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HISTORY
COMPARATIVE AND TRANSREGIONAL HISTORY

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HSTCMP 123 The Modern World: Special Problems (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 192 The Historian as Detective (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 193 Introduction to World History, 1750-Present (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 200 Ten Events That Shook the World (5) I&S
Offers introduction to history by examining ten events of great importance for both past and present. The ten events, which vary from quarter to quarter, come from diverse times and places, thereby encouraging a sweeping view of world history. (See department advisor for the current quarterly list of the ten events.)
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HSTCMP 204 Europe and America in the Era of the World Wars (5) I&S
Declining role of Europe in the world and rise of the United States from 1914 to 1945.
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HSTCMP 205 Filipino Histories (5) I&S
Offered: jointly with JSIS A 205.
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HSTCMP 207 Introduction to Intellectual History (5) I&S
Ideas in historical context. Comparative and developmental analysis of Western conceptions of "community," from Plato to Freud. Offered: jointly with CHID 207.
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HSTCMP 209 History of Christianity (5) I&S
Twenty centuries of the history, thought, and culture of Christianity.
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HSTCMP 211 Introduction to the History of Science (5) I&S
Introduction to major themes in the history of science. Investigation of historical and scientific methods through the study of particular historical cases.
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HSTCMP 215 The History of the Atomic Bomb (5) I&S
History of the atomic bomb from the beginning of nuclear physics to the security hearing of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Includes a study of the scientific achievements that made the bomb possible, the decision to deploy the bomb, the moral misgivings of the scientists involved.
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HSTCMP 217 The Space Age (5) I&S
Explores the history of ideas, events, and practices associated with the Space Age from the late nineteenth century through the twentieth. Emphasizes intellectual, cultural, and political/military history in the development of rockets and space technology in the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union.
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HSTCMP 225 The Silk Road (5) I&S Waugh
History of cultural and economic exchange across Eurasia from the early Common Era to modern times. Spread of religions such as Islam and Buddhism, overland trade in rare commodities, interaction between nomadic and sedentary cultures, role of empires, culture of daily life, and the arts.
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HSTCMP 242 Europe Discovers the World (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 245 Exploration and Empire: Science, Art, and Power, 1300-1800 (5) I&S
Explores key moments in the history of exploration and empire, 1300-1800. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, focuses on scientific and artistic aspects of exploration, their implications for imperialism, and legacies in the post-colonial world.
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HSTCMP 247 Before Global Health: The Histories of Public Health and International Health in the Global South (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 249 Introduction to Labor Studies (5) I&S
Conceptual and theoretical issues in the study of labor and work. Role of labor in national and international politics. Formation of labor movements. Historical and contemporary role of labor in the modern world. Offered: jointly with POL S 249/SOC 266.
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HSTCMP 250 Introduction to Jewish Cultural History (5) I&S
Introductory orientation to the settings in which Jews have marked out for themselves distinctive identities as a people, a culture, and as a religious community. Examines Jewish cultural history as a production of Jewish identity that is always produced in conversation with others in the non-Jewish world. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 250.
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HSTCMP 258 Slavery and Slave Trading in the 21st Century (5) I&S, DIV
Examines the forms that slavery and slave trading have taken in contemporary times.
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HSTCMP 260 Slavery in History: A Comparative Study (5) I&S
Slavery as a universal historical phenomenon lending itself to a comparative analysis is studied in terms of its philosophical justifications, economic importance, and local practices. The following historical periods are surveyed: the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Islam, Africa, Latin America, and North America.
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HSTCMP 265 Modern Revolutions Around the World (5) I&S
Introduces the causes, processes, and legacies of modern revolutions. Cases included the American, French, Mexican, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions. Special attention given to how these and other revolutions have shaped the modern world.
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HSTCMP 269 The Holocaust: History and Memory (5) I&S, DIV
Explores the Holocaust as crucial event of the twentieth century. Examines the origins of the Holocaust, perpetrators and victims, and efforts to come to terms with this genocide in Europe, Israel, and the United States. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 269.
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HSTCMP 290 Topics in History (5, max. 10) I&S
Examines special topics in history.
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HSTCMP 304 European Expansion Overseas Since 1650 (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 309 Marx and the Marxian Tradition in Western Thought: The Foundations of Modern Cultural Criticism I (5) I&S
Critically examines the formation of modern Western culture, politics, and society through an historical analysis of the work of Karl Marx and the thinkers, artists, and activists who assimilated and transformed Marxian concepts from the late nineteenth century to the present. Offered: jointly with CHID 309.
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HSTCMP 310 Science and Religion in Historical Perspective (5) I&S
Scientific and religious ideas have been two of the major forces shaping our modern view of the world. Often regarded as being in conflict, they can equally well be seen as complementary and interdependent. Study of the relationship between scientific and religious ideas with focus on particular episodes of history from ancient to modern times.
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HSTCMP 311 Science in Civilization: Antiquity to 1600 (5) I&S
From pre-classical antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages, stressing the growth of scientific ideas, the cultural context in which they take shape, and their relationship to other movements of thought in the history of civilization.
