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Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 797 (01) - Colloquium

Colloquium

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 10263
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): HIST 500
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Eliga Gould
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 12:10pm - 1:30pm HORT 422
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The Declaration of Independence

 

The Declaration of Independence, whose 250th anniversary Americans will commemorate in two years, is the United States’ founding text. This colloquium will focus on what the Declaration meant to Americans in 1776 and what it has come to mean since. Topics will include the Declaration’s origins, the Declaration’s impact on people on the margins of American society — women, African Americans, and Native Americans — and the way that a document written by a Congress of white men, most of whom were enslavers and investors in Indian land, became a charter of freedom and democracy. The colloquium will spend the first half of the semester doing common reading, then write a 15-page research paper that can be on any topic (with the professor’s approval) pertaining to the Declaration broadly conceived but that must be based on primary sources.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 797 (02) - Colloquium

Colloquium

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   13  
CRN: 16612
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Prerequisite(s): HIST 500
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: David Bachrach
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 10:10am - 11:30am HORT 445
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Warfare in the Premodern World

 

Throughout much of much of the globe in pre-modern times warfare, preparation for war, and dealing with the aftermath of war consumed an enormous portion of surplus societal wealth and, indeed, wealth necessary for the basic sustenance of human life. Warfare touched on virtually all aspects of life in pre-modern societies, including political and economic organization, technological development as well as philosophy and religion. In short, war was central to the human condition. As a consequence, investigating the ways in which societies conceptualized military activities, established military obligations, and developed their human, material as well as ideological resources to engage in large-scale military activities plays a key role in understanding the pre-modern world. Students in the course, which serves as a capstone experience for history majors, will learn the skills for undertaking independent research projects on the history warfare in the pre-modern period. The course readings and intermediate writing assignments will focus on warfare in the western tradition from the classical Greek world up through the later medieval period in Europe. However, students are welcome to write their final papers on any aspect of warfare pre-modern Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 799 (01) - Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   1  
CRN: 12215
Supervised research leading to the presentation of a major research paper. Permission of department chairperson required. May not be used as a substitute for the required senior colloquium.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: STAFF
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 Hours Arranged TBA
Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 818 (01) - American Environmental History

American Environmental History

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16166
This course examines how nature has been a factor in American history and how Americans have wrestled with the concepts of nature and culture. Topics include industrialization, evolution, conservationism, environmentalism, and environmental diplomacy.
Cross listed with : HIST 618.01
Instructors: Kurk Dorsey
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 T 5:10pm - 8:00pm HORT 215
Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 821 (01) - History of American Thought

History of American Thought

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   9  
CRN: 16595
This course introduces the subfields of American intellectual and cultural history by assessing the ideas of some of the brightest minds that thought about life on the land we know of as the United States of America before the middle of the nineteenth century. This course surveys more than two centuries of thinkers and their connection to America's plural and evolving popular culture. Ultimately, this course seeks to answer the question: What is the history of American thought?
Cross listed with : HIST 621.01
Instructors: Jessica Lepler
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm MORR 204
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Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 841 (01) - Europe After the Black Death

Europe After the Black Death

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16167
Explores the dramatic changes that characterized Western Europe as it rebounded in the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries from the ravages of the Black Death of 1348. Examines the social, political, and artistic developments in late medieval and Renaissance Italy before "crossing the Alps" to trace the expansion of Renaissance culture in Northern Europe. Topics covered in the course include the humanist movement, new patterns of social organization, the revival of classical antiquity in the arts, architecture, religion and political theory, the effects on European society of the encounter with the "New World," shifting roles for men and women in early modern European societies, and religious war and conflict.
Cross listed with : HIST 641.01
Instructors: Elizabeth Mellyn
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm HORT 201
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Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 854 (01) - Topics in History of Science

Topics in History of Science

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16596
Study of a selected topic in the history of European science since the Renaissance.
Cross listed with : HIST 654.01
Instructors: Jan Golinski
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PARS NB24
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Storms, blizzards, floods, hurricanes, droughts … These weather emergencies can greatly disrupt people’s lives.  Are they also signs that the climate is changing?  How would we know?  In this class, we turn to history for answers.  We will examine episodes of extreme weather in Europe and America in the last three centuries and consider how the climate has changed over that period.  We will focus on people’s attempts to adapt to and understand the atmospheric changes that affect their lives.  Knowing more about this history will help us appreciate why climate change is now such a crucial and contested issue, one that bears upon the future of humanity as a whole but also reflects our divergent opinions and interests.

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 871 (01) - Museum Studies

Museum Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   8  
CRN: 13737
Introduction to theory, methods, and practice of museum studies. Examination of various museum functions, as well as historical controversies. May be repeated with departmental approval.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Cross listed with : HIST 771.01
Instructors: Kimberly Alexander
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm HORT 422
Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 873 (01) - Early History of Ancient Greece

Early History Ancient Greece

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16168
Greek history from the Minoan and Mycenaean eras through the Persian Wars of the early fifth century. Emphasis on original sources including the Homeric epics, Plutarch, Sappho, and Herodotus. Examination of the distinctive developments of political systems in Sparta, Athens, as well as issues of colonization, diplomacy, religion, and culture. Through discussion of types of available evidence and their integration into historical understanding.
Cross listed with : CLAS 675.01, HIST 675.01
Instructors: Gregory McMahon
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm HORT 215
Durham   Liberal Arts :: History

HIST 875 (01) - Historical Methods

Historical Methods

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16700
Introduction to contemporary historical methods. Required of all entering Ph.D. candidates; open to undergraduates with permission.
Equivalent(s): HIST 870
Instructors: Fredrik Meiton
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 M 4:10pm - 6:00pm HORT 422