Undergraduate

  • HST-100 Introduction to Asian Studies: Culture, People, Ideas

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An interdisciplinary introduction to Asian Studies will touch upon the history, politics, economics, philosophy, geography, arts, and cultures of Asia. Sample topics include political economy, religious and cultural exchanges, international relations, the Asian experience in America, and the role of Asia in the twenty-first century. Students will develop conceptual frameworks for exploring the subjects covered by the Asian Studies curriculum.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • HST-101 History of Western Civilization I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of European culture, politics, and society from antiquity to the seventeenth century, examining such topics as: the Greek, Judaic, and Roman heritage; the rise of Christianity; feudal society in the Middle Ages; Renaissance and Reformation; the Scientific Revolution; and the development of absolutist and constitutional governments.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-102 History of Western Civilization II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of European culture, politics, and society from the Scientific Revolution to the present, examining such topics as the development of absolutist and constitutional governments; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; Industrialization and urbanization; nationalism and imperialism; World War I, World War II, and the Cold War; the decline of Europe as a world power.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-110 Walk to Remember: The Freedom Trail

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    Begin with a walking tour of the Freedom Trail conducted by Charles Bahne, author of The Complete Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail. Stops include the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Museum, Paul Revere House, and the Old North Church. Students will learn the historical significance of each site and its connection to Boston's role in the American Revolution. In addition, they will develop their research skills during a visit to the Massachusetts Historical Society. The course concludes with a guided walk along the Black Heritage Trail through Beacon Hill, home to some of Boston's key abolitionist leaders. *An additional field trip fee applies for various visits throughout Boston This course does not fulfill core requirements.

    Term:

    Summer

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-121 World History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of the civilizations of the ancient fertile Crescent, China, India, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, the rise of Islam, Africa, the Americas, the Chinese borderlands and medieval Europe from the beginning of history to 1500. We study the uniqueness and similarities of each civilization, how they interacted with each other, and how they changed over time. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-122 World History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of human civilizations from 1500 to the present. Course explores themes such as the development of new trading networks, including the slave trade, religious and intellectual innovation, the rise of nationalism and creation of nation-states, the democratic revolutions, imperialism and world war. We study social change such as gender and race relations; technological and scientific revolutions; and cultural achievements of all civilizations. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-149 Empires & Globalization in World History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is the first of the two-course series of Empires and Globalization in World History. Course discusses the origins and development of globalization and capitalism from the perspective of economic history. Major issues include the formation of the medieval trade system, the development of finance and capitalism in the early modern ages, and economic changes prior to the Industrial Revolution. The specific topics may change every year due to new academic developments and publications. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-H149 Honors Empires & Globalization in World History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is the first of the two-course series of Empires and Globalization in World History. Course discusses the origins and development of globalization and capitalism from the perspective of economic history. Major issues include the formation of the medieval trade system, the development of finance and capitalism in the early modern ages, and economic changes prior to the Industrial Revolution. The specific topics may change every year due to new academic developments and publications. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-150 Empires & Globalization in World History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is the second of the two-course series of Empires and Globalization in World History. Course discusses the origins and development of globalization and capitalism from the perspective of economic history. Major issues include state-making, wars, and the rivalry among early modern empires, economic development, the Industrial Revolution and the formation of the global trade system. The specific topics may change every year due to new academic developments and publications. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-169 African-American Genealogy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This seminar will introduce students to resources and techniques in African American genealogy. During the seminar students will explore methods of applying genealogical research to the larger African American and American story by working on an African American genealogy project. Note: This course is identical to BLKST 169.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-181 American History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of American history from European colonization up through the era of the Civil War. Topics include interactions with Native Americans; slavery; the American Revolution; the founding of a new republic; social and economic developments in the early nineteenth century; expansion; party politics; sectional conflict; the Civil War and Reconstruction.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-182 American History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of American history from the 1870s to the present. Topics include the new industrial order; farmer and worker protests; progressivism; America's emergence as a world power; the two World Wars; the Great Depression; the New Deal; the Cold War; post-World War II American society; the Civil rights movement; Vietnam; dissent and counterculture in the 1960s; the women's movement; economic, social, and political changes in the late-twentieth century; America's relationship to a globalized world.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-200 Gateway to the Past: The Historian's Craft

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    What does it mean to study history? Why is history a particularly valuable means of understanding human experiences and problems? Historians do more than acquire facts about people and societies of the past. Historians debate the past as they uncover new information, develop new interpretative frameworks, and ask new questions. This course introduces students to history as a method of thought and inquiry, the development of history as a discipline, and to new trends and methodologies in the field. Prerequisite: Must be a History Major with at least sophomore status.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-210 Traditional Chinese Society from 1800 to 1949

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on traditional Chinese society from 1800 to 1949, taking up such areas as family and kinship, social mobility, education, economic and social differentiation, community and social life, and popular belief. Examining the practices and ideologies underlying each area will enhance our understanding of the nature of traditional Chinese society, and help explain how elements of Chinese traditional culture contribute to modern Chinese identity and everyday life.

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • HST-215 History of the Vikings

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the Viking phenomenon between the eighth and eleventh centuries, including the origin of the Vikings in Scandinavia and the expansion and impact of the Danes/Normans in Germany, the Baltic region, England, France, and Sicily; the Varangians (Swedes) in Kievan Rus and Constantinople; and the Norse in Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland (Newfoundland and Labrador).

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-216 The Thousand Year Reich: the Holy Roman Empire, 800-1806

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the purposes, ideology, structure, institutions, context, and historical evolution of Europe's most enduring, most important, most influential, and (before the European Union) most inclusive political formation, the Holy Roman Empire, during its thousand-year history from the coronation of Charlemagne in 800 to its dissolution in the Napoleonic Europe of 1806.

  • HST-218 History of the Mongols

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The history of the Mongol Empire, from the emergence of unified Mongol federation at the beginning of 13th century to its dismemberment into independent territories in Mongolia, China, Transoxiana, Iran, and Kipchak Khanate. We will discuss the topological and geographical features of the Mongolian homeland; and the social, economic, and ideological aspects of their lives. The life and the military and political achievements of Genghis Khan will be highlighted, as well as the Mongols' rule over conquered realms. We will also explore through critical discussions the most important historical approaches to the Mongols.

