Category: HP (Historical Perspectives)

HIST 1001: United States History I

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:10- 11:05 am + Thursday/Friday Discussion Sections (times vary) Dr. Christopher Phillips This course explores the settlement and expansion of the American colonies as a…

HIST 1001: United States History I Spring

Online Asynchronous This course explores the settlement and expansion of the American colonies as a pluralistic society in which attempts at inclusion were challenged by distinct structures of…

HIST 1001: United States History I Summer Sessions

Online Asynchronous (Session D): 5/6/24–6/19/24 Austin Hall §  Examinations: held during last class meeting  (Session B): 7/ 1/ 24–8/3/24 Diamond Crowder §  Examinations: held during last class meeting This course explores the settlement…

HIST 1002: United States History II Summer Sessions

Online Asynchronous (Full Semester): 5/ 6/24–8/3/24 Erena Nakashima Examinations: held during the last class meeting (Session A): 5/28/24–6/30/24 Tony Russomanno * Examinations: held during last class meeting (Session E): 6/20/24–8/3/24 Alysha…

HIST 1004: World History II Summer Sessions

Online Asynchronous May-Mester (Session M): 5/6/24–5/26/24, Dan Farrell §  Examinations: held during last class meeting This course is an introductory survey of world history from approximately 1450 to the present….

HIST 1001: United States History I

Online Asynchronous Anthony Russomanno This course explores the settlement and expansion of the American colonies as a pluralistic society in which attempts at inclusion were challenged by distinct…

HIST 1002: United States History II

Mondays & Wednesdays + Discussion Sections Dr. Christopher Phillips This course is the second part of a two-semester sequence that surveys U.S. history from the end of Reconstruction…

HIST 1002: United States History II

Online Asynchronous Russomanno  This course is the second part of a two-semester sequence that surveys U.S. history from the end of Reconstruction through the late 20th century. Emphasizing…

HIST 1003: World History I

Asynchronous Online Dr. Yeliz Cavus This course investigates the origins, development, and interactions of world cultures from ancient times to roughly 1500 AD. Key topics considered in the…

HIST 1003: World History I

Lecture Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15-12:10 pm + Friday Discussion Sections (time varies) Dr. Willard Sunderland This course investigates the origins, development, and interactions of world cultures from ancient…

HIST 1004: World History II

Online Asynchronous Dr. Cavus This course is an introductory survey of world history from approximately 1450 to the present. In this roughly five hundred-year period, the world has been…

HIST 1007: Middle Eastern History I

Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:25-2:20 pm (in-person) Fridays, Online (Asynch) Dr. Yeliz Cavus In this course, we study the Middle East (Southwest Asia) and North Africa from the era just…

HIST1008: Middle Eastern History II

Dr. Elizabeth Frierson In this course, we study the Middle East (Southwest Asia) and North Africa from the early modern era through the 21st century. We study the political,…

HIST 1009: Latin American History I

This introductory-level lecture course will introduce students to the central topics of early Latin American history beginning with the pre-Columbian period and concluding in the early 19th century. Lectures…

HIST 1010: Latin American History II

Dr. Isaac Campos This course studies the political, economic,  and cultural history of Latin America from approximately 1820 to the present. Key themes include nationalism,  democracy,  authoritarianism,  modernity, …

HIST 1014: World History 20th Century

This course offers a survey of world history from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. It addresses the major events and international developments that have…

HIST 1016: Themes in World History

This course offers students the opportunity to study World History from a thematic approach. The themes in this course will be global or comparative in scope, presenting historical themes…

HIST 1017: History of the Future

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:50 am Dr. David Stradling Historians are as concerned with the future (both realized and imagined) as they are with the past. Everyone…

HIST 1021: Modern South Asia

This course examines the history of India since 1880. We will concentrate on the impact of colonialism on the Indian subcontinent and on the formation of the modern…

HIST 1020: Latin American History

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am- 12:20 pm Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara This introductory-level course explores over 500 years of Latin American history from the rise and fall of the…

