Undergraduate History Courses: The College at Brockport

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HST 110 Survery in American History (A,D,H). This course explores American political, economic, social, and cultural history. It develops topics such as the first contact, slavery and its consequences, the diverse sources of migrants to America, and the development of modern American institutions and society. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 113 Introduction to Afro-American History (A,D). Cross-listed as AAS 113. Examines the historical experience and conditions of persons of African descent within the American historical milieu. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 114 African-Amer Hist II 1865 to Present (A). This course will survey the history of African Americans from 1865 to the present, covering such themes as emancipation, reconstruction, migration, urbanization, community formation and development, the political and cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s, affirmative action, the underclass, and the reparations debate. This course aims to make students aware of the historical conditions and development of people of African descent in the United States along with their contributions to American society. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 118 The History of American Capitalism (A,D,S). Students will study the evolution of American Capitalism from the purchase of Manhattan to the recent debacles of Wall Street. Significant themes include the creation of sophisticated financial instruments and immigration, industrialization and technology; transportation and communications; the legal foundations of property and capital; business and management innovations. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 120 Modern America Survey (A,D,S). Traces the development of America from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present with an emphasis on how diverse groups shaped modern American History. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 130 World History Survey (A,H,O). Explores in interactive lecture format a significant period of world history. Topics and themes will vary by instructor. Intended for non-History majors. Not open to students who have earned credit for HST 201 or HST 202. 3 Cr.

HST 140 World History II: From Columbus to Today (A,O,S). Surveys in interactive lecture format the history of the modern world since ca. 1500, with emphasis upon comparing various global cultures with the history of Western civilization, broadly defined. Precise topics and themes may vary by instructor. Not open to students who have completed HST 202 or equivalent transfer course. 3 Cr. Fall.

HST 201 Ancient World Seminar (A,H,O). Conveys a global and comparative perspective on major themes in pre-1500 history and situates human societies within the framework. By exploring the foundations of civilizations, the spread of world religions, the rise and decay of ancient societies, and the multiple encounters among them in a discussion-based environment, students will develop skills in critical thinking, analytical reading and writing. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 202 Modern World Seminar (A,O,S). Conveys a global, comparative perspective on major themes in post-1500 human history while tracing the growing interdependence of the world’s societies and states. By exploring themes such as economic competition and exploitation; imperialism, nationalism, and decolonization; cultural encounters and ideologies; resistance to various forms of authority and exploitation; and technological change, students develop skills in critical thinking, analytical reading and writing. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 211 Seminar in Early America (A,D,H). Traces the development of America from the advent of Native-European contact through the dramatic events of the American Revolution and Civil War. Through an examination of the diverse groups that shaped early American society, students will develop skills in critical thinking, analytical reading and writing as well as an understanding of history as a matter of contested interpretation. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 212 Seminar in Modern America (A,D,S). Traces the dramatic evolution of America from a society recovering from a Civil War into today’s complex global power. Through an examination of social structures, politics, economics, and culture as well as America’s relationship to the rest of the world, students develop skills in critical thinking, analytical reading and writing essential to understanding the unity and diversity of our society. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 220 The American Experience - Honors (A,D,H). Provides a narrative survey of American political, economic, social and cultural history. Honors course with selected topics defined by each instructor. Includes topics such as citizenship and democracy, unity and diversity in American society, gender, race and power in American politics, and US foreign policy. 3 Cr.

HST 230 History of Women and Medicine (A,H,W,Y). (Cross-listed as WMS 230). Addresses key themes in the history of women in medicine with a transnational focus, both in terms of women as nurses, midwives and doctors, as well as patients. Looks at the medicalization of women’s bodies, reproductive issues, diseases and education. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 234 Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans: Colony, Nation, Race,Diaspora (A,D,H,W). Students will learn about Puerto Rico as a Spanish and then a U.S. colony, as a homeland/patria for millions on and off the island, and about the Puerto Rican diaspora in the U.S. They will analyze films and readings (including memoirs, oral histories, song lyrics, short stories, political manifestos, and historical scholarship) to explore issues of racial diversity, conflict, classification and identity, will hone their oral presentation and writing skills, and will choose a final project based on their own interests. 3 Cr.

