Courses of Instruction
HISTORY (HST-Arts and Science)
1. All history courses may be applied to CAS-B.
2. The second unit of a two-semester course may be taken before the first unit;
credit is given for any semester unit of 111, 112, 121, 122.
MPF 111/112 Survey of American History (3, 3)
Survey of the interplay of forces that have brought about evolutionary development of American economic, cultural, and political history from 1492 to the present. A functional and synoptic treatment of America’s great historical problems. IIB, IIIA, H.
MPF 121/122 Western Civilization (3, 3)
Ideas, values, institutions, great events, and personalities in the development of European civilization from antiquity to the present. Objective is to understand historically the major societal issues and cultural themes which have defined concepts of humanity and society in the Western world. IIB, IIIB, H.
133 Imagining Russia (2)
Survey of Russian history, society, politics, economy, literature, film and arts from a variety of intellectual perspectives. Classroom lectures plus out of class cultural presentations. Cross-listed with ATH, GEO, POL, RUS.
MPF 197 World History to 1500 (3)
Introduction to the origins and early development of individual civilizations prior to the period of Western European hegemony. Stresses interdependency and interrelations among cultures, and compares social, political, and religious experiences of peoples with one another. IIB, IIIB, H.
MPF 198 World History Since 1500 (3)
Provides global perspective as well as introduction into history of individual civilizations. Stresses interrelations among societies and cultures and compares experiences of peoples and civilizations with one another. IIB, IIIB, H.
201 Technology, History and Society (1)
Studies the interrelationship among technology, history, and society. Focuses on specific areas of technologies, particularly those that affect everyday life such as shelter, food production, and energy.
204 Introduction to Public History (3)
Introduction to the major issues addressed by historians who work in the public sphere, with emphasis on the creation of a shared public past and the disciplines that comprise the field of public history. Cross-listed with AMS.
206 Introduction to Historical Inquiry (3)
Introduction to essential skills in investigating and interpreting the past. Course stresses active participation, writing, and intensive reading of primary documents and secondary literature. Required of (and limited to) history majors.
MPF 207 Civilization of the Middle East (3)
Survey of cultural, political, economic, social, and religious developments in the Middle East, viewed in geographical and historical perspective, with attention to images of the area prevalent in our society. Cross-listed with ATH, GEO, and REL 207. IIIB, H.
MPF 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3)
Introduction to historic parameters, geographic variables, state policies, and sociocultural contexts of industrialism in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore). Cross-listed with ATH, GEO, ITS, SOC, and POL 208. IIIB, H.
MPF 209 Civilizations of Africa (3)
Survey of cultural, political, economic, and social developments in sub-Saharan Africa, viewed in geographical and historical perspective with attention to images of the area prevalent in our society. Students taking this course may not earn credit for HST 224. Cross-listed with BWS, ATH, GEO, and REL 209. IIIB, H.
212 Recent American History, 1945-Present (3)
In-depth examination of political, social, economic, and cultural/intellectual developments in the U.S. since the end of World War II. Covers the Cold War and arms race; civil rights and women’s movements; the war in Vietnam, imperialism, and antiwar/student protest at home; political assassinations and scandals; counterculture. Regional campuses only.
213 Appalachia: Cultures and Music (3)
History of country music since 1925 in context of Appalachian culture, regional modernization, and emergence of national media. Authenticity and cultural traditions, fans and artists, performance ceremonies, African American and gospel contributions, technological innovation in recording, radio, movies, and television. Cross-listed with AMS.
214 History of Miami University (3)
Miami University since 1809 from perspectives of local culture; national, social, and economic forces; and history of higher education. Key moments of change; continuity and difference through time; groups and traditions; architecture and landscape; influences of gender, class, race, and region. Crosslisted with AMS 214.
MPT 219 U.S. Diplomatic History to 1914 (3)
From 1776 to 1914, emphasizing the conflicts over issues of isolationism, neutrality, manifest destiny, imperialism, arms control, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Open Door. Offered infrequently.
MPT 221 African-American History (3)
Survey of African-American history, concentrating upon the black experience in the United States. Black America from African origins to the 20th century. Cross-listed with BWS 221.
