Fall Courses 2014
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Dr. Daniel Gargola
A history of Rome from earliest times to the fall of the Republic. Emphasis will be placed upon the territorial expansion of Rome and the effects of this expansion on republican institutions.
HIS 522 Europe/Wrld In Age of Rev 1760-1815
Dr. Jeremy Popkin
A study of the political social economic and cultural changes that transformed Europe during the age of the French Revolution and Napoleon with special emphasis on the relations between Europe and the non-European world during this period.
Dr. Mark Summers
A detailed study of Britain in the 20th Century with special consideration of Britain in World War I and World War II, and her position in the contemporary world.
HIS 574 Diplomacy and Foreign Policy of the United States to 1919
A survey designed to acquaint the student with the principles of American foreign policy and its historical evolution.
HIS 584 Health and Disease In U.S.
Dr. Eric Christianson
Examines the emergence of modern medicine and the allied healh professions, from colonial times to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the social, institutional, and scientifc contexts of medical thought, education, and practice. It also explores how social and professional thought and action shape the meaning of health and disease.
HIS 595 001 Decolonization Africa
W 3:00- 5:30
Dr. Stephen Davis
HIS 606 Historical Criticism
R 2:00 - 4:30
Dr. Scott Taylor
Required of every entering graduate student in history. For history graduate students only.
HIS 637 Readings in Colonial Latin American History
Dr. Erik L. Myrup
Intensive survey of major themes and debates in colonial Latin American history from 1492 to the early nineteenth century. Includes political economic social and cultural topics.
HIS 640 Readings in US History to 1877
Dr. Mark Summers
This course offers a general introduction to the major historiographical themes and debates in United States History to 1877. Readings will range from older classics to more recent books and will collectively offer students a wide-ranging survey of the history itself – and of the diverse methods employed by U.S. historians to research and write about it.
HIS 650 401 Readings in History: Antebellum America
Dr. Joanne Melish
Supervised reading at the graduate level of a selected bibliography of the essential literature of various special topics. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits with different topics.
HIS 650-402 Readings in History: Law, Religion, and the State
T 6:00-8:30 pm
Dr. Gretchen Starr-Lebeau
This course addresses the intersection of legal and religious culture and practice in the context of the state. Reading will focus on, but not be limited to, the early modern period. Topics covered will include making sense of pre-modern legal practices; prosecution of religious and quasi-religious practices by the state (including inquisitions, consistories, and witchcraft trials); religious, messianic, and millenarian conceptions of early modern states; and considering the role of gender in the interactions of legal and religious practice. Students will engage in common reading and in individually tailored assignments in secondary and primary sources.
HIS 701 Research Seminar in American History
Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor
History 701 is a research seminar in American history and is open to History graduate students. The purpose of the seminar is to train students in the techniques of historical research, writing, interpretation, and criticism. Each member of the seminar will research and write a research paper -- a paper based largely on primary source materials of about 25-30 pages in lengthJason. Each paper will be presented to the seminar for comment and criticism. Each paper will then be revised. In addition, each seminar member will be assigned as the formal critic for one of the papers and each will also prepare a documentation report on one of the papers
HIS 750 Intro Historical Profession
Dr. Scott Taylor
Intend to acquaint students with dissertation research expectation the responsibilities of a new faculty member and professional career options.