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    Not all courses are offered every semester. Refer to the schedule of courses for each term's specific offerings.

    AFH 2000 Africa in World History
    Credits: 3.
    One-semester introduction to African history for undergraduates. Links the history of African societies with other world civilizations by focusing upon major historical themes. (H and N)
    AFH 3100 Africa to 1800
    Credits: 3.
    Ancient Africa, the expansion of Islam, savannah kingdoms, East African trading cities, maritime contacts with Europe, the slave trade. (H and N)
    AFH 3200 Africa Since 1800
    Credits: 3.
    End of the slave trade and the growth of legitimate commerce; Islamic renewal and revolution; the European partition and the colonial era; the growth of nationalism and the reemergence of independent Africa. (H and N)
    AFH 3342 History of West Africa
    Credits: 3.
    History of West Africa from the Ghana Empire to the contemporary period. (H and N)
    AFH 3405 History of East Africa 1800-2000
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the history of East Africa from 1800 to the present. Focuses on the interconnected themes of ethnicity, the history of African states, gender and reproductive health.
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    AFH 4250 Modern Africa
    Credits: 3.
    Selected topics in 19th and 20th century African development; pre-colonial conditions, colonial rule, nationalist movements and the problem of independence. (H and N)
    AFH 4253 African Women in the Twentieth-Century
    Credits: 3.
    Explores themes of politics, social structure, and cultural change by examining the historical experiences of African women.
    AFH 4293 Politics and Violence in Africa Since 1800
    Credits: 3.
    Puts violence, one of contemporary Africa's most pressing issues, into historical perspective by focusing on the interrelated themes of ethnicity, youth, riot, rebellion, and revolt.
    AFH 4450 Southern Africa
    Credits: 3.
    History of southern Africa from the pre-European era to the present. (H and N)
    AFH 4930 History Research Seminar: Africa
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 4LS history major.
    Through rotating content, this seminar has two distinct goals: historiography of a specific topic and production of a substantial research paper based on primary source evidence.
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    AMH 2010 United States to 1877
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the development of the U.S. from its colonial origins to the end of Reconstruction. (H) (WR)
    AMH 2020 United States since 1877
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the emergence of modern America as an industrial and world power; the Progressive Era; WWI; the Great Depression and the New Deal; WW II; and the Cold War era. (S and D)
    AMH 2631 History of Sustainability
    Credits: 3.
    Explores the history of sustainability as an idea and practice in the U.S. from the time of European settlement to the near present.
    AMH 2642 American History through Films
    Credits: 3.
    Hollywood films examine cultural anxieties concerning racial identities, gender roles, and sexual behaviors in the postwar period, from the mid-1940s to the present.
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    AMH 3223 The Gilded Age
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Changes that occurred in America between 1877 and the advent of WWII, emphasizing the meaning of Americanism, conflicts between labor and capital, and the relations between historical events and race, gender and politics.
    AMH 3273 America in the Sixties
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Social and political movements of the turbulent era of 1960s America, covering primarily the civil rights, feminist and anti-war movements.
    AMH 3340 History of Disability in America
    Credits: 3
    How disabilities have been labeled, identified and treated over time and in light of broad social trends.
    AMH 3357 History of the American Presidency
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Surveys the presidency from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the present. Emphasizes the men and the times and their impact on the evolution of the office. (H) (WR)
    AMH 3421 Florida to 1845
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Exploration and settlement, colonial history of Spanish and British Florida, U.S. territorial days to statehood. (H) (WR)
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    AMH 3423 Florida Since 1845
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Statehood and secession, Civil War, Reconstruction, reform and reaction, Progressive Era, boom and bust, diversification and growth of Florida since World War II. (H) (WR)
    AMH 3444 The Far West
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    History of the 19th-century trans-Mississippi West with special attention to the exploration, acquisition and settlement of the Great Plains. Emphasizes the Mexican War, Manifest Destiny, cowboys, violence and the impact of whites on Indian cultures. (H) (WR)
    AMH 3460 U.S. Urban History
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Analyzes the growth and development of urban civilization in the U.S. Emphasis on how cities began and their impact on politics, economics and culture. (H or S)(WR)
    AMH 3500 U.S. Labor History
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Emphasizes the history of America's working class people, and addresses such issues as working class consciousness, theories of organized labor, methods of organization, and class relationships. (D and H) (WR)
    AMH 3511 American Foreign Relations and Expansion Since 1914
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Focuses on the origin, conduct, and consequences of American diplomacy during an era of global conflict and revolutionary upheaval. (H) (WR)
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    AMH 3519 U.S. - Middle East Relations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines U.S.-Middle East relations in historical context, including culture, U.S.-Israeli relations, nationalists, radicals and events and issues that impact this relationship.
    AMH 3531 The American Jewish Experience 1880-2000
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the major events and issues in American Jewish history and offers a sense of why Jews felt at home in America. Focuses on immigration, assimilation and collective survival.
    AMH 3551 Constitutional History of the United States to 1877
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Analyzes the development of constitutionalism from English colonial origins to the end of Reconstruction, emphasizing the inherent tension between concepts of power and liberty. (H) (WR)
    AMH 3552 Constitutional History of the United States Since 1877
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Continues AMH 3551, giving special attention to the way in which constitutionalism has adapted to the growth of an urban and industrial society, to the extension of civil liberties and civil rights, and to the growth of executive authority. (H) (WR)
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    AMH 3558 United States Legal History
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Nontechnical survey of American legal development from its English common law origins to the present. (H) (WR)
    AMH 3562 Women in Modern U.S.
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Introduces major events, trends and issues in the history of U.S. women from the Civil War to the present. (H)
    AMH 3565 Women in Early America
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines the experiences of women in early America, focusing upon the ways gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion and region interacted to shape their lives.
    AMH 3569 Women in the American West
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines the experiences of women in the American West, focusing on the ways gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion and region interacted to shape their lives from the 16th century to the present day.
    AMH 3593 Oral History
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Introduces the theory and practice of oral history. Examines key issues in historical memory, interviewing, and community-based fieldwork; also examines scholarly debates on oral history as a dialogic mode of knowledge production. Learn digital humanities production methods to bring historical knowledge to broader audiences.
    AMH 3630 American Environmental History
    Credits: 3.
    Substantive and interpretative inquiry of the historical roots of the nation's contemporary environmental issues. A comprehensive overview of the relationship between people and their natural physical surroundings from the Columbian explorations to the 1980s.
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    AMH 3660 Native American History to 1815
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines the representations and realities of North American Indian history from the pre-Columbian period through the early 19th century. (H)
    AMH 3661 Native American History Since 1806
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines the representations and realities of North American Indian history from the early 19th century to the present. (H and D)
    AMH 3674 American Slavery and Abolition
    Credits: 3; Prereq: three credits of history.
    History of American slavery and abolition from the 1600s through emancipation and the Reconstruction Era.
    AMH 3931 Special Topics in American History
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Selected, variable topics in the history and culture of America.
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    AMH 4110 Early America
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Origin and development of an American society along the eastern seaboard of North America. (H) (WR)
    AMH 4111 New World Encounters
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Analyzes the intellectual, cultural and social changes which resulted in a mixture of ideas and cultures from Europe, Africa, and native America. (H) (WR)
    AMH 4130 American Revolutionary Era, 1760-1789
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Analyzes the background of, and reasons for, the American Revolution, the social, military, political, diplomatic aspects of the era, as well as the constitutional developments of these years. (H) (WR)
    AMH 4160 The Early Republic, 1789-1848
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Social, political, cultural and economic history of America in its formative years. The Age of Jefferson (1789-1824) and the period of the first party system, including the policies and the wars of the Virginia dynasty. The second half, the Age of Jackson (1824-1848), discusses the rise of the Democratic and Whig parties, Indian removal, trends in religion and reform, further western expansion and the sectionally divisive Mexican War. (H) (WR)
    AMH 4231 U.S. World War I to World War II
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Post-World War I America: the Twenties, the Depression and the New Deal, WW II. (H) (WR)
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    AMH 4270 U.S. Since World War II
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Post-World War II America: America as world power, social revolution, Vietnam, Watergate and after. (H) (WR)
    AMH 4310 U.S. Social and Intellectual History: 1945-1975
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Important social and intellectual developments that unfolded in the thirty years after World War II. (H)
    AMH 4312 History of Sexualities
    Credits: 3.
    Social history of sexuality, tracing history of ideas about and attitudes toward sexuality in law, politics, medicine and science from ancient Greeks to the present; emphasizes the North American experience.
    AMH 4316 Violence and Social Conflict in American History
    Credits: 3.
    Changing patterns and levels of violent behavior, including rioting, lynching, domestic violence, street violence, during the last four centuries of American history.
    AMH 4317 History by Hollywood
    Credits: 3.
    Compares Hollywood films with traditional historiographic accounts to explore the cultural and political history of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, civil rights, the Vietnam War and political assassinations.
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    AMH 4319 Crime and Punishment in American History
    Credits: 3.
    Historical development of crime and criminal justice in America with particular attention to the ways in which social, political and cultural forces have shaped legal institutions during the past four centuries.
    AMH 4354 The Transformation of Liberalism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AMH 2020 or instructor permission.
    Explores changing ideas, practices and criticisms of American liberal tradition. Follows liberalism's evolution from classical to modern and how critiques of modern liberalism from right- and left-shaped liberal society today.
    AMH 4373 History of American Capitalism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Political, economic and social contours of American capitalism from the late 18th century through the near present.
    AMH 4402 The South to 1865
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Development of southern culture from the earliest settlements to the development of southern nationalism. (H)
    AMH 4403 The South Since 1860
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Impact of Civil War and Reconstruction; economic, political and social development of the new South.
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    AMH 4524 The Warren Court
    Credits: 3.
    Studies a series of landmark decisions rendered by the Warren Court. The emergence of innovation in Constitutional jurisprudence in the 20th Century, judge-made law through federal appellate jurisdiction and the limits of judicial power.
    AMH 4550 Origins of the U.S. Constitution
    Credits: 3.
    The colonial origins, drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and its application through 1819. Examines the political, economic and intellectual influences that helped shape the Constitutional system designed by the framers.
    AMH 4561 American Women in Public, 1776-1876
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines women's history in the hundred years starting with the Declaration of Independence with a focus on how women gradually entered the public arena as laborers, reformers, writers and performers.
    AMH 4571 American Civil War and Reconstruction
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department
    Analyzes the political, social and economic transformation of the Union, highlighting the Presidency of Lincoln, the evolution of federal policies of Unionist loyalty and slave emancipation, the development of Union military leadership, and the tragically unsuccessful post-war attempt to provide justice to the freed people. (H) (WR)
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    AMH 4575 Civil Rights Movements
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the origins, development and legacies of the African-American civil rights and black movements in America, focusing primarily on the period between 1945 and 1980.
    AMH 4612 Sport and American Culture
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Explores the place of sport in American society and culture from the time of European settlement to the present. Uses sport, in its institutional and recreational forms, to illuminate broader historical themes, urban and community life, economic development, social relationship, social mobility and popular and cultural processes.
    AMH 4930 History Research Seminar: US
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the historiography of a specific topic and production of a substantial research paper based on primary source evidence. (WR)
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    ASH 3223 History of the Modern Middle East
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Surveys the history, politics and society of the Middle East from the early 19th century until the present day. Topics include transformation of Islamic empire to post-colonial states, development of collective identities, the formation of new social classes and changing gender relations.
    ASH 3303 Modern Korea: Power and Protest
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines the history of the Korean people from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Focuses on the episodes that have shaped the ways in which Koreans understand their past, covering the following major themes: colonialism and anti-colonialism, war and occupation and the struggle for a more democratic polity.
    ASH 3442 Modern Japan
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Surveys the social, political and economic transformation of modern Japanese society from 1800. (H and N)
    ASH 3931 Special Topics in Asian History
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Variable topics in the history and culture of Asia.
    ASH 4930 History Research Seminar: Asia
    Credits: 3.
    Variable topics seminar with two distinct goals: introduce the historiography of a specific topic and produce a substantial research paper based on primary source evidence.
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    EUH 2000 Western Civilization: From Early Times to the Middle Ages
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces western civilization that studies the early cultures in Mesopotamia and Egypt, the Minoan-Mycenaean society, Greece, the Hellenistic period and the Roman Empire to the Barbarian invasions. (H and N)
    EUH 2001 Western Civilization: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century
    Credits: 3.
    Treats feudal, urban and religious institutions in Medieval society, Renaissance and Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, the Age of Louis XIV and the Age of Reason. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 2002 Western Civilization: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present
    Credits: 3.
    Explores 18th-century revolutions, Napoleon, romanticism and reaction, national unifications and imperialism, competing ideologies, the world wars and Europe in the postwar era. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 2034 Nazi Germany
    Credits: 3.
