History

Politics and Culture in Britain, 1660-1759

CAS HI 357 (4 credits)

Introduction to British politics, philosophy, religion, society, and literature, 1660-1759. Many modern ideas, including democracy and individual liberty, had their origins in these years; literary works include slashing satire, sparkling comedy, wicked obscenity, and profound meditations on human nature. Also offered as CAS EN 372.

2017SPRGCASHI357 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am REL 404

Twentieth-Century European Thought and Culture

CAS HI 358 (4 credits)

From modernism in art and music, to totalitarianism, to post-war existentialism, this course surveys the richness and upheaval in twentieth-century Europe. Read the fiction of Mann and Woolf, assess Nazi propaganda, and study the art of Cubist, Futurists, and Expressionists. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course entitled "Twentieth-Century European Thought and Culture" previously numbered CAS HI 224.

2017SPRGCASHI358 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 1:25 pm 2:15 pm CAS 233

Modern Chinese History

CAS HI 364 (4 credits)

Since 1600, China experienced Manchu imperial expansion, conflict with the West, two revolutions, and the construction of a socialist society now dominated by authoritarian capitalism. Explores the interplay between enduring traditions, upheaval and modernity, and their consequences for our world.

2017SPRGCASHI364 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS 324

Shanghai: The Key to Modern China?

CAS HI 365 (4 credits)

The social, cultural, political, and economic history of Shanghai is used as a lens to understand the making of modern China. Themes include the role of the city's colonial past in shaping its history. Students visit significant sights and museums. Also offered as CAS IR 371 E.

Introduction to Modern Japanese History

CAS HI 369 (4 credits)

Developments from late Tokugawa Japan and the Meiji Restoration (1868) to the present. Focus on Japan's economic, political, and social adjustment to modern times, the evolution of twentieth century Japanese imperialism, and Japan's growth after World War II.

2016FALLCASHI369 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 1:00 pm 4:00 pm STH 625

The Sword, the Cross, and the Crescent: Byzantium and the Near East

CAS HI 377 (4 credits)

Examines Byzantine society and culture, focusing on conflicts and cooperation with the Islamic East until 1453, when Muslim Ottomans captured Constantinople and radically altered life and politics in the eastern Mediterranean. Explores lessons from Byzantine-Muslim relations for the twenty-first century.

Armenia from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

CAS HI 378 (4 credits)

Introduction to Armenian history from antiquity to the medieval period. Themes include geopolitical competition for regional hegemony, the conversion to Christianity, adoption of the Armenian alphabet, quality of leadership under the five kingdoms, and the national struggle for survival.

2017SPRGCASHI378 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 1:25 pm 2:15 pm CAS B25B

Modern Armenian History and Literature

CAS HI 379 (4 credits)

Introduction to modern Armenian history and literature from the nineteenth-century "cultural renaissance" to the upheavals of the twentieth century--genocide, independence, and Sovietization--and the literatures of Soviet Armenia and the diaspora.

The Armenian Genocide

CAS HI 380 (4 credits)

Examines the emergence of the Armenian Question in the Ottoman Empire as a national and international issue. Analysis of Armenian-Turkish relations after the Young Turk revolution in 1908. Focuses on the processes of genocide, survivor memory, and international responses.

2016FALLCASHI380 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CAS 222

History of Modern Iran, 1900-Present

CAS HI 381 (4 credits)

Geographical/historical background; social structure, ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversities; Anglo-Russian interventions; consequences of tobacco concession; constitutional revolution and reform; Qajar legacy; centralization, secularization, modernization under Pahlavis; oil and Mossadeg; autocracy and revolution; liberals, communists, fundamentalists, and Islamic revolution. Also offered as CAS IR 397.

2017SPRGCASHI381 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 11:00 am 12:15 pm SHA 202

Turko-Persia in the Twentieth Century

CAS HI 382 (4 credits)

The twentieth-century history of the non-Arab Muslim Middle East, i.e., Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. Analysis of the constitutional revolutions in Turkey and Iran, Kemalism, the Islamic revolution in Iran, and communism in the Soviet Union and Afghanistan. Also offered as CAS IR 328.

Modern History and Geopolitics of the Caucasus

CAS HI 383 (4 credits)

Surveys history of the Caucasus with a focus on Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, from the early nineteenth century to the post-Soviet period. Explores advantages and problems of modernization, nationalism, and major power geopolitics within the context of international political economy.

History of Genocide

CAS HI 384 (4 credits)

History and comparative analysis of genocidal mass murder with focus on the twentieth century. Hereros, Armenians, holomodor, Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur. Attention to political leaders, state ideology, dehumanization of victim groups, geopolitical competition, war, empire building and decline.

2017SPRGCASHI384 A1, Jan 23rd to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 4:30 pm 5:45 pm CAS 213

Americans and the Middle East

CAS HI 389 (4 credits)

Examines the intersecting histories of America and the Middle East from the late eighteenth century to the present, focusing first on American missionary and educational efforts in the region and then on American political and military involvement after World War II.

2016FALLCASHI389 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 11:00 am CAS 228

Israel: History, Politics, Culture, Identity

CAS HI 392 (4 credits)

Using a broad array of readings, popular music, documentaries, film and art, this course explores Israel's political system, culture, and society, including the status of minorities in the Jewish state; post-1967 Israeli settlement projects; and the struggle for Israel's identity. Meets with CAS LH 284.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

CAS HI 393 (4 credits)

History of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, analysis of conflicting narratives through primary sources and film. Students present their own reflections on the conflict and debate possibilities of resolution. Counts toward majors and minors in History, International Relations, Middle East & North Africa Studies, and Jewish Studies.

2016FALLCASHI393 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 11:00 am 12:30 pm JSC 201

Modern Latin America

CAS HI 397 (4 credits)

Political, economic, and cultural evolution of Latin American republics. Nineteenth-century conflicts over "civilization" vs "barbarism," liberalism vs conservatism, and slavery. Democracy and military rule in the twentieth century and efforts to create new forms of politics and citizenship.

2017SPRGCASHI397 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 1:25 pm 2:15 pm CAS 201

Senior Honors Seminar 1

CAS HI 401 (4 credits)

The first of a two-semester seminar that guides students through the research and writing of an honors thesis grounded in primary historical research. Students participate in a workshop environment and are matched with an additional faculty advisor.

2016FALLCASHI401 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 3:00 pm 6:00 pm HIS 304

Senior Honors Seminar 2

CAS HI 402 (4 credits)

The second of a two-semester seminar that guides students through the research and writing of an honors thesis grounded in primary historical research. Students participate in a workshop environment and are matched with an additional faculty advisor.

2017SPRGCASHI402 A1, Jan 25th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 2:30 pm 5:15 pm HIS 304

Monks, Friars, and Saints

CAS HI 406 (4 credits)

Examines various aspects of the concept of holiness in medieval society. Principal focus on the monastic and mendicant orders, tracing the changing ideals of Christian sanctity and the impact of those ideals on social movements, economic developments, and state policies.