Head of Department: Professor Christopher Clark
Department Office: Room 121, Wood Hall
Uses historical documents focusing on a single incident in the past to reconstruct what happened and why. Emphasizes development of historical research skills such as evaluating evidence, explaining cause and effect, and understanding events in their larger social, political, cultural, and economic contexts. CA 1.
A survey of the historical experiences of the world’s major civilizations during recent centuries with particular attention to the modernization of the traditional cultures of Asia, Latin America, and Africa. CA 1.
(Also offered as WGSS 1121.) Three credits.
The historical roots of challenges faced by contemporary women as revealed in the Western and/or non-Western experience: the political, economic, legal, religious, intellectual, and family life of women. CA 1. CA 4.
Three credits. Watson
Experiences and perceptions of both military and civilian participants in different kinds of wars around the world over the past 500 years. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
The sports peoples around the globe have played and watched from ancient Greece to the present; the meanings of athletic performance and spectacle. CA 1.
An analysis of the traditions and changes which have shaped Western political institutions, economic systems, social structures and culture in ancient and medieval times. CA 1.
History of political institutions, economic systems, social structures, and cultures in the modern Western world. CA 1.
Surveys political, economic, social, and cultural developments in American history through the Civil War and Reconstruction. CA 1.
Surveys political, economic, social, and cultural developments in American history from 1877 to the present. CA 1.
What is an American? A multi-disciplinary inquiry into the diversity of American societies and cultures. CA 4.
(Also offered as LLAS 1570.) Four credits. Prerequisite: Open only by instructor consent. Gebelein, Overmyer-Velázquez
Interdisciplinary honors course on the life and work experiences of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean migrant workers with focus on Connecticut. Integrated service learning component. Field trips required. CA 1. CA 4.
(Also offered as LLAS 1190.) Three credits.
Multidisciplinary exploration of the historical development of such aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean as colonization and nation formation; geography and the environment; immigration and migration; race, ethnicity, and gender in society, politics, economy, and culture. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
A survey of the early development and staying power of the traditional cultures from which the major societies of modern Asia have evolved. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
Development and spread of the Indic and Sinitic civilizations, to 1500, with attention to cross-cultural contacts.
East Asian history taught through analysis of select “hanzi” (Chinese ideographic symbols), focusing on their changing meanings and institutional manifestations in different regions over time. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of department head required, normally granted before the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.
Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.
Three credits. With a change in content may be repeated for credit.
A major topic in history through contemporary sources and historical interpretations.
Political and intellectual history of the civilizations that emerged around the ancient Mediterranean, including the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, with emphasis on their interactions and influences. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to history majors.
Learning critical reading, thinking and writing skills by interpreting a variety of primary sources.
(Also offered as SCI 2206.) Three credits. Roe
Development of modern science and technology in relation to culture, politics, and social issues. CA 1.
How the frontier and overseas ambitions have shaped U.S. institutions and culture. The impact of U.S. expansion on people outside its borders. These topics are explored through literary narratives and historical documents. CA 1. CA 4.
(Also offered as MAST 2210.) Three credits.
Cultural, environmental, and geopolitical history of the ocean from prehistory to the present. Examines the impact of migration, industrialization, modernization, and globalization on the relationships between people and oceans. CA 1.
Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 1400. Dintenfass
Selected topics analyzing the interactions of warfare, military theories and practice with social, economic and technological developments since 1815.
Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 1400.
Examines the Restoration, the mid-century revolutions, and the forces of nationalism, liberalism and imperialism. New social and economic movements and currents of thought are described and explored. CA 1.
Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 1400. Buckley
Twentieth Century Europe and its world relationships in the era of two world wars, the great depression, and the cold war. CA 1.
A survey of political, legal, and cultural development of the American criminal justice system and its social impact from the early republic to the present.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of department head required, normally granted before the student’s departure. May count toward the major with consent of advisor. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.
(Formerly offered as HIST 3995.) Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.
(Formerly offered as HIST 3998.) Three credits. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.
What the lives of significant individuals reveal about major historical periods and themes. Variable topics.
