History (HIST)

Courses in history are designed to encourage reflection on the nature, advantages, and struggles of human societies in different times and places, and to invite cross-cultural comparisons. Moreover, they are intended to stimulate the historical imagination and to promote critical and technical skills in the comprehension and production of historical narratives. The academic conventions of writing, speaking, researching, and learning to analyze various sources (i.e. information literacy) are integral to the discipline of history and figure strongly in all of the department’s courses.

Students of history may take many different roads to historical understanding; department members have diverse interests, and they actively encourage students’ independent investigations of history. Majors, in particular, are invited to collaborate closely with their department mentors in their historical inquiries, while at the same time shaping their own methodologies, foci, questions, and answers. Students majoring in history are encouraged to plan their program of study with their departmental adviser by the end of the sophomore year.

Requirements for the Major

Majors in history are allowed great latitude in designing a program to have depth and breadth.  To ensure depth of historical understanding, we require majors to focus eventually upon a special particular field of study, such as (1) a specific historical theme (e.g., the history of women, gender, revolutions, colonialism); (2) a historical approach (e.g., intellectual and cultural history; science, technology, and the environment; social and economic history); or (3) a period. The department encourages students to select topics by the end of their junior year.

To ensure breadth, the program must include: (1) at least one course in the history of Africa; East, South, or Southeast Asia; Latin America; or the Middle East; and (2) at least one course in pre-modern history (pre-1700).

Overall, the minimum major requires nine courses, including History 100 (taken before the subsequent requirement of 300-level courses), two 300-level seminars, and History 400. Seven of the nine courses and all 300 and 400-level work must be taken at Bucknell. AP credits may not be applied toward the major. The department strongly recommends foreign language competence beyond the intermediate level.

In their senior year majors will take HIST 400. Students who write an honors thesis are exempt from this requirement. In addition, HIST 400 will serve as the Culminating Experience (CE) requirement for the History Department. 

Course Offerings 

HIST 100Thinking about History1
HIST 200The Historians' Craft1
HIST 201Introduction to Historical GIS1
HIST 202Intermediate Historical Geographic Information Systems1
HIST 203Digital Methods in Chinese Studies1
HIST 211Frontiers and Borderlands1
HIST 213North American Environmental History1
HIST 214Topics in American History1
HIST 217American Colonial History1
HIST 218African-Americans and the American Revolution1
HIST 219Antebellum America1
HIST 220American Civil War and Reconstruction1
HIST 221U.S. History: 1880s to 1930s1
HIST 222U.S. History from the 1940s to the Present1
HIST 223Twentieth-century African-American History: Eyes on the Prize1
HIST 224Eighteenth-century North America1
HIST 225Topics in American Political and Economic History1
HIST 226American Capitalism1
HIST 229Topics in American Intellectual History1
HIST 231Social History of Early Modern Europe1
HIST 233European State Systems (1660-1815)1
HIST 236Nineteenth-century Europe1
HIST 237The Renaissance1
HIST 238Witchcraft and Magic in Europe1
HIST 239Contemporary Europe, 1890-19951
HIST 240Greek History1
HIST 241Roman History1
HIST 242Topics in French History1
HIST 245Topics in German History1
HIST 246Medieval Heresies and Heretics1
HIST 247Topics in European History: 20th Century World Wars1
HIST 248Topics in Russian History1
HIST 249The Reformation 1
HIST 250Medieval and Early Modern Russia1
HIST 251Imperial Russia1
HIST 252Soviet Russia1
HIST 255Under Siege: The Modern Middle East 1914-20141
HIST 257Women and Revolution1
HIST 258Topics in Women's and Gender History1
HIST 261Twentieth-century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought1
HIST 266Topics in Intellectual History1
HIST 267European Intellectual History I1
HIST 268Power, Ideology, Existence: The History of Post-Enlightenment European Thought1
HIST 270Science and Technology in US1
HIST 271Medicine in the US1
HIST 272History of Science I1
HIST 273History of Science II1
HIST 274Africa and International Relations in Historical Perspective1
HIST 276Popular Culture in Africa1
HIST 279Topics in the History of Science and Medicine1
HIST 281Radical Democracy1
HIST 282Modern Latin America1
HIST 283Southeast Asia since 18001
HIST 286Contemporary Japanese History1
HIST 287Perspectives: The Vietnam War1
HIST 288The History of Vietnam1
HIST 289Chinese Diaspora1
HIST 290Europe Imperialism and Colonialism1
HIST 291Africa: Ancient to Early Modern Times 4000BCE-1400CE1
HIST 292Making Contemporary Africa: 'Early Modern' to the 'Post-Modern' World - 1400 to the Present1
HIST 293China from Ancient Times to the 18th Century1
HIST 294China since 18001
HIST 295From Shinto to Shogun: Pre-modern Japan1
HIST 296Modern Japanese History1
HIST 297The People's Republic of China1
HIST 299Topics in Non-western History1
HIST 301Seminar in Environmental History1
HIST 310U.S. History to 18651
HIST 311U.S. History since 18651
HIST 312American Social History1
HIST 316Independent Study.5-1
HIST 319African-American History1
HIST 321American Immigrants1
HIST 330European History1
HIST 33320th Century Germany 1
HIST 350Honors Thesis1
HIST 360Intellectual History1
HIST 370History of Science and Medicine1
HIST 380Topics in Global History1
HIST 399Non-western History1
HIST 400Undergraduate Research1

