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  • HIST 199 Elements of Historical Thinking

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSHT)

    Description
    Introduction to aims and methods of historical thinking. Through concentrated exploration of a particular historical issue, students develop their understanding of the nature and limits of historical evidence, various legitimate ways of approaching it, and the art of making persuasive claims about it. No more than two History 199 courses may apply to the major or minor. Each course must be on a different topic.
  • HIST 200 Colonial America

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of colonial history from earliest British settlements to the end of French and Indian War in 1763.
  • HIST 201 The American Revolution

    Units: 1

    Description
    Study of the War of Independence and formation of the Republic, 1763-1788.
  • HIST 202 The Early American Republic

    Units: 1

    Description
    An exploration of the history of the Early American Republic from the beginnings of the American Revolution through the Ware of 1812 and its aftermath. Examines the beginnings of the United States, with particular attention to the formation of governments, the expansion of wage labor and the domestic slave trade, the implications of settler colonialism for native people, and the nature of politics in the early national period. What were the consequences of the imperial crisis and the American Revolution for the continents diverse inhabitants What was the nature of the federal government that Americans created, and how did their definition of the people change over time? Particular attention will be paid to the commodification of both natural resources and human beings.
  • HIST 203 Slavery and Freedom in Early America

    Units: 1

    Description
    Explores the history of slavery and freedom in Early America, from the beginnings of the Atlantic slave trade to the eve of the Civil War. Pairs primary and secondary sources to ask how historians locate, interpret, and write about slaverys archive.
  • HIST 204 The Civil War and Reconstruction

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examination of slavery, sectional controversy, secession, the war, and the political, economic, and social problems of Reconstruction.
  • HIST 205 Tobacco

    Units: 1

    Description
    An examination of US, global, and local history through the lens of tobacco, one of the worlds most significant and revolutionary commodities.
  • HIST 211 Supreme Court Cases of the 20th Century

    Units: 1

    Description
    Cases decided by the US Supreme Court in the 20th century. Topic areas vary from semester to semester. Emphasizes thinking historically about courts and the law by focusing on the social, political, and cultural context in which cases are brought to the court and the impact of Court decisions on US society.
  • HIST 212 Modern U.S. Social Movements

    Units: 1

    Description
    Historical study of efforts by individuals to act collectively to change political, social, economic, and cultural systems in the modern US.
  • HIST 213 Lawrence v. Texas

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examines the 2003 US Supreme Court decision that found laws criminalizing private consensual sodomy unconstitutional and the impact of historical scholarship in this landmark decision. In addition to an in-depth examination of the case, topics include the history of sodomy laws, origins of the LGBT movement, the Lavender Scare of the 1950s, and the constitutional theories of liberty and privacy that formed the basis for the Courts opinion.
  • HIST 214 The Scottsboro Trials

    Units: 1

    Description
    An examination, in its historical context, of a famous 1931 legal case in which nine Black teenagers were falsely accused of raping two white women in Scottsboro, Alabama.
  • HIST 215 United States and the World Since 1945

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of the history of the United States since World War II in transnational perspective. Topics will include the Cold War, the interrelationship between foreign policy and domestic politics, American involvement in the developing world, migration, citizenship, and economic and cultural globalization.
  • HIST 216 American Cultural and Intellectural History Since 1865

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of American ideas and culture since the Civil War. Topics will include the "social questions" of the 19th century; visions of the self and society; the role of science and expertise in American life; political debates over freedom and the market; and cultural battles over pluralism and American identity.
  • HIST 217 Vietnam Wars

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examines the twentieth-century wars that consumed Southeast Asia and remade nations and international politics. While emphasizing the American War (1964-1973) and its impact on US politics and foreign policy; also explores the multiple histories, perspectives, and experiences that shaped the conflict and legacies of war in popular culture and national memory.
  • HIST 218 State and Society in Modern America

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of United States political and social development in the twentieth century. Topics include immigration and ethnicity, the American labor movement, the New Deal, World War II, urban crises and suburbanization, the postwar civil rights movements, the politics of gender and sexuality, the career of the modern American welfare state, and how all of these movements intertwined and connected to form the political and social the ideas of twentieth-century America.
  • HIST 219 Work in Twentieth-Century America

