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History


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First Session, 2020

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)

ONLINE. 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 134 Modern East Asia (3)

Comparative and interdisciplinary introduction to China and Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on impact of the West, nation building, industrialization, and evolution of mass society.

HIST 245 The United States and the Cold War: Origins, Development, Legacy (3)

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 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 Undergraduate Seminar in History (3)

The subject matter will vary with the instructor. Each course will concern itself with a study in depth of some historical problem. Students will write a substantial research paper.

Second Session, 2020

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)

ONLINE. 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 128 American History since 1865 (3)

A survey of various aspects of American development during a century of rapid industrial, social, political, and international change, with stress upon major themes and interpretations.

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 143 Latin America since Independence (3)

A general introduction to Latin American society, culture, politics, and economics from a historical perspective. Focus will be on the events of the past two centuries.

HIST 233 Native American History: The West (AMST 233) (3)

Deals with the histories of Native Americans living west of the Mississippi River. It begins in the pre-Columbian past and extends to the end of the 19th century.

HIST History of the Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jews (JWST 262, PWAD 262) (3)

Anti-Semitism; the Jews of Europe; the Hitler dictatorship; evolution of Nazi Jewish policy from persecution to the Final Solution; Jewish response; collaborators, bystanders, and rescuers; aftermath.