Minor in History

minor in history consists of a minimum of five courses. One of these five courses must be HIST 100, and students must also take a 300-level seminar.

History Learning Objectives

Majors in History will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a base of knowledge about important periods, events, and ideas in different cultures. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9) 
  • Understand the historical context of ideas and events and evaluate differing scholarly interpretations of the past. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9) 
  • Critically evaluate and analyze historical evidence, when appropriate, in the form of primary documents. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9) 
  • Write articulately and persuasively on historical themes and issues based on critical understanding and logical, rigorous, and creative thinking. (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9) 
  • Speak articulately and persuasively on historical themes and issues, based on critical understanding and logical, rigorous, and creative thinking. (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9) 
  • Demonstrate basic research skills and understanding of historical methods, including an ability to use the library and read intelligently and with purpose. (1, 2, 6, 8, 9) 
  • Demonstrate a synthesis of all of the above in an encompassing historical literacy. (1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9) 


Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.

Courses

HIST 100. Thinking about History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Focus and content vary. An introductory history course for the development of informed historical analysis among its students. Primarily for first-year students.

HIST 200. The Historians' Craft. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the discipline of history and to the methods and approaches used by historians. The course also considers history and the wider public.

HIST 201. Introduction to Historical GIS. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:1,Other:2
This course analyzes events of the historical past using geographic information systems (GIS) digital mapping software. Not open to first-year students.

HIST 202. Intermediate Historical Geographic Information Systems. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course reinforces student familiarity with GIS software appropriate to historical research, including using mobile technologies for data collection, and importing and manipulating data and maps into a historical GIS for analysis and presentation. Prerequisite: introductory GIS course or permission of the instructor.

HIST 203. Digital Methods in Chinese Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:.5,Other:2.5
This course introduces students to digital tools and resources in Chinese studies. Topics include data mining, database design, and data visualization. It combines discussion of digitally‐empowered scholarship in Chinese studies and training in the technical know‐how. Knowledge of Chinese language, Chinese history, or programming is not required. Crosslisted as EAST 203.

HIST 204. American Identities. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:1
This course challenges you to think about what it means to claim an American identity and who gets to determine that status. It covers issues related to notions of race, immigration, nationalization, deportation, and citizenship.

HIST 205. Radicals and Reformers in the 1960's and 1970's. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the political history of the left in the United States during the 1960's and 1970's. It analyzes organizations and individuals which sought to create a democratic, liberated, anti-imperial, and/or revolutionary society, including the Black Panther Party, the civil rights movement, Students for a Democratic Society, and feminism(s).

HIST 207. U.S. and the World since 1945. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the history of United States foreign relations since 1945. Course themes include the effort to construct a stable, prosperous world following World War II, the global Cold War, the evolving significance of the developing world, and the challenges of the post-Cold War world.

HIST 208. Human Rights. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the changing relationship between human rights in U.S. foreign policy during World War II, the Cold War, the early post-Cold War era, and the War on Terror. We will examine U.S. foreign policy and non-state actors, transnational advocacy networks, and international organizations.

HIST 209. The Reformation in Europe, 1517-1618. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course examines the various wings of the 16th-century Reformations (Lutheran, Calvinist, Swiss Protestant, Baptist) and compares how each branch developed and competed against the others. We will examine the wings' positions on marriage, economics and capitalism, relationship of the church to the state, treatment of Jews, legal/judicial beliefs.

