Courses

HIST 4223. France Since 1815 (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Survey of French history from the overthrow of Napoleon to the 5th Republic, with emphasis on French politics, society, and culture.

HIST 4233. The Atlantic World, 1400-1850 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Explores the political, economic, cultural, and social engagement of Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans across the Atlantic from 1400 to 1850. It uses a comparative lens to understand how interactions between Europe, Africa, and the Americas created enduring ties throughout the Atlantic Basin.

HIST 4243. Germany, 1789-1918 (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Study of German history from the Age of Absolutism to the collapse of the German Empire at the end of the First World War. Special attention is paid to the Enlightenment and Romantic movements; nationalism and the unification of Germany; and evolving conflicts over the political and social order.

HIST 4253. Germany, 1918-1945 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of German history from advent of the Weimar Republic to the end of the Third Reich with emphasis upon the failure of democratic government in the 1920s and the rise and fall of the National Socialist dictatorship.

HIST 4263. Independence and Africa Today (Sp). 3 Hours.

Examines the last half-century of Africa's history, focusing on the last few decades. Introduction of Africa's colonial past, revolutions and struggles for independence. Review of African development in the post-colonial and contemporary era, successes and failures of independent Africa, and the challenges the continent faces today.

This course is cross-listed with AAST 4263.

HIST 4273. Comparative Slavery (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Explores the meaning of slavery around the world, both in ancient and modern times. This examination of how slavery differed in various cultures over time will allow students to explore the complexity of this labor relationship and gain a better understanding of how slavery was an integral part of world history.

This course is cross-listed with AAST 4273.

HIST 4303. Transatlantic Relations, 1919-Present (Irregular). 3 Hours.

US-Western European Relations, from the Wilsonian era to the present, covering strategic, economic, and cultural aspects.

HIST 4313. Islamic Theology and Philosophy, 650-1700 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Doctrines and main figures in Islamic theology and philosophy from the origins of Islam through the seventeenth century C.E.

HIST 4323. Wars of Religion: From the Crusades to 9/11 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines the place of religion in combat across the centuries. A case study approach is used to explore different conflicts from the twelfth century crusades against Muslim forces to 9/11. Investigates how religious motivations may or may not be related to other political, social, cultural, economic concerns.

HIST 4333. Modern Islamic Thought (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Main currents in Islamic theology and political philosophy from the Ottoman Empire to the end of the twentieth century.

HIST 4343. Golden Age Portugal and Spain (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This course will examine the diverging and converging paths of Portugal and Spain during the early modern period (15th-17th centuries). We will chart their rise as global imperial powers and their initial declines. We'll explore the political, social, and religious contexts in which Golden Age Iberia flourished.

HIST 4353. Middle East, 600-1250 (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

An examination of the origins of modern Middle Eastern societies-Arabic, Turkish, and Persian-with emphasis upon the development of the Islamic faith and culture.

HIST 4373. Mongol & Mamluk Middle East 1250-1520 (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

An examination of Egypt, the Fertile Crescent, and Iran in the period of the Turco-Mongol military elites. Special attention given to the rise of slave and free governments and their roles in shaping Middle East political and social patterns.

HIST 4383. The American Civil Rights Movement (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the history and development of the civil rights movement in the United States.

This course is cross-listed with AAST 4383.

HIST 4413. New Women in the Middle East (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This course covers the transformation of social and cultural roles of women in the Middle East since the 19th Century. Emphases include political emancipation, religious reformation, artistic representation, and gendered re-definition.

HIST 4453. Frontiers and Borderlands in Colonial Latin America (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This course examines frontiers and borderlands in colonial Latin America and focuses on the regions of California, New Mexico, Texas, Brazil, and the Río de la Plata. It demonstrates that frontiers and borderlands are defined by the absence of a hegemonic European power and associated with the prevalence of Indigenous norms.