  • HST-221 William Lloyd Garrison in Boston's Abolition Movement

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A focus on the life of William Lloyd Garrison, whom Frederick Douglass called, the chief apostle of the unconditional emancipation of all the slaves. We will focus on the words of Garrison, on his support from the Boston colored community, and his role in the national Abolition movement. Garrison's confidence in the power of moral agitation to overcome institutional inertia will be a theme. The views of a spectrum of historians, writing from the context of many years, will raise questions about movement strategies relevant also today.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-223 History of Law

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course surveys the law's historical development, from the uncodified customs of the ancient world, to the first legal code of Hammurabi, to the European legal tradition: Roman law, Canon law, and the Anglo-Saxon common law. We will examine the law's historical development and its role in different historical moments. We will explore modern law and legal institutions; the relationship between law and society in the transition from feudalism to capitalism; the rise of human rights and the rule of law in Western democracies, including the rise of the legal exception (slavery, for example).

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-224 Civil Rights in the 20th Century

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    What is meant by the term civil rights? How do civil rights affect notions of what it means to be an American? In Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century, students will explore the history of civil rights movements- from the Reconstruction era through the Conservative revolution of the 1970s and 1980s- to answer these questions, and to try to understand the contested definition of civil rights in modern America. We will begin with the emancipation of four million African-Americans during the 1860s; we will continue through the first wave feminist movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and the labor movement from the Gilded Age through the New Deal; and we will conclude with the Black, women's, and gay rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and their relationship to the rise of the New Right during the 1970s and 1980s. Special attention will be paid to primary documents written by civil rights leaders and their followers, as well as analysis of secondary material on how civil rights has evolved over time.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities Literature Requirement,Humanities & History,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-233 The Creation of Russia

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Russia--the world's largest country, leading energy exporter, a major nuclear and space power, and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, also exhibits many third-world drifts. We'll address Russia's contradictions and paradoxes. How did the Byzantine, Nomadic, and West European cultural layers help form the Russian civilization? How Russian were some of the famous Russian - the poet Pushkin, Catherine the Great, Stalin? What impact did the Mongols have in their 200-year rule? How did Russia compete and expand against more advanced and wealthier foes? Why was Ivan the Terrible actually terrified? How did Peter the Great's reforms 'Westernize' Russia, accelerate its development, but lead Russian intellectuals to challenge Czar's authority and ultimately bring about the 1917 Revolutions? Did Russia have a democratic tradition in the earliest times, or is it a 20th century Western import?

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,Humanities & History

  • HST-234 History of Sports in Boston and the World

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will explore the modern Winter Olympics and the development of athletic events such as the Boston Marathon; as well as the history of basketball (invented in Massachusetts) and baseball and their importance to Boston's history. We will examine some of the iconic sports figures of Boston, and the statues and monuments made to them.

  • HST-235 History of Sport and the Olympic Games

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    We will explore the History of Boston and around the world through sports with special focus on American football, association football(soccer) and the World Cup; the development of the NCAA, Title IX and college athletics; the Olympic Games--ancient, revival and modern. Students will also analyze how athletics and athletic events have been commemorated by statues and memorials in and around Boston.

  • HST-237 Medieval Iran under the Nomadic Dynasties

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course studies revolutionary changes through three crucial centuries of Iran's history (12th-15th). Between the 12th and 15th centuries, Iran withstood two destructive invasions by nomadic leaders, including Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, who formed the nomadic Ilkhanids and Timurid dynasties. We will examine the social and economic changes Iran experienced, and the rise of Shi'ism and mysticism, which all resulted in the emergence of the Safavid dynasty. This course gives a multilateral perspective--political, cultural social, and economic--to conceptualize the different aspects of this important period.

  • HST-238 Reemergence of Iran and Its Medieval & Early Modern History

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Over two centuries (1501-1722) the Safavid dynasty reigned over a unified Iran. The Safavids raised Iran's culture and civilization to a high level which had never been in its Islamic period. But the Safavids also traumatized the unity of the Islamic world, preventing the Ottomans from prosecuting of their military victories over the western world. We will examine many different aspects of political, social, economic, and cultural history of Iran in this period.

  • HST-244 History of the Iranian Islamic Revolution

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course reviews modern Iranian politics with a special attention on the history of the Islamic Revolution of 1979. It evaluates the factors which caused the revolution and its impacts on Iranian society, the Middle East, and the world. Among the important topics of discussion will be the role of the United States in Iranian politics (1953-1979); the policies of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1941-1979); the hostage crisis (1979-1981); the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988); the Reform Movement (1997-2005); and the re-emergence of radical policies under Ahmadinejad since 2005.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • HST-246 History of Modern Iran

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course will examine the contemporary history of Persia (Iran) from the time of its independence in the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present time with special concentration on geographical/historical background; social structure, ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversities; Safavid and Qajar dynasties; Anglo-Russian interventions and occupations; constitutional revolution and reform; centralization, secularization and modernization under Pahlavi dynasty; opposition to westernization and Islamic revolution.