HST 252 Oral History Interviewing Across Time and Place (A,H). A COIL course that trains students in the best practices of oral history, including interviewing skills, transcription, use of technology and analysis of interviews. Students will conduct interviews focusing on the college experience: of students of different backgrounds, alumni, family members and students at foreign universities. Students will develop communication skills that are applicable to a wide variety of future professions. **crosslisted with CMC252 *elective 3 Cr. Fall.

HST 301 Topics in American History (A). Studies selected issues and topics according to student demand and faculty interest. Defined by the instructor in accordance with the specific topic offered that semester. 3 Cr.

HST 302 History of Science and Technology in America (A,I). Examines the changing relationships among science, technology and American society as it developed from rural colony into modern, urban and industrial power. Assesses how government and private institutions influenced scientific and technological development and how that development affected the ways Americans worked, consumed, recreated, communicated, traveled and made war. 3 Cr.

HST 303 Topics in World History (A). Topics vary according to instructor and/or student interest. 3 Cr.

HST 304 Sport in World History (A). Introduces students to the ways in which a study of sport can help illuminate their understanding of major issues in history. Through the lens of sport they will look at issues such as nationalism, classism, racism and sexism as they have occurred around the world and across time. Reinforces what students have learned earlier in terms of how to read a monograph, how to develop a bibliography, and how to locate and abstract a scholarly article. 3 Cr.

HST 305 The American Frontier (A). Explores the American frontier (both as a place and process) between 1490 and 1890. Main themes include the frontier as a zone of intercultural contact, the impact of the frontier on the evolution of American society, the transcontinental expansion of the United States, and historians changing interpretations of the frontier experience. 3 Cr.

HST 306 The United States and the World (A). Understanding America’s immense influence on the world and the effect of “globalization” on the United States is possible only by understanding how its relationship with the world has evolved over the last century. Students will develop an understanding of how intersecting forces (e.g., economics, political, social, ideological, and cultural) shaped, and continue to shape, America’s interaction with the world. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 310 American Indian History (A,I). Provides an overview of the history of North America's native people from the pre-Columbian period to present day. Addresses the diversity and commonalities of Indian culture and experience, the consequences of Indian-European contact, the nature of Indian-European relations and the evolution of Indian identity. 3 Cr.

HST 313 Slavery in the Antebellum South (A). Cross-listed as AAS 313. Provides a study of some of the dynamics of slavery in the South between 1800 and 1860. Includes firsthand accounts of observers and the political, economic and racial implications of this system. Compares the US plantation slavery to other slave systems in the Americas. Encourages students to borrow from the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, literature, and economics, as well as from political and intellectual history. 3 Cr. Fall.

HST 318 Approaching Religion (A). Introduces students to disciplinary methods used by scholars in the humanities and the social sciences to study religion and its cultural artifacts, including literary, philosophical, and historical analysis. The course is structured as a series of case studies, in which different religious texts, traditions, and phenomena are analyzed from discrete and carefully defined methodological perspectives. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 321 Modern Africa (A,I). Explores continuities and diversity in the African experience, focusing on the eras of colonization and decolonization (c.1870s-1970s). Students are introduced to major events in modern African history while engaging in discussions regarding central themes in African historiography, including cultural encounters, gender roles, the conflicting demands of tradition and modernity, religion, development, and violence. 3 Cr.

HST 322 Topics in History and Film (A). Applies film analysis tools to selected popular cultural texts produced between 1950 to 1990. Focuses upon key films and television programs documenting responses to the political conditions of the Cold War, particularly the threat of nuclear war and competition between the U.S.A and the U.S.S.R. Places each visual text within its historical context in dialogue with historical primary sources such as government documents and newspapers. 3 Cr.

HST 324 Politics in America, 1780s-1990s: Sex, Race, Culture (A,W,Y). An analytical narrative of the interaction of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, culture and political party in America, and its relationship to contemporary political issues. 3 Cr.

HST 327 American Military Experience (A). Presents a survey of American military history from the colonial period to present. Major themes include the changing experience of battle, combat motivation, systems of recruitment for the armed forces, the impact of technology on warfare, civil-military relations, the rise of the military as a professional institution, and the evolution of military doctrine. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 328 Women in America (A,W,Y). Cross-listed as WMS 328. Focuses on the changing history of American women, including the intersections of gender and sexuality with ethnicity, race, immigration, and class. We analyze cultural images of American women, as well as individual and organized resistance to conventional definitions of womanhood as well as contemporary issues, including employment, reproductive freedom, and anti-racism. 3 Cr.

HST 332 Witchcraft & Witch-hunting in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1750 (A,W). Students will deepen their understanding of witchcraft and witch-hunting in early modern Europe through discussions of readings, writing assignments, and lectures. The relationship between women, gender and witch-hunting forms a major focus of the class. Other topics include elite and popular views on magic and witchcraft; the links between religion, the rise of the modern state and witch-hunting; and the decline of witch prosecutions. 3 Cr. Even Spring.

HST 334 Ancient Greece (A). Uses a variety of secondary and primary sources (Herodotus/Thucydides) to understand the history of this first great Western civilization. Concentrating on Greek cultural expressions, such as the Olympic Games, students will learn how those cultural expressions have had resonance into the modern world. 3 Cr.

HST 335 The Roman Empire (A). Investigates reasons for the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Empire. Explores Rome's imperial administration and cultural achievements, Rome's relations to Persia and the barbarian tribes, and reasons for the decline of the Roman Empire in the West but not the East. 3 Cr.

HST 336 Medieval Europe (A). Introduces the social, cultural, religious, and intellectual life of medieval Europe from the fourth to the 15th centuries. Focuses on themes such as the ideals of piety, nobility, and chivalry that shaped medieval people's lives and how these changed or stayed the same over time. 3 Cr.

HST 337 Early Modern Europe (A). Explores European history from the wars of religion, to the rise of absolutism, to the French Revolution (1550-1800). Examines women's roles in society, witchcraft, colonialism, trade, popular culture, models of kingship, the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Emphasis on reading and discussion. 3 Cr.

HST 341 Middle East Crisis: Historical Perspective (A). Explores reasons for the recurrent crises in the Middle East and their global implications, especially for the United States. Concentrates on 20th Century events which have direct consequences on events in the Middle East today. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 343 History of the Soviet Union (A,I). Highlights the multiple legacies of the Russian Empire; examines the Russian Revolution; explores the nature of the Stalinist regime; and seeks to explain the collapse of the Soviet Union. 3 Cr.

HST 344 Sex, Sin and Sorority (A,W). Cross-listed as WMS 344. Explores the origins of the modern American woman. Seeks to describe and explain the ways women in America transformed their reproductive, productive, political, and personal lives during the first century of The Great American Republica and the relationships of these changes to the challenges facing women in our contemporary world. 3 Cr.

HST 346 Renaissance and Reformation (course number was changed from 446/546 in May 2002) (A). Studies the origin and nature of the Renaissance, its evolution as a distinct cultural epoch, as well as its relationship to the mass religious movement known as the Reformation. Gives attention to the fine arts, literature, politics, economies and the intellectual climate of Europe between 1300 and 1600. 3 Cr.

HST 347 19th Century Europe (A). Surveys Europe's "long" 19th Century from 1789 to 1914. Includes the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, industrialization, imperialism, the growth of liberal democracy, capitalism and its critics, Victorian culture, women's suffrage. 3 Cr.

HST 349 Europe in the 20th Century (A). Surveys Europe during the 20th century. Includes the emergence of racial nationalism, two world wars, decolonization, the rise and fall of communist regimes, and the impact of migration on European societies. 3 Cr.

HST 351 Nazi Germany (A). Explores the creation and destruction of Hitler's Germany within the context of 20th Century Europe, and the ironies and complexities of this modern human catastrophe. 3 Cr.

HST 354 American Film (A,W,Y). Cross-listed as WMS 354. Focuses on how American history has been presented on film. The course follows a chronological format and looks at important films about the crucial eras and events in US history, such as the Civil War, the West and the Sixties, as well as the history of film-making itself. Stresses the ideological function of films and the contrast between how historians and films present the past. 3 Cr.

HST 357 Modern American Dream: Economics and U.S. Society & Culture (A,I). Examines the critical influence of economics on American society and culture since the late 19th century. Looks at the modernization of agriculture, industry, and labor, the emergence of mass consumption, the economics of foreign policy, and the influence of economics on race, gender, ethnic, and class relations during this period. In short, examines the many factors that influenced how people imagined and strived for the "American Dream" of economic success. 3 Cr.