HIST 4463. The American Frontier (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

American westward expansion and its influence on national institutions and character. Emphasis on the pioneer family and the frontier's role in shaping American society, culture, economy, and politics. Topics include exploration, the fur trade, the cattle kingdom and the mining, farming, and military frontiers.

HIST 4483. African American Biographies (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the history and intellectual development of famous and not-so-famous African Americans.

This course is cross-listed with AAST 4483.

HIST 4513. History of Political Parties in the United States Since 1896 (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Response of the party system to America's emergence as an industrial nation and world power from the election of 1896 to present.

This course is cross-listed with PLSC 4313.

HIST 4533. China's Foreign Trade and International Order: History, Policy, and Theory (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This interdisciplinary course explores China's foreign trade and international order by introducing students to the historical context and economic theory necessary for understanding China's role in the international trading system from the ancient past to the contemporary era.

This course is cross-listed with PLSC 4533, ECON 4533.

HIST 4543. American Social and Intellectual History Since 1865 (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Survey of thought and society since the Civil War.

HIST 4583. Arkansas in the Nation (Sp). 3 Hours.

Designed to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a comprehensive understanding of the full sweep of Arkansas history. The focus will be on social, economic and political history, and historiography.

HIST 4593. The Colonial French in the Mississippi Valley (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the French Colonial Mississippi Valley from 1698 until 1763. Activities for both French and non-French speaking students provide a rich environment to discuss encounters, subsistence strategies, and warfare faced by native peoples, missionaries, explorers, and colonists alike. Students will examine primary handwritten, transcribed, or translated sources.

This course is cross-listed with WLLC 4053, WLLC 4053H.

HIST 4623. Revolutionary America, 1763 to 1789 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of revolutionary America emphasizing economic, social, and cultural perspectives. Topics include historical interpretations of the causes of the war, the impact of war on African Americans, women, loyalists, elite, and poor Americans. The course also examines the formation of the new national government.

HIST 4633. Heian Japan (794-1192) (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A study of courtly culture and the religious world of Heian Japan.

HIST 4663. Rebellion to Reconstruction, 1850-1877 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A survey of political, social, and economic issues from the late antebellum period through Reconstruction. Emphasis is placed on the causes of the Civil War and the problems of postwar America. A brief examination of the Civil War is included.

HIST 4703. Emergence of Modern America, 1876-1917 (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of the impact of the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, and progressivism upon American life and institutions.

HIST 4733. Recent America, 1941 to the Present (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A general survey of American history since World War II with emphasis upon the presidency, reform movements, the Cold War, and cultural developments.

HIST 4743. The Cold War in Latin America: Revolutions, Violence, and Politics (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This course will trace the rise of the ideological and political struggles over social and economic development and the security regimes designed to thwart socialist revolution and political mobilization. The influence of the United States in Latin American security regimes and "containment" activities will receive special attention.

HIST 4753. Diplomatic History of the United States, 1776-1900 (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Survey of American foreign relations from the American Revolution through the Spanish-American War. Principal topics include isolationism, freedom of the seas, manifest destiny and continental expansion, overseas expansion, and the diplomacy of war and peace. Emphasis on the relationship between domestic politics and foreign affairs. Prerequisite: HIST 2003.

HIST 4763. Diplomatic History of the United States, 1900-1945 (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

America's development as a world power. The course examines U.S. relations with Europe, Latin America, and East Asia, plus America's first approach to the Middle East. Particular emphasis is placed on America's involvement in World War I and World War II. Prerequisite: HIST 2013.

HIST 4773. Diplomatic History of the US, 1945 to Present (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

U.S. involvement in world affairs since WWII. The Cold War from an international perspective, including strategies, nuclear deterrence, conflicts, economic developments, cultural relations among allies and adversaries. Post-Cold War scenarios, including war on terrorism.

HIST 4783. History of Modern Mexico (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

This course examines the history of Mexico from the wars of independence to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the turbulent nineteenth century and the Mexican Revolution. Themes covered include colonial legacies, national identities, popular culture, emigration, and relations with the United States.

