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.
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.
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.
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. Required for majors except those in Honors
Program. (B) United States; (C) Europe; (D) Asia/ Pacific; (E) comparative/World. A-F only. Pre: 396(B or C). Recommended: any 400-level HIST course
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.
History of history and historians; philosophies of history.
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.
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)
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)
Analysis, research, and discussion of themes and issues in study of history of humankind. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Selected themes— feudalism, economic and industrial development, etc.— important in global history. Topics pre-announced. Repeatable one time. Pre: 609.
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))
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.
Graduate seminar designed to introduce history students to the multidisciplinary theories that are appropriate to cultural studies. A-F only. Repeatable one time.
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)
Selected topics for comparative advanced reading and research. (D) early modern; (E) modern. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)
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.
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.
(B) early Russia; (C) modern. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
(B) advanced readings; (C) advanced research on Siberia, Russian activities in the Pacific basin, evolving relations with Asian and Pacific powers. Repeatable one time per alpha. Pre: 457 and either 454 or 456; or consent.
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)
(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
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)
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)
Reading and research seminar on themes about the past and present of Southeast Asia in a comparative framework. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
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.
Graduate level reading seminar in modern Southeast Asian history. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Seminar on the seas in Southeast Asian history. (Alt. years)
Reading and research seminar on Vietnamese history. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)
Problems and readings in political, social, and cultural history. (B) early; (C) middle; (D) modern. Repeatable one time.
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.
Graduate-level reading and research seminar on topics in Indian and South Asian history. Repeatable one time.
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.
Reading major interpretive works, and research in selected topics. (B) reading; (C) research. Repeatable one time per alpha. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Research seminar on topics of the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945). Explores war, war crimes, and issues of war guilt, accountability, and war commemoration. Involves extensive source analyses and discussions. Repeatable one time.
Reading and research on major themes and issues. (B) South Pacific; (C) Micronesia; (D) 19th century; (E) 20th century. Repeatable one time per alpha. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
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)
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.
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.
Repeatable unlimited times.
Major political, economic, and social institutions. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years: spring)
Reading and use of numerous genres of Chinese historical literature and documents. Chinese bibliography. Knowledge of Chinese required. Repeatable one time.
HIST 151-152 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. A-F only. Pre: History graduate Teaching Assistants assigned to 151-152.
Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.