    Units: 1

    Description
    Exploration of the connections between work and political, economic, and cultural life in America in the last century, addressing such questions as: How did the meaning of work change for Americans in the twentieth century? How did work generate protests, legislation, electoral triumphs, and political falls from grace?
  • HIST 220 Reagan's America

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of United States political and social movements in the late twentieth century. Does not focus exclusively on Ronald Reagan himself but rather the time period, the development of new conservatism in America, and the political climate that led to the Reagan Administration. Topics include The Great Society, race and racism, the rightward shift in American politics, second wave feminism and abortion politics, the rise of the `moral majority,` AIDs, and welfare reform.
  • HIST 221 Classical Greece

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of Greek history from end of the Bronze Age through career of Philip II of Macedon.
  • HIST 222 Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome

    Units: 1

    Description
    Investigation of rise of the Roman hegemony in context of the Hellenistic Mediterranean. Special attention given to role of Hellenistic kings.
  • HIST 223 The Roman Empire

    Units: 1

    Description
    Study of how the Romans and their Byzantine followers maintained an empire in the hostile atmosphere of the first five centuries of our era.
  • HIST 224 The Crusades

    Units: 1

    Description
    An overview of the roots of the crusading movement; the ways in which the crusades brought three world cultures (the West, Byzantium, Islam) into contact and confrontation; the vitality of the crusading idea in Western Europe; and how crusades history has moved from a very Christian-centered view to take into account the experiences of those non-Christians who encountered the crusaders.
  • HIST 225 Medieval Italy

    Units: 1

    Description
    Study of Italy from the formation of the communes to the first stirrings of the Renaissance. Emphasis on the development of the commercial economy, differential development between North and South, the emergence of a strong Papal State, and the causes and effects of the Great Plague.
  • HIST 227 The High Middle Ages

    Units: 1

    Description
    Overview of some of the principal social, political, and cultural developments in Europe c. 1000-1300 with special attention to the increasing vitality of urban culture, the varying position of women, the formation of bureaucratic "states", and the emergence of such concepts as romantic love and individualism.
  • HIST 230 The Renaissance

    Units: 1

    Description
    Overview of the culture, politics, economics, modern science, and overseas expansion of the Renaissance, especially in Italy.
  • HIST 232 British Business History

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of British business history from the late eighteenth century until the present with an emphasis on intersections between business history and the histories of society, culture, and imperialism.
  • HIST 233 Reformation Europe

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of the Protestant and Catholic reformations with emphasis on the social, political, and cultural implications of church reform.
  • HIST 236 Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and After

    Units: 1

    Description
    Professor Brandenberger. Political, social, diplomatic, and cultural overview of the fate of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union from the Napoleonic Wars through the end of the Cold War with special focus on nationalism, socialism, Stalinism, and the fall of the USSR.
  • HIST 237 Witches, Heretics and Unbelievers

    Units: 1

    Description
    Exploration of the history of popular belief, witchcraft, and the Enlightenment in early modern Europe, addressing such questions as: How did popular ideas about church reform shape the German Peasants War? How do we explain the rise and fall of the European witch hunts? What effect did Enlightenment beliefs have upon legal definitions of religious toleration?
  • HIST 238 France: The Age of Absolutism, 1610-1780

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examination of the growth of the French state under the Bourbon monarchy and the centralizing policies of ministers Richelieu, Colbert and Fleury that saw the expansion of venal office holders and robe nobles as well as the critical counter voices of Enlightenment thinkers and the protests of unruly commoners. How did Louis XIV help to make France a world power? What contributed to its vibrant culture emulated throughout Europe? How did the claims of absolute rule give way to liberal ideas of equality and liberty?
  • HIST 239 The French Revolution

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examination of the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of the Revolution of 1789 in France with particular attention to ideas of liberty and equality and their implementation in the early and later, more radical, phases of revolution, ending with the rule of Napoleon as child of the Revolution and Emperor of France.
  • HIST 240 Human Rights and Revolution in the Atlantic World (1750-1850)

    Units: 1

    Description
    Professor Watts. This course examines the Western concept of Human Rights and how it emerged in an era of revolution. Born of philosophical inquiry, political debates, public protests, and mass uprisings, the claims of political and civil rights for marginalized peoples took center stage for newly declared nations in France, America and Haiti. On what basis were rights claimed? Under what means could equality and liberty be guaranteed to all people? This course focuses on the rights of women, Jews, free blacks and enslaved peoples, drawing on case studies to emphasize how radicals disrupted and disputed prejudice and sought (sometimes violent) change.
  • HIST 241 Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette

    Units: 1

    Description
    Centers on the lives of two, French, female icons: Joan of Arc and Marie-Antoinette, as a window into the history of early modern women, gender and sexuality. The course also examines representations of these iconic female figures over the centuries in film, plays, portraiture, popular and scholarly literature, advertising, and propaganda.
  • HIST 242 Modern Germany

    Units: 1

    Description
    Study of Prussia and Germany from 1848 to present. Emphasis on unification, political movements, Nazism, and origins and effects of World Wars I and II.
  • HIST 243 Nazi Germany

    Units: 1

    Description
    An exploration of the rise and fall of the Nazi regime, World War II, and the Holocaust, emphasizing how Hitlers rise to power impacted society, culture, and everyday life in Germany. Topics include: political and economic turmoil; international conflict, militarism, and warfare; the persecution of Jews, Roma and Sinti, homosexuals, and other minority groups; the role of women under Nazism; art, architecture, and propaganda; and postwar representations of the Nazi period in museums, monuments, films, and popular culture.
  • HIST 244 Propaganda State

    Units: 1

    Description
    An examination of the deployment of propaganda in peacetime and war across the span of the twentieth century through the investigation of a series of case studies and broader theoretical readings. Ultimately, the course attempts to offer a definition of propaganda, an examination of the concept in dialogue with other terms such as ideology, persuasion and public relations, and a broader context-based understanding of the phenomenon over the course of the twentieth- and early twenty-first century.
  • HIST 245 Stalins Terror

    Units: 1

    Description
    Study of the USSRs experience with political repression and dictatorship under Stalin between 1917 and the height of the Great Terror in 1936-1938. Topics for investigation include ideology, propaganda, state violence and the most important schools of thought concerning what motivated this bout of bloodletting.
  • HIST 246 Russia in Revolution, 1905-1934

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examination of Russia in revolution from the attempts at reform in 1905, through the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917 and the subsequent consolidation of power under Lenin and Stalin. Special emphasis on the nature of "revolution" and questions of agency and contingency.
  • HIST 247 Modern Ireland

    Units: 1

    Description
    An exploration of the rising tides of industrial capitalism and humanitarianism, imperialism and anti-imperialism, nationalism and democracy in Europe between the French Revolution and the outbreak of the First World War. Particular attention will be paid to how radical forms of democracy gave way to authoritarian backlashes while uprisings in the empire reminded imperial powers of just how fragile their rule was.
  • HIST 248 Europe in Crisis, 1881-1949

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSHT)

    Description
    A survey of the history of the first half of what is often called the long 20th century (1881-2001) from a variety of subdisciplinary perspectives: political history, social history, cultural history and diplomatic history. Case studies are also examined on the history of gender, race and empire.
  • HIST 249 Twentieth-Century Europe

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSHT)

    Description
    Professor Kahn. We often associate the Cold War with propaganda, espionage, nuclear explosions, and the ideological clash between U.S.-style capitalism and Soviet-style communism. But to what extent did these global tensions actually impact the everyday lives of ordinary people on both sides of the Iron Curtain? Alongside ideologies, geopolitics, and economics, we will consider how the omnipresent hostility of the Cold War underlay Europeans experiences with other vast transformations in the realms of society and culture. Topics include but are not limited to: post-war reconstruction, the consolidation of the European Union, decolonization and neo-imperialism, social movements and activism, gender and sexuality, and immigration and racism.
  • HIST 250 Modern East Asia: 1600-1960

    Units: 1

    Description
    Professor Loo. Exploration of the journeys that China, Korea, and Japan took that have resulted in the shape of East Asia as we know it today, examining their long history of interconnection and philosophical, cultural, and political traditions and the different ways they respond to similar issues at the same time.
  • HIST 251 Chinese Revolutions

    Units: 1

    Description
    Study of the several Chinese revolutions that together spanned the better part of the twentieth century and changed China in fundamental ways, with particular focus on the life and work of the main instigator of those revolutions, Mao Zedong.
  • HIST 252 China Modern: 1900-1940

