College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Spring 2018 Course Listings

View the History Department's course offerings for Spring 2018 by course level. Please click here to find which courses qualify for Category I & II. 

For a listing of all History Department courses click here.

  • 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 112 Introduction to British History
This course will introduce students to the concepts, issues, and methods of historical study, at the same time as it explores the main processes and events which shaped the history of Britain and its imperial dependencies. Students will be introduced to the nature and validity of different historical interpretations, and to the purpose and merit of historical writings. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bailey, Victor
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 68122
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Harvey, Douglas
MW 09:00-09:50 AM ST 330 - LAWRENCE
3 57501
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 59291
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 59292
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 08:00-08:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 60707
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 59293
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 59294
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 08:00-08:50 AM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 60708
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 61199
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 62420
DIS Harvey, Douglas
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 65821
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Moran, Jeffrey
MW 11:00-11:50 AM WES 3139 - LAWRENCE
3 57271
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 58021
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 65806
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 59295
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 62418
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 62419
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 63823
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 63824
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 02:00-02:50 PM WES 3134 - LAWRENCE
3 65807
DIS Moran, Jeffrey
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 65808
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Brox, Ali
Cushman, Gregory
Vanderveen, Cornelis
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM JRP 150 - LAWRENCE
5 58151
LBN Klinger, Patrick
M 11:00-12:50 PM SNOW 316 - LAWRENCE
5 59993
LBN Cooper, David
W 09:00-10:50 AM SNOW 316 - LAWRENCE
5 59994
LBN Cooper, David
W 11:00-12:50 PM SNOW 316 - LAWRENCE
5 59995
LBN Klinger, Patrick
M 01:00-02:50 PM SNOW 316 - LAWRENCE
5 59996
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Brox, Ali
Cushman, Gregory
Vanderveen, Cornelis
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM JRP 150 - LAWRENCE
5 59997
LBN Brox, Ali
Cushman, Gregory
Vanderveen, Cornelis
F 09:00-10:50 AM SNOW 316 - LAWRENCE
5 59998
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. 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: Open only to declared History majors or by consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hagel, Jonathan
MW 12:30-01:45 PM ROB 201 - LAWRENCE
3 62378
LEC
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
3 58695
LEC
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 65809
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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Edwards, Tai
W 04:00-06:30 PM SUM 424 - LAWRENCE
3 61798
HIST 332 Sex in History
This course offers a survey of the history of human sexuality in the Western world; the second half of the semester emphasizes the American experience. Topics for consideration may include: masturbation, pornography, sex work, homosexuality, bisexuality, "perversions" (paraphilias), sex and marriage, racialized sexualities, sexual violence, trans* identities and experiences, sexuality and national identities, and colonialized sexualities. The course demonstrates the various ways in which sex, specifically the social and political meanings attributed to physical acts, changes over time and shapes human experiences and interactions far beyond the bedroom. (Same as AMS 323, HUM 332 and WGSS 311.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Forth, Christopher
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM MAL 2001 - LAWRENCE
3 66095
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wood, Nathaniel
MW 11:00-12:15 PM HAW 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 62394
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Boynton, Alex
MW 11:00-12:15 PM MS 106 - LAWRENCE
3 62680
LEC Boynton, Alex
MW 03:00-04:15 PM WES 4007 - LAWRENCE
3 62681
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sternberg, Frances
Tu 02:30-05:00 PM SUM 506 - LAWRENCE
3 62509
HIST 347 Environmental History of North America
A survey of changes in the landscape and in people's perceptions of the natural world from 1500 to present. Topics include agroecology, water and energy, the impact of capitalism, industrialism, urbanization, and such technologies as the automobile, and the origins of conservation. (Same as EVRN 347.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
MW 10:00-10:50 AM MAL 2001 - LAWRENCE
3 65854
DIS Gregg, Sara
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 65855
DIS Gregg, Sara
F 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 65856
DIS Gregg, Sara
F 10:00-10:50 AM MS 106 - LAWRENCE
3 65857
DIS Gregg, Sara
F 10:00-10:50 AM MS 105 - LAWRENCE
3 65858
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hagel, Jonathan
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 64666
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lewis, Adrian
MW 12:30-01:45 PM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 62392
HIST 351 American Indian and White Relations to 1865
This course provides an intensive survey of the Indians of North America from Prehistory to 1865, and focuses on ancient indigenous cultures, early European-Indian relations and the impact of European culture upon the indigenous peoples of North America. (Same as HWC 348, ISP 348.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mihesuah, Devon
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 64295
HIST 359 The Black Experience in the U.S
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jelks, Randal
MW 03:00-04:15 PM BA 110 - LAWRENCE
3 68702
HIST 371 The Cultural History of Modern Latin America
This course explores themes such as the evolution of national identities, the conflict between the city and the countryside, exile, the surrealist imagination and the cultural resistance against foreign influences through an examination of the literature, film, art, music, religions and popular and material culture of 19th and 20th century Latin America. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rosenthal, Anton
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4002 - LAWRENCE
3 65864
HIST 373 The Supreme Court and Religious Issues in the United States
Historical study of the interpretation of the religion clauses of the First Amendment with special reference to the questions of establishment, the free exercise of religion, freedom of religious belief, worship, and action, and religion and the public schools. Not open to freshmen. (Same as REL 373.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Morgan, Andrew
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SMI 206 - LAWRENCE
3 65180
HIST 376 Immigrants, Refugees, and Diasporas
This course looks at people who choose to cross political borders, are forced to flee beyond them, or constitute ethnic minorities living outside a homeland. Examining these groups from a global historical perspective, this course explores how ethical debates about the rights of non-citizens and ethnic outsiders have evolved in the modern age. Students learn about important issues that have affected the lives of immigrants, refugees, and diasporas, including citizenship, mobility, cultural representation, asylum policies, and the concept of human rights. The course concludes with a look at contemporary manifestations of these issues, from debates over the place of Muslims in Europe to discussions about immigration policy in the United States. (Same as GIST 376.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

