UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: History

History

Department of History

College of Arts and Sciences
546 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130

Phone: 716.645.2181
Fax: 716.645.5954
Email: ubhistor@acsu.buffalo.edu
Web: www.cas.buffalo.edu/depts/history

David Gerber
Chair

Erik R. Seeman
Director of Undergraduate Studies

About the Program

History explores how people have lived, thought, and tried to make sense of their worlds. It is cross-cultural and multidimensional, addressing the breadth of human experience and uncovering patterns that are essential in situating ourselves in the present and in preparing ourselves for the future. History deals with both continuity and change, examining, for example, what is novel and what is recurrent in human efforts to deal with such enduring matters as religion, ethnicity, class, and gender. The History department offers a wide array of courses, and stresses the development of research and communication skills, which are vital for many different careers. History graduates work in such fields as business, law, government, and journalism, as well as in librarianship, archival and museum management, and teaching at all levels. They are trained to serve wherever careful reading, critical thinking, and clear writing are recognized assets.

Advisement

For more information, including current course descriptions, please drop by the office of the director of undergraduate studies at 540 Park Hall, visit us on the Web at http://www.cas.buffalo.edu/depts/history, call us at (716) 645-2181, ext. 540, or e-mail us at ubhistor@acsu.buffalo.edu. This office handles all advising of undergraduate students.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students majoring in history may receive credit for up to five history courses (15 credit hours) but must take five upper-level history courses, including the two 400-level seminars, at UB. Whenever possible, transfer courses are articulated with existing UB history courses. Acceptance criteria and all other requirements are the same as for regular majors.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Honors Program. Majors who complete at least four history courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of B+ (3.33) are eligible to apply for admission to the History department honors program. To complete this program, students fulfill the standard requirements for the major, plus four more courses. Eight of these courses must be at the upper-division level (300/400). This includes a two-semester sequence of research seminars: Honors Thesis I and Honors Thesis II, in which students prepare a thesis of approximately thirty to forty pages in length. Upon admission to the program, honors students are responsible for arranging with a faculty member to guide their thesis research and writing, normally completed in the senior year. Honors students may, at the discretion of their mentors and upon the approval of the directors of undergraduate and graduate studies, participate in a relevant graduate seminar or seminars. Honors students who complete the thesis and attain a minimum GPA of 3.33 in the major will graduate with honors in history. In addition to being intellectually challenging and personally rewarding, successful completion of the honors program, indicated on the transcript and in letters of recommendation, is excellent preparation for employment or graduate study.


Scholarship Opportunities. Thanks to a generous bequest from the late Professor Milton Plesur, the department offers an array of scholarships and awards. It provides scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 to majors with outstanding records in history and serious interest in pursuing the discipline and a career in history. It awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 to majors who enroll in a recognized summer, semester, or year-long program of study abroad.

Awards. Each spring the History department awards the John Horton Prize, named after a late faculty member, for the best essay written by an undergraduate in a history course during the previous calendar year.

History - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum grade of C in two history courses.

Advising Notes

Minimum grade of C- required in any course to count toward graduation requirements.
A minimum GPA of 2.15 in history courses is required to graduate.

Prerequisite Courses

Any two history courses (with a minimum grade of C in both).

Required Courses

Twelve history courses (36 credit hours) distributed in accordance with the level and breadth requirements described below are required.

A minimum of five of those must be upper-division courses (300-400 level), including a minimum of two 400-level seminars.

Level and Breadth

To ensure a broad knowledge of history, all history majors must take at least one course, at any level, in each of the following areas:

a) Early or early modern history of any civilization to 1800
b) Asian, African, or Latin American history of any period
c) Modern European history since 1800
d) U.S. history of any period

1. World Civilization courses cannot be used to satisfy a breadth requirement, but one may be used as part of the 36 required credit hours.
2. A course that seems to fall into two breadth areas may be used to satisfy the requirement of one. (For example, HIS 275 Vietnam and the Vietnam War may be counted under b or d above, but not both.).
3. Advanced Placement (with a score of 3 or better) and International Baccalaureate credit can fulfill breadth requirements, but will not count toward the 36 credit hours required for the major.

