Course Catalog - 2009-2010

     

HIST 101 - MODERN EUROPE, 1450-1789

Long Title: MODERN EUROPE, 1450-1789
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course provides an introduction to European history from 1500 to the French Revolution, tracing Europe's rise to world dominance via capitalism, the nation-state, science and technology, and a secular world view. It asks how conditions in the rest of the world allowed European imperialism and colonialism to triumph.
 

HIST 102 - MODERN EUROPE, 1789-PRESENT

Long Title: MODERN EUROPE, 1789-PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course provides an introduction to European history between the French Revolution and the collapse of the Soviet system in 1989-1990. The course examines industrialization, the development of the nation-state, World War One, fascism and Communism, World War Two, European integration, decolonization and the Velvet Revolutions of 1989.
 

HIST 108 - WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1492

Long Title: WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1492
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Class will explore the last 500 years of world history. The focus will be four long-term processes that have shaped the world today: struggles between Europeans and colonized peoples; forms of producing and exchanging goods; formation and spread of the modern state; and the development of 'bourgeois' ways of living.
 

HIST 117 - AMERICA TO 1848

Long Title: AMERICA TO 1848
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of North America from 1500 to the conclusion of the Mexican War.
 

HIST 118 - UNITED STATES 1848-PRESENT

Long Title: THE UNITED STATES, 1848 TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: A continuation of HIST 117 (though 117 is not a prerequisite) surveying the social, political, cultural, and economic history of the United States from the end of the Mexican War to the present.
 

HIST 144 - ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
Description: Seminar traces the history and politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict, delving into both Palestinian and Israeli understandings of the past and present using books, documentaries, and films. The course seeks to understand how and at what costs Israeli and Palestinian 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.
 

HIST 151 - THE HERO & HIS COMPANION

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: THE HERO AND HIS COMPANION FROM GILGAMESH TO SAM SPADE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
Description: How does presentation of heroic action illustrate the basic values of society? Historical sources including ancient texts, modern mystery stories, and two "western" movies, show the development of a style of community service linking heroism with alienation. The extent to which women participate will be traced. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 151.
 

HIST 159 - LEGENDARY AMERICANS

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: LEGENDARY AMERICANS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 161 - THE USES OF THE PAST

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: THE USES OF THE PAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
Description: 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.
 

HIST 163 - BROWN V. BOARD

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: BROWN V. BOARD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Sophomore
Freshman
Description: 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.
 

HIST 165 - THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION-HISTORIES AND LEGACIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
Description: 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.
 

HIST 167 - NEWTON & THE 18TH CENTURY

Long Title: NEWTON AND THE 18TH CENTURY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
Description: 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.
 

HIST 176 - TERROR & AFR AM HISTORY

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: TERROR AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
Description: 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.
 

HIST 177 - VESPUCCI'S MAP?

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: VESPUCCI'S MAP?
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Freshman
Description: 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.
 

HIST 188 - THE ATLANTIC WORLD

Long Title: THE ATLANTIC WORLD: ORIGINS TO THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 188 and HIST 388.
 

HIST 200 - ANCIENT EMPIRES

Long Title: ANCIENT EMPIRES: ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course explores development of imperial systems from the Bronze Age to Roman Empire with attention to subject peoples' participation in multi-ethnic states. Aspects of art, law, economics, religion, and literature of the Hittites, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans examined with consideration given to strengths and weaknesses of contributions to the modern world.
 

HIST 202 - INTRO MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION I

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION I: THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 203 - INTRO MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION II

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION: THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 204 - SECULAR JUDAISM

Long Title: SECULAR JUDAISM
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 206 - INTRO TO ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: A team-taught interdisciplinary course focusing on certain major philosophical, religious and artistic traditions of pre-modern Asia, with an emphasis on the historical processes by which ideas, people, products, technologies and skills circulated within and beyond state boundaries. Cross-list: ASIA 211, HART 211.
 

HIST 213 - ATHLETES ONE AND ALL

Long Title: ATHLETES ONE AND ALL: THE BIRTH OF MASS SPORT IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ITS REBIRTH IN THE MODERN WEST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 214 - CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING

Long Title: CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course will focus on the slow, steady process through which nation states emerged in the Caribbean from the 18th century to the present, as well as the difficulties they face amidst increasing globalization. Credit may not be received for both HIST 214 and HIST 314. Equivalency: HIST 314. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 214 and HIST 314.
 

HIST 215 - BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS

Long Title: BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Comparative survey of black people in the Americas from the late 15th century to the present examines the Atlantic slave trade, the movement toward slave emancipation in various countries, and 19th century black self-help efforts. Course also concentrates on economic and social conditions for blacks in the 20th and 21st centuries. Credit may not be received for both HIST 215 and HIST 315. Equivalency: HIST 315. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 215 and HIST 315.
 

HIST 225 - EUROPE SINCE 1945

Long Title: EUROPE SINCE 1945
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of the history of Europe from the end of World War II to 1989. The course focuses on the impact of the war on European societies as well as on decolonization, European unification, economic reconstruction and immigration and the rise and fall of communism in Eastern Europe.
 

