Diplomatic

HIST421 - EUROPE& WORLD SINCE 1914

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST421 - EUROPE& WORLD SINCE 1914
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST421001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
OGLE, VANESSA
Description
This course will examine the international politics of Europe in the 20th Century, the period during which Europe, beset by two devasting wars and the horrific experience of genocide, lost its dominant international position and was forced to adjust to a world dominated by extra-European forces. We wil examine the decline and (partial) recovery of Europe's international position with special attention to the contrast between international competition and transnational cooperation within Europe, the impact of the two World Wars, the ambivalent legacy of the Cold War, and Europe's developing role in the post-Cold War world.
Course number only
421
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST206 - TRAVEL, TRADE AND WAR IN THE MODERN MEDITERRANEAN

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST206 - TRAVEL, TRADE AND WAR IN THE MODERN MEDITERRANEAN
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST206302
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 4N30
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Course number only
206
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
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

HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST216401
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 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
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

HIST331 - AM DIPLO HIST SINCE 1776

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST331 - AM DIPLO HIST SINCE 1776
Term
2017C
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

HIST135 - COLD WAR: GLOBAL HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST135 - COLD WAR: GLOBAL HISTORY
Term
2015C
Syllabus
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
LAB-STRUC OF MATTER AUD
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
Cross listings
RUSS135401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST333 - NAPOLEONIC ERA & TOLSTOY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST333 - NAPOLEONIC ERA & TOLSTOY
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST333401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
HOLQUIST, PETER
Description
In this course we will read what many consider to be the greatest book in world literature. This work, Tolstoys War and Peace, is devoted to one of the most momentous periods in world history, the Napoleonic Era (1789-1815). We will study both the novel and the era of the Napoleonic Wars: the military campaigns of Napoleon and his opponents, the grand strategies of the age, political intrigues and diplomatic betrayals, the ideologies and human dramas, the relationship between art and history. How does literature help us to understand this era? How does history help us to understand this great novel? This semester marks the 200th anniversary of Napoleons attempt to conquer Russia and achieve world domination, the campaign of 1812. Come celebrate this Bicentennial with us! Because we will read War and Peace over the course of the entire semester, readings will be manageable and very enjoyable.
Course number only
333
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST160 - STRATEGY,POLICY & WAR

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST160 - STRATEGY,POLICY & WAR
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST160001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Description
Analysis of the political use of force, both in theory and in practice, through analytical readings and study of selected wars. Readings include Sun Zi, Kautilya, Machiavelli, Clauseqitz and other strategists. Case studies vary but may include the Peloponnesian War, the Mongol conquests, the Crusades, the Crimean War, Russo-Japanese War, World War II, Korea, or the Falklands, among others, with focus on initiation, strategic alternatives, decision and termination. Some discussion of the law of war and international attempts to limit it.
Course number only
160
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

HIST179 - RISE&FALL OF SPANISH EMP

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST179 - RISE&FALL OF SPANISH EMP
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST179401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CHEMISTRY BUILDING B13
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Description
This course will provide students with a solid knowledge of the history of early modern Spain (1450-1700). Through readings of primary and secondary texts that offer a complex vision of the cultural, religious, intellectual, and economic contexts and processes, students will be able to appreciate the intricacies of Spain's historical evolution. The course focuses on the rise and decline of the Spanish monarchy: the conditions that enabled Spain to become the most powerful monarchy in early modern times, and the conditions that led to its decline. This course also touches upon other important aspects critical to understanding early modern Spain: relationships among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Iberian Peninsula; the conquest and colonization of the New World; and early modern debates about Spain's rights to occupy America and the so-called "destruction of the Indies."
Course number only
179
Cross listings
LALS179401 ROML250401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST394 - CHINA & THE WORLD: MOD