HIST 381 Enemies of Ancient Israel
An exploration of the social world of the Bible through its antagonists and their cultures. We will examine the so-called "Bad Guys of the Bible" using the lenses of history, archaeology, geography, and religion to better understand their cultures and how they are portrayed in the biblical text. (Same as JWSH 387 and REL 387.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Welch, Eric
TuTh 08:00-09:15 AM WES 1009 - LAWRENCE
3 68347
HIST 390 Topics in: _____
A study of a specialized theme or topic in History. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zimdars-Swartz, Paul
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM SMI 206 - LAWRENCE
3 64989
LEC
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM ST 338B - LAWRENCE
3 68485
LEC Sternberg, Frances
W 06:00-08:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 68333
HIST 481 From Harem to the Streets: Gender in the Middle East, 1900-Present
This reading-intensive seminar examines shifts in gender roles and expectations in the Middle East during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The course begins with the importance of harem within Middle Eastern society, and traces Middle Eastern women's increasingly public presence in national movements, feminist activism, and peace protests as well as the impact of Western standards of marriage, child-rearing, beauty, and sexuality on gender roles. The course uses primary and secondary sources to analyze how gender identity is informed by religion and culture and grounded in specific historical moments. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Brown, Marie
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 65867
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Bailey, Victor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51921
IND Clark, J. C. D.
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51922
IND Clark, Katherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51923
IND Corteguera, Luis
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 58697
IND Denning, Andrew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 63466
IND Epstein, Steven
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 54257
IND Greene, J.
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51924
IND Hagel, Jonathan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62051
IND Jahanbani, Sheyda
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56377
IND Ketchell, Aaron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 65494
IND Kuznesof, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51926
IND Levin, Eve
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 55008
IND Lewis, Adrian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 58698
IND MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51927
IND Moran, Jeffrey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51928
IND Rath, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51929
IND Rosenthal, Anton
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51930
IND Schwaller, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 58699
IND Sivan, Hagith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51931
IND Vicente, Marta
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 58700
IND Warren, Kimberley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 58701
IND Weber, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56005
IND Wood, Nathaniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56062
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Hagel, Jonathan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 64551
HIST 510 Topics in: _____
A study of a specialized theme or topic in History. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Urie, Dale
W 03:00-05:30 PM BA 301 - LAWRENCE
2-3 63182
LEC Case, Steven
W 04:00-04:50 PM HAW 2030 - LAWRENCE
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
2-3 62376
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 HWC 552 , ISP 552, and LAA 552.) Prerequisite: Upper division course on Latin America, or permission of the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mihesuah, Devon
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 62410
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 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Levin, Eve
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 65870
HIST 580 Economic History of Latin America
A study of the changing economic conditions in Latin America from Colonial times through the Twentieth Century and the effect of these conditions on Latin American society. Emphasis will be on the major theoretical issues of development economics, patterns of growth, and suggested strategies for economic development. Analysis will center on changes in agriculture, industry, labor, finance, transportation and technology, urbanization, immigration, role of women, export and commerce, and foreign involvement. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kuznesof, Elizabeth
MW 12:30-01:45 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 65839
HIST 621 The American West in the 20th Century
A study of the post-frontier era and the struggle to create a regional identity, drawn from legends of the heroic past, varieties of racial and ethnic experience, political culture, and the possibilities of the land. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Gregg, Sara
MW 12:30-01:45 PM SMI 206 - LAWRENCE
3 68101
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. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Scott, Erik
M 01:00-03:30 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 65868
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: Twelve hours of upper-class courses in history and completion of HIST 301 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jahanbani, Sheyda
Th 12:00-02:30 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 58023
LEC Kuznesof, Elizabeth
Tu 01:00-03:30 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 58024

 
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