History (HIST)

Head of Department: Professor Christopher Clark

Department Office: Room 121, Wood Hall

Major requirements

1100. The Historian as Detective

Three credits.

Uses historical documents focusing on a single incident in the past to reconstruct what happened and why.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.

1100W. The Historian as Detective

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

1201. Modern World History

Three credits.

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.

1203. Women in History

(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.

1206. Living through War in World History Since 1500

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.

1250. Sports in History

Three credits.

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.

1300. Western Traditions before 1500

Three credits.

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.

1400. Modern Western Traditions

Three credits.

History of political institutions, economic systems, social structures, and cultures in the modern Western world. CA 1.

1501. United States History to 1877

Three credits. Not open to students who have passed HIST 231 or HIST 231W.

Surveys political, economic, social, and cultural developments in American history through the Civil War and Reconstruction. CA 1.

1501W. United States History to 1877

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

1502. United States History since 1877

Three credits. Not open to students who have passed HIST 232 or HIST 232W.

Surveys political, economic, social, and cultural developments in American history from 1877 to the present. CA 1.

1502W. United States History since 1877

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. CA 1.

1503. Introduction to American Studies

(Also offered as AMST 1201 and ENGL 1201.) Three credits.

What is an American? A multi-disciplinary inquiry into the diversity of American societies and cultures. CA 4.

1570. Migrant Workers in Connecticut

(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.

1600. Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean

(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.

1800. The Roots of Traditional Asia

Three credits.

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.

1801. History of Asia in the World to 1500

Three credits.

Development and spread of the Indic and Sinitic civilizations, to 1500, with attention to cross-cultural contacts.

1805. East Asian History through Hanzi Characters

Three credits.

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.

1993. Foreign Study

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.

1995. Special Topics Lecture

Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

1998. Varieties of History

Three credits. With a change in content may be repeated for credit.

A major topic in history through contemporary sources and historical interpretations.

2100. The Historian’s Craft

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to history majors.

Learning critical reading, thinking and writing skills by interpreting a variety of primary sources.

2206. History of Science

(Also offered as SCI 2206.) Three credits. Roe

Development of modern science and technology in relation to culture, politics, and social issues. CA 1.

2210. History of the Ocean

(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.

2240. History of War in the Modern World

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.

2401. Europe in the Nineteenth Century

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.

2401W. Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: HIST 1400. CA 1.

2402. Europe in the Twentieth Century

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.

2402W. Europe in the Twentieth Century

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: HIST 1400. CA 1.

2993. Foreign Study

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.

3095. Special Topics

(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.

3098. Variable Topics

(Formerly offered as HIST 3998.) Three credits. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

3100W. Biography as History

Three credits. Two class periods of 75 minutes. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

What the lives of significant individuals reveal about major historical periods and themes. Variable topics.

3101W. History through Fiction

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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.

3102. Topics in Public History

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.

3201. The History of Human Rights

(Also offered as HRTS 3201.) Three credits. Gilligan

Case studies in the emergence and evolution of human rights as experience and concept.

3202. International Human Rights

(Also offered as HRTS 3202.) Three credits. Omara-Otunnu

Historical and theoretical survey of the evolution of human rights since 1945.

3203. History of the Family

(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.

3204W. Science and Social Issues in the Modern World

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

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.

3205. Personality and Power in the Twentieth Century

Three credits.

Dynamic leadership in historical crises, including, for example, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Hitler, De Gaulle, Kennedy, and Mao.

3206. Black Experience in the Americas

(Also offered as AFRA 3206.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: AFRA/HIST/HRTS 3563; AFRA/HIST 3564, 3620; or HIST/LLAS 3609. Pappademos

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.

3207. Genocide after the Second World War

(Also offered as HRTS 3207.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST/HRTS 3201. Gilligan

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.

3208. Making the Black Atlantic

(Also offered as AFRA 3208 and LLAS 3208.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: AFRA/HIST/HRTS 3563 or AFRA/HIST 3564 or 3620; or HIST/LLAS 3609.

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.

3209. Maritime Archaeology of the Americas

(Also offered as ANTH 3531 and MAST 3531.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: ANTH 1500, 2501, 2510; or HIST 3544.

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.

3210. Archaeology of the Age of Sail

(Also offered as MAST 3532.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: ANTH 1500, ANTH 2501, or ANTH 2510.

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.

3300. Near Eastern Prehistory

(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.

3301. Ancient Near East

(Also offered as CAMS 3253.) 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.

3320. Ancient Greece

(Also offered as CAMS 3254.) 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.

