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History Department

At Emory, history is a discipline belonging to both the humanities and the social sciences. On the undergraduate level, its study is aimed not so much at training future historians as at training students to think historically. This involves the mastery of a certain amount of factual information, but never as an end in itself. Thinking historically means learning how to deal critically with evidence and to recognize relationships in order to understand that our own times are what they are because of the past. The history department offers a large number of individual courses in American and European history plus coverage of Latin America, Africa, East Asia (China and Japan), and the Near East (including Israel).

Faculty

Chair/Director
Jeffrey Lesser
P7378942
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, Brown University, 1982
  • MA, Brown University, 1984
  • PhD, New York University, 1989

Departments

  • Jewish Studies, Core Faculty
  • History, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern Latin American history
  • ethnicity
  • immigration
  • race (especially in Brazil)
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Astrid M. Eckert
P2188886
Associate Professor

Education

  • MA, Free University of Berlin, 1998
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1995
  • PhD, Free University of Berlin, 2003

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • modern German history
Core Faculty
Walter Adamson
P4232716
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, Swarthmore College, 1968
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1969
  • PhD, Brandeis University, 1976

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • modern European intellectual and cultural history
Patrick Allitt
P5462123
Cahoon Family Professor of American History

Education

  • BA, University of Oxford, 1977
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1981
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1986

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • twentieth-century American political and intellectual history
  • history of American religion
Kathryn Amdur
P9052035
Assoc Professor

Education

  • BA, Cornell University, 1969
  • MA, Stanford University, 1971
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1978

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern French history
  • modern European social and political history
Tonio Andrade
P8578537
Professor

Education

  • BA, Reed College, 1992
  • MA, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, 1994
  • MA, Yale University, 1997
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1998
  • PhD, Yale University, 2000

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Chinese history
Elena Conis
P7325473
Assistant Professor

Education

  • BA, Columbia University ,
  • MJ, MS, University of California, Berkeley,
  • PhD, University of California, San Francisco,

Department

  • History, Core Faculty
Clifton Crais
P0203174
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Maryland, 1982
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1984
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1988

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • African Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • African history
  • comparative and cross cultural history
  • history and theory
Joseph Crespino
P7597587
Professor

Education

  • BA, Northwestern University, 1994
  • MA, University of Mississippi, 1996
  • MA, Stanford University, 2002
  • PhD, Stanford University, 2002

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • modern U.S. South
Leroy Davis Jr.
P3820679
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Howard University, 1976
  • MA, Howard University, 1978
  • PhD, Kent State University, 1988

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • African American and American history
Astrid M. Eckert
P2188886
Associate Professor

Education

  • MA, Free University of Berlin, 1998
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1995
  • PhD, Free University of Berlin, 2003

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • modern German history
Judith Evans-Grubbs
P1995380
Betty Gage Holland Professor of Roman History

Education

  • Ph.D, Stanford University, 1987
  • BA, Emory University, 1978

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Core Faculty
Eric Goldstein
P2765540
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Emory University, 1992
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1994
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2000

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • Jewish Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • American Jewish history and culture
  • modern Jewish history
  • American social and cultural history
Fraser Harbutt
P1486636
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Otago, 1960
  • Other, University of Otago, 1960
  • LLM, University of Auckland, 1967
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1976

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • history of U.S. foreign relations
Leslie Harris
P4908969
Winship Distinguished Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Columbia University, 1988
  • MA, Stanford University, 1993
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1995

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • African American history
  • American labor
  • social history
Jeffrey Lesser
P7378942
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, Brown University, 1982
  • MA, Brown University, 1984
  • PhD, New York University, 1989

Departments

  • Jewish Studies, Core Faculty
  • History, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern Latin American history
  • ethnicity
  • immigration
  • race (especially in Brazil)
Kristin Mann
P9327894
Professor

Education

  • BA, Stanford University, 1968
  • MA, Stanford University, 1970
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1977

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • African Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • African history
James Melton
P4138241
Professor

Education

  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 1974
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1975
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1982

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • early modern central European history
Judith Miller
P3614320
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, College of Wooster, 1978
  • PhD, Duke University, 1987

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Cultural, Gender and Legal History, History, with a focus on French History
Mary Odem
P7099561
Professor

Education

  • BA, Washington University, 1980
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1989

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • history of women, gender, and family in the United States
  • history of immigration and ethnicity
Gyanendra Pandey
P4686015
Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Delhi, 1969
  • DPhil, University of Oxford, 1975

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • colonial and postcolonial history
  • subaltern studies
  • South Asia
Cynthia Patterson
P7211764
Professor

Education

  • BA, Stanford University, 1971
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1976