HIST 1024: History of South Asian Civilizations

In this course, we will investigate the history,  geography,  and civilizations of South Asia (India,  Pakistan,  Bangladesh,  Sri Lanka,  Nepal,  Bhutan,  and the Maldives) by focusing on important historical…

HIST 1089: Human Rights & Security: Seeking Balance in a Free Society 

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:50 am (+discussion sections) Dr. Stephen Porter  Are human rights and security contradictory or complementary? Must we sacrifice certain freedoms for the sake…

HIST 1099-01: Going Viral: Disease, Epidemics, and Public Health in American History

Spring 2024; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:50 AM Alysha Federkeil This course examines the history of American health crises from the colonial era through the twentieth first…

HIST 1099-002: Building Homes for Black Past: Black Public History

Erena Nakashima This course explores the ubiquitous nature of Black history in American thoughts and culture across different periods. We will examine the role of individuals and organizations…

HIST 1099-01: TBD

This course covers the history and impact of mass media and the press in American history. From revolutionary pamphlets to muckrakers to the Civil Rights movement, the press…

HIST 1102: Themes in Modern American History

This course explores themes that surround the emergence of the United States as a modern entity since the end of the Civil War.  Themes might include the impact…

HIST 1104: Themes in Modern World History

This course explores key themes in world history from approximately 1500 to the current day.  Key topics addressed in the course include the expansion and then contraction of…

HIST 1150: War, Peace, and Society

Dr. Sigrun Haude Historians study and teach about the causes, nature, and consequences of warfare in all corners of the world from antiquity to the present. The historical study…

HIST 2000: Histories of Social Protest & Institutional Change

This course explores 10 of the greatest moments of sociopolitical movement and institutional change in American History.  The Civil War,  twentieth-century labor movements,  women’s suffrage,  anti-globalization,  gay rights, …

HIST 2004: History of Britain to 1740

This course studies the growth of the medieval and early modern state and society as they emerged from the more tribal-like society of Anglo-Saxon Britain. It focuses especially…

HIST 2005: History of Britain 1740-present

This course provides a sustained introduction to selected topics in the history of the British Isles (including Ireland) in the period since the mid-eighteenth century. It explores both…

HIST 2006: History of France 1450-1789

This course examines the complex and often tumultuous processes that established France as one of the preeminent legal, political, cultural, and economic powers in Europe and the Atlantic…

HIST 2007: History of France  1789-present

This course will explore the development of modernFrance and its place in the world  from the FrenchRevolution through a series of monarchical  authoritarian  and democratic regimes. In the…

HIST 2008: Modern Germany 1800 to present

This class explores the emergence of modern Germany as a political,  social,  and cultural entity,  and the often troubling path this new nation would follow. The course traces…

HIST 2009: History of Russia

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 2:30 -3:25 pm Dr. Willard Sunderland This course provides an overview of Russian history from the founding of the original Rus state in the…

HIST 2010: History of China

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9:05 am -10:10 am Dr. Man Bun Kwan This course is an introductory survey of Chinese history from the Paleolithic Age to the present…

HIST 2011: History of Japan

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:25 – 2:20 PM Dr. Man Bun Kwan This is an introductory survey of Japanese history from the Paleolithic Age to the present. By…

HIST 2012: History of South Asia

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10:10-11:05 am Dr. Shailaja Paik This survey of South Asian civilization focuses on the evolution of Indian social structures, its diverse religious traditions,  and the…

HIST 2013: African American History before 1861

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:50 pm Dr. McLeod (AFST) This course is Cross-Listed with JUDC 1027. Beginning on the African continent, this course follows African captives across the…

HIST 2014: African American History 1861-present

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-3:20 PMNicholas McLeodThis course is cross-listed with AFST 2014. This course surveys major themes in African American History from the start of the Civil War…

HIST 2015: History of the Atlantic World  1500-1850

A history of the Americas, Europe, and West Africa between 1500 and 1850 that examines the economic, political, and cultural interactions emerging across the Atlantic Ocean. Focusing on the topics of colonialism…

HIST 2016: History of Modern Mexico

Dr. Isaac Campos This course looks at the history of modern Mexico from its independence (1821) down to the present day. This course will emphasize Mexico’s path to…

HIST 2017: World History  1945 to the Present

This course surveys world history from the end of World War II to the present providing an overview of the major developments that have shaped the contemporary world.

