European

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

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

HIST312 - BRITAIN'S CENTURY OF REV

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST312 - BRITAIN'S CENTURY OF REV
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST312001
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
TODD, MARGO
Description
England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland experienced revolutions in the first half of the seventeenth century that abolished monarchy and hereditary aristocracy, and carried out the first judicial execution of a monarch in European history. England was re-constructed as a republic, then with Scotland became the United Commonwealth of Great Britain, then declined into a military dictatorship, and finally invited the king back. In 1688, however, the Glorious Revolution deposed that king and declared Britain a strictly constitutional monarchy. This course will explore what motivated ordinarily obedient British subjects to take up arms against their rulers. The works of Milton and Marvell, Cromwell, Hobbes and Locke, and many lesser-known writers of diaries, autobiographies, sermons, statutes, and letters will illuminate the issues. The focus will be on how law, politics and religion interacted in the onset of war and defining of settlement, but with an eye to the larger social and cultural setting in which revolutions happened: this is also an era of both witchcraze and scientific revolution, puritanism and the slave trade, the near-destruction of London by fire and plague and its re-birth as the capital of a commercial empire.
Course number only
312
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - MACHIAVELLI & MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - MACHIAVELLI & MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST230402
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
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

HIST202 - HISTORY AND LITERATURE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - HISTORY AND LITERATURE
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
CHILDERS, THOMAS
Course number only
202
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

HIST230 - DANGEROUS PLEASURES: READING NOVELS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - DANGEROUS PLEASURES: READING NOVELS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST230403
Meeting times
M 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
DELLA ZAZZERA, ELIZABETH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
COML248403
Use local description
No
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

HIST318 - ITAL HIST 1789-PRESENT

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST318 - ITAL HIST 1789-PRESENT
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST318401
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 25
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHAN
Description
The seminar looks at the evolution of modern Italy from the Napoleonic Era through the unification of the Kingdom in 1861, through its crisis in the First World War and the subsequent struggle for control of the new mass society. It looks at the emergence of the first fascist regime and the first modern dictatorship under Benito Mussolini; the rise and consolidation of that dictatorship, its descent into anti-Semitism, defeat in war and the civil war of 1943-45.
Course number only
318
Cross listings
ITAL318401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - THE NAZI REVOLUTION: POWER AND IDEOLOGY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - THE NAZI REVOLUTION: POWER AND IDEOLOGY
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST230403
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHANKANT, MARION
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST143 - Foundations of European Thought: From Rome To the Renaissance

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Foundations of European Thought: From Rome To the Renaissance
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST143401
Course number integer
143
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ann Elizabeth Moyer
Description
This course offers an introduction to the world of thought and learning at the heart of European culture, from the Romans through the Renaissance. We begin with the ancient Mediterranean and the formation of Christianity and trace its transformation into European society. Along the way we will examine the rise of universities and institutions for learning, and follow the humanist movement in rediscovering and redefining the ancients in the modern world.
Course number only
143
Cross listings
COML143401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST027401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
GREY, CAMPBELL
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
027
Cross listings
ANCH027401 CLST027401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST027401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
GREY, CAMPBELL
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
027
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST308 - RENAISSANCE EUROPE

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST308 - RENAISSANCE EUROPE
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST308401
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
This course will examine the cultural and intellectual movement known as the Renaissance, from its origins in fourteenth-century Italy to its diffusion into the rest of Europe in the sixteenth century. We will trace the great changes in the world of learning and letters, the visual arts, and music,along with those taking place in politics, economics, and social organization. We will be reading primary sources as well as modern works.
Course number only
308
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST343 - 19TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST343 - 19TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST343401
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
Starting with the dual challenges of Enlightenment and Revolution at the close of the eighteenth century, this course examines the emergence of modern European thought and culture in the century from Kant to Nietzsche. Themes to be considered include Romanticism, Utopian Socialism, early Feminism, Marxism, Liberalism, and Aestheticism. Readings include Kant, Hegel, Burke, Marx, Mill, Wollstonecraft, Darwin, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche.
Course number only
343
Cross listings
COML343401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - London, Paris, Vienna: Life in a Modernizing City a Global Context

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - London, Paris, Vienna: Life in a Modernizing City a Global Context
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST230601
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
DELLA ZAZZERA, ELIZABETH
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST148 - Warriors,Concubines,And Converts: the Ottoman Empire in the Mid East & Euro

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Warriors,Concubines,And Converts: the Ottoman Empire in the Mid East & Euro
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST148401
Course number integer
148
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Oscar Aguirre Mandujano
Description
For almost six hundred years, the Ottomans ruled most of the Balkans and the Middle East. From their bases in Anatolia, Ottoman armies advanced into the Balkans, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, constantly challenging the borders of neighboring European and Islamicate empires. By the end of the seventeenth century, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Cairo, Baghdad, Sarajevo, Budapest, and nearly Vienna came under Ottoman rule. As the empire expanded into Europe and the Middle East, the balance of imperial power shifted from warriors to converts, concubines, and intellectuals. This course examines the expansion of the Ottoman sultanate from a local principality into a sprawling empire with a sophisticated bureaucracy; it also investigates the social, cultural, and intellectual developments that accompanied the long arc of the empire's rise and fall. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and discuss major currents of change in the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. The student will have a better understanding of the roles of power, ideology, diplomacy, and gender in the construction of empire and a refined appreciation for diverse techniques of historical analysis.
Course number only
148
Cross listings
NELC148401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
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

HIST031 - THE ASCENT OF EUROPE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST031 - THE ASCENT OF EUROPE
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST031001
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
MUSIC BUILDING 101
Instructors
NATHANS, BENJAMINSAFLEY, THOMAS
Description
The course will consider the creation of a distinctive European civilization from the economic, political, and cultural revolution of the late tenth and eleventh centuries to the beginning of the extension of European power into the non-European world around the turn of the sixteenth century. the course will consider change and continuity on both large and small scales, emphasizing such themes as power and order, the complexities of a pre-industrial economy, the formation of ethnic identities, and the worlds of formal thought and learning as well as those of the imagination and the arts. The course will also consider relations between Europe and the Islamic and Byzantine worlds as well as the role of northern and eastern Europe. A substantial part of the required reading will be original source materials in translation.
Course number only
031
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST040 - EARLY MOD EUR 1450-1750

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST040 - EARLY MOD EUR 1450-1750
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST040001
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
SAFLEY, THOMAS
Description
This course examines those European developments which contributed to the world we understand as modern. Special emphasis will be placed on the transformation of Europe through the advent of new technologies, the creation of a global economy, the consolidation of territorial states, the rise of effective, central governments, the dissolution of religious unity, and the dialect between modern and traditional world views.
Course number only
040
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST343 - 19TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST343 - 19TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST
Term
2018A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST343401
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
Starting with the dual challenges of Enlightenment and Revolution at the close of the eighteenth century, this course examines the emergence of modern European thought and culture in the century from Kant to Nietzsche. Themes to be considered include Romanticism, Utopian Socialism, early Feminism, Marxism, Liberalism, and Aestheticism. Readings include Kant, Hegel, Burke, Marx, Mill, Wollstonecraft, Darwin, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche.
Course number only
343
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST027401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
GREY, CAMPBELL
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
027
Cross listings
ANCH027401 CLST027401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE
Term
2015A
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
Cross listings
COML411401 ENGL234401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - History, Memory,And Nostalgia in Modern Europe

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
History, Memory,And Nostalgia in Modern Europe
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST230301
Course number integer
230
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Alexander N. Chase-Levenson
Description
Karl Marx compared history to a nightmare weighing on the brains of the living, but it can also be a refuge, a source of inspiration, and a constant companion. In this course, we will consider our own relationship to the past as we navigate the boundaries and intersections of history, memory, and nostalgia. Reading will consist of plays, novels, music, film, television, and painting. From the traumas of the Holocaust and of Stalinism to the conflicted memory of empire, from preservation to imagination, we will consider a wide array of methods through which Europeans have engaged their past over the last two hundred and fifty years. How does the academic study of the past relate to individual and collective memories of it? If "living in the past" seems often seems counterproductive, and yearning for it often seems reactionary, in what ways can nostalgia be a force of progress? We will consider these questions as we study topics such as the birth of heritage movements in the nineteenth century, the formation of national museums, representations of war and violence, legacies of imperialism, and the history of memory after the cataclysms of the twentieth century. *Students may opt to write a longer research paper to fulfill the History Major research requirement.*
Course number only
230
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - SPANISH CIVIL WAR & POSTWAR 1930-60

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - SPANISH CIVIL WAR & POSTWAR 1930-60
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
304
Section ID
HIST202304
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 215
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST045 - PORTRAITS OF OLD RUSSIA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST045 - PORTRAITS OF OLD RUSSIA
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST045401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
M 0330PM-0500PMW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B30WILLIAMS HALL 319
Instructors
VERKHOLANTSEV, JULIA
Course number only
045
Cross listings
COML131401 RUSS113401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST045 - Portraits of Old Russia: Myth, Icon, Chronicle

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST045 - Portraits of Old Russia: Myth, Icon, Chronicle
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST045401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 202
Instructors
VERKHOLANTSEV, JULIA
Course number only
045
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST026401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
ARTS, RSRCH & CULTR - 3601 LO 208
Instructors
MCINERNEY, JEREMY
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
026
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST040 - EARLY MOD EUR 1450-1750

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST040 - EARLY MOD EUR 1450-1750
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST040601
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
R 0630PM-0930PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 723
Instructors
SCHUR, YECHIEL
Description
This course examines those European developments which contributed to the world we understand as modern. Special emphasis will be placed on the transformation of Europe through the advent of new technologies, the creation of a global economy, the consolidation of territorial states, the rise of effective, central governments, the dissolution of religious unity, and the dialect between modern and traditional world views.
Course number only
040
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST416 - EURO INTELL HIST 18TH C.

