HISTORY

HIST-500
Studies in History (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics in early modern European history, European colonialism in the Caribbean, nineteenth and twentieth century European studies, Russian and Soviet studies, American political, social, and cultural studies, and American diplomatic and military studies. Usually offered every term.

HIST-500
001
HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Studies in History (3)

World War I

This course is an intensive engagement with the historiography of World War I, one of the most important events of the twentieth century. When it began, Europe was the center of global empires, economic networks, and culture. By its end, four great empires had collapsed, millions were dead or injured, and the preconditions for the rise of fascism were established. This course examines major interpretive debates over the origins, fighting, and consequences of the war for the societies that clashed in it. Prerequisite: History majors.

HIST-500
001
HISTORY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Studies in History (3)

Jews and Muslims in Modern Europe

This course examines the experiences of Jews and Muslims in European history from 1700 to 2000. Students are particularly interested in how these minorities were affected by the great changes of modern European history, including the rise of secularism, democracy, imperialism/decolonization, industrial society, and nationalism.