    Political and cultural analysis of the history of Nazi Germany examining Nazi ideology, the origins of the Nazi state, coercion and consent among ordinary Germans, persecution of the disabled and of Jews, resistance and non-resistance, and the course of World War II from the German perspective.
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    EUH 3033 History of the Holocaust
    Credits: 3.
    Origins of anti-Semitism in central Europe and the execution of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. Examines the ideology of the Nazi leaders and the role of the SS, Army, Police, and ordinary citizens in perpetrating genocide. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3091 Intellectual History of Europe, Renaissance to Modern
    Credits: 3.
    Examines intellectual developments that have shaped modern views of human nature, society, the natural world and God.
    EUH 3121 The Early Middle Ages
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Studies the formation of the Medieval West from the dissolution of the Roman Empire to the year 1000 A.D. Emphasizes the ways in which Roman, Christian and Germanic traditions fused to form a new civilization. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3122 The High Middle Ages
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines European civilization from the 11th to the 14th centuries. Contrasts the urban and rural, northern and southern forms of economic social, cultural and political phenomena. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3140 Renaissance
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Interpretations of the Renaissance: Italy's political, literary and artistic developments. The northern Renaissance and Christian Humanism. (H and N) (WR)
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    EUH 3144 The Reformation
    Credits: 3.
    Critical religious changes in Europe from the 15th to 17th centuries. Pays particular attention to the broad impact of religion on the social, cultural and political developments of the period. (H and N)
    EUH 3180 Medieval Magic
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Assessment of the cultural, religious and political implications of the supernatural in late antique, medieval and early modern European society (400-1700 CE). Besides addressing the role of scapegoating in the persecution of marginalized groups, it suggests how belief in demonic magic co-existed with Christian belief in miracles.
    EUH 3182 Medieval Archaeology
    Credits: 3.
    Methods and theory of archaeology with particular emphasis on the Medieval period and the relation between the written and the archaeological evidence.
    EUH 3202 Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700
    Credits: 3.
    Development of Europe as it emerged from Middle Ages focusing on the growth of the modern state and the critical changes in politics, science, economics and religion. (H and N)
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    EUH 3204 Eighteenth-Century Europe
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Studies European politics, economics, society, ideas and institutions in the 18th century, including early modern forms of governance, the Enlightenment and the Age of the Revolution. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3205 Nineteenth-Century Europe
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Studies European politics, society, ideas and institutions, including the French Revolution, emergence of modern politics, upheavals of 1848 and 1871, rise of nationalism, urbanization and socialism. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3206 Twentieth-Century Europe
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Origins and outcomes of the two world wars, the varieties of European social and political ideologies, and the ever-changing pattern of national and trans-national identities. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3300 Byzantine History
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys Byzantine history with emphasis on political, economic and religious institutions and the role of Byzantium in medieval Europe.
    EUH 3323 Medieval Eastern Europe
    Credits: 3.
    Eastern Europe from late Antiquity to the 15th century. Examines the major problems of medieval history, with special emphasis on the role of the region in the history of the continent.
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    EUH 3330 Late Modern Central and Eastern Europe
    Credits: 3.
    Cultural, social and political survey of the Hapsburg Monarchy, Poland, and the Balkans from 1700 to 1918. Topics include absolutism, revolutionary nationalism, modernization, cultural flowering, ethnic violence, socialism and WWI.
    EUH 3383 Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late Antiquity
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the history of the Mediterranean region from the second to the 7th century with a particular focus on religious and cultural developments that marked the rise of a Christian Roman Empire.
    EUH 3432 Early Medieval Italy
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Surveys economic, social and political developments in the Italian peninsula between 800 and 1100.
    EUH 3473 Medieval Germany
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Surveys economic, social and political developments in Central Europe during the Middle Ages (500-1350).
    EUH 3500 Medieval England
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Creation of a national society and culture in the time of England's constitutional development (to the 16th century). (H and N) (WR)
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    EUH 3501 Early Modern England
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Development of a revolutionary tradition and of a parliamentary monarch in the period of England's cultural flowering (16th to 18th centuries). (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3502 Modern Britain
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Social, political and economic developments in the19th and 20th centuries. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3504 Britain before 1000 CE
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines the history of Britain from prehistoric times through the Roman and Anglo-Saxon conquests using historical, archaeological, literary and art historical sources. Studies political events, cultural and religious change and economic developments.
    EUH 3530 Colonies to Commonwealth: The History of the British Empire
    Credits: 3.
    History of the British Empire from its origins in Ireland to the decolonization movements of the 20th century. Examines not only the ways in which the British established and extended the empire through the political, military, economic and cultural spheres, but also resistance to empire.
    EUH 3533 Ireland in the British Empire
    Credits: 3.
    Place of Ireland in the British Empire and the imperial experiences of the Irish people. Covers the main themes of Irish history from the Tudor conquest to the establishment of the Irish Republic, all the while being attuned to the broader imperial context.
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    EUH 3564 Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century
    Credits: 3.
    Covers the collapse of Austro-Hungary, its successor states in the inter-war period, World War II, the Holocaust, the rise and fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe.
    EUH 3575 Imperial Russia, 1700-1914
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Major institutional, political, social and economic issues confronting the Russian state, drawing on source materials and on Russian literature to illustrate these issues. (H and N)
    EUH 3576 Twentieth-Century Russia to 1953
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Internal political, economic and social history of 20th-century Russia, including the impact of modernization, the rise of radical ideologies, the Bolshevik revolution and the evolution of the Soviet Union. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 3605 Science, History and Change
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines the historical and cultural relations of ideas about science and history as they converge on notions of nature, reason, time, causality, change, evolution, progress, continuity and revolution, from antiquity to Einstein. (H)
    EUH 3670 Jewish History from 711 to 1492
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys major historical developments in medieval Jewish society under Islam and western Christendom. Examines the interaction of Jews with the majority culture, political structure and economy, as well as changing cultural trends.
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    EUH 3671 Jewish History from 1492-1750
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Surveys major trends in Jewish society from the f15th to the 18th century, focusing on community structures and interfaith relations.
    EUH 3672 Modern European Jewish History
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Major events and themes of the Jews in Europe from 1650-1945.
    EUH 3673 Modern East European Jewry
    Credits: 3.
    History of European Jewry, focusing on the stetl world in Poland, the urban cultures of Austria-Hungary, interwar hypernationalism, the Holocaust and Communism.
    EUH 3683 The History of Consumption
    Credits: 3.
    Combines economic, social and political history to study the rise of consumer culture from the 18th century to the present. Primarily focused on Europe but includes the United States in the 20th century.
    EUH 3931 Special Topics in European History
    Credits: 3 to 12; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Selected variable topics in the history and culture of Europe.
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    EUH 4123 Holy War in the Middle Ages
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Examines the shifting terrain of historical and theological conceptions of war and holy war in the middle ages. Divided into four distinct sections: theological foundations, early medieval conceptions of war and community, the Crusades and changes in the high and late middle ages.
    EUH 4185 The Viking Experience
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Scandinavian medieval history, including an examination of the profound changes brought by Christianization and the rise of the medieval states.
    EUH 4186 Medieval Archaeology Field Practicum
    Credits: 6.
    Introduces medieval archaeology as a historical discipline and an inquiry into various approaches to the interpretation of material culture.
    EUH 4280 History of the Second World War
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Analyzes World War II, covering the origins, politics, resistance movements, grand strategy and consequences. (H) (WR)
    EUH 4282 History of Cold War Europe
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Cold War era in Europe, 1945-1991; emphasizes origins, social, economic and political aspects, and the historical consequences on Europe.
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    EUH 4310 History of Medieval Spain
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    History of the Iberian Peninsula between Late Antiquity and the end of the Reconquista. Emphasizes Muslim Spain, the Christian kingdoms in the North, Christian-Muslim-Jewish interactions, cultural development and social differentiation.
    EUH 4311 Jews of Medieval Spain
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Explores Jewish life and culture in the Iberian Peninsula from the early middle ages through the Expulsion of 1492. Analyzes interfaith relations and the role Jews played in shaping Spanish society and culture.
    EUH 4314 Spain and Portugal
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Spain and Portugal from the Middle Ages to the present; emphasizes the early modern period and the 20th century and creation of colonial empires in Latin America. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 4463 Nineteenth-Century Germany
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history. Offered alternate years.
    Germany's political development toward nationhood in the 19th century, and the imperial policies of Bismarck and Wilhelm II. The social history of specific groups in German society. Germany's role in the outbreak of WW I. (H and N) (WR)
    EUH 4464 Twentieth Century Germany
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history. Offered alternate years.
