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Courses with the HISTORY Subject

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History (HISTORY)

Spring 2024 Summer 2024 


101 [HUM] Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Europe 3 Survey of ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and Reformation within the Mediterranean, Near East, and Europe. Typically offered Fall.

102 [HUM] Modern Europe 3 European history and its impact upon the global community from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. Typically offered Spring.

105 [ROOT] The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 Foundational first-year course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students' lives in the 21st century. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 105 and 305. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

110 [HUM] American History to 1877 3 Social, economic, cultural history of British mainland colonies/United States to 1877. Typically offered Fall.

111 [HUM] American History Since 1877 3 Social, economic, cultural history of United States, 1877 to present. Typically offered Spring.

120 [DIVR] World History I 3 Integrated study of political, social, cultural, economic, environmental and religious systems among peoples and civilization prior to 1500 CE. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

121 [HUM] World History II 3 Integrated study of political, social, cultural, economic, environmental and religious systems among peoples and civilization after 1500 CE. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

216 Introduction to American Cultural Studies 3 Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American cultures and the field of American studies. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 216, CES 216, ENGLISH 216, HISTORY 216, WGSS 216.)

230 [HUM] Introduction to Latin American History 3 Overview of the most significant events, social and ethnic groups, practices, and institutions of colonial and modern Latin America.

235 [HUM] African American History 3 History of African Americans in the U.S. with emphasis upon major themes of the Black experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 235, HISTORY 235).

250 [EQJS] Peoples of the United States 3 Examination of the peoples of the United States from the beginnings of the colonial era to the present. Typically offered Spring.

271 [DIVR] Southeast Asian History: Vietnam to Indonesia 3 Historical introduction to Southeast Asian social, religious, political, economic and cultural institutions including Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, the Philippines and Indonesia. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 271, ASIA 271).

272 [DIVR] Introduction to Middle Eastern History 3 History of the Middle East from Muhammad to the present; political and religious development and the impact of empires. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 272, ASIA 272). Typically offered Summer Session.

273 [DIVR] Islam in Global History 3 Charts spread of Islam among the world's peoples, Islamic contributions to world heritage, and Islam's role in modern global affairs. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 273, ASIA 273).

274 Introduction to African History 3 Survey of the history of Africa from human origins to present. Typically offered Spring.

275 [DIVR] Introduction to East Asian Culture 3 Survey of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and others) history from 1766 BCE to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 275, ASIA 275). Typically offered Spring.

291 History of World Trade 3 The evolution of the institutions, conditions, and consequences of world trade after 1000. Typically offered Summer Session.

294 Global Environmental History 3 Historical dynamics of human communities and their ecological settings. Typically offered Summer Session.

298 History of Women in American Society 3 Exploration of the many roles women have played in American society from the Colonial period through the twentieth century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 298, WGSS 298.)

300 [M] Writing about History 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in History; sophomore standing. Historical topics, use of sources, analytical thought, and precision in language. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

301 History in Popular Culture 3 Historical people and events in fiction, film, video, and digital media. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

305 [ROOT] Roots of Contemporary Issues For Transfer Students 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students' lives in the 21st century. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 105 and 305. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

306 Cultures and Peoples of the Middle East 3 Contemporary Arab cultures in a historical perspective within the framework of Western-Middle Eastern relations. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 306, ASIA 306). Typically offered Fall and Summer.

308 [DIVR] North American Indian History, Precontact to Present 3 Traces American Indians from precontact to the present against the backdrop of sovereignty, treaty rights, and trust responsibility. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

313 Early American History to 1750 3 The cultures and interactions of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans; development of colonial American societies and institutions. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

314 The Era of the American Revolution 3 The origins of the American Revolution, the War of Independence, and the emergence of republican government and society. Typically offered Spring.

316 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 The Civil War as a problem in historical causation and social, political, and economic impact of the war.