Note: There are no prerequisites for progression through the history major, but history students are encouraged to take lower introductory courses (e.g. HIS 182 Asian Civilizations) prior to taking upper-level courses (e.g. HIS 391 China and the World). Students in doubt about what courses to take are invited to consult with the director of the undergraduate program and/or with relevant faculty.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 36

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall�UGC 111*, HIS 161*
Spring�UGC 112*, HIS 162*

SECOND YEAR
Fall�One 100/200-level HIS course
Spring�One 200-level HIS course

THIRD YEAR
Fall�Two 300-level HIS courses
Spring�One 300-level HIS course, one 400-level HIS course

FOURTH YEAR
Fall�One 400-level HIS course
Spring�One 300-level HIS course

*Up to seven history courses at the 100/200 level (including World Civilizations) may be counted toward the major requirements. Recommended courses include HIS 111, HIS 142, HIS 151, HIS 152, HIS 161, HIS 162, and HIS 182. It is recommended that these courses be taken in either the first or second year.

Concentrations

In selecting courses, majors may wish to focus on a particular age, area, or theme of particular interest to them.

History - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Advising Notes

A minimum grade of C- is required in any course intended to count toward graduation requirements.

Only one World Civilization course (UGC 111 or UGC 112) may be used as part of the six required courses

Courses with grades of Satisfactory under the S/U option (designated by the student) or Pass under P/F option (designated by the student) are not acceptable in fulfillment of the course requirements for history majors.

Required Courses

18 credit hours (normally six, 3-credit courses) must be completed with a minimum grade of C- required in each course intended to count toward graduation requirements.

A minimum of 3 of these must be upper-division courses. (300-400 level)

Note: There are no prerequisites for progression through the history minor, but history students are encouraged to take lower introductory courses (e.g. HIS 182 Asian Civilizations) prior to taking upper-level courses (e.g. HIS 391 China and the World). Students in doubt about what courses to take are invited to consult with the director of the undergraduate program and/or with relevant faculty.

Up to three history courses at the 100/200 level (including World Civilizations) may be counted toward the minor requirements. Recommended courses include HIS 111, HIS 142, HIS 151, HIS 152, HIS 161, HIS 162, and HIS 182. It is recommended that these courses be taken in either the first or second year.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor: 18

Course Descriptions

HIS 111 Latin America: Culture and History

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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History of Latin America from social, cultural, and political perspectives.

HIS 142 British History

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The political, economic, and social development of Britain.

HIS 151 Western Civilization I

Credits:  3
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Western civilization from its beginnings to 1715.

HIS 152 Western Civilization II

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Western civilization from 1715 through the twentieth century.

HIS 161 United States History I

Credits:  3
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U.S. history from Native American settlement to the end of the Civil War.

HIS 162 United States History II

Credits:  3
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U.S. history from Reconstruction to the present.

HIS 182 Asian Civilization II

Credits:  3
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The civilizations of China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia in interaction with the rest of the world since 1500.

HIS 200 Movies and Modern American Society

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The political and social context out of which some notable American films emerged.

HIS 209 The American Civil War

Credits:  3
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The transformation that the Civil War wrought on American society, politics, and culture.

HIS 215 Death in America

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Death in America from before Columbus until today.

HIS 216 Crime and Punishment in America

Credits:  3
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The changing nature, definition, and prosecution of crime in America from the colonial period to the present.

HIS 221 Eastern Europe, 1880-1991

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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History of Easter Europe, including Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania, during the late 19th and 20th centuries.

HIS 227 Twentieth-Century Europe and the World

Credits:  3
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History of Europe combined with an account of the changing relationships between Europe and the rest of the world from the heyday of imperialism to the present.

HIS 228 Colonialism

Credits:  3
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Analysis of European imperialism in the New World, Asia, and Africa.

HIS 238 Mass Media and Foreign Policy

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The influence of the mass media on the formulation and implementation of US foreign policy from the Cuban Revolution in 1959 to the US war with Iraq in 1991.

HIS 240 United States since 1945

Credits:  3
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Significant political, economic, and social developments in the United States since 1945.

