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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in History


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

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Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for History.


HISTORY 111. Modern Europe.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jonathan Marwil (jmarwil@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hist. 110 is recommended as prerequisite. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Had Europeans in 1700 had access to a time-machine they might have felt more comfortable visiting their Roman ancestors than coming to see their descendants today. This course will try to demonstrate why. We will survey the transformations in European society and culture in the last 300 years, examining not only familiar agents of change (war, revolution, technology) but some that are less often discussed (novels, photography, film). We will examine as well how Europeans tried to shape the lives of peoples in other parts of the world and how in turn those peoples returned the favor. Finally, we will consider the very notion of "Europe" and "Europeans," and how they evolved over an era of shifting alligiances and identities.

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HISTORY 122 / ASIAN 122. Modern East Asia.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sidney DeVere Brown

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to modern China, Korea, and Japan from 1800 to the present. It covers the following topics: (1) China's progressive decline and rejuvenation, the impact of imperialism, the rise and development of the People's Republic; (2) the struggles of Korea, its colonization by Japan, liberation, division into two Koreas, and the rising economic status of the South; and (3) the end of feudalism in Japan, the building of a modern state and economy, Japanese imperialism, postwar recovery, and rise to super-power status. Taking a broad comparative perspective on East Asia, the course explores the interrelations between political economy, society, and culture in each country within an emerging modern world system. This is a continuation of Asian Studies 121; however, that course is not a prerequisite and no previous background on the subject is required. Two lectures and one discussion section each week. Two exams and a final.

PurchaseTextbooks at Shaman Drum, 311-315 South State Street, Tel: (734) 662-7407. You can order textbooks online at: www.shamandrum.com and pick them up on the first floor – thus avoiding the long lines.

The course packs required for this course are:

  • Modern East Asia: History 122 (course pack #1): at Accu-copy, 518 E. William Street, Tel: (734) 769-8338 ($33.25)
  • Modern East Asia: History 122 (course pack #2): also at Accu-copy, 518 E. William Street, Tel: (734) 769-8338.

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HISTORY 160. United States to 1865.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip J Deloria (pdeloria@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/160/001.nsf

This course will trace the formation and development of the United States from precontact American Indian societies through the Civil War. We will pay particular attention to intercultural contact, ecology and economy, cultural production and consumption, the importance of war, and the role of ideas, among other key themes.

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HISTORY 161. United States, 1865 to the Present.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David R Smith (davidsm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will examine the main narrative of events that have shaped the American nation since 1865 by studying the extent to which the nation's rhetoric about "democracy," "liberty," "rights," "independence," and "freedom" has been a reality in the United States. In particular, it will explore how the nation has been transformed by the rise of industry, immigration, urbanization, social protest, racial conflict, war, and other major events. While in many regards concepts like "democracy," "liberty," "rights," "independence," and "freedom" have been embraced and championed by the American nation, not all groups within the United States have equally shared in the rewards of these ideas. Over time, numerous attempts have been made to challenge the established power structures that have prevented various groups from having full access to the rights afforded all citizens by the evolving meaning of the U.S. Constitution. Through a range of readings, this course will examine this central idea about the shaping of modern America: since the end of the Civil War to what extent have the institutions – legal, social, economic, and political – of the United States protected "life, liberty, and property" equally for the citizens of the U.S.? Embedded within this discussion of the internal divisions and conflicts that have shaped the American nation, this course also will explore the ways in which these factors have given shape to the rising power of the United States on an international level. That is, what dominant issues and groups have played the critical role in shaping the policies that led the United States increasingly into a position of world power? As an introductory survey course, the class will examine the many key events that are critical to broadening our collective understanding of modern America and its position in the world today.
Required readings for the course may be purchased at Shaman Drum Bookshop, 313 South State:

  • John M. Murrin, et al, Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People, vol. 2, since 1865 (text)
  • Eric Foner, The Story of American Freedom
  • Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000-1887
  • Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun
  • Howard Kester, Revolt Among the Sharecroppers
  • John Hersey, Hiroshima
  • Lynda Van Devanter, Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam
  • Ruth Sidel, Keeping Women and Children Last: America's War on the Poor

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HISTORY 196. First-Year Seminar.

Section 001 – Epidemics: Deadly Disease in American History.

Instructor(s): Martin S Pernick (mpernick@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

From smallpox to AIDS, dramatic disease outbreaks both shaped and were shaped by American culture. This course explores how medicine and culture intersected to influence the causes, experiences of, and responses to epidemics in America; and it uses epidemics to illuminate the history of American society from colonization to the present. Lectures introduce new topics and summarize discussions. Discussions will explore past perceptions and compare past and present; we will not discuss the present apart from the past. Readings (4 to 5 hours weekly) include modern histories, plus old newspapers, films, and medical journals. Written assignments are two five-page book review papers, a short weekly journal, and an individual research project with parts due throughout the term. They will introduce you to the medical, graduate, and undergraduate libraries. Readings available only for purchase cost about $30; other required readings available on reserve or for purchase cost about $130 more.

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HISTORY 196. First-Year Seminar.

Section 002 – Asian Amer& Civil Rights Movement. Meets with American Culture 102.001.

Instructor(s): Scott Kurashige (kurashig@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/amcult/102/001.nsf

See American Culture 102.001.

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HISTORY 196. First-Year Seminar.

Section 003 – Medieval Geographies.

Instructor(s): Diane Owen Hughes (dohughes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

How did the inhabitants of Europe envision their world in the millennium between the fall of Rome in the fifth century and the discovery of new continents in the fifteenth? In this course we will consider the order of the medieval Christian cosmos which placed the Earth rather than the Sun at the center of the universe; we will study ways in which the geography of that Earth was mapped and the ways in which boundaries were established and territorial space given meaning; and we will consider also the ways in which people perceived those who lived beyond their own territorial boundaries, how, for example, the English viewed the Welsh or Europeans, the Mongols. Finally, we will give some consideration to the ways the understanding and representation of the world changed in the fifteenth century. Texts for the course will be largely original sources from the period, including descriptive histories and travel accounts as well as maps of the Earth and plans of the universe.

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HISTORY 196. First-Year Seminar.

Section 004 – Criminal Responsibility in Anglo-American History. (Honors)

Instructor(s): Thomas A Green (tagreen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar deals with several fundamental issues in western civilization as they have manifested themselves in the Anglo-American past: the requisites for criminal guilt; the means of determining whether one possesses those requisites (typically, the criminal trial); and the most common justifications for imposition of punishment (retribution, deterrence, and reform). We shall study these matters in relation to two central ideas of freedom: political liberty and human free will. Special attention will be given to: the history of the jury as a "buffer" between the state and the individual or the community; the manner in which challenges to the presumption that humans possess the ability freely to control their behavior have shaped the institutions and ideas of Anglo-American criminal justice. Students will analyze and discuss primary sources and recent historical writings and will write several short papers.

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HISTORY 197. First-Year Seminar.

Section 001 – Travels in History.

Instructor(s): Helmut Puff (puffh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on the changing experiences and representations of travelling in European history. Travels and travel accounts generate information and it is this creation of knowledge through travelling which interests us primarily. For Herodotus, one of the "fathers of history," forays into the unknown served to collect data on foreign regions, their inhabitants, and their history. In medieval and early modern Europe, routes to the east, west, and south conjured up a wealth of images, mapped by religious beliefs, textual traditions, and vague notions of the distant foreign. Our main focus will be the period of 1200 to 1600, an age of increasing mobility as well as an age of European discoveries and nascent empire-building overseas. We will reflect on travelling through the lens of famous travellers like Marco Polo or Christopher Columbus.

We will study different types of travels, expeditions and imaginary travels, pilgrimages and tourist trips. At the same time, we will work towards an awareness of what it means to travel in today's world of global interconnectedness.

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HISTORY 197. First-Year Seminar.

Section 002 – Vienna, Berlin, and Paris: 1890-1930.

