History

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. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Social Inquiry I. 4 cr. Tuition: $3100

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 15)

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  • What Is Europe?

    CAS HI 191

    Explores key moments in history when cultural contact prompted Europeans to reconsider how they defined themselves culturally and geographically. Lectures and discussions are combined with trips to local museums/archives to analyze the material remains of this process of self-definition. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $3100

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 15)

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  • Catastrophe and Memory

    CAS HI 221

    Examines the ways in which catastrophes, both natural and social, enter into cultural memory. 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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Research and Information Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $3100

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 15)

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  • The Twentieth-Century American Presidency

    CAS HI 283

    Examines the shifting role of the presidency in American politics, especially over the course of the twentieth century. Considers not only the accomplishments of individual presidents and institutional changes in the executive branch but also the evolving place of the presidency in American popular culture. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Social Inquiry II. 4 cr. Tuition: $3100

    Summer 2 (July 5-August 15)

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