Feb 25, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Undergraduate Courses


A complete list of undergraduate courses in alphabetical order.

 
  
  • HIST 110 - Western Civilization to 1500


    Examination and interpretation of major historical developments in the Ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, and Medieval Europe.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 111 - Western Civilization: 1500-1815


    Examination and interpretation of the major historical changes which took place in Europe between the time of the Renaissance and the Age of the French Revolution.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 112 - Western Civilization since 1815


    Examination and interpretation of the European historical developments since the French Revolution which have molded the world as we know it today.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 140 - Asia to 1500


    Political and cultural history of India, China, and Japan with discussion of the origins, development, and importance of major Asian religions.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 141 - Asia Since 1500


    Major developments in Asia since the arrival of the Europeans, with emphasis on the changes in Asian civilizations resulting from European technology, political ideas, and economic relations.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 170 - World History I: Problems in the Human Past


    Thematic, comparative overview of major problems in human history before ca. 1500. Emphasis varies by instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 171 - World History II: Problems in the Human Past


    Thematic, comparative overview of major problems in human history since ca. 1500. Emphasis varies by instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 260 - American History to 1865


    Central developments in American history from Old World backgrounds through the Civil War.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 261 - American History since 1865


    Central developments in the history of the United States since the end of the Civil War.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 270 - The African-American to 1865


    Survey emphasizing the heritage, culture, and historical role of African-Americans and the problem of race relations in our national life to 1865.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 271 - The African-American Since 1865


    Survey emphasizing the heritage, culture, and historical role of African-Americans and the problems of race relations in our national life since 1865.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 300 - The Ancient Near East


    Introduction to the peoples and cultures of Babylonia-Assyria, Egypt, Anatolia, Syria-Palestine, and Persia. From the Early Bronze Age through the conquests of Alexander the Great.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 301 - History of Ancient Greece


    Survey of Ancient Greece including the Bronze Age, Minoan-Mycenaean civilization, Hellenic civilization and the Classical Age.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 302 - From Alexander the Great to the Rise of Rome


    Survey of the Mediterranean World from the rise of the Macedonian Empire in the late fourth century BCE through the ascendancy of Rome- - a multi-cultural, multi-lingual world in which different societies thrived during the rise and fall of empires. Themes include the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic kingdoms, the formation of the Roman and Carthaginian empires, and the eventual Roman hegemony by the first century BCE.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 303 - Imperial Rome


    History of the Roman Empire from the age of Augustus through the third century CE. Themes include the rise of autocracy in Rome, the consolidation of Roman territorial expansion, the formation of an imperial society, the adaptation and resistance to Roman culture and political power, the economy of imperial Rome, and the relationship of the Empire with so-called barbarians. 

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 304 - Late Antiquity and the Fall of Rome


    History of the third to sixth centuries A.D., traditionally associated with the Fall of Rome throughout the Mediterranean basin. Transformation of vibrant classical and near eastern heritages of the late Roman Empire, first barbarian kingdoms, early Byzantine Empire, and early Islamic caliphate.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 305 - Early Middle Ages


    Survey of society, culture, religion, politics, and intellectual life during the early Middle Ages (c. 500 - c. 1000). Geographic coverage includes Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 306 - Later Middle Ages


    Continuation of HIST 305. Survey of society, culture, religion, politics, and intellectual life during the later Middle Ages (c. 1000 - c. 1500). Geographic coverage includes Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 311 - Early Modern France, 1500-1789


    French history from the Renaissance to the outbreak of the Revolution. Examination of France’s monarchic government, court society, noble culture, merchant commerce, and agrarian economy. Special attention to religious wars, state development, imperialism, and Enlightenment movement that defined early modern France.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 312 - France Since 1815


    French society, government, and culture from the fall of Napoleon I to the present, emphasizing the revolutionary heritage, the coming of industrialism and democracy, the rise and fall of the French colonial empire; the ordeal of France in the 20th century.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 319 - The Early Islamic World


    Social, political, religious, and economic history of the early Islamic world from c. 500 to c. 1500. Topics start with Arab culture and society just prior to the life of Muhammad and end with the initial conquests of the Ottomans.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 322 - Women in Modern Europe


    Critical examination of the experiences, achievements, and representations of women of all classes as well as the gendering of politics and culture since the 18th century. Use of a comparative approach in studying women from Great Britain in the west to Russia in the east whenever possible.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 323 - History of Science to Newton