HIST 211. Frontiers and Borderlands. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the development of the American West to 1900.

HIST 213. North American Environmental History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This class introduces the practices and purposes of studying our past relationships with nature, to better understand the origins of North America's landscapes today.

HIST 214. Topics in American History. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

HIST 216. England and France During The Hundred Years' War. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course explores how the traumas of the Hundred Years' War (1337-1460s) and the Black Death (1348) affected patterns of daily life, religious practice, class structure, peasant rebellions, knighthood, views of women, views of monarchy, university curricula, treatment of minorities. The focus is a cultural approach, not a military one.

HIST 217. American Colonial History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Examines effects of European settlement on the North American continent. This course considers social, legal, and economic consequences for the various groups during encounters that occurred between 1607 and 1770.

HIST 218. American Revolution. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the war for independence and the origins of the United States.

HIST 219. Antebellum America. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An examination of social problems and movements during this era. Focus may vary. Slavery and slave narratives; underground railroads; utopian visions; abolitionists; strikes and labor protests.

HIST 220. American Civil War and Reconstruction. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The period is studied in depth as a revolutionary era through attention to political, economic, social, constitutional/legal, intellectual trends, events, personae, movements, and institutions.

HIST 221. U.S. History: 1880s to 1930s. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The rise and development of American capitalism, as well as the political and social movements that accompanied this period of economic turbulence will be covered.

HIST 222. U.S. History from the 1940s to the Present. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the creation of modern America from World War II to the present.

HIST 223. Twentieth-century African-American History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines African-American history between 1945 and the present.

HIST 224. Eighteenth-century North America. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A course that explores how different peoples (British, French, and American) claimed and fought over the environments of North America, shaping today's national borders.

HIST 225. Topics in American Political and Economic History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of leading themes, in American history since 1600. Topics vary from year to year, but may include economic and political structures; intellectual movements, or social and cultural history.

HIST 226. American Capitalism. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course explores the origins and development of capitalism in the United States. Property rights, how notions of time and space changed markets, prolitarianization, alienation, commodification, and the role the government played (or not) in shaping the economy are some of the topics that we will cover.

HIST 229. Topics in American Intellectual History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Studies in topics such as the Puritan origins of the American self, pragmatism and social reform, radical visions and American dreams.

HIST 230. Europe from 11th to 17th Cen. 1 Credit.

Lecture hours:3
Survey of early modern European history 1000-1648.

HIST 231. Social History of Early Modern Europe. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Social history survey of continental Europe from the Black Death through the period of religious wars (1348-1700).

HIST 233. European State Systems (1660-1815). 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Politics, diplomacy, and war in the Age of Absolutism. Examines foreign relations and their domestic origins and implications.

HIST 236. Nineteenth-century Europe. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Romanticism, nationalism, and imperialism are examined, together with political developments of the 19th century.

HIST 237. The Renaissance. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course focuses upon the major religious, social, artistic, literary, and political constructs of the influential thinkers of the European Renaissance, 1300-1600.

HIST 238. Witchcraft and Magic in Europe. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines magic and witchcraft beliefs in Europe during the age of witch-hunting (Renaissance to Enlightenment). Topics vary.

HIST 239. Contemporary Europe, 1890-1995. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The crises of European cultures: world wars, economic depression, social unrest, and the decline of hegemony, the struggles for revitalization.

HIST 240. Greek History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
From the heroic Bronze Age down through the Persian invasion, the flourishing of Classical Athens, and the Peloponnesian wars to the death of Socrates, focusing on political, social and economic developments. Crosslisted as CLAS 217.

HIST 241. Roman History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Roman history from Rome's foundations as a backwater village ca. 753 BCE, through its rise as a world-power to its fall in the fourth century CE, focusing on economic and political issues. Crosslisted as CLAS 218.

HIST 242. Topics in French History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Specific focus will vary but always a study of aspects of the constitution and transformation of major political-cultural formations which shape French society.

HIST 245. Topics in German History. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary. Intensive study of leading themes in German history since 1400.

HIST 246. Medieval Heresies and Heretics. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Course examines the major heresies in western Europe from 1100 to 1600, and the church's attempts at repression.

HIST 247. Topics in European History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of leading themes in European history since 1400. Topics will vary but may include economic and political structures, intellectual movements, or social and cultural history.

HIST 248. Topics in Russian History. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary. An examination of various periods in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union that includes a balance of political, social, and cultural elements.