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST416 - EURO INTELL HIST 18TH C.
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST416401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Description
A survey based soley on primary sources of the main currents of eighteenth-century European thought: the "Enlightenment;" deism; natural religion; skepticism; evangelical revival; political reform; utilitarianism; naturalism; and materialism. The course will focus on works widely-read in the eighteenth century and of enduring historical significance. There are no prerequisites, and one of the goals of the course is to make eighteenth-century thought accessible in its context to the twenty-first century.
Course number only
416
Cross listings
COML416401
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST234 - HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTIONS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST234 - HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTIONS
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST234302
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
ROSENFELD, SOPHIA
Course number only
234
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - War and Conquest in Medieval Europe

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
302
Title (text only)
War and Conquest in Medieval Europe
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST230302
Course number integer
230
Meeting times
R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ada Maria Kuskowski
Description
This course will focus on wars of conquest in the medieval period. The code of chivalry demanded that knights not only display great prowess in battle, but also adhere to Christian virtue. How did these square in practice? What constitutes acceptable violence and military intervention? We will seek to understand the medieval mentality of warfare in order to think about the place of war in society, how war was justified, why war was fought, and how it was fought. War, however, cannot be separated from its goals. We will thus go beyond the battlefield to look at how conquest of territories was cemented with the establishment and enforcement of a new order. Themes will include the rise of knighthood, ideas of just war, crusade, laws of war, territorial control and colonization. The course will also include two fabulous field trips to visit Penn’s manuscript collection and the arms and armor collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Course number only
230
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - The Waffen- SS: Hitler's Elite Soldiers in WW II

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - The Waffen- SS: Hitler's Elite Soldiers in WW II
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST202601
Meeting times
R 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 216
Instructors
HUFFMAN, CHRISTOPHER
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST048 - RISE & FALL OF RUSS EMP

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST048 - RISE & FALL OF RUSS EMP
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST048401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
HOLQUIST, PETER
Description
How and why did Russia become the center of the world's largest empire, a single state encompassing eleven time zones and over a hundred ethnic groups? To answer this question, we will explore the rise of a distinct political culture beginning in medieval Muscovy, its transformation under the impact of a prolonged encounter with European civilization, and the various attempts to re-form Russia from above and below prior to the Revolution of 1917. Main themes include the facade vs. the reality of central authority, the intersection of foreign and domestic issues, the development of a radical intelligentsia, and the tension between empire and nation.
Course number only
048
Cross listings
RUSS048401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST046 - PORTRAITS OF SOVIET SOC

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST046 - PORTRAITS OF SOVIET SOC
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST046401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 304
Instructors
VINOKOUR, MAYA
Course number only
046
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST030 - EMERGENCE OF MOD EUROPE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST030 - EMERGENCE OF MOD EUROPE
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST030001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Description
This course traces the formation of European society, politics and culture from its earliest days through the era of the Reformation, ca. 1000-1600 CE. Major themes will include: politics and power; law and the state; economics and trade; religion; learning and the rise of universities; social organization; everyday life. The reading and analysis of primary sources from each era will be important in understanding Europe's key features and development.
Course number only
030
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST046 - Portraits of Soviet Society: Literature, Film, Drama

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST046 - Portraits of Soviet Society: Literature, Film, Drama
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST046401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
PLATT, KEVIN
Course number only
046
Cross listings
RUSS187401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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
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

HIST237 - BERLIN: HIST POL CULTURE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST237 - BERLIN: HIST POL CULTURE
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST237401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
Instructors
WEISSBERG, LILIANE
Course number only
237
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - Reflections On the Jewish Historical Experience

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Reflections On the Jewish Historical Experience
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Course number integer
230
Meeting times
W 03:30 PM-06:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
David B. Ruderman
Description
Tour the Jewish world from the 15th century to the present with Professor Ruderman, as he teaches his final seminar at Penn after a forty-five-year scholarly career! This course will give students the opportunity to read, think, and debate some of the major themes in Jewish intellectual and cultural history, including: Jewish cultural formation in Renaissance and Baroque Italy; The history of Jewish-Christian interactions in early modern and modern Europe; the Jewish engagement in medicine, science, and the natural world in the age of “scientific revolution”; the periodization of Jewish history in the early modern period; the messianic idea in Judaism; and the dialectical relationship of memory and history in Jewish culture. The seminar will devote time to reading and discussing some of the major historical treatments of these subjects as well as a limited selection of primary sources in English translation that illuminate these larger themes.
Course number only
230
Cross listings
JWST230401
Use local description
Yes
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

HIST051 - MODERN BRITAIN, 1700-2015: EMPIRE, INDUSTRY, AND DEMOCRACY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST051 - MODERN BRITAIN, 1700-2015: EMPIRE, INDUSTRY, AND DEMOCRACY
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST051001
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Description
This course surveys British history from the eighteenth century to the present. In two centuries, Britain built an empire that ruled over a quarter of the globe and became the world's leading economy. In 2015, the Empire is gone, but coincident with its loss, Britain gained a welfare state and retained the a role as a powerhouse of culture and finance. Themes emphasized in the course include national identity, class, political reform, war, and imperial interaction. How did Britain come to dominate the world economy and what did this dominance look like? How should we understand its role in the world today? Do the Beatles, the Royal Family, and Amy Winehouse add up to a "Cool Britannia" that has somehow "made up" for the loss of the Empire? Using written and visual primary sources, we'll look at all of these questions as we study the birth and development of modern Britain.
Course number only
051
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST049 - THE SOVIET CENT 1917-91

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST049 - THE SOVIET CENT 1917-91
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST049601
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0700PM-0830PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 307
Instructors
HAZANOV, ALEXANDER
Description
Out of an obscure, backward empire, the Soviet Union emerged to become the great political laboratory of the twentieth century. This course will trace the roots of the world's first socialist society and its attempts to recast human relations and human nature itself. Topics include the origins of the Revolution of 1917, the role of ideology in state policy and everyday life, the Soviet Union as the center of world communism, the challenge of ethnic diversity, and the reasons for the USSR's sudden implosion at the end of the century.Focusing on politics, society, culture, and their interaction, we will examine the rulers (from Lenin to Gorbachev) as well as the ruled (peasants, workers, and intellectuals; Russians and non-Russians). The course will feature discussions of selected texts, including primary sources in translation.
Course number only
049
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
true
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

HIST055 - READING THE CLASSICS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST055 - READING THE CLASSICS
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST055001
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
JAFFE BUILDING 104
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Description
In this course we will study the early roots of Western culture--the Biblical, Greek and Roman traditions--as well as how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European authors reproduced, rethought and reshaped these early traditions. Instead of reading and discussing the required texts according to the date when they were written (first the early traditions and ending with the Renaissance views), we will focus our attention on a few themes that were central concerns to those living in Classic and Renaissance times, and that continue to influence modern ways of thinking and acting in Western societies: conceptions of God and the place of religion in society; nature of power and authority, and individuals' rights and duties; good, evil, and ethical philosophy; views on women, their nature and roles in society; ethnography and the perception of other cultures and societies. In addition to reading and discussing several of the biblical books--Genesis, Exodus, the Book on Revelation--we will study other seminal classical works--Sophocles' Antigone, Aristotle's Politics and Ethics, Herodotus' The Histories; Plato's Apology-- and works by Michel de Montaigne, Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor, Marie de Gournay, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and several others. We will also work with books published in the last decades, analyzing the classics and and their reception in various periods of history, but also books that analyze what the classics tell us today--Dreyfus and Kelly's All things shining, Reading the Western Classics to find meaning in a secular Age; Anthony Grafton's Bring Out Your Dead: the Past as Revelation; James Miller, Examined Lives, from Socrates to Nietzsche; and Sarah Bakewell, How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer.
Course number only
055
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
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

HIST303 - THE VIKINGS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST303 - THE VIKINGS
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST303401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
KUSKOWSKI, ADA
Description
The Vikings were the terror of Europe from the late eight to the eleventh century. Norwegians, Danes and Swedes left their homeland to trade, raid and pillage; leaving survivors praying "Oh Lord, deliver us from the fury of the Norsemen!" While commonly associated with violent barbarism, the Norse were also farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. As their dragon ships sailed the waterways of Europe and beyond, they also transformed from raiders to explorers, discoverers and settlers of found and conquered lands. This course will introduce students to various facets of the culture and society of the Viking world ranging from honor culture, gender roles, political culture, mythology, and burial practices. We will also explore the range of Viking activity abroad from Kiev and Constantinople to Greenland and Vineland, the Viking settlement in North America. We will use material and archeological sources as well as literary and historical ones in order to think about how we know history and what questions we can ask from different sorts of sources. Notably, we will be reading Icelandic sagas that relate oral histories of heroes, outlaws, raiders and sailors that will lead us to question the lines between fact and fiction, and myth and history.
Course number only
303
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST303 - The Vikings

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
The Vikings
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST303401
Course number integer
303
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ada Maria Kuskowski
Description
The Vikings were the terror of Europe from the late eight to the eleventh century. Norwegians, Danes and Swedes left their homeland to trade, raid and pillage; leaving survivors praying "Oh Lord, deliver us from the fury of the Norsemen!" While commonly associated with violent barbarism, the Norse were also farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. As their dragon ships sailed the waterways of Europe and beyond, they also transformed from raiders to explorers, discoverers and settlers of found and conquered lands. This course will introduce students to various facets of the culture and society of the Viking world ranging from honor culture, gender roles, political culture, mythology, and burial practices. We will also explore the range of Viking activity abroad from Kiev and Constantinople to Greenland and Vineland, the Viking settlement in North America. We will use material and archeological sources as well as literary and historical ones in order to think about how we know history and what questions we can ask from different sorts of sources. Notably, we will be reading Icelandic sagas that relate oral histories of heroes, outlaws, raiders and sailors that will lead us to question the lines between fact and fiction, and myth and history.
Course number only
303
Cross listings
GRMN145401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - CLASSICAL LIBERAL THGHT

