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History (HIST)

HIST 151 World History to 1500 (3)

Historical narratives and global perspectives on human societies and cross-cultural interactions from prehistory to 1500; includes ways to think about the past and ways to use primary sources.

HIST 152 World History since 1500 (3)

Continuation of 151. Historical narratives and global perspectives on human societies and cross-cultural interactions from 1500 to present; includes ways to think about the past and ways to use primary sources.

HIST 155 Issues in World History (3)

In examining aspects of the histories of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceania, this course highlights the myriad ways in which global contact has transformed our world and narratives of the past.

HIST 156 World History of Human Disease (3)

Examines how disease has affected humans in terms of society, culture, politics, religion, and economics. Explores the impact over a broad range of time periods, from pre-history to the present/future.

HIST 157 Global Environmental History (3)

Explores the influence of nature–climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms–on human history and the way people, in turn, have influenced the natural world around them. (Cross-listed as SUST 157)

HIST 161A World Cultures in Perspective (3)

Development of civilizations from prehistoric origins to 1500. Offered as discussion and/or problems course. Alternative for 151 and 152; students in Honors program only.

HIST 162A World Cultures in Perspective (3)

Continuation of 161A. Development of civilization from 1500 to the present. Offered as discussion and/ or problems course. Alternative for 151 and 152; students in Honors program only.

HIST 230 Early European Civilization (3)

Political evolution and major economic, social, and cultural development of European states before 1500, including classical and medieval eras. A-F only. (Alt. years)

HIST 231 European Civilization 1500-1800 (3)

Political evolution and major economic, social, and cultural development of European states. 1500–1800.

HIST 232 Modern European Civilization 1800- (3)

Continuation of 231. Major political, social, economic, and cultural trends from Napoleon to the present.

HIST 241 Civilizations of Asia (3)

Survey of major civilizations of Asia from earliest times to 1500; East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia.

HIST 242 Civilizations of Asia (3)

Continuation of 241. Survey of major civilizations of Asia from 1500 to the present; East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia.

HIST 245 Atlantic History: Colonies to Revolutions (3)

Comparative and historical survey of colonialism and revolutions in the Atlantic World from 1500 to 1830. (Alt. years)

HIST 281 Introduction to American History (3)

Interpretive survey from earliest settlement to 1865. A-F only.

HIST 282 Introduction to American History (3)

Interpretive survey from 1865 to the present.

HIST 284 History of the Hawaiian Islands (3)

Survey of state and local history from Polynesian chiefdoms to Hawaiian Kingdom to American territory and state.

HIST 288 Oceania Survey (3)

Survey of major events, themes, and issues that make up the diverse histories of Oceania, including Hawai‘i, from ancestral origins to the present, with an emphasis on instruction in writing.

HIST 294 History of the Philippines (3)

Traces developments in Philippine history and society from precolonial to contemporary times and explores ways in which the peoples of the Philippines embraced, resisted or negotiated new modes of thought, behavior and social organization influenced by the Spanish, American, and Japanese regimes as well as the postcolonial global order.

HIST 296 Topics in History (3)

Introduction to methods of historical inquiry; current issues in World, American, European, or Pacific history. Emphasis on teaching writing. Repeatable one time. A-F only

HIST 301 History of Early India (3)

Historical survey of India and South Asia from Mohenjo-Daro to the Mughal Empire, tracing political, social, religious, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments from ancient times to the 18th century. (Cross-listed as IP 300)

HIST 302 History of Modern India (3)

Historical survey of India and South Asia from the Mughal Empire to the new millennium, tracing political, social, religious, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments from the 18th century to the present.

HIST 305 Early Modern Southeast Asia (3)

Traces the development of Southeast Asia from early beginnings
to the 19th century. Ethical issues and effective writing based on essays and ethical responses will form an important part of the course. DH

HIST 306 Modern Southeast Asia (3)

Continuation of 305, from 18th century to the present.

HIST 309 East Asian Civilizations (3)

Characteristics of East Asian civilizations as they developed in pre-modern China; variant patterns in Japan and Korea; the modernization process to 1500.

HIST 310 East Asian Civilizations (3)

Continuation of 309. Period after 1500.

HIST 311 History of China (3)

Chinese civilization to the 17th century.

HIST 312 History of China (3)

Continuation of 311. Period since the 17th century.

HIST 321 History of Japan (3)

Survey of culture, government, economics, and institutions, to 1700.

