pre-1800

HIST118 - WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION

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

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

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

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

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

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - CITIES IN CHINESE HIST

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - CITIES IN CHINESE HIST
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST233401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
FEI, SI-YEN
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Cross listings
EALC141401 URBS233401
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

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

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

HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST070401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
FORDE, JAMIE
Description
This course provides an introduction to the broad litwerature on Latin America's rich colonial history. We will begin by tracing some of the early originas of - and points of contact between - the Indian, Iberian, and African men and women who formed the basis of colonial society. As the course progresses, we will explore the variety of ways in which colonial subjects lived, worked, ate, worshipped, and socialized. Lectures and reading assignments will draw upon a variety of sources, including court cases, artistic renderings, city maps and street plans, travel accounts of visits to the regions, and the material, cultural, and intellectual products made possible by the wealth and dynamism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The course will conclude with an analysis of the Age of Revolutions, a period of dramatic upheaval that remains at the center of lively scholarly debates. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage the key questions driving these debates, the most important of which, perhaps, is: what is Latin America's colonial legacy?
Course number only
070
Cross listings
AFRC070401 LALS070401
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

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

HIST441 - NORTH AMER COLONIAL HIST

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

HIST231 - Life Stories in America, 1730-1830

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

HIST086 - HISTORY, CULTURE, RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST086 - HISTORY, CULTURE, RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST086401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 3
Instructors
ALI, DAUD
Description
This course surveys the culture, religion and history of India from 2500 BCE to 1200 CE. The course examines the major cultural, religious and social factors that shaped the course of early Indian history. The following themes will be covered: the rise and fall of Harappan civilization, the Aryan invasion and vedic India, the rise of cities, states and the religions of Buddhism and Jainism, the historical context of the growth of classical Hinduism, including the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the development of the theistic temple cults of Saivism and Vaisnavism, processes of medieval agrarian expansion and cultic incorporation as well as the spread of early Indian cultural ideas in Southeast Asia. In addition to assigned secondary readings students will read select primary sources on the history religion and culture of early India, including Vedic and Buddhist texts, Puranas and medieval temple inscriptions. Major objectives of the course will be to draw attention to India's early cultural and religious past and to assess contemporary concerns and ideologies in influencing our understanding and representation of that past.
Course number only
086
Cross listings
RELS164401 SAST003401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

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

HIST156 - HISTORY OF INDIAN BUSINESS

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST156 - HISTORY OF INDIAN BUSINESS
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST156401
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 215
Instructors
CHAUDHRY, FAISAL
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from its Biblical beginnings until the Middle Ages, with the main focus on the formative period of classical rabbinic Judaism and on the symbiotic relationship between Judaism,Christianity, and Islam.
Course number only
156
Cross listings
SAST166401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

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

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

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

HIST233 - Indigenous History of Mexico From the Aztecs To Present

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
402
Title (text only)
Indigenous History of Mexico From the Aztecs To Present
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST233402
Course number integer
233
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Marcy Norton
Description
This course will explore the history of indigenous peoples of Mexico from roughly 1400 to the present. Mesoamerica – the cultural region that encompassed what is today Mexico and much of Central America – in the fifteenth century saw the ascendance of the Aztec Empire in central Mexico (and beyond) and the continued independence of numerous Mayan communities. We will begin by looking at a diverse range of sources produced by the linguistically diverse people in these areas, particularly focusing on the “codices,” as the painted deer hide books that recorded history and ritual knowledge are known. Reading sources (in translation) by both European and indigenous languages (primarily Spanish, Nahuatl, and Maya), we will look at the divergent ways that Native communities and individuals responded to Spanish wars of conquest and how they responded to colonialism. The final part of the will look at the impact of Mexican independence and Revolution in the nineteenth century through the present, as well as the ongoing indigenous Mesoamerican diaspora to locales throughout the United States. In addition to written primary and secondary sources, we will consider a diverse array of visual sources – taking advantage of the spectacular holdings of the Penn museum – and contemporary cinema.
Course number only
233
Cross listings
LALS233402
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
Yes
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

