Course Catalog: 2009-2010
Course/Title:
HIST 101-MODERN EUROPE, 1450-1789
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 102-MODERN EUROPE, 1789-PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 108-WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1492
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 117-AMERICA TO 1848
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey of North America from 1500 to the conclusion of the Mexican War.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 118-THE UNITED STATES, 1848 TO THE PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 144-FRESHMAN SEMINAR: THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 nationalism's 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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
HIST 151-FRESHMAN SEMINAR: THE HERO AND HIS COMPANION FROM GILGAMESH TO SAM SPADE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
HIST 159-FRESHMAN SEMINAR: LEGENDARY AMERICANS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Exploration of popular myths surrounding larger-than-life figures like Davy Crockett and Harriet Tubman. Specific figures vary. Through scholarly readings and analysis of cultural artifacts ling songs and films, we will consider why and how such figures become iconic and explore the relations between history, biography, and memory. This course is limited to first year students only, any other students will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 159.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 161-FRESHMAN SEMINAR: THE USES OF THE PAST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar analyzes how selected historical events are interpreted at different times and contexts. Sources include history books, novels, movies, court cases and political debates. Specific events studied will vary according to student interest from ancient times to the present. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 161.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
HIST 163-FRESHMAN SEMINAR: BROWN V. BOARD
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
A first year seminar examining the origins and legacies of the civil rights case that all but defined the parameters of modern American society and race relations. Where did the case come from? How was it argued and decided: What have been its consequences? This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 163.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Sophomore
Freshman
HIST 165-FRESHMAN SEMINAR: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION-HISTORIES AND LEGACIES
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Freshman seminar will focus on the French Revolution and the era of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1789-1815. Lectures address three main topics: the history of the Revolution and its main actors; the diverging interpretations offered by historians; and the multiple legacies of the revolutionary period in the modern era. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 165.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
HIST 167-NEWTON AND THE 18TH CENTURY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Newton was the indispensable starting point for 18th century thought from the physical sciences to medicine and the so-called human sciences. Seminar will consider Newton and the complex legacy of his thought in other 18th century thinkers: Locke, Leibniz, Boerhaave, Voltaire, D'Alembert, Hume, Maupertuis, Buffon, Kant, Priestley, Blake and Goethe. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 167.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
HIST 176-FRESHMAN SEMINAR: TERROR AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
From the Murder of James Byrd. From the early 1880's to 1978, lynch mobs murdered nearly 5,000 African-Americans Terror and black responses to it have shaped nearly every aspect of African American history. Seminar examines black society, politics, gender, and culture in the 20th century America against the backdrop of racial violence. This course is limited to first year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 176.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
HIST 177-FRESHMAN SEMINAR: VESPUCCI'S MAP?
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Part history of cartography; part historical detective work, this seminar will examine the first maps of the Americas and consider if an anonymous map of c. 1502-1506 might have been drawn by Amerigo Vespucci, whose influential letters shaped European thinking about the new world. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed. Cross-list: FSEM 177.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
HIST 188-THE ATLANTIC WORLD: ORIGINS TO THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey of social, political, economic, and intellectual ligatures which bound the particular histories of Africa, Europe, and the Americas one to the other, till by the late 18th century the Atlantic basin constituted a world unto itself. Credit may not be received for both HIST 188 and HIST 388. Equivalency: HIST 388.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 200-ANCIENT EMPIRES: ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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, Persians, Greeks, and Romans examined with consideration given to strengths and weaknesses of contributions to the modern world.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 202-INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION I: THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Introduction to the European culture of the "Dark Ages," from the fall of Rome to the end of the Viking invasions. Includes the use of historical, literary, artistic, and archaeological sources to trace changes in European material, spiritual, and cultural life between 300 and 1000 AD. Cross-list: MDST 202.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 203-INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION: THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
European culture from the year 1000 to the discovery of the Americas, which encompasses the Crusades, the "discovery of the individual", chivalry and chivalric literature, the Black Death, and the beginnings of the Age of Exploration. Cross-list: MDST 203.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 204-SECULAR JUDAISM
