Political Islam: Present and Past (3)
Introduction to Islamic political thought and
practice. Emphasis on how historical knowledge can help us to understand contemporary debates over the place of Islam in the modern world.
Global Topics (3,3)
Study of special topics in global history at the introductory level.
Ancient Near East (3)
Origins and development of the societies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia Minor, and Palestine, through the period of the Persian Empire.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:200 or 01:685:200.
Islamic Civilization (3)
Survey of Islamic societies from seventh-century Arabia to modern times. Religious, political, military, social, economic, and cultural institutions and organizational patterns.
History of the Modern Middle East (3)
Shaping of Middle Eastern politics and society since 1800 out of the Islamic/Ottoman legacies and under the impact of modernity and Western encroachment.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:205 or 01:685:203.
Jerusalem Contested: A City's History from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives (3)
Introduces students to the history of Jerusalem. Causes for and evolution of the profound attachment of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:280.
Modern Israeli Culture (3)
Approaches modern Israel as a case study in creating a new national culture in relation to ancient history and traditions and a
longstanding diaspora. Explores the evolution of Israeli culture between 1940s and the 1990s from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:310, 01:563:310, 01:563:281, 01:685:310, or 01:685:281.
Ancient Africa (3)
Precolonial African societies and kingdoms: family life, cities, Islam, growth and decline of states, impact of the slave trade, and African culture in the Americas.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:220.
West Africa (3)
Politics in past and present states, rise of new
social and economic groups, various reactions to the West during precolonial and colonial eras.
Modern Africa (3)
Nineteenth-, 20th-, and 21st-century Africa: resistance and accommodation to colonialism; impact of Christianity; African workers and new elites; changing roles of women, nationalism, and revolution.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:222.
Women and Gender in African History (3)
Issues in the history of gender in Africa: female slavery; women and power formations; women in production and trade; family and community; and gender and protest.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:224 or 01:988:224.
War and Violence in Africa (3)
Explores the history of warfare and violence in
Africa with a view toward understanding how war has shaped African states, societies, and economies. Topics include different patterns of military organization over time; evolution of weaponry, tactics, and strategy; and
increasing prevalence of warfare and militarism in African political and economic systems.
The Making of Modern India and Pakistan (3)
Introduction to the history of the Indian
subcontinent from the advent of the Mughal Empire to the creation of the modern
states of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:230.
South Asian Civilization: The First Five Millennia (3)
History and culture of South Asia from protohistoric beginnings in the
Indus Valley to the late first millennium CE. Emphasizes
processes of sociocultural change such as social organization and
ideology, religious institutions and patronage, and the evolution of
Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:231.
Business and Society in Historical and Contemporary India (3)
Introduction to the long history of commerce and
society in the Indian subcontinent up to the present. Includes study of the
sociology of economic activity and its representation in popular culture.
Classical Asia (3)
Introduction to the three great civilizations of Asia: India, China, and Japan. Emphasis on traditional family life, art, literature, and the spread of Buddhism.
Modern East Asia (3)
Development of China and Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries: the response to Western imperialism; the rise of Chinese communism and Japanese fascism.
China and the United States (3)
History of contacts between the two peoples since 1784. Concentrates on period from 1941 to present. Includes all aspects of cultural, economic, and political relations.
History of Chinese Civilization (3)
Introduction to foundational elements of Chinese civilization and society from a historical perspective. Evolution of main Chinese intellectual, political, social, economic, and religious traditions and institutions from the Neolithic to the present period.
China, 1800 to the Present (3)
Continuity and change in Chinese society,
politics, culture, international relations, and the economy. Industrialization,
rural life, nationalism, socialism, the party-state, gender issues, democracy
Southeast Asia and the World (3)
Introduction to Southeast Asia--one of the
crossroads of the world--from ancient civilizations until the end of the
20th century. Includes the histories of Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timore Leste, and Vietnam.
Environmental History of Latin America (3)
Mutual reshaping of physical environment and
human society in Latin America, from pre-Colombian through contemporary times.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:590:364.
Colonial Latin America (3)
Study of formation of culture and society in Latin America through intermingling and merger of Native Americans, Iberians, and Africans.
Modern Latin America (3)
Introductory survey of Latin America from Columbus to Castro with major emphasis on the political history (authoritarian, populist, and revolutionary movements) of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Latin America and the United States (3)
Survey of the relations between the United States and Latin American nations from the 1780s to the present.
Early Native American History (3)
Examines the images and realities of Native American cultures and histories from America before Columbus through the early period of European-Native American interaction.
Modern Native American History (3)
Examines the images and realities of Native American cultures and histories from the colonial period through the present day.
Topics in History (3,3)
Study of special topics in global history at the intermediate level.
