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HSTR
History - World


HSTR 101IH WESTERN CIVILIZATION I

HSTR 102IH WESTERN CIVILIZATION II

HSTR 130D  LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

HSTR 135D  THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

HSTR 140D  MODERN ASIA

HSTR 145D  HISTORY OF JAPAN 

HSTR 160D  MODERN WORLD HISTORY 

HSTR 205CS SCIENCE, TECNOLOGY, AND RISK 

HSTR 207CS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY IN WORLD HISTORY 

HSTR 208RH SCIENCE,ENVIRONMENT,TECHNOLOGY,SOCIETY:COMMON EXPERIENCE

HSTR 282CS DARWINIAN REVOLUTION

HSTR 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

HSTR 291   SPECIAL TOPICS  

HSTR 302   ANCIENT GREECE 

HSTR 304   ANCIENT ROME 

HSTR 318   THE GILDED AGE TO 1940

HSTR 322   19TH CENTURY EUROPE

HSTR 324   20TH CENTURY EUROPE

HSTR 330   HISTORY OF MEXICO 

HSTR 340   AGE OF THE SHOGUNS

HSTR 342   JAPAN'S LONG 19TH CENTURY 

HSTR 345   MODERN CHINA 

HSTR 346   MODERN INDIA,PAKISTAN,AND BANGLADESH 

HSTR 348   BRITAIN 1485-1688

HSTR 350   MODERN BRITAIN 

HSTR 353   MODERN FRANCE

HSTR 359   RUSSIA TO 1917 

HSTR 362   MODERN GERMANY

HSTR 366   MIDDLE EAST/20TH CENTURY 

HSTR 372   THE WORLD AT WAR

HSTR 375   EURASIAN BORDERLANDS 

HSTR 376   TWENTIETH CENTURY WAR 

HSTR 410   FAMILY, GENDER AND LAW IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME 

HSTR 415   GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY 

HSTR 417   SCI, TECH SOC 1500-1800

HSTR 419   MODERN SCIENCE 

HSTR 423   EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

HSTR 430   LATIN AMER SOC HISTORY 

HSTR 431   RACE IN LATIN AMERICA 

HSTR 432   COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

HSTR 433   LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES 

HSTR 434   GENDER,SEXUALITY, AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY 

HSTR 443   GENDER IN ASIA

HSTR 445   SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENT IN JAPAN

HSTR 446   SCIENCE & MEDICINE IN CHINA 

HSTR 468   THE MAKING OF MODERN TURKEY

HSTR 482   ANIMAL HISTORIES

HSTR 484   WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY 

HSTR 486   MUSEUM HISTORY 

HSTR 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

HSTR 491   SPECIAL TOPICS 

HSTR 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

HSTR 498   INTERNSHIP 

HSTR 499R  SEMINAR CAPSTONE:HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY 

HSTR 101IH WESTERN CIVILIZATION I
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- Survey of the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, and the European world to the end of Reformation. Emphasis on social, economic, and cultural history.

HSTR 102IH WESTERN CIVILIZATION II
F,S 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- Survey of European history from 1600 to the present.

HSTR 130D LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
S 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- The history of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian period to the present day, focused primarily on the period since Independence in the 1820's. The course examines the origins and legacies of economic and political inequalities both within Latin America and the "first world", with attention to questions of class, race, ethnicity, and gender.

HSTR 135D THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
F 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- This introductory course examines the Middle East from the early twentieth century until the present day. Beginning with the Ottoman and Safavid empires, this course explores a variety of themes relating to the region and its place in the world.

HSTR 140D MODERN ASIA
S 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- Survey of the social, political, and economic history of East Asia (China and/ or Japan) in the 19th and 20th century.

HSTR 145D HISTORY OF JAPAN
F,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- The political and cultural development of Japan from earliest time to the present. Special attention will be given to Japanese relations with Asia and the West.

HSTR 160D MODERN WORLD HISTORY
F 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
--Introduction to themes important for understanding the world in the 20th century through an examination of commodities from 1000 - present: world systems, global interconnections, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, technology, and the environment.

HSTR 205CS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND RISK
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Examines the history, science, and ethics of risk, focusing on the complex relationship of science, technology, and risk in modern age. Includes exploration of knowledge production in science and technology; case studies such as industrial health and safety, the atomic age, "natural" disasters, and global warming to understand how risk has been defined, perceived, and remedied; and team research projects on such topics as automobile safety, earthquakes, and maquiladores.

HSTR 207CS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY IN WORLD HISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Surveys the role of science and technology in relation to social, political, and economic change in global history. Special attention is given to the historical development of scientific and technological knowledge, the ways different societies have linked ideas of progress and science, and how history can provide valuable perspective to contemporary debates over potentially revolutionary scientific and technological practices.

