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HIST110
The Ancient World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
Interpretation of select literature and art of the ancient Mediterranean world with a view to illuminating the antecedents of modern culture; religion and myth in the ancient Near East; Greek philosophical, scientific, and literary invention; and the Roman tradition in politics and administration.
HIST111
The Medieval World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The development of Europe in the Middle Ages; the role of religious values in shaping new social, economic, and political institutions; medieval literature, art and architecture.
HIST131
The History of the American Dream
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST131 or HIST289J.
Formerly: HIST289J.
An introduction to the way Americans thought of themselves in the past, and their often conflicting visions of what constituted the American Dream. Central questions will include whether or not Americans have always envisioned their country as a land of equality, opportunity, democracy, and freedom and whether or not their ideas of what these values meant changed or remained the same over time.
HIST133
"God Wills It!" The Crusades in Medieval and Modern Perspectives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST133, HIST289D, or RELS289D.
Formerly: HIST289D.
An examination of the identities and convictions both of the Western Europeans who participated in the Crusades and of the Easterners (Muslim, Christian, and Jewish) whom they encountered in the Holy Land. Focuses on the era of the first four great Crusades, from about 1095 to 1215. Consideration of the cultural impact of these movements on both Western Europe and the Middle East.
Also offered as RELS289D. Credit granted for HIST133 or RELS289D.
HIST189B
Topics in History; Sustainability and History: The Maryland Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Also offered as ENST140. Credit granted for ENST140 or HIST189B. This course seeks to examine closely the roots of our concern with the concept of sustainability through the environmental history of the state of Maryland.
HIST200
Interpreting American History: Beginnings to 1877
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU
Credit only granted for: HIST156 or HIST200.
Formerly: HIST156.
The United States from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Establishment and development of American institutions.
HIST201
Interpreting American History: From 1865 to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Credit only granted for: HIST157 or HIST201.
Formerly: HIST157.
The United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. Economic, social, intellectual, and political developments. Rise of industry and emergence of the United States as a world power.
HIST208D
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Russian History in Art, Music, Literature, and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
HIST208E
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; The Urban Environment: Cities and Nature in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
HIST208F
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Religion and Society in 16th Century Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
HIST211
Love, Labor, and Citizenship: History of American Women Since 1880
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: WMST211.
Credit only granted for: HIST211 or WMST211.
An examination of women's changing roles in working class and middle class families, the effects of industrialization on women's economic activities and status, and women's involvement in political and social struggles including those for women's rights, birth control, and civil rights.
HIST219B
Special Topics in History; Conquest, Conversion, or Convivencia? Conflict and Tolerance Among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Medieval Spains
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The history and interactions of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in medieval Spain and Portugal.
HIST219C
Special Topics in History; The Million that's Gone: The Jews of Muslim Lands in Modern Time
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as HIST219C. Credit granted for JWST289A or HIST219C.

Examines the complex and fraught history of the Jews of Muslim lands in modern times, a population reduced from about one million a century ago to several tens of thousands today.
HIST219I
Special Topics in History; Religions of the Ancient Near East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as JWST225 and RELS219A. Credit granted for JWST225, HIST219I, or RELS219A.

Introduction to ancient Near Eastern religious systems and mythology, from the third millennium BCE through the fourth century BCE. Particular emphasis on Mesopotamia and ancient Israel.
HIST219P
Special Topics in History; Renaissance to Enlightenment: People, Places, and Paradigms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST222
Immigration and Ethnicity in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: AAST222.
Credit only granted for: AAST222, AAST298A, HIST219L, or HIST222.
Formerly: HIST219L.
The history of immigration and the development of diverse populations i the United States are examined. Topics include related political controversies, the social experiences of immigrants, ethnicity, generations, migration, inter-group relations, race, and diversity in American culture.
HIST225
Modern Military History, 1815-Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
The military history of Europe through an examination of the economic, financial, strategic, tactical, and technological aspects of the development of military institutions and warfare from the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to the present.
HIST235
History of Britain 1461 to 1714
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
British history from the War of the Roses to the Hanoverian succession; Yorkist and Tudor society and politics; the Renaissance and Reformation in England, Henry VIII through Elizabeth I; 17th-century crises and revolutions; intellectual and cultural changes; the beginnings of empire; the achievement of political and intellectual order.
HIST236
History of Britain 1688 to Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
British history from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the present. The revolution of 1688; the structure of 18th-century society and politics; economic and social change in the Industrial Revolution; 19th- and 20th-century political and social reform; imperialism; the impact of the First and Second World Wars on British society.
