Summer 2019 Undergraduate Courses

12-week Summer Term (May 8 – July 26)
American History (2015)
Thematic (4675) 

May session 1 (May 8 – June 3)
African History (3301
American History (1151, 1152) 
Asian & Islamic History (2350, 2402) 
European History (1211, 1212) 
Military History (2550) 
Women’s History (3642) 

June session 2 (June 4 – June 28)
American History (2001)
Asian History (2401)
European History (1212)  
World History (1682)

July session 3 (July 1 – July 26)
American History (20023014) 
Latin American History (1102) 
World History (2650) 

Six-week Session 1 (May 8 – June 17)
African History (3306) 
American History (2705) 
Asian & Islamic History (2353) 

Six-week Session 2 (June 18 – July 26)
Ancient History (2210) 
Military History (3580) 
World History (2700

Eight-week Session 1 (May 8 – June 28)
American History (3030) 

Eight-week Session 2 (June 4 – July 26)
American History (3045
Thematic (2800) 


 

AMERICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 2015 AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

3 Cr. Hrs.

Crime and punishment are among the most important issues in contemporary America.  This course offers an introduction to the historical study of crime in the United States from colonial times to the present.  It highlights changes in criminal behavior and in the ways, Americans have sought to deter, punish, and rehabilitate.  Primary topics include historical patterns of violence, the role and organization of the police, and the evolution of punishment in theory and practice.  This course also emphasizes differences in crime and punishment by region, class, ethnicity, gender, and age.  Topics will include riots, homicide, capital punishment, organized crime, gangs, prisons, policing, jurisprudence, and official violence.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
11:40-1:15         MW                             Roth, Randolph

Walker, Samuel (1998) Popular Justice: A History of American Criminal Justice, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 0-19-507451-3 (paper)
Butterfield, Fox (1995) All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence. New York: William Morrow. 0-380-72862-1 (paper)
Quinones, Sam (2015) Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. New York: Bloomsbury Press. ISBN-13: 978-1620402504
Mark Colvin (1997) Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangs: Social Theory and the History of Punishment in Nineteenth-Century America.  New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN-13: 978-0312221287

Assignments & Grading:
Discussion and Attendance (10% of grade)
Quizzes on the Readings (10% of grade)
Midterm and Final Examinations (40% of grade)
Research Project / Notes / Essay (40% of grade):  You will be asked to write a 5 to 6-page paper on a topic in criminal justice history of interest to you (e.g., drugs, embezzlement, homicide). We will use on-line historical newspaper articles as sources. You will be required to turn in your research notes electronically as well as your essay, because the goal is to help you master the skills involved in careful historical research.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group North America, post-1750 for history the history major or can fulfill the historical study GE.




THEMATIC HISTORY

 

HISTORY 4675 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN WORLD/GLOBAL/TRANSNATIONAL HISTORY

3 Cr. Hrs.

The History of Violence

Histories of violent crime and violent death have proliferated over the past forty years, as historians have tried to understand the causes and consequences of violence, and the ways in which rates of violence have varied across time and space. Some of these histories are "microhistories."  They focus on particular crimes in an effort to understand the social and cultural circumstances that produced particular acts of violence in the past. Other studies examine nations, regions, communities, or ethnic groups over longer periods. These studies look for broader patterns in violent crime and violent death (including homicides, sexual assaults, domestic violence, accidents, suicides, genocides, and terrorism), in an effort to understand when, where, and why aggressive, self-destructive, or reckless behavior has been more common.

Students will have the opportunity to write a research paper from primary sources on a topic of their choice, exclusive of military history, since other seminars cover that topic. They may conduct their research in any period or geographical region. Although most students will probably choose to study the history of violence in the United States, students who are proficient in languages other than English will be encouraged to work with primary sources in those languages, as long as appropriate sources are available on-line or through the Ohio State University Library. Students might work with a particular crime, or with a coroner's book from a particular county, or with a local newspaper and its accounts of crime and violence. 

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
2:05-5:05           Monday                       Roth, Randolph

Assigned Readings will include:
Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. New York: Viking, 2011. (ISBN-10: 0670022950, ISBN-13: 978-0670022953)

Assignments:
Written Assignments:  Research prospectus, research bibliography, research notes, progress reports, and research paper (20-25 pp., two drafts).

Exams:  quizzes on the reading in Pinker.

Grading:
Discussion, participation, and quizzes  10%
Research bibliography  10%
Research prospectus  15%
Research notes  15%
First draft of research paper  15%
Second draft of research paper  35%

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the research seminar requirement toward a history major for semester students; this fulfills the 598-seminar requirement for quarter students. This course is only open to junior and senior history majors. 


