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).

The first half of the European history survey course covers a sweeping period of over a millennium. The course is designed to expose students to general outlines and chronology of European history and to encourage critical, skeptical analytical thinking. To anchor our flying coverage of this long and varied time, we will focus on developments in culture (art, architecture, literature), social organization (family, community, gender relations), and in political organization and theory. Readings will include a textbook, primary sources, challenging interpretive essays. Lecture time will be punctuated by small-group discussions and active participation is strongly encouraged. Slides will frequently accompany lectures. Cost:3 WL:1

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

This is an introduction to the civilizations of China, Japan, Korea, and Inner Asia. It aims to provide an overview of changing traditions from ancient to early modern times (ca. 1660 AD) by outlining broad trends which not only transformed each society, economy, and culture but also led to the development of this region into distinctly different modern nations. The development of state Confucianism, the spread of Buddhism, the functions of the scholar and the warrior, the impact of the military empires of Inner Asia, and the superiority of pre-modern Asian science and technology are some of the topics we will cover. In addition to the required textbooks, we will read contemporary accounts and view slides and films to acquire intimate appreciation of these cultures. Course requirements include successful completion of: quizzes given in sections; four major tests given in class; one report/project (5 pp. plus bibliography and notes). Cost:2 WL:3 (Forage)

132/APTIS 100/ACABS 100/HJCS 100. Peoples of the Middle East. (4). (HU).

See Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 100. (Babayan)

151/UC 172/Asian Studies 111. South Asian Civilization. (4). (HU).

This course is an introduction to the civilization of India, that is, the region of South Asia consisting of the modern countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. We will begin with the first Indian civilization, that of the Indus Valley, and go on to the Vedic age, the formation of empires and the classical civilization of India, its social organization, arts, and sciences. We will then examine the encounter of India with Islamic and European civilization, and the formation of the independent nation-states of today. Course requirements include short papers, midterm, and final exam. (Trautmann)

160. United States to 1865. (4). (SS).

This lecture/discussion course will examine central issues and events in the history of the territories that became the United States, and the peoples who lived there, from the late 16th to the middle of the 19th centuries. Among the topics that will be considered are the territorial expansions of Europeans into the Americas; the creation of Anglo-American colonies; the social, political, and cultural orders of British North America; the creation of an independent American republic in the Revolution; and the destruction of that first republic in the War Between the States. The required readings will include both primary and secondary sources, and will be examined in weekly discussion sections. There will be both a midterm and a final examination, and active class participation will be expected in the sections. (Vinovskis)

161. United States, 1865 to the Present. (4). (SS).

This course is an undergraduate survey of U.S. history from 1865 to the present. We will examine major social, cultural, political, and economic events that shaped the United States after the Civil War. We will focus particularly on: Reconstruction, Westward Movement, Industrialization, Progressivism, World War I, Depression, the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Sixties, and Reagan Republicanism. This survey introduces the students to urban, labor, ethnic, and women's history of the time period through extensive use of primary sources. The students will be examined in weekly discussion sections over their readings of both primary and secondary sources. There will be a midterm and a final. Active class participation will be expected in the sections. Cost:3 WL:1 (Montoya)

195. The Writing of History. (4). (Introductory Composition). This course may not be included in a history concentration.

"The Writing of History" courses offer students the opportunity to learn writing through the study of historical texts, debates, and events. Each "Writing of History" section will study a different era, region, and topic in the past, for the common purpose of learning how history is written and how to write about it. Students will read the work of modern historians as well as documents and other source materials from the past, such as historical novels, letters, diaries, or memoirs. In each case the goal will be to learn how to construct effective arguments, and how to write college-level analytic papers. History 195 satisfies the first-year writing requirements. Each section will enroll a maximum of twenty students.

197. Freshman Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Sex, Gender, and Race: How They Made America. This first-year seminar will focus on the dynamic interplay of sexuality, gender, race, and class during the first two centuries of European settlement in North America. What role did all four play in the establishment of European settlements in America, how did life in America affect sexual practices, definitions of gender and gender roles, understanding and reactions to race (both Black and red)? How did all three play out differently depending on class location? This first-year seminar will use bodies, sexuality, race, and gender to explore these different interweavings and borderlands. Students will be responsible for reading a book a week and preparing a short position paper on that book. Books will include autobiographies, slave and captivity narratives, diaries, novels (British and North American), and traditional history monographs. There will be no final exam. (Smith-Rosenberg)

