Summary of Fields of Study 1. The Goals The goals of the Department of History are to ensure that each student majoring in history has been taught to assess historical events and historical writing in a critical fashion and to conduct research appropriate to the undergraduate level. In order to implement and evaluate these goals, the department requires students, with the assistance of faculty advisers, to upload a paper written for History classes to their e-Portfolio. History majors must meet with their advisers once each semester to ensure satisfactory progress in the major.
Courses For course descriptions not found in the General Catalog, please contact the department for more information. Of central concern will be slavery, race, oppression, mass migrations, ethnicity, city life in industrial America, and power and protest in modern America.
Of central concern will be the Asian-American and white ethnic groups, race, oppression, mass migrations, ethnicity, city life in industrial America, and power and protest in modern America. Of central concern will be the Mexican-American, race, oppression, mass migrations, ethnicity, city life in industrial America, and power and protest in modern America.
Themes include the nature of traditional East Asian society and culture, East Asian responses to political and economic challenges posed by an industrialized West, and war, revolution and modernization in the twentieth century.
Primary and secondary readings on basic ideas, institutions and practices of the Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist paths and of the state and family. The following upper-division courses are offered on a regular basis, although not every class is available every year. Check with the department to see what is available each quarter.
Small Wars and the Global Order: Focus on Africa and Asia from the Cold War to the present with particular attention to the intersection of foreign interests, insurgency, and geopolitics.
Special attention will be devoted to industrial development, urbanization, African and Afrikaner nationalism, and the origin and development of apartheid and its consequences. The course examines the attitudes of mind and belief and practices which have evolved in many societies in Africa.
The rise of Islamic orthodoxy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the social movements in the contemporary period geared towards the establishment of Islamic theocracies.
Colloquia The following courses are available to both undergraduate and graduate students.
|Guerra Colonial||Polygonal fort Model of city with polygonal fortifications The period from — saw a rapid advance in techniques of fortification in Europe. Whereas medieval castles had relied on high walls to keep out attackers, early modern fortifications had to withstand artillery bombardments.|
|Warfare in Seventeenth-Century North America - Atlantic History - Oxford Bibliographies||Founding and development of the colonies in the 17th century; 18th century colonial life.|
Undergraduates must receive a departmental stamp or permission of the instructor to register for the course. Requirements for each course will differ for undergraduate, M. Topics, which vary from year to year, will include traditional political, economic, and religious systems, and theory and practice of indirect rule, decolonization, African socialism, and pan-Africanism.
Graduate students are required to submit an additional paper. From the Mid-Nineteenth Century through the U. Perspectives examined include those of marginalized groups within Japan, Japanese Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other elites and nonelites in Asian and Pacific settings.
Emphases will differ by instructor. Although the focus will be on these nation-states, the course will be framed within the global transformation of societies.
Topics include cultural frameworks, political and economic changes, colonialism and imperialism, and migration. Secularization of culture through images, worldviews, and concepts of right and wrong which may either derive from, or pose challenges to, the major East Asian religions.
This is a formative period in Chinese history, witnessing the flowering of philosophical schools—Confucianism, Daoism, and Realism. It was also during this period that the foundations of Chinese political and social structures were laid down. As much as possible we study these changes from the eyes of the people who lived through them—aristocrats, peasants, soldiers, merchants, women.
HIEA recommended but not required. We will use an interdisciplinary approach. Primary sources will include written texts and visual materials. We will examine these trade routes as an early example of globalization.
Consider Chinese primary sources including both historical texts and objects from the point of view of the new interdisciplinary field of material culture studies. History of the Modern Chinese Revolution: Special emphasis is placed on the nature of traditional Chinese society and values, the impact of Western imperialism and popular rebellion on the traditional order, reform movements, and the origins of the early revolutionary movement.
Special emphasis is placed on the problem of postrevolutionary institutionalization, the role of ideology, the tension between city and countryside, