History

Note: All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2019 website are pending approval.

College of Arts & Sciences

The Emergence of Modern Europe: Renaissance to the Present

CAS HI 102

What is Europe? This course explores the emergence of Europe as an idea and place. It draws on literature and art from Machiavelli to Russian ballet to explain Europe's changing meaning; focuses on nation- and state-building to explain Europe's shifting boundaries. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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The Emerging 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. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): Historical Consciousness, Research and Information Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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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. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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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. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Historical Consciousness. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Special Topics in American History

CAS HI 280

Topic for Summer 2019: 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: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

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

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History of American Foreign Relations Since 1898

CAS HI 287

Analysis of the history of American foreign policy from the perspective of the changing world and regional international systems; emphasis on the effect of these systems and the impact of America on the creation and operation of international systems. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Social Inquiry II. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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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: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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A History of the Present: The United States since 1968

CAS HI 339

Surveys American society since the upheavals of the 1960s. Topics include war, politics, religion, and popular culture as well as changing notions about race, gender, and selfhood. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

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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: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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