HST 358 Family and Social Change in American History (A,W,Y). Cross-listed with WMS 358. Focuses on family structures and strategies, challenges to patriarchal families, and changing views of marriage and motherhood. Includes consideration of Native-American, black and immigrant experiences. Explores issues such as the impact of the women's rights movement on families and working mothers, single parenting, and alternative family structures. 3 Cr.

HST 359 History of European Women (A,W,Y). Cross-listed as WMS 359. Examines the history of European women since 1500, including traditional roles in political, economic, cultural and social life. Focuses on the changes over the centuries. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 361 History of Japan: From Samurai to Godzilla (A). Studies Japanese political, economic and cultural history from the early Yamato state to the status as an economic superpower in the late 20th Century. 3 Cr. Fall.

HST 362 The History of World War II (A). Explores the major theaters and home fronts of World War II Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Views war from several perspectives: military-strategic and tactical, political, economic, ideological and social. Examines reasons for the war, and the nature of total, unlimited and national warfare. 3 Cr.

HST 363 Islam (A). Explores the personality of Mohammed; his message; the evolution of classical Islam; its spread through Asia, Africa and Europe; the socio-economic expression of the Islamic ideal and its egalitarianism; the status of women; and the breakdown of a unified Islamic state. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 364 History of Britain (A). Studies the major political, social, economic, religious, intellectual and cultural developments in Britain from pre-Roman times to the eve of the Industrial Revolution by emphasizing dynamics of change such as ideas, personalities, and general forces. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 365 Medieval Islamic Civilization (A). Examines the first eight centuries of the Islamic era, which saw the zenith of Islamic civilization. Primary sources (in translation) and major secondary works provide a thorough overview of medieval Islamic culture, including examples of material culture- architecture, decorative arts, city scapes- and scholarly and literary achievements (especially historians, poets, philosophers, religious scholars and the courtly milieu). 3 Cr.

HST 366 Modern Imperial Britain (A,I). Explores British national and imperial history from 1815 to the present. Students consider major events in modern British history while engaging in discussions regarding systems of dominance, modes of resistance, the concept of a liberal empire, nation building, changing notions of class, gender, race, and citizenship, and the role of Britain in the world today. 3 Cr.

HST 367 Gender in the Islamic World (A,I,W,Y). We explore the dynamic tension between beliefs about the nature and proper behavior of men and women, and actual practices in a variety of Islamic societies, both historically and in the contemporary world. Specific case studies and theoretical works by both Middle Eastern and Western authors highlight the challenges of studying the economic and social implications of gender in Islamic societies. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 368 Women in the Mediterranean World (A,W). Examines continuities and changes in the roles and status of women living in Mediterranean societies from prehistoric times to the present. Students beomce familiar with conceptual problems in the historical study of women in this region through examining recurring social-cultural themes that inform their daily lives, such as class, economic roles, religious ideals and images, gender segregation and concepts of honor. 3 Cr.

HST 370 Career Development and History (A). Prepares students for career success by identifying usable knowledge and skills associated with their program of study, examining their personal strengths and interests, and completing a series of workshops and assignments designed to develop professional skills and explore career trajectories relevant to their academic major. 3 Cr. Fall.

HST 371 Brockport Career Exploration Course: History I (B). Cross-listed as BCE 348. Offers sophomores, juniors and seniors an opportunity for career exploration and skill development in history. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 372 Brockport Career Exploration Course: History II (B). See description of HST 371. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 375 Born in Blood & Fire: Latin America Age of Conquest & Empire (A,W). Analyzes the dynamics of Spanish and Portuguese conquest in the “New World,” from the 1490s, including gender dynamics; indigenous and enslaved African peoples’ active shaping of colonial rule, including racial concepts and practices; and the Catholic church’s regulation of gender relations. Examines regional diversity and the sudden collapse of the colonial system in the independence wars of 1810s. 3 Cr.

HST 376 Modern Latin America (A). Analyzes 19th- and 20th Century Latin America's history of struggle against colonial legacies, as well as new forms of economic and military oppression associated with dependent capitalist development. Asks students to consider the meanings of national independence in a region sharply divided by race and class, where peasants, workers and women have fought for political rights, sometimes winning revolutions, and where foreign influences limit state autonomy. 3 Cr.