HIST 322 History of Japan (3)

Continuation of 321. Period from 1700.

HIST 323 Way of Tea in Japanese History and Culture (3)

History and culture of Japan as revealed in study and practice of the tea ceremony (urasenke): Zen, aesthetics, calligraphy, architecture, ceramics, gardens, politics. (Cross-listed as ASAN 323)

HIST 324 The Samurai of Japan (3)

A social, military, and cultural history of Japan’s samurai (warrior) class.

HIST 327 History of Premodern Korea (3)

Survey of political, economic, social, and cultural developments from earliest times to 1400.

HIST 328 History of Modern Korea (3)

Continuation of 327. From 1400 to the present.

HIST 330 History of North Korea (3)

History of North Korea in terms of industrialism, militarism, nationalism, and state power, from 1945 to today. Focus on construction of national sovereign identity and comparison with postcolonial world.

HIST 331 Ancient Greece I (3)

Political, social, and cultural history of the Minoan, Mycenean, and Archaic periods.

HIST 332 Ancient Greece II (3)

Political, social, and cultural history of the Classical and Hellenistic periods.

HIST 333 Ancient Rome: The Republic (3)

Political, social, cultural history from the Etruscans to Augustus. Emphasis on discussion of literary and archaeological materials. (Alt. years: fall)

HIST 334 Ancient Rome: The Empire (3)

Political, social, and cultural history from Augustus to 476 A.D. Emphasis on literary and archaeological materials. (Alt. years: spring)

HIST 335 Early Medieval Europe 300–1050 (3)

Formation of European societies after the western Roman Empire and in relation to Byzantine and Islamic cultures.

HIST 336 Medieval Europe 1050–1350 (3)

Main trends in European economy, society, religion, politics, thought, and the arts; interactions with Byzantine and Islamic worlds.

HIST 337 European Intellectual History (3)

Undergraduate seminar on great debates in Western thought. Discussion of primary source materials; the scientific revolution and Enlightenment.

HIST 338 European Intellectual History (3)

Continuation of 337. European thought from French Revolution to the present.

HIST 339 Renaissance and Reformation (3)

Political, social, cultural, and intellectual developments in Europe from 1300 to 1600. Emphasis on cultural and intellectual history and its impact on social and political developments; humanism and its influence on thought and reforming movements, Protestant and Catholic Reformations. (Alt. years: fall)

HIST 340 Comparative Economic History (3)

Comparative historical study of economic ideas and change since around 1700. Considers the histories of capitalism, poverty, industrialization and labor in Europe, Asia, the U.S., and other regions. (Cross-listed as ECON 341)

HIST 342 The History of Economic Thought (3)

Introduces major western economic theorists and ideas since around 1700. Considers the history of views on work, poverty, the market and government, and the relationship of those doctrines to society, philosophy, and public policy. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as ECON 342)

HIST 343 Reacting to the Past (3)

Exploration of moments of crisis and the clash of ideas in their historical context through the use of simulation games. Junior standing or higher. A-F only.

HIST 344 Modern Germany (3)

Political, social, economic, and cultural history since 1547. Rise of Austria and Prussia, unification, Bismarckian era, World War I and Weimar Republic, Hitler’s Third Reich, post-World War II.

HIST 345 France in the Old Regime (3)

Major social, political, and intellectual developments: Renaissance, Reformation, religious wars, Richelieu, Louis XIV, Enlightenment, and Revolution.

HIST 346 Modern France (3)

Political, social, economic, and intellectual developments from Revolution and Napoleon to the present.

HIST 347 Tudor-Stuart Britain (3)

Traces major developments in British politics, society, and culture between the late Medieval and Modern Eras.

HIST 348 Modern Britain 1688-1945 (3)

Interaction of 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century intellectual, political, economic, and social changes, which together produced the British Empire and modern Britain.

HIST 349 British Empire (3)

Origins and expansion of the British empire between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. Includes imperial policies affecting Britain, Australia, India, Ireland, and Southern Africa. Open to non-majors.

HIST 350 Iberia in Asia and the Pacific (3)

Comparative exploration of the Iberian empires–Spain and Portugal–and their political, economic, and cultural interactions with indigenous societies in Asia and the Pacific. A-F only.

HIST 352 France and Empire (3)

Lecture/discussion exploring the history of France’s relationship with imperialism from the Renaissance to the present.

