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ClassID Name Description Credits
HIST 1100 World Societies to 1650 An examination of the life and history of humans and world societies from the earliest times to A.D. 1650. Fall Semester & Summer Session I. 3
HIST 1320 World Societies A thematic and interdisciplinary study of global, historical, and cultural developments in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe from 1450 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the dynamics of the evolution of modern society by emphasizing religious, intellectual, economic, and political aspects of life and history. 3
HIST 1530 The Black Experience to 1865 An examination of the roles played by people of African descent in the Americas to 1865. Special emphasis on centering people of African descent in the social, religious, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments in the Americas during this period. 3
HIST 1540 The Black Experience Since 1865 An examination of the roles played by people of African descent in the United States since 1865. Special emphasis on centering people of African descent in the social, religious, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments in the United States from 1865 to the present. 3
HIST 2000 Historical Writing and Literature An introduction to historical methods, theories, and bibliographies for undergraduate majors and minors in history and social science. 3
HIST 2080 Problems in the History of Women to 1750 An examination of selected problems in the history of women to 1750. Special attention will be given to changing historical interpretations of race, class, and gender in analyzing women's experiences. 3
HIST 2081 Problems in the History of Women Since 1750 An examination of selected problems in the history of women since 1750. Special attention will be given to changing historical interpretations of race, class, and gender in analyzing women's experiences. 3
HIST 2110 Ancient History An introduction to the history and the ancient civilizations of Africa, Babylonia, and Persia. It is a study of the government and society of Greece and the early Italian peoples. 3
HIST 2120 Medieval History An introduction to the break-up of the Roman Empire. The course discusses the Germanic invasions; and the rise of the Papacy, feudalism, and the manorial system. It examines the rise of nation-states and the developing controversy between church and state. 3
HIST 2210 United States History to 1865 A general survey of U.S. history from the period of discovery, exploration, and settlement to the end of the Civil War. 3
HIST 2220 United States History Since 1865 A general survey of U.S. history from Reconstruction to the present, emphasizing the Industrial Revolution, social and agrarian movements, and aspects of 20th century American history. 3
HIST 2410 African History to 1800 A general survey of African developments before 1800, with a discussion of the rise of African states and the impact of outsiders on the continent. 3
HIST 2420 African History Since 1800 A general survey of African developments since 1800, with a discussion of the dynamics of imperialism as they operated on Africa during the period of the partitioning and subsequent colonization, the rise of African nationalism, the process of decolonization, and the issues facing African states since independence. 3
HIST 2610 Latin American History: The Colonial Period, 1480-1820 A survey of the discovery of the New World, the conquest of the indigenous societies, the processes of cultural transformation, and the independence revolutions of the Latin American colonies. 3
HIST 2620 Latin American History: The National Period A survey of the problems experienced by the independent Latin American nations in their economic, political and social evolution from 1820 to the present. Special emphasis is given to the development of republicanism, capitalism, and nationalism. 3
HIST 2750 Native American Societies and Cultures A study of the history of selected Native American societies and cultures in the Americas. 3
HIST 2890 Methods and Applications in History ,n interdisciplinary study of methods and Applications used by historians. The course will include classroom and community involvement, Such as interviews surveys, and public history projects. 3
HIST 2910 Histories and Societies of South Asia Prior to 1750 This course addresses the development of society, culture and polity in South Asia (i.e., India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal). It traces the interactions and tensions between society, culture and polity and covers ancient, and medieval and early modern South Asia. 3
HIST 3010 Problems in European History Prerequisite: At least one European survey course and permission of the instructor. An intensive study of various problems in European history. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time. 3
HIST 3020 Problems in American History Prerequisite: At least one American survey course and permission of the instructor. An intensive study of various problems in American history. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time. 3
HIST 3040 Topics in African History Prerequisite: At least one African survey course and permission of the instructor. An intensive study of the various problems in African history. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time. 3
HIST 3070 Topics in the African Diaspora An intensive study of various topics in the history of the African Diaspora. 3
HIST 3072 Women in the African Diaspora A comparative study of women in the African Diaspora. The course explores the sociocultural constructions of race and the processes of acculturation and resistance among people of African descent in the ‘New World’ and the ‘Old World’. 3
HIST 3100 Independent Readings in European History Prerequisite: At least one European survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced examination through in-depth readings on some topic or country in European history. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time. 3
HIST 3115 Europe, 1500-1815 An overview of the underlying causes and far-reaching results of the Renaissance and Reformation, the expansion of European powers, the Old Regime, the French Revolution, and Napoleonic Europe. 3
