Undergraduate Courses Spring 2015


HIST 20600 – Modern Europe (Class-58494/Section-D)

An overview of the social, economic, political, and intellectual developments in Europe from the Enlightenment to the present, and an introduction to the study of history. Topics include Topics include the problems of revolution, industrialization and the transformation of rural societies, the emergence of liberalism and the challenges it has faced in the 20th century.

M/W  12:30-1:45pm   James Lewis

M/W  5:00-6:15pm     James Lewis

HIST 20600 – Modern Europe Honors (Class-58490/Section HNRS)

An overview of the social, economic, political, and intellectual developments in Europe from the Enlightenment to the present, and an introduction to the study of history. Topics include Topics include the problems of revolution, industrialization and the transformation of rural societies, the emergence of liberalism and the challenges it has faced in the 20th century.

M/W 11:00am-12:15pm   Room: NA-5/142    Clifford Rosenberg

HIST 31338 – Eastern Europe 1945-1989 (Class-15910/Section-M)

This course presents a survey of Eastern Europe—the lands between Germany and Russia—form the end of the Second World War and the Spread of Communism to the revolution of 1989 and the introduction of democratic liberal states. Themes include variations in socialist politics, dissent, and everyday life under Communism.

T/TH 11:00am-12:15pm Emily Greble

HIST 34990 – Third Reich (Class-25056/Section-P)

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/TH 2:00-3:15pm    Andreas Killen

HIST 42800 – Conservatism and the New Right (Class-15899/Section-F)

Examines various conservative ideologies and movements, their social and intellectual basis, and historical interconnections. Special attention to the renewal of the Right in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the Right's relation to fascism and national socialism.

M/W 3:30-4:45pm   James Lewis

HIST 43000 – France and Francophone Africa (Class-15889/Section-E)

We will examine the political, economic, cultural and demographic dialectic between metropolitan France and its former protectorates, territories and departments in various regions of Africa. We will study both the impact of France on these societies and how these former dependencies have transformed mainland France into a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society since the end of the Second World War, often against French popular opinion and preference.

M/W 2:00-3:15pm   Clifford Rosenberg


HIST 21002 – US and the World (Class-25051/Section HYBD)

T/TH 11:00am-12:15 pm Craig Daigle

This course surveys the history of U.S. foreign relations since 1890, with special attention to the rise of the U.S. as a superpower. Topics include ideology and U.S. foreign policy, human rights, grand strategy, imperialism, American political culture, globalization, American unilateralism, and the War on Terror.

HIST 21300 – Historian's Craft (Class-58641/Section-D)

This course introduces students to the study of history. It offers an intensive introduction to historical writing and research, and to the principles and methods of historical analysis. Students will learn about the historical craft as well as gain critical skills that are useful in any discipline or endeavor where research and writing are essential

M/W 12:30-1:45pm  Anne Kornhauser

HIST 24000 – US History:Origins-1877 (Class-15897/Section-F)

The major theological and social conflicts of 17th century English colonies; the political and ideological process that defined an American identity; the social and economic forces that shaped the early republic; the nature of the civil war.

M/W 3:30-4:45pm  Richard Boles

HIST 24100 – US History: Since 1865 (Class-15904/Section-L)

Examines the social conflicts that accompanied the transformation of the United States from an agrarian republic and slave society to one of the most powerful industrial nations in the world. Particular attention will be paid to the building of new social and economic institutions and to cultural and visual representations of the nation and its people.

T/TH 9:30-10:45am  John Gillooly

HIST 31250 – American Liberalism (Class-58600/Section-F)

This course surveys the strange career of liberalism in the United States. How could liberalism simultaneously be so popular as to define the "consensus" of American political opinion and yet so unpopular that it could be used as an effective epithet? How could liberalism encompass both Gilded Age laissez-faire and New Deal bureaucratic governance? How could a politician like Ronald Reagan be described as both the ultimate American liberal and the strongest6 critic of liberalism? Drawing from primary source readings politics and philosophy, as well as historians' accounts of liberalism's strange transformations from the Revolutionary Era to the 1980s, this class aims to unravel these contextualized understanding of the nation's central political philosophy.

M/W 3:30-4:45pm  Anne Kornhauser

HIST 31255 – American Religious History (Class-15877/Section-B)

This course explores religions practiced by people of European, African, and Native American descent in the United States from the colonial era to the 20th century. Through extensive readings, lectures and class discussions, students will learn about various religious beliefs and practices as well as how religions changed in America over time. The class will also critically analyze how historians approach the study of religions.

M/W 9:30-10:45am Richard Boles

HIST 32200 – The Era of American Revolution (Class-15881/Section-D)

This course details the causes, events, and consequences of one of the first and most important revolutionary movements of the Enlightenment. Particular attention is devoted to the social and political causes of the uprising, as well as its cultural meaning for the different participants in the American scene.

