Summer 2020 Undergraduate Courses

Revised April 1, 2020 to reflect changes in the Ohio State University summer session calendar.

12-week Summer Term (May 13 – July 31)
American History (2015) 
Thematic (4675) 

May Session 1 (May 13 – June 8)
African History (3301) 
American History (1151, 1152) 
Asian & Islamic History (2402) 
European History (1211, 1212) 

June Session 2 (June 9 – July 6)
American History (1152) 
Asian & Middle Eastern History (2353) 
European History (2204) 
World History (1682) 

July Session 3 (July 7 – July 31)
American History (3014) 
European History (2213) 
Latin American History (1102) 
Military History (2550) 
World History (2650) 

Six-week Session 1 (May 13 – June 22)
African History (3306) 
World History (1681) 

Six-week Session 2 (June 23 – July 31)
Ancient History (2210) 
Military History (3270) 
World History (2700) 

Eight-week Session 1 (May 13 – July 6)
American History (3030) 

Eight-week Session 2 (June 9– July 31)
American History (3501) 
Native American History (3071) 
Thematic (2800) 
World History (3194, 7650) 


 

TWELVE-WEEK SESSION – May 13-July 31, 2020

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

ONLINE                                              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)
Robert Perkinson (2010) Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire. Picador. ISBN-10: 0312680473 ISBN-13: 978-0312680473 (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

Assignments & Grading:
Discussion and Attendance (10% of grade)
Quizzes on the Readings and Lectures (10% of grade)
Midterm and Final Examinations (25% of grade and 25% of grade)
Research Project / Notes / Essay (20% of grade):  You will be asked to turn in your research notes (5 pages minimum of notes, and 2 pages minimum on the essay, double spaced). The assignment is described later in the syllabus. The assignment is also available on Carmen, along with samples of excellent notes written by past students in the class.

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

The course will study the history of violence from the earliest human societies to the present, focusing on theories that scholars have developed to explain violence in its various forms (homicide, genocide, terror, sexual assault, suicide, etc.). We will study historical, scientific, and social scientific debates over the causes of violence, as well as the techniques historians and forensic archaeologists use to estimate the nature and extent of violence in particular societies. The goals of the course are for each student to improve their mastery of research techniques and to write an original, sophisticated research essay, 20 to 25 pages in length, on a particular topic on the history of violence.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
Online                                                 Roth, Randolph

Assigned Readings will include:
Selected essays on Carmen

Assignments:
Discussion and Participation: (10 percent)
Quizzes: (5 percent)
Research prospectus                          10%
Research bibliography                        10%
Research notes                                   30%
First draft of research paper                10%
Second draft of research paper           25%

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the seminar requirement toward a history major. History 2800 should be completed with a grade of “C” or higher prior to enrolling in a history seminar. This course is only open to junior and senior history majors. 


 

FOUR-WEEK SESSION 1 – May 13 - June 8, 2020

 

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
On-line            on-line                         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
On-line            On-line                        Tadlock, S.

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
On-line            On-line                        Wood, J

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 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
On-line            On-line                        Schultz, Ryan

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
On-line            On-line                        Shimoda, K.

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
On-line            On-line                        Douglas, Sarah

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.


                                                                                                                                                          

FOUR-WEEK SESSION 2 – June 9 – July 6, 2020

 

AMERICAN HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                           

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
On-line            On-line                        Turner, J

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 & MIDDLE EAST HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                            

HISTORY 2353 THEM MIDDLE EAST SINCE 1914

3 Cr. Hrs.

An introductory study of the political, social and cultural history and evolution of Islamic civilization since 1914. The course will examine the impact of outside power on the Middle East, as well as the region’s responses to modernity, political socioeconomic and cultural change; ideological strategy, Islamic identity and globalization; and changes in the media of communication.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            On-line                        Haydar, M.

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


                                                                                                                                                           

EUROPEAN HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                         
HISTORY 2204 MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

3 Cr. Hrs.

Examination of selected themes from the history of Modern Europe from the French Revolution to the present.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            On-line                        Dreeze, J

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group Europe, post-1750 for the history major or it can fulfill the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 112, 312, or 1212.


                                                                                                                                                            

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
On-line            on-line                         Venkatesh, A.

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


                                                                                                                                                           

FOUR WEEK SESSION 3 – July 7 - July 31, 2020


AMERICAN HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                            

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
On-line            on-line                         Wood, Josh

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.