    Science in the ancient Near East; Hellenic and Hellenistic science; the Arabs; medieval science; the Copernican revolution; the new physics; and the new biology.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: At least sophomore standing.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 324 - History of Science Since 1650


    Newtonian astronomy, chemistry from Boyle to Mendeleer, the life sciences in 18th and 19th centuries, geology and evolution, physics from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 326 - 19th Century Europe


    Analytical survey of important developments in the political, social, economic, and intellectual history of Europe from the French Revolution to World War I, including revolutions, revolutionary ideologies, industrialization, nationalism, and changes in gender and class relations and the roles of women.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 327 - Europe, 1900-1945


    Cultural, diplomatic, political, and social history of Europe from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the Second World War, emphasizing the origins of the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference, the rise of fascism, and the competing totalitarian ideologies of World War II, as well as changes in gender and class relations and in the roles of women and families.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 328 - Europe, 1945-Present


    Culture, diplomacy, policy, and society in Europe since the Second World War, including postwar continuity and change in domestic and foreign policy, the domestic implications of decolonization, student and other radical politics, the changing role of women and family, the fall of Communism, and the move toward European integration.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 336 - Russia to 1861


    History of the Russian Empire from its medieval origins to the middle of the nineteenth century. Topics include imperial expansion, cultural identities, and social relations.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 337 - Russia Since 1861


    History of late imperial Russia, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet successor states since 1861. Topics include revolutionary upheavals, social experience, and political reforms.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 339 - French Overseas Empire


    Examines major themes in the history of imperialism through the case of France’s colonial ventures in North America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and North Africa. Spans the modern period, from first encounters with “New World” inhabitants during the age of exploration to the present. Emphasis on motives and justifications for empire; dynamics of race, gender, and religion in France’s colonies; forms of colonial violence; decolonization; and post-colonial political, cultural, and economic interactions.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 340 - Ancient India


    Indian civilization from prehistory to the beginnings of European colonialism. Emphasis on the growth of Hindu political, social, philosophical, and artistic traditions; kings and commoners, castes and tribes, gods and temples. Attention will also be paid to the Buddhist and Islamic traditions.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 341 - History of India: 1740-1947


    The British challenge to the traditional Indian society and the Indian response; the Mutiny; the emergence of Indian nationalism; devolution of power and partition.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 342 - History of Southeast Asia to ca. 1800


    Development of several Southeast Asian civilizations from the earliest known history through the end of the 18th century. Emphasis on the old Indonesian kingdoms and the states of the Mekong River valley with attention given to the cultural influences associated with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 343 - History of Southeast Asia Since ca. 1800


    The several nations of Southeast Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries with emphasis on their reaction to European imperialism, Western science and technology. Principal topics include nationalism, socialism, the struggle for independence, and problems of modernization.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 344 - History of Ancient China


    Formation of Chinese society and civilization from its origin to the 10th century A.D.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 345 - History of China Since the T’ang Dynasty


    Chinese civilization at its height and its crisis in the modern world under the impact of the West.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 346 - Women in Asian History


    Social roles, challenges, and achievements of Asian women, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis within the larger Asian framework will reflect the knowledge of particular instructors, but typically will highlight two or more contrasting Asian countries to be examined in detail: India, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, or Japan; occasionally others. For a description of the focus of a particular section, consult the department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 348 - African History to 1600


    African history and civilization before European colonization. Emphasis on ancient kingdoms, kinship and social organization, religion and cosmology, intraregional trade and migration, oral tradition, and the cultural unity of precolonial Africa.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 349 - African History Since 1600


    Modern African history. Emphasis on colonization and the colonial empire. The fight for independence and liberation; the development of economic dependence and neocolonialism; and the emergence of modern African nations.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 350 - Japan to 1600


    Survey of ancient and medieval Japanese civilization. Beginnings of the imperial institution, early influences from the Asian continent, political transformations from aristocratic to warrior rule, and the development of what is now known as “Japanese tradition.”

