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  • HIST 2460 - The Rise of Modern Asia

    Introductory survey of the history of Asia from the early modern era to the present day. Emphasis on the rise of modern nationalism, economic development, and social and cultural achievements.

    Credits: 3

    General Education Code: 2CP

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3030 - United States in World War II

    Military and diplomatic role of U.S. in WWII; war's political, economic, and social impact on the nation.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3050 - The United States and the Vietnam War

    Examination of American experience in Vietnam, both in terms of military and diplomatic history of war itself, and its impact on American society.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3060 - American Environmental History

    A survey of the evolution, from 1492 to the present, of American attitudes toward and interactions with the natural world, including such topics as the Columbian Exchange, romanticism, the Western frontier, conservation, the "land ethic," and environmental policy in the 1960s and 1970s.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3070 - Famous Trials in American History

    Uses the medium of famous trials to explore the relationship between law and society in American history from the 17th- to the 20th- centuries. Some of the cases studied are landmarks in the history of law, while others provide social and cultural insights into a particular period of American history. Along the way, the class considers the role of governmental entities, the legal profession, the judiciary, the press, and the public in famous trials.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3081 - The Civil War and its Aftermath

    Explores the diverse individuals and processes that brought about the U.S. Civil War, determined its course and outcome, and shaped a complicated and contested settlement. Themes will include military engagements, expansionism, increased sectionalism, race and slavery, political parties, society and institutions in the Union and Confederacy, attempts to restructure Southern society, and developments at the national level in the post-war period.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3090 - American Constitutional History, Part 1: Origins to Reconstruction

    Traces the history of American constitutionalism from its English roots through the aftermath of the Civil War. While the purview is not restricted to the federal constitution, that document will form its chief focus. Ideas, institutions, and individuals responsible for the construction of America's unique constitutional heritage are studied in detail.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3095 - American Constitutional History, 1880s-Present

    Studies the history of American Constitutionalism from the last half of the 19th- century to the last half of the 20th. Concentration on the Federal Constitution and its role in shaping the public and private lives of Americans. Particular attention will be paid to the ideas, institutions, and individuals responsible for making the Constitution a battleground rife with intellectual, social, and cultural significance.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3100 - Emergence of the Modern United States: Progressive Era and Roaring Twenties

    Emphasis on political and cultural history. Major topics include "crisis" of the 1890s; early 20th-century progressivism as an intellectual movement and its manifestations in state and local politics and legal traditions; presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson; impact of World War I; origins of mass society in the 1920s, including cultural tensions, political and intellectual history.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3104 - United States, 1945-Present

    Emphasis on politics, culture, and foreign policy. Major topics include origins and nature of the Cold War; impact of foreign involvements on American politics; political leadership in the media age; radicalism and social change in the '60s and '70s; the rise of cultural politics and its effect on economic-based political coalitions; resurgence of conservatism in the '70s and '80s.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3106 - History of American Conservatism

    Introduces students to the intellectual, political, and cultural history of conservatism in the United States, with a major focus on the twentieth century. Identifies and examines the theorists, journalists, economists, politicians, literary figures, and activists who built a coherent body of conservative ideas and a political movement to challenge the prevailing liberal orthodoxy of the post-New Deal era. Highlights the major philosophical themes and practical aims that animated this diverse set of historical actors and often set them at odds with one another: preserving the values, traditions, and institutions that sustained local communities and the nation¿s constitutional order; maximizing individual liberty in an economic and social context; opposing various forms of collectivism and the encroachment of state power; fighting communism at home and abroad.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3110 - History of Public Health Disasters

    The class examines the history of public health in the United States through the study of salient public health disasters and explores the following questions: What has been the historic impact of public health disasters on societal attitudes toward disease, disease causation, and the treatment of disease? How do public health disasters prompt change in public and private life? Topics to be considered include the historical significance of virgin soil epidemics, yellow fever, small pox, cholera, bubonic plague, influenza, polio, vitamin-deficiency diseases, milk-borne and water-borne diseases, infant mortality, maternal mortality, tobacco use, HIV/AIDS, medical treatment as a health threat, and global warming.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3140 - Pop/High Culture in 20th Century America