HIST 2018: Politics of Resistance: Gandhi and Social Justice

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10:10 – 11:05 am Online Synchronous Dr. Shailaja Paik This course explores the anti-colonial nationalist movement of India with a specific focus on M.K….

HIST 2019: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust 

This course will investigate the rise of the Nazi Party, Hitler’s seizure of power, and the policies of the Nazi state before and during the Second World War. The course…

HIST 2020: Coming of Civil War

This course takes an in-depth look at the national events and controversies that led to the American Civil War, the most tumultuous era and momentous event in our…

HIST 2021: The Civil War and Reconstruction

Spring 2023; MWF 1:25-2:20 PM Dr. Christopher Phillips This course is the second of a two-semester sequence on the Civil War era. This course introduces students to the…

HIST 2022: Native American History

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Margo Lambert This class provides students an opportunity to study the history of Native Americans, the interactions between indigenous peoples, and their…

HIST 2023: Environmental Activism 

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30- 10:50 am Dr. David Stradling This mixed lecture and discussion course examines the development of American environmentalism in the twentieth century. Our investigation will…

HIST 2024: Global Environmental History

This mixed lecture and discussion class will tackle the very broad topic of global environmental history through the study of certain themes over time. Topics will follow recent…

HIST 2026: Cities in American History

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridaya 11:15 am -12:10 pm Dr. Anne Steinert This mixed lecture and discussion course will examine the growth and eventual decline of American cities, with…

HIST 2030: Global History of Modern Genocide

This lecture and discussion course examines some of the most unspeakable crimes and greatest tragedies of late modernity.  It focuses primarily on the emergence and varieties of mass…

HIST 2031: History of United States Foreign Relations I

Dr. Stephen Porter This course covers the history of US foreign relations from the colonial period to the Spanish-American War in 1898. The course emphasizes the ideological and…

HIST 2032: History of United States Foreign Relations II

UC Online University 8-week course, Asynchronous Dr. Stephen Porter This course surveys the various roles the United States has played in the world and vice versa during the…

HIST 2033: Hollywood and US History

Spring 2023; T/TH 9:30 – 10:50 AM Dr. Mark Raider This class looks at Hollywood narratives that represent historical events. We will treat those narratives as viable historical…

HIST/RELG 2035: Religion in American Society

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10:10-11:05 am Dr. Mark Raider A survey of American religious history from the time of the American Revolution to the present with emphasis on…

HIST 2037: God and Guns in Latin America

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:20 PM Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara This course examines the relationship between God and Guns, religion and violence, in Latin America from the expansion of the Aztec…

HIST 2045: Race and Ethnicity in American Culture

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:50 pm Dr. Tracy Teslow This mixed lecture and discussion course will examine the construction and consequences of race and ethnicity in American…

HIST 2051: American Military History

Online AsynchronousDr. James Streckfuss The course will analyze the military’s role in society by examining the evolution of war and the development of a professional military.   A strategic…

HIST 2047: American South to 1865

This course will introduce students to the history of the American South from its colonial beginnings to the conclusion of the American Civil War. The region’s history was…

HIST 2048: American South since 1865

This class will examine the South and its people, black and white, as well as its institutions, political ideology, and ultimately, its meaning in the early American continuum from the end of…

HIST 2051: American Military History

Spring 2023; T/Th 8:00AM – 9:20AMNotes: This is a combined section class. Dr. James Streckfuss The course will analyze the military’s role in society by examining the evolution…

HIST 2052: The Global Middle Ages

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Robert Haug For many, Medieval history is European history. It is the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the…

