# Title Days Time Location Instructor
2A World History (Prehistory-1000)
This course surveys the early cultural, social, economic, and political development of Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Oceania, from prehistory to 1000 CE. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area E: Culture and Thought European Traditions Writing
MW 3:30-4:45 IV THEA STAFF
2C World History (1700CE-Present)

Survey of the peoples, cultures, and social, economic, and political systems that have characterized the world’s major civilizations in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. 1700 CE to present.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
Area E: Culture and Thought
European Traditions
Writing

MW 2:00-3:15 HF 1104 Marcuse  
4C Western Civilization (1715CE-Present)

General survey courses, designed to acquaint the student with major developments that have influenced the course of western civilization from 1715 CE to present. These developments are as likely to be in religion, the arts, and sciences as in the more traditional political field. Weekly discussion sections are an important feature of this course, enabling the student to develop and expand upon material presented during the lecture hour.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
Area E: Culture and Thought
European Traditions
Writing

MWF 12:00-12:50 TD-W 1701 STAFF
9 Historical Investigations: Methods & Skills

Through studying a particular topic in history, students gain insight into historical methods and skills. Course designed for freshmen and sophomore history majors or prospective majors. Others may enroll by permission of instructor. Topics vary by quarter and instructor. The historical topic for this quarter will be “Heresy & Witchcraft”.

 

MW 2:00 - 3:15pm ARTS 1349 Lansing  
17A The American People (Colonial through Jacksonian Era)
Colonial through Jacksonian era. A survey of the leading issues in American life from colonial times to the present. The course focuses on politics, cultural development, social conflict, economic life, foreign policy, and influential ideas. Features discussion sections. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area D: Social Science American History & Institutions Writing
MWF 11:00-11:50 IV THEA STAFF
17C The American People (WWI-Present)

A survey of the leading issues in American life from World War I to the present. The course focuses on politics, cultural development, social conflict, economic life, foreign policy, and influential ideas. Features discussion sections.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
Area D: Social Science
American History and Institutions
Writing

TR 3:30-4:45pm EMBAR HALL TBA
46 Survey of Middle Eastern History

Course themes include rise of Islam, development of Islamic civilization, the western impact, and current struggles and conflicts.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
Area E: Culture and Thought
World Cultures
Writing

MW 9:30-10:45 CHEM 1171 Seikaly  
87 Japanese History Through Art and Literature

A basic introduction to the history of Japanese culture from its origins to the present day, with particular emphasis on the evidence of architecture and painting (presented through audiovisual modules). Selectedexamples of fiction and poetry will also be used.

TR 12:30-1:45 IV THEA 2 Roberts  
88 Survey of South Asian History

An introduction to the history of the South Asian subcontinent, with emphasis on the period from 1500 CE to the present.

TR 3:30-4:45 IV THEA 2 David Fowler
105Q Readings in the History of Science and Technology

Reading seminar focused on special topics dealing with science, technology, and the modern period. Topics include: computers in society; history of space exploration; histories of the future; nuclear war in history and film.

MW 9:30-10:45 HSSB 4020 Aronova  
114A History of Christianity: Beginning to 800

The history of Christian communities and doctrines from the first through the eighth centuries. Special emphasis on Christians’ evolving relationships with pagan and Jewish communities throughout the Mediterranean world.

WF 9:30-10:45 ARTS 1356 Digeser  
115R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Medieval European History

Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials. Topics addressed: defining a research problem, identifying an original topic, conducting research, citing sources, and presenting results. Intensive writing required.

F 12:00-2:50 HSSB 4020 Blumenthal  
115X Medieval Scandals

Explores medieval European politics and culture through a look at notorious scandals: Pope Joan, Heloise and Abelard, the persecution of the Templars, and the Fourth Crusade.

MW 9:30-10:45 ARTS 1353 Lansing  
118B Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain: Conquest, Colonization, and Coexistence

Assesses the more than seven centuries of Muslim, Christian, Jewish coexistence (convivencia) in the Iberian peninsula, examining intercultural and interfaith relations from the time of the Visigoths (fifth century) to the expulsion of the Moriscos (Muslim converts to Christianity) in 1609.

TR 11:00-12:15 PHELP 2536 Blumenthal  
123A Europe in the Nineteenth Century

European history from the fall of Napoleon to the end of the nineteenth century.

TR 2:00-3:15 ARTS 1356 Covo
129C Europe in the Seventeenth Century

Economic, social, political, and intellectual history of the seventeenth century; 1685-1715.

TR 2:00-3:15 HSSB 4020 Sonnino  
129Q Readings in Early Modern Europe

This course will be a discussion, reading of a single document, and critique of your peers’ papers. Certain principles and rules for the study of history will be discussed. The main thrust of the course, however, is the analysis and writing of one or two short (500 to 600) word papers on some excerpts translated from one of Richelieu’s most famous writings, The Political Testament.

T 5:00-7:50pm HSSB 3202 Sonnino  
135B History of Russia
1800 to 1917. A survey of Russian history from the reign of Alexander I to the Russian Revolution.
TR 12:30-1:45 ARTS 1353 Edgar
140A Early Modern Britain

A history of England from the late Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
Writing

TR 9:30-10:45 ARTS 1353 McGee  
144B Social and Cultural History of the U.S. – Mexico Border

Examines the social and cultural construction of the United States and Mexico border.