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 351 - Japan Since 1600


    Survey of modern Japanese history. The nation-building efforts since the Tokugawa Shogunate. Topics include political centralization, encounters with the West, nationalism, imperialist expansion in Asia, and the rise of Japan as a global power.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 352 - Popular Culture in Japan


    History of popular arts and culture in Japan, from the flowering of Genroku culture in the 17th century to the present, with an introduction to theories of popular culture (mass culture theory, culture industry, feminism, postmodernism) and issues of aesthetics. Topics include popular theater (kabuki and puppet theater), graphic art and advertising, cultural appropriations from the West, popular music and cinema, manga (comics) and anime (animation), and fantasy and apocalyptic themes.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 353 - Women in African History


    History of African women from ancient times to the present, including gender roles in social, economic, and political institutions.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 354 - History of Black American Business and Entrepreneurship


    Analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of the history of black business and entrepreneurship in the United States from the colonial period to the present, including a look at West African business antecedents.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 355 - History of Black American Music


    Examination and exploration of issues under scholarly debate on the history of black music in the United States. Emphasis on social and political contexts for creation of music by black Americans.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 356 - Modern Ireland


    Focus on developments since the late 18th century including contemporary Northern Ireland; Anglo-Irish relations; the complex links between religion, nationalism, and identity; and the relationship between uneven economic development and emigration.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 357 - Britain to 1688


    Survey of British history from the Norman Conquest to the Glorious Revolution. Interaction between various nations in the British Isles, English state development and law, and the links between religion and popular culture.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 358 - Britain Since 1688


    Survey of British history from the Glorious Revolution to the present. Changing notions of citizenship, industrialization and its impact on British men and women, and the connections between nation, empire, and identity.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 359 - History of Illinois


    Society, economy, and politics of Illinois from prehistory to the present. Topics start with Native Americans and the beginning of French exploration and colonization, and end with Illinois in the 21st century.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 360 - Early Encounters in Native North America


    Examination of the earliest encounters between Native Americans and newcomers to 1800. Topics include Native North America before European arrival, how Native Americans made sense of newcomers after 1492, the diversity of first encounters and exchanges, the development of a new world, and the conflicts and wars that arose over time.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 361 - History of Health and Medicine in the United States


    Historical relationships between health care, society, and politics in the United States. Changing conceptions of health and illness; impact of infectious and chronic diseases since the colonial period; traditional healing practices and their displacement by medical professionalization; the creation of health care institutions; medicine in wartime; history of racial, class, and gender differences in health care practice and delivery.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 362 - The Hunt for “Un-Americans” in U.S. History


    Examination of forces in U.S. society that initiated repression of rights and surveillance campaigns against those deemed “un-American” threats to U.S. society. Topics include immigration, labor, and race panics; wars of the 20th century and the construction of the surveillance state; repression of protest movements; response to 9/11.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 363 - U.S. Sport History


    Development of sport in the United States from the colonial era to the present, including the emergence of sport cultures, professional sports, and racial, gender, class, and political issues.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 366 - Farms, Food, and Rural America


    Introduction to the history of United States agriculture from the colonial period through today. Topics include adoption of technologies, crop choices, commodity markets, political affiliations, interactions within agricultural communities, relationship to governments, impact on the environment, and development of industrialized agriculture.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 367 - U.S. LGBT History


    Formation of modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identities, political movements, cultures, and communities in the United States from the 17th to 21st centuries. Topics include the shifting line between “normal” and “queer” sexualities and gender identities as well as average and influential LGBT Americans.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 368 - The History of Chicago


    Survey of the history of Chicago, emphasizing the city’s social structure, its economic, political, and cultural development, and the changing meaning of locality and community.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 369 - Women in United States History


    Social, economic, and intellectual roles of women from the colonial period to modern times. Organization and function of the women’s rights movement, and the dynamics of change in the lives of “ordinary” women, particularly in familial and occupational settings.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 370 - Introduction to American Indian History


    Introduction to traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures. Emphasis on religion, literature and arts, Indian-white contact, the Indians’ unique relationship to the federal government, and contemporary issues facing American Indian reservations.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 371 - The American West


    History of the American West since 1500, emphasizing sociocultural, economic, environmental, technological, and political change, with attention to the West as myth and reality.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 372 - History of the South


    Southern institutions and the influence of southern sectionalism in national affairs; particular attention to social and political relations in the South from colonial times to the present.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 373 - Strikes, Riots, and Uprisings in U.S. History


    Focus on selected strikes, riots, insurrections in U.S. history. Topics vary by semester. Exploration of the meanings of specific events to understand the role of conflict in American life, their causes, and long-term significance.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 374 - Latinos in the United States


    Historical experiences of people of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban descent in the United States. Themes include immigration, regional labor markets, formation of internal colonies, and political and cultural developments.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 375 - Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1974


    The African-American civil rights movement and the interrelationships among organizations, leaders, communities, and governments.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 376 - Evolution of American Capitalism


    Historical development of American capitalism through the stages of mercantilism, laissez-faire, and contemporary corporate capitalism. Emphasis on major economic ideas, institutions, and groups within each stage.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 377 - American Environmental History


    History of the ecosystems of the United States, 1600 to the present, and of the 20th century conservation and environmental movements. Topics include Indian ecology, farming and ecology, and the urban environment.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 378 - Asian-American History


    Comparative history of Asian immigrants and their descendants in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present. Focus on national and international migration contexts; ethnic group formation, persistence, and change; labor, class, gender, kinship, generation, race, and pan-Asian identity; state policies, including exclusion, repatriation, internment, quotas and preferences, refugee resettlement, and citizenship; interethnic and pan-Asian interaction, and transnational citizenship.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 379 - American Military History


    History of the American military experience from colonial times to the present.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 380 - U.S. Constitutional History


    Examination of the formation and adoption of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as well as the subsequent evolution of the U.S. constitutional system of government. Emphasis on the impact of the Civil War, the Progressive Era, the New Deal, and recent developments as well as evolving government powers and responsibilities, citizens’ rights and duties, and federalism.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 381 - Colonial Latin America


    Spanish and Portuguese colonial empires in America from their foundation through the wars for Latin American independence.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 382 - Modern Latin America


    The Latin American states from the wars of independence to the present. Political, economic, and social institutions examined with attention to patterns of Latin American government.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 383 - Latin America through Film


    Exploration of major themes in Latin American history from conquest to the modern day through film. Topics, examined through feature-length films and selected readings, include physical and spiritual conquest of Latin America, rural life, women, the family, the military, politics, capitalist modernization, authoritarianism, and revolution.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 384 - History of War Since 1500


    Examination of war and conflict in world history from 1500 to the present.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 385 - History of Childhood


    Introduction to the history of children and youth; temporal and regional focus varies by instructor. Topics include: birth, growth, and maturation; family life; work; education; play; religion; gender and sexuality; race and ethnic identity.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 386 - History of Human Rights


    Historical emergence and evolution of “human rights” as idea, aspiration, and socio-political practice. Focus on debates about origins of human rights; whether it expresses Western or universal values; development of human rights advocacy; and roles played by states, non-governmental organizations, individuals, and the media in globalization of human rights over the past two centuries.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 387 - History of Genocide


    Examination of the intertwined issues of genocide and human rights focusing on the causes, course of events, and consequences since the advent of the twentieth century. Specific case studies will be examined along with the historical and political foundations.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 388 - The Cuban Revolution and Its Legacy


    History of the Cuban Revolution in the mid twentieth century and its long-term effects on Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, the United States, and Soviet Union. Emphasis on methods of insurgency and contributions to democratic politics and nation building for countries in the Third World.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 389 - Global Climate History


    Interaction of climate and humans from the deep past to the present. Topics include the influence of climatic patterns on early human populations, the Little Ice Age, the political and social ramifications of volcanic eruptions and El Niño events, and global warming.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 390 - Film and History


    Historical analysis of film as evidence and representation. Examination of documentary, propaganda, historical, and fictional feature films across cultures, to explore how films recreate history for public consumption, the value and implications of film representation for national histories, and recent debates about both the validity of film as public history and the impact of film on historical writing.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 391 - Topics in History


    A. Group A
    B. Group B
    C. Group C
    Selected themes that fit one of the three distribution groups required for majors. Topics announced. May be repeated when subject matter varies up to a maximum of 15 semester hours.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 395 - Historical Methods


    Introduction of the basic tools required by all history majors in researching and analyzing historical materials and understanding historiographical trends.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: History major.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 396 - Internship in History


    Internship in history-related field (e.g., archive, museum, historical society, historical publishing and editing). Minimum of 120 work hours per semester, plus periodic meetings with faculty supervisor. Submission of substantial written and/or oral report, addressing historical significance of project. Projects must be arranged and approved by faculty supervisor and college coordinator of internships by start of semester,

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Declared HIST major or minor; and 60 credit hours or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 398 - Themes in World History


    Major themes or issues in world history. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when subject varies.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 399 - Honors Seminar


    Topics announced.  May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Admission to University Honors Program or departmental Honors Program.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 400 - Student Teaching in History/Social Sciences for Secondary Educators


    Student teaching for one semester. Assignments arranged with the department’s office of secondary educator licensure. S/U grading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: HIST 496 and permission of the department’s office of secondary educator licensure.

