American

HIST108 - LECTURE

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST108 - LECTURE
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST108001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
RICHTER, DANIEL
Description
The United States was not inevitable. With that assumption as its starting point, this course surveys North American history from about 1500 to about 1850, with the continent's many peoples and cultures in view. The unpredictable emergence of the U.S. as a nation is a focus, but always in the context of wider developments: global struggles among European empires; conflicts between indigenous peoples and settler-colonists; exploitation of enslaved African labor; evolution of distinctive colonial societies; and, finally, independence movements inspired by a transatlantic revolutionary age.
Course number only
108
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST345 - SINNERS, SEX AND SLAVES: RACE AND SEX IN EARLY AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST345 - SINNERS, SEX AND SLAVES: RACE AND SEX IN EARLY AMERICA
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST345401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Instructors
BROWN, KATHLEEN
Description
From the sixteenth century, when Native American populations flourished on the North American continent, to the Civil War, when North and South collided over the question of slavery, women have played a critical role in American society. This course traces the history of women and gender in America during this period with special emphasis on the importance of women's reproductive and economic roles to the emergence of ethnic, racial, regional, and socio-economic categories in the United States. Slides, lectures, and readings drawn from primary documents introduce students to the conditions of women's lives during the colonial and revolutionary periods and to the rise of women's activism in the nineteenth century. In addition, we will consider how dramatic changes in housework, wage labor, female access to public forms of power, and ideas about female sexuality make it difficult to generalize about what is commonly thought of as women's "traditional" or "natural" role.
Course number only
345
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
ASAM203402
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST174 - Capitalism, Socialism, & Crisis in Twentieth-Century Americas

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Capitalism, Socialism, & Crisis in Twentieth-Century Americas
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST174401
Course number integer
174
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Amy C. Offner
Description
From the crisis of the Great Depression through the 1970s, the United States and Latin America produced remarkable efforts to remake society and political economy. This course analyzes the Cuban and Guatemalan revolutions, as well as social movements that transformed the United States: the black freedom movement, the labor movement, and changing forms of Latino politics. In all three countries, Americans looked for ways to reform capitalism or build socialism; address entrenched patterns of racism; define and realize democracy; and achieve national independence. They conceived of these challenges in dramatically different ways. Together, we'll compare national histories and analyze the relationships between national upheavals. In studying the US and Latin America together, the class allows students to explore central questions in both regions' histories. What did capitalism, socialism, and communism amount to? What did democracy mean? What were the roots of racial inequality and how did Americans address it? Why were Americans so enticed by economic growth, and how did they pursue it? How did the Cold War shape social movements? What purposes did unions serve? How did Christianity inform movements for and against social change? Studying these regions together also allows us to explore international interactions. How did the black freedom movement in the US relate to the Cuban revolution? How did Latin American immigration shape the US labor movement? How did US Cold War policy influence Latin American revolutionary movements? The goal of this class is for you to interpret the readings and decide what you think. What you learn in this class, and the quality of our experience together, depends on your reading closely, coming to class with informed ideas and questions, and being prepared to help your classmates answer theirs. We will read approximately 100 pages per week. No background is required.
Course number only
174
Cross listings
LALS174401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST346 - Bodies, Race, and Rights: Sex, Race and Citizenship in Modern America

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST346 - Bodies, Race, and Rights: Sex, Race and Citizenship in Modern America
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST346401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A7
Instructors
BROWN, KATHLEEN
Description
This course explores how immigration, industrialization, racial segregation, and the growing authority of science transformed the fundamental conditions of women's lives in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Building on previous effforts by female reformers to perfect society, women at the turn of the century organized large social movements dedicated to improving the lives of women and children and gaining public access to political power. We will examine the fruits of this activism as well as the consequences of subsequent events for the rise of several important social movements in the latter half of the century -- including civil rights, women's liberation, and gay rights -- in which women played a vital role. The course concludes with an assessment of feminism in the present day, with special emphasis on the responses of younger women to its legacy.
Course number only
346
Cross listings
AFRC346401 GSWS346401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST169401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
NATALINI, ROBERT
Description
This course covers the development of legal rules and principles concerning individual and group conduct in the United States since 1877. Such subjects as regulation and deregulation, legal education and the legal profession, and the legal status of women and minorities will be discussed.
Course number only
169
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST170401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
HAHN, STEVEN
Description
Southern culture and history from 1607-1860, from Jamestown to seccession. Traces the rise of slavery and plantation society, the growth of Southern sectionalism and its explosion into Civil War.
Course number only
170
Cross listings
AFRC172401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST104 - BOOKS THAT CHANGED MODERN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST104 - BOOKS THAT CHANGED MODERN AMERICA
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST104301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 627
Instructors
PEISS, KATHY
Course number only
104
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST153401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; SOCIETY SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
FAIRBANKS, ROBERT
Description
The course traces the economic, social, and political history of American cities after World War II. It focuses on how the economic problems of the industrial city were compounded by the racial conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s and the fiscal crises of the 1970s. The last part of the course examines the forces that have led to the revitalization of cities in recent years.
Course number only
153
Cross listings
URBS104401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST354 - AMER EXPANSION-PACIFIC

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST354 - AMER EXPANSION-PACIFIC
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST354401
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
This class will focus on America's expansion into the Pacific around the turn of the century with the acquisition of Hawaii and the Phillipines. It can deal with various issues, including the meaning of "frontier," colonialism, development of capitalist economies in the region, diplomacy, racism, migration, an American brand of Orientalism in encountering the "natives" and "heathens,"and histories of the West and the Pacific Islands in general.
Course number only
354
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - DOES AMERICAN JEWISH THOUGHT HAVE A HISTORY?

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - DOES AMERICAN JEWISH THOUGHT HAVE A HISTORY?
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST231403
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
MAGID, SHAUL
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
JWST215403
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST176 - Afro Amer Hist

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Afro Amer Hist
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST176401
Course number integer
176
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
MW 05:00 PM-06:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Mia Bay
Description
This course will study the history of Afro-Americans from their first encounter with Europeans in the 16th century to emancipation during the Civil War. The course will concentrate on the variety of black responses to capture, enslavement, and forced acculturation in the New World. The difference in the slave experience of various New World countries, and the methods of black resistance and rebellion to varied slave systems will be investigated. The nature and role of the free black communities in antebellum America will also be studied.
Course number only
176
Cross listings
AFRC176401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST349401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Instructors
PEISS, KATHY
Description
This course introduces students to a relatively new field of inquiry, the history of sexuality in the U.S. It explores the past to consider why sexuality has been so central to American identities, culture, and politics. Primary documents and other readings focus on the history of sexual ideology and regulation; popular culture and changing sexual practices; the emergence of distinct sexual identities and communities; the politics of sexuality; and the relationship between sexual and and other forms of social difference, such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, and class. Topics include many with continuing relevance to contemporary public debate: among them, sexual representation and censorship, sexual violence, adolescent sexuality, the politics of reproduction, gay and lesbian sexualities and sexually transmitted diseases.
Course number only
349
Cross listings
GSWS349401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST171001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
ENGLISH, BETH
Description
This course will trace the history of the American South from the end of the Civil War to the present. It will investigate Reconstruction, the New South, Populism, racial disfranchisement and the rise of Jim Crow, the politics of the One-Party South, the South in the Progressive era and its role in the New Deal and World War II, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and the rise of the Republican South. While following the narrative of politics and economic development,we will pay particular attention to race relations and will be more than casually interested in gender roles. In addition, we will take frequent peeks at the evolving Southern identity as reflected in popular culture and literature as well as in other corners of the public sphere.
Course number only
171
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST172 - NATIV PEOP OF EAS N.AMER

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST172 - NATIV PEOP OF EAS N.AMER
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST172001
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
DAGGAR, LORI
Description
This course surveys Native American life east of the Mississippi River from earliest times to the present. The diverse histories of Native peoples will be examined both on their own terms and as continuing elements of the continent's broader story. Topics to be addressed include 16th- and 17th-century demographic, economic, and social consequences of contact with European peoples, 18th century strategies of resistance and accommodation to colonial powers, 19th-century impacts of U.S. government removal and cultural assimilation policies, and 20th-century cultural and political developments among the region's surviving Native American communities.
Course number only
172
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST104 - Why College? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST104 - Why College? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST104302
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 169
Instructors
ZIMMERMAN, JONATHAN
Course number only
104
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST155 - INTRO TO ASIAN AMER HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST155 - INTRO TO ASIAN AMER HIST
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST155401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
This course will provide an introduction to the history of Asian Pacific Americans, focusing on the wide diversity of migrant experiences, as well as the continuing legacies of Orientalism on American-born APA's. Issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality will also be examined.
Course number only
155
Cross listings
ASAM003401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST387 - BLK FEMINIST APPROACHES: BLACK FEMINIST APPROACHES TO HISTORY AND MEMORY

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST387 - BLK FEMINIST APPROACHES: BLACK FEMINIST APPROACHES TO HISTORY AND MEMORY
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST387401
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
JOHNSON, GRACE
Description
A comparative social history seeking to explain today's nutritional deficits among third world peoples. Based on an eco-system approach, it considers contending theories, traces the rise of the world food system, and compares detailed case studies covering the period 1800-1980.
Course number only
387
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - IMMIGRATION, RELIGION AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE US

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - IMMIGRATION, RELIGION AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE US
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
404
Section ID
HIST231404
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 407
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
RELS209404
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - Life Stories in America, 1730-1830

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Life Stories in America, 1730-1830
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST231301
Course number integer
231
Meeting times
R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robert B. St.George
Description
This seminar explores the social and cultural history of early America by focusing on the lives of specific individuals, ranging from Jesuit priests in early Quebec to Philadelphia politicians to Saramaka slaves to Maine midwives. As we critically examine biography and autobiography as two of history's most powerful narrative frames, we will concentrate on the spaces and places in the social landscape that shaped individual understandings of work, sense of self, gender, beliefs, and political power, and why.
Course number only
231
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST373 - AMERICA IN THE 1960S

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST373 - AMERICA IN THE 1960S
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST373401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
SUGRUE, THOMAS
Description
This course examines the political, cultural, and intellectual history of America between 1954 and 1974. It considers the civil rights movement, the New Frontier and Great Society, the Supreme Court and right politics, the rise of the New Right, the debate over Vietnam, student radicalism, sexual liberation movements, black power, the counterculture, the urban crisis, and white backlash. The course emphasizes the transformation of liberalism and the revitalization of conservatism, and the tensions between integration and separatism, between libertarianism and communitarianism that shaped the social movements of the sixties.
Course number only
373
Cross listings
URBS217401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
NETTER CENTER 218
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
NETTER CENTER CONF
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Cross listings
AFRC078401 URBS178401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST118401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
This course explores world witchcraft and possession from the persecutions of the early seventeenth century through the rise of Wicca in the twentieth century. The mere mention of these terms, or of such close cousins as demonology, sorcery, exorcism, magic, and the witches Sabbath, raises clear ethnographic and historical challenges. How can the analysis of witchcraft-- including beliefs, patterns of accusation, the general social position of victims, the intensity and timing of witch hunts, and its relation to religious practice, law, language, gender, social marginalization, and property--lead us to a more humane understanding of belief and action? Films such as The Exorcist, The Blair Witch Project, The Crucible, and Three Sovereigns for Sarah will focus discussion.
Course number only
118
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST161 - AMERICAN CAPITALISM

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST161 - AMERICAN CAPITALISM
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST161401
Registration notes

SOCIETY SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419
Instructors
LICHT, WALTER
Description
A broad overview of American economic history will be provided by focusing on the following topics: colonial trade patterns, the growth of the market economy, the political economy of slavery, industrial expansion, segmentation in the labor force and changes in work, technological and organizational innovations, business cycles, the rise of the corporate welfare state, the growth of monopoly capitalism, and current economic problems in historical perspective.
Course number only
161
Cross listings
ECON014401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - TOPICS ON VIETNAM WAR

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST412 - TOPICS ON VIETNAM WAR
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST412401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311C
Instructors
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Course number only
412
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - SLAVERY, UNION & THE EARLY CONSTITUTION

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - SLAVERY, UNION & THE EARLY CONSTITUTION
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
405
Section ID
HIST231405
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
GRONNINGSATER, SARAH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
AFRC229405
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST394 - US AND CHINA 1912-2012

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST394 - US AND CHINA 1912-2012
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST394401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 110
Instructors
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Description
History 394 surveys relations between the United States and China from their beginnings in the clipper ship and gunboat days of the nineteenth century to the present, which finds China a major player in every respect. Among other topics, the first part of the course addresses Chinese and Western world views; the rise of Chinese nationalism after World War I; the Washington Conference of 1921-22; the Pacific War; the Asia policy of the Roosevelt administration; and the rise of Chinese communism. The second part of the course treats Maoism; China's approaches to the Third World; the Cold War in Asia; path to relations between Washington and Beijing in 1979; the Tiananmen Massacre of 1989 and issues of human rights, followed by the dramatic economic and military rise of China in the last two decades, as well as the current situation. In addition to China and the United States, substantial attention is also paid to Hong Kong and Taiwan. The course has no prerequisites and all are welcome.
Course number only
394
Cross listings
EALC044401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST177401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1230PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 201
Instructors
AKINS, JACQUELINE
Description
A study of the major events, issues, and personalities in Afro-American history from Reconstruction to the present. It will also examine the different slave experiences and the methods of black resistance and rebellion in the various slave systems.
Course number only
177
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST174 - REFORM & REV IN AMERICAS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST174 - REFORM & REV IN AMERICAS
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST174401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 1
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Description
The United States and Latin America produced a remarkable series of revolutions and reforms during the postwar period. This course examines efforts in the United States, Guatemala, Cuba, and Brazil to define and address problems around land, labor, and property; nation, empire, and autonomy; and racism, democracy, and citizenship. In studying the US and Latin America together, the class invites students to explore central themes of both regions' histories as parts of global processes. We will explore exchanges between social movements in the US, Cuba and Africa, for instance, ask how ideas about poverty traversed national borders, and examine the global rise of human rights consciousness. The class, in other words, not only compares national histories but analyzes the relationships between national upheavals and the global significance of events in the hemisphere.
Course number only
174
Cross listings
LALS174401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST133 - FREE SPEECH & CENSORSHIP

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST133 - FREE SPEECH & CENSORSHIP
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST133001
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
ROSENFELD, SOPHIA
Description
This course will explore the idea of free speech - its justification, its relationship to various forms of censorship, and its proper limits - as a historical, philosophical, legal, and ultimately, political question. In the first half of the course, we will explore the long history across the West of the regulation of various kinds of ideas and their expression, from malicious gossip to heresies, and read classic arguments for and against censorship, copyright protections, and standards of taste and decency and of truth. In the second part of the seminar, after looking at how the idea of freedom of speech came to seem an existential prerequisite for democracy as well as individual liberty, we will take up the historical and philosophical questions posed by such recent dilemmas as whether or not hate speech deserves the protection of the First Amendment, the distinction between art and pornography from the perspective of freedom of expression, speech during wartime, and the transformative effects of the internet on the circulation and regulation of ideas. We will end the semester by thinking about the globalization of the idea of free speech as a human right and its implications, both positive and negative. Readings will range from Robert Darnton's The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France, to D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, to documents concerning the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo and law review articles about Citizens United v. FEC. We will also make considerable use of local resources, from museums to the library.
Course number only
133
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST164 - RECENT AMER HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST164 - RECENT AMER HIST
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST164601
Meeting times
M 0430PM-0730PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 237
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Description
This course examines major developments in United States history since the Great Depression, a tumultuous period that gave birth to many of our contemporary debates about the responsibilities of government, the possiblity of radical social change, and the meaning of citizenship. Reading primary documents alongside historical accounts, we will address the building of the New Deal state; the emergence of the United States as a superpower; the domestic and international repercussions of the Cold War; the impact of mass consumption, suburbanization, and new technologies; the civil rights movement and other drives for social change; the cultural and political fallout of the Vietnam War; transformations in gender roles and the family; and the end of the "American century."
Course number only
164
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST440401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
W 0530PM-0830PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 285
Instructors
FAIRBANKS, ROBERT
Description
Orientation to the profession, tracing the evolution of city and regional planning from its late nineteenth century roots to its twentieth century expression. Field trips included.
Course number only
440
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST322 - AMERICAN SLAVERY AND THE LAW

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST322 - AMERICAN SLAVERY AND THE LAW
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST322401
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 28
Instructors
WILLIAMS, HEATHER
Description
In this course, we will work both chronologically and thematically to examine laws, constitutional provisions, and local and federal court decisions that established, regulated, and perpetuated slavery in the American colonies and states. We will concern ourselves both with change over time in the construction and application of the law, and the persistence of the desire to control and sublimate enslaved people. Our work will include engagement with secondary sources as well as immersion in the actual legal documents. Students will spend some time working with Mississippi murder cases from the 19th century. They will decipher and transcribe handwritten trial transcripts, and will historicize and analyze the cases with attention to procedural due process as well as what the testimony can tell us about the social history of the counties in which the murders occurred. The course will end with an examination of Black Codes that southern states enacted when slavery ended.
Course number only
322
Cross listings
AFRC322401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST431 - A WORLD AT WAR

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST431 - A WORLD AT WAR
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST431001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
CHILDERS, THOMAS
Description
This course will examine the diplomatic origins, military course and domestic implications of World War II.
Course number only
431
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - WORK& WORKERS IN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - WORK& WORKERS IN AMERICA
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST204301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
LICHT, WALTER
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST176401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1230PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 285
Instructors
WILLIAMS, HEATHER
Description
This course will study the history of Afro-Americans from their first encounter with Europeans in the 16th century to emancipation during the Civil War. The course will concentrate on the variety of black responses to capture, enslavement, and forced acculturation in the New World. The difference in the slave experience of various New World countries, and the methods of black resistance and rebellion to varied slave systems will be investigated. The nature and role of the free black communities in antebellum America will also be studied.
Course number only
176
Cross listings
AFRC176401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST135 - COLD WAR: GLOBAL HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST135 - COLD WAR: GLOBAL HISTORY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST135401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
NATHANS, BENJAMIN
Description
The cold War was more than simply a military confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union; it was the frame within which the entire world developed (for better or worse) for nearly five decades. This course will examine the cold War as a global phenomenon, covering not only the military and diplomatic history of the period, but also examining the social and cultural impact of the superpower confrontation. We will cover the origins of the conflict, the interplay between periods of tension and detente, the relative significance of disagreements within the opposing blocs, and the relationship between the "center" of the conflict in the North Atlantic/European area and the global "periphery".
Course number only
135
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - The State of the Union Is Not Good: the US in Crisis in the 1970s

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
302
Title (text only)
The State of the Union Is Not Good: the US in Crisis in the 1970s
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST231302
Course number integer
231
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Randall B. Cebul
Description
Vietnam. Watergate. Deindustrialization. Inflation. Disco. These events and forces only begin to scratch the surface of the social, cultural, political, and economic transformations that remade American life in the 1970s and which, by 1975, forced President Gerald Ford to concede “that the state of the union is not good.” Beyond these familiar topics, this reading seminar will explore a range of developments that are crucial for understanding why the 1970s was perhaps the pivotal decade in making modern American politics, economics, and culture. Topics will include the fate of the Civil Rights movement and the war on crime; the rise and impact of second wave feminism; the rise of the modern conservative coalition (e.g., its religious, economic, and white working-class components); the emergence of the finance economy; the reorientation of organized labor and the remaking of the Democratic Party; the explosion of “therapeutic” cultures of self-help, individualism, and entrepreneurialism; and the rise of the Sunbelt as the nation’s dominant cultural, political, and economic region.
Course number only
231
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST167 - African Immigrant Lives in West Phila.

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST167 - African Immigrant Lives in West Phila.
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST167601
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0400PM-0700PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 438
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEEBABOU, CHEIKH
Course number only
167
Cross listings
AFRC167601 AFST167601 URBS167601
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST467 - COMPARATIVE RACIAL POLI

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST467 - COMPARATIVE RACIAL POLI
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST467401
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0420PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
HANCHARD, MICHAEL
Course number only
467
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST442 - AMER REVOLUTION

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST442 - AMER REVOLUTION
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST442001
Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
As a number of historians have observed, the American Revolution now may seem to have been the inevitable culmination of political, economic, and cultural changes underway in the eighteenth century. But for many whose lives were altered by its disruptive contours, it was more improbable than inevitable. How, then, are we to make sense of the Revolution? What were its causes? Its progress? Its extended "settlement," or period of resolution and questions during the course of the semester, we will need to keep our eyes open to changes afoot in many social fields: the ascendancy or democratic and egalitarian thought; the widespread development of consumerism and market capitalism; the linked forms processes of rebellion and nation-building; and the economic and strategic progress of the conflict itself.
Course number only
442
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - AMERICAN CONSERVATISM FROM TAFT TO TRUMP

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - AMERICAN CONSERVATISM FROM TAFT TO TRUMP
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST204302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
ROSENWALD, BRIAN
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST203 - NATIVES & COLONISTS

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST203 - NATIVES & COLONISTS
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST203301
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
SPERO, LAURA
Course number only
203
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST151 - RACE, SPACE AND PLACE IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST151 - RACE, SPACE AND PLACE IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST151401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B4
Instructors
BAY, MIA
Description
This course provides with a historical introduction to America's racial and ethnic groupings by examining the social, spatial and historical forces that have defined these groups. Weekly lectures and readings trace American racial formations, identities and experiences from the age of Columbus to the present day. Following the work of historians and geographers who emphasize the importance of space and place in constructions of racial and ethnic identity, most of the class readings chart the evolution of such identities within specific regions or communities. Early readings illuminate the origins of categories such as "white," black, "Native American" and "Asian" by exploring the colonial encounters in which these identities first took shape; while later readings trace how these identities have been maintained and/or changed over time. Less a product of racial attitudes than of economic and political interests, early American conceptions of race first took shape amidst contests over land and labor that pitted European immigrants against the indigenous peoples of North America, and ultimately led to the development of racial slavery. Colonial legal distinctions between Christians and Heathens were supplanted by legislation that defined people by race and ethnicity. Over time these distinctions were reinforced by a variety of other forces. Distinctive from place to place, America's racial and ethnic groupings have been shaped and reshaped by regional economies such as the slave South, political initiatives such as Indian Removal and Chinese Exclusion Acts, a changing national immigration policy, and sexual and social intermixture and assimilation. Course readings will examine the links between race, region, labor, law, immigration, politics, sexuality and the construction and character of racialized spaces and places in America.
Course number only
151
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - Melting Pot, Mosaic, Or Wall? Immigration and Diversity in American History

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
303
Title (text only)
Melting Pot, Mosaic, Or Wall? Immigration and Diversity in American History
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
303
Section ID
HIST231303
Course number integer
231
Meeting times
M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Richard Scott Hanson
Description
This course uses the #ImmigrationSyllabus created by immigration historians affiliated with the Immigration History Research Center and the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and published in 2017. The 2016 presidential election brought a great deal of attention to immigration and immigrants in American society. Much of this debate perpetuated harmful stereotypes, dangerously stoked fears about outsiders, and echoed a nativist rhetoric that many believed had disappeared from public discourse. The debate also ignored how current discussions are deeply rooted in century-long conversations about who is allowed into the country and what it means to be an American. Indeed, anti-immigrant rhetoric and immigrant surveillance, detention, and deportation have been a defining feature of American politics and state and federal policy since the 19th century. This course seeks to provide historical context to current debates over immigration reform, integration, and citizenship. Many Americans have a romanticized idea of the nation’s immigrant past. In fact, America’s immigration history is more contested, more nuanced, and more complicated than many assume. Then, like now, many politicians, public commentators, critics, and media organizations have greatly influenced Americans’ understanding of immigration and the role that immigrants play in U.S. society. The syllabus follows a chronological overview of U.S. immigration history, but it also includes thematic weeks that cover salient issues in political discourse today such as xenophobia, deportation policy, and border policing. The course consists of lecture/discussion, Canvas assignments, quizzes, and one research paper.
Course number only
231
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST169401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419
Instructors
NATALINI, ROBERT
Description
This course covers the development of legal rules and principles concerning individual and group conduct in the United States since 1877. Such subjects as regulation and deregulation, legal education and the legal profession, and the legal status of women and minorities will be discussed.
Course number only
169
Cross listings
AFRC169401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST274 - AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE AND CULTURE IN SLAVERY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST274 - AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE AND CULTURE IN SLAVERY
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST274401
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 705
Instructors
WILLIAMS, HEATHER
Description
This course will examine the lives of enslaved African Americans in the United States, both in the North and the South. We will engage historiographical debates, and tackle questions that have long concerned historians. For example, if slaves were wrenched from families and traded, could they sustain family relationships? If slaves worked from sun-up until sun-down, how could they create music? We will engage with primary and secondary sources to expand our understanding of values, cultural practices, and daily life among enslaved people. Topics will include: literacy, family, labor, food, music and dance, hair and clothing, religion, material culture, resistance, and memories of slavery. Several disciplines including History, Archaeology, Literature, and Music, will help us in our explorations. Written, oral, and artistic texts for the course will provide us with rich sources for exploring the nuances of slave life, and students will have opportunities to delve deeply into topics that are of particular interest to them.
Course number only
274
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST455 - TOPICS IN AMERICAN HIST: BASEBALL& US HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST455 - TOPICS IN AMERICAN HIST: BASEBALL& US HISTORY
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
640
Section ID
HIST455640
Meeting times
W 0630PM-0930PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 323
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Course number only
455
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - BASEBALL IN US HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - BASEBALL IN US HISTORY
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
303
Section ID
HIST204303
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
R 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 843
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - BOOKS THAT CHANGED MODERN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - BOOKS THAT CHANGED MODERN AMERICA
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST204301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 626
Instructors
PEISS, KATHY
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST163 - MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST163 - MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST163001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 110
Instructors
PEISS, KATHY
Description
Through the twentieth century, American culture took on new forms and meanings, spurred by technological innovation, commerce, and institutions, and shaped by an ever-changing population. In the process, American culture became self-consciously 'modern'-embraced, contested, repudiated, and continually redefined. This course explores the history of American culture from the 1890s to the 1990s, with a focus on the following questions: Why did culture become such an important part of American economic, social, and political life in the twentieth century? How has culture been created, understood, and mobilized by different groups in American society at different times? What have been the politics of culture over the twentieth century? Topics include the rise of 'culture industries' and mass entertainment, including amusement parks, film, radio, and television; the growth of consumer culture; the impact of gender in such arenas as sports and fashion; the role of working-class peoples, African Americans, and immigrants in American culture; the cultural response to the Depression and World War II; and popular activism. The course emphasizes the study of primary documents-journalism, fiction, letters and diaries, music, photographs, and film-as a means of understanding the past.
Course number only
163
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - Fake News and American Democracy

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
304
Title (text only)
Fake News and American Democracy
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
304
Section ID
HIST231304
Course number integer
231
Meeting times
R 03:00 PM-06:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Bruce Lenthall
Description
At separate moments, Thomas Jefferson famously declared both that newspapers were crucial to sustain a nation and that a person who never looked at a newspaper was better informed than a regular reader of the press. The ideal of an informed citizenry occupies a central spot in our understanding of the democratic project in the United States, and, consequently, the news and the news media play a vital role. But the news may also be a means to manipulate and distort, not simply inform. As Americans on both the Left and Right wonder today, what happens to our democratic prospects when public information and the media are unreliable? In this class we will consider the history of fake news in the United States and its implications for democracy and citizenship. We will dig into an array of episodes – from the Jefferson-Hamilton debates in the press to battles over what could be printed about slavery; from McCarthyism to the ways in which different racial and ethnic groups often engaged with different accounts of the news. We will examine in depth the moment of a global rise in fascism and America’s best-known news hoax, the “War of the Worlds” radio program. Throughout, we will explore the importance of the different media that conveyed news in the past – and think about what that means for us in the present moment as news travels through new channels.
Course number only
231
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST431 - A WORLD AT WAR

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST431 - A WORLD AT WAR
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST431001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
CHILDERS, THOMAS
Description
This course will examine the diplomatic origins, military course and domestic implications of World War II.
Course number only
431
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST171001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
ARTS, RSRCH & CULTR - 3601 LO 208
Instructors
HAHN, STEVEN
Description
This course will trace the history of the American South from the end of the Civil War to the present. It will investigate Reconstruction, the New South, Populism, racial disfranchisement and the rise of Jim Crow, the politics of the One-Party South, the South in the Progressive era and its role in the New Deal and World War II, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and the rise of the Republican South. While following the narrative of politics and economic development,we will pay particular attention to race relations and will be more than casually interested in gender roles. In addition, we will take frequent peeks at the evolving Southern identity as reflected in popular culture and literature as well as in other corners of the public sphere.
Course number only
171
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST203 - REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA 1750-1800: POLITICS, WAR AND SOCIETY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST203 - REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA 1750-1800: POLITICS, WAR AND SOCIETY
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST203301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
HRDLICKA, JAMES
Course number only
203
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST167 - THE NEW AFRICAN DIASPORA: African Immigrant Lives in West Philadelphia

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST167 - THE NEW AFRICAN DIASPORA: African Immigrant Lives in West Philadelphia
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST167401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C4
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEESHOWN, ANASTASIA
Course number only
167
Cross listings
AFRC167401 AFST167401 URBS167401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST210 - THE CITY

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST210 - THE CITY
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST210401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 169
Instructors
GREENSPAN, ELIZABETHNAIRN, MICHAEL
Description
This course is an introduction to major forces that shape urban life in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present, with a focus on Philadelphia. Through weekly assignments and discussions, students will examine the physical formation and historical development of cities and learn to "read" the sociological and geographic organization of the contemporary city. Prominent themes include urban growth, decline, and restructuring; the ecological bases of urban life; race, class, and gender relations in urban space; and the formation and re-formation of neighborhoods, downtowns, and suburbs.
Course number only
210
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - RELIGION & POLITICS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - RELIGION & POLITICS
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST204302
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C6
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST168401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
BERRY, MARY
Description
The course surveys the development of law in the U.S. to 1877, including such subjects as: the evolution of the legal profession, the transformation of English law during the American Revolution, the making and implementation of the Constitution, and issues concerning business and economic development, the law of slavery, the status of women, and civil rights.
Course number only
168
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - Amer Expansion-Pacific

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Amer Expansion-Pacific
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Course number integer
231
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Eiichiro Azuma
Description
This class will focus on America's expansion into the Pacific around the turn of the century with the acquisition of Hawaii and the Phillipines. It can deal with various issues, including the meaning of "frontier," colonialism, development of capitalist economies in the region, diplomacy, racism, migration, an American brand of Orientalism in encountering the "natives" and "heathens,"and histories of the West and the Pacific Islands in general.
Course number only
231
Cross listings
ASAM203401
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST441 - NORTH AMER COLONIAL HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST441 - NORTH AMER COLONIAL HIST
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST441001
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
RICHTER, DANIEL
Description
A survey of the development of American colonial society, 1607-1750, with emphasis on the regional differences between life in early New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the South, as well as the relationships between British colonists, Native Americans, and African Americans.
Course number only
441
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
133 S. 36th ST. (formerly MEL 514
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Cross listings
AFRC078401 URBS178401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA
Term
2018A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST011001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
BROWN, KATHLEENHOLTZ, DANIELLE
Description
This course examines American history from the first contacts of the indigenous peoples of North America with European settlers to our own times by focusing on a few telling moments in this history. The course treats twelve of these moments. Each unit begins with a specific primary document, historical figure, image, location, year, or cultural artifact to commence the delving into the American past. Some of these icons are familiar, but the ensuing deciphering will render them as more complicated; some are unfamiliar, but they will emerge as absolutely telling. The course meets each week for two 50-minute team-taught lectures and once recitation session. Course requirements include: in-class midterm and final exams; three short paper assignments; and punctual attendance and participation in recitations.
Course number only
011
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST118401
Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
This course explores world witchcraft and possession from the persecutions of the early seventeenth century through the rise of Wicca in the twentieth century. The mere mention of these terms, or of such close cousins as demonology, sorcery, exorcism, magic, and the witches Sabbath, raises clear ethnographic and historical challenges. How can the analysis of witchcraft-- including beliefs, patterns of accusation, the general social position of victims, the intensity and timing of witch hunts, and its relation to religious practice, law, language, gender, social marginalization, and property--lead us to a more humane understanding of belief and action? Films such as The Exorcist, The Blair Witch Project, The Crucible, and Three Sovereigns for Sarah will focus discussion.
Course number only
118
Cross listings
ANTH118401 GSWS119401 RELS109401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST209401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 110
Instructors
SIDORICK, DANIEL
Description
Although most U.S. cities are no longer thought of as "industrial cities," metropolitan areas today are all products of industrial economies, technologies, and social systems. This course explores the ways in which industrialization and deindustrialization have shaped North American cities over the past two centuries. Major themes include economic geography, ecology, labor and production, suburbanization, outsourcing, energy, and cities' place in the world economy. The class will take regular walking tours of Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Course number only
209
Cross listings
URBS103401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
NETTER CENTER CONF
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - Civil Rights Movement

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
402
Title (text only)
Civil Rights Movement
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Course number integer
231
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Mia Bay
Description
This course traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement from its earliest stirrings in the 1st half of the twentieth-century to the boycotts, sit-ins, school desegregation struggles, freedom rides and marches of the 1950s and 1960s, and beyond. Among the question we will consider are: What inspired the Civil Rights movement, when does it begin and end, and how did it change American life? Readings will include both historical works and first-hand accounts of the movement by participants.
Course number only
231
Cross listings
AFRC229402
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST106 - COMPARATIVE EMPIRES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST106 - COMPARATIVE EMPIRES
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST106301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Course number only
106
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST451 - THE U.S. AND THE WORLD SINCE 1898

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST451 - THE U.S. AND THE WORLD SINCE 1898
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST451001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 301
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Description
A study of United States diplomacy during four critical periods:World War I, World War II, the Cold War and Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. Lectures and discussions will center around the exercise of power, the limits placed on its use, and problems of political morality. Readings in secondary sources, papers, and exam.
Course number only
451
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST177401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 309
Instructors
HARRIS, CLEMMIE
Description
A study of the major events, issues, and personalities in Afro-American history from Reconstruction to the present. It will also examine the different slave experiences and the methods of black resistance and rebellion in the various slave systems.
Course number only
177
Cross listings
AFRC177401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST153401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; SOCIETY SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Instructors
KNITTLE, DAVIS
Description
The course traces the economic, social, and political history of American cities after World War II. It focuses on how the economic problems of the industrial city were compounded by the racial conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s and the fiscal crises of the 1970s. The last part of the course examines the forces that have led to the revitalization of cities in recent years.
Course number only
153
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST150 - AMER JEWISH EXPERIENCE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST150 - AMER JEWISH EXPERIENCE
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST150401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
WENGER, BETH
Description
This course offers a comprehensive survey of American Jewish history from the colonial period to the present. It will cover the different waves of Jewish immigration to the United States and examine the construction of Jewish political, cultural, and religious life in America. Topics will include: American Judaism, the Jewish labor movement, Jewish politics and popular culture, and the responses of American Jews to the Holocaust and the State of Israel.
Course number only
150
Cross listings
JWST130401 RELS124401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST214 - RE-READING THE HOLOCAUST

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST214 - RE-READING THE HOLOCAUST
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST214401
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
WENGER, BETH
Course number only
214
Cross listings
JWST214401
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST174 - CAPITALISM, SOCIALISM, & CRISIS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST174 - CAPITALISM, SOCIALISM, & CRISIS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAS
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST174401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 116
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Description
The United States and Latin America produced a remarkable series of revolutions and reforms during the postwar period. This course examines efforts in the United States, Guatemala, Cuba, and Brazil to define and address problems around land, labor, and property; nation, empire, and autonomy; and racism, democracy, and citizenship. In studying the US and Latin America together, the class invites students to explore central themes of both regions' histories as parts of global processes. We will explore exchanges between social movements in the US, Cuba and Africa, for instance, ask how ideas about poverty traversed national borders, and examine the global rise of human rights consciousness. The class, in other words, not only compares national histories but analyzes the relationships between national upheavals and the global significance of events in the hemisphere.
Course number only
174
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - Feminism in the Americas

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Feminism in the Americas
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST233401
Course number integer
233
Meeting times
R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ann C. Farnsworth-Alvear
Description
Students in this seminar will choose their own research topic in the history of feminism. With guidance and support each person will produce a twenty-page paper based on intensive work with primary sources. Readings will range across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. We’ll take a long view, beginning in the sixteenth century, and use an expansive frame. Our purpose will not be to decide who was or wasn’t ‘a feminist’ but instead to try to understand actors within their contexts. Readings include scholarship on Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Sojourner Truth, the struggle for voting rights across national lines, opposition to dictatorship, and organizing against racism and homophobia. *For History Majors and Minors: Geographic requirement fulfilled by this seminar is dependent on research paper topic.
Course number only
233
Cross listings
AFRC234401, GSWS233401, LALS233401
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST114 - Books that Changed Modern America

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST114 - Books that Changed Modern America
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST114301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 626
Instructors
PEISS, KATHY
Course number only
114
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST455 - American Life in the Great Depression

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST455 - American Life in the Great Depression
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST455601
Meeting times
W 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 25
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Course number only
455
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - Decline and Fall of Great Powers

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - Decline and Fall of Great Powers
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST162 - THE AMERICAN WEST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST162 - THE AMERICAN WEST
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST162001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
This course explores the social and cultural history and current views of the many Wests we think we know, In 1872, President Grant established Yellowstone National Park, only the first of many national and state nature reserves in the west. Even while the Parks were widely celebrated, in 1876 Grant allowed miners and land speculators into the Black Hills, or Paha Sapa, land long considered sacred by the Lakota peoples and 'protected' for them as recently as 1868 Treaty of Laramie. From this pairing of events in the 1870s spring the many overlapping themes this course will address: Native peoples, their beliefs and material cultures, pressured by the arrival of scattered industries (gold rushes, silver and copper mining); irregular sources of industrial and banking capital from England, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere; the arrival of the US Army in 1851, then a break removing troops for the Civil War, then their renewed and constant appearance from 1866 on and the making and breaking of other treaties; the irregular scattering of land speculators and dirt farmers, even while the US government insisted the Sioux and Cheyennes, among other peoples, not disturb the passage of planters on the Oregon Trail, even as their hunting grounds were enclosed by the Union Pacific and North Pacific railroads by 1870. Naturalists, Naturalists, hikers, and artists arrived by rail to the western parks: Yellowstone, Yosemite (1890), and the Grand Canyon (1919). By 1900, American tourists went west to see wild West Indian Shows and wonder at the new parks. They ate at restaurants serving western food, wore western ware and cowboy boots, and listened to western music that finally reached its high point when folklorist Hal Cannon founded the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, in 1984, still active today with offshoots in Durango, Montana, and Texas.
Course number only
162
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST168401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
BERRY, MARY
Description
The course surveys the development of law in the U.S. to 1877, including such subjects as: the evolution of the legal profession, the transformation of English law during the American Revolution, the making and implementation of the Constitution, and issues concerning business and economic development, the law of slavery, the status of women, and civil rights.
Course number only
168
Cross listings
AFRC168401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - FEMINISM IN THE AMERICAS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - FEMINISM IN THE AMERICAS
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST233401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
FARNSWORTH-ALVEAR, ANN
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
BERRY, MARY
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
AFRC229401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST176401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 216
Instructors
WILLIAMS, HEATHER
Description
This course will study the history of Afro-Americans from their first encounter with Europeans in the 16th century to emancipation during the Civil War. The course will concentrate on the variety of black responses to capture, enslavement, and forced acculturation in the New World. The difference in the slave experience of various New World countries, and the methods of black resistance and rebellion to varied slave systems will be investigated. The nature and role of the free black communities in antebellum America will also be studied.
Course number only
176
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST273 - Penn Slavery Project Res

Status
O
Activity
FLD
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Penn Slavery Project Res
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST273401
Course number integer
273
Meeting times
R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Kathleen M. Brown
Description
This research seminar provides students with instruction in basic historical methods and an opportunity to conduct collaborative primary source research into the University of Pennsylvania's historic connections to slavery. After an initial orientation to archival research, students will plunge in to doing actual research at the Kislak Center, the University Archives, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company, and various online sources. During the final month of the semester, students will begin drafting research reports and preparing for a public presentation of the work. During the semester, there will be opportunities to collaborate with a certified genealogist, a data management and website expert, a consultant on public programming, and a Penn graduate whose research has been integral to the Penn Slavery Project.
Course number only
273
Cross listings
AFRC277401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST153401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B26
Instructors
FAIRBANKS, ROBERT
Description
The course traces the economic, social, and political history of American cities after World War II. It focuses on how the economic problems of the industrial city were compounded by the racial conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s and the fiscal crises of the 1970s. The last part of the course examines the forces that have led to the revitalization of cities in recent years.
Course number only
153
Cross listings
URBS104401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST108 - AMERICAN ORIGINS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST108 - AMERICAN ORIGINS
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST108001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
RICHTER, DANIEL
Description
The United States was not inevitable. With that assumption as its starting point, this course surveys North American history from about 1500 to about 1850, with the continent's many peoples and cultures in view. The unpredictable emergence of the U.S. as a nation is a focus, but always in the context of wider developments: global struggles among European empires; conflicts between indigenous peoples and settler-colonists; exploitation of enslaved African labor; evolution of distinctive colonial societies; and, finally, independence movements inspired by a transatlantic revolutionary age.
Course number only
108
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST169401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
NATALINI, ROBERT
Description
This course covers the development of legal rules and principles concerning individual and group conduct in the United States since 1877. Such subjects as regulation and deregulation, legal education and the legal profession, and the legal status of women and minorities will be discussed.
Course number only
169
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST170401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
MCCURRY, STEPHANIE
Description
Southern culture and history from 1607-1860, from Jamestown to seccession. Traces the rise of slavery and plantation society, the growth of Southern sectionalism and its explosion into Civil War.
Course number only
170
Cross listings
AFRC172401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST247 - MARTIANS IN NEW JERSEY: MEDIA, PERFORMANCE AND AMERICA IN 1938

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST247 - MARTIANS IN NEW JERSEY: MEDIA, PERFORMANCE AND AMERICA IN 1938
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST247403
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419
Instructors
MALAGUE, ROSEMARYLENTHALL, BRUCE
Description
In the most famous of Halloween pranks, in 1938, Orson Welles broadcast the annihilation of the world, and in doing so, blurred the bounds between fiction and reality. Told through a series of newscasts, the program, "The War of the Worlds," led many to believe that martians had indeed attacked the United States. Aired as radio was becoming a leading source of entertainment and news, this radio play would become one of the new medium's most recalled, and most controversial, programs. In this course, we use the story of Welles's play to open a window into the United States in the Great Depression and on the eve of World War II. That story will help us consider America's early engagement with radio and the mass media, the possibilities for storytelling on the air, and the connections between media and manipulation. To explore such topics in depth, performance will be a key component of the course: Students will develop and deliver a "broadcast" of the play, through which we will consider radio theater and the world of "War of the Worlds."
Course number only
247
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST245 - WEST PHILA COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTER PROJECT

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST245 - WEST PHILA COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTER PROJECT
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST245401
Registration notes

AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
PUCKETT, JOHN
Description
This course led by John Puckett, Professor of Education, and Mark Lloyd, University Archivist, builds on the work of Penn students who established the West Philadelphia Community History Center in 2008. This virtual heritage museum provides a collective portrait of families and individuals who have had histories in West Philadelphia and is intended as an ever-revised and expanded resource by and for members of the West Philadelphia community, especially for teachers and their students. The website for the virtual museum was first expanded and updated during hte fall of 2010 by students in an Academically Based Community Service course taught by Professor Walter Licht of the History Department and Mark Lloyd. To be offered as an ABCS course in Fall 2014, it will continue the work of developing the virutal history museum. Students will engage in research projects that contribute to one or more of the following categories: a general history of West Philadelphia, accounts of its neighborhoods and their institutions, a historical economic narrative of the area, a re-photographic survey of area landmarks, and the further collecting and posting to the website of personal and family stories.
Course number only
245
Cross listings
EDUC245401 URBS245401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST209401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 110
Instructors
VITIELLO, DOMENIC
Description
Although most U.S. cities are no longer thought of as "industrial cities," metropolitan areas today are all products of industrial economies, technologies, and social systems. This course explores the ways in which industrialization and deindustrialization have shaped North American cities over the past two centuries. Major themes include economic geography, ecology, labor and production, suburbanization, outsourcing, energy, and cities' place in the world economy. The class will take regular walking tours of Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Course number only
209
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST331 - Am Diplo Hist Since 1776

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Am Diplo Hist Since 1776
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST331001
Course number integer
331
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Walter A Mcdougall
Description
Survey course tracing the origins and evolution of the great traditions of U.S. foreign policy, including Exceptionalism, Unilateralism, Manifest Destiny, Wilsonianism, etc., by which Americans have tried to define their place in the world. Three hours of lecture per week, extensive reading, no recitations.
Course number only
331
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST155 - INTRO TO ASIAN AMER HIST

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST155 - INTRO TO ASIAN AMER HIST
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST155401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
This course will provide an introduction to the history of Asian Pacific Americans, focusing on the wide diversity of migrant experiences, as well as the continuing legacies of Orientalism on American-born APA's. Issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality will also be examined.
Course number only
155
Cross listings
ASAM003401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST118401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
This course explores world witchcraft and possession from the persecutions of the early seventeenth century through the rise of Wicca in the twentieth century. The mere mention of these terms, or of such close cousins as demonology, sorcery, exorcism, magic, and the witches Sabbath, raises clear ethnographic and historical challenges. How can the analysis of witchcraft-- including beliefs, patterns of accusation, the general social position of victims, the intensity and timing of witch hunts, and its relation to religious practice, law, language, gender, social marginalization, and property--lead us to a more humane understanding of belief and action? Films such as The Exorcist, The Blair Witch Project, The Crucible, and Three Sovereigns for Sarah will focus discussion.
Course number only
118
Cross listings
ANTH118401 GSWS119401 RELS109401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - CIVIL RIGHTS IN MODERN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - CIVIL RIGHTS IN MODERN AMERICA
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST204301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
SUGRUE, THOMAS
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST171001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419
Instructors
ENGLISH, BETH
Description
This course will trace the history of the American South from the end of the Civil War to the present. It will investigate Reconstruction, the New South, Populism, racial disfranchisement and the rise of Jim Crow, the politics of the One-Party South, the South in the Progressive era and its role in the New Deal and World War II, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and the rise of the Republican South. While following the narrative of politics and economic development,we will pay particular attention to race relations and will be more than casually interested in gender roles. In addition, we will take frequent peeks at the evolving Southern identity as reflected in popular culture and literature as well as in other corners of the public sphere.
Course number only
171
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
NETTER CENTER CONF
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Cross listings
AFRC078401 URBS178401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST322 - AMERICAN SLAVERY AND THE LAW

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST322 - AMERICAN SLAVERY AND THE LAW
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST322401
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 2N36
Instructors
WILLIAMS, HEATHER
Description
In this course, we will work both chronologically and thematically to examine laws, constitutional provisions, and local and federal court decisions that established, regulated, and perpetuated slavery in the American colonies and states. We will concern ourselves both with change over time in the construction and application of the law, and the persistence of the desire to control and sublimate enslaved people. Our work will include engagement with secondary sources as well as immersion in the actual legal documents. Students will spend some time working with Mississippi murder cases from the 19th century. They will decipher and transcribe handwritten trial transcripts, and will historicize and analyze the cases with attention to procedural due process as well as what the testimony can tell us about the social history of the counties in which the murders occurred. The course will end with an examination of Black Codes that southern states enacted when slavery ended.
Course number only
322
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST354 - AMER EXPANSION-PACIFIC

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST354 - AMER EXPANSION-PACIFIC
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST354401
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
This class will focus on America's expansion into the Pacific around the turn of the century with the acquisition of Hawaii and the Phillipines. It can deal with various issues, including the meaning of "frontier," colonialism, development of capitalist economies in the region, diplomacy, racism, migration, an American brand of Orientalism in encountering the "natives" and "heathens,"and histories of the West and the Pacific Islands in general.
Course number only
354
Cross listings
ASAM354401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST216 - JEWS AND THE CITY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - JEWS AND THE CITY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST216402
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
WENGER, BETH
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST387 - Black Feminist Approaches To History and Memory

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Black Feminist Approaches To History and Memory
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST387401
Course number integer
387
Meeting times
M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Grace L. Sanders Johnson
Description
A comparative social history seeking to explain today's nutritional deficits among third world peoples. Based on an eco-system approach, it considers contending theories, traces the rise of the world food system, and compares detailed case studies covering the period 1800-1980.
Course number only
387
Cross listings
AFRC387401, LALS387401, GSWS387401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST161 - AMERICAN CAPITALISM

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST161 - AMERICAN CAPITALISM
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST161401
Registration notes

SOCIETY SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A5
Instructors
LICHT, WALTER
Description
A broad overview of American economic history will be provided by focusing on the following topics: colonial trade patterns, the growth of the market economy, the political economy of slavery, industrial expansion, segmentation in the labor force and changes in work, technological and organizational innovations, business cycles, the rise of the corporate welfare state, the growth of monopoly capitalism, and current economic problems in historical perspective.
Course number only
161
Cross listings
ECON014401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST161 - AMERICAN CAPITALISM

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST161 - AMERICAN CAPITALISM
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST161401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; SOCIETY SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
LICHT, WALTER
Description
A broad overview of American economic history will be provided by focusing on the following topics: colonial trade patterns, the growth of the market economy, the political economy of slavery, industrial expansion, segmentation in the labor force and changes in work, technological and organizational innovations, business cycles, the rise of the corporate welfare state, the growth of monopoly capitalism, and current economic problems in historical perspective.
Course number only
161
Cross listings
ECON014401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST204302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
MCCURRY, STEPHANIE
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
NETTER CENTER 218
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST174 - REFORM & REV IN AMERICAS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST174 - REFORM & REV IN AMERICAS
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST174401
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Description
The United States and Latin America produced a remarkable series of revolutions and reforms during the postwar period. This course examines efforts in the United States, Guatemala, Cuba, and Brazil to define and address problems around land, labor, and property; nation, empire, and autonomy; and racism, democracy, and citizenship. In studying the US and Latin America together, the class invites students to explore central themes of both regions' histories as parts of global processes. We will explore exchanges between social movements in the US, Cuba and Africa, for instance, ask how ideas about poverty traversed national borders, and examine the global rise of human rights consciousness. The class, in other words, not only compares national histories but analyzes the relationships between national upheavals and the global significance of events in the hemisphere.
Course number only
174
Cross listings
LALS174401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST349601
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 0500PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
LAKHANI, ZAIN
Description
This course introduces students to a relatively new field of inquiry, the history of sexuality in the U.S. It explores the past to consider why sexuality has been so central to American identities, culture, and politics. Primary documents and other readings focus on the history of sexual ideology and regulation; popular culture and changing sexual practices; the emergence of distinct sexual identities and communities; the politics of sexuality; and the relationship between sexual and and other forms of social difference, such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, and class. Topics include many with continuing relevance to contemporary public debate: among them, sexual representation and censorship, sexual violence, adolescent sexuality, the politics of reproduction, gay and lesbian sexualities and sexually transmitted diseases.
Course number only
349
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST360 - CONFLICT & CONFORMITY IN POSTWAR AMERICA: 1945-1963

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST360 - CONFLICT & CONFORMITY IN POSTWAR AMERICA: 1945-1963
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST360001
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
JAFFE BUILDING B17
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Description
This course will survey the major developments in the two decades following the end of World War II, a fascinating yet misunderstood era when Americans simultaneously enjoyed unprecedented prosperity but grappled with a rapidly evolving domestic landscape fraught with new insecurities. Among the topics covered will be the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, McCarthyism, suburbia, and the changing role of women. We will also examine other significant aspects of American life during this era, including comic books, the rock & roll revolution, and the rise of television. Requirements will include a midterm, final, one paper, and several short homework assignments.
Course number only
360
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - HISTORY OF BASEBALL, 1840-PRESENT

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - HISTORY OF BASEBALL, 1840-PRESENT
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST231301
Registration notes

PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
GRONNINGSATER, SARAH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST440 - Perspectives On Urban Poverty

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Perspectives On Urban Poverty
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST440401
Course number integer
440
Meeting times
W 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robert P Fairbanks
Description
This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to 20th century urban poverty, and 20th century urban poverty knowledge. In addition to providing an historical overview of American poverty, the course is primarily concerned with the ways in which historical, cultural, political, racial, social, spatial/geographical, and economic forces have either shaped or been left out of contemporary debates on urban poverty. Of great importance, the course will evaluate competing analytic trends in the social sciences and their respective implications in terms of the question of what can be known about urban poverty in the contexts of social policy and practice, academic research, and the broader social imaginary. We will critically analyze a wide body of literature that theorizes and explains urban poverty. Course readings span the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, urban studies, history, and social welfare. Primacy will be granted to critical analysis and deconstruction of course texts, particularly with regard to the ways in which poverty knowledge creates, sustains, and constricts meaningful channels of action in urban poverty policy and practice interventions.
Course number only
440
Cross listings
SOCI420401, URBS420401
Fulfills
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST164 - RECENT AMER HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST164 - RECENT AMER HIST
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST164601
Meeting times
M 0430PM-0730PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 202
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Description
This course examines major developments in United States history since the Great Depression, a tumultuous period that gave birth to many of our contemporary debates about the responsibilities of government, the possiblity of radical social change, and the meaning of citizenship. Reading primary documents alongside historical accounts, we will address the building of the New Deal state; the emergence of the United States as a superpower; the domestic and international repercussions of the Cold War; the impact of mass consumption, suburbanization, and new technologies; the civil rights movement and other drives for social change; the cultural and political fallout of the Vietnam War; transformations in gender roles and the family; and the end of the "American century."
Course number only
164
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST165 - HOLLYWOOD & AMERICAN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST165 - HOLLYWOOD & AMERICAN HISTORY
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST165401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B26
Instructors
KUKLICK, BRUCE
Description
This course examines crucial events in American history, from the Puritans to the present, through the lens of Hollywood film and other media. We will consider how these visual representations have influenced our present understanding ofkey matters such as the Constitution, presidential politics, Protestant religion, racial tensions, and war-making. Material to be viewed includes The Patriot, Gettysburg, Gold Diggers of 1933, The Best Years of Our Lives, West Side Story, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Course number only
165
Cross listings
CINE167401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST177401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1230PM
Meeting location
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 103
Instructors
AKINS, JACQUELINE
Description
A study of the major events, issues, and personalities in Afro-American history from Reconstruction to the present. It will also examine the different slave experiences and the methods of black resistance and rebellion in the various slave systems.
Course number only
177
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST176401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 214
Instructors
WILLIAMS, HEATHER
Description
This course will study the history of Afro-Americans from their first encounter with Europeans in the 16th century to emancipation during the Civil War. The course will concentrate on the variety of black responses to capture, enslavement, and forced acculturation in the New World. The difference in the slave experience of various New World countries, and the methods of black resistance and rebellion to varied slave systems will be investigated. The nature and role of the free black communities in antebellum America will also be studied.
Course number only
176
Cross listings
AFRC176401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST367 - PHILADELPHIA 1700-2000

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST367 - PHILADELPHIA 1700-2000
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST367001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Description
Using Philadelphia as a lens, this course will examine the transformation of American cities from the colonial period to the present. Through readings, lectures, and tours, we will consider urbanization and suburbanization, race, class, and ethnicity, economic development, poverty and inequality, housing and neighborhood change, urban institutions, and politics and public policy.
Course number only
367
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST367 - PHILADELPHIA 1700-2000

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST367 - PHILADELPHIA 1700-2000
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST367601
Meeting times
T 0430PM-0730PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 201
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Description
Using Philadelphia as a lens, this course will examine the transformation of American cities from the colonial period to the present. Through readings, lectures, and tours, we will consider urbanization and suburbanization, race, class, and ethnicity, economic development, poverty and inequality, housing and neighborhood change, urban institutions, and politics and public policy.
Course number only
367
Cross listings
URBS367601
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - PATRIOTS, PARTIES AND PROGRESSIVES: THE U.S. 1776-1906

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - PATRIOTS, PARTIES AND PROGRESSIVES: THE U.S. 1776-1906
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST231302
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B5
Instructors
GRONNINGSATER, SARAH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST104 - Why College?

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Why College?
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST104301
Course number integer
104
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Jonathan Lurie Zimmerman
Course number only
104
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST169401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 395
Instructors
NATALINI, ROBERT
Description
This course covers the development of legal rules and principles concerning individual and group conduct in the United States since 1877. Such subjects as regulation and deregulation, legal education and the legal profession, and the legal status of women and minorities will be discussed.
Course number only
169
Cross listings
AFRC169401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST168401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
BERRY, MARY
Description
The course surveys the development of law in the U.S. to 1877, including such subjects as: the evolution of the legal profession, the transformation of English law during the American Revolution, the making and implementation of the Constitution, and issues concerning business and economic development, the law of slavery, the status of women, and civil rights.
Course number only
168
Cross listings
AFRC168401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - The Rise of Conservatism in America, 1948-2014

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - The Rise of Conservatism in America, 1948-2014
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST204601
Meeting times
T 0500PM-0800PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ROSENWALD, BRIAN
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - IMMIGRATION, RELIGION AND ETHNICITY IN U.S. HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - IMMIGRATION, RELIGION AND ETHNICITY IN U.S. HISTORY
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST204301
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 121
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST411401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 627
Instructors
STALLYBRASS, PETERCHARTIER, ROGER
Course number only
411
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST440401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 4C4
Instructors
FISCHER-HOFFMAN, CORY
Description
Orientation to the profession, tracing the evolution of city and regional planning from its late nineteenth century roots to its twentieth century expression. Field trips included.
Course number only
440
Cross listings
SOCI420401 URBS420401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 216E
Instructors
BERRY, MARY
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
133 S. 36th ST. (formerly MEL 514
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Cross listings
AFRC078401 URBS178401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST170401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
GIESBERG, JUDITH
Description
Southern culture and history from 1607-1860, from Jamestown to seccession. Traces the rise of slavery and plantation society, the growth of Southern sectionalism and its explosion into Civil War.
Course number only
170
Cross listings
AFRC172401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST210 - THE CITY

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST210 - THE CITY
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST210401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 169
Instructors
SCHNEIDER, ERICNAIRN, MICHAEL
Description
This course is an introduction to major forces that shape urban life in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present, with a focus on Philadelphia. Through weekly assignments and discussions, students will examine the physical formation and historical development of cities and learn to "read" the sociological and geographic organization of the contemporary city. Prominent themes include urban growth, decline, and restructuring; the ecological bases of urban life; race, class, and gender relations in urban space; and the formation and re-formation of neighborhoods, downtowns, and suburbs.
Course number only
210
Cross listings
URBS210401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST210 - THE CITY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST210 - THE CITY
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST210401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 167-8
Instructors
NAIRN, MICHAELJOHNSON, NINA
Description
This course is an introduction to major forces that shape urban life in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present, with a focus on Philadelphia. Through weekly assignments and discussions, students will examine the physical formation and historical development of cities and learn to "read" the sociological and geographic organization of the contemporary city. Prominent themes include urban growth, decline, and restructuring; the ecological bases of urban life; race, class, and gender relations in urban space; and the formation and re-formation of neighborhoods, downtowns, and suburbs.
Course number only
210
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST203 - NATIVES & COLONISTS IN EARLY AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST203 - NATIVES & COLONISTS IN EARLY AMERICA
Term
2014C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST203301
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 17
Instructors
SPERO, LAURA
Course number only
203
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - World's Fairs: Nation, Industry, Empire and Globalization

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST412 - World's Fairs: Nation, Industry, Empire and Globalization
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
640
Section ID
HIST412640
Meeting times
M 0500PM-0800PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 204
Instructors
DELLA ZAZZERA, ELIZABETH
Course number only
412
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST455 - RISK AND SOCIETY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST455 - RISK AND SOCIETY
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST455402
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B4
Instructors
WIGGINS, BENJAMIN
Course number only
455
Cross listings
PPE 475402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 305
Instructors
BAY, MIA
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST174 - REFORM & REV IN AMERICAS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST174 - REFORM & REV IN AMERICAS
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST174401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Description
The United States and Latin America produced a remarkable series of revolutions and reforms during the postwar period. This course examines efforts in the United States, Guatemala, Cuba, and Brazil to define and address problems around land, labor, and property; nation, empire, and autonomy; and racism, democracy, and citizenship. In studying the US and Latin America together, the class invites students to explore central themes of both regions' histories as parts of global processes. We will explore exchanges between social movements in the US, Cuba and Africa, for instance, ask how ideas about poverty traversed national borders, and examine the global rise of human rights consciousness. The class, in other words, not only compares national histories but analyzes the relationships between national upheavals and the global significance of events in the hemisphere.
Course number only
174
Cross listings
LALS174401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
NETTER CENTER CONF
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Cross listings
AFRC078401 URBS178401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: JAPANESE/AMER INTERNMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: JAPANESE/AMER INTERNMENT
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
ASAM203401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - UTOPIA

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - UTOPIA
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST212301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 627
Instructors
TODD, MARGO
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST463 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST463 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST463401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
Instructors
ZIMMERMAN, JONATHAN
Description
A survey of the history of American education from the Colonial Period to the present. Special emphasis on the relations between education and major themes in social history.
Course number only
463
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST153401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; SOCIETY SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Instructors
GILLETTE, HOWARD
Description
The course traces the economic, social, and political history of American cities after World War II. It focuses on how the economic problems of the industrial city were compounded by the racial conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s and the fiscal crises of the 1970s. The last part of the course examines the forces that have led to the revitalization of cities in recent years.
Course number only
153
Cross listings
URBS104401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST234 - ABOLITIONISM: A GLOBAL HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST234 - ABOLITIONISM: A GLOBAL HISTORY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST234401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 305
Instructors
FERREIRA, ROQUINALDO
Course number only
234
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST177 - AFRO AMER HIST 1876-PRES
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST177401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MOORE BUILDING 212
Instructors
HARRIS, CLEMMIE
Description
A study of the major events, issues, and personalities in Afro-American history from Reconstruction to the present. It will also examine the different slave experiences and the methods of black resistance and rebellion in the various slave systems.
Course number only
177
Cross listings
AFRC177401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST176401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1230PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 285
Instructors
WILLIAMS, HEATHER
Description
This course will study the history of Afro-Americans from their first encounter with Europeans in the 16th century to emancipation during the Civil War. The course will concentrate on the variety of black responses to capture, enslavement, and forced acculturation in the New World. The difference in the slave experience of various New World countries, and the methods of black resistance and rebellion to varied slave systems will be investigated. The nature and role of the free black communities in antebellum America will also be studied.
Course number only
176
Cross listings
AFRC176401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - THE POLITICS OF REFORM IN THE ANTEBELLUM U.S.

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - THE POLITICS OF REFORM IN THE ANTEBELLUM U.S.
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
GRONNINGSATER, SARAH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
GSWS229402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST214 - RE-READING THE HOLOCAUST

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST214 - RE-READING THE HOLOCAUST
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST214401
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
WENGER, BETH
Course number only
214
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - RACE, GENDER & THE MAKING OF GLOBAL MODERN AMERICA

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - RACE, GENDER & THE MAKING OF GLOBAL MODERN AMERICA
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST204302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
LAKHANI, ZAIN
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST104 - HISTORY AND HUMAN NATURE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST104 - HISTORY AND HUMAN NATURE
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST104301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR; SECTION FOR HONORS STUDENTS; CONTACT DEPT or INSTRUCTOR FOR CLASSRM INFO

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
ARTS, RSRCH & CULTR - 3601 LO 200
Instructors
ZUCKERMAN, MICHAEL
Course number only
104
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST155 - INTRO TO ASIAN AMER HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST155 - INTRO TO ASIAN AMER HIST
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST155401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
ARTS, RSRCH & CULTR - 3601 LO 208
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
This course will provide an introduction to the history of Asian Pacific Americans, focusing on the wide diversity of migrant experiences, as well as the continuing legacies of Orientalism on American-born APA's. Issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality will also be examined.
Course number only
155
Cross listings
ASAM003401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST241 - PERFORMING HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST241 - PERFORMING HISTORY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST241401
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
This seminar concentrates on the ways that various peoples in the world make their history by means other than relying on written texts alone. Over the course of the semester, we therefore may be examining such different public events and civic rituals as parades, political and religious processions, local historical pageants, carnivals, historic preservation, museums, military reenactments, and history theme parks. The emphasis in each of these forms, places, and semiotic processes will be on their identity and function as key performances that transform consciousness, shift individuals alternately into both actors and spectators, reframe the everyday as the metaphysical, and intensify the status of cultural values in the histories they present to view. Course requirements: a seminar paper, the topic of which you will discuss with me no later than week five of the course; and a working annotated bibliography and statement of your paper's main thesis. I will say more about these assignments as they approach.
Course number only
241
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - Decline and Fall of Great Powers

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - Decline and Fall of Great Powers
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: AMERICA IN THE 1960S

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: AMERICA IN THE 1960S
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST204301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST345 - Sinners, Sex, and Slaves: Race and Sex in Early America

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST345 - Sinners, Sex, and Slaves: Race and Sex in Early America
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST345401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
BROWN, KATHLEEN
Description
From the sixteenth century, when Native American populations flourished on the North American continent, to the Civil War, when North and South collided over the question of slavery, women have played a critical role in American society. This course traces the history of women and gender in America during this period with special emphasis on the importance of women's reproductive and economic roles to the emergence of ethnic, racial, regional, and socio-economic categories in the United States. Slides, lectures, and readings drawn from primary documents introduce students to the conditions of women's lives during the colonial and revolutionary periods and to the rise of women's activism in the nineteenth century. In addition, we will consider how dramatic changes in housework, wage labor, female access to public forms of power, and ideas about female sexuality make it difficult to generalize about what is commonly thought of as women's "traditional" or "natural" role.
Course number only
345
Cross listings
AFRC345401 GSWS345401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST216 - HOW TO RULE AN EMPIRE: INTRO TO EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN IMPERIALISM

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - HOW TO RULE AN EMPIRE: INTRO TO EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN IMPERIALISM
Term
2018A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST216301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 305
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: America in the 50's

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: America in the 50's
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST204601
Meeting times
W 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 222
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST118401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
This course explores world witchcraft and possession from the persecutions of the early seventeenth century through the rise of Wicca in the twentieth century. The mere mention of these terms, or of such close cousins as demonology, sorcery, exorcism, magic, and the witches Sabbath, raises clear ethnographic and historical challenges. How can the analysis of witchcraft-- including beliefs, patterns of accusation, the general social position of victims, the intensity and timing of witch hunts, and its relation to religious practice, law, language, gender, social marginalization, and property--lead us to a more humane understanding of belief and action? Films such as The Exorcist, The Blair Witch Project, The Crucible, and Three Sovereigns for Sarah will focus discussion.
Course number only
118
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST162 - THE AMERICAN WEST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST162 - THE AMERICAN WEST
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST162001
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
This course explores the social and cultural history and current views of the many Wests we think we know, In 1872, President Grant established Yellowstone National Park, only the first of many national and state nature reserves in the west. Even while the Parks were widely celebrated, in 1876 Grant allowed miners and land speculators into the Black Hills, or Paha Sapa, land long considered sacred by the Lakota peoples and 'protected' for them as recently as 1868 Treaty of Laramie. From this pairing of events in the 1870s spring the many overlapping themes this course will address: Native peoples, their beliefs and material cultures, pressured by the arrival of scattered industries (gold rushes, silver and copper mining); irregular sources of industrial and banking capital from England, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere; the arrival of the US Army in 1851, then a break removing troops for the Civil War, then their renewed and constant appearance from 1866 on and the making and breaking of other treaties; the irregular scattering of land speculators and dirt farmers, even while the US government insisted the Sioux and Cheyennes, among other peoples, not disturb the passage of planters on the Oregon Trail, even as their hunting grounds were enclosed by the Union Pacific and North Pacific railroads by 1870. Naturalists, Naturalists, hikers, and artists arrived by rail to the western parks: Yellowstone, Yosemite (1890), and the Grand Canyon (1919). By 1900, American tourists went west to see wild West Indian Shows and wonder at the new parks. They ate at restaurants serving western food, wore western ware and cowboy boots, and listened to western music that finally reached its high point when folklorist Hal Cannon founded the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, in 1984, still active today with offshoots in Durango, Montana, and Texas.
Course number only
162
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST331 - AM DIPLO HIST SINCE 1776

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST331 - AM DIPLO HIST SINCE 1776
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST331001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Description
Survey course tracing the origins and evolution of the great traditions of U.S. foreign policy, including Exceptionalism, Unilateralism, Manifest Destiny, Wilsonianism, etc., by which Americans have tried to define their place in the world. Three hours of lecture per week, extensive reading, no recitations.
Course number only
331
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - Connected Histories: Spain, USA and the Americas (1890-1960)

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - Connected Histories: Spain, USA and the Americas (1890-1960)
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST202302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 627
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST209401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 110
Instructors
VITIELLO, DOMENIC
Description
Although most U.S. cities are no longer thought of as "industrial cities," metropolitan areas today are all products of industrial economies, technologies, and social systems. This course explores the ways in which industrialization and deindustrialization have shaped North American cities over the past two centuries. Major themes include economic geography, ecology, labor and production, suburbanization, outsourcing, energy, and cities' place in the world economy. The class will take regular walking tours of Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Course number only
209
Cross listings
URBS103401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST349401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
PEISS, KATHY
Description
This course introduces students to a relatively new field of inquiry, the history of sexuality in the U.S. It explores the past to consider why sexuality has been so central to American identities, culture, and politics. Primary documents and other readings focus on the history of sexual ideology and regulation; popular culture and changing sexual practices; the emergence of distinct sexual identities and communities; the politics of sexuality; and the relationship between sexual and and other forms of social difference, such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, and class. Topics include many with continuing relevance to contemporary public debate: among them, sexual representation and censorship, sexual violence, adolescent sexuality, the politics of reproduction, gay and lesbian sexualities and sexually transmitted diseases.
Course number only
349
Cross listings
GSWS349401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - CONFLICT, LAW AND JUSTICE IN EARLY AMERICA: CROSS-CULTURAL APPROACHES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - CONFLICT, LAW AND JUSTICE IN EARLY AMERICA: CROSS-CULTURAL APPROACHES
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST231301
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
R 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
GALLMAN, NANCY
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST209401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 110
Instructors
VITIELLO, DOMENIC
Description
Although most U.S. cities are no longer thought of as "industrial cities," metropolitan areas today are all products of industrial economies, technologies, and social systems. This course explores the ways in which industrialization and deindustrialization have shaped North American cities over the past two centuries. Major themes include economic geography, ecology, labor and production, suburbanization, outsourcing, energy, and cities' place in the world economy. The class will take regular walking tours of Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Course number only
209
Cross listings
URBS103401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST150 - AMER JEWISH EXPERIENCE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST150 - AMER JEWISH EXPERIENCE
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST150401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
WENGER, BETH
Description
This course offers a comprehensive survey of American Jewish history from the colonial period to the present. It will cover the different waves of Jewish immigration to the United States and examine the construction of Jewish political, cultural, and religious life in America. Topics will include: American Judaism, the Jewish labor movement, Jewish politics and popular culture, and the responses of American Jews to the Holocaust and the State of Israel.
Course number only
150
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST164 - THE PRESENT PAST: US SOCIETY, CULTURE & POLITICS SINCE WORLD WAR II

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST164 - THE PRESENT PAST: US SOCIETY, CULTURE & POLITICS SINCE WORLD WAR II
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST164001
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
LENTHALL, BRUCE
Description
This course examines major developments in United States history since the Great Depression, a tumultuous period that gave birth to many of our contemporary debates about the responsibilities of government, the possiblity of radical social change, and the meaning of citizenship. Reading primary documents alongside historical accounts, we will address the building of the New Deal state; the emergence of the United States as a superpower; the domestic and international repercussions of the Cold War; the impact of mass consumption, suburbanization, and new technologies; the civil rights movement and other drives for social change; the cultural and political fallout of the Vietnam War; transformations in gender roles and the family; and the end of the "American century."
Course number only
164
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST440401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
W 0530PM-0830PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 285
Instructors
FAIRBANKS, ROBERT
Description
Orientation to the profession, tracing the evolution of city and regional planning from its late nineteenth century roots to its twentieth century expression. Field trips included.
Course number only
440
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST169401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419
Instructors
NATALINI, ROBERT
Description
This course covers the development of legal rules and principles concerning individual and group conduct in the United States since 1877. Such subjects as regulation and deregulation, legal education and the legal profession, and the legal status of women and minorities will be discussed.
Course number only
169
Cross listings
AFRC169401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST356 - AGE OF REAGAN: U.S. POLITICS AND SOCIETY, 1960-2001

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST356 - AGE OF REAGAN: U.S. POLITICS AND SOCIETY, 1960-2001
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST356001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B13
Instructors
CEBUL, RANDALL
Course number only
356
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST203 - MAJOR SEM: AMER PRE-1800: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST203 - MAJOR SEM: AMER PRE-1800: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST203301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Course number only
203
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - THE ROAD TO RED POWER: EXAMINING NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - THE ROAD TO RED POWER: EXAMINING NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST231301
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 582
Instructors
ELLIS, ELIZABETH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST373 - AMERICA IN THE 1960S

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST373 - AMERICA IN THE 1960S
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST373401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
SUGRUE, THOMAS
Description
This course examines the political, cultural, and intellectual history of America between 1954 and 1974. It considers the civil rights movement, the New Frontier and Great Society, the Supreme Court and right politics, the rise of the New Right, the debate over Vietnam, student radicalism, sexual liberation movements, black power, the counterculture, the urban crisis, and white backlash. The course emphasizes the transformation of liberalism and the revitalization of conservatism, and the tensions between integration and separatism, between libertarianism and communitarianism that shaped the social movements of the sixties.
Course number only
373
Cross listings
URBS217401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - AMERICAN CULTURE WARS: SOCIETY, MORALITY, AND POLITICS

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - AMERICAN CULTURE WARS: SOCIETY, MORALITY, AND POLITICS
Term
2018A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST231302
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 20
Instructors
SCHULTZ, WILLIAM
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - PHILADELPHIA AND THE GREAT MIGRATION

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - PHILADELPHIA AND THE GREAT MIGRATION
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Registration notes

AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
HAHN, STEVEN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
AFRC229401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST163 - MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST163 - MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST163001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
PEISS, KATHY
Description
Through the twentieth century, American culture took on new forms and meanings, spurred by technological innovation, commerce, and institutions, and shaped by an ever-changing population. In the process, American culture became self-consciously 'modern'-embraced, contested, repudiated, and continually redefined. This course explores the history of American culture from the 1890s to the 1990s, with a focus on the following questions: Why did culture become such an important part of American economic, social, and political life in the twentieth century? How has culture been created, understood, and mobilized by different groups in American society at different times? What have been the politics of culture over the twentieth century? Topics include the rise of 'culture industries' and mass entertainment, including amusement parks, film, radio, and television; the growth of consumer culture; the impact of gender in such arenas as sports and fashion; the role of working-class peoples, African Americans, and immigrants in American culture; the cultural response to the Depression and World War II; and popular activism. The course emphasizes the study of primary documents-journalism, fiction, letters and diaries, music, photographs, and film-as a means of understanding the past.
Course number only
163
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - RACE & SCIENCE:A HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - RACE & SCIENCE:A HISTORY
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST231601
Meeting times
T 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 203
Instructors
WIGGINS, BENJAMIN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
STSC261601
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST168401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
BERRY, MARY
Description
The course surveys the development of law in the U.S. to 1877, including such subjects as: the evolution of the legal profession, the transformation of English law during the American Revolution, the making and implementation of the Constitution, and issues concerning business and economic development, the law of slavery, the status of women, and civil rights.
Course number only
168
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST171001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
HAHN, STEVEN
Description
This course will trace the history of the American South from the end of the Civil War to the present. It will investigate Reconstruction, the New South, Populism, racial disfranchisement and the rise of Jim Crow, the politics of the One-Party South, the South in the Progressive era and its role in the New Deal and World War II, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and the rise of the Republican South. While following the narrative of politics and economic development,we will pay particular attention to race relations and will be more than casually interested in gender roles. In addition, we will take frequent peeks at the evolving Southern identity as reflected in popular culture and literature as well as in other corners of the public sphere.
Course number only
171
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - Colonial Spanish Borderlands, from the Floridas to the Californias

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - Colonial Spanish Borderlands, from the Floridas to the Californias
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST233402
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
R 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B7
Instructors
GALLMAN, NANCY
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST203 - MAJOR SEM: AMER PRE-1800: LIBERTY&SLAVERY EARLY AM

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST203 - MAJOR SEM: AMER PRE-1800: LIBERTY&SLAVERY EARLY AM
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST203302
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
DWIGGINS, JOHN
Course number only
203
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - RACE &ETHNICITY IN SPORT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - RACE &ETHNICITY IN SPORT
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
AFRC229401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST431 - A WORLD AT WAR

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST431 - A WORLD AT WAR
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST431001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
CHILDERS, THOMAS
Description
This course will examine the diplomatic origins, military course and domestic implications of World War II.
Course number only
431
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST331 - AM DIPLO HIST SINCE 1776

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST331 - AM DIPLO HIST SINCE 1776
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST331001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Description
Survey course tracing the origins and evolution of the great traditions of U.S. foreign policy, including Exceptionalism, Unilateralism, Manifest Destiny, Wilsonianism, etc., by which Americans have tried to define their place in the world. Three hours of lecture per week, extensive reading, no recitations.
Course number only
331
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST170401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
LAB-STRUC OF MATTER AUD
Instructors
GIESBERG, JUDITH
Description
Southern culture and history from 1607-1860, from Jamestown to seccession. Traces the rise of slavery and plantation society, the growth of Southern sectionalism and its explosion into Civil War.
Course number only
170
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
NETTER CENTER 218
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Cross listings
AFRC078401 URBS178401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST273 - PENN SLAVERY PROJECT RES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST273 - PENN SLAVERY PROJECT RES
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST273401
Meeting times
F 0800AM-1100AM
Instructors
BROWN, KATHLEENNEUMANN, ALEXIS
Description
This research seminar provides students with instruction in basic historical methods and an opportunity to conduct collaborative primary source research into the University of Pennsylvania's historic connections to slavery. After an initial orientation to archival research, students will plunge in to doing actual research at the Kislak Center, the University Archives, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company, and various online sources. During the final month of the semester, students will begin drafting research reports and preparing for a public presentation of the work. During the semester, there will be opportunities to collaborate with a certified genealogist, a data management and website expert, a consultant on public programming, and a Penn graduate whose research has been integral to the Penn Slavery Project.
Course number only
273
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST203 - Thomas Jefferson and Jeffersonianism

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST203 - Thomas Jefferson and Jeffersonianism
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST203601
Meeting times
R 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 493
Instructors
DWIGGINS, JOHN
Course number only
203
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - SLAVERY & THE CIVIL WAR

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - SLAVERY & THE CIVIL WAR
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 2N36
Instructors
MCGRATH, AUTUMN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
AFRC229402
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST451 - THE U.S. AND THE WORLD SINCE 1898

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST451 - THE U.S. AND THE WORLD SINCE 1898
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST451001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 167-8
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Description
A study of United States diplomacy during four critical periods:World War I, World War II, the Cold War and Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. Lectures and discussions will center around the exercise of power, the limits placed on its use, and problems of political morality. Readings in secondary sources, papers, and exam.
Course number only
451
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST367 - PHILADELPHIA 1700-2000

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST367 - PHILADELPHIA 1700-2000
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST367401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
GODDARD LAB 101
Instructors
SUGRUE, THOMAS
Description
Using Philadelphia as a lens, this course will examine the transformation of American cities from the colonial period to the present. Through readings, lectures, and tours, we will consider urbanization and suburbanization, race, class, and ethnicity, economic development, poverty and inequality, housing and neighborhood change, urban institutions, and politics and public policy.
Course number only
367
Cross listings
URBS367401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST173 - URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST173401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
NETTER CENTER CONF
Instructors
HARKAVY, IRA
Description
One of the seminar's aims is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at two West Philadelphia High Schools: Sayre High School and West Philadelphia High School. Students are typically engaged in academically-based community service learning at the schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society.
Course number only
173
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST203 - EARLY AMERICAN REBELLIONS: REVS, RESISTANCE & POWER IN EARLY NORTH AM

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST203 - EARLY AMERICAN REBELLIONS: REVS, RESISTANCE & POWER IN EARLY NORTH AM
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST203301
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
ELLIS, ELIZABETHGRONNINGSATER, SARAH
Course number only
203
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST011 - Deciphering America

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Deciphering America
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST011001
Course number integer
11
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MW 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Walter M. Licht
Kathleen M. Brown
Description
This course examines American history from the first contacts of the indigenous peoples of North America with European settlers to our own times by focusing on a few telling moments in this history. The course treats twelve of these moments. Each unit begins with a specific primary document, historical figure, image, location, year, or cultural artifact to commence the delving into the American past. Some of these icons are familiar, but the ensuing deciphering will render them as more complicated; some are unfamiliar, but they will emerge as absolutely telling. The course meets each week for two 50-minute team-taught lectures and once recitation session. Course requirements include: in-class midterm and final exams; three short paper assignments; and punctual attendance and participation in recitations.
Course number only
011
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: WORK& WORKERS IN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: WORK& WORKERS IN AMERICA
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST204301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
LICHT, WALTER
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST245 - WEST PHILA COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTER PROJECT

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST245 - WEST PHILA COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTER PROJECT
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST245401
Registration notes

AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
PUCKETT, JOHN
Description
This course led by John Puckett, Professor of Education, and Mark Lloyd, University Archivist, builds on the work of Penn students who established the West Philadelphia Community History Center in 2008. This virtual heritage museum provides a collective portrait of families and individuals who have had histories in West Philadelphia and is intended as an ever-revised and expanded resource by and for members of the West Philadelphia community, especially for teachers and their students. The website for the virtual museum was first expanded and updated during hte fall of 2010 by students in an Academically Based Community Service course taught by Professor Walter Licht of the History Department and Mark Lloyd. To be offered as an ABCS course in Fall 2014, it will continue the work of developing the virutal history museum. Students will engage in research projects that contribute to one or more of the following categories: a general history of West Philadelphia, accounts of its neighborhoods and their institutions, a historical economic narrative of the area, a re-photographic survey of area landmarks, and the further collecting and posting to the website of personal and family stories.
Course number only
245
Cross listings
EDUC245401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST455 - TOPICS IN AMERICAN HIST: BASEBALL& US HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST455 - TOPICS IN AMERICAN HIST: BASEBALL& US HISTORY
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST455601
Meeting times
W 0630PM-0930PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 224
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Course number only
455
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - FEMINISM IN THE AMERICAS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - FEMINISM IN THE AMERICAS
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST233401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
FARNSWORTH-ALVEAR, ANN
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST415 - 17C INTELLECT HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST415 - 17C INTELLECT HISTORY
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST415401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Description
A survey based soley on primary sources of the main currents of seventeenth-century European thought: the criticism of inherited systems and of the authority of the past; skepticism, rationalism; empiricism; and the rise of the new natural philosophy. We will study deep conceptual change as an historical phenomenon, examining works that were both profoundly influential in the seventeehtn-century and that are of enduring historical significance. There are no prerequisites, and one of the goals of the course is to make seventeenth-century thought accessible in its context to the twenty-first century student.
Course number only
415
Cross listings
COML419401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST174 - CAPITALISM, SOCIALISM, & CRISIS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST174 - CAPITALISM, SOCIALISM, & CRISIS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAS
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST174401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 116
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Description
The United States and Latin America produced a remarkable series of revolutions and reforms during the postwar period. This course examines efforts in the United States, Guatemala, Cuba, and Brazil to define and address problems around land, labor, and property; nation, empire, and autonomy; and racism, democracy, and citizenship. In studying the US and Latin America together, the class invites students to explore central themes of both regions' histories as parts of global processes. We will explore exchanges between social movements in the US, Cuba and Africa, for instance, ask how ideas about poverty traversed national borders, and examine the global rise of human rights consciousness. The class, in other words, not only compares national histories but analyzes the relationships between national upheavals and the global significance of events in the hemisphere.
Course number only
174
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - AMERICAN CIVIL RELIGION

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - AMERICAN CIVIL RELIGION
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST204301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST072 - Intro Lat Am & Latino St

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro Lat Am & Latino St
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST072401
Course number integer
72
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ann C. Farnsworth-Alvear
Description
Designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of Latin American and Latino Studies, this is a seminar oriented toward first and second year students. Readings will range widely, from scholarly work on the colonial world that followed from and pushed back against the "conquest"; to literary and artistic explorations of Latin American identities; to social scientists' explorations of how Latinos are changing the United States in the current generation.
Course number only
072
Cross listings
LALS072401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST204302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
MCCURRY, STEPHANIE
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST331 - AM DIPLO HIST SINCE 1776

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST331 - AM DIPLO HIST SINCE 1776
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST331001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Description
Survey course tracing the origins and evolution of the great traditions of U.S. foreign policy, including Exceptionalism, Unilateralism, Manifest Destiny, Wilsonianism, etc., by which Americans have tried to define their place in the world. Three hours of lecture per week, extensive reading, no recitations.
Course number only
331
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST011001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
BROWN, KATHLEENLICHT, WALTER
Description
This course examines American history from the first contacts of the indigenous peoples of North America with European settlers to our own times by focusing on a few telling moments in this history. The course treats twelve of these moments. Each unit begins with a specific primary document, historical figure, image, location, year, or cultural artifact to commence the delving into the American past. Some of these icons are familiar, but the ensuing deciphering will render them as more complicated; some are unfamiliar, but they will emerge as absolutely telling. The course meets each week for two 50-minute team-taught lectures and once recitation session. Course requirements include: in-class midterm and final exams; three short paper assignments; and punctual attendance and participation in recitations.
Course number only
011
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST349401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
LAKHANI, ZAIN
Description
This course introduces students to a relatively new field of inquiry, the history of sexuality in the U.S. It explores the past to consider why sexuality has been so central to American identities, culture, and politics. Primary documents and other readings focus on the history of sexual ideology and regulation; popular culture and changing sexual practices; the emergence of distinct sexual identities and communities; the politics of sexuality; and the relationship between sexual and and other forms of social difference, such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, and class. Topics include many with continuing relevance to contemporary public debate: among them, sexual representation and censorship, sexual violence, adolescent sexuality, the politics of reproduction, gay and lesbian sexualities and sexually transmitted diseases.
Course number only
349
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST440401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 4C4
Instructors
FAIRBANKS, ROBERT
Description
Orientation to the profession, tracing the evolution of city and regional planning from its late nineteenth century roots to its twentieth century expression. Field trips included.
Course number only
440
Cross listings
SOCI420401 URBS420401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST209401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 110
Instructors
VITIELLO, DOMENIC
Description
Although most U.S. cities are no longer thought of as "industrial cities," metropolitan areas today are all products of industrial economies, technologies, and social systems. This course explores the ways in which industrialization and deindustrialization have shaped North American cities over the past two centuries. Major themes include economic geography, ecology, labor and production, suburbanization, outsourcing, energy, and cities' place in the world economy. The class will take regular walking tours of Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Course number only
209
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - BASEBALL IN US HISTORY

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - BASEBALL IN US HISTORY
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST204302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST118 - Witchcraft & Possession

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Witchcraft & Possession
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST118401
Course number integer
118
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Humanities & Social Science Sector
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MW 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robert B. St.George
Description
This course explores world witchcraft and possession from the persecutions of the early seventeenth century through the rise of Wicca in the twentieth century. The mere mention of these terms, or of such close cousins as demonology, sorcery, exorcism, magic, and the witches Sabbath, raises clear ethnographic and historical challenges. How can the analysis of witchcraft-- including beliefs, patterns of accusation, the general social position of victims, the intensity and timing of witch hunts, and its relation to religious practice, law, language, gender, social marginalization, and property--lead us to a more humane understanding of belief and action? Films such as The Exorcist, The Blair Witch Project, The Crucible, and Three Sovereigns for Sarah will focus discussion.
Course number only
118
Cross listings
ANTH118401, RELS109401, GSWS119401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: MEDIA IN AMERICAN HIST

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - MAJOR SEM AMER POST-1800: MEDIA IN AMERICAN HIST
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
303
Section ID
HIST204303
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 103
Instructors
LENTHALL, BRUCE
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST440 - PERSPECTIVES ON URBAN POVERTY
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST440401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
W 0530PM-0830PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 113
Instructors
FAIRBANKS, ROBERT
Description
Orientation to the profession, tracing the evolution of city and regional planning from its late nineteenth century roots to its twentieth century expression. Field trips included.
Course number only
440
Cross listings
SOCI420401 URBS420401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST103 - LIFE STORIES IN EARLY AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST103 - LIFE STORIES IN EARLY AMERICA
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST103301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Course number only
103
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST367 - PHILADELPHIA 1700-2000

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST367 - PHILADELPHIA 1700-2000
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST367601
Meeting times
T 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 219
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Description
Using Philadelphia as a lens, this course will examine the transformation of American cities from the colonial period to the present. Through readings, lectures, and tours, we will consider urbanization and suburbanization, race, class, and ethnicity, economic development, poverty and inequality, housing and neighborhood change, urban institutions, and politics and public policy.
Course number only
367
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST455 - Immigration, Religion and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST455 - Immigration, Religion and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST455601
Meeting times
M 0430PM-0730PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Course number only
455
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - PURITANS TO RELIGIOUS RIGHT: RELIGION AND POLITICS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - PURITANS TO RELIGIOUS RIGHT: RELIGION AND POLITICS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST231301
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
HANSON, RICHARD
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - The Fight to Define American Values: 1965-2015

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - The Fight to Define American Values: 1965-2015
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST204601
Meeting times
W 0430PM-0730PM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 008
Instructors
ROSENWALD, BRIAN
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST135 - Cold War: Global History

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Cold War: Global History
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST135401
Course number integer
135
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Humanities & Social Science Sector
Meeting times
TR 04:30 PM-06:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Kelsey Liane Norris
Description
The Cold War was more than simply a military confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union; it was the frame within which the entire world developed (for better or worse) for nearly five decades. This course will examine the cold War as a global phenomenon, covering not only the military and diplomatic history of the period, but also examining the social and cultural impact of the superpower confrontation. We will cover the origins of the conflict, the interplay between periods of tension and detente, the relative significance of disagreements within the opposing blocs, and the relationship between the "center" of the conflict in the North Atlantic/European area and the global "periphery".
Course number only
135
Cross listings
RUSS135401, EEUR135401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST210 - THE CITY

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST210 - THE CITY
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST210401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 169
Instructors
SCHNEIDER, ERICNAIRN, MICHAEL
Description
This course is an introduction to major forces that shape urban life in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present, with a focus on Philadelphia. Through weekly assignments and discussions, students will examine the physical formation and historical development of cities and learn to "read" the sociological and geographic organization of the contemporary city. Prominent themes include urban growth, decline, and restructuring; the ecological bases of urban life; race, class, and gender relations in urban space; and the formation and re-formation of neighborhoods, downtowns, and suburbs.
Course number only
210
Cross listings
URBS210401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - JOHN ADAMS AND THOMAS JEFFERSON

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - JOHN ADAMS AND THOMAS JEFFERSON
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST231302
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 303
Instructors
HRDLICKA, JAMES
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST104 - HISTORY AND HUMAN NATURE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST104 - HISTORY AND HUMAN NATURE
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST104301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR; SECTION FOR HONORS STUDENTS

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 843
Instructors
ZUCKERMAN, MICHAEL
Course number only
104
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST411401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 627
Instructors
STALLYBRASS, PETERCHARTIER, ROGER
Course number only
411
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST245 - WEST PHILA COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTER PROJECT

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST245 - WEST PHILA COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTER PROJECT
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST245401
Registration notes

AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
PUCKETT, JOHN
Description
This course led by John Puckett, Professor of Education, and Mark Lloyd, University Archivist, builds on the work of Penn students who established the West Philadelphia Community History Center in 2008. This virtual heritage museum provides a collective portrait of families and individuals who have had histories in West Philadelphia and is intended as an ever-revised and expanded resource by and for members of the West Philadelphia community, especially for teachers and their students. The website for the virtual museum was first expanded and updated during hte fall of 2010 by students in an Academically Based Community Service course taught by Professor Walter Licht of the History Department and Mark Lloyd. To be offered as an ABCS course in Fall 2014, it will continue the work of developing the virutal history museum. Students will engage in research projects that contribute to one or more of the following categories: a general history of West Philadelphia, accounts of its neighborhoods and their institutions, a historical economic narrative of the area, a re-photographic survey of area landmarks, and the further collecting and posting to the website of personal and family stories.
Course number only
245
Cross listings
EDUC245401 URBS245401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - RACE &ETHNICITY IN SPORT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - RACE &ETHNICITY IN SPORT
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
LANCTOT, NEIL
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST204 - The American Civil War: Gender, Race and Nation

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST204 - The American Civil War: Gender, Race and Nation
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
602
Section ID
HIST204602
Meeting times
M 0530PM-0830PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 741
Instructors
RODRIGUEZ, SARAH
Course number only
204
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST153 - Transformations of Urban America: Making the Unequal Metropolis, 1945-Today

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Transformations of Urban America: Making the Unequal Metropolis, 1945-Today
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST153401
Course number integer
153
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Randall B. Cebul
Description
The course traces the economic, social, and political history of American cities after World War II. It focuses on how the economic problems of the industrial city were compounded by the racial conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s and the fiscal crises of the 1970s. The last part of the course examines the forces that have led to the revitalization and stark inequality of cities in recent years.
Course number only
153
Cross listings
URBS104401
Fulfills
Society Sector
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: JAPANESE/AMER INTERNMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: JAPANESE/AMER INTERNMENT
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
AZUMA, EIICHIRO
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
ASAM203401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST011001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
Instructors
BROWN, KATHLEENLICHT, WALTER
Description
This course examines American history from the first contacts of the indigenous peoples of North America with European settlers to our own times by focusing on a few telling moments in this history. The course treats twelve of these moments. Each unit begins with a specific primary document, historical figure, image, location, year, or cultural artifact to commence the delving into the American past. Some of these icons are familiar, but the ensuing deciphering will render them as more complicated; some are unfamiliar, but they will emerge as absolutely telling. The course meets each week for two 50-minute team-taught lectures and once recitation session. Course requirements include: in-class midterm and final exams; three short paper assignments; and punctual attendance and participation in recitations.
Course number only
011
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST104 - FRESH SEM: AME POST-1800: RACE AND IDENTITY: COMING OF AGE IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICA

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST104 - FRESH SEM: AME POST-1800: RACE AND IDENTITY: COMING OF AGE IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICA
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST104401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
3401 WALNUT STREET 330A
Instructors
WILLIAMS, HEATHER
Course number only
104
Cross listings
AFRC015401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST451 - US AND THE WORLD SINCE 1898

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST451 - US AND THE WORLD SINCE 1898
Term
2018A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST451001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Description
A study of United States diplomacy during four critical periods:World War I, World War II, the Cold War and Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. Lectures and discussions will center around the exercise of power, the limits placed on its use, and problems of political morality. Readings in secondary sources, papers, and exam.
Course number only
451
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST038 - EARLY AMERICAN LIT

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST038 - EARLY AMERICAN LIT
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST038401
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
CAVITCH, MAX
Description
An introduction to the English-language literatures of North America and the Caribbean from the late 16th to the early 19th centuries. Works in various genres by Thomas Hariot, John Smith, William Bradford, Mary Rowlandson, Anne Bradstreet, Jonathan Edwards, Sarah Knight, Franklin, Jefferson, Wheatley, Freneau, Bryant, Poe, and many others.
Course number only
038
Cross listings
ENGL043401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - DEATH IN THE AMERICAS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - DEATH IN THE AMERICAS
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST233403
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 008
Instructors
HEANEY, CHRISTOPHER
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST210 - THE CITY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST210 - THE CITY
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST210401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 169
Instructors
SCHNEIDER, ERICNAIRN, MICHAEL
Description
This course is an introduction to major forces that shape urban life in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present, with a focus on Philadelphia. Through weekly assignments and discussions, students will examine the physical formation and historical development of cities and learn to "read" the sociological and geographic organization of the contemporary city. Prominent themes include urban growth, decline, and restructuring; the ecological bases of urban life; race, class, and gender relations in urban space; and the formation and re-formation of neighborhoods, downtowns, and suburbs.
Course number only
210
Cross listings
URBS210401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST155 - Intro To Asian Amer Hist

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro To Asian Amer Hist
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST155401
Course number integer
155
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Eiichiro Azuma
Description
This course will provide an introduction to the history of Asian Pacific Americans, focusing on the wide diversity of migrant experiences, as well as the continuing legacies of Orientalism on American-born APA's. Issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality will also be examined.
Course number only
155
Cross listings
ASAM003401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - RACIAL VIOLENCE MOD AMER

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - RACIAL VIOLENCE MOD AMER
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
WARD, JASON
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
AFRC229402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST153 - THE TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AMERICA
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST153401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; SOCIETY SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Instructors
GILLETTE, HOWARD
Description
The course traces the economic, social, and political history of American cities after World War II. It focuses on how the economic problems of the industrial city were compounded by the racial conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s and the fiscal crises of the 1970s. The last part of the course examines the forces that have led to the revitalization of cities in recent years.
Course number only
153
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST118401
Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
This course explores world witchcraft and possession from the persecutions of the early seventeenth century through the rise of Wicca in the twentieth century. The mere mention of these terms, or of such close cousins as demonology, sorcery, exorcism, magic, and the witches Sabbath, raises clear ethnographic and historical challenges. How can the analysis of witchcraft-- including beliefs, patterns of accusation, the general social position of victims, the intensity and timing of witch hunts, and its relation to religious practice, law, language, gender, social marginalization, and property--lead us to a more humane understanding of belief and action? Films such as The Exorcist, The Blair Witch Project, The Crucible, and Three Sovereigns for Sarah will focus discussion.
Course number only
118
Cross listings
ANTH118401 GSWS119401 RELS109401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST463 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUC

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST463 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUC
Term
2018A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST463401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 203
Instructors
ZIMMERMAN, JONATHAN
Description
A survey of the history of American education from the Colonial Period to the present. Special emphasis on the relations between education and major themes in social history.
Course number only
463
Use local description