HIST 227 - LATIN AM. CULTURAL TRADITIONS

Long Title: LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: A synthetic overview of the emergence of Latin American culture and society beginning with the 16th century encounters and continuing through independence in the 19th century. Discovery, conquest, slavery, family life, religious beliefs, and urban and rural communities are explored through chronicles, visual images, music, and maps.
 

HIST 228 - MODERN LATIN AMERICA

Long Title: MODERN LATIN AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course introduces the student to the history of contemporary Latin America. For the most part political events will provide the periodic framework of the course, but we shall also consider major economic, social and cultural developments to understand the complex social formations that comprise contemporary Latin American societies.
 

HIST 229 - HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Long Title: HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 231 - AFRICA: ANCIENT THROUGH MODERN

Long Title: AFRICA: ANCIENT THROUGH MODERN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 232 - AFRICAN HIST: EAST/CENT/SOUTH

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN HISTORY: EAST, CENTRAL, AND SOUTHERN AFRICA; EARLY TIMES TO PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: History of societies of East, Central and Southern Africa, earliest times to the present. Through primary sources like vocabulary from dead languages, art, archaeological remains, photographs, oral traditions and journalists' accounts, we explore Swahili origins, Great Zimbabwe, African slavery, colonialism, independence, Rwandan genocide and these like ethnicity, gender and poverty.
 

HIST 233 - HISTORY OF MODERN SCIENCE

Long Title: HISTORY OF MODERN SCIENCE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 234 - TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS

Long Title: TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: From the Titanic to Betamax, some technologies become by-words for spectacular failure. Engineers use such disasters as object lessons in how to improve design. Laypeople use them to evaluate unfamiliar technologies. Course combines case studies, guest panels, and class projects to see what disasters say about technology's role in society. Cross-list: ELEC 234.
 

HIST 235 - THE WORLD & THE WEST

Long Title: THE WORLD AND THE WEST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 235 and HIST 365.
 

HIST 237 - NANOTECH: CONTENT AND CONTEXT

Long Title: NANOTECHNOLOGY: CONTENT AND CONTEXT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
Course URL: http://www.frazer.rice.edu/nanotech
 

HIST 241 - U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY, I

Long Title: U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY I: COLONIAL BEGINNINGS TO THE CIVIL WAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of American women's history examines the lives of elite, working, black, Indian, and white women, and traces changes in women's legal, political, and economic status from the mid-17th century through the Civil War. Topics include slavery, suffrage, sexuality, and feminism. Cross-list: SWGS 234.
 

HIST 242 - U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY, II

Long Title: U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY II: CIVIL WAR TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of American women's history examines the lives of black, Asian American, Chicana, native American, and white women, and traces changes in women's legal, political, and economic status from the Civil War to the present. Topics include suffrage, anti-lynching, welfare, birth control, and the modern civil rights and feminist movements. Cross-list: SWGS 235.
 

HIST 246 - AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA

Long Title: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of the Civil War era from 1848 to 1876. Topics include the causes of the war; the mobilization of Northern and Southern armies; race, slavery and emancipation; Reconstruction; the Civil War in contemporary popular culture and memory; and the global dimensions of the war and its aftermath.
 

HIST 251 - BRAZIL: CONTINUITY & CHANGE

Long Title: CONTINUITIES AND CHANGES IN BRAZILIAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An exploration of themes essential to understanding modern Brazil, such as the origins of a multi-racial society, the transition from monoculture to industry, authoritarian and democratic trends, the emergence of a uniquely Brazilian culture, and the conflicts - environmental, political, and economic - over the development of the Amazon.
 

HIST 252 - FAMILY CONFLICT IN AMERICA

Long Title: FAMILY CONFLICT IN AMERICA: 1600s TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 253 - AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY: THE 1960s

Long Title: THERE'S SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE: A BIOGRAPHICAL APPROACH TO THE 1960s IN AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 255 - EASTERN EUROPE, 1800-PRESENT

Long Title: EASTERN EUROPE, 1800 - PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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."
 

HIST 256 - EUR POLITICS&SOCIETY,1890-1945

Long Title: EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY, 1890-1945
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Examination of European history in the age of total war. Includes imperialism and the development of the welfare state, institutional responses to the demands of total warfare, the crisis of liberal constitutionalism, the Russian Revolution, and the rise of fascism.
 

HIST 262 - ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE

Long Title: ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 265 - AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Long Title: NORTH AMERICA IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1763-1789
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 266 - AMERICAN SLAVERY

Long Title: AMERICAN SLAVERY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 268 - BONDAGE IN THE MODERN WORLD

Long Title: BONDAGE IN THE MODERN WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 270 - SOUTH AFRICA & INDONESIA

Long Title: SOUTH AFRICA AND INDONESIA: EMPIRE TO NATION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 271 - HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA TO 1857

Long Title: HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA TO 1857
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 272 - MODERN SOUTH ASIA

Long Title: HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA, 1857 TO PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 276 - RAJ AND RESISTANCE

Long Title: RAJ AND RESISTANCE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 277 - OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1453 - 1918

Long Title: HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1453-1918
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 277 and HIST 377.
 

HIST 278 - MODERN ARAB HISTORY

Long Title: THE ARAB WORLD IN THE 20TH CENTURY, 1918 TO PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of the history and culture of the Arab world from World War I to the present. Topics include nationalism, colonialism, modernand Credit may not be received for both HIST 278 and HIST 378. Equivalency: HIST 378. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 278 and HIST 378.
 