HIST 354 Introduction to Islamic History (3)

Muhammad, the Arab conquests, the Caliphate; fundamentals of Islam; classical Islamic civilization; development of Islam into modern times with emphasis on the Middle Eastern heartland.

HIST 355 The Making of the Modern Middle East (3)

Survey of developments that created the system of nation-states in the Middle East. History of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey; Egypt; the Arab world; Israel and Iran. Recommended: 354.

HIST 356 Survey of African History (3)

The history of Africa from earliest times to the present: the rise of indigenous civilizations, European and Muslim impact, colonialism and nationalism, and current issues.

HIST 358 The World of Mekong (3)

Historical survey, from BC period to present, of the peoples of the Mekong region, an area covering southwestern China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and southern Vietnam. Open to nonmajors.

HIST 361 U.S. Women’s History (3)

History of U.S. women and gender relations. Topics include women’s work in and outside the household, women’s involvement in social movements, changing norms about gender and sexuality, and shared and divergent experiences among women. (Cross-listed as AMST 316 and WGSS 311)

HIST 362 Gender and Sexuality in the Classical World (3)

Critical examination of the construction of gender identity and sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome. Junior standing or higher. (Once a year) (Crosslisted as CLAS 362)

HIST 366 Women in Oceania (3)

Uses research and writing to explore historical processes that have impacted the lives of Indigenous women in Oceania and women’s engagements with those processes over time, with a focus on women’s voices, agency, and empowerment.

HIST 368 Global History of Sport (3)

Explores the relationship between sport and society in historical perspective. Analyzes global processes of imperialism, nationalism, globalization, and international relations,
and studies themes such as the politics of race, class, and gender.

HIST 371 U.S. Foreign Relations to 1898 (3)

Survey of U.S. foreign relations from initial encounters between Europeans and Native Americans through the 1890s.

HIST 372 U.S. Foreign Relations From 1898 (3)

Survey of U.S. foreign relations from the wars of 1898 to the present.

HIST 373 American Thought and Culture: To 20th Century (3)

Politics, family, philosophy, technology, etc.; their interrelationship within the total society. Pre-Colonial to end of the 19th century. (Cross-listed as AMST 343)

HIST 374 American Thought and Culture: 20th Century (3)

Continuation of 373: the 20th century. (Cross-listed as AMST 344)

HIST 378 History of American Business (3)

The evolution of business enterprise from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on entrepreneurship, technological change, labor-management relations, government-business relations, and economic thought. Case studies of industrial development. (Cross-listed as MGT 348)

HIST 379 American Empire (3)

Examines the interplay between an “American culture of empire” and the rise of the U.S. as a superpower. Topics: imperialism and political culture, social movements and international affairs, race, gender and class relations. (Cross-listed as AMST 365)

HIST 386 Caribbean History (3)

Survey of the history of the Caribbean region from 1500 to the present.

HIST 389 The Asia-Pacific War (3)

Explores WWII in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on the intersection of the grand strategy, military operations, and war crimes. Involves source analyses and discussions.

HIST 391 History of Warfare to 1850 (3)

Classical and guerrilla warfare, revolution, and military systems and institutions.

HIST 392 War and Peace Since 1850 (3)

Continuation of 391, from 1850 to present.

HIST 393 U.S. Military History (3)

Survey of development of American military forces from War of Independence to war in Vietnam.

HIST 394 History of Science to 1700 (3)

Evolution of scientific thought and its cultural context. Antiquity to 1700.

HIST 395 History of Science Since 1700 (3)

Continuation of 394; science, technology, and society since 1700.

HIST 396 (Alpha) Historical Theories and Methods (3)

Examination of the nature of historical understanding, research, and writing, and of recent trends in historical scholarship; preparation for senior thesis, including significant discipline-specific writing instruction and a minimum of 4,000 words of graded writing. (B) historiography; (C) education. Pre: any 300- or 400-level HIST course.

HIST 400 Digital History in the Global Village (3)

History of the digital age in global perspective connecting people, media, and technology. Faculty and students will use digital media to introduce innovative approaches to doing history. (Fall only)

HIST 401 History of the Indian Ocean World (3)

Explores the transnational history of the Indian Ocean world, especially the region connected by the western monsoon. Topics include travel, trade, religion, colonialism, nationalism, diaspora, and globalization, including actors like slaves, sailors, women, and merchants. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as SUST 401)

HIST 403 Vietnam: History and Memory (3)

Survey of Vietnamese history with particular attention to the multiple ways that the Vietnamese past has been remembered and represented by different peoples. Open to non-majors.