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - CLASSICAL LIBERAL THGHT
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST212301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST101 - FROM GALEN TO GALILEO: SCIENCE BEFORE THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST101 - FROM GALEN TO GALILEO: SCIENCE BEFORE THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST101301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C2
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Course number only
101
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST051 - MOD BRITAIN, 1700-2015

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST051 - MOD BRITAIN, 1700-2015
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST051001
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Description
This course surveys British history from the eighteenth century to the present. In two centuries, Britain built an empire that ruled over a quarter of the globe and became the world's leading economy. In 2015, the Empire is gone, but coincident with its loss, Britain gained a welfare state and retained the a role as a powerhouse of culture and finance. Themes emphasized in the course include national identity, class, political reform, war, and imperial interaction. How did Britain come to dominate the world economy and what did this dominance look like? How should we understand its role in the world today? Do the Beatles, the Royal Family, and Amy Winehouse add up to a "Cool Britannia" that has somehow "made up" for the loss of the Empire? Using written and visual primary sources, we'll look at all of these questions as we study the birth and development of modern Britain.
Course number only
051
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST131 - FINANCIAL MELTDOWN, PAST AND PRESENT

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST131 - FINANCIAL MELTDOWN, PAST AND PRESENT
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST131401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B26
Instructors
FLANDREAU, MARC
Description
Economic history is increasingly recognized as a crucial source of policy advice and is invoked with growing frequency in public debates. In particular, the subprime crisis in 2008 and after has generated a demand for "historical perspective" that would improve the understanding of the causes of financial turmoil and facilitate the prevention of comparable catastrophes. This course begins with a review of the principal features of the subprime crisis of 2008 and asks, so to speak, "how did we get there?" It answers by providing historical insights that shed light on crucial aspects of financial disasters. This is a history course, engaging with topics pertaining to economics, law and politics (national and international). Students with diverse backgrounds are expected to benefit from this course through acquiring a concrete knowledge of the historical evolution of fundamental institutions of financial capitalism. Ultimately, students enrolling in this course are expected to achieve proficiency in historically informed discussion of the mechanisms that were played out in the subprime crisis and beyond.
Course number only
131
Use local description
No
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

HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST026401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
MCINERNEY, JEREMY
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
026
Cross listings
ANCH026401 CLST026401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST311 - THE TUDORS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST311 - THE TUDORS
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST311001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
TODD, MARGO
Description
This course examines the history of England from the accession of Henry (VII) Tudor in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, with emphases on the political and personal history of this colorful dynasty, the religious revolution known as the protestant Reformation, the arts and literature known as the English Renaissance, imperial and trade ventures overseas, and aspects of popular culture including the witch craze. Unlike most English histories of the period, we will also look closely at the other realms of the British Isles, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Readings consist of a textbook with a British scope, and an array of primary sources, some in book form and others (marked with an asterisk on the syllabus) attached to Blackboard or distributed in class. Books are available at the Penn Book Center, except for biographies associated with film critiques. Most of the films noted in the syllabus will be available on PVN; otherwise, they can be viewed at the library or through Netflix. Assignments in square brackets are optional.
Course number only
311
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST360 - The Enlightenment

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
The Enlightenment
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST360401
Course number integer
360
Registration notes
Benjamin Franklin Seminars
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Joan Elizabeth Dejean
Description
Topics vary. For current course description, please see the department's webpage: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/french/pc
Course number only
360
Cross listings
FREN360401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - SECULAR JUDAISM AND JEWS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - SECULAR JUDAISM AND JEWS
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 224
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHANKANT, MARION
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
JWST230401 RELS230401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST106 - HOW TO RULE AN EMPIRE: AN INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN AND U.S. IMPERIALISM

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST106 - HOW TO RULE AN EMPIRE: AN INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN AND U.S. IMPERIALISM
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST106301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 121
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Course number only
106
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST141 - JEWS IN THE MODERN WORLD

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST141 - JEWS IN THE MODERN WORLD
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST141401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
TOWNE BUILDING 315
Instructors
WENGER, BETH
Description
This course offers an intensive survey of the major currents in Jewish culture and society from the late middle ages to the present. Focusing upon the different societies in which Jews have lived, the course explores Jewish responses to the political, socio-economic, and cultural challenges of modernity.Topics to be covered include the political emancipation of Jews, the creation of new religious movements within Judaism, Jewish socialism, Zionism, the Holocaust, and the emergence of new Jewish communities in Israel and the United States. No prior background in Jewish history is expected.
Course number only
141
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST128 - EUROPE SINCE 1945

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST128 - EUROPE SINCE 1945
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST128001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 201
Instructors
RICHARDS IV, ARTHUR
Description
This course offers a survey of European history, including both eastern and western Europe since World War II until the present. The course examines how Europe in all its complexity and cultures lived under the shadow of the Cold War. It examines the origins and nature of the cold War, not just in its diplomatic and political dimensions, but also its effects on the culture and people of Europe. It explores the reasons for the phenomenon of anti-Americanism and the series of revolts exploding throughout eastern Europe until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Finally, the course examines a number of thematic areas about European political culture, immigration, decolonization, the 1960s revolts and the 1970s terrorism, the resurgence of nationalism, but also the growth of the European community. The course explores the question: what does it mean to be European?
Course number only
128
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST030 - EMERGENCE OF EUROPE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST030 - EMERGENCE OF EUROPE
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST030001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
This course traces the formation of European society, politics and culture from its earliest days through the era of the Reformation, ca. 1000-1600 CE. Major themes will include: politics and power; law and the state; economics and trade; religion; learning and the rise of universities; social organization; everyday life. The reading and analysis of primary sources from each era will be important in understanding Europe's key features and development.
Course number only
030
Use local description
No
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

HIST380 - Mod Jew Intel & Cult His

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Mod Jew Intel & Cult His
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST380401
Course number integer
380
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
David B. Ruderman
Description
An overview of Jewish intellectual and cultural history from the late 18th century until the present. The course considers the Jewish enlightenment Reform, Conservative and Neo-Orthodox Judaism, Zionist and Jewish Socialist thought, and Jewish thought in the 20th century, particularly in the context of the Holocaust. Readings of primary sources including Mendelsohn, Geiger, Hirsch, Herzl, Achad-ha-Am, Baeck, Buber, Kaplan, and others. No previous background is required.
Course number only
380
Cross listings
RELS320401, JWST380401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - JEWISH HISTORY & JEWISH MEMORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - JEWISH HISTORY & JEWISH MEMORY
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST230402
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
JWST230402 RELS230402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST178 - EARLY MOD ATLANTIC WORLD

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST178 - EARLY MOD ATLANTIC WORLD
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST178401
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CHEMISTRY BUILDING B13
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Description
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid knowledge of Atlantic history during the early modern period (XV-XVIII centuries). Through readings of primary and secondary texts we will discuss the cultural, religious, intellectual, and economic developments of Europe, Africa, and the Americas, as well as the connections, struggles, and mutual influences between the peoples of these three continents. Throughout the semester we will study several important topics: medieval precedents of early modern expansion; theories of empire; ideologies and systems of conquest and colonialization; the relevance of race and slavery to the understanding of the early modern Atlantic world; how different peoples perceived others and themselves; how European imperialism and colonialization affected the internal development of Africa and America; the role played by religion in the Atlantic world; persistence and continuity of Native cultures and beliefs during an age of expansion; the creation of new identities; the role played by African nations in the creation of the Atlantic world; and the creation of an Atlantic economy.
Course number only
178
Cross listings
LALS178401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONS
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
DELLA ZAZZERA, ELIZABETH
Course number only
202
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
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

HIST201 - HISTORIANS AT WORK: APPROACHES TO EUROPEAN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST201 - HISTORIANS AT WORK: APPROACHES TO EUROPEAN HISTORY
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST201301
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Course number only
201
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST040 - EARLY MOD EUR 1450-1750

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST040 - EARLY MOD EUR 1450-1750
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST040601
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
SCHUR, YECHIEL
Description
This course examines those European developments which contributed to the world we understand as modern. Special emphasis will be placed on the transformation of Europe through the advent of new technologies, the creation of a global economy, the consolidation of territorial states, the rise of effective, central governments, the dissolution of religious unity, and the dialect between modern and traditional world views.
Course number only
040
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST344 - 20TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST344 - 20TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST344401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B13
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
European intellectual and cultural history from 1870 to 1950. Themes to be considered include aesthetic modernism and the avant-garde, the rebellion against rationalism and positivism, Social Darwinism, Second International Socialism, the impact of World War One on European intellectuals, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and the ideological origins of fascism. Figures to be studied include Nietzsche, Freud, Woolf, Sartre, Camus, and Heidegger.
Course number only
344
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST134 - Origins of Nazism: From Democracy To Race War and Genocide

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Origins of Nazism: From Democracy To Race War and Genocide
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST134401
Course number integer
134
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MW 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Anne K Berg
Description
Where did the Nazis come from? Was the Weimar Republic bound to fail? Did the Treaty of Versailles or the Great Depression catapult the Nazis into power? What was the role of racism, of Anti-Semitism? How did the regime consolidate itself? What was the role of ordinary people? How do we explain the Holocaust and what kind of a war was the Second World War? Grappling with these and more questions, the first half of the course focuses on Germany's first democracy, the Weimar Republic and its vibrant political culture. In the second half, we study on the Nazi regime, how it consolidated its power and remade society based on the concepts of race and struggle. Discussions of race and race-making are crucial throughout the course. In the name of the "racial purity," the Nazi state moved ruthlessly against Germany's Jewish population and cleansed German society of all "undesirable" elements. These ideas and practices didn't originate with the Nazis and they didn't operate in a geopolitical vacuum. Thinking about Nazi racism and genocide in both its particular specifics and in a larger global historical context is the main goal of this course.
Course number only
134
Cross listings
GRMN134401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES OF REFORM JUDAISM

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES OF REFORM JUDAISM
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST230403
Meeting times
R 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 409
Instructors
MEYER, MICHAEL
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
JWST230403 RELS230403
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST201 - Religious and Political Tolerance, Then and Now

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST201 - Religious and Political Tolerance, Then and Now
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST201601
Meeting times
M 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 25
Instructors
CHEELY, DANIEL
Course number only
201
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - THE GREAT WAR IN MEMOIR & MEMORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - THE GREAT WAR IN MEMOIR & MEMORY
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST212301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST136 - NAZI GERMANY & HOLOCAUST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST136 - NAZI GERMANY & HOLOCAUST
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST136401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A2
Instructors
RODGERS, JENNIFER
Description
Often considered a watershed of the 20th century, the defeat of the Third Reich and discovery of its crimes remains a central event in the post-World War II world. But what factors led to the rise of the Nazi regime and its persecution, incarceration, and murder of millions of Europeans in the Holocaust? Why do the subjects of the Nazi Germany and Holocaust continue to engage scholars and the general public alike? This course approaches Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, and Holocaust over the long-term and examines them within their global contexts. Through instructor lectures, assigned readings, source analyses, and weekly discussion groups, we will explore themes beginning with Jewish life in medieval Europe through the origins and later rise of the Nazi party until the explosion of Holocaust memory after the 1970s. We will consider questions about the nature of Hitler's national community, or Volksgemeinschaft; the persection and extermination of Europe's Jewish populations and other minority groups; the development of concentration and extermination camps; the complicity of so-called ordinary Germans in Nazi crimes; and the divergent perspectives of the victims and perpetrators. We will further discuss the aftermath of Nazi Germany and Holocaust including issues related to displaced persons & refugees, postwar justice, & memory.
Course number only
136
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST201 - The Scriptures in World History

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST201 - The Scriptures in World History
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST201601
Meeting times
M 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
CHEELY, DANIEL
Course number only
201
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST046 - Portraits of Soviet Society: Literature, Film, Drama

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST046 - Portraits of Soviet Society: Literature, Film, Drama
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST046401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 201
Instructors
PLATT, KEVIN
Course number only
046
Cross listings
RUSS187401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST380 - MOD JEW INTEL & CULT HIS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST380 - MOD JEW INTEL & CULT HIS
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST380401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
An overview of Jewish intellectual and cultural history from the late 18th century until the present. The course considers the Jewish enlightenment Reform, Conservative and Neo-Orthodox Judaism, Zionist and Jewish Socialist thought, and Jewish thought in the 20th century, particularly in the context of the Holocaust. Readings of primary sources including Mendelsohn, Geiger, Hirsch, Herzl, Achad-ha-Am, Baeck, Buber, Kaplan, and others. No previous background is required.
Course number only
380
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST202 - LIT POL DISILLUSIONMENT

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - LIT POL DISILLUSIONMENT
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
R 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - FRENCH & HAITIAN REVOLUTIONS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - FRENCH & HAITIAN REVOLUTIONS
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST233402
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 402
Instructors
FABELLA, YVONNE
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Cross listings
LALS233402
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - HISTORY & LITERATURE

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - HISTORY & LITERATURE
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST202302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

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

HIST222 - CHRISTIANS, JEWS & MUSLIMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: CONFLICT AND DIALOGUE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST222 - CHRISTIANS, JEWS & MUSLIMS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: CONFLICT AND DIALOGUE
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST222401
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 216
Instructors
LONG, BRIAN
Description
WHY HAVE VIOLENT INTOLERANCE AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE OFTEN OCCURRED SIDE BY SIDE? THIS IS A QUESTION WE FACE TODAY, BUT ONE WITH LONG ROOTS IN HISTORY. IN THIS CLASS, WE WILL ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION BY LOOKING AT CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, AND JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN WESTERN EUROPE AND BYZANTIUM. WE WILL EXPLORE SPECIFIC EPISODES IN DEPTH: IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN, FOR EXAMPLE, WE WILL SEE THAT CHRISTIAN RULES THREATED, FOUGHT, AND FOUGHT ALONGSIDE THEIR MUSLIM COUNTERPARTS, WHILE ALSO BORROWING HEAVILY FROM THE CULTURAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF MUSLIM RULERS. IN SPAIN AND BEYOND, WE WILL EXAMINE THE TOLERATION OF MINORITY RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE, THE LIMITS OF THESE ACCOMMODATIONS, AND HOW AND WHY RELIGIOUS TOLERATION BROKE DOWN. TO THE EAST, THE CHRISTIANS OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE ALSO HAD LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH ITS MUSLIM AND JEWISH NEIGHBORS AND SUBJECTS, AND WE WILL SEE HOW BYZANTIUM'S ROMAN INHERITANCE AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN LOCATION LED IT DOWN A PATH DISTINCT FROM WESTERN EUROPE'S. ALONG THE WAY, WE WILL EXPLORE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE CONSTANT SHARING OF TEXTS, IDEAS, FOOD, AND LUXURIES, AND THUS EXPLORE THE COMPLEX, DYNAMIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN POWER, KNOWLEDGE, AND IDENTITY IN WESTERN EUROPE AND BYZANTIUM. THIS COURSE DOES NOT PRESUPPOSE ANY BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE OF MEDIEVAL OR BYZANTINE HISTORY OR THE COMMAND OF ANY LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, AND STUDENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED TO RELEVANT MATERIAL AS THE COURSE PROGRESSES.
Course number only
222
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST140401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century. An overview of Jewish society and culture in its medieval and Renaissance settings.
Course number only
140
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST050 - BRITAIN TO 1700

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST050 - BRITAIN TO 1700
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST050001
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
TODD, MARGO
Description
The subject of this course is the history of the British Isles from the Roman Conquest in 43AD to the creation of the United Kingdom in 1707. Between these two dates the various societies and cultures in the British Isles were brought into the orbit of the Roman Empire, converted to latin Christianity, and developed distinctive cultures and strong ties with the Continent. From the twelfth century on, the kingdom of England began to exert its power over Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, although English power waxed and waned in these areas between the twelfth and the seventeenth centuries. The Anglo-Norman continental empire of the Plantagenet dynasty also played a large part in shaping the English monarchy, as did the playing out of the Hundred Years War, the internal divisions in fifteenth-century English society, and the rise of the Tudor-Stuart dynasty.
Course number only
050
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST130 - History of Globalization: The Origins of the State and Economy

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST130 - History of Globalization: The Origins of the State and Economy
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST130601
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
FEYGIN, YAKOV
Description
Globalization seems the essence of modernity, but it is not a new phenomena. The world has already witnessed several eras of globalization, each of which transformed and changed the world in often similar but sometime unique fashions. This course will look at continuing trends towards globalization and consider its rich history and the contentious arguments that it has always provoked. Although the focus of the course will be on globalization during the 19th and 20th centuries, we will also consider earlier episodes of globalization, to fully appreciate its evolution and importance.
Course number only
130
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST333 - NAPOLEONIC ERA & TOLSTOY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST333 - NAPOLEONIC ERA & TOLSTOY
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST333401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ALL READINGS AND LECTURES IN ENGLISH

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
HOLQUIST, PETERVINITSKY, ILYA
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
Cross listings
COML236401 RUSS240401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST206301
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Course number only
206
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - WAR & CONQUEST IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - WAR & CONQUEST IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST230301
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
KUSKOWSKI, ADA
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST143 - FOUNDATIONS OF EUROPEAN THOUGHT: FROM ROME TO THE RENAISSANCE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST143 - FOUNDATIONS OF EUROPEAN THOUGHT: FROM ROME TO THE RENAISSANCE
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST143401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
This course offers an introduction to the world of thought and learning at the heart of European culture, from the Romans through the Renaissance. We begin with the ancient Mediterranean and the formation of Christianity and trace its transformation into European society. Along the way we will examine the rise of universities and institutions for learning, and follow the humanist movement in rediscovering and redefining the ancients in the modern world.
Course number only
143
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST101 - THE MESSIANIC IMPULSE IN JEWISH HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST101 - THE MESSIANIC IMPULSE IN JEWISH HISTORY
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST101401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Course number only
101
Cross listings
JWST103401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST236 - GENDER, VIOLENCE AND WWII: EUROPE 1933-1950

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST236 - GENDER, VIOLENCE AND WWII: EUROPE 1933-1950
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST236401
Meeting times
R 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
RODGERS, JENNIFER
Description
This seminar explores World War II-era Europe through the lens of evolving gender norms and relations. This turbulent period in European history magnified the so-called "gender troubles" that emerged in the wake of the First World War. From the question of equality between the sexes to the liberalization of sexual mores and divergence from the proscribed roles of men and women, gender had a profound impact on the prewar, wartime, and immediate postwar European landscape. Drawing on primary and secondary sources, we will consider the following questions: How did gender and violence shape the course of World War II and the immediate postwar from Britain to the Soviet Union? How can gender and sexuality help us to understand militarization, violence, and war? How did war and occupation impact relations between and among men and women on the home- and war fronts? We will complicate these questions by probing topics such as women's support for war, masculinity in combat, everyday racial discrimination, eugenics, sexual violence and genocide and the ways in which they infiltradted the every aspect of Europeans' public and private lives. Finally, we will discuss scholarly debates and historiographies on gender during World War II that have emerged since the early 1970s.
Course number only
236
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST341 - THE TUDORS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST341 - THE TUDORS
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST341001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
TODD, MARGO
Course number only
341
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - UTOPIA

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - UTOPIA
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST212301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 626
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

HIST230 - TOPICS IN EUROPEAN HIST: NAZI GERMANY: POWER AND IDEOLOGY

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - TOPICS IN EUROPEAN HIST: NAZI GERMANY: POWER AND IDEOLOGY
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 244
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHANKANT, MARION
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST148 - WARRIORS,CONCUBINES,AND CONVERTS: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THE MID EAST & EURO

