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Graduate History (HIST)

The minimum prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. The minimum prerequisite for courses 70000 and higher is doctoral standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

50093 Workshop in History (1-6)
Special workshop in history. Topic will vary according to professor. S/U grading.

50197/70197 America's Cultural Heritage: The Arts and Society (3)

An examination of selected American arts in their cultural context. American studies methodologies and concepts of history.

51000/71000 Public History (3)

A survey of public history including: archives; editing; museums and historical agency administration; historic preservation; and related skill areas (e.g., artifact analysis, oral history).

51003/71003 History of Ancient Greece (3)
The course is a survey of Greek history from the Bronze Age to the rise of Macedonia and Alexander the Great. 

51004/71004 Hellenic Contributions to Western Civilization (3)
An introduction to the major intellectual and cultural achievements of the Greeks-ca. 800-350 BC.

51006/71006 Roman History (3)

A survey of Roman history from its beginnings to the Fall of the Roman Empire.

51010/71010 The Early Middle Ages (3)
A survey of the major political, social and cultural developments of Europe from the fourth through the tenth century.

51011/71011 The High Middle Ages (3)
A survey of political, social and cultural developments of  Europe from the eleventh through the thirteenth century.

51014/71014 Europe in the Renaissance (3)
An analysis of the various factors leading Europe from a rural, feudal, ecclesiastical society to one characterized by urbanism, trade, secularism and the state.

51016/71016 The Protestant Catholic Reformation (3)
A comprehensive course dealing with the religious, political, economic and social change accompanying the religious upheavals of the 16th century.

51017/71017 17th Century Europe (3)
This course will analyze those political, economic, social, religious and intellectual factors leading to economic crisis and civil wars in Europe.

51018/71018 18th Century Europe (3)
This course will analyze the many different factors and unresolved crises of the 17th century that led to revolution throughout Europe.

51020/71020 19th Century Europe (3)

Focus on industrialization and social transformation, political upheavals, intellectual thought, nationalism and foreign policy in Great Britain, France, Prussia and Austria.

51024/71024 Modern European History, 1914-1945 (3)

Special attention paid to the two World Wars, Bolshevik Revolution, rise of Fascism and fate of European Jewry. 

51025/71025 Modern European History: 1945 to Present (3)
Survey of European political, economic, social and cultural developments since 1945.

51026/71026 Tudor England 1485-1603 (3)
Early Modern England with an emphasis on the Renaissance, Reformation, social change and the Tudor monarchs, Henry VIII and Elizabeth.

51040/71040 History of Germany, 1648-1871 (3)

Focuses on the rise of Prussia, the cultural revival of the 18th century, the impact of the French Revolution and the process of unification.

51041/71041 History of Germany, 1871-Present (3)
Focuses on the impact of industrialization, the dilemma of the German left, the rise of Nazism, and the emergence of two German states after 1945.

51044/71044 Imperial Russia, 1689-1917 (3)
Study of the entire imperial period, with focus on modernization, state institutions, nationalities, social groups and estates, economy, politics and ideologies, and elite and popular culture.

51045/71045 Modern Russia, 1917-Present (3)

Focus on 1917 revolutions, civil war, nationalities question, NEP, collectivization, Great Terror, World War II, Cold War, Soviet foreign policy and culture, Perestroika, and post-Soviet economic, political and ideological changes.

51049/71049 History of the Balkans: 18th Century to 1914 (3)

Survey of the Albanians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Romanians and South Slavs under Ottoman domination and their struggles for national independence.

51050/71050 History of the Balkans: 1914 to Present (3)

The Balkans since 1914, including coverage of post-World War II period.

51051/71051 Politics, Culture and Society of Twentieth Century Europe (3)

Political, social and cultural change in Europe during the twentieth century. Topics include violence, war, revolution, economic crises and social and political changes.

51056/71056 History of Colonial America, 1492-1714 (3)

Major patterns of thought and behavior among Spanish, French and English expansionists; English colonization to 1714.

51057/71057 18th-Century America, 1714-1789 (3)
Cultural development of English Colonies; Great War for Empire; American Revolution and Constitution.

51058/71058 The Jefferson-Jackson Era, 1789-1848 (3)
A study of the founding and development of the American nation, especially the periods of Jefferson and Jackson.

51060/71060 Comparative Fascism (3)
Examination of the theories and practices of fascist movements and regimes in twentieth-century Europe utilizing a variety of perspectives. Organized primarily thematically instead of geographically with readings and discussions based on historiographical and critical analyses.

51062/71062 The United States: The Westward Movement (3)

The process of settlement from its beginning; consequences for American history.

51065/71065 Sectional Conflict and Civil War (3)
Differences within the United States, including the controversy over slavery; the Civil War in all its aspects.

51066/71066 Reconstruction and the Later South (3)

Controversy during and after the Civil War as to racial and sectional relationships; the post-Reconstruction compromises and their undoing.

51070/71070 American Social and Intellectual History, 1790-1876 (3)

Major currents of the period: social background of the early republic; religious development; impact of the frontier; abolition.

51071/71071 American Social and Intellectual History, 1876 to Present (3)

Continuation of HIST 41070, HIST 51070 and HIST 71070. Development of social Darwinism, racism, Pragmatism, popular arts.

51074/71074 American Economic History (3)
Survey of growth and development of American economic and business life from colonial times to the present.

51075/71075 War and Society in the United States from 1607- through 1865 (3)

An examination of the impact of conflict and the military upon the society, culture, economy and diplomacy of the United States. Topics include colonial Indian wars, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the Civil War.

51076/71076 War and Society in the United States from 1865 to the Present (3)

An examination of the impact of conflict and the military on the society, culture, economy and diplomacy of the United States. Topics include the frontier Army, the Spanish-American War and empire in the Pacific, the two world wars, the Cold War and the War on Terror.

51079/71079 History of the Immigrant in America (3)
Examines the coming together of people from five continents to the United States and provides an overview of shifting patterns of migration both coerced and free to the United States. Starting in the colonial era, when slaves and servants typified the migration to America, this course then follows the migrations of pre-industrial, industrial, and post-industrial immigrants, their reception by American institutions and natives, and their efforts to construct communities in a new country.

51082/71082 Constitutional History of the United States (3)

51083/71083 U.S. Foreign Relations Through World War I (3)

The evolution of U.S. foreign policy from its colonial origins through the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 with special emphasis on the domestic roots of foreign policy.

51084/71084 U.S. Foreign Relations from 1920 (3)

The history of U.S. foreign policy from the 1920s on with special emphasis on the evolving role of America as a world power.

51087/71087 Progressive America: The United States 1896-1919 (3)
Major political, economic, social, cultural and diplomatic events from the crisis of the 1890s through the First World War.

51088/71088 New Era Through World War: The United States 1920-1945 (3)
Major political, economic, social, cultural and diplomatic events from the New Era of the 1920s through the Second World War. 

51089/71089 Recent America: The United States, 1945-Present (3)
Examines every day life and culture, assesses the degree to which presidents and their administrations are the reflections of their constituencies, and evaluates the significant events and themes of U.S. history since 1945.

51097/71097 Colloquium: Saints, Monks and the Medieval Community (3)

Investigates major religious institutions that shaped medieval European society and the impact on popular piety.

51112/71112 History of Modern China (3)
Disintegration of the Chinese empire amid Western challenge and internal disorder and the subsequent rise of Communism.

51116/71116 History of Japan (3)

A general survey of the development of Japan from a loose confederation of clans to a modern industrial state.

51131/71131 History of Africa to 1880 (3)

51132/71132 History of Africa, 1880-Present (3)

51135/71135 History of West Africa (3)

51789/71789 The French Revolution and Napoleon (3)

Analysis of the causes of revolution in France, political, ideological and social conflict in the construction of French democracy, expansion of the revolution outside of France.

52140/72140 The Sixties: A Third World View (3)

Examines the political, social, and cultural upheaval of the 1960s in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

52141/72141 Comparative Third World Revolutions (3)
Examines the twentieth-century revolutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia, focusing on ideologies and political leadership.

52142/72142 Afro-Latin America (3)

Course focuses on the social, cultural and political life of the African population of Latin America, from 19th century slaves to shantytown dwellers of megacities such as Rio de Janiero. Topics include black resistance to racism, race mixture in multicultural societies, and how employment, political participation and family organization empowered the lives of Afro-Latin women.

52297/72297 Colloquium: China and Japan (3)

Study of important issues in the history of China and Japan  through reading and discussing major works pertinent to the issues selected.

52397/72397 Colloquium: Women in Europe from Antiquity to Renaissance (3)
This course examines the social, cultural and economic institutions that determined the position of women from antiquity to the 16th century. Other issues considered are the image and role of women, Christian perceptions of women and their impact on women’s lives.

52497/72497 Colloquium: Women in Modern Europe (3)
The colloquium addresses the experiences of European women from the Enlightenment to the present. Using primary sources and recent scholarship, students examine the relationship between women and state formation, industry, sexuality, empire,  socialism, war, welfare, migration and feminism.

53097/73097 Colloquium: Medieval Russia (3)

Political, social, economic and cultural developments from the 9th-17th centuries, particularly the nature of political organization, the Mongol impact, the role of the church and religious life in pre-Petrine Russia.

53797/73797 Colloquium on Victorian England (3)

Consideration of distinctive features of Victorian England including class structure, ideas, manners, politics, foreign affairs, empire.

