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Department of History

Course Descriptions

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100 & 200 Level Courses
300 Level Courses
400 Level Courses

Lower Division History Courses

HIST 100 USING INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY IN HISTORY (3)

Introduction to gathering, evaluating and communicating historical information using a collaborative approach to research.

HIST 101 INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT CIVILIZATION (3)

Political, social, economic and intellectual forces which shaped the pattern of Near Eastern and European life from the Stone Age through the decline of the Roman Empire.

HIST 102 HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION THROUGH THE 17TH CENTURY (3)

Political, social, economic and intellectual forces which shaped the pattern of European life from post-Roman times through the 17th century. Not open to students who have successfully completed HIST 241.

HIST 103 HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM THE 17TH CENTURY (3)

Political, social, economic and intellectual forces which shaped the pattern of European life from the 17th century to the present. Not open to students who successfully completed HIST 242.

HIST 105 BYZANTINE EMPIRE AND BALKANS TO 1821 (3)

Historical survey from the 4th century A.D. foundation of Constantinople to the outbreak of the Greek Revolution in 1821.

HIST 109 INTRODUCTION TO THE CIVILIZATION OF INDIA (3)

Development of the culture of South Asia from earliest times and the emergence of the present nations of Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon).

HIST 110 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION TO THE 19TH CENTURY (3)

Comprehensive survey of the origins and development of Chinese, Korean and Japanese civilizations, focusing on China as the fountainhead of East Asian civilizations.

HIST 111 MODERN EAST ASIA SINCE THE 19TH CENTURY (3)

Survey of China, Korea and Japan in modern times, tracing their responses to the West and their modern transformations in the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST 117 ISLAMIC HISTORY: FROM THE RISE OF ISLAM TO THE RISE OF THE OTTOMANS (3)

The classical period in the history of Islam from the rise of the Prophet Muhammad to the emergence of the Ottomans, who came to lead the Muslim world in the 14th century.

HIST 118 SURVEY OF MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY: FROM THE OTTOMANS TO THE PRESENT (3)

History of Islam and the modern Middle East, highlighting the history of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of modern nationstates in the Middle East, examining political and historical questions about the modern Middle East, while also addressing social and cultural change in the region.

HIST 121 LATIN AMERICA: COLONIAL PERIOD (3)

Political, economic and social developments in Portuguese and Spanish America from the pre-Columbian period to the movements for independence.

HIST 122 LATIN AMERICA: NATIONAL PERIOD (3)

Struggle for political, economic and social stability, international relations and cultural patterns in the development of independent Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST 135 AFRICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (3)

Sub-Saharan Africa: including the evolution of traditional societies into Western-infl uenced states, supported by archaeological, anthropological, ecological, geographical, literary, artistic and musical evidence.

HIST 145 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE MID-19TH CENTURY (3)

Political, economic, social and cultural forces which shaped the pattern of life in the United States from the founding of the colonies to 1865.

HIST 146 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE MID-19TH CENTURY (3)

Continuation of HIST 145 from 1865 to the present.

HIST 148 HONORS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE MID-19TH CENTURY (3)

Political, economic, social and cultural forces in American life since 1865; emphasis on student initiative and active participation in the learning process.

HIST 160 WORLD HISTORY BEFORE 1300 (3)

Global trends in World History to 1300.

HIST 161 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1300 (3)

Global trends in World History since 1300.

HIST 162 HONORS AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (3)

North American overview of Native history from the beginning of indigenous settlement to the present. Honors survey. Honors College course.

HIST 201 HISTORY OF IRELAND (3)

Survey of Irish history emphasizing the demographic patterns and the cultural, religious, economic and political themes that have shaped the lives of the people of Ireland from the Iron Age to the present.

HIST 231 HISTORY OF RUSSIAN CIVILIZATION (3)

Political, social, economic and intellectual forces of Russian life from the 9th through the 19th centuries.

