History

Office: 3094 Faculty/Administration Building; 313-577-2525
Chairperson: Elizabeth V. Faue
Undergraduate Advisor: Gayle McCreedy
http://www.clas.wayne.edu/history

History is central to our understanding of the human experience. The study of the past allows us to place our world in context, whether we want to understand international crises, the significance of a national election, or social relations within our own community. The skills of the historian - the ability to do research in original sources, to think critically, and to write clearly and persuasively - are highly valued in our changing world. The Wayne State Department of History maintains an international reputation for excellence in history, most notably in labor and urban history and in the history of governance and citizenship. Our faculty has received numerous awards for cutting-edge research and excellence in teaching. We teach undergraduate students fundamental research, analytical, and writing skills and train graduate students as professional historians, equipped with the skills to produce original, publishable research in their field of specialization.

ASH, ERIC: Ph.D., M.A., Princeton University; B.A., Harvard University; Associate Professor

BUKOWCZYK, JOHN: Ph.D., Harvard University; B.A., Northwestern University; Professor

CHINEA, JORGE L.: Ph.D., University of Minnesota; M.A., B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton; Associate Professor

CUELLO, JOSÉ: Ph.D., M.A., University of California; B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago; Associate Professor

FAUE, ELIZABETH V.: Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of Minnesota; Professor and Chair

GIDLOW, LIETTE: Ph.D., Cornell University; M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., University of Chicago; Associate Professor

HART, JENNIFER: Ph.D., M.A., Indiana University at Bloomington; B.A., Dennison University; Assistant Professor

HUMMER, HANS: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., University of Florida; B.S., Kansas State University; Associate Professor

KERSHAW, PAUL V.: Ph.D., New York University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Visiting Assistant Professor

KRUMAN, MARC W.: Ph.D., M.A., Yale University; B.S., Cornell University; Professor

LANZA, JANINE: Ph.D., M.A., Cornell University; B.A., University of Chicago; Associate Professor

LIKAKA, OSUMAKA: Ph.D., University of Minnesota; M.A., B.A., University of Lubumbashi; Associate Professor

LUBLIN, ELIZABETH DORN: Ph.D., University of Hawaii; M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., Yale University; Associate Professor

LUPOVITCH, HOWARD: Ph.D., Columbia University; M.A., B.A., University of Michigan; Associate Professor

LYNCH, WILLIAM: Ph.D., M.A., Cornell University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; B.A., Rensselear Polytechnic Institute; Associate Professor

MARRERO, KAREN: Ph.D., M.A., M.Phil, Yale University; M.A., B.A., University of Windsor; Assistant Professor

MASON, PHILIP P.: Ph.D., M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., Boston University; Distinguished Professor Emeritus

MCGUIRE, DANIELLE: Ph.D., Rutgers University; M.A., B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Associate Professor

NEUMANN, TRACY: Ph.D., New York University; M.A. Cornell University; B.A., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor

PORT, ANDREW: Ph.D., A.M., Harvard University; B.A., Yale University; Professor

RETISH, AARON: Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Associate Professor

RICHMOND, MARSHA L.: Ph.D., Indiana University; M.A., B.S., University of Oklahoma; Associate Professor

TASCHKA, SYLVIA: Dr.Phil, M.A., Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen; Senior Lecturer

VANBURKLEO, SANDRA: Ph.D., M.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., Hamline University; Professor

WILLIAMS, KIDADA: Ph.D. University of Michigan; M.A., B.S., Central Michigan University; Associate Professor

HIS 1000 World Civilization to 1500 Cr. 4

Survey of ancient and medieval history from the Neolithic Revolution to 1500. Offered Every Term.

HIS 1050 American Civilization Since World War II Cr. 4

Recent American ideas, institutions, and social movements within the broad context of global change and conflicts. Offered Biannually.

HIS 1300 Europe and the World: 1500-1945 Cr. 4

The rise of the modern West and the response of the non-West from the age of exploration to the end of World War II. The foundations of the contemporary world. Offered Every Term.

HIS 1400 The World Since 1945 Cr. 4

Selected topics in world history since 1945, including: impact of World War II on Europe and European empires; bipolar division of the world between the United States and the Soviet Union; the international order and relations between the industrial nations (First World) and the developing nations (Third World). Offered Every Term.