MPT 222 U.S. Diplomatic History Since 1914 (3)
Survey of U.S. foreign policy from 1914 to the present, with emphasis on issues of neutrality, isolationism, collective security, imperialism, the Cold War, nuclear policy, arms control, and relations with the Third World.
MPT 223 Assassinations in U.S. History (3)
Analysis of key assassinations in the U.S. by examining conflicting theories, evidence, and official investigations in the context of controversy over conspiracy v. lone nut.
MPF 224 Africa in History (3)
Survey course focusing on the changing historiography of Africa, African ancient civilizations, the emergence and development of the Bantu and Nilotes, Eastern Africa and the Orient, early Christianity and Islam, trans-Saharan trade, the medieval Sudanic Empires, statelessness and state formation, Africa and the West between 1400 and 1800, South Africa to 1870, the Mfecane, the Sudanic Jihads, long-distance trade, and African-European relations in the 19th century. Cross-listed with BWS 224. IIB, IIIB, H.
MPF 225 The Making of Modern Africa (3)
Survey of the transformation of Africa, south of the Sahara, from the time of the scramble for, and partition of, the continent among European powers in the second half of the 19th century to the present. Emphasizes economic, social, cultural, political, and intellectual features. This is done through reading monographs, articles, and literary works (novels, plays, poems, etc.) on African experiences with colonialism, the rise and triumph of nationalism, African womanhood, popular culture and the experiences of change, and the rise and nature of post-colonial economic and political crises in the region. Cross-listed with BWS 225. IIB, IIIB, H.
232 The Development of Christianity: 100-451 (3)
Development of Christianity and interaction between religion, culture, society, and politics from the 2nd through the 5th centuries. Cross-listed with REL 232.
250 History and Popular Culture (3)
Topical studies of historical imagery as presented in the popular communications media: best-selling fiction, documentaries, school texts, ‘popular’ histories, and especially film. Students may not take course more than once with same instructor.
251 Gender and Third World Film (3)
Analysis of selected films from the perspectives of film technique and the political, economic and social context of filmmaking in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. How film techniques are used to highlight cultural views of gender. Crosslisted with FST 251.
252 Representation of History in Film and Video (3)
Attempts to familiarize students with ways that history is represented in film and video (as opposed to print). By comparing film to texts, analyzing narrative structure, and studying the techniques of film and video making, students learn how history is depicted in this medium. Introduces history of film by viewing and discussing works of several early directors who represented history. Films and directors selected for inclusion will vary from year to year. Prerequisite: FST 201 recommended (not required).
254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3)
Examines the major developments that have shaped Russian and Eurasian Culture, society and politics over the last millennium. The course incorporates perspectives from the social sciences, humanities and the fine arts. Cross-listed with REL, POL, RUS 254.
MPT 275 20th Century European Diplomacy (3)
Examines the origins of World War I and World War II, the Cold War, European unity, decolonization, the fall of communism, and the Yugoslav conflict.
281 Historical Research: Libraries and Beyond (1)
Prepares students to perform basic secondary and primary historical research. Students learn to use MiamiLink, electronic historical periodical indexes, and historical information resources and to locate, identify, and evaluate primary sources. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
MPF ?296 World History Since 1945 (3)
From Hiroshima to the Information Age. Focuses on the politics of identity and social history. IIB, IIIB, H.
301 Age of Revolutions, Europe 1750-1850 (3)
Examines the causes of the French and Industrial Revolutions and explores how they changed the social, economic, political, and cultural fabric of a continent. Prerequisite: none, but HST 122 recommended. Offered infrequently.
302 War and European Cinema (3)
Explores how films have constructed ideas about war in 20th Century Europe. Examines films of the First World War, the Second World War, the Balkan War of the 1990s, and the Chechen War. Through readings, discussions, and viewings, students will gain a better understanding of how war is represented on the “big screen” and how wars of the 20th Century have been remembered and recast in film. Cross-listed with FST 302.
303 Making of Modern South Asia (3)
Historical context for understanding contemporary South Asia (India and Pakistan in particular). Briefly covers the pre-modern history of the Indian sub-continent, then focuses on the history of colonial and post-colonial social, economic and political realities in South Asia.
