HIST - HISTORY

Department of History (ARS)


HIST - 1010 EUROPE TO 1600
[3 hours] A survey of western Europe, including its ancient Jewish, Greco-Roman and Christian roots; the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation.


HIST - 1020 EUROPE FROM 1600
[3 hours] A survey of European history from the 17th century to the present with emphasis on the major political, economic, social and cultural trends.


HIST - 1030 AMERICA TO 1865
[3 hours] The development of the United States from its Native American and immigrant roots through the Civil War.


HIST - 1040 AMERICA FROM 1865
[3 hours] Survey of American history since the Civil War, with special attention to political, social, economic, and cultural developments.


HIST - 1050 WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
[3 hours] A survey of the ancient world from the stone age to around 1500. Cultural and political topics are treated so as to compare the major civilizations.


HIST - 1060 WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500
[3 hours] A survey of world history from 1500 to the present. Cultural and political topics are treated so as to draw comparisons between the most significant modern societies.


HIST - 1070 THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
[3 hours] This thematic survey of the 20th century from a historical and global perspective emphasizes the origins of the world in which we live and discusses some of our alternative futures.


HIST - 1080 EAST ASIA TO 1800
[3 hours] Multidisciplinary introduction to traditional East Asia (origins-1800) with emphasis on the historical development, political traditions, socio-economic patterns, religious and philosophical values, and cultural accomplishments of China and Japan.


HIST - 1090 EAST ASIA FROM 1800
[3 hours] Multidisciplinary introduction to the history, civilization, political organization, international relations, social and economic patterns, and cultural trends of China and Japan since 1800.


HIST - 1100 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS
[3 hours] A thematic survey from pre-Columbian times to the present. Covers Native American cultures, European colonial policies and institutions, independence movements, the emergence of new nations and twentieth-century problems.


HIST - 1110 AFRICAN CIVILIZATION
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 1110. General cultural and historical survey of Africa south of the Sahara from earliest times to the 20th century. Includes topics on art, literature, philosophy, religion and society.


HIST - 1120 MIDDLE EAST CIVILIZATION
[3 hours] General cultural and historical survey of the Middle East and Islam from 600 to the 20th century. Includes topics in historical movements, literature, religion, and social and intellectual history.


HIST - 1130 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL THINKING
[3 - 4 hours] (Not for major credit) An introduction to the nature, concepts and skills of the discipline of history designed to improve historical awareness and the ability to think historically. Occasionally offered as a writing intensive course.
01: America
02: Asia
03: Europe
04: Latin America
05: Africa
06: Special Topics


HIST - 2000 METHODS SEMINAR
[4 hours] Research techniques, writing of term papers and book reviews. Introduction to historiography. Offered as a writing intensive course.


HIST - 2040 ANCIENT NEAR EAST
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as CLC 2040. Survey of the Sumerian, Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian, Egyptian, Palestinian and Persian worlds.


HIST - 2050 ANCIENT GREECE
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as CLC 2050. Survey of the Greek and Hellenistic world.


HIST - 2060 ANCIENT ROME
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as CLC 2060. Survey of the Roman Republic and Empire.


HIST - 2080 JEWISH HISTORY
[3 hours] Institutions, culture, and religion from earliest times through the Biblical period to the present, including ghetto, emancipation, Zionism, Holocaust, and third Jewish commonwealth in Israel. (Jewish Chautauqua Society)


HIST - 2100 HISTORY OF THE FUTURE
[3 hours] Explores expectations about the future of successive generations, mainly in the U.S., by examining cultural artifacts such as architecture, films, literature and the press. Offered as a writing intensive course.


HIST - 2110 TRACING YOUR FAMILY
[3 hours] Designed to guide students in researching their families and presenting their findings, the class builds on basic genealogical skills. A series of written exercises culminates in a social history of the family. Offered as a writing intensive course.


HIST - 2170 GREAT BRITAIN TO 1714
[3 hours] An introductory course on British history from the Roman conquest to 1714. Emphasis on Anglo-Saxon and Norman invasions, the rise of Parliament, common law, and Puritan Revolution.


HIST - 2180 GREAT BRITAIN FROM 1714 TO THE PRESENT
[3 hours] An introductory course on British history from the Hanoverian dynasty to the present. Emphasis on English maritime power, the industrial revolution, and two world wars.


HIST - 2190 BRITAIN AND IRELAND
[3 hours] From the 17th to the 20th century, the mutual influences in literature and history of colony and colonizer are examined.


HIST - 2250 WORLD WAR I
[3 hours] World War I from origins to conclusion and its effect on the course of the 20th century. Political and diplomatic background, conduct, termination, technology, and the war's effect on society and the 20th century.


HIST - 2260 WORLD WAR II ON FILM
[3 hours] Analysis of contemporary and retrospective documentary film treatments of major aspects of World War II, with emphasis on their historical accuracy and authenticity.