Section 002 European Intellectual History, from the French Revolution to the First World War. This course will consider major ideas and intellectual movements, principally in Western Europe, from the French Revolution to the outbreak of the First World War. The topics will include: Nationalism; Liberalism; Romanticism; Darwinism; the Rise of Industrialization and Technology; Militarism; Utopian Socialism; Marxism; and Democratic Political Movements. There will also be a consideration of the rise of modern psychological and sociological thought. The method to be employed will include both lecture and class discussion. The student will be required to do a series of written reports on the various topics to be covered in this class. Readings will include both original texts and documents, as well as a general narrative history textbook treating leading historical events. WL:3 (Becker)

Section 003 Gender, Race, and Class, in American History. In this seminar students will be introduced to the techniques of historical analysis as we try to unravel how gender, race, and class have functioned in American history. We will also explore how historians have identified, analyzed, and written about these subjects and how those approaches have changed over time. Students will be introduced to the concept of cultural construction the idea that categories of race, gender and even class status are not fixed, universal, biological entities, but are shaped and determined by cultural values, time, and place. Students will also be urged to think about how these categories intersect, for example, the ways in which race structures class or class influences concepts of masculinity and femininity. Throughout the term students will be required to maintain a journal and record questions, thoughts, and comments about their reading. Two thought papers will also be assigned, intended to stimulate students to grapple with the issues discussed in class. Cost:2 WL:4 (Morantz-Sanchez)

Section 004 Consuming the World and the World of Consumption. This course will examine consumerism in the U.S. and Europe in the 20th century. It shall cover a range of issues from the commercial dynamics of popular culture (flappers to "mall rats") to global warming. Topics under scrutiny will include fashion and the body as commodity, pop and ethnic music as modes of protest against and integration with "high" culture, the automobile as liberator and oppressor, censorship and prohibition as means of advertisement, and the rise of throwaway culture. We shall use approaches that embrace cultural studies, economic analysis, ecological sensitivity, and the politics of difference. The key question shall be how consumerism arose historically as the defining essence of "Americanism" (even in Europe!) and whether it has rendered authenticity impossible or allowed new, more genuine voices to be heard. Exercise will include activities such as decoding mail-order catalogs and analyzing Cosmopolitan and Details. (Frost)

Section 005 Intimate Histories and Historical Immensities. This seminar examines the ways in which large historical events and structures intersect with personal memory, intimate experience, and the shaping of individual lives. We will explore these intersections in a number of different genres and media: biography and memoirs, oral history and documentary, historiography and fiction, film and video. The focus is primarily on modern Japan and Japanese diaspora, but includes exemplary instances from other parts of the world as well. Topics range from catastrophic histories like the atomic bombings of Hiroshima/Nagasaki and the Japanese-American Internment to social transformations such as the mass social movements like the student/labor protests of the 1960s and 1970s. Students are expected to participate actively in collaborative learning, write weekly reaction papers, and complete a final research project. Cost:3 WL:1 (Pincus)

200-Level Courses are for Sophomores and Upper Class Students

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

This course presents a survey of history from human beginnings through Alexander the Great. Primary emphasis is on the development of civilization in its Near Eastern and Greek phases. Students need no special background except an ability to think in broad terms and concepts. In view of the extent of historical time covered in the course, a general textbook is used to provide factual material. There are two hour examinations plus a final examination. Discussion sections are integrated with lectures and reading. Cost:2 WL:1 (Humphreys)

210/MARC 210. Early Middle Ages, 300-1100. (4). (SS).

An introduction to the transformation of the Roman Empire into Byzantine, Islamic, and west European successor states between A.D. 300 and 1000. The course focuses on the social, cultural, and economic developments in the barbarian kingdoms of Europe. Lectures are integrated with weekly discussion of early medieval texts; two short papers and two tests are the basis of evaluation of performance. WL:3 (Squatriti)

218. The Vietnam War, 1945-1975. (4). (SS).

The course examines the history of Vietnam and the several wars fought there after 1945, with emphasis on the period of American involvement after 1950. It looks at the origins, strategy, and results of American intervention and of Vietnamese resistance. Thus it analyzes both the longest and most controversial foreign war in American history and also the climax of a modern Asian revolution. Cost:3 WL:1

220. Survey of British History to 1688. (4). (SS).

This course introduces students to the sweep of English history from Roman times until the Glorious Revolution. The first half of it is devoted to the Middle Ages and focuses on the formation of the English monarchy, the role of the church in politics and culture, and basic social and economic structures. The second half treats the early modern period (c. 1450-1700) and concentrates on the growth of the state, the Protestant Reformation, the English Revolution, and the social and economic changes that followed the Black Death and played themselves out during the reigns of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. No prior knowledge of English history is assumed in this class, and it is intended to serve as the basis for more advanced work in British history and to provide background and comparisons for courses in English literature and European and American history. (MacDonald)