HIST 279 - THE CARIBBEAN IN REVOLUTION

Long Title: THE CARIBBEAN IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1770-1820
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 279 and HIST 379.
 

HIST 281 - PREMODERN MIDDLE EAST HISTORY

Long Title: THE MIDDLE EAST FROM THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD TO SULAYMAN THE MAGNIFICENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Introduction to the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the middle of the 16th century. Topics include conquests and classical Islamic states, Arabization, Jewish and Christian communities, impact of Turkic peoples, and the Ottoman Empire, with emphasis on social, cultural, and political trends which shaped the region's history. Cross-list: MDST 281.
 

HIST 283 - WOMEN IN MODERN ISLAMIC WORLD

Long Title: WOMEN IN THE MODERN ISLAMIC WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 291 - 20TH C. AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

Long Title: 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course will study the American presidency and the evolving use of executive power from Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. It will analyze how presidents develop foreign and domestic policy, relate to congress and their cabinets, and lead the nation in wartime.
 

HIST 295 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Long Title: THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of the American South from development of Native American cultures to present. Topics include slavery and plantation economy; emergence of southern distinctiveness; Civil War and Reconstruction; political reform and the civil rights movement; rise of the Sunbelt, southern religion, music, and literature; and the future of southern regionalism. Credit may not be received for both HIST 295 and HIST 395. Equivalency: HIST 395. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 295 and HIST 395.
 

HIST 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Long Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 4
Description: Independent study under the supervision of a history faculty member. Hours are variable. Department Chair's permission required. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 302 - TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE

Long Title: TRADITIONAL CHINESE CULTURE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An interpretive Introduction to the language, philosophy, religion, art, literature, and social customs of premodern China.
 

HIST 303 - THE HELLENISTIC AGE

Long Title: THE HELLENISTIC AGE: ALEXANDER TO AUGUSTUS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 307 - IMPERIAL ROME

Long Title: IMPERIAL ROME FROM CAESAR TO DIOCLETIAN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Examination of how Rome acquired, maintained, and understood her empire. Includes the development of a political, social, and ideological system reaching from Scotland to Mesopotamia during the three centuries of Rome's greatest power.
 

HIST 308 - THE WORLD OF LATE ANTIQUITY

Long Title: THE WORLD OF LATE ANTIQUITY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of the social, religious, and political history of the Roman world from Diocletian to the rise of Islam, with emphasis on the breaking of the unity of the Mediterranean world and the formation of Byzantine society in the Greek East. Cross-list: MDST 308.
 

HIST 310 - CONTEMPORARY CHINA

Long Title: CONTEMPORARY CHINA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 313 - MODERN MEXICO

Long Title: MODERN MEXICO
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 314 - CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING

Long Title: CARIBBEAN NATION BUILDING
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Enriched version of HIST 214. May not receive credit for both HIST 214 and 314. Equivalency: HIST 214. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 314 and HIST 214.
 

HIST 315 - BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS

Long Title: BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Enriched version of HIST 215. May not receive credit for both HIST 215 and 315. Equivalency: HIST 215. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 315 and HIST 215.
 

HIST 316 - INVENTION OF PAGANISM

Long Title: THE INVENTION OF PAGANISM IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course examines the concept of "paganism" from the first through seventh centuries A.D. Includes examination of the mutually tolerant character of Roman religions, invention of the category, and Christian application to all polytheists of the empire and beyond. Cross-list: CLAS 318.
 

HIST 317 - AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY

Long Title: AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 319 - FORTUNE-TELLERS & PHILOSOPHERS

Long Title: FORTUNE-TELLERS AND PHILOSOPHERS: THE ROLE OF DIVINATION IN CHINESE HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 320 - IMPERIAL GARDENS

Long Title: IMPERIAL GARDENS: A CULTURAL COMPARATIVE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course will examine the design and development of gardens (primarily those of the Islamic world - Al Andalus, the Middle East, Persia, Central and South Asia) and their use as political and religious metaphors, havens for meditation, stages of imperial performance and ritual, sites of social interaction, and affirmations of power and legitimacy.
 

HIST 328 - POVERTY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Long Title: POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course surveys the economic, political, social, environmental and geographic origins of poverty and inequality in Latin American countries since independence. It compares welfare policies to promote social justices across these nations and examines their different outcomes in historical perspective.
 

HIST 330 - SLAVE TRADE & AFRO-AMERICA

Long Title: ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND THE ORIGINS OF AFRO AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An examination of black society, culture, and politics from the late 15th century through the late 18th century (focusing geographically on the Caribbean, and on black life within the present limits of what is now Mexico and the United States).
 

HIST 335 - CARIBBEAN HISTORY TO 1838

Long Title: CARIBBEAN HISTORY TO 1838
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of Caribbean history from the arrival of the Europeans to the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies in 1838, with emphasis on the social and economic history of the region. Includes the question of why slavery and the plantation system both emerged and fell.
 

HIST 336 - CARIBBEAN HISTORY 1838-PRESENT

Long Title: CARIBBEAN HISTORY 1838 TO PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of the social, economic, and political history of the Caribbean people from the abolition of slavery to the emergence of independent nations in the modern era.
 