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Ancient Greek social and intellectual history
  • Ancient Greek medicine
  • Ancient Greek historiography
  • Women and Gender in ancient Greece and Rome
Matthew Payne
P8782582
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Chicago, 1985
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1988
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1995

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • modern Russian and Soviet history
Dawn Peterson
P1298596
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, New York University,, 2011
  • MA, New York University,, 2007
  • BA, Barnard College,, 1999

Department

  • History, Core Faculty
Jonathan Prude
P9061649
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Amherst College, 1968
  • MA, Harvard University, 1970
  • PhD, Harvard University, 1976

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • social and labor history
Mark Ravina
P5446318
Professor

Education

  • BA, Columbia University, 1983
  • MA, Stanford University, 1988
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1991

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Japanese history
James Roark
P1917413
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, University of California, Davis, 1963
  • MA, University of California, Davis, 1964
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1973

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Southern history
  • nineteenth-century American history
Thomas Rogers
P9160298
Assistant Professor

Education

  • BA, Williams College, 1996
  • PhD, Duke University, 2005

Department

  • History, Core Faculty
Ellie Schainker
P9626764
Arthur Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of Modern European Jewish History

Education

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • Jewish Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Religious Reforms in Eastern Europe
  • The Institutionalization of Women's Jewish Education in Europe
  • The Comparative Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in Imperial Russia
Kenneth Stein
P5885063
William E. Schatten Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israeli Studies

Education

  • BA, Franklin and Marshall College, 1968
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1969
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1971
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1976

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • Jewish Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Near Eastern politics
Sharon Strocchia
P6046236
Professor

Education

  • BA, Stanford University, 1972
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1973
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1981

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • Medieval Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • social and cultural history of Renaissance Italy
Brian Vick
P7468735
Associate Professor

Education

  • AB, Stanford University, 1992
  • PhD, Yale University, 1997

Department

  • History, Core Faculty
Philip Wainwright
P7188982
Associate Dean for Summer and International Programs & Executive Director, Center for International Programs Abroad

Education

  • PhD, Stanford University, 1993
  • MA, Stanford University, 1989
  • MA, Emory University, 1985
  • BA, Emory University, 1985

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • modern British history
Yanna Yannakakis
P5061749
Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 1989

Department

  • History, Core Faculty

Courses

History 100-Level Courses
HIST 160: Love,Courtship & Marriage
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 170: Modern Jewish History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 170: Modern Jewish History
Course Description

Jewish history in the last two centuries. Emphasizes Jewish development, emancipation, assimilation, identity, and changing status in Europe, America, the Islamic world, and Palestine/Israel.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 185: Special Topics: History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 185W: Special Topics: History
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 189: Freshman Colloquium
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 190: Freshman Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduces first-year students to the discipline of history, particularly historical sources and methods; aims to improve critical reading, analytical, and writing skills in small group discussion.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
History 200-Level Courses
HIST 201: Formation Of European Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the early forms of those societies that came to dominate the European continent and explores their early expansion and influence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 202: The Making Of Modern Europe
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines major themes in European history during the modern era, roughly mid-seventeenth century to the present; special attention to conflicts in economic, political, social, and intellectual life.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 203: The West In World Context
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the interaction of European cultures with other world cultures, and considers that interaction's impact both on the

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 204: The Silk Road and Central Eurasia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 211: Latin America: A History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course explores the history of Latin America from European contact to present. Major themes include Latin America's position in a wider world; class, ethnic, and race relations; state-society relations; the making of regional and national identities

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 218: Nazi Germany
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
GER 218: Nazi Germany
JS 218: Nazi Germany
Course Description

Course offers an overview of the origins, development, and outcomes of National Socialism. It covers: the rise of Nazi Party, establishment of dictatorship, emergence of racial state, life of Jews and social outsiders, road to war, WWII, occupation of Europe, resistance, euthanasia, the Holocaust.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 221: The Making Of Modern Africa
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 221: The Making Of Modern Africa
Course Description

Traces the gradual incorporation of Africa into an expanding world economy and examines the impact of this incorporation on the development of African societies and modern nation states.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 231: Found Of Amer Society To 1877
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Considers the development of American society from tentative beginnings to Reconstruction. Special emphasis is given to certain critical periods including colonialism, the American Revolution, and the Civil War.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 232: Making Of Mod Amer:US Since 18
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The course introduces the social, political, economic, and diplomatic forces that have shaped modern America. Special emphasis on how diverse components of the American population have interacted in American society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 241: Topics in History And Text
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The course demonstrates how literary, artistic, and/or cinematic texts, when understood in relation to the context of their production, can be used to study selected historical themes.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 241W: Topics in History And Text
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The course demonstrates how literary, artistic, and/or cinematic texts, when understood in relation to the context of their production, can be used to study selected historical themes.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 260: East Asia, 1500 to the Present
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 260: East Asia, 1500 to the Present
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 265: Making of Modern South Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MESAS 235: Making of Modern South Asia
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 267: The Civil Rights Movement
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 267: The Civil Rights Movement
Course Description