3325. Ancient Rome

(Also offered as CAMS 3255.) Three credits. Caner

From the beginning of Rome to the reign of Justinian. The growth of the Roman Republic and Empire, Roman civilization and its influence upon later history.

3330. Palestine Under the Greeks and Romans

(Also offered as CAMS 3256 and HEJS 3218.) Three credits. Prerequisite: CAMS 1101 or 1102 or CAMS 3253/HIST 3301; or HIST 3320 or 3325; or INTD 3260; or HEJS 1103 or 3202; or instructor consent. Miller

The political, historical and religious currents in Greco-Roman Palestine. Includes the Jewish Revolts, sectarian developments, the rise of Christianity and the Talmudic academies.

3330W. Palestine Under the Greeks and Romans

(Also offered as CAMS 3256W and HEJS 3218W). Three credits. Prerequisite: CAMS 1101 or 1102 or CAMS 3253/HIST 3301; or HIST 3320 or 3325; or INTD 3260; or HEJS 1103 or 3202; or instructor consent; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Taught in English. May not be used to meet the foreign language requirement. Miller

3335. The Early Christian Church

(Also offered as CAMS 3250.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 3325/CAMS 3255 or HIST 3330/CAMS 3256. Caner

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.

3340. World of Late Antiquity

(Also offered as CAMS 3243.) Three credits. Caner

The profound social and cultural changes that redefined the cities, frontiers, and economies of the classical world and led to the Middle Ages. Developments in the eastern and western Mediterranean lands between the second and seventh centuries, including neo-Platonism, the spread of Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, and Islam.

3350. Byzantium

Three credits.

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.

3360. Early Middle Ages

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.

3361. The High Middle Ages

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.

3370. The Renaissance

Three credits. Gouwens

Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

3371. The Reformation

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.

3400. Europe in the Seventeenth Century

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.

3412. Intellectual and Social History of Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Three credits. Lansing

The thought and feeling of Europeans in their social context.

3413W. Intellectual and Social History of Europe in the Twentieth Century

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

The thought and feeling of Europeans in their social context.

3416. Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe

(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.

3418. The Holocaust

(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.

3420. English History to 1603

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.

3421. History of Modern England

Three credits. Watson

Cultural, political, economic, and intellectual development of modern Britain, with special emphasis on changing ideas of national identity.

3426. Social and Economic History of Modern Britain

Three credits. Watson

The change from an agrarian to an industrial society.

3430. History of Ireland

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.

3440. France Since 1715

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.

3451. Germany Since 1815

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.

3456. The Habsburg Monarchy and Its Peoples, 1740-1918

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.

3460. Italy 1250-1600

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.

3463. The Modernization of Italy from 1815 to Present

Three credits. Davis

The modernization of Italy’s traditional sociopolitical and economic structure; Industrialization, unification, the liberal regime, fascism, and the republic.

3470. Medieval and Imperial Russia to 1855

Three credits.

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.

3471. History of Russia Since 1855

Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 3470. Gilligan

Continuation of HIST 3470. Late imperial Russia, the former Soviet Union, and contemporary Russia.

3502. Colonial America: Native Americans, Slaves, and Settlers, 1492-1760

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.

3502W. Colonial America: Native Americans, Slaves, and Settlers, 1492-1760

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

3504. The American Revolution

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.

3510. Civil War America

Three credits.

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.

3516. Rise of U.S. Global Power

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.

3519. Contemporary America

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.

3520. Social and Cultural History of Connecticut and New England

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.

3522. History of Connecticut

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.

3530. Asian-American Experience Since 1850

(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.

3531. Japanese Americans and World War II

( 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.

3540. American Environmental History

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.

3540W. American Environmental History

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

3541. The History of Urban America

(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.

3541W. The History of Urban America

(Also offered as URBN 3541W.) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

3542. New England Environmental History

(Also offered as AMST 3542.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. McKenzie

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.

3544. Atlantic Voyages

(Also offered as MAST 3544.) Three credits.

Seafaring and society since the age of Columbus. Emphasis on the Anglo-American experience.

3550. Constitutional History of the United States

Three credits.

The Constitution and the Supreme Court in relation to the political, economic, and intellectual history of the United States.

3551. Topics in U.S. Legal History

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.

3551W. Topics in U.S. Legal History

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

3554. Immigrants and the Shaping of American History

Three credits. Recommended preparation: One course in American History. Chang

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.”

3555. Work and Workers in American Society

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.

