School of Humanities and Sciences

History Courses

HIST 10100 - Foundations of Western Civilization 1 G H HU LA

Introduction to the development of Western civilization from its heritage in the ancient world to the early modern age of the 17th or 18th centuries. Major political, socioeconomic, and cultural trends are examined. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 10100 and HIST 18100. Not open to seniors except by permission of instructor. Also offered through the London Center. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HIST 10200 - Modern Western Civilization 1 G H HU LA

Continuation of HIST 10100, extending from the early modern period to the present. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 10200 and HIST 18200. Not open to seniors except by permission of instructor. Also offered through the London Center. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HIST 11100 - United States History to 1865 1 H HU LA

A survey of United States history from the colonial period through the Civil War. Included are our European heritage, problems of colonial settlement, the achievement of political independence and stability, territorial expansion, industrialization, and the struggle over slavery. Not open to seniors except by permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HIST 11200 - United States History since 1865 1 H HU LA

A survey of national development since the Civil War, with a particular emphasis placed on social and economic development, overseas expansion, social and political reform movements, involvement in two world wars, and the Cold War. Not open to seniors except by permission of instructor. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HIST 15100 - The Past Is Present: The Relevancies of History 1 H HU LA

People tend quite naturally to think in present terms and see the world as it is around them. The present, however, does not exist independently of the past. This course uses a series of videotapes, readings, and group discussions to link the past to the present in a variety of ways. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HIST 18100 - World Civilization I 1 G H HU LA

A comparative survey of world civilizations from the beginnings of humanity to the age of exploration in the 16th century. Considers the nature of early hunting-gathering societies, the impact of agriculture, the introduction of metallurgy (bronze and iron), and the evolution of civilizations in Eurasia, Africa, and the New World. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 18100 and HIST 10100. Not open to seniors except by permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HIST 18200 - World Civilization II 1 G H HU LA

Continuation of HIST 18100, extending from the age of exploration in the 16th century to the present. Considers a "world made one" by the voyages of Columbus and others, the expansion of contacts into the 20th century, and the possible development of a global civilization. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 18200 and HIST 10200. Not open to seniors except by permission of instructor. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HIST 18500 - Selected Topics: Historical Studies HU LA
HIST 18600 - Selected Topics: Historical Studies HU LA

Occasional courses of an experimental nature are offered under these numbers and title. These may be of lecture or seminar format, of great breadth or highly specialized. There is no prerequisite. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 20300 - Introductory Geography 1 G LA SS

Introduction to geography, emphasizing both the physical and cultural elements in the distribution patterns of human activity. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. May not be taken to fulfill history course requirements. 3 credits. (O,E)

HIST 20800 - Hidden from History: American Herstory 1 H HU LA

This course explores continuity and change in women's lives through the family, politics, reform movements, slavery, the westward movement, religion, industrialization, immigration, education, war, the transformation of sexuality and sexual liberation, and the interplay between real and expected social values. Emphasizes diversity among social classes, races, and ethnic groups. Counts toward the United States history requirement for department majors. Prerequisites: one course in the humanities or social sciences and sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 20900 - Ethnic United States since the Civil War 1 H HU LA

Explores the cultures and social structures that various immigrant groups brought to the United States, their interaction with the dominant Anglo-Saxon culture, and the kind of multiethnic society the United States has built (melting pot or tossed salad). This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HIST 21000 - The United States Labor Movement 1 H HU LA

Explores labor history from 1840 to the 1970s. Based on two premises: first, that labor history is an essential ingredient to the understanding of American history; and second, that labor history must extend beyond traditional union history into the lives and aspirations of the workers themselves. Thus, the course looks beyond the union halls into the homes and hearts of the men and women who have built America. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: 311-11200, or one American history course at or above level 2, or one course in business or economics above level 1; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 21100 - The United States and Vietnam 1945-1990 HU LA

Through readings, films, and student research, explores the history of the United States' involvement in Southeast Asia from World War II to 1990. It emphasizes the origins and reason for the Vietnam War, the impact of the war on all participants, and the aftermath of the defeat of the U.S. effort. This course counts toward the U.s. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HIST 22100 - Russian History 1 G H HU LA

Russian history from antiquity to the 1917 revolution. Emphasis is placed on political, social, and intellectual developments. This course counts towards the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HIST 22200 - Rise and Fall of the USSR 1 G H HU LA

A study of Soviet ideology and politics from the 1917 revolution to the present, emphasizing the cause of the system's disintegration. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HIST 22300 - Rise and Fall of the British Empire HU LA

Explores the scope of the empire, ranging across North America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and India, and how populations in both Britain and the colonized regions responded to empire. Topics include the technologies of power that enabled Britain to administer such a large area, how imperial power was implicated in the construction of knowledge that introduced these regions to a European audience, the dissolution of the empire in the 20th century, and the postcolonial legacy that continues to shape these former imperial possessions and the modern British state. Counts toward the gobal history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 22400 - Modern South Asia HU LA

Considers the history of modern South Asia from about 1500 to the present day. Begins with a background overview of early cultural and political history, then proceeds through the rise of the Mughal Empire and regional Indian powers, the coming of the British, the Sepoy mutiny/rebellion, the rise of nationalism Hindu-Muslim communal tensions, partition and the formation of India and Pakistan, concluding with contemporary cultural and political issues, such as the rights of women, dalits and religious minorities, the middle class and globalization, Indo-Pak relations, and the development of nuclear powers in South Asia. Counts toward the global history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 22700 - Islamic Civilizations: Muhammad to the 19th Century HU LA

Explores the worldwide development of Islamic societies, beginning in the Arabian peninsula just before the time of Muhammad, charts the rise and consolidation of Islam in Arabia, and follows the global development of Islamic societies from the Middle East to Europe and Asia. Considers articulations of Islamic identity worldwide and Islamic adaptations to varying social and cultural locations. The course ends as the European colonial powers encounter the Middle Eastern and Asian Islamic worlds. Counts toward the global history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 22800 - Islam in the Modern World HU LA

Examines the scope and transformations of Islamic societies since the 19th century, including the decline of the Ottomon empire, encounters with European colonialism, the rise of nationalism and nation-states in the Middle East and Islamic Asia, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the partition of India, the Islamic revolution in Iran, and the rise of Islam in Europe and the United States. Considers also the tension between militancy and quietism, women's economic empowerment, changing gender roles, and the worldwide Muslim response to extremist violence and ideologies. Counts toward the global history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 23100 - The Ancient World: Greece and Rome 1 G H HU LA

Introduction to the study of Egyptian and Greco-Roman civilization, including a general survey of political institutions and social and economic life. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 23200 - Medieval Civilization 1 G H HU LA

Major emphasis is placed on the course of events in Europe and the Near East from the 4th through the 15th centuries, with particular stress on the major institutional and cultural developments. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 23300 - Colonial Latin America 1 G H HU LA

An examination of ancient American civilizations establishes the context for the Spanish and Portuguese conquests and the imposition of Iberian culture in the development of Spanish and Portuguese colonies. The course continues with the international setting of the colonies, the decline of the colonial order, and outbreak of wars of independence in the early 19th century. Counts toward the global history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 23400 - Modern Latin America 1 G H HU LA

To promote an understanding of contemporary Latin America, the course examines the political, economic, social, and cultural transformations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Major topics include the relationship of Latin America to Europe and the United States and the relationship of notions of race, class and gender to politics and economics. Counts toward the global history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F or S,Y)

HIST 23500 - The Discovery of the World 1 G H HU LA

A consideration of the prerequisites of transoceanic voyages and an investigation of why, among the societies that developed oceanic maritime capabilities, it was Europe that "discovered" the world. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 24000 - The Jacksonian Era, 1815-1848 HU LA

This course focuses on the political, economic, social, transportation, and communication revolutions that fundamentally altered the American Republic from the aftermath of the War of 1812 through the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848. Topics include democracy and the second-party system, internal improvements, immigration and demographics, the Second Great Awakening, modernization, and social change, among others. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: one course in the humanities or social sciences and sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 24300 - The City in United States History 1 H HU

The U.S. city: its development and impact on American society from the colonial period to the present. Changes in structure and function of the city in U.S. history and the effect of these changes on the lives of urban dwellers and American society in general. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (O,E)

HIST 24500 - The American Civil War HU LA

This course investigates how the Civil War transformed the United States, with an emphasis on the war as a revolutionary experience rather than as a military struggle. Topics include the legality of secession; the creation and demise of the Confederacy; civil liberties in wartime; emancipation; presidential leadership; challenges of the home fronts; the concept of total war; the lost cause ideology; and the imprint of war. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: one course in the humanities or social sciences and sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F, Y)

HIST 25200 - Germany 1918-1945 1 G H HU LA

A survey of German history 1918-1945, beginning with the post-World War I situation; the inception of the Weimar Republic and the political and economic challenges it faced; the artistic and cultural flowering during this period; the onset of the Hitler dictatorship; and the development of policies and their implementation to the debacle of the Third Reich in 1945. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 25500 - Native American History HU LA

Covers Native American issues since 1492. This historical approach will acquaint students with the major events and processes that transformed Native American communities across the North American continent. Students will review the political, social, economic, and religious changes that took place as a result of native interactions with Euro-Americans and various government agencies since colonial times. Students will also address how Native Americans were represented by non-native peoples and how these images (and misrepresentations) changed over time. This course counts toward the United States History requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 26600 - Women in Western Society 1 H HU LA

Explores the variety of women's roles in the culture and society of the West and the historical evolution of Western society's attitudes toward women. Emphasizes forces affecting attitudes toward women, including economic, political, and social conditions as well as religious, intellectual, and scientific assumptions. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 26800 - Introduction to Japanese Culture 1 G H HU LA

This interdisciplinary, team-taught introduction to the history and culture of Japan incorporates history, art history, literature, geography, religion, and contemporary affairs to create an understanding of Japan from its origins to the present. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the fine arts, humanities, or social sciences; sophomore standing. Students may not earn credit for both HIST 26800 and ARTH 26800. 3 credits. (O)

HIST 27000 - History of American Environmental Thought 1 H HU LA

A pervasive theme in the occupancy of North America is the changing and often conflicting perception of the environment. This course focuses on the history of environmental ideas, values, and attitudes. Topics include capitalist, Romantic, and ecological thinking; the goals of conservation and preservation; recent rethinking of primitive experience; and today's dialogue between mainstream environmentalism and deep ecology, the latter including ecofeminism, sustainable development, and biodiversity. Students examine the profound impact each of the paradigms has had on human-environment relations in America. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 27200 - History of the Future 1 H HU LA

An examination of historical perceptions and visions of the future. Utopian thought and societies, science and technology, war and peace, the environment, and gender relations are the historical themes assessed. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 27300 - Twentieth-Century Global Revolutions 1 G H HU LA

An exploration of ideas, concepts, and backgrounds of world revolutions in the 20th century. Using various models of revolution in Europe, Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world, the course emphasizes culture as the leading influence in modern revolutions. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HIST 27500 - The History of United States Popular Culture 1 H HU LA

Explores the history of popular culture in the United States from the earliest mass media genres to the contemporary era, including minstrelsy, novels, photography, baseball, movies, radio, and television. Emphasis is placed upon a number of important themes in American social history and how they affected popular culture differently in different eras — gender roles, race, and the role of changing technology. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 27800 - Japan under Samurai Rule HU LA

In the United States the word "samurai" often evokes the image of a sword-wielding Japanese male dedicated to martial arts and Zen, nobly pursuing a life of strict discipline and loyalty to his lord — and ready to die at a moment's notice. This romanticized image was lived by few actual samurai over the 450 or so years during which they held sway. This course explores the changing and complex role of the samurai in Japan from 1200 to 1868 and considers what it was like to live under samurai rule for the other 90 percent or so of the population. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisite: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 27900 - Modern Japan, 1868 to the Present HU LA

In 1868 samurai executed a revolution that would soon dissolve the samurai as a class and begin transformations rapidly bringing Japan in the late 19th century's competitive maelstrom. Japan's new leaders pursued an imperialist path, gradually bringing the nation into conflict with much of Asia and then with the United States and Europe. After World War II, Japan peacefully developed a vibrant culture and dynamic economy. We will consider the forces of change and the processes Japan has experienced and pursued from mid-18th century to its competition with other Asian economies today. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 28100 - The Nation-State and its Others, 1789-1914 HU LA

This course will examine the rise of nationalism and the nation-state in the wake of the French Revolution. Topics discussed will include the rise of national and independence movements in the early 19th century as well as national unifications in the late 19th century. This class will also examine the European nations' shifting processes of inclusion and exclusion in the 19th century. Counts toward the European history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 28200 - Dictatorships and Democracies in 20th Century Europe HU LA

This will be a study of economic, social, and political events in Europe in the 20th century. A central theme of this course will be why a few countries maintained viable democracies while most others succumbed to dictatorships. Special attention will be given to the similarities and differences in the treatment of minority populations in democracies and dictatorships. Counts rtoward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 29000 - The History of U.S. Foreign Relations 1 H HU LA

Survey of the prejudices, values, and ideologies that lie behind U.S. foreign policy. Course covers relations with major states and areas of the world from the origins of the nation until the post-Cold War era. Special attention is given to the relationship between social, economic, and political changes in the United States and their effect on foreign relations over time. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F,O)

HIST 29100 - Selected Topics: Studies in European History H HU LA
HIST 29101 - Selected Topics: Studies in European History H HU LA
HIST 29102 - Selected Topics: Studies in European History H HU LA
HIST 29103 - Selected Topics: Studies in European History H HU LA
HIST 29104 - Selected Topics in Studies in European History H HU LA

Occasional courses of an experimental nature are offered under this number and title. These may be of lecture and/or discussion format, of great breadth, or highly specialized. Any prerequisites are announced when printed descriptions of the study topic are distributed. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 29200 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History 1 G H HU LA
HIST 29201 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History 1 G H HU LA
HIST 29202 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History 1 G H HU LA
HIST 29203 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History 1 G H HU LA

Occasional courses of an experimental nature are offered under this number and title. These may be of lecture and/or discussion format, of great breadth, or highly specialized. Any prerequisites are announced when printed descriptions of the study topic are distributed. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 29300 - Selected Topics: Studies in U.S. History HU LA
HIST 29301 - Selected Topics: Studies in U.S. History HU LA
HIST 29302 - Selected Topics: Studies in U.S. History HU LA
HIST 29303 - Selected Topics: Studies in U.S. History HU LA

Occasional courses of an experimental nature are offered under this number and title. These may be of lecture and/or discussion format, of great breadth, or highly specialized. Any prerequisites are announced when printed descriptions of the study topic are distributed. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. This course counts toward the U.S. requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 29900 - Independent Study: History LA

Special research on an individual project arranged by a student with a particular faculty member. The project may include reading books and/or writing papers under the guidance of the faculty member, with a performance expectation of sophomore-level work. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or equivalent. 1-3 credits.

HIST 30100 - The Renaissance and Reformation 1 G H HU LA

Consideration of the major trends in world history between 1409 and 1660, including the Renaissance, the expansion of Europe, the development of the modern state system, and the Protestant revolts. Also included are major developments in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 30200 - The Old Regime and the French Revolution 1 G H HU LA

Political, social, and intellectual upheaval in 17th- and 18th-century Europe. Rise and decline of absolutism and the age of revolution. Napoleon prior to 1814. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 30300 - The Colonial Period of American History: 1607-1763 HU LA

Intensive examination of the origins of American culture and society (family, community, social structure). This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F,O)

HIST 30400 - The Age of the American Revolution 1 HU LA

This course will place the American Revolution within the context of colonial demographic, economic, social, political, and cultural development during the latter half of the 18th century. It will focus on the tangible events of colonial resistance, forming a confederation, drafting and ratifying the Constitution, and splitting into opposing political camps as well as the intangible impact of ideologies such as republicanism and nationalism. It will explore more specifically how women, Indians, blacks, the wealthy and the poor affected and were affected by the Revolution. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,O)

HIST 30500 - Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America: Expansion and Reform HU LA

This course charts the transformation of society from the divisive election of Thomas Jefferson through Andrew Jackson's "age of the common man." Explores the legacy of the American Revolution, westward expansion, slavery, industrialization and the market economy, class, and reform movements such as temperance, moral reform, utopianism, and abolition. Counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 30700 - The United States in the Age of Global Crisis, 1914-1945 HU LA

Intensive study of the elements that have made the United States a dominant nation in the 20th century. Probes the complex 1920s, the crisis and reform impulses of the Great Depression era, and the impact of both world wars on American society. This course counts toward the United States history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 30800 - The United States in the Age of Cold War HU LA

Emphasizes the interrelationships between foreign and domestic policy since World War II. Special attention is paid to the Cold War, McCarthyism, the 1950s ethos, the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the Vietnam War, and the rise of the political right. This course counts toward the United States history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 31000 - The American Frontier: 1840-1890 HU LA

A cross-disciplinary perspective on the process of settlement into the trans-Mississippi West, drawing from women's studies, social theory, anthropology, literature, and geography. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 31300 - The Other Europe: Modern Eastern and Central Europe 1 G H HU LA

Examines events and developments in Eastern and Central Europe from 1945 through the end of the Cold War. The course reviews the region's historical-cultural background, but concentrates on governance, ideology, politics, economics, society, and culture during the past 50 years. Special focus on the development of independent dissident activities, their challenge to dominant authoritarian models during the period, and the future of the region in a changing Europe. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 31800 - Toward Democracy: Early Modern European Intellectual History 1 H HU LA

Explores the growth of Western democratic theory, political philosophy, and intellectual history from the time of the late Roman Empire to the late 18th century. Included are such topics as the theory of absolutism and its foundation in the Roman law, common law and democracy, papal absolutism, Puritanism, and the Enlightenment. Also considered are Locke, Rousseau, Machiavelli, and Guicciardini. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 32000 - The United States and the Third World HU LA

An examination of the role of the United States in the modern history and cultural evolution of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Course includes study of the attitudes, influences, and actions of the United States regarding the nations and peoples of these areas in the 19th and 20th centuries. A search for the forces that explain the understanding, or misunderstanding, of third-world cultures by people in the United States. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,O)

HIST 32500 - United States Business History HU LA

U.S. business history from 1815 to 1960: a study of the development of the vertically integrated corporation and its social and political impact on American society. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 33800 - Africa in World Politics LA SS

Examination of the international policy framework of diverse African countries and their participation in regional and global polotics. Students explore Africa's changing position in the global economy and complex relationships with the African diaspora, Middle East, communist East, Western societies, and other African countries. Includes contemporary debates over policy responses to the war against terrorism, the global politics of international aid, Western gender diplomacy, AIDS discourse, environment politics, the diamond trails, and African passivity and isolation through a radical recentering of the continent in global politics and history. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the social sciences. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 34200 - Japan HU LA

Japan, from its origins to the 20th century: a historical survey drawing on literary sources and social forms to illustrate the development of Japan and its role in world affairs. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 34300 - China and the Opium Trade in International Context HU LA

By the early 1800s the British East India Company controlled poppy-growing lands between South and East Asia, expanded opium production and promoted opium addiction in China as a way to solve an unfavorable balance of trade. Using the effects of the opium trade on China, this course examines the connections between narcotics, imperialism in the 19th century, and the many military and political conflicts of the 20th century. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 34400 - Japan's War in Asia and the Pacific, 1931-1945 HU LA

Long before Pearl Harbor, Japan had seized power in Manchuria (1931) and invaded China proper (1937). Therefore, in the Asian context the conflict is sometimes called the Fifteen-Year War. This course examines the background to Japan's military aggression in Asia, the war within the United States, why the war was conducted with exceptional brutality, and why its repercussions are still felt 60+ years after the war's end. We will investigate tensions among Japan, Asia, and the United States still generated by the residue of the war and seek both causes and possible solutions to those tensions. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 35100 - English History to 1714 HU LA

Study of English history, principally in the Tudor and Stuart periods: the early Tudors, the culture and institutions of Elizabethan England, the religious and political struggle of Stuart and Cromwellian England. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department msjors.Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 35300 - Ancient Greece 1 G H HU LA

Study of topics in the history of ancient Greek civilization, from the archaic age through the time of the Hellenistic monarchies. Both ancient and modern sources are sampled extensively. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 35400 - Imperial and Weimar Germany HU LA

One of the key questions of German history is whether the nation took a "special path" resulting inevitably in Nazism. This course is organized around this theme. It will examine Germany from the Wars of Unification through the end of the Weimar Republic, focusing particularly on social, political, and economic trends. Counts toward the European history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 35500 - Totalitarianism in Germany, 1933-1989 HU LA

In The Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt argued that Nazism and Communism were similar political systems. This idea will be the starting point for this class, which will examine two dictatorships, those of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic (the communist system in East Germany). Counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 36200 - Modern European Intellectual History 1 G H HU LA

A survey of European thought in the modern era, exploring in depth contemporary scientific, religious, aesthetic, and existentialist ideas. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. Also offered through the London Center (F-S,Y). 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 36500 - The Sectional Conflict, 1820-1861 HU LA

This course investigates the growing sectionalism in the United States during the four decades preceding the American Civil War. Topics include the Missouri crisis, nullification and the concurrent majority, southern expansionism, the compromise of 1850, Bleeding Kansas, the rise of a sectional anti-slavery party, and secession, among others. This course counts toward the U.S. history requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: three courses in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S, IRR)

HIST 37000 - Slavery and the Old South: From Settlement through Reconstruction HU LA

This course on the Old South will examine the rise and fall of the cotton kingdom with a focus on how the planter elite used slavery to dominate and shape southern society. While the South's colonial antecedents will be considered, the focus of this course will be on the development of the South as a conscious minority during the antebellum era and the death of the Old South as a result of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. This course counts toward the U.S. requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits (S,IRR)

HIST 38300 - Revolutionary China HU LA

Study of China and its passage from celestial empire to communist republic through two world wars and two revolutions. The assumptions and realities of China are considered, as well as the processes that led to them. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 39100 - Selected Topics: Studies in European History H HU LA
HIST 39101 - Selected Topics: Studies in European History H HU LA
HIST 39102 - Selected Topics: Studies in European History H HU LA
HIST 39103 - Selected Topics: Studies in European History H HU LA

Occasional courses of an experimental nature are offered under this number and title. These may be of lecture and/or discussion format, of great breadth, or highly specialized. Any additional prerequisites are announced when printed descriptions of the study topic are distributed. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 39200 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History HU LA
HIST 39201 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History HU LA
HIST 39202 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History HU LA
HIST 39203 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History HU LA
HIST 39204 - Selected Topics: Studies in Global History HU LA

Occasional courses of an experimental nature are offered under this number and title. These may be of lecture and/or discussion format, of great breadth, or highly specialized. Any additional prerequisites are announced when printed descriptions of the study topic are distributed. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. This course counts toward the global requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 39300 - Selected Topics: Studies in U.S. History H HU LA
HIST 39301 - Selected Topics: Studies in U.S. History H HU LA
HIST 39302 - Selected Topics: Studies in U.S. History H HU LA
HIST 39303 - Selected Topics: Studies in U.S. History H HU LA

Occasional courses of an experimental nature are offered under this number and title. These may be of lecture and/or discussion format, of great breadth, or highly specialized. Any additional prerequisites are announced when printed descriptions of the study topic are distributed. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. This course counts toward the United States requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

HIST 39500 - British History: 1815-1914 HU LA

British history is discussed with major emphasis placed on England in 1815. The Great Reform Act, Robert Peel, Palmerston, Gladstone, trade unions, Ireland, imperialism, liberalism 1906-14, Parliament versus lords, and causes of World War I are discussed. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. Offered only through the London Center. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HIST 39600 - Modern British History 1914 to Present 1 H HU LA

Great Britain's role in Europe and the East since World War I. Major emphasis is placed on British foreign policy and the figures of Lloyd George, Chamberlain, Churchill, MacMillan, and Wilson. This course counts toward the European requirement for history department majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities and/or social sciences; sophomore standing. Offered only through the London Center. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HIST 39900 - Independent Study: History LA

Special research on an individual project arranged by a student with a particular faculty member. The project may include reading books and/or writing papers under the guidance of the faculty member, with a performance expectation of junior-level work. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Junior standing, or equivalent. 1-3 credits.

HIST 48100 - History Seminar: European HU LA
HIST 48101 - History Seminar: European HU LA
HIST 48102 - History Seminar: European HU LA
HIST 48103 - History Seminar: European HU LA
HIST 48104 - History Seminar: European HU LA

Introduction to problems of historical method and research in European history. Must be taken at home campus. Prerequisites: Senior standing or equivalent; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HIST 48200 - History Seminar: Global HU LA
HIST 48201 - History Seminar: Global HU LA
HIST 48202 - History Seminar: Global HU LA
HIST 48203 - History Seminar: Global HU LA
HIST 48204 - History Seminar: Global HU LA
HIST 48205 - History Seminar: Global HU LA
HIST 48206 - History Seminar: Global HU LA
HIST 48207 - History Seminar: Global HU LA

Introduction to problems of historical method and research in global history. Must be taken at home campus. Prerequisites: Senior standing or equivalent; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HIST 48300 - History Seminar: United States HU LA
HIST 48301 - History Seminar: United States HU LA
HIST 48302 - History Seminar: United States HU LA
HIST 48303 - History Seminar: United States HU LA
HIST 48304 - History Seminar: Unites States HU LA
HIST 48305 - History Seminar: United States HU LA

Introduction to problems of historical method and research in U.S. history. Must be taken at home campus. Prerequisites: Senior standing or equivalent; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HIST 49100 - Tutorial: European History HU LA
HIST 49101 - Tutorial: European History HU LA
HIST 49102 - Tutorial: European History HU LA
HIST 49103 - Tutorial: European History HU LA

Guided individual research, study, and writing on particular topics in European history under the supervision of a faculty member of the department. Must be taken at home campus. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S)

HIST 49200 - Tutorial: Global History HU LA
HIST 49201 - Tutorial: Global History HU LA
HIST 49202 - Tutorial: Global History HU LA
HIST 49203 - Tutorial: Global History HU LA

Guided individual research, study, and writing on particular topics in global history under the supervision of a faculty member of the department. Must be taken at home campus. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S)

HIST 49300 - Tutorial in Special Problems in United States History HU LA
HIST 49301 - Tutorial: U.S. History HU LA
HIST 49302 - Tutorial: U.S. History HU LA
HIST 49303 - Tutorial: U.S. History HU LA

Guided individual research, study, and writing on particular topics in U.S. history under the supervision of a faculty member from the department. Must be taken at home campus. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S)

HIST 49500 - History Internship NLA

An opportunity for practical experience in a variety of history-related activities in the United States, under the joint supervision of the sponsoring agency and a history department faculty member. Internships are arranged individually and must be approved by the chair of the history department. Prerequisites: Four history courses; junior standing or above; permission of instructor and chair. Available for variable credit; only 6 credits may be counted toward the history major. (IRR)

HIST 49700 - International History Internship NLA

An opportunity for practical experience in a variety of history-related activities under the joint supervision of the Office of International Programs (London Center) and a history department faculty member on the Ithaca College campus. Internships are arranged individually through the Office of International Programs, but must be approved by the chair of the history department. Prerequisites: Three history courses, two of which are at level 3 or above; permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-4 credits. (IRR)

HIST 49900 - Independent Study: History LA

Special research on an individual project arranged by a student with a particular faculty member. The project may include reading books and/or writing papers under the guidance of the faculty member, with a performance expectation of senior-level work. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Senior standing, or equivalent. 1-3 credits.