225. Europe and the New World. (4). (Excl).

The first European observers of America saw a world populated alternatively by savages or by angels, they saw peoples apparently without laws, religion, rulers, or indeed clothes. Yet much of what they saw was conditioned by what they expected to see. This course will set out to explore the social and intellectual world(s) of those who first came to the Americas. It will follow these explorers, conquerors and chroniclers on their journeys from the Old World to the New, and will analyze not simply their impact on the New World e.g., "the narrative of the conquest" - but how the experience of this New World interacted with and fundamentally changed the way these "Europeans" thought about themselves. (Wintroub)

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

This course consists of a survey of early Chinese history, with special emphasis on the origins and development of the political, social, and economic institutions and their intellectual foundations. Special features include class participation in performing a series of short dramas recreating critical issues and moments in Chinese history, slides especially prepared for the lectures, new views on race and gender in the making of China, intellectual and scientific revolutions in the seventeenth century, and literature and society in premodern China. WL:1 (Chang)

266(366). Twentieth-Century American Wars as Social and Personal Experience. (4). (HU).

This course (formerly 366) will examine the American experience of war in this century. Lectures, readings, films, and discussions will focus not only on the military experience itself, but on how America's wars real and imagined have shaped the country's economy, politics, and culture. The course will also examine the processes of transmission and memory: how Americans who did not fight learned about those who did, and what all Americans have remembered or have been taught to remember about the wars of this century. Finally, we will consider how the nation's wartime conduct, at home and on the battlefield, has fit into long-standing social patterns and behavior such as our alleged propensity for violence. In brief, we will be looking at the American experience of war as inclusively as a term will allow. (Marwil)

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

See Afroamerican and African Studies 274. (Scott)

285. Science, Technology, and Society: 1940 to the Present. (4). (HU).
Section 001 Science, Technology, and Society, 1940 to the Present.
Science and technology affect the lives of every individual, and the decision we make about their use have and will continue to affect the course of history. This course will explore the growth and implications of scientific and technological development from the beginning of WW II to the present, covering the periods of post-war optimism, the energy and environment crises of the 1960s/70s, and late 20th century compromises, ending with a brief look at prospects for the 21st century. Two lectures and one discussion section per week. Midterm, final, and short papers. One or two assigned books and an electronic (free Internet) course pack. (Steneck)

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

This course traces Eastern Christianity from the 4th through the 18th century. A broad survey course aimed at undergraduates of all concentrations, there are no prerequisites; the course focuses on both Church history and theology. It begins with Constantine's conversion and traces the growth of the Church, the rise of monasticism, the creation of the creed (the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon), and the secession of the Eastern churches (Coptic and Syriac), the role of religious pictures and the iconoclast dispute and relations with the West (Rome) which were frequently strained before the official break in the 11th century. We cover the conversion of the Slavs and the eventual formation of independent Slavic national churches. We treat the fall of the Byzantine and Medieval Slavic states to the Turks and the position of the Orthodox under the Turks. Attention is also given to the Russian Church from the 9th century to the Old Believer schism and Church reforms of Peter the Great. Readings are varied. There is no textbook. A relevant paper of the student's choice, an hour exam, and a final are required. (J. Fine)


300-Level Courses and Above are for Juniors and Seniors

308/Religion 308. The Christian Tradition in the West from New Testament to Early Reformation. (3). (Excl).

A survey of the doctrine, institutions, and culture of Christianity in the West from Apostolic times to 1521, when Luther's religious reform was condemned at the Diet of Worms. Secondary reading and lectures will provide students with a basic knowledge of the political, institutional, and intellectual history necessary to interpret various examples of primary sources from the tradition. Examples of topics and periods emphasized are: the New Testament canon; expansion and recognition in antiquity; the age of the Latin Fathers; Benedictine monasticism; the papacy and the government of "Christendom"; the mendicant orders; scholasticism and medieval universities; Crusades and Christian monarchies; late medieval religious practice and dissent; Christian humanism; and the early years of the Reformation. A likely list of authors assigned might include: Augustine, Benedict, Bernard, Abelard, Francis, James of Voragine, Thomas Aquinas, Joinville, Thomas a Kempis, Wyclif, Gerson, Thomas More, Erasmus, and Luther. Students will be graded on class participation; three short essays on the assigned reading; an hour exam; and a final. There are no prerequisites; and although previous religious education might obviously prove helpful, I will try not to assume that students have any background in the history or doctrine of any Christian church. Since our orientation is academic, students need not believe "in" anything to take this course. The sequel is History 309 "The Christian Tradition from the Reformation to the Present." Cost:3 (Tentler)