Instructor(s): Rudi P Lindner (rpl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

When, where, and how does our age begin? Before Vienna the unconscious was an object of wonder; before Berlin the cinema was a charming toy; before Paris music and art made sense. Within the orbits of these great cities, before, during, and after World War I, our world was created at the hands of extraordinary men and women. This seminar explores the literature, art, music, cinema, – the culture of an age in a flurry of creation and destruction, using the similarities and differences of the cities as center. Students will work on projects of their own choosing: some examples from the past have included the self-portraits of Picasso, the war in the air, Hollywood as an outpost of Europe, women's work in wartime, sports photography as a social indicator, – there are many possibilities.

Required Readings:

  • Bertold Brecht, Three Penny Opera
  • Albert Einstein, Autiobiography
  • Siegmund Freud, Dora
  • Otto Griedrich, Before the Deluge
  • Frank Whitford, Klimt.

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HISTORY 201. Rome.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001 – The Roman Empire and its Legacy.

Instructor(s): Raymond H Van Dam (rvandam@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A survey of Roman history from the consolidation of the Roman empire in the second century B.C. to the rise of its political heirs in the Mediterranean world in the eighth century A.D. Topics to be discussed include Rome's overseas expansion; the administration of a large empire; the impact of Christianity; the conversion of Constantine; heresy and the imposition of orthodoxy; barbarian kingdoms; Justinian's reconquest; the rise of Islam; and the coronation of Charlemagne as a revived Roman emperor.

Readings will include many ancient texts in translation and some modern scholarship. Final grade is based on two tests, frequent written exercises, and participation in discussions. No prerequisites; everyone welcome.

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HISTORY 211 / MEMS 211. Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500.

Europe History from European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paolo Squatriti (pasqua@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will investigate the institutional, economic, and intellectual development of Europe from the opening of the second millennium through the fourteenth century. Some important themes will be the nature of kingship and representative institutions; patterns of urban, economic, and demographic growth; and movements in religious and intellectual life. Extensive readings from contemporary documents (chronicles, romances, poetry, sermons, etc.), a midterm, a final examination, and two short papers are required.

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HISTORY 218. The Vietnam War, 1945-1975.

Other History Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Victor B Lieberman (eurasia@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the wars that were fought in and around Vietnam from 1945 to 1975, with primary emphasis on the period of heavy American involvement starting in the mid-1950's. The course seeks to assess the origins, strategy, and impact of U.S. intervention,and to relate that involvement both to U.S. domestic politics and to wider global concerns. At the same time the course will explain the motivation and domestic appeal of the Vietnamese Communists and of their indigenous opponents. In short, the Vietnam war will be analyzed both as the longest and most controversial foreign war in American history, and as the climax to an Asian social revolution that began during the colonial period. Meets three times a week for 50 minutes, plus one 50-minute discussion section. Midterm, final exam, and optional paper.

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HISTORY 221. Survey of British History from 1688.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kali A K Israel (kisrael@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This lecture course covers the history of Britain in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Topics include: British society and politics in the 18th century; 18th century economic and cultural change; industrialization and the making of modern class identities; the impact of the French revolution on British politics; regional differences and the histories of Scotland and Wales; the "Irish question" in the 19th and 20th centuries; the development of working class politics; Liberalism, Conservatism, and the emergence of Labour politics; gender and the activities and ideas of women; sexuality in the 19th and 20th centuries; imperialism, science, and the ideas about race; the position and activities of Blacks and Asians in Britain; social and cultural modernity; the impact of the two world wars; Britain in the post-colonial era; British-American relations; youth in Britain in the post-war era; the sixties and seventies; Thatcherism; and contemporary British social, political, and cultural movements. Assignments will include several short papers; sections; and a take-home final. No special background is required, but familiarity with modern European history would be very useful. Readings will include both primary and secondary materials and both historical and literary sources.

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HISTORY 229 / ANTHRCUL 246. Introduction to Historical Anthropology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David William Cohen (dwcohen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Anthropology 101. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/anthrcul/226/001.nsf

See Cultural Anthropology 226.001.

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HISTORY 247(448) / CAAS 247. Modern Africa.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mamadou Diouf (mdiouf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 200 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a survey of modern African history. It covers particularly the colonial period and will include close looks at particular topics and reading and discussion of novels and original documents, as well as of historical scholarship. This format will allow for combinations of lecture and discussion during each session.

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HISTORY 255. Gandhi's India.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rachel Lara Sturman

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hist. 151 recommended. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/255/001.nsf

This course is designed for undergraduates with little or no background in history or Indian studies, though I would welcome students who have already complete History 151 (Asian Studies 111), the introductory course in Indian civilization. History 255 will focus on the history of modern India, using the life and times of Mohandas Gandhi as the basis not only for an engagement with an extraordinary historical figure but also for a consideration of a great variety of historical issues. The course will begin with biogaphical and autobiographical works, proceeding then to an examination of the colonial predicament in India and the nationalist response to colonial rule. The course will conclude with an effort to use Gandhi's life and thought to crystallize the contradictory and complex histories of colonialism and nationalism (in India, and elsewhere), as well as with a set of reflections about the relationship of broad based cultural, social, and political history to the life of a single person, however great he may have been. The course will also deal extensively with Gandhi's experience of and writings about racism, and the relation of racism and colonialism more generally, both in South Africa and India. Explicit parallels will also be drawn between the struggles engaged in by Gandhi and those engaged in by civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, who was strongly influenced and inspired by Gandhi. The course will also consider the nature of caste politics in contemporary India (about which Gandhi was always very concerned), raising issues of a comparative nature related to affirmative action policies.

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HISTORY 287 / ARMENIAN 287. Armenian History from Prehistoric Times to the Present.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gerard J Libaridian

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the role of dynastic families and the nobility as well as intellectual elites and the Church in the rise and fall of different forms of Armenian statehood, from ancient and medieval kingdoms to the republics in the twentieth century. The course will cover successive political and economic systems throughout Armenian history, the debates on foreign policy choices and their relationship to political elites and the Armenian Diaspora.

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HISTORY 302. Topics in History.

Section 001 – Going to the Fair.

Instructor(s): A Michael Wintroub (wintroub@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Where did the first collections originate? Why did people begin to collect? In what ways did – and do – museums and museum collections contribute to the maintenance and definition of the cultural values (and power) of elite groups? These are some of the questions we will try to answer in this class. We will read about festivals in ancient Greece and Rome, about the trade in Saints' relics in the middle ages, about charivaris (festivals) in which women became men and men women, about court spectacles and cabinets of curiosity; we will also read about the very first museums; about practices of collecting and travel; about colonial politics, world's fairs and evolutionary theory; we will study "freaks," side-shows and exotic exhibits, and then we will study their "normalization" in the modern corporate imaginary of theme parks such as Disneyland and Sea World.

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HISTORY 302. Topics in History.

Section 002 – Science,Techology & Defining the Human.

Instructor(s): Dario Gaggio (dariog@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Why do we increasingly turn to science to define who we are? How have western societies conceived of the differences between humans, animals, and machines? And what about the differences between genders and races? What are the implications of granting science and technology the "privilege" to set these borders? Explore these questions in open-ended discussions on topics ranging from animal rights to artificial intelligence, and from cloning to the search for the "gay gene."

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HISTORY 302. Topics in History.

Section 003 – Colonial Culture/Postcol. History. Meets with Anthropology 356.001

Instructor(s): Ann L Stoler (astoler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/anthrcul/356/001.nsf

See Cultural Anthropology 356.001.

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HISTORY 302. Topics in History.

Section 004 – History of Time. Meets with RC Social Science 382.001

Instructor(s): Edwards

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/rcssci/382/001.nsf

See RC Social Science 382.001.

