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Summer 2019 History Course Descriptions

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


Session I - May 15 through June 19, 2019

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

50529 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


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

50533 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

50534 ONLINE 
Mark Moser

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)

50536 ONLINE 
Matthew Hintz

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

50538 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 
50178 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


HIS 541-01 - Ancient World Selected Topics: "Christianity and Roman Empire"

50181 MTWR 12:20-2:20
Stephen Ruzicka

How did the Later Roman Empire become the Christian Roman Empire during the 4th and 5th centuries? What did this mean for the empire? What did it mean for Christianity? We will investigate these questions through readings in primary and secondary sources and examine some of the answers that historians have provided. Students will research and write on some aspect (social, political, ecclesiastical, or cultural) of this tremendous and consequential period of change.
Field: Europe.


Session II - June 20 through July 25, 2019

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: "Christianity to 1648"

50530 ONLINE
Anderson Rouse

This course explores the history of Christianity until the end of the Thirty Years War. We will discuss the earliest history of Christianity, focusing on its religious, cultural, and historical context; the development of Christianity in the Roman World; Christianity after Constantine; Christianity in Medieval Europe; Christianities in Africa, Asia, and the Levant, after 500 CE (including Coptic Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy); and the Protestant Reformation and the European wars of religion in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Field: Europe. Markers: .GHP.GL.GPM


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

50531 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 Premodern World History II: "Native Americas - Caribbean"

50532 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

50535 ONLINE 
Mark Moser

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

50537 ONLINE 
Robert Bedingfield

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

50539 ONLINE 
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

50541 ONLINE 
Travis Byrd

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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