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View the History Department's course offerings for Spring 2020 by course level. Please click here to find which courses qualify for Category I & II.

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  • 100-200 level courses will give you an overview of a topic or region and teach you how historians work.
  • 300-400 level classes explore specific themes and help you develop your skills as a critical thinker, writer, and historian.
  • 500-600 level courses specialize in specific topics, help you deepen your understanding, and hone your writing and analytic skills.
     
HIST 103 Environment and History
Nature is our oldest home and newest challenge. This course surveys the environmental history of the earth from the extinction of the dinosaurs to the present with a focus on the changing ecological role of humans. It analyzes cases of ecological stability, compares cultural attitudes toward nature, and asks why this ancient relationship seems so troubled. (Same as EVRN 103.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Cushman, Gregory
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 57439
HIST 104 Introduction to African History
An introduction to important historical developments in Africa. Topics include empires, kingdoms, the slave trade, European colonialism, liberation movements, national identities, and a return to independence. (Same as AAAS 105.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Omwodo, Hannington
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 57506
LEC Omwodo, Hannington
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 51675
HIST 114 Renaissance to Revolution: Europe 1500-1789
An introduction to early modern European history, with emphasis on the cultural, political, economic, and cultural forces which have helped to shape the modern world. The renaissance, the rise of nation states, the Reformation, absolutism and constitutionalism, the Enlightenment, and the coming of the French Revolution. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mizumoto-Gitter, Alex
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 57605
HIST 115 French Revolution to the Present: Europe 1789-Present
An introduction to recent European history, with emphasis on the social, political, economic, and cultural forces which have helped to create the Europe of today: the French Revolution, the romantic movement, the revolutions of 1848, nationalism, imperialism, Communism, and two World Wars, the cold war, and its aftermath. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Avery, Andrew
MW 12:30-01:45 PM SUM 514 - LAWRENCE
3 58310
HIST 124 Latin American Culture and Society
An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Latin America, as manifest in the arts and literature, history, and in environmental, political, economic, and social realities. Explores and critiques the principal themes and methodologies of Latin American Studies, with an aim towards synthesizing contributions from several different disciplines. Emphasizes the unique insights and perspectives made possible by interdisciplinary collaboration and provides students with the basic knowledge base for understanding Latin America today. (Same as LAA 100.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 57555
LEC Nascimento Gregoire, Joao Batista
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 52921
HIST 128 History of the United States Through the Civil War
A historical survey of the United States from the peopling of the continent through the Civil War. This survey is designed to reflect the diversity of the American experience, to offer the student a chronological perspective on the history of the United States, and to explore the main themes, issues, ideas, and events which shaped that history. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Schwaller, Rachel
MW 09:00-09:50 AM MAL 1001 - LAWRENCE
3 46392
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 47897
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 47898
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 53928
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 53927
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 47899
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 47900
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 49385
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 02:00-02:50 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 50313
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 02:00-02:50 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 52177
HIST 129 History of the United States After the Civil War
A historical survey of the American people from Reconstruction to the present. This survey is designed to reflect the diversity of the American experience, to offer the student a chronological perspective on the history of the United States, and to explore the main themes, issues, ideas, and events that shaped American history. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Schwaller, Rachel
MW 10:00-10:50 AM MAL 1001 - LAWRENCE
3 55959
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 55960
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 55961
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 55962
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 57362
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 57363
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 57364
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 57365
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 57366
DIS Schwaller, Rachel
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 57367
LEC Neale, Ashley
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 58135
LEC LaGue, Ariel
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 58140
HIST 142 Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization
This interdisciplinary course and its laboratory sections survey the history of humanity's relationship with the natural world over the long term from perspectives that combine the principles and methodologies of the humanities, physical, life and social sciences. Key topics include the evolution of Homo sapiens and cultural systems; the development of hunter, gatherer, fisher, agricultural, and pastoral lifeways; the ecology of colonialism and industrial civilization, and the emergence of ideological and ethical perspectives on the relationship between nature and culture. Laboratory sections apply the principles and methodologies of the humanities, physical, life and social sciences to the humanity's engagement with the global environment using historical and present-day examples. (Same as EVRN 142 and GEOG 142) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Brox, Ali
Loecke, Terrance
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM RIT 164 - LAWRENCE
5 46958
LBN
F 11:00-12:50 PM LIN 307 - LAWRENCE
5 48436
LBN
W 09:00-10:50 AM LIN 307 - LAWRENCE
5 48437
LBN
W 11:00-12:50 PM LIN 307 - LAWRENCE
5 48438
LBN
Th 11:00-12:50 PM LIN 307 - LAWRENCE
5 48439
LBN Brox, Ali
Loecke, Terrance
Tu 11:00-12:50 PM LIN 307 - LAWRENCE
5 56356
HIST 145 Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization, Honors
This interdisciplinary course and its laboratory sections survey the history of humanity's relationship with the natural world over the long term from perspectives that combine the principles and methodologies of the humanities, physical, life and social sciences. Key topics will include the evolution of Homo sapiens and cultural systems; the development of hunter, gatherer, fisher, agricultural, and pastoral lifeways; the ecology of colonialism and industrial civilization, and the emergence of ideological and ethical perspectives on the relationship between nature and culture. Laboratory sections apply the principles and methodologies of the humanities, physical, life and social sciences to the humanity's engagement with the global environment using historical and present-day examples. (Same as EVRN 145 and GEOG 145.) Open only to students in the University Honors Program or by permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Brox, Ali
Loecke, Terrance
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM RIT 164 - LAWRENCE
5 48440
LBN Brox, Ali
Loecke, Terrance
Tu 11:00-12:50 PM LIN 307 - LAWRENCE
5 48441
HIST 201 Writing the Past-Category I/Western Topics: _____
Many of the words that human beings have written down in one form or another have been stories of events, people, and places from the past. History is a story of countless people-some famous, many anonymous-who have made up the human past. This course will introduce students to the basic skills of analytical, descriptive, and narrative writing and reading through the lens of history. Students will learn how to develop a voice of their own as writers and build a toolkit of skills that will help them effectively communicate in writing, in their course work and careers. This course will cover topics that will fulfill the Category I/Western requirement of the History major. SEM.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Galelli, Marjorie
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
3 57922
HIST 202 Writing the Past-Category II/Non-Western Topics: _____
Many of the words that human beings have written down in one form or another have been stories of events, people, and places from the past. History is a story of countless people-some famous, many anonymous-who have made up the human past. This course will introduce students to the basic skills of analytical, descriptive, and narrative writing and reading through the lens of history. Students will learn how to develop a voice of their own as writers and build a toolkit of skills that will help them effectively communicate in writing, in their course work and careers. This course will cover topics that will fulfill the Category II/Non-Western requirement of the History major. SEM.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Holland, Alana
MW 12:30-01:45 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 58309
HIST 203 Speaking the Past-Category I/Western Topics: _____
This seminar offers students the opportunity to learn about a specific theme or topic in history through the development of their verbal communication skills. A variety of scaffolded assignments will introduce students to the essential elements of interpersonal and public speaking, provide opportunities to practice their performances and receive constructive feedback, and hone their organizational and critical-thinking skills. In doing so, they will achieve a deeper understanding of an important aspect of the past. Specific historical topics will be determined by individual instructors. This course will cover topics that will fulfill the Category I/Western requirement of the History major. SEM.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Moran, Jeffrey
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 57372
HIST 204 Speaking the Past-Category II/Non-Western Topics: _____
This seminar offers students the opportunity to learn about a specific theme or topic in history through the development of their verbal communication skills. A variety of scaffolded assignments will introduce students to the essential elements of interpersonal and public speaking, provide opportunities to practice their performances and receive constructive feedback, and hone their organizational and critical-thinking skills. In doing so, they will achieve a deeper understanding of an important aspect of the past. Specific historical topics will be determined by individual instructors. This course will cover topics that will fulfill the Category II/Non-Western requirement of the History major. SEM.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 58312
 
HIST 301 The Historian's Craft
This course introduces students to the practice and methods of the study of history and serves as the gateway to the major. HIST 301 trains students to think like historians, equipping them with skills in research, critical analysis, and oral and written presentation useful to any career but especially integral to careers in archival work, museum work, law, and research. Students learn (1) to think historically; (2) to understand how historians construct and write about the past through narratives, theory and analytical discussion; (3) to critically evaluate historical arguments and the material used to substantiate those arguments, including an introduction to the process of peer review; (4) to develop writing and research skills including the interpretation of primary sources; and (5) to master professional standards of presenting their findings. This course is required of all history majors and is a prerequisite for HIST 696 Seminar in:________. Prerequisite: Completion of KU Core 2.1 and recommended completion of KU Core 2.2. Open only to declared History majors or by consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Omwodo, Hannington