TR 12:30-1:45 ARTS 1356 Chavez-Garcia  
147R Undergraduate Research Seminar in African History

A seminar on a topic in African history. A research paper is required.

T 10:00-12:50 HSSB 4020 Chikowero  
148A Pre-Colonial Southern Africa

Explores the major socio-economic and political history of the Southern African region from around 1000 CE to the 1880s. Focuses on state making, economic systems, regional mobilities and international connections through trade before the advent of European colonialism.

MW 9:30-10:45 SH 1430 Chikowero  
154LA Andean History: Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Periods

Early precolumbian states; the Inca empire; the Spanish conquest of the Incas; the formation of a colonial Andean society; movements toward independence to the end of the colonial period.

MWF 3:00-3:50 GIRV 2115 Cobo  
156A History of Mexico

Socioeconomic history of colonial Mexico with special attention on the indigenous peoples.

MWF 9:00-9:50 GIRV 2112 Cobo  
159R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Women’s History

Research seminar on the history of women in America. Topics addressed; defining a research problem, identifying an original topic, conducting research, citing sources, and presenting results. Intensive writing required. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source material, to produce an original and substantial research paper.

M 10:00-12:50 HSSB 4041 Case  
166A United States in the Twentieth Century

Political, cultural, social, and economic development of the United States from 1900 to the present: A. 1900-1929

TR 11:00-12:15 EMBAR HALL Kalman  
167CB Capital and Class in 20th Century America

A survey of American workers from the turn of the century to the present period. Topics include workers and American socialism, the 1919 steel strike, the rise of the CIO, labor and the cold war, and deindustrialization and workers.

MW 3:30-4:45 LSB 1001 Lichtenstein  
168A History of the Chicanos

The history of the Chicanos, 1821 to the present; traces the social-cultural lifeline of the Mexicans who have lived north of Mexico.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
Area D: Social Science
American History and Institutions
Ethnicity

MW 5:00-6:15pm ARTS 1349 Castillo-Munoz
173T American Environmental History

Traces the history of American attitudes and behavior toward nature. Focus on wilderness, the conservation movement, and modern forms of environmentalism.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
American History and Institutions

MWF 11:00-11:50 BUCH 1910 Graves  
187A Japan Under the Tokugawa Shoguns

A survey of Japanese social and cultural history from the mid-sixteenth century to the nineteenth century.

MWF 2:00-2:50 ARTS 1356 Roberts  
194AH Senior Honors Seminar

Students taking part in departmental honors program will write a senior thesis on a research topic of suitable depth under close supervision of faculty mentors.

R 2:00-4:50 HSSB 4041 Marcuse  
200E Historical Literature: Europe

A reading course in a general area of history specifically designed to prepare M.A. candidates for their comprehensive examination fields, but also appropriate for Ph.D. students seeking broad preparation. Introduces the student to the sources, historiography, and general literature of the field in question.

M 1:00-3:50 HSSB 4041 Edgar  
201C Advanced Historical Literature – Comparative

A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. (Usually offered quarterly.)

R 11:00-1:50 HSSB 4041 TBA
201G Advanced Historical Literature – Gender

A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces students to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor.

W 1:00-3:50 HSSB 4041 Castillo-Munoz
201ME Advanced Historical Literature – Middle East

This seminar engages the history and historiography of the twentieth century Middle East through a critical approach that disrupts fixed concepts. By exploring the work of political theory, literary analysis, and historical scholarship, we will study the notion of modernity as a staging of rather than a stage of history. This course aims to dismantle the history of domination in the Middle East as the model of what is “normal” through the close study of the ways in which ideas, structures, and disciplines constituted the modern.

T 10:00-12:50 HSSB 4041 Seikaly  
201AM Advanced Historical Literature: America

Making Modern America: This course will cover topics in United States history from Reconstruction to the Progressive Era (1865-1920s). Special thematic emphasis will be placed on race, reform, and the evolution of party politics.

W 2:00-4:50 HSSB 4041 Perrone  
202 Historical Methods

A general introduction to selected historiographical issues and historical methods. (F)

W 9:00-11:50 HSSB 4041 Miescher  
215A Seminar in Medieval History

A two-quarter course.

M 4:00-6:50pm HSSB 2202 English  
292C Foundations of U.S. History, 1917-Present

A colloquium introducing the important issues, themes, and literature in the history of the United States, from 1917 to the present. Historiographical in nature, the course assumes a basic familiarity with the period.

M 1:00-3:50pm HSSB 4041 O'Connor  
294 Colloquium in Work, Labor, and Political Economy

Hosts leading scholars of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. whose work touches upon the history and character of work, employment, labor, poverty, race, ethnicity, political economy, and public policy. The colloquium meets three to four times per quarter.

F 1:00-3:50 HSSB 4041 Lichtenstein  
295TS Workshop in the History of Technology and Science

Writing/reading workshop, professionalization seminar, and guest lecture series for graduate students working in area of history of science/technology. Meets monthly throughout the academic year.

T 3:30-5:30pm HSSB 6056 McCray