HIST - 2280 TOLEDO: EMERGENCE OF A CITY, 1750-1880
[3 hours] Early history of Toledo and the Maumee River Valley, including Indian settlement, imperial rivalries, Maumee Valley towns, economic growth, immigrant arrivals and the creation of neighborhoods.


HIST - 2290 TOLEDO: METROPOLITAN ERA, 1880-1980
[3 hours] The growth of Toledo in the 20th century, including suburbanization, the city's leadership in the national Progressive Movement, Depression and New Deal, organized labor, individual suburbs, and recent problems.


HIST - 2340 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
[3 hours] An introduction to Indian-White relations from pre-Columbian times to present. Emphasizes tribes of the United States, Mexico and Canada.


HIST - 2640 MEDIEVAL RUSSIA
[3 hours] Russia from the 9th century to 1700, including Kievan and Moscovite Russia.


HIST - 2650 MODERN RUSSIA
[3 hours] Russia from 1700 to the present, including Imperial and Soviet Russia.


HIST - 2700 JAPAN AND WORLD WAR II
[3 hours] A study of the factors behind Japan's entry into World War II with the United States and the Allied Powers and an in-depth treatment of Japan at war.


HIST - 2710 POSTWAR JAPAN
[3 hours] This course examines the development of Japan since the war. It focuses on the political, economic, social and cultural changes since 1945 and relates these factors to Japan's international relations.


HIST - 2720 HISTORY OF TOKYO
[3 hours] An examination of Japanese urban social and cultural history. Treats the foundations of Edo, transition to Tokyo, the modern rise, the great earthquake, the war, the Olympics and the present.


HIST - 2730 THE CHINESE REVOLUTION
[3 hours] This course examines the process by which Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party came to power. It treats the political, economic and social forces behind the Chinese revolution (1900-49).


HIST - 2740 THE U.S. AND VIETNAM
[3 hours] The background, character and impact of the Vietnam war from both the American and Vietnamese perspectives.


HIST - 2980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[2 - 4 hours] Topics selected by various instructors. May be repeated when the topic varies.


HIST - 3100 EUROPEAN MIDDLE AGES I
[3 hours] The history of Western Europe from its beginnings to the eve of the First Crusade.


HIST - 3110 EUROPEAN MIDDLE AGES II
[3 hours] Europe from the First Crusade to the late 13th century.


HIST - 3200 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
[3 hours] Latin American history to 1825. Covers pre-Columbian Indian civilizations; Spanish and Portuguese conquests, colonial policies and institutions; colonial life and independence movements.


HIST - 3210 LATIN AMERICAN REPUBLICS
[3 hours] Major economic, political and social developments from independence to the present. In spite of the region's tremendous diversity, there is a shared "Latin American" experience.


HIST - 3220 ARGENTINA AND CHILE
[3 hours] An in-depth study of Argentina and Chile since independence.


HIST - 3250 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 3250. An examination of the historical experiences of African-Americans in the United States from 1619 to 1865.


HIST - 3260 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 3260. An examination of the historical experiences of African-Americans in the United States since 1865.


HIST - 3270 THE CITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1607-1850
[3 hours] Urbanization and the city in world history. The growth, planning and problems of American cities from colonial times until the mid-19th century.


HIST - 3280 CITY AND METROPOLIS IN MODERN AMERICA, 1850 TO THE PRESENT
[3 hours] The growth of the 19th-century city and the emergence of the 20th- century American metropolis. Urban problems of the 20th century.


HIST - 3290 OHIO HISTORY
[3 hours] From colonial times to the present.


HIST - 3310 ETHNIC AMERICA
[3 hours] American ethnic diversity from the colonial era to recent decades. A study of individuals and groups. Topics include American identity and Americanization, migration, legislation, nativism.


HIST - 3350 THE EARLY FRONTIER
[3 hours] An examination of intercultural conflict and accommodation in frontier communities in Eastern North America to 1776.


HIST - 3400 AMERICAN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY TO 1850
[3 hours] American social and cultural patterns, institutions and forces from the colonial period to the mid-19th century.


HIST - 3410 AMERICAN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY, 1850-THE PRESENT
[3 hours] American social and cultural patterns, institutions and forces from the mid-19th century to the present.


HIST - 3420 AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY
[3 hours] The development of the strategy, tactics, organization, operation, and policies of the armed forces of the U.S.; the interaction with technological factors, foreign policy goals, international problems, and American society.


HIST - 3430 AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY IN THE 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours] Intensive examination of the history of land, sea, air, and intelligence factors.Emphasizes the historical development of the strategy and tactics of wars, peacetime planning, technological developments, and military-societal relationships.


HIST - 3440 AMERICAN RADICALISM
[3 hours] Origins and development of radical social movements and their ideologies from the American Revolution to the New Left of the 1960s. Abolitionism, Feminism, Communitarianism, Marxism, Anarchism, Populism, Communism, and the Peace Movement are among the topics to be studied.


