GRADUATE SEMINAR OFFERINGS DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY SPRING 2014
Updated April 26, 2013
HISTORY 300b Introduction to Historical Methods and Research, Tuesday, 9:10-12:00 noon, Benson 200 Professor Samira Sheikh
HISTORY 303b Readings in Modern Latin American History, Tuesday, 12:10-3:00 pm , Room TBA, Professor Edward Wright-Rios
This seminar offers students an introduction into the key themes, debates, and trends in the field of modern Latin America through readings that include historiographical essays, scholarly articles, and monographs. The course provides a foundation for developing first, second, or thematic fields related to Latin America.
HIST 307 Studies in the History of Medicine, Science and Technology: Readings in Medical History, Monday, 12:10-3:00 pm, Benson 200. Professor Arleen Tuchman
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HISTORY 321 Studies in European History: subtopic here, Thursday, 12:10-3:00 pm, room TBA, Professor Helmut Smith
HISTORY 371 Studies in Early American History to 1783: Sovereignty and the Body Wednesday, 12:10-3:00 pm, Benson 200, Professor Daniel Usner.
This course will explore contesting and intersecting assertions of power and authority during three centuries of European colonization of Native American lands, with emphasis on various meanings of embodiment. Lines of inquiry include exploitation of human bodies through warfare and slavery, representation of the body in Indian-colonial interaction, variation in political culture and structure (governmental bodies), and cross-cultural discourse about identities and sovereignties.
HISTORY 381 Studies in American History: American Foreign Relations Since World War II, Wednesday, 6:10-9:00 pm, Benson 200, Professor Thomas A. Schwartz
This course will examine the history of American foreign relations since 1945, focusing on both the traditional concerns of the field and new approaches. The course will address some of the most significant topics in the postwar era - the Cold War, alliance relations, the impact of domestic politics on foreign policy, military interventions, economic issues - as well as the different methodologies and ideological assumptions which historians have brought to their work. Students will have the opportunity to prepare research papers on a topic of their choice.
HIST 398 01 Dissertation Seminar, Tuesday, 4:10-6:00 pm, Benson 200, Professor Michael Bess