94-95 LS&A Bulletin


3609 Haven Hall


Professor Maris A. Vinovskis, Chair

May be elected as a departmental concentration program


W. Andrew Achenbaum, Aging, U.S. social

Marvin B. Becker, Medieval, Italian Renaissance, social and economic

David D. Bien, Early modern France, social

Francis X. Blouin, Archives administration

Chun-shu Chang, Ancient and early imperial China, early modern, Chinese historical literature

Frederick Cooper, East Africa

John H. D'Arms, Roman historiography, archaeology, and social history

Nicholas B. Dirks, Modern India, historical anthropology

Geoffrey Eley, Modern Europe, Germany, nationalism and socialism

Todd M. Endelman, Modern Jewish

Albert Feuerwerker, Modern China, Chinese economic

John V. A. Fine, Medieval and modern Balkans, Byzantium

Sidney Fine, Recent U.S., American labor

Thomas A. Green, England, U.S. constitutional and legal

Raymond Grew, Modern Europe, social and comparative, Italy and France

Sarah C. Humphreys, Ancient, Greek

David L. Lewis, United States business

Victor B. Lieberman, Southeast Asia, pre-modern Burma

Gerald F. Linderman, Modern U.S., war and social structure

Rudi P. Lindner, Ottoman, inner Asia, Byzantium

K. Allin Luther, Near East, Iran

Sabine MacCormack, Late antiquity, Spanish Empire

Michael MacDonald, Early modern England, social and cultural, history of medicine

Frank H. Mackaman, U.S. recent history

Terrence McDonald, U.S, political, urban, historiography

Leo McNamara, Ireland

Regina Morantz-Sanchez, History of medicine, gender/women, social

Bradford Perkins, U.S., American diplomacy

Martin Pernick, History of medicine

Sonja Rose, Modern Britain, labor, women

William G. Rosenberg, Russia, comparative revolutionary movements

Rebecca Scott, Latin America, slavery and emancipation, labor systems

John W. Shy, Early America, American and European military

Nicholas H. Steneck, History of science and values, science policy

Ronald G. Suny, Armenia, Russia, Soviet Union

Thomas N. Tentler, Early modern, Reformation, late medieval

J. Mills Thornton, U.S. South, U.S. 1815-1877

Thomas R. Trautmann, Ancient India, kinship, history of anthropology

James Turner, American intellectual, religious

Martha J. Vicinus, British women's history

Maris A. Vinovskis, U.S. social, family, demographic

Ernest P. Young, East Asia, modern China

Associate Professors

Jane Burbank, Russian intellectual

Juan R. Cole, Modern Middle East, Muslim South Asia, social, cultural

Diane O. Hughes, Medieval

Carol Karlsen, U.S. women's history

Robin D.G. Kelley, Modern U.S., Afroamerican

Earl Lewis, Afroamerican history

George Sanchez, Latino/a history, culture

Ann Stoler, Race and colonial history, gender/women's history, Southeast Asia

Hitomi Tonomura, Premodern Japan, East Asia, social, women's history

Raymond Van Dam, Ancient, Roman Empire

Assistant Professors

Keletso E. Atkins, Southern Africa

Miriam Bodian, Medieval and early modern Jewish

Kathleen M. Canning, Modern German and European social history, gender/women's history

Ferdnando Coronil, Latin America, cultural, political history, state formation, post coloniality.

Laura Lee Downs, Modern Europe, labor, women

Paul Forage, Imperial China, Chinese Society and Technology

Joel D. Howell, History of medicine

Kali Israel, Modern Britain, women's history, modern Europe

Susan Johnson, U.S. Women's history, social history

Susan Juster, Early American, gender, religion

Valerie A. Kivelson, Early modern Russia

Rudolf Mrazek, Southeast Asia

Brian Porter, East Europe, intellectual

David Scobey, U.S. cultural, social, working class history

Richard Candida Smith, U.S. Intellectual, oral history

Adjunct Professor

John C. Dann, Early U.S., Clements Library


Elsa Barkley Brown, Afroamerican history

Sueann Caulfield, Modern Latin America, Brazil, gender studies

The field of historical study embraces all recorded expressions of human activity. History includes the record of the political experiences of a people in its internal and external phases, and it also surveys the social and economic aspects of life, forms of artistic expression, intellectual achievements, scientific progress, and religious beliefs. Because of its broad scope, history provides an excellent approach to all studies that emphasize human activities.

Prerequisites to Concentration. One of the five introductory survey sequences: History 110-111, 121-122, 151-152, 160-161, or 200-201.