An exploration and analysis of the struggle for African American equality with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement's development, successes, failures and legacy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 267W: The Civil Rights Movement
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 267W: The Civil Rights Movement
Course Description

An exploration and analysis of the struggle for African American equality with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement's development, successes, failures and legacy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 270: Survey Of Jewish History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 270: Survey Of Jewish History
Course Description

This course offers a general overview of the history of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the Biblical period and ending with modern times.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 285: Topics: Historical Analysis
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introductory course on the nature and methods of history. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 285W: Topics: Historical Analysis
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introductory course on the nature and methods of history. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
History 300-Level Courses
HIST 301: History Of Greece
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Illuminates through art, literature, and archaeology the unfolding of the first European civilization, which gave rise to many enduring aspects of our world, including philosophy, natural science, urban planning, and the art of government.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 301W: History Of Greece
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Illuminates through art, literature, and archaeology the unfolding of the first European civilization, which gave rise to many enduring aspects of our world, including philosophy, natural science, urban planning, and the art of government.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 302: History Of Rome
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History of Rome and its civilization from earliest times to the accession of Constantine. Traces Rome's evolution from small town to world empire and the development of the arts and manners of the Greco-Roman world.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 303: History Of Byzantine Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History of the Byzantine Empire from Justinian to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Explores artistic, religious, and political achievements of one of the most magnificent and little-known civilizations in the Western tradition.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 304: Emperors, Barbarians and Monks
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course covers the period 200-900 CE/AD and focuses on political, social and religious change in the late Roman empire and early medieval Europe. Topics include: the rise of Christianity, the fall of Rome and the barbarian invasions of the 4th-7th centuries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 305: High Middle Ages: 1000-1350
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Analyzes social, cultural, and political developments in medieval western Europe from circa 1000 to circa 1350, mainly through discussion of primary sources, including poems, biographies, histories, letters, and legal documents.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 306: The Italian Renaissance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History 201 recommended as background. Examines developments in politics, society, and the economy that created a new cultural style in Italy between 1350 and 1530. Students have the option of some readings in Italian.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 307: Europe:Reformatn - Enlightenmt
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History 201 recommended as background. Breakup of Renaissance civilization amid wars of religion, economic crises, constitutional struggles, and growing skepticism. Terminates with origins of the Enlightenment, based on new scientific and philosophical systems, and development of strong constitutional or absolutist states.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 308: Revolutionary France,1750-1815
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Causes, events, and consequences of the Revolution in France, and spread of the revolutionary movement through the Western world. The personality, statecraft, military triumphs and defeats, and significance of Napoleon.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 309: Europe in the Age of Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the growth of cities, the intensification of consumer culture among the middle classes, the revolutionary and

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 310: Eur Era Of Total War:1900-1945
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Emphasizes social and cultural repercussions of the two world wars; origins of communism and fascism; and emergence of contemporary problems in European politics and society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 311: Eur Nuclr Age: 1945 - Present
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Postwar renaissance in European politics and culture; evolution of communism and social democracy; and internal and international forces for stability and change in Europe today.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 312: Medieval & Renaissance England
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Analysis of socioeconomic, political, and religious developments from 1272 to 1603. Topics include bastard feudalism, the Black Death, parliamentary government, the Reformation, Puritanism, and the Tudor state. Readings emphasize primary sources.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 313: Making of Britain 1550-1750
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A survey of key social, economic, and ideological shifts between the Elizabethan era and the British Englightenment. Topics include religious dissent, the origins and effects of civil war, English hegemony in Scotland and Ireland, science, law, and the growth of an imperial outlook.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 314: Topics: British History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the fate of the different Celtic communities of the British Isles in response to growing English influence between the Middle Ages and the turn of the nineteenth century. Topics include clanship, the encounter with Protestantism, the cooptation of elites, emigration, and changing evaluations of Celtic culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 314W: Topics: British History
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the fate of the different Celtic communities of the British Isles in response to growing English influence between the Middle Ages and the turn of the nineteenth century. Topics include clanship, the encounter with Protestantism, the cooptation of elites, emigration, and changing evaluations of Celtic culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 315: France, Age Of Kings 1300-1760
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Traces the development of France from the Hundred Years War to the eve of the French Revolution, with emphasis on the interaction of government, society, and culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 316: Modern France: History in Film
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

