101, 102, 103 Western Civilization (4,4,4) Historical development of the Western world; major changes in value systems, ideas, social structures, economic institutions, and forms of political life. 101: ancient and medieval societies. 102: from the Renaissance to Napoleon. 103: from Napoleon to the present.
104, 105, 106 World History (4,4,4) Survey of world cultures and civilizations and their actions. Includes study of imperialism, economic and social relations. 104: ancient societies. 105: early modern. 106: modern.
190 Foundations of East Asian Civilizations (4) Introduction to traditional China and Japan; Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism; floating worlds; family and gender; traditional views of the body; literati class; samurai; Mongols and Manchus. Asim, Goble, Hanes.
191 China, Past and Present (4) Introduction to Chinese culture. Explores meanings of past and present in 20th-century efforts to modernize China. Chronological and topical inquiry into politics, literature, social structure, gender, art, economy. Asim, Goodman.
192 Japan, Past and Present (4) Introduction to Japanese culture. Explores myth, tradition, modernity, and postmodernity with one eye trained on the future. Examples from personal experience. Hanes.
199 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–5R) Problem-oriented course designed for students interested in history who might or might not become majors.
201, 202, 203 United States (4,4,4) Creation and development of the United States socially, economically, politically, culturally. 201: Native America, European colonization, colonial development, origins of slavery, Revolution, early Republic. 202: Jacksonian era, expansion, commercial and industrial revolution, slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction. 203: imperialism, progressivism, modernity, the 1920s, Depression and New Deal, world wars and cold war, 1960s, and recent developments.
240, 241 War in the Modern World I,II (4,4) Surveys changes in the nature and conduct of warfare in light of social, political, and technological developments. 240: 16th century to 1945. 241: 1945 to present. Dracobly.
245 Russia, America, and the World (4) The United States and Russia share historical experiences that extend far beyond diplomacy, trade, and international adversity or alliance. Includes frontier expansion, revolution, industrialization, imperialism, worldview. Kimball.
250, 251 African American History (4,4) 250: the African background, development of slavery, abolitionism, the Civil War and Reconstruction. 251: the 20th-century African American experience including the great migration, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, post-1970 African America. Stuckey.
273 Introduction to American Environmental History (4) Introduction to concepts, concerns, and methods of environmental history, especially in the context of American history to the present. Dennis.
301, 302, 303 Modern Europe (4,4,4) Political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic trends from the 18th century to the present. 301: 18th century. 302: 19th century. 303: 20th century. Dracobly, Hessler, Luebke, McCole.
307 The Study of History (4) Introduction to historical reasoning and research methods.
308, 309 History of Women in the United States I,II (4,4) Survey of the diverse experiences of American women from colonial times to the present. 308: 1600 to 1870. 309: 1870 to present.
319 Early Middle Ages in Europe (4) Emergence, from the remains of the late Roman Empire, of a uniquely medieval Christian culture in the Germanic kingdoms of northern Europe between the 4th and 9th centuries. Wolverton.
320 High Middle Ages in Europe (4) Changes that swept Europe from 1000–1225, including the rise of towns and universities, new spiritual and artistic visions, and varieties of religious and social reform. Wolverton.
321 Late Middle Ages in Europe (4) A survey of Europe, 1250–1430—the age of Dante and the Black Death—when breakthroughs alternated with disasters in the realms of politics, economics, and religion. Wolverton.
322 The Crusades (4) Surveys the idea and practice of Christian holy war—not only in Palestine, but within Europe. From the first crusade in 1096 through early 13th century. Wolverton.
325 Precolonial Africa (4) Survey of African history to the mid-19th century, analyzing processes of state formation, regional and long-distance trade, religion, oral tradition, and systems of slavery. Braun.
326 Colonial and Postcolonial Africa (4) Survey of African history from the 1880s to the 1960s. Emphasis on the internal dynamics of change as well as the impact of colonialism. Braun.
327 The Age of Discoveries (4) European exploration and seaborne empires, 1270–1600. Motives, technology, and institutions of the Italian and Iberian empires. Medieval travels to Asia; Venetian and Genoese empires; Spanish conquest of Mexico. HIST 101, 102 or equivalents recommended preparation. Braun.
332 British History: [Topic] (4R) British history from the Celts to the 21st century—economic, political, religious, and social change. R twice when topic changes for a maximum of 12 credits. McGowen.
336, 337 France (4,4) 336: ancien régime, 1789–1870—French Revolutions of 1789, 1830, and 1848; Napoleonic Empire; monarchy, republicanism, and dictatorship; society and culture in post-Revolutionary France. 337: 1870 to present—the Paris Commune and Third Republic; the Dreyfus affair; popular front, fall of France and Resistance; Algeria, de Gaulle, the 1968 student movement. Sheridan.
342 German History: [Topic] (4R) Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century. I: Middle Ages and Reformation (1410–1648). II: Germany in the Old Regime and Age of Revolution (1648–1848). III: Modern Germany (1848 to present). R twice for a maximum of 12 credits when topic changes. Luebke.
345 Early Russia (4) Kievan Rus and Byzantium; Christianization; Mongol dominance; rise of Moscow and two Ivans, one Great, one Terrible; crisis of modernization and subsequent religious dissent. Kimball.
346 Imperial Russia (4) Siberian and North American expansion; Peter the Great; Catherine the Great; abolition of serfdom; industrialization; Silver Age culture and revolution; World War I and collapse. Kimball.
347 Soviet Union and Contemporary Russia (4) Examines the rise, development, and collapse of the Soviet Union, the world’s first communist regime. Topics include the Russian Revolution, Stalinism, war, culture, and society. Hessler.
350, 351 American Radicalism (4,4) Motives, strategies, successes, and failures of radical movements and their significance for American society. 350: American Revolution, slave revolts, abolitionism, women’s rights. 351: workers’ movements, socialism, communism, African American freedom struggle, nationalist movements of people of color, feminism, student activism. Pope.
352 The United States in the 1960s (4) Exploration of a watershed era: civil rights, student activism, educational crisis, Vietnam War, gender revolution, environmentalism. Herman.
357 The South (4) Regional history of the South and of successive Southern ways of life. Evolution of the South as a slaveholding society, its bid for independence, and its subsequent redefinitions and adaptations to national norms.
358 American Jewish History (4) Ways people who identify themselves as Jews have reinvented their identity and created communities in the United States through the 1990s.
359 Religious Life in the United States (4) Planting, adaptation, development, and social role of religious groups and traditions in the United States from the colonial period to the present.
361 Early Modern Science (4) Explores the subject, practice, and social place of science in the early modern world.
363 American Business History (4) American businesses from their colonial origins to the present. Interaction between the political, social, economic, and ideological environment and the internal structure and activities of business enterprises. D. Pope.
380, 381, 382 Latin America (4,4,4) Major economic, political, and cultural trends and continuities. 380: pre-Columbian and Iberian history, the colonial period up to 1750. 381: transition from late colonial mercantilism to political independence and national definition, 1750–1910. 382: reform and revolution in modern Latin American history, 1910 to the present. Aguirre, Haskett.
386 India (4) India under British rule, the rise of nationalist politics, and the subcontinent in the years since independence. McGowen.
387 Early China (4) Survey from the beginnings to the 10th century focuses on the development of Chinese thought and religion and the growth of the imperial state and bureaucracy. Asim.
388 Vietnam and the United States (4) Vietnamese society and history: the First Indochina War, origins and escalation of United States involvement in Vietnam; de-escalation and defeat. May.
396 Samurai in Film (4) Examination of the image of Japan’s warrior class, the most prominent social group in Japan for over seven centuries. Combines films, readings, and lectures. Goble.
399 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–5R)
401 Research: [Topic] (1–9R)
403 Thesis (1–9R)
404 Internship: [Topic] (1-3R) R once for a maximum of 6 credits.
405 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–6R)
407/507 Seminar: [Topic] (5R) Recent topics: Stalinism; Oregon, 1900–2000; U.S. Public Health; Aztec History; Late Medieval Holy Women.
408/508 Colloquium: [Topic] (1–6R) Current topics include Southeast Asia Interpretations.
409 Supervised Tutoring (1–4R)
410/510 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–6R)
412/512 Ancient Greece: [Topic] (4R) Political, cultural, and intellectual history of ancient Greece; emphasis on urban culture. I: Classical Greece. II: Hellenistic World. III: Greek Science. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. J. Nicols.
414/514 Ancient Rome: [Topic] (4R) Political, social, cultural, and intellectual history of ancient Rome from its foundation to late antiquity; emphasis on urban culture. I: Roman Republic. II: Roman Empire. III: Roman Society. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. J. Nicols.
415/515 Advanced World History: [Topic] (4R) Advanced intensive study of selected issues in world history. Possible topics include biology and ecology, ancient empires, or intercultural encounters. R when topic changes.
417/517 Society and Culture in Modern Africa: [Topic] (4R) Explorations in various topics with attention to class, gender, and generational and political struggles. I: Postcolonial African Film and Politics. II: Colonial Urban Africa. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits.
419/519 African Regional Histories: [Topic] (4R) Examines the historiography of specific nations or regions. R twice for a maximum of 12 credits. Braun.
