History - HIST


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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100 Western Civilization to 1648
3 hours. Introduction to the development of Western civilization and the modern world: ancient medieval and early modern history. Past, and World Cultures course.

101 Western Civilization Since 1648
3 hours. Introduction to the development of Western civilization in the early modern and modern world. Past, and World Cultures course.

103 Early America: From Colonization to Civil War and Reconstruction
3 hours. Covers political, cultural, and social developments during the Colonial and early American period. Past, and US Society course.

104 Modern America: From Industrialization to Globalization
3 hours. Introduction to the political, cultural, and social developments in American society since the end of the Civil War. Past, and US Society course.

105 Global Transformations and the Rise of the West Since 1000
3 hours. Overview of historical transformations that led to the rise of Europe and the wider West to global preeminence. Emphasizes contributions of other world cultures to this development. Same as INST 105. 3 hours. This class may be taught in an online format. When that is the case, internet access will be required. A high-speed connection is strongly suggested. Please check the online class schedule for online sections. Past course.

106 The World Since 1400
3 hours. Overview of historical developments that created an interconnected world. Explorations, rise of capitalism, European colonialism, nationalism and development, and post-colonialism. Same as INST 106. Past, and World Cultures course.

109 East Asian Civilization: Ancient China
3 hours. An introduction to Chinese civilization, including history, philosophy, and religions from earliest times to 1500. Same as ASST 109. Past, and World Cultures course.

110 East Asian Civilization: Japan
3 hours. An overview of Japanese history from earliest times to the mid-twentieth century, including social structure, economic change, political institutions, religion, and culture. Same as ASST 110. Past, and World Cultures course.

114 Topics in World History
3 hours. Introduction to history through global events and the historical development of diverse cultural, religious, social, economic, and political institutions. Same as INST 114. May not be repeated for credit.

115 Introduction to North American Indian History
3 hours. The history of North American Indians from before contact with Europeans through the late twentieth century. The interactions between Europeans and American Indians in ways that foreground the experiences and perspectives of indigenous peoples. Same as NAST 115. Past, US Society, and World Cultures course.

116 Freshman Seminar: Special Topics
3 hours. An introduction to the study of history through special topics and the use of primary source materials. Past course.

117 Understanding the Holocaust
3 hours. Examines the Holocaust of European Jewry as the result of antisemitic ideology and the development of modern German political forces; implementation of the Final Solution. Same as JST 117 and RELS 117. Individual and Society, and Past course.

137 Russia in War and Revolution, 1904-1922
3 hours. The revolutionary era in Russia. Exploration of the historical background of the Russian Revolution, the social and political tensions leading to revolutionary upheaval, and the roles of major leaders and ordinary citizens. Individual and Society, and Past course.

141 African Civilization
3 hours. Introduction to history and historical methods through the study of African history. Same as AAST 141. Past, and World Cultures course.

150 Catholicism in U.S. History
3 hours. The Catholic experience in the United States from its colonial origins to the present. Same as CST 150, and RELS 150. US Society course.

161 Introduction to Latin American History
3 hours. Introduction to major themes in Latin American history from pre-Colombian society and the European conquest to the present. Same as LALS 161. Past, and World Cultures course.

177 Middle Eastern Civilization
3 hours. Introduction to the culture and society of the Middle East, with special attention to the development of Islam and the consequences of westernization. Past, and World Cultures course.

202 The Ancient World: Greece
3 hours. Greece from the Mycenaean through the Hellenistic periods; political, social, economic, and religious life of the Greek city-state and the Hellenistic kingdoms. Same as CL 202. Past, and World Cultures course.

203 The Ancient World: Rome
3 hours. History of Rome from its origins to the end of the Roman Empire; emphasis on transformation of Rome from city-state to world empire, with attention to social, cultural, and economic background. Same as CL 203. Past, and World Cultures course.

204 Greek Art and Archaeology
3 hours. Contributions of archaeological excavations to the study of ancient Greece, 600 BC to 31 BC. Architecture, sculpture and painting in their social and historical contexts. Same as AH 204, and CL 204. Credit is not given for HIST 204 if the student has credit in CL 215. Taught in English. Creative Arts, and Past course.

205 Roman Art and Archaeology
3 hours. Contributions of archaeological excavations to the study of ancient Rome and her empire 1000 BC-400 AD. Architecture, sculpture and painting in their social and historical contexts. Same as AH 205, and CL 205. Creative Arts, and Past course.