HIS 1600 African Civilizations to 1800 Cr. 3-4

Africa from ancient Egypt to the Atlantic slave trade. Emphasis on state-building; regional and international commercial networks and their role in economic, political, and socio-cultural change. Offered Every Term.

HIS 1610 African Civilizations Since 1800 Cr. 3-4

The origins of contemporary Africa, nineteenth century state-building, spread of Islamic religion, establishment of European empires, independence struggles, and problems of independence. Offered Every Term.

HIS 1700 History of Pre-Modern East Asia Cr. 3

From antiquity to the late seventeenth century; emphasis on political, economic, social, and cultural developments in China, Japan, and Korea. Offered Irregularly.

Equivalent: ASN 1700

HIS 1710 History of Modern East Asia Cr. 3

From beginning of nineteenth century to the present; emphasis on political, social and economic developments in China, Japan and Korea. Offered Irregularly.

Equivalent: ASN 1710

HIS 1800 The Age of Islamic Empires: 600-1600 Cr. 3

Historical evolution of the Islamic world from birth of Islam to height of Ottoman Empire. Islamic history and civilization in a world-historical context; developments indigenous to specific regions, such as Islamic Spain. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: NE 2030

HIS 1810 The Modern Middle East Cr. 3

Survey of Middle East history in modern era, focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ottoman history from 1600: impact of European imperialism and nationalist movements, resulting in development of modern state systems, regional/national conflicts, and Islamic response to modernization. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: NE 2040

HIS 1900 History of Colonial Latin America Cr. 3

The Spanish and Portuguese conquests in the Americas; the multi-racial and class social structures they established as colonies, and the movements for independence, 1492-1822. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: LAS 1900

HIS 1910 Latin America from Independence to the Present Cr. 3

Latin America from early nineteenth century to the 1980s. Major themes include: 1) colonial pasts and political independence; 2) state formation, and the construction of identities at local and national levels; 3) elite and popular relations, including cases of rebellion, revolution, and state repression; 4) forms of capitalist development and transformations in class relations, ideologies of economic development, and linkages to the United States. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: LAS 1910

HIS 1995 Society and the Economic Transition Cr. 3

Historical survey of the interaction between technological change, socio-economic systems, and culture. Multi-disciplinary studies of hunting, agrarian, and industrial societies. Offered Fall.

HIS 2000 Introduction to Urban Studies Cr. 4

Urban phenomena, past and present, quality and nature of urban life, major concerns of urban areas; perspectives and techniques of various urban-related disciplines. Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: GPH 2000, PS 2000, SOC 2500, US 2000

HIS 2040 United States to 1877 Cr. 3-4

American experience with colonialism, revolution and nation building. Offered Every Term.

HIS 2050 United States Since 1877 Cr. 3-4

Industrialization, urbanization, and emergence of the United States as a world power. Offered Every Term.

HIS 2240 History of Michigan Cr. 3-4

Social and economic development of the state, from French explorations to the present. Offered Biannually.

HIS 2350 Black Detroit Cr. 3

Explores the historical, cultural and structural aspects of the Black urban experience in Detroit from the late 19th Century to the present, including the role that racism, urbanization and suburbanization have played in shaping racial, spatial and economic inequality in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Utilizes an interdisciplinary approach: to interrogate the social and cultural history of Black Detroit, to examine the various forms of Black social movement activism used by Black Detroiters in the 20th Century, and to analyze ways the shifting economic and political currents shaped, and reshaped racism, class, space, and resistance in the Detroit metropolitan area. Offered Fall, Winter.

Equivalent: AFS 2350, US 2350

HIS 2430 History of Latino/as in the United States Cr. 3

Historical development of people of Hispanic descent in the United States from the early nineteenth century to the present. Cultural conflict, and interaction of political, social, and economic forces. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: LAS 2430

HIS 2440 History of Mexico Cr. 3

Historical development of Mexico and the Mexican people from the Spanish conquest to the present. Interaction of political, social, economic and cultural influences. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: LAS 2410

HIS 2500 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies Cr. 3

Open to all undergraduate students. Introduction to the peace and conflict studies co-major. Survey, ranging from biology and conflict among animals to disputes involving the individual, the family, the neighborhood and region, the nation and global or international community. Definitions and approaches to peace. (Some sections linked to Peace and Justice Learning Community.) Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: PCS 2000, PS 2820

HIS 2510 Science, Technology, and War Cr. 4

Modern weapons, nuclear and otherwise are becoming increasingly available and dangerous; people with grievances seem eager to use them. Science and technology, as well as constraints of bureaucracy and society underpin weapons development and use, as technologies affect prospects and results of war and peace. History of humanity and its tools of war. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: PCS 2020, PHY 2020, PS 2440

HIS 2520 Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies Cr. 1-4

Special topics relating to peace and conflict studies. Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: PCS 2010, PS 2830

Repeatable for 12 Credits

HIS 2530 The Study of Non-Violence Cr. 3

Intellectual and social roots of non-violence and the practice of non-violence in different people's lifestyles. Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: PCS 2050, PS 2550, SOC 2050

HIS 2600 Latin Amer To 1810 Cr. 3

HIS 2605 History of Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Modern World Cr. 3

Examination of change over time, using different historical approaches to try to account for change as specifically applicable from a comparative perspective to the experiences of women and constructions of gender and sexual identity. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: GSW 2600

HIS 2700 Introduction to Canadian Studies Cr. 3

Survey of Canada in its cultural, literary, historical, geographical and political aspects; key concepts and social patterns that define the Canadian experience. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: ENG 2670, GPH 2700, PS 2700

HIS 2800 Introduction to Global Issues and Institutions Cr. 3

Provides a broad overview of some of the big and controversial questions facing our increasingly globalized world today and introduces some of the tools we have to confront these issues. Topics include the conflict and security threats, protection of human rights, global warming, and resource management. Offered Fall, Winter.

Equivalent: GLS 2800

HIS 3000 The Historian's Craft Cr. 3

Provides an introduction to the discipline of history and the methodological skills that historians need to explore their areas of interest. Offered Every Term.

HIS 3010 Jewish History from the Bible to 1492 Cr. 4

Survey the history of the Jews from biblical antiquity until the Expulsion from Spain. Special attention will be paid to the world of the Hebrew Bible, the Jewish encounter with Hellenistic Civilization, the creation and triumph of Rabbinic Judaism, and Jewish life under Christian and Muslim Rule. Offered Irregularly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: NE 3010

HIS 3011 Jewish History since 1492 Cr. 3

Major developments in Jewish History since the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. Specific topics include the impact of the Spanish expulsion, the Jews of the Ottoman Empire, Jews and the Italian Renaissance, Martin Luther and the Jews, the golden age of Polish Jewry, 1648, Shabbetai Tzvi, Hassidic Judaism, the Court Jews and Age of Absolutism, the impact of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the Age of Emancipation, the twin birth of Reform and Orthodox Judaism, Anti-Semitism and the Dreyfus Affair, Zionism and other forms of Jewish Nationalism, Hitler and the Final Solution, the creation of the State of Israel, and Jews in Post-World War II America, Israel, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Offered Biannually (Winter).

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: NE 3011

HIS 3015 History of Judaism and Jewish Thought Cr. 4

Development of Judaism and Jewish thought from early beginnings in the Hebrew Bible to contemporary American Jewish religious developments. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: NE 3015

HIS 3140 African American History I: 1400-1865 Cr. 3-4

African origins of the African American; transition from freedom to slavery; status of the African American under slavery. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: AFS 3140

HIS 3150 African American History II: Reconstruction to 1968 Cr. 3-4

African American history from Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Movement. Offered Winter.

Equivalent: AFS 3150

HIS 3155 African American History III: from 1968 to the Present Cr. 3-4

History of African Americans' struggle against persistent and stubborn racism, efforts to achieve full citizenship, and legal and economic justice after 1968. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: AFS 3155

HIS 3160 Black Urban History Cr. 4

Historical experience of African Americans in urban areas; impact of their communities on urban development from 1860 to contemporary times. Offered Fall, Winter.

Equivalent: AFS 3160

HIS 3170 Ethnicity and Race in American Life Cr. 3-4

Exploration of complicated relationship between ethnic and racial diversity and the making of America. Using historical, literary, and cultural readings and sources to examine key themes: Who was the ""Other""? What is an ""American""? Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: AFS 3170

HIS 3180 Black Social Movements Cr. 4

Survey of mass or popular Black movements with emphasis on their political and cultural impact, historical continuity and organization. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: ([AFS 2210 with a minimum grade of D-])

Equivalent: AFS 3180

HIS 3230 The Civil Rights Movement Cr. 3

Historically-driven survey of the Civil Rights Movement; focus on African Americans' efforts to enjoy the full benefits of American citizenship. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: AFS 3230

HIS 3240 Detroit Politics: Continuity and Change in City and Suburbs Cr. 4

Detroit-area political systems and processes, historical, economic, and social influences on local politics. Traditions, changes, and future challenges in Detroit and metropolitan area. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: PS 3250

HIS 3250 The Family in History Cr. 3-4

Comparative survey emphasizing the transformation from traditional patterns of family life to family and kin in modern industrial society; students research their own family histories. Offered Biannually.