Concentration Program. Concentration in history requires eight 3- or 4-credit courses, at least four of which must be taken in residence at the U of M (Ann Arbor). At least five of the eight courses in history must be elected at the 300-level or above. Credits earned from survey sequence courses taken as a prerequisite to concentration may not be included in a concentration program, but credits earned from survey sequence courses not used to satisfy the prerequisite requirement may be counted for concentration. The concentration program must include at least one junior-senior colloquium (History 396 or 397). In addition, concentrators must elect at least one course in American history, at least one course in European or ancient history, and at least one course in non-Western or Latin American history. Students should consult a concentration advisor on whether a course satisfies this area distribution requirement. Courses taken to satisfy the prerequisite requirement or the colloquium requirement may also be used to satisfy this area distribution requirement. Finally, concentrators must elect six credits of cognate courses. Cognate courses are usually elected in the social sciences or the humanities; the cognate credits must be earned in a single department and must be from upper-level courses. In most cognate departments there are some courses which do not satisfy the history cognate requirement; a course is cognate to history only if it deepens the student's understanding of history. Thus, for instance, in the English department, literature courses are cognate but creative or expository writing courses are not, and in the language departments, courses in the literature or culture of a people are cognate but courses which offer training in how to speak the language are not. Students should consult with a concentration advisor to be certain whether or not a given course is acceptable to the History Department.

Aside from the necessity to satisfy the requirements listed above, the department specifies no single pattern of courses for concentration. Students develop a concentration plan in consultation with their advisor. Generally, such plans focus upon geographic areas (e.g., American or French history), methodological themes (e.g., demography), or topical developments (e.g., industrialization).

For purposes of history concentration credit, no more than 12 credits may be elected from History 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399.

Honors Concentration. The Junior-Senior Honors Program in the Department of History is open to juniors interested in concentrating in history who have maintained at least a 3.25 grade point average overall and a 3.5 average in history courses. Applications for the program, which are available in the History Department office in 3609 Haven Hall, are accepted annually by a set date at the beginning of November, and the usual applicant is a first term junior. The History Department's Honors Committee will accept a maximum of 25 students into the program and admission decisions will be based on a student's academic performance, background in history, demonstrated ability to write, and, in some cases, recommendations by history faculty. High grade point average alone does not guarantee admission. Accepted students will be notified in November and will begin their participation in the program the following January in History 398, the Junior Honors Colloquium.

Members of the Honors Program must fulfill all the usual requirements for concentration in history and the two Honors courses they are required to take, History 398 (4 credits) and History 399 (6 credits), count toward the fulfillment of these requirements. History 398, the Junior Honors Colloquium, provides a rigorous introduction to historical research in general and Honors thesis topics and research in particular. During this course students must arrive at a topic and obtain an advisor for their senior Honors thesis. This course also provides intensive training in writing and, therefore, satisfies the junior-senior ECB writing requirement. Completion of the History 398-399 Honors Sequence also satisfies the "colloquium" requirement for history concentration, described above.

History 398 is offered only in the winter term and because it is the foundation for work on the senior thesis, it is normally an inflexible prerequisite for all Honors students. Students who cannot fit this course into their schedules will not be admitted to the program. In the case of a truly exceptional student, however, the Honors Committee is willing to waive this requirement when the student is abroad during the second term of junior year but wishes to write a thesis nonetheless. Such an exception will be made only under the following conditions: Before leaving for the term/year abroad, the student must find an advisor and work out a thesis topic in conjunction with the advisor. Next, the student must then submit an application for admission to the Honors Program, understanding that chances for admission to the Program are no better, or worse, than those of other applicants. The application must include a detailed project proposal, endorsed by the student's advisor. Finally during the study time abroad, the student remains provisionally accepted until a full prospectus has been submitted for the thesis project, approved by the advisor and by two instructors in History 398. The prospectus is due by April 10 of the junior year and admission to History 399, like that of those students enrolled in History 398, is contingent on having an acceptable prospectus approved by the end of winter term in the junior year. Those who wish to write an Honors thesis in history but do not plan to be in residence during the winter term of junior year, are strongly encouraged to seek out an Honors History advisor during the sophomore year, so that those requirements can be met in a timely fashion. Students failing to achieve a B+ or better in History 398 will not be encouraged to continue in the program. History 399, the Senior Honors Colloquium, is a year-long writing workshop led by a faculty member which includes all seniors writing Honors theses. Although the thesis is written primarily under the guidance of the faculty advisor, students help one another with projects in the workshop by sharing experiences, advice, interests, and, ultimately, portions of their theses. Completed theses, which must be submitted by a due-date in late March, usually range anywhere from 60 to 100 pages. They are evaluated by a committee of three faculty members including the student's advisor, on the basis of the quality of the research, analysis, and writing. The letter grade for History 399 and the level of Honors with which the student will be graduated (i.e., "Honors, " "high Honors, " "highest Honors") are based on the evaluations of the thesis. Theses handed in more than two weeks past the due date are not eligible for an Honors rank.