HIST 338 - HUMANIST TRADTION & CRITICS

Long Title: HUMANIST TRADITIONS AND ITS CRITICS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 339 - BEAUTY AND THE BODY

Long Title: BEAUTY AND THE BODY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 340 - HISTORY OF FEMINISM

Long Title: HISTORY OF FEMINISM
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 341 - PRE-MODERN CHINA

Long Title: PRE-MODERN CHINA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of Chinese history from antiquity to c.1800, highlighting major themes, issues, personalities and events.
 

HIST 342 - MODERN CHINA

Long Title: MODERN CHINA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: A survey of Chinese history from c. 1800 to the present, focusing on the related themes of imperialism, nationalism, modernization and revolution.
 

HIST 343 - DARWIN, MARX AND CONFUCIUS

Long Title: DARWIN, MARX AND CONFUCIUS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 345 - RENAISSANCE EUROPE

Long Title: RENAISSANCE EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 349 - WOMEN, SEX & RIGHTS IN EUROPE

Long Title: WOMEN, SEX, AND RIGHTS IN EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 350 - AMERICA, 1900-1940

Long Title: AMERICA, 1900-1940
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of major economic, social, and political developments in the United States from 1900 to 1940.
 

HIST 351 - AMERICA SINCE 1945

Long Title: AMERICA SINCE 1945
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of major economic, social and political developments in the United States since 1945.
 

HIST 352 - HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR

Long Title: HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course will cover Russo-American relations from the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 --profiling the major policymakers and world leaders and exploring not only the diplomatic and military operations but also the cultural landscape of the Cold War.
 

HIST 353 - RAINBOW FAMILIES

Long Title: RAINBOW FAMILIES: MULTIRACIAL AND TRANSNATIONAL ADOPTION SINCE 1945
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 354 - GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890

Long Title: GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of "Germanies" from the rise of absolutist state following the Thirty Years' War to the unification of Germany in 1871. Includes the development of the bureaucratic and military institutions of the modern state, changing conceptions of state and society, and the major social and economic changes of the period. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 344.
 

HIST 355 - GERMAN HISTORY, 1890-1945

Long Title: FROM DEMOCRACY TO DICTATORSHIP: GERMAN HISTORY 1890-1945
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: From 1890-1945, Germans experienced dramatic changes in their political environment. This lecture class will examine these changes, taking into account not only political history, but also attempts to come to terms with the challenges posed by organized capitalism, the rise and fall of socialism, the development of an interventionists state, cultural critique, and political culture, the Nazi social revolution, and the Holocaust. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 345.
 

HIST 356 - GERMAN HISTORY, 1945 - PRESENT

Long Title: AFTER NAZISM: GERMAN HISTORY, 1945 - PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course examines German politics and societies under Allied administration (West and East Germany 1949-1989) and the Federal Republic since 1990. Topics include democracy; post-1945 responses to Nazism; political economies; challenges of the "new social movements;" and national identity in context of European unification and global migration.
 

HIST 358 - EARLY EUROPE INTELLECTUAL HIST

Long Title: EARLY EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY FROM AUGUSTINE TO DESCARTES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 359 - HUMOR IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY

Long Title: HUMOR AND ENTERTAINMENT IN ISLAMIC SOCIETIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 360 - EMPIRE AND FILM

Long Title: EMPIRE AND FILM
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 361 - HISTORY OF BRITAIN, I

Long Title: BRITAIN FROM HENRY VIII TO THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, 1509-1815
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 362 - HISTORY OF MODERN BRITAIN

Long Title: BRITAIN FROM THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO GORDON BROWN, 1815-PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Exploration of Britain's take-off into the Industrial Revolution, the flourishing of the Empire, and the adjustment to the end of the Empire and the diminishment of world political and economic stature from the First World War to Tony Blair's "New Britain." Includes the use of novels and films to examine these transformations.
 

HIST 364 - CENTRAL ASIAN CONQUEST EMPIRES

Long Title: CENTRAL ASIAN CONQUEST EMPIRES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course examines the rise of Chingis Khan and Mongol Steppe society (religion, role of women, cultural exchange, strategies of violence, imperial ideologies) as well as successor empires: Yuan, Golden Horde, Ilkhanid and eventually that ruled by Timur/Tamerlane, who reproduced Mongol imperial power in Central Asia and India. Cross-list: MDST 364.
 

HIST 365 - THE WORLD & THE WEST

Long Title: THE WORLD AND THE WEST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Enriched version of HIST 235. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 235 and 365. Equivalency: HIST 235. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 365 and HIST 235/HUMA 235.
 

HIST 367 - AMERICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Long Title: AMERICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Exploration of American political, cultural, and religious involvement in the Middle East. Contents vary.
 

HIST 370 - EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Long Title: EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY: BACON TO HEGEL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of major thinkers and intellectual movements from the scientific revolution to the French Revolution. Includes the use of primary and secondary sources to establish the main contours of philosophical, political, and cultural expression and to relate them to their historical context.
 

HIST 371 - HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE

Long Title: HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of transformations in French society, culture, and politics from the French Revolution to the end of the 20th century. Taught in English.
 