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The course examines the intersection and cross-section of secular Judaism and Jewish secularism from the seventeenth century until today. Is Judaism maintained or rejected in its secularization? Has secularization welcomed or rejected Judaism? Our discussions take a historical perspective to yield perspectives on their future. Cross-list: RELI 204.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 206-INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 213-ATHLETES ONE AND ALL: THE BIRTH OF MASS SPORT IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ITS REBIRTH IN THE MODERN WEST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course will offer an introduction to Greek sport in its societal context, will explore how Greek sport has influenced modern-day sport in the Western World, and will consider how our own experience of sport helps shed light on the realities of sport in ancient Greece. Cross-list: GREE 203.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 214-CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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. Credit may not be received for both HIST 214 and HIST 314. Equivalency: HIST 314.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 215-BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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. Credit may not be received for both HIST 215 and HIST 315. Equivalency: HIST 315.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 225-EUROPE SINCE 1945
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 and immigration and the rise and fall of communism in Eastern Europe.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 227-LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 228-MODERN LATIN AMERICA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 229-HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey begins with early human settlement, African-European encounters, and the creation of a slave-based colonial society. Exploring African state formation and British colonial expansion focuses on wars of conquest. The 19C mineral revolution stimulated industrial development. Examines the origins of apartheid, resistance, and liberation and, the challenges of post-apartheid nation-building.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 231-AFRICA: ANCIENT THROUGH MODERN
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey examines African History over the longue duree, placing persistent historical problems in contexts that span decades, centuries, and millennia. Includes Bantu expansions, development of food systems, politics of Swahili origins, spread of Islam and Christianity, medieval empires, the rise of stateless political complexity, long-distance trade, slavery, colonialism and independence.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 232-INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN HISTORY: EAST, CENTRAL, AND SOUTHERN AFRICA; EARLY TIMES TO PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 these like ethnicity, gender and poverty.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 233-HISTORY OF MODERN SCIENCE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Main issues in the history of modern science from the 17th century to the present. Topics might 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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 234-TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 235-THE WORLD AND THE WEST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Introduction to the last 500 years of world history, focusing on processes that define the modern period. Topics include industrialization, democratization, colonialism, and emergence of new forms of cultural production with exploration of how and why such processes have come to divide the modern world into "west" and a "non-west". Credit may not be received for both HIST 235 and HIST 365. Cross-list: HUMA 235, Equivalency: HIST 365.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 237-NANOTECHNOLOGY: CONTENT AND CONTEXT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course URL: http://www.frazer.rice.edu/nanotech
Nanotechnology is science and engineering resulting from the manipulation of matter's most basic building blocks: atoms and molecules. This course is designed for humanities and science students who want to explore the content of nanotechnology, (e.g., the methods of visualization, experimentation, and manufacture, and technical feasibility) with the social context of nanotechnology (issues of ethics, regulation, risk assessment, history, funding, intellectual property, controversy, and conflict). Preference will be given to freshmen and sophomore students. Register for CHEM 235 to receive Group 3 distribution credit; register for ANTH 235 to receive Group 2 distribution credit. You may receive credit only for one group, not both. Cross-list: ANTH 235, CHEM 235. Preference given to freshmen and sophomores.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 241-U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY I: COLONIAL BEGINNINGS TO THE CIVIL WAR
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 242-U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY II: CIVIL WAR TO THE PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 246-AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 251-CONTINUITIES AND CHANGES IN BRAZILIAN HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 252-FAMILY CONFLICT IN AMERICA: 1600s TO THE PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
An historical overview of family conflict in North America from the colonial period to the present. Focusing on cruelty and violence expressed by husbands, wives, and children, the course explores the complex development of marriage, gender roles, and the family. Cross-list: SWGS 252.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 253-THERE'S SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE: A BIOGRAPHICAL APPROACH TO THE 1960s IN AMERICA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course will explore the decade of the 1960s in the United States by representative figures from the period, such as Robert F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Gloria Steinem, George Wallace, and Richard Nixon.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 255-EASTERN EUROPE, 1800 - PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The peoples and states of Eastern Europe are varied, but the common experience of these "lands between" has been dominated by Germany to the west and Russia to the east. Course will focus on the emergence of nationalism and socialism, on the ideas of "backwardness" and what is "European."