HIST 2053: Colonial America: Competition and Authority Before the Revolution

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM Dr. Christopher Phillips This course focuses on the peoples, societies, and cultures that shaped early North America before the American…

HIST 2054: History of Baseball

Dr, Christopher Phillips As both a game and sport, baseball provides a window into the complex history of American society and culture. This course examines the game’s origins…

HIST 2056: U.S. Women’s History 1890 to the Present

This course provides an introduction to the study of women in American history from 1890 to the present, with particular emphasis on the everyday experiences of ordinary women  including…

HIST 2060: African History I: Human Origin, African Civilizations and the Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave

This class is cross-listed with AFST 2060 This course explores the various political, social, and economic developments in pre-colonial Africa and the continent’s relationship with other parts of…

HIST 2063: Pop Culture and Public History

TBD This course examines the way that music and sports shape the way we imagine the past. Do pop songs and big league sports reinforce national myths or…

HIST 2064: Introduction to Public History

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2:30 pm -3:25 pm Dr. Rebecca Wingo This class immerses students in the field of public history by focusing on how historians conduct, present,…

HIST 2067: Drugs in the Americas and in Global Perspective

Dr. Isaac Campos This course will explore the history of intoxicants in the Americas from a comparative global perspective. Primarily the course will explore the political, economic, and…

HIST 2068: Home Grown: The History of Marijuana in Mexico

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00-3:20 pm Dr. Isaac Campos This course uses the history of marijuana as a vehicle for the study of Modern Mexican history. Students will learn…

HIST 2069: History of Showbiz: The American Experience from Vaudeville to Broadway

T/Th 11:00AM – 12:20PMDr. Mark Raider This course offers a thematic and inquiry-based approach to the history of American show business, referred to colloquially as “showbiz.” While introducing…

HIST 2070: Modern American Culture

This course offers a thematic and inquiry-based approach to the history and development of American culture from post-Civil War era to the late twentieth century. The course examines…

HIST 2071: FDR’s America: Culture  Politics  and the Creation of Modern American Society

Dr. Mark Raider This course investigates the life, career, and times of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)  the 32nd U.S. president (1933-1945). While paying close attention to the question of biography, the…

HIST 2072: American History  1945-Present

This course examines the seminal trends and events of American History from 1945 to the early twenty-first century, with a particular focus on broader changes in American politics, society, and…

HIST 2073: American History  1960-Present

This course examines the seminal trends and events of American History from 1960 to the present including Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement and Watergate, the Great Society,  the rise of…

HIST 2077: Queer in the City

This class is cross-listed with WGS 2077 & URBN 2077. This course will introduce students to the rich and varied history of LGBTQ people and movements in American…

HIST 2082: History of Irregular Warfare

Mondays, Wednesdays, in person10:10 – 11:05 am & Fridays, Online Dr. Jason Krupar Historically Irregular Warfare has also been referred to as Revolutionary War, Unconventional War,   Asymmetric Warfare, Insurgency, …

HIST 2083: The First World War

This course examines the First World War in its global context. It emphasizes the comprehensive impact of warfare not only on the battlefield but also on the intellectual, cultural, and…

HIST 2084: The Second World War

This course examines the Second World War in its global context. It emphasizes the comprehensive impact of warfare not only on the battlefield but also on the intellectual, cultural, and…

HIST 2090: Pirates, Brigands, and Tyrants: The Rule of Law Under Siege

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am -12:20 pm Dr. Susan Longfield Karr Pirates, robbers, and tyrants: the common enemies of all mankind. Murder, treachery, deception, fraud, abduction, ambush, and…

HIST 2091: Survey of the History of Science and Technology

Science and technology are among the defining features of modern life and are often used to explain the dominance of western society in global affairs. The goal of…

Hist 2093: Caste and Race: Discrimination and Inequality in India and the U.S.

