Hist 280-901 – HIST 280: Independence and Revolution in Latin America
TR 11:10-12:25 Dr. C. Bouton
Description: During the first half of the nineteenth century, virtually every Spanish and Portuguese colony in the Americas achieved independence and wrote revolutionary constitutions. This course will explore the history of these Latin American independence movements/revolutions and place them in the wider context of the age of Atlantic revolutions.
Hist 280-902 – WWII in Asia and the Pacific
MW 4:10-5:25 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– Occupying Germany: Americans and Germans, 1945-1995
TR 12:45-2:00 Dr. Adam Seipp
In the fifteen years following the end of WWII, about 15 million Americans lived in Germany as military personnel or dependents. The American presence had profound consequences for German society as it emerged from the shadow of Nazism, genocide, and a lost war. In this seminar, students will develop research topics related to this extraordinary period of interaction, while engaging with other material related to the history of the Cold War.
Hist 280-904 – Women in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. West
MWF 11:30-12:20 Dr. Verity McInnis
This seminar will study the experiences of women in the nineteenth-century U.S. West to examine relationships of gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Many women challenged the traditional distribution, and accessed avenues, of power to construct a new social reality, identity and status. Students will analyze secondary and primary source material to design and construct a short research paper.
Hist 280-905 – Texas between the Wars
TR 9:35-10:50 Dr. Phil Smith
Between World War I and World War II, economic, racial, gender, and demographic factors changed Texas in major ways. The oil boom, diversification of agriculture, the rise of the Klan, racial segregation, new options for women, increased immigration from Mexico, the Great Depression, and Texas’ centennial celebration all created new opportunities to expand or to restrict the liberties and opportunities of Texans. Students will study Texas history of this era and produce a research paper on a topic of their choosing.
Hist 280-906 – The History of Childhood in America
TR 2:20-3:35 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 280-907 – Law, Empire, and Identity in the Golden Age of Piracy, 1650-1730
MWF 10:20-11:10 Dr. April Hatfield
This course will introduce students to the main ideas of historical writing and research, using global piracy as a backdrop. In particular, we will consider how piracy challenged the boundaries of empire and nation, ideas about identity and allegiance, and the development of international law.