Skip to main content
Switch to text-only version
Get accessibility information and assistance

Back to the index of course descriptions




HST 101, 102, 103 History of Western Civilizations (4 each)
Systematic study, through texts and printed documents, of the political, social, economic and cultural developments of the Western world (including the Mediterranean region in ancient times) from the dawn of civilization through the present. Emphasis will be given on major changes in social structures, economic and political institutions, and in value systems.


HST 104, 105,106 World History (4 each)
A thematic as well as chronological approach to world history. Course content is derived from a study of several of the formative civilizations of the past and present.


HST 201, 202, 203 History of the United States (4 each)
Examines the origins and evolution of the United States in three eras: 201- from pre-contact era through the early Jacksonian era; 202- from Jacksonian era through the era of Progressive reform; 203- from the Progressive era through the present. Examines, in each era, the diverse origins and cultures of people migrating into and within what is now the United States, with attention to changing priorities and patterns of community, government and economic development.


HST 211, 212 American History Survey (4 each)
This two-term sequence examines the evolution of the United States from pre-contact period to the Civil War and from Reconstruction to the present. In each era the course will examine the diverse origins and cultures of people migrating into and within what is now the United States, with attention to changing priorities, patters of community and diversity, government and economic development.


HST 401/501 History and the Internet (4)
This course will provide students with a critical foundation and research experience in the use of the Internet for the study of history. Students will learn about the history of the Internet and will analyze its use in the academy and for scholarly research, communication, and publication. Students will consider and evaluate the scholarly content of listservs, electronic texts and journals, and history links and Web sites and will conduct research leading to a course project.


HST 402/502 Reading and Conference (4-6)


HST 403/503 Practicum (4)
Students will be placed with private and/or governmental agencies where they will work in their capacity as an historian and become familiar with the requirements and the possibilities of applying their skills in the public sector.


HST 404/504 Gender Issues in History, I (4)
In this first course in the sequence students will consider the history of women, men and gender relations to the 19th century. The course will introduce students to themes and methodologies for the study of gender in history and will focus on comparative cultural ideas about gender and sexuality and how these shaped social roles.


HST 405/505 Gender Issues in History, II (4)
Second course in the sequence. Students will consider the history of women, men and gender relations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis on cultural ideas about gender and gender roles, families, communities, and the state, and the way in which race, class, ethnicity and sexuality intersect with gender to shape women’s and men’s lives.


HST 406/506 Archival Science (4)
An introduction to the methods and philosophy of conserving and collecting archival records and professional standards of organizing, indexing and controlling access to printed materials of historical significance. Includes an overview of the archivist’s responsibilities for acquiring, securing and providing access to materials according to ethical and professional standards of stewardship.


HST 407/507 Seminar (4)
Special seminar topic offerings in the history discipline.


HST 408/508 Oral History (4)
An introduction to the methods and philosophy of conducting and developing oral interviews with primary actors as a source for historical research and analysis. Includes an overview of the evolving standards of the oral interview as a primary source, historiographic traditions in the use and analysis of such interviews, comparative readings in oral history, and practical application of the method in consultation with the instructor and in collaboration with other students.


HST 409/509 Historical Editing (4)
An introduction to the methods and philosophy of editing and annotating historical documents and manuscripts with an emphasis on organizing and preparing primary sources to facilitate their later use by the professional and lay public. Includes hands-on experience with primary collections and project-oriented training in providing context while preserving the integrity and spirit of the original, unedited source.


HST 410/510 Introduction to Public History (4)
This course begins with a review of the special skills of the historian’s craft. Then students are introduced to the sectors of public history such as business related opportunities, government service, archival and museum work, and historical editing.


HST 411/511 World Problems (4)
Selected historical issues which are both contemporary and significant. Attention given to the political, economic and social aspects of these global issues.


HST 412/512 Yugoslavia: From Experiment to Collapse (4)
Course examines the constructive and destructive components of the Yugoslav experiment. Students will explore the intellectual origins of Yugoslavism and the formation of the first Yugoslav state after the First World War. Particular attention will be paid to the transition from Josip Tito’s policies of “Brotherhood and unity” during the Second World War to Yugoslavia’s collapse in the 1990s.


HST 414/514, 415/515, 416/516 English History (4 each)
From ancient Albion to modern Great Britain, this three-part course charts the evolution of English civilization from the dim beginning of British culture through its maturity into Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England culminating in Great Britain as the empire-builder in the 19th century and a struggling European nation in the post-Cold War and post-industrial world. These courses place special emphasis on personalities as well as on constitutional and institutional themes.