The Arab-Israeli Conflict (3)
Evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict over the past century. Emphasis on conflict's origins, dynamics, and complexities rather than on prescriptions for solution.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:300.
The Classical Age of Islam (3)
Rise and expansion of Islam and formation of Islamic civilization in the Middle East from 600 to the demise of the Abbasid Caliphate ca. 1250.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:685:303.
Ottoman Empire (3)
Political, socioeconomic, and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1900, from frontier principality, to world empire, to post-Suleymanic crisis and change.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:685:304.
Modern Turkey (3)
Introduction to the political, social, and
cultural history of modern Turkey, from its late Ottoman origins to the recent past.
War and Revolution in Iran and Iraq (3)
Examines key episodes of conflict between Iran and Iraq in the 20th century, including Iran's Islamic revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, and the two U.S. led wars on Iraq. Investigates the longer-term roots of conflict and its social, political, and ideological consequences.
Women and Society in the Islamic Middle East (3)
History of women and gender relations in the Islamic Middle East: origins of gender inequalities; women's functioning within society; reality versus literary depictions; and recent transformations.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:308 or 01:685:307.
Jews in the Islamic World (3)
Explores the cultural, religious, and political history of Jews in the lands of Islam.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:308.
Israeli Culture (3)
Formation of modern Israeli culture since the beginning of Zionist immigration to Palestine; its historical, social, literary, and artistic expressions.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:310 or 01:685:310.
Israeli Women: Historical and Literary Perspectives (3)
Impact of socialism, nationalism, ethnicity, religion, and feminism on Israeli women's roles within the family, labor force, army, kibbutz, and politics.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:316 or 01:685:316 or 01:988:316.
Nationalism in Modern Africa (3)
Development of African political thought from the 18th century to the modern period with a focus on nationalism. Topics will include African responses to European conquest and colonization; efforts to situate Africa in world history; the emergence of African independence movements; and the influence of race, class, and gender on nationalist thought.
History of Southern Africa (3)
Precolonial African societies and kingdoms, family life, religion, European colonialism, and African nationalist and revolutionary movements. Emphasis on South Africa, apartheid, and the freedom struggle.
African Cultural History (3)
History of African music, art, religion, and other cultural practices in social and political context.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:321.
Africans in the Americas (3)
Africans in the Americas: Latin America, the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean, and the United States. Focus on the African background, slavery, and race relations.
Africa from the 15th to the 19th Centuries (3)
Explores the history of Africa between the 15th and 19th centuries. Focuses on themes such as state formation, economic development, and the imperial conquest.
Islam in African History (3)
Relation of Islam to the history of long distance trade, the rise of urban centers, shifting identity formations, gender dynamics, and religious conflict.
World War II and Africa (3)
Focuses on the history of Africa's involvement in World War II and the
impact of this involvement on African political and economic history,
with special emphasis on the war's role in nationalist movements.
History of Health and Healing in Africa (3)
Impact of colonial and postcolonial history on patterns of health and health care in sub-Saharan Africa. Focus on African responses to changing new medical technologies and cultures, and emerging patterns of disease.
Early Modern South Asia, 1500-1800 (3)
The Mughal Empire between the 16th and 19th centuries and the making of modernity in the region.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:330.
Women in South Asian History (3)
Origins and development of modern Indian feminist struggles in their historical contexts between the late-18th and late-20th centuries.
Not open to first-year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:331.
Slavery in South Asian History (3)
Covers military, monastic, and household forms of slave employment in the economy of the region between the 12th and 19th centuries. Also traces changes in the legal and economic statuses of slaves in the latter half of the period.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:332.
Culture and Power in South Asia (3)
Explores connections between sacred power, "sciences," courts, nation-building and developments in music, dance, drama, and cinema.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:333.
Passages to India: South Asia through Travel Narratives (3)
Introduces students to South Asian and comparative history through reading of travelogues by visitors from other civilizations, seventh century to 20th century.
Modern South Asia (3)
Modern history of South Asia; focuses on the transition to and through colonialism.
South Asia, 1947 to the Present (3)
Follows social and political development of South Asia after decolonization, assessing the developmental agendas and international relations of the new regimes.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:336.
Pirates, Pilgrims, and Poets: Globalization in Indian Ocean History (3)
Examines the history of globalization by looking
at the Indian Ocean as a space of economic and cultural exchange. Themes include technology and exchange, politics and space, people and mobility, and culture and representation.
Asian Migrations (3)
Traces the modern history and contemporary
cultures of Asian migration, from approximately 1850 to the present. Explores how global historical trends, including overseas exploration, colonialism,
capitalism, nation-building, and war, have shaped patterns of Asian migration.