HIST 3118 Europe, 1815-1914 An overview of the revolutionary movements of the 19th century, the growth of nationalism, and the rise of international rivalries. 3
HIST 3145 History of Russia to the Revolution An overview of the development of the political, social, economic, and military ideas of Russia to the Bolshevik Revolution. 3
HIST 3150 History of England to 1688 An overview of the social, intellectual, economic, and political history of England to 1688. 3
HIST 3160 History of England since 1688 An overview of the social, intellectual, economic, and political history of England from the Glorious Revolution to the present. 3
HIST 3180 History of France since the Enlightenment. An overview of the social, political, and economic developments in France from the Enlightenment to the present. 3
HIST 3210 American Military History An examination of the history and evolution of the American military system from colonial times to the present, with a discussion of the early roots of the American military within the context of America's social, economic, and political development. 3
HIST 3220 Recent United States History Prerequisite: At least one American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced survey of American history since 1900. 3
HIST 3230 American Urban History Prerequisite: At least one American survey course and permission of the instructor. A survey of the growth of American urban history from the colonial period to the present, with a discussion of the relationship of urban society to the development of American political, economic, and social history. 3
HIST 3250 American Economic History Prerequisite: At least one American Survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced study of the American economic system from colonial times to the present, with a concentration on how this system is regulated and how it influences individuals, economic growth, politics, and international relations. 3
HIST 3260 American Labor History This course traces the history of American workers and organized labor unions from the colonial era to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction between workers and unions and political and economic developments. 3
HIST 3410 Ancient Africa An in-depth study of the development of Ancient African civilizations and their influence in Africa and the rest of the world. 3
HIST 3420 State Formation in Pre-Colonial Africa An examination of state formation in Africa from the rise of ancient Ghana about 800 to the founding of Islamic states in West and Central Africa in the nineteenth century. 3
HIST 3430 Africa Under Colonial Rule An examination of the policies of European colonial administrations in Africa from the partition in the late nineteenth century to the beginnings of the decolonization movement after World War II. 3
HIST 3440 Africa Since Independence An overview of independent Africa. The course discusses the political, economic ,and social challenges of independence. 3
HIST 3450 African Economic History An advanced study of African economic systems from ancient times to the present with a concentration on how these systems have influenced individuals, states, politics, and international relations. 3
HIST 3500 Independent Readings in African American History Prerequisite: At least one Afro-American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced examination through in-depth readings on some topic African American history. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time. 3
HIST 3510 African American History to 1865 A survey of African American history from their earliest appearance in America to the end of the Civil War. 3
HIST 3520 African American History Since 1865 A survey of African American history from Reconstruction to the present. 3
HIST 3522 The Black Female Body in American Culture This course examines the constructions, representations, forms of appropriation and liberation of the Black female body in cross-cultural, historical and contemporary perspective. Particular attention will be given to examining ways that the intersecting hierarchies of gender, race, class, sexuality and culture shape the treatment of the Black female body. 3
HIST 3523 Black Feminist Thought and Feminist Thought An examination of the history of Black feminist theory and scholarship. The course will explore topical areas in Black feminist and feminist scholarship. It pays particular attention to theoretical perspectives that examine local, national, and international topics that include: the social construction of gender and sexuality; definitions of womanhood; the female body and the politics of representation; comparative feminisms; women’s culture; political and economic expressions; and women’s activism and participation in social transformation will be included. 3
HIST 3524 Black Women and Activism This course will highlight the multiple ways black women activists have shaped United States History. Through this course, students will explore and examine the struggles and accomplishments of Black women activists. The course also examines black women's clubs, groups, and organizations in the hopes of creating a more accurate portrayal of the impact these individuals and groups have had on society. The second half of the course will enable students to see more clearly how black women served as critical agents in uplifting their communities, particularly during tremendous periods of interracial turmoil and heightened group tensions. 3
HIST 3525 Black Women and Slavery This course is to investigate African American women's history during the colonial era to 1865. The principal focus of the course is to apply analytical frameworks of race, gender and class to understand the life cycles and multiple roles of women of African descent as mothers, daughters, wives, workers and social change agents. Throughout the course, we will utilize a variety of monographs as well as primary source materials to document black women's experiences in slavery. 3
