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History Courses (HIS)

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

502 African American History: Selected Topics (3)

May be repeated once for credit.

Examination of selected topics in black history including African beginnings, slavery, racial attitudes, and civil rights.

505 Introduction to Archival Management (3:3)

Pr. permission of instructor

Principles of archival management, featuring both classroom instruction in archival theory and practical experience in manuscript repositories and public and private archives. (Same as LIS 505)

508 Latin America and Caribbean: Selected Topics (3:3)

Pr. one course in Latin American history or permission of instructor

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

A study of select political and economic developments from a historical perspective. Topics include an examination of Hispanic democracy, the evolution of the military, and land tenure. Seminar format.

510 Historiography (3:3)

Development of the historical profession and perspectives on historical writing. Selected readings by philosophers and practicing historians such as Herodotus, Ibn Khaldun, Ranke, Marx, Braudel, Thompson, Foucault, Dilthey, and Steedman.

511A, B, C Seminar in Historical Research and Writing (3:3), (3:3), (3:3)

Pr. one 300-level Research Intensive (RI) history course and permission of instructor

Required of history majors.

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Locating and using historical source materials, written and oral, published and unpublished. 511A: American; 511B: European; and 511C: Wider World.

512 Public History (3:3)

A history of America’s past through museums (indoor and outdoor); collections and their interpretation; exhibitions and park and wilderness areas.

515 American Diplomatic History: The Twentieth Century (3:3)

Emphasis on most important crises and making of basic policy decisions from Spanish American war to present.

517 American Economic History: Colonial Times to 1865 (3:3)

Pr. ECO 201 or permission of instructor

Evolution of the American economy through the Civil War. Emphasis on sources of economic growth and economic welfare. (Same as ECO 517)

518 American Economic History: 1865 to Present (3:3)

Pr. ECO 201 or permission of instructor

Evolution of the American economy from the Civil War to the present. Emphasis on economic performance through time measured against the goals of full employment, price stability, and rapid growth. Course taught as Writing Intensive (WI) and Speaking Intensive (SI). (Spring) (Same as ECO 518)

520 Southern History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Selected topics in the history of the American South from the colonial origins to our time. Examples include politics, education, economic development, reform, race, and gender.

522 Early American History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in early American history including settlement, economic development, Puritanism, the Great Awakening, slavery, ethnicity, and pre-Revolutionary politics.

524 Twentieth-Century U.S. History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in twentieth-century U.S. history including Progressive Era, World War I, the 1920s, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II, McCarthyism, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, the 1960s.

526 The Civil War and Reconstruction: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Causes of the Civil War. Military events and developments on the home front in wartime, North and South. Reconstruction policy in Washington and its implementation in the South.

530 History of Sexuality: Selected Topics (3:3)

Pr. for undergraduates, HIS 359 or the permission of the instructor.

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Intensive exploration of critical themes in the history of sexuality, including such issues as fertility control, sexual identity, and sexual politics.

534 The American Revolution (3:3)

Pr. none; HIS 211 recommended

Politics of Empire, colonial political culture, War for Independence, constitutionalism, race, partisanship from the 1750s to 1800. (Alt)

536 History of Decorative Arts (3:3)

Study of stylistic and cultural developments in the decorative arts with special concentration on America. (Same as IAR 536)

541 Ancient World: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman history, including politics and public rituals, patterns of social organization, ancient slavery, cross-cultural interactions. (Same as CCI 541)

542 Middle Ages: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in medieval culture and society chosen from the broad categories of political, social, economic, intellectual, or religious history.

543 Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice (3:3)

Pr. IAR 222, or permission of instructor

Study of change in historic preservation theory and practice since the 1800s with emphasis on preservation of built environment. Development of philosophical approach for designers to contemporary preservation projects. (Same as IAR 543)

544 Early Modern Europe: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in early modern European history, including Renaissance cities, Protestant Reformation, Catholic Reformation, court cultures, impact of printing, gender and identity and the Age of Discovery.

545 Southern History and Southern Material Culture in a Museum Context (3)

Pr. permission of instructor; students must submit written application.

May be repeated for credit when topic varies, with permission of instructor.

Combined southern history and material culture with a museum practicum. Students selected by individual application. (Summer) (Same as IAR 545)

546 American Cultural History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in the creation and development of American culture including the role of technology, environment, ethnic diversity, and the history of ideas. (Spring)

547 History Museum Curatorship: Collections Management (3:3)

Pr. admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor

Professional practices in the care and management of historic site and history museum collections, including principles of collection development, object registration, cataloging, and preservation. (Alt Spring) (Same as IAR 547)

548 Architectural Conservation (3:3)

Pr. IAR 332, 301, or permission of instructor

Overview of contemporary architectural conservation principles, practice and technology. A series of field exercises, group projects and investigation of an individual research topic expand upon lectures and readings. (Same as IAR 548)

549 American Social History: Family and Religion (3:3)

American social history from the eve of colonization to Reconstruction, the family and communal organization of early American society, and the assumptions about human nature and destiny underlying culture and change.

551 Gender and History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in Gender and History including Gender and Popular Culture; Gender, Labor, Race, and Class; History of Masculinity.

552 History and Theories of Material Culture (3:3)

Pr. admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor

Material culture as it has been defined and interpreted in the past by scholars from the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Geography, Art History, Psychology, Linguistics, and Archaeology. (Spring) (Same as IAR 552)

555 Field Methods in Preservation Technology (3:1:6)

Pr. admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor

Intensive on-site fieldwork experience addressing issues of architectural conservation and historic building technology. Includes methods, techniques, and theories of preservation technology and accepted conservation practices. (Summer) (Same as IAR 555)

559 Doing Visual History (3:3)

Explores the interstices of history, documentary production, and personal narratives. (Alt) (Same as MST 559)

560 Nineteenth-Century Europe: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Selected topics address comparative political, social, and economic development of major European states and changing power relationships from the defeat of Napoleon to the end of the First World War.

562 Twentieth-Century Europe: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Topics in 20th-century European history including World War I, its impact on European thought and culture, the origins of World War II, the movement for European Unity, the Cold War.

563 Early Modern England: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in early modern British history, including the Protestant Reformation, political revolutions and economic and social change.

564 Modern Britain: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in modern British history such as the industrial revolution, parliamentary reform, loss of one empire and the creation of a second, World War I and II.

567 French History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Study of specific themes and/or problem areas in French History.

571 Modern European Thought: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Study of selected themes and/or problems in European intellectual and cultural history.

574 Modern Germany: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in modern German history including the Third Reich, Germany during World War I, Bismarckian Germany, ideology in Germany.

575 Modern Russian History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in modern Russian history, including “Great Reforms,” industrialization, revolutionary movement, Marxism– Leninism, tsarist and Soviet foreign policy, Soviet politics, post-World War II changes, Gorbachev era, and end of Soviet Union.

578 Research Methods in Historical Archaeology (3:3)

Pr. junior, senior, or graduate status

Advanced training in research methods in Historic Archaeology, involving on-site training in field, laboratory, and library components of Historic Archaeology. (Same as ATY 578 and IAR 578)

581 African History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying topics in African history including Central African Kingdoms, Pre-colonial West African Kingdoms, “Stateless” Societies of Africa.

587 Southern African History (3:3)

The rise and decline of African nations in nineteenth-century southern Africa: economic and social change; the creation of the Union of South Africa and the roots of apartheid.

588 East Asian History: Selected Topics (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Varying history in East Asian history: a detailed examination of specific social, economic, political and intellectual facets of Chinese, Korean and Japanese history.

See also Western Civilization courses.

 

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.