    Examines the history of popular and high culture, as well as their intersection, during the 20th- century, with special emphasis on the post-war years (1945 onwards). Moves chronologically and focus on works that include painting (from realism to popism), music (the rise of jazz and rock n' roll), literature (both popular and highbrow), humor (including standup), and movies. Cultural developments will be studied in their historical context and related to politics and society.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3144 - US Social History in the 20th century

    Social life, work, and gender and family roles in 20th- century America. Special focus on everyday life in the 1920s and during the Depression, experiences and responses to World War II and the Vietnam War, families and mass culture of the 1950s and 60s, and the development of environmentalism.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3146 - American Ideas, 20th- Century

    A study of big ideas in the American past. Moves chronologically from the Progressive Era up to the present while examining themes that include liberalism, conservatism, democracy, secularization, the role of religion in American life, theology, the threat of totalitarianism abroad, the rise of postmodernism and relativism, and other key issues. Ideas will be explored in historical context and related to key events and developments.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3148 - Cultural Rebels in the Modern U.S.

    Examines the history of cultural rebellion (or radicalism) in the 20th- century. Surveys rebellion from Greenwich Village at the turn of the century to the punk rock explosion of the 1970s and '80s. Larger questions include: How do people rebel in a culture that often seems to embrace rebellion? How do cultural rebels communicate their anger to the wider society? What impact does cultural rebellion make in American history?

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3150 - Survey of African American History

    Survey of African American History from the middle passage to the present. The development of African society in the American diaspora. Different societies under slavery. The abolitionist movement with the role of Black abolitionists. The Civil War and its impact on slavery. Examines the interaction between the African American community and the larger society. Reconstruction and its impact; the wars of the 20th- century and their continuing effects on African Americans, migration to the North, the Civil Rights movement, and the problems of equality.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3162 - History of U.S. Involvement in World Affairs, 1898-1945

    Examines United States involvement in world affairs from the Spanish-American War through the end of World War II, with particular emphasis on the emergence of the United States as a superpower. In addition to analyzing U.S. policies, it will also give attention to nongovernmental organizatons and actors.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3164 - History of U.S. Involvement in World Affairs, 1945-Present

    Examines United States involvement in the Cold War and the post-Cold War World, with emphasis on the causes and consequences of major wars and the use of major instruments of foreign policy, including foreign aid, covert intervention, and public diplomacy. In addition to analyzing U.S. government policies, it will also give attention to nongovernmental organizations and actors.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3170 - Survey of Ohio History

    A survey of Ohio history, from the time of the Mound builders, through the conflicts between the British and French empires, to the creation of Ohio as a state. Much of the focus is on the events of the 19th- century, as Ohio was a central battleground in conflicts over slavery and abolition, and labor and industrial groups. Also examines the process of deindustrialization in the later half of the 20th- century.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3201 - Women in American History Since 1877

    American women's history since Reconstruction. Topics include the experiences of immigrant women in the United States, prostitution in the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era birth-control movement, achievement of the right to vote, women in the two world wars, women in the civil rights movement, the new feminist movement, the backlash against feminism, Roe v. Wade and the abortion debate.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3202 - Women's Health and Medicine in U.S. History

    Examines, from the colonial era to the present, changes in the medical treatment of women and changes in the definition of women's health and illness. Topics to be explored include the history of women and domestic health; women and public health; pregnancy, prenatal care, and prenatal testing; birth; breastfeeding; birth control; abortion; menstruation; menopause; infertility and assisted reproductive technologies; sexually-transmitted infections; women and addiction; breast cancer; and the impact of the inadequacies and inequities of contemporary health policy on women.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3211 - American Military History, 1600-Present

    Military institutions and civil-military relations in American history; role of technology in warfare; innovations and reforms in military; war and its conduct; military and civilian society in war and peace.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3213 - War, Violence, Modernity