53800/73800 Religion and Society in the Modern West (3)

Introduction to recent trends in the writing of European and comparative western religious history. Examines themes  across societies with particular emphasis placed on gender, bourgeois culture, national identity, liberalism and democracy, the industrial working classes, race and racism, fascism and communism.

54297/74297 Colloquium in African History (3)

This course will deal with some of the major themes of African history. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

55597/75597 Colloquium in Russian History (3)

55697/75697 Colloquium: Social History of Latin America (3)
The formation of Latin American societies from the Iberian Conquest to the present.

55797/75797 Colloquium: Comparative Latin American Revolutions (3)
Four major Latin American revolutions, the Mexican, Cuban, Chilean and Nicaraguan, are analyzed in a comparative framework.

56097/76097 Colloquium: Stalinism (3)
Focus on Stalin’s rise to power and the historiographical debates about the origins, results and legacy of his domestic and foreign policies.

56597/76597 Colloquium in 20th-Century European Diplomacy (3)
Coverage of important works dealing with major diplomatic issues from origins of World War I to present.

56897/76897 Colloquium on the Age of Jefferson (3)
An intensive examination of the problems of a critical period of American history through readings, reports and discussions.

57597/77597 Colloquium on NATO (3)
An examination of the historical significance of the Atlantic Alliance from its origins in the late 1940s to the present.

57697/77697 Colloquium on Post-1945 Europe (3)
Coverage of Europe’s major political, diplomatic, economic and social developments since 1945.

58097/78097 Colloquium in 20th-Century U.S. Foreign Relations (3)
Covers U.S. diplomatic history from World War I to the present emphasizing bibliography and historiography.

58697/78697 Colloquium on U.S. Middle Period, 1820-1900 (3)

58797/78797 Colloquium in African-American History to 1877 (3)
This colloquium specializes in African-American history prior to 1877, with emphasis on historiographical literature of the period.

58897/78897 Colloquium in African-American History Since 1877 (3)

This colloquium specializes in African-American history since 1877, with emphasis on historiographical literature of the period.

59095/79095 Special Topics in United States History (3)
Special course in the history of the United States, the subject and topic of which varies by term and instructor. Precise titles and descriptions to be inserted in the Schedule of Classes. Repeatable for a maximum of 18 credit hours.

59195/79195 Special Topics: Europe Since 1500 (3)
Special course in the history of Europe since 1500, the subject and topic of which varies by term and instructor. Precise title to be inserted in Schedule of Classes.

59295/79295 Special Topics in Global History (3)
Special course in the history of the ancient and medieval worlds, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Middle East, the subject and topic of which varies by term and instructor. Precise titles and descriptions to be inserted in the Schedule of Classes. Repeatable for a maximum of 18 credit hours.

60092/70092 Public History Internship (3-6)
Students serve an internship at an institution related to their emphasis in public history (e.g., historical society, museum, archives, historical preservation organization).

61001/81001 Methods of Historical Research (3)
An introduction to methods of historical research, with an emphasis on behavioral techniques.

61002/81002 Historiography (3)
Development of historical thinking. Students will read excerpts of famous historians and prepare papers.

61024/81024 Seminar in 20th-Century European History (3)

61025/81025 Seminar: 20th-Century European Diplomatic History (3)

Research and writing on selected problems in the international relations of European states during this century.

61026/81026 Seminar in Tudor England (3)

61065/81065 Seminar in American History: The Civil War Period (3)

Research and writing on aspects of mid-19th century United States history.

61067/81067 America: Reunited Nation to World Power, 1877-1900 (3)

Background lectures, weekly discussions of assigned readings, research paper.

61069/81069 Seminar in Recent American History (3)

Lectures, readings and class discussions aimed toward the production of a scholarly paper on a limited aspect of American history since 1900.

61074/81074 Seminar in 19th-Century America (3)

61083/81083 Seminar in American Diplomatic History (3)

Selected problems in American foreign policy and in American foreign relations from 1776 to the present.

61091/81091 Seminar in African-American History (3)

Seminar in selected topics in African-American history from the 17th century through the 20th century.

62097/72097 Public History Colloquium (3)
Assigned readings, discussions and papers focus on particular emphases and skill areas in public history.

62197/82197 Colloquium on Problems in Medieval History (3)

62997/82997 Colloquium in Early Modern Europe (3)
Systematic reading and research in the history of early modern Europe: 1598-1815.

69199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible.

69299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: HIST 69199.

69894/79894 College Teaching of History (2-3)
S/U grading; IP permissible.

69896/89896 Individual Investigation (2-3)
IP permissible.

69898/89898 Research (1-15)

S/U grading; IP permissible.

89199 Dissertation I (15)

Doctoral dissertation, for which registration in at least two semesters is required, first of which will be semester in which dissertation work is begun, and continuing until the completion of 30 hours. S/U grading; IP permissible.

89299 Dissertation II (1 or 15)

Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: HIST 89199.