HST 377 Three Revolutions: Haiti, Mexico, Cuba (A). Students will analyze the causes, course, and legacies of each of these three dramatic revolutions (1790s, 1910s, 1960s) through primary sources, recent scholarship, film, and literature. They will also compare their forms of government, race relations, economic policies, women’s rights, and external relations. Historical knowledge will apply historical knowledge in choosing and analyzing a contemporary issue from one of the three countries. Integrates ways of knowing from the social sciences and humanities. 3cr. 3 Cr.

HST 384 Introduction to Central Asian History (A). Introduction to the history of the Central Asian Region, including Afghanistan and Iran, from the pre-Islamic era through the Mongol and Russian conquests to the establishment of the USSR in the 20th century. 3 Cr.

HST 385 Asian Civilization I, Antiquity to 1600 AD (A). Surveys the historical development of South and East Asian civilizations with emphasis on cultures of China, India, and Japan. Topics to be explored include the origins of East and South Asian civilizations, and their influence on neighboring areas, the origins of major thought systems in the Asian civilizations, and the development of national unity before 1600 A.D. 3 Cr. Fall.

HST 386 Opium to Hiroshima (A). This course surveys the historical development of Asian civilizations with emphasis on China, India, and Japan with some reference to Korea and Vietnam. Topics to be explored include 1) the decline of pre-European South and East Asian empires; 2) the emergence of nation-states in Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries; and 3) the involvement of the United States in the transformation. 3 Cr.

HST 389 Modern China (A). Studies the history of China from 1600 to the aftermath of the economic and social reforms of the late 20th Century: the issues of nationalism, militarism, war, and Marxism-Leninism; the rise of the Communist Party and the role of Mao Zedong; and salient political and socioeconomic developments since 1949. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 390 Research Methods (A,Y). Prerequisite: Completion of at least 3 of HST 201, 202, 211, and 212 or equivalents, with a minimum grade of C. Engages students in the creation of historical knowledge as they research, draft and polish a major research paper. Topics vary by instructor but in all sections students craft their own sub-topics, learn to use databases and research tools, and develop oral presentation skills. Required for History majors. Open to History minors and others by advisement. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HST 399 Independent Study in History (A). Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-6 Cr. By Arrangement.

HST 401 Topics in American History (A). Studies selected issues and topics according to student demand and faculty interest. Defined by the instructor in accordance with the specific topic offered that semester. 3 Cr.

HST 402 Topics in American History -Research Intensive (A). Prerequisite HST390. Studies selected issues and topics according to student demand and faculty interest. Defined by the instructor in accordance with the specific topic offered that semester. Course requires the completion of a substantial research paper. 3 Cr.

HST 404 Topics in World History (A). Studies selected issues and topics according to student demand and faculty interest. Defined by the instructor in accordance with the specific topic offered that semester. 3 Cr.

HST 405 Topics in World History -Research Intensive (A). Studies selected issues and topics according to student demand and faculty interest. Defined by the instructor in accordance with the specific topic offered that semester. Course requires the completion of a substantial research paper. 3 Cr.

HST 407 American Environmental History (A). Examines the changing relationship between people and the natural environment over the course of American history. Focuses on how agriculture, resource extraction, nature conservation, industrial production and urbanization and suburbanization created opportunities for and limitations on American economic and social activity. 3 Cr.

HST 408 Landmark US Supreme Court Decisions (A,I). Familiarizes students with central questions brought before the US Supreme Court, and analyzes how and when average people used the legal system to challenge the status quo and uphold their constitutional rights. We also see how politics played a role in determining the outcome and enforcement of various Supreme Court decision from 1800 to the present. 3 Cr.

HST 411 Empire State: The History of New York (A). Empire State: The History of New York is a broad survey course designed to introduce students to the history of New York State from the pre-contact (the contact between the indigenous peoples of New York and Europeans and African newcomers) to the modern era. Themes include colonial New York, The industrial to the post-industrial eras. Special emphasis is place on New York's role in creating a diverse nation. Students will examine New Yorkers's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Rights Movement, and the broader "Rights Revolution" that reshaped notions of power, community and nation in post-World War II America. Course requires a minimum grade of "C". 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 412 Public History (A). This introduction to “public history” examines how historians preserve historical memory and convey the ‘mystic chords of memory’ to the public. After considering the challenges of popularizing specialized knowledge, students examine the work and techniques of archives, popular historical writing, historical societies, museums, and oral history. The course culminates with a ‘hands-on’ project in one of those areas. 3 Cr.

