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 POL/GEO/ATH/ RUS 133.
179 Introduction to Jewish Studies (1)
Introduction to Jewish studies as a subject
of academic study, basic concepts in Jewish studies and multidisciplinary approaches
to Jewish studies. Cross-listed with ART, ENG, GEO, GER, HBW, POL, PSY, REL.
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.
Cross-listed with MME 201.
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 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 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 and BWS 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
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. Cross-listed with AMS 214.
216 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 216.
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 & 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. Cross-listed 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. Cross-listed with FST 252. 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 ATH, REL, POL, RUS 254.
MPF 260 Latin America
in the United States (3)
Interdisciplinary examination of historical, social,
economic, and cultural forces that have shaped the experience of peoples of Latin,
Hispanic, Latino/a background in the United States. Cross-listed with LAS 260.
270 Topics in European History (3-4; maximum 12)
Topics in European History.
May be repeated when topic changes.
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
MPF 296 World History Since 1945 (3)
From Hiroshima to the Information Age.
Focuses on the politics of identity and social history. Students taking this course
may not earn credit for HST 398. 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.
317 The Dutch Golden Age: The Netherlands in the Early Modern World (1550-1800)
History and culture of The Netherlands in the early modern world, 1550-1800,
in global perspective.
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. Cross-listed with LAS 319.
321 Introduction to Islamic History (3)
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.
323 Women/Gender in Modern Europe (3)
History of women and gender in Western
society from the time of the French Revolution, 1789, to the present. Cross-listed
324 Eurasian Nomads and History (3)
Examination of the nomads of the Eurasian
steppes and their role in the civilizations of the Eurasian periphery, including
China, India, the Near East, and Russia.
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
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,
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's 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 Junior 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 Topics in Interdisciplinary and Comparative History (1-4; maximum 8)
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 United States from Progressive Era to Great Depression (3)
economic, and political developments associated with transformations of United
States life and culture, 1890-1930.
MPT 369 United States in the Modern Era (3)
Social, cultural, economic, and
political developments in the United States from the New Deal to the present.
371 Native American History to 1840 (3)
American Indian history from the period
before European contact through the removal era of the 1830s and 1840s.
372 Native American History Since 1840 (3)
American Indian history from 1840
through the twentieth century and into 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)
Russia since 1855
has been a reforming, then a reactionary authoritarian monarchy; a revolutionary
state with a messianic urge to change the world; an industrial and military giant;
the site of massive internal violence; the victor over Nazi Germany in World War
II; the other superpower in the Cold War; and recently a place of wild, uneven
economic development powered by vast oil reserves. This course explores the profound,
sometimes baffling changes Russia has experienced since the mid-19th century.
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.
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. Cross-listed
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 and 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.
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. Cross-listed 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)
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)
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.
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. Offered infrequently.
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 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. Students taking this
course may not earn credit for HST 296. 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.
410/510 Topics in Foreign Policy (3; maximum 12)
Topics in foreign policy history
and international history. May be repeated when topic changes.
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. Offered infrequently.
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. Offered infrequently.
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
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.). Offered infrequently.
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.
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)
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.
MPT 470/570 Topics in Russian History (3)
471/571 The Age of Bismarck (3)
Survey of German political, social, and cultural
history in 19th century. Offered infrequently.
472/572 Germany 1918-1945 (3)
Adolf Hitler, the Weimar Republic, and the Third
MPT 475/575 Images of Russia at Home and Abroad, 16th Century to the Present
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)
to the revolutions of 1917, dynamics of upper and lower-class politics in the
revolutions, how and why the Communists held power through Lenin's death.
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.
494 India and Pakistan: The Dust of Empires (3)
A study of the background and
history of South Asian geopolitics involving the twin states of India and Pakistan,
including the making of Indo-Islamic India, its colonization by Europeans, and
forces shaping post-colonial India and Pakistan.
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
496/596 Africa in the 20th Century: Decolonization and Independence (3)
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
610 Studies in American History (1-12)
620 Studies in Latin American History
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
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
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.
703 Doctoral Workshop (1-3)
Addresses current scholarly, pedagogical, and professional
issues relevant to graduate training in History at the doctoral level. History
PhD students are required to enroll for a total of six credit hours while they
are in residence. Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing.
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.
in American History (3)
720 Colloquium in European History (3)
760 World History Theories (3) Introduction
to theories of world history.
in Gender and Comparative Women's History (3)
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.
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)
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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