Course Catalog - 2014-2015

     

HIST 101 - MODERN EUROPE, 1500-1789

Long Title: MODERN EUROPE, 1500-1789
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 101 and HIST 325. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 101 and HIST 325.
 

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 I
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. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 102 and HIST 326. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 102 and HIST 326.
 

HIST 103 - AP/OTH CREDIT-EUROPEAN HISTORY

Long Title: AP/OTH CREDIT IN EUROPEAN HISTORY I
Department: History
Grade Mode: Transfer Courses
Course Type: Transfer
Credit Hours: 4
Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation.
 

HIST 105 - AP/OTH CREDIT U.S. HISTORY

Long Title: AP/OTH CREDIT IN UNITED STATES HISTORY I
Department: History
Grade Mode: Transfer Courses
Course Type: Transfer
Credit Hours: 4
Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation.
 

HIST 107 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN WORLD HISTORY

Long Title: AP/OTH CREDIT IN WORLD HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Transfer Courses
Course Type: Transfer
Credit Hours: 2
Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation.
 

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 I
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 110 - DEEP HISTORY

Long Title: DEEP HISTORY: FROM THE ORIGINS OF HUMANITY TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Deep History introduces students to the rapidly advancing research investigating early human history. We explore evidence from a broad range of disciplines including anthropology, archeology, historical linguistics, cognitive science, primatology, genetics, and climatology to understand the forces shaping human history since the emergence of homo sapiens. This course is limited to first-year students only. Cross-list: FSEM 110.
 

HIST 111 - RED, WHITE, & BLACK EARLY AMER

Long Title: RED, WHITE AND BLACK IN EARLY AMERICA CREATING RACIAL IDENTIES IN THE ERA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This class analyzes the way peoples of African, American and European descent in North America came to think of themselves as members of different racial groups from about 1750 to 1820. The class will include a mixture of lectures and discussion.
 

HIST 117 - EARLY AMERICA

Long Title: EARLY AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 I
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 120 - MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATIONS

Long Title: MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Focusing on the period between 300-1500 CE, the course will survey political institutions, society, and culture in medieval European, Byzantine, and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Christianization of Europe, the rise of Islam, the Crusades, scholastic theology, persecution of heretics, bubonic plague, and the rise of centralized monarchies. Cross-list: MDEM 120.
 

HIST 124 - RACE & PLACE IN EARLY AMERICA

Long Title: RACE AND PLACE IN EARLY AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Writing-intensive, discussion-based course will examine the concepts of race and place in early America. We will consider how peoples of early America defined and conceptualized race. We will also consider the place of Europeans, Indians, free blacks, and the enslaved within colonial society, and how these concepts changed over time.
 

HIST 125 - SUBURBANIZING U.S. COUNTRYSIDE

Long Title: SUBURBANIZING THE COUNTRYSIDE: A U.S. HISTORY, 1877-2010
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course examines suburbanization and its role in shaping the environment, culture, religion, race, gender, and national politics. Readings will include works in history, architecture, urban planning, and sociology. Course will conclude with an examination of The Woodlands (Houston, Texas) as a case study.
 

HIST 144 - ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

Long Title: THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
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 nationalisms 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: 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
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 158 - MEDIEVAL VIOLENCE

Long Title: MEDIEVAL VIOLENCE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course looks at private and large-scale warfare during the European Middle Ages. It considers how violence was legitimized and carried out, and examines attitudes towards violence and its effects on society. Topics include rituals of violence, military technologies, crusading, chivalry, Truce of God and cinematic portrayals of medieval warfare. This course is limited to first-year students only; any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 158.
 

HIST 166 - SCIENTISTS AND FICTION

Long Title: SCIENTISTS AND FICTION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: How do scientists read and write? This course examines how scientists, like fiction writers, persuade audiences that their version of reality is interesting enough to read and plausible enough to convince. Through class discussions and written assignments, students will improve skills in observing, writing, reading, and persuading. This course is limited to first-year students only; any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 166.
 

HIST 175 - RACIAL CROSSINGS

Long Title: RACIAL CROSSINGS: MIXING, PASSING AND INTERRACIAL RELATIONS IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Class examines race in American history by juxtaposing supposedly rigid definitions of racial difference prior to the mid-20th century with individuals, families and groups whose lives crossed racial boundaries. Focus will be on people of African, American and European descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This course is limited to first-year students only; any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 175.
 

HIST 177 - VESPUCCI'S MAP?

Long Title: VESPUCCI'S MAP?
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
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 186 - HISTORICAL SURVEY JEWISH CIV.

Long Title: HISTORICAL SURVEY OF JEWISH CIVILIZATION FROM ITS ORIGINS TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Jewish civilization spans over 3,000 years and virtually the entire planet. Throughout their history as a minority amid majority cultures, Jews have adapted enough to preserve their heritage but not so much that they disappear. This course studies Jewish religion, ethnicity, politics and culture and impact on world history. Counts towards Jewish Studies Minor core requirement.
 

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 I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of social, political, economic, and intellectual ligatures that bound the particular histories of Africa, Europe, and the Americas one to the other, until 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. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 188 and HIST 388.
 

HIST 190 - OCEANS IN WORLD HISTORY

Long Title: OCEANS IN WORLD HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course presents maritime history through the social construction of the sea. It analyses the historical significance of islands and archipelagos. Also explores themes including technology, mapping, disease, communication and law. Maritime law includes an interrogation of piracy, not only historically, but in the present (and future).
 

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 I
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, Hebrews, Persians, Greeks, and Romans examined with consideration given to strengths and weaknesses of contributions to the modern world.
 

HIST 201 - JUDAISM OF JESUS AND HILLEL

Long Title: JUDAISM OF JESUS AND HILLEL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course examines the history and culture of Judaism during the Second Temple period, which produced such great religious leaders as Jesus and Hillel. Topics include: canonization, colonization, diaspora, economic and political instability, eschatology, Hellenization, imperialism, messianism, Pharisees, priesthood, Sadducees, Scribes, scriptures, sectarianism, synagogue and temple worship. Cross-list: RELI 203.
 

HIST 204 - THE INVENTION OF AFRICA

Long Title: THE INVENTION OF AFRICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Traces Western perceptions of Africa as a geographic, political and racial entity, from ancient times to the present day through a variety of media, including ancient texts, travelogues, maps, slave narratives, novels, films, museum exhibits in Houston, and journalists' reports. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 204 and FSEM 155/HIST 155.
 

HIST 205 - MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

Long Title: MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course examines the political, institutional, military, and cultural development of the societies that successively dominated the "Middle Sea" from AD 500-1500 in Europe and the Islamic World. It highlights the Mediterranean legacy of commercial, cultural, and religious exchange and coexistence, as well as its history of confrontation and warfare. Cross-list: MDEM 205.
 

HIST 206 - INTRO TO ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
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 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. 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 I
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. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 215 and HIST 315.
 

HIST 216 - BLACK LIFE IN THE 19TH C. U.S.

Long Title: BLACK LIFE IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY UNITED STATES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course traces the lives of people of African descent in America before and after the Civil War, an event which transformed enslaved people from property to citizens and forced the country to determine the place of these new citizens in American society.
 

HIST 218 - EAST/NORTHEAST ASIA FILM HIST

Long Title: HISTORY THROUGH FILM IN EAST AND NORTHEAST ASIA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Can we learn history by analyzing movies? Using documentary and feature films from Asian film culture's beginnings, we view 19th-20th century Chinese, Japanese, and Korean history. Collective in-class film viewing, discussion and reading required. Cross-list: ASIA 218, FILM 218.
 

HIST 225 - EUROPE SINCE 1945

Long Title: EUROPE SINCE 1945
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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, immigration, and the rise and fall of communism in Eastern Europe.
 

HIST 226 - COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICA

Long Title: COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of Latin American History, from 1492 to the 1820's, including the European background and the major New World indigenous civilizations. The course will examine the pre-Columbian societies, the impact of conquest and colonization, colonial political economy, slave systems and indigenous peasantries and the collapse of Iberian colonialism.
 

HIST 227 - LATIN AM CULTURAL TRADITIONS

Long Title: LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 I
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. Explores African state formation and British colonial expansion, focusing on frontier wars. 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 - AFRICAN HIST:NORTH/WEST/CENT

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN HISTORY: NORTH, WEST, AND CENTRAL AFRICA: EARLY TIMES TO PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: History of societies of North, West, and West-Central Africa, earliest times to the present. Through primary sources like archaeological remains, royal epics, Arabic manuscripts, travelogues, and personal narratives, we explore the rise of kingdoms, spread of Islam, slave trade, colonialism, and independence, and themes like mobility, the environment, and corruption.
 

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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 themes 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 Ancient Greeks to the present. Topics 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 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 I
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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 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 I
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 265 - AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Long Title: NORTH AMERICA IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1763-1789
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 - SLAVERY & THE FOUNDING FATHERS

Long Title: SLAVERY AND THE FOUNDING FATHERS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course will explore the Founding Fathers' attitudes towards slaves, towards slavery, and towards racial difference, beginning with interpretations of the Founders as a group, and moving to case studies of individual founders. Students will write a paper about the engagement with slavery of one person from the founding generation.
 

HIST 268 - MODERN SLAVERY

Long Title: MODERN SLAVERY
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 explores various forms of slavery and slave trades globally from the 17th century to the present, examining the emergence of contemporary human trafficking.
 

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 to 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

Long Title: HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Introduction to the history of the cultural, religious, economic and political systems of South Asia, beginning with the development of world religious systems such as Hinduism and Buddhism, indigenous state-building, the rise of Islamic power, emergent European colonialism, and subsequent resistance movements which resulted in South Asian independence in mid-20th century.
 

HIST 275 - MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Long Title: MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course is an introduction to the history of the Modern Middle East. It covers the main events that shaped the region from the final years of the Ottoman Empire, to the creation of the nation-states by Western colonialism, to the struggles for independence and decolonization.
 

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 amidst mounting antislavery sentiment in the western world. Credit may not be received for both HIST 279 and 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 I
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 that shaped the region's history. Cross-list: MDEM 281.
 

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 I
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. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 295 and HIST 395.
 

HIST 296 - METHODS & THEORY IN HISTORY

Long Title: METHODS AND THEORY IN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Students identify historical problems, construct historical arguments using a range of primary and secondary sources, and explore the nature of historical evidence. Students are introduced to major theoretical trends in historiography. Course intended for first-years and sophomores considering the history major and preparing to undertake research projects.
 

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 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 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 emergence of early medieval societies in the east and west. Cross-list: MDEM 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.
 

HIST 313 - MODERN MEXICO

Long Title: MODERN MEXICO
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Lecture and discussion course will examine Mexico from the late 19th century to the present through readings, film, and original research. Studies range from contested visions of the nation in the 19th century and the 1910 Revolution, to the 2000 presidential election, covering the paradoxes of economic development within endemic inequality.
 

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. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 214 and 314. 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 I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Enriched version of HIST 215. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 215 and 315. 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 - TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCIENCE

Long Title: TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCIENCE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Science and technology shaped the 20th century like never before. Both in the military and ideological competition among nations, and in popular culture and ordinary life, science was omnipresent in - and dramatically changed by - the last century. Course will be a mix of lecture, discussion, and original research.
 

HIST 318 - DIGITAL HISTORY METHODS

Long Title: DIGITAL HISTORY METHODS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Explores the use of computers and new media to conduct historical research and communicate its results. While working on their own digital projects, students will consider questions like: How should history be written in the age of Google? How will historians deal with primary sources like tweets and blogs?
 

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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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.
 

HIST 320 - IMPERIAL GARDENS

Long Title: IMPERIAL GARDENS: A CULTURAL COMPARISON
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 321 - US ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

Long Title: US ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An introduction to the interaction between humans and the natural environment in the present United States from the colonial era to recent environmentalism. The course will center on discussion and writing; readings will include primary sources as well as secondary analysis.
 

HIST 322 - CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTIONS

Long Title: CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: 19th and 20th century China saw many revolutionary attacks on "culture." Course examines Chinese thinkers, ideologists, activists, revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries who focused on the culture question. It also asks: what is "culture" that requires so much revolutionary attention and what effect have China's multiple cultural revolutions had on the world. Cross-list: ASIA 321. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 322 and HIST 528.
 

HIST 324 - COEXISTENCE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN

Long Title: COEXISTENCE IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course explores the history of the Iberian Peninsula from late Antiquity to the early 16th century, focusing on coexistence and conflict between medieval Spain's three religious communities - Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Cross-list: MDEM 324.
 

HIST 325 - MODERN EUROPE, 1500-1789

Long Title: MODERN EUROPE, 1500-1789
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
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. Enriched version of HIST 101. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 101 and HIST 325. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 325 and HIST 101.
 

HIST 326 - MODERN EUROPE, 1789-PRESENT

Long Title: MODERN EUROPE, 1789-PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
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. Enriched version of HIST 102. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 102 and HIST 326. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 326 and HIST 102.
 

HIST 327 - EUROPEAN FRONTIER SOCIETIES

Long Title: EUROPEAN FRONTIER SOCIETIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course examines the expansion of European frontiers during the Middle Ages (1000-1500 AD), and the new societies that emerged as a result of this expansion. Topics include colonization and conquest, crusades and Spanish reconquista, encounters with native peoples, spread of Christianity, medieval colonial regimes, material and cultural exchanges. Cross-list: MDEM 327.
 

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 329 - STREETS AND URBAN LIFE

Long Title: STREETS AND URBAN LIFE: PARIS TO ISTANBUL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Exploration of the street as a focus of urban life in 18th and 19th century. We will look at ways streets functioned as spaces of livelihood, sociability, and transgression in cities such as London, Paris, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Cairo. Cross-list: ARCH 329, HART 329.
 

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 what is now Mexico and the United States).
 

HIST 333 - CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN BRAZIL

Long Title: THE CULTURE OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY BRAZIL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course introduces students to popular cultural manifestations in the form of festivals and artistic movements in the Nordeste of Brazil. The objective is to show how the cultural can be deeply political, with cultural manifestations speaking to everyday forms of representation, new identity formations, and struggles for social justice. Cross-list: ANTH 334.
 

HIST 334 - AFRICAN VOICES, HISTORY

Long Title: AFRICAN VOICES, AFRICAN HISTORIES: TOPICS IN ORAL AND WRITTEN LITERATURE AS HISTORICAL SOURCE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Explores oral and written sources produced by Africans since 1800. Students will examine sources usually considered "literature" - poetry, oral narratives, novels, philosophy - and consider how Africans conceived of valued, and expressed history in their own words.
 

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 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 337 - LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES

Long Title: LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Through an analysis of sea charts, maps, paintings, and city and town plans this course traces the changes in Latin American peoples, landscapes, and settlements from the time of contact (1492) to independence in the early 19th century. Attention will be given to European, Indigenous, and emerging "Latin American" perspectives.
 

HIST 338 - 19TH C. WOMEN'S NARRATIVES

Long Title: 19TH CENTURY WOMEN'S NARRATIVES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course examines the experiences of women in the United States during the nineteenth century through first-hand accounts and scholarly readings. Students will ready a variety of materials to explore the social and legal status of women and consider the impact of race on women's lives. Cross-list: SWGS 338.
 

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. We will 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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 344 - EUROPEAN REFORMATIONS

Long Title: EUROPEAN REFORMATIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: In the 16th century Europe's house divided. This juncture in the history of Christianity had extraordinary consequences for the modern world. The course traces the impact of Protestant and Catholic reform movements on politics, society and culture and on Europe's engagements with the rest of the world.
 

HIST 345 - RENAISSANCE EUROPE

Long Title: RENAISSANCE EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: How did the recovery of ancient texts shape the discovery of new worlds and perhaps the destruction of the old? This course explores major developments in Western Europe from the rise of Italian humanism in the fourteenth century to the imperial expansion and devastating conflicts of the 1500s and 1600s. Cross-list: MDEM 345.
 

HIST 347 - BLACK AMERICA: THE NADIR

Long Title: BLACK AMERICA: FROM NADIR THROUGH THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course examines the changing nature of black society, culture, and politics in the United States from the census of 1890 through the attack on Pearl Harbor.
 

HIST 348 - GLOBAL HISTORIES OF SCIENCE

Long Title: GLOBAL HISTORIES OF SCIENCE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course will introduce students to the history of science and natural philosophy. Numerous guest lectures and student-directed discussion will explore the mutual influence of society and scientific knowledge across many different regions and time periods.
 

HIST 350 - AMERICA, 1900-1940

Long Title: AMERICA, 1900-1940
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 I
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 354 - GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890

Long Title: GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 interventionist 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 357 - JEWS & CHRISTIANS-MEDIEVAL EUR

Long Title: JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course will focus on Jewish-Christian coexistence in medieval Europe. Will examine the Jews' legal status in Christendom, their communal life, economic activities, intellectual achievements, while also focusing on the complex dynamics of Jewish-Christian interaction, and the shifting patterns of persecution and acceptance. Cross-list: MDEM 357.
 

HIST 358 - HUMANITARIANISM SINCE 19TH CEN

Long Title: HUMANITARIANISM SINCE THE 19TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course surveys the history of humanitarian sentiment and practices in the West form the 19th Century to the present. It is conceived as a critical investigation of the humanitarian movement and examines various patterns of Western interventions on behalf of "suffering humanity." Topics covered are evangelicalism, abolitionism, colonialism and war humanitarianism, as well as United Nations humanitarianism since 1945.
 

HIST 361 - TUDORS AND STUARTS, 1485-1707

Long Title: HISTORY OF PREMODERN BRITAIN: TUDORS AND STUARTS, 1485 - 1707
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Tudor and Stuart monarchs were some of the most intriguing characters to walk on the world's stage. This course will explore the foundational political and religious changes which occurred in their reigns, from the victory of Henry VII at Bosworth to the union of Great Britain in 1707.
 

HIST 362 - HISTORY OF MODERN BRITAIN

Long Title: BRITAIN FROM THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 since the First World War. 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: MDEM 364.
 

HIST 366 - RIO DE JANEIRO

Long Title: RIO DE JANEIRO: A SOCIAL AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: The development of Rio de Janeiro from a colonial capital to an Olympic host with emphasis on the peoples of the city and evolution of the urban panorama. Cross-list: ARCH 366.
 

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 368 - MEDIEVAL FRONTIERS

Long Title: MEDIEVAL FRONTIERS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course focuses on multiple frontiers within medieval Western Eurasia. It not only explores the confrontations between societies, but also emphasizes the transformative nature of these cross-cultural contacts. Cross-list: MDEM 369.
 

HIST 369 - GERMS, CITIES, AND DOCTORS

Long Title: GERMS, CITIES, AND DOCTORS IN LATIN AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course examines the history of disease, medicine and public health in Latin American cities from the pre-Columbian period to the present. It will combine lectures and discussions that will go from the study of epidemics byproduct of the Columbian exchange to public health initiatives that came with modernizing cities.
 

HIST 370 - EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Long Title: EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY: BACON TO HEGEL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 in the 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
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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 374 - JEWISH HISTORY, 1500-1948

Long Title: JEWISH HISTORY, 1500-1948
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: History of the Jews' expulsion from Spain to the establishment of the state of Israel. Life in western and eastern Europe as well as in Islamic countries, seen from the perspective of settlement, assimilation, and the particularities of the Jewish historical experience.
 

HIST 375 - EUROPEAN ROMANTICISM 1750-1850

Long Title: EUROPEAN ROMANTICISM, 1750-1850
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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: Course surveys the political social, economic, and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 377 and HIST 277.
 

HIST 378 - MODERN ARAB HISTORY

Long Title: MODERN ARAB HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of the history and culture of the Arab world from World War I to the present. Topics include colonialism and nationalism, modern secular and Islamist politics and the "Arab Spring." 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. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 379 and HIST 279.
 

HIST 380 - ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCES

Long Title: ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This interdisciplinary course will investigate the diverse cultural traditions and shared experiences of Asian Americans in the United States. By analyzing historical works, literary texts, and films, we will explore a range of topics including Asian immigration, gender roles, identity formation, and ethnic media. Cross-list: ASIA 380.
 

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 role - 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 382 - CULTURAL TRENDS MEDIEVAL ISLAM

Long Title: CULTURAL TRENDS IN MEDIEVAL ISLAM, 750-1400
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Senior
Junior
Description: Islamic cultural transformation in the context of caliphal Baghdad and the peripheral regions of India, Anatolia and Central Asia - before and after Mongol invasions. Close examinations of the rise of ghulam states and Turkic sultanates, ideologies of kingship, literature and arts, conversion and sufi mysticism.
 

HIST 383 - SACRED SPACES: ANCIENT MED

Long Title: SACRED SPACES IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course explores the forms, politics, and functions of sacred spaces in the Ancient Mediterranean using the theories of Eliade, Smith, Jones, and Lefebvre. Students will learn how to analyze archaeological and literary evidence to determine the social developments they (re)produce over the course of the first six centuries. Counts toward Jewish Studies minor and Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations major. Cross-list: ARCH 383, HART 384.
 

HIST 384 - MOD GIRL & ASIA IN THE WORLD

Long Title: MODERN GIRL AND ASIA IN THE WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Using the textbook "The Modern Girl Around the World," this course examines the phenomenon of the so-called modern girl in Asia and the world, 1890-1949. Topics include: modernity, consumer culture, sexuality, and liberation. Cross-list: ASIA 328, SWGS 384.
 

HIST 386 - CARTER, REAGAN&END OF COLD WAR

Long Title: CARTER, REAGAN, AND THE END OF THE COLD WAR
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 - UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD

Long Title: THE UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Overview of the United States’ interactions with the wider world from the revolutionary period to the present. Impact of international affairs on the evolution of U.S. domestic institutions, changing ideas about America’s role in the world as articulated and pursued by key political figures, private-sector activists, intellectuals, and citizens at large.
 

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 I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Enriched version of HIST 188. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 188 and 388. 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 394 - EQUATORIAL AFRICA SINCE 1500

Long Title: EQUATORIAL AFRICA SINCE 1500
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Examines the history of tropical Africa with particular focus on its connections to Africa and Europe. Course will include a mixture of lectures and discussions. Topics include political formation and resistance, violence, religion, slavery, economics and gender.
 

HIST 395 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

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

HIST 397 - ECONOMIC HIST IN THE AMERICAS

Long Title: ECONOMIC HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course examines public policy issues that confronted 19th-century policy makers in the Americas. These include emergence of banking, railroad subsidization, regulation of industries, invention, labor and land tenure. Case studies are drawn from the United States, Brazil and Mexico. Suitable for economic majors and students with economics and/or statistics background.
 

HIST 398 - TOPICS IN LEGAL HISTORY

Long Title: THE TEN MOST IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS IN U.S. HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Course on selected topics in legal history. Spring 2013 Topic: readings and discussions on Supreme Court cases addressing freedom of speech; discrimination on basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation; congressional and presidential power, and rights of the accused. Requires two short papers and a longer final paper. Cross-list: SWGS 398.
 

HIST 399 - THE ROOTS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY

Long Title: THE ROOTS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY: PROGRESS,GROWTH AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Examines the historical roots of our unsustainable practices and lifestyles in the United States. Major topics will include the expectation of unlimited resources, social progress and economic growth, as well as technological solutions to political and environmental problems. Cross-list: ENST 399.
 

HIST 400 - HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURS

Long Title: HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: From Edison to Zuckerberg, how have North American entrepreneurs of the past 150 years made and remade themselves, their businesses, and the technologies with which they have been associated? Course explores recent work at the intersection of business history and history of technology. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 401 - THE AGE OF ATTILA THE HUN

Long Title: THE AGE OF ATTILA THE HUN
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course examines the fifth century A.D. in Western Europe, when the Roman Empire ended and new kingdoms were established from Britain to North Africa. The "barbarian invasions" and Attila and the Huns will be considered. Research seminar format. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Instructor Permission Required.
 

HIST 402 - CHINESE WOMEN THROUGH TIME

Long Title: CHINESE WOMEN THROUGH TIME
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This discussion- and research- based course uses history, biography, law, fiction and film to examine the experiences and images of Chinese women from the late imperial time to the present. Topics include foot-binding, matriarchy, social constructs such as the Tiger Mom and the submissive Asian woman, crime, art etc. Students will write a final paper based on primary sources, and there will be one mid-term project involving a collaborative online experience. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 403 - ADVANCED RESEARCH SEMINAR

Long Title: ADVANCED RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Restricted to students admitted to History Honors Program. Seminar is designed to advance students from preliminary research to development of a formal prospectus for the honors thesis and a first draft of one section. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Instructor Permission Required.
 

HIST 404 - HISTORY HONORS THESIS

Long Title: HISTORY HONORS THESIS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): HIST 403
Description: Restricted to students admitted to History Honors Program. Seminar is designed to advance students from prospectus to draft and final version of the honors thesis. Prerequisite: HIST 403 and approval of Director of Undergraduate Studies. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Instructor Permission Required.
 

HIST 405 - THE SOVIET UNION

Long Title: THE SOVIET UNION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar on specific themes in Russian history. Contents vary. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 411 - SLAVE REBELLIONS IN AMERICA

Long Title: SLAVE REBELLIONS IN THE AMERICAS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This class examines collective violent resistance to slavery, especially during the 18th and 19th centuries. It focuses on rebellion in North America, the Caribbean and Brazil. It explores their causes, the different courses that they took, and asks what we can learn about Atlantic slavery by studying collective resistance. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) 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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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, socialism and social science, and the counterculture in environmentalism, biotechnology and computing. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 419 - COLD WAR AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Long Title: THE COLD WAR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course draws on recent work in the history of science and technology to understand anthropogenic climate change in relation to the Cold War. Topics include the actual and planned modification of climate and geography with nuclear weapons and climate science and climate change denialism as Cold War bequests. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 422 - THE HISTORY OF RICE UNIVERSITY

Long Title: 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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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 George Perkins Marsh - focusing on their work in context of current issues in global warming and wetlands restoration. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 428 - SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Long Title: MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: GLOBAL AND LOCAL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar examines contemporary slavery and human trafficking in global historical context. It examines forms of gendered unfree labor that persisted after the legal abolition of slave trades and slavery. It explores the emergence of human rights discourse, activism, and law from the 19th century onwards. Houston is the contemporary case study. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 429 - MIDEAST RELI VIOLENCE&IDENTITY

Long Title: RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE AND IDENTITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: What does religious violence in the modern Middle East mean? Seminar surveys the origins, meanings and forms of sectarianism in the modern Middle East. Examines examples of religious mobilizations and sectarian violence in the late Ottoman empire between Christians and Muslims, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Iraq following the U.S. invasion of 2003. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 431 - THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

Long Title: THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Cross-list: ARTS 386, GERM 331.
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 434 - ISLAM AND THE WEST

Long Title: ISLAM AND THE WEST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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 Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798, the seminar delves into specific case studies of European and Middle Eastern encounters and their representations that span the 19th and 20th centuries. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 436 - AMERICA IN 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. Puts 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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 443 - MULTICULTURAL EUROPE,1400-1700

Long Title: MULTICULTURAL EUROPE, 1400-1700
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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Cross-list: HART 435, MDEM 435.
 

HIST 448 - WEST EUROPEAN WELFARE STATES

Long Title: WESTERN EUROPEAN WELFARE STATE, 1880-1980: ORIGINS, CONSOLIDATIONS, CRISIS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This upper level seminar looks at why and how the welfare states came into being, how they were affected by the World Wars and dictatorship, postwar expansion, and the effects of the 1970s stagflation and oil crises. Focus on Germany, Britain, and France. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 455 - HISTORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Long Title: HISTORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 457 - FOUR MODERN REVOLUTIONS

Long Title: FOUR MODERN REVOLUTIONS: 1776, 1789, 1917, 1989
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar brings together four leading examples of modern revolution in the western world: the American Revolution, the French Revolution of 1789, the Russian Revolution of October 1917, and the Eastern European revolutions of 1989. Topics include: revolutionary subjects, reactionaries, terror, law, and constitutions. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 459 - TOPICS MODERN GERMAN HISTORY

Long Title: TOPICS IN MODERN GERMAN HISTORY: NAZISM AND THE HOLOCAUST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar uses sources from the time and historians' interpretations to analyze Nazism and the Holocaust, especially pre-war racial policy; economic policy; labor; the war experience; and the phases and legacies of the Holocaust. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) 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
Description: Seminar on selected topics in ancient history. Contents vary. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Instructor Permission Required.
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 464 - COLD WAR U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

Long Title: U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IN THE ERA OF THE COLD WAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Seminar on American foreign policy during the Cold War. Readings and research. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 473 - TOPICS EUR INTELLECTUAL HISTRY

Long Title: TOPICS IN EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Research seminar on selected topics in modern European intellectual history. Contents vary. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 478 - TOPICS LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

Long Title: TOPICS IN 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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Compares experiences around the world using a broad range of indicators: region, timing of industrialization, nature of government policy, pace of change and cultural circumstances. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

HIST 482 - DICTATORS, POPULISTS & 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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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 movements 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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Cross-list: ASIA 490.
 

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 with some lectures considers late imperial through 21st century China using conceptual tools (masculinity, femininity, gynotechnics, globalization, representation). Examines late Qing gender order, revolutionary era, party-state formation, and the Great Transformations of late 20th and early 21st centuries using visual culture, film, primary texts, and secondary histories. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) 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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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 Asian 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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.)
 

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. Open to juniors and seniors. Open to others only with permission of instructor. (Please note that class rank is determined by year of matriculation, not credits.) Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 500 - MEXICAN HISTORY

Long Title: GRADUATE SEMINAR IN MEXICAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: This reading seminar examines Mexico from the early nineteenth century to present through reading classic and current scholarship. It delves into questions in Mexican historiography such as political instability, economic development and inequality, the origins of social movements, the Mexican Revolution and the relationship with the US.
 

HIST 505 - THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

Long Title: THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: This research seminar studies four centuries of transatlantic slave voyages in comparative perspective and complements existing literature on the Atlantic economy. Primary sources will be drawn from the quantitative data of www.slavevoyages.org. Students will be able to focus on particular regions on both sides of the Atlantic.
 

HIST 506 - COLONIAL & IMPERIAL BRAZIL

Long Title: THE HISTORY OF COLONIAL AND IMPERIAL BRAZIL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: This course traces the history of Brazil from . Topics to be covered include: encounters, Jesuit missions, Indian and African slavery, plantation society, the court in Rio de Janeiro, and change and continuities in the 19th century.
 

HIST 507 - BRAZILIAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL TRAD

Long Title: WORLD ANTHROPOLOGIES: THE BRAZILIAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL TRADITION
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: This course examines the Brazilian anthropological tradition. It will appeal to students planning to do field research in Brazil and those interested more broadly in ethnographic methods and epistemologies. Topics include health and illness, culture and identity, nationalism, the body, gender and class, religious practice, and urban segregation and change. Cross-list: ANTH 504.
 

HIST 508 - MODERN LATIN AMERICA

Long Title: MODERN LATIN AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar on Latin America from the early nineteenth century to present through reading classic and current most relevant scholarship. Political events will provide the periodic framework of the course but it will delve on major economic, social and cultural developments to understand the complex social formations that comprise contemporary Latin American societies.
 

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 528 - CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTIONS

Long Title: CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTIONS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar examines Chinese thinkers, activists, revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries who focused on the culture question. It asks: what is "culture" that requires so much revolutionary attention, and what effect have China's multiple cultural revolutions had on the world. Students can choose to take as a research seminar. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIST 528 and HIST 322.
 

HIST 530 - SOCIAL SCIENCE, GLOBAL HISTORY

Long Title: GLOBAL HISTORY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, 19TH-20TH CENTURIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar. Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Montesquieu, Frazer, Spencer, and Darwin established the concept of society. After reading in the canon, course tracks hybrid national traditions: U.S. (Haskell, Ross, Silverberg, Smith), Japan (Barshay, Howland, Bartholomew), China (Chiang, Zhang), and India (Uberoi, Sudar, Deshpande), ending in critique of social science paradigms (Wallerstein, Cheah). Students can choose to take as a research seminar.
 

HIST 533 - SCIENCE, TECH, & THE COLD WAR

Long Title: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE COLD WAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Seminar examines the mobilization of science and engineering in World War II and in the ensuing confrontation between capitalism and communism. Topics include the Nuclear Age, science and diplomacy, military-industrial-academic complex, McCarthyism, the space race, and the counterculture in environmentalism, biotechnology and computing.
 

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 536 - AMERICA & THE WORLD

Long Title: AMERICA AND THE WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: In this graduate seminar, we will examine U.S. history in a global context, focusing particularly on imperialism and empire-building. Students are encouraged to think broadly about empire and imperial relationships of which the United States constitute an integral part, looking at domination in economic and cultural forms in addition to political subjugation, formal colonialism and military interventions/dominations.
 

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: INDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading 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 - MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Long Title: HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Topics will vary.
 

HIST 543 - TOPICS MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

Long Title: TOPICS IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate seminar on selected themes in modern European history. Contents vary. Students can choose to take this course as either a reading or a research seminar.
 

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 include colonial Britain, India, Africa, Netherlands, Indonesia, France, and Germany. Students can choose to take this course as either a reading or a research seminar. Cross-list: SWGS 545.
 

HIST 549 - THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CENTURY

Long Title: TOPICS IN AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CENTURY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate research seminar focused on key issues in the development of black society and politics in the United States from the late 19th century to mid 20th century.
 

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: Graduate research seminar examines the major local and international forces and ideas that have shaped the course of the history of the Caribbean.
 

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. Graduate seminar will read classics as well as explore recent work. Students can choose to take this course as either a reading or a research seminar.
 

HIST 558 - RELIGION, RACE, & DIFFERENCE

Long Title: RELIGION, RACE, AND DIFFERENCE IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Graduate seminar will explore the relationship between religion, race, and difference in the modern world. Using both American and non-American cases, the course will explore how and why unequal multi-religious and multi-racial societies - from the United States to the Middle East and South Asia - have elaborated and adapted to modern ideas of secular citizenship and multiculturalism.
 

HIST 561 - TOPICS EUR INTELLECTUAL HISTRY

Long Title: 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 563 - EARLY ATLANTIC RACE & SLAVERY

Long Title: RACE AND SLAVERY IN THE EARLY ATLANTIC
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate research seminar designed to help students formulate, research, and produce an initial draft of what will hopefully become a publishable scholarly article dealing with race or slavery in the Atlantic World.
 

HIST 565 - THE ATLANTIC WORLD

Long Title: THE ATLANTIC WORLD
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar provides an introduction to the historiography of the Atlantic World, especially Africa and the British Atlantic during the 17th and 18th centuries with comparison to France and French Caribbean and to Iberia and Spanish and Luso-America. Thematic topics will include commercial networks, political/imperial/legal structures, and slavery.
 

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: Graduate reading seminar provides 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: POST-1945 U.S. HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar on post-1945 United States history. Contents vary.
 

HIST 570 - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

Long Title: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Graduate seminar on U.S. environmental history from the colonial era to the 20th century, including the conservation and environmental movements. Students can choose to take this course as either a reading or research seminar.
 

HIST 572 - AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Long Title: AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate research seminar explores the history and historiography of American involvement in the Middle East from missionary origins in the early 19th century to superpower hegemony in the 20th. Participants will be expected to develop a primary-source based research essay. Instructor Permission Required.
 

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. Required for those who intend to teach for the department. Prerequisite(s): ABD graduate status.
 

HIST 578 - PROSPECTUS SEMINAR

Long Title: PROSPECTUS SEMINAR
Department: History
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 2
Description: Seminar on prospectus and grant-writing for third-year graduate students. Required for students in the third year.
 

HIST 579 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

Long Title: COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar on the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas. Topics covered include: the Iberian heritage, encounters and conquests, historical demography, the colonial economy, slavery, family life, religion, and the coming of independence.
 

HIST 582 - BRITAIN AND BRITISH EMPIRE

Long Title: MAJOR ISSUES IN BRITISH AND BRITISH EMPIRE HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Graduate research seminar in modern British and British Empire history. Open to all graduate students. Repeatable for Credit.
 

HIST 583 - SOUTHERN HISTORY

Long Title: SOUTHERN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate research seminar on the history of the American 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 586 - U.S. LEGAL HISTORY

Long Title: U.S. LEGAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Graduate seminar in U.S. legal history. Students can choose to take this as either a reading or a research seminar.
 

HIST 587 - METHODS U.S. CULTURAL HISTORY

Long Title: METHODS IN U.S. CULTURAL HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate 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 reading 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: Research
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 597 - AFRICAN SLAVERY

Long Title: AFRICAN SLAVERY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Description: Graduate reading seminar explores slavery and subservient status on the continent of Africa through discussion of classic and recent monographs. Course will engage with themes like gender, kinship, age, and the relationship between people and things in order to understand the nature of slavery and abolition on the continent.
 

HIST 599 - ADVANCED MUSEUM STUDIES

Long Title: ADVANCED MUSEUM STUDIES
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
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 700 - THIRD-YEAR RESEARCH

Long Title: THIRD-YEAR RESEARCH
Department: History
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 4 TO 12
Description: Appropriate for third-year graduate students who are working on their prospectus and have not yet taken their general exam. Repeatable for 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.