Updated April 9, 2013
Dear History Majors,
This history page is created in order to give you details about the 200W and capstone/capstone alternative courses for FALL 2013. Go to YES schedule of courses to see the complete selection of course titles, dates, and times.
You need to meet with you adviser IN PERSON before your appointment window. Your adviser must release an electronic academic hold on your account before you can register. Please email your adviser for an appointment. You adviser is listed on your YES landing page.
Note: HIST 200W is a prerequisite for your capstone course. Please enroll in HIST 200W at your earliest convenience. There will be three sections of this course offered fall term.
Fall 2013 HIST 200W courses:
Hist 200W 01, TR 2:35-3:50, Eakin, Historiography and Methods
Hist 200W 02, TR 4:00-5:15, Cohen, The Politics of Heritage and Historical Memory
Hist 200W 03, MW 2:35-3:50, Ewing, African American Emancipations
DUAL LISTINGS – FALL 2013
Please check the “Eligible for History Majors” drop down menu on YES to see what courses in other programs count toward the history major.
Newly approved dual listed for Fall 2013 term:
GER 182 War on Screen, will count toward European area of concentration for history majors
JS 257 01. Jews and Greeks. MWF 9:10-10:00 am
From the seventh century BCE to ca. 1500 CE, Jews and Greeks interacted: sites of contact, languages, cultural ties, religious tensions, political conflicts, competing philosophies. Elephantine, Alexander the Great, the Maccabees, the Septuagint, Aristeas, Josephus, Philo, the rabbis, the New Testament, Ezekiel the Tragedian, Byzantium, Karaites, Romaniotes, Crete, 1453.  Wasserstein. (No AXLE credit)
Areas of concentration for history majors: Asia, Europe, Middle East/Africa, Global & Transnational
Link here for the 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog (this link will be available August 2013).
HIST 120 The Arab Spring.
Roots of the movement and the course of events. The role played by the West and by print and other media. Ideologies throughout the Islamic world. Prospects for the future.  (INT)
Areas of concentration for history majors: Asia, Europe, U.S., Middle East/Africa, Global & Transnational.
FULFILLING YOUR CAPSTONE
You must have completed HIST 200W in order for a capstone alternative course, or traditional capstone course (a HIST 295 course) to count as a capstone. You may take as many HIST courses numbered 284a-294 for pure interest and don't need to fulfill the capstone component if you have already met your capstone requirement.
You may fulfill your capstone by enrolling in a capstone alternative course and following the procedures below, or, enrolling in a HIST 295 course.
CAPSTONE ALTERNATIVE COURSES - FALL 2013
A junior or senior history major who has completed HIST 200W may elect to take HIST 284b, 286d, 287b, 288b, 288w as the capstone toward the history major.
Steps to make this happen:
Enroll as usual for the course.
Sign the contract with the instructor stating you will complete an extra research paper.
Have the instructor, or yourself, bring the contract to Heidi Welch, Benson Hall, room 227. The contract must be filed within the first two weeks of the term.
Fulfill the work specified in the contract.
If you don’t complete the extra course work this course will NOT count as a capstone.
DESCRIPTIONS OF CAPSTONE ALTERNATIVE COURSES - FALL 2013
Hist 284b. Health and the African American Experience. W 2:10-4:40 Disparities in the health care of African Americans, the training of black professionals, and the role of black medical institutions. The intersection between black civic involvement and health care delivery; the disproportionate impact of disease and epidemics within the African American population.  Dickerson (U.S.)
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S., SMT
Hist 286d. Pirates of the Caribbean. TR 1:10-2:25
Imperial competition for control of the Caribbean and state-sponsored piracy. The Economic and political consequences of piracy in the Caribbean. The life of pirates aboard ship and in port.  Landers. (INT)
Areas of concentration for history majors: Latin America, Europe, U.S., Global & Transnational
Hist 287b. History of New Orleans. W 2:10-4:40
The city since its founding. Interactions between urban society and natural envrionemtn; historical and cultural significance of New Orleans in light of post-Katrina disaster and reconstruction.  Usner (US)
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.
Hist 288b. Poverty, Economy, and Society in Sub-Saharan Africa. TR 1:10-2:25
History of poverty from pre-colonial times to the present. The evolution of economic systems and trading; impacts of trans-oceanic slave, commodity trading, and colonialism on Africans’ standards of living; contemporary African economic challenges of underdevelopment, debt, foreign aid, fair trade, and globalization. No credit for students who completed 295 section 3 in spring 2007 or 294 section 1 in fall 2008.  Ochonu (INT)
Areas of concentration for history majors: Middle East & Africa
Hist 288w. Blacks and Money. TR 9:35 – 10:50
Social and cultural history of money, markets, and exchange in the black world in the twentieth century. Reparations and debt; wealth and class; black appropriations of Marxist thought and black endorsements of capitalism. Gifts and primitive money; informal economics and black markets.  Hudson (P)
Areas of concentration for history majors: Latin America, U.S.,
HISTORY DEPARTMENT 295 CAPSTONE SEMINAR FOR HISTORY MAJORS
Note: In order to enroll in a 295 course you must be a junior or senior history major who has completed HIST 200W. You will be bumped from the course if you have not already completed HIST 200W.
295 DESCRIPTIONS FOR FALL 2013
Hist 295 01. Disease, Culture, and Society, M 1:10-3:40
This seminar will examine how cultural values have shaped and reflected the experience and understanding of disease in the past. Focusing on U.S. history, we will explore medical diagnoses that are no longer considered legitimate, such as "masturbation," as well as diseases that continue to kill, such as cholera, tuberculosis, AIDS, cancer, and diabetes. Students do not need any background in science or medicine to succeed in this seminar.  Tuchman (no AXLE credit)
Areas of concentration for history majors: Asia, Latin America, U.S., Europe, Middle East & Africa, Science, Medicine & Technology.
Hist 295 02. The Slave Plantation South, W 1:10-3:40
The antebellum American South was distinguished from the rest of the United States chiefly by the presence of the slave plantation, whose importance was far greater than the numbers of planters and slaves would suggest. Research projects will explore the plantation as an economic and social institution, and its impact on masters and slaves, on the nonplantation majority of the South’s people, and on politics and the coming of the Civil War. Available resources include plantation records, southern women’s letters and diaries, and online projects such as The Valley of the Shadow. FALL  Carlton (no AXLE credit)
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S..
Any questions about the undergraduate major may be directed to the History Department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies.