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History


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First Session, 2022

HIST 106 Ancient History (3)

A topical survey of the ancient world, especially the civilization of the Near East, Greece, and Rome.

HIST 110 Introduction to the Cultures and Histories of Native North America (AMST 110) (3)

An interdisciplinary introduction to Native American history and studies. The course uses history, literature, art, and cultural studies to study the Native American experience.

HIST 133 Introduction to Chinese History (ASIA 133) (3)

Chinese history from its beginnings to the present, organized around the central theme of how the identity of China and ‘Chineseness’ was created.

HIST 238 The American Revolution, 1763-1815 (3)

Major topics: constitutional conflict in the British empire; independence and war; Confederation and Constitution; growth of political parties and nationality in a period of domestic change and international conflict.

HIST 245 The US and the Cold War: Origins, Development, Legacy (3) ****Canceled****

MAYMESTER. This is both a wide-ranging and detailed course that looks at the origins, the evolution, and the termination of the Cold War from 1945 to 1989/90. It also considers the “New Cold War” with Russia that developed in 2014. The course is based on an international and multinational perspective.

HIST 248 United States-Latin American Relations (PWAD 248) (3)

MAYMESTER. This course examines the leftist guerrilla movements that swept Latin America and the Caribbean during the latter half of the 20th century. Students will analyze the origins, trajectories, and legacies of these insurgencies, paying particular attention to the roles of race, class, and gender.

HIST 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine (ASIA 277, PWAD 277) (3)

Explores the conflict over Palestine during the last 100 years. Surveys the development of competing nationalisms, the contest for resources and political control that led to the partition of the region, the war that established a Jewish state, and the subsequent struggles between conflicting groups for land and independence.

HIST 372 History of American Politics, 1932-Present (3)

ONLINE. This course explores the political history of the United States from the New Deal in the 1930s to the present. Topics include the trajectories of liberalism and conservatism and the origins of today’s most protracted political debates – from McCarthyism to 9/11, from Watergate to Obamacare.

HIST 398 Monuments, Commemoration, and Historical Memory (3)

The aim of this course is to explore the contentious history of commemoration, monument construction, monument preservation, and monument destruction from the ancient world to the present. While our assigned reading will focus on the history of commemoration in the Western World and in the modern era, you are encouraged to conduct research on commemoration in any region and era that interests you.

Second Session, 2022

HIST 107 Medieval History (3)

ONLINE. A survey of Western Europe and the Mediterranean World, 300-1500.

HIST 110 Introduction to the Cultures and Histories of Native North America (AMST 110) (3)

An interdisciplinary introduction to Native American history and studies. The course uses history, literature, art, and cultural studies to study the Native American experience.

HIST 140 The World Since 1945 (3)

ONLINE. This introduction to the contemporary world examines the Cold War and its international aftermath, decolonization, national development across a variety of cases, and trends in the global economy.

HIST 141 Globalization Since 1500 (3) ****Canceled****

Course explores how commodities have connected people and places around the world since 1500.