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Course No. Course Name Description

Hist 500A Colony to Nation to the 21st Century: Politics and Culture in Chilean History In this course the history of Chilean nation-building from the early colonial roots to the 21st Century will be analyzed. Focus is on political, social, and cultural histories of the country, giving attention to the unique characteristics of Chilean national developments. At the same time, connecting its historical idiosyncrasies to larger regional characteristcs and to the trajectory that shaped Latin American developments from colonial encounters, to independence, to contemporary challenges. Graduate-level requirements include bi-weekly meetings to discuss additional readings. Graduate students don't write short papers but will take the exams with the undergraduates. Their grades consist of different components. Please see syllabus.

HIST 501 Revolutions of the Mind: Nineteenth-Century Ideas and Their Contemporary Legacy
This course will examine the writings of the major public intellectuals/ critical thinkers of the nineteenth century and their continued influence in our contemporary world.  We will read the work of intellectual figures as diverse as Marx, Mill, Spencer, Thoreau, Darwin, Renan, Zola, Freud, Hirschfeld, and others considering the influence of their ideas in their own time and their implications for our own epistemologies and cosmologies in the present.  Graduate students in this course will be responsible for all of the course readings above.  Graduate students will also have additional readings and additional meetings with the instructor.  There is a research paper option that may be substituted for the Bibliography or the Historiographical Essay. Graduate students are invited to take a lecture as well, on a topic of their choosing in consultation with the instructor.  All topics for the Bibliography, Historiographical Essay, and Research Paper must be developed in consultation with the instructor.

HIST 504A History of Rome: The Republic to the Death of Caesar The Republic to the death of Caesar. Graduate level requirements include an additional indepth research paper.

HIST 504B History of Rome: The Empire through the Reign of Constantine the Great The Empire through the reign of Constantine the Great. Graduate level requirements include an additional indepth research paper.

HIST 505A Medieval Europe Major institutions and trends in Europe from the breakup of the Roman World to the 14th century. Graduate level requirements include additional work with primary and foreign language secondary sources.

HIST 505B Medieval Europe Major institutions and trends in Europe from the breakup of the Roman World to the 14th Century. Graduate level requirements include additional work with primary and foreign language secondary sources.

HIST 506A Spanish Medieval Art and Architecture Covers Spanish art and Architecture produced by Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures between the fall of Rome and 1492, examining the roles of art in medieval politics and religion. Graduate level requirements include a 15-20 page paper and will meet with the instructor outside class hours to discuss readings.

HIST 507 Perpetual Revolutions: A History of the Bicycle
The modern bicycle has been present in human lives for less than a century and a half.  Yet in that brief period of time it has spread throughout the world and its popularity is near-universal. In this course we will trace the evolution of bicycle in four distinct ways: as a transportation device, with a gendered component; as a site for the development of human technology; as commodity for economic development; and as a device for human pleasure, leisure time, and exercise.  We will explore its invention, growth, and development from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries in societies around the world.  We will survey important developments in the history of the bicycle from approximately 1850 to the present. Graduate students will have more extensive readings, in addition to the readings assigned for the undergraduate course.  Graduate students are expected to attend the undergraduate lectures regularly and meet with the instructor on a group basis, twice monthly, in order to discuss regular course readings.  Graduate students will write response papers (2 page single-spaced maximum) on their class readings, an annotated bibliography or research paper, and a historiography paper or research paper.

HIST 508 The Renaissance Europe between the 14th and 16th centuries with special emphasis on Italy as the seat of the Renaissance. Topics include the city states, humanism, the Church in an age of Schism and secularization, Renaissance art, the New Monarchies and European exploration and imperialism. Graduate level requirements include an indepth research paper.

HIST 509 The Reformation The Reformation in thought and action both from the perspective of its religious origins and of the political and social conditions. Analysis of its impact on 16th century Europe including the spread of Protestant reformation and its companion movement, counter-reformation. Graduate level requirements include an indepth research paper.