What classic novels and other works of fiction reveal about major historical periods and themes in history. Variable topics. May be offered from an American or European perspective. With a change in topic, this course may be repeated for credit.
Three credits. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Forbes, Rozwadowski, Woodward
Introduction to the field of public history; in-depth study and practice of one selected topic in public history, such as exhibit design, oral history, institutional history, or archive management.
(Also offered as HRTS 3201.) Three credits. Gilligan
Case studies in the emergence and evolution of human rights as experience and concept.
(Also offered as HRTS 3202.) Three credits. Omara-Otunnu
Historical and theoretical survey of the evolution of human rights since 1945.
(Also offered as HDFS 3423.) Three credits.
Pre-industrial and industrial family life in Western society since the Middle Ages, with emphasis on the changes in demography, family size and structure, family economy, social expectations, sex roles, sexuality, and affective bonds.
Social context of science in the United States and Europe since 1850. Genetics and eugenics; ecology and the environment; nuclear issues; gender, race, and science. CA 4.
Dynamic leadership in historical crises, including, for example, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Hitler, De Gaulle, Kennedy, and Mao.
Major themes in recent scholarship of African-descended communities in the Americas and their interconnection beyond geopolitical boundaries; race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, cultural movements and practices, slavery, political economy, political movements, and African consciousness, from historical perspective. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
Origins of the 1948 Genocide Convention. Several case studies of genocide post WWII: Cambodia, Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and Darfur. Causes and underlying dynamics of genocide with an emphasis on the international response. Critical evaluation of military, political, and non-governmental measures to prevent genocidal acts.
Recent scholarship on the central role played by African-descended communities in shaping the early history of the Americas and their interconnection beyond geopolitical boundaries; race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, cultural movements and practices; slavery, political economy, and political movements.
Archaeological and historical sources to examine the development of seafaring practices, exploration, waterborne trade and economic systems, naval warfare and shipbuilding in the Americas from the fifteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Overview of archaeological and historical sources on the development of seafaring and navigation, exploration, waterborne trade and economic systems, colonialism and empire building, naval warfare and shipbuilding in Europe, Asia and Australia from the fifteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century.
(Also offered as ANTH 3513.) Three credits.
From the earliest hunter-gatherers to the rise of the state: the transition from food-gathering to food-producing and the development of complex societies in the Near East.
(Also offered as CAMS 3301.) Three credits.
The history of Near Eastern civilization from the Neolithic period to the Persian Empire. The birth of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt. The political, economic, social, and cultural achievements of ancient Near Eastern peoples.
(Also offered as CAMS 3320.) Three credits. Caner
The history of Greece from Minoan and Mycenaean times into the Hellenistic period with special emphasis on the Fifth Century and the Golden Age of Athens.
(Also offered as CAMS 3321.) Three credits. Johnson
The Eastern Mediterranean (the Greek east) from Alexander to Cleopatra (336-30 BCE), including historical, cultural, social, and religious developments.
(Also offered as CAMS 3325.) Three credits. Caner
From the beginning of Rome to the growth of the Roman Republic and the onset of Empire. Roman civilization and its influence upon later history.
The political, historical and religious currents in Greco-Roman Palestine. Includes the Jewish Revolts, sectarian developments, the rise of Christianity and the Talmudic academies.
(Also offered as CAMS 3250.) Three credits.
The evolution of Christian institutions, leadership and doctrines in the Roman Empire ca. 50-451 C.E. Topics may include Gnosticism, prophecy, martyrdom, asceticism, pilgrimage, heresy, orthodoxy.
(Also offered as CAMS 3340.) Three credits. Caner
The profound social and cultural changes that redefined the cities, frontiers, and economies of the classical Mediterranean world and led to the Middle Ages. Developments in the eastern and western Mediterranean between the second and seventh centuries.
A survey of the major developments from the fourth through the fifteenth centuries: religious controversies, the theme system, the Crusades, Byzantine civilization, its law, art, literature, and its impact upon European and Russian civilization.