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 256-EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY, 1890-1945
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 262-ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
An introduction to the history of Rome from its origins to its collapse in western Europe ca 500 A.D. Emphasis is on the development of the city of Rome as the center of an evolving empire, seen through its monuments, buildings, art, and literature. Cross-list: CLAS 202, HART 215.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 265-NORTH AMERICA IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1763-1789
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
An overview of the American Revolution from its beginning as a colonial protest to its transformation into a movement seeking independence from Britain. Also examines differences over the meaning and legacy of the Revolution in the new Republic, with consideration of its significance for the Atlantic World as well.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 266-AMERICAN SLAVERY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey on American slavery from the African coast to the plantations of the southern U.S. With attention to cultural and social change within and in response to American slavery, course explores slavery from multiple perspectives with concerns on the role of slavery in making the U.S. as a nation.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 268-BONDAGE IN THE MODERN WORLD
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Slavery has re-emerged as a global issue in the 21st century. This course will explore the origins of slavery, convict transportation, indentured servitude and other forms of forced migration from the 17th century onward with examination of the colonial and post-colonial contexts of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 270-SOUTH AFRICA AND INDONESIA: EMPIRE TO NATION
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey examines the histories of modern South Africa and Indonesia from the earliest indigenous societies of the present. Focus on the role of the Dutch Indian Ocean Empire; South Africa under British rule; and the rise of nationalism and dramatic transitions to democracy in the 20th century.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 271-HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA TO 1857
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Historical survey of cultural, religious, economic and political systems of South Asia from ancient settlements in the Indus River valley, appearance of Aryan-Vedic society, development of world religious systems and global trade networks, rise of Islamic empire, British imperialism, opposition and alliance.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 272-HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA, 1857 TO PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course will focus on important issues facing various South Asian countries today. It will engage in a historical overview starting in 1857 until the present and covers topics such as nationalism, partition, gender, communalism, violence, urbanization, globalization, environmental movements and issues of poverty and justice.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 276-RAJ AND RESISTANCE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Examination of the development and nature of the British-Indian relationship. From John Company to Company Raj (17th to 10th 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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 277-HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1453-1918
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course surveys the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire. Credit may cannot be received for both HIST 277 and HIST 377 Equivalency: HIST 377.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 278-THE ARAB WORLD IN THE 20TH CENTURY, 1918 TO PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey of the history and culture of the Arab world from World War I to the present. Topics include nationalism, colonialism, and Orientalism as understood and discussed in the contemporary Arab world through debates about Palestine, status of women, and rise of modern Islamic politics. Credit may not be received for both HIST 278 and HIST 378. Equivalency: HIST 378.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 279-THE CARIBBEAN IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1770-1820
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
An examination and analysis of Caribbean societies as they sought to adjust to forces unleashed by the American and French Revolutions and amidst mounting antislavery sentiment in the western world. Credit may not be received for both HIST 279 and HIST 379. Equivalency: HIST 379.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 281-THE MIDDLE EAST FROM THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD TO SULAYMAN THE MAGNIFICENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 which shaped the region's history. Cross-list: MDST 281.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 283-WOMEN IN THE MODERN ISLAMIC WORLD
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Lecture course introduces students to the history of women in the Islamic world. Topics include women and law, family relations, work, women as political actors in Islamic history, the harem as a social and political institution, women as property owners, veiling, and modern feminist movements throughout the Islamic world. Cross-list: SWGS 283.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 291-20TH CENTURY AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 295-THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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. Credit may not be received for both HIST 295 and HIST 395. Equivalency: HIST 395.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 300-INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1 TO 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Independent study under the supervision of a history faculty member. Hours are variable. Department Chair's permission required.
Department permission required
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 302-TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
An interpretive Introduction to the language, philosophy, religion, art, literature, and social customs of premodern China.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 303-THE HELLENISTIC AGE: ALEXANDER TO AUGUSTUS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
We examine the art, architecture, and cultural history of the Hellenistic Age, from Alexander the Great (d. 323 BC) until the death of Cleopatra (31 BC). During this period a brilliant Greek-based culture developed from the Mediterranean to the Indus Valley, transforming Greeks, Persians, Jews, Romans and many others. Cross-list: CLAS 313, HART 313.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 307-IMPERIAL ROME FROM CAESAR TO DIOCLETIAN
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 308-THE WORLD OF LATE ANTIQUITY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 formation of Byzantine society in the Greek East. Cross-list: MDST 308.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 310-CONTEMPORARY CHINA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Introductory course is designed to encourage creative ways of thinking about "Cultural China"- a broad-ranging concept that includes the People's Republic of China, the Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Hong Kong, the Republic of China on Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities throughout the world. Equivalency: HIST 220.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 313-MODERN MEXICO
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Lecture and discussion course examining the roots of the Mexican Revolution with the development of the coalitions of peasants, workers, and middle-class politicians that participated in the 1910-1917 revolution and the slow institutionalization that followed.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 314-CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Enriched version of HIST 214. May not receive credit for both HIST 214 and 314. Equivalency: HIST 214.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 315-BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Enriched version of HIST 215. May not receive credit for both HIST 215 and 315. Equivalency: HIST 215.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 316-THE INVENTION OF PAGANISM IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 317-AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course covers the wide variety of American religious experiences, from the pre-contact period to the early Republic. Consideration will be given to Indian and African religious practices in North America as well as European Christianities.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 319-FORTUNE-TELLERS AND PHILOSOPHERS: THE ROLE OF DIVINATION IN CHINESE HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
An examination of the way that fortune-telling beliefs and practices - including the use of "oracle bones," consultation of the Yijing (Classic of Changes), physiognomy, spirit-writing, and fengshui - have evolved over 3000 years in China. Attention will also be given to the way these practices have traveled to other countries and cultures. Equivalency: HIST 219.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 320-IMPERIAL GARDENS: A CULTURAL COMPARATIVE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 328-POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 330-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND THE ORIGINS OF AFRO AMERICA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 the present limits of what is now Mexico and the United States).
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 335-CARIBBEAN HISTORY TO 1838
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 both emerged and fell.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 336-CARIBBEAN HISTORY 1838 TO PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 338-HUMANIST TRADITIONS AND ITS CRITICS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Exploration of aspects of Western humanist and anti-humanist traditions from the early modern period to the present, with emphasis on how writers within each tradition understood fundamental terms like human nature, self, community, morality, and freedom. Includes literary, theological, and philosophical texts, as well as contemporary critical theory.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 339-BEAUTY AND THE BODY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Class explores what bodies have meant in the West, and how those meanings have changed over time. Study how self-presentation (bodily, sartorial, cosmetic) has been used and examine what beauty ideals have been over the past centuries, and the means by which elites and ordinary people have strived to realize them. Cross-list: SWGS 339.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 340-HISTORY OF FEMINISM
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Explores feminism as political thought and social movement in various times and places. Readings will include classic as well as non-canonical texts, consider the historical contexts of feminist action, and examine controversies over and within feminisms. Cross-list: SWGS 345.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 341-PRE-MODERN CHINA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey of Chinese history from antiquity to c.1800, highlighting major themes, issues, personalities and events.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 342-MODERN CHINA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
A survey of Chinese history from c. 1800 to the present, focusing on the related themes of imperialism, nationalism, modernization and revolution.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 343-DARWIN, MARX AND CONFUCIUS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
How did the Western liberal and socialist political ideas become adopted by the Chinese intellectuals at the turn of the 20th century? Course will read selections from Western and Chinese thinkers to understand how China became a Republican and later a Communist state. Cross-list: ASIA 343.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 345-RENAISSANCE EUROPE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Exploration of major cultural developments in Western Europe from the rise of Italian humanism in the 14th century to European conquest and expansion in the 16th century. Cross-list: MDST 345.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 349-WOMEN, SEX, AND RIGHTS IN EUROPE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Examination of the political and cultural discussions of the "woman question" in 19th century Europe. Includes the role of public and private legal rights in republicanism and the early feminist movement, gender equality in the context of socialist movements, and challenges to gender identity posed by cultural modernism. Cross-list: SWGS 420.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 350-AMERICA, 1900-1940
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey of major economic, social, and political developments in the United States from 1900 to 1940.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 351-AMERICA SINCE 1945
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Survey of major economic, social and political developments in the United States since 1945.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 352-HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 353-RAINBOW FAMILIES: MULTIRACIAL AND TRANSNATIONAL ADOPTION SINCE 1945
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course will look closely at the concept of the multiracial adopted family, including Josephine Baker's Rainbow Tribe and "Brangelina's" postmodern assemblage, adoption as religious practice and adoption as political metaphor, and the DeBolts, the McCains, and everything in-between.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 354-GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 355-FROM DEMOCRACY TO DICTATORSHIP: GERMAN HISTORY 1890-1945
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 interventionists state, cultural critique, and political culture, the Nazi social revolution, and the Holocaust. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 345.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 356-AFTER NAZISM: GERMAN HISTORY, 1945 - PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 358-EARLY EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY FROM AUGUSTINE TO DESCARTES
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course will survey key developments in Western thought (political theory, literature, philosophy, theology, and art) from the consolidation and institutionalization of Christian doctrine in the fourth and fifth centuries through the beginning of the "Scientific Revolution" in the 17th century. Cross-list: MDST 358.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 359-HUMOR AND ENTERTAINMENT IN ISLAMIC SOCIETIES
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course investigates humor and entertainment in Islamic societies from the early Islamic period to the 20th century. We will read and discuss texts from the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literary traditions, and analyze their genres and entertainment values. Cross-list: RELI 358.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 360-EMPIRE AND FILM
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The British Empire will be explored through a wide range of films from Britain, America, India and China. These films offer a storehouse of images, styles and sentiments reflecting in many ways on "the imperial enterprise". Recommended prerequisite(s): Some previous work in either history or film.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 361-BRITAIN FROM HENRY VIII TO THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, 1509-1815
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Examination of the personalities and forces that changed England from a backwater of Europe into, by 1815, the United Kingdom and the British Empire, the leading nation, and empire, in the world. About equal amounts of lecture and discussion.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 362-BRITAIN FROM THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO GORDON BROWN, 1815-PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 from the First World War to Tony Blair's "New Britain." Includes the use of novels and films to examine these transformations.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 364-CENTRAL ASIAN CONQUEST EMPIRES
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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: MDST 364.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 365-THE WORLD AND THE WEST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Enriched version of HIST 235. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 235 and 365. Equivalency: HIST 235.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 367-AMERICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Exploration of American political, cultural, and religious involvement in the Middle East. Contents vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 370-EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY: BACON TO HEGEL
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 371-HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Study of transformations in French society, culture, and politics from the French Revolution to the end of the 20th century. Taught in English.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 372-IMMIGRATION AND THE STATE: 19TH & 20TH CENTURY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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: United States and Western Europe from 1800 to the present.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 373-SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT IN 19TH CENTURY EUROPE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 375-EUROPEAN ROMANTICISM, 1750-1850
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 376-NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 377-HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1453-1918