HIST 275 THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL (3)

Survey of the history and culture of the Israelites from Moses to the second Jewish revolt under Bar-Kokhba in 135 C.E.

HIST 277 A SURVEY OF JEWISH HISTORY (3)

Political, cultural and socioeconomic experiences of world Jewry from the Diaspora to the present. Emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

Upper Division History Courses

HIST 300 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL STUDY (3)

Survey of historical writings, the theory of history, introduction to research. Not open to those who successfully completed HIST 290. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 190.

HIST 301 [501] ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CIVILIZATIONS (3)

Civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt and the peripheral developments in Syria-Palestine and Asia Minor. Prerequisite: HIST 101 or consent of instructor.

HIST 302 ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN AND ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS (3)

Political, socio-economic and cultural history of the Ancient Near East and Anatolia from ca 3200 BCE to the conquest of Alexander the Great. Prerequisite: HIST 101 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 303 [503] ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND HIS SUCCESSORS (3)

Conquests of Alexander the Great, culture and religion of Greece and Near East in the Hellenistic period. Prerequisite: HIST 101 or consent of instructor.

HIST 304 [504] ANCIENT GREEK CIVILIZATION (3)

The civilization of classical Greece, including the Minoan and Mycenean bronze age antecedents, to 323 B.C. Prerequisite: HIST 101 or consent of instructor.

HIST 305 [505] ROMAN CIVILIZATION (3)

The civilization of ancient Rome from the foundation of the city to the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West. Prerequisite: HIST 101 or consent of instructor.

HIST 306 [506] WOMEN IN 20TH-CENTURY U.S. HISTORY (3)

Multicultural perspective on politics, work, family and sexuality in women’s lives. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148 or WMST 231 or consent of instructor.

HIST 307 [514] THE ANDEAN REPUBLICS (3)

Economic, social and political developments in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador from independence to the present. Prerequisite: 6 units in history or 3 units in Latin American history.

HIST 310 20TH-CENTURY NATIONALISM IN EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (3)

Introduction to the contentious issue of nationalism and state-building through brief case studies of China, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia. Prerequisite: 6 units in history or consent of instructor.

HIST 311 [509] TRADITIONAL INDIA: ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT (3)

Development of the history and culture of India from prehistoric times until the beginnings of European dominance in the 18th century. Prerequisite: 6 units in history or consent of instructor.

HIST 312 [510] HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA (3)

History of the Indian subcontinent since 1750, stressing the rise of British power, the colonial experiences, the development of nationalist movements and the problems of independence in present-day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Prerequisite: 6 units in history or consent of instructor.

HIST 313 [511] HISTORY OF MODERN SOUTHEAST ASIA (3)

Development of Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines since 1500, with emphasis on the colonial experience and development of modern nationhood. Prerequisite: 6 units in history or consent of instructor.

HIST 314 [528] THE UNITED STATES AND VIETNAM 1945–75 (3)

United States-Vietnamese political, diplomatic and military relations from the end of World War II, to the support of France and the direct U.S. involvement. Prerequisites: HIST 146 or HIST 148 or consent of instructor.

HIST 315 [512] IMPERIAL CHINA: THE LAST DYNASTY (3)

Ching (Qing) dynasty, 1644–1912; focus on the 19th-century collision of imperial China and the West. Prerequisite: 6 units in history or consent of instructor.

HIST 316 [513] REVOLUTIONARY CHINA (3)

The ongoing Chinese revolution from the overthrow of the imperial government through the Nationalist and Communist periods. Prerequisite: 6 units of history or consent of instructor.

HIST 319 [519] JAPAN, 1830 TO 1930 (3)

Japan’s transition from feudalism and national seclusion to emergence of a modern nation-state with an overseas empire and a parliamentary form of government. Prerequisite: 6 units of history or consent of instructor.

HIST 320 [520] JAPAN, 1930 TO PRESENT (3)

Japan’s transition from militarism and foreign aggression in the 1930s to postwar pacifi sm, democracy and dynamic economic growth. Prerequisite: 6 units of history or consent of instructor.