Three credits. Olson
The decline of Rome, rise of Christianity, the barbarian invasions and kingdoms, culminating in the civilizations of the Carolingian Empire, of Byzantium, and of Islam.
Three credits. Olson
The history of Europe from the tenth through the fourteenth centuries. The development and expansion of European civilization, the revival of a money economy and town life, the development of feudal monarchy, the conflict of Empire and Papacy, the Crusades.
(Also offered as HEJS 3362.) Three credits. Not open to students who have passed HEJS 3295 when taught as The Black Death: Medieval Responses.
The Black Death (1346-50) from its origins in China through Europe. Institutional, medical, religious, literary, and social responses to the plague; how modern scholars reconstruct medieval experience; and new findings by historians and scientists that shed light on the challenges of past, present and future pandemics. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
Three credits. Gouwens
Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Three credits. Gouwens, Kane
Europe in the sixteenth century with emphasis on religious developments, rise of the modern state, birth of science, expansion of Europe, and the Commercial Revolution.
Three credits. Kane
Conflict of constitutionalism and absolutism, colonial expansion and rivalry, development of science, and the age of reason, the age of the baroque, the age of Louis XIV.
Three credits. Lansing
The thought and feeling of Europeans in their social context.
The thought and feeling of Europeans in their social context.
(Also offered as WGSS 3416.) Three credits. Schafer
The construction of gender difference and ideas about sexuality in Western Europe since 1789. Masculinity and femininity; sexuality, identity and the state; European power and personhood in global context.
(Also offered as HEJS 3203.) Three credits. Lansing
Origins, development, and legacy of the Holocaust. Topics include the history of modern European anti-Semitism, the creation of the Nazi state, the catalytic role of the Second World War, the actions and attitudes of the perpetrators, victims, and bystanders, and the diverse ways in which scholars and societies have dealt with the legacy of the Holocaust.
Three credits. Kane
A survey of English history from its origin to the close of the Tudor period. Emphasis is placed on the development of the English nation and the growth of its culture. Recommended to majors in English.
Three credits. Watson
Cultural, political, economic, and intellectual development of modern Britain, with special emphasis on changing ideas of national identity.
Three credits. Watson
The change from an agrarian to an industrial society.
Three credits. Kane
History of Ireland, with emphasis on the modern period. The rise of Irish nationalism, the Irish Literary Revival, and the problems of Northern Ireland.
Three credits. Schafer
The disintegration of the monarchical synthesis prior to and during the French Revolution; the attempts to harmonize French society under subsequent regimes.
Three credits. Lansing
A study of German political, social, and intellectual history since the Napoleonic Wars. This course also considers European and world problems as reflected in the emergence of Germany as a pivotal force in international affairs.
Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 1400.
The rise and fall of the multinational, dynastic state of the Habsburgs, with emphasis upon those forces which sustained it through the nineteenth century and those which brought its collapse in 1918.
Three credits. Gouwens
Italy from the triumph of the city-state and the popolo grosso to the end of the Renaissance. The complex interrelationship between society and culture will be the focus of study.
Three credits. Davis
The modernization of Italy’s traditional sociopolitical and economic structure; Industrialization, unification, the liberal regime, fascism, and the republic.
The development of Russia from the emergence of the Slavs to the reign of Alexander II. Russian political institutions, orthodoxy and cultural traditions, nobility, peasantry, and townsmen.
Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 3470. Gilligan
Continuation of HIST 3470. Late imperial Russia, the former Soviet Union, and contemporary Russia.
(Also offered as AMST 3502.) Three credits. Dayton, McKenzie
The legacy of Columbus, creative survival of Native Americans in the face of disease and warfare, religious utopianism and the profit motive in colonization. The growth of a distinctive Anglo-American political culture, gender and family relations, and the entrenchment of a racial caste system.
Three credits. Clark
Creation of the United States of America from the beginnings of the independence movement through the adoption of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
The social, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Civil War and its aftermath. Sectional conflict, industrialization, reform and abolitionism, race relations, and class, gender and constitutional issues from the 1830’s to the 1880’s.
