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 as 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)

161. United States, 1865 to the Present. (3). (SS).

This course examines the major social and political events that shaped America after the Civil War (Reconstruction, Redemption, Industrialization, Progressivism, the New Deal, WWI and II, McCarthyism, Feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, Great Society Liberalism, etc.). It acquaints students with the urban, labor, African-American, and women's history of this period through both primary and secondary sources as well as film. (Thompson)

300-Level Courses and Above are for Juniors and Seniors

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 201 The History of African American Radicalism in the Postwar United States.
This course is an in-depth seminar on African American radicalism and the lives of key African American radicals from WWII to the present. We will analyze key radical movements such as the Civil Rights Movement in the South, and the Black Power movement in the urban North, etc. We will explore various ideologies and strategies of Black liberation such as integration, separatism, non-violence, self-defense, etc., as well as examine the historical roots of these ideologies. We will take a close look at the lives of such African American radicals as A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Assata Shakur, etc. This course will combine lectures and films with readings and discussions. (Thompson)


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