304 History, Memory, Tradition (3)
Examination of the role of history, memory, and tradition in American culture, and the theoretical underpinnings of public history. Cross-listed with AMS 304.
307 Latin American Civilization-Colonial Period (3)
Spanish and Amerindian backgrounds, discovery, conquest, colonial institutions, and social development to the eve of independence.
313 History of England to 1688 (3)
Life of the English people from the beginning of the Middle Ages to 1688.
314 History of England Since 1688 (3)
Life of the English people since 1688.
MPT 315 The Renaissance (3)
Intellectual developments of the period 1350-1550, set in their social, economic, and political contexts. Focuses on origins and development in Italy, but also looks to the movement’s wider European context and impact. Topics include the 14th century crisis, humanism, the family, the debate between active and contemplative life, Renaissance court life, and the state as a work of art. Authors read include Petrarch, Kempe, Colonna, Valla, Castiglione, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More.
316 The Age of the Reformation (3)
The religious revolutions of the 16th century, both Protestant and Catholic, in their social, political, and religious contexts. Topics chosen from: medieval reform movements and heresies; popular religion; the debates over clerical celibacy, free will, and the priesthood; social discipline and the modern state; family and women; the missions to the New World; the witch craze and the Inquisition. Cross-listed with REL 316.
318 British Empire (3)
Examines British Empire from the late 18th century to the 1960s. Emphasis is on the interaction of the peoples gathered into the Empire with their imperial rulers.
319 Revolution in Latin America (3)
History of modern Latin America through the experience of revolution in the 20th century. Focus on revolutionary experiences in four countries that had an enormous impact far beyond their borders: Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua. Crosslisted with LAS 319.
321 Introduction to Islamic History (1AH/622 CE 900 AH/1494 CE)
Introduction to medieval Islamic and Middle Eastern society, culture and political history from the Prophet Muhammad to the rise of the Ottomans.
322 The History of the Modern Middle East (3)
Introduction to pre-modern and modern Islamic and Middle Eastern society, culture and political history from the Ottomans to the present.
325 Images of Africa (3)
How have Africans and Europeans perceived each other? With what effects on action? Emphasizing the discussion method, this course explores relationship between African and European worlds and traces patterns of their relations from slave trade to the present day. Cross-listed with BWS 324. Offered infrequently.
328 Italy: Machiavelli to Mussolini (3)
Explores Italian history from the end of the Renaissance, through the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and on to modernity. Addresses questions about culture and society, identity and nationality, art and politics, and about Italy’s influence worldwide.
329 Lynching in America 1865-1940 (3)
The rise and fall of lynching in America from the end of the Civil War into the 1930s, with the epilogue on recent racial crimes, lynching and memory, and the resonance of lynching in today’s society.
331 Industry and Empire: Europe from 1850 to 1914 (3)
Explores the period during which Europe came to control the political and economic destiny of much of the world. This was also the period in which great mass movements that were to dominate the 20th century were born, theoretical constructs of the social sciences were created, and a great blossoming of national literatures and cultures occurred. Particular attention paid to the attempts states made to cope with new social and economic dynamics of the industrial world, as well as socialism, nationalism, and anti-Semitism.
MPT 332 Age of Dictators: Europe 1914-1945 (3)
Focuses on the great crisis of 20th century European civilization, from the outbreak of war in August 1914 to the defeat of Hitler Germany in May 1945. Through novels and historical monographs, explores effects of total war and mass mobilization on the industrially advanced state systems of the period, as well as social emancipation, economic disintegration, and cultural innovation brought on by the great wars of the period. Attention paid to the experience of the “great powers” (Germany, the Soviet Union, Britain, and France).
333 Reconstruction of Europe Since 1945 (3)
Examines how Europe came to be divided into two political spheres sustained by dueling military alliances. Focuses on political and economic reconstruction within the two blocs created by the Cold War divide, as well as new cultural impulses generated by changed realities of a shrunken and shattered Europe after 1945. Examines the revolutions of 1989, the fall of the Soviet Union, and process of European unification.
340 Internships (1-12; maximum 16)
Prerequisite: permission of department chair.
