Academic Catalog

History (3400)

3400:500. Gender and Culture in China. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. This course examines the dynamic between gender and culture from late imperial to post-socialist China, with connections drawn to public policies in different periods.

3400:501. Japan & the Pacific War, 1895-1945. (3 Credits)

The rise of Japanese militarism, Japan's drive to create an empire in East and Southeast Asia, 1895-1945, and its role in the Pacific War, 1937-1945.

3400:504. Studies in Roman History. (3 Credits)

Concentrated investigation of selected topics such as imperialism in middle and late Republic, the age of Augustus, or the fall of western Empire.

3400:509. Imperial Spain, 1469-1700. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: For M.A. and Ph.D. students only. This course examines the rise and fall of Spain as the first world power. It covers Spanish political, cultural, and social history, 1469-1700.

3400:510. History and Film. (3 Credits)

Examines films as historical experiences, historical events, and artifacts of history. Themes and foci will vary. Repeatable once with permission.

3400:516. Modern India. (3 Credits)

History of the Indian subcontinent from c.1500 with emphasis on Indian society and culture, British imperialism, and the emergence of Indian nationalism.

3400:517. Latin America and the United States. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Inter-American relations viewed from Latin American and US perspectives; US policy, imperialism; economic and cultural influences. Historiography of US-Latin American relations examined.

3400:518. History of Brazil Since 1500. (3 Credits)

Survey of the economic, political, social and cultural history of Brazil since 1500 to the present; the course also examines historiographical debates in Brazilian history.

3400:524. The Renaissance. (3 Credits)

The age of transition from the Middle Ages to modern times (1350-1600). Special emphasis on intellectual trends, the development of humanism, and the fine arts.

3400:525. The Reformation. (3 Credits)

Europe in 16th Century; its religious, cultural, political and diplomatic development, with special emphasis on Protestant, Anglican and Catholic reformations.

3400:529. Europe in the French Revolutionary Era, 1789-1815. (3 Credits)

Development of Revolution; Napoleon's regime and satellites.

3400:538. Nazi Germany. (3 Credits)

This course covers the social, economic, and political history of Germany from World War I to 1945 with emphasis on the Third Reich.

3400:540. Tudor & Stuart Britain, 1485-1714. (3 Credits)

An examination of the development of, and increasing links between the British kingdoms in the early modern period, with emphasis on culture, politics, and religion.

3400:543. Churchill's England. (3 Credits)

An examination of the changes that Britain experienced during the life of Winston Churchill, 1874-1965. Emphasis is on cultural, social, and political developments.

3400:551. Colonial American History. (3 Credits)

This course covers the history of colonial America from the first European contact in the Americas in 1492 to the onset of the American Revolution.

3400:552. The American Revolutionary Era: Political, Military, & Constitutional Aspects. (3 Credits)

The struggle for the rights of Englishmen and independence; the impact of war on American society and the creation of republican institutions.

3400:553. The Early American Republic. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate student status. The evolution of the American republic from its early beginnings after the American Revolution to the antebellum era. Emphasis upon political, social, and cultural developments.

3400:554. The Civil War & Reconstruction, 1850-1877. (4 Credits)

Sectionalism, slavery and the causes of the Civil War; wartime activities of the Union and Confederacy; leading personalities; problems of reconstruction and the new Union.

3400:555. The Origins of Modern America, 1877-1917. (3 Credits)

United States from Reconstruction Era to World War I (1877-1920); emphasis on political responses to rise of an industrialized-urbanized society, the populist and progressive movements.

3400:556. America in World Wars & Depression, 1917-1945. (3 Credits)

World War I and Versailles; the 1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II.

3400:557. The United States since 1945. (3 Credits)

Nuclear age, cold war, foreign policy and domestic affairs to present. Social, political, constitutional, diplomatic, cultural and economic changes since 1945.

3400:561. The United States as a World Power. (3 Credits)

This course analyzes the emergence and functioning of the United States as a world power, with particular emphasis on the twentieth century.

3400:563. United States Constitutional History Since 1870. (3 Credits)

This course will examine the evolution of constitutional government as well as civil liberties and individual rights from the Civil War to the present.

3400:565. American Economy Since 1900. (3 Credits)

Survey of economic developments since 1900; topics include agriculture, business and labor. Special emphasis on role of big business and evolution of monetary and fiscal policy.

3400:567. History of American Pop Culture. (3 Credits)

Historical analysis of mass cultural phenomena and the social experiences associated with mass technologies that transformed modern American life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

3400:568. African-American Social and Intellectual History. (3 Credits)

Examination of black thought and activities reflective of African-American culture, conditions facing black people within America and efforts toward coordinated black activity.

3400:569. African-Amer Women's History. (3 Credits)

Study of black American women's lives from colonial times to the present featuring autobiographical, fictional and secondary works authored by black women.

3400:570. Ohio History. (3 Credits)

Political, social, economic and intellectual history of Ohio, with special emphasis on Ohio's relationship to Old Northwest and to the nation.

3400:571. American Environmental History. (3 Credits)

Utilization, conservation of natural resources from beginnings of American society to present; combination of economic, technological history of extensive treatment of public policy, environmental issues.

3400:575. Mexico. (3 Credits)

History of Mexico from Indian civilizations to present with emphasis on relations with United States; social and political ramifications of the 20th Century Mexican revolution.

3400:576. Central America & the Caribbean. (3 Credits)

Selected aspects of the histories of Central American and Caribbean countries with emphasis on populist and peasant movements, political reform, social revolution, economic and underdevelopment, and relations with the United States.