Dr. Shailaja Paik This course examines two systems of discrimination and inequality: Caste and Race. Caste, like Race, is a structure of dehumanization, incarceration, and hierarchy, creating divisions among…

HIST 2098: Intro to Black and Latinx Public Humanities & Museum Studies (Special Topics in Public History)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.-4:50 p.m. Dr. William Garcia-Medina  In this course, students will build a foundation for studying and engaging in Museum studies in conversation with Black…

HIST 2099: Special Topics in History

This course offers students the opportunity to study focused historical topics based on the research interests of department faculty. The topics will vary from year to year and…

HIST 2100: History of ‘Western’ Legal Traditions

Dr. Susan Longfield Karr This course explores the origins, sources, and nature of the so-called modern ‘western legal tradition’ from the fall of Rome to the formation of…

HIST 2103: Women,  Sexuality,  and Society in South Asia

Dr. Shailaja Paik This course examines how women have been affected by and have in turn shaped the history and politics of several countries in the South Asian…

HIST 2107: Technologies of the World Wars 

This course considers the technological and engineering developments made just before during and between the global World Wars. The class examines the political, economic, and strategic rationales for advancements made in…

HIST 2111: Oral History Workshop

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:25 – 2:20 PM Dr. Anne Steinert  This hands-on course will focus on techniques for creating oral history projects, including defining project scope, recording…

HIST 2112: History of Iran

Dr. Robert Haug Despite centuries of upheaval, conquest, and radical political and social changes, Iran has persisted as a geopolitical entity since the empire of the Achaemenids (r. 550-330 BC) up…

HIST 2117: Slavery and Race in American History

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:50 pm Dr. Wayne Durrill This course will examine the origins and development of servitude and chattel slavery in North and South America, the…

HIST 2118: “Why the World Needs Superman”: Heroes  Comics and Modern American Society

Dr. Mark Raider Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:25-2:20 pm Superheroes and comic books are integral elements of America’s social and cultural fabric. Indeed, scholars today argue that comic…

HIST 2154: Revolutionary America

Today we associate the age of the American Revolution with declarations of independence and the future of representative government, but for those living through the war and its…

HIST 2160: Britain and the World After 1945

Dr. Maura O’Connor This course will examine how Britain made the modern world and how the modern world made Britain, particularly in the decades that followed the Second…

HIST 2167: Drugs and Other Addictions Since 1980

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:50 pm Dr. Isaac Campos This course examines the business culture, policy legal, and public health implications of drugs and the broader category…

HIST 2190: Staging History: Hamilton the Musical and Popular Culture

Dr. Maura O’Connor Historians mostly see themselves outside of the history of popular culture and its creative uses. Yet, our work often inspires artists and playwrights and has done…

HIST 3001: History of Christianity I

Spring 2023; MW 2:30 – 3:50 PM Dr. Sigrun Haude This course will concentrate on pivotal events or turning points in the history of Christianity that have had…

HIST 3002: History of Christianity II

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Dr. Sigrun Haude This course concentrates on pivotal events or turning points in the history of Christianity that has had…

HIST 3004: The Crusades

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:25 – 2:20 PM Dr. Robert Haug This course examines the period of conflict between the Latin West and the Islamic World known as…

HIST 3005: Colonial America

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM Dr. Christopher Phillips This course focuses on the peoples, societies, and cultures that shaped early North America before the American Revolution. Courses…

HIST 3009: Women, Sex, and Conquest in Latin America

Spring 2023; T/TH 2:00 – 3:30 PM Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara This course focuses on the central role played by women, sex, gender, and race in the conquest and colonization of Latin…

HIST 3011: Revolutionary America

This course explores the history of the American Revolution,  examining questions and issues such as the history of democracy and social groups in the revolution and the creation…

HIST 3012: History of the American West

This course examines the history of the American West as a place and as an idea in American popular culture, memory, and imagination. In both geography and in meaning, the West…

HIST 3015: Technology and Race in America

This course considers the relationships between technological change, engineering professionalism, and racial identity/politics within the context of American development. The methods used by scholars to explain the intersections of…

