Category: History Courses sorted by History Major Concentrations

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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/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 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 2049: Music in America 1750-present

Dr. Wayne Durrill This course will explore music as an important part of the American historical experience. We will read about and listen to a wide range of…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 4002: From Natural Law to Human Rights?

Dr. Susan Longfield Karr Although Human Rights issues continue to be debated and contested, the longer history and intellectual tradition of Human Rights is often unexamined and even…

HIST 4003: Science,  Technology,  & the Humanities

Dr. Susan Longfield Karr We live in a world increasingly dominated by science and technology and we often assume that each can provide us with objective principles to…

HIST 4044: History of the American South to 1865

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:25 – 2:20 pm Dr. Christopher Phillips This course will introduce students to the history of the American South from its colonial beginnings to…

HIST 4051: History of the British Empire

Dr. Maura O’Connor This course examines the history of the British Empire from the settlements of the seventeenth century to the end of the empire in the second…

HIST 4053: Popular Culture and History from Shakespeare to Picasso

Dr. Maura O’Connor This course will explore the connections and disconnections between popular and elite culture from sixteenth-century England when Shakespeare wrote most of his plays to early…

HIST 4067: Russia since 1900

Dr. Willard Sunderland This course examines Russian history in the 20th century and up to the present day. Topics to be studied include the nature of the Russian…

HIST 4086: From Arpanet to Internet: History of Modern Computing

Dr. Jason Krupar This course examines the historical technological and scientific developments that contributed to the creation of interlocking network computing systems of today. The class considers the…

HIST 4088: The Nuclear World: Technology and History in the Atomic Age

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-12:20 pm Dr. Jason Krupar This course examines the technological development of nuclear weapons from the interwar period to the post-Cold War era. The class…

HIST 4090: The Cold War in Latin America

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm Dr. Isaac Campos This course explores the history of the Cold War in Latin America, with particular emphasis on the way…

HIST 4092: The Inquisition in Spain and the New World

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 – 12:20 pm Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara This course examines the development of the Spanish Inquisition from its medieval roots to its early nineteenth-century demise….

HIST 4115: Human Rights in History

This course is co-taught by Dr. Susan Longfield Karr & Dr. Stephen Porter Human rights are everywhere. We see them as affirming the core values of human life,…

HIST 4167: Drugs and Addiction Since 1980 in the Americas and in Global Perspective

Dr. Isaac Campos This course examines the business, culture, policy, legal, and public health implications of drugs and the broader category of addiction since 1980. Over the course of the semester, we…

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 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 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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