HIST 372 - IMMIGRATION AND THE STATE

Long Title: IMMIGRATION AND THE STATE: 19TH & 20TH CENTURY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: How did modern states organize and regulate immigration in the modern era? Lecture course explores the comparative history of labor migration and forced displacement from the point of view of state policies: United States and Western Europe from 1800 to the present.
 

HIST 373 - 19TH C SOC/POLITICAL THOUGHT

Long Title: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT IN 19TH CENTURY EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Social and political thinkers of the 19th century confronted revolutionary change in both politics and society: the demand for democracy as well as the challenges associated with industrial capitalism. Course combines lectures with discussion of original sources, including Smith, Mill, Marx, Proudhon, Wollstonecraft, and Weber.
 

HIST 375 - EUROPEAN ROMANTICISM 1750-1850

Long Title: EUROPEAN ROMANTICISM, 1750-1850
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Investigation of the emergence, triumph, and defeat of romanticism as a major cultural force in European history, with emphasis on national and epochal diversity within Romanticism in Britain, Germany, and France. Includes Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Schlegel, Schelling, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Stendhal, Hugo, and Baudelaire, as well as music and art.
 

HIST 376 - CARIBBEAN NATURAL DISASTER

Long Title: NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Natural disasters have had a profound impact on the Caribbean. This course examines how hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions affected aspects of the region's economy, political system, and social structure from colonial times to the present. Also explores opportunities these disasters presented for strengthening local institutions and promoting development.
 

HIST 377 - OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1453-1918

Long Title: HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1453-1918
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Enriched version of HIST 277. May not receive credit for both HIST 277 and 377. Equivalency: HIST 277. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 377 and HIST 277.
 

HIST 378 - MODERN ARAB HISTORY

Long Title: THE ARAB WORLD IN THE 20TH CENTURY, 1918-PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Enriched version of HIST 278. May not receive credit for both HIST 278 and 378. Equivalency: HIST 278. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 378 and HIST 278.
 

HIST 379 - THE CARIBBEAN IN REVOLUTION

Long Title: THE CARIBBEAN IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1770-1820
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An enriched version of HIST 279. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 279 and 379. Equivalency: HIST 279. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 379 and HIST 279.
 

HIST 381 - GOD TIME AND HISTORY

Long Title: GOD, TIME AND HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 386 - RECENT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

Long Title: RECENT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course will examine American policy during the climactic years of the Cold War. Topics will include detente under Nixon and Carter, confrontation under Reagan, the "new thinking" of Gorbachev, regional conflicts, and the fall of the Soviet Union.
 

HIST 387 - LIFE ON THE NILE

Long Title: LIFE ON THE NILE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 388 - THE ATLANTIC WORLD

Long Title: THE ATLANTIC WORLD: ORIGINS TO THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Enriched version of HIST 188. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 188 and 388. Equivalency: HIST 188. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 388 and HIST 188.
 

HIST 389 - THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD

Long Title: MIGRATIONS AND DIASPORAS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: The Indian Ocean World presents an enormously varied arena of cultural exchange and interaction spanning coastal regions of Africa, the Middle East, South, and Southeast Asia and Australia. Course introduces the region by examining societies and empires shaped by voyages of exploration, religious pilgrimages, trading diasporas and forced migration. Cross-list: ASIA 389.
 

HIST 395 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Long Title: THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An enriched version of HIST 295. May not receive credit for both HIST 295 and 395. Equivalency: HIST 295. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 395 and HIST 295.
 

HIST 396 - RISE OF TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVISM

Long Title: THE RISE OF TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVISM
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 398 - TOPICS IN LEGAL HISTORY

Long Title: TOPICS IN LEGAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course on selected topics in legal history. Contents vary. Cross-list: SWGS 398.
 

HIST 403 - HONORS THESIS

Long Title: HONORS THESIS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 404 - HONORS THESIS

Long Title: HONORS THESIS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): HIST 403
Description: Continuation of HIST 403, which is prerequisite for enrollment. Completion of this course is required to obtain credit for HIST 403.
 

HIST 405 - THEMES IN RUSSIAN HISTORY

Long Title: THEMES IN RUSSIAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 406 - GREAT JOURNEYS: POLO TO TWAIN

Long Title: GREAT JOURNEYS: FROM MARCO POLO TO MARK TWAIN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 408 - FROM EMPIRE TO NATION STATES

Long Title: FROM EMPIRE TO NATION STATES: THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 415 - RISE&FALL BRITISH EMPIRE

Long Title: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 416 - CONTEMP AF-AMER HISTORY

Long Title: SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An examination of the exigencies of African American life from the Reagan era to the age of Obama. A reading- and writing-intensive seminar focusing on selected issues in black culture, politics, and community in the United States since the climax of the civil rights movement.
 

HIST 417 - PERSPECTIVES ON SILICON VALLEY

Long Title: PERSPECTIVES ON SILICON VALLEY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Examines the history of microelectronics, biotechnology, and the software industry through the lens of Silicon Valley. Topics include: the role of universities and government in innovation; labor and environmental issues; growth of Bay Area venture capital and libertarian technophilia; and other regions' use of Silicon Valley as a model.
 

