HIS 126 – America 1500-1877
American survey to 1877. Emphasis on
competing empires, colonial life,
Revolutionary era, antebellum era, Civil
War and Reconstruction.
HIS 127 – America 1877-Present
(3) F, S
US history survey since 1877. Emphasis on
social movements, major wars, economics,
politics, international affairs, and culture.
HIS 135 – The African American Experience
(3) F, S
Survey of the political, economic, and social
legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in North
America and the Caribbean. Special focus on
African-American history from 1619 to the present.
HIS 145 – Asia and the World
World history from an Asian perspective.
Cross-cultural interaction, political,
economic, social, and cultural exchange
from the eastern Mediterranean region
to Pacific Ocean.
HIS 155 – Introduction to Historical Research Methods
(1) F, S
History as a field of study, including
basic methods of historical research and
writing, and familiarity with different
schools of historical thought.
HIS 165 – Europe and the World
(3) F, S
World history from a European perspective.
Developments in Europe in a crosscultural
context and their influence on
other parts of the world.
HIS 200, 300, 400 – Selected Topics
(1–3 hours each) IR
Topics in various aspects of history. May
vary from year to year. Prerequisite:
Permission of the instructor.
HIS 207 - Medicine & Society in America
Exploration of the interplay between healthcare
and social issues in America since the Civil War.
The course illuminates the interaction between
medical science and the way attitudes toward
medicine and medical providers have evolved.
HIS 266 – Modern Europe
Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. Emphasis on liberalism,
socialism, nationalism, fascism, communism,
HIS 304 – The American Revolution
Causes, course and outcomes of the American
Revolutionary War. Same as HIS 504.
HIS 305 – Civil War and Reconstruction
Background and causes of the Civil War,
major campaigns, and civilian war effort;
political, economic, and social problems
HIS 306 – The American West
Examination of the American West from
European settlement to the present.
Emphasis will be placed on settlement,
the Plains Wars, the evolution of cities,
myths, and culture.
HIS 308 – The United States in the World
Development of United States foreign
policy from the Early National period to
present, emphasizing popular thought
and different concepts of the national
HIS 311 – History of New York State
Study of economic, social, and political
developments with particular emphasis
on local history.
HIS 312 – American Immigration and Migration
Analysis of (1) sources, impact, and
assimilation of immigrants from colonial
times; (2) internal migration, focusing
on movement of black population and
Puerto Ricans to urban areas since
World War II.
HIS 313 – U.S. Women’s History
Comparative historical study of
American women and gender across
time and in a diverse range of communities.
Power, work, family, and sexuality.
HIS 316 – America’s Industrial Revolution
Social, economic, intellectual, technological,
and cultural causes and effects of
America’s Industrial Revolution.
HIS 323 – Civil Rights and African American Nationalism
Development of civil rights and black
power movements, and how liberal and
nationalist ideology shaped the politics,
economics, and culture of the African
HIS 324 – Resistance, Race, and Labor
Race and its impact on the development
of the American working class.
HIS 325 – Making Public History
Students will combine research on local
topics with hands-on-experience to create
professional quality radio, television, and/or
online productions, and/or traditional museum
exhibits. Projects vary by semester. Same as
HIS 334 – History of Colonial Africa
African societies and European powers
from 1870 to present. Africans’ resistance
to and accommodation of colonialism;
use of African labor; rise of African
nationalism and independence movements;
and post-colonial conditions.
HIS 335 – History of Modern South Africa
How social dynamics, industrialization,
nationalism, and gender shaped South
HIS 343 – Modern Japan
Social, economic, and political history of
Japan since Tokugawa times.
Development of capitalism, struggles for
human rights and democracy, ultranationalism
and world war, the economic
miracle and its aftermath, and popular
HIS 344 – Modern China
The revolutionary transformations that
have dominated the experience of 20th century
Chinese people. Imperialism,
nationalism, status of women, communism,
cultural revolution, the “capitalist
road,” and China’s present ascent to
HIS 345 – Constitutional Law in the Governmental Process
Principles underlying American constitutional
government with special refer
ence to interpretation of the Federal
Constitution. Prerequisite: Government
and Politics 101. Same as Government
and Politics 345.
HIS 347 – Japanese Imperialism and the Pacific War
Japanese imperialism from 1895-l945.
Modernization, expansion, the Sino-
Japanese War, Russo-Japanese War,
imperialism and World War II in the
HIS 348 – Science, Technology, and Industry in East Asia
Transformation of traditional science
and technology in China and Japan.
Westernization and rise of industry.
HIS 364 – Foundations of the European World
Looks at the foundations of Western
Civilization as seen in the civilizations
of ancient Mesopotamia, the Near East,
the Mediterranean, and Medieval Europe.
HIS 367 – Central Europe
The Hapsburg Empire, its dissolution in
1918, and the nation-states which replaced
it. Emphasis on the post-World War I states
of Austria, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.
Discussion also of Germany, Poland, Romania,
Yugoslavia, and Italy.
HIS 371 – Russian History
The origins and development of the
Russian peoples and state to the eve of
the Bolshevik Revolution.
HIS 372 – Modern Russia
From Tsarist Russia on the eve of
Bolshevik Revolution through rise,
development and demise of USSR, to
emergence of post-Soviet Russia.
Emphasis on governmental structures
and political processes. Same as GOV
HIS 376 – British History 1688 to the Present
Britain from eighteenth to twentieth
centuries with emphasis on political
events, technological and economic
developments, Napoleonic Wars, reform
movements, Victorian period, colonialism,
and loss of international authority.
HIS 381 – Germany in the Nazi Era
Historical antecedents in the Empire,
World War I, and Weimar Republic.
Analysis of social organization, political
structure, and economy before and during
World War II. Diplomacy, military
operations, occupation regimes, resistance
movements, the “final solution,”
and aftermath of the war.
HIS 443 – Japan in the Age of the Warrior
Social and political origins of the warrior
class from earliest times to 19th century.
Prerequisite: History 105, 106, 202, or
permission of instructor.
HIS 455 – Historical Methods
Training in historical research involving
location of sources, their critical evaluation,
organization and writing of scholarly
papers. Also an introduction to
work of the more significant historians
of the past. Prerequisite: Junior standing
HIS 456 – Guided Historical Research
Continuation of History 455. Substantial
piece of original research written to professional
Prerequisite: History 455.
HIS 470 – History Internship
HIS 490 – Independent Research and Study
Individual reading or research in a historical
topic of interest, with the program
to be arranged by agreement
between the student and his or her
instructor. May be repeated.
Prerequisites: upper level (junior or senior)
status and permission of instructor.
Note: The figure in parentheses following the title of the course indicates the credit hours per term. Courses that extend through two terms are shown as follows: (3, 3). Courses that are one term only are shown by: (3). Courses with variable credit are shown with the range of credit available, for example: (1-6).
Letters appearing after course credit hours in this section are explained as follows:
Y=at least once each academic year Check schedule for Winter Session
O=every other year
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