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History Courses

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All courses carry 4 credits unless otherwise specified.

600 European Historiography to the Enlightenment
Critical evaluation of the techniques and ideas of major historians and influential schools of historical interpretation from the Greeks through the Enlightenment. Mr. Gordon, Mr. Ogilvie, Ms. Taylor

601 European Historiography: The Enlightenment to the Present
Techniques and ideas of major historians and influential schools of historical interpretation; relation of historiography to intellectual and political history of modern Europe. Mr. Gordon, Ms. Heuer, Mr. Olsen

602 American Historiography Through the Civil War
Interpretations of major themes as developed in works of leading historians. Mr. Levy

603 American Historiography: 1865 to the Present
Interpretations of major themes as developed in works of leading historians. Mr. Glassberg

605 Approaches to World History
Critical evaluation of categories of analysis–periods, cultures, geographical spaces–currently employed by world historians. What is lost and what is gained by a global approach to historical problems. Ms. Wilson, Mr. Higginson

607 Latin American Historiography: Colonial Period
Techniques and interpretations developed by representative historians from pre-conquest to the wars of independence. Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese, or consent of instructor. Mr. Hernández, Ms. Rausch

608 Latin American Historiography: National Period
Techniques and interpretations developed by representative historians from early national period to the present. Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese, or consent of instructor. Mr. Hernández, Mr. Wolfe

611 Topics in Ancient History I
The Near East and Greece. Papers may obtain seminar credit with instructor’s approval. Ms. Barton

612 Topics in Ancient History II
Early Italy and Rome, to the end of the Empire in the West. Papers may obtain seminar credit with instructor’s approval. Ms. Barton

613 Topics in Medieval History
Continuity between ancient and medieval civilization. Prerequisites: working knowledge of Latin and one modern language (German, French, Italian) or consent of instructor. Ms. Taylor

615 Topics in the History of Early Modern Europe
The transformation of Europe in the period 1400-1800. Evolution of the state, social classes, moral codes, and mentalities. Emphasis also given to theoretical interpretation of the period as a whole. Mr. Gordon, Mr. Ogilvie

616 Topics in the Age of the Enlightenment
Movement of ideas in Atlantic civilization during the 18th century. The mind and writings of representative European and American thinkers. Emphasis on politics, religion, science, literature and the arts. Mr. Gordon

621 Topics in Recent European History
Selected topics in modern European history. Ms. Heuer, Mr. Olsen

636 Topics in Russian History
Russia in 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis on Russian and Soviet historiography. Intensive reading and analyses of selected topics. Ms. Altstadt

646 Topics in Early American History
Colonial America from discovery and settlement of the New World through the Federalist era. Mr. Levy, Ms. Miller, Ms. Nash

648 Topics in the National Period
Basic features of American political, social, and economic history from the rise of Jeffersonianism to the Civil War. Ms. Krauthamer

649 Topics in the Civil War
Analysis and interpretation of slavery and abolition, Southern nationalism, the breakdown of national parties, causes of the war, wartime politics and the war’s impact. Ms. Richardson

650 Topics in the Gilded Age
Investigation of national reunification, Grantism, dead center politics, genteel reform, the new industrialism and business leadership, labor, and agrarian problems.

651 Topics in the Progressive Era of the United States
Emphasis on political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of the Progressive Era; analysis of interpretations of historians and others. Ms. Lovett

652 Topics in American Diplomatic History
Readings in primary and secondary sources for the study of important phases in American diplomacy.

653 Topics in the United States Between the World Wars
Major issues in American political, social, and economic life between the two World Wars. Mr. Glassberg, Mr. Appy

654 Topics in Recent American History
The political, social, and cultural history of the United States since 1930. Mr. Appy

655 Topics in United States Intellectual History
Specific aspects of such general topics as American adaptation of the European heritage, growth of the concept of Americanism, emergence of patrician leadership, achievement of realistic democracy, triumph of nationalism, assertion of individualism in a corporate society, and the scientific-humanistic culture conflict.

657 Topics in United States Urban History
Origins of the modern American city and the complex problems engendered by large-scale urbanization.

658 Topics in American Social History
Readings in the history of ordinary Americans, how they shaped and were affected by dominant political, economic, and cultural institutions and ideas.

659 Public History
An examination of the various public images and uses of history and issues confronted by historians working in museums, historic sites, oral history, historic preservation, archives and documentary film. Mr. Glassberg. Ms. Miller, Mr. Olsen

671 Topics in Modern and Contemporary Latin America
Political, economic, social, and ideological forces in history of Latin America since independence. Reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese desirable. Mr. Hernández, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Wolfe

676 Topics in Modern Middle-Eastern History
Readings in political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Middle East since 1800. Ms. Wilson, Ms. Broadbridge

696 Special Problems in History
Directed reading, research or writing for qualified students. Consent of instructor required. Credit, 1-6.

697 Special Topics in History
New, experimental courses that often cross conventional national and disciplinary boundaries and periods; recent offerings include Honor and Violence, Propaganda, Nationalism, and the History of the Body.

698 Practicum in Public History
Credit, 1-6. Mr. Glassberg

699 Master’s Thesis
Maximum credit, 8.

700 Seminar in Medieval History
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Ms. Taylor

701 Seminar in Renaissance and Reformation
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Mr. Ogilvie

703 Seminar in the Enlightenment
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Mr. Gordon

715 Seminar in Social History of Early Modern Europe
Urban society of early modern Europe; evolution from town to city, political and social institutions developed by the city, impact of the city on intellectual and religious life. Mr. Gordon

716 Seminar in Modern Germany
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required.

717 Seminar in Modern France
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Ms. Heuer

718 Seminar in Russian History
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Ms. Altstadt

719 European Politics and Diplomacy Since 1815
Training in historical research and introduction to relationships among European nations in a critical period. Consent of instructor required.

731 Seminar in Early American History
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Mr. Levy, Ms. Miller, Ms. Nash

735 Seminar in the Progressive Era in the United States
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Ms. Lovett

736 Seminar in the United States Between World Wars
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Mr. Glassberg

737 Seminar in Recent American History
Training in historical research in post-World War II American History. Consent of instructor required. Mr. Appy

738 Seminar in American Diplomatic History
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required.

739 Seminar in American Intellectual History to the Civil War
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required.

740 Seminar in American Intellectual History Since the Civil War
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required.

751 Seminar in the Colonial History of Latin America
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Ms. Rausch

753 Seminar in Mexican History
Training in historical research. Mr. Hernandez

761 Seminar in Modern Middle-Eastern History
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required. Ms. Wilson, Ms. Broadbridge

771 Seminar on the Art and Technique of Biography
The human side of history. An appreciation of biographical literature; how to write biography. Students read and discuss several provocative biographies to see how the professionals put their books together. Students prepare biographical accounts of historical figures, drawing from letters, diaries, private journals, memoirs, and recollections.

796 Special Problems Seminar in History
Directed research or writing for qualified students. Consent of instructor required. Credit, 1-6.

797 Special Topics Seminar in History
Training in historical research. Consent of instructor required.

899 Doctoral Dissertation
Credit, 10.