HIST - 3450 CANADA TO 1867
[3 hours] Canadian history from before European contact to Confederation. Considers European-Native contact, Canada as an extension of Europe and the beginnings of Canadian identities.


HIST - 3460 CANADA SINCE 1867
[3 hours] Canadian history since Confederation. Considers expansion westward, constitutional development, continuing British vs. French, and European vs. Native tensions. Canada and the U.S., modern society, economy, politics.


HIST - 3520 DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN GERMANY TO 1918
[3 hours] Development of modern German history from the late Middle Ages to the end of World War I with emphasis on the emergence of German nationalism and a united German state in the 18th-19th centuries.


HIST - 3530 20TH CENTURY GERMANY
[3 hours] Germany's development from the end of World War I to the present with emphasis on the rise of Nazism, World War II, and the division and new unification of Germany.


HIST - 3560 EARLY MODERN FRANCE
[3 hours] A survey of early modern French history from c. 1600-1789.


HIST - 3570 HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE
[3 hours] A survey of modern French history since 1789.


HIST - 3870 JUNIOR HONORS RESEARCH I
[3 hours] Independent research on specific historical topics. Prerequisite: Honors students only.


HIST - 3880 JUNIOR HONORS RESEARCH II
[3 hours] Independent research on specific historical topics. Prerequisite: Honors students only.


HIST - 4000 CAPSTONE IN HISTORY
[4 hours] Research or historiography course offered in a proseminar or seminar setting. Topics and interdisciplinary aspects at the discretion of individual faculty and will change from year to year. Prerequisite: HIST 2000 or permission of the instructor.


HIST - 4010 GREEK HISTORY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as CLC 4010. Selected topics on the political and social institutions of Greece in the classical and Hellenistic periods.


HIST - 4020 ROMAN HISTORY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as CLC 4020. Selected topics on the political and social institutions of Rome during the Republic and Empire.


HIST - 4030 EUROPE IN THE 14TH-15TH CENTURIES
[3 hours] The waning of the Middle Ages and the development of the Renaissance in Western Europe with emphasis on Italy.


HIST - 4040 EUROPE IN THE 16TH-17TH CENTURIES
[3 hours] Society, culture and politics in early modern Europe with emphasis on culture north of the Alps, the Reformation, and the nation-state.


HIST - 4060 AGE OF ABSOLUTISM
[3 hours] The growth and decline of the absolute monarchies in Europe and the development of a world market economy, c.1550-1715.


HIST - 4070 AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
[4 hours] The intellectual revolution of the years c. 1715-1789 and the challenge to the absolute monarchies of Europe.


HIST - 4080 AGE OF REVOLUTION

[4hours] The age of the French Revolution and Napoleon, c.1785-1848.


HIST - 4090 EUROPE, 1850-1918
[3 hours] Internal and international development of the major European states from the mid-19th century to World War I with emphasis on nationalism, industrialization, imperialism, the origins and course of war.


HIST - 4100 EUROPE SINCE WORLD WAR I
[3 hours] Internal and international development of the major European states from World War I to the end of the twentieth century.


HIST - 4130 TUDOR ENGLAND
[3 hours] Tudor England from 1485 to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I, emphasizing political, economic and social developments.


HIST - 4140 STUART ENGLAND
[3 hours] Stuart England from 1603 to the end of the reign of Anne, emphasizing political, economic and social developments.


HIST - 4150 CRITICS OF VICTORIAN SOCIETY
[3 hours] Principal critics of society like Ruskin, Carlyle, Cobbett, Marx, Engels, Morris, Mill are read with a view to understanding capitalism, industrialism, and England.


HIST - 4170 THE BRITISH EMPIRE: FOR AND AGAINST
[3 hours] The emergence of England as a maritime power, as an empire, and as a financial force, with emphasis upon resistances and decolonization.


HIST - 4180 TOPICS IN ENGLISH SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY
[3 hours] Selected topics of modern English society and economy will be covered, such as urbanization, family, and gender relations, enclosures, work and crafts.


HIST - 4190 BRITAIN FROM 1763 TO 1832
[3 hours] An intensive examination of the slave trade, factory system, radicalism, Parliamentary Reform, insurrection, by means of reading primary sources such as Tom Paine.


HIST - 4200 COLONIAL FOUNDATIONS OF U.S.
[3 hours] This course analyzes the colonial experience of the United States prior to 1763. It stresses the various cultures and social groups in America and how they related with one another.


HIST - 4210 WOMEN IN EARLY AMERICA
[3 hours] A survey of the history of women in America up to 1860. Special focus on the divergent experiences of Native American, European American and African American women, including the forced and voluntary migrations of women to and across North America.


HIST - 4220 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
[3 hours] The background and progress of the War for Independence.


HIST - 4230 THE EARLY REPUBLIC
[3 hours] American politics and culture in the Federalist and Jeffersonian periods, 1789-1819.


HIST - 4240 THE AGE OF JACKSON
[3 hours] Jacksonian democracy in politics and as a reform movement; the sectional controversy; the Mexican-American War.