MW 04:00-05:15 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 47413
LEC Kuznesof, Elizabeth
Tu 11:00-01:30 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 52172
HIST 308 Key Themes in Modern Global History
A comparative historical analysis of major global developments from the late 15th century to the present. Some of the themes likely to be explored are empire-building, contact between cultures and colonial social relations; the attraction of cities, their role in a global economy and the shift to an urban world; and the impact of capitalism and industrialization on social organization including conflict between classes and changes in the nature of work. Students learn ways of interpreting primary historical documents and comparing historical investigations across time and space. (Same as GIST 308.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rosenthal, Anton
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM SUM 506 - LAWRENCE
3 57475
HIST 312 American Culture, 1877 to the Present
An examination of the major historical shifts, trends, and conflicts that have shaped the multicultural nature of life in the United States from 1877 to the present. In addition to tracing developments in literature, architecture, drama, music and the visual arts, this course investigates patterns and changes in the popular, domestic, and material culture of everyday life in America. (Same as AMS 312.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Moran, Jeffrey
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 57478
HIST 321 From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600 to the Present
This survey of women's history in Europe looks at changing patterns of women's economic roles and family structures in preindustrial and industrial society, the importance of women in religious life, cultural assumptions underlying gender roles, and the relationship of women to political movements, including the rise of feminism. (Same as WGSS 321.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Vicente, Marta
MW 11:00-11:50 AM MAL 1001 - LAWRENCE
3 53647
DIS Vicente, Marta
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 53648
DIS Vicente, Marta
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 53649
DIS Vicente, Marta
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 57905
DIS Vicente, Marta
F 10:00-10:50 AM FR 227 - LAWRENCE
3 57906
DIS Vicente, Marta
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 57907
DIS Vicente, Marta
F 12:00-12:50 PM BL 106 - LAWRENCE
3 57908
HIST 333 Eurometro: Visions of the European Metropolis, 1849-1939
This course investigates the interrelated symbols of the European metropolis during the "Age of Great Cities", from the filth of the sewers to the "filthiness" of prostitution. Students investigate gender and class in the metropolis by exploring a few stereotypes: the juvenile delinquent, the woman on the street, and the flaneur. The course format stresses discussion of common texts, including short readings of literature from the period and historical scholarship. Students also analyze contemporary photographs, art, architecture, and advertising. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wood, Nathaniel
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 57481
HIST 334 The Great War: The History of World War I
A historical survey of the causes, course, and consequences of the conflict, 1878-1919, stressing its socio-economic dimensions as well as its political ramifications and military aspects. Considerable use will be made of visual aids. No prerequisites. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wood, Nathaniel
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM MAL 2048 - LAWRENCE
3 50298
HIST 336 Ethics, Ideas, and Nature
This course examines the ethical frameworks developed for thinking about, using, and protecting the natural world. Examples of topics include indigenous approaches to nature, the history of ecological ideas, environmental movements, the role of the state of managing resources, utilitarianism and progressivism, environmental lawmaking, wilderness advocacy, nature and theology, the rights of nature, and environmental justice. Students are introduced to the theories of duty ethics, justice ethics, utilitarianism, and right ethics, and required to apply ethical decision making to contemporary and historical environmental issues. Multiple perspectives on the history of human interactions with nature demonstrate the importance of reflecting upon the value systems inherent in human-centered environmental ethics and nature-centered environmental ethics. (Same as EVRN 336.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Boynton, Alex
MW 11:00-12:15 PM CDUP 1200 - LAWRENCE
3 50507
LEC Boynton, Alex
MW 02:00-03:15 PM WES 1007 - LAWRENCE
3 50508
LEC Boynton, Alex
MW 03:30-04:45 PM WES 4007 - LAWRENCE
3 58648
HIST 343 The Holocaust in History
The systematic murder of the Jews of Europe by the Nazis during World War II is one of the most important events of modern history. This course studies the Holocaust by asking about its place in history. It compares other attempted genocides with the Holocaust and examines why most historians argue that it is unique. Other topics covered include the reasons the Holocaust occurred in Europe when it did, the changing role of anti-Semitism, and the effects of the Holocaust on civilization. The course also discusses why some people have sought to deny the Holocaust. The course concludes by discussing the questions people have raised about the Holocaust and such issues as support for democracy, the belief in progress, the role of science, and the search for human values which are common to all societies. (Same as JWSH 343.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sternberg, Frances
