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  • CAS HI 568: The Modern Metropolis: Approaches to Urban History
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Cities such as New York, Paris, London, and Shanghai captured the worst problems and most exciting possibilities of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This course investigates how urban spaces facilitated commerce, social life, and the forging of modern identitities.
  • CAS HI 580: The History of Racial Thought
    Study of racial thinking and feeling in Europe and the United States since the fifteenth century. Racial thinking in the context of Western encounters with non-European people and Jews; its relation to social, economic, cultural, and political trends. Also offered as CAS AA 580.
  • CAS HI 584: Labor, Sexuality, and Resistance in the Afro-Atlantic World
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing.
    The role of slavery in shaping the society and culture of the Afro-Atlantic world, highlighting the role of labor, the sexual economy of slave regimes, and the various strategies of resistance deployed by enslaved people. Also offered as CAS AA 514.
  • CAS HI 588: Women, Power, and Culture in Africa
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Understanding the role of women in African history. Topics include the Atlantic slave trade, power, religion, the economy, resistance movements, health, the state, and kinship. Emphasis on the period before independence. Also offered as CAS AA 588.
  • CAS HI 589: Nature's Past: Histories of Environment and Society
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Historians' approaches to environmental history, including human elements of technology, demography, local knowledge, political ecology, and social organization. Geographical foci include North America, Atlantic World, Asia, and Africa.
  • CAS HI 590: The World and the West
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Explores relations between the West and the Third World from 1850, focusing on national and cultural movements in the Third World, and places the African American struggle for freedom in the United States in global and comparative perspective. Also offered as CAS AA 590.
  • CAS HI 591: The Making of the Modern Middle East
    Examines the modern Middle East, with its new and old states and its current contested frontiers, as a product of European rivalries in the region in war and peace, 1798-1922. Also offered as CAS IR 591.
  • CAS HI 594: The Armenian Genocide
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    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.
  • CAS HI 595: Morocco: History on the Cusp of Three Continents
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Explores the range and limits of social mixture - cultural, political, economic - as three civilizations met at the northwest corner of Africa and influenced one another from the eighth to the twenty-first centuries.
  • CAS HI 596: Muslim Societies: An Interdisciplinary History
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor.
    Examines the states, empires, faiths, and ideologies of the Muslim world over a 1500-year period, including states from North and West Africa, through the Middle East, to Turkey, Iran, and then to Central and Southeast Asia. Also offered as CAS AH 539, AN 548, and RN 563.
  • CAS HI 597: Diasporas and Identity
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    History of diasporan commercial networks during the past four centuries in the West and other parts of the world, and emergence of modern global political economy. Focuses on transformation from exilic nationalism to diasporization, transnationalism, and deterritorialization of diasporic identity.