    Units: 1

    Description
    Investigation of the period 1900-1940, during which many aspects of the modern Chinese state and society were established. Includes the emergence of Chinese national identity, Chinese vernacular, and the political ideologies that continue to define China today. Also studies the emergence of a sophisticated urban culture in cities like Shanghai, and radical transformations in the social fabric of Chinese society.
  • HIST 253 Opium Wars

    Units: 1

    Description
    The Opium War of 1839-1841 is the popular shorthand for the first Sino-British War, a pivotal event in modern Chinese history. It is the first war that the China fought with a Western power in the modern era and is commonly cited as the beginning of Chinas One Hundred Years of Humiliation, a century in which China suffered greatly at the hands of rapacious Western imperialists and which continues to inform Chinese understandings of its place in the world today. This course examines this conflict in detail, while providing an introduction to the field of historical studies.
  • HIST 255 Meiji Japan: An Emperor and the World Named for Him

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examination of the reign of the Meiji emperor (1868-1912), considered to be the period in which modern Japan emerges, as a loose unifying metaphor for the many radical shifts in Japanese society, politics, and culture that occurred in his time.
  • HIST 260 Colonial Latin America

    Units: 1

    Description
    Exploration of the multiple meanings and impacts of the complex, cataclysmic and often times bloody encounter between conquering Iberians (people from Spain and Portugal), Africans and the indigenous people of the Americas and the development of Latin America colonial societies until their national independence in the early nineteenth century.
  • HIST 261 Modern Latin America

    Units: 1

    Description
    Introductory survey of Latin American history from independence; focus on the quest for political stability, economic development, and social change.
  • HIST 262 The Making of Modern Brazil

    Units: 1

    Description
    Professor Meyer. Study of how modern Brazil came to be with special attention to comparative issues in the study of slavery, race, gender, and ethnicity.
  • HIST 263 History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

    Units: 1

    Description
    Explores some of the many histories of the U.S.-Mexico border from 1846 to the contemporary era. Considers: What are borders and borderlands? How have they been created? How are borders artifacts of history and geography? How do borders change over time and what impact does change have on the lives of people? Study of how borderlands shape how centers of national power (e.g. cities, national capitals, etc.) have defined their relation to issues such as sovereignty, immigration, labor, community formation, along with race and ethnicity.
  • HIST 265 Gender and Sexuality in Latin American History

    Units: 1

    Description
    Exploration of the socio-political, cultural and economic processes through which gender, sexuality, class, and ethnic/cultural dynamics are interconnected and constructed in Latin America from the colonial era to the contemporary period. Focus will be on the complicated relationships between historically specific ideologies and socio-economic systems of production and domination, and the respective privileged or unprivileged positions of women and men under the colonialist, capitalist, socialist, and neoliberal states of Latin America.
  • HIST 270 Early Islamic World

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSHT)

    Description
    Introduction to the major institutions that evolved under the aegis of Islamic Civilization from the advent of Islam in the early seventh century C.E. through the Mongol invasion in 1258. Since "Islam" in this context encompasses an entire cultural complex, the course will examine religious, political, economic, and social institutions.
  • HIST 271 The Modern Middle East

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of Middle East from last years of Ottoman Empire to the present. Emphasis on culture, Zionism, Arab nationalism, diplomacy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  • HIST 272 The Ottoman Empire

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of the history of Ottoman Turkish power from its origins as an obscure band of frontier warriors (ghazis), to its emergence as a world-empire and its eventual collapse in the aftermath of World War I.
  • HIST 273 The Great War in the Middle East

    Units: 1

    Description
    Focusing on the Ottoman Empire, this is a social, cultural, and political history of the war and the mandate period from 1914-1922. Covers a range of topics, including the experiences of the common soldier, changing gender roles, the home front, public health and disease, famine, ethnic violence, and how the war has been remembered in the post-war years.
  • HIST 280 Changing South Africa

    Units: 1

    Description
    Uses primary and secondary sources to examine the past and the historiography of South Africa, focusing on South Africans practices of race, nationhood, and class. The class centers on South Africans construction and contestation of ideas of race, civilization, segregation, apartheid, non-racialism and Black Consciousness and ends by examining the new South Africa after 1994, and how South Africans continue to struggle with that complex historical legacy.
  • HIST 281 Africa, c. 1500 to c. 1900

    Units: 1

    Description
    Introduction to economic, social, political, and intellectual history of Africa from time of trans-Atlantic slave trade to colonial conquest.
  • HIST 282 Africa in the Twentieth Century