French history since the Revolution portrayed through feature film, with emphasis on the tensions between tradition and change in French politics and culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
HIST 318: Modern Germany
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
GER 318: Modern Germany
Course Description

Political, intellectual, and social history of Germany since the eighteenth century. Particular emphasis on German unification, the Weimar Republic, and Nazi Germany.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 319: Imperial Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Russian history from Peter the Great to the Revolution, with emphasis distributed among political, socioeconomic, intellectual, and cultural aspects, as well as external relations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 319W: Imperial Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Russian history from Peter the Great to the Revolution, with emphasis distributed among political, socioeconomic, intellectual, and cultural aspects, as well as external relations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 320: The Soviet Union
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Elements of continuity and change in twentieth century Russia. Focuses on twilight of the Old Regime; the 1917 revolution and civil war; Lenin's dictatorship and Stalin's transformation; the impact of World War II; and post-Stalin conservatism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 320W: The Soviet Union
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Elements of continuity and change in twentieth century Russia. Focuses on twilight of the Old Regime; the 1917 revolution and civil war; Lenin's dictatorship and Stalin's transformation; the impact of World War II; and post-Stalin conservatism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 321: Holy Roman Empire, 1500-1806
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The Holy Roman Empire from Martin Luther to Napoleon. Topics include the Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, the rise of Prussia and Austria, and the German Enlightenment.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 323: Reformation Europe
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the breakup of Christianity in sixteenth-century Europe. Analyzes political, social, and economic causes and consequences of religious change, as well as different theological viewpoints.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 324: Witchcrft/Magic/Alchemy W.Civ.
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History of occult beliefs and practices and their role in Western civilization. Special attention given to the witch craze of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; the tradition of learned magic, including the Faust legend; and alchemical doctrines and operations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 326: Medieval And Muscovite Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Russian history from its beginning to Peter the Great: first appearance of Eastern Slavs, Kievan Russia, Mongol conquest, rise of Moscow, and Muscovy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 326W: Medieval And Muscovite Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Russian history from its beginning to Peter the Great: first appearance of Eastern Slavs, Kievan Russia, Mongol conquest, rise of Moscow, and Muscovy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 327: The Soviet World War, 1939-1945
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The military, political, economic, social, diplomatic and cultural effects of the Second World War on the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union experienced the worst casualties during the war and made the largest contribution to the defeat of Nazism. This class examines that story.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 327W: The Soviet World War, 1939-1945
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The military, political, economic, social, diplomatic and cultural effects of the Second World War on the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union experienced the worst casualties during the war and made the largest contribution to the defeat of Nazism. This class examines that story.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 328: Central Asia and Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REES 328: Central Asia and Russia
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 328W: Central Asia and Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REES 328W: Central Asia and Russia
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 329: American Jewish History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 329: American Jewish History
Course Description

Survey of American Jewish history from colonial period to present, Jewish immigration to the United States, patterns of religious and cultural adjustment, social relations and antisemitism, Jewish politics, the construction of Jewish identities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 330: Society & Thght Early America
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Social patterns and culture broadly interpreted, from 1607 through the Civil War. Focuses on the family, religion, and changing means of community and work in early American history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 331: Society & Thght Of Modern Amer
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Focuses on groups (farmers, middle class, women, ethnic, etc.) since the 1870s. Emphasizes ideas that have guided these groups in defining or redefining their place in American society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 332: Early Amer Intellec History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Foundations of American social and political theory, 1600-1865. Special emphasis on puritanism, the Enlightenment, and romanticism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 333: Mod Amer Intellectual History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

American social and political theory since the Civil War. Emphasis on impact of Darwinism, pragmatism, and the rise of modern liberalism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 334: Diplom History Of U.S. To 1914
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

American diplomacy from revolution through continental expansion, Civil and Spanish wars, to world power under Wilson. Emphasizes the influence of commercial growth, political pressures, imperial ideologies, and rising national consciousness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 335: Diplom History U.S. Since 1914
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Traces confrontations between the United States and Wilhelmine Germany, imperial preference Britain, Japan, the Soviet Union, and revolutionary new societies. Interacting domestic and international forces are emphasized.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 336: US Women's Multicultural History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 336: U.S. Women's Multicultural History
Course Description

Examines the lives of diverse groups of women in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on race, class, ethnic, and regional differences among women.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 337: Amer Indust Society Since 1860
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explores the origins, process, and consequences of industrialization in nineteenth century America. Emphasizes social and cultural developments of economic change, including shifts in the meanings of class in the nature of work and leisure.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 338: History of Afric.Amer. to 1865
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 338: History of Afric.Amer. to 1865
Course Description

