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College of Arts & Sciences

The Emergence of Modern Europe: Renaissance to the Present

CAS HI 102

What is Europe? Explores the emergence of Europe as an idea and place. 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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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Catastrophe & Memory

CAS HI 221

Examines the ways in which catastrophes, both natural and social, enter into cultural memory. The goal is to understand how events that seem to defy comprehension are represented in works of art and given a place in the memory of a culture. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the title "Catastrophe and Cultural Memory" that was previously numbered CAS HI 248. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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Special Topics in American History

CAS HI 280

Topic for Summer 2016: 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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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African American History

CAS HI 298

The history of African Americans from African origins to the present; societies in West and West Central Africa, slavery and freedom in colonial America, Civil War and Reconstruction, freedom and struggles in a globalizing America-Reconstruction, civil rights and beyond. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS HI 371. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 10)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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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: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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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: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $2560

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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