HST 413 The Rochester Reform Trail (A). Examines the role of Rochester in the history of the American Reform Movement. Topics include women’s rights, abolition, temperance, sabbatarianism, religious revivals and political economy. Also analyzes how time and place affected the development of reform. Finally, the course examines how these historical narratives are constructed and reconstructed in physical and virtual museum spaces like the Susan B. Anthony House, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, various Erie Canal museums, the proposed “Rochester Heritage Trail” and others. 3 Cr.

HST 414 The Salem Witch Crisis (A). Explores the various ways historians have sought to understand the most infamous witch-hunt in American history. Focuses on scholarship that explores the Salem Crisis so students can trace an unfolding historiography and compare various approaches to understanding this event. Demonstrates the contingent/contested nature of historical knowledge and investigates the process of historical inquiry. 3 Cr. Summer.

HST 415 Natives and Newcomers (A). Explores the context and consequences of Indian-European contact in North America (c. 1500-1840). Topics include the nature of pre-contact Native societies; the encounter of Indian and European cosmologies, economies, and methods of warfare; and the relationship between Indian-European contact and developing constructs of race, gender, and identity. 3 Cr.

HST 416 The Invasion of America, 1492 - 1774 (A). Prerequisite HST 390 with a minimum grade of C or junior status with a GPA of 3.0. Examines the history of North America from the advent of European expansion to the collapse of Europe’s North American empires (c. 1400 – 1800). Focuses on cultural encounters and exchange between Indian, European and African peoples; European methods of colonization; the struggle for imperial domination in North America; and the evolution of colonial societies with particular emphasis on Britain’s North American colonies. 3 Cr.

HST 417 Amer Revolution:War,Gender,Race,Religion,Politics 1760-1800 (A,W). Prerequisites: HST 390. Provides a study of the socio-political dimensions of American history from the beginning of the Revolution through the creation of the new nation, the Constitution, and the emergence of national-level politics. 3 Cr.

HST 418 The Early Republic (A). Examines in depth the young American nation from 1800 to 1848, the ages of Jefferson and Jackson. Focuses on the market revolution and the transforming social and political changes that followed in its wake and prepared the way for Civil War. 3 Cr.

HST 419 Civil War and Reconstruction (A). Cross-listed as AAS 419. Prerequisites: HST 390. Provides an intensive study of the Civil War era (1848-1877). Surveys the breakdown of the American institutions that led to the Civil War, followed by an examination of the War itself and its controversial aftermath in the Reconstruction era. 3 Cr.

HST 420 America from its Centennial to Pearl Harbor (A). Prerequisite HST390 with a C or better or junior status with a 3.0 GPA. Examines the period of dramatic change unleashed by America’s precipitous transformation from rural, agrarian, Protestant society into an urban-industrial giant reshaped by immigration. Explores the impact of these forces on the American economy, family life, religion, politics, education and international role. Ends on the eve of American entry in WWII after analyzing the impact of the Great Depression on the resulting New Deal. 3 Cr.

HST 421 America Since 1929 (A). Prerequisite HST390. Uses the Depression as a watershed and then examines American society to the present. Features political change from Roosevelt to Reagan, foreign policy from Pearl Harbor to the present, and the evolution of popular culture since the 1920s. Also gives attention to economic and social developments, including the rise of the civil rights movement and the women’s and gay liberation movements. 3 Cr.

HST 422 History of American Education (A). Expecting education to cure social problems and shape cultural identities while promoting individual mobility and social cohesiveness, Americans have long placed education at the center of national life. Examines the evolution of American schools and educational beliefs within the context of social, cultural, political and economic change, and places American education into an international perspective. 3 Cr.

HST 426 American Cultural History 1865-Present (A). Prerequisite: HST 390 or instructor's permission. Examines the emergence of modern American culture between the late 19th and early 21st centuries. Focuses on how nationalism and war, race and gender, industrial production and consumption, science and technology and mass education and entertainment affected the way Americans identified themselves and made sense of their world. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 427 The Material Culture of Early America (A). Investigates material culture and lived experience in the United States through the 18th and 19th centuries. Defining material culture to include various aspects of Early Americans’ everyday lives, the course includes discussion and analysis of various topics: clothing production and consumption; the cultural construction of hygiene; the meaning and utility of lived spaces; interior furnishings and their relationship to users; amenities such as the lighting and heating of homes; cultural expressions such as art, music and print culture; the shaping and reshaping of urban and rural land, time and soundscapes; the theoretical frameworks through which historians interpret these cultural productions. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 428 The 1960s in the US and the World (A). What happened between 1960 and 1970 in the Uniited States and the world and why did "The Sixties" become a highly fraught symbol (of social change, disruption, revolution, and reaction)? In this upper-level course, we investigate primary sources as well as debates among historians about politics, economics, culture, and more. 3 Cr.

HST 430 World History on Film (A,I). Examines how key moments in world history have been presented on film. Stresses the ideological function of films and the contrast between how historians and film makers present the past. Introduces important film schools and movements to examine their approach to historical moments. Tackles historical and contemporary issues through film such as gender, sexuality, fascism, imperialism, world war, Islamic fundamentalism, sports, and the cold war. *elective 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 434 Modern Caribbean History (A). Prerequisites: HST 390. As an advanced course, covers the French, Spanish, and British Caribbeans since the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s. Investigates how slavery and abolition, colonialism and nationalism, social and cultural movements, racism and dependency have forged this fascinating and paradoxical region. Considers questions of identity, especially for Afro-Caribbean women and men, in comparative framework. 3 Cr.

HST 438 Women and Gender in Latin American History (A). Cross-listed as WMS 438. As an advanced course, examines the diversity of Latin-American and Caribbean women's experiences from the Iberian conquest to the 20th -century. Analyzes the gender dynamics of colonial, national, dictatorial and revolutionary states, economies and cultures, and the importance of women's movements and feminism. Includes discussion of Latina history in the US and of Latin-American and Caribbean masculinity in historical perspective. 3 Cr.

HST 439 "The Sex": American Women 1776 and After (A). "The Sex": American Women 1776 and After. The prescribed roles and the actual behavior of women during and after the American Revolution: courtship, marriage, marital fertility, economic productivity, community responsibilities, education, social interaction, public life and political engagement.Focus varies from semester to semester. Research Intensive. 3 Cr. Spring.

HST 441 World War I (A). Prerequisite HST390. Explores the Great War focusing on its causes, diplomacy, technology and medicine, social and cultural movements, women’s roles on the home front and war work, soldiers’ experience, as well as peace process and memory of the war. Students will produce a primary source research paper on their own as well as write shorter papers on the in-class reading. 3 Cr.

HST 442 War & Terrorism (A). Seminar discussing the meanings of and reasons for war and terror, and the linkages between them. 3 Cr.

HST 444 Medieval Women (A,W). Prerequisite HST 101 and HST 390. Studies European Middle Ages, ca. 500-1500, particularly as women experienced them. Examines the perceptions medieval society fostered about gender; analyzes factors such as social class, work and professional status, legal structures, and sexuality and compares/contrasts their effect on women's and men's lives. 3 Cr.

HST 445 The High Middle Ages (A). A Study of the European experience from the First Crusade to the Black Plague, the general crises of the mid-14th Century, and the new institutions of a rapidly expanding European culture. 3 Cr.

HST 447 Revolutions and Revolutionaries in the Modern World (A). Investigates the critical role revolutions and revolutionaries have played in shaping the modern world from the late 18th through the 20th century. Using a comparative framework, it interrogates definitions and theories of revolution, explores who historically is attracted to revolutions, examines the historical processes which have converged to realize revolutions, and questions the types of societies, cultures and leaders revolutions have produced. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

HST 448 The French Revolution (A). Considers the Revolution's origins in the Old Regime and the Enlightenment before examining its political and cultural development as well as its immediate aftermath in the Napoleonic era and its influence on Europe in the 19th Century. 3 Cr.

HST 452 Religion in American Civilization (A). Historical analysis of the role of religious ideas and movements as they have influenced and shaped the American experience and in turn been influenced by unique features of American life. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

HST 453 Study Tour of Islamic Spain and Morocco (A). Open to undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline, this study-tour introduces students to the rich cultural and historical legacy of the Islamic era in Spain, through visiting sites in Islamic Spain and Morocco, along with readings, lectures, cultural events and discussion. Tour includes visits to Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo, as well as Tetuan, Fez and Tangier in Morocco. 3 Cr. Summer.