Examines the experiences of African Americans from the emergence of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the end of the Civil War. Emphasizes social and cultural history and interpretation of race, class, and gender.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 339: Hist.of Afric.Amer. Since 1865
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 339: Hist.of Afric.Amer. Since 1865
Course Description

Examines African American history from 1865 to the present. Emphasizes regional, gender, and class distinctions within black communities, and the ways in which industrial transformations shaped black life, thought, and resistance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 340: Amer Colonial Hist: 1607-1783
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History of the English colonies in North America from first settlement to final independence, with emphasis on social and political development.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 341: Era Of The American Revolution
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the intellectual and social context of the American Revolution. Issues covered include the causes and development of revolutionary sentiment, the military conflict, diplomacy, economics, and American constitutional government.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 342: The Old South
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the South from its colonial origins to the Civil War, with emphasis on the social, political, and economic development of a slave society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 343: US Civ War/Reconstr'n 1850-77
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Emphasizes the causes of secession, military and social history of the war itself, and postwar attempts to reconstruct Southern society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 344: American Environmental History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENVS 344: American Environmental History
Course Description

History of the relationship between the American people, land, weather, and natural resources, with special attention to the environmental movement since 1960.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 345: United States Since 1945
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An examination of modern America as a legacy of the New Deal and World War II. Attention given to political, diplomatic, economic, and sociocultural aspects, with emphasis on reform traditions, national security concerns, and presidential leadership.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 346: The Indian In American History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History of North American Indians from pre-Columbian times to the present, with emphasis on the interaction between Indian and Anglo-American cultures from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 347: The West In American History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The westward movement and its significance in American history. Topics include theories of frontier expansion, Indian-white relations, land acquisition and speculation, western communities, and the special situation of the semi-arid regions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 348: Ethnic Experience In America
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AMST 348: Ethnic Experience In America
Course Description

African Americans, Indians, Irish, and Jews in recent American history. Explores patterns of immigration and the limits of assimilation. Also treats anti-ethnic reactions such as racism and anti-Semitism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 349: The New South
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The agrarian South and the growth of an industrial ideal, segregation, dilemmas of political reform, race and politics, assaults upon segregation and its defenders, and modernization and change.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 350: The Vietnam War
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines America's longest war: its involvement in the nearly century-long struggle of the Vietnamese people for independence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 351: Topics:Non-US Economic History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ECON 351: Topics:Non-US Economic History
Course Description

Topics related to economic change outside the United States or in which the U.S. is only one area of comparison. Slave trade, global economies, economic thought, colonialism, or comparative economic systems.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 351W: Topics:Non-US Economic History
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ECON 351W: Topics:Non-US Economic History
Course Description

Topics related to economic change outside the United States or in which the U.S. is only one area of comparison. Slave trade, global economies, economic thought, colonialism, or comparative economic systems.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 352: European Economic History II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ECON 352: European Economic History II
Course Description

Economic development in the nineteenth century and the spread of a world economy; economic consequences of the world wars; economic aspects of socialism and fascism; and economic nationalism and internationalism in the twentieth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 353: Society-Erly Mod Eur 1350-1700
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Analyzes the distinctive nature of early modern European society, focusing on social groups (e.g., nobles, merchants, artisans, peasants, outsiders) and on topics such as popular culture, criminality, protest, festive life, women, and family.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 354: US Legal & Constitutional Hist
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the place and significance of law and lawyers in American history and the evolution of the Constitution from Marshall to Burger.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 355: Politcl Economy American South
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ECON 355: Politcl Economy:American South
Course Description

Economic history of the American South from the colonial era to the present. Topics include the development of the antebellum economy, Reconstruction, and the twentieth-century resurgence of the Southern economy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 355W: Politcl Economy:American South
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ECON 355W: Politcl Economy:American South
Course Description

Economic history of the American South from the colonial era to the present. Topics include the development of the antebellum economy, Reconstruction, and the twentieth-century resurgence of the Southern economy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 356: Devlpmnt Of Mod U.S. Economy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ECON 356: Devlpmnt Of Mod U.S. Economy
Course Description

Examines the post-1800 development of industrial America. Topics covered include the rise of manufacturing, banking, the labor movement, agriculture, and foreign trade. Special attention is paid to the role of the government sector in the economy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 358: Hist Pop Culture In America
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines film, television, music, and style since World War II. Themes include the cultural dimensions of domination, the rise of countercultures, and the role of mass media in shaping American perceptions of class, gender, sex, and race.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 360: Mexico: Aztecs to Narcos
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines 500 plus years of Mexican history, from the Aztec Empire to today's