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST148 - WARRIORS,CONCUBINES,AND CONVERTS: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THE MID EAST & EURO
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST148401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
AGUIRRE MANDUJANO, OSCAR
Description
For almost six hundred years, the Ottomans ruled most of the Balkans and the Middle East. From their bases in Anatolia, Ottoman armies advanced into the Balkans, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq, constantly challenging the borders of neighboring European and Islamicate empires. By the end of the seventeenth century, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Cairo, Baghdad, Sarajevo, Budapest, and nearly Vienna came under Ottoman rule. As the empire expanded into Europe and the Middle East, the balance of imperial power shifted from warriors to converts, concubines, and intellectuals. This course examines the expansion of the Ottoman sultanate from a local principality into a sprawling empire with a sophisticated bureaucracy; it also investigates the social, cultural, and intellectual developments that accompanied the long arc of the empire's rise and fall. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and discuss major currents of change in the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. The student will have a better understanding of the roles of power, ideology, diplomacy, and gender in the construction of empire and a refined appreciation for diverse techniques of historical analysis.
Course number only
148
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - MAJOR SEM EUR POST-1800: REVOLUTIONS IN MOD EUROP

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - MAJOR SEM EUR POST-1800: REVOLUTIONS IN MOD EUROP
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
303
Section ID
HIST202303
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 28
Instructors
RICHARDS IV, ARTHUR
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
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

HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST027401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A1
Instructors
GREY, CAMPBELL
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
027
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
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

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

HIST253 - FREUD

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST253 - FREUD
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST253401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 110
Instructors
WEISSBERG, LILIANE
Description
No other person in the twentieth century has probably influenced scientific thought, humanistic scholarship, medical therapy, and popular culture as much as Sigmund Freud. This course will study his work, its cultural background, and its impact on us today.
Course number only
253
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - MODERN SPAIN FROM CIVIL WAR TO DEMOCRACY, 1930-1977

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - MODERN SPAIN FROM CIVIL WAR TO DEMOCRACY, 1930-1977
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST211 - FR LIT OF THE 18TH C

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST211 - FR LIT OF THE 18TH C
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST211401
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 516
Instructors
DEJEAN, JOAN
Course number only
211
Cross listings
FREN360401
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
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

HIST045 - Portraits of Old Russia: Myth, Icon, Chronicle

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST045 - Portraits of Old Russia: Myth, Icon, Chronicle
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST045401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 216
Instructors
VERKHOLANTSEV, JULIA
Course number only
045
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST230 - MACHIAVELLI & MOD LEFT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - MACHIAVELLI & MOD LEFT
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3N6
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
COML248401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST307 - LOVE, LUST AND VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST307 - LOVE, LUST AND VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST307401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
KUSKOWSKI, ADA
Description
Medieval Europe was undoubtedly gruff and violent but it also gave birth to courtly culture - raw worries transformed into knights who performed heroic deeds, troubadours wrote epics in their honor and love songs about their ladies, women of the elite carved out a place in public discourse as patrons of the arts, and princely courts were increasingly defined by pageantry from jousting tournaments to royal coronations. This course will trace the development of this courtly culture from the eleventh to the sixteenth century, from its roots in Southern France to its spread to Northern France and then to various kingdoms in Europe. Central themes will include the transformation of the warrior into the knight, the relationship between violence and courtliness, courtly love, cultural production and the patronage, and the development of court pageantry and ceremonial. This is a class cultural history and, as such, will rely on the interpretation of objects of art and material culture, literature as well as historical accounts.
Course number only
307
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST211 - THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST211 - THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST211401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 605
Instructors
DEJEAN, JOAN
Course number only
211
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - CLASSICAL LIBERAL THGHT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - CLASSICAL LIBERAL THGHT
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST212301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 452
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
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
2015C
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
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST046 - PORTRAITS OF SOVIET SOCIETY: LITERATURE, FILM, DRAMA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST046 - PORTRAITS OF SOVIET SOCIETY: LITERATURE, FILM, DRAMA
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST046401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 304
Instructors
PLATT, KEVIN
Course number only
046
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST027 - ANCIENT ROME
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST027401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
GREY, CAMPBELL
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
027
Cross listings
ANCH027401 CLST027401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST308 - RENAISSANCE EUROPE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST308 - RENAISSANCE EUROPE
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST308001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
This course will examine the cultural and intellectual movement known as the Renaissance, from its origins in fourteenth-century Italy to its diffusion into the rest of Europe in the sixteenth century. We will trace the great changes in the world of learning and letters, the visual arts, and music,along with those taking place in politics, economics, and social organization. We will be reading primary sources as well as modern works.
Course number only
308
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST343 - 19TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST343 - 19TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST
Term
2017A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST343401
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 309
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
Starting with the dual challenges of Enlightenment and Revolution at the close of the eighteenth century, this course examines the emergence of modern European thought and culture in the century from Kant to Nietzsche. Themes to be considered include Romanticism, Utopian Socialism, early Feminism, Marxism, Liberalism, and Aestheticism. Readings include Kant, Hegel, Burke, Marx, Mill, Wollstonecraft, Darwin, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche.
Course number only
343
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST211 - THE MESSIANIC IMPULSE IN JEWISH HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST211 - THE MESSIANIC IMPULSE IN JEWISH HISTORY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST211402
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 409
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Course number only
211
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST220 - RUSSIA AND THE WEST

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST220 - RUSSIA AND THE WEST
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST220401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MEYERSON HALL B2
Instructors
VINOKOUR, MAYA
Course number only
220
Cross listings
COML220401 RUSS220401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST051 - Modern Britain, 1700-present: Empire, Expansion and Democracy

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST051 - Modern Britain, 1700-present: Empire, Expansion and Democracy
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST051001
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Description
This course surveys British history from the eighteenth century to the present. In two centuries, Britain built an empire that ruled over a quarter of the globe and became the world's leading economy. In 2015, the Empire is gone, but coincident with its loss, Britain gained a welfare state and retained the a role as a powerhouse of culture and finance. Themes emphasized in the course include national identity, class, political reform, war, and imperial interaction. How did Britain come to dominate the world economy and what did this dominance look like? How should we understand its role in the world today? Do the Beatles, the Royal Family, and Amy Winehouse add up to a "Cool Britannia" that has somehow "made up" for the loss of the Empire? Using written and visual primary sources, we'll look at all of these questions as we study the birth and development of modern Britain.
Course number only
051
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST031 - MAKING AND BREAKING EUROPEAN HEGEMONY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST031 - MAKING AND BREAKING EUROPEAN HEGEMONY
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST031001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
HOLQUIST, PETERSAFLEY, THOMAS
Description
The course will consider the creation of a distinctive European civilization from the economic, political, and cultural revolution of the late tenth and eleventh centuries to the beginning of the extension of European power into the non-European world around the turn of the sixteenth century. the course will consider change and continuity on both large and small scales, emphasizing such themes as power and order, the complexities of a pre-industrial economy, the formation of ethnic identities, and the worlds of formal thought and learning as well as those of the imagination and the arts. The course will also consider relations between Europe and the Islamic and Byzantine worlds as well as the role of northern and eastern Europe. A substantial part of the required reading will be original source materials in translation.
Course number only
031
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST312 - BRITAIN'S CENTURY OF REV

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST312 - BRITAIN'S CENTURY OF REV
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST312001
Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
TODD, MARGO
Description
England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland experienced revolutions in the first half of the seventeenth century that abolished monarchy and hereditary aristocracy, and carried out the first judicial execution of a monarch in European history. England was re-constructed as a republic, then with Scotland became the United Commonwealth of Great Britain, then declined into a military dictatorship, and finally invited the king back. In 1688, however, the Glorious Revolution deposed that king and declared Britain a strictly constitutional monarchy. This course will explore what motivated ordinarily obedient British subjects to take up arms against their rulers. The works of Milton and Marvell, Cromwell, Hobbes and Locke, and many lesser-known writers of diaries, autobiographies, sermons, statutes, and letters will illuminate the issues. The focus will be on how law, politics and religion interacted in the onset of war and defining of settlement, but with an eye to the larger social and cultural setting in which revolutions happened: this is also an era of both witchcraze and scientific revolution, puritanism and the slave trade, the near-destruction of London by fire and plague and its re-birth as the capital of a commercial empire.
Course number only
312
Use local description
No
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

HIST212 - GREAT WAR IN MEMOIR AND MEMORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - GREAT WAR IN MEMOIR AND MEMORY
Term
2018C
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
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - Jewish Life in Medieval Spain

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - Jewish Life in Medieval Spain
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 24
Instructors
SCHUR, YECHIEL
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
JWST230401
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

HIST144 - FOUNDATIONS MOD THOUGHT

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST144 - FOUNDATIONS MOD THOUGHT
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST144401
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
"God is dead," declared Friedrich Nietzsche, "and we have killed him." Nietzche's words came as a climax of a longer history of criticism of, and dissent toward, the religious foundations of European society and politics. The critique of religion had vast implications for the meaning of human life, the nature of the person, and the conception of political and social existence. The course will explore the intensifying debate over religion in the intellectual history of Europe, reaching from the Renaissance, through the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, to the twentieth century. Rousseau, Voltaire, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. These thinkers allow us to trace the varieties of irreligious experience that have emerged in modern European thought and their implications for both historical and philosophical understanding. Rather than drawing a straight line from belief to non-belief, however, we will also consider whether religion lingers even in secular thought and culture.
Course number only
144
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST145 - DISCOVER THE MIDDLE AGES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST145 - DISCOVER THE MIDDLE AGES
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST145001
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
CHEMISTRY BUILDING 109
Instructors
KUSKOWSKI, ADA MARIA
Description
The Vikings were the terror of Europe from the late eight to the eleventh century. Norwegians, Danes and Swedes left their homeland to trade, raid and pillage, leaving survivors praying "Oh Lord, deliver us from the fury of the Norsemen!" While commonly associated with violent barbarism, the Norse were also farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. As their dragon ships sailed the waterways of Europe and beyond, they also transformed from raiders to explorers, discoverers adn settlers of found and conquered lands. This course will introduce students to various facets of the culture and society of the Viking world ranging from honor culture, gender roles, political culture, mythology, and burial practices. We will also explore the range of Viking activity abroad from Kiev and Cosntantinople to Greenland and Vinland, the Viking settlement in North America. We will use material and archeological sources as well as literary and historical ones in order to think about how we know history and what questions we can ask from different sorts of sources. Notably, we will be reading Icelandic sagas that relate oral histories of heroes, outlaws, raiders and sailors that will lead us to question the lines between fact and fiction, and myth and history.
Course number only
145
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST040 - EARLY MOD EUR 1450-1750