Three credits. Costigliola
The people and ideas that powered the growth of America’s global empire. Emphasis on the world wars, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, intervention in Latin America, and the global economy.
Three credits. Not open for credit to students who have passed HIST 3095 or 3995 when taught as Contemporary America, 1973-Present.
American politics, society, and economy from 1973 through the present. Topics include: Conservatism, feminism, gay liberation, the end of the Cold War, Latino immigration, deindustrialization, and the New Economy.
Three credits. Either 3520 or 3522, but not both, may be counted for credit toward the History major. Baldwin, Clark, Woodward
Race, class, gender, religion, politics, and economy in New England. Interpretations of the region’s culture from the 1600’s through the 1800’s. Introduces accessible primary sources and interpretive issues at public history sites.
Three credits. Either 3520 or 3522, but not both, may be counted for credit toward the History major. Woodward
A survey of Connecticut’s history from 1633 to the present from a constitutional and political perspective.
(Also offered as AASI 3578.) Three credits. Chang
Survey of Asian-American experiences in the United States since 1850. Responses by Asian-Americans to both opportunities and discrimination.
( Also offered as AASI 3531.) Three credits. Buckley
The events leading to martial law and executive order 9066, the wartime experience of Japanese Americans, and national consequences. CA 1. CA 4.
Three credits. Rozwadowski, Shoemaker, Woodward
Transformations of the North American environment: the effects of human practices and policies, varying ideas about nature across cultures and time periods; and the rise of environmental movements.
(Also offered as URBN 3541.) Three credits. Baldwin
The development of Urban America with emphasis on social, political, physical, and environmental change in the industrial city.
Interdisciplinary history of New England’s terrestrial and marine environmental change. Links among land, sea, and human natural resource use and management, including precontact patterns, colonial impacts, agricultural decline, industrial pollution, overfishing, re-forestation, and the rise of eco-tourism.
(Also offered as MAST 3544.) Three credits.
Seafaring and society since the age of Columbus. Emphasis on the Anglo-American experience.
The Constitution and the Supreme Court in relation to the political, economic, and intellectual history of the United States.
Three credits. With change in content, may be repeated for credit. Dayton
Introduction to legal culture and appellate case materials from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Topics include: child custody and family law, the courts’ role in industrial development, the law of slavery and freedom in the North, and various aspects of civil rights.
(Also offered as AASI 3554.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: one course in American History.
The origins of immigration to the United States and the interaction of immigrants with the social, political, and economic life of the nation after 1789, with emphasis on such topics as nativism, assimilation, and the “ethnic legacy.”
Three credits. McKenzie
Changes in work from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Workers’ experiences, ideologies, and activities as shaped by gender, race/ethnicity, region, occupation, and industry.
Techniques of primary historical research based on collaborative research and writing on a topic selected by the instructor.
An overview of the history of childhood in America, examining both adults’ perception and children’s experience. Attention to changes in childhood over time and to the diversity of childhood within each historical moment.
Examination of historical development, interconnections, and complexities of conceptions of race, gender, and sexuality in U.S. from European conquest to the present.
(Also offered as WGSS 3561.) Three credits. Dayton
Gender ideologies of indigenous and settler cultures, changing conditions of women’s and men’s lives as the U.S. became a nation, while emphasizing intersections with ethnicity, race, class, religion, and region.
(Also offered as WGSS 3562.) Three credits. McElya
History of gender and the lives and cultural representations of women in the U.S., emphasizing intersections with race, sexuality, class, region, and nation.
History of African-American people to 1865, from their West African roots, to their presence in colonial America, through enslavement and emancipation. Adaptation and resistance to their conditions in North America. Contributions by black people to the development of the United States.
(Also offered as AFRA 3564.) Three credits. Ogbar
History of African-American people since the Civil war. Contributions by black people to American development. African-American activity in international arenas.
History of hip-hop, its musical antecedents and its role in popular culture. Race, class, and gender are examined as well as hip-hop’s role in popular political discourse.
Depictions of chattel slavery in cinema and popular media over time. Topics include histories of slavery, race and identity, media studies, and cultural studies.