HST 417/517 The Renaissance (4)
An examination of the origins and development of the Renaissance in Italy from the early 14th to the mid 16th centuries, noticing in particular the economic, social, political, intellectual, and artistic manifestations of this movement. Another focus is on the effects of the Italian Renaissance in northern Europe in the 16th century, including the relationship between Renaissance Humanism and religious reform.


HST 418/518 The Reformation (4)
A close look at the origins and development of the Protestant Reformation in Europe from the 14th through the 15th and 16th centuries and the relationship between the Reformation and the rise of nation states. The religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries and the Catholic Reformation will also be examined.


HST 419/519 Early Modern Europe (4)
Movements and events of the 17th and 18th centuries; the Enlightenment; the Old Regime; the classical age in art, architecture and literature; the development of modern science, society and nation states.


HST 420/520 Philosophies of History (4)
The evolution of the discipline of history as portrayed through the writings of the major historians. Prerequisite: consent of instructor


HST 421/521 England Under the Tudors and Stuarts (4)
Critical overview of the evolution of English government, society, and economy toward modernity. Students will be exposed to the rich historical and historiographical literature and examine the various developments that were to transform early modern England from a third-rate European country into the first truly modern and powerful state of the Western World in the course of two hundred years.


HST 422/522 Germany: The 19th Century (4)
A survey of the key issues influencing the construction and early history of a unified German state founded under Prussian dominance in 1871. The changing faces of liberalism, nationalism, conservatism and socialism will be analyzed, as they evolved following the aborted revolution of 1848 up to the outbreak of World War I.


HST 423/523 Germany 1914 to 1945 (4)
A survey of the nature and evolution of German society, culture and politics with an emphasis on World War I, the Revolution of 1918-1919, the Weimar Republic, and the Nazi state. At the heart of this course lies the question of the rise of Hitler to power and the reasons for the string of successes experienced by the Nazi regime prior to its eventual downfall.


HST 424/524 Postwar German History (4)
Beginning with the post-World War II division of Germany, the politics and economics of East Germany, the remarkable economic recovery starting in the 1950’s and the impact of new social movements of the 1960’s, 1970’s, and 1980’s in the West are some key developments that will receive prominent attention. The revolution of 1989 and the conflicts engendered by reunification will serve as the conclusion to this course.


HST 425/525 Modern France: Revolution and Napoleon (4)
The structure of the Ancient Regime, its demolition by the Revolution, the anatomy and the achievements of the Revolution, and its transformation by Napoleon.


HST 426/526 Modern France: 19th Century (4)
The political, economic and social development of France in the 19th century, her changing governments and her attempts to achieve the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity, which had been set forth in her 1789 revolution; her changing international position.


HST 427/527 Modern France: 20th Century (4)
France in two world wars with an interwar depression and the rise of Nazi Germany; her developments and readjustments since 1945.


HST 428/528 19th Century Europe (4)
Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the Treaty of Versailles, including the rise of liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, socialism, industrialism, imperialism, irrationalism and militarism culminating in World War I.


HST 429/529 20th Century Europe: From World Wars to Cold War (4)
Crisis in European diplomacy resulting in World War I drifting into totalitarianism to World War II in the first half of the century and subsiding into Cold War between the two super powers during the second half.


HST 430/530 20th Century Europe: Postwar Period (4)
Problems of reconstruction in postwar Europe; the birth and demise of the Cold War; disintegration of Communist Europe and its aftermath; European intellectual culture in the second half of the 20th Century.


HST 431/531 Russia to Peter the Great (4)
Examines the history of Russia from the Kievan Rus state to the reforms of Peter the Great. Particular attention is given to the Mongol conquest and the subsequent rise of Moscow and a universal service state


HST 432/532 Imperial Russia (4)
An examination of Russian history from the formation of the imperial state in the eighteenth century to the first world war. Focal points of this course will be the various attempts from above and below to reform and modernize this state.


HST 433/533 Soviet Russia (4)
Study of the history and culture of Soviet Russia from the Bolshevik revolution to its collapse in 1991.


HST 434/534 History of Spain and Portugal (4)
Starting with a description of the Pre-Roman societies of the Iberian Peninsula, this course traces the evolution of the cultures and states that developed in the Iberian Peninsula through 1700. The Islamic civilization in medieval Iberia, gradual reconquest of Arab Spain by Christian armies, the emergence of the regional monarchies, the foundations of global empires by Spain and Portugal, and the cultural achievements of early modern Spain and Portugal will be some of the crucial issues structuring this course.


