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History Department Courses 2018-2019

 

Fall 2018

 

HST 150 (L) The Historian's Craft
Joshua Birk

 

HST 200 (L) Modern East Asia

Marnie Anderson, Ernest Benz

 

HST 206 (C) Aspects of Ancient History

Topic: Rome, Late Antiquity, and The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Frederick McGinness

 

HST 208 (L) The Making of the Modern Middle East
Tanya Lawrence

HST 209 (C) Aspects of Middle Eastern History

Topic: In Search of Modern Iran: From the Safavids to the Islamic Republic

Tanya Lawrence

 

HST 211 (L) The Emergence of China

Daniel K. Gardner

 

HST 240 (C) Stalin and Stalinism

Sergey Glebov

 

HST 249 (L) Early Modern Europe 1600-1815

Ernest Benz

 

HST 253 (L) Women and Gender in Contemporary Europe

Darcy Buerkle

 

HST 258 (L) Modern Africa

Jeffrey Ahlman

 

HST 259 (C) Aspects of African History

Topic: Decolonization, Nation and Political Imagination in Africa

Jeffrey Ahlman

 

HST 262 (C) The History of the N Word: Race Language and Violence in the United States

Elizabeth Pryor

 

HST 263 (C) Aspects of Latin American History

Topic: Women and Gender in Latin America

Diana Sierra Becerra

 

HST 265 (L) Citizenship in the United States, 1776-1861

Holger Droessler

HST 267 (L) United States since 1877

Holger Droessler

 

HST 313 (S) Problems in East Asian History

Topic: Remembering the Asia-Pacific War

Marnie Anderson

 

HST 355 (S) Topics in Social History

Topic: Women and World War I: The Smith College Relief Unit

Jennifer Hall-Witt

 

HST 390 (S) Teaching History
Peter Gunn

 

HST 399 Historical Pedagogy

Joshua Birk

 

Cross Listed Courses - Fall 2018


AFR 202 (L) Topics in Africana Studies
Topic: The Black Archive
Samuel Ng

AFR 370 (S) Modern Southern Africa

Louis Wilson

 

FYS 142 Reacting to the Past
Joshua Birk

REL 221 (L) Philosophers and Mystics

Lois Dubin

 

Five College Courses - Fall 2018

 

Amherst College
Hist-236 01 F18- Soviet Union During the Cold War
Sergey Glebov

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Spring 2019

 

 

HST 212 China in Transformation, A.D. 750-1900

Daniel K. Gardner

 

HST 226 (L) Renissance and the Reformation? Europe in the Late Middle Ages: Society, Culture and Politics
Joshua Birk

 

HST 227 (C) Aspects of Medieval European History

Topic: Magic in the Middle Ages

Joshua Birk

 

HST 235 (L) Independent Africa: A Social and Cultural History

Jeffrey Ahlman

 

HST 236 (L) World History 1000-2000: The European Millennium?

Ernest Benz

 

HST 241 (L) Soviet Union in the Cold War

Sergey Glebov

 

HST/LAS 264 (C) Aspects of Latin American History
Topic: Women and Revolutions
Diana Sierra Becerra

 

HST 266 (L) Emancipation and the Afterlife of Slavery

Elizabeth Pryor

 

HST 270 (C) Aspects of American History

Topic: Gender and U.S. Imperialism

Holger Droessler

 

HST 280 (C) Inquiries Into U.S. Social History

Topic: Wastelands to Wal-Mart: Labor and Capitalism in the U.S.

Holger Droessler

 

HST 281 (L) South Asian Pasts and Presents

Abhilash Medhi

 

HST 282 (C) Pacific Worlds

Holger Droessler

 

HST 286 (C) Recent Historiographic Debates in Gender and Sexuality

Darcy Buerkle

 

HST 343 (S) Problems in World History

Topic: Twentieth-Century Revolutions

Jeffrey Ahlman

 

HST 371 (S) Problems in 19th-Century United States History

Topic: Remembering Slavery A Gendered Reading of the WPA Interviews

Elizabeth Pryor

 

 

Cross Listed Courses - Spring 2018

 

AFR 289 (C) Race, Feminism and Resistance in Movements for Social Change
Samuel Ng

AFR 366 (S) Contemporary Topics in Afro-American Studies
Topic: The Politics of Grief
Samuel Ng

 

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

 

ARX 340 (S) Taking The Archives Public

Kelly P. Anderson

 

ENV 230 (C) Environment and Society in Contemporary China
Daniel K. Gardner

JUD 287 The Holocaust

Justin Cammy, Ernest Benz


REL 223 (L) The Modern Jewish Experience

Lois Dubin

 

SWG 270 (C) Oral History and Lesbian Subjects

Kelly Anderson

 

Five College Courses - Spring 2019

 

Amherst College
HSTxxx/EUSTxxx
Sergey Glebov

 

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