Introducing 7 new lecture courses open to all undergraduates!

September 3, 2014

Learn something new about something old!


This semester, the History Department introduces seven new lecture courses open to all undergraduates:

HIST 136
The Long Civil Rights Movement
Crystal Feimster
TTh 11:35-12:25
Political, social, and artistic aspects of the U.S. civil rights movement from the 1920s through the 1980s.

HIST 241
European Political Thought from Machiavelli to Marx
Isaac Nakhimovsky
TTh 11:35-12:25
European political thought from the Renaissance to the Age of Revolutions, including texts by Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Marx.

HIST 252
Political History of European Jewry
David Sorkin
MW 1:30-2:20
First semester of a two-semester sequence about Jews and modern politics. Explores the ways in which the modern period reshaped the nature of Jewish politics, including liberalism, socialism, and Zionism.

HIST 330
Ancient Empires
Joseph Manning, Francois Gerardin
MW 4:30-5:20
A survey of the pre-modern empires of the ancient near East, Egypt, and the Mediterranean world. What are empires, and how did they work in the past? What lessons may we draw from them?

HIST 325
Introduction to Latin American History
Anne Eller
MW 10:30-11:20
This Latin American history survey introduces students to critical themes and events across a broad swath of history, from pre-Colombian times to the present. The course considers major formative epochs (pre-Colombian times, colonization, independence, and contemporary moments) as well as modern political flashpoints (Haiti, Cuba, Argentina, Peru).

HIST 350
The Formation of the Islamic State to 750
Adel Allouche
TTh 4:30-5:20
The development of Islamic polity and society. Topics include the sweeping religious and societal changes caused by the success of Muhammad’s mission.

HIST 317    
China’s Global 20th Century
Peter Perdue, C.J. Huang
TTh 1:30-2:20
The history of China from the Sino-Japanese war of 1895 to the post-Deng era in the twenty-first century.