    Collapse of the monarchy and tribulations of the Weimar Republic. Examines Hitler's seizure of power, and of social, political, and ideological aspects of the Third Reich. The two Germanies to the fall of the Berlin Wall. (H and N) (WR)
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    EUH 4511 Elizabethan England, 1509-1660
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Cultural, social and constitutional developments in the time of the emergence of political and religious consciousness.
    EUH 4563 Habsburg Monarchy
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Studies the multi-ethnic dynastic state from formation through revitalization under Maria Theresa, conservative retrenchment under Metternich, and the challenge of nationalism from its peoples, to Austro-Hungary's collapse in WW I.
    EUH 4584 Medieval Russia
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Introduces the history of Eastern Europe from ca. 500 to 1584. Focuses on interconnected themes of state formation, trade, conversion to Christianity and the impact of the Mongol conquest.
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    EUH 4610 Society and the Sexes in Modern Europe, 18C to the Present
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Gendered analysis of great historical events, political movements and ideologies. Other topics of social and cultural history are discussed.
    EUH 4664 Modern European Revolutions: 1789-1989
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    History of key European revolutions that occurred between 1789 and 1989. Emphasizes the economic, cultural and political conditions that gave rise to and accompanied the development of these watershed events.
    EUH 4665 Terrorism and Political Violence in Post-War Europe: 1945-2000
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Provides a multi-country historical survey of the role terrorism and violence have played in European affairs in the post-Second World War era from 1945 to 2000.
    EUH 4930 History Research Seminar: Europe
    Credits: 3. Prereq: 4LS history major.
    Through rotating in content, this seminar has two distinct goals: introduce the historiography of a specific topic and produce a substantial research paper based on primary source evidence.
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    HIS 3454 Racial Theories in Europe and the U.S.
    Credits 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Introduces history of racial ideas and images from ancient to modern period.
    HIS 3460 History of Science and Religion
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the interaction between the religious and scientific communities in the West from the time of the early church to the present.
    HIS 3463 Introduction, History of Science: Origins to Newton
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the emergence of scientific thought from its mythopoeic beginnings to the time of Newton. Focuses on the interrelationships among science, philosophy and religion in Greece, Islam and the Latin West. Emphasizes Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes and Newton. (H and N)
    HIS 3464 Introduction, History of Science: Renaissance to the Present
    Credits: 3.
    General survey of the major issues in physical and biological science from the time of Galileo to the present. Emphasizes the impact of scientific development on society, culture and thought. (H and N) (WR)
    HIS 3465 The Scientific Revolution
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Emergence of modern science from Copernicus to Newton exploring the notions of empiricism, experiment, mechanism, materialism, and the historical concepts of continuity, change, revolution and progress. (H) (WR)
    HIS 3466 Newton, Darwin, Freud
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Emergence of the modern mind from the perspective of three symbolic heroes of western science and culture. Beginning biographically, raises issues regarding notions of the Great Man, Great Books and Great Ideas, as well as theories of identity, genius, rationality, creativity, change and the relations between science and the humanities, biography and history.
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    HIS 3483 The Nuclear Age
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    History of the changing perception of the political and social significance of science since the discovery of nuclear fission.
    HIS 3495 Evolution of Infectious Diseases
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Emergence of new infectious diseases in a historical and cultural context. Emphasizes the history of well-documented infectious diseases such as leprosy, bubonic plague, cholera, smallpox, yellow fever, tuberculosis, influenza, polio, venereal disease and AIDS, as well as the more recent Ebola viral-type outbreaks. (S)
    HIS 3501 The History of Modern Biological Thought
    Credits: 3.
    Selected areas of modern biological thought after 1800. Topics include Darwin, genetics, the Evolutionary Synthesis, molecular biology and sociobiology. (H) (WR)
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    HIS 3503 Readings in History of Science, Technology and Medicine
    Credits: 3 to 3.
    Readings on special topics in history of science, technology or medicine.
    HIS 3610 History and Public Policy
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examines the role of historical analysis and argument in the policy-making process. Introduces the ways in which decision-makers use and misuse history, and considers what it means to take history into account in public policy. Uses specific contemporary policy problems to illustrate the challenges of using history effectively.
    HIS 3931 Special Topics
    Credits: 3.
    Special topics in history. (H) (WR)
    HIS 3942 History Practicum
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of AMH, ASH, EUH, AFH, LAH, HIS, or WOH.
    Learn the elements of the professional study of history: the critical reading of sources (primary and secondary); research skills; and a variety of historical methodologies.