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • HST-247 History of Modern Middle East

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the broad historical forces, conflicts and major events that have shaped the contemporary nations of the modern Middle East. The course begins with the emergence of the modern Middle East from the empires of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It deals with forces which attempt to meet the European challenge; the age of colonialism; the rise of nationalism; socialism, capitalism, the impact of Israeli and Palestinian conflict on the region; oil, the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the rise of Islamic fundamentalist movements, U.S. policy, and Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-255 Films and Contemporary China

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This class uses a series of films to demonstrate the changes in people's lives in contemporary China. It focuses on the Reform Era between 1980 and present. The topics include Chinese politics, economic growth, social change, and popular cultures. Cultural Diversity B.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Asian Studies,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-261 African History to 1800

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will explore the history of Africa from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century to give students an introduction to African Studies and a sense of Africa's place in world history. Topics include: the Nile Valley civilizations, West African empires, the trans-Saharan trade, the slave trade, the spread and impact of Islam. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-262 Modern African History Since 1800

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will cover the history of Africa from 1800 to the present and enable students to develop an understanding of issues that affect the relationship between modern Africa and the world. Topics include: the African tradition; the impact of Islam and Christianity, abolition of the slave trade, European imperialism and colonialism, African independence movements, African nationalism, Pan Africanism. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-263 Comparative Race Relations

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Compares and analyzes the history of race and politics in South Africa and the United States from the 17th century to the present. Examines how race as a social and ideological construct influenced and informed political conflicts over land, labor, and social relations in the two countries including slavery, segregation, apartheid, and the struggle to create racial democracies. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-265 Comparative Slavery

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This lecture-discussion course compares the institution of slavery over time and across space. Beginning with its emergence and articulation in the Ancient World, the institution of slavery was evident on all of the continents and played a dynamic role in defining humanity and in forming social, economic, cultural, and political formations up to the Modern Era. The course examines the institution of slavery in its many manifestations from nomadic societies to sedentary ones, from kinship-based states to territorial-based ones, from tribal societies to advanced civilizations, from pre-capitalist economies to capitalist ones. It seeks to understand several overlapping and related questions. How did the institution define property? How were slaves recruited, treated, and manumitted? What was the relationship between slavery, citizenship, and the state? What was the relationship between slavery and religion? How did the institution regulate gender relations? What was the role of slavery in the construction of race and notions of genetic inequality?

  • HST-267 Russia in the 20th Century

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is a survey of the history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1900 to the present. We will examine the end of tsarist rule, the October Revolution and the Civil War, Lenin's rule, Stalin and the Stalinist system, the Great Patriotic War, Khrushchev's de-Stalinization, Brezhnev's economic stagnation, and Gorbachev's perestroika and glasnost. The final section of the course examines the collapse of the Soviet Union, the rise of Yeltsin, and the Putin-Medvedev era.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-268 History of the Mediterranean

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The history of the Mediterranean from the ancient times to the 20th century, to understand the extraordinary interaction between the rich cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds of the peoples of Europe, Middle East, and North Africa.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-269 Early Modern France

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will look at early modern France (1400-1789), emphasizing the development of religious, political, and legal institutions. Topics that we will cover include the emergence of France as an absolute monarchy; the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in France; the religious wars of the sixteenth century; France's role overseas; war and diplomacy with other European countries; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; and the rise of Napoleon. Students will be expected to write a research paper, write a short paper on a primary source, participate in class discussions, and take two in-class exams. The class is primarily a lecture class, although we will have periodic discussions on the readings.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-270 Revolution! the Contours of Modern Europe, 1610-1815

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will explore Europe's political, social, and intellectual transformation, from the decline of Bourbon France's L'Ancien Regime, through the rise of the Enlightenment, to the upheavals of the French Revolution and Napoleon's empire. How did these revolutions happen and how did these transformations influence change throughout the rest of the world?

  • HST-271 African-American History 1619-1860

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine the history of Africans in the United States from their arrival in the colonies to the Civil War and the end of legal slavery. Topics include: the slave trade, the development of the slave system, African-Americans and the Declaration of Independence, and the abolition movement. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-272 African-American History From 1860

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine African American history from the end of slavery to the present. Topics include: Emancipation and Reconstruction, Reconstruction and the Constitution, the Exodusters, the Harlem Renaissance, Pan Africanism, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement, African-Americans at the turn of the twenty-first century. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-274 Women in 19th Century Europe

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of the condition of European women from 1800 to 1914. Readings focus primarily on women's experiences in France and Great Britain. Topics include: the effects of industrialization on the lives of working-class women; working and middle-class women's negotiation of marriage, work, and family life; the rise of feminism, women's greater participation in the public sphere, and conservative reaction to these changes in women's place in society; women and crime; Victorian ideas about female sexuality; the politics of class and gender in nineteenth-century European society. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-275 Women in 20th Century Europe

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the changing place of women in European society since 1900. Topics include: women's suffrage and the political advances of the 1920s and 1930s; the revolution in sexual mores, birth control, and the rise of companionate marriage; women and the consumer economy; the anti-woman policies of Fascist Italy and Germany under National Socialism; liberation of women and retrenchment in the Soviet Union; World War II; feminism, sexual liberation, and women's political engagement since the 1960s; and, throughout the twentieth century, women's continuing negotiation of work and family responsibilities. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-276 History of Modern Latin America

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The development of Latin American states: society, economy and culture, from colonial origins to the present. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-283 The U.S. and Central America 1979-1993

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This class studies this international relationship in the context of the global anti-colonial revolutions, the collapse of communism, and the influence of Catholic liberation theology. The course highlights the Nicaraguan revolution, the Salvadoran civil war, the Guatemalan military campaign against Mayan villages, the U.S. invasion of Panama, and the relative stability but great differences among Honduras, Belize and Costa Rica.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-285 Colonial History of Latin America

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to Latin America's colonial history through the Revolutionary Wars for Independence. The course examines topics that are relevant to issues and challenges facing Latin American and Caribbean peoples today, including poverty, corruption, human rights, the power of religion, race and identity, the environment, international trade, political representation, foreign intervention, cultural survival, and the exploitation of land, labor and resources.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-290 19th Century America

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores the history of the United States from 1810 to 1910. Students will study the growth of American institutions, the rise and effects of a market society, westward expansion and Indian affairs, the enlivening of U.S. civic ideals, debates over free labor and slavery, the causes and effects of the Civil War, post-Civil War redefinitions of citizenship, immigration, Progressivism, and the nation's entry on to the world stage.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-292 American Foreign Relations Since 1898

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The history of modern U.S. foreign relations. Key topics include the emergence of the U.S. as a world power, America's involvement in the two world wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, and globalization. U.S. relations with Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa are explored.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-299 Busing in Boston: the Moakley Archives