HIST237
Russian Civilization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS
An overview of Russian history stressing the main lines of development of the Russian state and the evolution of Russian culture to the present day.
HIST240
Europe in the Twentieth Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HIST240 or HIST337.
Formerly: HIST337.
Political, cultural, and economic developments in 20th-century Europe.
HIST245
Reformers, Radicals, and Revolutionaries: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HIST219W or HIST245.
Formerly: HIST219W.
The 20th century was a period of dramatic changes in the Middle East. Within the global context of the two World Wars and the Cold War, countries in the region struggled with the effects of colonialism and painful processes of decolonization. The course offers a thematic-comparative approach to issues such as social and political reform, nationalism, the colonial experience, independence struggles, models of governance, political violence, and Islamism. Course lectures and the analysis and discussion of primary sources will lead students to understand that the peoples of the Middle East found answers to the challenges posed by Western dominance based on their specific historical, cultural and socio-economic circumstances.
HIST251
Latin America Since Independence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: HIST251.
Credit only granted for: HIST251 or LASC251.
Introductory survey of the history of Latin America from the era of independence (c. 1810-1825) through the early 1980s. Major themes include independence and sovereignty, postcolonialism and neocolonialism, nation- and state-building, liberalism, citizenship, economic development and modernization, social organization and stratification, race and ethnicity, gender relations, identity politics, reform and revolution, authoritarianism and democratization, and inter-American relations.
Also offered as LASC251. Credit granted for HIST251 or LASC251.
HIST255
African-American History, 1865 - Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS
An introductory course in the African-American experience in the United States from 1865 to the present. Topics include the aftermath of the Civil War on US race relations, the rise of segregation, northern migration, World War I and II, Civil Rights Movements, and the Black Power Movement.
Also offered as AASP298A. Credit only granted for HIST255 or AASP298A.
HIST285
East Asian Civilization II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS
A survey of the historical development of modern Asia since 1700. Primarily concerned with the efforts of East Asians to preserve their traditional cultures in the face of Western expansion in the 18th and 19th centuries, and their attempts to survive as nations in the 20th century.
HIST289N
The Politics of Sexuality in America: A Historical Approach
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HIST289O
Lawlessness: From Pirates to Body-snatchers, Exploring the Legitimacy of Illicit Activity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Explores motives of and responses to the lawless behavior of pirates, body snatchers, bandits, vigilantes, smugglers and others worldwide from the 1500s to today.
HIST289R
Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
This course provides a thematic approach to consumerism as it emerged in the United States over the course of three centuries.
HIST289T
Jesus, Mani, and Muhammad: The Dynamics of New Religious Movements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Also offered as RELS289M. Credit granted for RELS289M or HIST289T.
HIST289V
What Does It Mean to be An American?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
This course seeks to understand the on-going crisis over national identity and purpose by examining the many factors that go into the big stew known as America.
HIST289X
History and the Politics of American Memory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
HIST289Y
Zombies, Fear, and Contagion: A Cultural History of Public Health, Medicine, and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
HIST299
(Perm Req)
Directed Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST307
The Holocaust of European Jewry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: JWST345.
Credit only granted for: HIST307 or JWST345.
Roots of Nazi Jewish policy in the l930's and during World War II: the process of destruction and the implementation of the "final solution of the Jewish problem" in Europe, and the responses made by the Jews to their concentration and annihilation.
HIST319N
Special Topics in History; Modern History of Korea
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST319O
Special Topics in History; Capitalism and Its Discontents
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST319P
Special Topics in History; The African City: From Ancient Ife to Modern Johannesburg
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
From the genesis of urban life on the Niger to the postcolonial South African city.
HIST319R
Special Topics in History; Genghis Khan and the Mongols: Destroyers of Worlds and Patrons of Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST319T
Special Topics in History; Muslims on the Silk Road: Medieval and Early Modern Culture betweeen China and the Caspian Sea
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A history of Islamic Central Asia in the medieval and early modern period. Major topics include the Mongols, Tamerlane, and Sufism.
HIST321
Biblical History and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Also offered as: JWST324.
Credit only granted for: HIST321 or JWST324.
Formerly: HEBR333.
Study of the political, social, and religious development of the Jewish nation from its inception to its return from exile in Babylonia around 536 C.E. Focus on biblical texts, archaeological finds, and source materials from neighboring cultures to reconstruct political history and the development of religious concepts.