    Explores the correlation of war, violence organized and controlled by the state or unbounded and uncontrolled, and modernity. It considers the relationship of state and society with regard to war and domestic order from the end of the Middle Ages (roughly the mid-15th- century) to the present. Geographic emphasis is on Europe and North America, but other parts of the world will be discussed where appropriate.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3220 - 1960s in U.S.: Decade of Controversy

    Allows students to go beyond the popular stereotypes of the 1960s to understand the decade as a period of social, cultural and political confrontation that laid the groundwork for life in the present-day United States. Primary focus on social protest movements of the era; the Civil Rights movement, the student movement, the antiwar movement, the counterculture, and the women's movement.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3224 - The 1980s in the U.S.: The Age of Reagan and Madonna

    Examines a pivotal decade, which has helped to shape the politics and culture of contemporary America. The focus will be on the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the growth of conservatism as well as liberal criticism of Reagan"s social, economic, and international policies. Special attention will be given to the decade's "culture wars" as well as the ways that new technology and cable networks such as CNN and MTV created new celebrities such as Madonna and helped blur the lines between entertainment and politics. The course also examines the end of the Cold War and its effects on the U.S. world role.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3230 - Latin American History: The Colonial Era

    Examines historical origins of Latin American society. Themes include internal nature of Iberian and pre-Columbian Indian societies, circa 1492; conquest and subordination of Amerindian civilizations by Spain and Portugal; distribution of power, land, and labor in post-conquest Latin America; order and instability in colonial society; and region's position in international economy.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    General Education Code: 2CP

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3233 - The History of Modern Mexico

    Examination of social, political, economic and political development in Mexico during the 19th- and 20th- centuries. Special attention given to indigenous peoples, nation-state formation, modernization, revolution, consolidation of a one-party state, and democratization.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3250 - History of U.S.- Latin American Relations

    Survey of inter-American relations from the 19th- century. Focuses on evolving, and often conflicting, definitions of national interest that have shaped the United States and Latin American policy orientations toward each other.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3281 - Jewish History Since 1492

    History of the Jewish people since 1492, covering developments in religion, culture and society in Europe, America and the Middle East, especially the themes of diaspora, Emancipation, secularization, Reform and Conservative movements, Zionism, the impact of immigration, the World Wars, the Holocaust and the foundation of the State of Israel.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3301 - African History Through Film

    Explores transformations in the nature of African societies, cultures and economies in the 20th- century, particularly in the post-1960 period. Film is used as a medium for studying issues as they are understood by Africans themselves. African filmmakers seen as social historians, historians concerned with the everyday nature of the lives of common people.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3330 - Oil, the Persian Gulf, and World Power

    Examines the international politics of oil from a historical perspective, emphasizing the importance of the Persian Gulf. Topics include the roots and guiding principles behind oil policy; oil in the two world wars; postwar changes in global oil production, culminating in the oil crisis of the 1970s; the pattern and end of the British dominance in the Gulf; the subsequent expansion of the United States commitments in the region since the 1970s; the role of local nation-states, in particular Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia; oil today, and prospects for the future.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3360 - History of North Africa

    Survey of the geographical setting, ethnic composition of the region; political, economic, and cultural developments from antiquity to the 19th- century; European colonization and African resistance; rise of nationalism; struggle for political independence; political, economic, and social problems in independent North Africa; North Africa in world affairs.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3371 - Middle East History 1500 to the present

    Middle East history from the consolidation of the Gunpowder Empires of the Ottomans and Safavids through the Arab uprisings. Topics include the Turko-Mongolian tradition of state building, the shifting balance of power with Europe, the 19th-century transformation, World War I and the emergence of the contemporary Middle East, colonial rule, nationalist, communist, labor, and Islamist mobilizations, the Israeli-Palestinian-Arab conflict, the Iranian Revolution, authoritarian rule, different modes of economic development, various wars, US policy, and the Arab uprisings.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3390 - Women in African History

