of identity.

 

HIST 1510

Minorities and Women in the Modern Middle East

4 semester units

This course explores the history of the Middle East from 1453 to the present through an examination of the twin impact of Islam and the West on the lives of minorities (ethnic and religious) as well as the status of women.

 

HIST 1520

The Social Lives of Commodities in the Modern Middle East

4 semester units

This course explores the history of the Middle East from 1453 to the present by focusing on a number of commodities (such as tulips, silk, and oil) to chart regional and global socio-economic and cultural connections as well as change over time.

 

HIST 1600

African States and Societies since 1800

4 semester units

This course addresses the political, social, and cultural history of Africa since 1800. Among the questions it explores are changing systems of governance, shifting borders and identities, the dynamics of colonialism, the diversity of African societies and cultures, and their resilience in the face of historical changes.

 

HIST 1700

Early Latin America

4 semester units

An introduction to indigenous, African, and Iberian backgrounds. Examines colonial societies through social, economic and political institutions with attention to the contributions of Indians, Africans, and Europeans to the creation of Latin America’s diverse societies.

 

HIST 1750

Modern Latin America

4 semester units

Surveys the nations of Latin America from their independence until the present. Emphasizes the process of nation-building, governance, socioeconomic integration and coping with modernization.

 

HIST 1800 China, Japan and Korea since 1600

4 semester units

This course introduces the history of East Asia from 1600 to the present. It explores the political, socio-economic, and cultural history of China, Japan and Korea and focuses on empire-building, economic expansion, nationalism, socialism, decolonization, and popular culture.

 

HIST 2000

What is History?

4 semester hours

An introduction to history as an intellectual discipline, focusing on the study and writing of history, including historiography and historical methods. Organized around the study of a particular historical issue or episode, this is an intensive course on how historians approach problems.

 

HIST 2300

Red, White and Black: Race in Colonial America

4 semester hours

A social and culture history of North America from the pre-Columbian period to the American Revolution with a focus on the roots of the American race relations.  The course will cover the impact of competing cultures as they developed and collided during 200 years of contact.

 

HIST 2900

Internship

4 Semeter hours

A course for those students who wish to earn academic credit for an unpaid internship.

 

HIST 2998

Special Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

 

HIST 2999 Independent Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

 

HIST 3124 Pagans and Saints: christian Missionaries to 1650

4 semester hours

Studies the interactions between Christian missionaries and non-Christian peoples from the Roman period to the seventeenth century. Topics include the spread of Christianity to Ireland, Germanic Europe, and the Mongols, as well as missionary encounters with China, Japan, and the New World. A principal focus will be on the methods used by preachers to spread their message and the ways native cultures helped shape Christianity.

 

HIST 3252 Crime Stories: Morality, Deviance, and Popular Culture in Modern Britain

4 semester hours

This course examines the history of the 1860s, the 1930s, and the 1960s through British detective fiction. Considering how and why such radical transformation took place, students examine how fictional narratives relate to contemporary ideas about morality and deviance, helping to undermine, reimagine, or reinforce existing power structures.

 

HIST 3272 Culture & Politics of Weimar Germany

4 semester hours

This course explores the paradoxes of Weimar "modernity" from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating an analysis of cultural developments with an analysis of political and social developments.

 

HIST 3452 US Environmental History

4 semester hours

Presents essential concepts, concerns, and methods of environmental history – the study of the relationships between humans and their physical environments – in the context of United States history. Topics include American Indians and the environment, European colonization and settlement, urbanization and industrialization, conservation and environmentalism, environmental racism and social justice, and contemporary environmental issues in historical perspective.

 

HIST 3600 Conflict and Genocide in Africa

4 semester hours

This course will cover the causes, dynamics and consequences of conflict in Africa. It will examine some of the conflicts that have become genocidal, debate the characteristics of war that make one conflict a genocide and another a just war. The course delves into conflict analysis and resolution debates, the international humanitarian, legal and diplomatic responses, including a reflection on the emergence of the term “genocide,” the global politics and commerce that fanned conflicts in Africa, the search for peace and stability in post-cold war Africa and the place of African in the global “war on terrorism.”

 

Hist  3702

Latin America: Women, Gender & Sexuality

4 semester hours

A historical exploration of the place of women and men within the social systems of pre-Columbian, early, and modern Latin America. The course explores the gendered dimensions of the economy, politics, and culture in indigenous, Spanish, and contemporary societies.