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST394 - CHINA & THE WORLD: MOD
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST394401
Meeting times
CANCELED
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
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST395 - EAST ASIAN DIPLOMACY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST395 - EAST ASIAN DIPLOMACY
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST395401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
ARTS, RSRCH & CULTR - 3601 LO 208
Instructors
DICKINSON, FREDERICK
Description
This course will survey the history of relations among the great powers in East Asia from 1600 to the present. Special emphasis will be played upon the peculiarities of cross-national exchange in Asia (as compared to Europe), particularly the difficulties of relations among states possessing fundamentally different cultural traditions. We will explore the many informal, as well as formal, means of diplomacy in Asia over the past 400 years.
Course number only
395
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - WWII IN FILM & FICTION

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - WWII IN FILM & FICTION
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
M 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
CHILDERS, THOMAS
Course number only
202
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

HIST202 - EMPIRES & DECOLONIZATION

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - EMPIRES & DECOLONIZATION
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST202302
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
OGLE, VANESSA
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST160 - STRATEGY,POLICY & WAR

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST160 - STRATEGY,POLICY & WAR
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST160001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Description
Analysis of the political use of force, both in theory and in practice, through analytical readings and study of selected wars. Readings include Sun Zi, Kautilya, Machiavelli, Clauseqitz and other strategists. Case studies vary but may include the Peloponnesian War, the Mongol conquests, the Crusades, the Crimean War, Russo-Japanese War, World War II, Korea, or the Falklands, among others, with focus on initiation, strategic alternatives, decision and termination. Some discussion of the law of war and international attempts to limit it.
Course number only
160
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

HIST230 - GERMAN CENTURY:1890-1990

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - GERMAN CENTURY:1890-1990
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHANKANT, MARION
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
GRMN232401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST179 - RISE&FALL OF SPANISH EMP

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST179 - RISE&FALL OF SPANISH EMP
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST179401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Description
This course will provide students with a solid knowledge of the history of early modern Spain (1450-1700). Through readings of primary and secondary texts that offer a complex vision of the cultural, religious, intellectual, and economic contexts and processes, students will be able to appreciate the intricacies of Spain's historical evolution. The course focuses on the rise and decline of the Spanish monarchy: the conditions that enabled Spain to become the most powerful monarchy in early modern times, and the conditions that led to its decline. This course also touches upon other important aspects critical to understanding early modern Spain: relationships among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Iberian Peninsula; the conquest and colonization of the New World; and early modern debates about Spain's rights to occupy America and the so-called "destruction of the Indies."
Course number only
179
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

HIST372 - THE HISTORY OF FOREIGN AID IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST372 - THE HISTORY OF FOREIGN AID IN AFRICA
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST372401
Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
This course examines the history, politics, and significance of foreign aid to Africa since the late 19th century. While we do not typically think about the European colonial period in Africa in terms of 'foreign aid,' that era introduced ideas and institutions which formed the foundations for modern aid policies and practices. So we start there and move forward into more contemporary times. In addition to examining the objectives behind foreign assistance and the intentions of donors and recipients, we will look at some of the consequences (intended or unintended) of various forms of foreign aid to Africa over the past century. While not designed to be a comprehensive history of development theory, of African economics, or of international aid organizations, the course will touch on all of these topics. Previous course work on Africa is strongly advised.
Course number only
372
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST395 - EAST ASIAN DIPLOMACY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST395 - EAST ASIAN DIPLOMACY
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST395401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B6
Instructors
DICKINSON, FREDERICK
Description
This course will survey the history of relations among the great powers in East Asia from 1600 to the present. Special emphasis will be played upon the peculiarities of cross-national exchange in Asia (as compared to Europe), particularly the difficulties of relations among states possessing fundamentally different cultural traditions. We will explore the many informal, as well as formal, means of diplomacy in Asia over the past 400 years.
Course number only
395
Cross listings
EALC105401 EALC505401
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