HIST 321 [521] HISTORY OF MEXICO: PRE-COLUMBIAN AND COLONIAL (3)

Political, economic, social and cultural developments from early pre-Columbian civilizations to the movement for independence. Prerequisite: 6 lowerdivision units in history.

HIST 322 [522] HISTORY OF MEXICO: NATIONAL PERIOD (3)

Political, economic, social and cultural developments from independence to the present. Prerequisite: 6 lower-division units in history.

HIST 324 [507] DEMOCRATIZATION IN LATIN AMERICA (3)

Analysis of the failures and successes in building democratic political institutions in Latin America; emphasis on 1930s-present. Not open to those who successfully completed HIST 484 in fall 1993. Prerequisite: HIST 122 or consent of instructor.

HIST 329 [502] HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA (3)

Social and cultural change in South Africa from early times to present. Prerequisite: HIST 135 or consent of instructor.

HIST 331 [531] AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY 1898–1945 (3)

Campaigns, tactics and institutional development of the armed forces in peace and war, seen in the context of politics and diplomacy; emphasis on World War II. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 332 [532] AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY SINCE 1945 (3)

Campaigns, tactics and institutional development of the armed forces in peace and war, seen in the context of politics and diplomacy; emphasis on Korea and Vietnam. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 334 TUDOR ENGLAND, 1485–1603 (3)

Sixteenth century English society, culture, politics and religion. Prerequisite: HIST 102 or consent of instructor.

HIST 335 [517] STUART ENGLAND, 1603–1714 (3)

Seventeenth- century English society, culture, politics and religion. Prerequisite: HIST 102 or consent of instructor.

HIST 338 THE MIDDLE EAST: AN URBAN PERSPECTIVE (3)

Exploration of identity and urban space in the Middle East during the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: HIST 117 or HIST 118 recommended.

HIST 339 THE MAKING OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST (3)

Ethnic, religious, political and economic factors that have shaped the Middle East since 1798. Prerequisites: HIST 107 or 6 units in history or consent of instructor.

HIST 340 ISRAEL/PALESTINE: CONFLICTING PAST, CONFLICTING PRESENT (3)

History of the Israeli-Palestinian confl ict. Prerequisite: 6 units in HIST.

HIST 345 [533] THE AMERICAN COLONIES: 1492–1763 (3)

Founding of and the political, economic and social development of the American colonies. Prerequisite: HIST 145 or HIST 102 or consent of instructor.

HIST 346 [534] THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD: 1763–1789 (3)

From the end of the Seven Years’ War to the ratifi cation of the Constitution. Prerequisite: HIST 145 or HIST 102 or consent of instructor.

HIST 347 [535] THE EARLY NATIONAL PERIOD (3)

The United States from the Constitutional Convention to the Election of 1820. The Federalist Decade and Jeffersonian Era. Prerequisite: HIST 145.

HIST 348 [536] THE JACKSONIAN ERA (3)

The United States from 1815 to 1860; political, social and economic currents of the period. Prerequisite: HIST 145.

HIST 349 [537] THE CIVIL WAR (3)

Sectionalism, the coming of the war and the war years. Emphasis on political, economic and social issues. Prerequisite: HIST 145.

HIST 351 [539] THE U.S. 1865–1901: AGE OF ENTERPRISE (3)

Industrialization of the United States, the rise of big business and an examination of resulting problems in economic, social and political life. Prerequisite: HIST 145 or HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 352 [540] THE U.S. 1892–1920: AGE OF REFORM (3)

America’s efforts to deal with the political, social and economic problems of industrial life; emphasis on the Populist movement; imperialism and the Spanish-American War; the administrations of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. Prerequisite: HIST 145 or HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 354 [525] CONFLICT AND COOPERATION IN COLD WAR EAST ASIA (3)

Cold war confl ict and cooperation between China, Taiwan, N/S Korea, Japan, the Soviet Union and the United States. Prerequisite: Three units of non-Western history or consent of the instructor.