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is a research seminar designed to give students the opportunity to explore the rich yet difficult history of busing in Boston, and develop their research skills by using the material on Boston's school desegregation in the Moakley archives. This will be augmented by discussions with local figures who were also involved in the events of the era. Class time will be divided between classroom meetings and work in the archives with the documents. Students will be responsible for a final project based on their work in the archives. This course is identical to BLKST 299.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-304 Imperial Rome

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course offers an introduction to the Golden Age of Roman culture and power. Close readings of selections from major historians, poets, political thinkers, and philosophers will be examined in the context of Augustan Rome. Topics such as pietas, virtus, and gravitas, as well as the competing claims of public duty and private devotion, stoic maxim and erotic love lyric, will be discussed from the perspectives of writers such as Virgil, Livy, Tacitus, Horace, Catullus, and Lucretius. Note: This course is identical to HUM 304.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • HST-306 Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An analysis of the origins and the local, regional, and international dimensions of the Palestinian-Israeli-Arab conflict, this course will examine the conflict through the eyes of the major protagonists and the roles played by them from the early twentieth century to the present: Zionists/Israelis, Palestinians and other Arabs, British, Americans, Soviets. We will also explore the questions of why this conflict has captured the world's attention and why it has gone unresolved since World War II. Finally, we will examine the possibilities and attempts for resolution of what appears to be an intractable human tragedy.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-307 U.S. Race Relations 1877-1945

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the African-American freedom struggle. It describes the consolidation of segregation and disfranchisement laws, the rise of Booker T. Washington, the NAACP's fight for civil rights, black nationalism, African American participation in both world wars, the Harlem Renaissance, and Depression Era struggles. We will also consider the history of non-white groups including Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans.

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt A,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-312 Renaissance and Reformation Europe

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Intellectual and cultural developments of the Renaissance, and of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in their social and political contexts. Topics include: Humanism, the rise of the city-state; art, and science; changes in family and social life; the causes of the Reformation (intellectual, social, technological); Calvinists, Lutherans, and Radical Reformers; Counter-Reformation and its political consequences; the Wars of Religion.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-318 History of Sports in America

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This class will look at the history of sports in America from the era of American independence to the present. This course will examine the various roles which sports has played in American society including entertainment, cultural, social, political, and business.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-319 The History of Black Music in America

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Black music has been one of the primary cultural factors in the United States. From the African roots to hip hop in the 21st century Black music has served as an expression of African American consciousness, providing commentary on many aspects of black life. This art form provides commentary on many aspects of black life including social and political. It has also been a major force in shaping the culture of the United States as a whole. As such it provides an excellent window for exploring the history of Black America as well as the history of all America. With the use of texts, videos, and recordings this class will examine the music of Black America in the context and communities in which it was created and performed, and also in relationship to the wider world. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-321 History of Islam

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course presents a coherent account of the origin and history of Islam since its foundation in Arabia in the seventh century A.D. to the present. Analyzes the terms, events, characteristics, developments, movements, and institutions that have been part of the shaping of Islam. Ideological challenges and impact of Islam in the world today from both spiritual and political perspectives are examined. Concentrations VIII, XII. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • HST-322 French Revolution and Napoleon

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The background and outbreak of revolution; the French Republic; the Reign of Terror; the European impact of the Revolution; the career of Bonaparte; Napoleonic warfare, the rise, fall and significance of the Empire.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-326 The Russian Revolution

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The long Russian Revolution (1900-1930) is one of the most important events of the 20th century. It brought 19th-century Russia in conflict with the political and socio-economic forces of the 20th century. We will examine the long-term trends and challenges and address the what ifs of history - that helped unleash the crises of 1917-1919. What were the reasons for and extent of Rasputin's influence at the imperial court? Was the Revolution brought about by the West? Then how and why did Russia become less westernized due to the revolution? Was the new Bolshevik regime confronted by the same challenges that crippled the Czarist regime? Could and should the revolution have been avoided? Was it a necessary step and stage towards progress and modernization? What similarities did the new USSR begin to have with the capitalist democracies of the West? How did the revolution affect the status and role of workers, women, and peasants in USSR? How were Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin different as leaders and individuals? When did the revolution end? (Formerly HST 433)

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-327 World History: Selected Topics

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Emphasizes the continuities and changes that take place within civilizations; the similarities, differences, and relationships that exist among contemporary civilizations around the world. Special attention given to the evolving conflict between traditionalism and modernity. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-330 History & Culture of Senegal

    Prerequisites:

    Requires instructor's consent to register

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This class will introduce students to the richness of Senegalese culture and history, from the eleventh century to the modern era. Along with history, students will examine Senegal's culture and customs through lectures, readings, music and film. In some years there will be a travel component connected with the class. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-333 The United States: 1898-1945

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Topics include the Progressive Era, U.S. intervention in World War I and its domestic consequences, the cultural clashes of the 1920s, the Great Depression of the 1930s, the New Deal, and World War II. Note: formerly history 495.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-334 The United States: 1945-1970

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    American history in the decades immediately following World War II. Topics include the origins of the Cold War, McCarthyism, the emergence of a consumer society, the growth of the suburbs, the Civil Rights movement, the new women's movement, Vietnam, and the political upheavals of the 1960s.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-335 The United States Since 1970

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    American history in the period since Vietnam and Watergate. Topics include the end of the post-World War II economic boom, the late-20th century culture wars, the rise of the New Right and decline of the New Deal domestic order, the end of the Cold War, growing involvement in the Middle East, the emergence of new technologies, globalization, and the impact and aftermath of September 11.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-336 Fifth-Century Athens

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course offers an introduction to the high classical period of Greek thought. Close readings of selections from major historians, poets, dramatists, and philosophers will be examined in the context of Periclean Athens. Topics such as the relationship between democracy and empire, written law (nomos) and natural inclination (physis), and the influence of the Sophists and the Pre-Socratics will be discussed from the perspectives of writers such as Thucydides, Aeschylus, Pindar, and Plato. This course is identical to HUM 336.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-338 Ancient Greece & Ancient Israel