HST 435/535 History of Spain and Portugal (4)
This course will analyze the 18th century reforms, the French occupation (1807-1813), and the turbulent interrelationship between liberalism and conservatism characterizing much of the 19th century. In the 20th century the course will concentrate on the loss of the empires, the development of positivism, nationalism, socialism and anarchism. The nature of the Portuguese and Spanish Republics, the origins of the Spanish Civil War, the Franco and Salazar dictatorships and the transition to democracy in the 1970s will be some of the issues addressed.


HST 436/536 History of Modern Italy (4)
This course will cover the history of modern Italy from the era of Habsburg dominance to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the 19th and 20th centuries; the Liberal era prior to 1914; the rise of fascism, the transition from fascism to democracy; and the politics, culture and society of the post-1945 Italian Republic.


HST 438/538 Ancient Near East and Egypt (4)
Examining the archaeological and historical evidence for the growth of culture in Mesopotamia and the Nile valley.


HST 439/539 Ancient Greece (4)
Survey of the cultural and political development of the Greek world from the Mycenaean period to the end of the Peloponnesian war (404 B.C.).


HST 440/540 Ancient Rome (4)
Study of the cultural and political evolution of the Roman world from its inception to the break-up of the empire in the fifth century A.D.


HST 441/541 Aristophanes’ Athens (4)
This course examines the social and political structure of Athenian democracy through the medium of the plays of the Athenian comic, Aristophanes.


HST 442/542 Cicero and the Politics of the Late Republic (4)
This course examines the turbulent period of the first century B.C. through the medium of the speeches and letters of Cicero.


HST 443/543 Biography and Empire (4)
A critical analysis of the period of the “Twelve Caesars” and the differing approaches and concept of history as seen in ancient biography and historical writing. Readings will centre upon Tacitus, Suetonius, Dio Cassius and Plutarch.


HST 444/544 Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae (4)
This course will consider the archaeological and literary evidence that these unique sites offer us for life in the ancient world. Topics to be covered will include urbanism, family life, social and cultural life of the community, and the economy.


HST 445/545 Women in the Greco-Roman World (4)
Survey of the artistic, historical and archaeological evidence for the role of women in the society of the ancient world.


HST 446/546 Archaeology of the Biblical World (4)
This course examines the archaeological and historical context of Judaism and its relationship to the cultures of the classical world. As well as surveying the archaeological and biblical material, students will also be expected to study historical texts, in particular the works of Flavius Josephus.


HST 447/547 The Early Middle Ages (4)
A study of the origins and early development of medieval European culture and institutions, 450-850 AD, focusing particularly on the Greco-Roman cultural heritage, the role of the Christian church and the contribution of the Germanic tribes.


HST 448/548 The High Middle Ages (4)
A study of Europe, 850-1200 AD, focusing on the economic, political, social, religious, and intellectual revival of the 9th and 12th centuries and culminating in the crusading movement of the 12th century.


HST 449/549 The Late Middle Ages (4)
Examining the crisis of medieval society in the 14th century and the impact of the Hundred Years’ War.


HST 450/550 Byzantine Empire (4)
This course will focus on ‘grander’ social and political themes examining the political fortunes of Byzantium, its role in preserving the classical heritage and culminating in its impact on the Renaissance.


HST 451/551 The Crusades (4)
Focuses on the religious and cultural inspiration for the crusading movement as well as their impact in the Middle East and their legacy both in the medieval and modern worlds.


HST 452/552 Women and Family in the Middle Ages (4)
Examines the position of women and the family in the Medieval period through the medium of artistic, archaeological and historical sources.


HST 453/553 Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America (4)
A survey of Latin American Indian cultures and civilizations, their discovery and conquest by the Spanish and Portuguese, and the development of Iberian empires in America. Examination of the colonial systems and their cultures.


HST 454/554 Mexico and the Caribbean Since Independence (4)
A study of nation-building, conservative/liberal rivalries, and foreign intervention. Particular stress in the 20th century on social revolutions and modernization.


HST 455/555 South America Since Independence (3)
A study of national revolutions, political and economic problems of the new republics and cultural trends. In the 20th century the themes of militarism, industrialization and social revolution are emphasized.


HST 456/556 Mexico Since Independence (4)
An overview of the Indian and Spanish background of Mexico with emphasis on 19th century liberalism, foreign intervention, the Mexican Revolution and modernization.