HIST420 - EUROPEAN IR 1648 - 1914

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST420 - EUROPEAN IR 1648 - 1914
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST420001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Description
This course will examine the international politics of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, up to the outbreak of World War I. During these centuries, the European great powers experienced significant internal transformations and also a revolution in their relations, both of which reinforced and accelerated each other. In the process, Europe asserted a dominant position in world politics, but also sowed the seed for the terrible castrophes of the 20th Century. The course will address this transformation of European diplomacy with special attention to the rivalries between the great powers, the impact of nationalism and emerging mass politics, the interplay between military and economic power, and the relationship between the European powers and the rest of the world.
Course number only
420
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST420 - EUROPEAN IR 1648 - 1914

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST420 - EUROPEAN IR 1648 - 1914
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST420001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Description
This course will examine the international politics of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, up to the outbreak of World War I. During these centuries, the European great powers experienced significant internal transformations and also a revolution in their relations, both of which reinforced and accelerated each other. In the process, Europe asserted a dominant position in world politics, but also sowed the seed for the terrible castrophes of the 20th Century. The course will address this transformation of European diplomacy with special attention to the rivalries between the great powers, the impact of nationalism and emerging mass politics, the interplay between military and economic power, and the relationship between the European powers and the rest of the world.
Course number only
420
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - HISTORY OF THE U.S. AND MIDDLE EAST

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - HISTORY OF THE U.S. AND MIDDLE EAST
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST232401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 204
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
NELC282401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST425 - WORLD WAR I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST425 - WORLD WAR I
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST425001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 114
Instructors
HOLQUIST, PETER
Description
This survey course examines the outbreak, conduct, and aftermath of the First World War. The First World War put an end to the world of the 19th century and laid the foundations of the 20th century, the age of destruction and devastation. This course will examine the war in three components: the long-term and immediate causes of the First World War; the war's catastrophic conduct, on the battlefield and on the home front; and the war's devastating aftermath. While we will discuss military operations and certain battles, this course is not a military history of the war; it covers the social, economic, political and diplomatic aspects that contributed to the war's outbreak and made possible its execution over four devastating years. No preliminary knowledge or coursework is required.
Course number only
425
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST430 - THIRD REICH

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST430 - THIRD REICH
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST430001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B6
Instructors
CHILDERS, THOMAS
Description
The meteoric rise of Hitler's NSDAP in Germany, the nature of Nazi rule, and the final collapse of the Third Reich. The first half of the semester analyzes the appeal of the NSDAP- who joined the party, who voted for it, and why. Nazi mobilization tactics, campaign strategy, and grass-roots techniques, the content of the party's social appeals. The second half of the course concentrates on the Nazis in power, their use of terror and propaganda, their ideological objective, everyday life in the Third Reich, the possibilities of resistance to the regime. Special attention will be devoted to Nazi Jewish policy and the step that led to the "Final Solution" and the Holocaust.
Course number only
430
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST372401
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
This course examines the history, politics, and significance of foreign aid to Africa since the late 19th century. While we do not typically think about the European colonial period in Africa in terms of 'foreign aid,' that era introduced ideas and institutions which formed the foundations for modern aid policies and practices. So we start there and move forward into more contemporary times. In addition to examining the objectives behind foreign assistance and the intentions of donors and recipients, we will look at some of the consequences (intended or unintended) of various forms of foreign aid to Africa over the past century. While not designed to be a comprehensive history of development theory, of African economics, or of international aid organizations, the course will touch on all of these topics. Previous course work on Africa is strongly advised.
Course number only
372
Cross listings
AFST372401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

HIST230 - GOVERNING THE WORLD: HIST OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 1870S-PRESENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - GOVERNING THE WORLD: HIST OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 1870S-PRESENT
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST230301
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C4
Instructors
OGLE, VANESSA
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
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

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

HIST233 - KOREA IN AGE OF EMPIRES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - KOREA IN AGE OF EMPIRES
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST233403
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
M 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
WANG, SIXIANG
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Cross listings
EALC141403
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST216401
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 305
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST372401
Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
This course examines the history, politics, and significance of foreign aid to Africa since the late 19th century. While we do not typically think about the European colonial period in Africa in terms of 'foreign aid,' that era introduced ideas and institutions which formed the foundations for modern aid policies and practices. So we start there and move forward into more contemporary times. In addition to examining the objectives behind foreign assistance and the intentions of donors and recipients, we will look at some of the consequences (intended or unintended) of various forms of foreign aid to Africa over the past century. While not designed to be a comprehensive history of development theory, of African economics, or of international aid organizations, the course will touch on all of these topics. Previous course work on Africa is strongly advised.
Course number only
372
Cross listings
AFST372401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - Afghanistan and the U.S. War of Necessity

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST412 - Afghanistan and the U.S. War of Necessity
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
604
Section ID
HIST412604
Meeting times
W 0430PM-0730PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 203
Instructors
CAVANNA, THOMAS
Course number only
412
Cross listings
INTR290604
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

HIST394 - CHINA AND THE WORLD: MODERN TIMES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST394 - CHINA AND THE WORLD: MODERN TIMES
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST394401
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
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST083 - DIPLOMACY IN MIDDLE EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST083 - DIPLOMACY IN MIDDLE EAST
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST083401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B26
Instructors
KASHANI-SABET, FIROOZEH
Description
From the establishment of embassies to participation in the global economy, from military engagements to peacetime negotiations, the Middle East has developed a complex relationship with the outside world, particularly the West.This course covers the diplomatic history of the 19th and 20th-century Middle East by focusing on the ways in which foreign relations among Middle Eastern states and the Great Powers were forged. It will also consider the emerging role of the United States in the region. We will analyze various theories and goals of imperialism and determine the effect of regional and international politics on the shaping of the modern Middle East.
Course number only
083
Cross listings
NELC083401 SOCI130401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST248 - HAITIAN REVOLUTION

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST248 - HAITIAN REVOLUTION
Term
2018C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST248401
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
FABELLA, YVONNE
Description
In August 1791, enslaved Africans on the northern plain of Saint Domingue (colonial Haiti) rose up in a coordinated attack against their French colonial masters, launching the initial revolt in what would come to be known as the Haitian Revolution. In the years that followed, their actions forced the abolition of racial discrimination and slavery throughout the French Empire. When Napoleon Bonaparte threatened to return slavery to Saint Domingue, they waged a war for independence, declaring Haiti the world's first "Black Republic" in 1804. This seminar will examine some of the major themes and debates surrounding Haiti's colonial and revolutionary history. We will begin by considering the colonial paradox: France's leading role in the intellectual movement called the "Enlightenment" coincided with its ascent as a slaveholding colonial power. The seminar will also explore parallels and points of connection between the revolutionary movements in France and Saint Domingue: how did increasingly radical ideas in France shape events in the Caribbean? Likewise, how did west African traditions and political ideologies influence insurgents and their leaders? And how, in turn, did revolution in the Caribbean impact the revolution in France? Finally, we will ask how the Haitian Revolution influenced ideas about liberty, sovereignty and freedom throughout the Atlantic World. We will read a combination of primary and secondary materials each week. A final research paper will be required of all students.
Course number only
248
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST421 - EUROPE & WRLD SINCE 1914

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST421 - EUROPE & WRLD SINCE 1914
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST421001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Instructors
OGLE, VANESSA
Description
This course will examine the international politics of Europe in the 20th Century, the period during which Europe, beset by two devasting wars and the horrific experience of genocide, lost its dominant international position and was forced to adjust to a world dominated by extra-European forces. We wil examine the decline and (partial) recovery of Europe's international position with special attention to the contrast between international competition and transnational cooperation within Europe, the impact of the two World Wars, the ambivalent legacy of the Cold War, and Europe's developing role in the post-Cold War world.
Course number only
421
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST137 - INTERNAT'L SOCIETY 20C

