This course will explore the historical and historiographical development of Appalachia and the economic, political, and cultural forces that have shaped the lives and communities of mountaineers.
American foreign relations in the 20th century. The gradual retreat from isolation in the period between World Wars I and II and modern American involvement in international commitments will be stressed.
A history of England under the Tudors and Stuarts, focusing primarily on demographic, social, cultural, and political developments.
Examines the history of sexuality in North America in the context of cultural, legal, economic, political, and social history from the 16th century to the present.
A survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history in the United States from the colonial period to the present.
A varied view of the American Revolution and its impact on the American people.
The History of the Old South is a study of the political, economic,social, and cultural conditions in the South that led to the development of the South as a distinct section in the United States.
The course will include a discussion of the economic, political, social, and cultural differences lead- ing to the Civil War, the war itself, and an analysis of the political and economic importance of reconstruction.
The History of the New South is a study of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes in the South after reconstruction that explain conditions in the contemporary South.
A study of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the US West to 1900, along with West's place in our public memory.
The impact of the Renaissance upon esthetic, economic, and political developments especially in the 15th and 16th centuries. The decline of Catholicism and the growth of the Protestant movement, and the influence of the two movements upon each other is stressed.
A study of the development and impact of science and techology in the U.S.
A century of European political, economic, and social history. Its relationship to and influence upon the history of other world areas is noted. The impact of imperalistic rivalry is emphasized.
This course explores the Second World War. It probes the nexus of diplomacy, politics, ideology, military strategy and operations, economics, and technological innovation that generated a truly global "total war."
A survey of the main currents in European thought and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The rise and fall of the Soviet Union, with emphasis on political and exonomic changes and Soviet foreign policy, and including an examination of the aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse.
A study of America's transformation from a rural, agrarian nation into an urban, industrial world power, the final destruction of the American Indian, the settlement of the West, and the farmers' revolt.
A study of the origin and escalation of American involvement in Vietnam, the domestic impact of the war within the United States and the collapse of the South Vietnamese government.
Begins with an overview of nineteenth century Japan and stresses the twentieth century rise of Japan to the position of world power.
This course will provide an overview of Chinese history in the modern era (1600 to the present), including the major political, cultural, social, and intellectual events and trends of this period.
Introduction to the basic theories, ideas, and approaches to the application of historical theory or methods to projects presented to non-student publics; local and economic development applications and projects emphasized.
This course investigates the rich potential of "things" - objects, landscapes, buildings, household utensils, furniture, foods, works of art, clothing, etc. as sources of insight about American history and culture.
Through a combination of film, lectures, discussions, and writings, the course will show how China took its unique path to modernization.
An interdisciplinary study of the state, its people and its institutions within the national context.
This course explores the lives and experiences of US women in the 20th century, but always with an eye on power.
This course considers the expansion of Western Europe, beginning in the early 1400s, to Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the Atlantic world.
This course explores the nature and importance of empire through the reading of key texts and the study of selected films.
This course explores selected aspects of British history through the study of films and key texts.
This course explores the origins, course, and meaning of World War I (1914-1918) through the use of selected films and readings.
This course explores the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
This course covers the history of Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present.
This course explores the role played by spies and espionage in modern history.
A research and writing seminar in which students are taught and must exhibit the skills and methodologies of practicing research historians.
In this course students will examine in depth several selected themes in Tudor history through reading, class discussions, examinations, and a research paper.
An analysis of the Social, Intellectual, Economic, Cultural, and Political History of England in the Stuart Century.
A study of the English colonies America with emphasis on slavery, minorities, and social and economic change.
An analysis of the politics, diplomacy and military strategy of the period of the First World War. Special emphasis is given to the origin of the war, the war itself, the peace settlement and the Russian Revolution and its aftermath.
Readings in topics fitted to the need of the individual student. They may deal with any graduate area. This course is ordinarily restricted to off-campus students and is used sparingly.
A reading and research course in which each student investi- gates a specific issue related to the reunification of the nation after the Civil War.
A research course in which the student probes a selected problem within the chronological span, 1877-1917.
A research course in which a student probes a selected problem within the period since 1917.
The course examines the field of oral history. Students will apply oral history methodology and other primary source documentation in researching a local topic. ques, the interview, processing of tapes, release form, ethics, and how to write grant proposals.
A reading and research course in which the student investigates selected topics related to the history of women in America or Europe.
The seminar will introduce the student to current practices and procedures used in the creation of archives and manuscript collections through extensive hands-on work, including the physical processing of a manuscript collection. The emphasis will be improvement of the student's historical research skills.
(PR: Permission of Instructor)
(PR: Permission of Instructor)
Internship in an approved setting in Public History, Archives, Museum, Oral History, or Historical Preservation. Interns will be supervised by on-site staff and History Faculty.