History

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Colleges: College of Arts & Sciences | Metropolitan College

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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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The United States since 1865

CAS HI 152

After the Civil War, Americans created a new urbanizing and industrializing landscape, flush with immigrants, growing class conflict, and racial divisions. This course explores how, through times of prosperity, depression, and war, Americans transformed the United States into one of the world's leading nations. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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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 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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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History of Piracy

CAS HI 214

Examines piracy in European history from ancient time to the present, focusing on its economic and social causes, and its consequences. Addresses the modern permutations of piracy as a form of social protest and a technique of terrorism. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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The Making of Modern Britain

CAS HI 247

How did a small island nation develop into a global superpower, and at what costs? This course charts Britain's ascendancy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a focus on industrialization, colonial expansion, democratic institution building, and enlightenment thought. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS HI 321. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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The History of the Soviet Union

CAS HI 273

Examines the tumultuous history of Russia's revolutions and its 74-year experiment with socialism. Explores the new revolutionary state's attempt to create a utopia by re-engineering human bodies, behaviors, and beliefs, and the successes and failures of that project. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same number that was previously entitled "Russia and Its Empires Since 1900." 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 24)

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Special Topics in American History

CAS HI 280

Topic for Summer 2015: 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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 24)

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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 20-June 24)

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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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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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: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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History of World Wars, 1914-1945

CAS HI 336

Covers the two world wars, viewed as a single contest for economic, military, and geopolitical dominance. Topics include nationalism, imperial ideologies, propaganda, mass mobilization, genocide, grand strategy, operational history, and convergent construction of "war states" capable of waging total war. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS HI 359. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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Metropolitan College

History of Boston

MET HI 373

Provides an overview of the evolution and development of Boston, and examines Boston's unique cultures as manifested in religious, political, social, and aesthetic thought and events. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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