                                                                                                                                                            

EUROPEAN HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                           

HISTORY 2213 THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN CITY

3 Cr. Hrs.

Cities in the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome, with an emphasis on their physical form and historical importance.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Felege-Selam, Y.

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


                                                                                                                                                           

LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                           

HISTORY 1102 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS SINCE 1825

3 Cr. Hrs.

Latin American political, social, economic and cultural history from Independence (1825) to the present focusing on neo-colonialism, instability, underdevelopment, militarism, and minorities.

 Time               Meeting Days              Instructor
online               online                           Schoof, Marcus

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


                                                                                                                                                           

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
On-line             on-line                         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.


                                                                                                                                                           

WORLD HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                             

HISTORY 2650 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1914

3 Cr. Hrs.

Global perspective on major forces that shaped the world since 1914. Provides students with factual knowledge and a critical interpretive framework for responsible global citizenship.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Benson, D.

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


                                                                                                                                                            

SIX WEEK SESSION 1 – May 13 – June 22, 2020


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
On-line            on-line                         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.


                                                                                                                                                           

WORLD HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                           

HISTORY 1681 WORLD HISTORY TO 1500

3 Cr. Hrs.

Comparative survey of the world’s major civilizations and their interconnections from the beginnings of human civilization through 1500.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Hunt, C.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 181 or 2641. 


                                                                                                                                                           

SIX WEEK SESSION 2 – June 23 – July 31, 2020


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
On-line            on-line                         Vanderpuy, P.

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 3270 WORLD WAR I

3 Cr. Hrs.

In this course, we will focus on the origins, course, and historical implications of one of the most significant turning points in modern world history: The First World War.  Often called “The Great War,” the conflict that broke out in the summer of 1914 and lasted for over four bloody, grinding years altered forever the global balance of power; cultural attitudes both inside and outside of Europe; domestic and international political relationships; and basic economic principles that had governed for centuries. Although the war was a European conflict, fighting took place in the Middle East, Africa, the Atlantic, and Asia. As such, we will examine the war as a global conflict, considering both the specifics aspects of the battles themselves as well as their broader social, political, and cultural context.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Powell, J.

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               Meetings Days             Instructor
online              online                            Harris, J.

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. 


                                                                                                                                                            

EIGHT-WEEK SESSION 1 – May 13 – July 6, 2020

 

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
On-line            on-line                         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.   


                                                                                                                                                           

EIGHT WEEK SESSION 2 – June 9 – July 31, 2020

 

AMERICAN HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                           

HISTORY 3501 U.S. DIPLOMACY FROM 1920 TO THE PRESENT

3 Cr. Hrs.

Since 1920, the United States has played a dominant role in international affairs due to its massive economy, unrivaled military and global cultural influence. Historians have often referred to this era as “the American century,” a term coined by Time Magazine publisher Henry Luce in February of 1941. However, Luce’s editorial was as much a call to action as it was an accurate description: as late as 1941, the nation was still debating its desired role in world affairs. Far from a dedicated superpower, the United States was and remains a country whose foreign relations are hotly contested. The nation has struggled to discern a consistent path between opposing tendencies of democracy, empire, isolationism, internationalism, national security, and the role of defense in daily life. At the same time, many countries have militantly resisted projections of American power.

In this course, we will explore a sampling of these contests and the sometimes-contradictory foreign policies they produced. While focusing on the specific policy history of the United States, we will also assess the impact American actions have had across the globe, foreign responses to the United States, the changing contexts that transformed official thinking, and the decentralization of the international system. The course will ultimately seek to have you engage directly with the ways U.S. foreign policymaking has affected and responded to global and domestic events, and what this means for the future of American foreign affairs. 

Please note, this is an upper level history course and will require your active engagement with a larger amount of regular weekly reading and viewing assignments.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Parrott, Joseph

Assigned Readings:
2-3 books, which may include Promised Land, Crusader State (McDougall), The Specter of Communism (Leffler), Reclaiming American Virtue (Keys)
2 Films, which may include Dr. Strangelove (1964) and Red Dawn (1984)
Additional articles available through Carmen and Primary sources

Assignments: Active Participation on Message Boards; 1 Response Paper; 1 Midterm
1 Final Paper

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


                                                                                                                                                         

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                           

HISTORY 3071 NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY FROM EUROPEAN CONTACT TO REMOVAL TO THE PRESENT

3 Cr. Hrs.                    

This course will introduce students to the history of Native Americans from the 1820s to the present.  We will look at the removal of Native tribes to Indian Territory, the establishment of reservation system, the resurgence of Native cultures and pan-Indian movements in the twentieth century, postwar urban migration and tribal termination policies, the Red Power movements of the 1960s, and Native legal organizing in the late 20th and 21st centuries.  The course will encourage the students to think about intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class and to consider Native resistance movements and cultural persistence over the last two centuries.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Rivers, Daniel

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


                                                                                                                                                         

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               Meetings Days             Instructor
On-line           on-line                          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.