HST 457/557 20th-Century Latin America (4)
Comparative development patterns in Latin America. Social revolutions and authoritarian reactions. The new Latin American culture.


HST 458/558 History of Inter-American Relations (4)
A diplomatic history from 1810 to the present with emphasis on relations between the United States and Latin America.


HST 461/561 History of East Asia: Traditional China (4)
To survey Chinese civilization from the earliest times to the mid-17th century, this course focuses on the aspects of history and culture that define the character of Chinese civilization. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of enduring institutions, intellectual and religious traditions, major change in demographic, social, economic, and political patterns during the Tang-Sung and Ming-Qing transitions.


HST 462/562 History of East Asia: Traditional Japan (4)
A general picture of Japanese history in the hope of furthering students’ understanding of present-day Japan through the study of her past. The lecture and discussion will provide facts as well as analyses of significant events, conditions and accomplishments of Japanese people.


HST 463/563 Modern East Asia (4)
Focuses on the historical process which witnessed the modernization of the major Asian civilization of China and Japan. Attention will be given to the different paths each of these countries has taken and the different problems each has faced in the attempt to build a modern state.


HST 464/564 Southeast Asia: Imperialism to Independence (4)
An introduction to the region’s period of transition caused by Western colonialism and indigenous responses to it. European colonial history is examined through Southeast Asian ideas and reaction to Western expansion and intrusion.


HST 465/565 Southeast Asia: World War II to Cold War (4)
Surveys developments in the region’s troubled era of war, rebellion and revolution following independence after World War II. Highlights a comparative analysis of Southeast Asia’s contemporary experience from indigenous point of view.


HST 466/566 Southeast Asia: Cold War to the Present (4)
Surveys Southeast Asia’s attempts at political integration and economic recovery in the 1980s through the end of the century- the period generally recognized as the prelude to the 21st or the Pacific Century.


HST 467/567 Modern China I: Fragmentation Reform Movements in Late Imperial China (4)
Course discusses the clash between China and the West, and the response of China’s scholars.


HST 468/568 Modern China II: The Republic of China in the 20th Century (4)
Course explores the issues of envisioning state and society, the experiments in democracy, war and revolution, as well as political reform and economic miracle in Taiwan.


HST 469/569 Modern China III: People Republic of China, Confucianism and Socialism (4)
Course examines the birth of the Chinese Communist Party and the people of democratic China, and how Chinese socialism adjusted to live in the world. The history of modern China can connect students to present world issues in which the United States is involved, in particular in the Pacific basin.


HST 470/570 Women in Indian Society (4)
Course provides insights into Indian women’s lives, and how they are influenced by religions and philosophies (Hinduism and Buddhism), caste system, marriage and family systems. Special attention will be given to the ideals of femininity influenced by the religious practices in classical Hinduism, such as apotheosis, henotheism, sacrifice and yoga; the ideal life cycle of the normative Hindu women; the alternative images of the feminine; the criticisms of the feminine ideal at the modern period regarding women’s position in the Constitution and the new secular state, and the development of women’s legal status, property rights and liberation struggle.


HST 471/571 Women in Japanese Society (4)
Broad survey of women’s positions and status in the institutions of marriage and family; factors which altered women’s conditions; and how womanhood has been defined and redefined from traditional to modern Japanese society.


HST 472/572 Women in Chinese Society (4)
Course explores the lives of various groups of women (wife, concubines, courtesans, singer girls, and maids), including their activities in public and domestic dichotomy. In addition, specific topics to introduce traditional Chinese culture, such as foot binding, gender and sexuality in religion and literature, as well as gender in gynecology and pathology.


HST 473/573 Popular Culture in China (4)
A survey on Chinese culture. Included are social relationships, religions and philosophies, sciences and medicines, geomancy and cosmology, food and health, arts and cinemas from traditional to modern time period. It is to provide students with an understanding of Chinese culture, assessment of their unique thoughts and systems of values.


HST 474/574 Popular Culture in Japan (4)
A survey on Japanese culture. Included are patterns of behavior, popular morality, philosophies and religions, folk tales, arts, music, theater, also the taste of nature shown in the daily diet, flower arrangement and gardens. It is to provide students with an understanding of the traditional Japanese way of life. Specific emphasis will be placed on how these customs have been practiced in Japanese society.


HST 475/575 Colonial America (4)
Examines the imperial conquest and colonization of North America by European Empires with an emphasis on the experiences of colonized peoples and colonizers in comparative perspective, from early contact through the emergence of revolutionary sentiment and independent republics by the early 19th century. Compares patterns of inclusion and exclusion, violence and reaction resource use and development, and strategies of organization and control with attention to emerging constructions of race, gender, and class.


