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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.
HIST113
The Making of Modern Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
Evolution of modern nation states since late medieval times. Industrial-economic structure and demography. Emergence of modern secular society.
HIST120
Islamic Civilization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: RELS120.
Credit only granted for: HIST120 or RELS120.
Introduction to society and culture in the Middle East since the advent of Islam: as a personal and communal faith; as artistic and literary highlights of intellectual and cultural life; and as the interplay between politics and religion under the major Islamic regimes.
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.
HIST134
Spies, Assassins, Martyrs, and Witches: Famous Trials in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Examination of some of the most famous trials in American history and their enduring hold on the imagination.
HIST134S
Spies, Assassins, Martyrs, and Witches: Famous Trials in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Examination of some of the most famous trials in American history and their enduring hold on the imagination.
Restricted to students in College Park Scholars-Justice and Legal Thought program.
HIST135
Civil Discourse or Urban Riot: Why Cities Don't (Often) Explode
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
An examination of the mechanisms that promote peaceful co-existence in urban societies and a discussion of how and why city streets sometimes become violent.
Also offered as JWST289E. Credit granted for HIST135 or JWST289E. An examination of the mechanisms that promote peaceful co-existence in urban societies and a discussion of how and why city streets sometimes become violent.
HIST136
Moneyland: Business in American Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Examines the interplay between America's stature as a business society and the public distrust of commerce, big business, and money.
HIST143
Power, Ritual, and Society in Western History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST289F or HIST143.
Formerly: HIST289F.
Introduces students to influential works of political thinking, in the Western tradition from classical Antiquity to the present, that treat the relationship between power, ritual, and society. Investigates ritual and its relationships to power, both in reality and the imagination of political thinkers.
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.
HIST204
Introduction to the History of Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HIST174 or HIST204.
Formerly: HIST174.
An exploration of the roots of modern science from the ancient Greeks through the medieval and early modern periods. Focus on the men and women who helped to create the sciences and to change public perceptions of their disciplines.
HIST205
Environmental History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU
An exploration of the way different societies have used, imagined, and managed nature. Includes examination of questions of land use, pollution, conservation, and the ideology of nature, especially but not exclusively in Europe and North America.
HIST208I
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Religion, Secularism, and Revolution in the Early Modern World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST208J
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; Race, Gender and Science in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST208K
(Perm Req)
Historical Research and Methods Seminar; The American Civil War
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST213
History of Sexuality in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HIST213 or HIST219O.
Formerly: HIST219O.
Explores the social construction of sexualities from the first colonial settlement to the modern era in the United States. Analyzes the implications of these understandings for power relations in U.S history.
Also offered as WMST298L. Credit only granted for: HIST213, HIST219O, or WMST298L. Formerly: HIST219O.
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 JWST289A. 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.
HIST219J
Special Topics in History; Modern India: From the British Raj to the World's Largest Democracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Surveys the making of modern India, as well as Pakistan and Bangladesh, from the onset of colonialism in the 18th century to the present day. Focuses on three key themes: state formation and the persistence of regional identities; the negotiation of religious, ethnic, caste, and gender differences; and economic development and inequality.
HIST219O
Special Topics in History; From Tarzan to Star Trek: Colonialism, Technology, and Science Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST219V
Special Topics in History; Islam in/and America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AAST298A and AMST298I. Credit granted for AAST298A, AMST298I, or HIST219V. Islam in/and America examines the history and presence of Islam in the United States, and the construction and evolution of U.S. Muslim identity, community, and culture. A CIC CourseShare online course and part of the DISC initiative (Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum).The instructor is Sylvia Chan- Malik (American Studies/Women's and Gender Studies/Asian American Studies) at Rutgers University, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. You will also need to be entered into the University of Michigan Canvas course management system. The course meets twice a week in real time using video conferencing technology. For more information about this course, including textbook information and instructions on enrolling, please contact Prof.Janelle Wong (janellew@umd.edu ).
HIST219X
Special Topics in History; Modern Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST219X. Credit granted for PERS251 or HIST219X.

General sociopolitical introduction to modern Iran from establishment of the Qajar dynasty in the late 18th century to the present day. Taught in English.
HIST219Z
Special Topics in History; The Devil in the Western Imagination
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as RELS219Z. Credit granted for HIST219Z or RELS219Z.

Students take an interdisciplinary look at how the Devil has been thought of and portrayed over time, from the Bronze Age Middle East to the present.
HIST224
Modern Military History, 1494-1815
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
Survey of 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 dynastic wars of the Valois and Habsburgs to the national wars of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire.
HIST234
History of Britain to 1485
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
British history from Roman times to the 15th century. The Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, and Norman invasions; the coming of Christianity; Magna Carta, the development of Parliament, legal institutions, and the Common Law; the decline of medieval kingship.