 

HIST 3704

Latin American Revolutions in Film

4 semester hours

Film and the history of two of Latin America’s most infamous revolutionary movements: The Mexican Revolution of 1910 and the Cuban Revolution of 1959. This course examines these movements in the context of 19th- through 20th-century Latin America, specifically in conversation with the region’s struggles with Independence, political stability, economic development, migrations, and urbanization. The course also examines the legacies of revolution in the contemporary Latin American landscape, specifically analyzing ongoing struggles with economic development, democratic stability, migrations, uprisings, and drug wars.

 

HIST 3860

Popular Culture in East Asia

4 semester hours

An examination of the history of modern East Asia through the prism of its popular cultures with a focus on audio, visual, and literary representations from that region in relation to decolonization, nation-building, democracy, identity-formation, and globalization

 

HIST 4010 Pirates and Piracy

4 semester hours

The history of maritime piracy from its ancient maritime roots to present. The course will include coverage of ocean basin histories, maritime labor, society and culture, especially in the Atlantiac, Indian and Pacific Oceans, with a special focus on the "Golden Age" in the Atlantic/Caribbean during the 17th and 18th centuries.

 

HIST 4101

Ancient Greece

4 semester hours

Explores the origins of the Greeks from Homeric times to the death of Philip of Macedon. Topics include the developments of political forms, including democracy, and most notably, drama and philosophy against the background of war and conflict.

 

HIST 4102

Alexander and the Hellenistic World

4 semester hours

Examines the career and impact of Alexander the Great, particularly as seen in the expansion of Greek culture across the Mediterranean world and to the East as far as India. Topics include the Hellenization on non-Greeks, Jews, and Romans in particular, and the further development of philosophy and learning.

 

HIST 4105

Ancient Rome

4 semester hours

Studies the origins of the city of Rome with the Etruscans and its transformation into that of Romans, and how the Romans expanded through Italy and conquered the Mediterranean world, ca. 800 BC–AD 44. Topics include the issue of Romanization, political development, the idea of empire, and the assimilation of Greek culture.

 

HIST 4106

Imperial Rome

4 semester hours

Explores the world of Imperial Rome from Britain to Mesopotamia, from the reign of Augustus to the end of classical antiquity, ca. 27 BC–AD 600. Topics include Romanization and the imperial system, the origins, survival, and victory of Christianity, and Rome’s struggles with Persians and Germans.

 

HIST 4120

History of Byzantine Empire

4 semester hours

A study of the eastern Roman Empire to its fall in 1453. Topics include the Byzantine recovery, the Slavic and Moslem invasions, and the Crusades.

 

HIST 4122

The Rise of Medieval Europe

4 semester hours

Traces the emergence of a coherent European civilization from the collapse of Roman power in the fifth century to the rise of new forms of Latin Christian unity in the eighth through eleventh centuries.

 

HIST 4126 Medieval Spain: Land of Three Faiths

4 semester hours

This upper division course will cover eight centuries of Spanish history, from the founding of Muslim al-Andalus (711 CE) to the Christian conquest of Granada (1492 CE). A dominant theme of this course will be the shifting dynamics of power and interconfessional relations of Spain's Jewish, Muslim, and Christian inhabitants.

 

HIST 4132

The Viking World

4 semester hours

Explores Viking society from the late eighth to the early eleventh century, including the reasons for the Scandinavian invasions of early-medieval Europe, the course and consequences of Viking activity in the British Isles and France, the wider settlement of the Norse from Russian to Greenland and North America, and the Christianization of the Viking world.

 

HIST 4134

The Crusades

4 semester hours

A study of the Crusades (ca. 1050 to 1300), including the roots of Christian and Islamic ideas of Holy War, the preaching and conduct of the Crusades, the creation and fall of the Crusader States, interfaith relations in the time of the Crusades, the use of Holy War in Spain and the Baltic, and the long-term significance of the Crusades.

 

HIST 4142

The Transformation of Medieval Europe

4 semester hours

Examines the fragmentation of the medieval forms of European unity from the twelfth through sixteenth centuries. Topics include political and social change, questions of authority, and religious strife.