318. Europe in the Era of Total War, 1870-1945. (4). (SS).

In 1945 Europe lay in ruins. Entire cities had been leveled by the destructive powers of modern warfare, and the cultural, political, and social norms of the pre-war world had been shattered. What made such violence possible, and how did ordinary men and women experience it? History 318 will explore the ideological, political, economic, social, and cultural forces that both caused and were destroyed by the savagery of the early 20th century. We will not only study the origins and consequences of World Wars I and II, but also the ways in which everyday life was transformed during this turbulent era. We will look at Europe from the inside (by studying relations of class, gender, and nationality), and from the outside (by tracing the ideology and practice of imperialism). Grading will be based on several in-class quizzes, active participation in a discussion section, and three take-home essay assignments. (Porter)

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

This course will examine Britain from the Great Depression, through World War II, the Cold War, the social and political challenges of the 1960s, the Conservative resurgence of the late 1970s, the Falklands war, and the fall of Margaret Thatcher. Special attention will be paid to the experience of war by civilian populations; the development of a "welfare state" and subsequent challenges thereto; Britain's decline as a world power; protest movements; the nuclear disarmament and peace movements from the late 50s/early 60s through the 80s; the influence of American culture on Britain; decolonization and the participation of Asians and Africans in British culture and politics; Welsh and Scottish nationalism; the Northern Ireland question; and on-going political and cultural debates about class, education, the media, sexuality and gender roles, and Britain as a multi-cultural society. Cost:2 WL:4 (Israel)

332/REES 395/Pol. Sci. 395/Slavic 395/Soc. 392. Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States. (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

See Russian and East European Studies 395. (Rosenberg)

362/WS 362. Women, Men and Nations: How Is Nationalism Gendered? (3). (Excl).

This course explores the gendering of modern political identity in the complex interrelationship between "nation" and "citizenship" in Europe and North America. Nationality provides the generic language of political identity formation in the public and everyday conditions of life in the 20th century. We are "national" when we vote, watch the 6 o'clock news, follow the national sport, observe repeated iconographies of landscape and history in TV commercials, absorb the visual archive of the movies, and perform our knowledge of the nation daily in our politics. This entails not just a political space of national belonging, but also the harnessing of desire and the linking of intimacy to political life. The complicated ways by which national cultures makes itself local, and vice versa, is a crucial part of this process. The gendered dimensions of these questions are especially important, particularly in the social histories of race and representations of the nation in popular culture, in patriotic solidariaties, etc. Various readings and visual materials (including a film series) will be used. (Eley)

370/WS 370. Women in American History to 1870. (3). (Excl).

This course is an introduction to the history of American women - as a group, as individuals, and as members of different classes, and racial, regional, and ethnic communities. Using work, politics, and sexuality as organizing concepts, it focuses particularly on the significance of gender in determining women's experiences from the early seventeenth century to 1870. Special attention is paid to initial and continuing encounters of Native Americans, Euro-Americans, and African-Americans; to evolving constructions of "womanhood" and their significance for different groups of women; to the meaning of religious movements, wars, economic transformations, and demographic shifts for women's individual and collective efforts to determine the course of their own histories.

378/Amer. Cult. 314. History of Asian Americans in the U.S. (4). (Excl).

See American Culture 314. (Nomura)

391. Topics in European History. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.
Section 001 The Origins of Nazism: Culture and Politics in Germany, 1918-1945.
This course explores the origins and outcomes of the Nazi seizure of power in Germany. Because no single factor can explain why Germans consented to Nazi rule or why so few resisted Nazi persecution and genocide, we will take a multilayered approach to this question, examining the relationships among and between political, cultural, social, and economic change. First exploring the vibrant culture and fractured politics of the Weimar Republic in which the Nazis rose to power, we will then analyze the ideologies and practices of the Nazi "racial state" and the forces that drove it into war and genocide. Students will also examine the blurry lines between consent and dissent, complicity and resistance in the everyday lives of both perpetrators and victims of the regime. Team-taught by two professors from History and German, course materials will include not only historical texts, but also film, art, literature, and personal memoirs from the Weimar and Nazi periods. No prerequisites are required. Format: two lectures, one discussion per week. Requirements: midterm, final, paper. Cost:2 WL:1 (Canning, Spector)

394. Reading Course. Open only to history concentrators by written permission of instructor. Only 12 credits of History 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 may be counted toward a concentration plan in history. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit only with permission of the Associate Chairman.

Individual reading program under the direction of a staff member.

396. History Colloquium. History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. Only 12 credits of History 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 may be counted toward a concentration plan in history. (3). (SS). May be elected for a total of 12 credits.