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HISTORY 319. Europe Since 1945.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dario Gaggio (dariog@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/319/001.nsf

This course examines the social, economic, political, and cultural history of the European continent (East and West, South and North) from the end of WWII to the present. The lectures will be organized both chronologically and thematically. A class like this cannot aim at exhaustiveness, and some important topics in national histories will not be covered. We will focus instead on transnational events and movements that affected the lives of Europeans across the boundaries of the single nation states. As a rule, particular national cases will be discussed mostly as examples of general patterns and processes. We will deal with a wide range of sources (from monographs and scholarly articles to movies, memoirs, and works of fiction) in our attempt to move beyond the level of state policies and capture the meanings of events for the historical actors who lived through them. Topics will include the politics of the Cold War, the Stalinization of Eastern Europe, the process of European integration, the advent of mass consumption, protest movements in capitalist and socialist countries, and the fall of communism after 1989 and its consequences.

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HISTORY 322 / GERMAN 322. The Origins of Nazism.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kathleen M Canning (kcanning@umich.edu) , Kerstin Barndt

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/322/001.nsf

This course explores the origins and the outcomes of the Nazi seizure of power in Germany in 1933. 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 multi- layered approach to this question, examining the relationships among and between political, cultural, social, and economic change. The first half of this course explores the vibrant culture and fractured politics of the Weimar Republic (1918-1933), which was deeply marked by the first World War. Our study of Weimar captures the hope and optimism that underpinned its culture and politcs, but also explores how and why the Nazis emerged from this very culture to assault and dismantle it. In the second half of the course we examine the ideologies and practices of the Nazi "racial state" and the forces that drove it into war and genocide. Students will examine the blurry lines between concent and dissent, complicity and resistance in the everyday lives of both perpetrators and victims of the regime. Finally , we will investigate the connections between racial persecution and thw war of conquest launched by the Nazis in 1939.

Team-taught by two professors from History and German, course materials will include not only texts, but also film, art, literature, and personal memoirs from the Weimar and Nazi periods.

Format: two lectures, one discussion per week. Requirements include midterm, final, and occasional short response papers.

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HISTORY 331(439). Eastern Europe Since 1900.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Brian A Porter (baporter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~baporter/

During the twentieth century, Eastern Europe was at the center of two World Wars and three major revolutions. The people of this region experienced the birth of independent national states after World War I and the overthrow of communism in 1989, but in between they suffered through decades of oppresion by regimes of both the right and the left, and witnessed the monumental nightmare of World War II and the Holocaust.

This course will explore the glories and the tragedies the 20th century brought to Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. Multimedia presentations will help bring alive the crushing poverty of peasant life, the richness of Eastern Europe's multiethnic tapestry, the unspeakable horrors of war, the gray (but not necessarily black-and-white) realities of communism, and the hopes and disappointments at the start of a new century. Grading for the class will be based on two short in-class exams, two take-home essays, and participation in discussion section.

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HISTORY 333 / REES 396 / SLAVIC 396 / POLSCI 396 / SOC 393. Survey of East Central Europe.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001 – The Political Economy of Transformation in East Central Europe. Meets with REES 397.001.

Instructor(s): Katherine M Verdery (verdery@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in REES 397. (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/rees/396/001.nsf

See Russian and East European Studies (REES) 397.001.

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HISTORY 334 / MENAS 334 / AAPTIS 364. Selected Topics in Near and Middle Eastern Studies.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001 – Religion, Security and Violence in Global Contexts. (1 credit). Meets with ASIAN 492.002 and REES 405.002. Meets 4-6 Jan 23, 4-5:30 Feb 20, Mar 20. Attendance at 3 connected events also required. (Drop/Add deadline=January 27.

Instructor(s): Michael Kennedy

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/iisite/events/religion_security_violence.html

See Middle Eastern and North African Studies 334.001.

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HISTORY 335(538). The Ottoman Enterprise.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rudi P Lindner (rpl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hist. 110. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Ottomans built and governed the largest and longest-lasting empire the Near East ever knew. Built upon the ruins of the Byzantine, Seljuk, and Mongol attempts to make sense of a multi-cultural landscape of Greeks, Armenians, Turks, and Slavs, it provided models in law, government, culture, cuisine, and religious practice for the new states of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course is about the founding centuries of the Ottoman enterprise and we shall study, among other topics: the Mongol impact on the Near East, Turkish foundation myths and the holy war, the growth of Sufi and dervish orders, the spread of Ottoman power and institutions, the Ottoman conquest and cultural administration of the Balkan peninsula, as well as the creation of a long-lived culture embracing many languages and religions.

Required Readings:

  • Halil Inalcik, Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empir, vol. 1
  • Claude Cahen, Foundations of Turkey
  • Katib Celebi, The Key of Truth.

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HISTORY 345 / RCSSCI 357. History and Theory of Punishment.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles C Bright (cbright@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Social Science 357.001.

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HISTORY 348(477). Latin America: The National Period.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Fernando Coronil (coronil@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/348/001.nsf

This course examines the history of Latin America from the early nineteenth century until the present. The approach is chronological and thematic. A temporal narrative will be organized around these themes: (1) state formation, including forms of political rule and the construction of collective identities at local, national, and continental levels; (2) elite and popular relations, including cases of rebellion, revolution, and state repression; and (3) forms of capitalist development and transformations in class relations, ideologies of economic development, and center-periphery linkages. The discussion of individual countries and of specific topics will be intertwined throughout the course. Classes will combine lecture and discussions. Students are required to read the assigned materials BEFORE each class and are encouraged to participate in class discussions. Written work will involve a short essay, a longer paper, a midterm, and a final. Readings will include relevant sections from a textbook, and articles, monographs, novels, short stories, newspapers and films, some of which will be selected in response to class discussion and students' interests.

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HISTORY 351. Modern China.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Terry Dwight Bodenhorn

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Over the past two hundred years, China has experienced tremendous change, characterized by rebellions, revolutions, and now an extremely rapid drive toward modernization. This course will explore China's turbulent transition from a dynastic monarchy to a modern state. Specific topics to be covered include the Opium War, the Taiping Rebellion, the Nationalist and Communist revolutions of the 20th century, the Cultural Revolution, gender relations, environmental degradation, and recent cultural transformation. Class sessions will combine lectures, videos, and discussions. Course requirements will include two take-home tests and an in-class final. Books will be available at Shaman Drum.

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HISTORY 352(550). Imperial China: Ideas, Men, and Society.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Chun-Shu Chang

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a systematic analysis of state, society, people, and ideas in Imperial China from 221 B.C. to the end of the 18th century. Each dynasty or period is examined by its characteristic development and unique features. The following topics are to be covered: (1) the concept and structure of empire; (2) emperors and political culture; (3) great thinkers, influential political leaders, and powerful rebels; (4) wars and foreigners; (5) Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism; (6) class, gender, and race; (7) writers, literature, and the structure of feeling; (8) science and technology; and (9) eating culture, art of entertainment, and daily life. Special features of the course include reading of Classical Chinese poetry, singing of Peking opera, and discussion of the Scientific Revolution and the birth of "Modern China" in the 17th century. The course is open to all undergraduates.

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HISTORY 359. Visions of the Past.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jonathan L Marwil (jmarwil@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course rests on the proposition that most of what most people have ever known about the past has come from deliberated aesthetic forms such as monuments, paintings, novels, and films. Many more Americans have read or seen Gone With the Wind than have ever read a history of the Civil War; films like Schindler's List have been the primary means by which Americans and Europeans have conceptualized the destruction of European Jewry. This course, therefore, will examine how and why history is represented in the various aesthetic forms, and how those representations have created our sense of what is important in history. We shall read a half dozen novels and plays, see several films, look at a variety of art and architecture, and listen to several musical forms. Classes will be lecture and discussion, and there will be one or two papers besides a midterm and final.

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HISTORY 367 / AMCULT 367. American Indian History.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Liza Black (lizab@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/367/001.nsf

See American Culture 367.001.

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HISTORY 371 / WOMENSTD 371. Women in American History Since 1870.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rebecca J Mead

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/371/001.nsf

This course will examine how social constructions of gender, race, class, and sexuality have shaped women's lives in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present, and how some women have pushed at the boundaries of those constructions through, for example, changing patterns of work, leisure, education, and intimacy; through political activism; through labor organizing; through involvement in a variety of social movements; and through popular culture. We will emphasize the diversity of women's historical experiences by region as well as by social category, and will situate those experiences in the larger contexts of social, economic, and political change on local, national, and even global levels. Requirements include a midterm, a final, and a paper, as well as active participation in discussion sections. Films will be shown.