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    HIS 4472 History of Evolutionary Thought from the Enlightenment to the Present
    Credits: 3; Prereq: some background in evolutionary science or history of science recommended.
    Advanced history of science examines the history of evolutionary thought from the Enlightenment to the present. Emphasizes the specific development of Darwinian evolutionary theory and the lives of key theorists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Considers sociopolitical and national contexts.
    HIS 4502 The History of Genetics and Molecular Biology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history and knowledge of the history of science and biology recommended.
    Advanced history of science; explores the history of genetics and molecular biology.
    HIS 4905 Individual Study
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Individual study in history. (WR)
    HIS 4911 Undergraduate Research in History
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Provides firsthand, supervised research in History. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in History.
    HIS 4930 History Research Seminar
    Credits: 3. Prereq: 4LS history major.
    Through rotating in content, this seminar has two distinct goals: introduce the historiography of a specific topic and produce a substantial research paper based on primary source evidence.
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    HIS 4944 Internship in the Practice of History
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: history major and undergraduate coordinator permission.
    Gives history majors practical experience in history-related institutions and organizations, such as archives, historical societies, museums and university presses.
    HIS 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 18; can be repeated with a change in content up to 18 credits. Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission.
    Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
    HIS 4970 Senior Thesis
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 4 credits; Prereq: senior standing and department permission before registering.
    Required for potential award of high or highest honors. Directed research leading to the submission of an interpretive and analytical, rather than merely narrative, essay of approximately 40 pages in length. The paper may be based on research into a particular topic for which there is accessible source materials or it may involve a thorough critical assessment of a significant historical controversy or historiographical issue. Topics must be approved by the department honors coordinator. Registration for two semesters' work is required in order to allow adequate attention to the project. (WR)
    HIS 4971 History Honors Workshop
    Credits: 3; Prereq: acceptance into the History Honors program.
    Assists with all phases of the senior thesis, including project design, research, writing, and oral presentation. Students complete assignments that build toward a draft of a preliminary chapter or the introduction. The workshop provides a collaborative environment in which to pursue individual thesis projects.
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    HPS 3003 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: UFTeach Step 1.
    Explores the different ways that scientists and mathematicians since the 17th century have explained the workings of the natural world. (H) (WR)
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    LAH 2020 Introduction to Latin American History
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces Latin American civilization, from the Conquest to the present, emphasizing select topics in social, political and cultural history. (H and N)
    LAH 3100 Emergence of Latin American Nations
    Credits: 3.
    The last phase of the colonial regime, movement for independence, and problems of nation-building to the end of the 19th century. (H and N) (WR)
    LAH 3130 Colonial Latin America
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Surveys the formation of Spanish and Portuguese imperial systems and colonial societies in America in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. (H and N) (WR)
    LAH 3300 Contemporary Latin America
    Credits: 3.
    Contemporary challenges to traditional structures; revolution and evolution. (H and N) (WR)
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    LAH 3470 Introduction to Caribbean History
    Credits: 3.
    The main issues and debates in Caribbean history from the time of Columbus to the mid-20th century.
    LAH 3725 Race, Religion and Revolution in the Black Caribbean
    Credits: 3; Prereq: sophomore standing.
    Explores the history of Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua. Explains the emergence of colonial and neo-colonial political systems, the concept of race in relationship to slavery and global capitalism as well as the role of religion in revolutionary actions.
    LAH 3741 Revolution in the Americas
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Historical analysis of the armed and unarmed revolutionary movements of 20th century Latin America, from Mexico to Chile.
    LAH 3931 Special Topics in Latin American History
    Credits: 3 to 12; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Selected, variable topics in the history and culture of Latin America.
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    LAH 4433 Modern Mexico
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Aftermath of independence and war with U.S., the Reform and Maximillian, Porfiriato, Mexican Revolution and contemporary trends. (H and N) (WR)
    LAH 4471 Caribbean History to 1800
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Social, economic and political history of the West Indies and the Circum-Caribbean region to 1800, with particular emphasis on slave society. (H and N) (WR)
    LAH 4472 The Caribbean, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Social history of the modern Caribbean: slave emancipation and decolonization; race relations and black consciousness; labor, culture, and economic change. (H and N) (WR)
    LAH 4473 France in the Caribbean
    Credits: 3.
    Making of the modern Francophone Caribbean. Introduce a range of political, economic and cultural phenomena from buccaneering and voodoo to tourism and transnational identity. Emphasizes slave plantation society, the Haitian Revolution and the black consciousness movements of the 20th century.