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST137 - INTERNAT'L SOCIETY 20C
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST137001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
OGLE, VANESSA
Description
Is the world evolving toward a global civil society, and perhaps toward global government? The course explores this question across the 20th century, focusing on the origins and evolution of transnational organizations and movements. We will analyze a variety of actors above and below the level of the nation-state, from the League of Nations to Amnesty International. At the same time we will pay careful attention to the many countervailing forces that have resisted the process of globalization: various forms of nationalism, local ethnic and religious movements in places as far-flung as Central Africa and Northern Ireland, and struggles over territories and border control from Arizona to Kashmir. We will look at the long history of contention between these opposing trajectories, exploring such topics as Wilsonianism and its reception in Europe and beyond, transnational human rights norms, the environmentalist movement, institutions designed to deal with global threats such as the World Health Organization or the International Atomic Energy Agency, European integration, political Islam, and the War on Terror.
Course number only
137
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

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

HIST160 - STRATEGY,POLICY & WAR

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST160 - STRATEGY,POLICY & WAR
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST160001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Description
Analysis of the political use of force, both in theory and in practice, through analytical readings and study of selected wars. Readings include Sun Zi, Kautilya, Machiavelli, Clauseqitz and other strategists. Case studies vary but may include the Peloponnesian War, the Mongol conquests, the Crusades, the Crimean War, Russo-Japanese War, World War II, Korea, or the Falklands, among others, with focus on initiation, strategic alternatives, decision and termination. Some discussion of the law of war and international attempts to limit it.
Course number only
160
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

HIST394 - CHINA & THE WORLD: MOD

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST394 - CHINA & THE WORLD: MOD
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST394401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
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
Use local description
No
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

HIST179 - RISE&FALL OF SPANISH EMP

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST179 - RISE&FALL OF SPANISH EMP
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST179401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CHEMISTRY BUILDING B13
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Description
This course will provide students with a solid knowledge of the history of early modern Spain (1450-1700). Through readings of primary and secondary texts that offer a complex vision of the cultural, religious, intellectual, and economic contexts and processes, students will be able to appreciate the intricacies of Spain's historical evolution. The course focuses on the rise and decline of the Spanish monarchy: the conditions that enabled Spain to become the most powerful monarchy in early modern times, and the conditions that led to its decline. This course also touches upon other important aspects critical to understanding early modern Spain: relationships among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Iberian Peninsula; the conquest and colonization of the New World; and early modern debates about Spain's rights to occupy America and the so-called "destruction of the Indies."
Course number only
179
Cross listings
LALS179401 ROML250401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST395 - EAST ASIAN DIPLOMACY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST395 - EAST ASIAN DIPLOMACY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST395401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
DICKINSON, FREDERICK
Description
This course will survey the history of relations among the great powers in East Asia from 1600 to the present. Special emphasis will be played upon the peculiarities of cross-national exchange in Asia (as compared to Europe), particularly the difficulties of relations among states possessing fundamentally different cultural traditions. We will explore the many informal, as well as formal, means of diplomacy in Asia over the past 400 years.
Course number only
395
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST179 - RISE&FALL OF SPANISH EMP

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST179 - RISE&FALL OF SPANISH EMP
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST179401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CHEMISTRY BUILDING B13
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Description
This course will provide students with a solid knowledge of the history of early modern Spain (1450-1700). Through readings of primary and secondary texts that offer a complex vision of the cultural, religious, intellectual, and economic contexts and processes, students will be able to appreciate the intricacies of Spain's historical evolution. The course focuses on the rise and decline of the Spanish monarchy: the conditions that enabled Spain to become the most powerful monarchy in early modern times, and the conditions that led to its decline. This course also touches upon other important aspects critical to understanding early modern Spain: relationships among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Iberian Peninsula; the conquest and colonization of the New World; and early modern debates about Spain's rights to occupy America and the so-called "destruction of the Indies."
Course number only
179
Cross listings
LALS179401 ROML250401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - EMPIRES & DECOLONIZATION

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - EMPIRES & DECOLONIZATION
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
303
Section ID
HIST202303
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
OGLE, VANESSA
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST412 - CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST412401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Course number only
412
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - MAJOR SEM EUR POST-1800: COLD WAR & ITS LEGACIES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - MAJOR SEM EUR POST-1800: COLD WAR & ITS LEGACIES
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST202302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
CASTER BUILDING A19
Instructors
HAZANOV, ALEXANDER
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST232 - RELIGION AND COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST232 - RELIGION AND COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST232402
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
232
Cross listings
AFST232402
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
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

HIST206 - Soldiers,Merchants&Missionaries: Creating Empires on the Frontier 1400-1800

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST206 - Soldiers,Merchants&Missionaries: Creating Empires on the Frontier 1400-1800
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST206601
Meeting times
R 0500PM-0800PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 141
Instructors
VAN VLIET, JANINE
Course number only
206
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

HIST216 - Religion & Colonial Rule in Africa

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Religion & Colonial Rule in Africa
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST216401
Course number integer
216
Registration notes
Benjamin Franklin Seminars
Meeting times
R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Cheikh Anta MBAcke Babou
Course number only
216
Cross listings
AFRC215401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST216301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Course number only
216
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
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
2014C
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

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

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

HIST430 - THIRD REICH

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST430 - THIRD REICH
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST430001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B6
Instructors
CHILDERS, THOMAS
Description
The meteoric rise of Hitler's NSDAP in Germany, the nature of Nazi rule, and the final collapse of the Third Reich. The first half of the semester analyzes the appeal of the NSDAP- who joined the party, who voted for it, and why. Nazi mobilization tactics, campaign strategy, and grass-roots techniques, the content of the party's social appeals. The second half of the course concentrates on the Nazis in power, their use of terror and propaganda, their ideological objective, everyday life in the Third Reich, the possibilities of resistance to the regime. Special attention will be devoted to Nazi Jewish policy and the step that led to the "Final Solution" and the Holocaust.
Course number only
430
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - Piracy and the Law in the Atlantic World, 1560-1850

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
403
Title (text only)
Piracy and the Law in the Atlantic World, 1560-1850
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST233403
Course number integer
233
Meeting times
T 03:00 PM-06:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Casey Schmitt
Description
From Jack Sparrow to Captain Morgan, pirates are a celebrated part of American popular culture. But, before Hollywood romanticized peg legs, eye patches, and rum, early modern mariners lived short and often brutal lives struggling against the changing crosswinds of prevailing European power structures. Despite popular conceptions of pirates, defining who constituted a pirate and what acts could be considered piratical was complicated and shifted over time. This course uses piracy as a lens onto the construction of power, the law, and the early modern state from 1450 through 1800. We will explore the concept of piracy as both a complex social function and as a political statement among Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans. Our readings will address topics such as the creation of legal and illegal maritime activity, piracy and the development of international law, the challenges posed by piracy to gender norms, the use of race as a method of inclusion and exclusion among pirate crews, and how public memory of piracy shapes current debates about global economics.
Course number only
233
Cross listings
LALS233403
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST425 - WORLD WAR I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST425 - WORLD WAR I
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST425001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0300PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
HOLQUIST, PETER
Description
This survey course examines the outbreak, conduct, and aftermath of the First World War. The First World War put an end to the world of the 19th century and laid the foundations of the 20th century, the age of destruction and devastation. This course will examine the war in three components: the long-term and immediate causes of the First World War; the war's catastrophic conduct, on the battlefield and on the home front; and the war's devastating aftermath. While we will discuss military operations and certain battles, this course is not a military history of the war; it covers the social, economic, political and diplomatic aspects that contributed to the war's outbreak and made possible its execution over four devastating years. No preliminary knowledge or coursework is required.
Course number only
425
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
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

HIST248 - Haitian Revolution

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Haitian Revolution
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST248401
Course number integer
248
Meeting times
R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Yvonne Fabella
Description
In August 1791, enslaved Africans on the northern plain of Saint Domingue (colonial Haiti) rose up in a coordinated attack against their French colonial masters, launching the initial revolt in what would come to be known as the Haitian Revolution. In the years that followed, their actions forced the abolition of racial discrimination and slavery throughout the French Empire. When Napoleon Bonaparte threatened to return slavery to Saint Domingue, they waged a war for independence, declaring Haiti the world's first "Black Republic" in 1804. This seminar will examine some of the major themes and debates surrounding Haiti's colonial and revolutionary history. We will begin by considering the colonial paradox: France's leading role in the intellectual movement called the "Enlightenment" coincided with its ascent as a slaveholding colonial power. The seminar will also explore parallels and points of connection between the revolutionary movements in France and Saint Domingue: how did increasingly radical ideas in France shape events in the Caribbean? Likewise, how did west African traditions and political ideologies influence insurgents and their leaders? And how, in turn, did revolution in the Caribbean impact the revolution in France? Finally, we will ask how the Haitian Revolution influenced ideas about liberty, sovereignty and freedom throughout the Atlantic World. We will read a combination of primary and secondary materials each week. A final research paper will be required of all students.
Course number only
248
Cross listings
LALS248401, AFRC248401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST390 - COMMUNISM IN PRACTICE: CHINA & THE USSR COMPARED

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST390 - COMMUNISM IN PRACTICE: CHINA & THE USSR COMPARED
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST390001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Description
A comprehensive and multi-faceted survey of China and Russia, mostly in the twentieth century, through examining preludes and postludes, but focusing above all on their time as Communist states and sometimes quarreling Cold War allies. Of course we will cover the history, the geography, the economics, the leaders (Stalin, Mao), and the great events - not least the Second World War in each - always comparing, contrasting, and drawing linkages. We will also examine, however, daily life and work for ordinary people, developments in society, and not least their common attemps at revolution, at somehow creating new and unprecedented polities, having populations of radically transformed new people. This informative, fascinating quest will take us from folklore to literature and the arts to dissent and religion and ecology, among other topics. As far as possible we will let their people speak for themselves, by assigning mostly translations of original sources including novels and memoirs, even poetry. A comprehensive assessment of the strategically critical Asian heartland - which at over 14 million square miles is larger than Canada, the United States, and Western Europe combined. Lectures, readings, midterm, short paper, and in-class final.
Course number only
390
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - WORLD WAR II IN FILM, FICTION, AND HISTORY

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - WORLD WAR II IN FILM, FICTION, AND HISTORY
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
303
Section ID
HIST202303
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
CHILDERS, THOMAS
Course number only
202
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

HIST430 - THIRD REICH

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST430 - THIRD REICH
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
201
Section ID
HIST430201
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
LOCKENOUR, JAY
Description
The meteoric rise of Hitler's NSDAP in Germany, the nature of Nazi rule, and the final collapse of the Third Reich. The first half of the semester analyzes the appeal of the NSDAP- who joined the party, who voted for it, and why. Nazi mobilization tactics, campaign strategy, and grass-roots techniques, the content of the party's social appeals. The second half of the course concentrates on the Nazis in power, their use of terror and propaganda, their ideological objective, everyday life in the Third Reich, the possibilities of resistance to the regime. Special attention will be devoted to Nazi Jewish policy and the step that led to the "Final Solution" and the Holocaust.
Course number only
430
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - WORLD WAR I

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - WORLD WAR I
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
303
Section ID
HIST212303
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
M 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
HOLQUIST, PETER
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST395 - East Asian Diplomacy

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
East Asian Diplomacy
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST395401
Course number integer
395
Registration notes
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MW 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Frederick R. Dickinson
Description
Home to four of the five most populous states and four of the five largest economies, the Asia/Pacific is arguably the most dynamic region in the twenty-first century. At the same time, Cold War remnants (a divided Korea and China) and major geopolitical shifts (the rise of China and India, decline of the US and Japan) contribute significantly to the volatility of our world. This course will examine the political, economic, and geopolitical dynamism of the region through a survey of relations among the great powers in Asia from the sixteenth century to the present. Special emphasis will be given to regional and global developments from the perspective of the three principal East Asian states--China, Japan and Korea. We will explore the many informal, as well as formal, means of intercourse that have made East Asia what it is today. Graduate students (EALC 505) should consult graduate syllabus for graduate reading list, special recitation time and graduate requirements.
Course number only
395
Cross listings
EALC505401, EALC105401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST391 - THE VIETNAM WAR

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST391 - THE VIETNAM WAR
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST391401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Description
A thorough historical, military, and social history of the Vietnam war, which lasted in one form or another from the end of WWII in 1945 to 1975, in which occurred the longest and most humiliating defeat in our history. Since that time the Vietnamese have published hundreds of documents, some in English, which provide an entirely new perspective on what we believed during the war. These, supplemented by other primary and secondary materials, as much as possible written by Vietnamese or by Americans having first-hand knowledge, will form the backbone of the course. The various American and Vietnamese strategies will be scrutinized carefully, and a good deal said about the home front in America. The actual fighting, thatdetermined the outcome, will not be slighted. We expect at least some guest speakers having long diplomatic or military experience in Vietnam. The present will be our conclusion. Lectures TTH 12-1:30; midterm in class, short paper, anregular final. If you want to understand the world you now live in, this coursea good place to start.
Course number only
391
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - KOREA IN AGE OF EMPIRES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - KOREA IN AGE OF EMPIRES
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST233402
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
PARK, EUGENE
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Cross listings
EALC141402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST412 - IRAQ AND THE IRAQ WARS: FROM SADDAM TO ISIS

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST412 - IRAQ AND THE IRAQ WARS: FROM SADDAM TO ISIS
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
602
Section ID
HIST412602
Meeting times
M 0430PM-0730PM
Meeting location
GODDARD LAB 102
Instructors
HELFONT, SAMUEL
Course number only
412
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST372 - HIST FOREIGN AID IN AFRC
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST372401
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
CASSANELLI, LEE
Description
This course examines the history, politics, and significance of foreign aid to Africa since the late 19th century. While we do not typically think about the European colonial period in Africa in terms of 'foreign aid,' that era introduced ideas and institutions which formed the foundations for modern aid policies and practices. So we start there and move forward into more contemporary times. In addition to examining the objectives behind foreign assistance and the intentions of donors and recipients, we will look at some of the consequences (intended or unintended) of various forms of foreign aid to Africa over the past century. While not designed to be a comprehensive history of development theory, of African economics, or of international aid organizations, the course will touch on all of these topics. Previous course work on Africa is strongly advised.
Course number only
372
Cross listings
AFST372401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST421 - EUROPE& WORLD SINCE 1914

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST421 - EUROPE& WORLD SINCE 1914
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST421001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
MCDOUGALL, WALTER
Description
This course will examine the international politics of Europe in the 20th Century, the period during which Europe, beset by two devasting wars and the horrific experience of genocide, lost its dominant international position and was forced to adjust to a world dominated by extra-European forces. We wil examine the decline and (partial) recovery of Europe's international position with special attention to the contrast between international competition and transnational cooperation within Europe, the impact of the two World Wars, the ambivalent legacy of the Cold War, and Europe's developing role in the post-Cold War world.
Course number only
421
Use local description
No
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
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST394401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
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
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
2017C
Syllabus
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