Courses in History (Division 390)

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

111. Modern Europe. Hist. 110 is recommended as prerequisite. (3). (SS).

This course, which has no prerequisite, will introduce Europe since 1700. We shall look at the major revolutions of the period, the world wars of the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, such long-term processes as industrialization and urbanization, and particular aesthetic forms (novel, photography, film) that helped contemporaries understand those realities. We shall also, however, look at how Europe invaded much of the rest of the world in this era, and was in turn invaded by America. Finally, from first to last we will be concerned with memory, with how Europeans in 1914 or 1815 or 1700 used history as both a mirror to see themselves in and a map to their futures. The course is conducted in lectures and discussion. Required work will consist of a midterm and final exam, and possibly one short paper. (Marwil)

300-Level Courses and Above are for Juniors and Seniors

368/Amer. Cult. 342/Women's Studies 360. History of the Family in the U.S. (3). (SS).
Section 201 History of the Family in the United States, 1880 to the Present.
This course aims to help students gain a perspective on the contemporary family by studying the development of this important institution in the American past. Particular emphasis will be placed on changing attitudes towards and experiences of sex roles, sexuality, childrearing, work patterns, and relationships between men, women and children. We will explore race, ethnicity, and class, cover economic developments as well as shifting conceptions of the role of the state, and ask about the impact of these factors on family life. We will want to examine how much the family has changed over time and try to project, on the basis of historical evidence, whither the family is going. (Morantz-Sanchez)

393. Topics in U.S. and Latin American History. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.
Section 201 Wars of Expansion: Cuba and the Philippines, 1898-1911.
The course will study the wars in Cuba and the Philippines as events in US history that signal important changes in the new century. It will cover domestic and international causes and consequences, but will concentrate on the wars themselves from political, social, military, and diplomatic viewpoints. Grades will be based on quizzes during lectures, a term paper, and an essay final exam. Readings will include Joseph Smith, The Spanish American War: Conflict in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Cost:3 WL:1 (Collier)


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