                                                                                                                                                           

WORLD HISTORY

HISTORY 3194 GROUP STUDIES

3 Cr. Hrs.

Readings in Global History Since 1914

Readings in Global History since 1914 is an intermediate 8-week course designed to delve more deeply than History 2650 (Global History since 1914) into the scholarship on the course of World History over the past century. Students will focus on changes in the quality of life, broadly construed, over the last hundred years, and will engage critically historical and theoretical debates about the causes and consequences of violence, nationalism, revolutions, imperialism, economic development, economic catastrophes (including the Great Depression and the Great Recession), environmental change, inequality, changes in human health and health care, and changes in racial, ethnic, and gender relations and identities. The course will also focus on strategies for critical reading and for questioning the authority of historical texts. The goal is to encourage students to arrive at their own considered interpretations of historical events.

History 3194 is a hybrid course. It will include one in-person class each week and two individual meetings the instructor. But it will also include assignments on line, comprised of short readings and written responses to weekly prompts on the readings. The purpose is to keep in-person hours to a minimum during the summer, yet offer the same content and contact hours as a typical 3-credit class.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
Online                                                 Roth, Randy

Assigned Readings:
Students will be asked to read four books, which will be announced at a later date. Students will also read several short essays on Carmen. The books may include (for instance):

Barry Eichengreen, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses and Mis-Uses of History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0190621070
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited. New York: Norton, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-0393355161.
Dawn Langan Teele, Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women’s Vote. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. ISBN-13: 978-0691180267.
Myint-U, Thant, The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century. New York: W. W. Norton, 2019. ISBN-13: 978-1324003298

Assignments:
Discussion and Attendance (20% of grade)
Quizzes (15% of grade)
Responses to on-line readings (20% of grade)
Notes (15% of grade): You will be asked to take two or three pages of careful notes (double spaced) on an article or chapters of a book of your choice that is not required reading for the course.
Essay (30% of grade): You will be asked to write a five-page critical paper on one of the historical and theoretical debates we will study in the class.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills Group Global, post 1750 for the history major. This course is cross-listed with History 7650 for graduation students.


                                                                                                                                                           

HISTORY 7650 STUDIES IN WORLD HISTORY

3 Cr. Hrs.

This section of Studies in World History is an intermediate 8-week course on the scholarship on World History since 1914. Students will focus on changes in the quality of life, broadly construed, over the last hundred years, and will engage critically historical and theoretical debates about the causes and consequences of violence, nationalism, revolutions, imperialism, economic development, economic catastrophes (including the Great Depression and the Great Recession), environmental change, inequality, changes in human health and health care, and changes in racial, ethnic, and gender relations and identities. The course will also focus on strategies for critical reading and for questioning the authority of historical texts. The goal is to encourage students to arrive at their own considered interpretations of historical events.

History 7650 is a hybrid course. It will include one in-person class each week and two individual meetings the instructor. But it will also include assignments on line, comprised of short readings and written responses to weekly prompts on the readings. The purpose is to keep in-person hours to a minimum during the summer, yet offer the same content and contact hours as a typical 3-credit class.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
Online                                                 Roth, Randy

Assigned Readings:
Students will be asked to read four books in common, which will be announced at a later date. Students will also read several short essays on Carmen, and two books of their choice by arrangement with instructor. The books may include (for instance):

Barry Eichengreen, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses and Mis-Uses of History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0190621070
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited. New York: Norton, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-0393355161.
Dawn Langan Teele, Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women’s Vote. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. ISBN-13: 978-0691180267.
Myint-U, Thant, The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century. New York: W. W. Norton, 2019. ISBN-13: 978-1324003298

Assignments:
Discussion and Attendance (10% of grade)
Quizzes (15% of grade)
Responses to on-line readings (20% of grade)
Notes (25% of grade): You will be asked to take two or three pages of careful notes (double spaced) on an article or chapters of a book of your choice that is not required reading for the course.
Essay (30% of grade): You will be asked to write a five-page critical paper on one of the historical and theoretical debates we will study in the class.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course is cross-listed with History 3194. 


                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

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