 

HIST 4200 Early Modern Europe

4 semester hours

A study of the political, intellectual, social, economic, and cultural developments in Europe from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment.

 

HIST 4205

Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century

 4 semester hours

A study of the political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural developments in Europe during the “long nineteenth century,” from the French Revolution to the Great War.

 

HIST 4206

20th Century Europe

4 semester hours

A study of the political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural developments in Europe from the Great War through the end of the twentieth century.

 

HIST 4215 European Imperialism

4 semester hours

A study of the "new imperialism" in Africa and Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the origins and dynamics of European imperialism, the structures of colonial rule, the effects on the colonized and their responses, and decolonization.

 

HIST 4225

Gender in European History

4 semester hours

A study of European history using gender as the primary category of analysis. The course examines how ideas about gender, the roles that men and women play in society, and notions about femininity and masculinity have structured European societies and the effects of that gendering.

 

HIST 4230 The City in European History

4 semester hours

From the Renaissance city-state to burgeoning industrial cities of the nineteenth century to socialist urban agglomerations of the twentieth century, this course explores the political, economic, and social fabric of European cities.

 

HIST 4250

Modern Britain and the British Empire

4 semester hours

A study of how Britain became the world’s first industrial nation, came to rule over a quarter of the world’s population, became a democracy, lost an empire, and joined the European Union.

 

HIST 4251

Victorians to Moderns

4 semester hours

Covers the enormous changes in society and technology, art and science, gender and religion from Victoria’s reign through the First World War and the Great Depression in Britain and the British Empire.

 

HIST 4255

Modern Ireland

4 semester hours

Covers key events of Ireland’s struggle for independence, incorporating debates about the uses of history and memory, the formation of national identity, and the politics of nostalgia.

 

HIST 4260

The French Revolution

4 semester hours

An inquiry into the causes of the fall of the French monarchy, the creation of a civic order, a new political culture, and the impact of war and terror on French society.

 

HIST 4271

Modern Germany

4 semester hours

A study of the history of Germany from the establishment of the German nation-state to the present, including the two world wars, the Weimar Republic, Nazism and the Holocaust, the two Germanies of the Cold War period and German unification.

 

HIST 4272

20th-Century Eastern Europe

4 semester hours

A study of the political, social, economic, and cultural developments in the states between Germany and Russia from the collapse of the Habsburg, German, and Ottoman Empires after World War I to the Balkan Wars at the end of the twentieth century.

 

HIST 4273

Nazi Germany

4 semester units

An examination of the history of Nazi Germany, including the National Socialism as an ideology, the Nazi seizure of power, the power structures of the Third Reich, German society and culture under Nazism, and the Holocaust.

 

HIST 4280

The Rise of Russia, 900-1825

4 semester hours

A study of the origins of the Russian Empire from the arrival of the Vikings to the emergence of Russia as a Great Power. Topics include autocracy, serfdom, religious revolts, imperial expansion, and competitive emulation of the West.

 

HIST 4281

Modern Russia, 1825-1991

4 semester hours

Traces the revolutionary challenges to the Romanov dynasty, attempts to modernize the multi-national empire, the revolution and civil war, and the interplay between communism and nationalism in the history of the Soviet Union.

 

HIST 4282

Multiethnic Diversity in Russia

4 semester hours

During the Cold War, scholars overlooked the ethnic diversity of the Soviet Union and focused simply on the Russians.  This course takes the experience of multiple ethnic groups – Ukrainians, Jews, Tatars – into consideration and examines the history of Russia as the history of a multi-ethnic state.

 

HIST 4290

Modern Greece

4 semester hours

An examination of the crises and challenges that have shaped modern Greek society, the transformations that have taken place, and the culture and literature it produced.

 

HIST 4300

Colonial America

4 semester hours

A study of the origin and growth of the English colonies from 1607 with a focus on the development of colonial economic, social, and intellectual life.

 

HIST 4301

Revolutionary America

4 semester hours

An examination of the origins, course, and results of the American Revolution.

 

HIST 4302

Jacksonian America

4 semester hours

A study of the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century, focusing on the social, cultural, economic, and political developments of the era.

 

HIST 4303

The Civil War

4 semester hours

A history of the Civil War era that covers the causes, fighting, and consequences of the war.

