Expanded Course Descriptions Summer Sessions 2018

The Department of History scheduled these undergraduate courses for SPRING QUARTER 2018. This list is subject to change, so please check back often.

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HIS 4C - 17B

 

History 4C: History of Western Civilization (Summer Session 1) 

Professor Campbell

This course presents an overview of the major questions of European history from the late 18th century to the present.  In the first part of the course, we will investigate the fundamental changes to European life that the French and Industrial Revolutions wrought.  In the second, focusing on the 20th century, we will turn to the problems that an increasingly mobile and diverse continent confronted in world wars hot and cold, while tracing the gradual emergence of a new European order.

Of particular importance to us will be the theme of violence as a means of both challenging and maintaining Europe’s political and economic systems.

Students will be assessed on the basis of short (one-page) weekly writing assignments, a longer final paper, an essay-based final exam, and their participation in weekly discussion

 

History 9A: East Asian Civilization (China) 

Professor Chiang

This course is an introduction to Chinese history from earliest times until the present day. It is open to all students without prerequisite. The course surveys traditional Chinese civilization and its modern transformation, with an emphasis on China’s connection to the wider world. Themes include thought and religion, political and social life, art and literature. Perspectives on contemporary China are provided. To focus our study of China’s long history, the course places special emphasis on the global history of China and the Chinese migration experience.  We will examine the formation of Chinese communities and cultures in the diasporic context, colonial and postcolonial Southeast Asia, the settler societies (including North America and Australia), and transnational cinemas.  This class counts toward the following GE requirements: Arts & Humanities; Social Sciences; World Cultures; Writing Experience.

 

History 17A: History of the United States to 1877 (Summer Session 1) 

Professor Smolenski 

This course covers the history of the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War. The class looks at how and why an independent United States emerged from the European contest for North America. We will discuss a wide variety of topics in this class, including the European discovery of America; the rise of African slavery in America; the development of a multiracial, multicultural society in the British American colonies; the American Revolution and the development of republican government; economic development and westward expansion; and sectional rivalries within the United States. The course concludes with the collapse of the early American republic and the society that emerged in the aftermath of the Civil War    

 

History 17B: History of the United States (Summer Session 1) 

STAFF

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History 6: Introduction to the Middle East (Summer Session 2) 

Professor Anooshahr 

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History 10C: 19th-20th Century World (Summer Session 2) 

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History 17A: History of the United States (Summer Session 2) 

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History 17B: History of the United States (Summer Session 2) 

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HIS 146B- 161

 

History 164: History of Chile (Summer Session 1) 

STAFF

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History 174C: History of the United States since 1945 (Summer Session 1) 

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History 146B: Europe in the 20th Century (Summer Session 2) 

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History 161: Human Rights in Latin America (Summer Session 2) 

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