420/520 The Idea of Europe (4) The concept and experience of "Europe" explored creatively throughout history from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Sheridan.
421/521 Organization of Knowledge (4) Production and preservation of knowledge since ancient times, first libraries, monasteries, and universities; science exploration; books and letters; the academic disciplines; the Internet. McNeely.
425/525 Economic History of Modern Europe: [Topic] (4R) Industrial revolution, economic transformation, growth, and integration in political and social contexts. Focuses on Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. I: European Economies to 1914. II: European Economies in the 20th Century. R once when topic changes for maximum of 8 credits. Sheridan.
426/526 Cultural History of the Enlightenment (4) Developments in science, education, economics, sex, government, art, music, communication, and travel in the 18th-century European Age of Reason. McNeely.
427/527 Intellectual History of Modern Europe: [Topic] (4R) Major thinkers and movements include classical liberalism, utopian socialism, political economy, Marxism, aestheticism, Nietzsche, classical sociology, psychoanalysis, radical conservatism, Keynesian economics, intellectuals and political engagement, and Western Marxism. I: German Intellectual History. II: Ideas and Society, 19th Century. III: Ideas and Society, 20th Century. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. McCole, McNeely.
428/528 Europe in the 20th Century: [Topic] (4R) War, revolution, social change, political transformation, and related intellectual and cultural developments in Europe from the Great War of 1914–18 through the present. I: European Fascism. II: Jews in Modern Europe. III: Eastern Europe since World War I. IV: Europe since 1945. R when chronological or thematic topic changes. Hessler, McCole.
434/534 Modern British History: [Topic] (4R) Selected topics in modern British history from 1700 to the present. Emphasis varies. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. McGowen.
435/535 Revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe (4) The French Revolution; Napoleon; German idealism; British industry; the coalescence of European identity; revolutions in knowledge and education; changing gender roles; imperialism. McNeely.
437/537 Medieval Spain (4) A study of two related aspects of medieval Iberian history: Spain as a frontier society and Spain as a multicultural, multireligious society. Wolverton.
438/538 Golden Age Spain (4) Spanish history during one of the most important eras of its past, when it was a cultural leader in Europe and a major world power.
441/541 16th-Century European Reformations (4) History of religious, personal, and institutional reforms. Includes late medieval reform movements and the ideas of Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, Ignatius Loyola, and Teresa of Avila. Luebke.
442/542 Early Modern German History: [Topic] (4R) Topics include peasant society, the foundations of absolutism, the German Enlightenment, protoindustrialization. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. Luebke.
443/543 Modern Germany: [Topic] (4R) Topics include class formation, revolutionary movements, the socialist tradition, the Third Reich. R when topic changes. Luebke.
444/544 The Holocaust (4) Surveys history of Nazi genocide, focusing on terror and complicity in formation of racial policy, and perceptions of Nazi anti-Semitism as the Holocaust was occurring. Luebke.
445/545 Tsarist and Imperial Russia: [Topic] (4R) Creation of a great Eurasian civilization. Geopolitical expansion, Siberia, imperialism, origins of autocracy, serfdom, church and state, political opposition, rise of civil society, industrialization. R twice when topic changes for a maximum of 12 credits. Kimball.
446/546 Modern Russia: [Topic] (4R) Explores topics such as the intellectual and cultural history of Russia from the revolution to recent times. R twice for a maximum of 12 credits. Hessler.
449/549 Race and Ethnicity in the American West (4) Explores the growth of communities of color in western cities of the United States, with particular reference to competition and cooperation between groups.
451/551 American Foreign Relations: [Topic] (4R) Chronological and thematic topics in American foreign relations. R when topic changes. May.
455/555 Colonial American History (4) Native Americans; motives, methods, implications of European colonization; origins of American slavery; interaction of diverse peoples in shaping colonial North American societies, economies, landscapes, politics. Dennis.
456/556 Revolutionary America (4) Origins, consequences, meanings of American Revolution; changing social, economic, and political contexts; intellectual, religious, and ideological trends; Constitution; institutional, social, and cultural legacy. Dennis.
457/557 19th-Century United States: [Topic] (4R) Political, social, economic, and cultural history. I: Jacksonian Era. II: Civil War. III: Reconstruction. IV: Gilded Age. R thrice when topic changes for maximum of 16 credits. Mohr, Ostler.
460/560 American Intellectual History: [Topic] (4R) Leading thinkers and prevalent modes of thought in American life from European settlement of North America to the present. I: To 1800, II: 19th Century, III: 20th Century. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. Herman.
461/561 American Medical History (4) Explores the social history of medicine and health in the United States. Mohr.