Also offered as JWST324. Credit will be granted for HIST321 or JWST324.
HIST328C
Selected Topics in History; Arts, Leisure, and Entertainment: Urban Life in Modern Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as PERS398B and TDPS358B. Credit granted for PERS398B, HIST328C, or TDPS358B.

Interdisciplinary historical exploration of the formation and transformations of urban public culture in modern Iran. Taught in English.
HIST328K
Selected Topics in History; Napoleon and His Empire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST328M
Selected Topics in History; Red, White, and Black: Peoples and Communities in Early America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Colonialism in North America through the eyes of African, European, and Native peoples from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Emphasizes peoples' ideas about human difference in the broader transformations of the colonial period.
HIST328R
Selected Topics in History; Global History of Soccer: Politics, Culture and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST329R
Special Topics in History; What Makes a City? Metropolitan Change in Modern America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST333
The European Reformations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST111 or HIST112; or permission of instructor required.
Also offered as: RELS343.
Credit only granted for: HIST333 or RELS343.
Examination of developments in European religion between 1450 and 1700; the late-medieval Church and its critics; rise of Protestant thought in Germany and its spread throughout Europe; reform efforts in the Catholic Church; religious wars and violence and their impact on state and society; consequences of religious reform in society and its impact on the family and women.
Also offered as RELS343. Credit granted for HIST333 or RELS343.
HIST352
America in the Colonial Era, 1600-1763
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST200, HIST210, HIST213, or HIST254; or must have completed HIST156; or permission of instructor.
The founding of the English colonies in America and their European backgrounds, the reasons for the instability of colonial society to 1689 and the emergence of stable societies after 1689; the development of colonial regionalism, political institutions, social divisions, the economy, religion, education, urban and frontier problems in the eighteenth century.
HIST354
Ante-Bellum America 1815-1861
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST200, HIST210, HIST213, HIST222, HIST254, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST156; or permission of instructor.
Traces how the strong nationalism after the War of 1812 transformed int the sectionalism that led to Civil War. The course concentrates on the controversies over slavery and other issues contributing to North-South antagonism, including Jacksonian democracy, capitalism, racism, immigration, manifest destiny and religious, social, and intellectual movements, each of which produced its own social tendencies and tensions.
HIST356
Emergence of Modern America, 1900-1945
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST201, HIST211, HIST213, HIST222, HIST255, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST157; or permission of instructor.
The emergence of modern institutions and identities, 1900-1945. These institutions may include corporate enterprises and the welfare state; identities include homosexuality, the New Woman, and the New Negro.
HIST357
Recent America: 1945-Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST201, HIST211, HIST213, HIST222, HIST255, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST157; or permission of instructor.
American history from the inauguration of Harry S. Truman to the presen with emphasis upon politics and foreign relations, but with consideration of special topics such as radicalism, conservatism, and labor.
HIST376
History of Modern Israel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Also offered as: ISRL342.
Credit only granted for: HIST376, ISRL342, or JWST342.
History of modern Israel since the beginning of the Zionist settlement in 1882. Attention to different interpretations and narratives of Israel's history, including the historical and ideological roots of Zionism, the establishment of the State of Israel, ideological forces, wars, and the triumphs and crises of democracy.
Additional Note: Also offered as ISRL342. Credit granted for ISRL342 or HIST376.
HIST386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-History department; and junior standing or higher.
The History Department's Internship program. Pre-professional experience in historical research, analysis, and writing in a variety of work settings.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST396
(Perm Req)
Honors Colloquium II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-History department; or HIST395.
Restriction: Must be in History program.
Uses a seminar approach to examine a major problem of historical interpretation across two or more diverse cultures in different periods. Topics vary and include: religion and society, the city in history, gender, slavery and emancipation, and modernization.
HIST399
(Perm Req)
Honors Thesis II; Honors Thesis II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST407
Technology and Social Change in History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Social consequences of technological innovations and the ways in which societies have coped with new technologies.
HIST408C
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; The Jews and the State in the Modern Era
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
HIST408E
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Empire and Central Asia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of department. An exploration of the role of empire in the making of modern Central Asia. Focus on five former Soviet republics, Afghanistan and Xinjiang (western China).
HIST408L
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; The American Revolution as a Civil War
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
HIST408M
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; The Late 1960s
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of department. This course will cover the range of political and cultural changes brought about by: the Civil Rights movement, the counter-culture, women's rights, gay rights, the Vietnam War, the rise of the New Left, and the rise of the New Right.
HIST408P
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Witchcraft and Persecution, 1450-1750
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
HIST408X
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Britain at War: A Cultural History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Readings Seminar examines British men, women, and children in WWI, WWII, and Cold War, with focus on war's impact on masculinity, popular culture and social history.
HIST408Y
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Hollywood and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Reading seminar about the connection between American cinema and American cinema and American politics from DW Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" (2016).
HIST419C
Special Topics in History; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT679D, PERS498M, HIST619C, PERS689M, WMST498D, and WMST698D. Credit granted for CMLT679D, HIST419C, HIST619C, PERS498M, PERS689M, WMST498D, or WMST698D.

An introduction to the study of the changing norms of sex, gender, and sexuality in the Islamicate world, past and present. Through engagement with primary source readings, recent scholarly studies, and theoretical literature from Gender and Sexuality Studies and Queer Theory, we will cover such topics as: Islamic sexual ethics; homo- and heteroerotic poetry and art of both the spiritual and profane varieties; transvestism, androgyny, and gender nonconformity in the medieval Islamic work; premodern Islamic medical and courtly advice literature on sex; and the construction of "sexuality" (homo- and heterosexuality) in the modern Middle East. The course does not require any prior knowledge of Gender and Sexuality Studies or Islamicate cultures and languages. Taught in English.
HIST419L
Special Topics in History; Postcolonialism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AMST498F, ANTH469L, ENGL479O, LASC448K, or PHIL428A. Credit granted for HIST419L, AMST498F, ANTH469L, ENGL479O, LASC448K, or PHIL428A.

The course examines how colonialism and postcolonialism shape one'sunderstanding of self, gender, race, nation, history, geography,religion, art, philosophy, and social science.
HIST419V
Special Topics in History; Jews, Greeks, and Others in Graeco-Roman Egypt
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST619L. Credit granted for HIST419V or HIST619L.
HIST419W
Special Topics in History; The African Side of the Black Diasporic Atlantic: People, Politics, and Faiths
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Africa's history and the worldwide dissemination of African people, culture, and ideas.
HIST428F
Selected Topics in History; Cultural Imagination in the US-China Relations since 1785
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AAST398R. Credit granted for HIST428F or AAST398R. Through extensive use of primary documents, students will gain an of the history of UMD, from its founding in 1856 to the present day.
HIST428M
Selected Topics in History; Oral History of Immigration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Uses oral history to explore experiences of migrants to the Washington, D.C. area since the mid-twentieth century in projects based on engagement with local immigrants.
HIST428V
Selected Topics in History; Founding Fathers and American Religion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as RELS429A. Credit will only be given for HIST428V or RELS429A.
HIST429D
Special Topics in History; The Soviet Union and the World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An examination of the interactions between the Soviet Union and the rest of the world from 1917-1991. Focus on culture, ideas and foreign policy.
HIST429F
Special Topics in History; MAC to Millennium: History of the University of Maryland
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST429G
Special Topics in History; The Israeli Settler Movement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Also offered as ISRL449B. Credit granted for ISRL449B or HIST429G.

This class will explore the Israeli settler movement over the last four decades, from its position on the fringes of Israeli society in the 1970s and 1980s to its rise to prominence in Israeli politics today.
HIST429Q
Special Topics in History; Wealth, Inequality and the State in Late Antiquity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course offers an introduction to the social and economic history of the Mediterranean and Near East in Later Antiquity (ca 300-650 CE). In this period, the regions from modern Spain to Afghanistan were ruled by the empires of Rome and Iran. We will explore the relationship between state power, economic inequality and the emergence of the new ideologies \f renunciation in these two super-states.
HIST429R
Special Topics in History; Imperial Russia's World Connections
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST429X
Special Topics in History; Tradition and Change: Jewish Religion in the Modern World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as JWST347 and RELS419R. Credit granted for JWST347, HIST429X, or RELS419R.

An exploration of the history of the different modern Jewish religious movements that developed in Europe, starting with messianic movements and ending with Reform and Orthodoxy. Emphasis will be placed on the influence of the academic study of Judaism on the development of modern Jewish religious ideologies and practices.