Section 001 United States Social and Cultural Thought since 1945. After 1945 Americans confronted a new world. The military spread across the globe and most men were subject to the draft. Women were supposed to become wives and mothers but they also went to work in increasing numbers. College education became a normal expectation. Many asked why such a wealthy, powerful nation was still disgraced by crime, poverty, and racial inequality. Others feared the increased powers that government leaders had acquired. In this course, we will look at movies, books, art, and music from 1945 to 1975 to examine cultural and intellectual responses to these changes. Key topics will include debates on the nature of work and education; America's relationship to the rest of the world; new ideas about art that led to the counterculture; the growing importance of African-Americans in both popular and elite culture; the feminine mystique; youth culture and attitudes about sexuality; the Vietnam War; the rebirth of conservatism. Cost:3 WL:2 (Cándida Smith)

Section 002 History of American Sexualities. Attitudes toward sexuality have permeated all aspects of American culture in profound ways. Slavery and racism, gender relations, family life, constructions of childhood and youth, metaphors of power in both the public and private realm, concepts of order and disorder, health and disease, politics, the nature of good and evil every aspect of American history can be accessed and understood better if read through the lens of the history of sexuality. This course will study sexual meanings, sexual behavior, systems of sexual regulation, and sexual politics throughout American history. By means of readings and discussion we will probe how and why dominant meanings of sexuality have changed over the last 400 years and attempt to better understand present dilemmas. (Morantz-Sanchez)

Section 003 Constructing the Political: Representations of Power and the Idea of Virtue in Western Political Thought. This course is intended to provide students with the opportunity to reflect upon some of the issues surrounding cultural diversity and the status of the "western tradition." The course centers on certain key themes visions of human nature, the good life, the practical and ethical dimensions of political organization. Members of the seminar will thus engage critically with the arguments of Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and St. Augustine (among others) in order to see how it is that notions about male and female, slave and free, higher and lower (class/status) have underwritten constructions of both social and political order. Ultimately, our goal is to confront such arguments directly, in order to see how the very different understandings of the past about the relationship between religion and the state, ethics and politics, or the occult and the rational have informed the conceptions of justice, political efficacy, and political power to which the western tradition is heir. (Downs)

Section 004 Jewish Responses to Antisemitism. The theme for this colloquium is how Jews in Europe and the United States responded to social and political antisemitism in the period between mid-nineteenth and the mid-twentieth centuries. Students will be introduced to a broad spectrum of individual and collective responses, including radical assimilation, "passing," self-hatred, conversion, emigration, anti-defamation activities, cultural nationalism, political nationalism, and revolutionary socialism. The course will consider the relationship between Jews' understandings of antisemitism and their responses and between these responses and the larger political and social contexts in which they took place. Prerequisite: a survey course in modern Europe or modern Jewish history. Cost:3 WL:3 (Endelman)

Section 005 Master-Narratives of the Development of Religion in the Modern World. One of the main problems with studying religion in the modern world is the prevalence of the secularization thesis, which holds that the social relevance of religion declines as modernization advances. The most recent example of this conception is the characterisation of politically active religious movements all over the world as instances of fundamentalism, i.e., as violent reactions against the process of modernization. The course starts with an overview of current theories of secularization, focusing upon their close links with a certain self-image of Western modernity. Next, social-historical work on the recent development of Christianity in Western countries is reviewed. In the second half of the course, theories about fundamentalism are contrasted with recent interpretations of politically active Islamic and Hindu movements as instances of religious nationalism modernizing movements themselves. Finally, the question is raised with such an interpretation is helpful for understanding modern Christianity too. (van Rooden)

Section 006 Anthropology and American Culture. This course will examine American anthropology, from the time of Thomas Jefferson to the twentieth century in its relation to American culture. Among the issues to be examined are the cultural origins of leading anthropological ideas, and the relation of a "scientific" anthropology to the changing and often violent relations among the races in America, and the formation of racist and anti-racist views. (Trautmann)

397. History Colloquium. History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. Only 12 credits of History 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 may be counted toward a concentration plan in history. (3). (HU). May be elected for a total of 12 credits.
Section 001 Technology and Society in Comparative Perspective.
Examines the history of European and American technology from the agricultural to the information revolution. Technological systems and artifacts will be examined in their social, economic, cultural, and gender contexts through use of a largely social constructionist framework. Topics will range from the factories to domestic environments, from production to consumption, and from design shops to engineering schools. Particular attention will be paid to the simultaneous invention of artifacts, users, and contexts, and to the ways that technological artifacts become material means for reinventing or reinforcing social relations. The course will also examine military technology and technology transfer. (Frost)

Section 002 Victorian Society and Culture. This course is a seminar intended to allow students to explore the cultural and social history of Victorian Britain (1836-1901). The course will use historical scholarship, life-stories, visual images, and literary works novels, short poems, plays, and non-fiction prose to examine changes and continuities in real and imagined lives and to look at the intersections and mutual effects of material conditions and cultural discourses. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which "Victorians" are divided and differentiated, especially by class, but also by "race," religion, ethnicity and region, generation, and politics; we will explore the ways in which working-class people (including servants) and colonial subjects are represented in literary writings as well as the ways in which they represent themselves, and the ways in which the diversity of social identities are addressed or ignored in Victorian politics. Among topics to be explored are: demands for political participation and campaigns to reform the legal and economic relations; the expansion and institutions of education; writers and artists; the ideology of domesticity and family life, including the organization of houses and daily life and labor; medical and scientific ideas, especially after Darwin; discourses of sex and sexuality; cities; working-class communities and political activities, imperialism; and changes and conflict within and amongst ideas of masculinity and femininity. The focus of the class will be on close reading and discussion of diverse kinds of writing, and a central goal will be to expand students' repertoire of ways of reading and their abilities to identify tensions, questions, and contradictions, as well as arguments, themes, and resolutions, within both Victorian and contemporary writings. This class is therefore especially suitable for students interested in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as students whose primary interest is in history. (Israel)

Section 003 Sin, Repentance, and Reconciliation in the Western Religious Tradition. A survey of the definition of sin and the requirements for forgiveness (in theory and practice from the 4th to the 16th century, with additional readings in the modern period [perhaps in contemporary fiction] in the last two or three weeks.) Examples of major figures and sources from which the final readings will be selected are: Augustine, the Roman Penitential, Abelard, Peter Lombard, the Fourth Lateran Council, Thomas Aquinas, the Ars moriendi, The Brethren of the Common Life, The Imitation of Christ, Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, Ignatius Loyola, the Council of Trent, and Montaigne. Cost:2 WL:2 (Tentler)

Section 004 Film, Fiction, and Roman History. Augustus was the first Roman emperor; his successors were known as the Julio-Claudian emperors. These emperors publicized images of themselves in their own writings and monuments at Rome; the Roman historians Tacitus and Suetonius described them in their annals and biographies, and modern authors have imagined their reigns in novels, such as Augustus by John Williams, and films, such as the television mini-series I, Claudius. This course will use ancient modern accounts as well as modern films to investigate both the beginnings of the Roman empire and its representations in our time. All classes will be discussions of books and videos; requirements include participation in all discussions and a series of papers, all of them fiction. No prerequisites, everyone welcome. Cost:2, maybe 1 WL:1 (Van Dam)

Section 005 Body and Culture in Japan and China. This course will compare and contrast Chinese and Japanese cultures from the perspective of the body. Focusing on the pre-modern period (pre-1700), we will examine actual social practices, such as adultery, ritual disembowelment, foot-binding, sex, menstruation, childbirth, and prostitution, that reflected and gave meanings to the construction of the body or bodies, in each country at different historical phases. We will consider the larger contexts within which the body was situated by familiarizing ourselves with translations of original Chinese and Japanese sources in addition to deciphering visual images and reading recent scholarship. Prerequisites: none but background in Chinese or Japanese history is helpful. Requirements: three 5-page papers and class discussion. Cost:2 WL:2 (Tonomura)

Section 006 Second World War In Southeast Asia, 1941-1945. We will read classical and less classical studies, high- and lower-culture novels, memoirs, and trial transcripts; we will see and discuss movies. We will try to understand how war and violence ended the bewildering culture we call modern colonialism. Hopefully, we will learn something about nationalism and, more broadly, a sense of freedom as it emerged from the war. There will be a midterm examination; at the end of the course, each student will be required to present a research paper of about 15 pages on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor. (Mrazek)

Section 007 The Sixties: From Old Left to New Left in Culture and Politics. For Fall Term, 1997, this section is offered jointly with American Culture 496.001. (Wald)

399. Honors Colloquium, Senior. Honors student, Hist. 398, and senior standing. Only 12 credits of History 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 may be counted toward a concentration plan in history. (1-6). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

This course is a workshop for thesis writers. It concentrates on practical and theoretical problems of research and writing with special reference to methodological questions. (Scobey)

400. Problems in Greek History I. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Democracy and Empire in Classical Athens.
During the fifth century B.C. Athens had both an open participatory democracy and an exploitative empire over much of the Greek world. This course will investigate the social and political tensions between democracy and empire, as well as the role of slavery, relationships between men and women, and the representations of Athenian society in literature, art, and monuments such as the Parthenon. Readings will include ancient histories (Herodotus, Thucydides), biographies (Plutarch), tragedy (Sophocles), and comedy (Aristophanes), and some modern scholarship. All classes will be discussions of books and other sources; requirements include participation in all discussions and a series of papers, some of them fiction. No prerequisites, everyone welcome. Cost:2, maybe 1 WL:1 (Van Dam)

430(530). History of the Balkans from the Sixth Century to 1878. (3). (Excl).

A general survey of the Balkans (including Medieval Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and the relations of these states with Byzantium and Hungary) from the arrival of the Slavs in the 6th and 7th century through the Turkish period to the 19th century independence struggle and state creation of the Serbs and Greeks. The reading list consists of monographs, articles, and a few translated sources. The reading list can be altered (with permission of the instructor) and to accommodate special interests. There will be an hour exam, a paper (topic to be chosen by student with permission of the instructor) of about 15 pages, and a final exam. Students who prefer to write a major paper (ca. 25 pages) can skip the hour exam. (J. Fine)

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

A history of Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to World War I, with emphasis on the problems of modernization, political institutions, economic development, and the revolutionary movement. Lectures, supplemented by discussion section. (Rosenberg)

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

During this century Eastern Europe has been at the center of two World Wars and at least three major revolutions. The people of this region experienced the birth of independent national states after World War I and the hope-filled overthrow of communism in 1989, but in between they suffered through decades of oppression by regimes of both the right and the left, and witnessed the monumental nightmare of the Holocaust. Through the use of film, literature, and music (alongside more traditional history texts), History 439 will explore life in 20th century Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary, highlighting such themes as the crushing poverty of peasant life, the horror of World War II, the authoritarianism of 1968 and 1980. This is a lecture course, but class discussion will be encouraged and expected. Grading will be based on several in-class quizzes and three take-home essay assignments. Cost:2 WL:1 (Porter)

442/APTIS 461. The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East. Junior standing. (3). (Excl).

See Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 461. (Bonner/Lindner)

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

The course is an introduction to the peoples and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. It begins with a survey of the origins of man and early African civilizations and concludes with the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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

In this course we will explore the history of Japan from the dissolution of a semi-feudal system in the 18th and early 19th centuries to Japan's rise as a world economic power in the latter half of the 20th century. We will address both the major historical themes during these two centuries of radical transformation and the issues at stake in historical interpretation. The course covers: (1) the decline of official power during the Tokugawa era and the rise of a new plebeian public sphere; (2) Japan's coerced entry into the world market; (3) the consolidation of a modern nation-state, industrialization, and the beginnings of Japanese imperialism in Asia; (4) the rise of social protest and mass culture; (5) political reaction and militarism; (6) defeat in the Pacific War and the U.S. Occupation; (7) postwar recovery and the contested emergence of a conservative hegemony; (8) myths and realities of Japan's new affluent "information society." Class sessions will combine lecture, discussion and audio-visual. Assignments: brief critical summaries of readings, discussion panels, in-class midterm, final paper. Cost:3 WL:1 (Pincus)

456. Mughal India. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Islamic Rule in India, 1525-1856.
Struggle for Mughal supremacy in India, Akbar's creation of an imperial system, the nobility, agricultural economy and international trade, religious experimentation, court culture, peasant revolt, and the new political systems of the eighteenth century. (Cole)

460. American Colonial History to 1776. History 160, or a similar survey course in early American history, is strongly recommended thought not required. (3). (SS).

"Colonial America" focuses on the people of the time, often encountered speaking in their own voices, and on their broad cultural characteristics and problems as settlers first encountered the New World and its inhabitants and matured into colonial societies. Through weekly discussion of primary documents and historical studies, we will explore some of the key themes of early American history from the vantage point of the historical actors themselves: the clash between Puritanism and capitalism; the confrontation between Native American and European cultures; the emergence of a native gentry in the colonial South; and the enslavement of Africans and their transportation to the New World. History 160, or a similar survey course in early American history, is strongly recommended thought not required. Students will be expected to read closely each week (average 150 pages/week), take a midterm exam, and write several short essays and a long research paper. Cost:2 WL:1 (Juster)

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

The course is concerned with the progressive era, the era of World War I, the 1920's, and the Great Depression. The emphasis is on political history and foreign relations, but considerable attention is given to social, cultural, and economic factors and to the position of minority groups and women in American society. There is no textbook for the course, but several paperbacks are assigned. Course requirements include a midterm, a final examination, and a paper. History 466 is a lecture course. Please note that discussion sections have been added. Undergraduates electing this course must register for section 001 and one discussion section. Cost:3 WL:1-3 (S. Fine)

476/Anthro. 416. Latin America: The Colonial Period. (4). (SS).

This course will examine the colonial period in Latin American history from the initial Spanish and Portuguese contact and conquest to the nineteenth-century wars of independence. It will focus on the process of interaction between Indians and Europeans, tracing the evolution of a range of colonial societies in the New World. Thus we will examine the indigenous background to conquest as well as the nature of the settler community. We will also look at the shifting uses of land and labor, and at the importance of class, race, gender, and ethnicity. The method of instruction is lecture and discussion. Each student will write a short critical review and a final paper of approximately 10 to 12 pages. There will be a midterm and a final. Readings may include works by Inga Clendinnen, Nancy Farris, Karen Spalding and Charles Gibson, as well as primary materials from Aztec and Spanish sources. (Monteiro)

Section 004 Language Across the Curriculum Section. Students who enroll in this section should also enroll in University Course 490.001, a one-credit course which will count towards a certificate in advanced second-language competence. Students will complete extra reading and writing assignments in Spanish and discussion will be conducted in both Spanish and English. Please note meeting time for this section is longer. This is for undergraduates. Students should have 4th-term Spanish competency.

493/Econ. 493. European Economic History. Econ. 101 or 102. (3). (Excl).

See Economics 493.

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

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

In this course, we shall seek the origins and lineaments of the Chinese revolution in a variety of social and intellectual movements. In exploring this cataclysmic event, so powerfully rooted in modern Chinese history, we shall search widely in the preceding century and more for antecedents and predisposing social change. We shall examine the testimony of conservative as well as revolutionary, of Confucianist as well as Marxist. Among the topics will be: secret societies and religious cults, trends in Confucian thought and the role of popular culture, nationalism and women's liberation, cultural iconoclasm and neotraditionalism, Marxism and the Chinese peasant, Maoism and its debunking. Previous familiarity with the broad outline of events will be useful but is not required. Readings will be drawn from analytical literature and translated documents. Participants will be asked to write two short papers and take a final exam. Cost:3 WL:4 (Young)

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

A study of the origins, development, and growth of business. The course traces the beginnings of business enterprise in Europe and describes business activities during the American colonial, revolutionary, and pre-Civil War periods. It then discusses economic aspects of the Civil War, post-Civil War industrial growth, business consolidation and the anti-trust movement, economic aspects of World War I, business conditions during the 1920s, effects of the 1929 depression and the New Deal upon business, economic aspects of World War II, and a multitude of recent business developments and trends. Cost:1 WL:3 (Lewis)

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

This course briefly traces the history of the criminal justice in England and provides a comprehensive account of that history in America. It deals with political and social theories regarding the institutions and ideas of the criminal law and with the relationship between society and legal norms. Among the subjects included in the scheme of the course are: the history of the criminal trial jury, its relationship to other institutions of the criminal law and its role with respect to the interaction of social attitudes and the formal processes of the criminal law; the use of the criminal law for counteracting disintegration of basic social institutions; political trials; theories of punishment; the development in the United States of constitutionally protected rights of defendants in criminal cases. This course is intended for students interested in Anglo-American history, for those interested in government and law, for those interested in the history of the relationship between social institutions and theories of criminal sanctions, and for those interested in the origins and development of the central ideas and institutions of American constitutional and legal history. Course requirements: twelve-pg., take-home, midterm essay based in part on documents, and a final examination. (Green)

589. Comparative History of Women in the United States and Europe: 1750-1950. Hist. 371 or 372; or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Gender and Social Transformations in Europe and the Americas.
The course explores how gender distinctions and relations both shaped and were shaped by significant socio-economic, cultural, and political changes. The course focuses on the intersections of late eighteenth century through the late twentieth century. It considers the social and political revolutions of the late eighteenth century in France, Haiti, and the U.S., nineteenth century political upheavals and nationalist movements, and 20th century Latin American revolutionary movements. We will investigate the role of gender in the development of industrial capitalism in European and American societies, and current "post-Fordist" economic transformations in Europe and the Americas. Graduate students and upper-division undergraduates by permission of the instructor. Cost:2 WL:3 (Caulfield, S. Rose)

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

Section 001 The History of Homosexualities. Homosexuality, a term invented in the middle of the 19th century, conveys coherence where there is in fact a multitude of identities, sexual roles, life patterns, and emotions. In this course we will explore constructions of same sex desire in a variety of historic settings, ranging from Ancient Greece to contemporary Western societies and including men and women. Instead of creating a coherent historical narrative we will further our understanding of the present by venturing into a theoretically informed dialogue with past sexualities. (Puff)

Section 002 The State and the Problem of Religious Diversity in England, the Netherlands, and America, 1620-1900. The origins of modern conceptions of toleration and individual rights have often been sought in the mercantile and Calvinist commonwealths bordering the Atlantic. Yet such a linear interpretation overlooks decisive shifts in the relation between religion and political power. A comparative study of the relation between state power and religious minorities in the Netherlands, England, and America from 1620 until 1900 makes clear that religious difference did not have the same meaning over time. In the early modern period, religious diversity could be incorporated within a social hierarchy. The emergence of the modern nation state in the course of the eighteenth century led to new, individualistic conceptions of religion, which were linked with ideals of moral citizenship. In the course of the 19th century, the emergence of modern mass-politics could lead to a new role of religion as the basis for collective action and party formation. (van Rooden)


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