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

HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST070401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
Instructors
NORTON, MARCY
Description
This course provides an introduction to the broad litwerature on Latin America's rich colonial history. We will begin by tracing some of the early originas of - and points of contact between - the Indian, Iberian, and African men and women who formed the basis of colonial society. As the course progresses, we will explore the variety of ways in which colonial subjects lived, worked, ate, worshipped, and socialized. Lectures and reading assignments will draw upon a variety of sources, including court cases, artistic renderings, city maps and street plans, travel accounts of visits to the regions, and the material, cultural, and intellectual products made possible by the wealth and dynamism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The course will conclude with an analysis of the Age of Revolutions, a period of dramatic upheaval that remains at the center of lively scholarly debates. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage the key questions driving these debates, the most important of which, perhaps, is: what is Latin America's colonial legacy?
Course number only
070
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST277 - SHAMANS TO SAMURAI

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST277 - SHAMANS TO SAMURAI
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST277401
Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 219
Instructors
SPAFFORD, DAVID
Course number only
277
Cross listings
EALC270401 EALC670401
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
JAFFE BUILDING B17
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Cross listings
ANCH025401 NELC101401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
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

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

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

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

HIST103 - LIFE STORIES IN EARLY AMERICA

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

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

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

HIST098 - INTRO TO KOREAN CIV

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST098 - INTRO TO KOREAN CIV
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST098401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 200
Instructors
PARK, EUGENE
Description
This gateway course surveys the history of Korea from early times to the present. We will study the establishment of various sociopolitical orders and their characteristics alongside major cultural developments. Covered topics include: state formation and dissolution; the role of ideology and how it changes; religious beliefs and values; agriculture, commerce, and industry; changing family relations; responses to Western imperialism; and Korea's increasing presence in the modern world as well as its future prospects. Students will also be introduced to various interpretive approaches in the historiography. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean language is presumed.
Course number only
098
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

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

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

HIST248 - Haitian Revolution

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

HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST139401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
DOHRMANN, NATALIE
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from its Biblical beginnings to the Middle Ages, with the main focus on the formative period of classical rabbinic Judaism and on the symbiotic relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Course number only
139
Cross listings
JWST156401 NELC051401 RELS120401
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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST175 - SOCIETY & CULT IN BRAZIL

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST175 - SOCIETY & CULT IN BRAZIL
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST175401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 231
Instructors
WALKER, TAMARA
Course number only
175
Cross listings
AFRC175401 LALS175401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST139401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
DOHRMANN, NATALIE
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from its Biblical beginnings to the Middle Ages, with the main focus on the formative period of classical rabbinic Judaism and on the symbiotic relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Course number only
139
Cross listings
JWST156401 NELC051401 RELS120401
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

HIST086 - HISTORY, CULTURE, RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST086 - HISTORY, CULTURE, RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST086401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
ALI, DAUD
Description
This course surveys the culture, religion and history of India from 2500 BCE to 1200 CE. The course examines the major cultural, religious and social factors that shaped the course of early Indian history. The following themes will be covered: the rise and fall of Harappan civilization, the Aryan invasion and vedic India, the rise of cities, states and the religions of Buddhism and Jainism, the historical context of the growth of classical Hinduism, including the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the development of the theistic temple cults of Saivism and Vaisnavism, processes of medieval agrarian expansion and cultic incorporation as well as the spread of early Indian cultural ideas in Southeast Asia. In addition to assigned secondary readings students will read select primary sources on the history religion and culture of early India, including Vedic and Buddhist texts, Puranas and medieval temple inscriptions. Major objectives of the course will be to draw attention to India's early cultural and religious past and to assess contemporary concerns and ideologies in influencing our understanding and representation of that past.
Course number only
086
Cross listings
RELS164401 SAST003401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST070401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Meeting location
MUSIC BUILDING 101
Instructors
SQUARE, JONATHAN
Description
This course provides an introduction to the broad litwerature on Latin America's rich colonial history. We will begin by tracing some of the early originas of - and points of contact between - the Indian, Iberian, and African men and women who formed the basis of colonial society. As the course progresses, we will explore the variety of ways in which colonial subjects lived, worked, ate, worshipped, and socialized. Lectures and reading assignments will draw upon a variety of sources, including court cases, artistic renderings, city maps and street plans, travel accounts of visits to the regions, and the material, cultural, and intellectual products made possible by the wealth and dynamism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The course will conclude with an analysis of the Age of Revolutions, a period of dramatic upheaval that remains at the center of lively scholarly debates. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage the key questions driving these debates, the most important of which, perhaps, is: what is Latin America's colonial legacy?
Course number only
070
Cross listings
AFRC070401 LALS070401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - UNOFFICIAL HISTORIES OF THE COLONIAL CARIBBEAN