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSHT)

    Description
    Introduction to economic, social, political, and intellectual history of Africa from colonial period to present.
  • HIST 290 Britain and the World

    Units: 1

    Description
    Survey of British history from the late eighteenth century to the present day, including Britains relationship with its empire and the wider world. Topics include social relations during industrialization, imperial crises in Jamaica and India, feminism, the world wars, and the making of the welfare state.
  • HIST 291 Histories of Public Health and Biomedicine in the Global South

    Units: 1

    Description
    Historical examination of modern public health experiences, knowledge, and policy in the Global South. Using case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America in the period from the late 1800s to the present, will examine what biomedicine and public health initiatives have meant to subjects, citizens, physicians, patients, scientists, rulers and activists.
  • HIST 299 Special Topics: Periods and Regions

    Units: 1

    Description
    First-time or one-time courses in regions and periods not covered or not yet covered in the history program.
  • HIST 300 Claiming the American Revolution

    Units: 1

    Description
    Professor Seeley. This course considers changing interpretations of the American Revolution and its legacies over time, from 1783 to the present. We will begin by exploring key moments in which early Americans argued over the meaning of the war in the decades after its conclusion. How have different groups and individuals used war memory for political purposes? We will then examine how historians and the public have clashed over interpretations of the American Revolution in the twentieth century. This course will ask students to consider how people create narratives about the past.
  • HIST 301 The Civil War in Film and Literature

    Units: 1

    Description
    Comparison of historians' treatments of the Civil War with its portrayal in documentaries, feature films, and literature.
  • HIST 306 American Identities

    Units: 1

    Description
    Thematic exploration of historical issues of identity development and construction in the twentieth-century United States, focusing on such questions as: What do historians mean by "identity"? How do they use categories like race, class, and gender to understand the American experience? How have they approached issues of status, power, and individuality?
  • HIST 321 History of Work in Europe

    Units: 1

    Description
    Historical study of the world of work in early modern and modern Europe. Focus on the nature of work itself, how it framed mentalities, created social classifications, informed economic thought, and shaped the political process. Topics include history of wage labor and guilds, early industry from countryside to cities, working class formation, division of labor in industry, and policing labor.
  • HIST 323 Gender and Sexuality in Europe

    Units: 1

    Description
    Critiques the standard Great Man narrative of Modern European history through the lens of gender and sexuality, emphasizing the intersectionality of race, religion, and nationality. Works chronologically from 1750 to the present, exploring topics including: Enlightenment ideas about anatomy and sex organs; feminist interpretations of the French Revolution; marriage and domesticity; masculinity and effeminacy; the relationship between gender and (dis)ability; imperial-era sexual encounters; the policing of prostitution, masturbation, and pornography; early theories of homosexual and trans identities; fascism, sexual violence, and the world wars; and discourses surrounding immigrant sexualities. Includes study of historiographythe changing theories and methods that historians have used to understand the pastand examines how the fields of womens history, gender history, the history of sexuality, the history of homosexuality, and queer history have developed from the 1970s until today.
  • HIST 325 Food and Foodways: The History of food, Diet, and Taste in Europe and the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

    Units: 1

    Description
    Explores various historical approaches to the topic of food in Europe and the Americas. Introduces a variety of historical methods and theoretical frameworks that inform the history of food and foodways. Topics include New World foods and their adaptation in European diet; the politics of subsistence and provisioning; dietetics, food therapy and public health; culinary literature as a source for social history; the cultural construction of taste and connoisseurship in the realm of gastronomy; and the migration and adaptation of various alimentary regimes in the Atlantic World.
  • HIST 326 Communism

    Units: 1

    Description
    An examination of the historical experience of the USSR or the Peoples Republic of China, this course approaches the historical and philosophical issues surrounding the modern communist experience via the work of nearly two dozen major thinkers. A course in intellectual history, it pays special attention to the changing makeup of this supposedly monolithic ideology.
  • HIST 329 Brexit: A History

    Units: 1

    Description
    Explores what it has meant to be British in the past two centuries as a way of shedding light on contemporary debates over Brexit.
  • HIST 341 History and Memory: WWII in East Asia

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examination of the lingering controversies surrounding the history of WWII in East Asia. The focus is on the intersections of history and memory, and the politics of remembering and representing difficult historical events associated with the war. Issues include the Nanjing Massacre, comfort women, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Battle of Okinawa.
  • HIST 361 Madness and Society in the Modern Era