Tu 02:30-05:00 PM MAL 2074 - LAWRENCE
3 50374
HIST 348 History of the Peoples of Kansas
A survey of culture and society in Kansas from prehistory to the present. Topics include Native American life, Euro-American resettlement, Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War, agricultural settlement, urbanization and industrialization, depression and recovery, and modern Kansas in transition. Emphasis in the course will be on social and economic conditions, the experience of ethnic and racial groups, inter-racial relations, and the role of women. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hagel, Jonathan
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM SUM 506 - LAWRENCE
3 51627
HIST 350 The Korean War, 1950-1953
An examination of the origins, pattern of development, and legacy of this still unsettled conflict, which in many ways set the tone for the entire post-1945 era of the Cold War. Points of emphasis will include the motives and policies of the major participants (Koreans, Americans, Chinese, and Soviets), as well as the effects of the war on their domestic politics and foreign policy positions. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lewis, Adrian
MW 11:00-12:15 PM SUM 506 - LAWRENCE
3 50297
HIST 352 American Indians Since 1865
This course examines American Indian/White relations from reconstruction to the present. It surveys the impact of westward expansion and cultural changes brought about by the Civil War, forced education, intermarriage, the Dawes Act, the New Deal, the World Wars, termination, relocation and stereotypical literature and movies. The class also addresses the Red Power and AIM movements, as well as indigenous efforts to decolonize and to recover and retain indigenous knowledge. After learning about the past from both Native and non-Native source materials, students will gain multiple perspectives about historical events and gain understandings of diverse world views, values, and responses to adversity. (Same as HUM 350 and ISP 350.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mihesuah, Devon
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 57435
HIST 353 Indigenous Peoples of North America
This course surveys the history of the first peoples to inhabit North America from prehistory to present. Commonly and collectively referred to as American Indians, indigenous peoples include a diverse array of nations, chiefdoms, confederacies, tribes, and bands, each of which has its own unique cultures, economies, and experiences in dealing with colonial and neocolonial powers. This class seeks to demonstrate this diversity while at the same time providing an understanding of the common struggle for political and cultural sovereignty that all indigenous nations face. Indigenous nations that have developed a relationship with the United States will receive primary focus, but comparative reference will be made to First Nations of Canada. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Warren, Kimberley
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 58141
HIST 356 At the Movies: U.S. History on the Silver Screen
The motion picture was invented right here in the United States more than a century ago, and Americans have been going to the movies ever since. Movies have expressed their dreams and nightmares, aspirations and fears, hopes and dreads. Through a wide-ranging study of Hollywood films from the 1920s to the present, including the industry that created them and the people who watched them, this course explores what Americans have seen and felt at the movies. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hagel, Jonathan
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM SUM 506 - LAWRENCE
3 57751
HIST 358 The Vietnam War
This course is a survey of the Vietnam War. It covers the early days of Cold War, 1945-54, and all phases of the Vietnam War: the advisory phase (1955-64); the Americanization phase (1965 -68); the Vietnamization Phase (1969-73); and the final phase, the Vietnam Civil War, 1972-75. This course covers the causes, course, conduct, and consequences of the war and in so doing provides a political, military, and social history of the war. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lewis, Adrian
MW 12:30-01:45 PM SUM 506 - LAWRENCE
3 53822
HIST 359 The Black Experience in the U.S. Since Emancipation
An interdisciplinary study of the history and culture of Black people in American from Reconstruction to the present. Topics covered include an analysis of Reconstruction, Black leaders, organizations and movements, the Harlem Renaissance, migration, and race relations. Demographic variables covered include socio-economic class, education, political persuasion, and influence by avant-garde culture changes. (Same as AAAS 306.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jelks, Randal
MW 11:00-12:15 PM MS 105 - LAWRENCE
3 52728
HIST 389 Topics in Western History: ______
A study of a specialized theme or topic in Western History. Students will examine major issues and methods of historical study through the study of a specific historical period or topical area. This course grants HIST Category I credit. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Cavalcante Da Silva, Simone
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 2600 - LAWRENCE
3 58703
LEC Scioli, Emma
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4037 - LAWRENCE
3 56216
LEC Dare, Tashia
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4011 - LAWRENCE
3 56227
LEC Marina, Areli
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM SMA 211 - LAWRENCE
3 56228
LEC Sternberg, Frances
W 02:30-05:00 PM WES 4022 - LAWRENCE
3 58455
HIST 390 Topics in Non-Western History: _____
A study of a specialized theme or topic in non-Western History. Students will examine major issues and methods of historical study through the study of a specific historical period or topical area. This course grants HIST Category II credit. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zeedan, Rami
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4034 - LAWRENCE
3 58531
LEC Cushman, Gregory
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 58142
