Courses

HIST-109. First Year Experience: History Of Chicago. 3 Hours.

Chicago is the most "American" of the major cities and has been at the forefront of change. In 50 years Chicago transformed from a fur-trading crossroads to a major industrial center, and that speed made it a city of stark contrasts. Enormous tensions emerged between the entrepreneurial forces that built the city and the countervailing social forces that strived to humanize it. A stream of immigrants played an integral role in shaping the city, contributing to economic and cultural development. Chicagoans faced huge challenges and as a result became pioneers of the economic, social, and political trends that shaped modern America.

HIST-111A. World History: The Origins Of The West, To 1500. 3 Hours.

Survey of the formation of Western Civilization from its ancient Mediterranean origins until the European Renaissance.

HIST-111B. World History: The West And The World, 1500-Present. 3 Hours.

Survey of Western Civilization from the Renaissance to the present age of expanded European influence.

HIST-111C. World History: East Asia. 3 Hours.

Survey of the history and culture of East Asia, with emphasis on China and Japan from antiquity to the present.

HIST-111D. World History: Latin America. 3 Hours.

Survey of the history and culture of Latin America, with emphasis on the last 500 years.

HIST-111E. World History: Africa. 3 Hours.

Survey of the history and culture of Africa with emphasis on the relations between Africa and the wider world.

HIST-111F. World History: Islam. 3 Hours.

Survey of the role of Muslims in World History, with emphasis on the diversity of their religious, social, cultural and economic lives and their change over time.

HIST-214. United States History 1607-1877. 3 Hours.

Social, political, intellectual, diplomatic and economic development of the American colonies and the United States from the beginnings through 1877.

HIST-215. United States History 1877-Present. 3 Hours.

Social, political, intellectual, diplomatic and economic development of the United States from 1877 to present.

HIST-275. Writing Intensive Program: Writing And Methods For Majors. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce History majors to the methods and writing skills necessary to succeed in their chosen discipline. The writing assignments in the course are intended to help students develop skllls in analyzing sources, evaluating books, and producing historiographical essays that will benefit students in the other courses they take for the major, and beyond. Instructors will choose content on a historical theme that highlights how historians interpret the past from diverse perspectives that change over time.
Requirement: one course in History
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 minimum grade of C.

HIST-300A. Ancient Greece. 3 Hours.

Social, political and intellectual history of Greece, from the age of Homer through the Peloponnesian War. Readings include selections from poetry, drama, history and philosophy of the period. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-300B. Ancient Rome. 3 Hours.

The history of Rome from prehistoric cultures to the end of the Roman Empire. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-301. Medieval Europe. 3 Hours.

Major themes of the Middle Ages in Europe with emphasis on Western Europe. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-302A. Age Of Renaissance. 3 Hours.

The political and cultural history of Italy and Northern Europe from 1300-1600. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-302B. Age Of Reformation. 3 Hours.

The religious crisis within Roman Catholicism and the genesis and growth of the Protestant movement. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-303. Europe During The Ancien Regime 17th And 18th Centuries. 3 Hours.

The political, economic, social and intellectual development of Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-304. Europe In The Age Of Revolution 1789-1871. 3 Hours.

The historical forces in European society from the French Revolution to the completion of the unification processes. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-305. Europe In The Age Of Imperialism 1871-1919. 3 Hours.

The historical forces in European society during the period of great territorial expansion and rivalry culminating in the First World War. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-306. Europe In The Age Of Ferment 1919-Present. 3 Hours.

European history in the time of recurrent warfare, dislocation, authoritatianism and reappraisal. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-307A. The Age Of The Baroque. 3 Hours.

An examination of the intellectual and cultural history of seventeenth-century Europe, with special emphasis on scientific, philosophical, political and religious thought. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-307B. The Age Of The Enlightenment. 3 Hours.

An examination of the intellectual and cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe, with special emphasis on religious, political and philosophical thought. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-308. Human Rights In History, Literature, And Law. 3 Hours.

This course examines the development of human rights from the eighteenth century to the Bosnian War of the 1990s. Using a variety of sources and disciplinary perspectives, students will study the origins of discussions of rights in the American and French Revolutions and debates over the nature of rights in the nineteenth century. The laws of war and crimes against humanity in the twentieth century will receive particular attention, along with the causes of the emergence of human rights as a goal of political actors across the globe in the late twentieth century.

HIST-311A. History Of England To 1688. 3 Hours.