HIST 4793. Colonial India, 1758-1948 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines the course of Indian history from the 1758 Battle of Plassey to eventual independence from Great Britain in 1948. Special attention is given to India's place within the British Empire, particularly the East Indian Company, the Indian Mutiny, the Raj, the rise of Gandhi, and India's independence movement.

HIST 4803. Modern Scandinavia (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines the history of the Nordic lands, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, from 1500 to the present.

HIST 4813. Africans and Slavery in Colonial Latin America (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Explores the diverse experiences of slaves and free Blacks in colonial Spanish and Portuguese America from 1500 to around 1888, demonstrating that bondage and the practice of African slavery was a pillar of political authority in colonial Latin America.

This course is cross-listed with AAST 4813.

HIST 4853. Early Chinese Empires: Mythology, Archeology, and Historiography (Sp). 3 Hours.

A critical introduction to the most important sources and major themes, both textual and archeological, for the study of early China.

HIST 4913. Reading Japanese Noh as Cultural History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A historical, sociocultural, and inter-arts approach to the medieval lyric-drama Japanese Noh, a form of masked theater with roots reaching beyond the 14th century.

HIST 4933. Ad Paradisum: Utopias, imaginary places, and the afterlife in East Asia (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ideas of ideal communities ('utopias'), of imaginary places ('paradise islands'), and of the afterlife ('heaven and hell') in East Asia will be traced in a broad sweep across literature, painting, and the performing arts.

HIST 4943. U.S. Labor History, from 1877-present (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

This course will examine the changing nature of work in U.S. history from 1877 until the present. It will pay particular attention to the ways that workers--individually and collectively--understand the meanings of their labor and to the ways that notions of class, gender, ethnicity, and race inform these understandings.

HIST 4953. The History of Sub-Saharan African Women (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the history of women in Sub-Saharan Africa, starting in the early 18th century through the 20th century. Focus on women and the transatlantic slave trade, women's influence in pre-colonial religious, political, and cultural institutions, and women's experiences under colonial rule and in post-colonial Africa. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

This course is cross-listed with AAST 4953.

HIST 4963. Third World Underdevelopment and Modernization (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines key issues related to societal change in the Third World, including various views and theories of international development and modernization. Other major issues explored include social inequalities, food and hunger, population, environment, trade and globalization, international aid, and the roles of state, market, and civil society.

This course is cross-listed with AAST 4963.

HIST 5003. Democratic Athens (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of the Athens from the sixth century BCE to the end of the fourth. Topics include origins and evolution of democracy, the Persian wars, the rise and fall of the Athenian Empire, and the development of historiography, literature, art, and philosophy during the period.

HIST 5013. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A survey of the achievements of Alexander and the culture of the new world he created. The personality and career of Alexander are examined as well as the rich diversity of the Hellenistic world: trade with India, religious syncretism, and the development of Hellenistic science and philosophy.

HIST 5023. Historical Methods (Fa). 3 Hours.

Practical introduction to historical research and writing. Consists of lecture, library reading, and class criticism of research papers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HIST 5033. Roman Empire (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of Rome from the Emperor Augustus to Constantine, ca. 30 BCE - 337 CE. Topics include the sources for imperial Rome, the organization of imperial government, the provinces of Rome and provincial government, art and literature under the empire, the rise of Christianity, and the conversion of the Empire.