HIST 418 - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & COLD WAR

Long Title: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & COLD WAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 421 - RACE, EDUCATION & SOCIETY

Long Title: RACE, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN THE URBAN SOUTH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An examination of urban life and education since the decision in Brown v. Board. Seminar focuses on the Brown cases, the development of the post war city in the context of American race relations, the course of court-ordered desegregation, and the impact of recent reforms on urban schools and neighborhoods.
 

HIST 422 - THE HISTORY OF RICE UNIVERSITY

Long Title: SEMINAR TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF RICE UNIVERSITY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Research seminar on selected topics in the history of the university, with papers to be based on primary sources in the Woodson Research Center of Fondren Library and/or oral interviews. Topics will include academic departments and schools, student life, administrative evolution, community involvement, and Rice in a comparative context.
 

HIST 423 - AMERICAN RADICALS & REFORMERS

Long Title: AMERICAN RADICALS AND REFORMERS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar on radicals and reformers in American history. Readings vary and will focus on a selected group of reformers, such as abolitionists, labor radicals, socialists, feminists, pacifists, Progressives, environmentalists, or health reformers. Students may conduct original research for a thesis-driven paper related to course themes.
 

HIST 424 - RAJ AND RESISTANCE

Long Title: RAJ AND RESISTANCE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Examination of the development and nature of the British-Indian relationship. From John Company to Company Raj (17th to 20th centuries), British mercantile and imperial ambitions in South Asia were met by indigenous movements of political independence and popular resistance across the subcontinent, in Bengal, Mysore, Punjab, Delhi and beyond.
 

HIST 425 - U.S. CONSERVATION MOVEMENT

Long Title: 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN CONSERVATION MOVEMENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Exploration of the American conservation movement from Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, Sierra Club founder John Muir, and Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Gifford Pinchot to naturalists John Burroughs and John Perkins Marsh - focusing on their work in context of current issues in global warming, and wetlands restoration.
 

HIST 426 - SLAVERY & RACE RELATIONS

Long Title: COMPARATIVE SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIONS IN THE AMERICAS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 427 - THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Long Title: HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, 1954 TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Examination of the modern Civil Rights movement, with emphasis on the goals and strategies of major spokespersons and leaders, as well as the achievements of the campaign. Includes the extent of its success or failure and whether or not an "unfinished" agenda needs to be completed.
 

HIST 431 - THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

Long Title: THE WEIMER REPUBLIC
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 432 - ISLAM IN SOUTH ASIA

Long Title: ISLAM IN SOUTH ASIA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 433 - THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

Long Title: THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar traces the history and politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Course seeks to understand how and at what costs Israeli and Palestinian nationalisms have been constructed in both Palestinian and Israeli understandings of the past and present using books, documentaries, and films.
 

HIST 434 - ISLAM AND THE WEST

Long Title: ISLAM AND THE WEST: CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS?
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar explores issues of contact and exploration between Western and Islamic worlds, from the Crusades to the modern era. Investigations will explore how identities are formed and reshaped through interaction with other cultures and how traditions are "invented" by relationships between civilization and despotism, freedom and tyranny, religious tolerance and holy war.
 

HIST 435 - MIDEAST COLONIAL & NATIONALISM

Long Title: COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): HIST 278 OR HIST 378 OR HIST 281 OR HIST 283 OR HIST 387
Description: 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.
 

HIST 436 - AMERICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Long Title: AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): (HIST 278 OR HIST 378) OR HIST 281 OR HIST 283 OR HIST 387
Description: Seminar explores evolution of American involvement in the Middle East from missionary origins in the early 19th century to superpower hegemony in the 20th. 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.
 

HIST 438 - MEDIEVAL ISLAM WOMEN&GENDER

Long Title: WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY IN MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC SOCIETIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 439 - COMPARATIVE SLAVERY

Long Title: COMPARATIVE SLAVERY FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT: AFRICA, ASIA, AND EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar introduces the debates on the history of slavery in human society. Examines case studies in Africa, Asia and Europe with comparative analyses of topics: slavery and the state; slavery and gender; slave trades; and slave resistance.
 

HIST 441 - HISTORY OF THE LABORATORY

Long Title: HISTORY OF THE LABORATORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 442 - RENAISSANCE EUROPEAN HISTORY

Long Title: THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 443 - MULTICULTURAL EUROPE

Long Title: MULTICULTURAL EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: The art of Europe was never the product of a single culture working in isolation. This seminar will explore the multicultural aspects of medieval and early modern Europe by focusing on the visual culture of groups who defined themselves or are today defined by nationality, race, or religion. Cross-list: HART 435, MDST 435.
 

HIST 450 - SCIENCE & EMPIRE

Long Title: SCIENCE AND EMPIRE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 455 - HISTORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Long Title: HISTORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar will explore the history of human rights through disciplines of anthropology and legal philosophy as well as historical case studies of individual states and human rights organizations. Students will undertake independent research on an issue, location, and period of their choosing.
 

HIST 458 - KARL MARX IN CONTEXT

Long Title: KARL MARX IN CONTEXT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 459 - TOPICS MODERN GERMAN HISTORY

Long Title: TOPICS IN MODERN GERMAN HISTORY:
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 460 - SEMINAR IN ANCIENT HISTORY

Long Title: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN ANCIENT HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): HIST 201 AND HIST 307 or permission of instructor
Description: Seminar on selected topics in ancient history. Contents vary.
 

