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College of Arts & Sciences

The Emerging United States to 1865

CAS HI 151

Explores how the United States, at first only a series of borderland outposts, became a sprawling national republic. Investigates factors that brought Americans together and those that tore them apart, as they struggled passionately over racial, religious, and sectional values. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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World History after 1500

CAS HI 176

Examines the religious encounters, economic rivalries, and military battles produced by European imperialism since 1500 in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Analyzes how European colonialism came to dominate the world and how nationalist movements succeeded in gaining independence. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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History of Medieval Europe

CAS HI 201

Traces the evolution of medieval civilization from the fourth to the fourteenth centuries. Emphasizes three main themes: the political and social development of western Europe, the evolution of Latin Christianity, and the role of popular culture. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS HI 203. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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War: Myths and Realities

CAS HI 277

The past may tell us about the future of war. This course studies the lessons of wars past to correct current falsehoods and persistent myths about war in the wider culture. Students learn to separate popular myths from the realities of war. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 23-June 27)

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Special Topics in American History

CAS HI 280

Topic for Summer 2018: History of Rock and Roll. Examines the role of popular music in American culture. Studies the origin and growth of the music industry, and attempts to integrate it into the general social and intellectual history of the country. The emphasis is on rock 'n' roll and its impact on America from 1954-1970. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 27)

Read a BU Today article about this course: One Class, One Day: The History of Rock and Roll.

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Capitalism in America: Economic History of the US

CAS HI 292

Surveys the history of corporations and private enterprise since the Civil War, disentangling the evolving relationships between business and government and tracing the influence of money, markets, and their managers in American communities from factories to the frontiers. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the title "Money, Markets & Managers: Economic History of the United States" that was previously numbered CAS HI 377. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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The Civil War Era

CAS HI 328

Social, economic, and political consequences of slavery; Southern secession and the Civil War; political reconstruction; the New South; and the betrayal of black rights. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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History of International Relations, 1900-1945

CAS HI 332

The causes and consequences of the First World War; the search for postwar reconstruction and stability during the twenties; economic collapse, revolutionary nationalism, and fascism during the 1930s; the Second World War and the advent of the bipolar world. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS HI 349 and CAS HI 289. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 23-June 27)

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History of International Relations since 1945

CAS HI 334

The causes and consequences of the Soviet-American Cold War from its origins in Europe to its extension to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The rise of the multipolar international system, the emergence of the nonaligned blocs, and inter- and intra-alliance conflicts. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS HI 350 and CAS HI 290. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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War in Film and Literature

CAS HI 408

Explores, through works of film and literature, human experiences of combat, suffering, and death. Topics range from medieval Japan to Africa, the Americas and Europe, WWI, WWII, and various "small wars" from the 19th through 21st centuries. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Metropolitan College

Metropolitan College

Special Topics

MET HI 215

Topic for Summer 2018: The Vietnam War. Explores the origins, events, and consequences of the wars in Vietnam from 1945 to 1979. Special emphasis is given to the causes of American involvement and the reasons for the failures of U.S. policy. The events of the wars are placed in different contexts demonstrating how ideological, diplomatic, social, cultural, and economic considerations influenced the conduct, duration, and end of the war. Topics include: French colonialism in Vietnam, the outbreak of the Cold War and America's road to Indochina, how the wars were fought, the battlefield experience of American troops, the media and the war, the American antiwar movement, the impact of war on Vietnamese society, Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese nationalism, the roles of the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union, the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia, the Sino-Vietnamese war, cinematic representations of the American War, and the Vietnam War's legacies in South East Asia and in the U.S. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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