MPT 345 Survey of Medieval History after 1000 (3)
Formation of European Synthesis: from the crusades to 15th century.
MPT 346 Medieval Jewish History (3) Introduction to the history of the Jews of medieval Europe (the Ashkenaz)
including Jewish culture, the beginnings of Christian persecution, and interactions and comparisons to Sephardic Jewish communities.
348 Witch Crazes and Other Great Fears in Europe and America (3)
Examination of mass arrests, violence or intimidation in four settings: the witch hunts of early modern Europe (roughly 1400-1700) and Salem in 1692, lynching in the American South from the end of the Civil War to World War II, the USSR’s ‘Great Terror’ of the late 1930s and McCarthyism in the 1950s. Particular attention devoted to gender issues, social psychology of the fears, the dynamics of arrests and popular response, and causes of the outbreaks and end of the fears. Prerequisite: HST 122 or permission of instructor.
349 France in the Age of the Enlightenment (3)
The Age of the Enlightenment in France coincides with the reigns of King Louis XV and Louis XVI. It represents one of the richest and most controversial eras of European history. Through reading monographs and articles on the functioning of the monarchy, on the world of everyday people in Paris and the countryside, and the intellectual climate of the era, students reconstruct the time known as the "ancient regime." Analyzes primary readings by authors such as Diderot, Voltaire, Du Chatelet, and Rousseau to gain a sense of the intellectual excitement of the Enlightenment.
353 History of Chinese Civilization (3)
Survey of Chinese civilization, its origins and evolution in political institutions, economic activity, social structure, and cultural aspects from prehistory to 1840. Offered infrequently.
354 Modern Chinese History (3)
Survey of changes in institutions, ideas, economy and society in China’s search for modernity from late imperial times (17th to 19th centuries) to the present.
356 Modern Japanese History (3)
Major issues in the history of Japan from mid-19th century to recent times such as the Meiji Restoration, the impact of the West, tradition and modernity, industrialization, social and cultural development, and wars and democracy.
359 Juniors Honors Colloquium (3)
Introduction to some of the issues involved in the conceptualization and writing of a major history project. Designed for students planning to write a thesis in history in the senior year.
360 Interdisciplinary Special Topics (1-4; maximum 8)
MPT 360C Interdisciplinary Special Topics: Alternatives to War (4)
Interdisciplinary exploration of the nature, causes, and alternatives to war, with focus on alternatives and preventives to war that have been proposed in the past and are being proposed in the present. Cross-listed with ENG 360.C and PSY 360.C. Offered infrequently.
361 Colonial America (3)
Exploration and conquest of North America by Europeans and the development of English colonies to 1730.
362 The Era of the American Revolution (3)
Origins, events, and legacies of the American Revolution, with particular emphasis on political and social developments. Cross-listed with AMS 362.
363 The Early American Republic, 1783-1815 (3)
Emphasizes the Constitution, the Federalists, and the Jeffersonians with study of Washington, Madison, Hamilton, John Adams, and Jefferson as major figures. Cross-listed with AMS 363.
365 Civil War and Reconstruction Era (3)
Origins and growth of sectionalism with emphasis on the period after 1850, secession and Civil War, Federal and Confederate governments, Reconstruction, and foreign issues. Cross-listed with BWS 365.
MPT 367 The United States in the 1960s (3)
Examines political, social, and cultural changes in the United States in the turbulent decade of the 1960s. Describes the consensus that existed in the 1950s, and then explores such topics as the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, expansion of the welfare state, war in Vietnam, and the growth of a counterculture.
368 20th Century America, 1900-1933 (3)
Social, cultural, economic, and political development of the United States, 1900-1933. The Progressive Era, World War I, Republican Ascendancy, and the Great Depression to 1933.
MPT 369 20th Century America, Since 1933 (3)
Social, cultural, economic, and political development of the United States since 1933. The New Deal, World War II, and postwar America to the present.
371 Native American History to 1800 (3)
The varieties of historical experience among the Indian peoples of the Americas over three centuries of European colonialism.
372 Native American History Since 1800 (3)
Native Americans in North and Latin America from the early decades of the nineteenth century through the present.
MPT 374 Russia to 1855 (3)
Key issues in Russian history such as growth and significance of vast state power, economic and social backwardness, invasions and a sense of martyrdom, and the impact of the Orthodox Church.
MPT 375 Russia and the U.S.S.R. from 1855 to the Present (3)
Central problems and controversies in Russian history since 1855, among them: what produced the revolution of 1917; what produced the Soviet dictatorship, and to what degree has it reflected the will of the people; of what use is the totalitarian model; what motivates Soviet foreign policy; and what are the prospects for significant reform?
378 20th Century Eastern European History (3)
Study of nationalism and struggle for independence in Eastern Europe, establishment of independent states after World War I, and return to foreign domination under the Nazis and the Soviets. Offered infrequently.
379 U.S. Consumerism, 1890-Present (3)
Examines the history of mass consumerism in North American society, including the rise of mass production and the mechanisms that have made mass-produced goods available to American and global markets. Crosslisted with AMS 379.
MPT 381 Women in Pre-Industrial Europe (3)
Survey of the history of women’s lives and roles in Western society from the beginning of the Middle Ages to the eve of the Industrial Revolution. Emphasis on determining women’s experiences and actual roles as compared to the cultural and legal image presented and on examining effects of historical trends on women’s lives. Cross-listed with WMS 381. Offered infrequently.
MPT 382 Women in American History (3)
Survey of the history of women’s lives and roles in American society from colonial period to present. Emphasis on examining women’s individual and collective roles in private and public spheres and on exploring how specific economic and political transformations have affected women’s lives. Cross-listed with AMS, WMS 382.
MPT 383 Women in Chinese History (3)
Survey of women’s roles in the family and in political, economic, religious, and cultural lives of China from prehistory to the present. Various views about women in Chinese male-dominated society and development of feminist thought are discussed. Cross-listed with WMS 383.
384 Contemporary Women’s World History (3)
Contemporary history of women around the world, with particular emphasis on Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Crosslisted with WMS 384.
386 Race in U.S. History (3)
Examines the historical contexts within which major transformations in racial practices and policies have taken place and analyzes racialized customs and behaviors in the United States across time and place. Cross-listed with BWS 386.
387 U.S. Constitutional Development to 1865 (3)
Development of state rights and nationalism from the framing of the Federal Constitution to 1865.
388 U.S. Constitutional Development since 1865 (3)
Constitutional development since 1865 during wars and depressions and in conservative, reform, and liberal eras, with modern problems considered.
MPT 389 Great Issues in American History: Rhetoric and Reality (3)
Examines historical evolution of enduring issues in the development of the U.S., primarily by examining the way these issues have been argued at various times in our national history. Issues treated include the rights of blacks, the rights of women, and war-making rights. Cross-listed with COM 389.
391 U.S. Presidential Biography (3)
Biographical history of American presidents. Individual lives and actions viewed in their family, educational, social, economic, gender, political, institutional, and intellectual contexts. American political and cultural history examined from the perspective of achievements, failures, and impact of these significant political actors upon history, culture, and institutions. Offered infrequently.
MPT 392 Sex and Gender in American Culture (3)
Examination of change over time in the construction of sexual norms, attitudes, and behaviors in American culture, as well as of gender roles. Covers the period just prior to the Indian-European encounter through the present. Cross-listed with AMS 392.
395 The American South to 1877 (3)
History of culture, society, and politics of the American South from 18th century to the end of reconstruction. Cross-listed with BWS 395.
396 The American South Since 1877 (3)
Intensive study of the region since reconstruction. Expansion of cotton culture and industrialization; age of segregation; white and black cultures; modernization; desegregation. Cross-listed with AMS 396 and BWS 396.
397 American Environmental History (3)
Introduction to human-natural environment relationships in English North America and the United States, ca. 1600 to present. Chronological and regional approach with emphasis upon political economy and the American conservationist/ environmentalist movement. Cross-listed with AMS 397.
398 20th-Century World History (3)
World history from the era of World War I to the present. Comparative and international history. Emphasis on nationalism and internationalism in politics, economics, and culture. Offered infrequently.
MPC 400 Senior Capstone in History (3; maximum 6)
Provides intensive reading, research, and writing in selected topics. Each topic focuses on a specific problem or issue presented for analysis. Though requirements vary with topic, each Capstone involves active participation, both orally and in writing. Topics and descriptions are published annually in the department’s course-offerings booklet. Take Capstones that build upon other classes taken. Required of all history majors.
411/511 War, Peace, and Culture (3)
A history of the interrelationships among warfare, peacemaking and culture, with a focus on the 500-year old American experience.
412 American Imperialism (3)
A history of the causes, functioning, and impact of American imperialism, as a demonstrated by pertinent examples and episodes from the 18th to the 21st centuries.
415 Tradition in American Culture (3)
Examination of the role of history, memory, and tradition in American culture.
MPT 431/531 The U.S.-Vietnam War (3)
History of the U.S.-Vietnam war from its origins in World War II to its conclusion in 1975.
433/533 Oral Tradition: History and Practice (3)
Traces the use of oral tradition in historical writing and introduces theory and practice of oral history as a methodology basic to historical research. Offered infrequently. Cross-listed with AMS 433.
434/534 China along the Silk Road before 1600 (3)
Examines the role the transcontinental Silk Road played in Chinese history, including the development of the Road, its role in China’s foreign relations, the impact of foreign trade, and the spread of cultures and religions.
435/535 Public History Practicum (3)
Combines classroom study and fieldwork in the community. Students examine the presentation of history to the public, curriculum and public institutions, and issues of public culture to develop projects that incorporate work with a local museum or historical society and a local classroom teacher. Cross-listed with AMS 435.
443/543 Ancient Near East: Ancient Mesopotamia (3)
Civilizations of the Sumerians, Babylonians, Kassites, Hurrans, Assyrians, and Chaldeans. Offered infrequently.
444/544 Ancient Egypt (3)
History and culture of the ancient Egyptians and their interrelationships with various peoples of the ancient world, including the Nubians, the Libyans, the Greeks, and the Hebrews. Offered infrequently.
445/545 Ancient Greece to 500 B.C. (3)
Discusses the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dorians, Ionians, Greek colonies, and the rise of Sparta and Athens in the Archaic Age (800-500 B.C.).
447/547 The Persians and the Hellenistic Age (3)
Ancient Persians, Achaemenids, Alexander the Great, Diadochi, and Hellenistic World. Offered infrequently.
448/548 The Roman Republic (3)
Covers the rise of Rome in Italy, its expansion overseas, and its conflict with Carthage and Macedonia, and examines the careers of Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian. Offered infrequently.
449/549 The Roman Empire (3)
Roman Empire to the conversion of Constantine. Offered infrequently.
MPT 450/550 Topics in Women’s History (3; maximum 12)
In-depth study of a selected topic in the history of women, focusing on either a specific period and place, or a theme. Cross-listed with WMS 450/550.
MPT 451/551 Social History of Medieval Europe (3)
Study of the society of medieval Europe. Emphasis on major groups (nobles, upper clergy, peasants, townspeople)-boundaries of their lives and changes in response to economic and political developments. Questions of gender roles and life stages discussed. Offered infrequently.
MPT 452/552 Florence in the Time of the Republic, 1250-1550 (3)
Few European city-states have aroused as much comment from contemporaries and historians as the Republic of Florence. Begins with the emergence of the popular commune (1250), continues through the crisis of the 14th century (plague, depression, workers’ revolts), the Medici family domination, foreign invasions, and the fall of the republic. Special attention to the myth of the ‘Renaissance’ and Florence’s role in the creation of that myth. Topics include: political theory, including Machiavelli’s Prince and Discourses; banking and business; the definition of community through civic religion; families and clans; art and architecture; ritual behavior and the definition of people marginal to society.
471/571 The Age of Bismarck (3)
Survey of German political, social, and cultural history in 19th century. Offered infrequently.
MPT 472/572 The Rise and Fall of Hitler (3)
Adolf Hitler, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich, 1918-1945.
MPT 475/575 Images of Russia at Home and Abroad, 16th Century to the Present (3)
Examination of images of Russia presented at home and abroad in fiction, travelers'accounts, posters, and movies. Probes stereotypes of Russia and Russians and considers their implications for the way in which we think about other lands, for notions of totalitarianism,for the Cold War and revolution, and for American politics. Offered infrequently.
476/576 The Russian Revolution and the Early Soviet Regime, 1917-1924 (3)
Background to the revolutions of 1917, dynamics of upper and lowerclass politics in the revolutions, how and why the Communists held power through Lenin’s death. Offered infrequently.
479/579 Tudor and Stuart England (3)
Examination of political, social, and economic continuity and change from late 15th century to early 18th century. Offered infrequently.
480 Departmental Honors (1-6; maximum 6)
Departmental honors may be taken in one or more semesters of the student’s senior year.
487/587 Mexico Since 1810 (3)
Examination of colonial background; the war for independence; and political, economic, and social development to the present.
495/595 Modern African Environmental History (3)
Offers a multidisciplinary approach to the social, economic, and political aspects of environmental change in sub-Saharan Africa. Explores the utility of social science and historical analyses for understanding long-term changes in the region’s environment. Concerned with the way the idea of development has been conceptualized and applied in the region in the last 100 or so years. Considers how Africans perceived and responded to environmental crises in the 20th century. Cross-listed with BWS 495. Offered infrequently.
496/596 Africa in the 20th Century: Decolonization and Independence (3)
Ending of colonial rule and emergence of new African states and societies. Resistance and independence movements, Pan Africanism and African nationalism, and problems of independence. Cross-listed with BWS 496. Offered infrequently.
Studies In History
Directed study in special areas. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department chair and instructor. Maximum of 18 for the series in each degree program; hours taken by doctoral students in summer terms are not counted toward this maximum.
610 Studies in American History (1-12)
620 Studies in Latin American History (1-12)
630 Studies in European History (1-12)
640 Studies in English History (1-12)
650 Studies in World History (1-12)
660 Studies in Asian History (1-12)
670 Studies in African History (1-12)
680 Studies in Ancient History (1-12)
690 Studies in Medieval History (1-12)
692 Archival Fundamentals (2)
Introduction to archival work as a profession, including arrangement, description, and preservation of archival materials; computers and reference work; copyright and public records laws.
694 Methods in History Teaching at the College Level (1)
Required of graduate assistants with teaching responsibilities in the department. Sections are coordinated with courses in which students are involved as teachers or graders. Deals with the practical problems of teaching history at the college level. Offered on credit/no-credit basis.
695 Graduate Teaching Practicum (3)
An internship under the direction of a faculty member combining practical experience and reflection on issues of undergraduate teaching. Open only to graduate students without assigned instructional responsibilities and by permission of the instructor.
696 Graduate Internship in History (1-12; maximum 12)
For students with interest in careers in history outside the academy. Provides an opportunity to gain experience in other professional settings, such as archives or museums. To be arranged by the student, with the plan of work for credit approved by the director of graduate studies.
700 Research for Master’s Thesis (1-12; minimum 6, maximum 12)
702 Research Seminar (3)
Development and presentation of an original piece of research, based on primary sources, in one’s field of emphasis. Open to students in the second semester of their M.A. program.
Colloquia in History
Reading and discussion of major works on selected topics. Any colloquium may be taken more than once if topic changes. Open to graduate students only.
710 Colloquium in American History (3)
720 Colloquium in European History (3)
770 Colloquium in Gender and Comparative Women’s History (3)
780 Colloquium in World and Comparative History (3)
790 Directed Study in History (1-16; maximum 24)
793 Historical Methods (3)
Introduction for beginning graduate students to the practice of history.
794 Modern Theories of History (3)
Introduction to theories and models of the practice of history in the last century.
796 Approaches to World History (3)
Introduction to theories of world history.
840A College Teaching of the U.S. History Surveys
840B College Teaching of the Western Civilization Surveys
840C College Teaching of the World History Surveys (1; maximum 6)
Discussion of purposes, goals, and methods involved in teaching sections in history survey courses. Required of all graduate assistants and teaching associates in the history department. Summer only.
850 Research for Doctoral Dissertation (1-16; minimum 16, maximum 60 depending on departmental requirements)
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