HIST 461 - WW II: A POLITICAL HISTORY

Long Title: THE SECOND WORLD WAR: A POLITICAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: World War Two was not just a military conflict, but also a violent political and social struggle. Seminar explores the main ideologies and political blueprints devised during the war in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe.
 

HIST 464 - RECENT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

Long Title: RECENT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar of American foreign policy during the Cold War.
 

HIST 465 - FROM ROANOKE TO JAMESTOWN

Long Title: FROM ROANOKE TO JAMESTOWN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 471 - TOPICS MODERN FRENCH HISTORY

Long Title: SEMINAR TOPICS IN MODERN FRENCH HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Research seminar on selected topics in modern French history. Contents vary.
 

HIST 472 - NETWORKS IN CHINESE SOCIETY

Long Title: CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND GUANXI NETWORKS IN CHINESE SOCIETY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 473 - TOPICS EUR INTELLECTUAL HISTRY

Long Title: SEMINAR TOPICS IN EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Research seminar on selected topics in modern European intellectual history. Contents vary.
 

HIST 474 - FRENCH INTELLECTUALS

Long Title: FRENCH INTELLECTUALS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 475 - INTELLECTUALS & POLITICS

Long Title: INTELLECTUALS AND POLITICS IN THE 20TH CENTURY EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 478 - TOPICS LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

Long Title: TOPICS LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar on selected topics in Latin American history. Contents vary.
 

HIST 479 - HISTORY: BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES

Long Title: HISTORY: BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 480 - HISTORY AND PUBLIC POLICY

Long Title: HISTORY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 481 - INDUSTRIALIZED HEALTH&WELFARE

Long Title: HEALTH AND WELFARE DURING INDUSTRIALIZATION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 482 - DICTATORS, POPULIST & REBELS

Long Title: DICTATORS, POPULISTS AND REBELS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 486 - SEX, LIES & DEPOSITIONS

Long Title: SEX, LIES AND DEPOSITIONS: MICROHISTORIES OF VIRGINIA COUNTY COURT RECORDS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 487 - BLACK FEMINISM, THEORY&HISTORY

Long Title: BLACK FEMINISM, THEORY AND HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 490 - COLONIAL MODERNITY: EAST ASIA

Long Title: COLONIAL MODERNITY IN EAST ASIA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 491 - MIDDLE EAST SECTERIANISM

Long Title: UNDERSTANDING SECTARIANISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 492 - GENDER HISTORIES: MODERN CHINA

Long Title: GENDER HISTORIES OF MODERN CHINA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 493 - EARLY MODERN ISLAMIC EMPIRES

Long Title: GREAT ISLAMIC EMPIRES OF THE EARLY MODERN AGE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: The Ottoman, Safavid, Mughal and Uzbek Empires shared similar origins but each developed distinct imperial understandings of power and legitimacy, gender, religion, aesthetics. This seminar is a comparative and cross- regional study of early modern Islamic culture and society, its inspiration and legacy.
 

HIST 494 - MUGHAL HISTORY

Long Title: MUGHAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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.
 

HIST 495 - MODERNIZATION OF CHINA & JAPAN

Long Title: COMPARATIVE MODERNIZATION OF CHINA AND JAPAN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Research seminar examining not only the respective modernizing experiences of Japan and China in the 19th and 20th centuries, but also the way that developments in one country influenced developments in the other.
 

HIST 496 - THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION

Long Title: A TURBULENT TIME: THE WORLD OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An examination of the impact of the powerful forces unleashed by the Haitian Revolution on societies in the Caribbean, the U.S., and Latin America in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
 

HIST 498 - PROJECTS AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY

Long Title: PROJECTS IN AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 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. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 509 - DIRECTED READINGS

Long Title: DIRECTED READINGS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate level, independent readings course. Topics vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 510 - DIRECTED READINGS

Long Title: DIRECTED READINGS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate level, independent reading course. Topics vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 534 - CIVILIZING MISSIONS

Long Title: CIVILIZING MISSIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Description: The development of "civilizing missions" legitimized territorial and spiritual conquest and validated the suppression of subject customs, cultures, and religions. Graduate reading seminar will explore the idea, which became an integral part of imperial, religious, and national ideologies. Readings include (in translation) modern historical, geographical, legal, ethnographic, religious, and literary texts.
 

HIST 537 - COMPARATIVE EMPIRES

Long Title: COMPARATIVE EMPIRES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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).
 

HIST 538 - BEAUTY AND THE BODY

Long Title: BEAUTY AND THE BODY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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.
 

HIST 539 - ORIGINS OF AFRO AMERICA

Long Title: ORIGINS OF AFRO AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate research seminar focused on central issues in the articulation of black society, culture, and labor in the Americas from the 15th century to the early 19th century.
 

HIST 540 - INDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA

Long Title: INDUSTRIALIZATING AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Seminar will examine, through readings and discussion, the transformation of the United States under the impact of industrialization from 1870 through World War I. Topics include labor, immigration, feminism, the social gospel, Progressivism, the Great Migration of African Americans from the South, and the rise and fall of Victorian culture.
 

HIST 542 - RENAISSANCE EUROPEAN HISTORY

Long Title: THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate version of HIST 442. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 442 and HIST 542. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HIST 442.
 