HIST 249. The Reformation. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This interdisciplinary course explores how five 16th-century reformations -- Lutheran, Calvinist, Zwinglian, Anabaptist, Catholic -- altered practices of daily life. Students will "re-live" debates that occurred regarding the perceived advantages and disadvantages of these theologies, and explore how class, gender, occupation, and local economy affected the reception of these systems.

HIST 250. Medieval and Early Modern Russia. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course provides a survey of the principal events and themes in Russian history from the ninth through the early 18th century.

HIST 251. Imperial Russia. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course provides a survey of the principal events and themes in Russian history from the early 18th through the early 20th century.

HIST 252. Soviet Russia. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An overview of the political, intellectual, cultural, and social history of the Soviet Union from its ideological roots to its collapse as a communist power.

HIST 255. Under Siege: The Modern Middle East 1914-2014. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course surveys the history of the modern Middle East from the outbreak of WWI to aftermath of the Arab revolutions of 2011.

HIST 257. Women and Revolution. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Depending on the emphasis and expertise of the instructor, this course focuses on the place of women and the question of gender in revolutionary moments in history.

HIST 258. Topics in Women's and Gender History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary. Instructors shape the content according to their own interests in seeking insights into the historical construct of gender in Europe and/or the United States.

HIST 261. Twentieth-century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Study of the intellectual contributions and scholarly vision of people of African descent to sociological theory, social philosophy, and social change in the 20th century. Crosslisted as SOCI 280.

HIST 265. 20th Century World Wars. 1 Credit.

Lecture hours:3
Offers a global perspective in examining the causes, events and consequences of World War I and World War II.

HIST 266. Topics in Intellectual History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics will vary. Intensive study of major themes and thinkers in intellectual history.

HIST 267. European Intellectual History I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A survey of the main currents of European philosophical, social, and political thought from the 14th through the 18th centuries. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

HIST 268. Power, Ideology, Existence: The History of Post-Enlightenment European Thought. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course will survey the major currents and impulses that informed European thought over the past 200 years. Texts include works by Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Benjamin, Adorno, Heidegger, and Foucault.

HIST 270. Science and Technology in US. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A survey of intellectual, social, and professional developments in science and technology from Colonial times to the present, emphasizing federal science policy and politics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

HIST 271. Medicine in the US. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Examines American experiences of health and sickness across gender, race, and class, and developments in medicine and public health from colonial times to the present.

HIST 272. History of Science I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Natural science during the Scientific Revolution (ca. 1450-1700), including intellectual, philosophical, and social developments.

HIST 273. History of Science II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Major developments in science and technology from the early 1800s to the present, and their social context and implications.

HIST 274. Africa and International Relations in Historical Perspective. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
From popular culture: music, film, fashion to digital technologies: cell phones, computers, fit-bits, and GOOGLE-glass to our food: morning coffee, sugar, and spices, we rely on African ideas and resources. Through novels, films, and scholarly articles we examine how International Relations across Africa and with Africa matter in our lives. Crosslisted as AFST 274 and IREL 274.

HIST 276. Popular Culture in Africa. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course allows students to explore, experience, and analyze aspects of popular culture in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. Manifestations of popular culture are considered as markers of modern African identities, embedded in complex and varied socio-cultural, -historical and -political contexts.

HIST 279. Topics in the History of Science and Medicine. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary: non-orthodox medicine; women and science; women and medicine; technology and social change. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

HIST 281. Radical Democracy. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Covering everything from Pirate Utopias to Slave Republics, Revolutionary Communes to Occupy Wall Street, this course examines the theoretical and historical attempts to practice democracy outside of the liberal representative model.

HIST 282. Modern Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course traces and analyzes major developments in Latin American politics, society and culture from 1800 to the present. Crosslisted as LAMS 295.

HIST 283. Southeast Asia since 1800. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Political-cultural transformations in Southeast Asia since 1800. Topics vary.

HIST 286. Contemporary Japanese History. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Political and cultural history of post-World War II Japan using various sources including film, anime, art, political cartoon, popular song. Crosslisted as EAST 256.

HIST 287. Perspectives: The Vietnam War. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A comprehensive examination of the conflicts in Vietnam from 1940 to 1981.

HIST 288. The History of Vietnam. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Intensive study of the history of Vietnam from the era of Chinese occupation in the second century BC to the present.