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Enriched version of HIST 277. May not receive credit for both HIST 277 and 377. Equivalency: HIST 277.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 378-THE ARAB WORLD IN THE 20TH CENTURY, 1918-PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Enriched version of HIST 278. May not receive credit for both HIST 278 and 378. Equivalency: HIST 278.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 379-THE CARIBBEAN IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1770-1820
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
An enriched version of HIST 279. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 279 and 379. Equivalency: HIST 279.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 381-GOD, TIME AND HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
How is the passage of time given meaning, and what roll - 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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 386-RECENT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 387-LIFE ON THE NILE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Egyptian society, culture, and religion from the 18th to 20th centuries. Course will use travel accounts, ethnographies, novels, historical chronicles, and movies, to examine the position of Egypt in the Ottoman and British Empires. Focus will be the long-term Egyptian cultural and social structures and their transformation in different political contexts.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 388-THE ATLANTIC WORLD: ORIGINS TO THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Enriched version of HIST 188. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 188 and 388. Equivalency: HIST 188.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 389-MIGRATIONS AND DIASPORAS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 395-THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
An enriched version of HIST 295. May not receive credit for both HIST 295 and 395. Equivalency: HIST 295.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 396-THE RISE OF TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVISM
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Interdisciplinary exploration of the historical roots of contemporary transnational social movements. Topics include the history of globalization; the concept of world citizenship; the origins of transnational activism in the antislavery and women's suffrage movements; the development of international norms and institutions; and the contested ideals of patriotism and cosmopolitanism.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 398-TOPICS IN LEGAL HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course on selected topics in legal history. Contents vary. Cross-list: SWGS 398.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 403-HONORS THESIS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Restricted to students who have been admitted to the honors program; consent of the director of the honors program is required. Students must take both HIST 403 and 404 to gain credit.
Instructor permission required
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 404-HONORS THESIS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Continuation of HIST 403, which is prerequisite for enrollment. Completion of this course is required to obtain credit for HIST 403.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Pre-requisite(s): HIST 403
HIST 405-THEMES IN RUSSIAN HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar will focus on recent historical literature on the formation of the Soviet state, 1914-1932: World War One, the revolutions of 1917, the civil war, the consolidation of the Bolshevik regime, and Stalinization. Readings will include recent work on social, cultural, and economic history, along with original documents.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 406-GREAT JOURNEYS: FROM MARCO POLO TO MARK TWAIN
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Why, how, where, and with what consequence were great journeys undertaken? Seminar explores the global history of long-distance travel and encounter from the 13th to the 19th century. Evolutions in travel literature and cartography considered with the shifting boundaries of the "known" and "civilized" world. Special focus on non-Western perspectives.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 408-FROM EMPIRE TO NATION STATES: THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar explores the transformation of the Middle East in 19th and early 20th centuries through themes and debates of state and nation formation, religion and modernity, secularization, urban reforms, and gender. Concentrates on various approaches to this period, when the political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics of today's Middle East were formed.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 415-THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar on how the largest empire in world history came into existence, the impact it had on people and states worldwide, and its decline and fall. Course work will consist of reading, viewing, and evaluating films, and preparing and summarizing in class a research paper on a topic of choice. Recommended prerequisite(s): Some background in either British history or one of the areas impacted by the British.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 416-SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 417-PERSPECTIVES ON SILICON VALLEY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 418-SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & COLD WAR
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Research seminar will examine the mobilization of science and engineering in World War II and the ensuing confrontation between capitalism and communism. Topics include the Nuclear Age, science and diplomacy, the new American university, scientists and McCarthyism, the space race, social-ism and social science, and the counterculture in environmentalism, biotechnology and computing.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 421-RACE, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN THE URBAN SOUTH
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 422-SEMINAR TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF RICE UNIVERSITY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 423-AMERICAN RADICALS AND REFORMERS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 424-RAJ AND RESISTANCE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 425-20TH CENTURY AMERICAN CONSERVATION MOVEMENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 John Perkins Marsh - focusing on their work in context of current issues in global warming, and wetlands restoration.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 426-COMPARATIVE SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIONS IN THE AMERICAS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Comparative analysis of slavery and race relations in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America, chiefly to the late 19th century. Includes the relative harshness or mildness of the institution of slavery in various systems, opportunities for advancement for former slaves, and the resultant nature of race relations.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 427-HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, 1954 TO THE PRESENT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 431-THE WEIMER REPUBLIC
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Born in political and social crisis, the Weimar Republic exemplifies the possibilities and limits of modern democracy. This seminar focuses on original documents of political thought, literature, the visual arts, society, and law to explore the political culture of Germany's first, ill-fated democracy. Taught in English. Cross-list: ARTS 386, GERM 331.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 432-ISLAM IN SOUTH ASIA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar on Islamic history, politics, and culture in the South Asian subcontinent. Topics will include emergence of Indian Muslim society; Muslim responses to colonialism and the movement for Pakistan; and the role of Islam in politics in contemporary India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Requires no prior knowledge of Islam or South Asia. Cross-list: ASIA 432, SWGS 432.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 433-THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 434-ISLAM AND THE WEST: CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS?