HIST 5043. Historiography (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Survey of the history of historical writing and a study of the important schools and historical interpretation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HIST 5053. Reading Seminar in Asian History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Concentrated reading in selected specialized areas of Asian history. Prerequisite: Advanced graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 506V. Readings in European History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Directed readings in the field of European history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

HIST 507V. Readings in American History (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 508V. Research Problems in European History (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HIST 509V. Research Problems in American History (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HIST 5103. Reading Seminar in American History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of special areas of U.S. history, such as the Age of Jackson, the Civil War, etc. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HIST 511V. Research Problems in Latin American History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

HIST 5123. Research Seminar in American History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Research projects in selected fields of American history, such as the Civil War, the Age of Jackson, etc. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5133. Reading Seminar in European History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of special periods in European history, such as the Roman Empire, the late Middle Ages, the French Revolution, etc. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5143. Research Seminar in European History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Research projects in selected fields of European history, such as the French Revolution, humanism, etc. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5153. Reading Seminar in British History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of selected periods of British history. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5163. Research Seminar in British History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Research projects in selected fields of British history. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 517V. Readings in Asian History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HIST 518V. Research Problems in Asian History (Irregular). 1-18 Hour.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

HIST 5193. Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course examines the political, spiritual, intellectual, and social-economic developments of European history, c. 300-1000 CE. Special topics include the Christianization of the late Roman Empire and Byzantium, as well as the formation of Celtic and Germanic Kingdoms in the West.

HIST 5203. Roman Republic (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of Rome from its origins in the eighth century BCE to the fall of the Republic in the first century BCE. Topics include the sources for Roman history, the development, functioning, and ultimate failure of republican government, the Roman army, and Roman imperialism in Italy and the Mediterranean.

HIST 5213. Reading Seminar in Middle Eastern History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of special areas of Middle Eastern history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HIST 522V. Readings in Latin America History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

HIST 5233. Research Seminar in Middle Eastern History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Research projects in selected fields of Middle Eastern history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HIST 524V. Readings in African History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

HIST 525V. Research Problems in African History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

HIST 526V. Readings in Middle Eastern History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

HIST 527V. Readings in Medieval History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 528V. Research Problems in Middle Eastern History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

HIST 529V. Research Problems in Medieval History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 530V. Readings in British History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Directed readings in the field of British history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5313. Reading Seminar in Latin American History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of special areas in Latin American history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5323. Research Seminar in Latin American History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A research seminar for the production of a major research project in Latin American history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 533V. Readings in Ancient History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 534V. Research Problems in Ancient History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5353. Reading Seminar in Medieval History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of special areas in medieval history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5363. Research Seminar in Medieval History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A research seminar for the production of a major research project in medieval history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5373. Reading Seminar in Ancient History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of special areas in ancient history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5383. Research Seminar in Ancient History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A research seminar for the production of a major research project in ancient history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5393. Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1600 (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Examines the history of Europe from the end of the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Special attention is paid to changes in popular piety, political thought, religious representation, and the discovery of the New World.

HIST 5403. Byzantine Empire (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire from the reign of Constantine I to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Topics include the development of Christianity and the schism with the western church, the crusades, and Byzantine influence on Islam, Russia, the Ottomans, and the Renaissance.

HIST 5413. Reading Seminar in African History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of selected periods and/or topics in African history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5423. Research Seminar in African History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A seminar for the production of a major research project in selected fields of African history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5433. Reading Seminar in Caribbean History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Historiographical and bibliographical study of special areas in Caribbean history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5443. Research Seminar in Caribbean History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A research seminar for the production of a major research project in Caribbean history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HIST 545V. Readings in Caribbean History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Graduate readings in Caribbean history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 546V. Research Problems in Caribbean History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Independent research in Caribbean history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 547V. Readings in Atlantic History (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Graduate readings in Atlantic world history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5483. Early Modern Europe, 1600-1800 (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Begins with the upheaval of the reformation, moves through the crisis of the 17th century and culminates with the democratic revolution of the 18th century. Examines the consolidation of the European state system, the propagation of modern science, discovery of overseas worlds, and the advent of the Industrial Revolution.

HIST 5493. The History of African Americans and Social Justice (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Explores how the United States has extended social justice to African Americans during the nation's history. Examines social justice for blacks and the impact of historic policies and practices on black life today.

