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Fall 2018 Course Descriptions
200-400 Level

SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE! Always check the University online schedule for the latest changes.

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HIS 203-01 - History of Africa to 1870

80728 TR 9:30-10:45
Colleen Kriger

What is civilization? This course examines the variety of African civilizations throughout the continent, from ancient times up to the 19th century, and how closer study of African history has prompted scholars to revise the way "civilization" is defined. We will focus on ancient civilizations in Africa, the empires and city-states of the Islamic period, and the rise of trade with Europe, especially the Atlantic slave trade and its effects on African societies.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .ADS .GHP .GN .GPM.

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HIS 206-01 - "Eurasian Society to 1750"

81070 206-01 TR 8:00-9:15
Timothy Reagin

This course surveys civilizations, religions, and societies in Europe, North Africa, and Asia from pre-history to about 1750 A.D. Our focus will be on political, economic, social, cultural, and military trends as well as significant and representative people and events.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP .GL .GPM.

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HIS 206-02 - "Neptune's Ocean: The Atlantic World"

82157 206-02 online
Sarah McCartney

The Atlantic Ocean dominates the geographic space between the Old and New Worlds, and bridges historical time between the medieval and modern worlds. This course examines the Atlantic World as a complex site of cultural encounters, trade, and conflict in global history from 1400-1800. Travelers described the Atlantic as "a vast and furious ocean," a passage for "the cruelest commerce," and a "tide in the affairs of men." Readings will introduce places as different as the Dawnlands, Elmina Castle, London, and the remote Azores. Students will learn about fascinating persons such as Matoaka, Olaudah Equiano, and John Paul Jones. Moreover, the course emphasizes an interdisciplinary understanding of the past in which history intersects with fields such as anthropology and biological sciences. Topics include cultural encounters, biological exchange, navigation, maritime trade, and European colonization across the Atlantic World.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP .GL .GPM.

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HIS 207-01 through -02- "The Caribbean in World History: From Columbus to Haiti"

MW 1:00-1:50 and F 12:00-12:50 or 1:00-1:50
Linda Rupert

From Columbus's misguided attempt to find a route to Asia, to the outbreak of the world's only successful slave revolution three hundred years later, events in the Caribbean had a profound impact on the early modern world. This course explores major moments in the region's history and their relationship to wider historical trends. Topics include the rise and consolidation of European empires and their overseas colonies; piracy, smuggling, and legal commerce; the transatlantic slave trade, slavery and the plantation complex.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP .GL .GMO .IGS

The lecture portion of this class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1-1:50. Smaller discussion groups meet on Fridays at either 12:00-12:50 or 1:00-1:50.

80731 207-01 - MW 1-1:50, F 12-12:50
80732 207-02 - MW 1-1:50, F 1-1:50

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HIS 207-05 - "Islamic Civilization, 900-1200 C.E."

80737 207-03 TR 9:30-10:45
Asa Eger

In the middle of the seventh century, Arab tribes coalesced and emerged from the Arabian Peninsula, conquering an enormous expanse of territory that reached from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the deserts of India in less than one hundred years. In the following centuries, Islamic civilization took shape, a dynamic process framed by Islamic ideals yet influenced by the many cultures this civilization embraced. The products of this civilization included magnificent monuments, extensive works of literature and science, far-flung trade routes that connected to east Asia, and new agricultural and technological innovations. This course will familiarize students with the history of the rise and spread of Islamic civilization as a complex and interdependent process that occurred throughout the Near East, North Africa, Spain, and Central Asia. We contextualize this process in the world before Islam and the rise of the Prophet Muhammad at the start of the seventh century and continue until the time of the Crusaders at the end of twelfth century. Our approach will be interdisciplinary. We will look at the history, art and architecture, archaeology, environment, literature, and religion of Islamic civilization.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP .GN .GPM .IGS.

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HIS 208-01 - "Revolutions in Modern World History"

80739 TR 11:00-12:15
Mark Moser

This course will be a comparative overview of major "revolutions" in modern world history. Topics covered will include the Scientific Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Technological Revolution of the late 20th century, as well as important political and cultural revolutions that have taken place globally in the modern era. Major emphasis will be placed on the impact of these revolutions on the individual.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP .GL .GMO .IGS.

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HIS 208-02 - "The Great War"

80739 MW 5:00-6:15
Chris Davis

The First World War began in the summer of 1914 as a conflict between the Great Powers of Europe, but quickly escalated from a continental contest between two powerful alliances to a war whose scale would encircle the globe. The war began in the Balkan region of Southeastern Europe and yet, by the end of the war in 1918, it had expanded over the course of four years to include Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas (North, Central, and South). This course will explore the causes that pushed the European powers towards war, how and why it expanded beyond Europe, and the effects of the conflict on the nature of warfare and on the societies who committed to the fighting. This course will also explore the consequences of The Great War such as the decline or collapse of the European powers, the Russian Revolution, the rise of the United States as a world power, and a bitter peace that arguably paved the way for an even more devastating conflict.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP .GL .GMO .IGS.

HIS 208-03 - "Great Trials in World History"

82160 ONLINE
Joseph Ross

This course focuses on attempts in world history since the 1800s to use legal trials to bring about peace and justice. Using specific case studies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, we will explore larger issues concerning the role of the law in establishing justice, methods for interpreting evidence, the intersection between law and morality, and the impact society as a whole has on legal proceedings. Some questions we will ask include: what roles do trials play in public discourse? How do trials reveal underlying political and social issues of the time period in question? What conflicts emerge in trials between individuals and the state? What are the limitations of the law in bringing about peace and justice? In what ways do trials serve as both spectacle and a forum for moral and political reasoning? And how should we remember political trials in world history?
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP .GL .GMO .IGS.

HIS 209-01 - "Women in Modern World History"

81068 MW 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Lynda Kellam

This course will introduce students to major themes in the study of women and gender in world history since 1750. Students will learn how to analyze a variety of primary sources and evaluate historical debates. They will consider how looking at women and gender changes our understanding of major topics in world history and sheds light on contemporary global politics.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP .GMO .GN .IGS

HIS 209-02 - "Social Movements in Modern World History"

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81069 ONLINE Brian Suttell

This course will emphasize social and political movements in world history from the late 18th century to the present, and analyze the historical conditions from which they arose. Topics will include (but are not limited to) independence movements in African and Asian nations, the Mexican Revolution and student movements in Mexico, the Cultural Revolution in China, the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa, and indigenous movements in Latin America. The course will also address the global connections of the civil rights movement in the United States. Students will interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources to create historical arguments.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP .GMO .GN .IGS.

HIS 210-01 through -04 - "Human Rights in Modern World History"

MW 10:00-10:50 and F 10:00-10:50 or 11:00-11:50
Mark Elliott

This course provides a conceptual and historical introduction to the idea of human rights, surveying major developments in the advocacy of human rights around the globe from 1760 to the present. Focusing on a selection of important events, historical figures, and international issues of global significance, this course explores human rights in international law, transnational movements, and global causes. By understanding how claims of "humanity" arise from grassroots struggles, this course will widen the historical inquiry on this topic from a World, rather than Eurocentric, perspective. The concept of "human rights" has not remained static over time; it has been a contested idea and the subject of debate and disagreement among its advocates as well as its detractors. Placing the debates around, and the uses of, "human rights" in historical context will be the main endeavor of this course.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP .GL

The lecture portion of this class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00-10:50. Smaller discussion groups meet on Fridays at either 10:00-10:50 or 11:00-11:50.

81913 210-01 - MW 10-10:50, F 10-10:50
81926 210-02 - MW 10-10:50, F 11-11:50
81928 210-03 - MW 10-10:50, F 10-10:50
81929 210-04 - MW 10-10:50, F 11-11:50

HIS 211 - United States History to 1865

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General survey of American history from colonization through the Civil War.
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP .GMO.

81072 211-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 Ethan Roy
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP .GMO

81073 211-02 MW 3:30-4:45 Richard Smith
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP .GMO

81074 211-03 TR 9:30-10:45 Travis Byrd
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP .GMO

81075 211-04 TR 3:30-4:45 Anderson Rouse
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP .GMO

HIS 212 - United States History since 1865

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212-01 through -06 David Wight

General survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present. Sections -01 through -06 are Writing Intensive.
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP .GMO .WI

The lecture portion of HIS 212-01 through -06 meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11-11:50. Smaller discussion groups meet on Fridays at either 11:00-11:50 or 12:00-12:50.

81076 212-01 - MW 11-11:50, F 11-11:50 Writing Intensive
81077 212-02 - MW 11-11:50, F 12-12:50 Writing Intensive
81078 212-03 - MW 11-11:50, F 11-11:50 Writing Intensive
81080 212-04 - MW 11-11:50, F 12-12:50 Writing Intensive
81081 212-05 - MW 11-11:50, F 11-11:50 Writing Intensive
81082 212-06 - MW 11-11:50, F 12-12:50 Writing Intensive

HIS 213-01 - Topics in American History: "Technology in American History"

81309 MW 3:30-4:45 Lisa Tolbert
Writing Intensive

It's obvious isn't it? Astronauts are technologically superior to cave men! Airplanes are superior to the horse and buggy. The computer is superior to the typewriter. At first glance human history looks like a record of steady progress from the Stone Age to the internet. But let's take another look at that. How should we understand the role of technology in human history? At a time when we worry about our ability to protect the integrity of election results or safeguard our personal identity, are we driving the machines or are they driving us? Karl Marx said that "the hand-mill gives you society with the feudal lord; the steam-mill, society with the industrial capitalist." Focusing on the role of technology in the history of the United States, this course will examine the question, "Does technology drive history?" We will explore the roles of men and women who invented and used technology through the study of specific artifacts - from the ax to the light bulb to the electric washing machine. We'll traverse the long history of the United States from the colonial era through the twentieth century focusing on invention as a social process and how technology influenced everyday life.
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP.GMO.WI

HIS 213-02 - Topics in American History: "The Quest for African American Citizenship throughout American History"

81311 TR 2:00-3:15 Torren Gatson

American history is too vast a topic to cover every aspect of it from the creation of the colonies to the present. For this reason, we will focus upon several major themes relevant to African American history throughout the semester. Each theme easily weaves into the conversation of citizenship. They are as follows:

  • Traditional history and its counter arguments
  • Historic conflicts: ethnicity, gender, race, class, and religion
  • Slavery
  • Emancipation
  • Causes and consequences of the Civil War
  • Emancipation
  • Reconstruction

Field: United States. Markers: .GHP.GMO

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HIS 215-01 - Civilizations of Asia

81312 TR 2:00-3:15
James Anderson

This course is an introduction to the pre-modern history of Asia. We will focus on the following Asian countries: China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Most students in the West may only be familiar with these nations in the context of the traumatic episodes of war and violence and revolution that swept the region throughout the twentieth century. However, these countries are heirs to long histories of cultural brilliance and diversity. In this class, we will first explore how the history of this region has shaped the common bonds that bring this part of the world together as a whole. Secondly, we will consider how the literary traditions of these various societies depict the social and political conditions from which modern Asian nations would later emerge.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP.GMO.GN.IGS

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HIS 217 - The World of the Twentieth Century (1900-1945)

Political, social, and economic forces affecting Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. 1900-1945.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP.GMO.GN.IGS

81317 217-01 ONLINE Mark Moser

81321 217-02 MW 3:30-4:45 Kimberly Cheek

81329 217-03 TR 8:00-9:15 James Hall

81332 217-04 ONLINE Sarah McCartney

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HIS 218 - The World since 1945

This class will examine global issues in the contemporary world, focusing mainly on the post-World War II period, from the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945, to the complex, high-tech, evolving world of today. We will examine some of the important political, economic, social, and cultural changes of the second half of the twentieth century and how these changes have shaped the world we live in today.

81336 218-01 TR 6:30-7:45 p.m. Andy Bedingfield

81339 218-02 ONLINE Virginia Summey

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HIS 220-01 - The Ancient World

81391 TR 12:30-1:45
Stephen Ruzicka

Early civilizations: Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman to Reign of Constantine.
Field: Europe. Markers: .ARC.GHP.GPM.