HIS 3320 Twentieth Century Middle East Cr. 3

The contemporary Middle East; emphasis on social and economic development. Investigation of issues that identify the region, such as oil, gender issues, fundamentalism, and regional conflicts. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: NE 3040

HIS 3330 Civilizations of the Nile Valley: Egypt and Nubia Cr. 4

From Neolithic era to the seventh century of our era. Offered Biannually.

HIS 3345 Christianity in Africa Cr. 4

This course explores the history of missionization on the African continent; its role in furthering the colonial project and the changes it brought for African societies; and the role of Africans in shaping Christian practice. Offered Fall.

HIS 3360 Black Workers in American History Cr. 4

Survey course. Slave and free workers during antebellum period; skill trades, sharecropping, menial labor, and coal mining during Reconstruction; labor struggles and job discrimination in the twentieth century. Offered Fall, Winter.

Equivalent: AFS 3360

HIS 3440 American Medicine in the Twentieth Century Cr. 3

Major historical benchmarks in the making of the medical system in the U.S., including developments in medicine and medical knowledge, as well as social and political factors that influenced their reception and implementation. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: SOC 3440

HIS 3490 History of Russia and Eurasia to 1917 Cr. 4

Interaction of cultures, politics and societies of Russia and Eurasia to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

HIS 3585 Science, Technology, and Society Cr. 3

Introduction to the field of Science and Technology Studies; how conflicts about science and technology are generated and resolved; how broader societal institutions help shape, and are shaped by, science and technology. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

HIS 3650 History of Detroit Cr. 3

History of Detroit from European contact to the present, with emphasis on the late-19th and 20th centuries. Offered Irregularly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: US 3650

HIS 3840 China & the World Cr. 4

Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: ASN 3840

HIS 3991 Directed Study: Salford - WSU Exchange Cr. 3-9

Directed study at University of Salford, England. Offered Fall, Winter.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

HIS 3995 Special Topics in History Cr. 1-4

Specialized and topical studies in historical events, personalities and themes. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes . Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

HIS 3996 Topics in African History Cr. 1-4

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes . Offered Irregularly.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

HIS 3998 Topics in American History Cr. 1-4

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes . Offered Irregularly.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

HIS 4990 Directed Study Cr. 1-6

Offered Every Term.

HIS 4997 Internship in Public History Cr. 3

Professional experience in public history under the supervision of a public history practitioner and a departmental advisor. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History or History Honors.

HIS 5010 Colonial North America Cr. 4

European expansion to North America, interaction among European, Native American, and African peoples, and imperial competition over the New World through the Seven Years' War. Offered Irregularly.

HIS 5020 Revolutionary America Cr. 4

Social, political, and cultural background to America's independence movement; development of American national identity, social relations, and early politics through the election of 1800. Offered Irregularly.

HIS 5030 Early American Republic: 1789-1850 Cr. 4

Emphasis on the political culture with special attention to the founding of the American Republic, the emergence of a modern economy, slavery, social reform, and the sectional crisis. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5040 Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850-1877 Cr. 3

Emphasis on the coming of the Civil War, the war's impact on American society, and the reconstruction of the United States after the war. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5070 Contemporary American History: 1945 to the Present Cr. 4

Social, political, intellectual, economic, diplomatic, and cultural trends in the United States since World War II. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5110 Class, Race, and Politics in America Cr. 3

Historical and analytic investigation into the role of class and race in American politics. Offered Irregularly.

