901 – Mexican-American Generations in the 20th Century Dr. Armando Alonzo
TR 9:35-10:50 AM
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 – Wartime President as Commander in Chief Dr. Joseph Dawson
MWF 1:50-2:40 PM
This section of Hist 481 is designed to explore aspects of selected American wartime presidents as commander in chief. Students will read assigned books, articles, and book chapters and will be called upon to engage in thoughtful, courteous and effective discussion on assigned works. The required term paper will be based on a variety of primary and secondary sources.
903 – When New York had a Queen: British America under Queen Anne Dr. Evan Haefeli
MWF 10:20-11:10 AM
This course explores early 18th century New York in the reign of Queen Anne. Many topics will be offered, as this brief span of just over a decade included: a slave revolt, a global war, negotiations with the Iroquois Confederacy, a major political scandal involving an allegedly cross-dressing governor, missionary work with slaves and Mohawks, and more. A number of published sources and secondary works will allow students to explore a research topic of their own choice.
904 – The United States in the 1920s Dr. Sara Alpern
TR 11:10-12:25 PM
This course will explain the U.S. in the 1920s. Students will conduct original research on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the Harlem Renaissance, the Forgotten Generation, Organized Crime, the Roaring Twenties, Spectator Sports and the Ku Klux Klan.
905 – History of Protest and Collective Violence Dr. Cynthia Bouton
MW 4:10-5:25 PM
This class examines collective protest and violence in the Atlantic World from the 15th century to the present in historical context. We will seek to understand contexts and causes; the nature of participation and leadership; assumptions and goals; and interactions among communities, protestors, targets of grievances, and the state.
906 – Women of the West Dr. Verity McInnis
MWF 12:40-1:30 PM
This seminar will explore relationships of gender, class, race, and ethnicity to better understand the complex historical space of the U. S. West of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many women challenged the traditional distribution of power to construct a new social reality. In studying this female empowerment, a greater understanding emerges that helps to more accurately explain the American past.
907 – Feminisms of Color in the United States Dr. Sarah McNamara
TR 12:45-2:00 PM
In a multi-racial and multi-ethnic nation, what does feminism mean to women who are neither white nor middle class? This course examines the intersections of race, ethnicity, class 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 feminism on their own terms.
908 –The Global Cold War Dr. Jason Parker
MWF 11:30-12:20 PM
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.