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST040 - EARLY MOD EUR 1450-1750
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST040601
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
M 0630PM-0930PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 317
Instructors
SCHUR, YECHIEL
Description
This course examines those European developments which contributed to the world we understand as modern. Special emphasis will be placed on the transformation of Europe through the advent of new technologies, the creation of a global economy, the consolidation of territorial states, the rise of effective, central governments, the dissolution of religious unity, and the dialect between modern and traditional world views.
Course number only
040
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE
Term
2016A
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
Cross listings
COML411401 ENGL234401
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

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

HIST341 - THE TUDORS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST341 - THE TUDORS
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST341001
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
TODD, MARGO
Course number only
341
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

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

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

HIST055 - READING THE CLASSICS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST055 - READING THE CLASSICS
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST055001
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Description
In this course we will study the early roots of Western culture--the Biblical, Greek and Roman traditions--as well as how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European authors reproduced, rethought and reshaped these early traditions. Instead of reading and discussing the required texts according to the date when they were written (first the early traditions and ending with the Renaissance views), we will focus our attention on a few themes that were central concerns to those living in Classic and Renaissance times, and that continue to influence modern ways of thinking and acting in Western societies: conceptions of God and the place of religion in society; nature of power and authority, and individuals' rights and duties; good, evil, and ethical philosophy; views on women, their nature and roles in society; ethnography and the perception of other cultures and societies. In addition to reading and discussing several of the biblical books--Genesis, Exodus, the Book on Revelation--we will study other seminal classical works--Sophocles' Antigone, Aristotle's Politics and Ethics, Herodotus' The Histories; Plato's Apology-- and works by Michel de Montaigne, Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor, Marie de Gournay, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and several others. We will also work with books published in the last decades, analyzing the classics and and their reception in various periods of history, but also books that analyze what the classics tell us today--Dreyfus and Kelly's All things shining, Reading the Western Classics to find meaning in a secular Age; Anthony Grafton's Bring Out Your Dead: the Past as Revelation; James Miller, Examined Lives, from Socrates to Nietzsche; and Sarah Bakewell, How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer.
Course number only
055
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST416 - EURO INTELL HIST 18TH C

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST416 - EURO INTELL HIST 18TH C
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST416401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Description
A survey based soley on primary sources of the main currents of eighteenth-century European thought: the "Enlightenment;" deism; natural religion; skepticism; evangelical revival; political reform; utilitarianism; naturalism; and materialism. The course will focus on works widely-read in the eighteenth century and of enduring historical significance. There are no prerequisites, and one of the goals of the course is to make eighteenth-century thought accessible in its context to the twenty-first century.
Course number only
416
Cross listings
COML416401
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
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

HIST230 - FLORENCE IN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - FLORENCE IN HISTORY
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE
Term
2014A
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
Cross listings
COML411401 ENGL234401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - The Global History of Communism

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - The Global History of Communism
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST202601
Meeting times
R 0530PM-0830PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 237
Instructors
HAZANOV, ALEXANDER
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST211 - THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST211 - THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST211401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 605
Instructors
DEJEAN, JOAN
Course number only
211
Cross listings
FREN360401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - POWER, POLITICS & ARTS FROM FRENCH REVOLUTION TO REVOLUTION OF 1848

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - POWER, POLITICS & ARTS FROM FRENCH REVOLUTION TO REVOLUTION OF 1848
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHANKANT, MARION
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST141 - JEWS IN THE MODERN WORLD

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST141 - JEWS IN THE MODERN WORLD
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST141401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
WENGER, BETH
Description
This course offers an intensive survey of the major currents in Jewish culture and society from the late middle ages to the present. Focusing upon the different societies in which Jews have lived, the course explores Jewish responses to the political, socio-economic, and cultural challenges of modernity.Topics to be covered include the political emancipation of Jews, the creation of new religious movements within Judaism, Jewish socialism, Zionism, the Holocaust, and the emergence of new Jewish communities in Israel and the United States. No prior background in Jewish history is expected.
Course number only
141
Cross listings
JWST158401 NELC053401 RELS122401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST026401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING AUD
Instructors
MCINERNEY, JEREMY
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
026
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
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

HIST416 - EURO INTELL HIST 18TH C

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST416 - EURO INTELL HIST 18TH C
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST416401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Description
A survey based soley on primary sources of the main currents of eighteenth-century European thought: the "Enlightenment;" deism; natural religion; skepticism; evangelical revival; political reform; utilitarianism; naturalism; and materialism. The course will focus on works widely-read in the eighteenth century and of enduring historical significance. There are no prerequisites, and one of the goals of the course is to make eighteenth-century thought accessible in its context to the twenty-first century.
Course number only
416
Cross listings
COML416401
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - CLASSICAL LIBERAL THGHT

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - CLASSICAL LIBERAL THGHT
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST212301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST220 - RUSSIA AND THE WEST

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST220 - RUSSIA AND THE WEST
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST220401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 421
Instructors
PEENEY, MOLLY
Course number only
220
Cross listings
COML220401 RUSS220401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST201 - MAJOR SEM: EURO PRE-1800: INQUISITION

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST201 - MAJOR SEM: EURO PRE-1800: INQUISITION
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST201601
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
CHEELY, DANIEL
Course number only
201
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
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

HIST047 - PORTRAITS RUSS SOCIETY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST047 - PORTRAITS RUSS SOCIETY
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST047401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 203
Instructors
PEENEY, MOLLY
Course number only
047
Use local description
No
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

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

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

HIST230 - FLORENCE IN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - FLORENCE IN HISTORY
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
ITAL230401
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

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

HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST026401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
MCINERNEY, JEREMY
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
026
Cross listings
ANCH026401 CLST026401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST101 - INQUISITORS, HERETICS AND WITCHES

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST101 - INQUISITORS, HERETICS AND WITCHES
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST101302
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 605
Instructors
KUSKOWSKI, ADA
Course number only
101
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST307 - LOVE, LUST AND VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST307 - LOVE, LUST AND VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST307401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
KUSKOWSKI, ADA MARIA
Description
Medieval Europe was undoubtedly gruff and violent but it also gave birth to courtly culture - raw worries transformed into knights who performed heroic deeds, troubadours wrote epics in their honor and love songs about their ladies, women of the elite carved out a place in public discourse as patrons of the arts, and princely courts were increasingly defined by pageantry from jousting tournaments to royal coronations. This course will trace the development of this courtly culture from the eleventh to the sixteenth century, from its roots in Southern France to its spread to Northern France and then to various kingdoms in Europe. Central themes will include the transformation of the warrior into the knight, the relationship between violence and courtliness, courtly love, cultural production and the patronage, and the development of court pageantry and ceremonial. This is a class cultural history and, as such, will rely on the interpretation of objects of art and material culture, literature as well as historical accounts.
Course number only
307
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST490 - Transformation of Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST490 - Transformation of Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe
Term
2014A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST490401
Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
JAFFE BUILDING B17
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
Reading and discussion course on selected topics in Jewish history.
Course number only
490
Cross listings
JWST490401 RELS429401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST220 - RUSSIA AND THE WEST

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST220 - RUSSIA AND THE WEST
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST220401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 215
Instructors
PEENEY, MOLLY
Course number only
220
Cross listings
COML220401 RUSS220401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST314 - VICTORIAN BRITAIN: SPACES, PLACES, AND PESTS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST314 - VICTORIAN BRITAIN: SPACES, PLACES, AND PESTS
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST314001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Description
In this course, we will examine the nooks and crannies of Victorian society. It was a period of squalor, but also innovation, devastating diseases, and crucial advances in public health and medical science. Its cities featured depressing slums and lurid crimes, but also new kinds of spectacles, entertainments, and commodities. It was, in many ways, as one of its greatest authors wrote, "the best of times, and the worst of times." Units under study will include "The Docks," "The Germs," "The Empire," "The Church," and "the Museum." We'll investigate killer diseases like cholera and typhus, dazzling buildings like the Crystal Palace, imperial wars and crises, and new scientific movements like Darwinism and mesmerism. Along the way, we will encounter proper and eminent Victorians as well as scandalous and marginalized ones. The aim will be to understand Victorian mentalities and ideas by looking at a diverse array of institutions and inventions. Readings will include novels, stories, pamphlets, essays, and cartoons as well as secondary literature. Classes will be a mixture of lecture and discussion, and no previous experience in British history is necessary.
Course number only
314
Use local description
No
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

HIST202 - THE LITERATURE OF POLITICAL DISILLUSIONMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - THE LITERATURE OF POLITICAL DISILLUSIONMENT
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST202302
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
KORS, ALAN
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST030 - EMERGENCE OF MOD EURO

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST030 - EMERGENCE OF MOD EURO
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST030001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
This course traces the formation of European society, politics and culture from its earliest days through the era of the Reformation, ca. 1000-1600 CE. Major themes will include: politics and power; law and the state; economics and trade; religion; learning and the rise of universities; social organization; everyday life. The reading and analysis of primary sources from each era will be important in understanding Europe's key features and development.
Course number only
030
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST126 - EUROPE FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO WWII: WAR, REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST126 - EUROPE FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO WWII: WAR, REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST126001
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Description
This course covers the social, political, and cultural history of Europe during the "long" nineteenth-century from 1789-1890. Beginning with the French Revolution and ending on the eve of the First World War, the class focuses on long term developments such as the industrial revolution, urbanization, and imperialism as well as key events like the revolutions of 1848 and the Paris Commune. Readings draw on both primary and secondary material so as to introduce students to the m any divergent perspectives necessary to an understanding of the past.
Course number only
126
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST309 - AGE OF REFORMATION