HIST 3017: Slavery in America

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:50 pm Dr. Wayne Durrill This course will examine the origins and development of race-based chattel slavery in British North America and the…

HIST 3016: Cold War Technology and Science History

This course examines the interactions between technological developments, scientific advancements,  and global competition within the context of the Cold War. The class considers the efforts made by the superpowers…

HIST 3018: Global Technology and Engineering Disasters

Dr. Jason Krupar This class provides students an opportunity to study the history of global technological and engineering failures. It considers the intertwining social,  economic,  and political issues…

HIST 3019: History of American Invention

This class provides students an opportunity to study the development of invention, technology, and engineering in the United States from the colonial period to the present. It considers the…

HIST 3020: Technologies of the Civil War

This course considers the relationships between government policies, technological change,  scientific discovery, and the experience of war by examining the policies and technologies generated during the American Civil War….

HIST 3021: History of Cincinnati

Dr. Anne Steinert This course emphasizes major themes in urban history through the case of Cincinnati. The course will examine the founding and early success of the city…

HIST 3022: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Relations  I

Dr. Stephen Porter This course investigates the major ideologies, movements,  and laws from the 17th through 19th centuries that gave shape to the “Atlantic World “, helped to define…

HIST 3023: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Relations  II

Dr. Stephen Porter This course explores the intersections between international human rights and U.S. foreign relations, broadly construed, focusing primarily on developments since World War I, to create…

HIST 3024: War and American Society

This class explores the rationales and excuses used to justify why the United States has gone to war over the span of two centuries. Exploring the various moral…

HIST 3025: Indian Nationalism

Dr. Shailaja Paik This course deals with key topics of Indian political and social history from 1885 to 1947  including Indian nationalist responses to colonialism, socio-religious reform and revival…

HIST 3027: History of American Capitalism: American Economy and Society

Spring 2023; T/TH 9:30 – 10:50 AM Dr. Wayne Durrill The History of American Capitalism will cover all economic activity in the United States from about 1600 to…

HIST 3029: The Immigrant Experience in America

Dr. Mark Raider This course is an introduction to American immigration history, focusing on immigration to the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Special attention will be…

HIST 3035: Afghanistan and Central Asia: At the Crossroads of the World

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:20 pm Dr. Robert Haug This course examines the history of Afghanistan and Central Asia from ancient times to the present. We will…

HIST 3036: Black Liberation Struggles

This course focuses on the movements of people of African descent in search of freedom from racist systems of oppression around the world – specifically, colonialism, segregation, and apartheid. The course…

HIST 3038: The Soviet Union in World War II

T/Th 9:30 – 10:50AM Dr. Willard Sunderland This course will examine the Soviet experience in World War II, paying close attention to the political, military, social, cultural, and…

HIST 3039: Lincoln and His World

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 am -10:50 am Dr. Christopher Phillips This course is an introduction to the life of Abraham Lincoln in the era of the Civil War….

HIST 3040: History of the Civil Rights Movement

This course will examine the struggle of African-Americans to achieve equality and civil rights from the beginning of the “Jim Crow” era  through to the present  with emphasis…

HIST 3042: Rulers, Rebels,  & Rights: Early Modern Britain  1485-1689

Dr. Susan Longfield Karr This course explores a turbulent and transformative period in English and British history from about 1485 to 1689. This period includes the Renaissance, Reformation,…

HIST 3046: Museums and Collecting

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:25-2:20 pm Dr. Tracy Teslow This class will examine the thinking and practices that lie behind collecting and exhibiting artifacts of history, science, and culture. Among…

HIST 3047: Art, Race, and Nation: Citizenship and Identity in the United States

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 pm -3:20 pm Dr. Tracy Teslow This course examines the social construction of American identity in the United States through a study of sculpture, painting, photography,…

HIST 3048: Race and Science in the United States

Dr. Tracy Teslow This course examines the way scientific concepts and practices have defined racial difference in the United States. Spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, the course…

HIST 3050: World War I

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the causes,  events,  and consequences of World War I, or the Great War as contemporaries called it, and how…