HIST - 4250 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
[3 hours] Slavery and the Constitution in the sectional controversy, the political and military events of the Civil War, and the impact of the war on American society, 1848-1876.


HIST - 4260 EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA, 1876-1919
[3 hours] American society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries including industrialization, urbanization, immigration, agrarian and labor revolts, politics, economic expansion, overseas initiatives, Progressive reform, and involvement in World War I.


HIST - 4270 20TH CENTURY AMERICA, 1920-1945
[3 hours] Social, political, and economic development of the United States, 1920-1945. The Republican ascendancy, the car culture, Great Depression, New Deal, and World War II.


HIST - 4280 U.S. SINCE 1945: AFFLUENCE AND ANXIETY
[3 hours] Social, economic and political development of the United States since 1945. The Cold War, McCarthyism, Eisenhower Equilibrium, the New Frontier and the Great Society, civil rights, Watergate and the Reagan Revolution.


HIST - 4290 THE OLD SOUTH
[3 hours] The American South from colonization to secession, with emphasis on the society, economy, and culture of the antebellum period, 1820-1860.


HIST - 4300 GREAT AMERICANS
[3 hours] The careers of selected Americans in politics, business, science, religion and literature.


HIST - 4310 HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS
[3 hours] History of Native American revitalization movements as a response to European colonization and Indian dispossession.


HIST - 4320 INDIANS IN EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
[3 hours] Native Americans in Eastern North America from prehistoric times through Jacksonian Indian Removal. Emphasis on intercultural interactions.


HIST - 4330 WESTERN AMERICAN INDIANS
[3 hours] Native Americans of the Far West from prehistoric times through recent years. Emphasis on European contact and governmental policies.


HIST - 4340 FAR WESTERN FRONTIER
[3 hours] Native Americans; Spanish conquistadors and missionaries; American scientific and military exploration; mountain men and fur trade; international rivalries and Mexican War; gold rush of '49.


HIST - 4350 THE AMERICAN WEST
[3 hours] Settlement since the Civil War; mining rushes and Indian wars; violence and outlaws; farming and cattle ranching. Twentieth-century politics; ethnicity; and economics. Growth of California and the Sunbelt states.


HIST - 4360 AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY I
[3 hours] Development and influence of major ideas from the colonial period to 1865. Topics include Puritanism, the Enlightenment, Democracy and Transcendentalism.


HIST - 4370 AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY II
[3 hours] Major developments in American thought from 1865, including Social Darwinism, pragmatism, ideological conflict, modern science, education.


HIST - 4380 BUSINESS AND AMERICAN SOCIETY
[3 hours] The growth of American business enterprise and its relationship to culture, politics, technological developments, and economic change.


HIST - 4390 AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS TO THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
[4 hours] The foreign policy and international relations of the U.S. from the founding of the republic to the early 20th century.


HIST - 4400 AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
[4 hours] The foreign policy and international relations of the U.S. from the late 19th century to the present.


HIST - 4410 TOPICS IN AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY
[3 hours] Subject varies. Among those treated are origins of the American constitutional system, judicial review, slavery and the constitution, liberal constitutionalism.


HIST - 4420 SELECTED TOPICS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 4420. Subject varies. Among those treated are slavery, racism, Black reconstruction, modes of protest, Black nationalism, key leaders, and Black migration.


HIST - 4430 SLAVERY IN AMERICA
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 4430. Stresses the African continuum among slaves within the context of variations in goals and policies of slaveowners, slave trade, slave economics, demographics, slave labor and formation of slave culture.


HIST - 4440 AMERICAN LABOR AND WORKING-CLASS HISTORY I
[3 hours] The origins and development of labor systems, working-class movements, industrial policy, and working-class life in the United States from colonization to the Civil War.


HIST - 4450 AMERICAN LABOR AND WORKING-CLASS HISTORY II
[3 hours] Working-class resistance to industrialization and corporatism. Labor visions of empire, race, and nation. Labor in the New Deal Order. Globalization of capital and the rusting of America.


HIST - 4460 WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY
[3 hours] This course presents American history from early settlement to the present by examining the contributions of women, in interaction with men, to the immensely complex fabric of American life.


HIST - 4470 MEXICO
[3 hours] Mexican history from pre-Hispanic times to the present. Emphasis on the political, social, and economic changes imposed by the Spaniards; the legacy of colonialism on the modern nation; the Mexican Revolution and the "Mexican Miracle."


HIST - 4490 WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE
[3 hours] Witchcraft, religion and magic in western Europe from the 12th through 17th centuries, focusing on the origins of witchcraft belief, diabolical magic, the witchcraze and its decline.


HIST - 4500 EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY 1648-1815
[3 hours] The foreign policies and foreign relations of the great powers from 1648 to the Congress of Vienna, 1815.


HIST - 4510 EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY, 1815 TO THE PRESENT
[3 hours] The foreign policies and foreign relations of the great powers from the Congress of Vienna until the present.