 

HIST 4304

Nineteenth Century America

4 semester hours

A social and cultural history of nineteenth-century America. Covers such topics as industrialization, urbanization, religion, literature, westward migration, immigration, class formation, gender, and race.

 

HIST 4305

Victorian America

4 semester hours

An examination of American culture and society in the second half of the nineteenth century, focusing on such diverse topics as family, sexuality, popular culture, urbanization, immigration, class conflict, race relations, and America’s place in the world.

 

HIST 4400

Rise of Modern America

4 semester hours

An examination of American culture and society in the early twentieth century, focusing on such topics as race, class, gender, consumerism, reform movements, and America’s place in the world.

 

HIST 4401

Recent America

4 semester hours

The course examines U.S. history from the New Deal to the present and focuses on the dialectical relationship between the United States and the world. Themes include U.S. involvement in international economic, military, and ideological conflicts; the study of various modern racial, gender, and economic social movements; national political debates; and post-WWII consumer and popular cultures.

 

HIST 4402

The Politics & Culture of the Cold War, 1917–1989

4 semester hours

Beginning with the Russian Revolution of 1917 and ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the class will use a wide variety of sources to analyze the impact of the Cold War on American domestic policies and foreign relations, as well as cultural and social developments.

 

HIST 4403

Consensus and Conflict: America in the 1950s and 1960s

4 semester hours

This class focuses on two pivotal decades in twentieth-century American history by addressing topics such as changing gender and racial identities, the Counterculture, the Civil Rights Movement, and international politics.

 

HIST 4410

History of Los Angeles

4 semester hours

The history of Greater Los Angeles from the eighteenth century to the present, focusing on migration, economic development, race and ethnic relations, and the city’s relationship to the rest of the world.

 

HIST 4411

The American West

4 semester hours

The history of the American West from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on settlement, Native American experience, economic development, environment, and the West in popular culture.

 

HIST 4412

History of California

4 semester hours

The history of California from the eighteenth century to the present, focusing on migration, economic development, race and ethnic relations, and the relationship of the state to the rest of the world.

 

HIST 4423

Asians in America: From the “Yellow Peril” to the “Model Minority”

4 semester hours

This class traces the many-faceted histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from cross-cultural and transnational perspectives, beginning with the earliest immigration to the present era.

 

HIST 4425

Chicana/o History

4 semester hours

(See CHST 360.)

 

HIST 4427

Immigrant America

4 semester hours

The history of immigration to the United States from the colonial period to the present, focusing on immigrant experiences, transnational ties, immigration law, and citizenship, as well as the ways that race, class gender, religion, and sexuality shaped Immigrant America.

 

HIST 4430

Women in American History

4 semester hours

An exploration of women’s experience in American history from the colonial period to the present, with emphasis on such variables as class, race/ethnicity, and region, as well as the impact of changing gender roles on American society, culture, and politics.

 

HIST 4431

History of Childhood and the Family

4 semester hours

A history of childhood and the family from the colonial era to the present. Examines the diverse experiences of children and families in North America, with special attention to gender, race, class, and regional issues. Also explores how notions of childhood and the family changed over time.

 

HIST 4432

American Reform Movements

4 semester hours

An examination of the major movements for reform of American society, with emphasis on abolitionism, Women’s Rights, Progressivism, and Civil Rights.

 

HIST 4433

Health and Disease in American Culture

4 semester hours

The history of health, disease, and medicine in the American social and cultural context, from the colonial period to the present.

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HIST 4440

Imagining Asian Pacific America

4 semester hours

Using interdisciplinary approaches and cross-cultural perspectives, the class explores the ways in which certain Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been portrayed and, in turn, have portrayed themselves throughout historical time and space.

 

HIST 4441

Hollywood and History

4 semester hours

An examination of the motion picture industry and the relationship of films to United States society from the early twentieth century to the present.

 

HIST 4451

The History of Food in America

4 semester hours

Using interdisciplinary methodologies, this upper-division course will explore the ways in which food has the power to both shape and reflect cultural, socioeconomic, religious, and political realities within a transnational context.

 

HIST 4452 US Environmental History

4 semester hours

 

HIST 4453

The Invention of Communities

4 semester hours

This class examines a multitude of socioeconomic, political, ideological, and cultural conditions that have caused the formation as well as the disintegration of communal bonds in 19th- and 20th-century

United States.