HIST 359 [541] THE F.D.R. ERA (3)

History of the United States from the 1920s through World War II, with emphasis on the presidential years of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 360 [542] RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY: 1945–1975 (3)

History of the United States from World War II through the mid-1970s, including political, social, economic and diplomatic developments. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 361 [526] GAYS AND LESBIANS IN U.S. HISTORY (3)

Multicultural perspectives on gay and lesbian cultures and communities and their struggles against institutionalized homophobia in education, the military, the media, medicine, religion and government. Prerequisite: 3 units in history or women’s studies or consent of the instructor.

HIST 365 COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE MODERN FAMILY (3)

Impact of economic, social and reproductive changes on family life and structure. Prerequisite: one course in HIST, SOCI or WMST.

HIST 366 [546] A HISTORY OF AMERICAN BUSINESS (3)

Study of industry, fi nance, commerce and agriculture from the Civil War to the present. Prerequisites: 3 units in history and either consent of instructor or junior standing.

HIST 367 [547] THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION: 1787–1941 (3)

Intellectual and political infl uences which produced the Constitution of 1787, the struggle between national supremacy and state sovereignty up to the Civil War, and the development of the new judicial review after 1870. Prerequisites: HIST 145 and either HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 368 [548] THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE CONSTITUTION: 1941 TO THE PRESENT

Interpretation of the Bill of Rights before and after the Warren Court. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 370 [550] DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1900 (3)

The role of the United States in modern warfare, worldwide economic and fi nancial affairs, overseas expansion, the diplomatic impact of confl ict in ideologies, and current international crisis. Prerequisite: HIST 145 or HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 374 THE AMERICAN WEST (3)

Study of the earliest Native settlements to the present, including Native cultures, the West as international crossroads, imperial conquests, the modern West and the mythological West. Prerequisite: HIST 145 or 146 or consent of instructor.

HIST 375 [553] THE CITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY (3)

Development of the American city and its impact on society, culture, ethnicity, race relations, the roles of women, economics and politics. Prerequisite: 3 units in U.S. history.

HIST 378 [565] IMMIGRANTS AND IMMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES (3)

Comparative social, cultural and economic history of selected ethnic groups and their relationship to the dominant culture. Emphasis on the late 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: 3 units of U.S. history or consent of instructor.

HIST 379 HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICANS: THE EAST (3)

A history of Native peoples to 1900, including the plurality and diversity of the Native nations, the centrality of Native agency in their own history, and the perpetuation and vitality of dynamic Native cultures. Prerequisites: 3 units of American history or consent of instructor.

HIST 380 HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICANS: THE WEST (3)

Study of Native peoples from 1900 to the present, including the plurality and diversity of the Native nations, the centrality of Native agency in their own history, the perpetuation and vitality of dynamic Native cultures, and the persistence of Native people’s nations into modern times. Prerequisite: 3 units of American history or consent of instructor.

HIST 381 [563] AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO THE MID- 19TH CENTURY (3)

The political, economic and social history of African Americans from their African origins through the antebellum period. Prerequisite: HIST 145.

HIST 382 [564] AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM THE MID-19TH CENTURY (3)

The political, economic and social history of African Americans from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148.

HIST 385 [558] WORKERS AND WORK IN THE UNITED STATES (3)

The changing nature of agricultural, domestic and industrial work; business-labor relations; labor unions and leaders; role of labor in mainstream and radical political movements. Emphasis on the late-19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148 or 3 units in economics.

HIST 389 ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL (3)

The roots of rock and roll from Tin Pan Alley to the youth movements of the 1960s. Social, economic and cultural origins of rock and roll as a legitimate popular music. Prerequisite: HIST 146 or HIST 148 or consent of instructor.

