Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of the fascinating, popular courses taught in the Department of History.
HIS 119: World War I

HIS 119: World War I

The First World War and the settlement that followed from 1914-1919. Causes, conduct, and consequences of the war including military, political, economic, social, and cultural factors, with special emphasis on connections between the home front and the battlefield.

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HIS 194C: Modern Japan

HIS 194C: Modern Japan

Survey of the cultural, social, economic, and political aspects of Japanese history in the twentieth century emphasizing labor and social movements, militarism and the Pacific war, and the emergence of Japan as a major economic power.

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HIS 195B: Modern Korean History

HIS 195B: Modern Korean History

History of Modern Korea, from Yi dynasty period to 1990s. Covers the political and socioeconomic changes in 19th century, modernization under Japanese colonialism, postwar economic growth and effects of the Cold War.

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