Three credits. Shoemaker
Surveys American Indian History in what is now the United States from Pre-Columbian times up to the present. Cultural diversity among Indian peoples, the effects of European contact, tribal sovereignty, and other current issues. CA 4.
Latino/a issues related to human, civil and cultural rights, and gender differences.
(Also offered as LLAS 3607.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.
Pre-Columbian Civilization in America, the epoch of conquest and settlement, together with a study of the Ibero-Indian cultural synthesis which forms the basis of modern Latin American civilization. CA1. CA 4-INT.
The transformation of Spanish America from the Bourbons in 1700, through the wars of independence and the struggle to build stable national states in the Nineteenth Century.
(Also offered as LLAS 3609.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher. Healey, Silvestrini
Representative countries in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean together with the historic development of inter-American relations and contemporary Latin American problems. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
Great power diplomatic, commercial, and cultural relations with Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on the United States and Great Britain.
The rise and fall of trans-Atlantic slavery. Topics include resistance, migration, antislavery mobilization, abolitionism, empire, revolution, cultural production, political economy, labor, gender, race and identity formation.
Encounter experience; slavery, antislavery mobilization, and abolitionism; colonialism; citizenship and nation building; race and gender; political cultures and movements; migration/immigration; cultural production; and political economy; topics will be examined from a historical perspective. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
( Also offered as AFRA 3620.) Three credits. Pappademos, Silvestrini
Discovery and settlement, slavery and plantation economy, recent political and economic developments, and United States relations with the Spanish Caribbean.
Major themes in Cuban politics and culture. Local and global perspective. Key topics include race, gender, class, cultural movements and practices, slavery, political economy and movements, nationalism.
Topics may include empire and colonialism/anti-colonialism; slavery, science, and the state; cultural practices and institutions; feminisms and masculinities; law and public policies; immigration; forms of labor and political mobilization; sex and reproduction; and human rights from historical perspective.
The emergence of modern Mexico from independence to the present with emphasis on the Revolution of 1910. CA 1. CA 4- INT.
History of the geographical and social region occupied by the Inca Empire: pre-Columbian cultures, the period of Spanish colonial rule, and the modern Andean republics (primarily Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia).
Colonial heritage, social and economic transformation of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, foreign relations and contemporary turmoil.
The development of Latin American cities with emphasis on social, political, physical and environmental change, from Spanish conquest to present. CA 1.
(Also offered as LLAS 3660W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; instructor consent. Recommended preparation: LLAS 1190, ANTH 3042, HIST 3635, HIST 3609, or HIST 3674/LLAS 3220; LLAS 3210. Spanish useful, but not required. Gabany-Guerrero, Overmyer-Velázquez
Applies broad chronological and spatial analyses of origins of migration in the Americas to the experiences of people of Latin American origin in Connecticut. Addresses a range of topics from the initial settlement of the Americas to 21st century migrations. CA 1. CA 4.
(Also offered as LLAS 3220.) Three credits. Overmyer-Velázquez, Silvestrini
Settlement and growth of Hispanic-origin populations in the United States today, from Spanish and Mexican settlement of western United States to the growth of Latino communities. Student oral history project. CA 1. CA 4.
The social dynamics of faith, culture, and change from the rise of Islam to the Ottoman decline and the Islamic challenge to Greek and Latin Christendom.
Three credits. Azimi
Tradition, change, modernization and development in the Middle East from the Ottoman decline and rise of successor states to the Arab-Israeli and oil crises. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
Three credits. Azimi
Twentieth-century issues in the Middle East heartland with analysis focusing on the Ottoman heritage, nationalism, Arab-Israeli and other conflicts, Islam, oil, water, rapid sociopolitical change, trends in development, super-power rivalries, and the search for identity, independence, and peace with justice.
(Also offered as AFRA 3752.) Three credits. Omara-Otunnu, Vernal
The history of pre-colonial Africa with particular attention to the rise and fall of African kingdoms, interaction between different ethnic groups, African trade with other continents, and the impact of foreigners on African societies.