LEC Dare, Tashia
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4011 - LAWRENCE
3 52634
HIST 391 Topics in (Honors): _____
A study of a specialized theme or topic in History. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Brown, Marie
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 57384
HIST 395 History of Sushi
Sushi, now served at Midwestern supermarkets and university cafeterias, reveals the transformation of an ancient Japanese dish into a global phenomenon. This course takes familiar Japanese dishes like sushi and ramen as starting points to ask how food accrues or sheds national characteristics in an age of globalization. To learn the origin of sushi and ramen, the class traces the evolution of the diet in the context of the development of Japanese civilization. Using the methodology of food history, course assignments include short research papers on Japanese foodstuffs; analyses of primary sources from statistics to comic books to movies; and short essays drawing from participant observation of Japanese foods now available locally. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rath, Eric
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 53826
HIST 399 The Samurai
Japan's warrior class, the samurai, dominated politics and society for more than half of Japan's recorded history. This course traces the history of the samurai from their origins to the dissolution of their class in 1877, examining their military role, philosophy, and cultural contributions. It also considers continued references to the "spirit of the samurai" in the twentieth century. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rath, Eric
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 57496
HIST 441 Aviation in American Culture
This course examines the complex relationship between powered flight and American society from the invention of the airplane to the rise of drone warfare. Through a mixture of scholarly works, personal accounts, and primary sources, we will investigate how use of and access to the airplane became a focal point for the construction and deconstruction of race, gender, and class distinctions and an important site in the struggle for equality and social justice. Using the airplane as a lens, we will recognize and challenge key assumptions within American technoculture such as technological messianism, technological neutrality, and the role of government in technological development. (Same as HUM 373.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Seyer, Sean
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 1007 - LAWRENCE
3 53926
HIST 492 Readings in History
Investigation of a subject selected by the student with the advice and direction of an instructor. Individual reports and conferences. Two (2) Readings in History courses may be applied to the major and no more than one (1) may be applied to the minor. Prerequisite: Ten hours of college history including at least two upper-class courses and a "B" average in history. Consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Corteguera, Luis
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47414
IND Denning, Andrew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51059
IND Forth, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56782
IND Greene, Megan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41659
IND Hagel, Jonathan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50011
IND Jahanbani, Sheyda
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45411
IND Ketchell, Aaron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 52047
IND Kuznesof, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41660
IND Levin, Eve
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 44276
IND Lewis, Adrian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47415
IND MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41661
IND Moran, Jeffrey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41662
IND Rath, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41663
IND Rosenthal, Anton
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 41664
IND Schwaller, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47416
IND Vicente, Marta
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47417
IND Warren, Kimberley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47418
IND Wood, Nathaniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45141
HIST 493 History Research Internship
The course allows students to work with a faculty mentor and learn firsthand the tasks that historians undertake to research and present their findings. Potential student assignments include database entry and retrieval, translation, fact checking, and compiling sources. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: At least one 300- level history course; declared major in history; and permission of the instructor. INT.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Hagel, Jonathan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 51572
HIST 501 Topics in Western History: _____
A study of a specialized theme or topic in western History. Students will examine major issues and methods of historical research through the study of a specific historical period or topical area. This course grants HIST Category I credit. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a history course numbered below 500, or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pultz, John
MW 09:30-10:45 AM SMA 211 - LAWRENCE
3 56545
LEC Urie, Dale
Tu 03:00-05:30 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 55891
LEC Pultz, John
MW 12:30-01:45 PM SMA 208 - LAWRENCE
3 56544
LEC Marina, Areli
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SMA 211 - LAWRENCE
3 58330
LEC Batza, Catherine
Tu 01:00-04:00 PM BL 212 - LAWRENCE
3 58532
HIST 507 Early Roman Empire
A political, social, and economic investigation of the early Roman Empire from Augustus to Diocletian emphasizing how Rome held together a world-empire until economic and military problems forced a complete reorganization of the imperial system. (Same as CLSX 507.) Prerequisite: Successful completion of a Classics course (CLSX, GRK, or LAT), or a history course numbered below 500, or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Touyz, Paul