    Will examine the variety of women's experiences and contributions to African history. Using examples from across the continent and different chronological periods, topics to be addressed include women's social, economic, and political roles and opportunities and changes over time and place; women's labor, including slavery; and debates concerning economic production vs. biological reproduction, the gendered division of labor, the control of women, and women's exploitation of women.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3420 - History of South Africa

    Establishment and transformation of African societies (Bantu migrations); coming of Europeans; evolution of Cape society (Black, White, Colored); conflicting nationalisms; Great Trek; rise of Zulu kingdom and the Mfecane; mineral revolution and subjection of African chiefdoms; British imperialism and coming of South African (Boer) War.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3411 - History of Africa Since 1850

    Provides an introductory overview of the peoples and states of Africa, and their developments over time. Focusing primarily on the sub-Saharan regions, will explore a variety of sources that historians of Africa use to examine issues such as state formation, trade and commerce, gender and society, slavery, European imperialism and colonialism, African nationalism, and independence.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    General Education Code: 2CP

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3451 - Southeast Asia, c. 1750 to 1945: Change and Conflict

    Indigenous change and widening effects of western penetration, with emphasis on social and cultural developments. Nature of western and Japanese colonialism in region, and response of the colonized seen in light of both traditional and modern influences.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    General Education Code: 2CP

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3452 - Southeast Asia, 1945 to the Present: The Search for Stability

    The great national revolutions of the 1940s. Social and cultural context of nationalism and revolt, search for new political forms, and struggle against disunity and poverty.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    General Education Code: 2CP

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3481 - Modern Japan

    Political weakness of Tokugawa system leading to opening of Japan to Western trade and restoration of emperor; favorable economic and political base that allowed Japan to enter successfully into competition with European nations; Japan's ultranationalist era, the Pacific War and postwar reconstruction. Contemporary Japan and its new role in the world.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3640 - Europe Between World Wars, 1919-1939

    Fascism, Communism, World Depression, and 20-Year Armistice between 1919 and 1939. Economic and cultural approach.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3641 - Contemporary Europe

    Will consider key themes in the history of postwar Europe. We will explore Europe's division and ethnic cleansing in 1945, efforts of pan-European State Socialist and Atlanticist integration, Europe's imperial/colonial struggles and cultural-religious transformations. We will also consider the impact of the collapse of the Soviet Empire in Europe and the emergence of newly independent states in former Soviet spaces as well as the wars of Yugoslav disintegration and European integration. We will conclude with a survey of current issues in European political, cultural, and social life.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3680 - Germany in the 19th- Century

    Cosmopolitanism and movement to create national German state; rise of capitalism and decline of handicraft; liberation of German peasantry; revolution of 1848 and reaction; blood-and-iron chancellor; Germany's rise to European predominance; rise of worker movement; German society at turn of century.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3681 - Germany in the 20th Century

    Germany on eve of WWI; military fiasco and creation of Weimar Republic; Weimar, Berlin, Munich, and Dresden; attempt to forge democracy; Third Reich and transformation of German society; WWII and Final Solution; Communist Germany and Federal Germany; two societies and two states since 1945; unified Germany since 1990.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3682 - Nazi Germany

    Rise of Hitler to 1933; Hitler takeover; totalitarianization of Germany; Nazi foreign policy; WWII: Hitler's war on Jews; Hitler's fall; meaning of fascism.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3741 - Origins of World War II, 1914-1941

    International problems of peace and war, international organization and alliances.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3742 - The Cold War, 1941-1989

    International problems of peace and war on worldwide scale since 1939, international organization and alliances. Topics will include global balance of power and ideologies.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3750 - World War I

    Covers the course of the "Great War" including its origins, conduct and aftermath. We will consider the military, diplomatic, and cultural factors that led to the outbreak of the war as well as how and why European governments and peoples were willing and able to sustain and expand their war. In addition to an intensive focus on the fighting itself the war's great battles as well as the experience of combat of ordinary soldiers special topics will include (among others) the Armenian genocide, the deployment of WMDs (including both poison gas and blockades), wartime technological and military developments, the war at sea, the break-up of multi-national empires and the changing understanding and representation of the war.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3770 - The Holocaust