318 [HUM] United States, 1914-1945 3 America through World War I, cultural tensions of the Twenties, and the crises of Depression and WWII. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

319 [HUM] American History, 1945-1980 3 International and domestic impact of the Cold War, Civil Rights Movements, Vietnam War, and Watergate. Typically offered Fall.

320 [ARTS] Modern U.S. History Through Film 3 Analysis of modern American history through the lens of film.

322 [DIVR] U.S. Popular Culture Since 1930 3 Movies, radio, television, sports, music, and other popular arts in historical context; explores diverse cultural influences on the development of American popular culture while examining its influence on cultures around the world.

322 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] U.S. Popular Culture Since 1930 3 Movies, radio, television, sports, music, and other popular arts in historical context.

324 History of the Pacific Northwest 3 Political, social economic and environmental history of the Pacific Northwest. Fulfills the teaching certification requirement for Washington state history. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

325 The City in History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Description and comparison of the city through history in European and one or more non-Western cultures.

328 The American West 3 Multicultural exploration of the frontier experience and western America; environment, economic development, gender, class and race emphasized. Typically offered Fall.

330 History of Mexico 3 War of independence, 19th century Mexico and the liberal-conservative struggle; modern Mexico since the Revolution of 1910.

331 [HUM] Latin American Cultural History 3 Analysis of the contact between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and others and the cultural ramifications that have ensued. Typically offered Fall.

332 [HUM] 20th Century Latin America 3 Contemporary history of Latin America, analyzing political, economic, social, and cultural history through a thematic, comparative approach.

334 Revolution in Latin America 3 Social and political development in Central America; reasons for dictatorships and revolutionary movements; comparison with other Latin American regions.

335 [DIVR] Women in Latin American History 3 Survey of women's changing roles throughout Latin America from pre colonial to present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 335, WGSS 335.) Typically offered Fall and Summer.

336 History of Sexualities 3 Historical analysis of the social construction of sexualities in intersection with race and class within national and transnational contexts. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 336, HISTORY 336.)

337 Women in the Ancient World 3 Seminar investigating women within ancient societies from Archaic Greece to early Byzantium, focusing upon the lives and roles of women.

339 Slavery and Freedom in World History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. History of slavery, abolition, and post-emancipation societies around the world; trends and debates in historiographical literature. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

341 [HUM] The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome 3 Seminar investigating ancient Rome from the city's founding to the empire's fall in west and continuation in the east. Typically offered Fall and Summer.

345 Inquisitors, Heretics, and Witches in the Early Modern World 3 Political, cultural, and religious history of Europe, 1500-1650.

347 [HUM] Europe in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1789 to 1815 3 The history of Europe during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era (1789-1815). Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

349 Europe and Two World Wars, 1914-1945 3 Political, intellectual, economic, and international aspects of European life during and between two world wars.

350 [HUM] Witches, Nuns, Merchants, and Queens in Europe 1200-1800 3 Women's experiences in Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and the ideas and roles that affected their lives. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 350, WGSS 350.) Typically offered Fall and Spring.

355 [HUM] Life and Culture of the Popular Classes in Europe, 1200-1800 3 The transformation of Europe's popular culture (music, games, stories, beliefs) through social, religious, commercial, and print revolutions. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

356 [HUM] [M] Europe Since 1945 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Europe from the end of World War II to the present; the Cold War, European integration, the fall of communism, social and intellectual life. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

359 [HUM] Modern Britain 3 Britain and the Empire from the Napoleonic wars to the present.

361 [DIVR] American Roots: Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity 3 An analysis of immigration to migration within the US including political and social consequences and the experiences of ethnic groups since the early 19th century. Typically offered Fall and Summer.

366 History of the Cold War, 1944-present 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Exploration of the 50 year cold conflict between the US and USSR and its political, social, economic, and cultural consequences for the world.

368 Hitler and Nazi Germany 3 Origins and rise of Nazism; state, society and culture in the Third Reich; Nazi racial ideology; world war; the Holocaust.

