HIST 280-901 Dr. Olga Dror
This course will cover different aspects of World War II, such as the origins and development of hostilities, wartime societies, culture, collaboration, resistance, colonialism, nationalism, and the outcomes of the war. We will also address certain effects of the war in the United States upon Asian-Americans and upon American attitudes towards Asians.
HIST 280-902 – Prisoners of War Dr. Lorien Foote
This seminar will use the study of prisoners of war in the American Revolution, the Civil War, and WWI to examine a variety of topics related to the conduct of war. Students will learn to analyze primary and secondary sources and will produce a research paper at the end of the semester.
HIST 280-903 — The End of the Cold War Dr. Robert Holzweiss
This course will study the end of the Cold War, especially the 1989-1992 period which includes the fall of the Berlin Wall, collapse of the Soviet Union and political upheaval in Eastern Europe. Students will examine secondary sources and conduct primary research in archives at the George Bush Library to produce a research paper examining a major event during the Bush presidency.
HIST 280-904 – United States-Mexican Borderlands Dr. Sonia Hernandez
Students will learn about the process of border-making, the emergence of the nation-state, the way in which gender, labor, race, ethnicity and space has been defined and used/negotiated and contested. Through an overview of this particular borderland students will learn about the major historical writings of this topic.
HIST 280-905 — American Indians and the 19th-century U.S. Press Dr. Angela Hudson
This course will examine the ways that American Indians were represented and represented themselves in the newspapers and the periodicals of the 19th-century United States. Understanding the place of American Indians in the 9th-century press will illuminate issues of race, gender, popular culture, religion, and medicine, among many others.
HIST 280-906 – History of American Business Dr. Harold Livesay
T 5:30-8:00 pm
In this course we will consider the role of history and historians in our society and examine what historians do, why they do it, and how they do it in the context of American business history.
HIST 280-907 — The History of Childhood in America Dr. Brian Rouleau
This course will examine the history of children, families, and the concept of childhood across the span of American history. Topics will include colonial families, enslaved children, frontier families, shifting ideas about the proper ways to raise children, the increasing role of government in protecting children as a specific class of citizen. Students will produce a short research paper on some aspect of the subject which interests them.
HIST 280-908 — The Modern French Empire Dr. Rebecca Schloss
This seminar will focus on the history of modern France from 1815 to the present. We will examine how the development of the French empire in the Caribbean, Africa, and Indochina influenced social, cultural, and political processes in continental France