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4037 - LAWRENCE
3 55861
HIST 512 Foodways: Latin American
This course explores the traditional foods, ways of eating, and cultural significance of food among peoples of Latin America. The course surveys the vast array of flora in Central and South America and the Caribbean, and focuses on issues of environmental protection, bioethics, food security, and the growth of farming and ranching. The class studies the impact that foods such as maize, potatoes and cacao have had globally, and includes African, Asian, and European influences on Latin cuisine, as well as health problems associated with dietary changes. (Same as HUM 552 , ISP 552, and LAA 552.) Prerequisite: Upper division course on Latin America, or permission of the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mihesuah, Devon
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 50310
LEC Mihesuah, Devon
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 53088
HIST 561 Liberation in Southern Africa
This course examines struggles for freedom in southern Africa and the consequences of political, economic, and social changes in the region. The end of colonial rule, the demise of white-settler domination, and the fall of the apartheid regime is discussed. As a major political event of the twentieth century, the liberation of southern Africa had both local and global consequences. The course analyzes transnational issues of liberation and resistance to consider broader regional and international perspectives. Course themes pay particular attention to gender and ethnicity and include a focus on democratization and contemporary meanings of liberation. Prior coursework in African Studies is strongly recommended, but not required. (Same as AAAS 561 and POLS 561.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC MacGonagle, Elizabeth
Britton, Hannah
MW 11:00-12:15 PM BL 207 - LAWRENCE
3 57425
HIST 564 Medieval Russia
Political, economic, social, cultural, and religious developments of Russia from the beginnings of the Russian state in the 9th Century through the 17th Century. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Levin, Eve
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 57607
HIST 579 The History of Brazil
The history of Brazil from European discovery to the present with emphasis on social and economic change. Topics discussed will include the Indian, African, and European backgrounds, slave society, the frontier in Brazilian development, cycles of economic growth and regionalism, the role of foreign capital, industrial development, labor, urban problems, the military in government, and human rights. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kuznesof, Elizabeth
MW 12:30-01:45 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 57502
HIST 598 Sexuality and Gender in African History
An examination of the history of sexuality and gender in Africa with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Major issues and methods in the historical scholarship on gender and sexuality will be covered. Topics of historical analysis include life histories, rites of passage, courtship, marriage, reproduction, education, masculinities, homosexuality, colonial control, and changing gender relations. Prior course work in African history is suggested. Graduate students will complete an additional project in consultation with the instructor. (Same as AAAS 598 and WGSS 598.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Omwodo, Hannington
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 57503
HIST 604 Contemporary Greater China
This course considers contemporary China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in comparative perspective. It begins in the early twentieth century so as to set up a comparison between Nationalist, Communist and Colonial China. It focuses on the evolution from the 1940s to the present studying the political, economic and social systems of the three regions that constitute what we now call 'Greater China' and considers, in particular, important points of difference and similarity between them. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Greene, Megan
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 57510
HIST 622 History of the Plains Indians
A history of the Plains Indians from the sixteenth century to the present. Consideration will be given to tribal culture and society, to the impact of the fur trade and international rivalries on tribes, and to Indian-white relations. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Isenberg, Andrew
W 04:00-06:30 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 57511
HIST 649 History of Feminist Theory
This discussion course will cover the development of feminist theories from the late Middle Ages to the present. Reading will include Pisan, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Freud, Woolf, Beauvoir, Friedan, Daly, Kristeva, and others. (Same as WGSS 549.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Vicente, Marta
W 12:30-03:00 PM BL 329 - LAWRENCE
3 56989
HIST 691 Undergraduate History Honors Seminar
Required for students in the History major honors program, normally in the second semester of their History honors projects. Another seminar experience may be substituted, with the approval of the Honors Coordinator. Prerequisite: Approval of the Honors Coordinator of the Department of History. SEM.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Warren, Kimberley
Tu 09:30-12:00 PM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
3 52184
HIST 696 Seminar in: _____
A seminar designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of historical inquiry. A research paper will be required. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of 75 credit hours of undergraduate study and completion of HIST 301, and recommended completion of one 500 level history course, or consent of the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Farber, David
M 03:00-05:30 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 46850
LEC Corteguera, Luis
Th 02:30-05:00 PM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
3 46851

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