Late Imperial Chinese Culture and Society (3)
Chinese history from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Focus on power, gender, and ethnicity in a comparative framework of analysis.
Chinese Renaissance, 1000 to 1400 (3)
of China from 1000 CE to 1400 CE, exploring the social, cultural, and
intellectual changes in the period beginning with the transition from the Tang
to Song dynasties.
China's Socialist Revolution (3)
History of socialism and revolution in China, emphasizing rise of
Chinese Communist Party, its victory in 1949, and post-1949 People's
Republic of China.
TransAsia: A Transnational History of Gender and Sexuality in Asia (3)
Transnational history of Asia; how (trans)regional movements in peoples, ideas, commodities, technologies, and capital have shaped and been
shaped by gender/sexuality.
Chinese Intellectual History (3)
Key topics and themes of Chinese intellectual history from
antiquity to the modern period.
Modern China through Film and Fiction (3)
Use of film and fiction to examine selected topics in modern Chinese history: origins and rise of Chinese nationalism; geneses and
development of Chinese social revolutions and political movements; trajectories of China's rise and transformation from a declining empire to a
global power and evolving modern society.
Japan's Rise to World Power (3)
Japan's emergence from 1800 to present. The path to industrialization,
military expansion, and postwar recovery. Emphasis on changing
lifestyles depicted in literature and film.
The History of Brazil (3)
Social, economic, and political developments of the Colonial Period, the Independence Movement, the Empire, the First Republic, the era of Getulio Vargas, and the Second Republic.
Surveys Mexican history from pre-Columbian times to the present with special emphasis on the 20th century and the Mexican Revolution.
Revolution in Latin America (3)
Compares and contrasts the causes and effects of major revolutionary movements in 20th-century Latin America: Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, and Central America.
Central American Revolutions (3)
Central America since independence. Topics include revolt and revolution; formation of repressive states and labor-repressive capitalism;
emergence of reformist and revolutionary movements.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:391.
The Afro-Latin American Experience (3)
Examines profound impact of African diaspora on Latin American societies where persons of African descent represent significant minorities and numerical majorities. Explores how Afro-Latin Americans remember the past and experience the present.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:590:367.
Latin American Social History (3)
Impact of economic development, immigration, and urbanization on lower- and middle-class life in the 19th and 20th centuries through literary and anthropological as well as historical sources.
Gender in Latin American History (3)
Study of the position of men and women in Latin American society from pre-European times to the present.
The History of Cuba (3)
Study of Cuba from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Deals with the long battle for freedom during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:390.
History of Puerto Rico (3)
Examination from pre-Columbian to present times. Focus on Spanish colonial policy, slavery and land tenure systems, emergence of national identity, U.S. invasion and rapid economic changes, and population control and migration.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:371.
History of the Dominican Republic (3)
From French invasion of Hispaniola to present. Role in Spanish Empire, U.S. control in transition to sugar economy, Trujillismo, U.S. invasion in 1965, and impact of migration on society.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:372.
Slavery in the Caribbean (3)
Analysis of different institutions of slavery in the Caribbean and the rise of the plantation societies. Investigating the effects on Europe and the Western Hemisphere and its legacy.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:300.
History of Native American Women (3)
Explores the lives and experiences of Native American women from 16th-century contact with Europeans through the present-day United States.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:387.
Historical Studies (3,3)
Separate sections focusing on different topics at different times and in different areas. Specific titles available at time of registration.
Global Diasporas in Caribbean History (3)
Intraregional migrations of Caribbean since 18th
century. Theories and concepts of
migration; slavery; Asian indentured workers; European and American presence; labor migration; Panama Canal; export economies; race; citizenship;
Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:393.
Medieval Turkey, 1071-1481 (3)
Origins and development of Turkish states in Asia Minor including Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, its successor beyliks, and early Ottoman Empire.
Credit not given for this course and 01:685:410.
African Labor History (3)
African labor history: precolonial labor mobilization, control, and resistance; working-class formation; the labor process and worker consciousness.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:014:367.
African Cities Past and Present (3)
Social, cultural, economic, and political history of African cities with focus on student-led comparative research.
Not open to first-year students. Prerequisite recommended: one course on Africa.
Research in African Historical Studies (3)
Construction of the African past through extended study of sources for one region or theme. Requires research paper based on primary sources.
Society and Culture in Japan (3)
Topical approach to traditional Japanese history. Focus on social institutions, the courtly and martial arts, and the endurance of traditional values in postindustrial Japan.
Issues in African-Brazilian History (3)
Overview of history of largest African diaspora community in the world. Critical analysis of major issues in African-Atlantic diaspora studies. Selected readings in literature, oral history, African-Brazilian movement documents, and iconography.
Open to juniors and seniors only. Credit not given for both this course and 01:014:410 or 01:590:410.