206 The Early Middle Ages
3 hours. Europe from the decline of the Roman Empire to the year 1000. Emphasis on the integration of cultures during the Germanic migration and on the development of a distinctive medieval civilization. Past course.

207 The Late Middle Ages
3 hours. Europe from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries. Emphasis on high medieval culture, the development of national monarchies, European expansion and its decline. Past course.

209 The Byzantine Empire
3 hours. The East Roman Empire from its creation by Diocletian and Constantine to its conquest by the Ottoman Turks. Same as GKM 209.

211 Europe: 1500 to 1715
3 hours. Social, economic, political, and cultural analysis of western Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. 3 hours.Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and Past course.

212 Europe: 1715 to 1815
3 hours. Europe from the death of Louis XIV to Napoleon's fall, with special emphasis on building of states, urban development, and political change.

213 Europe: 1815 to 1914
3 hours. Introduction to the history of Europe from the Congress of Vienna to World War I. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and Past course.

214 Twentieth-Century Europe: From World War I to European Integration, 1914-2000
3 hours. Introduction to European history spanning the two world wars. Topics covered include War origins; the Russian revolution and communist autocracy; the rise of European Fascism; intellectual resistance 1939-45; wartime diplomacy. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161. Individual and Society, and Past course.

216 Military History: War Since Napoleon
3 hours. The doctrine, technology, strategy and tactics of military and naval conflict in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

217 Introduction to United States Military History
3 hours. Analytical study of American military history, doctrine, strategy, and tactics from their origin through the present. Emphasis on leadership, strategy, the principles of war, and growth of the military in the US. Same as MILS 217.

218 Pompeii: Everyday Life in a Roman Town
3 hours. Examination of the Roman town of Pompeii, including its history, society, politics, economy, religion, art, architecture, and entertainments. Same as AH 218 and CL 218. Prerequisite(s): CL 101 or CL 103 or CL 205 or AH 110 or; or consent of the instructor. Past course.

219 Sport in the Ancient World
3 hours. Survey of Greek and Roman sport from the Bronze Age to the demise of pagan athletic festivals in late antiquity (c. fifth century CE). Same as CL 219. Prerequisite(s): Any course in Classics or History. Recommended background: CL 100; CL 101; CL 103; CL 202 or HIST 202; CL 203 or HIST 203; CL 204 or HIST or AH 204; or CL 205 or HIST 205 or AH 205.

220 Modern Germany, 1848 to the Present
3 hours. Unification and industrialization in the nineteenth century; world wars and the development of the two Germanies in the twentieth century. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and Past course.

222 England to 1689
3 hours. England from the Celtic immigration to the Glorious Revolution. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past course.

223 Modern Britain Since 1689
3 hours. History of Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the present. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past course.

224 France: 1500 to 1715
3 hours. French society, culture and politics, 1500-1715. It traces the development of the French monarchy and its relation to its subjects from the Renaissance to Versailles, with special emphasis on the period's cultural production and self-image. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and Past course.

225 The Age of Revolution in France: 1715-1848
3 hours. Major political, social, and economic forces in French history 1715 to 1848, including the Ancien Regime, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Restoration. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past course.

226 France Since 1848
3 hours. An investigation into the major political, social, and economic forces at work in French history from 1848 to the present. Individual and Society, and Past course.

227 Spain: 1469 to 1808
3 hours. The political, socioeconomic, and cultural development of Spain from the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella to the War of Independence. Same as LALS 227. Individual and Society, and Past course.

228 Spain Since 1808
3 hours. Loss of the colonies, liquidation of the Ancien Regime, national integration, sociopolitical polarization, the Civil War, and the Franco regime. Same as LALS 228. Individual and Society, and Past course.

229 Africa and its Diasporas
3 hours. This course on the African diaspora critically analyses the cultural, economic, geographic and historical implications of population movements from Africa from the 15th century to the present. Same as AAST 229. Prerequisite(s): AAST 100 or AAST 241 or HIST 241 or AAST 242 or HIST 242 or AAST 247 or HIST 247 or AAST 248 or HIST 248. Past, and World Cultures course.

233 History of East Central Europe and the Balkans
3 hours. Political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in East Central Europe and the Balkans between the German and Russian states from the medieval period to the present. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and Past course.

234 History of Poland
3 hours. Exploration of political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments since the first Polish state, the union with Lithuania, the struggle for independence, and Communist rule to the present. Same as POL 234. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161. Individual and Society, and Past course.