Required Readings:

  • Vicki Ruiz and Ellen DuBois, Unequal Sisters, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2000).
  • Susan Ware, Modern American Women: A Documentary History , 2nd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2002).
  • Sara Evans, Born for Liberty (Free Press, 1997)

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HISTORY 374 / AMCULT 374. The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties."

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard A Meisler

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/amcult/374/001.nsf

See American Culture 374.001.

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HISTORY 375 / WOMENSTD 375. A History of Witchcraft: The 1692 Salem Trials in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carol F Karlsen (ckarlsen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An exploration in both history and women's studies, this course focuses on early modern European and Euro-American witchcraft beliefs, representations, accusations, and trials. It addresses three central, interrelated questions: (1) what caused the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692? (2) why were most witches in Christian witchcraft traditions presumed to be female? and (3) how can we account for the transformations in witch imagery from the seventeenth century to the present. There are no definitive answers to any of these questions, only a variety of attempts by scholars and other writers to answer them. We will read and analyze some of the most influential of these attempts, evaluating their merits in light of both other interpretations and the original witchcraft documents. Students will develop and write about their own conclusions in several short papers and one long one, basing their arguments on evidence provided in the readings and course lectures. Please be advised that while the history of witchcraft is a fascinating subject, it is also a complex and therefore intellectually demanding one; though no prerequisites are required, regular attendance and intellectual engagement with the readings and discussions are necessary to do well in the course.

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HISTORY 378 / AMCULT 314. History of Asian Americans in the U.S.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Scott Kurashige (kurashig@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/amcult/314/001.nsf

See American Culture 314.001.

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HISTORY 382 / MEMS 382. History of the Jews from the Spanish Expulsion to the Eve of Enlightenment.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stefanie B Siegmund (siegmund@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will survey major trends in Jewish history in European and Mediterranean lands from c. 1450 to c. 1700. The themes of this course include: developments in Jewish communal structure, familial structure; the question of "marrano" or converso identity; the relationship of Jews and Judaism to the Catholic Church and to the events and ideas of the Reformation; the economic, political, and theoretical relationship between the Jews and developing European states and the Ottoman empire. Specific topics to be addressed include: the impact of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal; the emergence and spread of Lurianic Kabbalah; the development of the ghetto in the Italian states; the emergence of Jewish mercantile communities in Northern Europe and in the "New World"; the "court Jews"; male and female expressions of Jewish piety and folk-religion; the Sabbatian movement; and rabbinic authority. Readings will include two seventeenth century Jewish autobiographies (of Leone Modena, a Venetian Rabbi) and of Gluckl of Hameln, a Jewish merchant woman of Hamburg); an early modern printed work describing the customs of the Jews of Italy, and other primary sources and selections from recent scholarship. Prerequisites: none, but Judaic Studies 205, History 110 or History 381 are advised.

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HISTORY 384. Modern Jewish History 1880-1948.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Todd M Endelman (endelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course surveys the history of the Jewish people in Europe, America, and the Middle East over the last one hundred years. The course begins with the rise of virulent forms of semitism at the end of the nineteenth century and examines how this undermined Jewish assimilation in Western Europe and dashed all hope for emancipation in Eastern Europe. The course then considers the various ways in which Jews responded to this new crisis: nationalism, revolutionary socialism, emigration, assimilationist defense activities, and conversion. The last third of the course is devoted to the drama and often tragic events of the twentieth century that totally changed the face of world Jewry – the Bolshevik revolution, the Holocaust, the creation of the State of Israel, and the emergence of the American Jewish community as the largest and most secure community in the history of the diaspora. There will be a midterm and a 10-12 page paper.

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HISTORY 391. Topics in European History.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001 – Scientific Revolution.

Instructor(s): Michael Wintroub (wintroub@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we will examine early modern theories about the nature of the physical universe. We will explore magical and spiritual understandings of the cosmos and their relationship to what has come to be known as the "Scientific Revolution". In the most general sense, we will be concerned with understanding how knowledge of the spiritual and physical order of the world was intertwined with political, social, and moral orders(s) defining human existence.

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HISTORY 392(392). Topics in Asian History.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001 – Environmental History of China.

Instructor(s): Terry D Bodenhorn

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the long relationship between humans and nature in China, with special attention given to the impact of industrialization and population growth on the environment during the twentieth century. We will consider four basic topics over the course of the term:

  • how the peoples of China have thought about their relationship with nature;
  • the history of human impact, especially modern economic development, on the ecosystems of China and Taiwan;
  • connections between environmental change and public health;
  • social and political responses to environmental change in China and Taiwan in recent decades.

The success of the class depends on active and informed participation. Grades will be determined by participation in and leadership of discussions; two short summary-response papers (2-3 pages each); and a reseach project which will include a draft, formal peer critique(s), final paper (12-14 pages), and in-class presentation.

Books will be available at Shaman Drum. Course packs will be available at Dollar Bill.

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HISTORY 393(393). Topics in U.S. History.

U.S. History

Section 001 – History of the Civil Rights Era, 1940-Present.

Instructor(s): Kevin K Gaines (gaineskk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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HISTORY 395. Reading Course.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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. A maximum of six credits can be elected through History 394 and 395.

Credits: (1-4; 1-3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an independent 1-4 credit course open only to history concentrators by written permission of the instructor.

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HISTORY 396. History Colloquium.

Section 001 – World of the Ship.

Instructor(s): David J Hancock (hancockd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (SS). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An exploration of the social, cultural, economic and legal dimensions of seventeenth and eighteenth century Anglo-American maritime life that scrutinizes the work of common laborers and situates their work in the expanding Atlantic economy. Topics include: captains, sailors, female and Black mariners, pirates, Captain Kidd, privateers, shipbuilding, medicine, scurvy, map-making, longitude, Captain Cook, commodity trading, naval warfare, mutiny, Captain Bligh, shipwrecks, and developments in admiralty law.

There will be six short papers and one medium-length paper required, along with weekly readings.

Books will be available for purchase at Shamam Drum Bookstore. All books and articles are also on reserve at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

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HISTORY 396. History Colloquium.

Section 002 – P.T. Barnum's America: Mass Culture. Meets with American Culture 496.003.

Instructor(s): James W Cook (jwcook@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (SS). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In recent years, scholars have come to view P.T. Barnum as one of the key figures in the development of U.S. mass culture. With his early hoaxes, he taught Americans that media-driven controversy sells and mapped out new boundaries of truth and fraud in the burgeoning capitalist economy. With Tom Thumb and Jenny Lind, he pioneered celebrity marketing and created the first international "stars" in the history of trans-Atlantic commerical culture. Barnum was the first showman to develop the "family audience" as the common denominator of mass cultural taste: a remarkably nebulous demographic category that has nevertheless impacted our range of cultural choices every since. Barnum also construced the boundaries of difference upon which such domestic "normalcy" depends, presenting a vast array of "freakish" others for public display: bearded ladies, Siamese twins, African wild men, etc. Barnum in short, was the architect of our modern culture industries: first, throughout the Northest, and then through his traveling circuses, which provided standardized, nationally-distributed entertainment products via the railroad.

This course will explore the full scope and complexity of Barnum's career, both in primary documents and in recent cultural history scholarship. We also will examine each of the other mass cultural developments that emerged side-by-side with Barnum during the 19th and early 20th centuries: blackface minstrelsy, burlesque, wild west shows, and motion pictures. The course is designed primarily as a discussion oriented seminar, but will also feature occasional lectures, films, and Internet components. Assignments include a take-home midterm and final, as well as frequent quizzes and short response papers. Participation and regular discussion are mandatory.

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HISTORY 396. History Colloquium.

Section 003 – The World of Homer.

