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HISTORY

HIST-314
History of the World Regions (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics offered through various AU Abroad programs focus on sophisticated analyses of historical developments of a specific region and/or time period and an in-depth exploration of the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the region or time period discussed.

HIST-314
001S
HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

History of the World Regions (3)

China in Transformation, 1840s-1960s

Offered as part of the AU Abroad Beijing program, this course focuses on China's transition from a traditional society to a modern nation by examining the historical forces since the mid-nineteenth century.

HIST-314
002S
HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

History of the World Regions (3)

Social and Political History of Kenya

This course, offered as part of the AU Abroad Kenya Program, examines the economic, political, cultural and social changes in Kenya over the last hundred years including Pre-colonial Kenya societies; establishment of colonialism, the settlement of Kenya by the Europeans and colonial economy; anti-colonial African nationalism; the world wars and their impacts on Kenya; the Mau Mau revolution; and Kenya in the post-colonial Cold War context.

HIST-314
003S
HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

History of the World Regions (3)

Paris: Civilization and Culture

Offered through the AU Abroad program in Paris, this course examines how French civilization and culture developed due to the powerful centrifuge called Paris. More than any other city, the urban landscape of the French capital is rich in a history that still informs contemporary social issues and debates about the country's national identity. Through successive generations, Paris has been a provincial backwater of the Roman Empire, the capital of Europe's greatest feudal dynasty, the 'capital of modernity,' an anarchist commune, and the heart of an empire that stretched across the globe. In this course students are given the historical information and critical skills necessary to grasp the complex world historical center that is the city of Paris. The readings are selected from both historical documents and works by specialists in French political, urban, literary, and social history, and the course includes many visits to sites in Paris, as students learn to "read" architectural structures and to use the city as a rich primary source for historical analysis.

HIST-314
001S
HISTORY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

History of the World Regions (3)

China in Transformation, 1840s-1960s

Offered as part of the AU Abroad Beijing program, this course focuses on China's transition from a traditional society to a modern nation by examining the historical forces since the mid-nineteenth century.

HIST-314
002S
HISTORY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

History of the World Regions (3)

Social and Political History of Kenya

This course, offered as part of the AU Abroad Kenya Program, examines the economic, political, cultural and social changes in Kenya over the last hundred years including Pre-colonial Kenya societies; establishment of colonialism, the settlement of Kenya by the Europeans and colonial economy; anti-colonial African nationalism; the world wars and their impacts on Kenya; the Mau Mau revolution; and Kenya in the post-colonial Cold War context.