History Courses Fall 2018

History 05: African Civilization SubSaharan Africa through human origins, the slave trade, and resistance to European rule. TBA 

History 08: Technology in Modern America The development of American technology from the pre-industrial colonial era until America’s emer-gence as the world’s leading industrial power. MW 11:10 – 12:25 

History 21: Greek History The development of civilization from paleolithic times to the world empire of Alexander the Great. MWF 10:10 – 1:00 

History 43: African-Americans and the Struggle for Freedom Since 1941 World War II, Cold War, Civil Rights, the 1960s, Vietnam, feminism, and the rise of neoconservatism. MWF 10:10-11:00 

History 49: Colonial Latin America Focus on the birth of a distinctive Latin American society and culture, with attention to Latin American patriots who fought for freedom. MW 11:10-12:25 

History 075: Chinese Civilization The development of traditional Chinese thought, beliefs, technology, and institutions from a historical perspective. MW 2:35-3:50 

History 101: Histories of Globalization Critical historical perspectives on current debates around “globalization” and the varied paths and responses to modernity, using recent scholarship associated with the New Global History. TR 10:45-12:00

History 124: Women in America Roles of women in American society from colonial to present times: attitudes toward women, female sexuality, women's work, and feminism. TR 9:20-10:35

History 149: Marcos: The Global Drug Wars Through readings, discussions, and films, this course examines the history of drug production, drug traf-ficking, and the so-called “war on drugs” in Latin America. MW 2:35-3:50 

History 154: The Holocaust: History and Meaning The Nazi Holocaust in its historical, political and reli-gious setting. Emphasis upon the moral, cultural and theological issues raised by the Holocaust. TR 10:45-12:00

History 195: Wild Wild West Explore the process of first Spanish/Mexican and Rus-sian and then U.S. expansion into the region and the rise of the myth of the wild west. MW 11:10-12:25

History 196: Hamilton’s America: Young, Scrappy, and Hungry In this class we will use Lin Manuel Miran-da’s Hamilton as a touchstone for understanding the Rev-olution and the new nation. TR 9:20-10:35 

History 90: Graphic Histories      This course uses non-fiction historical graphic novels as a basis for introducing the college-level study of history. Students will use the graphic accounts to explore basic ques-tions about how historians construct narratives of past events using different kinds of primary source evidence, with a special focus on the challenge of apprehending the lives of those who are left out of the official historical rec-ord. The readings cover subjects that range across different regions and periods of world history since 1600, including Native American history, modern English nationalism, the history of sports, the Atlantic Slave Trade, European en-croachment in 19th century China, and the history and memory of the Holocaust. Can be counted in place of HIST 001: Time Travel, for those interested in pursuing a major in History. TR 10:45 – 12:00 

History 90: Cultures & Experiences of Africans and Africana People           This interdisciplinary course traces the cultures and achievements of Africans and people of African origins. It emphasizes how their similarities and differences shape their identities. HU TR 9:20-10:35 

History 90: Gender & Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Media: A History      Visual and print media have reflected important changes in gender norms and sexuality in American culture, and they themselves have also been engines of change. This seminar explores the history of gender and sexuality in the 20th century in and through such popular media (including film, television, magazines, and advertising). By using the sources of popular culture, we will seek to understand changing gender ideals, expectations of marriage, sexual identities, and the role of media in American culture and politics. TR 1:10-2:35 


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