HSTR 208RH SCIENCE,ENVIRONMENT,TECHNOLOGY,SOCIETY:COMMON EXPERIENCE
S 3 cr. SEM
-- Science and technology have become pervasive investigators of social change. This course aims to understand the nature, causes, and consequences of the growth of science and technology from a humanistic perspective, including recent advances in stem-cell research, the human genome, atomic energy and weapons, and space technology. We will explore the immense social, cultural, political, and economic consequences of these advances and how they have affected our relationship to the natural world.

HSTR 282CS DARWINIAN REVOLUTION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Covers the history, philosophy, and our current understanding of the biological sciences, focusing especially on the theory of evolution. Explores Darwin's ideas, the manner in which he came to them, his argument's explanatory power, and the diverse ramifications of evolutionary theory, including the modern debates in science and religion, stem cell research, cloning, sociobiology, and other tricky contemporary issues.

HSTR 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

HSTR 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Course not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HSTR 302 ANCIENT GREECE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Origins to Alexander the Great, with special attention to life in classical Athens. Emphasis on reading ancient sources in translation.

HSTR 304 ANCIENT ROME
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- From the foundations of the city to the fall of the empire, with special attention to social and military history. Emphasis on reading ancient sources in translation.

HSTR 318 GILDED AGE TO 1940
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 101 or HSTR 102.
-- This course explores the social, economic, and political development of the U.S. from 1877 to 1940, including the rise of big business, urbanization, progressive reform, the Great Depression, and the New Deal.

HSTR 322 19TH CENTURY EUROPE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Ideas and events in Britain and on the continent from the Congress of Vienna to the outbreak of World War I. Social and intellectual ideas as well as political and economic events.

HSTR 324 20TH CENTURY EUROPE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Events and forces in 20th century Europe from World War I to the present. The rise of fascism, communism, and the interwar crisis along with post-World War II developments.

HSTR 330 HISTORY OF MEXICO
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: Take one of the following: HIST 101, HIST 102 or HIST 130.
-- This course examines the historical processes that resulted in the creation of Modern Mexico: pre-Columbian civilization, European conquest, colonialism, and the struggle over nation building since independence in 1821.

HSTR 340 AGE OF THE SHOGUNS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 140 or HSTR 145.
-- Exploration of the political, cultural, and diplomatic issues involved in the development of the Tokugawa state.

HSTR 342 JAPAN'S LONG 19TH CENTURY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 140 or HSTR 145
-- Investigates the revolutionary changes that Japan underwent between the 1770's and 1910.

HSTR 345 MODERN CHINA
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and one of the following: HSTA 160, HSTR 102 or HSTR 140.
-- Social, political, and economic history of the People's Republic of China.

HSTR 346 MODERN INDIA,PAKISTAN,AND BANGLADESH
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and one of the following: HSTA 160, HSTR 102 or HSTR 140.
-- Social, economic, political, and intellectual history of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh during the 19th and 20th centuries.

HSTR 348 BRITAIN 1485-1688
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing and HSTR 102.
-- History of the British Isles from prehistory to 1714. Topics of study include the Reformation, Civil War, unification of Scotland and England and rise of Britain as a world power.

HSTR 350 MODERN BRITAIN
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing and one of the following: HSTR 160 or HSTR 102
-- The emergence and fall of Britain as a world power. Topics of study include industrialization, the slow emergence of democracy in Britain, the role of the family in Victorian Britain, and the impact of the empire within Britain.

HSTR 353 MODERN FRANCE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and one of the following: HIST 160, HSTR 101 or HSTR 102.
-- An interdisciplinary course which focuses on the construction of the modern French nation-state.

HSTR 359 RUSSIA TO 1917
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTR 101 or HSTR 102.
-- Emergence of Russia as a modern nation and developments which led to the Bolshevik Revolution.

HSTR 362 MODERN GERMANY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTR 101 or HSTR 102.
-- An in-depth look at the economic, social, and political developments of modern Germany.

HSTR 366 MIDDLE EAST/20TH CENTURY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: One of the following: HIST 160, HSTA 101, HSTA 102 or PSCI 230.
-- Investigate major diplomatic, economic, cultural and religious themes from the Middle East in the 20th century. Students will choose topics and countries of interest for specific, instructor-guided research. The Arab-Israeli conflict will be one case study.

HSTR 372 THE WORLD AT WAR
F, alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 101, or HSTR 102, or HSTA 101, or HSTA 102, or HSTA 160.
-- The First World War examined through political, military, technological, and social history, in the contexts of the early decades of the 20th century and consequences up to the present.

HSTR 375 EURASIAN BORDERLANDS
F, alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTR 101, or HSTR 102, or HSTR 135.
-- Provides a comparative and thematic approach to a series of issues related to the theme of cross-cultural contact. Draws on scholarly literature pertaining to the Balkans, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union to examine imperialism, national and religious identity, human mobility, and genocide.