HIST 3051: World War II

This course charts the origins, development, and impact of World War II. We will begin with an examination of the causes of the war and then progress to the actual…

HIST 3052: The Cold War

This course focuses on the Cold War from its World War II origins to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Among the important issues to be covered are…

HIST 3056: The European Renaissance, Power, Politics, & Persuasion

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:20 PM Dr. Susan Longfield Karr This course explores the history of Renaissance Europe through the lens of Power, Politics, and Persuasion. Throughout…

HIST 3059: Russia in the Age of Peter the Great

Dr. Willard Sunderland This course examines Russian history during the life and reign of Peter the Great (1672-1725). It investigates fundamental questions of continuity and change set against…

HIST 3063: The Merchant of Venice in Historical Perspective

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:25 pm – 2:20 pm Dr. Mark Raider This course examines William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (c. 1596) in historical perspective. It explores…

HIST 3075: Urban African American History in the 20th Century

The course examines the forces, events,  and demographic movements that shaped the development of racially isolated low-income African American communities in American cities in the 20th century; starting in…

HIST 3074: The Vietnam War

This course will examine all major aspects of the American experience in Vietnam beginning with initial involvement during the early years of the Cold War, direct American intervention…

HIST 3076: Imperial China

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30-1:50  pm Dr. Man Bun Kwan This course focuses on the history of China from neolithic times down to the 12th century. How did the country develop…

HIST 3078: World War I and the World

Online Synchronous Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm Dr. Elizabeth Frierson This class will focus on the history of World War I and the world, in…

HIST 3079: Stock Exchanges and Global Capitalism

T/Th 11:00AM – 12:20PM Dr. Maura O’Connor This course examines the historical, cultural, and economic histories of the rise and expansion of financial and global capitalism through the…

HIST 3081: The Holocaust

The goal of this course is to examine the causes, events, and consequences of the destruction of European Jewry during World War II; an event known historically as the…

HIST 3084: The History of Antisemitism

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 11:15 to 12:10 pm Dr. Mark Raider The study of different manifestations of antisemitism throughout history in varied geographical settings and of the historical,…

HIST 3086: Modern China

Dr. Man Bun Kwan This course examines China’s modern experience. Considered “modern” by the 12th century, the country was condemned to “modernize” again in the 19th century. How…

HIST 3088: Global Protest Movements  1960s-2000s

This course explores the rise of protest movements that emerged from the 1960s through the early 2000s that self-consciously embraced an international framework, often operating on a transnational scale.

HIST 3089: Technology in World History

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:20 pm Dr. Jason Krupar This course provides students an opportunity to examine the interactions of technology and society from the 18th century…

HIST 3093: Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Dr. Sigrun Haude This course explores the social, economic, sexual, religious, and political aspects of women’s lives in European history from 1600-1850; placing women’s experience into a range of broad historiographical…

HIST 3096 (Honors): Holocaust History in the Digital Age

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 -12:20 PM Dr. Kate Sorrels Efforts to educate the public about the Holocaust have depended on survivors who were willing to share their stories in person….

HIST 3096 (Honors): Global History of World War II

Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 -3:50 PM Dr. Jeff Zalar This course examines the Second World War in its global context.  It emphasizes the comprehensive impact of warfare not…

HIST 3097: History Honors Seminar II

This course offers students in the Honors Program and other high-achieving undergraduates the opportunity to study focused historical topics that incorporate social and ethical reasoning from an historical…

HIST 3098: History of Ohio

This course concerns itself with the political, social, economic, and artistic history of Ohio from prehistory to the present. This course will illuminate national trends through the lens of local history….