HIST 397 [560] HISTORY OF MARYLAND FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT (3)

Major events and forces that have shaped the political, social, cultural and economic development of Maryland. Prerequisite: 3 units in U.S. history.

HIST 399 ORIGINS OF WRITING (3)

Examination of the “invention” of writing in a global perspective and its relation with the emergence of complex societies. Prerequisite: HIST 101, HIST 160, or consent of instructor.

HIST 401 [567] THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: 300–1050 (3)

The rebuilding of Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Emphasis on the Church fathers, the Germanic tribes, Carolingian culture, feudalism and the Vikings. Prerequisite: HIST 102 or consent of instructor.

HIST 402 [568] THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES: 1050–1350 (3)

Medieval culture, emphasizing the role of the church, emergence of the national monarchies of western Europe, and the creation of towns and universities. Prerequisite: HIST 102 or consent of instructor.

HIST 403 [569] THE RENAISSANCE ERA: 1300–1500 (3)

Political, economic, social and cultural changes in late medieval and Renaissance Europe. Prerequisite: HIST 102 or consent of instructor.

HIST 404 [570] THE REFORMATION: 1500–1648 (3)

Religious, political, economic and social changes in Reformation and Counter Reformation Europe. Prerequisite: HIST 102 or consent of instructor.

HIST 405 VIKINGS IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD: WARRIORS, EXPLORERS, POETS AND LAWMAKERS (3)

A history of the Viking period (793-1066 CE) including the laws, literature, mythology and archeology of medieval Northern Europe.

HIST 406 [572] EUROPE: 1815–1914 (3)

Economic, political, social and intellectual developments, emphasizing the industrial revolution, nationalism and imperialism, and the origins of World War I. Prerequisite: HIST 103 or HIST 108.

HIST 415 [576] DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF EUROPE: 1815–1939 (3)

Specific diplomatic crises, emphasizing their impact on the European balance of power. Prerequisite: HIST 103 or HIST 108.

HIST 416 [516] BRITISH HISTORY: 1760–1902 (3)

Political change and transformation of British government from George III until emergence from Splendid Isolation. Explores growth of the imperial system. Prerequisite: HIST 103 or HIST 108.

HIST 420 [579] EUROPEAN IDEAS: FRENCH REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT (3)

Religious, scientifi c, political and social theories of the European intellectual class seen in their historical context from the French Revolution to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 103 or HIST 108 or consent of instructor.

HIST 421 [580] GREAT BRITAIN IN THE 20TH CENTURY (3)

Political, social and economic developments in GreatBritain from 1897 to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 103 or HIST 108.

HIST 427 [527] EUROPEAN MILITARY HISTORY: 1871–1925 (3)

Minor wars of 1871–1913, build-up to World War I, the war and its aftermath, seen in the context of diplomatic, political and socio-economic history. Not open to students who successfully completed HIST 413. Prerequisite: HIST 103 or HIST 108 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 429 [529] EUROPEAN MILITARY HISTORY: 1925–1945 (3)

Military institutions of the Interwar Period, build-up to World War II, the European War in the context of diplomatic, political and socioeconomic history. Not open to students who successfully completed HIST 413. Prerequisite: HIST 103 or HIST 108 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 431 [581] FRANCE: 1763–1871 (3)

Old Regime and the impact of successive revolutions on French society, emphasis on France’s role in the growth of European liberalism and nationalism. Prerequisite: HIST 103.

HIST 439 THE EXOTIC, THE EROTIC AND THE ROMANTIC: ORIENTALISM AND WESTER CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST (3)

European and American perceptions and constructions of Middle Eastern peoples during the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: HIST 117 or HIST 118, or consent of instructor.

HIST 441 [582] GERMANY: 1871–1945 (3)

Analysis of the Bismarckian Empire, Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, emphasizing the interrelationships between internal developments and Germany’s role in Europe and the world. Prerequisite: HIST 103.

