Category: 5001 & Above Undergrad/Grad Level Courses

HIST 5000: History Research Seminar (Spring 2024)

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:50 PM Dr. Man Bun Kwan Capstone research course for history majors that culminates in a significant historical research project. Projects can include an essay…

HIST 5001: American Religious History

This course examines the history and impact of religious belief on American society from the colonial era to the present. Organized as an investigation of major figures,  developments, …

HIST 5040: War and Peace in Early Modern Europe

Dr. Sigrun Haude This course explores the conflicting ideas and realities that brought about the great conflicts of early modern Europe,  in particular,  the Thirty Years War. The…

HIST 5070: Holocaust History and New Media

Dr. Katherine Sorrels Holocaust history is challenging both because it raises difficult questions and because the literature is vast, complicated, and contentious. Yet this challenging scholarship offers a special opportunity…

HIST 5088: 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 5110: Public History Practicum

Mondays, 3:00 – 6:00 pm Dr. Rebecca Wingo Spring 2024 Description: This is a mixed grad/undergrad course and will be a heavier workload for the undergrads than they…

HIST 5115: Human Rights in History

Human rights are everywhere. We see them as affirming the core values of human life nurturing, civil and political engagement, demanding basic standards of living, and guarding against illiberal oppression….

HIST 5120: Seminar on the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Dr. Christopher Phillips This is an undergraduate readings-based seminar on the Civil War era that pairs with the graduate-level seminar  HIST 6121.  This will immerse students in the…

HIST 5122: Refugees & International Crises

This course explores the emergence and management of international refugee crises produced by war,  persecution,  political upheavals,  and natural disasters since the late nineteenth century. This is a…

Hist 5123: After Empire

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 4:50 pm Dr. Maura O’Connor This seminar will examine the relationship between decolonization and the history of Europe and America’s engagement with neoliberalism and…

HIST 5124: Gender and Empire

Dr. Shailaja Paik This course investigates how colonial and post-colonial encounters have shaped gender, sexuality,  race,  class,  caste,  nationalism,  and imperialism in South Asia. Students will consider the various…

HIST 5125: 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,  but also explore…

HIST 5126: The Unsustainable City

This course analyses the development of American cities in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. With a mix of environmental and urban history techniques, the class addresses both…

HIST 5127: Commodities in World History

This course focuses on the debate over how to understand and do world history and study the process of globalization. Interdisciplinary readings are drawn from Anthropology and Sociology,…

HIST 5129: Making Knowledge: Culture, Technology, and Ideas in World History

T/Th 4:00 -6:50 PMDr. Willard Sunderland This course explores the production of varieties of knowledge, the technologies involved in their production, and the ways in which culture mediates…

HIST 5132: Land of the Tsars: The Russian Empire in the Modern Era

Dr. Willard Sunderland This course explores the history of the Russian Empire from its founding in the sixteenth century up to the period of the Russian Revolution and…

HIST 5140: War and Peace in Early Modern Europe

Dr. Sigrun Haude This course explores the conflicting ideas and realities that brought about the great conflicts of early modern Europe, in particular,  the Thirty Years War. The course…

HIST 5145: Race in American History and Culture

This course seeks to better understand the multiple shifting meanings and uses of race in the United States. We will explore how race has been defined by whom…

HIST 5146: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Era

Dr. Christopher Phillips This course is a seminar devoted to analysis of the historical literature on Abraham Lincoln in the era of the Civil War. The purpose of…

HIST 5147: Barbarians, Bandits, and Other Pests: History from the Fringes

Dr. Robert Haug History is told by those who could write and those who could archive. This has meant that the dominant historical narratives have been those told…

HIST 5150: History of the Ottoman Empire

Dr. Elizabeth Frierson In this combined undergraduate and graduate discussion-based course,  we will study the political,  intellectual, and social history and historiography of the Ottoman Empire from its founding…

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