HIST250
Colonial Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: LASC250.
Credit only granted for: HIST250 or LASC250.
Introductory survey of the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian Indian cultures to the beginning of the wars for independence (ca. 1810), covering cultural, political, social, and economic developments. Major themes include conquest, colonialism, indigenous culture, African slavery, religion, race and ethnicity, and gender ideologies.
HIST254
African-American History to 1865
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DVUP
Survey of the principal developments in the history and culture of the peoples of African descent in colonial North America and the United States to 1865. Examines the African past, the Atlantic slave trade, variation in slavery, the growth of free black communities, the transformations of families and cultural forms, and patterns of resistance.
Also offered as AASP298C. Credit will be granted for AASP298C or HIST 254.
HIST266
The United States in World Affairs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
A study of the United States as an emerging world power and the American response to changing status in world affairs. Emphasis on the relationship between internal and external development of the nation.
HIST284
East Asian Civilization I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
An interdisciplinary survey of the development of East Asian cultures. An historical approach drawing on all facets of East Asian traditional life, to gain an appreciation of the different and complex cultures of the area.
HIST287
Why the Jews? Historical and Cultural Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed HIST282, HIST283, JWST234, or JWST235.
Also offered as: JWST233.
Credit only granted for: HIST287 or JWST233.
Examines the history and culture of the Jews from the thirteenth century BCE/BC to the present through an examination of significant themes or problems (such as "religion" or "diaspora") that shape our understanding of the Jewish people. A primary focus in the course will be on texts, artifacts, and other cultural products by Jews and others that illustrate the history of the Jews help understand their cultural heritage.
HIST289C
Mirror of Democracy: The Golden Age of Athens
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS, 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.
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.
HIST306
History of Religion in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST200, HIST201, HIST210, HIST211, HIST213, HIST254, or HIST255; or must have completed HIST156 or HIST157; or permission of instructor.
Also offered as: RELS346.
Credit only granted for: HIST306 or RELS346.
A history of religion, religious movements, and churches in America from the early Colonial period to the present, with special attention to the relation between church and society.
HIST310
History of South Africa
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Formerly: HIST419E.
Explores the roots of Apartheid and the anti-Apartheid movement from precolonial times to the present: the social history of work and identity, the rise of kingdoms (Zulu, Sotho), conquest and colonial administration, urban and rural mass politics, gender relations, and the transition to democracy.
HIST319K
Special Topics in History; Antisemitism: The "Old", the "Modern", and the "New" in European History and Beyond
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
This course first examines pre-modern "old" religiously based antagonism to Judaism and the Jews, then turns to "modern" more secular forms of antisemitism in 19th and 20th centuries and concludes with "new" examination of globalization of antisemitism in late 20th and early 21st century.
HIST319V
Special Topics in History; America in the 1960s
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST326
The Roman Republic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST111 or HIST110; or permission of instructor.
Ancient Rome 753-44 B.C., from its founding to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Rome's conquest of the Mediterranean world, the social and political forces that brought it about, and the consequent transformation and decline of the Republic.
HIST328A
Selected Topics in History; Forging the Tortilla Curtain: US-Mexico Borderlands History,1800-Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The historical roots of the U.S.-Mexico border and borderlands landscape, 1800-present. Emphasis on the creation and militarization of the U.S.-MX border, the effects of border-making and free-enterprise on borderlands society, the development of U.S. immigration policy at the U.S.-MX border, the challenges of globalization, and the Mexican migration experience.
HIST328B
Selected Topics in History; Global History of Soccer: Politics, Culture, and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST329B
Special Topics in History; Drugs in the Modern World: From Opium Wars to the War on Drugs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST329E
Special Topics in History; Black Women in United States History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AASP313 and WMST314. Credit granted for AASP313, WMST314 and HIST329E.
HIST329F
Special Topics in History; Religion and Empire in Late Antiquity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This class surveys the history of the Mediterranean and Near East in Late Antiquity (c. 250-750 CE). It focuses on the relationship between state institutions, economic power and religious authority in the empires of Rome, Iran and their successor states.
HIST329I
Special Topics in History; Race in Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Explores race relations in Latin America from the colonial era through the present. Covers indigenous, immigrant, and Afro-Latin American experiences and how they have changed over time; systems of racial categorization; race-mixing (or mestizaje); slavery and emancipation; labor markets; access to property; local and regional identities; gender and sexuality; science and the arts; nationalism; and transnationalism.
HIST329V
Special Topics in History; Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots: Between Propaganda and Myth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This class investigates the origins and developments of the representations of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Stuart, and of the myths that arose around their figures and vicissitudes.
HIST331
Europe in the High Middle Ages: 1000-1500
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: RELS341.
Credit only granted for: HIST331 or RELS341.
