Fall 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 105-01 Medieval Europe
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
This survey course will study the development of European civilization during the period ca.300 to 1300. It will consider the impact of such events as the decline of the Roman Empire, the Germanic invasions, the development of Christianity and the Church, the emergence of feudalism, the expansion of Islam and the Crusades, and the creation of romantic literature.
1030:TR   DENNY 203
HIST 106-01 Early Modern Europe to 1799
Instructor: Regina Sweeney
Course Description:
Society, culture, and politics from the Renaissance through the French Revolution.
1030:MWF   DENNY 311
HIST 117-01 American History 1607 to 1877
Instructor: Christopher Bilodeau
Course Description:
This course covers colonial, revolutionary, and national America through Reconstruction. Include attention to historical interpretation. Multiple sections offered.
0930:MWF   DENNY 304
HIST 118-01 American History 1877 to Present
Instructor: Matthew Pinsker
Course Description:
This course covers aspects of political evolution, foreign policy development, industrialization, urbanization, and the expanding roles of 20th century central government. Includes attention to historical interpretation. Multiple sections offered.
1330:TR   DENNY 211
HIST 118-02 American History 1877 to Present
Instructor: Sarah Burgin
Course Description:
This course covers aspects of political evolution, foreign policy development, industrialization, urbanization, and the expanding roles of 20th century central government. Includes attention to historical interpretation. Multiple sections offered.
0830:MWF   DENNY 110
HIST 121-01 Middle East to 1750
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 121-01. The rise of Islam, the development of Islamic civilization in medieval times and its decline relative to Europe in the early modern era, 1500-1750. This course is cross-listed as MEST 121.
1030:MWF   DENNY 203
HIST 130-01 Early Latin American History to 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 230-01. Survey of pre-Colombian and colonial Latin American history. Students explore the major ancient civilizations of the Americas, the background and characteristics of European conquest and colonization, the formation of diverse colonial societies, and the breakdown of the colonial system that led to independence. The course includes both the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas from a comparative perspective. This course is cross-listed as LALC 230.
0900:TR   DENNY 110
HIST 151-01 History of Environment
Instructor: Emily Pawley
Course Description:
Examines the interaction between humans and the natural environment in long-term global context. Explores the problem of sustainable human uses of world environments in various societies from prehistory to the present. Also serves as an introduction to the subfield of environmental history, which integrates evidence from various scientific disciplines with traditional documentary and oral sources. Topics include: environmental effects of human occupation, the origins of agriculture, colonial encounters, industrial revolution, water and politics, natural resources frontiers, and diverse perceptions of nature.
1230:MWF   DENNY 203
HIST 204-01 Introduction to Historical Methodology
Instructor: Matthew Pinsker
Course Description:
Local archives and libraries serve as laboratories for this project-oriented seminar that introduces beginning majors to the nature of history as a discipline, historical research techniques, varied forms of historical evidence and the ways in which historians interpret them, and the conventions of historical writing. Prerequisite: one previous course in history.
1030:TR   61NW HOUSEDIV
HIST 204-02 Introduction to Historical Methodology
Instructor: Emily Pawley
Course Description:
Local archives and libraries serve as laboratories for this project-oriented seminar that introduces beginning majors to the nature of history as a discipline, historical research techniques, varied forms of historical evidence and the ways in which historians interpret them, and the conventions of historical writing. Prerequisite: one previous course in history.
1500:TF   LIBRY ARCHCLS
HIST 211-01 The Cold War and Film
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-01. The Cold War, which dominated much of the second half of the twentieth century, was a struggle to determine which political and economic system would prevail throughout the world - that of Communist Russia or Capitalist America. These conditions also gave rise to a remarkable period of filmmaking (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Doctor Strangelove, On the Waterfront, and The Lives of Others.) This course will focus on the major events of the Cold War and the important films it inspired.
1500:MR   DENNY 211
HIST 223-01 Renaissance Europe
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
A study of prevailing conditions (social, economic, political, and cultural) in western Europe with particular attention given to the achievements and failures of the Renaissance. Offered every other year.
1330:TR   DENNY 21
HIST 247-01 Early American History
Instructor: Christopher Bilodeau
Course Description:
An examination of North American history from the earliest contacts between European and American peoples to the eve of the American Revolution. Particular attention is devoted to the interplay of Indian, French, Spanish, and English cultures, to the rise of the British to a position of dominance by 1763, and to the internal social and political development of the Anglo-American colonies.
1330:MR   DENNY 304
HIST 253-01 Autocracy, Uprisings, and Daily Life in Medieval and Imperial Russia
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RUSS 253-01. An examination of the early formation of multi-ethnic clans into a large multinational empire. The course explores state formation, the role of women, church power, the arts, nationality conflict and figures such as Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great.
0900:TR   DENNY 203
HIST 259-01 Islam
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 259-01 and RELG 259-01. An introduction to Islamic beliefs and practices in their classical forms: rituals, law, mysticism, and other topics. The course will consider aspects of Islamic cultures and societies in medieval and modern times. This course is cross-listed as MEST 259 and RELG 259.