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 361: Brazil: Country of the Future
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Covering the history of Brazil since Portuguese colonization, this course addresses conquest, colonial structures and legacies, questions of race and identity, political institutions, and migration. Themes include slavery, cultural diversity, economic development, and Brazil's role in the world.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 362: History Of The Caribbean
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LACS 362: History of the Caribbean
Course Description

Development of the major islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, from colonial times to the present. Emphasizes evolution of plantation societies, slavery and race relations, international rivalries, economic dependence, political independence, and social revolutions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 362W: History Of The Caribbean
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LACS 362W: History of the Caribbean
Course Description

Development of the major islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, from colonial times to the present. Emphasizes evolution of plantation societies, slavery and race relations, international rivalries, economic dependence, political independence, and social revolutions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 364: Afric Civilztn Transatl Slave
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 364: Afric Civilztn Transatl Slave
Course Description

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of sub-Saharan African civilizations, from the rise of the Sudanic empires through the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 364W: Afric Civilztn Transatl Slave
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 364W: Afric Civilztn Transatl Slave
Course Description

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of sub-Saharan African civilizations, from the rise of the Sudanic empires through the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 365: Africa In The Modern World
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
HIST 366: Afghanistan and Central Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MESAS 366: Afghanistan and Central Asia
REL 366: Afghanistan and Central Asia
Course Description

Survey of the history, cultures, and religions of Afghanistan and Central Asia including Tibet from antiquity to modern times. Topics will include the Silk Road, Buddhist, Christian, and Islamic cultures of the religion, and medieval, colonial, and modern history and politics

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 367: The Making of South Africa
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 367: The Making of South Africa
Course Description

Evolution of South Africa from a society based on the principle of systematic racial segregation to a multiracial democracy. Origins of racial segregation and apartheid, nationalist struggles, challenges of post-apartheid development.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 368: The Near East: 570-1914
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The rise of Islam, life of Muhammad, medieval Arab dynasties, the Crusades, rise and decline of the Ottoman Empire, other European-Near Eastern contacts, and the origins of modern Arab nationalism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 369: The Near East: 1914 To Present
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics include the fall of the Ottoman Empire; British presence and departure from Egypt; World War I diplomacy; the rise and development of Arab nationalism; the emergence of the Arab states of Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arabian peninsula countries; Islamic resurgence; inter-Arab political history; oil; and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 370: History Of Modern Israel
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 360: History Of Modern Israel
Course Description

Evolution and growth of Israel. Equal emphasis on Ottoman Palestine and on the mandatory and Israeli statehood periods. Topics include Zionism, Arab-Jewish relations, the British colonial presence, Israeli domestic issues, and foreign policy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 371: Mediev And Early Modern Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introductory survey of medieval and early modern Japan (1100-1850), covering the Kamakura and Muromachie shogunates, the warring states era, and the Tokugawa periods.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 372: History Of Modern Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 372: History Of Modern Japan
Course Description

An introductory survey of modern Japan (1850-1950), covering the late Tokugawa shogunate, the creation of the Meiji state, and the rise and fall of the Japanese empire.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 373: History Of Modern China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 379: History Of Modern China
Course Description

China since the Opium War. Nineteenth-century dynastic decline, Western impact, and modernization efforts; Republican, Nationalist, and Communist revolutions of the twentieth century; and the development of the People's Republic of China since 1949.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 375: The Pacific War: 1941-1945
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Land, sea, and air campaigns of the Japanese American conflict. Attention also given to home front factors, representative personalities, and roles of China and the British Commonwealth.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 376: Euro Intellect Hist:1789-1880
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A close reading of primary texts. Topics include reactions to the French Revolution, German idealism, romanticism, English liberalism, Marxism, and the

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 377: Euro Intellectual History/1880
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A close reading of primary texts. Topics include reactions to positivism, avant-garde culture, flirtations with communism, existentialism, structuralism, feminism, and postmodernism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 377W: Euro Intellectual History/1880
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A close reading of primary texts. Topics include reactions to positivism, avant-garde culture, flirtations with communism, existentialism, structuralism, feminism, and postmodernism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 378: Modern Italy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Italian history since the Napoleonic occupation, with emphasis on Italy's search for national identity, its great regional differences, and its efforts to overcome corruption and to institutionalize a legitimate political system.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
200 - 240
HIST 379: Britain Ascendant, 1776 - 1901
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The history of how Britain pioneered modern industrialization, globalization, and parliamentary politics and how it coped with the forces that they unleased.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 380: Britain Since 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The history of Britain's pivotal role in shaping and experiencing the defining issues and events of the twentieth century: decolonization, permissive, immigration, feminism, terrorism, mass consumption, and two world wars.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 381: Race and the American Presidency
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 381: Race and the American Presidency
Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore presidential attitudes and actions ranging in matters of slavery and emancipation, the crisis of succession, national reunification, the development of the welfare state, domestic rights revolutions, immigration and US foreign policy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 382: Race and American Political Development
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 382: Race and American Political Development
Course Description