Equivalent: AFS 6100, PS 6050, SOC 7330, UP 7030

HIS 5130 American Foreign Relations Since 1933 Cr. 4

United States involvement in the international system from the twenties to the present. Emphasis on World War II to Vietnam and the role of the United States in the Cold War and the Third World. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5160 American Legal Culture to 1857 Cr. 4

The emergence of distinctively Anglo-American legal cultures in the Atlantic basin and then in North America, from early exploration and settlement until the early stages of Civil War. Special attention is paid to law's ongoing relationship to state making, the shifting terrain of citizenship, the emergence of capitalism, and the construction within society of racial, gendered, and class distinctions. Not a prerequisite for HIS 5170. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5170 American Legal Culture after 1857 Cr. 4

The post-Civil War development of legal-cultural constructs as Americans industrialized, modernized, globalized, and centralized public life. Special attention will be paid to law's ongoing relationship to state-making, the shifting terrain of citizenship, the emergence of the modern welfare state, economic regulation and de-regulation, and the construction of racial, gendered, and class distinctions. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5200 Women, Gender, and Sexuality in US History Cr. 3

the history of women in the United States and the role of gender and sexuality in shaping women/qs and men/qs experience and identity. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5210 The Peopling of Modern America, 1790-1914: A History of Immigration Cr. 3-4

Causes and consequences of immigration; immigrants and labor; immigrant culture and institutions; relationship between immigration, industrialization, and urbanization; racism, nativism, and immigration restriction. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5220 The Changing Shape of Ethnic America: World War I to the Present Cr. 3-4

Assimilation, cultural pluralism and the ""melting pot""; persistence of ethnic cultures; class and ethnicity; internal migrations; America's recent immigrants; race and ethnic relations in the city; the ""new ethnicity."" Offered Biannually.

HIS 5230 History Of South Cr. 3

Equivalent: HIS 7230

HIS 5231 The Conquest in Latin America Cr. 3

Varying perspectives on European conquests in Latin America. Offered Irregularly.

Equivalent: LAS 5231

HIS 5234 Race in Colonial Latin America Cr. 3

Use of race to organize colonial society in Latin America. Offered Irregularly.

Equivalent: LAS 5234

HIS 5235 The Civil Rights Movement Cr. 3

Historically-driven survey of the Civil Rights Movement; focus on African Americans' efforts to enjoy the full benefits of American citizenship. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: AFS 5230

HIS 5239 Latin American Migration to the United States Cr. 3

Causes, dynamics, and impact of Latin American migration to the United States. Offered Irregularly.

Equivalent: LAS 5239

HIS 5240 Michigan History in Perspective Cr. 3

Social, economic, environmental, and political history of Michigan from prehistory to the present. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

HIS 5251 History of Feminism Cr. 4

An upper-division/graduate-level course on the main ideological, intellectual, and political sources and developments in the history of feminism in the United States. Offered Biannually.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Unranked Grad, Junior or Senior; enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

HIS 5261 African American History and Memory Cr. 3

An examination of the ways different groups and institutions remember and forget African American history. Each term the course will have a specific focus that will be advertised in advance. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: AFS 5261

Repeatable for 6 Credits

HIS 5290 American Labor History Cr. 4

Analysis of American workers and unions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: ECO 5490

HIS 5300 History of American Capitalism Cr. 4

History and development of American capitalism from the colonial period through the 2008 financial crisis. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5330 History of Ancient Greece Cr. 3

Ancient Greek culture, emphasizing political events, social and economic institutions, and cultural achievements. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5335 History of the Hellenistic Age Cr. 3

The History of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean world from Alexander the Great to the Roman conquest: 323 B.C. to 30 B.C. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5340 History of Ancient Rome Cr. 3

Institutional and cultural development. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: HIS 7340

HIS 5345 Rome and the Barbarians Cr. 3

The relationship between ancient Rome and the pre-state societies that existed beyond its frontiers from about 300 B.C.E to about 500 C.E. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5360 The Early Middle Ages: 300-1000 Cr. 3

Interaction of Roman, Christian, and barbarian elements in the emergence of Europe as a cultural entity between the fourth and tenth centuries. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5370 The High Middle Ages: 1000-1300 Cr. 3

Economic, social, and cultural developments that transformed Western European civilization during the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5385 History of Christianity to the Reformation Cr. 3

Survey of Christianity from Jesus to the Reformation. Balanced coverage of Christianity in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5386 The History of Christianity from the Reformation to the Present Cr. 3

Examines the Reformation, the export of Christianity to the New World, Africa, and Asia; and the challenges posed to Christian cultural hegemony in the west by science and modernism. Offered Irregularly.