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - UNOFFICIAL HISTORIES OF THE COLONIAL CARIBBEAN
Term
2017C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST233402
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
FABELLA, YVONNE
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
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

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

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

MAJORS ONLY

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

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

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

HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST023 - INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST023401
Registration notes

OBJECTS-BASED LEARNING COURSE; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 203
Instructors
SHARKEY, HEATHER
Course number only
023
Cross listings
NELC102401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST086 - HISTORY, CULTURE, RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST086 - HISTORY, CULTURE, RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST086401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 286-7
Instructors
ALI, DAUD
Description
This course surveys the culture, religion and history of India from 2500 BCE to 1200 CE. The course examines the major cultural, religious and social factors that shaped the course of early Indian history. The following themes will be covered: the rise and fall of Harappan civilization, the Aryan invasion and vedic India, the rise of cities, states and the religions of Buddhism and Jainism, the historical context of the growth of classical Hinduism, including the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the development of the theistic temple cults of Saivism and Vaisnavism, processes of medieval agrarian expansion and cultic incorporation as well as the spread of early Indian cultural ideas in Southeast Asia. In addition to assigned secondary readings students will read select primary sources on the history religion and culture of early India, including Vedic and Buddhist texts, Puranas and medieval temple inscriptions. Major objectives of the course will be to draw attention to India's early cultural and religious past and to assess contemporary concerns and ideologies in influencing our understanding and representation of that past.
Course number only
086
Cross listings
RELS164401 SAST003401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - DEATH IN THE AMERICAS

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

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

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

HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

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

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

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

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

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

HIST101 - READING THE CLASSICS

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST101 - READING THE CLASSICS
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST101301
Registration notes

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 627
Instructors
FEROS, ANTONIO
Course number only
101
Use local description
No
Section Type
FRESHMAN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
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

HIST203 - Thomas Jefferson and Jeffersonianism

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

HIST172 - NATIV PEOP OF EAS N.AMER

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

HIST038 - EARLY AMERICAN LIT

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

HIST108 - AMERICAN ORIGINS

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

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

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

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

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

HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

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

HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST

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

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

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

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

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

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

HIST120 - PREMODERN KOREA: PHILOSOPHERS, WARRIORS AND SLAVES

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST120 - PREMODERN KOREA: PHILOSOPHERS, WARRIORS AND SLAVES
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST120401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B21
Instructors
PARK, EUGENE
Description
A general survey of the history of Korea to the 1860s. Focuses on internal sociopolitical development, major cultural trends, and foreign relations. Students will be introduced to various interpretive approaches in the historiography. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean language presumed.
Course number only
120
Cross listings
EALC081401
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
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

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

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

HIST187 - AFRICA AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST187 - AFRICA AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST187401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
FERREIRA, ROQUINALDO
Description
In its current post-colonial, post-apartheid incarnation, South Africa has become known as the Rainbow Nation: a place that encompasses all manner of diversity, situated at the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The site from which mankind first arose, South Africa has a long and varied history. This introductory course will trace this history in broad strokes, from pre-colonial times to the near present, focusing most attention on the period from the mineral discoveries of the late 19th century until now. Main themes will include colonial conquest and indigenous resistance, the creation of new racial and national identities, and the rise, life and demise of the aparthied state. Examining large historical processes, (often through the lens of individual lives) by way of novels, films and scholarly readings will enable a broader engagement with issues of race and racism as well as gender and generational conflicts. Course requirements will include exams and a short writing assignment.
Course number only
187
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST075401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Survey of major themes and issues in African history before 1800. Topics include: early civilizations, African kingdoms and empires, population movements, the spread of Islam,and the slave trade. Also, emphasis on how historians use archaeology, linguistics, and oral traditions to reconstruct Africa's early history.
Course number only
075
Cross listings
AFST075401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

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

HIST276 - JAPAN:AGE OF THE SAMURAI

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST276 - JAPAN:AGE OF THE SAMURAI
Term
2014A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST276401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A5
Instructors
SPAFFORD, DAVID
Description
This course deals with the samurai in Japanese history and culture and will focus on the period of samurai political dominance from 1185 to 1868, but it will in fact range over the whole of Japanese history from the development of early forms of warfare to the disappearance of the samurai after the Meiji Restoration of the 19th century. The course will conclude with a discussion of the legacy of the samurai in modern Japanese culture and the image of the samurai in foreign perceptions of Japan.
Course number only
276
Cross listings
EALC176401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST203 - NATIVES & COLONISTS

