901 – Multiethnic Russian Empire
TR 11:10-12:25 Dr. Riegg
Who ARE the Chechens? Why do millions of Muslims and Christians live peacefully side-by-side in Russia? Where did today’s Ukrainian crises originate? These and other questions will guide this seminar’s exploration of imperial Russia as a multiethnic domain. We will highlight the expanding tsarist state’s encounters with non-Russian groups from the Western borderlands to the Caucasus to Siberia, Central Asia and the Far East, emphasizing the array of responses from cooperation to confrontation.
902 – Texas History in Myth and Memory
TR 11:10-12:25 Dr. Kitchens
The history of Texas, whether as province, republic, or state, has frequently been contested among various social, racial, or ethnic groups. This course examines recent examples of Texas historiography seeking possible bridges amongst the competing interpretations. The role of collective memories will be an important point for discourse.
903 – Great Lives in Science
T 5:50-8:20 PM Dr. Stranges
This seminar will examine the lives and contributions of those scientists whose fundamental discoveries have enabled us to understand the world in which we live today. Students will study key figures such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, and James Watson and Francis Crick. The readings will consist of brief biographies of the scientists, emphasizing their scientific breakthroughs. The focus is on the scientists and the society in which they lived.
904 – The Making of the French Atlantic, 1600-1763
TR 12:45-2:00 Dr. Schloss
This course deals with the creation of the French Atlantic [New France (Quebec), Louisiana, Martinique, and Senegal] between 1600 and 1763. Throughout the semester, we will examine cultural and economic exchanges and adaptations that took place among these distant parts of the French Atlantic Empire, paying particular attention to voluntary and involuntary migrations, empire-building, and the emergence of new societies and cultures.
905 – Goods and Entertainments in the 18th-century Anglo-American World
MWF 12:40-1:30 Dr. Rosenheim
This course will explore and try to explain the origins and impact of the emergence of a consumer society in Britain and its Caribbean and North American colonies from 1660-1815. Students will be able to use digitized texts, images, and actual objects for their research purposes. These projects will address the production, distribution, purchase and/or consumption of the vast quantity of commodities and entertainments available to all members of British society.
906 – The Global Cold War
TR 8:00-9:15 AM Dr. Parker
This seminar explores the rise of the superpower conflict from the ashes of WWII in Europe to its spread into the far corners of the decolonizing world. Students will spend the first half of the course becoming familiar with the scholarship of the Cold War and the second half conducting research to produce an essay of original scholarship on the topic.
907 –Latinx Work, Latinx Power!
MWF 9:10-10:00 Dr. McNamara
Worker’s rights are human rights. This course examines the history of Latinx labor in the United States to explore the intersections of social justice and worker activism. Students will question how Latinas and Latinos shaped modern movements for Latinx power by examining the long history of Latinx union activism, coalition building, and political participation across the nation.