HIST 404 Rivers, Seas, and Society in Southeast Asia (3)

The rivers, seas, and extensive coastlines are a dominant environmental feature in Southeast Asia. Focuses on the dynamic interaction of water and society in shaping the history of the region.

HIST 405 Themes of War in History (3)

Explores cross-cutting themes of war from ancient times to the present, such as concepts of just war and unjust war, valor and heroism, and war trauma among combatants and civilian populations in conflict zones.

HIST 406 Modern Philippines (3)

Survey of major developments from pre-colonial through Spanish and American colonial periods, the revolution, Japanese occupation, and post-war republic. (Cross-listed as ASAN 406)

HIST 407 Modern Malaysia (3)

History of Malay peninsula and northern Borneo, emphasizing developments since 18th century: trade, commerce, foreign migrations, pluralism, nationalism, and Islam.

HIST 408 Modern Indonesia (3)

Indonesia from 14th century to present. Emphasis on period from late 18th-century Western colonial impact to struggle for independence and problems of nationhood.

HIST 409 History of Islamic Southeast Asia (3)

History of the coming of Islam to Southeast Asia, the spread of its ideas, and its role in the lives of Muslim communities living in the region. GPA of 2.0 or higher. (Spring only)

HIST 410 Twentieth-Century China (3)

An examination of the political, intellectual, economic, cultural, and social transformations of China in the twentieth century. This lecture studies critical events in the making of modern China and explores important issues in the modernization of Chinese life in the twentieth century.

HIST 411 Society and Culture in Traditional China (3)

Ch’ing government and Chinese society from local and regional perspectives; modes of control and disorder during the 19th century.

HIST 412 Local History of 20th-Century China (3)

Sociopolitical change and continuity at local and regional levels since 1900, stressing provincial reform, Hsien and sub-Hsien politics, warlordism, Kuomintang tutelage, and the Chinese Communist movement and rule.

HIST 416 Chinese Intellectual History (3)

An interpretive survey of Chinese ideas and values in their cultural, social and political settings from classical age to 1600.

HIST 417 Chinese Intellectual History (3)

Interpretive survey of Chinese thought from 1600 to the contemporary period, with special emphasis on the themes of cultural collision and change.

HIST 418 China’s Foreign Relations (3)

Systematic review from traditional times, with emphasis on modern and contemporary history, analyses of foreign policy formulation, objectives, and implementation. Recommended: 312.

HIST 419 The Search for Modern China (3)

Origins, development, and meaning of modern revolution in China, 19th century to People’s Republic. Recommended: 311 and 312.

HIST 420 People’s Republic of China (3)

Salient developments from 1949 to the present. Social revolution and modernization, critically relevant foreign relations. Recommended: 312 or 419.

HIST 421 China in World History (3)

Interpretative survey of China’s changing position, significance, and function in the evolution of world history as a way to provide a better understanding of its past and present.

HIST 422 Tokugawa Japan (3)

Japanese history and culture, 1600–1867. Recommended: 321.

HIST 423 Okinawa (3)

Survey of social, cultural, economic, and political history from earliest times to present.

HIST 424 Twentieth Century Japan (3)

Problems of Japan’s political, economic, and social development since institutional consolidation of Meiji state (c.1890).

HIST 425 Women in East Asian History (3)

Survey of the changing political, social, economic, and cultural positions of women in China, Japan, and Korea from ancient times to the present.

HIST 426 History of Japanese Cuisine and Foodways (3)

Explores the history of Japanese cuisine and investigates the cultural, economic, and geopolitical aspects of food-ways in Japanese domestic and international identity.

HIST 428 Topics on Transitional Justice (3)

Explores how societies in the wake of armed conflict, repression, or mass human rights abuses build institutional capacities for promoting justice, human rights, and the rule of law

HIST 429 War Crimes Trials in History (3)

Explores war crimes trials in history since the end of WWII to the present. Involves extensive source analysis, discussion, research, and writing. Repeatable one time.

HIST 430 Persia, Greece, and Rome in the Classical Age (3)

Historical examination of the interaction between the Achaemenid and Parthian empires of Persia and the classical societies of the Mediterranean, such as the Greek city-states, Macedonia, the Hellenistic, and Roman Empires. Recommended: 151. (Cross-listed as CLAS 430)

HIST 432 Crisis and Conflict in the Middle East (3)

In depth study and analysis of major crises and conflicts in the Middle East since World War II: the Arab–Israeli Wars, revolutions in the Arab countries, the Turkish experiment with secularism, the Iranian/ Islamic revolution, Afghanistan, the Gulf War. Recommended: 354 or 355.

HIST 433 Medieval Cultures (3)

Topical study of cultural and cross-cultural issues in the medieval period (circa 300-1500). Class discussion and written work emphasize analysis of primary source documents using cultural and world history theories. Regional focus and readings vary by semester. Repeatable one time.

HIST 434 History of Christianity to 1500 (3)

Historical analysis of the main traditions of Christianity and elements of diversity within Europe and in relation to other parts of the world. Focus on the interpretation of primary sources and discussion of cultural issues. (Alt. years: spring)

HIST 436 World Environmental History, 1500 to Present (3)

Explores interactions between humans and the natural world from early modern era to the present. Topics include invader species and biotic exchange; environmental politics; and the ecological impact of industrialization, urbanization, science, technology, war, etc.

HIST 439 The Darwinian Revolution (3)

Social and intellectual origins of evolutionary thought and its continuing impact; emphasis on Darwin and the Victorian scientific community.

HIST 440 20th-Century Europe (3)

Contemporary problems and their historical background.

HIST 441 Expansion of Europe (3)

Historical processes in modern European colonization from 16th to 20th century; impact on non-Europeans in Asia and Africa. (Alt. years: fall)

HIST 442 War and Violence in Early Modern Europe (3)

History of the intellectual, social, and cultural causes and consequences of violence, including military conflicts.

HIST 443 Nazi Germany (3)

Origins, establishment, and impact of Hitler’s Third Reich. Recommended: 344. (Alt. years: spring)

HIST 444 The History of the Holocaust (3)

The origins and progression of the Holocaust, the almost complete destruction of European Jews, and other Nazi genocidal policies. Open to non-majors.

HIST 445 French Revolution and Napoleon (3)

Causes, course, and conduct of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods, their impact upon Europe; emphasis on the conflict of ideologies inherent in the Revolutionary process.

HIST 446 Europe, 1914-1945: War, Peace, and Revolution (3)

Explores war and peace in Europe, from the start of the Great War through the formal end of World War II. Topics include key battles, civilians, peace movements, treaties, the Shoah, Fascism, and Soviet Revolution.

HIST 448 Imperial Spain and Portugal (3)

The influence of Spain and Portugal on people and cultures in Europe, Africa, America, and Asia; Portugal’s captivity and the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

HIST 450 Topics in African History (3)

Selected themes important in African history, including, for example, the politics, economics, societies, and cultures of pre-colonial, colonial, or modern Africa. Topics to be pre-announced. Repeatable one time. (Once a year)

HIST 451 (Alpha) History and Literature (3)

Explores the many relationships between history and literature, including how literature has reflected and shaped society in the past and our relationship to the past; (B) United States; (C) Europe; (D) Asia/ Pacific; (E) World/Comparative; (F) Provisional topics. Repeatable one time for different alphas, not repeatable for (C).

HIST 452 (Alpha) History and Film (3)

Explores the many relationships between history and film including how film has reflected and shaped society in the past and our relationship to the past. (B) United States; (C) Europe (D) Asia/Pacific; (E) world/comparative. Repeatable one time for different alphas. (Once a year for (D))(C Cross-listed as CINE/ACM 452C); (E Cross-listed as CINE/ACM 452E)

HIST 453 Colonial Medicine (3)

Evolution of Western medical traditions; challenges created by European expansion and colonial interactions; development of modern racial and gender theories. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. (Spring only)

HIST 456 Modern Russia (3)

Creation of the Soviet Union, Stalinization, the Cold War, the collapse of the empire, the post-Soviet era.

HIST 457 Russia in Asia and the Pacific (3)

Russian/Soviet Siberia and Central Asia; Russian American Company and the Pacific; evolving relations with Asian and Pacific powers.

HIST 458 The American Revolution (3)

Lecture/ discussion on the origins, development, and consequences of the American Revolution, explored within the context of the broader revolutionary Atlantic world.

HIST 459 African American History (3)

Lecture/ discussion on the origins of racial slavery, slave and free black culture, slave resistance and antislavery, post-emancipation black life, the rise of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights Movement.

HIST 460 Native American History (3)

Lecture/ discussion on the history of North American Indians from the seventeenth century to the present. Open to non-majors.

HIST 461 Early America (3)

Lecture/discussion on Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans in North America from contact to independence. Social, cultural, and economic themes and intersections of race, class, and gender explored.

HIST 462 The Early American Republic (3)

Lecture/discussion on the Constitution, the growth of partisan politics, the market revolution, religious revivalism, abolitionism and the expansion of slavery in the U.S. during the age of Jefferson and Jackson.

HIST 463 American Civil War Era 1841–1877 (3)

The crisis of the Union: antebellum society and culture, slavery, reform, sectionalism, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

HIST 464 Transformation of America 1877–1920 (3)

Selected themes that explain major changes in American life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the westward movement, consolidation of capitalism, world power diplomacy, popular culture, progressivism, and World War I.

HIST 465 The United States 1920–1948 (3)

The Roaring Twenties, the Depression, New Deal, coming of World War II, America during the war, origins of the Cold War.

HIST 466 The U.S.: 1948 to the Present (3)

The atomic age and the Cold War, the age of anxiety, the 1960s, the Vietnam War, the Reagan-Bush era, and beyond.

HIST 467 American Television History (3)

Lecture/discussion examining the impact of television on American society, culture and politics. Analyzed in depth are family sitcoms, presidential politics, Vietnam and the presentation of gender and ethnicity. Open to non-majors.

HIST 468 Viva Las Vegas! (3)

Upper-division lecture on the historical and cultural significance of Las Vegas in twentieth-century America. Open to non-majors.

HIST 469 The Cold War (3)

Cold War as a global struggle. Topics will include U.S.-Soviet economic and political rivalry, Capitalism vs. Communism as practical policy and ideology, and the force of Third World anti-colonial nationalism.

HIST 471 Music, Industry, and Society (3)

History of U.S. music and recording industry. How industry relates to economy as a whole, and how it reflects broad patterns and trends in American culture and society. (Cross-listed as MUS 440)

HIST 473 Slavery and Freedom (3)

Examines the history of slavery, race, and abolition in the Americas from a comparative, global perspective, and traces the legacy of slavery in the post-emancipation societies of the New World. (Cross-listed as AMST 432)

HIST 474 The American West (3)

Lecture/ discussion surveying the conquest, colonization, and consolidation of North American frontiers and the post-frontier development of the American West.

HIST 475 Constitutional History of the U.S. (3)

Origins, development of Constitution, Colonial to modern times.

HIST 476 Race and Racism in America (3)

Racial ideas and ideologies, and their effects throughout American history. (Cross-listed as AMST 440)

HIST 477 History of American Workers (3)

Conditions of labor in major phases of American development; response of labor and community to changing work environment. Capitalism, unionism, race, gender, law, etc. Emphasis on 20th century. (Cross-listed as AMST 431)

HIST 478 Colonial Latin America (3)

PreColumbian civilizations: Spanish and Portuguese colonization; political, economic, social, and religious evolution to 1810; independence. (Cross-listed as LAIS 468)

HIST 479 Latin America Since Independence (3)

Political, economic, and social development since 1825; case studies from Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba.

HIST 480 American Environmental History (3)

Survey history of the complex relations between American societies and diverse U.S. ecosystems, from European contact and colonization to the present. (Cross-listed as AMST 425 and SUST 481)

HIST 481 Histories of Oceania I (3)

Explores the diverse, interconnected histories of Oceania from
ancestral origins through the early colonial period. Topics include voyaging, orality, land, gender, power, exchange, cross-cultural encounter, disease, colonization, resistance, and historiography. Additional focus on oral communication. DH

HIST 482 Histories of Oceania II (3)

Examines Oceania’s histories of protest during the colonial and post-colonial eras as responses to empire expansion.
Explores ethical issues concerning these movements, emphasizing Hawai‘i experiences and their intersection with those across Oceania.

HIST 483 United States in the Pacific (3)

Growth of economic and political interests and policies.

HIST 484 The Hawaiian Kingdom 1819–1893 (3)

Transformation of Hawai‘i into a state influenced by American and European ideas and institutions and Asian peoples.

HIST 485 History of 20th-Century Hawai‘i (3)

Formation of an American Hawai‘i with its unique local culture from 1898 to the present. Pre: upper division standing.