HST 476/576 Market Democracy in America (4)
Examines the social and political transformation of the United States in the first half of the 19th century, emphasizing how emerging faith in democracy, markets, westward expansion, individual morality, and gender-defined roles in public and private spheres, related to the simultaneous growth of slave labor, militant nationalism, industrial development, class distinctions, racial conflict, and war with Mexico by the late 1840s, and failed nationalism in the decade before the Civil War.


HST 477/577 Civil War and Reconstruction (4)
Examines the transformations of thought and industry that challenged nationalist identities in the United States after 1850, the resulting constitutional crisis and war, and efforts to reconstruct the nation and reunite its people. Considers how the experience of war reconstructed notions of public authority in relation to race, gender, and class in the post-war era, with attention to industrial reorganization of natural and urban landscapes for work and leisure, and related political reforms.


HST 478/578 Managing and Resisting Incorporation, 1865-1914 (4)
Examines the industrial transformation of American life in the five decades after the Civil War, including communitarian responses and labor resistance to managerial authority and systematization in the workplace, in the manipulation of race-defined and gender-defined roles for public and private advantage, in the exploitation of public lands and of natural landscapes, in the reorganization of sport and leisure, in the reorganization of urban and rural life, and in the acquisition of overseas possessions.


HST 479/579 Challenges of Progressive Era America (4)
Examines the visions, limits, and challenges of reform in American life in the period 1890-1914. Topics for analysis include woman suffrage and women’s rights, public health, challenges to industrial capitalism, movements for the empowerement of workers and ethnic Americans and Americans of color, political reform agendas, and responses to imperialism.


HST 480/580 Topics in Multicultural American History (4)
Special topics in the history of multicultural America. May be taken twice if content not repeated.


HST 481/581 American Voices: Autobiography, Biography, and Memoir in American History (4)
Provides students with a critical foundation in the analysis of autobiography and biography as sources for the study of the American past.


HST 482/582 America and the World Wars (4)
Examines the impact of World War I and World War II had on Americans and American society. Students will consider such issues as gender and war, the home front, national and international policy, labor issues, race and ethnicity, and the transformation of American culture through mechanization, bureaucratization and wartime shifts in production.


HST 483/583 Cold War America (4)
This course will examine the impact of the Cold War on Americans and American society. Students will consider such issues as national and international policy, McCarthyism, the Vietnam conflict and the military-industrial complex.


HST 484/584 Health, Medicine and Gender in Historical Perspective (4)
This course presents three key areas of analysis for the study of health, medicine and gender in historical perspective. The first concerns gendered ideas about sexuality and gender roles and how these relate to health care in history. The second is a comparative examination of women and men as health care providers in different cultures. The third is a focus on women and men as recipients of health care and as health care activists.


HST 485/585 Mexican Foundations of Chicano/a/Latino/a History: From the Olmecs to the Mexican Revolution (4)
An overview of Mexican history and culture from the invention of civilization to the creation of the modern Mexican state. Pre-Columbian themes include agriculture, trade, religion, art, architecture, and political expansion. Colonial themes include the conquest and fusion of Spanish and Native American cultures. Nineteenth century themes include independence, foreign invasion, civil war and modernization. Emphasis of relevance to Chicano/a/Latino/a heritage.


HST 486/586 Chicano/a History (4)
A history of people of Mexican descent in the United States with emphasis on the origins of their constitutional status as citizens of the United States. The course explores the implications of various reinterpretations of that status for a people confronted with the Anglo-American culture of colonization from the early 19th century through the emergence of a culturally and politically self-conscious Chicano/a movement in the late 20th century, with attention to the implications of immigration trends in the late 20th century.


HST 487/587 Canada to Confederation - 1867 (4)
Examines the history of Canada from the pre-contact era through confederation in 1867 with attention to nationalist trends at the provincial and regional levels, and with particular emphasis on comparative colonial cultures within the region of North America now included as part of Canada. Explores issues of racial and cultural interaction among various immigrant groups and First Nations peoples in Canada in the context of imperial struggles for power and conflict with the nationalist interests of the United States.


HST 488/588 Canada Since Confederation (4)
Examines the history of modern Canada from confederation (1867) through the present with attention to nationalist trends at the provincial and regional levels and federal efforts to secure a sense of Canadian nationalism, in the context of counter-national movements and interpretive themes of particular relevance in the study of comparative North American cultures, including First Nations movement and immigration trends of the late 19th and 20th centuries.