Medieval civilization in the 11th through 15th centuries. Emphasis on cultural and political developments of the high Middle Ages with study of the principal sources of medieval thought and learning, art and architecture, and political theory prior to the Renaissance.
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.
HIST353
America in the Revolutionary Era, 1763-1815
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST200, HIST210, HIST213, HIST254, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST156; or permission of instructor.
The background and course of the American Revolution and early nationhood through the War of 1812. Emphasis on how the Revolution shaped American political and social development, the creation of a new government under the Constitution, and the challenges facing the new nation.
HIST355
Civil War and the Rise of Industrialization, 1860-1900
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST200, HIST201, HIST210, HIST213, HIST222, HIST254, HIST255, or HIST275; or must have completed HIST156 or HIST157; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: HIST355 or HIST364.
Civil War, sectional and class conflicts and their impact on American life and institutions from the beginning of the Civil War through the Gilded Age; social, economic, and political reconstruction of the Union; industrialization, urbanization, and technological changes.
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.
HIST371
Jews and Judaism in Antiquity II: First through Seventh Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: HIST370.
Also offered as: JWST326.
Credit only granted for: HIST371 or JWST326.
Political, social, and religious history of the Jews from the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE to the Muslim conquests. Special attention to the political transformation of Judaism under late Roman Christianity, and the rise of the Rabbinic movement.
HIST375
Modern Jewish History II: World Jewry Since 1870
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: JWST344.
Credit only granted for: HIST375 or JWST344.
Continuation of HIST374.
HIST382
Law and Culture in Late Imperial China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An exploration of Chinese law and its social/cultural implications in the late imperial period (1550s-1900s). Major interpretations of the conceptions of law and justice, the functioning of the judicial system, and local courts. An introduction to society and culture, politics and the bureaucracy, family and gender relations, and literature and popular religion of China through the lens of law.
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.
HIST395
(Perm Req)
Honors Colloquium I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-History department; and must be in History program.
History and theory: the conceptual underpinnings of the historical discipline. Students evaluate several contrasting theories of history. Prerequisite for other honors courses.
HIST398
(Perm Req)
Honors Thesis I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST405
Environmental History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to the key issues and methods of environmental history. The scope of the subject is discussed, as well as its relationship with other disciplines, such as ecology, anthropology, and geography. A primary focus is environmental change in history with emphasis on the American experience.
HIST408I
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Literature and Jewish Life in Eastern Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST408P
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; War in the Pacific
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST408Q
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Democracy and Dictatorship in Modern German History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST408R
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Race and Religion in the Middle Ages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
HIST408T
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; "Anna Karenina" as a Window on Russia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST408Z
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Inventing the New World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department.
HIST418A
Jews and Judaism: Selected Historical Topics; Memoir and Autobiography in Modern Jewish History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST429K. Credit granted for HIST418A or JWST429K.
HIST419E
Special Topics in History; Historical and Biographical Narratives in Rabbinic Texts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST469E. Credit granted for JWST469E or HIST419E.
HIST419P
Special Topics in History; Origins of Ethnic Cleansing in Russia and the Soviet Union
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST419Q
Special Topics in History; Before the Holocaust: The Golden Age of European Jewry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST370. Credit granted for HIST419Q or JWST370. An exploration of the history of the Jews of Eastern Europe from the period of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth until the Holocaust. Topics to be covered include religious, political, social, and cultural transformation of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the context of the general political changes in the area.
HIST419X
Special Topics in History; Corporations on Trial: Histories of Law, Capitalism, and Human Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines legal challenges to corporations around the world over the past 200 years through selected case studies. Topics include globalization, empires, the world wars, and the emergence of human rights, corporate social responsibility, and environmental justice.
HIST428A
Selected Topics in History; Chinese Cities and Frontiers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST428R
Selected Topics in History; Transition to Islam: From the Ancient to the Medieval Muslim World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course questions the rise of Islam in Late Antiquity, the development of the Caliphate, and the making of a discrete Muslim identity, up to the classical Abbasid period (9-10th centuries).
HIST428X
Selected Topics in History; Israel's Occupation at 50
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST319J and HIST428X. Credit granted for ISRL448T, JWST429D, or HIST428X.

Now in its fiftieth year, Israel's occupation of the West Bank is the longest continuous military occupation in the world. This seminar will examine its history, the radical transformation of Israeli policy towards Palestinians over five decades, and its impact on the daily lives of Palestinians struggling with the ongoing military and settler presence in their land. The seminar will conclude with a discussion of continued Palestinian resistance to military occupation, including the use of terror against civilians.
HIST429A
Special Topics in History; Victoria's Secrets: Sex and Class in Nineteenth Centure Britain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Queen Victoria, Darwin, Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper: meet some of the Victorians who continue to captivate our historical imagination and learn the truth about sex, class, and race in 19th Century Britain.