    LAH 4520 Andean Nations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Anthropological and political history of the postcolonial Andean region, including the republics of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. (H and N) (WR)
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    LAH 4602 History of Amazonia
    Credits: 3.
    Historical analysis of the Amazon. Need no previous knowledge of Latin American history; for those interested in the current issues confronting the region. (H and N)
    LAH 4630 Brazil after 1750
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Late and colonial reform; independence and origins and achievements of Brazilian monarchy; modernization and neo-colonialism; slavery, the military, and emergence of oligarchical republic; legacy of dictatorship and populism. (H and N) (WR)
    LAH 4730 Science and Technology in Latin American, 1492-Present
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Introduces the diffusion, acculturation and adaption of scientific ideas, practices and technology by exploring concepts within Latin America.
    LAH 4930 History Research Seminar: Latin America
    Credits: 3. Prereq: 4LS history major.
    Through rotating in content, this seminar has two distinct goals: introduce the historiography of a specific topic and produce a substantial research paper based on primary source evidence.
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    WOH 2040 The World in the Twentieth Century
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys major developments in the history of the twentieth century, focusing on the increasing world interconnections and interdependency. Themes include imperialism, nationalism and decolonization, the two world wars and the interwar period, the Cold War, new social movements and globalization and the international economy.
    WOH 3043 The World Since 1945
    Credits: 3.
    Overview of the contemporary world, while trying to promote an awareness of the striking diversity of views that characterize and shape that world. Covers major issues in the post 1945 world, the Cold War, colonialism and decolonization. (H and N)
    WOH 3203 Africans in World History
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Critically examines the history of Africans outside Africa; emphasizes the Atlantic world and the Americas and to connections forged between peoples of African descent and broader movements in world history. Themes include slavery and anti-slavery, diaspora formation, the history of ideas, revolution, decolonization and civil rights struggles.
    WOH 3205 History of Human Rights
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Explores the global history of human rights, looking at the bases of those rights, including traditions, practices and international declarations and their evolution over time. At the end of the semester, groups present case reports that apply human rights principles to a variety of historical moments.
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    WOH 3233 History of Christianity 1
    Credits: 3.
    Surveys the history of Christianity, c. 100 to c. 1300, from its status as a persecuted minority religion of the Roman Empire to its position of dominance in the civilizations of medieval Europe and Byzantium.
    WOH 3239 History of Christianity 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Developments in the history of Christianity from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Topics include the crises of the 14th century (impact of the Black Death, Avignon papacy and schism), conciliarism, the Reformation movements, expansion of Christianity abroad and the impact of the Enlightenment on faith.
    WOH 3241 The Vietnam War
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Examination of the origins, course, and consequences of the conflict in Vietnam, from American and various Vietnamese perspectives, and including the roles of other participants, such as the French, Chinese, and Soviets.
    WOH 3242 The United States and the Contemporary World
    Credits: 3.
    Traces the historical development of issues in contemporary international politics. Case studies may include the international economy, terrorism, change and conflict in the Middle East, the drug trade, nuclear and biological weapons, climate change and globalization.
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    WOH 4204 Modern Masculinities in Global Perspective
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3 credits of history.
    Comparative, global and historical approach to the study of masculinity, drawing from a burgeoning interdisciplinary scholarship. Study ranges across the world and examines masculinities in the Americas, Asia and Europe with special attention to case studies such as Iran, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States.
    WOH 4234 Atlantic Exchanges from Columbus to NATO
    Credits: 3.
    History of the Atlantic world, demonstrating that oceans have been connective forces that facilitate the exchange of commodities, capital and culture across vast distances. Topics include the history of the central and northern Atlantic during the age of Imperialism.
    WOH 4243 The Cold War and Decolonization
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.
    Adopting a world history approach to post-World War II era, explores how decolonization intersected with the Cold War in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
    WOH 4254 Nations and Nationalism
    Credits: 3.
    Studies the modern genesis of the nation and the nation-state in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Emphasizes the relationship between European Imperialism and colonial and postcolonial nationalisms around the globe.
    WOH 4264 Empires and Imperialism
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the history of early modern and modern empires and imperialisms in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
    WOH 4930 History Research Seminar: World History
    Credits: 3; Prereq: History major.
    Introduces the historiography of a specific topic; requires a substantial research paper based on primary source evidence.
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