Fall 2015

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 103
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.
0830:MWF   DENNY 104
HIST 117-02 American History 1607 to 1877
Instructor: Matthew Pinsker
Course Description:
This course covers colonial, revolutionary, and national America through Reconstruction. Include attention to historical interpretation. Multiple sections offered.
1030:TR   DENNY 211
HIST 118-01 American History 1877 to Present
Instructor: Gregory Kaliss
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.
1500:TF   DENNY 313
HIST 121-01 Middle East to 1750
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 121-01.
1030:MWF   DENNY 211
HIST 130-01 Early Latin American History to 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 230-01.
0900:TR   DENNY 313
HIST 204-01 Introduction to Historical Methodology
Instructor: Christopher Bilodeau
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.
1330:W   DENNY 112
HIST 206-01 American Environmental History
Instructor: Gregory Kaliss
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENST 206-01.
0900:TR   DENNY 110
HIST 211-01 Sex and the City: Gender, Politics, and Culture in 20th Century Urban America
Instructor: Crystal Moten
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-05.In this class, we will consider the ways in which gender and sexuality have been created, contested, defined, and performed in the urban environment. We will examine several United States cities to illuminate how gender has been inscribed on the urban environment and the ways in which the gendered city reflects complex intersections of race, class, and sexual orientation. The course might include a day trip to Philadelphia; Washington, DC; or New York City.
1500:MR   DENNY 313
HIST 211-02 The Cold War and Film
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-01.Additional time slot: Monday 3:00pm-5:00pm in Denny 317 for optional film viewing.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.
1330:MR   DENNY 21
HIST 215-01 History of Modern Japan 1800 to the Present
Instructor: William Young
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-04.This course explores two centuries of successive transformations that have restructured Japanese society. Key topics include Japans transition from a feudal to a capitalist regime, the expansion of the Japanese empire, the Second World War, the post-war economic miracle, and recent political and economic anxieties as well as hope for the future. We will examine a range of engrossing primary sources and thought-provoking secondary scholarship to understand how geopolitical strategies and economic booms and busts have affected the daily lives of people in Japan, East Asia, and the rest of the modern world.
1500:TF   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.
1500:TR   DENNY 203
HIST 253-01 Russia: Clans to Empire
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
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.
1030:MWF   DENNY 203
HIST 273-01 African Americans Since Slavery
Instructor: Crystal Moten
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-06.
1030:TR   DENNY 313
HIST 274-01 The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
Instructor: Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-04.Part of the Race and Education Mosaic.
1330:TF   DENNY 311
HIST 275-01 The Rise of Modern China
Instructor: William Young
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-03.
0900:TR   DENNY 203
HIST 283-01 Latin American-U.S. Relations
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 283-01.
1500:MR   DENNY 110
HIST 315-01 Comparative Oral Histories
Instructor: Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.Part of the Race and Education Mosaic.The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the study and process of oral history interviewing, writing, and analysis in two communitiesthe black and white South African communities in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Oral history has been considered a legitimate form of historical inquiry in the United States since the last decades of the twentieth century. This course will focus on the following areas: the history of the in-depth interview, interview-based projects and analyses, the processing of interviews: transcribing interviews and creating archival collections, methodology, and theoretical considerations. Most of our work will focus on two forms of oral history inquiry: the individual biography, and the community-based project. Each student will be expected to create question lists and topic lists for specific narrators, to record and videotape interviews, to transcribe several interviews, and to deal appropriately with issues of legality and ethics, including issues of informed consent in cross-cultural contexts. Students are also expected to create a website that details their work in South Africa.
0900:TR   DENNY 311
HIST 358-01 19th-20th Century European Diplomacy
Instructor: Regina Sweeney
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 358-01.
0930:MWF   DENNY 311
HIST 389-01 Native Peoples of Eastern North America
Instructor: Christopher Bilodeau
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 223-01.
1330:MR   DENNY 311
HIST 404-01 US Constitution
Instructor: Matthew Pinsker
Course Description:
This seminar will explore advanced topics in US constitutional history, including questions about original intent, freedoms of the press and religion, civil rights and liberties, criminal procedure, the separation of powers and the electoral process.
1330:TR   DENNY 211
HIST 500-01 History of Apartheid
Instructor: Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
 
HIST 500-02 Latin American Environmental History
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description: