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Graduate Courses Spring 2015

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Graduate Courses Spring 2015

HIST B0000 – Historical Methods and Historiography (Class-59299/Section-3TU)

This course will focus on the culture of colonialism. We will examine "the interpretive turn" in contemporary cultural history through our study of several exemplary texts. We will focus on the problem of "culture" and the "colonial/postcolonial". Approaches to these topics include ethno-historians, labor history, literary scholars, "new historicists", women's studies, and cultural anthropology. This course required for all MA students. Closed to all undergraduates Except 35F

W 7:00-9:00pm  Anne Kornhauser

HIST B1030-Modern Asian City (Class-6118/Section-1HJ)

M 7:00-9:00pm Ravi Kalia

HIST B4030-The Era of Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1877 (Class-59243/Section-1GH)

An examination of the causes, events, and consequences, of the Civil War. Special attention will be paid to slavery, abolition, and sectionalism, emancipation and the role of African-American soldiers, and the cultural meaning of the war and its aftermath. Readings will include speeches and poems by William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, and Walt Whitman, novels by Michael Schaar and Toni Morrison, and analyses by Robert Penn Warren, Drew Faust, James McPherson and Eric Foner.

M 4:50-6:50pm  Adrienne Petty

HIST B4070-United States History Since 1945 (Class-59254/Section-3GH)

This course will analyze the main political, social, and economic events shaping the United States during this period and try to explain the key political/economic change during these years: The transformation of a country employing an activist Keynesian economic policy and belief in government action to rectify social and economic ills to one espousing market or neo-liberal principles.

W 4:50-6:50pm   Matthew Vaz

History-B4406-The Third Reich(Class-15922/Section-2ST)

An introduction to the history of National Socialism. Topics will include the crisis of Weimar Germany, the origins, structure, and evolution of the Nazi regime, Hitler, and the Hitler myth, Nazi culture, the Nazi "new order" in Europe, total war, and the implementation; of the final Solution. Special attention will be given to the question of the memory of the Holocaust.

T 4:50-6:50pm  Andreas Killen

History B7950-Histories of Decolonization in Africa (Class-59331/Section-4ST)

This course examines theories and case studies of decolonization in Africa throughout the 20th century. This course will focus on key concepts, such as self-determination, sovereignty, and revolutionary violence that influenced national liberation movements. By exploring a variety of strategies and cases, including Egypt, Algeria, and Kenya, students will gain an understanding of the myriad forms and complexities of decolonization.

TH 4:50-6:50pm Jennifer Johnson