HIST 511 Human Sexuality in World History In this course we will trace the evolution of sexualities in historical context and the way human societies around the World construct their notions of sexualities over time.  We will survey important developments in the history of sexuality from approximately 5000 B.C.E. to the present.  We will concentrate on human beings' changing perceptions of the meaning of sexualities and how they relate to the dynamics of the political, cultural, and social movements that dominated World history throughout this period.  In the modern period, people have attached meanings to sexualities that reflect deep social divisions between states and societies about the assignment of sexual and gender norms, regulation, criminalization, and sexual politics.  We will try to ascertain the historical development of these contested meanings. Graduate-level requirements include more extensive readings, in addition to the readings assigned for the undergraduate course.

HIST 517A North African Societies: History, Culture & Politics
The objectives are to highlight the thematic, theoretical, and methodological approaches and contributions in the field of North African studies and to underline the relationship, continuities, and discontinuities between the colonial past and postcolonial realities.

HIST 519 The French Enlightment Cultural history of France in the 18th century, with emphasis on the works of the philosophers. Graduate level requirements include substantial additional independent reading.

HIST 520 The French Revolution and Napoleon The origins and progress of the Revolution in France. Graduate level requirements include substantial additional independent reading.

HIST 522 History of Russia to 1917
Political, socio-economic and cultural history of Russia and its expansion into an empire from the 10th century to 1917.  Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.

HIST 525 History of the Soviet Union The Bolshevik Revolution and problems of Soviet and Russian history from 1917 to the present.  Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.

HIST 531 Colonial North America Colonization of North America from the Columbian Exchange through 1763. The motivations and experiences of European colonizers, the evolution of their institutions and cultural practices in North America, their rivalries and contestations for supremacy, and their encounters with indigenous and African peoples. Graduate-level requirements include intensive reading and writing.

HIST 532 The Era of the American Revolution Origins, progress, and character of the American Revolution; social, cultural, political, and economic developments; and the making of the Constitution.  Graduate-level requirements include intensive reading and writing.

HIST 533 The Early Republic
Social, cultural, political, and economic history of the United States from ratification of the Constitution to the eve of the Civil War. Graduate-level requirements include intensive reading and writing.

HIST 536 Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. 1861-1878
Political, constitutional, economic, and military developments in the U.S. and the Confederacy during and after the Civil War.  Graduate-level requirements include a research exercise.

HIST 537 U.S. 1876-1919: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era Examination of economic, social and politcal developments in years of rapid industrialization from the end of Reconstruction through World War I. Graduate level requirements include an in-depth research paper.

HIST 538 U.S. 1918-1945: From World War I through World War II Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal in peace and war. Graduate level requirements include taking examinations which consist entirely of essay questions, completing a research paper on a topic chosen in consultation with the professor, assisting the professor in leading discussion groups with undergraduate students over the addigned readings, providing questions from those readings for us by the professor in formulating quizzes for the undergraduates and possibly presenting a lecture to the class if the student is nearing completion of graduate work.

HIST 540 United States: 1945 to Present American society and the role of the United States in world affairs from the Yalta Conference to the present. Graduate level requirements include an indepth research paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

HIST 544 Islamic Mysticism Origin and development of Sufism and its impact on Muslim and non Muslim worlds.

HIST 545 Women in Islamic History Examination of the roles of women have played throughout Islamic history and of the changing discourse in the Islamic community about women and their roles. Graduate level requirements include additional readings and meetings with the instructor and an additional research paper.

HIST 546 History of Arizona and the Southwest Economic, social and political development of the state and region from Spanish times to present. Graduate level requirements include an historiographical essay and additional reading.

HIST 550 History of American Foreign Relations Since 1914 Examines the pivotal role played by the United States in world affairs since WWI, focusing on America's struggle with revolutionary movements in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Graduate level requirements include an indepth research paper and additional course readings.

HIST 552 American Ethnic History A history of the various ethnic minorities in America from Colonial times to the present, with emphasis on adjustment, acculturation and degrees of assimilation. Graduate level requirements include an indepth research paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

HIST 554 The Spanish Inquisition The Inquisition in Spanish, European, and ethnic history; its bureaucracy and procedures; it's festivities, its victims, New and Old Christians; and witches. Social, economic, and demographic context. Graduate level requirements include graduate students studying more deeply the economic, social and demographic context of the Inquisition through more scholarly reading, discussion and writing.

HIST 556A Paradise Lost: The History of Anarchism in Europe This course examines anarchism's birth, growth, and development in various parts of Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings, writings, and individual consultation with the instructor.

HIST 558 Topics in Comparative Women's History International history of a topic of the instructor's choice. Graduate level requirements include reading and writing about the field in more depth.

HIST 561 The Spanish Conquest The impact of conquest and Spanish rule on the native peoples of Mexico, Central American, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Topics include: conquest and ecology; land and labor; religion and culture; adaptation and resistance. Graduate level requirements include an additional essay.

HIST 565B History of Spain: Early Modern Spain, 1100 to 1700
This course examines the Iberian Peninsula during the Renaissance and Reformation. The rise of Spain as a Mediterranean, then an Atlantic political and economic power, primarily under the Trastamaras and Habsburgs, will be studied along with the social and cultural factors that contributed to Spain's rise as a World Empire.  Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and meetings with instructor to develop topics for a historiographic or bibliographic essay.

HIST 565C History of Spain: Imperial Spain, 1700 to 1898
This course surveys the growth and development of the Spanish Empire, with particular attention to Latin America, under the guidance of the new Spanish dynastic house, the Bourbons. It will focus on reorganization of Spain's political affairs in the old world and the new world. In addition, Spain's socio-economic and cultural development will be discussed.  Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and meetings with instructor to develop topics for a historiographical or bibliographic essay.

HIST 565D History of Spain: Contemporary Spain, 1868 to the Present
The central theme of this course is the conversion of Spain from a far-flung world empire to a modern European nation-state. It will explore the many political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that have transformed Spain from a nation in decline to one of the leading nations in the European Community.  Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and meetings with instructor to develop topics for a historiographical or bibliographic essay.

HIST 565Z History of Central America A survey of the history of Central America from the Spanish conquest to the present, focusing of regional economies, ethnic and class conflict, and the politics of state formation. Graduate level requirements include an 8 to 10 page historiographic essay, additional readings, mid-term and final exam.

HIST 567 Twentieth-century Latin America Revolution, social change and reaction in Latin America from 1930 to the present. Graduate level requirements include an indepth paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

HIST 569 Gender and Sexuality in Latin American History
This course explores selected themes in Latin American history through gender as a category of historical analysis.  Students will examine histories of men, women, gender and sexuality in different countries and regions of the Americas.  Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

HIST 572 History of Medieval India Survey of Indian history from 7th century to 1750. Graduate level requirements include additional research or writing; see instructor for details.

HIST 573 History of Modern India and Pakistan: 1750-Present Survey of political, social and economic developments in South Asia from the mid-18th century to the present. Writing emphasis for India-Pakistan specialization. Graduate level requirements include additional research or writing; see instructor for details.

HIST 576 Modern China Survey of political, social, economic and cultural transformations undergone by China from ca. 1800 to the present. Provides students with a sense of both the major themes and the substance of the last two centuries of history of one of the world's major civilizations, as well as a better understanding of China's prominent position in the world today.  Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper and additional readings.

HIST 577 Comparative History of World Revolutions This course examines the historical context against the theoretical, cultural, political, social, and economic elements of sudden revolutionary upheaval. Revolutions from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Cuban Revolution of 1959 will be studied. Graduate-level requirements include additional reading material, some in the original language; additional writing; meeting separately with the instructor for more level appropriate discussion and analysis.

HIST 579 The Ottoman Empire to 1800 History of Ottoman Empire from its origins through the direct Western European impact, focusing on the political and social history of the empire in Europe and Asia. Graduate level requirements include an indepth research paper.

HIST 580 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century The modern Middle East in the age of imperialism, world wars, state formation, decolonization, and Islamic resistance. This is a writing emphasis course. Graduate level requirements include additional readings on selected topics and an extensive research paper.

HIST 582 Social History of China Formation of ancient Chinese society; organization of families and clans; social stratification, mobility, conflict and control in traditional China and transformation from traditional to modern society. Graduate level requirements include an extra term paper.

HIST 584 History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1800 to Present Origins of Zionism and Palestinian and other Arab nationalisms from the 19th century and the post-1948 Arab-Israel state conflict in the Cold War era. Graduate level requirements include additional readings and an extensive research paper.

HIST 585A History of the Iranian Plateau: Authority, Religion, and Literature, 633-1501 From Islamic invasions to the aftermath of the Mongol invasions, 600-1500. Graduate level requirements include additional readings and an extensive research paper.

HIST 585B Social, Cultural and Political History of Iranian Plateau: 7th Century - Present The Iranian plateau in the modern era of western imperialism and nationalistic Islamic responses. Graduate level requirements include additional readings and an extensive research paper.

HIST 586 The Ancient World in Film
This course will explore the ways in which the ancient Mediterranean has been represented in film, from Ben-Hur (1925, 1959) to The Mummy (1932, 1999) to HBO¿s Rome (2005, 2007). The course will begin with a brief introduction to the visual language of film, how the framing and editing of shots and the movement of camera convey particular meanings about character motivation and emotional overtones of human interactions. Successive weeks will then focus on ancient events and narratives as depicted in individual filmed narratives, analyzing how choices made for plot and character development affect producers¿ selection and interpretation of ancient material. Some specific issues to be investigated include the role of the archaeologist in connecting to the ancient past, the meaning of graphic violence (realism? Social decay?), the presentation of Egypt as a font of mystic (and doomed!) power, the Roman past as a site of voyeuristic seduction and the presentation of Roman spectacle as an emblem of ruthless imperialism. Readings will include both ancient authors in translation and modern analyses of specific films. Graduate-level requirements include a final 5000 word paper which will be comparative in nature, considering a theme across several movies.

HIST 595C Topics in Modern European History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 595E Struggle and Survival: Modern Mid East and North Africa, c.1850-Present The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 595F Colloquium: Topics in US History Colloquium covers topics in United States, such as an urban history from colonial to modern periods. Graduate level requirements include additional reading, plus 3 options regarding written work: (1) 20-25 page essay based on own research, (2) create a syllabus for the undergrad course, (3) complete 20 page historiographical essay.

HIST 596C The Literature of Identity in the Modern Middle East Through the developemtn and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 596M Middle East: Topics in History and Civilization The development and exchange of scholarly information usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registraints, with the exchange of results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 597A Teaching Method and Practice Course focuses on the history undergraduate classroom, working from theoretical approaches to application and workability. The primary emphasis is teaching critical analytical and communication skills and imput of another important theme is professional development for graduate students, preparing course material and gaining experience with teaching technology.

HIST 695A Advanced Studies in United States History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registraints.

HIST 695B Advanced Studies in Latin American History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695C Advanced Studies in European History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695E Advanced Studies in the History of Women The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by sevveral different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695F Advanced Studies in Ancient History Discussion and analysis of current scholarship on a range of topics and issues in ancient history, usually in a small group setting.  Instruction may include presentations by several different persons.  Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695G Advanced Studies in Asian History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by sevveral different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695H Comparative History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by sevveral different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695I World History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by sevveral different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695K Historiography The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by sevveral different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 695M Advanced Studies in Middle Eastern History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by sevveral different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registrants.

HIST 696B Nineteenth-Century U.S. History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 696C Twentieth-Century U.S. History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 696E Medieval Europe The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 696F Early Modern Europe The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 696G Nineteenth-Century Europe The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 696H Twentieth-Century Europe The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 696J Latin America: Modern Period The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

HIST 696L Conservation and Community An intensive exploration of the impact of conservation efforts, including protected areas, on rural peoples across the world.

HIST 696M Gender, Sexuality, and International Migration The course examines sexuality as the site where multiple concerns about international migration (including social, cultural, political, economic and national) are expressed and contested, in the context of globalization and transnationalism.

HIST 696N Comparative Women’s History The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 900 Research Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.

HIST 910 Thesis Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing).

HIST 920 Dissertation Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).

HIST 930 Supplementary Registration For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring total number of units to the required minimum.

 
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