HIST 489 World Maritime History (3)

Survey of world maritime history from earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the evolution of nautical technology, motives from maritime enterprises, and the impact of cross-cultural encounters between oceanic peoples. (Cross-listed as AMST 489)

HIST 492 Women and Revolution (3)

Conditions under which women’s activism and participation in protest and revolutionary movements developed in the 19th- and 20th-centuries. Cross-cultural comparisons (Cross-listed as ASAN 492 and WGSS 492)

HIST 493 Library Treasures: Exploring Special Collections & Archives (3)

Conduct original research using general library materials, special collections, rare books, archives, and manuscripts, maps, and other historical documents that are uniquely available at libraries and archives at UH and beyond. Repeatable one time.

HIST 495 (Alpha) History Colloquium (3)

Extensive or intensive treatment of special problems. (B) Philippines and Indonesia; (C) U.S. foreign relations; (D) history in Oceania; (E) Chinese traditional government. Recommended for honors students. Pre: 372 (or concurrent) or consent for (C); consent for (B) and (E).

HIST 496 Senior Tutorial in History (3)

Analysis of sources and evaluation of methods of historical writing. Students undertake a major research and writing project in field of special interest. Capstone course requires a 20-25 page minimum final research paper. A-F only. Pre: 396(B or C).

HIST 499 Directed Reading (V)

Individual projects in various fields. History majors with consent. Maximum 5 credit hours. (1) American; (2) Pacific; (3) Japanese; (4) European; (5) English; (6) Chinese; (7) Russian; (8) Hawaiian; (9) South Asian; (10) Southeast Asian; (11) Korean.

HIST 602 Seminar in Historiography (3)

History of history and historians; philosophies of history.

HIST 605 Seminar in Digital History (3)

Examines the various ways that the production, presentation, and learning of history through digital media is changing the way people access and process information about the past. Graduate standing only.

HIST 607 Advanced Topics in Environmental History (3)

Introduction to leading themes, methodologies, and topics in world environmental history. Drawing on new and influential scholarship, readings explore the diverse forces that shape humans’ adaptation to and impact on the natural world. Repeatable one time. (Alt. years)

HIST 608 Seminar on Water in History (3)

Explores how various forms of salt, fresh, and brackish water have played transformative roles in the evolution of human communities throughout history. (Cross-listed as SUST 610)

HIST 609 Seminar in World History (3)

Analysis, research, and discussion of themes and issues in study of history of humankind. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

HIST 610 Topics in World History (3)

Selected themes— feudalism, economic and industrial development, etc.— important in global history. Topics pre-announced. Repeatable one time. Pre: 609.

HIST 611 (Alpha) Advanced Readings in European History (3)

Selected topics for advanced reading; (B) ancient; (C) medieval; (D) early modern; (E) modern; (G) intellectual. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years: spring for (D)); (Alt. years: fall for (E))

HIST 612 Ethnographic History (3)

Critical inquiry into historical representations of the “other” and ways in which modern historians have used culture and other anthropological concepts to write and think about the past.

HIST 613 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3)

Graduate seminar designed to introduce history students to the multidisciplinary theories that are appropriate to cultural studies. A-F only. Repeatable one time.

HIST 614 (Alpha) Research in European History (3)

Selected topics for advanced research. (B) ancient; (C) medieval; (D) early modern; (E) modern; (G) intellectual. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Once a year)

HIST 615 (Alpha) Topics in European Colonialism (3)

Selected topics for comparative advanced reading and research. (D) early modern; (E) modern. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)

HIST 616 Topics in Historical Methods and Theory (3)

Seminar covering one specific approach to historical methods or theory. The goal is a deep engagement with a particular historical approach via research and reading not bounded by region, time, or specialty. Repeatable one time. Graduate standing only.

HIST 617 Atrocity Crimes: Law and History (3)

Seminar on history of mass atrocity and international justice in the modern world. Topics include postWWII Allied war crimes prosecution, post-cold war ad hoc international criminal tribunals, and contemporary international law and national legal systems. Repeatable one time.

HIST 618 (Alpha) Advanced Readings in Russian History (3)

(B) early Russia; (C) modern. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

HIST 619 Slavery and Modern Memory (3)

Exploration of contemporary resonances of slavery in the Americas through literature, historical scholarship, memory and trauma studies, and the visual and performing arts. Graduate students only. A-F only. (Cross-listed as AMST 619)

HIST 632 (Alpha) Advanced Readings in American History (3)

Interpretations and literature of important themes and problems. (B) early America; (C) the Republic to 1877; (D) industrial America; (E) recent America. Repeatable one time per alpha. Pre: appropriate 400-level U.S. history course or consent for (D) and (E); graduate standing or consent for (B) and (C). (Alt. years for (B)) ((B) Cross-listed as AMST 610)

HIST 634 (Alpha) Research in American History (3)

(B) early America; (C) the Republic to 1877; (D) industrial America; (E) recent America; (F) foreign relations. Repeatable one time. Pre: appropriate 400 level course or consent

HIST 639 (Alpha) Advanced Topics in American History (3)

Seminar in advanced research and readings: (B) social and intellectual; (C) foreign relations; (F) the West; (K) business, labor, and technology. Repeatable one time for (B), (C) and (K). Pre: graduate standing and consent. ((B) Cross-listed as AMST 646); ((F) Cross-listed as AMST 614); ((K) Cross-listed as AMST 647)

HIST 650 Seminar: Comparative Asia (3)

This reading seminar in the comparative history of modern Asia will introduce graduate students to themes, particularly in social, cultural, and intellectual history, which lend themselves to comparison across the region. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)

HIST 656 Topics in Southeast Asia (3)

Reading and research seminar on themes about the past and present of Southeast Asia in a comparative framework. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

HIST 657 Historiography of Southeast Asia (3)

Examination of contested boundaries of Southeast Asia, the various historiographic traditions, the colonial legacy, and the current issues emerging from a dialogue of historians from the “region” and the outside world. Repeatable one time.

HIST 658 Seminar in Modern Southeast Asian History (3)

Graduate level reading seminar in modern Southeast Asian history. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

HIST 659 The Seas in Southeast Asian History (3)

Seminar on the seas in Southeast Asian history. (Alt. years)

HIST 660 Seminar: Vietnamese History (3)

Reading and research seminar on Vietnamese history. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)

HIST 661 (Alpha) Seminar in Chinese History (3)

Problems and readings in political, social, and cultural history. (B) early; (C) middle; (D) modern. Repeatable one time.

HIST 662 Seminar: Islam and Islamic Civilization (3)

Readings on the rise, spread, and development of Islamic cultures and civilizations throughout the world down to modern times. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 354.

HIST 663 Seminar in South Asian History (3)

Graduate-level reading and research seminar on topics in Indian and South Asian history. Repeatable one time.

HIST 665 (Alpha) Seminar in Japanese History (3)

Problems, principal sources of bibliographic information. (B) traditional period to c.1600; (C) early modern 1600–1868; (D) 1868 to present; (E) 20th-century diplomatic. Repeatable one time per alpha.

HIST 667 (Alpha) Seminar in Korean History (3)

Reading major interpretive works, and research in selected topics. (B) reading; (C) research. Repeatable one time per alpha. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

HIST 670 Topics on War in History (3)

Research seminars on topics on war in history. Repeatable one time.

HIST 675 Topics in Histories of Oceania (3)

Reading and research on major issues, topics, and themes in the history of Oceania. Repeatable three times. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as PACS 675)

HIST 677 Seminar in History of Hawai‘i (3)

Reading seminar with short papers required. Covers Kingdom of Hawai‘i and 20th-century Hawai‘i in alternate years. Repeatable one time. (Alt. years: fall)

HIST 678 Hawaiian Historical Research: Documents and Methods (3)

Research and writings emphasizing the interpretation of Hawaiian and English language primary sources. Development of source materials, approaches, and methods in Hawaiian history. A-F only. Graduate standing only. Pre: HAW 301 with a B or better, or instructor consent.

HIST 699 Directed Research (V)

Individual research topics. (1) American; (2) Pacific; (3) Japanese; (4) European; (5) English; (6) Chinese; (7) Russian; (8) Hawaiian; (9) South Asian; (10) Southeast Asian; (11) Korean. Restricted to plan A (thesis) students. Maximum 2 credit hours. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

HIST 700 Thesis Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times.

HIST 702 Institutional History of Korea (3)

Major political, economic, and social institutions. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years: spring)

HIST 713 Chinese Historical Literature (3)

Reading and use of numerous genres of Chinese historical literature and documents. Chinese bibliography. Knowledge of Chinese required. Repeatable one time.

HIST 790 Teaching History (1)

HIST 100-level faculty supervisors mentor their Teaching Assistants who teach the discussion labs. Course addresses issues of teaching strategy, grading and historical content. Enrollment limited to current Teaching Assistants in the World History Program. Repeatable seven times. Pre: History graduate Teaching Assistants assigned to 151-152.

HIST 800 Dissertation Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.