 

HIST 4460

20th Century U.S. Sports History

4 semester hours

The course examines the development and history of spectator sport in the twentieth-century United States. Topics for examination include sports and American social, gender, national, and racial identities; the evolution of leisure and consumer culture in the U.S.; and U.S. participation in international sports.

 

HIST 4510

Star, Cross, and Crescent

4 semester hours

This course examines the status of Jews and Christians in the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present, focusing on the local as well as international factors that affected their status over time. The course also considers the history of other marginalized groups such as slave-soldiers, gypsies, and eunuchs.

 

HIST 4520

The Ottoman Empire

4 semester hours

This course examines the history of the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to the end of WWI. It focuses on Ottoman political, legal, and social institutions and practices as they evolved over time.

 

HIST 4540

The Palestine/Israel Conflict

4 semester hours

This course examines the history of the Palestine/Israel conflict from its beginnings in the late 19th century to the present.

 

HIST 4600

African Kingdoms

4 semester hours

A study of significant kingdoms of Black Africa exploring the major themes of the period.

 

HIST 4610

A Quest for Nile’s Source

4 semester hours

A study of the quest for the source of the Nile River and the interaction of African, European, and Asian peoples in the area.

 

HIST 4620

South Africa

4 semester hours

The history of South Africa during the last two centuries with emphasis on political rivalries, apartheid, and economic development.

 

HIST 4640

Colonial Africa, 1860-1980

4 semester hours

A study of the inception and development of European rule over various parts of Africa by European imperialists of the 19th and 20th centuries, leading to an examination of the processes by which African countries gained their independence in the second half of the 20th century.

 

HIST 4700

Early Mexico

4 semester hours

The major social, political, and economic trends and events in Mexico from the Independence movement to the present. The course examines mass movements; leadership; popular culture; globalization; violence, gender, and drugs; and the political and cultural impact of changing domestic and international policies.

 

HIST 4800

Asian Empires

4 semester hours

An examination of the Qing Empire (1644-1911) and the Japanese Empire (1910-1945). Paying close attention to the process of empire-building and imperial administration, the course will evaluate the impact of these empires in East Asia, especially in relation to notions of resistance, cooptation, and cooperation.

 

HIST 4810

Imperial China

4 semester hours

This course explores the origins of Chinese civilization and culture and the growth of the Chinese Imperial state from earliest times to the early 19th century to the present.

 

HIST 4820

Modern China

4 semester hours

This is a course on modern Chinese history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Major themes examined are the collapse of the traditional Chinese world order, the failure of the republican revolution of 1911, the birth of Chinese nationalism, Mao Zedong’s Chinese communism, and Deng Xiaoping’s strategy for modernization.

 

HIST 4830

Women in East Asian History

4 semester hours

An exploration of the ways in which specific institutional arrangements, political settlements, and economic changes informed the organization of family and lineages, inheritance practices, work, and thus shaped the lives of women.

 

HIST 4840

Modern Japan

4 semester hours

This course examines the history of Japanese experiences on modernity, focusing on the diversity, unevenness, and conflicts that are often elided by assertions of Japanese homogeneity.

 

HIST 4900

Internship

4 semester hours

A course for those students who wish to earn academic credit for an unpaid internship.

 

HIST 4998

Special Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

 

HIST 4999

Independent Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

 

HIST 5000

Seminar in World History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in world history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5100

Seminar in Ancient History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in ancient history in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5110

Seminar in Medieval History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in medieval European history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5115

Seminar in Early-Modern European History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in medieval European history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5200

Seminar in Modern European History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in modern European history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5400

Seminar American History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in American history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5500

Seminar in Middle Eastern History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in Middle Eastern history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5600

Seminar in African History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in African history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5700

Seminar in Latin American History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in Latin American history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5800

Seminar in Asian History

4 semester hours

A seminar on a topic in Asian history, in which students will explore the historical literature around a given topic and then produce a work of original research.

 

HIST 5850

Seminar: Achilles in Vietnam

4 semester hours

A comparative study of the impact of war on the societies of ancient Greece, modern America, and Vietnam. Topics include the psychology and biology of violence, the shaping of literature and culture by violence, and the human toll of war.

 

HIST 5900

Senior Thesis

4 semester hours

A course for students who wish to pursue an intensive research project under faculty direction, culminating in a thesis based on primary source research.