History

 

I.  Images of the American West (HIST 2133.01)           

            Instructor: Brian Hosmer            

            Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays—9:30-10:45 AM            

             Location: Chapman Hall, 123

“Images of the American West” studies the “West” as it is envisioned and understood across a range of interpretations and iconographies, primarily in literature and historical narrative, but also in film, painting, and other forms of cultural representation. Students will look at how the “myth” of the West was formed, and how much the myth persists.  This course is cross listed as ENGL 2133.  

II.  War and American Society: The Hidden History of America’s 20th Century Wars (HIST 2553.01)           

            Instructor: Jeremy Kuzmarov            

            Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays—10:00 AM-10:50 AM            

            Location: Chapman Hall, LH

This course investigates the social, economic and political impact of war in American history discussed within the context of the evolution of warfare in western civilization.   

III.  Russia and the West (HIST 2603.01)            

            Instructor: Joseph Bradley            

            Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays—10:00-10:50 AM            

            Location: Chapman Hall, 123

“Russia and the West” surveys Russian history and culture with an emphasis on the historical origins of the differences between Russia and the West and Russia’s response to western influence.  

IV.  China and Japan Since 1800 (HIST 2623.01)           

            Instructor: Thomas Buoye            

            Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays—8:00-9:15 AM            

            Location: Chapman Hall, 123

This class examines important political, social, and cultural issues in China and Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries.  The course will emphasize the legacy of tradition, growth of nationalism, revolution in theory and practice, development of modern culture, and relations with the west.  

V.  Modern European Warfare (HIST 2673.01)         

            Instructor: William Von Glahn            

            Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays—8:00-9:15 AM            

            Location: Chapman Hall, LH 

VI.  Modern America & American Indians (HIST 3023.01)            

            Instructor: Brian Hosmer            

            Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays—12:30-1:45 PM            

            Location: Chapman Hall, 251

This is a lecture and discussion class that focuses on the history of American Indian people in North America (north of Mexico) since 1900.  Course content explores the resurgence of tribal nationhood, economic, social, and cultural challenges, and the twists and turns of U.S. and Canadian Indian policies. Content will also emphasize the intertwined histories and destinies of American Indians and non-Native Americans.

VII.  Crime and Punishment in American History (HIST 3403.01)            

            Instructor: Jeremy Kuzmarov            

            Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays—1:00-1:50 PM            

            Location: Chapman Hall, 256

“Crime and Punishment” will examine the intersection between crime control and politics, the history of prisons and police, conservative law and order policies, the War on Drugs and the growth of the “penal industrial complex,” and efforts to export criminal justice reforms prevalent in the United States.  This course is also cross listed as SOC 3403. 

VIII.  Topics in East Asian History: The History of Early Chinese Philosophy (HIST 4863.01)            

            Instructor: Thomas Buoye            

            Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays—2:00-3:15 PM            

            Location: Chapman Hall, 122

This course will emphasize critical analysis of historical works, literature and archival documents, and the modern scholarly controversies to which