463/563 American Economic History: [Topic] (4R) Varying topics on the economic development of the United States as a preindustrial, industrial, and postindustrial society. I: The Great Depression. II: Industrialization. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. Pope.
466/566, 467/567 The American West (4,4) Social, political, and cultural history. 466/566: peoples of the American West and the expansion of the United States in the 19th century. 467/567: 20th-century immigration, urban growth, economic development; social and political institutions; politics of race, ethnicity, and gender in a multicultural region. Ostler.
468/568 The Pacific Northwest (4) Regional history to the mid-20th century. How the Pacific Northwest mirrors the national experience and how the region has a distinctive history and culture. Ostler.
469/569 American Indian History: [Topic] (4R) Variable chronological, thematic, and regional topics, including Indian history to 1860; 1860 to the present; Indians and colonialism; Indians and environments; Indians and gender; regional histories. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. Dennis, Ostler.
473/573 American Environmental History: [Topic] (4R) Variable topics examine the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the American landscape; how Americans have understood, transformed, degraded, conserved, and preserved their environments. I: To 1800. II: 19th Century. III: 20th-Century Environment and Environmentalism. IV: Environment and the West. R thrice when topic changes for maximum of 16 credits. Dennis, Ostler.
480/580 Mexico (4) Mexican history from pre-Hispanic times to the present. Special attention to nationhood, economic development, church-state relations, the Mexican identity, and the Revolution of 1910. Haskett.
482/582 Latin America’s Indian Peoples (4) Impact of Iberian conquest and settlement on the lives of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Haskett.
483/583 Latin America: [Topic] (4R) Variable topics include the experience of blacks and Indians; the struggle for land, reform, and revolution. R thrice when topic changes for maximum of 16 credits. Aguirre, Haskett.
484/584 Philippines (4) Philippine history from pre-Hispanic times to the present with particular emphasis on the past hundred years. May.
487/587 China: [Topic] (4R) Survey from the 10th century. Foundations and transformations of state and society; popular rebellions; impact of imperialism; issues of modernity; state building; political, cultural, and social revolutions. I: Song and Yuan. II: Ming and Qing. III: Late Qing. IV: Republican China. V: China since 1949. R thrice when topic changes for maximum of 16 credits. Asim, Goodman.
490/590 Japan: [Topic] (4R) Political, social, and cultural history from ancient through contemporary. Origins, aristocratic society, medieval age, Zen, warrior class, urban growth, modernization, imperialism, Pacific war, postwar society. I: Classical Age. II: Shogun’s Japan, 1550–1800. III: Modern Age. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. Goble, Hanes.
491/591 Medicine and Society in Premodern Japan (4) Examines the interweaving of folk, Buddhist, Chinese, and Dutch influences. Diseases, knowledge, sexual hygiene, and medical challenges in social context. Goble.
498/598 Early Japanese Culture and Society: [Topic] (4R) Aspects of social history through 1800—social change, hierarchy and power, interrelationship of society and religion, medieval transformations, warrior class. I: Buddhism and Society in Medieval Japan. II: Samurai and War. III: Medieval Japan. Courses on Japanese or medieval history recommended. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. Goble.
503 Thesis (1–12R)
601 Research: [Topic] (1–9R)
602 Supervised College Teaching (1–6R)
603 Dissertation (1–12R)
604 Internship: [Topic] (1–3R) R once for maximum of 6 credits.
605 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–9R)
607 Seminar: [Topic] (5R)
608 Colloquium: [Topic] (1–6R) Recent offerings include Medieval Europe; Race and Labor in the United States; Race, Gender, and State; Society and Revolution in East Asia.
609 Supervised Tutoring (1–3R)
610 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–4R)
611 Field Readings (5) Independent study designed to ground students in major works and issues of their chosen field. Intensive study, based on a substantial reading list, requiring substantial written work.
612 Historical Methods and Writings (5) Introduction to theoretical debates and methodological trends in the discipline of history; the process of conceiving, researching, and producing historically informed work; mastering current historiographic trends.
615 Professional Development (1) Promotes understanding of the history profession and development of professional skills through various activities—workshops on research and writing, critiques of scholarly presentations, discussion of the academic job market. Offered once per academic year.
616 Graduate Student Conference (1) Designed to build on work from HIST 612 and 615 courses. Promotes understanding of history profession, standards, protocols; plan and host conference. Offered once per academic year.
618 Comprehensive Exam Preparation (5) Independent readings with faculty members to discuss a predetermined reading list in preparation for PhD comprehensive examination.
619 Dissertation Prospectus (5) Independent research under the direction of student’s advisor with the specific aim of producing a defensible dissertation prospectus.