901 – Mexican-American Generations in the 20th Century
MWF 11:30-12:20 Dr. Armando Alonzo
Mexican-Americans are multi-generational citizens. Since the war with Mexico, they have experienced considerable adaptation to U.S. society. This course will focus on three cohorts of settlers, the immigrant generation (1900-1929), the Mexican American (1930-1960), and the Chicano generation (1968-1970s). The objective will be to understand and assess the key issues of leaders and organizations that make up these generations.
902 – The Chicana/o in the American Mind
MWF 10:20-11:30 Dr. Carlos Blanton
This seminar will allow students to think critically about any number of scientific discourses in U.S. history as long as they pertain to Mexican Americans. The first quarter of the class is designed to read broadly about scientific discourses and to identify common themes about Mexican American history. The second quarter will instruct intensively on research and writing skills. In the third quarter students will research and submit a draft of their work for peer review. The fourth quarter involves the revision process with instructor consultations.
903 –History of Protest and Violence
TR 12:45-2:00 Dr. Cynthia Bouton
This class examines collective protest and violence in the Atlantic World from the 15th century to the present in historical context. We will examine how scholars have approached these experiences and apply it to our research. We will seek to understand contexts and causes; the nature of participation and leadership; and interactions among communities, protestors, and the state.
904 – Readings in the History of the Near East and Islam, ca. 600-2017 C.E.
TR 12:45-2:00 Dr. Side Emre
The aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the main historical themes and primary texts in the history of the Near East and Islamic history from the time of Prophet Muhammad (ca. 600 C.E.) to ca. 2017. Our goal is to investigate and think critically about the history of the Near East, the formation of the Islamic traditions and its transformations over time across different regions sand cultures, alongside its interaction with other religious and cultural traditions.
905 – The Year of Four Emperors, AD 69
TR 12:45-2:00 Dr. Christoph Konrad
The fall of the emperor Nero in summer 68 put an end to a century of stability which the rule of the Julio-Claudian House had provided throughout the Roman World. Nero’s successor, Galba, lasted just 7 months; his murder in early 69 plunged the Empire into a brief but exceedingly brutal civil war that saw three more emperors in short order within the same year: Otho (Jan.-April), Vitellius (April-Dec.), and the eventual victor, Vespasian (AD 69-79). Proceeding from a close reading of the ancient sources, we will reconstruct those events, and in the process examine Roman attitudes towards politics, power, and war.
906 – War and Memory in America’s Asian Wars
MW 5:45-7:00 Dr. Brian Linn
This seminar will allow students to explore the military dimensions of America’s four major Asian conflicts: the imperial wars of 1898-1902; World War II; Korea; and Vietnam. Students will research, discuss, and write on how historical events have been interpreted and how they have been remembered. Sources will include primary documents, histories, and personal memoirs as popular media.
907 –Travel, Travelers, and the United States in a Wider World
TR 9:35-10:50 Dr. Brian Rouleau
With independence secured, residents of the new republic were free to fan out across the globe in a frenzy of political, economic, and religious activity. Using narratives produced by American merchants, missionaries, sailors and slaves, this course will explore how race, class, and gender shaped the experience of travel, and discuss how various groups from the United States interacted with peoples around the world.
908 – Civil Rights, Cold War, Politics, and Decolonization, 1940-1975
TR 11:10-12:25 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.