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST309 - AGE OF REFORMATION
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST309001
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
SAFLEY, THOMAS
Description
The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century was a watershed in European history. It marked the culmination of centuries of religious, political and social change and had profound institutional and intellectual consequences. We will examine the central teachings and activities of the Protestant reformers against this broad background. Topics will include: medieval traditions of religious protest and reform; social and political changes in the period of the Reformation; the changing role of the Papacy; and the impact of the new technology of printing. Readings will be both primary texts and secondary sources and discussions will be an integral part of the class.
Course number only
309
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST026 - ANCIENT GREECE
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST026401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17
Instructors
MCINERNEY, JEREMY
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
026
Cross listings
ANCH026401 CLST026401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

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

HIST343 - 19TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST343 - 19TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST343401
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
Starting with the dual challenges of Enlightenment and Revolution at the close of the eighteenth century, this course examines the emergence of modern European thought and culture in the century from Kant to Nietzsche. Themes to be considered include Romanticism, Utopian Socialism, early Feminism, Marxism, Liberalism, and Aestheticism. Readings include Kant, Hegel, Burke, Marx, Mill, Wollstonecraft, Darwin, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche.
Course number only
343
Cross listings
COML343401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - HISTORY, MEMORY, AND NOSTALGIA IN MODERN EUROPE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - HISTORY, MEMORY, AND NOSTALGIA IN MODERN EUROPE
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST230301
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 402
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
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

HIST047 - PORTRAITS RUSS SOCIETY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST047 - PORTRAITS RUSS SOCIETY
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST047401
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
PSYCHOLOGY LAB A30
Instructors
VINOKOUR, MAYA
Course number only
047
Cross listings
RUSS136401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST131 - FINANCIAL MELTDOWN, PAST AND PRESENT

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST131 - FINANCIAL MELTDOWN, PAST AND PRESENT
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST131401
Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
Instructors
FLANDREAU, MARC
Description
Economic history is increasingly recognized as a crucial source of policy advice and is invoked with growing frequency in public debates. In particular, the subprime crisis in 2008 and after has generated a demand for "historical perspective" that would improve the understanding of the causes of financial turmoil and facilitate the prevention of comparable catastrophes. This course begins with a review of the principal features of the subprime crisis of 2008 and asks, so to speak, "how did we get there?" It answers by providing historical insights that shed light on crucial aspects of financial disasters. This is a history course, engaging with topics pertaining to economics, law and politics (national and international). Students with diverse backgrounds are expected to benefit from this course through acquiring a concrete knowledge of the historical evolution of fundamental institutions of financial capitalism. Ultimately, students enrolling in this course are expected to achieve proficiency in historically informed discussion of the mechanisms that were played out in the subprime crisis and beyond.
Course number only
131
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST314 - Victorian Britain: Spaces, Places, and Pests

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST314 - Victorian Britain: Spaces, Places, and Pests
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST314001
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Description
In this course, we will examine the nooks and crannies of Victorian society. It was a period of squalor, but also innovation, devastating diseases, and crucial advances in public health and medical science. Its cities featured depressing slums and lurid crimes, but also new kinds of spectacles, entertainments, and commodities. It was, in many ways, as one of its greatest authors wrote, "the best of times, and the worst of times." Units under study will include "The Docks," "The Germs," "The Empire," "The Church," and "the Museum." We'll investigate killer diseases like cholera and typhus, dazzling buildings like the Crystal Palace, imperial wars and crises, and new scientific movements like Darwinism and mesmerism. Along the way, we will encounter proper and eminent Victorians as well as scandalous and marginalized ones. The aim will be to understand Victorian mentalities and ideas by looking at a diverse array of institutions and inventions. Readings will include novels, stories, pamphlets, essays, and cartoons as well as secondary literature. Classes will be a mixture of lecture and discussion, and no previous experience in British history is necessary.
Course number only
314
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST030 - EMERGENCE OF MOD EUROPE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST030 - EMERGENCE OF MOD EUROPE
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST030001
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 141
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
This course traces the formation of European society, politics and culture from its earliest days through the era of the Reformation, ca. 1000-1600 CE. Major themes will include: politics and power; law and the state; economics and trade; religion; learning and the rise of universities; social organization; everyday life. The reading and analysis of primary sources from each era will be important in understanding Europe's key features and development.
Course number only
030
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - ROME AND THE RENAISSANCE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - ROME AND THE RENAISSANCE
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST230402
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
ITAL230402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST415 - 17TH CENTURY INTELLECTUAL HISTORY: ORIGINS OF MODERNITY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST415 - 17TH CENTURY INTELLECTUAL HISTORY: ORIGINS OF MODERNITY
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST415401
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 140
Instructors
CHEELY, DANIEL
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

HIST230 - WAR AND CONQUEST IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - WAR AND CONQUEST IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST230302
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311F
Instructors
KUSKOWSKI, ADA MARIA
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - The Red Baron, Air Warfare, and World War I

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - The Red Baron, Air Warfare, and World War I
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST202601
Meeting times
R 0600PM-0900PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 216
Instructors
HUFFMAN, CHRISTOPHER
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST102 - A TALE OF TWO CITIES: LONDON & PARIS 1750-PRESENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST102 - A TALE OF TWO CITIES: LONDON & PARIS 1750-PRESENT
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST102301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Course number only
102
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST133 - FREE SPEECH & CENSORSHIP

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST133 - FREE SPEECH & CENSORSHIP
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST133001
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
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

HIST344 - 20TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST344 - 20TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST344401
Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
European intellectual and cultural history from 1870 to 1950. Themes to be considered include aesthetic modernism and the avant-garde, the rebellion against rationalism and positivism, Social Darwinism, Second International Socialism, the impact of World War One on European intellectuals, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and the ideological origins of fascism. Figures to be studied include Nietzsche, Freud, Woolf, Sartre, Camus, and Heidegger.
Course number only
344
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST047 - PORTRAITS RUSS SOCIETY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST047 - PORTRAITS RUSS SOCIETY
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST047401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 214
Instructors
PLATT, KEVIN
Course number only
047
Cross listings
RUSS136401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - FRENCH & HAITIAN REVOLUTIONS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - FRENCH & HAITIAN REVOLUTIONS
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST233402
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 402
Instructors
FABELLA, YVONNE
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Cross listings
AFRC234402 LALS233402
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
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

HIST230 - GERMANY FROM UNIFICATION TO REUNIFICATION, 1870-1990

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - GERMANY FROM UNIFICATION TO REUNIFICATION, 1870-1990
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
M 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 493
Instructors
RODGERS, JENNIFER
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - CLASSICAL ECONOMISTS FROM SMITH TO KEYNES

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - CLASSICAL ECONOMISTS FROM SMITH TO KEYNES
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST212302
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHAN
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
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
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

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

HIST202 - MODERN SPAIN FROM CIVIL WAR TO DEMOCRACY, 1930-1977

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - MODERN SPAIN FROM CIVIL WAR TO DEMOCRACY, 1930-1977
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST202302
Meeting times
MW 1230PM-0200PM
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

HIST102 - RUSSIA IN THE AGE OF ANNA KARENINA

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST102 - RUSSIA IN THE AGE OF ANNA KARENINA
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST102301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
HOLQUIST, PETER
Course number only
102
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST237 - BERLIN: HIST POL CULTURE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST237 - BERLIN: HIST POL CULTURE
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST237401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
Instructors
WEISSBERG, LILIANE
Course number only
237
Cross listings
ARTH237401 COML237401 GRMN237401 URBS237401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST449 - GOD&NATURE:JEW THGHT&SCI

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST449 - GOD&NATURE:JEW THGHT&SCI
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST449401
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 311A
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
Major Jewish ideas and ideologies from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries in the context of the Renaissance, the Reformation, the scientific revolution, and religious skepticism. Topics include Jewish reflections on catastrophe in the post 1492 era. Jewish and Christian stufy of the Kabbala, Lurianic messianism, Sabbatianismn, Hasidism, and cultural developments in the Marano community of Amsterdam.
Course number only
449
Cross listings
JWST449401 RELS422401
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

HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST140401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century. An overview of Jewish society and culture in its medieval and Renaissance settings.
Course number only
140
Cross listings
JWST157401 NELC052401 RELS121401
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

HIST026 - Ancient Greece

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Ancient Greece
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST026401
Course number integer
26
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
Jeremy Mcinerney
Description
See primary department (ANCH) for a complete course description.
Course number only
026
Cross listings
ANCH026401, CLST026401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
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

HIST251 - THE NOVEL AND MARRIAGE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST251 - THE NOVEL AND MARRIAGE
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST251401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 516
Instructors
DEJEAN, JOAN
Course number only
251
Cross listings
COML272401 ENGL360401 FREN250401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - The Living Dead: Religious and Cultural Relics in a Global Context

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - The Living Dead: Religious and Cultural Relics in a Global Context
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST230601
Meeting times
M 0500PM-0800PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 16
Instructors
LITAKER, NORIA
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST313 - FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGINS OF MODERN POLITICS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST313 - FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGINS OF MODERN POLITICS
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST313001
Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
ROSENFELD, SOPHIA
Description
This course will examine the social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and especially political history of France and its Empire from the end of the Old Regime through the Napoleonic period. The origins, development, and outcome of the French Revolution, followed by the Haitian Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, will be our main focus. Particular attention will be paid to the global legacy of these late 18th and early 19th century revolutions in terms of such key modern political concepts as human rights, nationalism, social welfare, feminism, democracy, terrorism, abolitionism, capitalism, and revolution itself. Throughout the course, we will also emphasize the different and often conflicting ways in which historians have interpreted the meaning and consequences of this critical moment of upheaval. Readings will be a mixture of primary and secondary sources, and classes will combine lecture and discussion. Requirements will be one mid-term examination (15%), one short paper (15%), one final paper (30%), and one final examination (30%), as well as class participation (10%).
Course number only
313
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST219 - MEDIEVAL RUSS CULT IDENT

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST219 - MEDIEVAL RUSS CULT IDENT
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST219401
Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 219
Instructors
VERKHOLANTSEV, JULIA
Description
This course offers an overview of the cultural history of Rus from its origins to the eighteenth century, a period which laid the foundation for the Russian Empire. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of the main cultural paradigms of Russian Orthodoxy viewed in a broader European context. Although this course is historical in content, it is also about modern Russia. The legacy of Medieval Rus is still referenced, often allegorically, in contemporary social and cultural discourse as the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian societies attempt to reconstruct and reinterpret their histories. In this course, students learn that the study of the medieval cultural and political history explains many aspects of modern Russian society, its culture and mentality.
Course number only
219
Cross listings
COML235401 RUSS234401 SLAV517401
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

HIST211 - THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST211 - THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST211401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 605
Instructors
DEJEAN, JOAN
Course number only
211
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST040 - Early Mod Eur 1450-1750

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Early Mod Eur 1450-1750
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST040001
Course number integer
40
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Thomas M. Safley
Description
This course examines those European developments which contributed to the world we understand as modern. Special emphasis will be placed on the transformation of Europe through the advent of new technologies, the creation of a global economy, the consolidation of territorial states, the rise of effective, central governments, the dissolution of religious unity, and the dialect between modern and traditional world views.
Course number only
040
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST126 - EUROPE 1789-1914

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST126 - EUROPE 1789-1914
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST126001
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 116
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHAN
Description
This course covers the social, political, and cultural history of Europe during the "long" nineteenth-century from 1789-1890. Beginning with the French Revolution and ending on the eve of the First World War, the class focuses on long term developments such as the industrial revolution, urbanization, and imperialism as well as key events like the revolutions of 1848 and the Paris Commune. Readings draw on both primary and secondary material so as to introduce students to the m any divergent perspectives necessary to an understanding of the past.
Course number only
126
Use local description
No
Section Type
SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST344 - 20TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST344 - 20TH CENT EUR INTEL HIST
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST344401
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 203
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
European intellectual and cultural history from 1870 to 1950. Themes to be considered include aesthetic modernism and the avant-garde, the rebellion against rationalism and positivism, Social Darwinism, Second International Socialism, the impact of World War One on European intellectuals, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and the ideological origins of fascism. Figures to be studied include Nietzsche, Freud, Woolf, Sartre, Camus, and Heidegger.
Course number only
344
Cross listings
COML344401
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

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

HIST230 - GOD AND NATURE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - GOD AND NATURE
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
W 0330PM-0630PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 204
Instructors
BERNS, ANDREW
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
JWST230401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST202 - MAJOR SEM EUR POST-1800: CLASSICAL ECONOMISTS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST202 - MAJOR SEM EUR POST-1800: CLASSICAL ECONOMISTS
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST202301
Registration notes

MAJORS ONLY

Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
STEINBERG, JONATHAN
Course number only
202
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST211 - JEWISH HISTORY & MEMORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST211 - JEWISH HISTORY & MEMORY
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST211402
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
T 0300PM-0600PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Course number only
211
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
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

HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST140 - MED & EARLY MOD JEWRY
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST140401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 244
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century. An overview of Jewish society and culture in its medieval and Renaissance settings.
Course number only
140
Cross listings
JWST157401 NELC052401 RELS121401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST380 - MOD JEW INTEL & CULT HIS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST380 - MOD JEW INTEL & CULT HIS
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST380401
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0320PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
Instructors
RUDERMAN, DAVID
Description
An overview of Jewish intellectual and cultural history from the late 18th century until the present. The course considers the Jewish enlightenment Reform, Conservative and Neo-Orthodox Judaism, Zionist and Jewish Socialist thought, and Jewish thought in the 20th century, particularly in the context of the Holocaust. Readings of primary sources including Mendelsohn, Geiger, Hirsch, Herzl, Achad-ha-Am, Baeck, Buber, Kaplan, and others. No previous background is required.
Course number only
380
Cross listings
JWST380401 RELS320401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST145 - THE VIKINGS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST145 - THE VIKINGS
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST145401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MWF 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
KUSKOWSKI, ADA
Description
The Vikings were the terror of Europe from the late eight to the eleventh century. Norwegians, Danes and Swedes left their homeland to trade, raid and pillage, leaving survivors praying "Oh Lord, deliver us from the fury of the Norsemen!" While commonly associated with violent barbarism, the Norse were also farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. As their dragon ships sailed the waterways of Europe and beyond, they also transformed from raiders to explorers, discoverers adn settlers of found and conquered lands. This course will introduce students to various facets of the culture and society of the Viking world ranging from honor culture, gender roles, political culture, mythology, and burial practices. We will also explore the range of Viking activity abroad from Kiev and Cosntantinople to Greenland and Vinland, the Viking settlement in North America. We will use material and archeological sources as well as literary and historical ones in order to think about how we know history and what questions we can ask from different sorts of sources. Notably, we will be reading Icelandic sagas that relate oral histories of heroes, outlaws, raiders and sailors that will lead us to question the lines between fact and fiction, and myth and history.
Course number only
145
Cross listings
GRMN145401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST414 - HUMAN RIGHTS AND HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST414 - HUMAN RIGHTS AND HISTORY
Term
2018A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST414301
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 627
Instructors
NATHANS, BENJAMIN
Description
The idea of universal, inalienable rights--once dismissed by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham as "nonsense upon stilts"--has become the dominant moral language of our time, the self-evident truth par excellence of our age. Human rights have become a source of inspiration to oppressed individuals and groups across the world, the rallying cry for a global civil society, and not least, a controversial source of legitimation for American foreign policy. This seminar asks: how did all this come to be? We will investigate human rights not only as theories embodied in texts, but as practices embedded in specific historical contexts. Are human rights the product of a peculiarly European heritage, of the Enlightenment and protestantism? How did Americans reconcile inalienable rights with the reality of slavery? Did human rights serve as a "civilizing" mask for colonialism? Can universal rights be reconciled with genuine cultural diversity? Through case studies and close readings, the seminar will work toward a genealogy of human rights.
Course number only
414
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - FLORENCE IN HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - FLORENCE IN HISTORY
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST230402
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
ITAL230402
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

HIST220 - RUSSIA AND THE WEST

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST220 - RUSSIA AND THE WEST
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST220401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 421
Instructors
PEENEY, MOLLY
Course number only
220
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST126 - Europe: French Rev-Wwii

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Europe: French Rev-Wwii
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST126001
Course number integer
126
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Alexander N. Chase-Levenson
Description
It's old, it's new. It's unfamiliar, it's recognizable. This course investigates the collapse of the "old regime" and the birth of something like the Europe we recognize. The long nineteenth century witnessed the development of political, economic, and cultural phenomena we often see as characteristic of modern society. Topics considered include political revolution, industrialization, liberalism, imperialism, and new ideologies of gender, race, and class. Our focus will be consistently transnational. Where did Europe begin and end? How did borders and boundaries operate at the edge of nations, but also within societies? We will investigate these questions as we follow European history from the violence and optimism of the French Revolution to the chaos of the First World War.
Course number only
126
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

HIST415 - 17C INTELLECT HISTORY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST415 - 17C INTELLECT HISTORY
Term
2015C
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

HIST418 - EURO INTELLCT SINCE 1945

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST418 - EURO INTELLCT SINCE 1945
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST418401
Registration notes

PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
BRECKMAN, WARREN
Description
This course concentrates on French intellectual history after 1945, with some excursions into Germany. We will explore changing conceptions of the intellectual, from Satre's concept of the 'engagement' to Foucault's idea of the 'specific intellectual'; the rise and fall of existentialism; structuralism and poststructuralism; and the debate over 'postmodernity.'
Course number only
418
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - MILITARY CULTURE IN WESTERN EUROPE, 1800-1913

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - MILITARY CULTURE IN WESTERN EUROPE, 1800-1913
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
403
Section ID
HIST230403
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 2
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Cross listings
DTCH230403
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST230 - THE CITY OF ROME: FROM CONSTANTINE TO THE BORGIAS

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST230 - THE CITY OF ROME: FROM CONSTANTINE TO THE BORGIAS
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST230401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
MOYER, ANN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
230
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST131 - Financial Meltdown, Past and Present

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Financial Meltdown, Past and Present
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST131401
Course number integer
131
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Humanities & Social Science Sector
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Marc Flandreau
Description
Economic history is increasingly recognized as a crucial source of policy advice and is invoked with growing frequency in public debates. In particular, the subprime crisis in 2008 and after has generated a demand for "historical perspective" that would improve the understanding of the causes of financial turmoil and facilitate the prevention of comparable catastrophes. This course begins with a review of the principal features of the subprime crisis of 2008 and asks, so to speak, "how did we get there?" It answers by providing historical insights that shed light on crucial aspects of financial disasters. This is a history course, engaging with topics pertaining to economics, law and politics (national and international). Students with diverse backgrounds are expected to benefit from this course through acquiring a concrete knowledge of the historical evolution of fundamental institutions of financial capitalism. Ultimately, students enrolling in this course are expected to achieve proficiency in historically informed discussion of the mechanisms that were played out in the subprime crisis and beyond.
Course number only
131
Cross listings
ECON028401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST201 - Art, Science and Magic in Renaissance Europe

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST201 - Art, Science and Magic in Renaissance Europe
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST201601
Meeting times
T 0630PM-0930PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 493
Instructors
SCHUR, YECHIEL
Course number only
201
Use local description
No
LPS Course
true
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