 

AFRICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 3301 HISTORY OF MODERN WEST AFRICA POST 1800

3 Cr. Hrs.

This intensive reading and discussion course on modern West Africa focuses on important themes that are crucial for understanding the transformation of the region from the period of European colonial rule to the independence era.  These themes include the process of decolonization, nation-building, post-independent political and economic crises, and issues of regional economic integration, current engagements with China and the U.S. and the process of democratization. 

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Kobo, Ousman 

Assignments:
Assignments will include a number of multiple-choice quizzes, weekly discussions, a 3-page historical analyses paper; and a final project.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group Africa, post-1750 for history the history major or can fulfill the historical study GE.




AMERICAN HISTORY

 

HISTORY 1151 AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877

3 Cr. Hrs.

This course provides a survey of American history from the Age of Encounter to the Reconstruction period.  It covers the social, economic, cultural, political, and diplomatic history of the American peoples.  

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 151 or 2001.



HISTORY 1152 AMERICAN HISTORY 1877- PRESENT

3 Cr. Hrs.

From the aftermath of the Civil War to the 2000s, this course offers a sweeping survey of American history since 1865. 

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 152 or 2002.


 

ASIAN & ISLAMIC HISTORY
 

HISTORY 2350 ISLAM, POLITICS AND SOCIETY

3 Cr. Hrs.

Introduction to the manner in which Islam has interacted with politics in the Middle East and vicinity from the rise of Islam through the present.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Torunoglu, G. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group Near East, pre-1750 for history the history major or can fulfill the historical study GE.



HISTORY 2402 HISTORY OF EAST ASIA IN THE MODERN ERA

3 Cr. Hrs.

History 2402 will introduce the histories of the societies of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan) starting in about 1600.  

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group East Asia, post-1750 for history the history major or it can fulfill the historical study GE.


 

EUROPEAN HISTORY

HISTORY 1211 WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO THE 17TH CENTURY

3 Cr. Hrs.

Ancient Civilizations (Near East, Greece, Rome) barbarian invasions, medieval civilizations (Byzantium, Islam, Europe); Renaissance and Reformation.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 111 or 2201; 2202; 2203 or 2205.



HISTORY 1212 WESTERN CIVILIZATION 17TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

3 Cr.  Hrs.

Political, scientific, and industrial revolutions, nationalism, the two World Wars; the decline of empires; the Cold War.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 112; 2202; 2203; 2204 or 2205.


 

MILITARY HISTORY

HISTORY 2550 THE HISTORY OF WAR

3 Cr. Hrs.

A survey of the main concepts and issues involved in the study of war in world perspective, using case studies from prehistoric times to the present.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Douglas, Sarah 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group Global, post-1750 for the history major or it can fulfill the historical study GE requirement.



WOMEN’S HISTORY  


HISTORY 3642 WOMEN IN MODERN EUROPE FROM THE 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

3 Cr. Hrs.         

This course is designed as an introduction to the history of European women from the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.  Because there is much material to cover, my approach will necessarily be selective – emphasizing some events and developments while leaving out other things also important to the history of women. Several themes will be central to the course.  We will study the processes of industrial expansion and economic change and the impact of these developments on women’s social and economic position.  We will explore the political reorganization of Europe over the course of these centuries, and we will examine how women strove to shape and improve their lives under changing circumstances.  We will also concentrate on how relationships between women and men developed, and how beliefs about gender changed.  Finally, we will look at how economic position, religion, sexuality, marital status, regional and national differences influenced women’s experiences.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
11:25-2:35         MWF                           Soland, Birgitte

Assignments:
Midterm paper and take-home final exam.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group Europe, post-1750 for the history major or can fulfill a GE requirement.


 

AMERICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 2001 LAUNCHING AMERICA

3 Cr. Hrs.

Launching America is an intermediate-level overview of American history from its in scattered colonial settlements through the American Revolution to the American Civil War and its aftermath.  

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Wood, J. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group North America, pre or post-1750 for the history major.  It can also fulfill the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students with credit for History 1151.


 

ASIAN & ISLAMIC HISTORY

HISTORY 2401 HISTORY OF EAST ASIA IN THE PRE-MODERN ERA

3 Cr. Hrs.

History 2401 is an introduction to the societies and cultures of premodern China, Korea, and Japan, the countries that make up the geographical and cultural unit of East Asia.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group East Asia, pre-1750 for history the history major or it can fulfill the historical study GE.


 

EUROPEAN HISTORY

HISTORY 1212 WESTERN CIVILIZATION 17TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

3 Cr.  Hrs.

Political, scientific, and industrial revolutions, nationalism, the two World Wars; the decline of empires; the Cold War.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 112; 2202; 2203; 2204 or 2205.



WORLD HISTORY

HISTORY 1682 WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500 TO THE PRESENT

3 Cr. Hrs.

Survey of the human community, with an emphasis on its increasing global integration, from the first European voyages of exploration through the present.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Kadric, S. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 182 or 2642.


AMERICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 2002 MAKING AMERICA MODERN

3 Cr. Hrs.

This class will introduce students to modern United States history from the end of the Civil War to the War on Terror.   

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Lopez, D. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 152 or 1152.


 

HISTORY 3014 GILDED AGE TO PROGRESSIVE ERA, 1877-1920

3 Cr. Hrs.

This course examines American politics and society from the later years of Reconstruction until the U.S. entry in World War I.  This is period historians often overlook, one stuck between the drama of the Civil War and the more familiar developments of the 20th century.  Yet we should not.  In this period, important things seemed up for grabs, within the power of Americans to manage: how industry would be controlled, the character of race relations, the role of government in shaping society, public morals, the economy, and America's place in the world.  

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Wood, J. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group North America, post-1750 for the history major or it can fulfill the historical study GE requirement. Not open to students with credit for History 151 or 2001.


 

LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 1102 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS SINCE 1825

3 Cr. Hrs.

Latin American political, social, economic and cultural history from 1825 to the present.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  


 

WORLD HISTORY

HISTORY 2650 WORLD SINCE 1914

3 Cr. Hrs.

The World since 1914 is a course on global history. We will focus on the central themes of global history in the modern world, such as globalization, the rise of mass society, and identity and difference, as well as major events, such as the World Wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and decolonization. 

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course may be taken to fulfill historical study GE requirement.  This course may be counted as Group Global and post-1750 for the major in history. 


 

AFRICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 3306 HISTORY OF AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY

3 Cr. Hrs.

This intensive reading and writing class will examine the origins and spread of Christianity in Africa, with a specific focus on the processes by which the interactions between Christian doctrines and indigenous African belief systems produced what we call, African expressions of Christianity. We will attempt to explain, in the words of Terr Haar, “How [the Christian] God became African.” Historians once studied Christianity in Africa either as a tool of colonial oppression & alienation, or as a platform for cultural appropriation and resistance against colonial rule. Today, most historians approach the study of African Christianity as a genuine spiritual expression and the site for mutual cultural borrowing and appropriations between African and Western cultures. This new approach stemmed from the increasing presence of Pentecostal Churches and Born-again Christianity across sub-Saharan Africa. These faiths have reformulated the Christian doctrine to conform to the need of Africans without violating orthodoxy, and in the process undermined the influence of the established mission-oriented churches such as the Catholic Church & the various Protestant faiths that seemed too concerned about putative syncretism encouraged by the Pentecostals.  The faith-based and miracle-centered Pentecostal movement emerged from local initiatives as well as external impetus, thus producing a hybrid African Christianity that appealed to urban masses. Today, Christianity is growing faster in Africa than in the Western world, and Africans are taking Christianity back to the Western world. The course will therefore not only help students understand the history of Christianity in Africa, but also the transformation of the faith across the globe.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Kobo, Ousman 

Assignments:
Lectures and assignments will be online. Assignments will include a number of multiple-choice quizzes, weekly discussions, a 3-page historical analyses paper, and a final project.  

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Africa, pre and post-1750 for history majors or it can fulfill the historical study GE requirement.


 

AMERICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 2705 THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN THE WESTERN SOCIETY

3 Cr. Hrs.

Explores the changing intellectual, economic, institutional and cultural relationships that have characterized medicine in the Western world from antiquity to the present, and examines individual roles and trends in the education of practitioners, locations of healing, and expectations that people had of medicine as ideas about the body and illness shifted.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills North America, post-1750 for the history major or it can fulfill the historical study GE requirement.


 

ASIAN & ISLAMIC HISTORY

HISTORY 2353 THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE 20TH CENTURY

3 Cr. Hrs.

An introductory study of the political, social and cultural history and evolution of Islamic civilization since 1914.  

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Staff

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Near East, post-1750 for the history major or it can fulfill the historical study GE requirement.


 

ANCIENT HISTORY

HISTORY 2210 CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

3 Cr. Hrs.

This course examines the history and methods of Classical Archaeology—the archaeology of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.  It will investigate how classical archaeology emerged as a discipline and what classical archaeologists actually do.  

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online                Online                         Torunoglu, G. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group Europe pre -1750 for the history major or can fulfill the historical study GE.


 

MILITARY HISTORY

HISTORY 3580 THE VIETNAM WAR

3 Cr. Hrs.

No event in modern American history has had quite the impact of the Vietnam War. Controversial for its entire duration, the war in Indochina was a complex conflict where nationalism, communism, imperialism, and modern warfare all converged to create a war quite unlike those that had come before it. Moreover, the history of this war is not settled; there are likely as many opinions on the origins, course, and outcomes of the war as there are historians to write about it. For this reason, the field of Vietnam history grows every day and will likely continue to do so for decades to come. This course will dive into that history, focusing primarily on the political, military, and diplomatic aspects of the Indochina War. We will also begin with the French phase of the conflict in 1945—an often-overlooked and yet pivotal precursor to American intervention—and proceed through to the end of US involvement in 1975. The course will be taught online and will be comprised of weekly readings and videos, weekly group discussions, and two book reviews.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Douglas, Sarah 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group Global, post-1750 for the history major or can fulfill the historical study GE.


 

WORLD HISTORY

HISTORY 2700 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

3 Cr. Hrs.

In this course, we explore how humans have shaped the environment and how the environment has shaped human history from prehistory to the present.  

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Harris, James 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course may be taken to fulfill historical study, social science, or global studies GE requirements.  This course may be counted as Group Global, and either pre- or post-1750 for the major in history.  


 

AMERICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 3030 HISTORY OF OHIO

3 Cr. Hrs.

This course will survey the economic, social, and political development of the geographic area that became Ohio from the Native American period to the present. We will explore three themes in particular:  the role of disruptive technology and creative destruction in shaping Ohio’s past; the critical junctures at which Ohio might have become something entirely different from what it became; Ohio’s connection to the wider world through geography, technology, demography, economics, and politics.  Specific topics will include the technological development of Native American civilizations; the international conflict to define and control the region; the role of technology in shaping the state; the role of Ohioans in the world's most important reform movements; the rise and fall of particular Ohio cities as a way to understand national and international economic, social, and political trends; and the challenges/opportunities of the global economy of the late 20th/early 21st century.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online                Online                         Coil, William R. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group North America, post-1750 for the history major, or can fulfill the historical study GE requirement.


 

AMERICAN HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                          

HISTORY 3045 AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY

3 Cr. Hrs.

This course covers the sweep of American religious history, from the colonial era to the present, focusing on the roles of religious movements and leaders in the development of the United States. Among the topics that we will consider are: spiritual practices and beliefs of indigenous peoples; African religious influences; the impact of religion on European colonization; varieties of Christian expression; Enlightenment ideas about deity; revivalism; evangelicalism and reform movements; the growth of denominations; religion and nativism; American Judaism; church and state; Islam; race and religion; unbelief; liberal theology; the Social Gospel; New Age movements; occultism; and religion and politics, including significant court cases. We will focus on connections between religion and political, social, economic, and cultural developments.

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online                Online                                   Irwin, Ray

Assigned Readings:
Primary documents and articles on digital reserve, about 100 pages of reading per week over the course of the eight-week session.

Assignments:
Regular quizzes over lectures and reading
Graded discussion posts
Three short papers
Final exam

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This is an online course. For majors, this course fulfills Group North America, post-1750.      


 

THEMATIC HISTORY

HISTORY 2800 INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE OF HISTORY

3 Cr. Hrs.

This course introduces history majors to the practice of history as an academic discipline.  It explores how professionals in the field go about the task of recovering and representing the past.  We will look at the diverse range of histories that are now being written, at the various methods, approaches, skills, and key concepts that are currently employed by historians, and at how they commonly evaluate and deploy different forms of verbal and visual evidence.  Through course readings and written assignments, students will be encouraged at all times to think critically and analytically about the study of history and to ponder some of the larger implications: How do societies use history? Why does the past matter? Is it always desirable or even possible to write a truly objective history? Are some forms of history more valuable than others? Are those who ignore the past doomed to repeat it? 

Time                  Meeting Days              Instructor
Online               Online                          Anderson, Greg 

Assigned Readings:
J. Tey, The Daugher of Time (Simon and Schuster)
J. Tosh, The Pursuit of History (Pearson)

Assignments:
Three quizzes; final paper

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course is required for all students declaring a Major in history, students must earn a “C” or higher to have it count on the history major. It may not be used for GE Historical Study requirement.

 

 

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