This course explores the ideological and structural foundations of race in American political culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 383: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 383: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
POLS 383: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 385: Spec Topics: History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics in history for advanced students. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 385W: Spec Topics: History
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics in history for advanced students. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 386: Seminar On The Holocaust
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
History 400-Level Courses
HIST 487R: Jr/Sr Colloquium:Europe
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 487RW: Jr/Sr Colloquium:Europe
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 488R: Jr./Sr. Colloquium: U.S.
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 488RW: Jr./Sr. Colloquium: U.S.
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 489R: Jr/Sr Coll: LatAm&NonWest Wrld
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

(Similar in nature and format to History 487 and 488.) Recent colloquia in the area include The Palestine Mandate, Fundamentalism in East Asia, and Empires: Past and Present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 489RW: Jr/Sr Coll: LatAm&NonWest Wrld
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

(Similar in nature and format to History 487 and 488.) Recent colloquia in the area include The Palestine Mandate, Fundamentalism in East Asia, and Empires: Past and Present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 494R: History Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: prior approval of instructor. Supervised learning experience in a history related job in a state, federal, or local historical agency.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 495A: Intro Historcl Interpret I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For honors students in history. Addresses historiographical and methodological issues, and offers practical guidance in thesis design and research, with details and emphases at discretion of instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Honors seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
HIST 495B: Intro Historcl Interpret II
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For honors students in history. Addresses historiographical and methodological issues, and offers practical guidance in thesis design and research, with details and emphases at discretion of instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
HIST 495BW: Intro Historcl Interpret II
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For honors students in history. Addresses historiographical and methodological issues, and offers practical guidance in thesis design and research, with details and emphases at discretion of instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 497: Directed Research
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For upper-level history majors with prior approval of instructor. Intensive research that results in the writing of a research paper of 8,000-10,000 words (30-40 pages) or scholarly equivalent.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 497W: Directed Research
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For upper-level history majors with prior approval of instructor. Intensive research that results in the writing of a research paper of 8,000-10,000 words (30-40 pages) or scholarly equivalent.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
HIST 498R: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit (one to four hours). For senior history majors who have permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable

Honors Program

History majors and joint majors with a 3.50 cumulative average and a 3.50 major average in their junior year are eligible to apply to participate in the History honors program.  Eligible students will be expected to complete a short application for admission into the History honors program in the first semester of their junior year.  This application is available at the History Department Website (http://www.history.emory.edu/undergrad/HonorsApplication.pdf). Exceptions to the 3.50 cumulative-average requirement require a formal petition, in conjunction with the Department Honors Coordinator, to the College Honors Committee. 

Though normally beginning in the junior year for majors, the honors program is a senior-year (two semester) program within the College; therefore, students will not be officially admitted to the honors program until the fall of their senior year (with the exception of second-semester juniors who expect to graduate the following fall). The Department, however, will expect its honors students to begin their honors studies in the spring of their junior year, barring extraordinary circumstances. Requests for late admission (in the spring semester of the junior year) require a petition to the Department Honors Coordinator explaining the special circumstances for the late admission (study abroad, late declaration of major, etc.).  The History Department is flexible on sequencing but we wish to stress the importance of beginning the program in the student’s junior year.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 12 history courses

Including at least 8 courses at or above the 300 level and at least 2 courses outside the student's major concentration field (European, World or U.S. history).

No history courses may be taken S/U to be credited to the honors requirements.

3 courses of required honors-program courses (included in the 12 courses required for the history major) Hist.495A, a 500-level graduate seminar, and Hist.495BW.

History 495A, “Introduction to Historical Interpretation,” is a required course of the History honors program. Although offered in both Fall and Spring semesters, History 495A is normally taken in the Spring semester of the junior year and must be taken by the end of the Fall semester of the senior year.  The course addresses historiographical and methodological issues and offers practical guidance in thesis design and research.

A 500-level Graduate Seminar is normally taken in the Spring semester of the junior year or the Fall semester of the senior year.  Students who wish to take their graduate seminar in another semester due to its greater suitability to their thesis topic may petition the Department Honors Coordinator for an exception.  If no appropriate graduate seminar is being offered at any time in the year, candidates may petition to substitute an undergraduate colloquium to be taken as History 596R “Special Studies.”  Honors students may use graduate seminar courses (500-level) to fulfill the history major colloquia requirement; however, graduate seminars do not meet the College continuing writing requirement.

