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Summer 2018 History Course Descriptions

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


Session I - May 10 through June 13, 2018

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HIS 206-01 - Topics in Premodern World History I: "Survey of the Premodern World"

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Anderson Rouse

This course surveys global history through 1500, paying particular attention to wide-ranging world developments - population movements, trade, and cultural exchange - and webs of connection between societies. This course also examines the origins and histories of distinctive societies and cultural traditions in Africa, Eurasia, China, South Asia, the Near East and the Western Hemisphere. Students should gain a broad and balanced understanding of the most significant social, political, and cultural developments of human societies up to the eve of the modern era.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP.GL.GPM


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HIS 208-01 - Topics in Modern World History I: "Human Rights in World History"

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.IGS


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HIS 209-01 - Topics in Modern World History II: "Crossing the Continents"

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Sarah McCartney

This course provides a broad overview of the history of the modern world that "crosses the continents." It emphasizes change, comparison, and connection from roughly 1400 into the 1900s and highlights the "big picture" changes that impacted the largest segments of the world's population. Geographically, this course focuses primarily on the continents of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Particular attention is given to interconnections through the Atlantic World, Atlantic Revolutions, and the Industrial Revolution, which spurred the creation of "modern" society and ultimately transformed the world.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP.GN.GPM


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HIS 211-01 - United States History to 1865

ONLINE 
Arlen Hanson

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


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

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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

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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 
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 Salem Witchcraft Trials (1690s New England), the Tuscarora War (1710s North Carolina), and the Stono Rebellion (1730s-40s 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


HIS 541-01 - Ancient World Selected Topics: "Bible History, History, and the History of the Bible"

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MTWR 12:20-2:20
Stephen Ruzicka

This course examines Hebrew (= Israelite) history as recounted in Hebrew scripture (the Old Testament), focusing on the stories of Hebrew origins, the Exodus, the conquest of Canaan, and the Hebrew kingdoms of Israel and Judah (Bible History). Then utilizing other sources of information—archaeology and non-Israelite documentary texts, the course investigates other possible versions of these stories which may point to a different narrative (History). In light of evident discrepancies between "Bible History" and "History", the course tries to understand the political and cultural circumstances in which the biblical stories were first developed and disseminated and the circumstances which led to their transformation into "scripture" (History of the Bible). Finally, we look at the process by which Hebrew scripture became for Christians the "Old Testament" and how these stories came to be understood as Christian stories. Chronologically, the course covers developments from ca. 2000 BCE to 300 CE and moves from the world of early Mesopotamian empires to the world of the Roman Empire.
Field: Europe.


Session II - June 14 through July 20, 2018

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


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HIS 206-11 - Topics in Premodern World History I: "Mediterranean World"

ONLINE
Ian Michie

This class focuses on the history of the Mediterranean Sea from the origins of its earliest civilizations through the Middle Ages. The class will pay particular attention to the evolution and continuity of Mediterranean culture, society, and economic networks.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP.GL.GPM


HIS 207-11 - Topics in Modern World History I: "Women and Gender in Premodern World History"

ONLINE
Hannah Dudley-Shotwell

This course will introduce students to the major themes in the study of women and gender in world history in the premodern era. Topics will include the influence of gender in agricultural societies, the role of women in premodern societies, and the influence of cultural contact on premodern gender roles.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP.GL.GMO.WGS


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HIS 212-11 - United States History since 1865

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Justina Licata

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


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HIS 216-11 - Civilizations of Asia

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Joseph Ross

Impact of West on Asia and Asia's response; development of nationalism and Communism. Focus is on India, China, and Japan in nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Field: Wider World. Markers: .GHP.GMO.GN.IGS


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HIS 218-11 - The World in the Twentieth Century (1945-2000)

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Matthew Hintz

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


HIS 332-11 - Civil Rights Black Freedom, 1940-1980

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Brian Suttell

Southern and national civil rights politics in light of local and human rights dimensions of the wider black freedom movement. Special attention to leadership, economics, local movements, and white resistance.
Field: United States. Marker: .ADS


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HIS 347-11 - North Carolina History

ONLINE 
Jason Stroud

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.


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