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HSTCMP 312 Science in Civilization: Science in Modern Society (5) I&S
Growth of modern science since the Renaissance, emphasizing the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, the development of methodology, and the emergence of new fields of interest and new modes of thought.
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HSTCMP 313 Science in Civilization: Physics and Astrophysics Since 1850 (5) I&S/NW
Organization and pursuit of the physical and astrophysical sciences, focusing on the major unifying principles of physics and astronomy and the social and cultural settings in which they were created. Offered: jointly with ASTR 313.
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HSTCMP 314 The Psychoanalytic Revolution in Historical Perspective (5) I&S
Genesis and evolution of Freudian theory in context of the crisis of liberal-bourgeois culture in central Europe and parallel developments in philosophy, literature, and social theory. Emergence and division of the psychoanalytic movement. Transformation of psychoanalysis in British, French, and especially American cultural traditions. Offered: jointly with CHID 314.
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HSTCMP 315 History of Technology to 1940 (5) I&S
Technology since the Middle Ages, in its social and historical contexts. From the medieval foundations of metal working, its social consequences and the establishment of a class of engineering practitioners, to the transformation of American rural life, domestic technology, and industry before World War II.
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HSTCMP 319 Nietzsche and the Nietzschean Legacy in Western Thought: Foundations of Modern Cultural Critique II (5) I&S
Critically examines the formation of modern Western politics, society, and cultures through a historical analysis of the thought of Freidrich Nietzsche and the thinkers, artists, and activists who assimilated and transformed the Nietzschean perspective during the twentieth century. Offered: jointly with CHID 319.
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HSTCMP 320 Greek History: 7000 BC to Present (5) I&S
History of Greece from its Neolithic village origins to the present. Examines the different forms of one of the most resilient cultures in the human story. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 320.
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HSTCMP 330 The United States in Eastern Asia 1784-1945 (5) I&S
Offered: jointly with JSIS D 330.
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HSTCMP 345 War and Society (5) I&S
Analysis of the techniques of war from the Renaissance to the present with consideration of the social, political, and economic consequences of war in the Western world.
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HSTCMP 346 Images of War in History, Literature, and Media (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores images of war generated by historians, writers, artists, filmmakers, television producers, and journalists, analyzing the perspectives on war adopted by various observers to see what motivates their representations. Focuses on ways in which various media shape images of war and the effect of this shaping on human consciousness.
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HSTCMP 358 Slavery in the Atlantic World (5) I&S, DIV
Comparative examination of slavery in North and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa from 1450-1800. Central concerns include: development of the Atlantic slave trade; diverse uses of slave labor in the Atlantic world; slave cultures that developed in the Americas; and ways Africans and African-Americans resisted their bondage.
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HSTCMP 362 U.S. Reconstruction in Comparative Perspective (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 367 Southeast Asian Activism and Social Engagement (5) I&S Rafael
Investigates how Southeast Asian activism is tied to the histories of political struggle within Southeast Asia and to questions of diasporic Asian American identity. Engages in group research projects exploring the meaning of social activism within local communities. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 367.
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HSTCMP 369 The Jewish Twentieth Century in Film (5) VLPA/I&S Stein
Surveys twentieth-century Jewish history in its European, American, and Middle Eastern contexts by examining films produced in these settings. Considers central events that shaped modern Jewish culture: the changing geography of Europe and the Middle East, mass migrations, the Holocaust, shifting meanings of race, culture, and religion. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 369.
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HSTCMP 406 Issues in World History to 1500 (5) I&S
Explores important questions about development of civilizations. Topics include the spread of peoples and languages; the significance of technologies such as agriculture, writing, and the stirrup; links between trade and the spread of religions and diseases; and primary and secondary state formation.
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HSTCMP 410 Medicine, History, and Society (5) I&S
Investigates the origins of aspects of contemporary life form vitamins, to giving birth in a hospital, bringing a historical perspective to topics including the politics of pharmaceuticals, the emergence of genetic determinism, and bioethics.
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HSTCMP 411 ORIGINS OF MODERN SCIENCE.THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 412 Science and the Enlightenment (5) I&S
The role of science in relation to intellectual, social, economic, and religious forces in the eighteenth century, and growth of the international community in science during the same period.
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HSTCMP 416 RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 425 History of the British Empire and Commonwealth Since 1783 (5) I&S
Britain in the Caribbean, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific; and the settlement, economic development, and political evolution of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
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HSTCMP 443 THE UNITED STATES&JAPAN,FROM PERRY TO MACARTHUR (5) I&S
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HSTCMP 447 HISTORICAL CASE STUDIES IN STRATEGY AND POLICY (4) I&S
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HSTCMP 449 Issues in Comparative Labor History (5) I&S
Role of labor in the modern world. Emphasis on the centrality of workers' struggles in the evolution of national societies on the conceptual, research, and expository strategies of contemporary students of the labor movement and on differences and relationships between labor in developed and underdeveloped countries.
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HSTCMP 457 Topics in Labor Research (5, max. 10) I&S
Analysis of the post-World War II decline of national labor movements and strategies employed to reverse this trend. Requires a major research project on organizing, bargaining, or another question in labor studies. Prerequisite: either POL S 249, HIST 249, or SOC 266. Offered: jointly with POL S 457.