HST 455 The Black Death (A). The Black Death or "Plague" changed society, medicine, global trade, religion, and intellectual life from its outbreak in 1348 to 1700. As one microbe changed European society, it left in its wake a pessimistic fascination with death, but also a resolve to survive and discover causes and remedies for the plague, contributing to the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, and Europe's transition to the modern. 3 Cr.

HST 458 Overseas Empires, 1800-Present (A). Offers a comparative look at the rise and fall of the major overseas empires of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially the British, French, and Japanese Empires. The course is organized thematically and considers issues of gender, race, culture, lived experience, colonial resistance, nationalism, and decolonization. It also addresses the lingering impacts of overseas imperialism in our world of today and public awareness of these histories. 3 Cr.

HST 462 US - Asian Relations (A). (Prerequisite HST390). The topic of this course is war and peace that involved Asia and the United States since the turn of the twentieth century. By focusing on the human, cross-cultural dimensions of various conflicts in the domestic and international scenes, this course will encourage students to develop an understanding of the experience of war and peace through reading, thinking, discussing, and writing. (Research Intensive) 3 Cr.

HST 466 Stalinism: The Soviet Union Under Stalin. Explores the origins, manifestations, and legacies of the "Stalinism" in the Soviet Union. Using a combination of primary and secondary sources, it interrogates the appropriateness of using the term "totalitarianism" in describing the Stalinist system, examines the impact of Stalinsim on "ordinary" Soviet citizens with a special emphasis on women and non-Russian nationalities, and questions the significance of Stalin's Revolutions and the Great Patriotic War in shaping the U.S.S.R. until its collapse in 1991. 3 Cr.

HST 467 Modern South Asia (A). (Prerequisite HST390). Surveys the background of South-Asian nations under European colonialism and the movement to independence. Also examines the post-independence problems of the area and the contemporary impact of these nations on the world. 3 Cr.

HST 468 Cold War in the Soviet Union: Myths, Realities, and Legacies. Challenges Western stereotypes to illuminate the complexities of the history of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Primary sources and secondary scholarship allow students to gain a deeper understanding of everyday life in the USSR from the perspective of women, workers, intellectuals, and non-Russian nationalities. Special attention will be given to the Stalinization of Eastern Europe the de-Stalinization efforts of Khrushchev, the space race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the battle for influence over the emerging Third World , and the emergence of a dissident movement. Will also explore the collapse of the USSR and arguments regarding a new Cold War with Putin's Russia. 3 Cr.

HST 470 Consumerism in Europe and the World, 1600-Present (A,I,W). (Prerequisite HST390). Introduces students to a gendered interpretation of history of consumerism in a global context through the lens of literature, sociology, psychology and economics. Students will read novels, primary sources and articles pertaining to the history of shopping, advertising, fashion, globalization of trade and goods, and effects on workers. 3 Cr.

HST 471 Islamic Spain: Histories and Legacies (A). This "reading-intensive" course introduces you to the political and cultural history of al-Andalus through studying some of the major secondary works on this remarkable era, as well as by exploring the rich heritage of literature and material culture that has survived and continues to influence both the Arab-Islamic and European civilizations in many ways. 3 Cr.

HST 472 Jihad (A). (Prerequisite HST390). Designed to familiarize students with the roots of the concept of Jihad in the Qur'an, Traditions and Islamic Law, as well as historical examples that illustrate the various cultural-political meanings attaching to this complex and difficult subject. 3 Cr.

HST 485 Museum Internship (A). Combines a ‘hands-on’ public history internship experience with classroom seminars for discussing readings and sharing experiences. Students will intern in local or regional archives, historical societies, historians’ offices, and museums. 3 Cr.

HST 487 Asian Survey (A). (Prerequisite HST390). Surveys Asian cultures through films, slides, lectures, and textbooks. Using a chronological and regional approach, focuses on the unity and diversity of the peoples and cultures of China, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. 3 Cr.

HST 491 Senior Seminar (A). Advanced research seminar for senior History majors. Topics vary by instructor. May be offered in conjunction with the Honors program. 3 Cr.

HST 499 Independent Study in History (A). Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

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