HIST 5503. Archaic Greece (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of Greece from the late Bronze Age to the end of the Persian Wars. This class will focus particularly on the sources involved with reconstructing early Greek history, especially Herodotus and Homer, on the development of the Greek city-state or polis, and on the interaction between the Greeks and Near-eastern civilizations during this period, culminating in the wars between the Greeks and the Persian Empire.

HIST 5513. C. 0 Hours.

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HIST 5523. Africa and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines the trans-Atlantic slave trade with a primary focus on the role of Africa and Africans in creating the unique economy and culture of the trans-Atlantic world.

HIST 5533. Modern Ireland, 1798-1948 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines the course of Irish history from the 1798 United Irishmen rebellion to the 1948 declaration of the Republic of Ireland. Special attention is given to Catholic emancipation, the Great Famine, the Home Rule movements, the Irish War of Independence, and the Emergency (Second World War).

HIST 5543. Intellectual History of Europe Since the Enlightenment (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of the major developments in European thought and culture since the emergence of Romanticism. Topics include Romanticism, Darwinism, Marxism, and Modernism.

HIST 5553. Early American Republic, 1789-1828 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of the early United States emphasizing social and cultural perspectives. Topics addressed will include westward expansion, slavery, religion, and economic change.

HIST 5563. Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1714 (Even year, Sp). 3 Hours.

Examines the history of the British Isles from the ascension of Henry VII and the Tudor dynasty until the close of the Stuart Era in 1714. Special attention is given to the English Reformation, the Elizabethan years, the 17th Century Revolutions, and the birth of an overseas Empire.

HIST 5573. The Latin American City (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This course examines the social, political, and cultural aspects of the modern Latin American city from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course includes an introduction to urban studies concepts, and each semester is organized around a specific set of case studies.

HIST 5583. Great Britain 1707-1901 (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Examines the history of the British Isles from the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England until the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. Special attention is given to the spread of Empire, industrialization, and the political, social, and cultural aspects of the Georgian and Victorian Eras.

HIST 5593. Great Britain,1901-2001 (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Examines the history of the British Isles from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the reelection of Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2001. Special attention is given to the collapse of the British Empire, the birth of the welfare state, and the challenges inherent in the decline of British world power.

HIST 5603. History of the Holocaust (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines the origins, history, and legacies of the European Holocaust. Traces the origins of anti-Semitism in Europe, the rise of Nazism in Germany, the path to genocide during World War II, and the role of victims, perpetrators, rescuers, and bystanders. Considers issues of memory and justice in the postwar era.

HIST 5613. Late Middle Ages (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

This course examines the political, social-economic, intellectual, and spiritual developments of European history, c. 1000-1400 CE. Special topics include monasticism, sacral kingship, the crusades, and the medieval university.

HIST 5623. The Era of the French Revolution (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

France from the salons of the Enlightenment to the Napoleonic Wars. The French Revolution will be explored in terms of politics and personalities, ideas and symbols, class and gender relations, and violence and terror.

HIST 5633. The Middle East since 1914 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Middle East since 1914 addresses European colonialism, the rise of new social elites, independence, revolution, globalization, economic self-determination, persistent regional conflicts and ongoing battles over "cultural authenticity".

HIST 5643. Environmental History (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examines the interactions between human culture and the natural environments: Concepts of nature in the West and elsewhere, dynamics of the Physical Environment, case studies in Regional Environmental History and the Politics of Environmental movements.

HIST 5653. Religion in America to 1860 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of religion in early America, primarily from a social and cultural perspective. Topics will include region, social class, growth of institutions, slavery, print culture, and social reform in traditions including Protestantism, West African religion, Catholicism, Native American religion, and Judaism.

HIST 5663. The Recluse in Early East Asia ( Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

A cross-cultural study of those who chose or needed to leave the world of officialdom for the world of nature in early East Asia.

HIST 5673. The American Civil War (Fa). 3 Hours.

An intensive study of the political, social, military, and economic aspects of the American Civil War period.

