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Each semester, the History Department publishes a student handbook that includes expanded course descriptions, cross-listed courses, five-college courses offered by History faculty, brief faculty biographies, and other information of interest to majors and minors.   To access these courses, click on the Student Handbook Fall 2013 link.

 

History Department Courses 2013-2014

 

Fall 2013

HST206 (C) Aspects of Ancient History
Topic: Rome: Majesties and Miseries in the Late Empire
Frederick McGinness

HST208 (L) Making of the Modern Middle East
Nadya Sbaiti

HST211 (L) Emergence of China
Daniel Gardner

HST218/EAS218 (C) Thought and Art in China
Topic: Confucian and Taoist Thought and Art
Daniel Gardner, Marylin Rhie

HST225 (L) History of the High Middle Ages
Joshua Birk

HST238 (C) Gender and the British Empire

Jennifer Hall-Witt

HST241 (L) Soviet Union in the Cold War
Sergey Glebov

HST252 (L) Women and Gender in Modern Europe
Darcy Buerkle

HST258 (L) Modern Africa Since 1800
Jeffrey Ahlman

HST259 (C) Aspects of African HistoryTopic: Women in African Colonial Histories
Jeffrey Ahlman

HST260/LAS260 (L) Colonial Latin America, 1492-1821
Ann Zulawski

HST266 (L) The Age of American Civil War
Robert Weir

HST278 (L) Women in the United States Since 1865
Jennifer Guglielmo

HST313 (S) Problems in East Asian History
Topic: Women and Gender in Early Modern East Asia
Marnie Anderson

HST350 (S) Modern Europe
Topic: Gender and Histories of the Holocaust
Darcy Buerkle

HST361 (S) Problems in the History of Spanish America and Brazil
Topic: Public Health and Social Change in Latin America, 1850-Present
Ann Zulawski

HST383 (S) Sophia Smith Collection
Jennifer Guglielmo

HST390 (S) Teaching History
Peter Gunn

 

Cross Listed Courses


AAS 117 History of Afro-American People to 1960
Louis Wilson

AAS 289 Feminism, Race and Resistance: History of Black Women in America
Paula Giddings

AAS 370 (S) Modern South Africa
Louis Wilson

EAS 100 (L) Introduction to Modern East Asia
Marnie Anderson

EAS 215 (L) Pre-modern Korean History: Public Lives, Private Stories
Jina Kim

First-Year Seminar 142 Reacting to the Past
Joshua Birk

LAS 201 (S) Environment and Society in the History of Latin America
Daniel Rodriguez

REL233 Jews and Modernity: A Global Diaspora
Lois Dubin

 

Five College Courses

 

Amherst College
HIST 232 [EU] and EUST 242 European Intellectual History in the 20th Century
Sergey Glebov

Mount Holyoke College
HST305 Middle East and World War One
Nadya Sbaiti

 

Spring 2014

 

HST101 (C) Introduction to Historical Inquiry
Topic: Memory and History
Darcy Buerkle

HST209 (C) Aspects of Middle Eastern History
Topic: Women and Gender in the Middle East
Nadya Sbaiti

HST212 (L) China in Transformation, 750-1900
Daniel Gardner

HST217 (L) World War Two in East Asia: History and Memory
Marnie Anderson

HST226 (L) Renaissance & Reformation
Josh Birk

HST227 (C) Aspects of Medieval European History
Topic: Magic in the Middle Ages
Josh Birk

HST239 (L) Imperial Russia, 1650-1917
Sergey Glebov

HST253 (L) Women and Gender in Contemporary Europe
Darcy Buerkle

HST261/LAS261 (L) National Latin America, 1821 to the Present
Ann Zulawski

HST263 (C) Continuity and Change in Spanish America and Brazil
Topic: Latin America and the United States
Ann Zulawski

HST265 (L) Race, Gender and U.S. Citizenship, 1776-1861
Elizabeth Pryor

HST267 (L) The United States Since 1898
Robert Weir

HST270 (C) Aspects of American History
Topic: Race in the Atlantic World
Elizabeth Pryor

HST270 (C) Aspects of American History
Topic: Cross-Cultural Captivity in North America, 1500-1860
Neal Salisbury

HST280 (C) Inquiries into United States Social History
Topic: Globalization Im/migration and Transnational Cultures
Jennifer Guglielmo

HST289 (C) Aspects of Women’s History
Topic: Women in Higher Education: Smith College Historical Context
Jennifer Hall-Witt

HST355 (S) Topics in Social History
Topic: Interrogating Gandhi Beyond the Myth of the Mahatma
Uditi Sen

HST358 (S) Debating the African Past
Jeffrey Ahlman

 

Cross Listed Courses

 

AAS 278 The 60s: A History of Afro-Americans in the United States from 1954 to 1970
Louis Wilson

AAS 335 (S) Free Blacks in the U.S. Before 1865
Louis Wilson

EAS 219 (L) Modern Korean History
Jina Kim

EAS 220 (C) Environment and Society in Contemporary China
Daniel Gardner

LAS 201 (C) Colloqium in Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Topic: Methods and Practice in Latin American History
Daniel Rodriguez

LAS 301 Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Cuban History
Daniel Rodriguez

 

5 College Courses

 

Amherst College
HIST235 [EU] and EUST245  Stalin and Stalinism
Sergey Glebov

Mount Holyoke College
HST111  The Modern Middle East
Nadya Sbaiti

 

Smith College Catalogue

Smith's online course catalogue includes course listings (description, instructor and offered terms), department data, information on majors and minors, honors programs, and cross–listed and interdepartmental courses. A search function allows you to find courses by course number, department, keywords in the title, term offered, number of credits, fields of knowledge and professor.

Five College Course Guide

The Five College consortium increases your choices. Four liberal arts colleges — Smith, Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke — along with the University of Massachusetts, offer joint courses of study as well as certificate programs in interdisciplinary fields. Courses are available at no extra cost to Smith students.