Hist 280-901 – WWII in Asia and the Pacific
MW 4:10-5:25 Dr. Cynthia Bouton
At the end of the 18th century France erupted in revolution, which in turn triggered revolution in its Caribbean colony Saint-Domingue (Haiti). This course will explore and research these revolutionary dynamics and place them in the wider context of Atlantic Revolutions.
Hist 280-902 WWII in Asia and the Pacific
MWF 1:50-2:40 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 280-903 Socio-Political and Religious History of the Middle East, c. 600-1798
TR 2:20-3:35 Dr. Side Emre
The aim of this course is to introduce students to historical themes and primary texts in the history of the Near East from the time of Prophet Muhammad (ca. 600 C.E.) to 1798. We will focus on critical reading and writing skills throughout the semester. This class is designed to give students conceptual tools, historical information and analytical skills necessary to contextualize Islam in today’s world and ensure that they respond to the events and information they encounter in a critical and knowledgeable manner.
Hist 280-904 Orthodoxies and Heresies in the Atlantic World, 1492-
MWF 9:10-10:00 Dr. April Hatfield
As people from Europe, the Americas, and Africa created Atlantic World societies, their religious practices changed dramatically, often as a result of their contacts with one another, creating power struggles over “correct” practice and expression of religious beliefs. This course will use such conflicts to introduce students to the main ideas of historical writing and research.
Hist 280-905 Glory, Glory, Hallelujah – Now What?
MWF 11:30-12:20 Dr. Phil Smith
When the Civil War was over, in the first months after the war, how did Americans feel about their country and its future? This question had different meanings for white Americans and for black Americans, for northern, southern and western Americans, for recent immigrants and for Native Americans, not to mention the range of foreign opinion. Research papers will focus on one of these perspectives.
Hist 280-906 HIST 280: Popular Morality in America
TR 9:35-10:50 Dr. Trent MacNamara
This course examines the changing ways Americans have defined a good life. What is just, noble, and righteous? What are legitimate sources of moral authority? Which values deserve priority? Students will choose a moral debate or movement from U.S. history, research it using primary and secondary sources, and produce an original paper based on their research.
Hist 280-907 Paris at War
MWF 11:30-12:20 Dr. Rebecca Schloss
In this seminar, we will explore how war influenced social, political, and cultural dynamics in France’s capitol city during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through a series of case studies- the 1848 Revolution, the 1870 Paris Commune, World War 1, World War 2, and the Algerian War- we will examine how historical changes influenced ideas about and the practice of war in France and her colonies.