HIST 543 - THE GERMAN EMPIRE, 1871 - 1918

Long Title: TOPICS IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 544 - MAX WEBER

Long Title: MAX WEBER
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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.
 

HIST 545 - WOMEN&GENDER: EUR & BEYOND

Long Title: WOMEN AND GENDER: EUROPE AND BEYOND
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate seminar exploring recent work in key areas of research on women and gender: nationalisms; the modern welfare state; and the challenges which histories of working-class women have posed to definitions of politics, feminism, class, and family. Settings will include colonial Britain, India, Africa, Netherlands, Indonesia, France, and Germany. Cross-list: SWGS 545.
 

HIST 546 - KARL MARX IN CONTEXT

Long Title: KARL MARX IN CONTEXT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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.
 

HIST 550 - MAIN ISSUES: CARIBBEAN HISTORY

Long Title: MAIN ISSUES IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Examination of the major local and international forces and ideas that have shaped the course of the history of the Caribbean.
 

HIST 552 - AM. SOUTH: GENDER & SEXUALITY

Long Title: GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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?
 

HIST 553 - HUMAN RIGHTS

Long Title: HUMAN RIGHTS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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.
 

HIST 556 - NATIONALISM

Long Title: NATIONALISM: THEORIES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND BODIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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.
 

HIST 559 - MIGRATION & DISPLACEMENT

Long Title: MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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.
 

HIST 560 - AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Long Title: AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Interdisciplinary graduate research seminar in African American studies. Contents vary. Cross-list: RELI 552.
 

HIST 561 - TOPICS EUR INTELLECTUAL HISTRY

Long Title: GRADUATE TOPICS IN EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate research seminar on selected themes in European intellectual history. Contents vary. Reading knowledge of German is not required, but definitely advantageous.
 

HIST 562 - SHAPING POSTWAR ORDER 1945-55

Long Title: SHAPING OF THE POST-WAR ORDER, 1945-1955
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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.
 

HIST 566 - NORTH AMERICA, 1500-1800

Long Title: NORTH AMERICA, 1500-1800
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 567 - RACE IN EARLY AMERICA

Long Title: RACE IN EARLY AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate research seminar focusing on the complicated and often perilous history of race as a concept in early North America.
 

HIST 568 - POST-1945 U.S. HISTORY

Long Title: GRADUATE READING SEMINAR IN POST-1945 U.S. HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Readings seminar for graduate students on post-1945 United States history. Contents vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 571 - TOPICS MODERN FRENCH HISTORY

Long Title: TOPICS IN MODERN FRENCH HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Readings seminar for graduate students in modern French history. Contents vary.
 

HIST 575 - INTRO DOCTORAL STUDIES

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Introduction to a range of methodological and theoretical approaches to historical research, as well as to important current debates about the nature of historical investigation and interpretation. Instructor Permission Required.
 

HIST 577 - PEDAGOGY SEMINAR

Long Title: PEDAGOGY SEMINAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 2
Description: For ABD students who intend to teach. Prerequisite(s): ABD graduate status.
 

HIST 580 - THE LUSO-ATLANTIC WORLD

Long Title: THE LUSO-ATLANTIC WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: 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.
 

HIST 581 - BRITISH & IMPERIAL HISTORY, I

Long Title: BRITISH AND IMPERIAL HISTORY, I
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Reading seminar in British and Imperial History. Open to all graduate students. Required for graduate students in British history.
 

HIST 582 - BRITISH & IMPERIAL HISTORY, II

Long Title: BRITISH AND IMPERIAL HISTORY, II
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Continuation of HIST 581.
 

HIST 583 - SOUTHERN HISTORY

Long Title: SOUTHERN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate seminar on religion and slavery in the Old South.
 

HIST 584 - THE EARLY SOUTH, 1600-1800

Long Title: THE EARLY SOUTH, 1600 - 1800
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate research seminar focusing on the southern portions of colonial British North America.
 

HIST 587 - METHODS/U.S. CULTURAL HISTORY

Long Title: METHODS IN U.S. CULTURAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Research seminar on American cultural/intellectual history, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Contents vary. Research paper required.
 

HIST 588 - 19TH CENTURY AMERICA

Long Title: 19TH CENTURY AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate readings seminar on American history from the early republic to World War I. Contents vary.
 

HIST 590 - INTRODUCTION TO WORLD HISTORY

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO WORLD HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar in world history.
 

HIST 591 - GRADUATE READING

Long Title: GRADUATE READING
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1
Description: Graduate reading in conjunction with another course. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 595 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Long Title: THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar on major scholarly literature of southern history. Includes readings, discussions, and a major paper on historiographical topic decided in consultation with the instructor.
 

HIST 599 - ADVANCED MUSEUM STUDIES

Long Title: ADVANCED MUSEUM STUDIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Repeatable for credit. Offered as necessary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 601 - MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH

Long Title: MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Research for master's thesis. Must take both HIST 601 and 602 to receive credit. Offered as necessary.
 

HIST 602 - MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH

Long Title: MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Continuation of HIST 601. Must complete both HIST 601 and 602 to receive credit.
 

HIST 800 - PH.D. RESEARCH

Long Title: PH.D. RESEARCH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 9 TO 12
Description: Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable for Credit.