Instructor(s): Geoffrey Chaucer Schmalz

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (SS). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The World of Homer explores the origins and early emergence of a Greek society in the eighth century BC, when Homer produced his great epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. This was a period of exciting and fundamental change in ancient Greece, marking the beginning of Greek history with the first appearance of the Greek city-state; accompanied by the creation of a new sacred landscape (sanctuaries and temples), international trade and cultural exchange, and the initial Age of Colonization.

The World of Homer is divided into four parts. An historical reading of Homer's Odyssey serves as the point of departure (as Part I) for our investigation of this crucial period, which is otherwise only known from the archaeological record to be studied together in Part III of the course. As the culmination of a centuries-long oral tradition, Homer's epic poems also represent several distinct historical worlds, stretching from the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1400-1200 BC) the traditional age of the Trojan War, through the subsequent Greek Dark Age (1200-800 BC). These earlier worlds of Homer are the topic of Part II of the course, with the question of the historicity of Homeric society. Since History 396 is a writing colloquium, the research and composition of a seminar-style paper is an integral element; and so Part IV of the course will be devoted to the formal presentation of the participants own work, based upon a topic chosen from either Parts II or III of the colloquium. Since the historical time-frame of The World of Homer represents the beginning of Greek history, no previous study or historical expertise is required.

REQUIRED TEXTS FOR PART I OF THE COURSE:

  • Homer, The Odyssey. As translated by Robert Fagles (Penguin 1996).
  • The World of Odysseus. By Moses I. Finley (NY 1978, Revised ed.)

FOR PART II OF THE COURSE: THE HOMERIC QUESTION COURSE-PACK. Including selections from A New Companion to Homer, Ian Morris & Barry Powell, eds. (Brill 1997).

FOR PART III OF THE COURSE: THE GREEK RENAISSANCE OF THE 8TH C. BC Reserve Readings only, with selections from such books as The Greek Renaissance of the Eighth Century BC; Early Greek Cult Practice; Athletes and Oracles; The Archaeology of Greek Colonization.

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HISTORY 396. History Colloquium.

Section 004 – Urban Political Machine in America.

Instructor(s): Terrence J McDonald (tmcd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (SS). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

From the time of Boss William M. Tweed of New York in the 1870s through the time of Mayor Richard J. Daley in the 1970s the urban political machine has been both a powerful reality in and a kind of icon of American politics. For some the machine has symbolized the corruption and degradation of American politics; for others it has been a pragmatic response to changing urban conditions. Focusing on the period 1870-1930 this course will investigate the way that both contemporaries and later analysts have viewed political machines. We will read and discuss the equivalent of about a book a week and students will write and revise two papers; one of 3-5 pages, the other of 10-15 pages. The first will examine the historiography of the political machine, the second will use the autobiographies of machine politicians themselves (read in microfilmed copies of newspapers) in an attempt to determine how machines actually operated.

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HISTORY 396. History Colloquium.

Section 005 – Critical Race Theory. Meets with CAAS 495.001

Instructor(s): Martha Jones (msjonz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (SS). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/caas/495/001.nsf

See CAAS 495.001.

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HISTORY 396. History Colloquium.

Section 006 – History of Time. Meets with RC Social Science 382.001.

Instructor(s): Paul N Edwards (pne@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (SS). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/rcssci/382/001.nsf

See RC Social Science 382.001.

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HISTORY 397. History Colloquium.

Section 001 – AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY. Meets with American Culture 496.001

Instructor(s): Matthew J Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (HU). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will examine the collective efforts of African-Americans to overcome racial discrimination and legal segregation over the course of the 20th century. How were black protest movements organized? Why did they succeed or fail to achieve their goals? What caused them to disintegrate? Specifically, we will compare the role that ideological, strategic, and contextual factors played in the success or failure of movements. We will also examine how black social movements have made use of and generated African-American cultural practice. Finally, we will discuss how relations of race, class and gender both within American society and within the African-American community were reflected in these movements.

The course will be conducted as a discussion seminar. Students will also be expected to keep a journal of responses to the course reading and will write research paper based on primary documents.

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HISTORY 397. History Colloquium.

Section 002 – Confucianism & Chinese History.

Instructor(s): Chun-Shu Chang

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (HU). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the Confucian principles of historiography and their dominant influences on the interpretation and writing of history in china form ancient to modern times. Specifically, the first part of the course examines the Confucian interpretive perspectives on the nature, meaning, function, and style of history. The second part studies the application of the Confucian theory of history in writing history in China since the time of Confucius, and the third part analyzes the myth, reality, and misunderstanding of the Confucian tradition of history in early modern and modern times.

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HISTORY 397. History Colloquium.

Section 003 – Sister Sun & Brother Moon: Myth & History.

Instructor(s): Hitomi Tonomura (tomitono@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (HU). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Come meet Japan's myriad deities and join in their tricks, treats, treacheries and triumphs. The KOJIKI (the RECORD OF ANCIENT MATTERS) is Japan's founding myth that explains "The Beginning." It explains, for instance, how a divine brother/sister pair joined body parts to produce gods, matters, and islands; how the storm god upset his sister the Sun God by polluting her sacred rice field; how divine dance brought back light; and how the Sun God dispatched a divine offspring to rule Japan. This fascinating text, written in the eighth century, became the documentary basis of the belief system later called "Shinto," and left an indelible mark on Japanese society, culture, and religion. We will read the KOJIKI and explore diverse issues from various angles and perspectives. Topics include: gender, body, biological functions and sexual acts of female and male gods; cosmological layout; the position and meaning of the Sun deity; Korean and Chinese influences; use and abuse of the KOJIKI in mondern Japan; and the place of this creation story in the world of comparative myths.

Requirements: two short papers (3 pages); one long paper (10 pages)

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HISTORY 397. History Colloquium.

Section 004 – Women&Gender in Jewish Hist.

Instructor(s): Stefanie B Siegmund (siegmund@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (HU). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course we have the opportunity to study a history of Jewish women that is so new and under-developed that perhaps only hundreds of people in the world today are aware of its details. We will consider newly discovered or translated sources and new historical scholarship on women, relying also on documentary film. One goal of the course is to recover the lost voices of pre-modern Jewish women. The other, more challenging task is to reimagine the writing of Jewish history. How is our understanding of Jewish history as a whole transformed after we specifically consider the (previously ignored or unknown) history of Jewish women? Topics to be covered include female religious expertise; medieval marriage laws and customs; gender and sexuality in Jewish mysticism; women's use of Mivkeh and attitudes to "menstrual impurity"; a history of the dowry; the role of women in "safeguarding" Jewish tradition – image and reality. The course is topic-focused, not a survey of all of Jewish women's history; units address topics in late antiquity, medieval Egypt and Spain; early modern Germany and Italy; nineteenth century Central Europe and twentieth century America and Israel. Writing requirments include short response papers to primary sources; participation in the collective "rewriting" of part of a popular, recently published survey of Jewish history; and a research paper on a topic you will develop with the assistance of the instructor.

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HISTORY 397. History Colloquium.

Section 005 – 1970s Issues of Ford Admininistration.

Instructor(s): Dennis Daellenbach

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. (4). (HU). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will focus on the dynamics of the American Presidency in the 1970s, and decisions and decision-making in the Gerald R. Ford Administration. Students will examine the people and the social, economic, and political issues that shaped the Ford Presidency. The Seventies was a pivotal decade in American history. Many Ford names are recognizable – Cheney, Rumsfeld, O'Neill, Greenspan, and others. And the issues also still echo today – energy crisis, tax cuts, the legacy and lessons of the Vietnam War, partisan politics, razor close elections, Executive Branch relations with Congress, bringing a nation together, and more. The seminar will meet as a class for lecture/discussion during the first weeks of the academic term at the Gerald R. Ford Library on North Campus. Students will then meet individually with the instructor and staff of the Ford Library as they research and write a paper on a topic of their choice utilizing the original document resources of the Ford Library. Evaluation will be based on discussion, oral presentations to the class, written reports on readings, and the major research paper. Objectives of the course are to explore and gain an understanding of the Office of the President and Presidential decision making, to investigate how the White House functions and how it creates the documentary record, and to provide a valuable learning experience of conducting original research and writing a lengthy seminar paper.