HSTR 376 TWENTIETH CENTURY WAR
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and one of the following: HIST 160, HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- This course examines the history of U.S. military activity in the Pacific Rim from the Philippine War to Vietnam, investigating the geopolitical, economic, social, and cultural factors that culminated in the nation's longest war: Vietnam.

HSTR 410 FAMILY, GENDER AND LAW IN ANCIENT GREECE/ROME
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTR 101, HSTR 302 or HSTR 304.
-- Marriage, family life, and the position of women from Homer to Saint Augustine. Special emphasis on private law. Reading and discussion of ancient sources in translation.

HSTR 415 GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 102 or HSTA 102 or consent of instructor.
-- Why are technologies gendered? How do technologies affect gender? This class explores the relationship between gender and technology in comparative cultural, social, and historical perspective. Specific topics addressed include gender and industrialization; identity, masculinity, and technology; gender, sex, and technology.

HSTR 417 SCI TECH SOC 1500-1800
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and one of the following: HSTA 101, HSTR 101, HSTR 102, HSTR 282.
-- The Scientific Revolution in Europe. Topics of study include the relationships between religion and science, science and gender, and technological change and the structure of society.

HSTR 419 MODERN SCIENCE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and one of the following: HSTR 102, HSTA 102, HSTR 332, HSTR 324, or HSTA 412.
-- The emergence of modern science in Europe and America. Topics of study include the relationships between science, gender, ethnicity, and race.

HSTR 423 EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTR 101 or HSTR 102.
-- The ideologies and major thinkers who have influenced European history from the French Revolution to the present day.

HSTR 430 LATIN AMER SOC HISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 130.
-- Social history of Latin America from colonial times to the present with a focus on social history methodology, theories of economic development and social change, and on the experiences of Latin America's diverse popular classes.

HSTR 431 RACE IN LATIN AMERICA
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: One of the following: HSTR 130, HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- This course explores the history of race relations in Latin America, focusing on the traditional links between "race" and power. Topics include examinations of Indigenous, African, and European cultures/ethnicities, from the Conquest to the present day.

HSTR 432 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
F 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 130 and Junior standing or permission of instructor.
-- This seminar-style course examines the colonial period in Latin America, from 1492-1821. Important themes include cross-cultural contact and conflict, the development of a colonial economy, religious and cultural change, institutional and political history, and the organization of colonial society.

HSTR 433 LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 130.
-- This course approaches historical developments, literature, and constructions of identity in twentieth-century Latin America. Taught in English with Spanish reading/writing option. Focus will vary by professor.

HSTR 434 GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Background in Latin American and/or Women's Studies.
-- An exploration of the ways in which transformations in the historical construction of gender and sexuality shaped and were shaped by broader processes of socioeconomic, political, and cultural change in Latin American history.

HSTR 443 GENDER IN ASIA
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and one of the following: HSTR 160, HSTR 101, HSTR 102 or HSTR 140.
-- Analysis of gender relations, the family, the struggle by women in Asia to achieve civil rights and social reform, the problems of working women and various alternatives to western feminism. Focus on the 19th and 20th centuries.

HSTR 444 JAPANESE WOMEN'S HISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 140 or HSTR 145
-- The role of women in Japanese history from ancient time to the present.

HSTR 445 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENT IN JAPAN
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 140 or HSTR 145
-- The role of women in Japanese history from ancient time to the present.

HSTR 446 SCIENCE & MEDICINE IN CHINA
F, to be offered alternate years, 2008 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 140 or HSTR 145 or consent of instructor.
--An exploration of the transformations of medicine, technology, and natural knowledge in imperial and modern China.

HSTR 468 THE MAKING OF MODERN TURKEY
S, Alternate years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Lower division HSTR (non-US history) course or junior standing or consent of the instructor.
--This course focuses upon the major political, cultural, social, and economic developments taking place in the history of Turkey from its establishment in 1923 up to the present day. Of particular importance to this course is the question of what the study of Turkey's modern history can teach us about the modern era more generally.

HSTR 482 ANIMAL HISTORIES
F,S alternate years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
-- An intensive and creative research experience, this course allows students to explore the multidisciplinary side of history by investigating the interrelationship of human and nonhuman animals in a historical setting.

HSTR 484 WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
F,S alternate years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 160,145,140 or 130.
-- This course examines the intersection of the natural world with major themes in world history and places typical subjects in environmental history, including diseases, agriculture, pollution, and environmentalism in global context.

HSTR 486 MUSEUM HISTORY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
-- An examination of the development of American museums and their relationship to other exhibitionary forms including wild west shows and world's fairs. The course also introduces students to theoretical arguments about the nature and function of cultural representations.

HSTR 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in History and consent of department head.

HSTR 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HSTR 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

HSTR 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

HSTR 499R SEMINAR CAPSTONE:HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY
F,S 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, HSTR 160, HSTR 101 or HSTR 102 and HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Senior capstone course. History majors practice sound research and writing methods, using appropriate bibliographical tools and in light of contemporary historiography.

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