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
723 Studies in European International History Graduate

Readings in and discussion of the history of European international relations from the late 19th century.

European History; Modern European History
730 Studies in 19th and 20th Century European Thought and Culture Graduate

Selected topics in Western European history of the 19th and 20th centuries.

European History; Modern European History
801.02 Seminar in German History II Graduate

Continuation of 801.01.

European History; Modern European History
762 Studies in the History of Technology Graduate

Introduction to the study of the history of technology, providing insights into the ways in which technology has been implicated in other historical processes. Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.

European History; Modern European History
805.02 Seminar in French History II Graduate

Continuation of 805.01.

European History; Modern European History
824.01 Seminar in Modern European History I Graduate

Seminar in modern European history that develops and applies skills for research papers, masters theses, and dissertations.

European History; Modern European History
824.02 Seminar in Modern European History II Graduate

Continuation of 824.01.

European History; Modern European History
311 World War I, 1914-1918 Undergraduate

Exploration of the causes, conduct, and consequences of the First World War in a global context.

European History; Modern European History
112 Western Civilization: 17th Century through Modern Times Undergraduate

Political, scientific, and industrial revolutions; nationalism; the two world wars; decline of empires; the cold war. H112 (honors) may be available to students enrolled in an honors program or by permission of dept.

European History; Modern European History
H112 Western Civilization: 17th Century through Modern Times (Honors) Undergraduate

Political, scientific, and industrial revolutions; nationalism; the two world wars; decline of empires; the cold war. H112 (honors) may be available to students enrolled in an honors program or by permission of dept.

European History; Modern European History
803.02 Seminar in British History II Undergraduate

Continuation of 803.01.

European History; Modern European History
520.02 Science and Society: Modern Europe Undergraduate

A survey of the history of science and its place and relationship to European society. Europe from the 18th and 20th centuries.

European History; Modern European History
804.02 Seminar in East Central European History II Undergraduate

Continuation of 804.01.

European History; Modern European History
312 Introduction to Modern Europe Undergraduate

Examination of selected major themes in European history from the French Revolution to the present.

European History; Modern European History
512.04 Europe 1900-1950 Undergraduate and Graduate

The important events and issues in European history from 1900-1950.

European History; Modern European History
512.05 Europe since 1950 Undergraduate and Graduate

Europe since the disaster of the Second World War; recovery, decolonization, integration, creation of a new society, and search for identity.

European History; Modern European History
513.01 The Age of Modernity in the 19th Century Undergraduate and Graduate

Intellectual and cultural history in Europe in the 19th century with emphasis on historic events which marked the formation of historical consciousness in the 19th century.

European History; Modern European History
513.02 The Age of Modernity in the 20th Century Undergraduate and Graduate

Intellectual and cultural history in Europe in the 20th century with emphasis on historic events which marked the formation of historical consciousness in the 20th century.

European History; Modern European History
514.01 Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1500-1700 Undergraduate and Graduate

The religious, political, economic, imperial, and intellectual development of the English people from 1485 to 1714, with special attention to the constitutional struggles of the 17th century.

European History; Modern European History
514.02 Britain in the 18th and 19th Centuries Undergraduate and Graduate

An introduction to the political, economic and social history of Britain and the British empire from the eighteenth to early twentieth century.

European History; Modern European History
514.03 England in the 20th Century Undergraduate and Graduate

A study of Britain since 1900 with special emphasis on the rise of the Labour party and the development of the social welfare state

European History; Modern European History
515.01 France, 1815-1914 Undergraduate and Graduate

France's transformation from a rural, traditional society to a modern, industrial society, and the relation of this transformation to 19th-century political and intellectual movements.

European History; Modern European History
515.02 France in the 20th Century Undergraduate and Graduate

The impact on France of two world wars, the depression and decolonization, with emphasis on the breakdown of the political system and the emergence of a new society from the wreckage of the old.

European History; Modern European History
516 Modern Italy, 1848-Present Undergraduate and Graduate

Introduction to the history of Italy from the Risorgimento to the present.

European History; Modern European History
517 Modern Greece Undergraduate and Graduate

Greece from 1453 to the present; Turkish rule, War of Independence, emergence of the modern state; focus on political, social, and cultural developments.

European History; Modern European History
518.01 Germany in the 19th Century Undergraduate and Graduate

Political, social, economic, and cultural developments from the Prussian reform movement to World War I, with emphasis on German unification and the origins of the war.

European History; Modern European History
518.02 Germany in the 20th Century Undergraduate and Graduate

World War I; the Weimar period; Hitler and the Third Reich; and the two Germanies after 1945.

European History; Modern European History
519.01 Eastern Europe in the Nineteenth Century Undergraduate and Graduate

A survey of the rise of nationalism and the emergence of nation-states in Eastern Europe from the early nineteenth century through World War One.

European History; Modern European History
519.02 East Central Europe since 1919 Undergraduate and Graduate

Advanced survey of East European history from World War I to the post-communist era.

European History; Modern European History
519.03 Balkans from the Ottoman Conquest until World War I Undergraduate and Graduate

An historical survey of southeast European history from the Battle of Kosovo; the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand; political, social, economic, and cultural development; emphasis on Balkan peoples.

European History; Modern European History
581.01 European International History: 19th Century Undergraduate and Graduate

History of the international relations and diplomacy of Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the First World War.

European History; Modern European History
581.02 European International History: 20th Century Undergraduate and Graduate

History of the international relations and diplomacy of Europe from the First World War to the present.

European History; Modern European History
714 Studies in French History since 1815 Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study, through reading and discussion of standard works and recent scholarship, of the chief interpretative problems of modern French history.

European History; Modern European History
731 Studies in European History, 1914 to Present Undergraduate and Graduate

Political, social, and economic developments; World Wars I and II; Communism, Nazism; present-day Europe; emphasis on methods of historical research and documentary analysis.

European History; Modern European History
732 Studies in German History Undergraduate and Graduate

Exploration of selected topics of 19th and 20th century German history; emphasis on methods of historical research and documentary analysis.

European History; Modern European History
512.02 French Revolution and Napoleon Undergraduate and Graduate

The background of the Revolution; the social bases and political schisms of the first three Revolutionary governments, 1789-1795; the program and role of Napoleon.

European History; Modern European History
512.03 Europe, 1815-1900 Undergraduate and Graduate

Nationalism, the democratic movement, economic growth, imperialism, and cultural advance from the Congress of Vienna to World War I.

European History; Modern European History
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