HIST455
Constitutional History of the United States: Since 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
American public law and government, with emphasis on the interaction of government, law, and politics, and the relationship between the constitution and social forces and influences, the way in which constitutional principles, rules, ideas, and institutions affect events and are in turn affected by events. Major crises in American government and politics such as Reconstruction,the rise of corporate power, civil liberties during wartime, the New Deal era, the civil disorders of the 1960s.
HIST457
History of American Culture and Ideas Since 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST201, HIST211, HIST213, HIST222, HIST255, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST157; or permission of instructor.
A continuation of HIST456, from the Civil War to the present.
HIST473
History of the Caribbean
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Prerequisite: HIST112, HIST113, HIST122, HIST123, HIST240, HIST250, or HIST251.
Offers a concise introduction to the history of the Caribbean regions from the Columbian voyages to the 20th century. Special emphasis is given to the dynamics of local social and cultural formations within the framework of the political and economic history of the Atlantic world.
HIST483
History of Japan Since 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Japan's renewed contact with the Western world and emergence as a modern state, industrial society, and world power, 1800-1931; and Japan's road to war, occupation, and recovery, 1931 to the present.
HIST495
Women in Medieval Culture and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: WMST455.
Credit only granted for: HIST495 or WMST455.
Medieval women's identity and cultural roles: the condition, rank and rights of medieval women; their access to power; a study of women's writings and the constraints of social constructs upon the female authorial voice; and contemporary assumptions about women.
HIST499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HIST499Y
(Perm Req)
Independent Study; Middle Eastern History and TV Production
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST601
History and Contemporary Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to contemporary theories in philosophy, literary criticism, cultural studies, anthropology, and other fields; and analysis of their usefulness to historians.
HIST607
(Perm Req)
The Teaching of History in Institutions of Higher Learning
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
For majors only.
HIST608B
(Perm Req)
General Seminar; American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST608C
General Seminar; General Seminar in European History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST608I
General Seminar; 19th Century Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST608J
General Seminar; 20th Century Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST610
Introduction to Museum Scholarship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: AMST655.
Credit only granted for: AMST655, ANTH655, or HIST610.
Provides students a basic understanding of museums as cultural and intellectual institutions. Topics include the historical development of museums, museums as resources for scholarly study, and the museum exhibition as medium for presentation of scholarship.
HIST619A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History; Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
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HIST619B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History; Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
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HIST619C
Special Topics in History; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as CMLT679D, HIST419C, PERS498M, PERS689M, WMST498D, and WMST698D. Credit granted for CMLT679D, HIST419C, HIST619C, PERS498M, PERS689M, WMST498D, or WMST698D.

An introduction to the study of the changing norms of sex, gender, and sexuality in the Islamicate world, past and present. Through engagement with primary source readings, recent scholarly studies, and theoretical literature from Gender and Sexuality Studies and Queer Theory, we will cover such topics as: Islamic sexual ethics; homo- and heteroerotic poetry and art of both the spiritual and profane varieties; transvestism, androgyny, and gender nonconformity in the medieval Islamic work; premodern Islamic medical and courtly advice literature on sex; and the construction of "sexuality" (homo- and heterosexuality) in the modern Middle East. The course does not require any prior knowledge of Gender and Sexuality Studies or Islamicate cultures and languages. Taught in English.
HIST619L
Special Topics in History; Jews, Greeks, and Others in Graeco-Roman Egypt
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619N
Special Topics in History; The Connecting Sea: Entangled Histories of the Mediterranean
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This seminar will study the social, cultural, and religious interactions inthe late Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean space.
HIST619R
Special Topics in History; Readings in Emancipation and Reconstruction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619T
Special Topics in History; Readings in Global Environmental History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to the field of environmental history through books and articles on different continents, countries, empires, and time periods.
HIST639X
Special Topics in History; American Borderlands
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST708
Directed Independent Reading for Comprehensive Examinations I
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
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HIST709
Directed Independent Reading for Comprehensive Examinations II
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
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HIST799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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HIST811
Museum Scholarship Practicum
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HIST810.
Restriction: Permission of Museum Scholarship Program required.
Also offered as: ANTH857, AMST857.
Credit only granted for: ANTH 857, AMST857 or HIST811.
Students devise and carry out a research program using the collections at the Smithsonian Institution or some other cooperating museum, working under joint supervision of a museum professional and a university faculty member.
HIST819A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History: Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Department permission required.
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HIST819B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in History: Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Department permission required.
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HIST819V
Special Topics in History: Independent Research; US Research Seminar: Atlantic History before 1865
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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HIST899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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