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Undergraduate History

2016 Spring Term

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3 Units

HISTORY THROUGH FILM (GH)

History 110

This variable-topics course will introduce students to selected historical themes depicted by popular film. Students will watch and deconstruct popular historical films within the larger context of scholarly analysis of a particular historic period or event. Evaluation will be based on a variety of essay and objective exams. As well, in-class discussion will form a significant basis for evaluation. Repeatable once in degree with change in topic (may only apply once toward major).


3 Units

AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 (DV) (GH)

History 124

An introduction to the study of American history with emphasis on the evolution of economic, political, social and cultural values and institutions from colonization through the Civil War era.


3 Units

AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 (DV)(GH)

History 125

A study of the United States from 1877 to the present, analyzing the socio-economic, political and intellectual forces that have shaped contemporary values, problems and institutions. This course taken in conjunction with HISTRY 124 provides a complete American history survey.


3 Units

ATLANTIC HISTORY (DV) (GH)

History 150

This course explores the historic Altantic community from the Columbian era to 1870. It examines the process which drew together the history of four continents, Europe, Africa, North and South America as a result of the commerce, migrations, and imperial rivalries initiated by the Columbian encounter.


3 Units

WESTERN CIVILIZATION (GH)

History 154

An examination of the social, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped Western civilization from early ancient Mediterranean cultures to the eighteenth century.


3 Units

HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE (GH)

History 155

A study of European civilizations from the eighteenth century to the present, analyzing the social, economic, political and intellectual forces that have shaped contemporary values, problems and institutions. This course taken in conjunction with 740-154 provides a complete survey of Western civilization.


3 Units

HISTORICAL METHODS

History 200

This course provides an introduction to the methods and theories historians use to study the past. Through projects and papers, students will develop their skills in critically reading, analyzing, researching and writing about history. They will also be introduced to major trends in historical theory and interpretation.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY

History 202

History 202 introduces students to the ideas, methodologies, and practices of public historians through readings, lectures, and class discussions. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet historians practicing in the public arena and to produce a collaborative public history project.


3 Units

UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY AND EMPIRE, 1790 TO THE RECENT PAST (GH)

History 322

This course analyzes the history of the United States' territorial growth and increasing global influence from the 1790s down to the recent past. In addition to covering the main U.S. diplomatic and military engagements, the course will explore the themes and ideas that underpinned this process of expansion.


3 Units

RACE, ROCK & ROLL AND AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GH)

History 323

This course explores the history of rock music in America as a lens into race and ethnicity. It also uses the study of rock to teach methods of historical practice. Topics will include slave musical traditions, 19th century European ethnic and African-influenced music, the blues, jazz and modern rock


3 Units

MODERNIZATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST (GH)

History 337

This course is an undergraduate survey of modernization in the Ottoman Empire and its Afro-Asian successor states from the Islamic reform movements of the late 18th century until present. It will emphasize the broad sweep of modernization throughout the region, focusing thematically on its geo-political, economic, social, and ideological aspects.


3 Units

AFRICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY FROM 1800 TO THE 1970S (GH)

History 341

The course addresses the experiences of African women from 1800 to independent Africa with a focus on women's experiences and their contributions to African societies. The course cover changing ideas about gender and evaluates women's positions in African societies including rulers, warriors, politicians, activists, and average farmers.


3 Units

CONQUEST AND COLONIALISM IN LATIN AMERICA (GH)

History 342

An introduction to the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to 1860. Traces the development of colonial rule and the formation of new nations after 1810. Topics include the nature of pre-Columbian societies, the resistance and accommodations of indigenous peoples to European conquest, the institutions and culture of African slavery, the role of the Catholic church, the evolution of race, gender, and class hierarchies, and fragility of the new nation-states after Independence.


3 Units

SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN MODERN BRITAIN 1763-PRESENT (GH)

History 352

A survey of the social, political, and economic history of England in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is placed on British industrial development, the rise of the Labour Party, and the social effects of the two world wars.


3 Units

ANCIENT HISTORY

History 353

A study of the civilization of the Ancient Near East, of Greece and of Rome.


3 Units

FROM GODDESSES TO WITCHES: WOMEN IN PREMODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

History 363

This course is a history of women in ancient, medieval and early modern European history, roughly the period from 4000 BCD to around 1750 CE. It focuses on the role, status and agency of women in different premodern European contexts, with particular focus on politics, culture and religion.


3 Units

RISE AND FALL OF THE FRENCH OVERSEAS EMPIRE

History 376

This survey course introduces students to major themes in the history of French imperialism and colonialism, from first encounters with "New World" inhabitants during the age of exploration to the bloodstained process of decolonization in the second half of the twentieth century.


3 Units

MODERN JAPAN

History 386

A discussion of Japan's emergence into the modern world centering on the Japanese transformation from a secluded feudal nation to a powerful industrialized state.


3 Units

RESEARCH METHODS

History 399

History 399 is part of the history methods block of courses. Taken in sequence after History 200 and in preparation for History 499, this course will give students experience in exploring diverse archival and secondary source collection in preparation for their writing capstone experience in History 499.


3 Units

STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (VARIABLE TOPIC)

History 455

Intensive study of a major theme in social and cultural history emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches to complex historical issues. The particular topic of the course will be published before registration.


1-6 Units

PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP

History 493

Study and work with a historical agency under the direction of a faculty supervisor. May include a related research project. Students will have the opportunity to combine academic learning with practical experience in the operation of a historical agency. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in the history major.


1-12 Units

EXCHANGE STUDY

History 497

Variable topics.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

History 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 2 credits in major/degree.


3 Units

SENIOR THESIS

History 499

A capstone writing seminar. Senior level History majors employ their previously completed research and analytical skills to complete a perceptive monograph.

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