HIS 5395 Social History of the Roman Empire Cr. 3-4

Social institutions of the Roman empire, including the family, patronage, slavery, economy, and religion. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5400 Early Modern Europe Cr. 4

Development of modern centralized state; social and cultural changes, including the Enlightenment. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5407 The Scientific Revolution Cr. 3

Rise of modern science; major changes in study of astronomy, medicine, physics, mathematics, and other sciences from 1500 to 1700. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5410 The French Revolution and Napoleon Cr. 4

The dramatic changes of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century that altered the course of French and European development and laid the basis for political modernization. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5425 American Environmental History Cr. 3

From the pre-Columbian period to the present day; emphasis on twentieth-century urban history, using Detroit as a model for the changing human/environment relationship over the past three centuries. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

HIS 5440 Twentieth Century Europe Cr. 4

Total war and disillusionment, attempts to restore stability and security, totalitarianism as an answer, more war and reconstruction, a divided Europe, and the search for Europe's place in the world. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5450 Europe, 1918-1939: Mass Politics and Culture in the Age of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini Cr. 4

Social and cultural trends in modern European society; ideological struggles of interwar period. Topics include: impact of World War I; development of communism, fascism, Nazism; Freud and the liberal defense; existentialism; postwar disillusionment. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5460 History of the Holocaust Cr. 4

Holocaust as a tragic conjuncture of general European and Jewish history. Topics include: development of anti-Semitism in Europe and the rise of Nazism; European Jewry in the interwar period; the Third Reich's treatment of the ""Jewish Question"" in the 1930s; Jewish resistance; fate of the survivors; implications of the Holocaust for contemporary society. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5470 Modern Germany Cr. 3-4

The history of modern Germany against the background of its tradition and culture. Concentration on the Prussian-Austrian conflict, the emergence of German intellectual life, unification and modernization, and the crises and wars of the twentieth century. Offered Irregularly.

HIS 5480 Nazi Germany Cr. 3-4

Hitler and Nazi Germany. Topics include: impact of World War I, the Weimar Republic, the growth of the Nazi party, the seizure of power, internal and foreign policies, and the war experience. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: HIS 7480

HIS 5490 His: Russia & Eurasia to 1917 Cr. 4

Offered Yearly.

HIS 5495 History of the Russian Revolution Cr. 3-4

The Russian Revolution, including fall of tsarist Russia, reign of the Provisional Government, and establishment of power by the Communist Party. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5500 The Soviet Union Cr. 4

Bolshevik seizure of power, collectivization of agriculture and forced-draft industrialization, Nazi German invasion, Khrushchev and deStalinization, predominance of the new middle class, nationality problems, and problems of detente. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5530 History of World War I and II: A Social and Political History of Two World Wars Cr. 4

Provides an in-depth and truly global look at the history of both wars. Topics will include the political events leading up to the wars and their political aftermath, as well as their short- and long-term effects on societies. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: HIS 7530

HIS 5535 History of Terrorism Cr. 3

Examines terrorism from its beginnings until its most recent manifestations. It starts with a critical examination of the term terrorism itself, but the main focus of this course will not be on discussions about the concept and its various meanings, but rather on high profile instances of what is commonly referred to as terrorism. The course will take a transnational approach and engage in comparative history. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5540 World Environmental History since 1900 Cr. 4

This course examines the transformation of the relationship between human society and the natural environment in global context since 1900. Available for undergraduate credit only. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: GLS 5540

HIS 5550 Britain 1485-1714 Cr. 4

Impact of religious, political and social change on British people during sixteenth, seventeenth, and early eighteenth centuries. Offered Irregularly.

HIS 5555 Britain in the Age of Empire Cr. 4

History of Britain and the rise of the British Empire, 1700-1800, focusing on political, economic, intellectual, and social developments. Special emphasis on shifting notions of what it meant to be ""British"" during the period. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5556 History of Modern Britain Cr. 4

Modern British history from 1815 to the present day: political, economic, intellectual, and social developments, in Britain itself and across the Empire. Offered Biannually.

HIS 5585 Studies in Science, Technology, and Society Cr. 3

Introduction to the field of Science and Technology Studies; how conflicts about science and technology are generated and resolved; how broader societal institutions help shape, and are shaped by, science and technology. Offered for graduate credit only. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIS 5660 France Since 1815 Cr. 4

Struggle between old and new political forces, impact of industrialization, search for freedom with order, effect of total war, problems of decolonization and European integration, and cultural transformations. Offered Yearly.