(Also offered as AFRA 3753.) Three credits. Omara-Otunnu, Vernal
The history of African perceptions of and responses to the abolition of the slave trade, Western imperialism and colonialism, and the development of nationalism and struggle for independence.
(Formerly offered as HIST 3422.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher. Vernal
Survey of Southern African societies with an emphasis on the socio-economic and political structure of indigenous societies, the imposition of colonial rule, gendered experiences of colonialism, colonial economies, the rise of nationalism and post-independence developments.
The development of ideas of Pan-Africanism, beginning with the proto-Pan-Africanists in the nineteenth century; examination of the linkages between those ideas in Africa and the evolution of Pan-Africanism as a movement in the African Diaspora.
(Also offered as AASI 3808.) Three credits.
The major problems and issues of traditional Chinese and Japanese history and historiography. Special emphasis on the “Great Tradition” in ideas of both civilizations.
(Also offered as AASI 3809.) Three credits.
The reactions of East Asia to the Western threat, and the rise of Asian nationalism, communism, and fascism. Special attention to the tensions caused by the conflict of ideas.
Three credits. Open to sophomores or higher. Not open to students who have passed HIST 3095 or 3995 when taught as China and the West to 1949.
China’s political, economic, and cultural encounters with Western Powers from the sixteenth century to 1949.
(Also offered as AASI 3812.) Three credits. Buckley
An introduction to the history of India from the Mughal and European invasions of the 16th Century to the present. India’s synthesis of Eastern and Western culture, traditional and new, will be the focus.
(Also offered as AASI 3820.) Three credits.
Survey of Chinese political ideas and ideologies since the nineteenth century.
(Also offered as AASI 3822.) Three credits.
Survey of patterns of modern China since 1800. Topics will include reforms and revolutions, industrialization and urbanization, and family and population growth.
Three credits. Dudden
Examines the dawn of the modern era to the present day in a place we call Japan. In each of our readings, we will seek to understand what constitutes, as one scholar put it, “history versus the radiant myth of belonging.”
(Also offered as AASI 3841.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.
Major themes in modern Southeast Asian history from the 17th century to the present: growth of global commerce; western imperialism; nationalism; emergence of independent nation-states; challenges of the post-independence period. Emphasis on the region’s largest countries: Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
(Also offered as AASI 3842.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.
Introduction to the history of the Vietnamese from the late Bronze Age to the present: the ancient culture of the Red River delta, the millennium of Chinese rule, the independent kingdom of Dai Viet and its successors, French colonialism, the Vietnam War, and postwar Vietnam.
(Also offered as AASI 3845.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.
Origins, evolution, and aftermath of the Vietnamese conflict: the prewar history of colonialism, nationalism, communism, and anticommunism; the formation and development of the three main Vietnamese belligerents; American intervention; culture and politics in wartime Vietnam; escalation and de-escalation of the war; the postwar legacy.
Three credits. Dudden
European struggle for power in Asia since 1842, in the context of the rise of Japan and the reassertion of Chinese power.
(Also offered as AASI 3875 and LLAS 3875.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: HIST 3607, 3609, 3610, 3635, 3660W, or 3674. Not open to students who have passed HIST 3095 or 3995 when taught as Asian Diasporas in the Americas.
Transnational history of migration and settlement of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and South Asian diasporas across South, Central, and North America and the Caribbean, colonial through national period. Emphasis on political economy, racial formations, and constructions of national identity.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of Department Head; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 credits. No more than six credits will count toward the department’s major or minor requirements.
Internship in applied history.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; consent of department head required, normally to be granted before the student’s departure. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor. May be repeated for credit.
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to senior history majors.
An introduction to research methods and resources in history.
These seminars give students the experience of reading critically and in depth in primary and secondary sources, and of developing and defending a position as an historian does.
Three credits. Prerequisite: HIST 2100; open only to history majors in the honors program.
Preliminary reading in both primary and secondary sources in consultation with a thesis advisor preparatory to writing the thesis in HIST 4997W.
Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: HIST 2100 and either HIST 4994W or 4999; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Honors students with consent of instructor and History Honors advisor.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.