HIST 3102: Great Trials in History

Dr. Longfield Karr This class examines the institution,  meaning,  and historical significance of the development of the rule of law and due process by critically examining some of…

HIST 3107: Sex and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:20 PM Online Synchronous Dr. Elizabeth Frierson This course studies gender as a category of historical analysis in the modern Middle East and…

HIST 3110: Israel Today: Start-Up Nation

Dr. Mark Raider This course investigates the history and culture of Israeli society since the establishment of the state in 1948 until the present. We will pay close…

HIST 3111: History of the World in 100 Objects

Dr. Robert Haug This exploration of World History is based on the popular podcast and book, The History of the World in 100 Objects,  a project that told…

HIST 3113: No Future: The History of Punk

Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 3:35 pm + Fridays Online Asynchronous Dr. Robert Haug Punk emerged in the mid-1970s out of the New York and London music…

HIST 3123: Caste  Gender  and Nation in South Asia

Dr. Shailaja Paik This course will explore the transformations of intimate life as well as of political culture in South Asia during the last two hundred years through…

HIST 3151: The Golden Age of Television: from The Wire to The Queen’s Gambit

“Change is neither good or bad,  it simply is ” Don Drapper once said in the critically acclaimed television show Mad Men. Over the last twenty years, the…

HIST 3135: Women in South Asia

Dr. Shailaja Paik To explore women in South Asia,  particularly in India,  Pakistan,  and Bangladesh. We will study traditional topics like patriarchy, marriage and family, gender and sexuality, and also explore…

HIST 3154: The Reformation: Religious and Societal Upheaval at the Dawn of Modern Europe

Dr. Sigrun Haude The course explores the roots of the reformations, their theological and religious profiles , and their social, political, economic, and cultural underpinnings. It evaluates these movements in the context…

HIST 3152: The Global Middle Ages

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Robert Haug For many, Medieval history is European history. It is the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the…

HIST 3155: Nazi Medicine

Online – Asynchronous Dr. Katherine Sorrels This course investigates the rise of the Nazi Party, the National Socialist seizure of power, and the policies of the Nazi state…

HIST 3156: Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability in History

Since the last few decades of the 20th century  the disability rights movement and the field of disability studies have forcefully critiqued the legal  social  and cultural concepts…

HIST 3158: Special Topics in Digital History

This course offers students the opportunity to apply digital history methods to focused historical topics. The topics will vary from year to year and will be determined by…

HIST 3161: Britain and the World After 1945

Dr. Maura O’Connor This course will examine how Britain made the modern world and how the modern world made Britain, particularly in the decades that followed the Second…

HIST 3180: Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley

Through the decades leading to the Civil War,  African Americans and other opponents of slavery increasingly acted in secret to help runaways to safety in violation of Federal…

HIST 3187: Refugees & Immigration,  America & the World

Dr. Stephen Porter Explores the historical roots of contemporary international refugee crises global migration, and the role played by American people, institutions, politics, and culture in these affairs….

HIST 3190: Dictators  Guerrillas  and Violence: The Cold War in Latin America  1947-1990

Dr. Isaac Campos This course explores the history of the Cold War in Latin America with particular emphasis on the relationship between the United States and the region…

HIST 3191: Soldiers,  Saints,  and Slaves: Afro-Latin America  1492-1888

Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara People in the U.S. often think of African slavery as a North American story. But the vast majority of enslaved Africans went to Latin America, ten…

HIST 3192: Aztec, Inka, and Maya: Indigenous Empires in Latin America

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm Dr. Brianna Leavitt- Alcantara We tend to imagine the Mexica (“Aztec”), Inkan, and Mayan empires as timeless ancient dynasties reigning…

HIST 3196: War and Society in the Age of Napoleon, 1796-1815

M/W/F 10:10 – 11:05AM Dr. Jeffrey Zalar This lecture and discussion course addresses the Napoleonic age in Europe from Napoleon’s First Italian Campaign in 1796 to the Congress…

HIST 3197: Uncomfortable Truths: From Africa to #GeorgeFloyd in “American” History

Spring 2023; Dr. Holly McGee It is impossible to understand the true history of this nation,  or place into proper context the current racial crisis in society, without…

HIST 3199: Special Topics in History

This course offers students the opportunity to study focused historical topics based on the research interests of department faculty.  The topics will vary from year to year and…

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