HIS 5665 Global Cities Cr. 3

Social, political, economic, and cultural history of cities around the world, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Offered Irregularly.

HIS 5670 Modern American Cities Cr. 4

History of U.S. cities since World War II. Topics include suburbanization, deindustrialization, gentrification, and globalization. Offered Irregularly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: UP 5670

HIS 5715 Everyday Africa Cr. 4

Moving beyond the conventional narrative; an alternative history based on the everyday lives of individuals and communities, challenging the way we understand Africa's past and present. Offered Fall.

HIS 5725 African Cities Cr. 4

An exploration of the emergence of cities in sub-Saharan Africa and major themes in the history of urban Africa: work, leisure, popular culture, politics, conflict, gender, generation, ethnicity, and race. Offered Winter.

HIS 5825 Readings in History of Modern China Cr. 4

From early 1600s to the present; political, economic, and social changes. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: ASN 5825

HIS 5855 Pre-Modern Japan Cr. 4

Japanese history from its mythical origins to early nineteenth century; political, economic, social, cultural developments. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: ASN 5855

HIS 5865 Modern Japan Cr. 4

Japanese history from the early nineteenth century to the present; emphasis on political, economic, and social developments. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: ASN 5865

HIS 5875 Gender in Modern East Asia Cr. 4

History of gender in China, Japan, and Korea, with topics to include Confucianism, the state's role in gender construction, nationalism, imperialism, marriage, family, labor, sexuality, and feminism. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: ASN 5875, GSW 5875

HIS 5960 Globalization, Social History and Gender in the Arabian Gulf Cr. 3

Social history of the Arabian Gulf (especially Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE) in the age of globalization. Contemporary history with special emphasis on gender relations as an index of current social developments in the region. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: NE 5000

HIS 5991 Directed Study: Salford - WSU Exchange Cr. 3-9

Directed study at University of Salford, England. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

HIS 5993 Writing Intensive Course in History Cr. 0

Must be selected in conjunction with HIS 5996: Junior/Senior Research Seminar. For HIS 5996, students write a research paper of approximately twenty typed pages, including footnotes and a bibliography, and using primary sources. A C or higher on that paper is required to earn a Satisfactory for HIS 5993 and to fulfill the University General Education Writing Intensive requirement for the History major and History Honors major. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior; enrollment is limited to students with a major in History or History Honors; enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

HIS 5995 Honors Seminar Cr. 3

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

HIS 5996 Junior or Senior Research Seminar Cr. 3

Examines what historians have written about a particular topic, theme, or period, along with what has shaped their interpretations. Students will also conduct independent research on a self-chosen aspect of that topic, theme, or period using primary sources and construct a paper based on that research. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Irregularly.

Prerequisites: ([HIS 3000])

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior.

HIS 6000 Studies in Comparative History Cr. 2-4

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Biannually.

HIS 6005 Survey of Jewish Civilization and History Cr. 4

History of the Jewish people from their biblical origins to the contemporary period. Study of primary documents as a means of understanding how Jews have responded to the challenges of living in both the Diaspora and a Jewish State. Offered for graduate credit only. Offered Irregularly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: NE 6005

HIS 6010 Studies in American History Cr. 2-4

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

HIS 6170 Studies in Ethnicity and Race in American Life Cr. 3-4

Exploration of complicated relationship between ethnic and racial diversity and the making of America. Using historical, literary, and cultural readings and sources to examine key themes: Who was the ""Other""? What is an ""American""? Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: AFS 6170

HIS 6440 Studies in American Medicine in the Twentieth Century Cr. 3

Major historical benchmarks in the making of the medical system in the U.S., including developments in medicine and medical knowledge, as well as social and political factors that influenced their reception and implementation. Offered for graduate credit only. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HIS 6780 Introduction to Records and Information Management Cr. 3

Management of information, including records creation, records inventory and appraisal, retention/disposition scheduling, filing systems, maintenance of inactive records, micrographics, vital records protection, and electronic impact on records management. Offered for graduate credit only. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: INF 6780

HIS 6840 Readings in China and the World Cr. 4

History of China as it has interacted with the world over the last two thousand years. Focus on global flow of trade goods, ideas and ideologies, religions and people. Offered for graduate credit only. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: ASN 6840, CHI 6840