HIST429I
Special Topics in History; American Slavery, American Freedom
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST429K
Special Topics in History; From Colonization to Decolonization in North Africa, 1830-1962
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HIST429N
Special Topics in History; The Aztecs: Human Sacrifice and Conquest
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as LASC448J, PHIL428N, and RELS419J. Credit granted for HIST429N LASC448J, PHIL428N, or RELS419J.

We examine the philosophical worldview and daily life of the Aztecs as as well as arguments concerning the legitimacy of the Conquest.
HIST430
Tudor England
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An examination of the political, religious, and social forces in English life, 1485-1603, with special emphasis on Tudor government, the English reformation, and the Elizabethan era.
HIST453
Diplomatic History of the United States from 1914
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
American foreign relations in the 20th century. World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, and Vietnam. A continuation of HIST452.
HIST466
Immigration and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: AAST200, AAST201, AAST222, HIST200, HIST201, HIST221, or HIST222; or must have completed HIST156 or HIST157; or permission of ARHU-History department.
Credit only granted for: AAST498L or HIST466.
Seminar exploring historical problems relating to US immigration, race, and ethnicity since 1848, with emphasis on cultural impacts of migration on immigrants, their children, and U.S. society.
HIST477
Transnational Blackness in the Americas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The African diaspora is a concept that attempts to comprehend the shared experiences of African-descended peoples throughout the world, particularly in the Americas. While many of these peoples identify with a particular nationality (being Brazilian, Cuban, or from the United States above or alongside being black, of color, or of African descent), many of them have forged connections with each other across national boundaries and recognized commonalities that transcend their national contexts. This class will use fiction, memoir, and recent historical scholarship to explore the history of the links that Afro-Latin American and Afro-North Americans have created in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ultimately, the course will help us understand the historical possibilities and limitations of conceiving of African Americans as a hemispheric, transnational social group.
HIST481
A History of Modern China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Modern China from 1644 to the People's Republic of China. Emphasis on the coming of the West to China and the various stages of the Chinese reaction.
HIST482
History of Japan to 1800
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Traditional Japanese civilization from the age of Shinto mythology and introduction of continental learning down to the rule of military families, the transition to a money economy, and the creation of a townsmen's culture. A survey of political, economic, religious, and cultural history.
HIST491
History of the Ottoman Empire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Survey of the Ottoman Turkish Empire from 1300 A.D. to its collapse during World War I. Emphasis on the empire's social and political institutions and its expansion into Europe, the Arab East and North Africa.
HIST492
Women and Society in the Middle East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: Must have completed prior coursework in Middle East studies or gender studies.
Also offered as: WMST456.
Credit only granted for: HIST492 or WMST456.
Examines the customs, values, and institutions that have shaped women's experience in the Middle East in the past and in the contemporary Middle East.
HIST499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
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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
HIST608A
(Perm Req)
General Seminar; American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
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; est of the Human Species: Cosmopolitanism and Elite Power i n the Ancient Meditterranean and Near East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This seminar explores the relationship between cosmopolitanism and empire in Antiquity. It traces the distinctive forms of cultural self-understanding adopted by the ruling Úlites of the Assyrian, Achaemenian, Seleukid, Roman and Iranian empires.
HIST619K
Special Topics in History; Sexualities in the Atlantic World and Beyond
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619M
Special Topics in History; Readings in Nineteenth Century US History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619V
Special Topics in History; Women and Society in the Middle East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST619Y
Special Topics in History; History of the Ottoman Empire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST638A
Special Topics in History; The Long 20th Century: Politics, Culture, and Institutions in U.S. History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HIST639I
Special Topics in History; Race and Ethnicity in the Americas
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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HIST720
Readings in the History of the Catholic Church
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This is graduate-level readings seminar in the modern history of the Catholic Church. We will begin with the Reformation and proceed through the present day. This course will combine European history with global history, looking both at how the Church changed in the face of major turning points in modern European history (the Scientific, French, and Russian Revolutions; the two world wars; and the Cold War) and at its missionary encounters and long-term presence across the world (in Latin America, India, China, Africa, and North America).
HIST779E
Readings in Middle Eastern History; Approaching Early Islam
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course focuses on the first centuries of Islam and addresses the many methodological challenges facing the historian eager to approach the period.
HIST799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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HIST810
Museum Research Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST610.
Also offered as: ANTH856, AMST856.
Credit only granted for: AMST856, HIST810, or ANTH856.
A research seminar focusing on the practice and presentation of cultura and historical scholarship in museums and historical sites. Students will complete an original research project on the challenges and opportunities of public exhibition and interpretation of cultural and historical research.
HIST811
(Perm Req)
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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HIST819M
Special Topics in History: Independent Research; Research in U.S. History, 1850 to the Present
Credits: 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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