1500:TF   DENNY 203
HIST 273-01 African Americans Since Slavery
Instructor: Sarah Burgin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-04. Focuses on the history of Americans of African ancestry in the years following the American Civil War, which ended in 1865. The course examines several important transformations of African Americans as a people. In the first, we consider the transition from slavery to a nominal but highly circumscribed "freedom," which ended with the destruction of Reconstruction governments in the South. We consider the institution-building and community-building processes among African Americans, and the development of distinctive elite and folk cultures among various classes of black people. We examine the Great Migration north and west between 1900 and 1920, and the urbanization of what had been a predominately rural people. Fifth, we consider the differential impact of World War I, the Great Depression, and the New Deal and World War II on African Americans, and the creation of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's - 1980's. Offered every two years.
1330:MR   DENNY 313
HIST 275-01 The Rise of Modern China
Instructor: William Young
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-03. The history of China from the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1912 to the rise of China as a global economic and political power in the twenty-first century. Topics include issues of cultural change and continuity, the growth of modern business, women's rights, urban and rural social crises, the rise of modern nationalism, Communist revolution, the political role of Mao Zedong, post-Mao economic reform and social transformation, human rights, and prospects for Chinese democracy. Offered every two years.
1030:TR   DENNY 303
HIST 277-01 European Empires
Instructor: Regina Sweeney
Course Description:
This course will investigate the building, celebration and dissolution of the European empires moving from the 15th century into the 20th century. Definitions of imperialism as it developed over time will be discussed. The readings look at the effects of empire in Europe as well as some of the effects in the colonies, including works by Christopher Columbus, Willam Shakespeare, George Orwell, and Chinua Achebe. Offered every two years.
1230:MWF   DENNY 313
HIST 278-01 European Women's History
Instructor: Regina Sweeney
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 202-01. This course will explore the lives of European women in the modern period (1789 to the post WWII period). It looks at both rural and urban women, issues of class, family and motherhood as well as demands for social and political rights for women. The readings include primary sources such as housekeeping guides, novels and war propaganda as well as secondary sources such as biographies and anthropological studies. Offered every two years.
1330:TF   DENNY 204
HIST 283-01 Latin American-U.S. Relations
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 283-01. A study of political, economic, and cultural relations between Latin America and the United States from the early 19th century to the present. The evolution of inter-American relations is analyzed in light of the interplay of Latin American, U.S., and extra-hemispheric interests. This course is cross-listed as LALC 283.
1330:TF   DENNY 112
HIST 311-01 American Slavery
Instructor: Matthew Pinsker
Course Description:
This advanced history course will explore the interpretive debates among scholars over the study of slavery as an economic system, as well as some of the key conflicts over how to portray the political and moral resistance to its operations in the United States.
0900:TR   61NW HOUSEDIV
HIST 374-01 African Women's History
Instructor: Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 320-01 and WGSS 302-01. This course examines the role of women in African societies since the nineteenth century. Lectures and readings will be arranged thematically. Themes include sexuality and reproduction, the household, women's economic activity, political power, religion, colonialism, and democracy. After a discussion of gender, we will analyze pre-colonial production and reproduction, family life and religion in the twentieth century, women's roles in nationalist politics, the politics of female genital mutilation, and the lives of two contemporary African women leaders. Readings, including historical studies and novels, songs, and art, will be drawn from across the cultures and languages of Africa. This course examines the role of women in African societies since the nineteenth century. Lectures and readings will be arranged thematically. Themes include sexuality and reproduction, the household, women's economic activity, political power, religion, colonialism, and democracy. After a discussion of gender, we will analyze pre-colonial production and reproduction, family life and religion in the twentieth century, women's roles in nationalist politics, the politics of female genital mutilation, and the lives of two contemporary African women leaders. Readings, including historical studies and novels, songs, and art, will be drawn from across the cultures and languages of Africa. Offered every two years.
0900:TR   DENNY 303
HIST 375-01 Europe's Dictators
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Contrary to the hope of contemporaries, World War I was not "the war to end all wars." Instead, at its end Europe emerged into a world of unprecedented turmoil and confusion, a time that was nonetheless permeated with hope, idealism, and possibility. This course explores European politics, society, gender, and culture between 1918 and 1945, focusing on the extreme developments in Germany, Russia, Spain, and Italy during this time. We will examine the emergence, development, form, and consequences of the rule of Hitler, Stalin, Franco and Mussolini and explore the relationship of these dictators to the states that sustained them. Offered occasionally.
1500:TR   DENNY 303
HIST 404-01 The Social History of Medicine
Instructor: William Young
Course Description:
This senior seminar is an exploration of the major arguments and debates that have structured the social history of medicine. A key theme of the course is the nature of medical knowledge as a social and cultural construct. We will consider a wide range of topics that have generated compelling intellectual dialogue, including the relationship between medical knowledge and authority, the decision of governments to intervene into the health of the populace, and the agency of patients in determining their course of treatment. Students will contribute to these scholarly debates by writing their own research papers over the course of the semester.
1330:W   LIBRY ARCHCLS
HIST 500-01 Presenting History in a Digital World
Instructor: Karl Qualls
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HIST 500-02 Political Origins of Anti-Slavery
Instructor: Emily Pawley
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HIST 500-03 Prohibition
Instructor: Matthew Pinsker
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HIST 500-04 Ideas That Spurred the French Revolution
Instructor: Regina Sweeney
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HIST 500-05 Regional History of Brazil
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
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HIST 550-01 20th Century History of Sports
Instructor: Regina Sweeney
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HIST 550-02 Rural Grassroot Movements in Latin America
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
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HIST 550-03 The Exile and Refugee Experience in Latin America
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
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