World History I (3)
Traces human history from the development of modern humans to the beginning of the
first era of globalization with the voyage of Columbus to the Americas.
World History II (3)
World history since the late 15th century.
Honors Colloquium (3)
Study of a contemporary social issue from the perspective of the discipline of history. Specific title available at time of registration through the School of Arts and Sciences honors programs.
By permission of the department. Open to students in school honors.
Age of European Global Expansion (3)
Traces the rise of Europe to global dominance beginning with early
explorers and empire builders, and focuses on Europe's impact on
Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
Patterns in Civilization: Love (3)
Love and its literary expression in Japan and Europe since the Middle Ages. Comparative analysis of culture and society, political and economic transformations, and religion.
Patterns in Civilization: Death (3)
Individual and societal responses to death in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Comparative analysis of culture and society, political and economic transformation, and religion.
World Civilizations: Europe, Africa, and America (3)
Family, economy, government, and religion in major civilizations of West Africa, Europe, and North America. Interaction of these three geographical areas through the slave trade, colonialism, and the movement of ideas and culture.
Looking at 21st-Century World History (3)
Interdisciplinary examination of the role of the visual in both our daily lives and in the way we remember the past. Taught through a series of topics ranging from war and violence to gender, work, and play.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:082:118.
History and the News (3)
Analysis of the historical background to events in the current week's news; emphasis on
how historical knowledge deepens understanding of contemporary issues.
Twentieth-Century Global History to 1945 (3)
Emphasis on themes in political-military and social-cultural history worldwide, including imperialism, origins and impact of two world wars, revolutions, fascism, Nazism, and race and gender issues.
Twentieth-Century Global History from 1945 (3)
Focus on critical themes from Hiroshima to September 11, 2001, including the atomic age, superpower rivalries, decolonization, population growth and development, globalization, environmental degradation, and terrorism.
Histories of the Pacific (3)
Survey of Pacific island peoples and cultures from early navigators and settlers to the colonial and postcolonial eras of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Paris/Tokyo: 1700-Present (3)
Comparative study of French and Japanese cultures from 1700 to the present, drawing on literary and visual representations from both traditions.
Women in Europe and the Americas until 1800 (3)
Survey of women's roles in Western society and culture--covering Europe and the New World up to about 1800.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:211.
Women in Europe and the United States since 1800 (3)
Survey of women's roles in Western society and culture--covering the 19th and 20th centuries.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:212.
The Modern Girl (3)
Examines the so-called "modern girl" of the 1920s
and 1930s. Representations in fiction, film, and advertisements. Concentrates on the West, with comparative evidence from Asia and Africa.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:260.
History of Exploration (3)
Exploring expeditions from Columbus to the moon flights. Experiences of explorers; political, economic, and cultural motives for exploration; effects of exploration on society and on views of the world.
Slavery in World History (3)
Historical survey of the institution of slavery from antiquity to the present day, with particular attention to the relationship of human bondage to broader progress of social and economic change.
The Black Atlantic World (3)
Black Atlantic World (Europe, Atlantic Africa, and the Americas) from the 16th century to the present. Historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and intellectual formations, movements, and connections crisscrossing the Atlantic.
Contemporary Challenges in International Health (3)
Examines the history of Western efforts to promote health and nutrition in the developing world, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the former Soviet
Republics. Emphasizes the
economic, political, and cultural assumptions associated with international
health and development.
Health, Culture, and Society (3)
Integrates perspectives from sociology, history, public health, medicine, and the
humanities to define health, understand the diverse ways scholars study health,
and identify factors that influence the prevalence, distribution, and
experience of four health conditions: obesity; depression; cancer; and
HIV/AIDS. Implications of research for medical practice, ethics, and policies
to enhance health worldwide.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:920:220.
Poverty in World History (3)
Explores poverty as people have experienced and
understood it in various times, places, and circumstances through world history.
Film and History (3)
Presentation of films relating to history and culture, combined with readings and discussions of standard history accounts.
History of Science and Society (3)
Science and its social context from 1500 to the present. Development of ideas; interaction with philosophy, religion, and art; science as a profession.
History of Technology and Society I (3)
Global perspective on the history of materials, energy, manufacturing, transportation, and communication technologies from earliest times to the Industrial Revolution. Central themes include interplay between technology and the pursuits of material wealth, political power, and military, as well as the relationship between early science and burgeoning technology.
History of Technology and Society II (3)
History of production, transportation, and communication technologies worldwide from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Integration of science and technology, rise of consumer technologies, and emergence of the United States as a center for technological, economic, military, and political power.
Special Notation: Does not fulfill global requirement for majors.
History of Oil (3)
Political and economic history of oil over the 20th and into
the 21st century. Oil's impact on the
rise and fall of empires, the fates of nation-states, its role in war, as well as its varied impact on social and cultural life.
Jewish Society and Culture I: From Antiquity to Middle Ages (3)
Social, economic, religious, and political experiences of the Jewish people from the Biblical world of the ancient Near East until the Middle Ages.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:201 or 01:685:208.
Jewish Society and Culture II: The Modern Experience (3)
Jewish life from the breakdown of traditional society in Europe in the 1700s until the rise of the modern state of Israel in the 20th century.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:202.