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

HIST086 - HIST, CULT, EARLY INDIA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST086 - HIST, CULT, EARLY INDIA
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST086401
Registration notes

HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 205
Instructors
ALI, DAUD
Description
This course surveys the culture, religion and history of India from 2500 BCE to 1200 CE. The course examines the major cultural, religious and social factors that shaped the course of early Indian history. The following themes will be covered: the rise and fall of Harappan civilization, the Aryan invasion and vedic India, the rise of cities, states and the religions of Buddhism and Jainism, the historical context of the growth of classical Hinduism, including the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the development of the theistic temple cults of Saivism and Vaisnavism, processes of medieval agrarian expansion and cultic incorporation as well as the spread of early Indian cultural ideas in Southeast Asia. In addition to assigned secondary readings students will read select primary sources on the history religion and culture of early India, including Vedic and Buddhist texts, Puranas and medieval temple inscriptions. Major objectives of the course will be to draw attention to India's early cultural and religious past and to assess contemporary concerns and ideologies in influencing our understanding and representation of that past.
Course number only
086
Cross listings
SAST003401
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
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

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

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

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

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

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

HIST098 - INTRO TO KOREAN CIV

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST098 - INTRO TO KOREAN CIV
Term
2015A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST098401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
PARK, EUGENE
Description
This gateway course surveys the history of Korea from early times to the present. We will study the establishment of various sociopolitical orders and their characteristics alongside major cultural developments. Covered topics include: state formation and dissolution; the role of ideology and how it changes; religious beliefs and values; agriculture, commerce, and industry; changing family relations; responses to Western imperialism; and Korea's increasing presence in the modern world as well as its future prospects. Students will also be introduced to various interpretive approaches in the historiography. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean language is presumed.
Course number only
098
Cross listings
EALC080401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

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

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

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

HIST274 - AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE AND CULTURE IN SLAVERY

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

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

HIST231 - WITCHES,WHORES,ROGUES

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST231 - WITCHES,WHORES,ROGUES
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
402
Section ID
HIST231402
Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
BROWN, KATHLEEN
Description
Topics vary
Course number only
231
Cross listings
AFRC229402 GSWS229402
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

HIST108 - LECTURE

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

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

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

HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

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

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

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

MAJORS ONLY

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

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

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

HIST233 - HIST PRIVATE LIFE CHINA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - HIST PRIVATE LIFE CHINA
Term
2018C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST233401
Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 140
Instructors
FEI, SI-YEN
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST175 - SOCIETY & CULT IN BRAZIL

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST175 - SOCIETY & CULT IN BRAZIL
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST175401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 231
Instructors
WALKER, TAMARA
Course number only
175
Cross listings
AFRC175401 LALS175401
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
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

HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA

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

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

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

HIST442 - AMER REVOLUTION

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

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

HIST248 - HAITIAN REVOLUTION

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

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

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

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

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

HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA
Term
2015C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 318
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

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

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

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

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

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
TOWNE BUILDING 315
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Cross listings
ANCH025401 NELC101401
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
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

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

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

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

HIST215 - HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE IN CHINA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST215 - HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE IN CHINA
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST215301
Registration notes

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

Meeting times
M 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
FEI, SI-YEN
Course number only
215
Use local description
No
Section Type
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR;
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST075401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 314
Instructors
DELL, JEREMY
Description
Survey of major themes and issues in African history before 1800. Topics include: early civilizations, African kingdoms and empires, population movements, the spread of Islam,and the slave trade. Also, emphasis on how historians use archaeology, linguistics, and oral traditions to reconstruct Africa's early history.
Course number only
075
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
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

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

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

HIST011 - Deciphering America

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

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

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

HIST086 - HIST,CLTR, EARLY INDIA: HISTORY, CULTURE AND RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST086 - HIST,CLTR, EARLY INDIA: HISTORY, CULTURE AND RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST086401
Meeting times
TR 0300PM-0430PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
ALI, DAUD
Description
This course surveys the culture, religion and history of India from 2500 BCE to 1200 CE. The course examines the major cultural, religious and social factors that shaped the course of early Indian history. The following themes will be covered: the rise and fall of Harappan civilization, the Aryan invasion and vedic India, the rise of cities, states and the religions of Buddhism and Jainism, the historical context of the growth of classical Hinduism, including the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the development of the theistic temple cults of Saivism and Vaisnavism, processes of medieval agrarian expansion and cultic incorporation as well as the spread of early Indian cultural ideas in Southeast Asia. In addition to assigned secondary readings students will read select primary sources on the history religion and culture of early India, including Vedic and Buddhist texts, Puranas and medieval temple inscriptions. Major objectives of the course will be to draw attention to India's early cultural and religious past and to assess contemporary concerns and ideologies in influencing our understanding and representation of that past.
Course number only
086
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

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

HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800
Term
2017A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST075401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
LAB-STRUC OF MATTER AUD
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Survey of major themes and issues in African history before 1800. Topics include: early civilizations, African kingdoms and empires, population movements, the spread of Islam,and the slave trade. Also, emphasis on how historians use archaeology, linguistics, and oral traditions to reconstruct Africa's early history.
Course number only
075
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST024 - Intro To Anc Near East

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro To Anc Near East
Term
2019C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Course number integer
24
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MW 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Grant Frame
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Cross listings
ANCH025401, NELC101401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
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

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

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST139 - JEWS & JUDAISM IN ANTQTY
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST139401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
CANCELED
Instructors
DOHRMANN, NATALIE
Description
A broad introduction to the history of Jewish civilization from its Biblical beginnings to the Middle Ages, with the main focus on the formative period of classical rabbinic Judaism and on the symbiotic relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Course number only
139
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Term
2014C
Syllabus
walker.pdf49.25 KB
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST070401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
STITELER HALL B26
Instructors
WALKER, TAMARA
Description
This course provides an introduction to the broad litwerature on Latin America's rich colonial history. We will begin by tracing some of the early originas of - and points of contact between - the Indian, Iberian, and African men and women who formed the basis of colonial society. As the course progresses, we will explore the variety of ways in which colonial subjects lived, worked, ate, worshipped, and socialized. Lectures and reading assignments will draw upon a variety of sources, including court cases, artistic renderings, city maps and street plans, travel accounts of visits to the regions, and the material, cultural, and intellectual products made possible by the wealth and dynamism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The course will conclude with an analysis of the Age of Revolutions, a period of dramatic upheaval that remains at the center of lively scholarly debates. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage the key questions driving these debates, the most important of which, perhaps, is: what is Latin America's colonial legacy?
Course number only
070
Cross listings
AFRC070401 LALS070401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST075 - AFR HIST BEFORE 1800
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST075401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Instructors
BABOU, CHEIKH
Description
Survey of major themes and issues in African history before 1800. Topics include: early civilizations, African kingdoms and empires, population movements, the spread of Islam,and the slave trade. Also, emphasis on how historians use archaeology, linguistics, and oral traditions to reconstruct Africa's early history.
Course number only
075
Cross listings
AFST075401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
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

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

HIST233 - FASHION & IMAGE IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - FASHION & IMAGE IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Term
2015A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST233401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
R 0130PM-0430PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Instructors
WALKER, TAMARA
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Cross listings
AFRC234401 LALS233401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST233 - UNOFFICIAL HISTORIES OF THE COLONIAL CARIBBEAN

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Title (text only)
HIST233 - UNOFFICIAL HISTORIES OF THE COLONIAL CARIBBEAN
Term
2016C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST233401
Meeting times
W 0200PM-0500PM
Meeting location
VAN PELT LIBRARY 302
Instructors
FABELLA, YVONNE
Description
Topics Vary
Course number only
233
Cross listings
AFRC234401 LALS233401
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

HIST096 - LATE IMPERIAL CHINA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST096 - LATE IMPERIAL CHINA
Term
2014C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST096401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Meeting location
MCNEIL BUILDING 285
Instructors
FEI, SI-YEN
Description
This lecture course -- the first of a two-part sequence -- examines the history of late imperial China through the early 19th century. We begin with the Song dynasty transformation: the rise of gentry society and imperial absolutism, the institution of Confucian orthodoxy, the shift of the population and the economic center of gravity to the south, the commercialization of the economy, and change in the relative status of women and men. We then trace China's subsequent political and social history, including the following themes: inner vs. outer court politics; law, government, and society; intellectuals and political dissent; gender, family, and kinship practices; patterns of peasant life and rebellion; traditional foreign relations and first contacts with the West; internal sources of the decline of imperial order.
Course number only
096
Cross listings
EALC041401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST098 - INTRO TO KOREAN CIV