236 Russia to 1812
3 hours. Surveys the major political, social, economic, and cultural developments from the beginnings of Russian history to the Napoleonic invasion.

237 Russia Since 1812
3 hours. Surveys the major political, social, economic and cultural development from the Napoleonic invasion to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Individual and Society, and Past course.

241 Africa in World History to 1850
3 hours. The history of African societies in the period before 1850 through the rise of kingdoms and territorial states, migration of peoples, the spread and impact of Islam, and west African trading networks. Same as AAST 241. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

242 History of Modern Africa
3 hours. The effect of European partition and colonialism; African military and political resistance; economic imperialism; the rise of nationalism; the problems of independence. Same as AAST 242. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

246 History of American Capitalism
3 hours. Survey of the political, economic, cultural, and social history of capitalism in colonial British America and the United States, with special attention to property, labor, finance, public policy, ideology, and class relations. Same as POLS 246. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and US Society course.

247 African American History to 1877
3 hours. Survey of major social, economic, political, and cultural developments in African American history from the rise of the Atlantic Slave Trade to Reconstruction. Same as AAST 247. Prerequisite(s): One course in African American studies or history, or consent of the instructor. Past, and US Society course.

248 African American History since 1877
3 hours. Survey of major social, economic, and political developments in African American history since Reconstruction. Topics include Jim Crow, black leadership, migration, civil rights and nationalism. Same as AAST 248. Prerequisite(s): One course in African American studies or history, or consent of the instructor. Past, and US Society course.

250 American Ethnic History
3 hours. The transplanted cultures of Asian, African, and European immigrants in the American urban setting with special attention to their social, cultural, and behavioral differences.

251 History of Race Relations in America
3 hours. An examination of American racial thought and racial discrimination to determine how the content and function of both have changed over time. Same as AAST 200, and LALS 251.

252 Sexuality in America: Historical Perspectives
3 hours. Sexuality as a force in U.S. history. Topics include Victorianism, marriage and courtship, sexual subcultures, censorship and purity crusades, popular culture, and various "sexual revolutions." Same as GWS 252. Past, and US Society course.

253 The Worker in American Life
3 hours. Introduction to the major historical transformations in the lives of American working people and the ideas, movements and organization through which they have defined a collective response to changing conditions. Past, and US Society course.

254 Topics in Urban History
3 hours. The field of urban history through a variety of topics at the introductory level. Specific topics to be announced each term. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): At least one history course at the 100 level.

255 History of Chicago
3 hours. The development of Chicago from frontier outpost to post-industrial metropolis; economic, social, political, and cultural changes and institutions; suburbanization and deindustrialization. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and US Society course.

256 Religious Experiences in American History
3 hours. A survey of the varieties of religious experience in American history from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, with emphasis on social and cultural consequences. Same as RELS 256.

257 History of Illinois
3 hours. Social, economic, and political history of Illinois with attention to the frontier, Lincoln, Civil War, industrialization, agriculture and Chicago.

258 Topics in Intellectual History
3 hours. Intellectual history, focusing on the development of ideas in their political, social and cultural contexts or the relationship between diverse fields, such as science, philosophy and religion. May be repeated if topics vary. Consent of the instructor required to repeat course.

259 The History of American Women
3 hours. Cultural, social, economic developments of gender relationships and women's lives from the seventeenth century to the present; political and ideological responses; feminism. Same as GWS 259. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and US Society course.

260 American Indians in Popular Culture: Native Americans in Print, Film and Electronic Media
3 hours. Considers the history of representations of American Indian people, in print, performance, film and electronic media, and over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Same as NAST 260. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above; and approval of the department. Recommended background: Grade of B or better or concurrent registration in HIST 115 or Grade of B or better or concurrent registration in NAST 115. Creative Arts, and US Society course.

261 Latin America to 1850
3 hours. Provides a survey of the pre-Columbian and early national periods in Latin America. Same as LALS 261. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

262 Latin America Since 1850
3 hours. Provides an introduction to Latin American socioeconomic, political, and cultural development since 1850 with emphasis on major countries and regions. Same as LALS 262. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

263 African American Intellectual History
3 hours. Introduction to key figures, developments, and debates in African American intellectual history. Same as AAST 263. Prerequisite(s): AAST 100. Individual and Society, and Past course.

265 Mexico: 1400 to 1850
3 hours. Social, economic, political and cultural development of Mexican society from pre-Hispanic roots through Spanish conquest to independence and its aftermath. Same as LALS 265. Past, and World Cultures course.

