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Advance History Course Description

Advanced History Course Descriptions

HIST 4010. Seminar in European History (3) Prerequisite: At least one European survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced investigation of special topics in European history with emphasis on the writing of a research paper. Critical attention will be given to the development of each research paper via group critique. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time.

HIST 4020. Seminar in American History (3) Prerequisite: At least one American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced investigation of special topics in American history with emphasis on the writing of a research paper. Critical attention will be given to the development of each research paper via group critique. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time.

HIST 4040. Seminar in African History (3) Prerequisite: At least one African survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced investigation of special topics in African history with emphasis on the writing of a research paper. Critical attention will be given to the development of each research paper via group critique. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time.

HIST 4050. Seminar in Afro-American History (3) Prerequisite: At least one Afro-American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced investigation of special topics in Afro-American history with emphasis on the writing of a research paper. Critical attention will be given to the development of each research paper via group critique. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time.

HIST 4060. Seminar in Latin American History (3) Prerequisite: At least one Latin American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced investigation of special topics in Latin American history with emphasis on the writing of a research paper. Critical attention will be given to the development of each research paper via group critique. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time.

HIST 4070. Seminar in the African Diaspora (3) Prerequisite: At least one survey course in African or Afro-American history or the African diaspora and permission of the instructor. An advanced investigation of special topics in the African diaspora with emphasis on the writing of a research paper. Critical attention will be given to the development of each research paper via group critique. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time.

HIST 4110. Europe Since 1914 (3) Prerequisite: At least one survey course in European history and permission of the instructor. An advanced survey of the political, economic, social, and intellectual developments of 20th century Europe.

HIST 4120. European Diplomatic History, 1879 to the Present (3) Prerequisite: At least one survey course in European history and permission of the instructor. An advanced study of the forces and events which produced World War I and World War II, the role of the United States in European affairs, and the contemporary picture of Europe and the world.

HIST 4130. Renaissance and Reformation (3) Prerequisite: At least one survey course in European history and permission of the instructor. An advanced survey of Renaissance thought and the structure of society at the time; Machiavelli; the European discovery of the New World; and the religious, political, and economic consequences of the Reformation.

HIST 4140. The French Revolution and Napoleon (3) Prerequisite: At least one survey course in European history and permission of the instructor. An advanced study of the period from Louis XIV through the age of Napoleon, with special emphasis on the influence of revolution on western societies.

HIST 4150. European Intellectual History (3) Prerequisite: At least one survey course in European history and permission of the instructor. An advanced study of the main philosophical, political, economic, and cultural themes of European history.

HIST 4160. The African Presence in Europe (3) Prerequisite: At least one European survey course. An advanced examination of the role of Africans from the continent and peoples of African descent from the United States and the Caribbean in European culture.

HIST 4170. The New Europeans: Race and Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Europe (3) This course examines the status and experiences of racial and ethnic immigrants in contemporary Europe.  The course analyzes the various patterns of movement and settlement of ethnic minorities in Europe during the twentieth century.

HIST 4200. Independent Readings in American History (3) Prerequisite: At least one American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced examination through in-depth readings on some topic or country in American history. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time.

HIST 4210. Foreign Relations of the United States (3) Prerequisite: At least one American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced survey of the foreign relations of the United States from colonial times to the present.

HIST 4230. Constitutional History of the United States (3) Prerequisite: At least one American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced survey of the leading decisions of the United States Supreme Court from the period of Chief Justice John Marshall to the present.

HIST 4310. History of North Carolina (3) Prerequisite: At least one American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced survey of the historical, political, economic, cultural, and social developments of North Carolina from its colonial beginnings to the present.

HIST 4400. Independent Readings in African History (3) Prerequisite: At least one African survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced examination through in-depth readings on some topic or country in African history. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time.

HIST 4450. History of the Making of Contemporary South Africa (3) This course will examine the origins and development of apartheid in South Africa.  The focus is to understand the major historical events and people who have shaped the country.  It will introduce students to race and ethnic relations, nationalism, racism, industrialization, urbanization and the emergence of democracy.

HIST 4470. History of Pan-Africanism (3) Prerequisite: At least one African or Afro-American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced introduction to the attempts by African peoples at conceptual and organizational unity. It traces historically those sentiments and organizations that produced a series of Pan-African movements.

HIST 4510. Modern Afro-American History Since 1900 (3) Prerequisite: At least one Afro- American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced overview of 20th century Afro-American social, economic, and political movements and personalities.

HIST 4610. History of the Caribbean (3) Prerequisite: At least one Latin American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced examination of the history of the West Indies with special attention to the various colonial heritages, the commonality of the African heritage, slavery and its abolition, independence movements, economic and political problems, and efforts toward federation.

HIST 4620. Latin American Revolution (3) Prerequisite: At least one Latin American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced examination of revolution in Latin America from the perspective of continuity and change. Case studies will be used to explain both the internal and external dimensions of these movements in the context of each country's historical development.

HIST 4630. The African Presence in Latin America (3) Prerequisite: At least one Latin American survey course and permission of the instructor. An examination of the role of African peoples in Latin American history and culture from the period of exploration to the present, with special attention to the Portuguese-Spanish slave trade, conditions of slavery, resistance movements, abolition struggles, cultural influences, the integration process, and present racial relations.

HIST 4640. Latin American History Through Literature and Film (3) Prerequisite: At least one Latin American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced analysis of Latin American culture and society through various approaches aimed at enhancing the historical perspective. It seeks to foster an empathy with an understanding of Latin America's past and present role as a member of the global community.

HIST 4755. Topics in African Diaspora History (3) The course is designed to provide each student with an opportunity to research and write on selected topics in African Diaspora history.  Students will present the results of their research in short essays and a major research paper.

HIST 4810. Oral History-Theory (3) Prerequisite: HIST 2000. An advanced study of the theory of oral history, and how to develop and produce oral history studies.

HIST 4820. Oral History-Applied (3) Prerequisite: HIST 4810. An advanced study of the application of oral history theory through field work.

HIST 4940.  Fiction, Film and South Asia’s Past (cross-listed with English Department) (3)  This course addresses how contemporary film and fiction represent South Asia’s past.  It combines writings and films to analyze questions about society, economy and power in South Asia.  By highlighting such questions, the course explores people, events and historical processes in modern and early modern South Asia.

 
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