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Undergraduate Course Offerings – SUMMER 2018

Summer 2018

Summer Session One

HIST 1390 - History of Espionage 2: Cold War Spies

Title: HIST 1390 – History of Espionage 2: Cold War Spies

Instructor: Jeff Burds

CRN: 40535

Sequence: 5 (11:40 AM – 1:20 PM MTWR)

Description: Explores the history of espionage during the Cold War era (1943–1991) through a series of case studies. Draws from a wide variety of published and unpublished primary and secondary sources, supplemented by modern theoretical and social science perspectives, literature, and films. Students work individually and in teams to explore the history of covert operations, including the following subthemes: the origins of the Cold War in World War II, the postwar battle for German scientists, containment and rollback, Venona and code breaking, nuclear spies, defectors, proxy wars, insurgencies and counterinsurgencies, terrorism, and technology.

Title: HIST 2211 - The World Since 1945

Title: HIST 2211 – The World Since 1945

Instructors: Olivier Schouteden

CRN: 40362

Sequence: 2 (9:50 AM – 11:30 AM MTWR)

Description: Examines the political, economic, social, and cultural relationship between the developed and developing world since the end of World War II. Topics include the Cold War, independence and national movements in developing countries, the globalization of the world economy, scientific and technological innovations, wealth and poverty, the eradication of some diseases and the spread of others, the fall of the Soviet Union, Middle East turmoil, and the enduring conflict between Israel and Palestine.

 

HIST 2311 - Colonialism / Imperialism

Title: HIST 2311 – Colonialism / Imperialism

Instructors: David DeCamp

CRN: 41165

Sequence: 3 (1:30 PM – 3:10 PM MTWR)

Description: Examines the military, economic, political, and cultural expansion of world powers since the fifteenth century, and the ways in which colonized peoples were ruled. Why did colonialist countries feel the need to conquer and dominate, how did they do it, and why did they retreat on some fronts? How did people resist and cooperate with colonialism? How did colonialism affect national and cultural identities? Colonialism is examined as a global phenomenon and from a comparative perspective that looks at particular case studies. Also examines decolonization in the twentieth century.

 

Summer Session 2

HIST 1170 - Europe: Empires, Revolutions, and Wars

Title: HIST 1170 – Europe: Empires, Revolutions, and Wars

Instructor: Jack Gronau

CRN: 60928

Sequence: 2 (9:50 AM – 11:30 AM MTWR)

Description: Examines major themes in the history of Europe from 1500 to the present, emphasizing the conceptual tools historians use to think about European history, and drawing on historical documents, literature, and film. Examines the emergence of states and nations as theoretical constructs and political realities; men’s and women’s experience of social conflict-rebellions, revolutions, and wars-and the complex relationships between Europeans and non-Europeans. Attention is given to how race, class, and gender shaped the way people made and understood their history.

HIST 2211 - The World Since 1945

Title: HIST 2211 – The World Since 1945

Instructors:  Peter Fraunholtz & James Parker

CRN:  60199 (Fraunholtz) / 61001 (Parker)

Sequence:

Fraunholtz – ONLINE

Parker- 3 (1:30 PM – 3:10 PM MTWR)

Description: Examines the political, economic, social, and cultural relationship between the developed and developing world since the end of World War II. Topics include the Cold War, independence and national movements in developing countries, the globalization of the world economy, scientific and technological innovations, wealth and poverty, the eradication of some diseases and the spread of others, the fall of the Soviet Union, Middle East turmoil, and the enduring conflict between Israel and Palestine.