266 Mexico Since 1850
3 hours. Provides an introduction into the social, cultural, and political history of Mexico from the decades after independence to the present. Same as LALS 266. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

271 Late Imperial China: 1500 to 1911
3 hours. A detailed survey of China's late imperial period, covering a broad range of issues from state institutions and elite power, to popular culture and peasant revolt. Same as ASST 271. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

272 China Since 1911
3 hours. Twentieth-century China from 1911 to the present, including warfare; areas of intellectual inquiry; changes in government, family, and the role of women. Same as ASST 272. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

273 Japan to 1600
3 hours. Topical survey from earliest times to 1600: Political and economic institutions, ideology, class structure, gender, culture, religions, and warfare. Same as ASST 273. Past, and World Cultures course.

274 Japan since 1600
3 hours. Topical overview of the development of modern Japan: political consolidation, economic growth, international relations, ideology, expansion and colonialism, American occupation, social movements, environment, and law. Same as ASST 274. Past, and World Cultures course.

275 History of South Asia to 1857
3 hours. South Asian history from the earliest times to 1857, in regional and global contexts. Same as ASST 275. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

276 Modern South Asia, 1857 to the Present
3 hours. Examines anti-colonial resistance to British rule starting with the 1857 Revolt, Indian nationalism, and the formation of independent nation-states in South Asia. Same as ASST 276. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

277 The Middle East to 1258
3 hours. Middle Eastern history from the seventh to thirteenth centuries; emphasis on Muhammad's impact; major political, cultural, and intellectual developments. Past, and World Cultures course.

278 The Middle East Since 1258
3 hours. Medieval Islamic gunpowder empires and their decline; the challenge of Western hegemony; the emergence of nation states; the costs of modernity; the resurgence of Islam. Past, and World Cultures course.

281 Topics in Social History
3 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. May be repeated if topics vary.

283 Topics on Environmental History
3 hours. Topics in environmental history at the introductory level. Courses offered will examine environmental processes as they interact with the human environment, trade and politics at the local, national and/or international levels. May be repeated if topics vary.

285 Cultural History of Modern Greece: 1453 to the Present
3 hours. Survey of the cultural history of modern Greece, from the end of the Byzantine Empire in 1453 to the end of the present. Taught in English. Same as GKM 285. Past course.

286 Modern Greek Cities: Historical-Ethnographic Studies
3 hours. This course is designed as an historical and ethnographic survey of the communities and culture of Modern Greek urban centers, from the early modern period to the present. Taught in English. Same as GKM 286. Past course.

288 History of Modern Puerto Rico
3 hours. Survey of political and socioeconomic history from 1868 to the present. Same as LALS 288.

290 Mexican-American History
3 hours. The political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Mexican people in the U.S. from colonial times until the present. Same as LALS 290.

291 American Business History
3 hours. Business from colonial times to the present: early entrepreneurs, law and business, money and credit, corporations and trust-busting, oligopoly and the dual economy, the service economy and business abroad.

292 History and Theories of Feminism
3 hours. An introduction to feminist theory and practice throughout the world from the 19th century to the present. Same as GWS 292. Recommended background: GWS 101 or GWS 102.

294 Topics in Catholic History
3 hours. An investigation of the impact of human migration and cultural pluralism on Catholicism and an analysis of the role of the Catholic Church in group relations. Topics will vary. Same as CST 294, and RELS 294. May be repeated if topics vary.

295 Introduction to the History of Science
3 hours. Surveys issues in history of science, scientific revolution to present. Topics include rise of experimental argument, Newtonian science; transformations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century science.

300 History Methods Colloquium
3 hours. Research methodology and analytical writing in the field of history. Students will write and revise at least 3 papers over the course of the semester. Required of all history majors. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): History major with 9 hours of history credit. Majors are encouraged to take this course as soon as they become eligible.

320 Teaching History and the Related Disciplines
3 hours. Methods and materials for teaching history and the related disciplines in the secondary schools. Includes field experiences in the learning and teaching of history. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

394 Topics in Catholic History and Culture
3 hours. Exploration of various topics in Catholic history and culture. Same as CST 394, and RELS 394. Prerequisite(s): One course in history or Catholic studies; or consent of the instructor.

398 Honors Project
3 hours. Student must complete an independent project in one semester; projects will be selected in consultation with the instructor. No more than 9 hours of credit allowed in combination of HIST 398 and HIST 399. Prerequisite(s): History major with junior or senior standing and 15 hours in history at the 200 or 400 level; 3.50 grade point average in history and 3.25 overall grade point average; and consent of the instructor prior to registration.

