Department of History - Dulles Hall.
Department of History - Dulles Hall.

Curriculum

100-Level Courses
One hundred level courses cover broad area of historical investigation. They are designed for first and second year students and are usually taken to fulfill the GEC historical survey requirement.

300-Level Courses
Three hundred level courses cover fewer years, go into more detail, employ more sophisticated analysis and methodology, and require more reading of primary and secondary works. They are designed for a mix of history majors, non-majors, and prospective majors at the sophomore, junior, and senior levels.

500-Level Courses
Five hundred level courses are usually more narrow in chronological scope, more sophisticated in the lecture material, discussions, and readings, and require more readings of primary and secondary sources. Most but not all of the students will be juniors and seniors and will have taken other history courses before registering for a 500-level course. A higher level of understanding, analytical ability and written expression in short essay and essay forms in expected. Some instructors assign research papers.

Graduate Level Courses
700, 800, and 900-Level courses are graduate courses for the graduate studies program.

[Semester Numbering] [Semester Conversion Website]

Course Number Title Levelsort descending Course Description Field of Study
724.01 East Asia in the Pre-Modern World Graduate

China's pivotal role in the evolution of the early modern world system and European colonialism.

East Asian History
724.02 East Asia and the Modern / Contemporary World Graduate

East Asian ecumeene as reflecting world trends defined by Western colonizing nations.

East Asian History
797 Introduction to Graduate-level East Asian Studies Graduate

We explore the origin, development and current state of East Asian Area Studies in the U.S., including its relationship to other intellectual disciplines.

East Asian History
845.01 Seminar in East Asian History I Graduate

Research topic to be announced.

East Asian History
845.02 Seminar in East Asian History II Graduate

Continuation of 845.01.

East Asian History
544 The Mongol World Empire: Central Eurasia, 1000-1500 Undergraduate

An introduction to the social, cultural, and political history of medieval Central Eurasia, focusing on the interaction between nomadic and sedentary populations.

East Asian History
543.01 History of India: Ancient India Undergraduate

A history of India from 2500 B.C.E. to the Muslim invasion of the 10th and 11th centuries C.E.

East Asian History
543.02 History of India: Islamic India Undergraduate

The Sultanate and Mughal Empires (1000-1707 A.D.); emphasis on imperial institutions and the interaction of Hindu and Muslim societies.

East Asian History
543.03 History of India: Colonial India Undergraduate

A history of South Asia during the colonial period, from the arrival of Vasco da Gama in 1498 until independence and partition in 1947.

East Asian History
543.04 History of India: Contemporary India and South Asia Undergraduate

The political, social, economic, and cultural history of contemporary India and the South Asian subcontinent, focusing on India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

East Asian History
341 The Silk Road: Commerce and Culture in Eurasia 200 BCE-1498 CE Undergraduate

A study of the commercial and cultural relations among Chinese, Indian, Iranian, and Roman/Islamic civilizations.

East Asian History
141 History of East Asia in the Pre-modern Era Undergraduate

Introduction to the societies and cultures of pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan; the countries that make up the geographical and cultural unit of East Asia.

East Asian History
142 History of East Asia in the Modern Era Undergraduate

Introduction to the transformation of societies and cultures of modern China, Korea, and Japan from the 17th century to the present.

East Asian History
342 Foundations of Chinese Civilization Undergraduate

A history of early China, this course surveys Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist teachings and the foundational institutions of Imperial China through the Tang (618-907).

East Asian History
548.01 History of Japan before 1800 Undergraduate and Graduate

History of Japan to 19th century; emphasis on religion, politics, economic development, social structure and culture.

East Asian History
548.02 Modern Japan Undergraduate and Graduate

Political, social, and intellectual history of Japan from the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868) to the present.

East Asian History
796 Studies in Japanese History Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in Japanese history.

East Asian History
798 Studies in Chinese History Undergraduate and Graduate

Research topic to be announced.

East Asian History
545.01 The Chinese Empire, Tenth-Fourteenth Centuries Undergraduate and Graduate

A survey of the first segment of the later Chinese imperial period, the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1279-1368) dynasties.

East Asian History
545.02 China in the Early Modern Era: The Ming and Qing Dynasties Undergraduate and Graduate

The major topics in Ming and Qing history.

East Asian History
545.03 Modern China, 1800-1949 Undergraduate and Graduate

History of modern China with emphasis on cultural contact between China and the West.

East Asian History
545.04 History of Contemporary China, 1949-Present Undergraduate and Graduate

A general but analytic introduction to the social, political, and intellectual history of contemporary China, 1949-present.

East Asian History
546 Topics in Chinese History Undergraduate and Graduate

Selected thematic topics in Chinese history.

East Asian History
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