Students with questions about the program are welcome to pursue them by meeting with the History Department's Honors concentration advisors, who schedule their appointments through the College Honors Office, 1210 Angell Hall.

Advising. Appointments with concentration advisors are scheduled at 1213 Angell. Appointments with Honors concentration advisors are scheduled at 1210 Angell. Students should see a concentration advisor as soon as possible. Advisors are available during regularly scheduled office hours.

Teaching Certificate. A teaching certificate with a major in History requires at least 30 credits of history and must include 8 credits of U.S. history (colonial or national period) and two courses in non-United States history. The remaining courses for the teaching major must be distributed in such a way that students acquire a broad understanding of as many subfields as possible. Courses are selected with the approval of the concentration advisor. A teaching minor requires a minimum 20 credits of history including 8 of U.S. history (colonial or national period) and two courses in non-United States history.

The general requirements for a teaching certificate are described elsewhere in this Bulletin. Students should also consult the School of Education Office of Academic Services.

Student Associations. History concentrators with an average of 3.25 or better in their history courses are encouraged to join the history Honors society, Phi Alpha Theta, a group which fosters an exchange of ideas between students and faculty, and among students, about common historical interests. Two members of the society are elected to sit on the department's curriculum committee.

Half Term Information. Some courses are offered in half terms for reduced credit. Refer to the Time Schedule for specific credit hour information.

Course Offerings. Information about courses offered in a given term may be found in the Time Schedule.

Courses in History (Division 390)

100-Level Courses are Survey Courses and Introductory Courses for Freshmen and Sophomores

110. Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Europe. (4). (SS).

111. Modern Europe. Hist. 110 is recommended as prerequisite. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

112. Modern Europe Film Series. Concurrent enrollment in Hist. 111. (1). (Excl).

121/Asian Studies 121. Great Traditions of East Asia. (4). (HU).

122/Asian Studies 122. Modern Transformation of East Asia. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

130/ABS 160. The World's First Civilizations. (4; 3 in the half-term). (HU).

143. Europe Discovers the World: Travel and Exploration from the Middle Ages to the Present. (3). (Excl).

151/UC 172/Asian Studies 111. South Asian Civilization. (4; 3 in the half-term). (HU).

152/Asian Studies 112. Southeast Asian Civilization. (4). (SS).

160. United States to 1865. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

161. United States, 1865 to the Present. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

170/Amer. Cult. 170/UC 170/Women's Studies 210. Histories of "Witchcraft." First-year students only. (4). (Introductory Composition).

171/German 171/UC 171. Coming to Terms with Germany. (4). (HU).

196. Freshman Seminar. (4). (Excl).

197. Freshman Seminar. (4). (Excl).

200-Level Courses are for Sophomores and Upper Class Students

200. Greece to 201 B.C. (4). (HU).

201. Rome. (4). (HU).

209/ABS 265. Clash of Empires: History of the Near East in the Late Bronze Age. Familiarity with the history and geography of the Near East is helpful. (3). (Excl).

210/MARC 210. Early Middle Ages, 300-1100. (3). (SS).

211/MARC 211. Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500. (3). (SS).

212/MARC 212. The Renaissance. (3). (HU).

213/MARC 213. The Reformation. (3). (HU).

214/French 214. Interpretations of French Society and Culture. (3). (Excl).

216. War and Society in the 20th Century: World War I. (3). (Excl).

217. War and Society in the 20th Century: World War II. (3). (Excl).

218. The Vietnam War, 1945-1975. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

220. Survey of British History to 1688. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

221. Survey of British History from 1688. (4). (SS).

250. China from the Oracle Bones to the Opium War. (3). (HU).

251. Modern China. (3). (SS).

260/Am. Cult. 260. Religion in America. Hist. 160 and 161 are recommended but not required. (3). (HU).

265. A History of the University of Michigan. (3). (HU).

274/CAAS 230. Survey of Afro-American History I. (3). (SS).

275/CAAS 231. Survey of Afro-American History II. (3). (SS).