399 Independent Study: Special Topics
3 hours. Selected topics for individual study. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. If taken in conjunction with HIST 398, the maximum allowed is 6 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor prior to registration.

400 Topics in Ancient History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

401 Topics in Greek History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as CL 401. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or classics.

402 Topics in Roman History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as CL 402. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or classics.

403 Culture and Sexuality: Cultural History of Same-Sex Relations
3 OR 4 hours. Lesbian/gay studies; issues in the history of (homo)sexuality; cultural and historical analysis of same-sexuality in several periods, including our own. Same as GWS 403. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor.

404 Roman Law and the Civil Law Tradition
3 OR 4 hours. Roman law and its relationship to values and social structure; social analysis through law; continental law tradition. Same as CL 404, and CLJ 404. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 200 or CL 203 or HIST 203 or consent of the instructor.

405 Herodotus and His World
3 OR 4 hours. Examines the Histories of Herodotus - both the text and the culture of Classical Greece compared to the Near East and Egypt. Same as CL 405. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above.

406 Topics in Medieval History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history, or junior standing or above, or consent of the instructor.

407 The Power of the Image: Roman Sculpture and Propaganda
3 OR 4 hours. Historical and thematic examination of the use of Roman sculpture, by emperors and private individuals of all social classes, as an instrument of personal and political propaganda. Same as AH 407 and CL 407. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): one of the following courses: AH 204, AH 205, AH 110, CL 101, CL 103, CL 203, CL 204, CL 205, HIST 203, HIST 205; or consent of the instructor.

408 Athenian Democracy and Society in the Age of Aristophanes
3 OR 4 hours. A careful examination of the comedies of Aristophanes, his acute criticism of Athenian politics, and his account of the war between Athens and Sparta. Same as CL 408. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CL 202. Recommended background: one of the following courses: CL 251, CL 252, CL 405 or HIST 405.

409 Topics in Early Modern European History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

410 Topics in Modern European History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

415 American Indian Ethnohistory
3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to ethnohistory, an interdisciplinary approach to researching, conceptualizing, and writing American Indian history. The course is organized topically and centers on classic and current monographs and articles. Same as NAST 415. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Courses in Cultural Anthropology, American Indian Anthropology, American Indian Literature.

418 Topics in German History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as CEES 418. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of European history, or consent of the instructor.

420 Teaching the Social Sciences
3 OR 4 hours. This course focuses on acquiring and practicing the skills for teaching the social sciences at the secondary level within the context of history. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of credit in the social sciences and approval of the instructor.

421 Topics in British and Irish History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of history or consent of the instructor.

424 Topics in French History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): One 200-level course in French or European history or consent of the instructor.

429 Topics in Italian History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

433 Topics in Eastern European History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as CEES 433. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of European history or consent of the instructor.

435 Topics in Russian History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as CEES 435. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of European history or consent of the instructor.

438 Women in South Asian History
3 OR 4 hours. A study of the diversity of women's experiences in South Asia in a range of social, cultural, and religious contexts from the ancient period to the present. Same as ASST 438 and GWS 438. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of History or consent of the instructor.

440 History Research Seminar
3 hours. Conceptualizing, researching, and writing an individual research project based on primary sources. Prerequisite(s): HIST 300. Recommended background: At least one 400-level history course.

441 Topics in African History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as AAST 441. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of African history, African American studies, or consent of the instructor.

445 History of Islam in the African World
3 OR 4 hours. A comprehensive study of the history of Islam and its role among the people of African descent in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. Same as AAST 445. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

451 Topics in Colonial American History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of U.S. history or consent of the instructor.

452 Topics in Revolutionary and Early National United States History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

453 Topics in Nineteenth-Century United States History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

454 Topics in Twentieth-Century United States History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of U.S. history or consent of the instructor.

455 Topics in Southern History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

456 Topics in the History of Communications
3 OR 4 hours. This course introduces students to major developments in the history of communications, with a focus on the political and cultural dimension of technologies. Same as COMM 456. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended background: At least one history course at the 100 level.

461 Topics in Latin American History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as LALS 461. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history, Latin American and Latino studies, or consent of the instructor.