HIST 452 [584] RUSSIA/SOVIET UNION: 1894–1953 (3)

Political, ideological, economic and cultural factors infl uencing the fall of the monarchy, the Bolshevik Revolution, Leninism and Stalinism. Prerequisite: HIST 231 or HIST 103 or consent of instructor.

HIST 453 [585] HISTORY OF SOVIET RUSSIA FROM KRUSCHEV TO GORBACHEV (3)

Topical analysis of political history and theory, economic development, foreign affairs, social changes, and cultural and literary trends. Prerequisite: HIST 231 or HIST 103 or consent of instructor.

HIST 462 [588] THE HOLOCAUST IN HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (3)

Origins, implementation and aftermath of the genocide; motivations of the perpetrators; responses of bystanders; and victims’ experiences. Prerequisite: HIST 103. Must have completed 6 units of course work in modern European History, including HIST 103.

HIST 475 PUBLIC HISTORY: THEORY AND PRACTICE (3)

Approach, theoretical understanding and methodology of professional historians in representing history to the broader public. Prerequisites: HIST 300 and 6 additional history units.

HIST 477 [586] EUROPE IN THE THIRD WORLD: THE AGE OF HIGH IMPERIALISM (3)

Impact of modern European Colonialism on the societies of the Third World, chiefl y Africa and Asia. Primary emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: HIST 103 or consent of instructor.

HIST 478 AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD, 1492 TO THE PRESENT (3)

A history of the global relationship between humans and nature from the European voyages of exploration to the present.

HIST 482 [590] INTERPRETIVE PROBLEMS IN HISTORY (3)

In-depth study of historical interpretations of selected topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisite: 12 units in history appropriate to topic.

HIST 483 [591] BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES IN HISTORY (3)

Study of selected historical fi gures who have shaped or refl ected the past. Figures to be selected by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisite: 6 units in history appropriate to topic.

HIST 484 [592] HISTORICAL THEMES (3)

Study through lectures and discussions of a historical topic selected by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisite: 6 units in history appropriate to topic.

HIST 486 HISTORY SEMINAR (3)

Research and writing in a specifi c period and area of history to be selected by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and 15 units in history, including HIST 300.

HIST 487 [596] COLLOQUIUM (3)

Group discussion of reading in history or related disciplines approached from a viewpoint that is primarily historical and dealing with broad periods, topics, problems or comparative developments selected by the instructor(s). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and 15 units in history or 9 units in history and 6 units in the related discipline.

HIST 493 INTERNSHIP (3–6)

Experience designed to combine the research and content of history with work in historical libraries, museums, archival depositories and similar agencies. No more than 6 units to be earned with any one agency. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: 27 units in history and consent of department chair. (Not for graduate credit.)

HIST 494 [594] TRAVEL AND STUDY (3–6)

Countries and topics to be selected by the departments and instructors sponsoring the program. For complete information, write the chair of the department early in the fall of the academic year preceding the term of intended study. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: junior/senior status and consent of instructor.

HIST 496 [593] DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH (2–4)

Research and reading dealing with a historical topic to be selected by the instructor and student; considerable attention to methodology. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisites: 15 units in history and a minimum average of 3.00 in history, and consent of instructor and department chair.

HIST 497 [597] DIRECTED READING (2–4)

Independent reading in history or related disciplines approached from a viewpoint that is primarily historical and dealing with specifi c periods, topics, problems or comparative developments selected by the student in consultation with the instructor(s). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: 15 units in history or 9 units in history and 6 units in the related discipline and a minimum GPA of 3.00 in history and the related discipline and consent of department chair.

HIST 498 HONORS DIRECTED READING (2–4)

Independent reading in history or related disciplines on a topic selected by the student in consultation with the instructor(s). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite: admission to the Departmental Honors Program.

HIST 499 HONORS THESIS IN HISTORY (4–8)

Research and the writing of a thesis, to be directed by a faculty member in a chosen area of specialization. Prerequisite: admission to Departmental Honors Program. (Not for graduate credit.)

 

 

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