HST 489/589 Environmental History (4)
Examines the history of ecological transformations associated with historical patterns of community organization, population movements, agricultural production, scientific inquiry, industrial development, urban growth, and systems of trade and commerce from ancient times to the present with particular attention to North America and global trends of the 19th and 20th centuries.


HST 490/590 Wests of Early America (4)
An exploration of the origins, traditions, and interactions of people living in the North American West from the pre-contact era through the late 19th century with particular attention to comparative colonial experiences, and the integration of the region into the industrial, political, and social frameworks of the United States and British North America (Canada) as developing imperial systems. Considers issues of natural resource identification and allocation in relation to nationalist identities, race, and class, with particular attention to the concerns of First Nations and Indian peoples in western states and provinces.


HST 491/591 Western US: 20th Century Issues (4)
Examines the transformation of the trans-Mississippi West in the 20th century with particular attention to market networks, community traditions, and historical myths that have shaped the ways in which people who lived in the West viewed themselves in relation to their surroundings. Emphases include considerations of economic growth and industrilization as it relates to federal power, regional resistance, ecological transformations, and community conflicts involving race, class, and ethnicity.


HST 492/592 Pacific Northwest History (4)
Explores emerging traditions of community and government in the Pacific Northwest. Begins with a survey of pre-contact communities and the ecological and human implications of evolving modes of production as they relate to local community traditions and various incarnations of imperial power, immigration, and industry through the late 20th century. Emphasizes comparative methods and approaches involving considerations of race and class, with an emphasis on natural resource issues and related policy and community-level concerns.


HST 493/593 British Constitutional History (4)
Historical roots of the concept of constitutional law and its application and evolution from the Magna Carta through the Glorious Revolution. Explores comparative aspects of British constitutional theory in relation to the center of the empire (Great Britain) and in British colonies.


HST 494/594 North American Constitutional History (4)
Comparative study of constitutional history in Canada and the United States, with attention to colonial North America and emerging nationalist movements in the United States and Canada. Explores the evolving concepts of constitutional law and constitutional theory at the state, provincial and national levels. This course is the second quarter of a two-quarter sequence that includes HST 493 HST 494.


HST 495/595 Arab World in Transition (4)
A critical examination of the history of the Middle East from the First World War to the Gulf War, based on a critique of the theory of modernization, emphasizing the political dimensions of human choices in “traditional settings.” These dimensions are explored through a study of social, cultural and political history of the Arab world.


HST 496/596 West Africa: Democracy and Dictatorships (4)
This course focuses on the developmental programs and problems of select West African nations, especially Ghana and Nigeria.


HST 497/597 East Africa: Democracy and Dictatorships (4)
History of Ethiopia (from Emperor Haile Selassie’s reign in the 1960’s thru the socialist regime of Mangistu Haile Mariam), Tanzania under Julius Nyrere, Somalia under Mohammed Said Barre, Uganda (from Milton Obote to Idi Amin), Kenya under Jomo Kenyatta, and Zambia under Kenneth Kaunda.


HST 498/598 Special Studies (1-6)
Provides a means by which students may earn upper-division credit for research, writing, reporting, discussion and career-related and/or participatory skills.


HST 499 Senior Seminar (4)
Research and writing of a seminar paper showing the variety of sources, knowledge of the literature and the development of historical style.


HST 600 Seminar (4)
Topics selected by the instructor.


HST 601 Research (1-6)
Terms and hours to be arranged.


HST 603 Thesis (1-6)
Terms and hours to be arranged.


HST 605 Reading and Conference (1-6)
Terms and hours to be arranged.


HST 607 Seminar (3)


HST 608 Workshop (1-6)
Terms and hours to be arranged.


HST 609 Practicum (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.


HST 610 Europe: Topic (4)
Reading, discussion and research of the historical literature relevant to Europe.


HST 620 Asia/Latin America: Topic (4)
Reading, discussion and research of the historical literature relevant to Asia/Latin America.


HST 625 Asia: Topic (4)
Reading, discussion and research of the historical literature relevant to Asia.


HST 626 Africa: Topic (4)
Reading, discussion and research of the historical literature relevant to Africa.


HST 630 North America: Topic (4)
Reading, discussion and research of the historical literature relevant to the United States.


HST 698 Methods, Research and Writing (4)
Introduction to the methodologies of historical research and writing.



Back to the index of course descriptions 


Office of the Registrar ph: 503-838-8327; fax: 503-838-9696 | or e-mail: