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Summer 2020 History Course Descriptions

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

Session I - May 13 through June 17, 2020

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HIS 206-01 - Topics in Premodern World History: "Afro-Eurasian Society to 1500"

50550 ONLINE
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

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

50553 ONLINE
Katharine Duckworth

In this course, we will explore some of the major themes in the study of women and world history since 1750, focusing primarily on Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the United States. We will consider how women's experiences have changed over time and differed according to location. The course will examine four topics in-depth a) the Atlantic slave system b) the rise of industrial capitalism c) women and imperialism and d) women's political activism. Students will learn how to analyze a variety of primary sources and evaluate historical debates. Students will analyze how researching women and gender changes our understanding of major topics in world history and sheds light on contemporary politics.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP.GL.GMO

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

50555 ONLINE
Mark Elliott

This course provides a theoretical and historical introduction to human rights, surveying major developments in the advocacy of human rights from 1760 to the present. This course focuses on a selection of important events, historical figures, and international issues that have had global significance. It will examine changing conceptions of human rights over time from the Enlightenment through the late Twentieth Century focusing on international law, transnational movements, and causes that have drawn world attention to the promotion of human rights.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP.GL.GMO

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HIS 211-01 - United States History to 1865

50556 ONLINE 
Kaitlyn Williams

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

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HIS 212-01 - United States History since 1865

50557 ONLINE 
Matthew Hintz

General survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present.
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP.GMO

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HIS 217-01 - The World in the Twentieth Century (1900-1945)

50559 ONLINE 
Mark Moser

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

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HIS 329-01 - U.S. Women's History Since 1865

50561 ONLINE 
Kelsey Walker

This course explores the dramatic changes in women's experiences in the U.S. from 1865 to the present. We will explore these transformations from multiple perspectives. Questions that we will address include: How did women's experiences differ along race and class lines? How did ideologies of gender, race, and sexuality change over time? To what extent did women shape their own history? How does women's history change our understanding of United States history?
Field: United States. Markers: .WGS

HIS 335-01 - Moments of Crisis in Colonial America

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Writing Intensive 
50460 MTWR 10:10-12:10
Greg O'Brien

This course introduces students to the varieties of social crisis that took place in colonial North America. Of the dozens of such events in colonial America we will focus on four: Bacon's Rebellion (1670s Virginia); the Pueblo Revolt (1680s/90s New Mexico/Southwest); the Salem Witchcraft Trials (1690s New England); and the Stono Rebellion (1739 South Carolina). Through these representative samples, students will learn about the issues and conditions that drove Puritans to accuse each other of witchcraft and condemned twenty people to die, Indians to resist colonial encroachment, African slaves to rebel against their enslavement, and indentured servants and small farmers to seek redress of their grievances through violent means. Colonial America was a place and time of dissension, disagreement, and violence in addition to the more familiar stories of colonial development, economic growth, and large-scale immigration.
Field: United States. Markers: .GMO.WI

Session II - June 18 through July 23, 2020

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

HIS 207-11 - Topics in Premodern World History I: "Africans in the Atlantic World until 1800"

50552 ONLINE
Richard Smith

Africans and their descendants played a crucial role in the creation of the Atlantic World. While it is through slavery that much of the Atlantic world was constructed, free Africans and their descendants also played a crucial role. The purpose of this course is to view the various roles played by Africans in the molding and shaping of the Atlantic World. Although this course will study the role of the enslaved, it is the purpose of this class to move beyond slavery and illustrate the many different ways, both enslaved and free Africans, as well as their descendants contributed to the construction of the region known to posterity as the Atlantic World.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP.GL.GMO.IGS

HIS 209-11 - Topics in Modern World History II: "Native Americas - Caribbean"

50554 ONLINE
Arlen Hanson

A survey of indigenous histories in Latin America, Southwest Borderlands and the Caribbean, from pre-contact to 1850.Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP .GMO .GN .IGS.

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HIS 212-11 - United States History since 1865

50558 ONLINE 
Ashley Loper-Nowak

General survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present.
Field: United States. Markers: .GHP.GMO

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HIS 218-11 - The World since 1945

50560 ONLINE 
Kimberly Cheek

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.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP.GMO.GN.IGS

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HIS 339-11 - Civil War to Superpower: America 1896-1945

50562 ONLINE 
Travis Byrd

Populists and progressives, the Jazz Age and the Depression, the Great War and the Second World War: the years between 1896 and 1945 were among the most intensely formative in American history. In the period, the South was "the Nation's no. 1 economic problem," as Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, but the region was also a bellwether of changes occurring across the country; while national in scope, this course will therefore use the South as a specific lens through which to analyze larger trends and issues in the period. In this abbreviated semester, we will focus chronologically and thematically on the Progressive era, the 1920s, the Depression, and the Second World War. Through readings and virtual material, we will examine labor, class, race, and gender, during this half-century span, as well as the topics of war, reform, and reaction.
Field: United States.

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HIS 347-11 - North Carolina History

50563 ONLINE 
Christine Flood

History of North Carolina from its colonial origins to the twentieth century, including the evolution of its political system, economy, social structure, and culture.
Field: United States.

HIS 424-11 and 524-11 - 20th Century U.S. Selected Topics: "The Making of Modern America, U.S. 1877-1920"

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Undergraduate section 424-11: 50461
Graduate section 524-11: 50462
MTWR 12:20-2:20
Susan Thomas

This course focuses on the tremendous social, political, and economic changes that occurred nationwide during the fifty plus years on either side of 1900 in America, decades marked by dizzying heights and devastating lows. We will cover the distinctive regional changes that occurred during these years, looking at the social, political, and economic developments that marked the period. Readings for this course will trace the arc of these changes and assess their historical significance as well as their relevance to today's America.
Field: United States.

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