Courses - Summer 2020

HIST 1510 Introduction to Western Civilization I

The West and its relations with the rest of the world are central topics today, but just what is the West and what is its history? This course surveys the history of the West from remote antiquity to the 16th century. We will consider developments in technology, economy, politics, religious institutions and faiths, cultural media and social ideals. Together, these themes add up to civilization in the west. We will acquaint ourselves with these dimensions of the past while seeking to acquire the basic skills professional historians use to learn about this past.

Distribution: (HA-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Joseph Roisman (jr44)
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HIST 1591 A Global Approach to Modern Chinese History

This course surveys modern Chinese history from a global perspective starting from the 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century. It is a lecture and discussion course that aims to help the students develop a better understanding of the major events that have, for better or worse, shaped China and made it what it is today. The key themes of the course include: Chinese response to the demands of Western powers, foreign images of China, the Opium Wars, the rise of a new order, the fragmentation and reform of the Qing Empire, the rise and fall of the nationalist government, the rise of communism and the People's Republic, the challenge of Deng's reforms and China's impact on the world.

Distribution: (HA-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Jia Sheng (js624)
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HIST 2526 Words as Weapons: Political Vocabulary, Mass Media and the Evolution of Political Consciousness

This course examines the evolution of language as a tool of political power, focusing upon the ongoing struggles to shape American political consciousness as well as the role of mass media in reflecting and influencing those struggles.

Distribution: (HA-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: David Green (deg233)
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HIST 3002 Supervised Research - Undergraduate

Independent Study based supervised research with a history faculty member.  Student must complete an on-line Independent Study form with a faculty supervisor to determine requirements and for permission.  Students then work with their faculty supervisor throughout the semester for successful completion and grading of the agreed upon requirements.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Tj Hinrichs (th289)
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HIST 3662 Women, War, and Peace in Europe, 1900-1950

This course will examine the often-neglected role of women in the history of war and peace. We will use women's writings—diaries, memoirs, letters, speeches, fictional accounts, and the like—to analyze World War I, World War II, and the Spanish Civil War from a female perspective. Through a thorough reading of British feminist Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth, Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum's An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork, and Italian Resistance activist Ada Gobetti's Partisan Diary, we will explore the question of women's autobiographical writing and its political, social, and cultural implications. We will also study other topics, such as women's suffrage, motherhood and family, resistance to fascism, and the Holocaust.

Distribution: (HA-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Jomarie Alano (jma49)
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