    The origins of anti-Semitism in the West, the development of Nazi genocide, the reactions, including resistance, of European Jews, and the actions and inactions of bystander groups, Nazi persecution of other groups (Roma, Slavs, homosexuals, etc.) in the same period.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3790 - History of Sea Power

    Examination the role of navies and maritime strategy in war, diplomacy, and the world economy from ancient times to the present. The focus is on the development of the British and American sea power: doctrine and operations; the impact of politics, culture, geography, finance, and technology; and the future of sea power.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3821 - Russia: Road to Revolution 1825-1917

    From czarist Russia to the communist revolution. Background for revolution: origins of Russian socialism, rapid social and economic change, 1905 Revolution, war and the collapse of the Romanov dynasty in 1917.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3822 - Soviet Union

    Soviet Union since the 1917 Revolution. Stalinism, WWII and expansion, Krushchev, Brezhnev. Emphasis on internal affairs.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3823 - The USSR in World War II

    History of the Soviet Union during WWII. Topics include wartime diplomacy, espionage, social and political history of the USSR during the war, the creation of the communist states in Eastern Europe after the war, and the origins of the cold war.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3831 - Modern Poland: War, Revolution and Peace from 1905 to the Present

    Explores developments in Poland from partition to independence; Polish struggles for sovereignty and imperial expansion in Eastern Europe; politics and culture in a multinational Poland, the tragedies of World War II, the Holocaust and subordination to the Soviet Union; the popular struggle to build a new, ethnically cleansed Poland and win autonomy with the eastern bloc; the vitality of religious life and nationalism; Poles' successful struggle to free their country from Soviet control and Poland's renewed independence after 1989. We will conclude by studying Poland's contemporary society and politics.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3840 - Ethnic Cleansing in Modern European History

    Studies ethnic cleansing as a central issue in European history - including Europe's colonies. Ethnic cleansing (for much of the 20th century termed "population transfer" or "expulsion") was a policy initiated by numerous great and minor powers from the beginning to the end of the 20th century and provides important perspective on the development of human rights law and state and nation building (and empire breaking) throughout this time. Also considers how the legacy of ethnic cleansing lives on in international relations, politics, the arts, and the popular attitudes and culture of the victims and perpetrators of ethnic cleansing, and their relations toward one another and in the broader international community.

    Requisites: (Soph or Jr or Sr) and Warning: not credit if taken after HIST 369N

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3865 - Churchill's Britain

    Britain in the 20th- century, focusing on the country's decline from world power: Britain's modern constitution; the onset of trouble before 1914; the experience of two world wars; society and policy between the wars, especially appeasement and its background; postwar developments, including the welfare state, the "special relationship" with the United States, and European integration.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3866 - Afghan Wars

    Examines the history of strategic rivalry in Afghanistan and the borderlands of Central, South, and West Asia. Topics include the geopolitical setting and premodern precedents of contemporary policy; Britain's Afghan Wars and the Great Game of empire in Asia; the interests and influences of Pakistan, Iran, India, and China; the Soviet war of the 1980s and its consequences; and developments since 2001.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3867 - British Empire in the 19th Century

    Examines sources, strategies, ideologies, and impact of the British Empire in the 19th- century. Evaluation of British imperialism from regional as well as metropolitan perspectives, giving particular emphasis to the imperial roots of globalization; how the use of technology and information interlocked the British Empire as a worldwide network of trade, investment, migration, and military power.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

  • HIST 3868 - British Empire in the 20th Century

    Evaluation of the fate of the British Empire in the 20th- century, focusing on the global impact as well as the process of decolonization. Topics include the question of imperial overstretch; development of the Commonwealth; India's independence; and Britain's withdrawal from its smaller dependencies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East through the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997.

    Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr

    Credits: 3

    Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

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