History 495BW is the thesis-writing section of History 495. Normally, this course is taken in the spring semester of the senior year (i.e., in the student’s last undergraduate semester) and is organized around the writing of the honors thesis.

Project Proposal

Students will submit an honors project proposal (normally completed in the honors seminar, Hist.495A) to the Department and their thesis advisor, on or before the last Monday in April of the junior year (or the last Monday of November of the senior year for late admissions to the Department honors program).

     Honors Thesis

An honors thesis, usually between 40 and 60 pages, based on original research (as per the College honors program specifications) must be completed in conjunction with the College honors program deadlines. 

Note on Joint Major Requirements

Please note that joint majors (History/Art History, Classics/History, English/History, Religion/History) must choose to follow the honors program requirements of one of the joint majors and adhere to the joint-major honors examination procedures (below).

Thesis Examination Committee

For History Majors

The thesis examining committee will be composed of three faculty members, one of whom must be from a department other than history.  The examination will be oral and will cover the thesis.

For Joint Majors

The thesis examining committee will be composed of three faculty members: one from the history department, one from the joint-major department, and one from outside both of the joint- major departments.  The examination will be oral and will cover the thesis.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

Study abroad course approval and evaluation of credit:  The history department does not pre-approve study abroad courses.  To receive Emory history credit for study abroad courses, the student must: 1)take a history course in a history department in an approved study abroad university; and, 2)submit written work following dept. guidelines for approval of credit.  Written work guidelines: To be considered for upper-level (Hist.385) credit, students must complete a 3,000 word research paper with proper use and citation of sources.  To be considered for lower-level (Hist.285) credit, students must complete 2,000 words of written, graded work in the form of one or more short essays, or some other appropriate form (not in-class exams or journals).  Upon returning to Emory, students should submit all written work and course syllabus to Becky Herring, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, who will forward these materials to the Director of Undergraduate Studies for approval and evaluation of credit.

The George P. Cuttino Scholarship, established in 1984, is awarded to a junior for travel and research in Europe during the summer before the senior year. The George P. Cuttino Summer Study Fellowships are awarded to juniors for study outside the United States in a summer study program.  Scholarship and fellowship applications are requested in early spring semester.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Advising

To ensure that history majors make steady progress toward timely graduation, the history department has a mandatory advising policy.  Students must meet with a history advisor and obtain her/his signature during the pre-registration advising periods.

Internship

History 494

The history department’s internship program provides students with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to practical experience.  The internship must engage historical issues and materials.  The student is responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to an internship position.  All student internship projects must be approved by the history department’s director of undergraduate dtudies, who can supply suggestions and information on possible internships.

Eligibility

To be eligible a student must:

1) be a history major

2) be a junior or a senior

3) have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

4) offer an internship project relevant to the study of history

Application

Students interested in enrolling in the history department’s internship program must:

1) contact the sponsoring institution and make all arrangements of the internship

2) complete an application (available from the history department)

3) provide a brief proposal specifying the nature and scope of the internship and research paper with particular attention to the historical relevance of this work

4) obtain the approval of the history department’s director of undergraduate studies

Course Requirements

1) a prescribed number of hours working at the sponsoring institution, validated by a time sheet signed by the supervisor

2) a research paper of a prescribed length on an historical topic

3) a one-page evaluation by the student of the internship experience

4) a letter of evaluation from the student’s supervisor at the sponsoring institution

Course Credits

All internships are expected to last fourteen weeks, earning four credit hours for ten to twelve hours of work per week, and conclude with a fifteen-page research paper.  The paper must be submitted to the director of undergraduate studies by the last day of classes.

Grades

The course grade is based on the supervisor’s written evaluation of the intern’s performance (50%), and on the quality of the research paper (50%) as evaluated by the history department’s director of undergraduate studies.

Awards and Honors

Established in 2006, the Clio Prizes are awarded annually to the best research paper written in a junior/senior history colloquium and to the best paper written in a freshman history seminar.

Phi Alpha Theta is the international history honorary society. Local membership is determined by grade average and course hour requirements as set forth by the international council. Invitations to join are sent to eligible majors in early spring semester. 

The James Z. Rabun Prize, established in 1981, is awarded annually to the Emory College senior who in the department’s judgment has been the most outstanding student in the field of American history. The George P. Cuttino Prize, established in 1984, is awarded annually to that senior who has been the most outstanding student in European history. The Theodore H. Jack Award is given to the graduating senior who pursues graduate study in American history. The Matthew A. Carter Citizen-Scholar Award, established in September 2000 in memory of a former student, is given annually to the graduating senior who distinguishes himself or herself in the manner of Matt Carter.