3400:582. War & Western Civilization. (3 Credits)

War and society in Europe, America and beyond from ancient world to present with special emphasis on period since 1740.

3400:583. History and Video Games. (3 Credits)

Examines the presentation of history in video games analyzing them for accuracy, bias, structural limitations, and utility as teaching tools.

3400:584. Museums and Archives. (3 Credits)

This course will focus on the work of history museums, historical societies and historic house museums, and archives.

3400:585. History, Communities, and Memory. (3 Credits)

Course examines the interactions between the work of academic historians and the public in areas such as local history, monuments, oral history, film, and the internet.

3400:587. Science and Technology in World History. (3 Credits)

This course examines the development and diffusion of science and technology in human history, its impact on society, culture, and daily life.

3400:589. Ottoman State and Society. (3 Credits)

Explores political, economic, and social dynamics of one of the world's most enduring and expansive multiethnic empires.

3400:593. Special Studies: North American History. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate student status. Special studies in the history of North America (Rio Grande to the Arctic). See department office for information on particular offerings.

3400:594. Workshop in History. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated) Group studies of special subjects pertaining to history. May be used for elective credit only. May not be used to meet undergraduate or graduate major requirements in history.

3400:595. Special Studies: European History. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate student status. Special studies in European history (from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present). See department office for information on particular offerings.

3400:596. Special Studies in History: Other. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate status Special studies in the history of Latin America, Asia, Africa, or the Pacific. See department office for information on particular offerings.

3400:598. Race, Nation, and Class in the Middle East. (3 Credits)

This course analyzes identity politics and the development of the ideas of race, nation, and class in the Middle East from a historical perspective.

3400:599. Women and Gender in Middle Eastern Societies. (3 Credits)

This course explores the multi-layered processes and dimensions, including texts, cultural values and practices, institutions, and events, which have shaped and continue to shape women's experiences in the Middle East.

3400:601. Graduate Research Seminar in History. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Eight 3400 graduate credits or permission of the instructor. Research seminar designed to train students in the skills of researching and writing history, with a particular emphasis on article-length pieces.

3400:602. MA Option Paper Completion. (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. This course is for students completing the MA research paper option. Students should enroll in this course during the semester the option paper is completed.

3400:610. Graduate Reading Seminar in Comparative Studies of World Civilizations. (4 Credits)

Comparative historiography on world civilizations: East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Emphasis on key themes: kingship, empire, colonization, nationalism, resistance, post-colonialism.

3400:612. Reading Seminar: The Middle East. (4 Credits)

Study of historical literature, sources of materials, and major interpretations of Middle Eastern history.

3400:622. Reading Seminar in Ancient History. (4 Credits)

Study of historical literature, sources of materials and major interpretations of ancient history, especially Greek and Roman periods.

3400:625. Reading Seminar in Medieval History. (4 Credits)

Study of historical literature, sources of materials and major interpretations of medieval European history.

3400:631. Reading Seminar in Modern European History to 1815. (4 Credits)

Study of historical literature, sources of materials, major interpretations of early modern Europe history to Napoleonic era.

3400:634. Reading Seminar in Modern European History Since 1815. (4 Credits)

Study of historical literature, sources of materials and major interpretations of modern European history since early 19th Century.

3400:651. Reading Seminar: The Modern British Empire. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate student status. Study of the historical literature on the modern British Empire, from the end of the American Revolution through decolonization in the 20th century.

3400:666. Reading Seminar in American History to 1877. (4 Credits)

Study of historical literature, sources of materials and major interpretations of American colonial and United States history to Civil War.

3400:669. Reading Seminar in American History Since 1877. (4 Credits)

Study of historical literature, sources of materials and major interpretations of United States history since Civil War.

3400:677. Reading Seminar in Latin American History. (4 Credits)

Study of historical literature, primary texts and major interpretations and debates on selected topics in Latin American history.

3400:680. Reading Seminar: China. (4 Credits)

Study of Chinese texts, secondary literature, and major interpretations of the history of China.

3400:689. Historiography. (3 Credits)

Study of historians, historical writings and interpretations through the ages. Required for master's degree if candidate has not had equivalent undergraduate or graduate course elsewhere.

3400:690. History Teaching Practicum. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate assistantship. Required of all graduate assistants each fall semester. Training and experience in college teaching of history under the supervision of an experienced faculty member. Credits may not be used to meet degree requirements.

3400:694. Thesis Research. (1-6 Credits)

Research for Master of Arts degree thesis.

3400:697. Individual Reading for M.A. Students. (1-4 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of 12 credits) Directed reading to fit individual student programs. May be repeated, but no more than six credits may count toward the M.A. degree in history. Written permission of the instructor required.

3400:698. Individual Reading for M.A. Students. (1-4 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of 12 credits) Directed reading to fit individual student programs. May be repeated, but no more than six credits may count toward the M.A. degree in history. Written permission of the instructor required.

3400:699. Master's Thesis. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: 694. Writing of Master of Arts degree thesis.

3400:797. Individual Reading for PhD Student. (1-6 Credits)

(May be repeated, but no more than 12 credits may apply toward the Ph.D. in history) Directed reading to fit individual student programs. Written permission of the instructor required.

3400:798. Individual Reading: PhD Student. (1-6 Credits)

(May be repeated, but no more than 12 credits may apply toward the Ph.D. in history) Directed reading to fit individual student programs. Written permission of the instructor required.

3400:898. Dissertation Research. (1-15 Credits)

Research for Doctor of Philosophy degree dissertation.

3400:899. Doctoral Dissertation. (1-15 Credits)

Prerequisite: 898. Writing of Doctor of Philosophy degree dissertation.