HIST 289. Chinese Diaspora. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Is the world becoming Chinese? This course examines the history of China outside of China. It explores the development of overseas Chinese communities around the world, including SE Asia and the Americas. Crosslisted as EAST 289.

HIST 290. Europe Imperialism and Colonialism. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Considers the rise, development, and fall of Western political and economic hegemony over the peoples and states of Asia and Africa since the late 19th century.

HIST 291. Africa: Ancient to Early Modern Times 4000BCE-1400CE. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Survey of Africa from Ancient economic, social, cultural, economic, and political developments to the Early Modern Era and the rise of Atlantic era trade. This course focuses on social, cultural, political, and economic changes generated by populations across the continent. Crosslisted as AFST 291 and IREL 291.

HIST 292. Making Contemporary Africa: 'Early Modern' to the 'Post-Modern' World - 1400 to the Present. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Survey of African history from the 15th century to the contemporary period. We explore six major themes in African History: The Indian Ocean World, Making of the Atlantic World, Colonialism in Africa, Nationalism and Independence Movements, Post-Colonialism and Issues in the Making of Contemporary Africa. Crosslisted as AFST 292 and IREL 293.

HIST 293. China from Ancient Times to the 18th Century. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Chinese history and culture from their beginning to the middle of the Qing Dynasty, before that dynasty and China were challenged by the West. Crosslisted as EAST 233.

HIST 294. China since 1800. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
China from the eve of its modern confrontation with the West to the present through years of traumatic challenge and change. Crosslisted as EAST 234.

HIST 295. From Shinto to Shogun: Pre-modern Japan. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course will examine the cultural and institutional developments which constitute the Japanese heritage, with emphasis on classical Heian and early medieval court culture and late medieval samurai society. Crosslisted as EAST 254.

HIST 296. Modern Japanese History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Japanese economy, society, politics, war, and diplomacy from 1868 to World War II; successes, crises, and conflicts in building a modern nation-state. Crosslisted as EAST 255.

HIST 297. The People's Republic of China. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A historical look at life in China under the rule of the Communist Party. Unprecedented triumphs and tribulations. Crosslisted as EAST 267.

HIST 299. Topics in Non-western History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected major issues in the study of imperialism and colonialism.

HIST 301. Seminar in Environmental History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A seminar exploration of aspects of human interactions with the natural world over time. Not open to first-year students.

HIST 310. U.S. History to 1865. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

HIST 311. U.S. History since 1865. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Topics vary.

HIST 312. American Social History. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Everyday life, the family, pre-industrial society and industrial society, social organizations and social conflict, material culture, poverty and punishment.

HIST 316. Independent Study. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies; Repeatable
Selected topics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

HIST 319. African-American History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Focuses on recent developments in the field. Topics vary but may include slavery; African-American intellectual history; black feminism; race, class and gender; social and political movements; and cultural criticism.

HIST 321. American Immigrants. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course explores the history and consequences of American immigration. The cultural practices, work, political activism and nativist challenges to various immigrant groups will be covered. Not open to first-year students.

HIST 330. European History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of selected issues. Topics vary.

HIST 333. 20th Century Germany. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course will examine the history of Germany in the 20th Century. We will unearth all the ways that German history has made us - i.e., how its history has sculpted the very ways we think about ethics, sex, politics, and culture today.

HIST 350. Honors Thesis. 1-2 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Credit may be taken either in one semester of the senior year or throughout the senior year.

HIST 355. Undergraduate Research. .5-2 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies
Undergraduate research projects in collaboration with a history faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

HIST 360. Intellectual History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of selected issues. Topics vary.

HIST 370. History of Science and Medicine. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of selected issues. Topics vary.

HIST 380. Topics in Global History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:1; Repeatable
Global history examines interactions and collisions between and among cultures from a transnational perspective. It applies historical insights to diverse peoples in ways not possible from the vantage point of established regional and national history. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

HIST 399. Non-western History. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intensive study of selected issues. Topics vary. Not open to first-year students.

HIST 400. Undergraduate Research. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:Varies
Undergraduate research projects in collaboration with a history faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Faculty

Professor: B. Ann Tlusty (Interim Chair)

Associate Professors: Claire Campbell, David W. Del Testa, John P. Enyeart, Cymone Fourshey, James A. Goodale, William Michael Schmidli, Mark D. Sheftall

Assistant Professors: Paul Barba, Mehmet Dosemeci, Jennifer F. Kosmin, Jennifer Thomson

Visiting Assistant Professor: Casey Bohlen