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HSTCMP 466 Sport and the British Empire in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (5) I&S
Examines British imperialism in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East through the prism of sport. Explores the rise of sport in Victorian England, its use to discipline and control colonized peoples, and its role in the rise of nationalism throughout the British Empire.
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HSTCMP 467 Nations and States in the Modern World (5) I&S
Development of national consciousness in the "old nations" of Europe before the French Revolution. Replacement by new nationalism, spreading into East Central Europe, Russia, Ibero-America, Asia, and Africa. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 467.
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HSTCMP 468 Theatre as a Site of History and Memory (5) VLPA/I&S Sears
Explores Asian theatre traditions as sites of memory, testimony, and archive using ethnographic and historiographical approaches. Includes service-learning components and collaborative performance projects. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 468.
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HSTCMP 469 The Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-Present (5) I&S, DIV
Examines the history and culture of Sephardic Jewry from the expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 to the present. Explores the creation of Sephardic communities in the Dutch and Ottoman Empires, Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa, and the history of the conversos and "hidden Jews." Offered: jointly with JSIS C 466.
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HSTCMP 483 Technology and Culture in the Making of Contemporary Empires (5) I&S Benitez, Rodriguez-Sliva
Explores struggles shaping organization of US empire in the early twentieth century, focusing on sites where empire's material, cultural, and ideological boundaries were drawn and contested. Includes race, gender and class as colonial formation; technologies of imperial governance such as public health, citizenship, and territory. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 483.
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HSTCMP 484 Colonial Encounters (5) I&S
History of European colonialism from the 1750s to the present, with an emphasis on British and French colonial encounters. Offered: jointly with CHID 484.
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HSTCMP 485 Comparative Colonialism (5) I&S, DIV Rafael
Explores the historic roots and practices of colonialism throughout the world, focusing on the roles of nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and imperial domination. Treats colonialism as a world event whose effects continue to be felt and whose power needs to be addressed.
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HSTCMP 490 Topics in History (5, max. 10) I&S
Examines special topics in history.
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HSTCMP 504 Comparative Ethnicity and Nationalism (5)
Theoretical approaches to, and historical case studies of, the phenomena of ethnicity, nationalism, and ethnic conflict in the modern world. Emphasis on Europe and Asia.
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HSTCMP 506 Issues in World History to 1500 (5)
Explores important questions about development of civilizations. Topics include the spread of peoples and languages; the significance of technologies such as agriculture, writing, and the stirrup; links between trade and the spread of religions and diseases; and primary and secondary state formation.
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HSTCMP 511 History of Science (3-6, max. 6)
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HSTCMP 512 Seminar in the History of Science ([3-6]-, max. 12)
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HSTCMP 513 Seminar in the History of Science (-[3-6]-, max. 12)
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HSTCMP 514 Seminar in the History of Science (-[3-6], max. 12)
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HSTCMP 515 Field Course in the History of Technology (5)
Introduces students to the literature, methodology, and problems of the history of technology, and prepares them for independent study in the field.
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HSTCMP 520 Britons and Others (5)
Provides an overview of major themes and recent scholarship in modern British and imperial history. Emphasizes the ways in which ideas about class, gender, and race have influenced Britain's relationship to the wider world.
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HSTCMP 524 BRITISH EMPIRE HISTORY (3-6, max. 6)
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HSTCMP 530 Comparative Colonialisms: Methodological and Conceptual Approaches (5)
Introduces students to the historiography of modern European/American colonialisms, focusing on Africa, Asia, and/or the Americas. Addresses methodological and conceptual issues by examining relationship between capitalism and colonialism; violence and routinization of colonial power; colonial categories of race, ethnicity, class, and gender; and resistance movements and nationalist politics.
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HSTCMP 543 AMERICAN DIPLOMACY AND THE FAR EAST CRISIS 1931-41 (3-6, max. 6)
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HSTCMP 544 SEM IN AMER DIPLOMACY & FAR EAST CRISIS 1931-1941 (3-6, max. 12)
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HSTCMP 545 SEM IN AMER DIPLOMACY & FAR EAST CRISIS 1931-1941 (3-6, max. 12)
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HSTCMP 566 Sport and the British Empire in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (5)
Examines British imperialism in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East through the prism of sport. Explores the rise of sport in Victorian England, its use to discipline and control colonized peoples, and its role in the rise of nationalism throughout the British Empire.
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HSTCMP 580 Gender and History (5)
Introduction to gender as category of historical analysis, examining the impact of feminist theory within the discipline of history. Course traces historiographical debates in women's and gender history and explores, through cross-cultural comparisons, how scholars have conceived the relationship between gender and categories such as class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.
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HSTCMP 586 Seminar in Comparative Colonial History ([3-6]-, max. 12)
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HSTCMP 587 Seminar in Comparative Colonial History (-[3-6], max. 12)
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HSTCMP 590 Topics in History (5, max. 15)
Seminar on selected topics in general history, with special emphasis on preparation for field examinations. Topics vary according to interests of students and instructor.
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HSTCMP 593 HISTORIOGRAPHY.EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN (5)
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