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 435-COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar focuses on colonialism and nationalism in the modern Middle East. Beginning with Napolean's invasion of Egypt in 1798, the seminar delves into specific case studies of European and Middle Eastern encounters and their representations that span both the 19th and 20th centuries.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Pre-requisite(s): HIST 278 OR HIST 378 OR HIST 281 OR HIST 283 OR HIST 387
HIST 436-AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar explores evolution of American involvement in the Middle East from missionary origins in the early 19th century to superpower hegemony in the 20th. Putting 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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Pre-requisite(s): (HIST 278 OR HIST 378) OR HIST 281 OR HIST 283 OR HIST 387
HIST 438-WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY IN MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC SOCIETIES
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Examination of some features of the legal position and social realities of men and women in the Islamic world, with emphasis on how boundaries of gender have traditionally been drawn. Includes the family and sexual ethics, the harem, polygamy, divorce, and eunuchs (who played an important role in both the military and in certain religious institutions). Cross-list: MDST 438, SWGS 455.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 439-COMPARATIVE SLAVERY FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT: AFRICA, ASIA, AND EUROPE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 441-HISTORY OF THE LABORATORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Follows the development of a distinctive laboratory setting and its impact on the credibility and influence of science. Topics include: the alchemists' workshop; amateur and professional astronomical observatories; physics in the Victorian country home; postwar particle accelerators; the corporate research lab; and the "field' and city as laboratory.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 442-THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar examines major approaches to and interpretations of the European Renaissance (the period from about 1350-1600) and then analyzes the place that this era came to occupy in our understanding of "western civilization" and of European history generally. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 542.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 443-MULTICULTURAL EUROPE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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. Cross-list: HART 435, MDST 435.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 450-SCIENCE AND EMPIRE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar will focus on the role of science/technology in constructing European nations and empires with particular attention to spacial control, contact zones between different cultures, and the colonial machinery. Imaginary voyages offer unique insights into the process of imagining nations and building global empires.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 455-HISTORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 458-KARL MARX IN CONTEXT
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar examines the stages of Marx's thought from 1841 to 1881. Topics include Hegelianism, Feuerbach, the break with ethical thought, the "discovery" of the proletariat, the party, the commodity, the working day, the crisis of capitalism, and alternative models of development.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 459-TOPICS IN MODERN GERMAN HISTORY:
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar on selected topics in the history of Germany. Seminar on selected topics in the history of Germany. Topic for Spring 2012: State-Formation, Industrialization, and Power: Germany, 1860-1900. Looks at the remarkable transformation of the German lands from a set of scattered states to a unified nation-state, from backwardness to industrial power. Focus on social history and political and social thought. Taught in English. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 332.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 460-ADVANCED SEMINAR IN ANCIENT HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar on selected topics in ancient history. Contents vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
Pre-requisite(s): HIST 201 AND HIST 307 or permission of instructor
HIST 461-THE SECOND WORLD WAR: A POLITICAL HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 464-RECENT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar of American foreign policy during the Cold War.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 465-FROM ROANOKE TO JAMESTOWN
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar on the English colonization of North American from 1850 to 1625. Topics include English ideologies of colonization, Indian responses to the English invasion at Roanoke, and in the Chesapeake, and the controversy over the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown in 2007. Limited enrollment.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 471-SEMINAR TOPICS IN MODERN FRENCH HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Research seminar on selected topics in modern French history. Contents vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 472-CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND GUANXI NETWORKS IN CHINESE SOCIETY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The use of network analysis is a new and effective way to study history. Seminar will look at poetry clubs, secret societies, political parties and other social formations, and plot graphs of the linkage between their members, in an effort to understand China from the imperial times to the most recent decade.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 473-SEMINAR TOPICS IN EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Research seminar on selected topics in modern European intellectual history. Contents vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 474-FRENCH INTELLECTUALS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar investigates the history of a prominent French political figure: the "intellectual" born out the Dreyfus Affair (1895), whose prestige culminated in the post-1945 period before vanishing influence of Marxism after 1989. The course explores the world of French intellectuals and their role in the 20th Century.