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST098 - INTRO TO KOREAN CIV
Term
2016A
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
601
Section ID
HIST098601
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
R 0530PM-0830PM
Meeting location
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 201
Instructors
LEE, SEOK
Description
This gateway course surveys the history of Korea from early times to the present. We will study the establishment of various sociopolitical orders and their characteristics alongside major cultural developments. Covered topics include: state formation and dissolution; the role of ideology and how it changes; religious beliefs and values; agriculture, commerce, and industry; changing family relations; responses to Western imperialism; and Korea's increasing presence in the modern world as well as its future prospects. Students will also be introduced to various interpretive approaches in the historiography. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean language is presumed.
Course number only
098
Cross listings
EALC080601
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
true
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

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

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

HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST275 - FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA
Term
2016C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST275401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
TR 1030AM-1200PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 318
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

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

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

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

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

HIST070 - Colonial Latin America

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Colonial Latin America
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST070401
Course number integer
70
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MW 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Marcy Norton
Description
The year 1492 was pivotal in the history of the world. It precipitated huge population movements within the Americas and across the Atlantic - a majority of them involuntary as in the case of indigenous and African people who were kidnapped and enslaved. It led to cataclysmic cultural upheavals, including the formation of new cultures in spaces inhabited by people of African, European and indigenous descent. This course explores the processes of destruction and creation in the region known today as Latin America in the period 1400 - 1800. Class readings are primary sources and provide opportunities to learn methods of source analysis in contexts marked by radically asymmetrical power relationships.
Course number only
070
Cross listings
LALS070401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

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

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

SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

HIST123 - ECONOMIC HIST OF EURO I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST123 - ECONOMIC HIST OF EURO I
Term
2014C
Syllabus
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
001
Section ID
HIST123001
Registration notes

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR

Meeting times
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Meeting location
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 111
Instructors
SAFLEY, THOMAS
Description
This course concentrates on the economy of Europe in the Early Modern Period, 1450-1750. It was a time of great transition. Europe developed from an agriculturally-based to an industrially-based economy, with attendant changes in society and culture. From subsistence-level productivity, the European economy expanded to create great surfeits of goods, with attendant changes in consumption and expectation. Europe grew from a regional economic system to become part--some would say the heart--of a global economy, with attendant changes in worldview and identity. Economic intensification, expansion, globalization, and industrialization are our topics, therefore. Beginning with economic organizations and practices, we will consider how these changed over time and influenced society and culture. The course takes as its point of departure the experience of individual, working men and women: peasants and artisans, merchants and landlords, entrepeneurs and financiers. Yet, it argues outward: from the particular to the general, from the individual to the social, from the local to the global. It will suggest ways in which the economy influenced developments or changes that were not in themselves economic, shaped, and deflected economic life and practice.
Course number only
123
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
CHEMISTRY BUILDING 514
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
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
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

HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA

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

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

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

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

HIST276 - JAPAN:AGE OF THE SAMURAI

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST276 - JAPAN:AGE OF THE SAMURAI
Term
2018A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST276401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 202
Instructors
SPAFFORD, DAVID
Description
This course deals with the samurai in Japanese history and culture and will focus on the period of samurai political dominance from 1185 to 1868, but it will in fact range over the whole of Japanese history from the development of early forms of warfare to the disappearance of the samurai after the Meiji Restoration of the 19th century. The course will conclude with a discussion of the legacy of the samurai in modern Japanese culture and the image of the samurai in foreign perceptions of Japan.
Course number only
276
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST024 - INTRO TO ANC NEAR EAST
Term
2015C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST024401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Meeting location
EDUCATION BUILDING 200
Instructors
FRAME, GRANT
Description
See primary department (NELC) for a complete course description.
Course number only
024
Cross listings
ANCH025401 NELC101401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
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