HIST - 4520 HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST FROM 600 TO 1500
[3 hours] A survey of Middle East history from the emergence of Islam and the formation of Islamic states until the establishment of the Ottoman and Persian empires in the 15th-16th centuries.


HIST - 4530 HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE 1500
[3 hours] History of the Middle East from the collapse of the Medieval Muslim States and the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century through the period of European intervention to the development of independent Middle Eastern states in the 20th century.


HIST - 4570 AFRICA TO 1800
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 4570. Africa south of the Sahara from antiquity to 1800. Topics include the peopling of the continent, growth of centralized political institutions, stateless societies, Islamic penetration, African slave trade.


HIST - 4580 AFRICA SINCE 1800
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 4580. Africa south of the Sahara from 1800 to the present. Subjects include 19th century, colonial and independent Africa. Specific topics: the rise of South Africa, imperialism, African resistance and nationalism and independent African political, cultural and economic systems.


HIST - 4590 CULTURE AND HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF EASTERN AFRICA
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as AFST 4590. Study of the culture, history and society of the people of Eastern Africa. Each term different peoples will be considered. Areas include present day Ethiopia, Kenya and the East Africa coast.


HIST - 4620 CENTRAL EUROPE
[3 hours] Central Europe from medieval times to the present. The Habsburg Empire, Poland, the Balkans, twentieth-century changes.


HIST - 4660 IMPERIAL RUSSIA, 1700-1917
[3 hours] Rise and fall of the Russian Empire. Politics and society from the time of Peter the Great to the 1917 Revolution.


HIST - 4680 20TH CENTURY RUSSIA
[3 hours] Russia from the 1917 Revolution to the present. Topics include Marxism, Communism, Stalinism, Cold War.


HIST - 4720 MODERN CHINESE HISTORY
[3 hours] China in transition under the impact of the West; forces leading to the revolution of 1911, the Nationalists' struggle, the emergence of the People's Republic of China, and aspects of post-revolutionary China.


HIST - 4740 MODERN JAPANESE HISTORY
[3 hours] Japan in transition under Western influence, forces leading to the Meiji Restoration, the modernization of Japan, Japan's rise as a world power, war, and postwar developments.


HIST - 4750 EUROPE AND ASIA: EXPLORATION AND EXCHANGE, 1415-1800
[3 hours] Motivation and process of European expansion to Africa and Asia from 1415-1800.


HIST - 4760 COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM IN THE 19-20TH CENTURIES
[3 hours] The imposition of European political, cultural and economic hegemony over Africa and Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries; the resistance and reaction of indigenous non-western people to colonialism.


HIST - 4830 THEORY OF PUBLIC HISTORY
[3 hours] The definition, philosophy and evolution of public history as well as the current literature and debates within the field. Public history is the application of historical knowledge and methodology beyond academe.


HIST - 4840 PUBLIC HI STORY PRACTICUM
[3 hours] Course provides students with hands-on experience in the practice of public history by completing a project using specialized techniques, client-oriented research, and teamwork. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing.


HIST - 4860 HISTORIC PRESERVATION
[3 hours] Examines the field of historic preservation via a worldwide approach to its problems, methods and development. Students participate in resource survey field work. Individual projects analyze local preservation activities.


HIST - 4870 SENIOR HONORS RESEARCH I
[3 hours] Open to College Honors students, to History Honors students and to Honors students from other departments. Independent research in specific topics.


HIST - 4880 SENIOR HONORS RESEARCH II
[3 hours] Open to College Honors students, to History Honors students and to Honors students from other departments. Independent research in specific topics.


HIST - 4940 PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP
[2 - 4 hours] Supervised practical experience in the field of public history. Prerequisite: Junior standing; Hist 2000, 4830 (may be taken concurrently).


HIST - 4950 ARCHIVES ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours] Emphasizes theory and practice of archival work, administrative operations and historical research in archives. The course will acquaint students with the skills necessary to function in a local history archive.


HIST - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[2 - 4 hours] Topics selected by various instructors.


HIST - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDIES
[2 - 4 hours] Research and writing on topics designed to meet individual needs.
01: American History
05: African
10: Ancient History
35: Latin American History
45: European History
75: East Asian History
99: Any Title


HIST - 5010 GREEK HISTORY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as CLC 5010. Selected topics on the political and social institutions of Greece in the classical and Hellenistic periods.


HIST - 5020 ROMAN HISTORY
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as CLC 5020. Selected topics on the political and social institutions of Rome during the Republic and Empire.


HIST - 5030 EUROPE IN THE 14TH-15TH CENTURIES
[3 hours] The waning of the Middle Ages and the development of the Renaissance in Western Europe with emphasis on Italy.


HIST - 5040 EUROPE IN THE 16TH-17TH CENTURIES
[3 hours] Society, culture and politics in early modern Europe with emphasis on culture north of the Alps, the Reformation, and the nation-state.


