Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

History: HIS

HIS 380K. History of Science.

Topics cover scientific development since ancient times, including the scientific revolution, 1500-1800; the development of specific scientific disciplines; and the relationship between science and social change. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 380L. Topics in European Imperialism.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: European Imperialism: British Empire. Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 3) and Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 12). Study of the British empire in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 3), History 380L (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 381 (Topic 12: European Imperialism: British Empire), 385 (Topic 12). Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HIS 381. Topics in World History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 381J. Research Seminar in World History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 382H. Research Seminar in the History of East and South Asia.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 382J. Research Seminar in African History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

HIS 382L. Topics in African History.

Seminar on selected topics on precolonial African societies and African societies since 1875. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 382N. Topics in the History of East and South Asia.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; some topics also require consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India. Same as Asian Studies 384 (Topic 5: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 384 (Topic 5), History 382N (Topic 1), Religious Studies 394T (Topic: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India).
Topic 2: Women in Islamic Societies. Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 7: Women in Islamic Societies) and Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 7: Women in Islamic Societies). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 7), History 382N (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 7).
Topic 4: Communalism in Colonial India. Same as Asian Studies 384 (Topic 2: Communalism in Colonial India).

HIS 382Q. Introductory Conference Course in African History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor; consent forms are available in the departmental graduate advising office.

HIS 382R. Introductory Conference Course in Asian History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor; consent forms are available in the departmental graduate advising office.

HIS 382S. Introductory Conference Course in Middle Eastern History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor; consent forms are available in the departmental graduate advising office.

HIS 382T. Introductory Conference Course in European History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor; consent forms are available in the departmental graduate advising office.

HIS 382U. Introductory Conference Course in American History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor; consent forms are available in the departmental graduate advising office.

HIS 382V. Introductory Conference Course in Latin American History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor; consent forms are available in the departmental graduate advising office.

HIS 383. Seminar in Modern European History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 383C. Literature of European History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Required of all entering graduate students in European history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Literature of European History: The Medieval Period.
Topic 2: Literature of European History: The Early Modern Period.
Topic 3: Literature of European History: The Modern Period.

HIS 383J. Research Seminar in Modern European History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 383L. Seminar in General Economic History.

Same as Economics 383K. A historical study of economic development and economic policy. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics or related history or government, and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

HIS 383M. Studies in the Atlantic Worlds.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 384K. Seminar in British History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 384M. Seminar in Tudor-Stuart History.

Reading and research in the history of England under the Tudors and Stuarts, 1485-1689. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 385P. Topics in Public and Digital History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 386K. Seminar in Latin American History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese, and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 386L. Research Seminar in Latin American History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese, and consent of the graduate adviser; some topics also require consent of instructor.

HIS 387J. Research Seminar in Early Modern Europe.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 387M. Studies in Early Modern Europe.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 388J. Research Seminar in Middle Eastern History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 388K. Seminar in Middle Eastern History.

Development of Middle Eastern history since the beginning of modern times. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; some topics also require consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Ottoman Egypt and Syria, 1516-1918. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 18: Ottoman Egypt and Syria, 1516-1918).
Topic 2: Intellectual History of Indo-Iranian Islam. Same as Asian Studies 390 (Topic 6) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 37).

HIS 388M. Problems and Methods of Historical Demography.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 389. Research Seminar in United States History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 391C. Conference Course.

Designed to expand the graduate student's opportunity for individual consultation. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor; consent forms are available in the departmental graduate advising office.

HIS 392. Seminar in United States History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser; some topics also require consent of instructor.

HIS 393L. Qualifying Examination.

Preparation for qualifying examinations. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 394H. Introduction to Historical Inquiry.

Introduction to a variety of theoretical, methodological, or historiographical approaches to the past. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 395. Seminar in Bibliography and Methods.

A seminar to acquaint the advanced student with the nature and extent of materials for study and writing in United States history. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 397K. Literature of United States History.

Survey of historical writing and historiography from colonial times to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Required of all entering graduate students in United States history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Literature of United States History Before 1865. Survey of historical writing and historiography to 1865. Designed to introduce students to the field of early American history.
Topic 2: Literature of United States History Since 1865. Examines trends in American historiography from 1865 to the present.

HIS 397L. Medieval History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser; some topics also require consent of instructor.

HIS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in history and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, History 698A.

HIS 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in history and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 398T. Supervised Teaching in History.

Weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

HIS 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

HIS 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: History 399R, 699R, or 999R.