Instructional Assistant Internship (3)
Course readings, lecture attendance, active chat room participation, study sessions on leadership.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
Topics in History (3,3)
Study of special topics in history at the intermediate level.
History Workshop (3)
Introduction to historical research, analysis, and
interpretation. Topical lectures and hands-on workshops.
Required for all history majors.
Public History: Theory, Method, and Practice (3)
Introduction to theory, methods, practice, and politics of public history, exploring production and dissemination of histories in
nonacademic settings. Includes workshops
conducted by professionals in the field, site visits.
Introduction to Oral History (3)
Introduction to oral history and its methods. How to design an oral history project and how
to integrate technology into that design.
Digital History (3)
History of the United States through space and
geography. Focus on three key topics: colonial North America, the American Civil War, and the racial landscape of the modern United States.
Women and Social Movements to 1945 (3)
In-depth analysis of different ways women have organized for change. Focus on three or four case studies using cross-cultural perspectives to illustrate various themes of gender and collective action by women.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:371.
Women and Social Movements since 1945 (3)
Twentieth-century autonomous women's movements, emphasizing the second wave of feminism from cross-cultural perspectives. Selected case studies to illustrate themes of gender and collective action.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:372.
Disease in History (3)
Human disease on a global scale from the Paleolithic period to the present, with emphasis on infectious disease and diet.
Black Death to Obesity Epidemic: History of Public Health in the West (3)
Surveys attempts to protect the health of human populations from the Black Death in Europe to rising concern about obesity in the United States. Explores shifting patterns of disease and illness, and emergence and growth of public health as a domain of expert knowledge and policy in the United States and Europe.
History of AIDS Pandemic (3)
Explores the AIDS epidemic from a range of historical vantage points: science, health care, and social and cultural life in a variety of local, national, international, and institutional contexts. Focuses on United States, Haiti, and Africa.
Atlantic Cultures 1500-1800 (3)
Encounters between peoples of Europe, Africa, and the Americas from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Team-taught, interdisciplinary course with an emphasis on the interpretation of texts and visual images from the era.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:350:328.
Jamestown, 1607, and the Atlantic World (3)
The original permanent English New World settlement at Jamestown in 1607, from the perspective of the larger Atlantic World of which it was a part. Course approaches topic through history and other fields such as archaeology, art history, and literature, and is taught from an interdisciplinary perspective.
African Diaspora Liberation Movements (3)
Examines liberation movements in Africa and the African diaspora in Europe and the Americas, focusing on common intellectual, political, and social currents. Concentrates on abolitionism, Pan-Africanism, and nationalism, investigating the relationship between elite and mass movements in each case.
History of Socialism and Communism (3)
History of movements for socialism and communism, their diverse development on the world scene, and impact on modern history.
Capitalism: The History (3)
Explores the nature of capitalism, the relationship between
capitalism and history, questions about the relation between capitalism and
ideas or events of the modern age.
Causes of colonial expansion by European powers, Russia, Japan, and the United States; the nature of colonial empires; and the impact of imperialism on Africa and Asia.
Colonialism to Globalism (3)
Differences and similarities of the major European encounters with non-Europeans in modern history.
History of Jewish Women (3)
Jewish women's history; examines the religious, social, intellectual,
and cultural environments of Jewish women from the biblical period
through the 20th century.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:373 or 01:988:373.
Jewish Immigrant Experience (3)
Modern Jewish immigrant experience, focusing on European and Middle Eastern communities resettled in America, Israel, and Europe.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:375 or 01:685:375.
Historiography: The History of History (3)
Explores the history of writing history and the philosophy of history over time.
Historical Studies (3,3)
Separate sections focusing on different topics at different times and in different areas. Specific titles available at time of registration.
Advanced Topics in the History of Women (3)
Advanced course on specialized topic in the history of women.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:393.
History Seminar (3,3)
Introduction to skills and techniques of historical research, including writing a research paper based on primary sources. Specific topics of sections available at time of registration.
Reading and Writing about Nature (3)
Exploration of political, philosophical, fictional, and visual texts on relationship between humans and nature in Anglo-North America, late-16th century to present.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Public History Internship (3)
Professional, supervised work for historical society, site, archives,
museum, legislative office, or equivalent; 112 hours required. Faculty
coordinator evaluates student's paper/product and agency's assessment.
Open only to junior and senior history majors.
General History Internship (3)
Includes internships in the fields of law, politics, and government. In addition, includes other internships that do not meet the criteria for the Public History Internship Program; 112 hours required. Faculty coordinator evaluates student's paper/product and agency's assessment.
Open only to junior and senior history majors. Not eligible for major credit without special permission of undergraduate adviser.
Research in History (3,3)
One-semester independent study projects.
Not open to honors candidates.
Readings in History (3,3)
Independent readings under supervision of a member of the department.
Honors Program in History (BA,BA)
Focus on writing of a major research paper working with an individual professor. A seminar guides students through stages of writing, using short papers as the vehicle for the exploration; includes outlines, rough drafts, etc.
Both semesters must be completed to receive degree credit.