HIST - 5060 AGE OF ABSOLUTISM
[3 hours] The growth and decline of the absolute monarchies in Europe and the development of a world market economy, c. 1550-1715.


HIST - 5070 AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
[4 hours] The intellectual revolution of the years c. 1715-1789 and the challenge to the absolute monarchies of Europe.


HIST - 5080 AGE OF REVOLUTION
[4 hours] The age of the French Revolution and Napoleon, c. 1785-1848.


HIST - 5090 EUROPE, 1850-1918
[3 hours] Internal and international development of the major European states from the mid-19th century to World War I with emphasis on nationalism, industrialization, imperialism, and the origins and course of war.


HIST - 5100 EUROPE SINCE WORLD WAR I
[3 hours] Internal and international development of the major European states from World War I to the end of the twentieth century.


HIST - 5130 TUDOR ENGLAND
[3 hours] Tudor England from 1485 to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I, emphasizing political, economic and social developments.


HIST - 5140 STUART ENGLAND
[3 hours] Stuart England from 1603 to the end of the reign of Anne, emphasizing political, economic and social developments.


HIST - 5150 CRITICS OF VICTORIAN SOCIETY
[3 hours] Principal critics of society like Ruskin, Carlyle, Cobbett, Marx, Engels, Morris, Mill are read with a view to understanding capitalism, industrialism, and England


HIST - 5170 THE BRITISH EMPIRE: FOR AND AGAINST
[3 hours] The emergence of England as a maritime power, as an empire, and as a financial force, with emphasis upon resistances and decolonization.


HIST - 5180 TOPICS IN ENGLISH SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY
[3 hours] Selected topics of modern English society and economy will be covered, such as urbanization, family, and gender relations, enclosures, work and crafts.


HIST - 5190 BRITAIN FROM 1763 TO 1832
[3 hours] An intensive examination of the slave trade, factory system, radicalism, Parliamentary Reform, insurrection, by means of reading primary sources such as Tom Paine.


HIST - 5200 COLONIAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE U.S.
[3 hours] This course analyzes the colonial experience of the United States prior to 1763. It stresses the various cultures and social groups in America and how they related with one another.


HIST - 5220 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
[3 hours] The background and progress of the War for Independence.


HIST - 5230 THE EARLY REPUBLIC
[3 hours] American politics and culture in the Federalist and Jeffersonian periods, 1789-1819.


HIST - 5240 THE AGE OF JACKSON
[3 hours] Jacksonian democracy in politics and as a reform movement; the sectional controversy; the Mexican-American War.


HIST - 5250 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
[3 hours] Slavery and the Constitution in the sectional controversy, the political and military events of the Civil War, and the impact of the war on American society, 1848-1876.


HIST - 5260 EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA, 1876-1919
[3 hours] American society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including industrialization, urbanization, immigration, agrarian and labor revolts, politics, economic expansion, overseas initiatives, Progressive reform, and involvement in World War I.


HIST - 5270 20TH CENTURY AMERICA, 1920-1945
[3 hours] Social, political, and economic development of the United States, 1920-1945. The Republican ascendancy, the car culture, Great Depression, New Deal, and World War II.


HIST - 5280 U.S. SINCE 1945: AFFLUENCE AND ANXIETY
[3 hours] Social, economic and political development of the United States since 1945. The Cold War, McCarthyism, Eisenhower Equilibrium, the New Frontier and the Great Society, civil rights, Watergate and the Reagan Revolution.


HIST - 5290 THE OLD SOUTH
[3 hours] The American South from colonization to secession, with emphasis on the society, economy, and culture of the antebellum period, 1820-1860.


HIST - 5300 GREAT AMERICANS
[3 hours] The careers of selected Americans in politics, business, science, religion and literature.


HIST - 5310 HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS
[3 hours] History of Native American revitalization movements as a response to European colonization and Indian dispossession.


HIST - 5320 INDIANS IN EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
[3 hours] Native Americans in Eastern North America from prehistoric times through Jacksonian Indian Removal. Emphasis on intercultural interactions.


HIST - 5330 WESTERN AMERICAN INDIANS
[3 hours] Native Americans of the Far West from prehistoric times through recent years. Emphasis on European contact and governmental policies.


HIST - 5340 FAR WESTERN FRONTIER
[3 hours] Native Americans; Spanish conquistadors and missionaries; American scientific and military exploration; mountain men and fur trade; international rivalries and Mexican War; gold rush of '49.


HIST - 5350 THE AMERICAN WEST
[3 hours] Settlement since the Civil War; mining rushes and Indian wars; violence and outlaws; farming and cattle ranching. Twentieth-century politics; ethnicity; and economics. Growth of California and the Sunbelt states.


HIST - 5360 AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY I
[3 hours] Development and influence of major ideas from the colonial period to 1865. Topics include Puritanism, the Enlightenment, Democracy and Transcendentalism.


HIST - 5370 AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY II
[3 hours] Major developments in American thought from 1865, including Social Darwinism, pragmatism, ideological conflict, modern science, education.


HIST - 5380 BUSINESS AND AMERICAN SOCIETY
[3 hours] The growth of American business enterprise and its relationship to culture, politics, technological developments, and economic change.


HIST - 5390 AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS TO THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
[4 hours] The foreign policy and international relations of the U.S. from the founding of the republic to the early 20th century.


HIST - 5400 AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
[4 hours] The foreign policy and international relations of the U.S. from the late 19th century to the present.


HIST - 5410 TOPICS IN AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY
[3 hours] Subject varies. Among those treated are origins of the American constitutional system, judicial review, slavery and the constitution, liberal constitutionalism.


HIST - 5420 SELECTED TOPICS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
[3 hours] Subject varies. Among those treated are slavery, racism, Black reconstruction, modes of protest, Black nationalism, key leaders, and Black migration.


HIST - 5430 SLAVERY IN AMERICA
[3 hours] Stresses the African continuum among slaves within the context of variations in goals and policies of slaveowners, slave trade, slave economics, demographics, slave labor and formation of slave culture.


HIST - 5440 AMERICAN LABOR AND WORKING-CLASS HISTORY I
[3 hours] The origins and development of labor systems, working-class movements, industrial policy, and working-class life in the United States from colonization to the Civil War.


HIST - 5450 AMERICAN LABOR AND WORKING-CLASS HISTORY II
[3 hours] Working-class resistance to industrialization and corporatism. Labor visions of empire, race, and nation. Labor in the New Deal Order. Globalization of capital and the rusting of America.


HIST - 5460 WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY
[3 hours] This course presents American history from early settlement to the present by examining the contributions of women, in interaction with men, to the immensely complex fabric of American life.


HIST - 5470 MEXICO
[3 hours] Mexican history from pre-Hispanic times to the present. Emphasis on the political, social, and economic changes imposed by the Spaniards; the legacy of colonialism on the modern nation; the Mexican Revolution and the "Mexican Miracle."


HIST - 5490 WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE
[3 hours] Witchcraft, religion and magic in western Europe from the 12th through 17th centuries, focusing on the origins of witchcraft belief, diabolical magic, the witchcraze and its decline.


HIST - 5500 EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY, 1648-1815
[3 hours] The foreign policies and foreign relations of the great powers from 1648 to the Congress of Vienna, 1815.


HIST - 5510 EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY, 1815 TO THE PRESENT
[3 hours] The foreign policies and foreign relations of the great powers from the Congress of Vienna until the present.


HIST - 5520 HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST FROM 600 TO 1500
[3 hours] A survey of Middle East history from the emergence of Islam and the formation of Islamic states until the establishment of the Ottoman and Persian empires in the 15th-16th centuries.


HIST - 5530 HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE 1500
[3 hours] History of the Middle East from the collapse of the Medieval Muslim States and the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century through the period of European intervention to the development of independent Middle Eastern States in the 20th century.


HIST - 5570 AFRICA TO 1800
[3 hours] Africa south of the Sahara from antiquity to 1800. Topics include the peopling of the continent, growth of centralized political institutions, stateless societies, Islamic penetration, African slave trade.


HIST - 5580 AFRICA SINCE 1800
[3 hours] Africa south of the Sahara from 1800 to the present. Subjects include 19th century, colonial and independent Africa. Specific topics: the rise of South Africa, imperialism, African resistance and nationalism and independent African political, cultural and economic systems.


HIST - 5620 CENTRAL EUROPE
[3 hours] Central Europe from medieval times to the present. The Habsburg Empire, Poland, the Balkans, twentieth-century changes.


HIST - 5660 IMPERIAL RUSSIA, 1700-1917
[3 hours] Rise and fall of the Russian Empire. Politics and society from the time of Peter the Great to the 1917 Revolution.


HIST - 5680 20TH CENTURY RUSSIA
[3 hours] Russia from the 1917 Revolution to the present. Topics include Marxism, Communism, Stalinism, Cold War.


HIST - 5720 MODERN CHINESE HISTORY
[3 hours] China in transition under the impact of the West; forces leading to the revolution of 1911, the Nationalists' struggle, the emergence of the People's Republic of China, and aspects of post-revolutionary China.


HIST - 5740 MODERN JAPANESE HISTORY
[3 hours] Japan in transition under Western influence, forces leading to the Meiji Restoration, the modernization of Japan, Japan's rise as a world power, war, and postwar developments.


HIST - 5750 EUROPE AND ASIA: EXPLORATION AND EXCHANGE, 1415-1800
[3 hours] Motivation and process of European expansion to Africa and Asia from 1415-1800.


HIST - 5760 COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM IN THE 19TH-20TH CENTURIES
[3 hours] The imposition of European political, cultural and economic hegemony over Africa and Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries; the resistance and reaction of indigenous non-western people to colonialism.