HIS 242 Latin Colonial History

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The Iberian Empire in the New World, dealing with religion, multicultural societies, urbanism, and power.

HIS 249 Social History of Sport and Recreation

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The history of sport and recreation, not as isolated activities, but within their social contexts.

HIS 250 History of Ireland

Credits:  3
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Type:  LEC

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Irish history from the 1600s to the present.

HIS 255 Nationalism and Democracy

Credits:  3
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Type:  LEC

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Cultural, political, and social transformation of Europe from the French Revolution to the first World War.

HIS 289 Pearl Harbor: Japan Goes to War

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The circumstances in the 1920s and 1930s that eventuated in Japan's violent confrontation with the U.S. and other nations, the Pacific War, and Japan's postwar adjustment to defeat.

HIS 299 The Holocaust and History

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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The Holocaust in the broad context of European history.

HIS 300 The Age of Exploration

Credits:  3
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Bridges the Atlantic by examining European exploration and the founding of European colonies in North and South America, 1400-1800.

HIS 303 U.S. Constitution: Its Origins and Early Development

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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American constitutional development before the Civil War.

HIS 305 Modern Spain, Italy, and Portugal

Credits:  3
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Examination of the dynamics of nationalism, imperialism, revolutionary ideology, and three variants of right-wing dictatorship in Southwestern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIS 307 History of Paris

Credits:  3
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Moments in the history of France as experienced through the lens of its capital city.

HIS 309 Great Decisions I

Credits:  3
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U.S. foreign policy in historical perspective.

HIS 311 The Age of Jefferson

Credits:  3
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U.S. history during the era of the Jeffersonian administrations, 1801-1829.

HIS 312 The United States in the Age of Jackson, 1815-1837

Credits:  3
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Political, social, and economic developments in America between 1815 and 1837.

HIS 313 20th Century Europe

Credits:  3
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An advanced survey of major political, cultural, and social developments in Europe during the 20th century.

HIS 315 German Culture and Society, 1789-1989

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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German history from Bismarck to the unified Germany of today.

HIS 316 Early Modern Europe

Credits:  3
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Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe: absolutism, the Enlightenment, the ancien r�gime.

HIS 317 Tudor England

Credits:  3
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England's significant political, social, economic, religious, and cultural change under the ruling Tudor family.

HIS 318 Stuart England

Credits:  3
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England�s century of revolution as seen through the eyes of the principal combatants.

HIS 319 Europe Between the World Wars, 1919-39

Credits:  3
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Advanced level survey of European history between World War I and World War II.

HIS 320 British History, 1668-1848

Credits:  3
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The structure of aristocratic society and the impact of industrialization upon that society.

HIS 321 Victorian History, 1832-1901

Credits:  3
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History of Britain during the period that it achieved a position of economic primacy and prevailed on the world stage.

HIS 322 Latin America: Culture and History

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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Latin American-United States relations from the colonial period through the twentieth century.

HIS 325 Twentieth-Century Britain, 1901-1974

Credits:  3
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Political, economic, social, and cultural change in twentieth-century Britain.

HIS 326 Ancien Regime

Credits:  3
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Social, political, economic, and diplomatic history of the Old Regime in Europe and France, 1715�1789.

HIS 329 US History Since WWII

Credits:  3
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A survey of modern United States history from WWII to the millennium that examines popular culture, social movements, foreign and domestic politics, and economic developments.

HIS 334 Islam/Muslim in Modern Southeast Asia

Credits:  3
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An introduction to the history of Muslim communities in modern South Asia.

HIS 337 Intellectual History of Europe

Credits:  3
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An introduction to the intellectual history of Europe since the Enlightenment.

HIS 340 Topics in German History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in German history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 342 History of Modern South Asia

Credits:  3
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An introduction to the history of modern Southeast Asia and three of its nations: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

HIS 346 19th Century Europe

Credits:  3
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An advanced survey of major political, cultural, and social developments in Europe during the 19th century.

HIS 349 American Dissenters

Credits:  3
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The lives of political and cultural dissenters in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through biography.

HIS 352 The American Revolution

Credits:  3
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The American Revolution from the initial tensions between Great Britain and its North American colonies through the ratification of the Constitution and the adoption of the Bill of Rights.

HIS 354 American Transition, 1877-1901

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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Social, economic, and political transformation of the U.S. during the last decades of the nineteenth century.

HIS 355 U.S. Foreign Relations, 1914-Present

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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An advanced survey of American diplomatic relations in the 20th century.

HIS 356 Social History of Women in the U.S., 1875-Present

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Lives and expectations of U.S. women from 1875 to the present; the major historical processes underlying women�s lives in contemporary society.

HIS 357 History of Medicine

Credits:  3
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Social, cultural, and institutional history of medicine in the West from the late Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

HIS 358 Renaissance

Credits:  3
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Society and culture of Italy ca. 1300�1530, including the structure of the city-state, and changing perceptions of people�s existence in the state and the cosmos.

HIS 359 Reformation

Credits:  3
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Reformation movement, with particular attention to the man Luther and the nature of his theology.

HIS 361 American Intellectual History I

Credits:  3
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Introduces the major bodies of ideas and patterns of thought in the U.S. from the colonial period to the Civil War.

HIS 362 American Intellectual History II

Credits:  3
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Major ideas and patterns of thought in the U.S. from the Civil War to the 1960s.

HIS 365 Buffalo During the Nash Years, 1892-1961

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Focuses on the study of the black community in the United States, specifically in Buffalo, NY, from the end of the 19th century through the mid-20th century, exploring the papers of Rev. Edward Nash.

HIS 366 History of Sexual Subcultures in America

Credits:  3
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The changing social organization and cultural meaning of same-sex relations in the United States, primarily in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

HIS 368 Modern Japan Since 1600

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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Japan's emergence as a modern state.

HIS 371 Social History of Europe

Credits:  3
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Eplores the social history of Europe, including gender, culture, family structure, class and race.

HIS 375 U.S. and the Far East, 1898 to the Present

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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America's relations with Asia since the American enunciation of the Open Door Policy.

HIS 376 African-American History to 1877

Credits:  3
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Type:  LEC

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History of African-Americans to 1877.

HIS 377 Weimar Germany, 1918-1933

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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The story of Germany's first sttempt at democracy between World War I and the rise of Nazism.

HIS 378 Nazi Germany, 1933-1945

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The creation of the Nazi dictatorship in 1933 to the Third Reich's destruction in World War II.

HIS 379 African-American History, 1877 to Present

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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History of African-Americans from 1877 to the present.

HIS 380 England in the Late Middle Ages

Credits:  3
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Monarchical decline and revival during the era of the Black Death, Hundred Years' War, and disintegration of the medieval ideal.

HIS 382 American Religious History

Credits:  3
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An introduction to religion in America from the Puritans in the early 17th century to Protestant evangelicals in the late 20th century.

HIS 384 War and Peace since 1800

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The effects of war and revolution with particular attention to Europe during the last two centuries.

HIS 386 New Deal America

Credits:  3
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Exploration of the ferment of experimentation in politics and culture that marked the New Deal era.

HIS 388 European Women's History

Credits:  3
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European women and ideas about gender in European culture, politics, and society from 1789 to the present.

HIS 390 The Pattern of Chinese History

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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China's development in its early millennia, and the influence of Buddhism and the Mongol conquest from the third to the seventeenth centuries.

HIS 391 China and The World

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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The evolution of Chinese culture, politics, society, and economy in interaction with the rest of the world from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.

HIS 393 Medieval Civilization I

Credits:  3
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Society and culture of Europe ca. 500�1100, emphasizing the role of Christianity and the emergence of feudalism.

HIS 394 Medieval Civilization II

Credits:  3
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Society and culture of Europe ca. 1100�1450, emphasizing changing spiritual and intellectual outlooks.

HIS 397 20th Century American Popular Culture to 1945

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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History of American popular culture to 1945.

HIS 398 American Popular Culture since 1945

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  LEC

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History of American popular culture since 1945.

HIS 400 Comparative Facism

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Examines the origins and development of fascist ideology and practice, comparing and contrasting the various fascist movements to emerge throughout Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.

HIS 401 Alcohol and Other Drugs in American History

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Explores the worlds of drug users and traffickers; the cultural politics of anti-drug campaigning and enforcement; the central and changing role of organized medicine; and the impact of globalization on drug trade and control in the US.

HIS 405 What is History?

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  SEM

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Student research on topics that students choose, combined with exploring how historians study the past.

HIS 407 Church and State Relations

Credits:  3
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History of the legal and constitutional issues arising from the religion clauses of the first amendment to the constitution.

HIS 409 Voyages of Discovery

Credits:  3
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Examines the changing aims and justifications of Europeans explorations through the discovery of the New World to the 19th century.

HIS 411 Tudor-Stuart Biography

Credits:  3
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Intensive experience in writing the biography of King Henry VIII from primary sources, such as letters and papers of Henry VIII.

HIS 412 Topics in Women's History

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  SEM

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Varying topics in women's history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 413 Topics in American Political History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in American political history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 414 Cuban Revolution

Credits:  3
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The Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions, emphasizing the role of the United States in the revolutionary process.

HIS 415 Topics in Renaissance History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in Renaissance history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 416 European Immigrant Lives

Credits:  3
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Writings of and about nineteenth and early twentieth century European immigrants to the United States.

HIS 421 Topics in British History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in British history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 422 Topics in American Intellectual/Cultural History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in American intellectual and cultural history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 423 Problems in Modern European History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in modern European history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 424 Topics in American Social History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in American social history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 434 Topics in Early Modern Europe

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in early modern European history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 446 Topics in Diplomatic History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in diplomatic history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 449 American Cold War History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in American Cold War history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 450 Problems in 20th Century U.S. History

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in 20th century U.S. history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 451 Topics in the American Revolution

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in American Revolution history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 452 Topics in Colonial America

Credits:  3
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Varying topics in colonial American history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 455 Sex and Empire

Credits:  3
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A comparative history of European imperialism in the Americas, Africa, and Asia through the prism of gender and sexuality.

HIS 456 European Underground Movements

Credits:  3
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The causes and effects of European underground movements from 1796 to 1945.

HIS 458 JFK's Assassination and U.S. Foreign Policy

Credits:  3
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The controversies surrounding the death of the president and the implications of the assassination for American foreign policy.

HIS 465 Childhood Through the Ages

Credits:  3
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Type:  SEM

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The history of childhood.

HIS 475 The Great War and European Society

Credits:  3
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Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Cultural, political, and social history of World War I.

HIS 480 Topics in Early American Legal and Constitutional History

Credits:  3
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Type:  SEM

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The interplay between race, ethnicity, and the law during the century after the U.S. Constitution�s creation.

HIS 481 A Chinese Dynasty: the Qing, 1644-1911

Credits:  3
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The rise, florescence, and decline of the Qing polity in an effort to place it in the larger contexts of Chinese, Asian, and world history.

HIS 485 Twentieth-Century China Politics

Credits:  3
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Chinese cultural, political, social, and economic history from the reforms of 1898 through those that led to Tiananmen in 1989.

HIS 488 Topics in Slave Folklore

Credits:  3
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Type:  SEM

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Investigation of what slave folklore tells us about the nature of slavery and the lives of slaves.

HIS 489 Historiography

Credits:  3
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Type:  SEM

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A history of various ways of thinking and writing about the past.

HIS 491 The U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s

Credits:  3
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Changes that occurred in American society and politics in the interwar period, particularly those associated with the New Deal.

HIS 493 Topics in African-American History

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  None
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Type:  SEM

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Varying topics in African-American history, as chosen by the professor.

HIS 497 Honors Thesis I and II

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM/TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

All seniors in the History honors program are required to take this two-semester sequence. The first semester consists of weekly seminars that will help students choose a good topic and teach research strategies. The second semester involves a research project arranged with and carried out under the guidance of a faculty member.

HIS 498 Senior Research

Credits:  3
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Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Involves a research project arranged with and carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. Required of all students in the honors program in history.

HIS 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 15
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Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Course topic and requirements arranged in consultation with instructor. Except in special circumstances, this course cannot be used to satisfy the department's seminar requirement.

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