    Units: 1

    Description
    Historiographical examination of such questions as: What is insanity? How do we define the normal and the pathological? Who in society is best suited to determine psychological health and sickness? Can there be sciences of the emotions and sexuality? How do class, race, religion, and gender influence our views of human mental functioning? Can the human mind know itself? How did the sciences of the mind (i.e. psychiatry, psychoanalysis, clinical psychology, psychopharmacology, and the cognitive neurosciences) claim tremendous scientific authority and exert enormous cultural influence at the turn of the twentieth century? A variety of settings will be considered, including continental Europe, North America, Latin America, and Africa from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
  • HIST 370 Contending Visions of the Middle East

    Units: 1

    Description
    Examination of major debates in the field of Modern Middle Eastern and Islamic History, exploring what the main approaches and their critiques are, how the field (especially recently) came to be polarized and politicized, and where more fruitful middle ground might be found between these hardened categories. Topics will include Orientalism and its discontents, the rise of political Islam, nationalism, and `civilizational identities.` ,br>
  • HIST 390 Food and Power in Africa and Asia

    Units: 1

    Description
    Professor Summers. How have people sought and fought power by managing the production, processing, distribution and consumption of food? This class will draw on case studies from premodern, colonial, and revolutionary contexts to explore how people in China, India, and Eastern and Southern Africa have connected food with power. We will explore how, in some of these contexts, managing the food supply allowed states, societies, and families to delineate legitimate power, moral rules, and social obligations. And we will examine what happened with scarcity, starvation, and collapse. Exploring both empirical details and ethical commitments, the course will allow us to use History to understand and assess divergent policies, and their implications.
  • HIST 391 Transnational Social Reform

    Units: 1

    Description
    Exploration of the ideas, institutions, and social networks around which movements for transnational reform have been built. Students will examine the history of four movements for transnational social reform since the early 19th century: abolitionism, women's rights, anticolonialism, and environmentalism.
  • HIST 392 Humanitarianism and Development

    Units: 1

    Description
    Seminar examining how the categories of humanitarian, human rights, and development emerged; how they became integral to the work of nation states, multilateral institutions, and NGOs; and how they have shaped local politics and the lived experience around the globe.
  • HIST 395 The Historian's Workshop

    Units: 1

    Description
    Introduction to various tools used by historians in their work. Topics covered might include: digital methods, the nature of the archive, quantitative methods, paleography, oral history, genealogy, cartographic investigation, and exhibition design.
  • HIST 398 Historiography

    Units: 1

    Description
    Introduction to principles and practices of historical writing. Although some attention is paid to the history of historical writing since classical times, focus will be on contemporary modes of historical writing.
  • HIST 399 Special Topics: Focused Themes

    Units: 1

    Description
    First-time or one-time colloquia on focused topics not covered or not yet covered in the history program.
  • HIST 400 Research Seminar for Majors

    Units: 1

    Description
    Required seminar for majors taken in junior or senior year. Investigation of a topic of limited focus culminating in substantial paper based on common reading and individual research in primary and secondary materials. Topics and instructors vary. See departmental Web site for seminar topics. Enrollment limited to 12 students.
  • HIST 401 Directed Study

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Individually designed reading or research program conducted under faculty supervision.
  • HIST 402 Historial Editing

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Practical history-related work combined with some academic study.
  • HIST 406 Summer Undergraduate Research

    Units: 0

    Description
    Documentation of the work of students who receive summer fellowships to conduct research [or produce a creative arts project] in the summer. The work must take place over a minimum of 8 weeks, the student must engage in the project full-time (at least 40 hours per week) during this period, and the student must be the recipient of a fellowship through the university. Graded S/U.
  • HIST 411 Honors Thesis Prospectus

    Units: 0.5

    Description
    Preparation of research prospectus for honors research seminar under direction of appropriate faculty.

    Prerequisite

    HIST 410 with a minimum grade of D-

  • HIST 412 Honors Research Seminar

    Units: 1

    Description
    Research and writing of honors thesis in history.

    Prerequisite

    HIST 410 or 411

  • HIST 413 Honors Research Seminar

    Units: 1

    Description
    Research and writing of honors thesis in history.

    Prerequisite

    HIST 412 with a minimum grade of D-