HIST - 5830 THEORY OF PUBLIC HISTORY
[3 hours] The definition, philosophy and evolution of public history as well as the current literature and debates within the field. Public history is the application of historical knowledge and methodology beyond academe.


HIST - 5840 PUBLIC HISTORY PRACTICUM
[3 hours] Course provides students with hands-on experience in the practice of public history by completing a project using specialized techniques, client-oriented research, and teamwork. May be repeated for credit.


HIST - 5860 HISTORIC PRESERVATION
[3 hours] Examines the field of historic preservation via a worldwide approach to its problems, methods and development. Students participate in resource survey field work. Individual projects analyze local preservation activities.


HIST - 5940 PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP
[2 - 4 hours] Supervised practical experience in the field of public history.


HIST - 5950 ARCHIVES ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours] Emphasizes theory and practice of archival work, administrative operations and historical research in archives. The course will acquaint students with the skills necessary to function in a local history archive


HIST - 5980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[2 - 4 hours] Topics selected by various instructors.


HIST - 6600/8600 HISTORIOGRAPHY
[4 hours] The nature of historical writing. Concepts of the historical method. The history of the writing of history from the beginning to the present:
01: America
02: Asia
03: Europe
04: Latin America
05: Africa
06: Special Topics


HIST - 6920/8920 PROSEMINAR
[4 hours] Focus on readings of secondary and primary sources in preparation for original research in various fields:
01: 17th and 18th century America
05: 19th century America
06: American Urban
07: American West
08: American Intellectual
10: Local History
11: American Labor
12: American Foreign Relations
15: 20th century America
16: Public History
17: U.S. Bibliography to 1865
18: U.S. Bibliography since 1865
35: Latin America
39: Ancient
40: Medieval Europe
45: Early Modern Europe
50: Modern Europe
55: Central Europe and Balkans
60: England
65: British Empire
70: Russia
75: Modern East Asia
80: Africa
90: Special Topics


HIST - 6930/8930 SEMINAR
[4 hours] Focus on primary research and writing in various fields:
01: 17th and 18th century America
05: 19th century America
06: American Urban
07: American West
08: American Intellectual
10: Local History
11: American Labor
12: American Foreign Relations
15: 20th century America
16: Public History
17: U. S. Bibliography to 1865
18: U. S. Bibliography since 1865
35: Latin America
39: Ancient
40: Medieval Europe
45: Early Modern Europe
50: Modern Europe
55: Central Europe and Balkans
60: England
65: British Empire
70: Russia
75: Modern East Asia
80: Africa
90: Special Topics


HIST - 6950/8950 WORKSHOPS
[2 hours] Methods of teaching history in college. Supervised teaching of sections in World Civilizations sequence.


HIST - 6960 THESIS
[1 - 16 hours] M.A. thesis topic to be selected by the student with the approval of the thesis adviser.


HIST - 6990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 4 hours] Readings:
01: 17th and 18th Century America
05: 19th Century America
06: American Urban
07: American West
08: American Intellectual
10: Local History
11: American Labor
12: American Foreign Relations
13: Public History
15: 20th Century America
16: Business
17: Peace Movements
18: Social
35: Latin America
40: Medieval Europe
41: Renaissance and Reformation
45: Early Modern Europe
50: Modern Europe
55: Central Europe and Balkans
60: England
65: British Empire
70: Russia
75: Modern East Asia
80: Ancient Greece
90: Ancient Rome
92: Africa
99: Any Title


HIST - 7980 SPECIAL TOPICS
[1 - 4 hours] Study of secondary and primary sources in various fields:
01: Colonial and Revolutionary
02: 19th century America
03: 20th century America
04: American South
05: American West
06: American Intellectual
07: American Foreign Relations
08: American Constitutional
09: American Labor
10: American Urban
11: American Social
12: American Urban Progressive Reform
13: Public History
16: American Business
17: Peace Movements
18: Ethnic
19: Ancient
20: Medieval Europe
21: Renaissance and Reformation
22: Europe, 1648-1815
23: Europe, 1815-present
24: Russia
25: Great Britain
26: Traditional East Asia to 1800
27: Modern East Asia, 1800 to present
28: Latin America
29: Middle East
30: Africa
99: Any Title


HIST - 8960 DISSERTATION
[1 - 16 hours] Ph.D. dissertation topic to be selected by the student with the approval of the dissertation adviser.


HIST - 8990 INDEPEND ENT STUDY
[1 - 4 hours] Readings:
01: 17th and 18th century America
05: 19th century America
06: American Urban
07: American West
08: American Intellectual
10: Local History
11: American Labor
12: American Foreign Relations
13: Public History
15: 20th century America
16: Business
17: Peace Movements
18: Social
35: Latin America
40: Medieval Europe
41: Renaissance and Reformation
45: Early Modern Europe
50: Modern Europe
55: Central Europe and Balkans
60: England
65: British Empire
70: Russia
75: Modern East Asia
80: Ancient Greece
90: Ancient Rome
92: Africa
99: Any title

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