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HISTORY (HIST)
College of Liberal Arts
History
 
HIST 1000W - Visions of the Past: Thematic Approaches to Understanding History (HIS, WI)
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Fr or soph or fewer than 60 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Innovative thematic approaches to human past. Historical sources, methods, and concepts. Topics such as environmental history, faith/religion in history, war/society, the family in world history, technology as a motor of history.



HIST 1011W - Civilization and the Environment: World History to 1500 (HIS, ENV, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[HIST 1011V, HIST 1017]; Prereq-Fr or soph or non-hist major; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Sweep of history, from first prehistoric societies to dawn of modern world circa 1500. Forces that pushed humans to continually explore new environments and develop higher levels of social organization and cross-cultural interaction.



HIST 1012W - The Age of Global Contact (HIS, GP, WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Fr or soph or non-hist major; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Five centuries of globalization. How the modern, interconnected world came into being. Changing material life (food, clothes, petroleum) and ideologies/beliefs. Analysis of primary documents to show how historical knowledge is produced.



HIST 1015W - Globalization: Issues and Challenges (GP, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[GLOS 1015W, HIST 1019, GLOS 1015V, HIST 1015V]; Prereq-Fr or soph or non-hist major; fall, spring, every year)
Increased global interconnections over past 50 years. Impact of information revolution on human rights, economic inequality, ecological challenges, and decolonization. Cases in Asia, Africa, Latin America, or Middle East.



HIST 1026 - Europe and the World: Expansion, Encounter, and Exchange to 1500
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 1031V]; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Europe in the making, from Hammurabi to Columbus. Heyday of ancient Near East, Late Middle Ages. Culture, European interactions with wider world through religion, conquest, and trade. Beginning of the age of discoveries.



HIST 1027 - Europe and the World: Expansion, Encounter, and Exchange from 1500 to Present
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 1032V]; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Emergence of a Europe of nations/empires. Transformations through revolutions, wars, and encounters with world regions.



HIST 1031W - Europe and the World: Expansion, Encounter, and Exchange to 1500 (HIS, GP, WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Fr or soph or non-hist major; fall, every year)
Europe, from Hammurabi to Columbus. Heyday of ancient Near East, Late Middle Ages. Culture, European interactions with wider world through religion, conquest, and trade. Beginning of the age of discoveries.



HIST 1032W - Europe and the World: Expansion, Encounter, and Exchange from 1500 to Present (HIS, GP, WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Fr or soph or non-hist major; spring, every year)
Emergence of a Europe of nations/empires. Transformations through revolutions, wars, and encounters with world regions.



HIST 1102 - Medieval Tales and their Modern Echoes (LITR, GP)
(3.0 cr; =[MEST 3002, HIST 3102, MEST 1002]; spring, every year)
Knights of Round Table, dragon-slayers, magic djinn, pilgrims in Hell. How stories have been retold in modern fiction, film, arts. Texts from Europe/other regions of globe.



HIST 1301W - Authority and Rebellion: American History to 1865 (HIS, DSJ, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[HIST 1307, HIST 1301V]; Prereq-Fr or soph or non-hist major; fall, spring, every year)
Conflict/change, from colonial era through Civil War. colonization/resistance, slavery, nation-building, westward expansion, gender roles, religion, reform, race/ethnicity, immigration, industrialization, class relations. Students use primary sources, historical scholarship.



HIST 1302W - Global America: U.S. History Since 1865 (HIS, DSJ, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[HIST 1308, HIST 1302V]; Prereq-Fr or soph or non-hist major; fall, spring, every year)
U.S. history since Civil War, in global context. Emancipation. Forms of labor. Immigration. Citizenship. Conceptions of race/gender. Hot/cold wars. Reform/rights movements. Globalization. State power. Students use primary sources, historical scholarship.



HIST 1307 - Authority and Rebellion: American History to 1865 (HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 1301W, HIST 1301V]; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Conflict/change, from colonial era through Civil War. Colonization/resistance, slavery, nation-building, westward expansion, gender roles, religion, reform, race/ethnicity, immigration, industrialization, class relations. Students use primary sources, historical scholarship.



HIST 1308 - Global America: U.S. History Since 1865 (HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 1302W, HIST 1302V]; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
U.S. history since Civil War, in global context. Emancipation. Forms of labor. Immigration. Citizenship. Changing conceptions of race/gender. Hot/cold wars. Reform/rights movements. Globalization. State power. Students use primary sources, historical scholarship.



HIST 1411W - The Family from 10,000 BCE to the Present (HIS, CIV, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[HIST 3411W]; Prereq-Fr or soph or fewer than 60 cr; fall, even academic years)
How family life, has played and continues to play a major role in world history. Lectures, labs, assignments.



HIST 1534 - Introduction to Jewish History and Civilization (HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 1034, HIST 3534, JWST 1034, RELS 3034, JWST 3034]; fall, every year)
Jewish history, society, culture from Second Temple period (5th century BCE) to modern era as illuminated by literature, philosophy, art, film, music, religious law/custom, artifacts of daily life. Emphasizes political, social, cultural contexts that shaped development of Jewish ideas, practices, institutions.



HIST 1842 - The Digital Revolution: Computers in the Making of the Contemporary World
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 3842]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Historical examination of birth of computer. Global transformations after 1945. History of technology/how technology transforms cultural life. United States history integrated with global history to show how technology, capitalism, politics, culture, environment, conspired to make computer an agent of revolutionary change.



HIST 1902 - Freshman Seminar (DSJ)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-freshman; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



HIST 1903 - Freshman Seminar (CIV)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



HIST 1904 - Freshman Seminar (GP)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



HIST 1905 - Freshman Seminar
(3.0 cr; Prereq-freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



HIST 1907W - Freshman Seminar (DSJ, WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



HIST 1908W - Freshman Seminar (CIV, WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



HIST 1909W - Freshman Seminar (GP, WI)
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-freshman; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics specified in Class Schedule.



HIST 1910W - Freshman Seminar (WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-freshman; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Topics specified in Course Guide.



HIST 3000W - Visions of the Past: Thematic Approaches to Understanding History (HIS, WI)
(4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr or sr or at least 60 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Innovative thematic approaches to human past. Historical sources, methods, and concepts. Topics such as environmental history, faith/religion in history, war/society, the family in world history, technology as a motor of history.



HIST 3001 - Public History
(4.0 cr; =[AMST 3003, CLA 3003]; Prereq-Soph or jr or sr or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Interpretations of collective past as produced in public venues, including museum exhibitions, films, theme parks, websites. Intellectual/political issues in history produced for public audiences. Career opportunities.



HIST 3011 - Measuring the Past: Quantitative Methods for Historical Research (MATH)
(4.0 cr; =[HIST 5011]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Basics of quantitative historical data collection, measurement, analysis.



HIST 3051 - Ancient Civilization: Near East and Egypt (HIS)
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
A broad survey of ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian history and culture from the prehistoric to the rise of Persia around 550 B.C.



HIST 3052 - Ancient Civilization: Greece
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
A broad survey of ancient Greek culture and history from the third millennium B.C. to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.



HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome (HIS)
(3.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
A broad survey of the culture and history of Rome from its origins to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the third and fourth centuries A.D.



HIST 3054 - Egypt of the Pharoahs
(3.0 cr; fall, even academic years)
History/culture of ancient Egypt from prehistoric times to the conquest of Egypt by Persians in late 6th century B.C. Emphasizes Old/New Kingdom periods.



HIST 3061 - "Bread and Circuses": Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, odd academic years)
Development of large-scale public entertainments in ancient Mediterranean world, from athletic contests of Olympia and dramatic festivals of Athens to chariot races and gladiatorial games of Roman Empire. Wider significance of these spectacles in their impact on political, social, and economic life of the societies that supported them.



HIST 3066 - Rise of Civilization (HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[ANTH 3009]; spring, every year)
How archeologists/historians analyze/interpret artifacts of complex societies, from early hunter-gatherer groups, through settled agricultural villages to rise of towns, cities, civilizations.



HIST 3067W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe (HIS, WI)
(3.0 cr; =[ANTH 3027W, ANTH 5027W]; fall, every year)
How archaeologists analyze/interpret artifacts to develop knowledge about formation of European society, from earliest evidence of human occupation to Roman period.



HIST 3101 - Introduction to Medieval History (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Europe from decline of Rome to early Renaissance. Politics, institutions, society, economy, and culture of Middle Ages.



HIST 3102 - Medieval Tales and their Modern Echoes (LITR, GP)
(3.0 cr; =[MEST 3002, HIST 1102, MEST 1002]; spring, every year)
Knights of Round Table, dragon-slayers, magic djinn, pilgrims in Hell. How stories have been retold in modern fiction, film, arts. Texts from Europe/other regions of globe.



HIST 3151W - British History to the 17th Century (HIS, GP, WI)
(4.0 cr; fall, every year)
The making of the English nation: Anglo-Saxons and Normans; development of English law and Parliament; Reformation and constitutional crisis; early Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.



HIST 3152 - British History From the Seventeenth Century (HIS, GP)
(4.0 cr; spring, every year)
Civil War, Revolution, and constitutional settlement. Industrialization and growth of democracy. Rise/decline of British Empire.



HIST 3211 - History of Sexuality in Europe
(3.0 cr; =[GLBT 3211]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
History of sexuality in Europe, from ancient Greece to present. Plato's philosophy of love, St. Augustine's conception of sin, prostitution in 15th century, sexual science of Enlightenment. Industrial revolution and homosexual subcultures. Rape scares and imperialism. Eugenics and Nazi Germany.



HIST 3212 - Dissident Sexualities in U.S. History
(3.0 cr; =[AMST 3212, GLBT 3212]; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
History of sexuality in United States. Emphasizes sexualities that have challenged dominant social/cultural norms. Development of transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay identities/communities. Politics of sex across lines of race/ethnicity. Historical debates over controversial practices, including sex work.



HIST 3244 - History of Eastern Europe (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; spring, even academic years)
History of the peoples of the region from their origins to modern times, culture and society in the Middle Ages; Golden Age of Eastern Europe; loss of independence; nationalism and formation of national states; fascism and World War II, Jews in Eastern Europe; communist and post-communist periods.



HIST 3264 - Imperial Russia: Formation and Expansion of the Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 5264]; fall, every year)
Interaction with Europe/Asia. Attempts at modernization/ reform. Emancipation of serfs/rise of revolutionary movements.



HIST 3265 - 20th-Century Russia: The Collapse of Imperial Russia, the Revolutions, and the Soviet Regime
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 5265]; spring, every year)
Analysis of factors that led to collapse of tsarist regime. 1917 revolution. Evolution of Soviet regime/collapse of Soviet communism. Emphasis on role of nationalities/rise of Commonwealth of independent states.



HIST 3271 - The Viking World: Story, History, and Archaeology
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 5271])
Viking society and expansion of Viking influence abroad. Viking impact on Western Europe; interactions with Slavic lands; settlement of North Atlantic islands; and Western Europe's impact on Scandinavian lands. Analyzes archaeological, historical, linguistic, and numismatic evidence.



HIST 3281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750
(3.0 cr; =[CSCL 5281, HIST 5281, CSCL 3281]; fall, offered periodically)
First of a two-semester course. European thought in its historical/cultural context. Emphasizes development of philosophical/scientific thought, its relation to thinking about the individual and the community. Readings from original sources.



HIST 3282 - European Intellectual History: The Modern Period, 1750-Present
(3.0 cr; =[CSCL 3282, HIST 5282, CSCL 5282]; spring, offered periodically)
Second of a two-semester course. European thought in its historical/cultural context. Emphasizes development of philosophical/scientific thought, its relation to thinking about the individual and the community. Readings are from original sources.



HIST 3283 - Marx, Capital, and History: An Introduction to Marxist Theory and History
(3.0 cr; spring, odd academic years)
Explore Marx's understanding of capitalism/its history. Marx's argument regarding historical specificity of capitalism as economic/social condition.



HIST 3347 - Women in Early America: 1600-1890 (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; =[GWSS 3407]; fall, every year)
Varied experiences of American women 1600-1900. Topics include women's involvement in dispossession of native peoples, westward expansion, slavery, industrialization, reform, revolution, transformations in family life/sexuality.



HIST 3348 - Women in Modern America
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[GWSS 3408]; spring, every year)
History of women in the United States from 1890 to the present. Explores women's changing roles in politics, the labor force, the family, and popular culture.



HIST 3349 - U.S. Women's Legal History (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Soph or jr or sr; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Women's legal status, from colonial era through 20th century. Women's citizenship, civil rights. Marriage, divorce, and child custody. Reproductive/physical autonomy/integrity. Economic/educational equality.



HIST 3351 - Women and Diasporas in Modern History
(3.0 cr; fall, odd academic years)
Persistence of racial and ethnic identities as markers of diasporic consciousness. Comparing diasporas across time using social/cultural analysis. Gendering of lives/identities of people whose identities have been shaped by forced/free migrations of past 500 years.



HIST 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 (HIS, GP, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[LAS 3401W]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Societies of Americas, Spain, and Portugal before contact. Interactions among Native Americans, African slaves, and Europeans, from colonization through independence. Religion, resistance, labor, gender, race. Primary sources, historical scholarship.



HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present (HIS, GP, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[LAS 3402W]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
National and contemporary period 1825 to present, with emphasis on social, cultural, political, and economic change.



HIST 3411W - The Family from 10,000 BCE to the Present (HIS, CIV, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[HIST 1411W]; Prereq-Jr or sr or at least 60 cr; fall, even academic years)
How family life has played and continues to play a major role in world history. Lectures, labs, assignments.



HIST 3412 - Soccer: Around the World with the Beautiful Game (HIS, CIV)
(3.0 cr; A-F only, spring, even academic years)
Global history/exploration of relationship between football (soccer)/culture around world.



HIST 3414 - Missionary Encounters: Evangelism and Empire in the Early Modern World
(3.0 cr; spring, even academic years)
Christian evangelism functioned as major justification for European expansion/imperialism. How interactions between missionaries/non-European "converts" wrought social, political, religious transformations in early modern world.



HIST 3415 - Migrations in Modern Global History (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Today┐s debates about immigration in historical/comparative perspective. Major migrations into, within, and out of Americas over 500 years. Lives/identities of U.S. immigrants compared with foreigners living/working in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Words/voices of migrants.



HIST 3416 - Imperialism and its Critics: Ethical Issues, Literary Representations (LITR, CIV)
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, even academic years)
Significant episodes of several imperial nations to underscore themes of ethics/literature.



HIST 3417 - Food in History (HIS, ENV)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, odd academic years)
Significance of food in society, from earliest times to present. Why we eat what we eat. How foods have been "globalized." Dietary effects of industrial modernity. Material culture, social beliefs. Examples from around world.



HIST 3418 - Drink in History (HIS)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, even academic years)
Significance of alcohol and stimulating beverages. Interdisciplinary study of alcohol/prohibition regimes throughout history.



HIST 3419 - History of Capitalism: Uneven Development Since 1500
(3.0 cr; =[GLOS 3219]; fall, odd academic years)
Causes of economic inequities in contemporary world. Long-term economic developments in cases taken from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North/South America. Various theoretical approaches to study of economic development. Introduction to key concepts.



HIST 3423 - Central American Revolutions
(3.0 cr; =[CHIC 3423]; fall, offered periodically)
Social, political and economic issues that have shaped Central American history for nearly two centuries. Focuses on influences of colonial histories, capitalist development, ethnic/racial conflict, foreign intervention, Catholic Church, civil war throughout region. Readings cover events in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama.



HIST 3424 - Women and Gender in Latin American History (GP, HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[GWSS 3413, GLOS 3934]; spring, even academic years)
Changing gender norms in Latin America over time as compared with lives of women and men of diverse classes and ethnic groups. How women responded to their position in society, on a continuum from accommodation to resistance.



HIST 3425 - History of Modern Mexico
(3.0 cr; =[CHIC 3425]; fall, summer, every year)
Mexico from independence to the present: struggles for land, liberty, and equality; ethnicity, gender, and class; economic growth, nationalism, and globalization; urbanization, immigration, demographic transition.



HIST 3426 - Pirates of the Caribbean
(3.0 cr; spring, even academic years)
History of early modern globalization through one of its most cosmopolitan actors, the pirate. Geographical focus in the Caribbean basin. Networks of capitalism, migration, empire, and nascent nationalism. Global phenomena through marginalized participants--pirates, maroons, rebels, criminals, paupers, and privateers. Alternate historical narratives on emergence of the modern world.



HIST 3429 - Latin American History in Film and Text (AH, GP)
(3.0 cr; =[LAS 3429]; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Cinematic representations of Latin America in context of other historical/literary narratives. Experiences of Latinos in Hollywood. U.S. films compared with those produced in Latin America. Themes vary (e.g., women, revolution, colonialism).



HIST 3431 - Early Africa and Its Global Connections (HIS, GP)
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[AFRO 3431]; fall, spring, every year)
Survey of African history from earliest times to 1800. Focuses on socioeconomic, political, and cultural development in pre-colonial Africa from ancient Egypt through the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.



HIST 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World (HIS, GP)
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[AFRO 3432]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Survey of modern African history from early 19th century to present. Focuses on socioeconomic, political, and cultural development in Africa, from abolition of trans-Atlantic slave trade through postcolonial era.



HIST 3435 - History of South Africa from 1910
(3.0 cr; =[AFRO 3205]; fall, offered periodically)
History of South Africa from union to present. Focuses on issues such as African/Afrikaner nationalism, structures of apartheid, forced population removals, divestment/sanctions, and post-apartheid era.



HIST 3436 - Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South Africa
(3.0 cr; =[AFRO 3436]; fall, offered periodically)
Historical contexts in which specific contemporary political conflicts developed. Slave trade, colonial conquest, indirect rule, forced labor, discretionary justice, other historical issues. Patterns of human rights violations/ socio-political conflict. Cases studies might include Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda.



HIST 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 3441, LAS 3441, CHIC 3444]; fall, every year)
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the United States. Important eras in histories of Mexico, the United States, and Mexican Americans. Central role of Chicana/os in U.S. history, culture, and politics.



HIST 3445 - Immigration and the U.S. Latina/o Experience: Diaspora, Identity, and Community (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; =[CHIC 3888]; fall, every year)
Experiences of migrants from Latin America to United States in 20th/21st century. Migrant engagements with US society. Pre-existing Latina/o/other ethnic communities' experiences within political, economic, social aspects of life at local/global level.



HIST 3446 - Chicana/o History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; =[CHIC 3446]; spring, every year)
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in U.S. Notions of citizenship from WWII. Chicano civil rights movement. Impact of immigration patterns/legislation. Cultural wars, demographics. Social, economic, political changes. Meaning of racialized "Mexican" identity. How different groups of Mexicans have understood their relationships to other Americans/other Latino groups.



HIST 3452 - African Conservation Histories
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
Historical roots of conservation in Africa in 19th/20th centuries. Historical context of contemporary laments about Africa's environmental degradation, older efforts to exploit/control African people/resources. Focuses on how Africans have interacted with and managed their lands/resources.



HIST 3454 - West African History: Early Times to 1800 (GP)
(3.0 cr; =[AFRO 3001]; fall, every year)
West Africa from late early times to establishment/histories of states. Relations with North African, Mediterranean, Asian, American worlds. Non-centralized political authority.



HIST 3455 - West African History: 1800 to Present (GP)
(3.0 cr; =[AFRO 3002]; spring, every year)
West African history from late-18th century to present. Themes include study of continuities with past. Profound changes including new 19th century state formation, European colonialism, post-colonial issues.



HIST 3456 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; =[AFRO 5120, AFRO 3120]; fall, every year)
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbeans. Socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries within African Diaspora. Resistance in Suriname, Guyana, Caribbean. Protest organizations, intellectual discourses, radical movements in United States/Europe.



HIST 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[EAS 3461]; fall, every year)
Comparative survey of early history of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Early Chinese thought. Diffusion of Confucianism, Buddhism, and other values throughout East Asia. Political and social history of region to 1600.



HIST 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP)
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[HIST 3462H, EAS 3462H, EAS 3462]; spring, every year)
How Asian states, societies, economies, and cultures linked with one another and with European powers. How period's historical effects still resonate. Covers India, China, Japan, Korea, and Indochina.



HIST 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP)
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[HIST 3462, EAS 3462H, EAS 3462]; A-F only, spring, every year)
How Asian states, societies, economies, cultures linked with one another/European powers. Historical effects. Covers India, China, Japan, Korea, Indochina.



HIST 3466 - Religion and Society in Imperial China
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3373, ALL 3373]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Varieties of religious experience in imperial China. Religion as lived practices. Textual traditions. Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, relations among them. Western missionary enterprise in China.



HIST 3468 - Social Change in Modern China
(3.0 cr; =[EAS 3468, HIST 5468]; spring, offered periodically)
Opium War and opening of Treaty Ports in 19th century. Missionary activity and cultural influence. Changes in education system. Women.s movement. Early industrialization. Socialism/collectivization after 1949. Industrialization of Taiwan. PRC.s entry into world trading system.



HIST 3469 - History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000
(3.0 cr; =[ALL 3372, GWSS 3469]; fall, spring, even academic years)
Marriage/family life, foot binding, cult of women's chastity. Women in nationalist/communist revolutions. Gender relations in post-socialist China. Effect of ideologies (Confucianism, nationalism, socialism) on women/family life. Differences between ideology/social practice.



HIST 3471 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) (HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[ALL 3478, EAS 3471]; fall, spring, every year)
Japan's early development as industrial/imperial power after Meiji Restoration of 1868. Political developments in Taisho years: social, cultural, economic trends that supported them. Militarization/mobilization for war in 1930s. Japan's war with China, Pacific War with the United States. American Occupation. Postwar economic recovery, high growth. Changing political/popular culture of 1980s, '90s.



HIST 3476 - War and Peace in Japan Through Popular Culture
(4.0 cr; =[ALL 3457]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
War-related issues in Japan. Animation films, comics from 1940s to 1990s. Mobilization of culture for WWII. Conflict between constitutional pacifism and national security. Japan's role in cold war and post-cold war worlds.



HIST 3477 - Samurai, Geisha, and How They Became Japanese
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
How samurai, geisha, and Zen Buddhism came to be considered as the quintessential Japanese tradition in 20th century. Modernity, nationalism, orientalism, international politics, globalization.



HIST 3478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 5478, GLOS 3278]; spring, even academic years)
Rise of East Asian Economies, 1930-Present.



HIST 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[EAS 3479, ALL 3371, HIST 5479]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to traditional Chinese cities, their modern transformation. Ideal city plan in Confucian classics compared with physical layout of some major cities. Models about Chinese cities, influence of the models on our understanding of Chinese history/society.



HIST 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, odd academic years)
Hmong interaction with lowland Southeast Asian states (Laos, Vietnam) and Western colonial powers (French, American) since 19th century. Changes to religious, social, political, and gender institutions. Aspirations for political autonomy.



HIST 3485 - History of Southeast Asia (GP)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Origins of civilization/indigenous states. impact of world religions and Western colonialism on gender, social, political, and economic structures. Nationalism. Establishment of Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.



HIST 3486 - Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming Americans
(3.0 cr; =[AAS 3486]; spring, even academic years)
Socio-economic, political, gender, cultural/religious changes in Hmong American community during last three decades. How Hmong are racialized in American society. Impact to first/second generations.



HIST 3487 - The Vietnam Wars: French Colonialism and U.S. Intervention in Indochina
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, odd academic years)
French conquest. Colonial bureaucratic/economic transformations. Nationalist responses. First Indochina War. Emergence of nation-state. U.S. intervention. Impact of Vietnam War on current politics of Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, and on Southeast Asia.



HIST 3489 - 20th Century India
(3.0 cr; =[GLOS 3969]; A-F or Aud)
India under British hegemony in 1914 through Mahatma Gandhi and his nationalist movement; World War II; the British departure; creation of India and Pakistan; Nehru; Indira and Rajiv Gandhi.



HIST 3492 - Hinduism
(3.0 cr; =[ALL 3671, RELS 5671, RELS 3671, ALL 5671]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.



HIST 3493 - Islam: Religion and Culture
(3.0 cr; =[ARAB 3036, ALL 3871, RELS 3712]; Prereq-Soph or jr or sr; fall, spring, every year)
Religion of Islam, faith, practices, sectarian splintering. Expansion outside original home to status of world religion. Institutions. Status in Asia, Europe, and Americas.



HIST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
(3.0 cr; =[CNES 5502, JWST 3502, RELS 3502, CNES 3502]; fall, offered periodically)
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan.



HIST 3503 - Ancient Iran
(3.0 cr; =[CAS 3511, RELS 3709, MELC 3511]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Development of ancient Iranian culture under Achaemenians and Sassanians. Impact of Zoroastrian religion on Iranians, on Hellenism, and on domains such as Bactria. Iran's contribution to cultures of Silk Road.



HIST 3504 - The Cultures of the Silk Road
(3.0 cr; =[ALL 3872, RELS 3708]; fall, spring, every year)
Past/present state of the cultures that flourished in Central Asia (present-day CA republics, Iran, Afghanistan) after Alexander the Great and declined with opening of sea routes.



HIST 3505 - Survey of the Modern Middle East (GP)
(3.0 cr; =[ARAB 3505, ALL 3876, MELC 3505, ARAB 5505]; fall, spring, every year)
Political history of Middle East in modern era. Socio-economic/intellectual issues. Decline of Ottoman Empire. Imperialism. Nationalism, rise/development of states. Political Islam.



HIST 3506 - Modern Iran: Nationalism, Religion, and the Struggle to Create Modern Iran
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3713]; spring, even academic years)
Iranian history from the fall of the Sassanids (7th C. CE) to the present. Shi'ite Islam in a world context. Iranian dynasties. Iran's entrance into modern world politics.



HIST 3507 - History of Modern Egypt
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, spring, odd academic years)
Main political events. Underlying social, economic, and intellectual issues. Impact of Egypt on region. Developments in Egypt compared with those of other leading Arab states.



HIST 3509 - Approaches to the Study of the Middle East
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Intensive reading/discussion course. Ways in which historians/social scientists have studied Middle East. Problems they have encountered. Paradigms, issues, and debates in Middle Eastern Studies.



HIST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; =[JWST 3511, RELS 3079]; fall, odd academic years)
Diversity of social/cultural interactions between Muslims and Jews and between Islam and Judaism since 1700. What enabled the two religious communities to peacefully coexist? What were causes of conflict? Why is history of Muslim-Jewish relations such a contested issue?



HIST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics (GP)
(3.0 cr; =[JWST 3512, GLOS 3942]; fall, odd academic years)
History of Zionism/Israel. Arab-Jewish conflict, tensions between religious/secular Jews. Relationships between Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, Russian, Ethiopian, Arab citizens. Israeli cultural imagery. Newsreels, political posters, television shows, films, popular music.



HIST 3513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
(3.0 cr; spring, even academic years)
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.



HIST 3534 - Introduction to Jewish History and Civilization (HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 1034, JWST 1034, RELS 3034, JWST 3034, HIST 1534]; fall, every year)
Jewish history, society, culture from Second Temple period (5th century BCE) to modern era as illuminated by literature, philosophy, art, film, music, religious law/custom, artifacts of daily life. Emphasizes political, social, cultural contexts that shaped development of Jewish ideas, practices, institutions.



HIST 3546 - Islam and the West
(3.0 cr; =[CAS 3533, GLOS 3643, RELS 3714]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Cultural/intellectual trends that have defined fundamental differences between Islam and the West. Development of historical, philosophical, and intellectual mindset of both spheres. Factors in tension, anxiety, and hatred between Muslim world and Europe and the United States.



HIST 3547 - The Ottoman Empire (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; =[ARAB 3547, ALL 3883]; fall, spring, every year)
Survey of Islam's most successful empire, from its founding circa 1300 to its demise in 1923. Lands, institutions, peoples, historical legacy.



HIST 3600 - The Renaissance
(3.0 cr; =[ARTH 3600, CLA 3600, MEST 3600, FRIT 3600]; spring, offered periodically)
Relationships between the visual arts, literature, science, philosophy, and politics in Europe from about 1300-1600. Works of artists, writers, and intellectuals (e.g., Michelangelo Buonarotti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Michel de Montaigne), different artistic and literary forms (e.g., portrait, sonnet, essay), and broad thematic issues that include the individual, antiquity, state, and discovery. Team taught.



HIST 3606 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; =[JWST 3606, RELS 3717]; fall, spring, even academic years)
Violent dimensions of these relations: Muslim/Christian expansion, jihad/crusade, anti-Jewish violence/persecution. Peaceful dimensions: trade, intellectual exchange, religious dialogue.



HIST 3608W - History of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages (WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Intro course in European history before 1500 recommended; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Religious beliefs of Latin Christianity as officially taught and as received by ordinary folk; organization of the church and its implantation in lay society; relations between Latin Christendom and its neighbors, Orthodoxy and Islamdom.



HIST 3609 - Military History of Medieval Western Europe
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Concept and conduct of war in Western Europe in the Middle Ages and the relation between the military and society.



HIST 3611 - Medieval Cities of Europe: 500-1500 (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Evolution of Western European cities from the late Roman town to the early Renaissance city-state.



HIST 3613 - History of the Crusades (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3715]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Crusading spirit in Europe. Results of classic medieval crusades ca 1095-1285. States established by crusaders in Near East. Internal European crusades. Chronological prolongation of crusading phenomenon.



HIST 3615W - Women in European History: 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP, WI)
(3.0 cr; =[GWSS 3615W]; spring, even academic years)
History of women in Western Europe from early modern period to present. Changes crucial to women's lives. Family/kinship structure, control over property, organization of work, religious ideas/practices, education, politics, beliefs/attitudes about female body.



HIST 3616 - France in the Middle Ages
(3.0 cr; fall, offered periodically)
Politics, society and culture in medieval France from the end of the Carolingians to the end of the Hundred Years War.



HIST 3618 - The Dark Ages Illumined: Medieval Europe to 1050
(3.0 cr)
Origins of medieval Europe, Germanic and Viking invasions, feudalism, manorialism, Islam, the papacy, monarchies, intellectual developments.



HIST 3619 - Chivalry, Crisis, and Revival: Medieval History 1050-1500
(3.0 cr; spring, offered periodically)
Chivalry and courtly love, crusades, revival of towns and trade, monarchies, religious developments, Black Death, famine, and wars



HIST 3621 - Creating the Modern World in Medieval Europe: The Renaissance, 1200-1600
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Intro course in European history before 1500 recommended; fall, offered periodically)
Political/cultural history of city-states of northern/central Italy, 1200-1550. Emphasizes Florence/Venice. Readings include Dante, Machiavelli.



HIST 3632 - History of Germany; Reformation to Unification: 1500-1871
(3.0 cr)
The Reformation era; warfare and demographic catastrophe of the early 1600s; life in town and country; absolutism; Baroque culture; family life and its transformation; economic crisis; Revolution of 1848; the military path to unification.



HIST 3633 - Modern Germany, 1870-Present
(3.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Unifying the nation. Industrial development and political instability. Bourgeois culture, growth of socialism. World War I and revolution. Weimar Era, depression, Nazi seizure of power, Hitler's state. World War II and the Holocaust. Cold War and two Germanies. Reunification.



HIST 3637 - Modern Russia: From Peter the Great to the Present
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Political, social, and cultural forces which have shaped modern Russia. Emphasis will be on modernization, attempts at reforms in the imperial and Soviet period, and the dissolution of empires.



HIST 3652 - Early Modern Britain
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
British society/culture during early modern era, especially 16th and 17th centuries. May include themes related to political developments, economy/social structure, gender, religion, literature, or interaction with other world regions.



HIST 3681 - Irish History
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
History of Ireland, primarily modern, with emphasis on politics and Anglo-Irish relations.



HIST 3691W - The British Empire (WI)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud)
Gain/loss of colonies in Ireland, America, India, Africa. Development of racism, multicultural composition of British society, debates about economic motives for empire, resistance of colonized peoples to conquest/domination.



HIST 3704W - Daily Life in Europe: 1300-1800 (HIS, GP, WI)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, even academic years)
Living conditions and daily life in Europe before the Industrial Revolution. Topics include marriage and family, life at court, nobles, peasants, disease, farming, livestock-raising, urban life, the middle classes, manufacturing, trade, piracy, witchcraft, war, crime, and social deviance.



HIST 3705 - From Printing Press to Internet: Media, Communications, and History
(3.0 cr; =[GLOS 3605]; A-F or Aud)
Print public sphere in 17th, early 18th century. Political conflicts over freedom of press in 18th, 19th century. Emergence of advertising, public relations industries in 20th century. Significance of broadcast, computer network technologies for democratic political systems.



HIST 3706 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[ARTH 5335, ARTH 3335, RELS 5612, RELS 3612]; fall, even academic years)
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacal and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.



HIST 3708 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800 (AH, TS)
(3.0 cr; =[ARTH 3315]; fall, spring, every year)
Ways in which making of art and scientific knowledge intersected. Connections between scientific curiosity and visual arts in major artists. Artfulness of scientific imagery/diagrams, geographical maps, cabinets of curiosities, and new visual technologies.



HIST 3719 - The Making of Contemporary Europe
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Themes of European history in 19th/20th centuries. Revolutions, end of Europe┐s old regimes. Formation of classed-based politics. Nationalism, competition between European states. Imperialism/colonialism, total war. Emergence of administrative states. Schemes for European integration. Establishment of European Union. Struggle to establish a European constitution.



HIST 3721 - Studies in 20th-Century Europe From the Turn of the Century to the End of World War II: 1900-45
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 5721]; fall, summer, every year)
Social, political, and cultural changes/conflicts. Background to WWI, its impact. Revolution, failure of interwar stability. Fascism. WWII, its consequences.



HIST 3722 - Studies in 20th-Century Europe From the End of World War II to the End of the Cold War: 1945-91
(3.0 cr; =[GLOS 3422]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Social, economic, political, and cultural impacts of WWII upon Europe. Division of Europe. Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, cooperation in Western Europe. Impacts of modernization. End of Cold War.



HIST 3724 - Women, Revolution, and War in 20th Century Europe
(3.0 cr; fall, offered periodically)
From WWI through break-up of Yugoslavia, involvement/reactions of European women to situations of war/revolution. Ways in which women contributed, resisted, or submitted. Impact of conflicts on women's lives. Gender, ideological gendering. Lecture, but emphasizes readings, presentations, and discussions.



HIST 3727 - History of the Holocaust
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3520, JWST 3521W, RELS 3521W, JWST 3520, HIST 3727W]; fall, spring, every year)
Study of 1933-1945 extermination of six million Jews and others by Nazi Germany on basis of race. European anti-Semitism. Implications of social Darwinism and race theory. Perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resistance. Theological responses of Jews and Christians.



HIST 3727W - History of the Holocaust (WI)
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3520, HIST 3727, JWST 3521W, RELS 3521W, JWST 3520]; fall, spring, every year)
Study of 1933-1945 extermination of six million Jews and others by Nazi Germany on basis of race. European anti-Semitism. Implications of social Darwinism and race theory. Perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resistance. Theological responses of Jews and Christians.



HIST 3728 - Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Meaning of the term "genocide." Particular cases, such as Armenians in the late Ottoman Empire, Jews in the Third Reich, and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia.



HIST 3729 - Nazi Germany and Hitler's Europe
(3.0 cr; =[JWST 3729]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Comprehensive exploration of Third Reich. Students will examine How the Nazis came to power, transformations of 1930s, imposition of racial politics against Jews/others, nature of total war. Students read historical accounts, memoirs, state documents, view films.



HIST 3731 - Modern France and Its Empire: Identity, Citizenship and the State 1780 to the Present (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, even academic years)
History of citizen/state in France from French Revolution to present.



HIST 3767 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3611])
Development of the orthodox church in Byzantium, the Islamic Near East, the Slavic world and in the diaspora; impact of orthodoxy on political and cultural institutions, interaction with other Christian and non-Christian communities; orthodox spirituality and aesthetics.



HIST 3775 - History of Jews in Europe and the Atlantic World, from 1700 to Present
(3.0 cr; =[JWST 3775]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Social, cultural, and political experience of Jews in Europe and the Americas. Emancipation, social/economic development, assimilation, migration, political anti-Semitism, Zionism, the holocaust, transformations after 1945.



HIST 3778 - Jews of the Islamic Mediterranean and Christian Europe, 7th-17th Centuries
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3078, JWST 3778]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Experience of Jews, their interactions with Christian Europe and Muslim Mediterranean. Social, cultural, and intellectual life of Jews. Migration, trade. Relationship of Jews to governments and non-Jewish religious/secular authorities.



HIST 3797 - History of Population (SOCS, GP)
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
History of births, deaths, migration, population size, and population characteristics. Evidence from Europe, the United States, and Latin America with comparative material from Africa and Asia. Methods of historical population analysis and research of historical population data.



HIST 3801 - The People of Early America: 16th to 18th Centuries
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Multicultural approach to early American history focusing on the interactions of Africans, Europeans, and American Indians who came together to create a new world in North America during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.



HIST 3802 - "Sinners, Saints, and Savages": Religion in Early America
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3622]; Prereq-Non-fr or #; spring, even academic years)
Native American, Euro-American, and African American cosmologies. Perceptions of religious differences. Notions us/them, civility, and savagery. How religious beliefs shaped responses to colonization, enslavement, and revolution.



HIST 3803 - Radicalism in Early America
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Soph or jr or sr or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, even academic years)
Radicalism to 1850s. Challenge to traditional structures of family/property; relations of gender, race, and class; notions of self/self-governance; and ideas about the divine. Visionaries, reformers. Radicalism and violence.



HIST 3804 - Religion and the U.S. Founding: Contests Then and Now over the Place of Religion in Politics (HIS)
(3.0 cr; =[RELS 3623]; fall, every year)
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Thomas Paine, George Washington, and John Adams on religion, faith, and religion in politics. Deism. Enlightenment-era discussions about rational religion. Rise of evangelicalism. Separation of church/state, framers┐ original intent for first amendment. Religious Right.



HIST 3809 - The Peoples of Revolutionary America
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Culture/structure of late colonial politics. Regionalism. Connections between society and politics. Imperial crisis and independence. Military history of the Revolution. Origins of national politics and the constitution.



HIST 3812 - The Civil War and Reconstruction
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
United States from 1848 to 1877. Causes of sectional crisis; Southern secession; Lincoln and emancipation; military history; impact of war North and South; Reconstruction efforts to change the Southern life and transform the status of African Americans.



HIST 3821 - United States in the 20th Century to 1945 (HIS)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
American politics and society in the progressive era, the 1920's, the Great Depression and World War II. Economic reform at home, the challenges of world war abroad, and social change affecting the status of women and racial minorities.



HIST 3822 - United States in the 20th Century Since 1945
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
American politics and society in the postwar era, the diplomacy of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, cultural clashes in the 1960's, Watergate, the conservative resurgence, and the end of the Cold War.



HIST 3834 - Law in American Life, Colonial Era to Civil War
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud)
Understandings of law/property held by colonists, Indians. Conceptions of relationships among family, community, state held in colonial America; conceptions held today. Law of slavery in colonial era. American Revolution/Constitution. Law, industrialization. Legal legitimacy, federalism, Civil War as constitutional crisis.



HIST 3835 - Law in American Life: 1865 to Present
(3.0 cr)
Centralization of state power, rise of individual rights. Constitutionalization of American law. Passage, promise, abrogation, rediscovery of 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments. Expansion of federal administrative state. Origins of civil liberties. Law and the welfare state. Civil Rights Revolution of 1950s, '60s, '70s. Product liability law. Second half of two-semester survey. May be taken independently.



HIST 3837 - Minnesota History
(3.0 cr; =[AMST 3837]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics in political/social history of Minnesota and its region in nineteenth/twentieth centuries.



HIST 3838 - Family History in America
(3.0 cr; A-F only, spring, every year)
How historians study families to explore race/class. Techniques for researching genealogy/family history. Research/write on history of family.



HIST 3841 - American Business History
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Development of the modern corporation and its managerial structure. Contributions of Eli Whitney, Edison, Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Alfred Sloan, others. History of relation of business to economic development, social change, and government policies.



HIST 3842 - The Digital Revolution: Computers in the Making of the Contemporary World
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 1842]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Historical examination of birth of computer. Global transformations after 1945. History of technology/how culture shapes technological change. United States history integrated with global history to show how technology, capitalism, politics, culture, environment conspired to make computer agent of revolutionary change.



HIST 3844 - American Economic History to 1870
(3.0 cr; fall, offered periodically)
Economic development, regional specialization and early industrialization. Slavery and southern development. The role of railroads and government policies. Economic impact of the Civil War.



HIST 3845 - American Economic History: 1870 to the Present
(3.0 cr)
Farm problems in the 19th century. Rise of big business and finance capitalism. The 1920s economy and the Great Depression. Corporate capitalism, government policies and the modern economy.



HIST 3853 - Black Protest in 20th Century America
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Evolution of African American political mobilization.



HIST 3856 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984
(3.0 cr; =[AFRO 3866, AFRO 5866]; fall, every year)
Modern black civil rights struggle in U.S. Second reconstruction. Failure of reconstruction, abdication of black civil rights in 19th century. Assault on white supremacy via courts, state, grassroots southern movement in 1950s/1960s. Black struggle in north/west.



HIST 3862 - American Immigration History (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; =[AAS 3862, CHIC 3862]; spring, even academic years)
Global migrations to U.S. from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, from early 19nth century to present. Causes/cultures of migration. Migrant communities, work, and families. Xenophobia, assimilation/integration, citizenship, ethnicity, race relations. Debates over immigration. Place of immigration in America's national identity.



HIST 3864 - African American History, 1619-1865
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[AFRO 3864]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Importance of dynamics of class, gender, region, and political ideology. Changing nature of race/racism.



HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[AFRO 3865]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Integral migrations, industrialization, unionization, Great Depression, world wars, large-scale movements for social/political change.



HIST 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History (WI)
(3.0 cr; =[AFRO 3868W]; A-F only, fall, odd academic years)
Role that race has played in American war history. Impact that wars have had on race and race relations in the U.S. and the world. Literature, film.



HIST 3869 - Urban American History: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Urban America
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, odd academic years)
History/formation of American metropolis. Roots of "urban problem." Framework for understanding life in contemporary urban spaces. How ideas about race, class, gender, and sexuality created/permeated urban infrastructures and stratified urban populations/economies.



HIST 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; =[AMIN 3871]; fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to American Indian history from ancient native America to the removal era. Focuses on the social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of Native American peoples and Native American experiences with European colonialism.



HIST 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; =[AMIN 3872]; fall, spring, every year)
Focus on the impact of federal Indian policy on American Indian cultures and societies, and on American Indian culture change.



HIST 3875W - Comparative Race and Ethnicity in US History (HIS, DSJ, WI)
(4.0 cr; =[02074]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
America through its cultural diversity. Changing notions of "American" national identity/citizenship from nineteenth century to present. Historical experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, European immigrants, and Asian Americans: How these groups were defined in relation to each other and in relation to the nation.



HIST 3877 - Asian American History, 1850-Present (HIS, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; =[AAS 3877]; fall, spring, every year)
Asian American history and contemporary issues, from 1850 to the present. Immigration, labor, anti-Asian movements, women/families, impact of World War Two, new immigrant/refugee communities, civil rights, Asian American identity/culture.



HIST 3878 - American West
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
American West from Mexican-American War to present. U.S. expansion, Native-Anglo conflict, migration/immigration. Race, ethnicity, labor, class, and gender in the West. Business/politics of "settling" the region.



HIST 3882 - U.S. and the World
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
History of U.S. involvement in world affairs. Political, economic, social, cultural relations by individuals, groups, governmental, non-governmental agencies. Nation building, imperialism, hemispheric hegemony, cultural expansion, national security, wars.



HIST 3900 - Topics in Medieval and Modern European History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr or sr or #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selected topics in medieval and modern European history not covered in regular courses. To be taught as staffing and demand exist.



HIST 3930 - Topics in Ancient History
(3.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Selected topics in Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman History.



HIST 3959 - How to Do History
(3.0 cr; Prereq-History major or %; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Skills/research experience to complete senior paper. How to answer questions such as, "What is history?" How to locate/use historical sources, develop a thesis, and turn rough idea into full research proposal.



HIST 3959H - Honors: How to Do History
(3.0 cr; Prereq-History major or %; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Skills/research experience to complete senior paper. How to answer questions such as, "What is history?" How to locate/use historical sources, develop thesis, and turn rough idea into full research proposal.



HIST 3960 - Topics in History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Soph or Jr or Sr or #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Selected history topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 3980W - Supplemental Writing in History (WI)
(1.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-#; must take a 3-cr 3xxx or 5xxx course taken concurrently; fall, spring, every year)
May be attached, by agreement of instructor and students, to any 3xxx or 5xxx course to make a writing-intensive experience.



HIST 3990 - Historical Internship
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Internship with a historical society, government, or community historical organization. Arranged through and supervised by department.



HIST 3993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 16.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Guided individual reading or study. Open to qualified students for one or more semesters. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.



HIST 3994 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 16.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-#, %, @; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Qualified students work on a tutorial basis. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.



HIST 4010V - Honors: Research Seminar (WI)
(4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; =[02145]; Prereq-Jr or sr history major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Work closely with professors on in-depth investigations of historical topics. Guided instruction in issues, methods, sources. Topics vary.



HIST 4010W - Research Seminar (WI)
(4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr or Sr history major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Work closely with professors on in-depth investigations of historical topics. Guided instruction in issues, methods, sources. Topics vary.



HIST 4071 - History of Rome to 78 B.C.
(3.0 cr; Prereq-An appropriate introductory course is recommended)
Intensively examine the political, institutional, and socioeconomic history of Rome from its origins to the death of Sulla in 78 B.C. The institutional strengths and weaknesses that led to the rise and fall of the Republic are the primary theme.



HIST 4073 - History of Rome: A.D. 117 to 641
(3.0 cr; Prereq-An appropriate introductory course is recommended; spring, offered periodically)
Intensively examine the political, institutional, and socioeconomic history of Rome from the death of Trajan in A.D. 117 to the death of Theodosius in A.D. 395. Explores one historical question--the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.



HIST 4960 - Topics in History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr or sr or grad or #; fall, spring, every year)
Selected topics in history not covered in regular courses. Taught as staffing permits.



HIST 4961V - Honors: Major Paper (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-%, #; sign up in Undergraduate Studies Office two sem in advance; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Research paper on topic of student's choice. Work largely with primary sources. Faculty guidance.



HIST 4961W - Major Paper (WI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-%, #; sign up in Undergraduate Studies Office two sem in advance; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Research paper on topic of student's choice. Work largely with primary sources. Faculty guidance.



HIST 4962H - Undergraduate Honors Proseminar
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-[Jr or sr], honors; A-F only, spring, every year)
Themes vary depending on the instructor. Reading/discussion of historiography/methodology, research.



HIST 4970 - Historical Internship
(1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 24.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Internship with a historical society, government, or community historical organization. Arranged through and supervised by department.



HIST 5011 - Measuring the Past: Quantitative Methods for Historical Research
(4.0 cr; =[HIST 3011]; Prereq-Primarily for 1st-yr grad students; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Basics of quantitative historical data collection, measurement, analysis.



HIST 5051 - Before Herodotus: History and Historiography of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East
(3.0 cr; =[CNES 5051]; Prereq-Prev coursework in ancient Near Eastern history recommended; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Historical method/sources for ancient Near Eastern history. Historical traditions. Historiographic texts of Mesopotamia and neighboring regions of the ancient Near East, secondary emphasis on their relationship to works of classical historians such as Herodotus. Use of these sources in modern historiography of ancient Near East.



HIST 5053 - Doing Roman History: Sources, Methods, and Trends
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or #; fall, spring, even academic years)
Survey of major scholarship in field of Roman history since Mommsen. Political, cultural, social, military, and economic history. Focuses on methodological problems posed by evidence. Ways in which these issues shape research.



HIST 5111 - Proseminar in the History of Medieval Europe
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Advanced undergrads of exceptional ability or grads, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Examination of basic scholarly bibliography for medieval Western European history. Aim is to help students to prepare for M.A. and Ph.D. examinations.



HIST 5115 - Medieval Latin Historians
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Reading knowledge of Latin; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Writing of history in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Focus on idea of history, philosophy of various historians, techniques of research by medieval historians and chroniclers, history as literature, and value of medieval histories to modern research scholars. Latin texts only.



HIST 5264 - Imperial Russia: Formation and Expansion of the Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries
(3.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[HIST 3264]; fall, spring, every year)
Interaction with Europe and Asia; attempts at modernization and reform; emancipation of the serfs and rise of revolutionary movements.



HIST 5265 - 20th-Century Russia: The Collapse of Imperial Russia, the Revolutions, and the Soviet Regime
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 3265]; spring, every year)
Analysis of the factors that led to the collapse of the tsarist regime; discussion of the 1917 revolution, the evolution of the Soviet regime and the collapse of Soviet communism. Emphasis on the role of nationalities and the rise of the Commonwealth of independent states.



HIST 5271 - The Viking World: Story, History, and Archaeology
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 3271]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Viking society and expansion of Viking influence abroad. Viking impact on Western Europe, interactions with Slavic lands, settlement of North Atlantic islands, Western Europe's impact on Scandinavian lands. Analyzes archaeological, historical, linguistic, and numismatic evidence.



HIST 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750
(3.0 cr; =[CSCL 5281, HIST 3281, CSCL 3281]; Prereq-Grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
First of a two-semester course. European thought in its historical/cultural context. Emphasizes development of philosophical/scientific thought, its relation to thinking about the individual and the community. Readings from original sources.



HIST 5282 - European Intellectual History: The Modern Period, 1750-Present
(3.0 cr; =[CSCL 3282, CSCL 5282, HIST 3282]; Prereq-Grad student or #; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Second of a two-semester course. European thought in its historical/cultural context. Emphasizes development of philosophical/scientific thought, its relation to thinking about the individual and the community. Readings are from original sources.



HIST 5295 - Social History of Russia and Eastern Europe From the Late 19th Century to the Present
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Social movements (revolutionary, nationalist, women's); communist and post-communist societies.



HIST 5379 - Problems in Early American History
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Intensive consideration of topics in early American history. Topics may include readings in race, class, and gender; comparative colonialism; slavery; demography; economic history; religion; and regions in the colonial world.



HIST 5381 - Minnesota History Workshop
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-1301, 1302; fall, spring, offered periodically)
A case study and seminar approach to historical research and interpretation. It offers teachers and other scholars a chance to survey a particular topic in Minnesota history and to write their own historical narrative based on primary source research.



HIST 5439 - Environment and Society in Africa
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Major historiographical, theoretical, and methodological debates concerning people-environment relations in Africa, from rise of human societies to present. Environment and the rise of civilizations. Demography, colonial environmental policies, conservation, disease, indigenous knowledge, water management, food.



HIST 5468 - Social Change in Modern China
(3.0 cr; =[EAS 3468, HIST 3468]; spring, offered periodically)
Opium War and opening of Treaty Ports in 19th century; missionary activity and cultural influence; changes in education system; women's movement; early industrialization; socialism and collectivization after 1949; industrialization of Taiwan; PRC's entry into the world trading system.



HIST 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Important recent English-language work on Chinese culture during the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. Topics include religion, gender, family structures, ethnic identity, commerce/economics, and political structures/events.



HIST 5478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 3478, GLOS 3278]; Prereq-Grad student; spring, even academic years)
Rise of East Asian Economies, 1930-Present.



HIST 5540 - Topics in Mediterranean Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student or advanced undergrad with #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Mediterranean history, from Middle Ages to present. Taught as staffing permits.



HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Modernity in non-Western imperial context. Identity, ideology, economy, environment, language.



HIST 5611 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 300-1100
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Basic scholarly bibliography for medieval Western European history during early Middle Ages. Foundation for teaching courses in medieval history, preparing for general doctoral exam.



HIST 5612 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 1100-1500
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5611, grad student] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Basic scholarly bibliography for medieval Western European history during central/later Middle Ages. Foundation for teaching courses in medieval history, preparing for general doctoral exam.



HIST 5614 - The Medieval Church
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to history of western church in Middle Ages. Emphasizes church teachings and institutional structures, beliefs/practices of lay people, medieval Christian encounter with non-Christian world.



HIST 5633 - Socio-Economic History of China
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or [adv undergrad, #]; A-F or Aud)
Nature of Chinese socio-political formations and economic development in Qing and Republican eras, 1644-1937. Establishment/methods of state rule, merchants, agrarian social structure, domestic industry, demographic regimes, capitalism, and imperialism. Comparisons using theoretical and case studies of economic development.



HIST 5640 - Topics in Legal History
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Cmparative approaches to, methodologies of, and theoretical debates in legal history. Topics from ancient world to present, such as citizenship/statebuilding, religion and the law, women?s legal history.



HIST 5642 - U.S. Legal History
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics in history of American law, legal thought, legal institutions, and legal profession. Proceeds thematically. Primary/secondary sources.



HIST 5648 - Development of the Western European Legal Tradition
(3.0 cr; =[01509]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Evolution of and interaction among Roman and civil law, customary/feudal law, canon law, and English common law. Primary/secondary sources in English.



HIST 5715 - Readings in European Women's History: 1450-1750
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to current historical research on European women's history, 1450-1750. Topics include gender roles and form of family structure, women's participation in religious movements, legal status of women.



HIST 5720 - Society/Politics:Modern Europe
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to literature in English on problems of modern European social, cultural, political history. Thematic/geographic focus varies year to year. Topics include historical approaches to class/gender relations, state formation as social/political process, family history, evolution of public life, popular culture.



HIST 5735 - European Women's History; 1750 to the Present
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Selected themes in modern European women's history. Forms of patriarchy. Women in the Enlightenment. Women and revolution. Gender, class, and family life. Women in the labor force. Sexuality and reproduction. Female education. Women's political movements. Women and imperialism. Gender and fascism.



HIST 5777 - Proseminar in Habsburg Central Europe
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Central Europe under Habsburg rule from the reforms of Maria Theresa to imperial collapse. Continuity and change in society; economic and political modernization; the rise of national consciousness and anti-Semitism; politics and culture in the Fin de Siecle; the Empire and World War I.



HIST 5797 - Methods of Population History
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Standard methods of population analysis. Focuses on methods widely used for historical population research.



HIST 5801 - Seminar in Early American History
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 8801]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to literature of early American history. Readings selected from some of best scholarship in field. Questions of colonial historians. Theories, methods, sources used in pursuit of those questions.



HIST 5802 - Readings in American History, 1848-Present
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 8802]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Readings-intensive course. U.S. history from Mexican-American War to present.



HIST 5831 - Cultural Fallout: The Cold War and Its Legacy: Readings
(3.0 cr; =[01476]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Culture of the Cold War, its legacy. How it affected/reflected domestic politics, public policies, civic life, gender expectations, sexuality, class relations, racial justice, and civil rights. Impact of domestic anti-communism and of American cultural politics abroad.



HIST 5871 - Readings in U.S. Intellectual History: 19th-20th Centuries
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Definitions of American national identity from 1789 to the present as expressed in politics, religion, literature, painting, music, architecture, and history.



HIST 5881 - American Foreign Relations to 1895
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Intensive readings in the historiography of American foreign relations with emphasis on American imperialism, domestic courses of foreign policy, and international political, economic, and cultural relations.



HIST 5890 - Problems in American Indian History
(3.0 cr; =[AMIN 5890]; Prereq-Advanced undergrad with # or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Intensive consideration of topics in American Indian history. Topics may include social history, history of particular regions, political systems, education, American Indian policy.



HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad or [advanced undergrad with #]; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Selected topics in European or medieval history not covered in regular courses; taught as staffing permits.



HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduces beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students to major historical writings on various Latin American themes.



HIST 5902 - Latin America Proseminar: Modern
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduces beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students to major historical writings on various Latin American themes.



HIST 5905 - Topics in European Medieval History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad or [advanced undergrad with #]; fall, spring, every year)
Selected topics in Medieval European history, up to 1500ce.



HIST 5910 - Topics in U.S. History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad or advanced undergrad student with #; fall, spring, every year)
Selected topics in U.S. history not covered in regular courses. Taught as staffing permits.



HIST 5920 - Topics in African History
(3.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 5930 - Topics in Ancient History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Selected topics in ancient history not covered in regular courses. To be taught as staffing permits and as enrollment warrants.



HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories
(3.0 cr; =[AFRO 5932]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Recent scholarship on social history of Africa. Focuses on new literature on daily lives of ordinary people in their workplaces, communities, households.



HIST 5940 - Topics in Asian History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student or [advanced undergrad, #]; fall, spring, every year)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 5941 - Readings in Chinese Documents
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Reading knowledge of Chinese; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Readings in Chinese on a topic to be selected by the instructor. Depending on the topic and the time period, readings may involve a mixture of modern and classical Chinese or may be entirely in modern Chinese. Consult instructor for more information.



HIST 5950 - Topics in Latin American History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad or advanced undergrad with #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Selected topics in Latin American history not covered in regular courses. Taught as staffing permits.



HIST 5960 - Topics in History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad or [advanced undergrad with #]; fall, spring, every year)
Selected topics in history not covered in regular courses. Taught as staffing permits.



HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Research proseminar on actions of Europeans in wider world, 1000-1800. Based on documents in James Ford Bell Library.



HIST 5964 - Comparative Economic History
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Theoretical approaches guide cross-cultural examinations of major issues in the economic history of East Asia, Europe, and the New World. Agrarian structures in economic development, markets, the state and economic development, and the industrial revolution.



HIST 5970 - Advanced Research in Quantitative History
(4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Students will carry out publishable-quality research on a quantitative historical topic.



HIST 5980 - Topics in Comparative Women's History
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 20.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student or [advanced undergrad, #]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Cross-cultural/thematic explorations in history of women. Gender/colonialism. Women/class formation. Women/religion. Sexuality. Medical construction of gender. Women's narratives as historical sources. Gender/politics.



HIST 5990 - Readings in Comparative History
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F only, spring, even academic years)
Students read/discuss historical works that focus on common theme or employ similar methods in different geographic areas. Issues of cross-area comparison. Topics vary (e.g., peasant societies, race/ethnicity, states/nationalism).



HIST 5993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 16.0 cr [max 20.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq [Grad student or sr], instr consent, dept consent, college consent.



HIST 5994 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 16.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Work on a tutorial basis. Prereq [Grad student or sr], instr consent, dept consent, college consent.



HIST 8015 - Scope and Methods of Historical Studies
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Development of historical studies over time (especially in 19th and 20th centuries). Methodologies currently shaping historical research. Theoretical developments within the discipline during 19th and 20th centuries.



HIST 8016 - Practicum in Historical Writing
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Facilitate transition from writing seminar papers to writing individual research projects part of dissertation. Practice of making historical arguments in common genres of academic profession, such as grant proposals, prospectus, dissertation chapters.



HIST 8021 - Seminar: Advanced Historical Writing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Formal writing group. Writing practices for historians. Readings/discussions about historical analysis. Practical application of writing historical narratives. Students complete a major writing project based on their program needs and progress.



HIST 8025 - Politics of Historical Memory
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Issues surrounding interaction of memory/history. Genealogy of historical memory. Individual narratives and circulation of historical memory. Sites/forms of collective memory. Justice and historical memory. Case studies, discussions, research projects.



HIST 8110 - Medieval History: Research Seminar
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#, good reading knowledge of Latin, French, one other European language; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Research in medieval European history, using primary source material.



HIST 8232 - Cultural Fallout: The Cold War and Its Legacy: Research
(3.0 cr; =[01488]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Student produce research paper on history/culture of Cold War era as it developed in United States after World War II. Research project builds upon readings from 8231.



HIST 8239 - Readings in Gender, Race, Class, and/or Ethnicity in the United States
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Dynamics of gender, racial, class, and ethnic relations in U.S. history; intersections of these forces.



HIST 8240 - Topics in Research in Gender, Race, Class, or Ethnicity in the United States
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Dynamics of gender, racial, class, and ethnic relations in U.S. history. Intersections of these forces. Topis vary by instructor.



HIST 8245 - Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity: A Global History
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Theoretical literature on genocides and human rights and on race/nation. Readings/discussions on meaning of "genocide" and its codification in international law. Historical cases. Students choose case to research.



HIST 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



HIST 8390 - Research in American Indian History
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Research/writing skills in American Indian history. Identify research questions, locate sources, conduct original research, produce substantial research paper.



HIST 8434 - Health and Healing in African History
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Historiographical, theoretical, and methodological debates concerning health, illness, and healing in African history. Disease ecology, African conceptions of health/healing. Imperialism and origins of tropical medicine. Scientific racism. Colonial conquest and African health. Sexuality, gender, and colonial control. Urbanization. AIDS.



HIST 8444 - FTE: Doctoral
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



HIST 8464 - Research in Yuan, Ming, and Qing History
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Good working knowledge of classical Chinese, background in history of late imperial China; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Basic skills and resources for doing research in history of late imperial China. Bibliographic exercises; reading and translating primary documents.



HIST 8465 - Research in Yuan, Ming, and Qing History
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Good working knowledge of classical Chinese, background in history of late imperial China; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Basic skills and resources for doing research in history of late imperial China. Students select, translate, and annotate texts appropriate to their research interests and write a research paper centering on these texts.



HIST 8540 - Topics in Mediterranean Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student or advanced undergrad with #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Mediterranean history from Middle Ages to present. Taught as staffing permits.



HIST 8630 - Seminar in World History
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Critical examination of historical literature dealing with theoretical approaches to world history and teaching of world history.



HIST 8640 - Topics in Legal History Research
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Comparative, methodological, theoretical, and topical courses in legal historical research, from ancient world to present. Offerings rotate.



HIST 8644 - Legal History Workshop
(3.0 cr; =[01552]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to legal history and professional socialization. Work-in-progress of leading scholars working in field of legal history. Students can undertake original research.



HIST 8666 - Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; no required consent for 1st/2nd registrations, up to 12 combined cr; % for 3rd/4th registrations, up to 24 combined cr; doctoral student admitted before summer 2007 may register up to four times, up to 60 combined cr; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
TBD



HIST 8709 - Seminar: History of Sexuality
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Theories of sexuality (by, e.g., Foucault, Butler, deLauretis), their application in history. Topics may include: feminist critique of Foucault and the classics, psycoanalytic approaches to religious transformations such as the Reformation, varying forms of gender transgression, sexuality in colonial encounters, operation of sexual metaphors in political conflict, and AIDS and the writing of history.



HIST 8715 - Research on European Women's History, 1450-1750
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5715; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Research techniques for completing a major research paper based on primary sources.



HIST 8720 - Research Seminar on Central European History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Broad research theme/problem: in most cases preparation for dissertation. Students identify primary/secondary sources, conduct research, write paper, and read/comment upon each other's drafts. Geographic focus varies with instructor, may include Germany or lands of former Habsburg Austrian empire.



HIST 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 18.0 cr [max 50.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



HIST 8801 - Seminar in Early American History
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 5801]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to literature of early American history. Readings selected from some of best scholarship in field. Questions of colonial historians. Theories, methods, sources used in pursuit of those questions.



HIST 8802 - Readings in American History, 1848-Present
(3.0 cr; =[HIST 5802]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Readings-intensive course. U.S. history from Mexican-American War to present.



HIST 8832 - Cultural Fallout: The Cold War and Its Legacy: Research
(3.0 cr; =[01623]; Prereq-5831; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Student produces research paper on history/culture of Cold War era in the United States after World War II. Research projects build upon readings from 5831.



HIST 8857 - Seminar: Research in the History of American Women
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5857, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Students define a historical problem or area of research on a topic in American women's history they would like to pursue in depth, identify appropriate sources and accomplish research in primary and secondary sources, write a 25 to 35-page scholarly article, and read and comment upon each other's drafts.



HIST 8858 - Research in Early American History
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5801 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Research and writing skills. With instructor and other participants, students identify their research questions, locate the sources with which to answer these questions, conduct original research, and produce a substantial research paper.



HIST 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
(1.0 - 24.0 cr [max 100.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 14 cr per semester or summer, 24 cr required; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



HIST 8900 - Topics in European/Medieval History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 8905 - Topics in European Medieval History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Selected topics in Medieval European history, up to 1500ce.



HIST 8910 - Topics in U.S. History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 8920 - Topics in African History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 8930 - Topics in Ancient History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 8940 - Topics in Asian History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 8944 - Research Seminar: New Directions in African Social History I
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
First of two-part course. Rradical transformation in field of African social history during past two decades. Students select major research topic and begin preliminary investigation.



HIST 8945 - Research Seminar: New Directions in African Social History II
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8944, #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Second of two-part course. Students conceptualize and write major research paper.



HIST 8950 - Topics in Latin American History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 8960 - Topics in History
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Topics not covered in regular courses.



HIST 8961 - Research Seminar: Intellectual History
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Approaches/methods. Readings on or exemplifying intellectual history. Intellectual history as something broader than history of philosophical thought: a set of approaches of broad cross-disciplinary applicability. Each student prepares a research paper on a topic of intellectual history and present it to class for critique.



HIST 8970 - Advanced Research in Quantitative History
(4.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Students carry out publishable-quality research on quantitative history topic.



HIST 8990 - Topics in Comparative History-Research
(3.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, every year)
Topics vary. Students read/discuss historical works from different geographic areas, develop proposals for comparative research, or pursue comparative research projects.



HIST 8993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 16.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students work on tutorial basis. Guided individual reading or study.



HIST 8994 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 16.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Work on a tutorial basis.



 
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