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HIS 221-01 - Medieval Legacy

81394 TR 9:30-10:45
Caitlin Saraphis

Survey of Western European history from the end of the Roman Empire to the fifteenth century exploring such varied aspects of the medieval experience as pilgrimage, crusade, peasant life, the emergence of national states, and the rise of the university.
Field: Europe. Markers:.GHP.GL.GPM.

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HIS 222-01 - Europe 1400-1789

81309 ONLINE
Matthew Larson

Survey of major socio-economic, political, and cultural trends in Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution.
Field: Europe. Markers:.GHP.GL.GPM.

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HIS 223-01 - European Revolutions, 1789-1989

81607 MWF 11:00-11:50
Emily Levine

A survey of the political, social and cultural history of Europe from the time of the French Revolution to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the political culture and the emergence of the great ideological systems of the West (e.g., liberalism, conservatism, socialism, communism, nationalism, and fascism) as well as how the borders and boundaries of Europe have changed over the last two hundred years with respect to class, race, gender and the nation state. This course uses technology to enhance the teaching of history in a "hybrid" learning model. Mondays and Wednesdays involve in-class lectures and group work. Fridays are organized around a "History Lab" that involves online activities and assessments.
Field: Europe. Markers:.GHP.GL.GMO.IGS

HIS 308 - Navigating World History

81612 TR 9:30-10:45
Steven Ruzicka

Pr. Social Studies Licensure candidates or permission of instructor

Introduction to and overview of world history, ca. 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Prepares Social Studies Licensure majors to teach world history at the middle grades and high school level.
Field: Wider World.

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HIS 310 - Daughters of Eve: Women of the Middle Ages

81616 TR 11:00-12:15
Richard Barton
Speaking Intensive

This course offers an introduction to the experience of women in the Middle Ages through close examination of writings by and about women. One of the central themes will be the importance of gender as a category of cultural difference; with this in mind we will spend a fair amount of time considering the ways in which medieval society defined femininity, appropriate female behavior, and the female body, as well as the ways in which those definitions and understandings changed over time. A second organizing principle will involve power and agency; we will be concerned to ask whether and how women could exercise power (or act as 'agents' as opposed to 'subjects'). Third, since in the Middle Ages, as now, women and femininity were understood and culturally defined only in relation to men and masculinity, we will also spend some time comparing female experience with the experience of men. Fourth, we will examine the changing role of Christianity in shaping both women's lives and spirituality. In our exploration of these themes we will depend upon analysis of significant primary sources about women and femininity written both by men and by women. As a speaking-intensive class, students will be required (in addition to some written assignments) to help direct discussions (in small groups), to participate in two in-class debates concerning course materials, and to make a short presentation to the class about an aspect of women's lives in Medieval Europe.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GL .SI.

HIS 316 - Interpreting American History

81619 TR 12:30-1:45
Thomas Jackson

Pr. Middle Grades or Secondary Social Studies Licensure candidates or permission of instructor

Examination of a broad variety of primary source evidence and historiographical methods for studying the American past from the colonial era through the twentieth century.
Field: United States.

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HIS 317 - Creating a Public Past: History Beyond the University

81622 TR 11:00-12:15
Torren Gatson

Explores the place of the past in contemporary life and introduces the field of public history: the effort to make history for and with audiences beyond the university.
Field: United States.

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HIS 328 - U.S. Women's History to 1865

81624 TR 11:00-12:15
Kelsey Walker

A history of women in the U.S. to the Civil War. Topics include Native American gender systems, midwives, witchcraft, women's labor and education, families, slavery, and social reform.
Field: United States.

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HIS 333 - American Indian History to 1840

81625 MWF 10:00-10:50
Arlen Hanson

This course will be a survey of the history of First Peoples in the area now encompassed by the United States. Our analysis will begin with the first settlers--40,000 years before the present--and conclude with the era of Indian Removal (1830s CE). This class is not a survey of European, and later American, engagements and interactions with Native Americans. Rather it seeks to assess the history of American Indians from their perspective and experience. In order to do this, students will be introduced to the field of Ethnohistory, in which our historical endeavors make use of the methods and insights of anthropology and archaeology, as well as traditional historical methods. Among the important themes and topics of this course with regard to First Peoples will be gender, slavery, pan-Indianism, and the environment.
Field: Wider World.

HIS 335 - The American Colonial Period, 1607-1763

81639 MW 2:00-3:15
Warren Milteer

Selected topics pertaining to development of colonies to eve of American Revolution.Field: United States. Marker: .GMO

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HIS 347 - History of North Carolina

80316 347-01 MWF 11:00-11:50 Christine Flood
(Speaking Intensive Section) Marker: .SI.

84322 347-02 TR 3:30-4:45 Deborah Russell

This is a survey course. It spans more than 400 years of state history - from colonization to the present. It is American history with the spotlight on North Carolina. Objectives of the course include an examination of:

  • when, how, and why North Carolina developed as it did.
  • How its actions and reactions were similar or different from the other states.
  • How the development of its economic, social, and political structure determines present-day North Carolina with special emphasis on such topics as: a) the economy b) politics c) race relations.
Field: United States.

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HIS 348 - The World at War 1914-1918

81645 TR 3:30-4:45
Mark Moser

Origins, course, and impact of the First World War. Emphasis on political, social, and cultural as well as military perspectives.
Field: Europe.

HIS 354 - The Roman Republic, 54 BC-44 BC

81646 TR 2:00-3:15
Stephen Ruzicka

Study of the social and political forces that led to Rome's conquest of the Mediterranean World and of the transformation which world conquest wrought on Rome itself. Topics covered include: the Roman Constitution and politics, the Roman conquest of Italy and then of the whole Mediterranean, and the decline of the Republic.
Field: Europe. Marker: .GL

HIS 374 - British History, 1668-Present

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81647 MWF 1:00-1:50
Jill Bender

Major landmarks in the social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the diverse peoples of the British Isles from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the 21st century.
Field: Europe. Marker: .GMO.

HIS 380 - "The Desert and the Sown: Environmental History of the Middle East"

81648 TR 12:30-1:45
Asa Eger

Though much of the Middle East is exceptionally arid, it has hosted the world's first cities and large empires. How has that been possible? In this course we will view the Middle East from the Paleolithic to Modern periods in terms of its human or cultural ecology. We will examine how human culture has adapted to its environment and question how the environment has helped shape empires and caused them to collapse. The evidence can be seen through settlements, landscape infrastructure (such as canals, road systems), material culture, texts, and climate history. We will view the evidence in light of how cultures, communities, and empires have utilized natural resources. We will also take a close look at the impact that humans have made on the environment, and as a result, the changing environmental conditions throughout history. In this way, the course will reconstruct an environmental history of the Middle East and introduce issues of landscape exploitation and sustainability in the landscape.
Field: Wider World Markers: .ARC .IGS

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HIS 389 - West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade

81649 TR 12:30-1:45
Colleen Kriger

How, why, and when did trade between Europeans and Africans along Africa's western coast become a trade in slaves across the Atlantic to the Americas? This course examines the history of this trade, how it was organized and carried out on the African side of the Atlantic, and how the slave trade and its abolition affected African societies.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .ADS.GHP.GN.IGS

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HIS 390 - History Internship

Field learning experience in public or applied history. Academic supervision provided by job supervisor. Assigned reading and written reports. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of Director of Public History.

HIS 391-01 - Historical Skills and Methods

81652 TR 3:30-4:45
Thomas Jackson
Writing and Research Intensive. Restricted to history majors.

This is a required course for all history majors (except social studies concentration candidates who complete HIS 430 for research methods). It serves as a prerequisite for the capstone course in the major. Students in the course address a variety of research problems in history using different sources and methods in preparation for HIS 511. Formal goals include: analyzing varieties of primary and secondary source materials; designing a project focus; finding and evaluating appropriate sources; learning citation methods; understanding how historiography can guide us to significant questions and methods.

Markers: .RI .WI

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HIS 392 - The Holocaust: History and Meaning

81896 MW 2:00-3:15
Emily Levine

The Holocaust is central to our political, moral, and cultural world in twenty-first century America. Yet the Holocaust still confounds efforts to understand the perpetrators' motivations and the victims' experiences. How did "ordinary" Germans respond to the Nazi regime? Why did special units commit murder so efficiently and ruthlessly? What role did other countries—the US and the Soviet Union—play? In this course we will study the origins and implementation of the Holocaust, and the challenge this event poses to the study of history. Among the topics to be covered are the centrality of the "Jewish Question" and the long history of anti-Semitism in Germany; the role of the Holocaust within the larger context of World War II in Europe; and debates about Germany's aims. We will pay close attention to how the Holocaust has been remembered and memorialized and how memory aids and differs from the work of professional historians.
Field: Europe. Marker: .GL.