462 AIDS, Politics and Culture
3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to the study of AIDS as a medical, social, political and cultural construction. Explores the epidemiology of AIDS, the politics of the state¿s response, how activists have addressed AIDS, and media representations of AIDS. Same as GWS 462. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): GWS 101 or GWS 102 or GWS 203 or GWS 214 and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

472 Issues and Events in Twentieth-Century China
3 OR 4 hours. Covers the events, places, people, political movements, ideologies, and issues that shaped twentieth-century China, and considers different approaches to the writing of that history. Same as ASST 472. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Recommended background: Previous course work in Chinese history at the 100 or 200 level.

473 Topics in East Asian History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as ASST 473. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of East Asian history or consent of the instructor.

475 Educational Practice with Seminar I
6 hours. The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the department.

476 Educational Practice with Seminar II
6 hours. The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in HIST 475, and approval of the department.

477 Topics in Middle Eastern History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

478 Women in Chinese History
3 OR 4 hours. Focuses on scholarship on women in Chinese society throughout history, dealing with topics such as marriage and family, literacy, career options, women in revolution and the historiography of the field. Same as ASST 478, and GWS 478. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Recommended background: Previous course work in Chinese history or women's studies.

479 Culture and Colonialism in South Asia
3 OR 4 hours. Examines the emergence of colonial cultures of domination and resistance on the Indian subcontinent from the 18th century to 1947. Same as ANTH 479, and ASST 479. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

480 Topics in Economic History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or consent of the instructor.

481 Topics in Social History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

482 Topics in Migration History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

483 Topics in the History of Public Policy
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

484 Topics in the History of Women
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as GWS 484. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or gender and women's studies or consent of the instructor.

485 Topics in African and African American History
3 OR 4 hours. African and/or African American history for students with significant background in the field. Topics vary. Same as AAST 481. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): AAST 247 or AAST 248 or HIST 104 or HIST 247 or HIST 248 or consent of the instructor.

486 Topics in the History of Science
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 credit hours of history.

487 Topics in the History of Sexuality
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours in history or consent of the instructor.

488 Topics in Urban History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

489 Topics in Military History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

490 Topics in Diplomatic History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

491 Topics in Constitutional History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 Hours of history.

492 Topics in Intellectual History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 Hours of history.

493 Topics in Historiography
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

494 Topics in Political History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history.

495 Topics in Religious History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as RELS 495. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or consent of the instructor.

496 Topics in Race, Ethnic and Minority History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as AAST 496. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or consent of the instructor.

497 Topics in Cultural History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or consent of the instructor.

498 Topics in Quantitative Methods
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or consent of the instructor.

500 Colloquium on the Teaching of History
1 TO 4 hours. Reading in Topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

501 Introduction to Graduate Study in History
4 hours. Introduction to history as a discipline and profession. Approach is comparative and by topic. Required for graduate students in the M.A. and Ph.D. in History programs. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in history.

502 Seminar on Ancient History
4 hours. Research in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

503 Colloquium on World History
4 hours. Graduate introduction to theories and historiography of the new world history. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Ph.D degree students; and approval of the department.

508 Seminar on Medieval History
4 hours. Research in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

511 Colloquium on European History
4 hours. Reading in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

512 Seminar on European History
4 hours. Research in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

521 Colloquium on British History
4 hours. Reading in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

522 Seminar on British History
4 hours. Research in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

532 Seminar on Russian History
4 hours. Research in topics. Same as CEES 532. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

541 Colloquium on African History
4 hours. Readings on select topics in African history. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term.

542 Seminar on African History
4 hours. Research in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

551 Colloquium on American History
4 hours. Reading in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

552 Seminar on American History
4 hours. Research in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

561 Colloquium on Latin American History
4 hours. Topics on themes in Latin American history. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as LALS 561. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term.

562 Seminar on Latin American History
4 hours. Research in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

591 Preliminary Examination and Dissertation Prospectus Preparation
1 TO 8 hours. Under the supervision of a faculty mentor, the student will prepare for the preliminary examination and prepare the dissertation prospectus required by the department. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department or completion of all didactic course work in the Ph.D. in History program.

592 Colloquium on Approaches to History
4 hours. Reading in topics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

593 Special Topics in the History of Work, Race, and Gender in the Urban World
4 hours. Special topics related to the concentration in the History of Work, Race, and Gender in the Urban World. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.

594 Special Topics in the History of Encounters, Ethnographies, and Empires
4 hours. Special topics related to the concentration in Encounters, Ethnographies, and Empires. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Independent study in selected areas in history. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

599 Ph.D. Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Thesis research for the Ph.D. in History. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Preliminary examination.


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