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of archaic thought from Greek myths of origin and Hebraic accounts of Genesis to Mosaic law and Aristotelian ethics. Major topics include: polytheism and monotheism, Homer's Troy, the pre-Socratic philosophers and early conceptions of the universe; the complexities of desire and identity in the song of Songs and Sappho's lyric poetry; God's covenant with Israel as depicted in Exodus, Samuel, and the Psalms; self-knowledge and justice in Greek tragedy. Note: This course is identical to ENG 411 and HUM 338.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-342 Modern Japanese History

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The class examines Japanese history from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the end of the twentieth century. The topics include early modern Japan during the Tokugawa era, Meiji Restoration, Japanese imperialism and World War II, Japan's emergence as the second largest economy in the world. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Asian Studies,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-344 Passages to the Modern World

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The class discusses the early-modern history of East Asia, specifically China and Japan, in a global context. It examines the difference between East Asia and the West in their transitions to modern society, whether or not there was a great divergence," and if there was one, what was the underpinning dynamic in the process. This comparative approach usually requires the class to read one book (in English) on Chinese or Japanese history and another one on European or global history.

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Asian Studies

  • HST-345 Chinese Civilization

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of pre-modern Chinese history from antiquity to the sixteenth century. Topics include: Confucianism; the making of an imperial bureaucratic system; conflicts and interactions among different ethnic groups; the Mongolian Empire; early modern Chinese society. (Formerly HST 131) Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Asian Studies,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-346 Modern Chinese History

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of modern Chinese history from the sixteenth century to the present. The class focuses on two major themes. First, we will study the conflict between the modern state and traditional society. We will discuss China's turbulent transition from an old empire to the Communist regime, the dynamics behind this transition, and the price that ordinary Chinese people have paid. Second, we will study China's interactions with the outside world from the first Opium War to China's entrance to the World Trade Organization. (Formerly HST 132) Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Asian Studies,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-347 Japanese Civilization

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An overview of Japanese history from ancient times to the nineteenth century. Topics include imperial Japan, the emergence of the samurai, and Tokugawa society.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Asian Studies,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-348 Samurai: History, Literature & Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores the history of samurai and its cultural meaning for Japanese society. It examines not only how the samurai class developed into a major political force, but also how it has been represented by literatures and films in different eras. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-356 World War II: the Global War

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the Second World War from political, military and socio-cultural perspectives. It connects experiences of combatants and civilians with issues of total war, and shows how global conflict fundamentally altered both the world's geopolitical contours and the consciousness of those who waged and endured it.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-357 History of Spain I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is a general survey course, covering the most transcendental social, cultural, economic and political developments in the history of Spain, from the Neolithic to the Early Modern Period. The broad history of the nation and its peoples will be examined, placing emphasis on three central themes: diversity within the Iberian Peninsula, the region's social and geo-political structures, and the transformation of the Old Order of the ancient kingdoms into a modern, nation-state. The course material will be covered in a series of thematic blocks: the Pre-historical period, Roman Hispania, the Medieval Kingdoms, Islamic Civilization, the Christian Reconquest, the Catholic Monarchy, Imperial Spain under the Habsburgs, and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire in the 17th century.

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-358 History of Spain II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine and explore the political, economic, and social history of Spain from 1700 to the present. Topics include: the War of Spanish Succession; the Bourbon state; the Enlightenment in Spain; the impact of the French Revolution; Spain in the Napoleonic Wars; the rise of liberalism, socialism, and anarchism; the crisis of 1898; the problems of modernization; the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime; the transition from dictatorship to democracy; Spain's international position today.

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-H359 The Age of Franklin

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of the Instructor required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) rose from relative poverty and obscurity to become one of the most powerful and successful men of his century. This course will examine the political, scientific, and literary, an diplomatic cultures of the eighteenth century by focusing on Franklin's life, reading Franklin's Autobiography, and selections from his political, scientific, and satirical writings. This is an Honors-level course.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-360 Native America: From Pre-History to the Trail of Tears

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine the native people of North America before and after the European conquest. Topics will include Native Americans' relations with one another; their reactions to the Europeans; European and Native American perceptions of one another; white Indians and noble savages; resistance and assimilation; the United States and Indian removal. Cultural Diversity A Cultural, Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History

  • HST-362 History of Piracy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Why did men (and some women) turn pirate? Why is there a continuing fascination with pirates? This course will explore the reality and fiction of pirates and piracy, focusing on the Golden Age of Piracy from 1690 to 1730, with particular attention to the pirates of New England. We will examine primary sources, historical accounts, and fictional presentations - both books and films - to better understand piracy, why it happened, and why it continues to fascinate us.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-365 Presenting History: Media & Methods of Public History

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Considers the history, theory, and techniques of public history presentation. Learn what visitors want for themselves and their families when they choose to spend their time at a historic site, historic house or history museum. Modes of presentation covered include film documentary, Web site exhibition, popular historical writing, and reenactment. Students produce a project using survey data and information learned throughout the course about preserving history through media and method to demonstrate what the future of historic preservation might resemble. Note: There will be travel involved to visit various historic sites. Please allow time before and after scheduled class time.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • HST-368 Boston's Historic Houses

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Working with historic houses in Boston, students will learn that art of interpreting history. Using collections, archives, and other repositories, students will research the houses and the people who lived in them. Many of these houses have existed from colonial times and had various uses. Formerly:HST 368 Introduction to Historical Interpretation.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Expanded Classroom Requirement,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-369 American Objects: Materials, Meaning and History

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will explore American history through objects - from spinning wheels and silver cups to electric typewriters and cocktail glasses. What was an object's purpose? How was it made and who made it? How do we interpret the material culture of life? Topics covered will include the decorative arts, vernacular architecture, archaeology, industrial design, ethnicity and gender, visual culture, and landscapes. Lectures and discussions will be complemented with visits to museums, historic houses, and other sites. Students will learn how to research and write, placing objects or spaces in their historical context.