283. Survey of the History of Science. (3). (HU).

284. Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present. (3). (SS).

285(University Courses 265). Science, Technology, and Society After The Bomb. (3). (HU).

286/Religion 286. A History of Eastern Christianity from the 4th to the 18th Century. (3). (HU).

287/REES 287/Armenian Studies 287. Armenian History from Prehistoric Times to the Present. (3). (Excl).

300-Level Courses and Above are for Juniors and Seniors

306/GNE 362/Rel. 358. History and Religion of Ancient Israel. (3). (HU).

307/GNE 363/Rel. 359. History and Religion of Classical Judaism. May be elected independently of Hist. 306. (3). (HU).

316. History of Eighteenth-Century Europe. (3). (SS).

318. Imperialism and After: Europe 1890-1945. (4). (SS).

319. Europe Since 1945. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

321. Postwar Britain. Hist. 221 is recommended. (3). (Excl).

332/REES 395/Pol. Sci. 395/Slavic 395/Soc. 392. Survey of the Soviet Union and its Successor States. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

333/Pol. Sci. 396/Slavic 396/REES 396/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

334/MENAS 334/Hist. 334. Selected Topics in Near and Middle Eastern Studies. (3). (Excl).

346/NR&E 356. Environmental History and the Tropical World. (3). (Excl).

360./Anthro. 360. History of the Present (3). (Excl).

365/CAAS 334/Amer. Cult. 336. Popular Culture in Contemporary Black America. (3). (HU).

366. Twentieth-Century American Wars as Social and Personal Experience. (4). (HU).

368/Amer. Cult. 342/Women's Studies 360. History of the Family in the U.S. (3). (SS).

370/Women's Studies 370. Women in American History to 1870. (3). (Excl).

371/Women's Studies 371. Women in American History Since 1870. (4). (Excl).

376/Amer. Cult. 372. American Technology and Society: Historical Perspective. (3). (Excl).

377/Amer. Cult. 312. History of Latinos in the U.S. (3). (Excl).

378/Amer. Cult. 314. History of Asian Americans in the U.S. (4; 3 in the half-term). (Excl).

381. History of the Jews from the Moslem Conquests to the Spanish Expulsion. (3). (Excl).

382. History of the Jews from the Spanish Expulsion to the Eve of Enlightenment. (3). (Excl).

383. Modern Jewish History to 1880. (3). (Excl).

384. Modern Jewish History 1880-1948. (3). (Excl).

385. History of Zionism and the State of Israel. (3). (Excl).

386. The Holocaust. (4). (Excl).

389. War Since the Eighteenth Century. (3). (Excl).

391. Topics in European History. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

392. Topics in Asian and African History. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

393. Topics in U.S. and Latin American History. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

394. Reading Course. Open only to history concentrators by written permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit only with permission of the Associate Chairman.

395. Reading Course. Open only to history concentrators by written permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit only with permission of the Associate Chairman.

396. History Colloquium. History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 12 credits.

397. History Colloquium. History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4; 3 in the half-term). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 12 credits.

398. Honors Colloquium, Junior. Honors students and junior standing. (4). (Excl).

399. Honors Colloquium, Senior. Honors student, History 398, and senior standing. (1-6). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

401. Problems in Greek History II. (3). (Excl).

402. Problems in Roman History I. (3). (Excl).

403. Problems in Roman History II. (3). (Excl).

404. The Later Roman Empire. (3). (Excl).

406. The Church and the Jews. (3). (Excl).

407. History of the Jews in Spain. (3). (Excl).

411. Medieval Society, Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries. (3). (Excl).

412/MARC 414. Social and Intellectual History of the Florentine Renaissance. (3). (Excl).

413/MARC 413. Intellectual History of the Italian Renaissance. (3). (Excl).

416. Nineteenth-Century European Intellectual History. (3). (Excl).

417. Intellectual History of Europe from 1900 to the Present. (3). (Excl).

423. Social History of Europe in the 19th Century. (3). (SS).

425. French Revolution. (3). (Excl).

430. Byzantine Empire, 284-867. (3). (Excl).

431. Byzantine Empire, 867-1453. (3). (Excl).

432. Russia to Peter the Great. (3). (Excl).

433. Imperial Russia. (4). (SS).

434. History of the Soviet Union. (4). (SS).

435. History of the Jews in Eastern Europe. (3). (Excl).

438. Eastern Europe from 1500 to 1900. (3). (Excl).

439. Eastern Europe Since 1900. (3). (Excl).

440/ABS 440/Anthro. 442. Ancient Mesopo-tamia. Junior standing. (3). (HU).

442/GNE 442. The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East. Junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

443/GNE 474. Modern Middle East History. (3). (Excl).

444. Inner Asia, Russia, and China. One course in Russian, Chinese or Near Eastern history, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

446/CAAS 446. Africa to 1850. (3). (SS).

448/CAAS 448. Africa Since 1850. (3). (SS).

449/Chinese 478. Genghis and Khubilai: A Cultural History of the Mongol Empire. Hist. 121 is recommended. (3). (HU).

450. Japan to 1800. (3). (Excl).

451. Japan Since 1800. (3). (Excl).

453. Modern Southeast Asian History. (3). (Excl).

454. The Formation of Indian Civilization to 320 A.D. (3). (Excl).

458. Twentieth-Century India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. (3). (Excl).

459. Gender, Medicine, and Culture in U.S. History. (3). (Excl).

460. American Colonial History to 1776. (3). (SS).

461. The American Revolution. (3). (SS).

462. The United States in the Early National Period, 1789-1830. (3). (SS).

463. The Origins of the American Civil War, 1830-1860. (3). (SS).

464. The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1880. (3). (SS).

466. The United States, 1901-1933. (4). (SS).

467. The United States Since 1933. (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($3.50) required.

470. Irish American History. (3). (Excl).

476/Anthro. 416. Latin America: The Colonial Period. (3). (SS).

477. Latin America: The National Period. (4). (SS).

478. Topics in Latin American History. (3). (Excl).

487/Engl. 416/WS 416. Women in Victorian England. (3; 2 in the half-term). (Excl).

491/Econ. 491. The History of the American Economy. Econ. 201 or 202. (3). (Excl).

493/Econ. 493. European Economic History. Econ. 201 or 202. (3). (Excl).

494/Econ. 494. Topics in Economic History. Econ. 201 and 202. (3). (Excl).

A course number in the 500s does not indicate a more difficult or advanced course than one in the 400s.

507/GNE 463. Intellectual History of the Ancient Near Eastern and Pre-Classical Mediterranean World. Junior standing. (3). (Excl).

508. Magic, Religion and Science in Early Modern England. Hist. 220 and junior standing are recommended. (3). (Excl).

516. History of Ireland to 1603. (3). (HU).

517. History of Ireland Since 1603. (3). (HU).

521. Germany Since 1870. (3). (Excl).

523. France, 1661-1789. (3). (Excl).

530. History of the Balkans from the Sixth Century to 1800. (3). (Excl).

531. History of the Balkans Since 1800. (3). (Excl).

532. 18th Century Russia: Revolution from Above. Some background in history or Russian studies. (3). (Excl).

535/Armenian Studies 535. Armenia and the Armenians in the 20th Century. History 287 recommended but not required. (3). (Excl).

536/GNE 570. The Formation of Islamic Civilization, A.D. 500-945. (3). (Excl).

537/GNE 571. The Near East in the Period of the Crusades, 945-1258. (3). (Excl).

538. The Ottoman Enterprise. History 110 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

539/GNE 575. Modern Egypt and North Africa Since 1500. (3). (Excl).

542. Modern Iran and the Gulf States. (3). (Excl).

543/GNE 472. Perso-Islamic Civilization in the Eastern Caliphate and India, 900-1350. (3). (Excl).

550. Imperial China: Ideas, Men, and Society. (3). (HU).

551. Social and Intellectual History of Modern China. (3). (Excl).

552. Topics in the Early Modern History of Mainland Southeast Asia. (3). (Excl).

558. U.S. Diplomacy to 1914. (3). (Excl).

559. U.S. Diplomacy from 1914. (3). (Excl).

560. Social History of the United States to 1865. (3). (SS).

561. Social History of the United States Since 1865. (3). (Excl).

562. American Intellectual History to 1870. History 160 and junior standing strongly recommended. (3). (Excl).

563. Intellectual History of the United States Since 1865. (3). (Excl).

569/LHC 412. American Business History. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. (3). (Excl).

571. American Institutions and the Development of the Family. (3). (HU).

578/LACS 400/CAAS 478. Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

580. The History of American Constitutional Law. (3). (Excl).

582. History of Criminal Law in England and America. (3). (Excl).

587. History of History I. (3). (Excl).

588. History of History II. (3). (Excl).

591. Topics in European History. Upperclass standing and graduates. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

592. Topics in Asian and African History. Upperclass standing and graduates. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

593. Topics in U.S. and Latin American History. Juniors, seniors and graduates. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

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