Survey of English history to the revolution of 1688; emphasis on significant themes, such as the evolution of monarchy and parliament, medieval society, the Elizabethan world and constitutional crisis in Stuart England. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-311B. History Of England 1688-Present. 3 Hours.

The political, economic and cultural forces that shaped Great Britain. Emphasis on the class structure, the transition to an industrial society, Georgian and Victorian culture, contemporary Britain. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-312. Tudor England. 3 Hours.

Major political, social, intellectual and economic trends in sixteenth century England. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-313A. History Of Prussia-Germany 1640-1918. 3 Hours.

Study of the evolution of Prussia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with emphasis upon her role in the political and social institutions of Germany, Europe and the world through 1918. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-313B. Twentieth Century Germany. 3 Hours.

Study of the problems faced by twentieth century Germany, including the demise of the Weimar Republic and the political and social origins of the Nazi Movement, and the situation of post-war Germany. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-314A. Russian History From The Varangians To 1855. 3 Hours.

The Russian people, state and culture from their origins to the death of Nicholas I. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-314B. Russian And Soviet History 1855 To Present. 3 Hours.

The political, diplomatic, intellectual and social development of the peoples of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union from the accession of Alexander II to the present. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-315. Women In Medieval Society. 3 Hours.

Survey of the status of women in medieval Europe beginning with the settlement of the barbarians and ending with the high middle ages. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-317. French Revolution, World Revolutions 1789-Present. 3 Hours.

Survey of the French Revolution (1789-1795), with the special emphasis on the political and social principles of the Old Regime and the tension between established order and political discontent. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-320. Colonial History Of The United States 1607-1775. 3 Hours.

The nature of colonial government, town life, literature, as well as a comparison of the development of major colonies; key personalities of the period, such as Benjamin Franklin, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards and Thomas Jefferson are studied in detail; designed for American history majors. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-321. The American Revolution 1763-1789. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of the events leading to American Independence; social and political changes accompanying independence; America under the Articles of Confederation; the writing and adoption of the Constitution. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-322. The National Period 1789-1824. 3 Hours.

Study of the formative years of the American Republic from the promulgation of the Constitution in 1789 to the end of the so-called "era of good feelings" in 1824. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-323. Jacksonian Era And Sectional Crisis 1824-1860. 3 Hours.

Various political, economic, social and intellectual developments involved in the rise of Jacksonian Democracy; the growth of democracy at the state and national levels, the new conception of the presidency, economic growth; nationalism, sectionalism and the socioeconomic factors leading to the breakdown of constitutional government and the beginning of the Civil War. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-324. The Civil War And Reconstruction 1860-1877. 3 Hours.

The inevitability of the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865); the inevitability of the war's outcome; and the terms on which the Confederacy's eleven states, and what was left of the United States, reunited, will all be explored. The end of slavery, and the Reconstruction-era beginnings of black civil rights, are additional important topics. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 minimum grade of C.

HIST-325. Industrial And Progressive America 1877-1929. 3 Hours.

Study of the formative years of modern America from the conclusion of reconstruction, through the Progressive Era and the administration of Herbert Hoover with emphasis on those ideas, institutions and factors which help explain the growth of present urban and industrial America. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-326. The Era Of Franklin D Roosevelt 1929-1945. 3 Hours.

In-depth study of the causes and consequences of the Great Depression, the New Deal response to the crisis, and the road to and involvement in World War II, with special emphasis on the leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-327. The United States In The Age Of Crisis 1945 - Present. 3 Hours.

General survey of the political, diplomatic, economic and social forces which have developed in the U.S. since 1945 with particular emphasis on the crisis in domestic America. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-329A. African American History To 1865. 3 Hours.

Thematic survey of the history of Black Americans from the era of slavery to the conclusion of the Civil War with emphasis on racial ideologies, the experiences of both slaves and free people of color, and the abolitionist crusade. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-329B. African American History And Race Relations Since 1865. 3 Hours.

Thematic survey of the history of Black Americans from the end of the Civil War to the present day with an emphasis on such topics as Reconstruction, African American thought and experience during the era of segregation, the great Migration and Cultural Renaissance of the 20's and the modern Civil Rights Movement. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-330A. U.S. Social History 1607-1865. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the problems of social history, especially social structure, cohesion, conflict and attitudes applied to the development of American sectional societies from the founding of the colonies to the end of the Civil War with special attention to the variety of forms of social organization and the growth of diversity in American culture. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-330B. U.S. Social History 1865-Present. 3 Hours.