369 [ARTS] Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, HISTORY 105, HISTORY 305, WGSS 101, or WGSS 120. Analysis of roots/legacies of creative resistance writing by Queer communities of color; students learn to produce creative resistance work. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 369, HISTORY 369.)

370 History of Ancient and Medieval India 3 Historical development to 1500 CE of states, religions, caste society, gender customs and social ecology in India. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 370, ASIA 370).

371 The Middle East and the West 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. East-west tensions in the context of historical relations between the Middle East and West Europe since the rise of Islam. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 371, ASIA 371).

372 The Middle East Since World War I 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Developments in the Middle East since World War I, including nationalism, fundamentalism, and revolution. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 372, ASIA 372).

373 [HUM] Chinese Civilization 3 Growth of Chinese civilization from the Bronze Age to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 373, ASIA 373). Typically offered Spring.

377 [DIVR] Modern Japanese History 3 Examination of political, socioeconomic and cultural changes and the international crises in modern Japan since the 19th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 377, ASIA 377).

379 [SSCI] History of East Asian Economic Development Since 1945 3 The historical relationships between politics and economics in East Asian since 1945. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 379, ASIA 379).

380 Methods of Teaching Social Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in History or Social Studies. Methods, resources, selection of content, past and present issues in social studies education. Typically offered Fall.

381 Science in Western Civilization Through Newton 3 Development of Western science and its influence on European culture and society.

382 History of Science and Technology Since Newton 3 Development of modern science and its influence on Western culture and society.

382 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] History of Science and Technology Since Newton 3 Development of modern science and its influence on Western culture and society.

383 [DIVR] Drugs in World History 3 Exploration of the impact of drugs on economic systems, the development of cultures, and general lifestyles of societies around the world.

384 [EQJS] The World Through Sports History 3 Exploration of the ways in which sports, games, athletics, and athletes have contributed to the development of global or transnational processes of power and inequality. Typically offered Fall.

387 World War II in Asia and the Pacific 3 Imperial rivalries in Asia; Japanese militarism; military, ideological and social aspects of the war; the atomic bomb; memory of the war. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 387, ASIA 387).

388 US and Vietnam 3 Course and consequences of US involvement in Indo-China, focusing on the causes and conduct of the US Vietnam conflict from 1945-1997.

390 U.S. Military History 3 American military history from 1630 to the present. Themes will include civil military relations, the conduct of war, and political-military relations.

391 The Great War 1914 - 1920 3 Political, social and cultural history of the first global war from the Sarajevo assassination through the post-war peace settlements.

395 Topics in History V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Analytical study of selected historical movements and events. Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

396 Topics in African History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Analytical study of selected African historical movements and events. Typically offered Spring.

398 [DIVR] Women, Gender, and the History of the Un-West 3 The multicultural history of women in the west through women's literature, archives, and oral history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 398, WGSS 398.) Typically offered Fall.

399 [EQJS] LGBTQ+ History: Culture, Politics, and Social Change in the U.S. 3 History and theory of queer sexualities and gender identities in the United States including community development, politics and cultures. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 399, WGSS 399.)

409 [CAPS] American Environmental History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. A history of environmental change, ideas of nature, natural resource development, conservation politics, science and environmental policy. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

410 History of American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Indian Law 3 The history of sovereignty and Federal Indian Law against the backdrop of treaties and trust responsibility. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 410, ANTH 410, POL S 410). Typically offered Fall.

415 Jeffersonian-Jacksonian America 3 Social and political history of the United States from 1789 to 1845; Jeffersonian and Jacksonian eras. Typically offered Fall.

417 [CAPS] United States, 1877-1914 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Major historical and cultural developments, issues, interpretations, and debates of importance during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

420 [CAPS] American History, 1980-Present 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Recent social, cultural, economic, and political change; the impact of new technologies; trends in popular culture; and the war on terror.

426 [EQJS] Workers Across North America 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. International interactions between workers and labor unions in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 426, HISTORY 426). Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

427 [M] Public History: Theory and Methodology 3 An introduction to the broad range of non-traditional careers in history. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 427 and HISTORY 527. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

435 [CAPS] European Colonization of the Globe, 1400-1800 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. The factors underlying European colonization and trade before 1800 and its engagement with indigenous societies worldwide. Typically offered Fall.

436 [CAPS] Empire and Decolonization, 1800 to the Present 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. History of empires, imperialism, and decolonization since 1800.

438 Topics in Public History V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 credits. Public history applications, methods and careers in specific public history fields. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

444 [CAPS] The Renaissance: Art, Violence, and Early Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Political, cultural, and religious history of Europe, 1300-1500.

462 History of Imperial Russia 3 History and culture of Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the 1905 revolution.

465 Representations of the Holocaust 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. How the Holocaust is represented and enters public memory through documentaries, memoirs, works of fiction, poetry, film, museums and monuments. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 450, HISTORY 465.) Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

469 [M] Seminar in History 3 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: HISTORY 300 with a C or better; admitted to the major in History. Typically offered Spring.

475 The People's Republic of China, 1949 to Present 3 The major political, social, economic and cultural developments during the People's Republic of China. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 475, ASIA 475, POL S 475).

476 [SSCI] Revolutionary China, 1800 to Present 3 Continuity and change in the political, social, cultural and economic experience of China since 1800. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 476, ASIA 476, POL S 476). Typically offered Odd Years - Fall.

483 [CAPS] Medicine, Science, and Technology in World History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. The emergence of modern technological society with emphasis on scientific development and exchange among world civilizations across history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 483 and ASIA 483).

486 United States Foreign Relations 3 Ends and means in foreign policy; organization, management, control, and current policy issues. (Crosslisted course offered as POL S 427, HISTORY 486).

492 [CAPS] Cultural Appetites: Food in World History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. What food selection and preparation reveals about cultural integration around the world from the medieval era to the present.

495 [CAPS] Space, Place, and Power in History: Historical Geography in Global Perspective 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduction to the discipline of historical geography; geographical and spatial approaches to European, North American, and Asian history. Typically offered Summer Session.

495 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] Space, Place, and Power in History: Historical Geography in Global Perspective 3 Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Introduction to the discipline of historical geography; geographical and spatial approaches to European, North American, and Asian history. Typically offered Summer Session.

497 Seminar 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits.

498 History Internship V 1-12 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major or minor in History. Participation as intern in public or private sectors. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 498 and HISTORY 598. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

509 Field Course: Foundations in US History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Chronological readings in US history.

510 Field Course in American History 3 May be repeated for credit. Readings and interpretive problems of American history.

525 Seminar in American History 3 May be repeated for credit. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

527 [M] Public History: Theory and Methodology 3 An introduction to the broad range of non-traditional careers in history. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 427 and HISTORY 527. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

528 Seminar in Public History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. The development of skills at the graduate level to be used in nontraditional careers for historians.

529 Interpreting History through Material Culture 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Historical interpretation to work on major historic preservation and museum projects.

540 Seminar in History 3 May be repeated for credit.

560 Field Course in Early European History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Readings and issues in early European history.

569 Field Course in Modern European History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Readings and interpretive problems in modern European history. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

570 World History Theory and Methods 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Historiographic overview of the field of world history.

571 Topics in World History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Readings in themes and historiography of comparative, transnational, and global approaches to history.

575 Field Course in Women's History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Readings and interpretive problems in women's history.

578 Field Course in Asian History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Readings and interpretive problems in Asian history.

580 Historiography 3 Typically offered Odd Years - Fall.

595 The Teaching of History in College 3 Theory, problems, and methods of teaching history at the college level.

596 Topics in American Studies 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. American Studies Summer Institute. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 596, HISTORY 596).

597 Seminar in History V 2-3 May be repeated for credit.

598 History Internship V 1-12 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Participation as intern in public or private sectors. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 498 and HISTORY 598. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

599 History Colloquium 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Weekly discussions and presentations on historical topics or current faculty and graduate student research. S, F grading.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the History PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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