HIST 3527 Black Women in the 20th Century This course explores United States history by centering black women’s experiences within the study of African American and U.S. History. Using African American women’s history as its lens, the course also examines the intersection of race, class, and gender in American society. This course takes a chronological and thematic approach to the study of African American women from the dawn of the twentieth century to the present. Particular themes that will be explored include: the relationship between constructions of race, class and gender; productive and reproductive labor; women’s networks; migration; the gendered meaning of freedom, and issues facing black women in the twentieth century. 3
HIST 3600 Independent Readings in Latin American History Prerequisite: At least one Latin American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced examination through in-depth readings on some topic or country in Latin American history. This course, an elective, may be taken up to three times for credit each time. 3
HIST 3630 History of Central America An in-depth study of the political, economic, and social developments in Central American countries since 1800 with particular attention to the independent wars, the struggles to achieve nationhood, cultural integration, economic independence, and social democracy. 3
HIST 3710 Introduction to African Diaspora History An introduction to the history of the African Diaspora. An in-depth discussion of the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world. 3
HIST 3900 Internship in Historical Studies, 1750-1885 in Historical Studies (1-12) A practical hands-on work experience in the historical field. The course integrates academic studies with related and supervised experiences. 1 to 12
HIST 3910 South Asia Under British Imperial Rule, 1885-1947 This course uses readings, lectures and films to focus on the British Empire in South Asia (i.e., India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). It examines imperialism as a cultural, economic and political form of domination and emphasizes historical factors leading to its rise in South Asia. The course utilizes British history in South Asia to contextualize past forms of European imperialism, as well as present forms of global domination. 3
HIST 3920 The Unmaking of the British Empire in India, 1885-1947 This course addresses how India, a seemingly permanent British imperial possession, gained independence after the formation of the Indian National Congress 1885. It examines how decolonization results not only from nationalist pressure but a full range of social, political, and economic factors. 3
HIST 4010 Seminar in European History 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. 3
HIST 4020 Seminar in American History 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. 3
HIST 4040 Seminar in African History 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. 3
HIST 4050 Seminar in African American History Prerequisite: At least one African-American survey course and permission of the instructor. An advanced investigation of special topics in African 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. 3
HIST 4060 Seminar in Latin American History 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. 3
HIST 4070 Seminar in the African Diaspora 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. 3
HIST 4110 Europe Since 1914 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. 3
HIST 4120 European Diplomatic History, 1879 to the Present 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. 3
HIST 4130 Renaissance, Reformation, and European Expansion 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. 3
HIST 4140 The Revolutionary Era and Napoleon Prerequisite: At least one survey course in European history and permission of the instructor. An advanced study of the period from the Enlightenment through the age of Napoleon with special emphasis on the influence of revolutions on western societies. 3
HIST 4150 European Intellectual History 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. 3
HIST 4160 The African Presence in Europe 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. 3
HIST 4170 The New Europeans - Race and Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Europe n examination of 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. 3
HIST 4200 Independent Readings in American History 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. 3
HIST 4210 Foreign Relations of the United States 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. 3
HIST 4230 Constitutional History of the United States 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. 3
HIST 4310 History of North Carolina 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. 3
HIST 4400 Independent Readings in African History 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. 3
HIST 4450 History of the Making of Contemporary South Africa 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. 3
HIST 4470 History of Pan-Africanism to 1963 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. 3
HIST 4510 Modern African American History Since 1900 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. 3
HIST 4610 History of the Caribbean 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. 3
HIST 4620 Latin American Revolution 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. 3
HIST 4630 The African Presence in Latin America 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. 3
HIST 4640 Latin American History Through Literature and Film 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. 3
HIST 4755 Topics in African Diaspora History 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. 3
HIST 4810 Oral History-Theory Prerequisite: HIST 2000. An advanced study of the theory of oral history and how to develop and produce oral history studies. 3
HIST 4820 Oral History-Applied Prerequisite: HIST 4810. An advanced study of the application of oral history theory through field work. 3
HIST 4910 Comparative Slavery Prerequisite: At least one survey course in African American or Latin American history. A Comparative study of various slave societies in the Americas. 3
HIST 4940 Fiction, Film and South Asia’s 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. 3
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