  • HST-370 Workers in America

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    How have ordinary American working people shaped and been shaped by the experience of work in a capitalist economic order? This course surveys the world of work and workers, free and unfree, from 1800 to the present. Topics include changing conceptions of work, formation of workers' consciousness and communities, working-class cultures, movements for labor reform, and the impact of race, ethnicity, and gender on labor markets, workplace dynamics, and working-class families and communities. The course also explores workers' experiences of industrialization and technological innovation, immigration and migration, consumerism and globalization. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History

  • HST-371 U.S. Women's History Colonial to 1865

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course traces the roles, images and experiences of women in America from colonial times to 1865. Topics include the family, work, religion, education, health care, motherhood, sexuality, social and political activism legal status, labor activism and popular culture. With attention to ethnicity, race, class, age, region of residence, disability and sexual orientation, the course focuses primarily on the everyday lives of ordinary women. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-372 U.S. Women's History: 1865-present

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the social and cultural history of women in the United States from the close of the Civil War to the present. Using not only gender but also race, ethnicity, class, age, disability, region of residence, and sexual orientation as important categories of analysis, this course focuses on women's private and public lives. Topics include the family, work, religion, education, health care, private lives, motherhood, sexuality, social and political activism, legal status, labor activism, and popular culture. Course materials include novels and films. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-373 History of Human Rights

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine the history of human rights from the Enlightenment to the present. We will look at the historical origins of human rights and delve into subjects such as slavery, imperialism, women's rights, and genocide. We will also be asking how the overall concept has evolved - or stagnated - over time.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-377 Caribbean and Latin-American Diaspora

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A look at the migration of people, along with their culture, to and from the Caribbean and Latin America. The first half of the course looks at how European, Asian and African diasporas settled in the region, assimilated and contributed to the ethnic and cultural base of Caribbean and Latin America countries in the colonial period. The second half offers insight into how and why people from the Caribbean and Latin America would later form diasporas of their own in countries like the United States in the twentieth century. Students taking this course will get a sense of the struggles, accomplishments and culture of Caribbean and Latin American peoples in the United States. Formerly HST 286.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-380 History of Plymouth

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Plymouth beyond the Mayflower Pilgrims, Thanksgiving and Plymouth Rock; this course will examine the history of Plymouth Colony from its origins in Reformation England to its absorption into Massachusetts in 1692. Particular attention will be paid to Native Wampanoag culture before, during and after King Philip's War. Students will read primary and secondary sources; investigate Plymouth Colony's material culture through architecture, food, and artifacts; field trips to sites in the Old Colony area will be arranged; and the lasting cultural significance of the Pilgrims and Plymouth will be examined.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-381 American Colonial History

    Prerequisites:

    Sophomore Standing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course emphasizes the founding and settlement of English colonies in America; their social, economic, and political development; the Great Awakening; the British-French struggle for control of the North American continent; the background and causes of the American Revolution.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-382 The American Revolution

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course provides an analysis of the background, progress and results of the American Revolution. Emphasis is placed upon military aspects of the War for Independence, and on post-war efforts to establish a permanent workable American government culminating in the Federal Constitution.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-383 Boston: Heritage of a City

    Prerequisites:

    One History course

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The development and influence of Boston from its foundation in 1630: the Massachusetts Bay Colony, cradle of the American Revolution; Boston as a Yankee merchant capital, Brahmin cultural center, immigrant melting pot, and modern metropolis. When offered in the hybrid format, this course will meet at the regularly-scheduled time, but lectures and other course materials will be available on the course Blackboard site in case you cannot attend. ECR

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Expanded Classroom Requirement,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-384 History of Boston and Suffolk University

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Numerous walking tours will highlight an overview of Boston's history (its foundation in 1630 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; as cradle of the American Revolution; as a Yankee merchant capital, Brahmin cultural center, and immigrant melting pot; and as a modern metropolis) leading to a consideration of the history of Suffolk University and its relations, as product and contributor to Boston history and culture, as well as to its immediate urban neighborhood.

  • HST-389 American Constitutional History I

    Prerequisites:

    Sophomore Standing Required

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The development of American constitutional government. Topics will include the drafting and ratifying of the state and federal constitutions in the 1770s and 1780s; the problems of individual liberty versus government power; state rights; race and slavery; war powers; pluralism.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-392 American Civil War and Reconstruction

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Topics include the antebellum reform and expansion movements, especially as they affected slavery, and the deepening sectional crisis of the 1850s. An in-depth analysis of the violent war which followed, and Southern Reconstruction to 1877.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-395 US History: Race and Ethnicity

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of Instructor Required

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An overview of American history from the perspective of its racial and ethnic minorities. Topics include: Native American efforts to retain cultural independence and to shape relations with the majority; Asian Americans and the model minority myth; African Americans and the Constitution; recent refugees and current immigration legislation. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-396 The African Diaspora

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the dispersion of Africans to the Americas during the era of the slave trade and the establishment of New World communities of Africans and people of mixed descent. Topics include: the Slave Trade, comparative Slave Systems, Religion, Resistance and Revolutionary Movements, Return and Redemption Movements, Pan Africanism, Race and Class. Cultural Diversity A Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • HST-407 German History 1517 - 1871

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores the social, political and cultural development of the German-speaking population of central Europe from the beginning of the Reformation to the proclamation of the Second Reich, with major attention to the Wars of Religion, the emergence of Prussia and its competition with Austria, and the development of German nationalism.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-411 Europe, 1815 - 1914

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The political, economic, social and cultural development of the principal European states from 1815-1914. Topics include: restoration and resistance after the Congress of Vienna; the evolution of the rising European middle class; the revolutions of 1848; the effects of industrialization and urbanization; nationalism and imperialism; socialism, feminism, and conservative reaction; Modernist culture and the rise of the Avant-garde; the political and diplomatic antecedents to World War I.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-412 Europe in the 20th Century

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The political, economic, social and cultural developments of the principal European states since 1900. Topics include: World War I; the social and economic dislocations of the 1920s and 1930s; the rise of Fascism and National Socialism; World War II; the remains of colonialism; modernization and Americanization since the 1960s; the European Union; Europe after the Cold War; and throughout the twentieth century, the importance of class and class conflict, nationalism, and war in shaping the European experience.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-414 Nazi Germany

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    German and European preconditions; the Versailles Treaty and the failure of the Weimar Republic; Hitler's ideas, collaborators and institutions; Nazi foreign and domestic policy; World War II and the concentration camps.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-415 Ireland: Celts to Present

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Irish origins and medieval background; Anglo-Irish history from the Tudor invasion of Ireland in 1534 to the present will be explored with emphasis on the interrelationship between developments in the two nations.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-417 Czech Cultural History

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is a seminar in Czech cultural history, especially as illuminated and viewed through Czech literature and philosophy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Offered yearly in Prague as part of the Suffolk Semester in Prague Program.