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 475-INTELLECTUALS AND POLITICS IN THE 20TH CENTURY EUROPE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar explores intellectuals in politics throughout the 20th Century, investigating the figure of the "committed intellectual" and its attraction to revolution, fascism, anti-colonialism, human rights and anti-globalization. Special emphasis given to Emile Zola, Rosa Luxemburg, Maxime Gorki, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Sontag, Vaclav Havel, and Edward Said.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 478-TOPICS LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar on selected topics in Latin American history. Contents vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 479-HISTORY: BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar on the history of medicine, demography, health and nutrition. Course will acquaint students with importance of biology in explaining the history of the world and writing of history from outside the discipline. Content will focus on general histories of human societies and studies drawn from nutrition, anthropology and economics.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 480-HISTORY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar in economic history and historical political economy. Students will become acquainted with the analytical tools and quantitative techniques of public policy analysis through the examination of historical case studies, and the range of public policy issues that confronted 19th century policy makers in Latin America and the United States.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 481-HEALTH AND WELFARE DURING INDUSTRIALIZATION
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar explores the changing state of human welfare during industrialization by looking at the evolution of living standards in comparative international perspective. Comparing and contrasting experiences around the world from a broad perspective of indicators: region, timing of industrialization, nature of government policy, pace of change and cultural circumstances.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 482-DICTATORS, POPULISTS AND REBELS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar examines the political history of Latin America since Independence by looking at the personalities of its most distinctive dictators, populist and revolutionary leaders such as Pinochet, Trujillo, Chavez, Peron, Che Guevara, Castro, Zapata and Villa among others, within the context of the institutions and organizations of each nation.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 486-SEX, LIES AND DEPOSITIONS: MICROHISTORIES OF VIRGINIA COUNTY COURT RECORDS
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Court records are fascinating sources for understanding the ordinary and extraordinary experiences of early Virginians. Students will read 17th and early 18th century court records and write a research paper based on selected court cases, learning the historian's craft of researching and writing about the past.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 487-BLACK FEMINISM, THEORY AND HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar investigates the experiences of black women in the United States from the gendered origins of racial slavery in the British North American colonies, through 19th century slavery and into the Black Power movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Focus will be on black women's words, ideas and deeds. Cross-list: SWGS 487.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 490-COLONIAL MODERNITY IN EAST ASIA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
History of ideas, treaties, market and corporate strategies in imperialist and anti-imperialist movement 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. Cross-list: ASIA 490.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 491-UNDERSTANDING SECTARIANISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar will examine the validity of the notion of age-old religious and tribal violence in the region, relate the nature of religious violence in the Ottoman Empire to Zionism in Palestine and sectarianism in Lebanon, and analyze the sectarian struggle in contemporary Iraq in light of the American occupation.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 492-GENDER HISTORIES OF MODERN CHINA
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar course, with some lectures, considers conceptual tools (gynotechnics, globalization, representation, etc.) in Late Imperial/20th Century China thru femininity-masculinity. Late Qing gender order through revolutionary eras Party state formation, Great Transformations of late 20th and early 21st centuries. Visual culture, film, primary texts, secondary histories readings. Cross-listed with ASIA 492 and SWGS 492. Cross-list: ASIA 492, SWGS 492.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 493-GREAT ISLAMIC EMPIRES OF THE EARLY MODERN AGE
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 494-MUGHAL HISTORY
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar on 16th century Central Asia 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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 495-COMPARATIVE MODERNIZATION OF CHINA AND JAPAN
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 496-A TURBULENT TIME: THE WORLD OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 498-PROJECTS IN AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar in which participants propose and execute a collaborative project in Afro-American history. Work will culminate with a substantive piece of public history (group publication, exhibit, broadcast, or electronic document, for example). For further information, or to suggest a possible project, contact the instructor.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 509-DIRECTED READINGS
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate level, independent readings course. Topics vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 510-DIRECTED READINGS
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate level, independent reading course. Topics vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 534-CIVILIZING MISSIONS
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 537-COMPARATIVE EMPIRES
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate seminar examines Roman and Ottoman notions of empire, European and Eastern historiography of empire in the 18 & 19th centuries, and imperial practice as it was conceived and carried out in both the Ottoman and British contexts (focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on Egypt and India).