M/W 12:30-1:45pm  Richard Boles

HIST 32700 – The U.S. Since 1945 (Class-58606/Section-E)

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.

M/W 2:00-3:15pm Matthew Vaz



HIST 31250 – War and Peace in Africa(Class-58664/Section-P)

This course is designed to introduce students to the major issues and debates concerning humanitarianism and international intervention in the 20th century. The first part of the course will explore the rise of humanitarian institutions and the proliferation of humanitarian doctrines in the first half of the 20th century. It will analyze the evolution of international laws intended to protect individuals and nations as well as analyze the limitations of these laws. In the second apart of the course, students will investigate specific sites of conflict in Africa (ranging from Algeria, Nigeria, Somalia, Rwanda, and Sudan) and analyze different models of humanitarian organizations and compare strategies for intervention and aid. These case studies will expose students to pivotal events in African history and equip them with a critical vocabulary with which to assess contemporary challenges that Africans, humanitarian organizations, and civically-minded individuals around the world continue to face.

T/TH 2:00-3:15pm  Jennifer Johnson


HIST 31149 – Ottoman Empire (Class-58511/Section-M)

This survey is a course of the Ottoman Empire from its roots as a Turkic principality in medieval Anatolia to its role as a world power in the 15th through early 20th centuries. In addition to covering the major contours of the history of this vast multi-confessional and multi-ethnic empire we will focus on the evolution of governmental, religious, and cultural institutions and the factors that contributed to the empire's longevity. Topics will include political adaptation and innovation; inter-communal relations; the history of law, gender, and center periphery relations; Ottoman relations with Europe; and the Ottoman legacy in the Modern Middle East and Balkans.

T/TH 11:00am-12:15pm   Lale Can

HIST 31190 – Pilgrim Muslim World  (Class-58517/Section-R)

The act of pilgrimage in the Islamic world takes many forms and includes many destinations beyond Mecca. This course focuses on various forms of religious journeys at the local, regional, and trans-national levels and their role in the formation and expansion of political, social, and economic networks that have contributed imaginings of a worldwide Islamic community. Course themes will include the rituals and meaning of the hajj and "lesser" pilgrimages such as shrine visits; shared traditions and contested holy sites; attempts to define what constitutes an "orthodox" religious journey; and the politics of regulating pilgrimage.

T/TH 3:30-4:45pm  Lale Can


HIST 21001 – East Asia and the World (Class-58645/Section-M)

This course examines the history of Western perceptions of East Asia as portrayed in travelogues, scholarly writing, images, and film. We will examine early contacts between Europe and the Mongols in the 13th century, Western imperial incursions in China and Japan from the 16th to 19th century, and U.S.-China and U.S.-Japan relations in the 20th century. We will also explore Japanese and Chinese perceptions of the U.S. in the 19th and 20th century.

T/TH 11:00-12:15pm  Seiji Shirane

T/TH 5:00-6:15pm (Class-58649/Section S) Seiji Shirane

HIST 31177 – Mughals of India (Class-25050/Section-E)

M/W 2:00-3:15pm  Ravi Kalia

HIST 31178 – Japanese-Chinese Relations (Class-25055/Section-P)

This course explores major political, social, cultural, and economic exchanges between China and Japan from 1600 to the present. We will examine mutual perceptions, travel, and educational exchanges between the two countries. Topics include travel writing, imperialism, Japanese Orientalism, Pan-Asianism, and debates between the two countries over post-war territory and historical memory.

T/TH 2:00-3:15pm  Seiji Shirane


HIST 24201 – Modern History of Latin America (Class-25052/Section-L)

A broad historical introduction to Latin American and Caribbean development in the context of global history, focusing on colonialism, the Atlantic slave and sugar economies, revolution, nationalism, race and racism, topics economics modernization, migration/emigration, and social movements. The approach will be chronological and thematic, with particular attention to influence of Latin American and Caribbean development beyond the borders of continent.

T/TH 9:30-10:45am Gerardo Renique

T/TH 11:00am-12:15pm (Class-25054/Section-M) Gerardo Renique

HIST 31617 – US/Mexico Rel Rev-Global (Class-15916/Section-R)

The course will explore the relations between the two countries from the early 20th century to the present. The course will take a broad historical approach considering labor organization, migration, political activism, artists, and border lands peoples as equally important as governments in the making of the relationships between both countries.

T/TH 3:30-4:45pm  Gerardo Renique

HIST 43100 – The History of Sexuality (Class-15902/Section L)

This course examines how varying socio-political contexts and cultural systems have shaped people's understandings and expressions of sexuality through history. Themes include; same-sex and trans-gendered sexualities; sexual implications of colonialism and racism; pornography; prostitution; rape; and reproductive sexualities.

T/TH 9:30-10:45am  Susan Besse

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