Intellectual

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

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST104 - BOOKS THAT CHANGED MODERN AMERICA

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

FRESHMAN SEMINAR; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

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

HIST035 - MOD BIOL & SOC IMPLICATI

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST035 - MOD BIOL & SOC IMPLICATI
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST035401
Registration notes

NATURAL SCIENCE & MATH SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0430PM-0600PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 392
Instructors
CECCATTI, JOHN
Description
See primary department (STSC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
035
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

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

HIST117 - SCIENCE & LITERATURE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST117 - SCIENCE & LITERATURE
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST117401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
ADAMS, MARK
Description
See primary department (STSC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
117
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST212 - UTOPIA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - UTOPIA
Term
2015A
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 629
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

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

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

HIST253 - FREUD

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST253 - FREUD
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST253402
Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
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
Cross listings
COML253402 ENGL105402 GRMN253402 GSWS252402
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

HIST163 - MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE

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

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

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

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

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

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST163 - MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST163 - MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
201
Section ID
HIST163201
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
PEISS, KATHY
Description
Through the twentieth century, American culture took on new forms and meanings, spurred by technological innovation, commerce, and institutions, and shaped by an ever-changing population. In the process, American culture became self-consciously 'modern'-embraced, contested, repudiated, and continually redefined. This course explores the history of American culture from the 1890s to the 1990s, with a focus on the following questions: Why did culture become such an important part of American economic, social, and political life in the twentieth century? How has culture been created, understood, and mobilized by different groups in American society at different times? What have been the politics of culture over the twentieth century? Topics include the rise of 'culture industries' and mass entertainment, including amusement parks, film, radio, and television; the growth of consumer culture; the impact of gender in such arenas as sports and fashion; the role of working-class peoples, African Americans, and immigrants in American culture; the cultural response to the Depression and World War II; and popular activism. The course emphasizes the study of primary documents-journalism, fiction, letters and diaries, music, photographs, and film-as a means of understanding the past.
Course number only
163
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST255 - THINKING ABOUT CAPITALISM

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST255 - THINKING ABOUT CAPITALISM
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST255401
Meeting times
T 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 402
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Course number only
255
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST035 - MOD BIOL & SOC IMPLICATI

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST035 - MOD BIOL & SOC IMPLICATI
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST035401
Meeting times
TR 0430PM-0600PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 392
Instructors
CECCATTI, JOHN
Description
See primary department (STSC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
035
Cross listings
STSC135401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST168401
Registration notes

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism, and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
Course number only
275
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

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

HIST204 - BOOKS THAT CHANGED MODERN AMERICA

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

MAJORS ONLY

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

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

HIST146 - COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST146 - COMPARATIVE MEDICINE
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST146401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A4
Instructors
MUKHARJI, PROJIT
Description
See primary department (HSOC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
146
Cross listings
HSOC145401 STSC145401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST143401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
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

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

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

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST163 - MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE

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

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

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

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

HIST168 - Hist of Amer Law To 1877

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Hist of Amer Law To 1877
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST168401
Course number integer
168
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Sarah L. H. Gronningsater
Description
The course surveys the development of law in the U.S. to 1877, including such subjects as: the evolution of the legal profession, the transformation of English law during the American Revolution, the making and implementation of the Constitution, and issues concerning business and economic development, the law of slavery, the status of women, and civil rights.
Course number only
168
Cross listings
AFRC168401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No
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

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

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

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

HIST206 - THINKING ABT CAPITALISM

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST206 - THINKING ABT CAPITALISM
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
303
Section ID
HIST206303
Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 2N36
Instructors
OFFNER, AMY
Course number only
206
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
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

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

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

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

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

HIST234 - Decades of Extremes: Protectionism, Fascism, Imperialism, 1917-1945

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Decades of Extremes: Protectionism, Fascism, Imperialism, 1917-1945
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST234301
Course number integer
234
Meeting times
M 05:00 PM-08:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Melissa Teixeira
Description
The rise of Fascism in Italy, the Russian Revolution, anti-colonial struggles in India, the New Deal in the United States, the Spanish Civil War, and the emergence of populist Juan Perón in Argentina. These events – as distinct as they are – all responded to the crisis of the global economy following World War I. These were decades of ideological extremes: liberal democracy pitted against fascism, socialism versus capitalism, imperialist expansion in some parts of the world and struggles for self-determination in others. What did the world look like in 1917, and why did it give rise to such revolutionary politics? This course studies the ideological conflicts and economic crises of the interwar decades (1917-1945) through firsthand accounts produced by intellectuals, economists, dictators, and ordinary citizens. We will read from the 1917 Soviet Constitution, George Orwell’s personal account of the Spanish Civil War, and Mussolini’s writings to understand the revolutionary visions at stake. We will debate alongside John M. Keynes and Friedrich Hayek to engage one of the driving questions to arise in these years: what is the role of the state in economic life? We explore the policy experimentation that arose in response to this crippling economic situation, from the New Deal in the United States to the rise of populism in Latin America. Finally, we consider how these interwar struggles explain the outbreak of World War II, an extreme experience of totalitarianism, destruction, and genocide. The key concepts we explore – fascism, imperialism, protectionism, capitalism, socialism, authoritarianism, liberalism – are of enduring relevance. What lessons – if any – can we learn from these interwar decades of extremes?
Course number only
234
Use local description
Yes
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST212 - UTOPIA

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST212 - UTOPIA
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
302
Section ID
HIST212302
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
TODD, MARGO
Course number only
212
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

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

HIST275 - Faces of Jihad in African Islam

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Faces of Jihad in African Islam
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Course number integer
275
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Cheikh Anta MBAcke Babou
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will explore Islam not only as religious practice but also as ideology and an instrument of social change. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the different uses of Jihad. Topics include prophetic jihad, jihad of the pen and the different varieties of jihad of the sword throughout the history in Islam in sub-Saharan Africa.
Course number only
275
Cross listings
AFRC274401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism, and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
Course number only
275
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

HIST160 - STRATEGY,POLICY & WAR

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

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

HIST231 - EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST231401
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 315A
Instructors
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
ENGL253401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - DOES AMERICAN JEWISH THOUGHT HAVE A HISTORY?

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

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

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

HIST056 - UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE: FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST056 - UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE: FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST056401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 3
Instructors
VERKHOLANTSEV, JULIA
Course number only
056
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

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

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

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

HIST169 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST168 - HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

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

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

HIST275 - ISLAM & SOC'TY IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - ISLAM & SOC'TY IN AFRICA
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 217
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism, and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
Course number only
275
Cross listings
AFRC274401 AFST274401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST231 - TOPICS IN US HISTORY: EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES

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

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

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

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

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

HIST035 - MOD BIOL & SOC IMPLICATI

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST035 - MOD BIOL & SOC IMPLICATI
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST035401
Meeting times
TR 0430PM-0600PM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 392
Instructors
CECCATTI, JOHN
Description
See primary department (STSC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
035
Cross listings
STSC135401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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

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

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

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

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

HIST146 - COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST146 - COMPARATIVE MEDICINE
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST146401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Instructors
MUKHARJI, PROJIT
Description
See primary department (HSOC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
146
Cross listings
HSOC145401 STSC145401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations

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