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 538-BEAUTY AND THE BODY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Class explores what bodies have meant in the West, especially the United States, how beauty has been idealized, how those meanings and ideals have changed over time, and why. Work will move between the study of bodily norms and ideals as promulgated by the powerful and self-presentation by the ordinary. Cross-list: SWGS 538.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 539-ORIGINS OF AFRO AMERICA
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 540-INDUSTRIALIZATING AMERICA
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 542-THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate version of HIST 442. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 442 and HIST 542. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 442.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 543-TOPICS IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate research seminar on selected themes in modern European history. Topic Spring 2010: Examination of the politics, society, and economics of the German Empire, with special focus on political organization and thought, socialist and Catholic challenges, and the role of minorities in German society.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 544-MAX WEBER
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate seminar, examines sociologist Max Weber in context. Focus on: Weber's methodology and notion of the "ideal type"; modernization theory; the typologies of religious and political understanding; political sociology; the crisis of German liberalism in Weber's own politics. Undergraduates admitted with permission of the instructor.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 545-WOMEN AND GENDER: EUROPE AND BEYOND
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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 will include colonial Britain, India, Africa, Netherlands, Indonesia, France, and Germany. Cross-list: SWGS 545.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 546-KARL MARX IN CONTEXT
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate seminar focuses on reading key works of Marx in the context of post-idealist philosophy, German politics, European social thought, and industrialization. Undergraduates permitted with permission of instructor.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 550-MAIN ISSUES IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Examination of the major local and international forces and ideas that have shaped the course of the history of the Caribbean.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 552-GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Class proceeds from the assumption that ideas about the roles of women, men and sexuality inform human behavior and human societies. Questions include did ideas about gender and sexuality shape the American South? How did notions of gender and sexuality interact with ideas about race?
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 553-HUMAN RIGHTS
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate 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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 556-NATIONALISM: THEORIES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND BODIES
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
The study of nationalism has taken us from debates within Marxist theory and social history to pivotal cross-disciplinary scholarship on cultures, sexualities, and race. This graduate seminar will read classics as well as explore recent work. Participants may write a research paper or historiographical essay.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 559-MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar investigates the historiography of migration in European history, from the point of view of labor immigration, forced displacement and political exile. Exploration of how nation-states have invited, categorized, regulated and repelled various types of European migrants since the end of the 19th century.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 560-AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES RESEARCH SEMINAR
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Interdisciplinary graduate research seminar in African American studies. Contents vary. Cross-list: RELI 552.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 561-GRADUATE TOPICS IN EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate research seminar on selected themes in European intellectual history. Contents vary. Reading knowledge of German is not required, but definitely advantageous.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 562-SHAPING OF THE POST-WAR ORDER, 1945-1955
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Seminar examines how a new "post-war order" emerged in the U.S. and Western Europe during the decade following WWII. Emphasis on international and domestic features: rise of international institutions, welfare states and planning, ethnic cleansing and population management, effects of the Marshall Plan and Americanization, European integration and race relations.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 566-NORTH AMERICA, 1500-1800
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 567-RACE IN EARLY AMERICA
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate research seminar focusing on the complicated and often perilous history of race as a concept in early North America.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 568-GRADUATE READING SEMINAR IN POST-1945 U.S. HISTORY
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Readings seminar for graduate students on post-1945 United States history. Contents vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 571-TOPICS IN MODERN FRENCH HISTORY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Readings seminar for graduate students in modern French history. Contents vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 575-INTRODUCTION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 577-PEDAGOGY SEMINAR
Credits: 2
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
For ABD students who intend to teach. Prerequisite(s): ABD graduate status.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 580-THE LUSO-ATLANTIC WORLD
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate seminar traces the rise of Brazil in the south Atlantic of the 16th-19th centuries. Topics include: discoveries and encounters, go-betweens and colonization, slavery and the slave trade, the rise of sugar coffee plantations, patters of family life, the development of frontiers, religion, and the abolition of slavery.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 581-BRITISH AND IMPERIAL HISTORY, I
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Reading seminar in British and Imperial History. Open to all graduate students. Required for graduate students in British history.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 582-BRITISH AND IMPERIAL HISTORY, II
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Continuation of HIST 581.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 583-SOUTHERN HISTORY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate seminar on religion and slavery in the Old South.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 584-THE EARLY SOUTH, 1600 - 1800
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate research seminar focusing on the southern portions of colonial British North America.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 587-METHODS IN U.S. CULTURAL HISTORY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Research seminar on American cultural/intellectual history, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Contents vary. Research paper required.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 588-19TH CENTURY AMERICA
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate readings seminar on American history from the early republic to World War I. Contents vary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 590-INTRODUCTION TO WORLD HISTORY
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate reading seminar in world history.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 591-GRADUATE READING
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 1
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Graduate reading in conjunction with another course.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 595-THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
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.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 599-ADVANCED MUSEUM STUDIES
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Repeatable for credit. Offered as necessary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 601-MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Research for master's thesis. Must take both HIST 601 and 602 to receive credit. Offered as necessary.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 602-MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Continuation of HIST 601. Must complete both HIST 601 and 602 to receive credit.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
HIST 800-PH.D. RESEARCH
Repeatable for Credit
Credits: 9 TO 12
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Research for doctoral dissertation.
College: School of Humanities
Department: History
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