Undergraduate Course Offerings – SUMMER 2017

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 - Session One Courses

HIST 1150 - East Asian Studies

Title: HIST 1150 – East Asian Studies

Instructor: Olivier Schouteden

CRN: 41145

Sequence: 3 (1:30 PM – 3:10 PM MTWR)

Description: Seeks to provide an understanding of the constituent characteristics that originally linked East Asia as a region and the nature of the transformations that have occurred in the region over the last two thousand years. Concentrates on China and Japan, and addresses Korea and Vietnam where possible. Also seeks to provide students with effective interdisciplinary analytical skills as well as historical, ethical, cultural diversity, and aesthetic perspectives. Cross-listed with ASNS 1150. 

 

HIST 1390 - History of Espionage 2: Cold War Spies

Title: HIST 1389 – History of Espionage 1: Antiquity to World War II

Instructor: Jeffrey Burds

CRN: 40657

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 Draws from a wide variety of published and unpublished primary and secondary sources, supplemented by modern theoretical and social science perspectives, literature, and films.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.

HIST 2211 - The World Since 1945

Title: HIST 2211 – The World Since 1945

Instructor: David DeCamp

CRN: 40406

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.

Summer 2017 - Session Two Courses

HIST 2211 - The World Since 1945

Title: HIST 2211 – The World Since 1945

Instructor: Peter Fraunholtz

CRN: 60218

Sequence: ONLINE

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

Instructor: Daniel Squizzero

CRN: 60888

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.