HIST176 - AFRO AMER HIST

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

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US

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

HIST276 - JAPAN:AGE OF THE SAMURAI

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST276 - JAPAN:AGE OF THE SAMURAI
Term
2016A
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST276401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Meeting times
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 421
Instructors
SPAFFORD, DAVID
Description
This course deals with the samurai in Japanese history and culture and will focus on the period of samurai political dominance from 1185 to 1868, but it will in fact range over the whole of Japanese history from the development of early forms of warfare to the disappearance of the samurai after the Meiji Restoration of the 19th century. The course will conclude with a discussion of the legacy of the samurai in modern Japanese culture and the image of the samurai in foreign perceptions of Japan.
Course number only
276
Cross listings
EALC176401
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST070 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST070401
Registration notes

CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR

Meeting times
TR 0900AM-1030AM
Meeting location
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A5
Instructors
FARNSWORTH-ALVEAR, ANN
Description
This course provides an introduction to the broad litwerature on Latin America's rich colonial history. We will begin by tracing some of the early originas of - and points of contact between - the Indian, Iberian, and African men and women who formed the basis of colonial society. As the course progresses, we will explore the variety of ways in which colonial subjects lived, worked, ate, worshipped, and socialized. Lectures and reading assignments will draw upon a variety of sources, including court cases, artistic renderings, city maps and street plans, travel accounts of visits to the regions, and the material, cultural, and intellectual products made possible by the wealth and dynamism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The course will conclude with an analysis of the Age of Revolutions, a period of dramatic upheaval that remains at the center of lively scholarly debates. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage the key questions driving these debates, the most important of which, perhaps, is: what is Latin America's colonial legacy?
Course number only
070
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST176 - Afro Amer Hist

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

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

HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST098 - INTRO TO KOREAN CIV

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Title (text only)
HIST098 - INTRO TO KOREAN CIV
Term
2017C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST098401
Registration notes

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

Meeting times
MW 0300PM-0400PM
Meeting location
WILLIAMS HALL 421
Instructors
PARK, EUGENE
Description
This gateway course surveys the history of Korea from early times to the present. We will study the establishment of various sociopolitical orders and their characteristics alongside major cultural developments. Covered topics include: state formation and dissolution; the role of ideology and how it changes; religious beliefs and values; agriculture, commerce, and industry; changing family relations; responses to Western imperialism; and Korea's increasing presence in the modern world as well as its future prospects. Students will also be introduced to various interpretive approaches in the historiography. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean language is presumed.
Course number only
098
Use local description
No
Section Type
CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
LPS Course
false
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

HIST187 - Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
401
Section ID
HIST187401
Course number integer
187
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
TR 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Roquinaldo A. Ferreira
Description
This course focuses on the history of selected African societies from the sixteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. The primary goal is to study the political, economic, social, and cultural history of a number of peoples who participated in the Atlantic slave trade or were touched by it during the era of their involvement. The course is designed to serve as an introduction to the history and culture of African peoples who entered the diaspora during the era of the slave trade. Its audience is students interested in the history of Africa, the African diaspora, and the Atlantic world, as well as those who want to learn about the history of the slave trade. Case studies will include the Yoruba, Akan, and Fon, as well as Senegambian and West-central African peoples.
Course number only
187
Cross listings
AFRC186401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
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

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

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

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

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

HIST216 - History of Private Life in China

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
History of Private Life in China
Term
2019C
Subject area
HIST
Section number only
301
Section ID
HIST216301
Course number integer
216
Registration notes
Benjamin Franklin Seminars
Meeting times
M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Si-Yen Fei
Course number only
216
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

HIST011 - DECIPHERING AMERICA

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

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

Meeting times
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Meeting location
COLLEGE HALL 200
Instructors
LICHT, WALTERBROWN, KATHLEEN
Description
This course examines American history from the first contacts of the indigenous peoples of North America with European settlers to our own times by focusing on a few telling moments in this history. The course treats twelve of these moments. Each unit begins with a specific primary document, historical figure, image, location, year, or cultural artifact to commence the delving into the American past. Some of these icons are familiar, but the ensuing deciphering will render them as more complicated; some are unfamiliar, but they will emerge as absolutely telling. The course meets each week for two 50-minute team-taught lectures and once recitation session. Course requirements include: in-class midterm and final exams; three short paper assignments; and punctual attendance and participation in recitations.
Course number only
011
Use local description
No
Section Type
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
LPS Course
false
Major Concentrations
Major/Minor Requirements Fulfilled

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

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