HIST 5683. The New South, 1860 to the Present (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Survey of the development of the Civil War and postwar South to the present.

HIST 5693. U.S. Labor History to 1877 (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Examines the changing nature of work in U.S. history from 1607 until 1877 including the ways that workers--individually and collectively-- understand the meanings of their labor and to the ways that notions of class, gender, ethnicity, and race inform these understandings.

HIST 570V. Special Topics (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

HIST 5713. Colonial America 1600-1763 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of colonial America from 1600 to the end of the Seven Years War emphasizing economic, social, and cultural perspectives. Topics include Native American, French, Spanish, English, Dutch, and Russian interactions in North America and the larger Atlantic World.

HIST 5723. America Between the Wars, 1917-1941 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

The impact of World War I, the 1920s, and the Great Depression upon American society and culture.

HIST 5753. Antebellum America, 1828-1850 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

History of antebellum U.S. emphasizing social and cultural perspectives. Topics addressed will include slavery, religion, gender, the market economy, regionalism, and political developments.

HIST 5783. History of Modern Mexico (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

This course examines the history of Mexico from the wars of independence to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the turbulent nineteenth century and the Mexican Revolution. Themes covered include colonial legacies, national identities, popular culture, emigration, and relations with the United States.

HIST 5793. Early Modern Islamic Empires, 1300-1750 (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

An examination of the historical development of the three great Islamic empires in the early modern period- the Ottomans, the Safavids of Iran, and the Mughals of India. Special attention given to imperial expansion, administrative structures, religious-legal establishment, and the formation of distinct traditions in political ideology, historiography, and the arts and sciences.

HIST 5803. Islam in Asia (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Introduces students to the history of Islam in East and Southeast Asia over the past 1,200 years. It focuses on the 18th-21st centuries when Muslims were part of everyday life in Asia and participated in the formation of majority and minority identities in the region.

HIST 5823. Black Freedom in the Age of Emancipation. 3 Hours.

This course centers on the comparative study of Atlantic World freedom movements from the perspective of the African Diaspora. It focuses on the histories, meanings, legacies of the various types of black emancipation in the Atlantic World and the cultural technologies that enabled them.

HIST 5833. Social and Cultural History of the Modern Middle East (Irregular). 3 Hours.

An analysis of Middle East history in the 17th-20th centuries which focuses on the social transformation of urban and rural life. Particular emphasis is given to the roles of economics, genealogy, art, and popular culture.

HIST 5863. Classical Thought in East Asia (Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduces the major East Asian philosophical and religious traditions including Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Shintoism. Read original sources in translation, such as Analects, and explore perspectives that stem from the traditions as they bear on contemporary global issues.

HIST 5873. Germany since 1945. 3 Hours.

Examines the history of Germany since the end of the Second World War including political division and economic recovery, dissident movements in East Germany and alternative cultures in West Germany, reunification in 1990, and the legacy of Nazism and the Holocaust.

HIST 5883. Health and Disease: 1500 to the Present (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Explores the emergence of epidemics against the backdrop of the nation state and anxieties over women, the lower classes, and other marginalized groups. The rise of modern health programs illuminates the cultural construction of medicine, the biases of scientific inquiry, and the tensions among paternalism, liberty, and prejudice.

HIST 5903. History of Political Parties in the United States, 1789-1896 (Even years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Origin and development of the American party system from the implementation of the constitution to the election of McKinley.

HIST 5913. Music and the Arts of Edo Japan 1600-1868 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A music and arts view of urban and popular culture of the Edo period of Japan (1600-1868). Readings drawn from history, literature, aesthetics, religion and science.

HIST 5923. Song China 960-1279 (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examination of the Song dynasty (960-1279) concentrating on the education and role of the scholar-official and the literatus. Readings drawn from history, literature, personal diaries, travel accounts, political memoranda, and scientific writings.

HIST 600V. Master's Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HIST 700V. Doctoral Dissertation (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-18 Hour.

Independent research and writing leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of degree credit.