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HIS 411A - Seminar in Historical Research and Writing: "Crisis to Crisis: Cold War, Race, Vietnam, and Urban Revolts, 1962-1968"

82655 M 3:30-6:20
Thomas Jackson
Writing and Speaking Intensive. Prerequisite: HIS 391.

In this class, you will write an original research paper which analyzes primary sources, situates the material in historical context, and engages relevant historiography. In the 1960s, the U.S. seemed to be propelled from crisis to crisis, at home and abroad. Many groups were inspired by the struggles of African Americans to assert their equal participation in democracy. New media of communications helped shake up politics, sexuality, and women's sense of their possibilities. Student freedom riders escaped burning busses and fanned out across the South to make a voting rights revolution. Movements pressured, Presidents proposed, and Congress passed the most far reaching civil rights laws since Reconstruction. They also reformed and opened a restrictive immigration system and initiated a multi-pronged War on Poverty. Even then, American efforts to control foreign events brought the nation terrifyingly close to nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and dragged the military into a seemingly intractable quagmire in Vietnam. Over two hundred race riots challenged Americans to provide opportunity and to reform police practices, even as conservatives regrouped behind slogans of "law and order." These are arguably the first years of our time.
Field: United States. Markers: .WI.SI.

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HIS 411B - Seminar in Historical Research and Writing: "The Great Hunger: Ireland, Empire, and Famine"

82656 W 3:30-6:20
Jill Bender

During the mid-nineteenth century, Ireland suffered a series of famines that nearly halved the island's population - in less than one decade, from 1846 to 1855, between 1.1 and 1.5 million people died at the hands of starvation or disease and another 2.1 million emigrated. The difficulties of these years were captured at the time and later recalled through art, literature, music, and more. Indeed, few (if any) events have had a larger impact on Irish history, politics, or national memory than "The Great Hunger." This course is designed to introduce students to the history of the Irish Famine and its repercussions. Together, we will examine the broad political, social, and cultural impacts of the Famine. Individually, students will conceptualize, research, and write papers on a related topic of their own choosing. Writing and Speaking Intensive. Prerequisite: HIS 391.

Field: Europe. Markers: .WI.SI.

HIS 411C - Seminar in Historical Research and Writing: "Town and Country in the Medieval Islamic World"

82657 R 3:30-6:20
Asa Eger

Writing and Speaking Intensive. Prerequisite: HIS 391.

At a time when western Europe was cut off from the rest of the Mediterranean world in a post-Roman insular "Dark Ages," the Medieval Islamic world, from the 8th to 12th centuries reached a thriving pinnacle of civilization. The Islamic lands included a complex system of cities and subsidiary towns, innovative new agricultural and industrial technologies, and far-flung trading networks from the Mediterranean Sea to East Asia. It is precisely the unifying force and openness of Islamic culture superimposed over these vastly different geographies from Spain to Central Asia that allowed for an expansive yet inter-connected framework of economic and social exchanges. Over the course of several stages, you will produce a final research paper on a topic of your choosing which draws upon a synthesis of your historical and archaeological research with secondary sources. No prior knowledge of Islamic history is required for the course.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .WI.SI.

HIS 440 - Principles and Practices of Teaching History

81974 MW 2:00-3:15
Lisa Tolbert
Pr. Middle Grades or Secondary Social Studies Licensure candidates who have completed HIS 308, 316, and one other 300-level History elective for a total of 9 s.h., or permission of instructor.

This course is especially designed for students who are concentrating in social studies and plan to engage in teaching as a career. As an aspiring educator, how will you instill in your students a sense of the value and relevance of thinking historically in the 21st century? How do people learn history? Is there something distinctive about learning history compared to learning other academic subjects? This course will introduce you to the growing scholarship that addresses the distinctive challenges of teaching and learning history as both a subject and a discipline.

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