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History Department Courses 2014-2015


Fall 2014


HST 204 (L) The Roman Republic
Richard Lim

HST 211 (L) The Emergence of China
Daniel Gardner

HST 220 (C) Japan to 1600
Marnie Anderson

HST 224 (L) History of the Early Middle Ages, 400-1000; plus two discussion sessions
Joshua Birk

HST 234 (C) Global Africa
Jeffrey Ahlman

HST 249 (L) Early Modern Europe 1600-1815
Ernest Benz

HST 253 (L) Women and Gender in Contemporary Europe
Darcy Buerkle

HST 257 (L) Early African History to 1800
Jeffrey Ahlman

HST 260 (L) Colonial Latin America, 1492-1825
Ann Zulawski

HST 265 (L) Race, Gender and United States Citizenship, 1776-1861
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

HST 278 (L) Women in the United States Since 1865
Julie de Chantal

HST 355 (S) Topics in Social History
Topic: Debates in the Historiography of Gender and Sexuality
Darcy Buerkle

HST 371 (S) Problems in 19th Century United States History
Topic: Remembering Slavery: A Gendered Reading of the WPA Slave Interviews
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

HST 383 (S) Research in United States Women's History: The Sophia Smith Collection
Jennifer Guglielmo

HST 390 (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
Shani Roper

AAS 370 (S) Modern South Africa
Louis Wilson

AMS 203 Women, Sex, and Gender in Early America
Christen Mucher

EAS 100 (L) Introduction to Modern East Asia, plus discussion section
Marnie Anderson, Ernest Benz

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

FYS 142 Reacting to the Past
Joshua Birk

LAS 301 (S) Topics in Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Topic: Puerto Rico and Cuba in the "American Century"
Ann Zulawski

Five College Courses


Mount Holyoke College
HST 296 (C) Women and Gender in the Middle East
Nadya Sbaiti


Spring 2015


HST 201 (C) The Silk Road
Richard Lim

HST 205 (L) The Roman Empire
Richard Lim

HST 209 (C) Aspects of Middle Eastern History
Topic: Madrasas, Missionaries, and Modernities: Education in Middle Eastern History
Nadya Sbaiti

HST 214 (C) Aspects of Chinese History
Topic: The World of Thought in China
Daniel Gardner

HST 219 (L) Race, Religion and Nation in East Asia
Garrett Washington

HST 225 (L) Making of the Medieval World, 1000-1350
Joshua Birk

HST 226 (L) Renaissance and Reformation? Europe in the Late Middle Ages: Society, Culture, and Politics from 1300 to 1600
Joshua Birk

HST 227 (L) Aspects of Medieval European History
Topic: Crusade and Jihad: Religious Violence in the Islamo-Christian Tradition
Joshua Birk

HST241 (L) Soviet Union in the Cold War
Sebastian Schulman

HST 254 (C) Nineteenth-Century European Thought
Ernest Benz

HST 258 (L) Modern Africa since 1800
Jeffrey Ahlman

HST 259 (C) Aspects of African History
Topic: Decolonization, Nation, and Political Imagination in Africa
Jeffrey Ahlman

HST 261 (L) National Latin America, 1821 to the Present
Ann Zulawski

HST 266 (L) The Age of the American Civil War
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

HST 267 (L) The United States since 1877
Robert Weir

HST 270 (C) Aspects of American History
Topic: Anatomy of a Slave Revolt
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

HST 289 (C) Aspects of Women's History
Topic: Women and Higher Education: Smith College in Historical Context
Jennifer Hall-Witt


Cross Listed Courses


AAS 202 Topics in Black Studies

Topic: Children in the Atlantic World
Shani Roper

AMS 302 (S) The Material Culture of New England, 1630-1860
Barbara Mathews

EAS 219 Modern Korean History
Jina Kim

JUD 284 The Jews of Eastern Europe, 1750-1945
Justin Cammy


5 College Courses


Mount Holyoke College
HST 211 Making of the Modern Middle East
Nadya Sbaiti


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