    Credits: 12
  
  • HIST 401 - Third Clinical Secondary School Experience in History/Social Sciences


    Crosslisted as ANTH 401X, ECON 401X, GEOG 401X, POLS 401X, PSYC 401X, and SOCI 401X. Discipline-based clinical experiences for prospective secondary teachers in history and social sciences. Observations, evaluation, and practicum on methods and problems in teaching in the discipline. Includes a minimum of 40 clock hours of supervised and formally evaluated experiences in the particular setting likely for the student teaching experience. S/U grading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department. CRQ: ANTH 496X or ECON 496X or GEOG 496X or HIST 496 or POLS 496X or PSYC 496X or SOCI 496X.

    Credits: 1-2
  
  • HIST 402 - Gender and Sexuality in History


    Evolution of gender and sexual identity, roles, and occupations in the industrializing world. Topics include the production of femininities and masculinities, sexual difference, interpersonal desire, kinds of friendship, romantic love, sexual ethics, and sexual orientation in history.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 407 - Medieval Women


    Social, religious, cultural and economic history of women during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages c. 200 to c. 1500. Topics include effects of Christianity upon women in the Roman world, motherhood, religion, life cycle, education, medicine, work, power, and comparisons to Jewish and Muslim women.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 408 - Medieval Everyday Life


    Examination of economic and social changes during the Middle Ages. Attention given to family life, demographic change, urbanization, and social movements.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 413 - Family, Sexuality, and Society Since 1400


    History of the family in Western society as seen in household structures, marriage customs, childbirth and child rearing, sex roles, the life-cycle, and attitudes towards sexual difference.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 414 - European Wars of Religion, 1520-1660


    Cultural and social aspects of religious and civil conflict during the Dutch Revolt, the French Wars of Religion, the Thirty Years’ War, and the English Civil Wars. Multiple aspects of religious violence, from iconoclasm and bookburning to executions of heretics and religious massacres.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 416 - The Age of Enlightenment


    Various main aspects of the intellectual revolution that preceded the American and French Revolutions, including the growth of secularism and rationalism, the rise of scientific thought, the formulation of political liberalism and radicalism, and the enrichment of the humanist tradition.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 418 - Modern European Cultural History


    Intellectual foundations and cultural dimensions of European modernity, with particular focus on the modern self, mass culture, consumer society, the avant-garde, and the intersection of culture and politics.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 420 - The Renaissance


    Social, political, and ideological breakdown of medieval Europe with consideration of the reaction of the new class of artists and intellectuals to the special problems of their age.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 421 - The Catholic and Protestant Reformations


    Examination of the religious reforms and institutional breaks, Catholic and Protestant, official and heretical, which ended the medieval unity of Christendom.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 422 - Early Modern Europe


    Analytical survey emphasizing the changing role of European nobilities, the construction of absolute monarchies, the rise of capitalism, baroque civilization, and the interaction of learned and popular culture.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 423 - The French Revolution and Napoleon


    Origins of the Revolution of 1789; moderate and radical phases; the Terror and the Thermidorian reaction; the rise of Napoleon; the Napoleonic wars and the remaking of Europe; the revolutionary legacy.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 424 - Habsburg Monarchy, 1815-1918


    Cultural, political, social, and diplomatic history of the Habsburg lands from the zenith of the monarchy at the Congress of Vienna to its destruction at the end of the First World War. Topics include the Congress of Vienna, the revolutions of 1848, the growth of national identity and class antagonisms, and cultural continuity and change.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 425 - World War II


    History of World War II, including objectives and ideologies of Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and Allied Powers, with attention to cultural and social developments.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 426 - East Central Europe, 1914-Present


    Cultural, political, and social history of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania from the beginning of the First World War to the present. Topics include the First and Second World Wars, anti-Semitism, fascism, modernism, and the Prague Spring.

    Credits: 3
  
  • HIST 428 - Gender and War


    History and historiography of gender and war in comparative context. Emphasis on close reading of selected secondary sources.

    Credits: 3
 

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