3555W. Work and Workers in American Society

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

3556W. History Workshop: Topics in American Society and Culture

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

Techniques of primary historical research based on collaborative research and writing on a topic selected by the instructor.

3560. Constructions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. History

(Also offered as WGSS 3560.) Three credits. Not open for credit to students who have passed HIST 3095 or 3995 when taught as Constructions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. History. McElya

Examination of historical development, interconnections, and complexities of conceptions of race, gender, and sexuality in U.S. from European conquest to the present.

3561. History of Women and Gender in the U.S. to 1850

(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.

3562. History of Women and Gender in the United States, 1850-Present

(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.

3563. African American History to 1865

(Also offered as HRTS 3563 and AFRA 3563.) Three credits. Ogbar

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.

3564. African American History Since 1865

(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.

3568. Hip-Hop, Politics and Youth Culture in America

( Also offered as AFRA 3568 and AMST 3568.) Three credits. Ogbar

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.

3569. Slavery in Film

(Also offered as AFRA 3569.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: AFRA/HIST 3206 or 3563 or 3564; or CLCS 1110.

Depictions of chattel slavery in cinema and popular media over time. Topics include histories of slavery, race and identity, media studies, and cultural studies.

3570. American Indian History

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.

3575. Latinos/as and Human Rights

(Also offered as HRTS 3221 and LLAS 3221.) Three credits. Overmyer-Velázquez, Silvestrini

Latino/a issues related to human, civil and cultural rights, and gender differences.

3607. Latin America in the Colonial Period

(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.

3608W. The Hispanic World in the Ages of Reason and Revolution

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: HIST 3607. Silvestrini

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.

3609. Latin America in the National Period

(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.

3610. Latin America and the Great Powers

Three credits.

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.

3618. Comparative Slavery in the Americas

(Also offered as AFRA 3618 or LLAS 3618.) Three credits.

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.

3619. History of the Caribbean

(Also offered as AFRA and LLAS 3619) Three credits.

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.

3620. Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Spanish Caribbean

( 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.

3621. Cuba in Local and Global Perspective

Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 3607, 3608W, 3609, 3620, 3635. Pappademos

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.

3622. History of Gender and Sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean

(Also offered as AFRA, LLAS, and WGSS 3622.) Three credits.

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.

3635. History of Modern Mexico

(Also offered as LLAS 3635.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 3607. Overmyer-Velazquez

The emergence of modern Mexico from independence to the present with emphasis on the Revolution of 1910. CA 1. CA 4- INT.

3640. Andean Societies

Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 3607 or 3609. Spalding

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).

3643. Argentina and LaPlata Region

Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 3607 or 3609. Healey

Colonial heritage, social and economic transformation of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, foreign relations and contemporary turmoil.

3650. History of Urban Latin America

(Also offered as URBN 3650.) Three credits. Open to sophomores or higher. Not open to students who have passed HIST 3095 or 3995 when taught as Latin American Urban History.

The development of Latin American cities with emphasis on social, political, physical and environmental change, from Spanish conquest to present. CA 1.

3660W. History of Migration in Las Americas

(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.

3674. History of Latino/as in the United States

(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.

3704. Medieval Islamic Civilization to 1700

Three credits. Recommended preparation: HIST 1300 or 1400. Azimi

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.

3705. The Modern Middle East from 1700 to the Present

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.

3712. The Middle East Crucible

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.

3752. History of Pre-Colonial Africa

(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.

3753. History of Modern Africa

(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.

3760. History of Southern Africa

(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.

3808. East Asia to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

(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.

3809. East Asia since the Mid-Nineteenth Century

(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.

3810. China and the West

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.

3812. Modern India

(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.

3820. History of Modern Chinese Political Thought

Three credits.

Survey of Chinese political ideas and ideologies since the nineteenth century.

3822. Modern China

Three credits.

Survey of patterns of modern China since 1800. Topics will include reforms and revolutions, industrialization and urbanization, and family and population growth.

3832. Modern Japan

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.”

3841. Empire and Nation in Southeast Asia

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.

3842. History of Vietnam

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.

3845. The Vietnam War

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.

3863. War and Diplomacy in East Asia

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.

3875. Asian Diasporas in the Americas

(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.

3991. Supervised Field Work

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.

3993. Foreign Study

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.

4989. Directed Research

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to senior history majors.

An introduction to research methods and resources in history.

4994W. Senior Seminar

Three credits. Prerequisite: HIST 2100; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to undergraduate history majors in their senior year. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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.

4996. Honors Thesis Preparation

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.

4997W. Senior Thesis in History

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.

4999. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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