    Term:

    Summer

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-418 Central-European History

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the situation and contributions of the principal Central European ethnicities (the Germans, Austrians, Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Hungarians, and Ashkenazi Jews)and their political and cultural formations from early medieval times until the present. Included will be the Great Moravian Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Czech, Polish, and Hungarian kingdoms, the Austro-Hungarian and German Empires, the Middle European successor states after World War I, the Third Reich, the Soviet Empire, the fall of Communism of 1989, the subsequent transitions of the principal Central European states, and their relations with the European Union.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-426 Politics and Culture in Europe 1919-1939

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the social and political development of European society between the two world wars, primarily through the literature, art, and films of the period. Topics include: the dissolution of pre-1914 middle class society; deviance and sexuality in the 1920s; the role of decadence in art and the Fascist response to deviance in life and art; women, workers, and the new technology; the rise of Fascism; political engagement and polarization throughout European society in the face of economic and social crisis.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-427 Religion and Society in Europe: 1200-1600

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will look at religion in European society from 1400-1650. We will examine organized religion and the personal devotional experiences of ordinary women and men. We will consider such topics as Catholic liturgy; the protestant and Catholic Reformations; the Wars of religion; and heresy and the Inquisition.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-434 The New Europe Since 1945

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The course will focus on the Soviet Union, Germany and their neighbor states, beginning with an exploration of the contradictory genesis of Glasnost and Perestroika in economic stagnation and in the liberation tradition of socialism. It examines the impact of these movements and their related dislocations on the Europe of the late 1980s and 1990s, as well as their implications for the new Europe of the twenty-first century.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-441 Social Movements in the Caribbean

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A case-study approach to studying the various means by which people in the Caribbean sought to overcome the legacies of colonial exploitation of their land, labor and resources. The course also offers lessons from the case-studies for approaching/achieving positive social change. Students will learn about the people's struggles to improve their social lives, reduce poverty, access land, expand human rights, reduce illiteracy, and gain accountability from their governments through violent and non-violent means.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-452 Ancient China Seminar

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Topics in this seminar on ancient China will include the emergence of early Chinese states, feudalism during Chinese antiquity, the emergence of Confucianism and other competing political ideologies, and the consolidation of the imperial power.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Asian Studies

  • HST-469 Research Seminar: African American Life in Slavery and Freedom- Reconstruction and the Freedman's Bureau

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This class is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the Reconstruction era by working with the microfilm of the Freedmen's Bureau papers. To accomplish this there will be a classroom component and an on-site component. In the classroom component, students will be introduced to the Reconstruction era and its history. In the on-site component students will work with the microfilmed copies of the Freedmen's Bureau papers. Class meetings will be divided between the Suffolk University campus and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) site in Waltham, MA. This course is identical to BLKST 469.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-471 Self, Body, & Sexuality- U.S. History

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines American debates over the natures, capacities, and responsibilities of men and women from settlement of the New World through the present. Emphasis is given to three elements of the self: social and civic personhood, the body, and sexuality. We will focus on representations of womanhood and masculinity - across racial, ethnic, and class lines - and their effects on men and women in society, politics, and at law. Course readings will also examine concepts of human nature and the interplay among mind, body, and sexuality.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-481 Boston History, Literature & Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An interdisciplinary examination of the history of Boston. Special focus will be on Boston in fiction, poetry, and film, as well as on the analysis of historical documents and accounts. This course is recommended for History and Literature Honors majors. Jointly taught by professors from the History and English Departments.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-H483 Death, Disease, Healing- U.S. History

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of the instructor required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course investigates how Americans have understood and responded to health, illness, and death from the eighteenth century to the present. The course will examine interactions among patients, healers (orthodox and heterodox), the medical and scientific professions, business, and government. We will explore the effects of scientific and technological advancements, industrialization, urbanization, immigration, war, and social movements on the nation's moral and political economies of health, and on evolving ideas about bodily integrity and autonomy, linked to historical relations of gender, race, class, and sexuality. Cultural Diversity A. This is an honors-level course.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • HST-484 History of the Emotions

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Do we all feel the same emotions across cultures and throughout history, or do we learn to feel according to the rules of our own time and place, or does the truth about human emotion lie somewhere in between? This course will first explore ideas about emotional life from the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. We will then turn to our own examination of the evolution of emotion rules and prescriptions, focusing on western Europe and the United States since 1700. In the eighteenth century, emotions were seen as a positive influence on politics and public life, especially during the French Revolution. After the fall of Robespierre, the emotions were banished to the private sphere - so we will read both primary sources and recent scholarship on 19th- and 20th- century ideas masculinity and femininity, romantic love and marriage, childrearing, and about what parents and children are supposed feel toward each other. How have ideas about these subjects changed over time - and do our feelings change with them?