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HISTORY 398. Honors Colloquium, Junior.

Section 001 – Junior Honors Colloquium on Methods of Historical Research.

Instructor(s): John S Carson (jscarson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors students; junior standing. (4). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar is designed to prepare students to write an Honors thesis. As the first course in a three-term sequence for History Honors concentrators, it will focus on the craft of historical research and writing, and will combine analysis of theoretical works on, and possible models for, the doing of history with practical nuts-and-bolts investigations of the tools necessary to define and produce a thesis. We will be especially attentive to thinking about how historians work: the ways in which topics are defined, primary sources identified and analyzed, and arguments fashioned. Because writing is critical to the process of making knowledge in history, the seminar will be writing-intensive (approximately 40 pages), and will include a variety of kinds of historical essays. By the conclusion of the course the participants will have chosen their research topics and thesis advisors and will have written a prospectus outlining their plan of research.

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HISTORY 398. Honors Colloquium, Junior.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Paolo Squatriti (pasqua@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors students; junior standing. (4). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar is designed to prepare students to write an honors thesis. As the first course in a three-semester sequence for History honors concentrators, it will focus on the craft of historical research and writing, and will combine analysis of theoretical works on, and possible models for, the doing of history with practical nuts-and-bolts investigations of the tools necessary to define and produce a thesis. We will be especially attentive to thinking about how historians work: the ways in which topics are defined, primary sources identified and analyzed, and arguments fashioned. Because writing is critical to the process of making knowledge in history, the seminar will be writing-intensive (approximately 40 pages), and will include a variety of kinds of historical essays. By the conclusion of the course the participants will have chosen their research topics and thesis advisors and will have written a prospectus outlining their plan of research.

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HISTORY 399. Honors Colloquium, Senior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Todd M Endelman (endelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors student, Hist. 398, and senior standing. (1-6). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Upper-Level Writing hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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HISTORY 401. Problems in Greek History II.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001 – Greek Religion: Cult&Competition.

Instructor(s): Geoffrey Chaucer Schmalz

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the ancient experience of Greek religion, from the perspective of both the community and the individual, male and female both. Within the religious space of sanctuaries and through the diverse media of architecture, iconography, and textual evidence, we will investigate the central practices of Greek religion: sacrifice and cult ritual, festivals, and sport as athletic competition and maturation rite. The structure of the course evolves around the twin aspects of Greek religion, as a symbolic expression of the Greek city-state (as Polis Religion) and of Greek culture and society as a whole (as Panhellenic Religion). Hence the course is divided into two parts: first an investigation into Polis Religion as experienced in ancient Athens, whose annual religious calendar and sacred landscape is especially well documented; then an exploration of the religious life of Greece's Panhellenic sanctuaries and festivals, particularly Olympia (with its famous Olympic Games) and Delphi (with its equally celebrated Pythian oracle). Since religious celebration was the only formal public role allowed for women in ancient Greece, their experience of and contribution to the sacred life of the city-state and Panhellenic sanctuaries is a major theme of the course. Other themes include notions of the sacred, PanHellenism, boundaries (spatial, temporal, social, and gender), and self-identity (the community, family, and individual).

REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • W. Burkert, Greek Religion (Cambridge 1985)
  • P. E. Easterling & J. V. Muir (eds.), Greek Religion and Society (Cambridge 1985)
  • H. W. Parke, Festivals of the Athenians (London 1977) W. Sweet, Sport & Recreation in Ancient Greece. A Sourcebook with Translations (Oxford University Press 1987)
  • L. B. Zaidman & P. S. Pantel, Religion in the Ancient Greek City (Cambridge 1992)
  • Course-Pack Including selections from Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean, Greece & Rome, (eds.) M. Grant & R. Kitzinger (1988); & Pausanias, Guide to Greece. 2 vols, trans. P. Levi (Penguin).

Plus reserve readings: Additional primaray sources and secondary works.

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HISTORY 420. Modern Germany.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ulrike Weckel

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit for those who have completed or are enrolled in Hist. 418 or 419. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the period of postwar reconstruction in East and West Germany until the fall of the wall (1989) and unification (1990). One main focus will be the ways in which Germans on both sides of the wall came to terms with the Nazi-past: The twelve years of Nazi-dictatorship, which was initially built upon broad consent had led to world war, unimaginable crimes against humanity and 50 million dead. The „Third Reich" could only have been stopped by unconditional military surrender, so therefore many German cities and huge parts of industry was destroyed in May 1945. In the aftermath of war and mass murder, it became imperative to explore the reorganization of politics, society, economics, culture, family- and gender relations in order to prevent a repetition. Were there any German traditions that could be revived or institutions that could be rebuilt? Did all Germans have to be re-educated, or should the Allies have been lenient with the politically incriminated in order to get foster support for the new political system? How did Germans in East and West view their own past? This course will analyze not only official policy towards war-criminals, retributions, and public memorial, but also cultural representations of the Nazi period in literature, theater and film and the perception of these works by the audience. We will cover the period of Allied occupation, the beginning and the dynamics of the Cold War, and the establishment of the two German states and their integration into the Eastern and Western blocs. We will also address the debates about whether the two Germanies went their own separate ways, or whether they developed in reaction to one another. How did the Student Revolt of the late 1960s and the rise of the New Left lead to a new policy towards East Germany and how did that change the relationships among people on both sides of the wall? We will also examine the emergence of an opposition in the GDR which finally led - supported by political development in Eastern Europe - to the fall of the wall.

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HISTORY 431. History of the Balkans Since 1878.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John V Fine Jr

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a lecture course which surveys the history of the modern Balkans – the area which consists of the ex-Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania – from roughly 1878 to the present. There are no prerequisites nor required background. Interested first-year students should feel welcome. Grading is based on: one hour exam, a one-hour written exam, writing on one essay question out of about four, one course paper (approximately 15 pages, topic according to student interest but cleared with instructor), and a written final exam (two essay questions to be chosen from a list of about eight questions). Major issues to be covered are: the crisis of 1875-78 with international involvement ending with the Treaty of Berlin, Croatia and Bosnia under the Habsburgs, the development of Bulgaria after 1878, the Macedonia problem, terrorist societies, World War I, the formation of Yugoslavia, nationality problems in Yugoslavia between the Wars, German penetration and the rise of dictatorships in the inter-war Balkans, World War II with Yugoslav and Greek resistance movements (including the Greek Civil War), Tito's Yugoslavia, its 1948 break with the USSR and Yugoslavia's special path to socialism. Nationality problems, the break-up of Yugoslavia, and the ensuing wars.

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HISTORY 434. Russia in the 20th Century: War, Revolution, and Reform.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001 – A history of the Soviet Union from 1917 through 1991. Undergraduate students only. Graduate students elect 434.005.

Instructor(s): Jane Burbank (jburbank@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A history of the Soviet Union from 1917 through 1991. The course will emphasize developments, continuities and transformations in elite, popular, and administrative cultures, in economic and social organization, and in politics. We will explore different interpretations of the Soviet project, including perspectives on class, gender, imperial and national politics, and political demography. Sources to be interpreted by students include policy statements, political theory, memoirs, fiction, drama, historical scholarship, and films.

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HISTORY 443 / AAPTIS 487. Modern Middle East History.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Juan R Cole (jrcole@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jrcole/syl/syl443.htm

This lecture course surveys the emergence of the modern Middle East from the three great Muslim empires of the early modern period, the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal. It discusses both indigenous developments and the Western impact in the nineteenth century, looking at reform bureaucracy and millenarian movements as responses to these changes. We then examine the rise of nationalism and the break-up of the Ottoman Empire during and after WW I, and these phenomena are seen as the context or the beginnings of the Palestine issue. Attention is paid to the interwar efforts at building strong states in the region, whether in the Turkey of Ataturk, the Iran of Reza Shah, or Wafdist Egypt. The last part of the course looks at the rise of socialist and pan-Arab ideologies, as well as of opposing ideologies such as Islamic activism after WW II. The impact of petroleum, the Palestinian issue, the turn toward bourgeois liberalism, and Shi'ite movements such as the Iranian Revolution and the Hizbullah phenomenon in Lebanon, and the Gulf War of 1991, will all be addressed in this section. Students will take a midterm and a final examination, and will write a ten-page term paper on a subject of their choosing. Reading in this course comes to about 150 pages per week.

Required texts: (Available at Shaman Drum, 313 S. State St., tel. 662-7407, and at Reserve Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Shapiro Undergraduate Library):

  • Daniel, Elton L. The History of Iran. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2000.
  • Kahlil Gibran. Broken Wings. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1999.
  • Nageeb Mahfouz. Midaq Alley. Trans. Trevor LeGassick. New York: Anchor Books, 1992.
  • Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot. A Short History of Modern Egypt. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1985.
  • Milton-Edwards, Beverley. Contemporary politics in the Middle East. Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
  • Charles C. Smith. Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. St. Martin's, 3nd edition, 1997.
  • Erik J. Zurcher. Turkey: A Modern History. New York: I.B. Tauris/ St. Martin's, 1998.
  • A short course pack will be available at: Accucopy

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HISTORY 449. Topics in Middle Eastern History.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001 – Muslims Under and After Socialism: Former Soviet Union, China and Eastern Europe. Meets with AAPTIS 491.001, AAPTIS 451.001, Asian Studies 380.001, and Anthropology 458.003.

Instructor(s): Morgan Liu (morgman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 491.001.

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HISTORY 450. Japan to 1700.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sidney DeVere Brown

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A general introduction to the historical development of the Japanese people. Emphasis is given to the internal political, social, economic, and religious aspects of this development up to the end of the eighteenth century, when the Tokugawa hegemony was threatened by external forces.

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HISTORY 459. Gender, Medicine, and Culture in U.S. History.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martin S Pernick (mpernick@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course compares men and women as healers and as patients, and the connections between medical and cultural gender roles in US history, from the colonial era to the present, focussing on the past two centuries. We will examine how changes in gender both affected and reflected changes in medicine and culture, emphasizing connections between changing concepts of health and of gender. The course will be taught primarily in lecture format, though periodic in-class discussion groups will also be held. Reading assignments will range from modern histories to old medical journals, newspaper articles, poetry and films. Although no background in history, gender studies, or medicine is required, prior coursework in at least one such area would be helpful. There will be essay-style midterm and final exams, a seven page book review paper, and bi-weekly short quizzes.

The course is not open to first-year undergraduates. Those who miss the first meeting without advance permission will be dropped from the course; if you are considering whether to register you must be at the first meeting to preserve the option of enrolling.

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HISTORY 461. The American Revolution.

U.S. History

Section 001 – Meets with History 461.005. (undergraduates only).

Instructor(s): David J Hancock (hancockd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An intensive course on the background to the Revolution, its progress, and the changes it wrought in American life. Emphasis on America's mid-18th-century socioeconomic transformation, Britain's reorganization of her empire in the 1760s and 1770s, colonial opposition, and the emergence of a uniquely American ideology. Subsequent topics include the progress and disclocations of the military conflict, the attempt at confederation, and the culmination of the Revolutionary movement in the iteration and early development of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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HISTORY 463. The Origins of the American Civil War, 1830-1860.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): J Mills Thornton III (jmthrntn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course attempts to understand the causes of the American Civil War. It begins with a description of the society of the ante-bellum South; turns next to a portrait of Jacksonian politics and political ideology; then takes up that transmutation of Jacksonian ideals in the 1840's and 1850's through which hostile sectional stereotypes were defined. It culminates with an exploration of the sense in which the intellectual, social, religious, and economic conflicts in America came to be summarized by the slavery question during the period, because of the demands of political competition. There will be a midterm exam, a research paper of ten pages, and a two-hour final examination. Reading will average about 250 pages a week. Enrollment will be limited to forty students, in order to facilitate class discussion.

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HISTORY 465. Emergence of the Modern United States, 1876-1901.

U.S. History

Section 001 – Modern US 1865-1901. Meets with American Culture 345.001.

Instructor(s): Maria Montoya (mmontoya@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/465/001.nsf

Greed, violence, excesses of wealth, extreme poverty, xenophobia, media spectacles, unstable gender roles, manhood under attack, uppity women, white supremacy on the rise, crimes of hatred and fear. Does this invoke the 1990s in your mind? Think again. These are all words that describe the end of the 19th century – the Gilded Age. This course explores the period between the end of the Civil War and the dawn of the twentieth century by focusing on industrialization, territorial expansion, the rise of cities, new forms of sexual and racial classification and control, political transformations, work culture, and the emergence of mass consumer culture.

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HISTORY 467. The United States Since 1933.

U.S. History

Section 001 – Meets with History 467.011. (Undergraduates only).

Instructor(s): Thomas Guglielmo

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore World War II changes,crises, and conflicts as they profoundly shaped postwar America during the Cold War 1950s, Civil War 1960s, and complex final decades of the twentieth century. We will focus on struggles over power and resources both abroad in places like Vietnam and at home along race, gender, and class lines. This course will be a mixture of lectures, discussions, film, music, and in-class group projects.

Tentative Required Books:

May, Elaine Tyler. Homeward Bound: American Families during the Cold War Era (Basic Books, 1988.

McGirr, Lisa. Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (Princeton, 2001).

Patterson, Thomas G. On Every Front: The Making and Unmaking of the Cold War (Norton, 1992).

Payne, Charles M. I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle (California, 1995).

Sugrue, Thomas J. Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton, 1996).

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HISTORY 468. Topics in U.S. History.

U.S. History

Section 001 – U.S. Women, Work and Economics.

Instructor(s): Rebecca J Mead

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This class addresses U.S. women's economic and labor history, including much of women's economic activity that is not acknowleged as "work" because it is unpaid. Topics include reproductive and social labor, pre-industrial economic activities, industrialization, gender segregation in labor markets, trade unionism, female entrepreneurship, economic restructuring, women and globalization.

  • Alice Kessler-Harris, Out to Work (Oxford University Press, 1982).
  • Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon, America's Working Women: A Documentary History, 1600 to Present, rev ed. (W.W. Norton & Company, 1995). Required Readings
  • Gwendolyn Mink, ed., Whose Welfare? (Cornell University Press, 1999).
  • Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow (Vintage Books, 1995)

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HISTORY 468. Topics in U.S. History.

U.S. History

Section 002 – 19Th CENTURY AFRICAN- AMERICAN HISTORY. Meets with CAAS 458.002.

Instructor(s): Martha Jones (msjonz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/caas/458/002.nsf

During the nineteenth century African American life underwent a sea-change. The founding of independent black political, religious and cultural institutions, the transition from slavery to freedom, the emergence of women into public life, and the political enfranchisement then disenfranchisement of black men were among the transformations that would mean that African-American life in 1900, at the century's end, was remarkably different from that of 1800. This course will explore the nature of these changes in four units: the creation of community in the antebellum North, the culture of enslaved people, the Black Civil War experience, and the century's final years with the rise of Jim Crow and the advent of the women's era. In addition to reading the work of historians, students will be asked to use maps, films, museum exhibits and nineteenth century newspapers to understand some of the forces that shaped the lives of black Americans. Students will be evaluated based upon contribution to class discussion andthe completion of research and writing projects. The cost of books and related materials will be between $50 and $100.

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HISTORY 469. Precolonial Southeast Asia.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Victor B Lieberman (eurasia@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines select problems in the history of both mainland and island Southeast Asia from the start of the first milennium C.E. to the early 19th century, on the eve of colonial rule. Its focus is simultaneously political, cultural, and economic. It seeks to explain why, particularly on the mainland, localized political and economic systems coalesced with increasing speed and success, chiefly from the 15th century, and why similar integrative trends in the island world were less sustained. But at the same time it seeks to explore in open-ended fashion the relation between international and domestic economic stimuli, cultural importation and cultural creativity, institutional demands and patrimonial norms. Principal thematic topics include: Indianization, the rise of the classical states and their chief features, the collapse of the classical states, reintegration on the mainland, the age of commerce thesis, comparisons between Theravada, Neo-Confucian, the Muslim Southeast Asia, the early role of Europeans, the 18th century crises, Southeast Asia on the eve of colonial intervention.
Requirements: Meets weekly, two to three research papers using secondary sources, no final exam, all graduate and advanced undergraduates welcome.

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HISTORY 475(580). The History of American Constitutional Law.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mills Thornton (jmthrntn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a survey of the evolution of American constitutional law from 1789 to the present. It will rely primarily upon reading the selections from the opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court to be found in A.T. Mason and D.G. Stephenson, Jr., eds., American Constitutional Law, and Stanley Kutler, ed., The Supreme Court And The Constitution. The goal will be to discover how the different material circumstances and social and political assumptions of each age in American history have been reflected in the Supreme Court's shifting conceptions of the meaning of the Constitution. In this way, we will seek to define how beliefs about the essential character of American republicanism have been altered through time, and in addition, to appreciate the Supreme Court's changing understanding of its own role in the constitutional order. There are no prerequisites for the course, but History 160-161 or an equivalent understanding of the general structure of American history is assumed. There will be a midterm examination of ninety minutes, a ten-page term paper, and a two-hour final examination.

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HISTORY 478. Topics in Latin American History.

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001 – Race and Citizenship in Comparative Perspective: The United States and Cuba, 1865-1965. Meets with Law 877.001.

Instructor(s): Rebecca J Scott (rjscott@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar explores the relationship of law and society during a process of radical political and social transformation: the end of slavery and the redefining of the boundaries of race and citizenship. In the United States, male former slaves became full political participants for the brief period of Reconstruction, but massive retrenchment followed and by the early 20th Century, African Americans had been virtually eliminated from Southern electoral politics. In Cuba, by contrast, shortly after slavery was abolished a large-scale cross-racial nationalist movement emerged whose legacy was a strong claim to citizenship by Afro-Cuban veterans, a claim that led to the incorporation of a guarantee of universal manhood suffrage in the Cuban Constitution of 1901. Thus at the same moment that Black disfranchisement in much of the South was allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court, cross-racial enfranchisement was written into the Cuban Constitution. The subsequent histories of voting and political participation in both societies were framed within this contrast, through the period of the Cuban revolution of 1959 and the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965. In exploring these contrasting histories, we will read key legal cases, historical testimony, and secondary account, paying attention to the interplay of law, electoral politics, and other forms of collective action.

The seminar will meet once a week for two hours, and will be open to law students, advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

Law students will receive two credits for this seminar, but may enroll for an additional one credit of research with Prof. Scott, and undertake an additional writing assignment. LSA undergraduates will participate in an extra one-hour discussion section and will receive three credits.

Admission is by permission of the instructor, via email to rjscott@umich.edu, along with the regular admission procedures for Law School seminars.

Professor Scott is a faculty member in the Department of History and a specialist on post-emancipation societies in Latin America and the United States, currently the Sunderland Fellow at the Law School.

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HISTORY 481. Topics in European History.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001 – The Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union.

Instructor(s): Gerard J Libaridian

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on the role of ethnicity in the rise of conflicts in the Caucasus during the last century. It will examine militarized conflicts (such as in Nagorno Karabagh, Abkhazia, and Chechnya) as well as latent ones (such as Javakheti, Ajaria, and Daghestan). The evolution of ethnicity and nationalism will be studied in conjunction with the role of religion, class, Russian and Soviet nationalities policies, and more recently, of state-building in independent Armenia, Azerbaijjan, and Georgia.

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HISTORY 481. Topics in European History.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 002 – Histories of Art and Histories of Nations. Meets with History of Art 489.001.

Instructor(s): Thomas C Willette

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 489.001.

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HISTORY 486. Social History of Early Modern England.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael P Macdonald (mmacdon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hist. 220 and junior standing are recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course surveys the social history of England from the later Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution. Its principal concern is with the course of social change and its effects on the behavior and attitudes of men and women of all social classes. It will explain how population rise, inflation and the Reformation led to increasing social and cultural polarization, and also examine institutions that experienced comparatively little change, such as the family, and explore why. A great deal of attention will be given to the fundamental social hierarchies of the period – status, gender, and age – so that the values of the period are understandable. The political events that affected social relations, most notably the English Revolution of 1640-1660, will be discussed.

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HISTORY 494 / ECON 494. Topics in Economic History.

European History from Ancient to Modern Times

Section 001 – Economic History of Japan.

Instructor(s): Gary R Saxonhouse (grsaxon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101 and 102. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Economics 494.001.

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HISTORY 498. Topics in History.

Other History Courses

Section 001 – Cities and History. Meets with Institute for the Humanities 511.001.

Instructor(s): Rudolf Mrázek (rdlf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Modern metropolises have been the scenes of nation-state, news-making history. Yet, little is known about the ways the metropolises make history: by their structure and functioning; by their barricades and by the ways in which they are livable; by the broadness, smoothness or roughness of their streets; and even by how much light their windows let in, by their squares, public and apartment buildings, monuments, sewage systems, and theaters.

Metropolises are agents of history. The course will examine this thesis. Each of the five segments of the course will focus on a different metropolis and national history, and will entail the reading and discussion of one scholarly and one literary text. We will draw on a number of disciplines, including history, architecture and urban planning, anthropology, and literary criticism, but our emphasis will be on intense and sensitive reading, within and beyond the disciplines. The five modern cities we will study (subject to change depending on the inclination of the students) are: Paris (focus will be on the 1860s and 1870s, but reading and discussion will go beyond), Prague (of around the 1910s and beyond), Berlin (the 1920s and 1930s and more), New York (the 1950s in particular), and Jakarta (especially the 1960s through 1990s). The course will be open to the higher-level undergraduates and graduates in history, architecture and urban planning, anthropology, and literary criticism. People beyond any of these disciplines are very welcome as well. The requirement for the completion of the course is active and intense reading, presence at discussions, and a final paper of original research into "city and history" of about 25 pages.

The course is designed for 6 to 12 students. There will be frequent individual meetings with the instructor.

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HISTORY 498. Topics in History.

Other History Courses

Section 002 – Nonviolent Political Movements.

Instructor(s): Stewart N Gordon (sngordon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

We open with a brief survey of the historical roots of non-violence – Quakers and Shakers, Transcendentalists and Suffragettes, Buddhists and Jains, and Gandhi. Wider themes include moral community, public space, non-violence and coercion, and definitions of success and failure. Most of the course involves students (in groups) closely analyzing non-violent movements, such as those against Hitler, plus Solidarity, the Civil Rights movement, anti-nuclear, anti-war, and environmental movements in various countries.

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HISTORY 498. Topics in History.

Other History Courses

Section 003 – Imperialism&PacificIslands19C. Meets with American Culture 496.005.

Instructor(s): Damon Salesa

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/history/498/003.nsf

See American Culture 496.005.

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HISTORY 498. Topics in History.

Other History Courses

Section 004 – Steam Engines and Computers: From Industrial Proletarians to Information Workers. Meets with Sociology 495.001 and RC Social Science 360.003.

Instructor(s): Thomas W O'Donnell

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Social Science 360.003.

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HISTORY 572 / CAAS 533 / AMCULT 533. Black Civil Rights from 1900.

U.S. History

Section 001 – The Origins of Black Studies

Instructor(s): Kevin Gaines (gainesk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CAAS 533.001.

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HISTORY 590. History Topics Mini-course.

Section 001 – Shattered Hopes, Princely Ambition. Meets Jan 29-March 26. (Drop/Add deadline=February 12).

Instructor(s): de Boer

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-2). (Excl).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

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