901 – Healers and Killers: Medical Doctors in History
MWF 12:40-1:30 Dr. Hoi-eun Kim
Medical doctors are healers, but, evident in the examples of Nazi doctors and their Japanese counterparts during World War II, they often functioned as killers. In this writing intensive course, students will read, discuss, and write about medical doctors in history.
902 – The African American Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy
TR 3:55-5:10 Dr. Albert Broussard
This course will explore the impact of the African American civil rights movement and its legacy on American society. We will explore the origins of the civil rights movement, the impact of World Wars I and II on the racial attitudes of black and white Americans, how African Americans fared during the Great Depression and New Deal eras, the role that significant local, state, and national leaders of all races played in the movement for racial equality. Finally, the course will assess the degree to which the civil rights movement achieved its goals and objectives.
903 –The Multiethnic Russian Empire
MWF 9:10-10:00 Dr. Stephen Riegg
Who ARE the Georgians? Why do millions of Muslims and Christians live peacefully side-by-side in Russia? Where did today’s Ukrainian crisis originate? These and other questions will guide this seminar’s exploration of imperial Russia as a multiethnic domain. The Russian empire included millions of non-Russian subjects of the tsar. Distinct ethnic, religious, and cultural identities vied for status and stability throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, working both with and against the tsars and Cossacks. This seminar will highlight the expanding tsarist state’s encounters with non-Russian groups. We will also consider the experiences of the empire’s diverse ethnoreligious communities.
904 – American Indians and U.S. Popular Culture
TR 2:20-3:35 Dr. Angela Hudson
This seminar will explore the representation of American Indians in U.S. popular culture from the Revolution to the present. Our emphasis will be on depictions of Indian people and themes in newspapers, magazines, music, film, advertising and sports. Integral to these investigations will be assessing the impact of such depictions on the lives of Indian people.
905 – Feminisms of Color
MWF 10:20-11:10 Dr. Sarah McNamara
In a multi-racial and multi-ethnic nation, what does feminism mean? This course examines the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and gender to explore the multiple meanings of feminism in the 20th century United States. Students will investigate how women of color have been included and excluded from feminist action, and, as a result, reinterpreted and defined feminism on their own terms. This course asks students to critically analyze academic texts, interpret primary documents, and produce a research paper using historical methods.
906 – Civil Rights, Cold War, Politics, and Decolonization, 1940-1975
TR 12:45-2:00 Dr. Erin Wood
This course explores the relationships between the mid-twentieth century civil rights struggles in the United States, the Cold War, and Asian and African decolonization and liberation movements. While the civil rights movement has typically been historicized as a southern and/or national phenomenon, it can be more fully understood within a transnational context.
907 – Empire in American History
MWF 10:20-11:10 Dr. Katherine Unterman
This seminar examines pivotal events in the international history of the United States that have been deemed imperial, from the conquest of the west through the Iraq War. We will explore how scholars have theorized empire, compare American international activity with that of the Roman and British empires, and ask how imperial encounters have affected American domestic life