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • HST-494 Politics and Protest

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine the impact of organized reform movements on American History from 1800s to the 1960s. Themes include utopianism, assaults on injustice, and attempts to control the behavior of the undesirable groups. Topics include anti-slavery agitation and religious revivalism before the Civil War, problems of industrialism and the working class, progressive political and social reform, temperance and prohibition, women's suffrage and women's rights, civil rights and the counter culture.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • HST-508 Study Trip to El Salvador

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine the history of El Salvador through readings, discussion, film, and most importantly, a fortnight in the Central American nation. Our goal is to explore how events ranging from the Spanish conquest of the sixteenth-century, the nineteenth century indigenous uprisings against land concentration, and the bloody and divisive civil war of the 1980s shaped today's El Salvadorans. ECR

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature R

  • HST-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An Independent Study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    By special arrangement, members of the History department will schedule seminars or individual discussion sessions with students interested in directed reading and research. Open to Juniors and Seniors with the permission of the instructor.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • HST-522 History Internship

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    History Internships require approximately 12 hours of work per week in a history-related position, for instance, at a museum, historical society, or archive, and are designed to introduce the student to the professional opportunities and responsibilities in the field of public history or historic preservation. Interested students should consult the instructor in advance. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • HST-H555 Senior Honors Thesis

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An individual program of reading, research, and writing on an approved topic, under the supervision of a History faculty member. The completed thesis will be at least 20-25 pages reflecting original research. The qualifying student must have a 3.5 overall grade point average, and a 3.7 grade point average in History classes, must be recommended by two History faculty members, and must submit a writing sample of at least 5 pages to the Department chair by the end of their junior year. Must be taken in the Fall of the Senior year.

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

Graduate

  • HST-601 Topics in World History I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of the major cultural groupings in the world community from the beginning of civilization to the modern times. Attention given to Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, Greco-Roman, African, Amerindian, Judeo-Christian, and Islamic civilizations. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-602 World History II

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of the major cultural groupings in the world community from the beginning of civilization to the modern times. Attention given to Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, Greco-Roman, African, Amerindian, Judeo-Christian, and Islamic civilizations. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-604 Special Topics in Western Civilization II

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of History Chair and Instructor required

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of European culture, politics, and society from the Scientific Revolution to the present, examining such topics as the development of absolutist and constitutional governments; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; Industrialization and urbanization; nationalism and imperialism; World War I, World War II, and the Cold War; the decline of Europe as a world power. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-606 Topics in Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An analysis of the origins and the local, regional, and international dimensions of the Palestinian-Israeli-Arab conflict, this course will examine the conflict through the eyes of the major protagonists and the roles played by them from the early twentieth century to the present: Zionists/Israelis, Palestinians and other Arabs, British, Americans, Soviets. We will also explore the questions of why this conflict has captured the world's attention and why it has gone unresolved since World War II. Finally, we will examine the possibilities and attempts for resolution of what appears to be an intractable human tragedy. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-608 Becoming America, The Role Of Immigration

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    An in-depth examination of American history from the founding through the 20th century. Participants will read first-person accounts and analyze historical documents, visit historical sites, and historical repositories. Each student will prepare curriculum plan focused on one historical site or set of documents, to teach American history with documents, paintings, and artifacts. Questions to be addressed include: How have immigrants contributed to American nation building? How have immigrants fought for American citizenship? How have immigrants responded to pressures to assimilate? How have global crises altered immigration patterns and policies? How has immigration changed American civic ideals? In Part 2, participants will narrow their focus to particular topics in American history, and will receive training using historical repositories. Designed as a graduate course for 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade teachers, and school librarians.

    Type:

    Humanities & History

  • HST-624 Special Topics in Civil Rights in the 20th Century

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    What is meant by the term civil rights? How do civil rights affect notions of what it means to be an American? In Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century, students will explore the history of civil rights movements- from the Reconstruction era through the Conservative revolution of the 1970s and 1980s- to answer these questions, and to try to understand the contested definition of civil rights in modern America. We will begin with the emancipation of four million African-Americans during the 1860s; we will continue through the first wave feminist movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and the labor movement from the Gilded Age through the New Deal; and we will conclude with the Black, women's, and gay rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and their relationship to the rise of the New Right during the 1970s and 1980s. Special attention will be paid to primary documents written by civil rights leaders and their followers, as well as analysis of secondary material on how civil rights has evolved over time. Graduate Students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-647 Readings in the History of Modern Middle East

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the broad historical forces, conflicts and major events that have shaped the contemporary nations of the modern Middle East. The course treats the emergence of the modern Middle East from the empires of the 16th and 17th centuries. It deals with forces which attempt to meet the European challenge, the age of colonialism, the rise of nationalism, socialism, capitalism, the impact of Israeli and Palestinian conflict on the region, oil, the Islamic Revolution in Iran and rise of Islamic fundamentalist movements, the US policy, and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-650 Readings in Empires and Globalization II

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Focuses on the relationship between empire-building and globalization. The topics include early modern globalization, the British Empire, and the formation of Atlantic World. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-667 Special Topics in Russia in the 20th Century

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is a survey of the history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1900 to the present. We will examine the end of tsarist rule, the October Revolution and the Civil War, Lenin's rule, Stalin and the Stalinist system, the Great Patriotic War, Kruschev's de-Stalinization, Brezhnev's economic stagnation, and Gorbachev's perestroika and glasnost. The final section of the course examines the collapse of the Soviet Union, the rise of Yeltsin, and the Putin-Medvedev era. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-681 American History I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of American history from European colonization up through the era of the Civil War. Topics include interactions with Native Americans; slavery; the American Revolution; the founding of a new republic; social and economic developments in the early nineteenth century; expansion; party politics; sectional conflict; the Civil War and Reconstruction. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.

  • HST-682 READINGS AMER HST: 1865-PRES

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of American history from the 1870s to the present. Topics include the new industrial order; farmer and worker protests; progressivism; Americas emergence as a world power; the two World Wars; the Great Depression; the New Deal; the Cold War; post-World War II American society; the Civil rights movement; Vietnam; dissent and counterculture in the 1960s; the womens movement; economic, social, and political changes in the late-twentieth century; America's relationship to a globalized world. Graduate students will attend special tutorial sessions with the Professor, supplement the required undergraduate readings with additional readings that cover the essential literature in the field and will also write a major research paper or develop a course curriculum and write a supporting essay demonstrating skills and knowledge appropriate to the graduate level.