The social dimensions of nationalization and industrialization, with special emphasis on the decline of geographically defined communities, the rise of communities of interest, rationalization of social structures, and the process of alienation. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-331A. Cultural And Intellectual History Of The United States 1607-1865. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the major ideological systems in the colonial and national periods: political and religious philosophy, as well as key individual thinkers. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-331B. Cultural And Intellectual History Of The United States 1865 To Present. 3 Hours.

The modern period in intellectual history including social Darwinsim, pragmatism and liberalism. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-332B. United States Foreign Relations 1914 - Present. 3 Hours.

The United States as a world power, the aftermath of World War I, new relationships with Latin American, Asia and Europe; the United States and the Long Armstice; American involvement in World War II, and the Cold War. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-333. American Ethnic History. 3 Hours.

The role of ethnicity in the development of American history, with special emphasis on the era of industrialization and urbanization including all major ethnic and racial groups, Blacks, American Indians, Hispanics and western and eastern Europeans with attention to the social and cultural experience of slavery, immigration, alienation, social mobility, acculturation and assimilation, politics and discrimination. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-334. History Of American Sports. 3 Hours.

The rise of organized sports from its simple pre-modern orgins to its present complex state; the evolution of major amateur and professional sports in relation to prevailing historical developments, emphasizing the impact of industrial capitalism and urbanization with attentioon to the role of ethnic and racial groups, social classes, gambling, gender, politics, international relations and social mobility. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-335. History Of Crime And Violence In America. 3 Hours.

Survey of the historic patterns of crime and violence and the evolution of the criminal justice system in the United States from the colonial era to the present day. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-337. History Of The South 1877 To The Present. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of the politics of the South after Reconstruction; the emergence of the industrial South; the Black's place in this new situation, and the rise of segregation at the turn of the century with particular attention to the problem of the Black American and the value system of the South in light of civil rights consideration. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-338. Women In American History. 3 Hours.

Survey, from colonial times to the present, of the role of woman in America including women's reform movements. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-340. History Of U.S. Economic Institutions. 3 Hours.

Historical changes from regional markets to national and multinational markets and responses in business institutions, land policies and agriculture; organizations for trade and commerce and for workers; impact of pacesetting industries. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-341. Issues In 20th Century Business History. 3 Hours.

Topics in the history of organizational changes in the workplace and the corporation; the relationship between government and business; the non-profit sector and philanthropy; the business of mass media. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-342. The City In American History. 3 Hours.

General survey of urban America with emphasis on various topics such as the changing function and character of cities, immigration, reform, and urban planning. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-345. Mexican American History. 3 Hours.

An introduction to major themes in the history of Mexicans in America from the colonial era to the present, including discussions of the social, political, and economic conditions Mexicans and Mexican Americans have confronted; examinations of how these conditions differ over time and between regions; and explorations of important issues in contemporary Mexican American history. Surveys a variety of primary and secondary sources from different mediums to offer a better understanding of Mexican-origin populations as immigrants to the United States, internal migrants within the U.S., and settled residents and citizens throughout the nation.
Prerequisites: HIST-111A minimum grade of D and HIST-111B minimum grade of D and HIST-214 minimum grade of D and HIST-215 minimum grade of D.

HIST-350. History Of Brazil. 3 Hours.

Survey of the history of Brazil; pre-Columbian roots in the Western Hemisphere, Western Europe's influence, and the present with emphasis on political and economic developments in the last two centuries. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-351. Central America And The Caribbean. 3 Hours.

History of Central America and of the major islands of the Caribbean, emphasizing the period since independence and the relation with the United States. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-353. History Of Mexico. 3 Hours.

Early Indian civilization; colonial and national periods with emphasis on race relations, the class structure, the church, latifundia, intellectual life, the revolution and the impact of industrialization in the twentieth century. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-354. Contemporary Latin America. 3 Hours.

A survey of twentieth century political events and socio-economic factors that have shaped Latin America, beginning with the U.S. intervention in the Spanish-American War to the Age of Privatization. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-360. History Of Pre-Modern China. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the civilizations of China; philosophy, political history, religion, literature, art and material culture with emphasis on both the specific data and broad interpretations of Chinese history. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-361. Modern Chinese History. 3 Hours.

Modern Chinese history; institutional and intellectual changes and developments brought about in China by modernization, rebellion, revolution and war. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-362. History Of Japan To 1850. 3 Hours.

The development of Japan from its prehistory until the mid-nineteenth century emphasizing the data of Japanese history and the major paradigmatic approaches to its study. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-363. History Of Japan Since 1850. 3 Hours.

History of Japan from the mid-nineteenth century, including Japan's opening to the West; the Meiji Restoration, industrialization, constitutional government, imperialism, World War II, the American Occupation and postwar economic, political and cultural developments. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-370. Precolonial Sub-Saharan Africa. 3 Hours.

Historical survey of Sub-Saharan Africa until the early nineteenth century with emphasis on such topics as state formation and traditional African politics, the historical significance of African culture, the influence of Christianity and Islam, the slave trade and other consequences of contact with Europe. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-371. Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Africa. 3 Hours.

Critical issues in the history of sub-Saharan Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries such as the historical significance of African culture, the structure and fucntion of traditional political institutions, European imperialism, the administration of colonial rule and consequent socioeconomic change, the impact of the world wars, thegrowth of African nationalist movements and the achievement of independence. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-372. History Of Southern Africa, 1800-Present. 3 Hours.

This course covers the major themes in the history of Southern africa in the last 200 years. The primary focus is on the lives of Africans and how people shaped their world, especially under the strains of colonialism and apartheid, and in their struggle for independence. Although the country of South Africa will occupy a significant place in the course, important processes like industrialization affected the entire region, and surrounding colonies and countries also will be studied. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-373. Women & Gender In African History. 3 Hours.

This course examines the related issues of women and gender in Africa, primarily in the last 200 years. Among the major topics it covers are women's experience in agricultural societies and in urban areas, and their roles as traders, laborers, and political leaders. It will also explore differences among women in Africa, for example in social standing, religion, and ethnicity. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-380. History Of Christianity. 3 Hours.

Analytical survey of the institutional, social and cultural origins of Christianity and the development of that religion from the ancient world to the present with attention to the dynamics of the relationships between Christianity and the various cultures in which it has been housed. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-381. History Of The Second World War. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of the Second World War, in its global aspects and implication, including post-war developments and the cold war. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-382. The World In The Twentieth Century. 3 Hours.

Contemporary world developments, including the causes and consequences of the two world wars, their impact on the non-European world, the rise of World Communism, the break up of the colonial empires, etc. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-391. Contemporary Historical Problems. 3 Hours.

Exploration and analysis of important current political, economic, social and cultural issues. Consult the schedule of Classes for specific topics. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-392. Problems In History. 3 Hours.

Exploration and analysis of topics in history; relevant sources and scholarly research. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-393. Capstone Seminar In History. 3 Hours.

The objective of the capstone seminar is for History majors to use the skills they have acquired in History 275 and in their 300-level history courses to write a substantial research paper. Students in the capstone seminar will identify primary and secondary sources and use them to write a research paper that engages an important issue of historical interpretation. Course instructors will choose the course content on a specific historical theme.

HIST-394. Historical Tour. 6 Hours.

Study of the history of a given region or country in conjunction with an on-the-spot investigation of historical and cultural sites and landmarks. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-395A. Independent Study In History. 3 Hours.

Intensive study in selected subject and periods of history. Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, department chair and the College Dean. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-395B. Independent Study In History. 2 Hours.

(See HIST-395A for description.) Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, department chair and the Colege Dean. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-395C. Independent Study In History. 1 Hour.

(See HIST-395A for description.) Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, department chair and the Colege Dean. Required: Two courses in history or consent of instructor.

HIST-396. Internship I. 3 Hours.

Situates student interns in workplace positions- museums, research organizations, publishers, advertising agencies, government offices, business corporations, etc. - where historical background, analysis and methodology may be put to practical use. Helps students to improve research skills as well as explore career possibilities. Class consists of at least 8 hours per week at the workplace, in addition to periodic meetings with faculty and other students. Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, department chair and College Dean.

HIST-401. Historiography And Historical Method. 3 Hours.

Historical understanding; philosophies of history and methods of historical research.

HIST-410. Readings In Medieval History. 3 Hours.

Intensive reading and discussion on a selected topic in Medieval history, such as the Medieval family, church and state, economic organization, the growth of universities, peasant society or feudal society. Consult the Schedule of Classes for the specific topic.

HIST-411. Readings In Early Modern Europe. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussions of aspects of European history during the early modern period.

HIST-412. Readings In English History To 1688. 3 Hours.

Topics in British history until the Glorious Revolution. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific hours.

HIST-414. Readings In Modern English History. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of the history of Modern England. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-415. Readings In 19th Century Europe. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects on nineteenth century European history. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-416. Readings In 20th Century Europe. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of twentieth century European history. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-417. Readings In The History Of Weimar And Nazi Germany. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of Weimar and Nazi Germany.

HIST-420. Seminar In Early Modern Europe. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in the history of early Modern Europe. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-421. Seminar In English History. 3 Hours.

HIST-422. Seminar In 19th Century Europe. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in English history. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-423. Seminar In Modern European Society. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in the modern history of Europe. A paper based on primary sources is required.
Prerequisite: HIST-401 minimum grade of C.

HIST-424. Seminar In Impact Of War/Revolution In Europe. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics related to war, revolution and their consequences for European history. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-430. Readings In Colonial America. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of Colonial American history.

HIST-431. Readings In The American Revolution. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of the American Revolution.

HIST-432. Readings In Early National America. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of the Early National Period.

HIST-433. Readings In 19th Century America. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of nineteenth century American history.

HIST-434. Readings In 20th Century America. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of twentieth century America. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-435. Readings In Cultural And Intellectual U.S. History. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of American cultural and intellectual history. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-436. Readings In Women's History Of The United States. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussions of American Women's history. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-437. Readings In Afro-American History. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of Afro-American history. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-439. Readings In American Social History. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of American social history. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-440. Seminar In Colonial America. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in Colonial American history. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-441. Seminar In The American Revolution. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in the American Revolution. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-442. Seminar In Early National America. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in the Early National Period. A paper based on primary sources is required.
Prerequisite: HIST-401 minimum grade of C.

HIST-443. Seminar In 19th Century America. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in nineteenth century America. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-444. Seminar In 20th Century America. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in twentieth century America. A paper based on primary sources is required.
Prerequisite: HIST-401 minimum grade of C.

HIST-445. Seminar In Cultural And Intellectual U.S. History. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in American cultural and intellectual history. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-446. Seminar In Women's History Of The U.S.. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in the history of American women. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-447. Seminar In Afro-American History. 3 Hours.

Research on various in Afro-American history. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-449. Seminar In American Social History. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in American social history. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-450. Readings In Colonial Latin America. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of colonial Latin America to 1825.

HIST-451. Readings In Modern Latin American History. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on aspects of Modern Latin America, since 1825.

HIST-452. Seminar In Latin American History. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in the history of Latin America. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-453. Seminar In The History Of Mexico. 3 Hours.

Research on various topics in the history of Mexico. A paper based on primary sources is required.

HIST-460. Readings In Modern Japanese History. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on the development of the modern Japanese state and society since the nineteenth century.

HIST-461. Readings In Classical Chinese History. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion Chinese history from the Archaic Shang period (c. 1200 B.C.) throgh the seventeenth century.

HIST-463. Readings In Modern Chinese Social History. 3 Hours.

Intensive readings and discussion on various aspects of modern Chinese history from the nineteenth century to the present.

HIST-470. Graduate Readings In African History. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide the graduate students in history an inroduction to the field of African history. Students will explore issues of sources and approaches which make African history distinct from other fields. Students will trace the development of African History in the last few decades, examine some of the major subjects and study the most recent works to see where the field is headed.

HIST-471. Seminar In African History. 3 Hours.


Prerequisites: HIST-401 minimum grade of C and HIST-470 minimum grade of C.

HIST-480. Readings In History. 3 Hours.

Exploration and analysis of topics in history. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-480A. Readings In History: Race, Ethnicity & Nationalism. 3 Hours.

Exploration and analysis of topics in history. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

HIST-490. Independent Graduate Study In History. 3 Hours.

Intensive and guided study in selected subjects and periods of history. Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, department chair and the appropriate College Dean.

HIST-496. Internship. 3 Hours.

Situates student interns in workplace positions- museums, research organizations, publishers, advertising agencies, government offices, business corporations, etc. - where historical background, analysis, and methodology may be put to practical use. Helps students to improve research skills as well as explore career possibilities. Class consists of at least 15 hours per week at the workplace, in addition to periodic meetings with faculty and other students. Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, deparment chair, and appropriate College Dean.

HIST-5901. Thesis Hours. 1 Hour.

Guidance of students conducting research and writing a thesis to fulfill requirements for the Master of arts degree in History. Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, deparment chair and the appropriate College Dean.

HIST-5902. Thesis Hours. 2 Hours.

See course description for HIST-5901.

HIST-5903. Thesis Hours. 3 Hours.

See course description for HIST-5901.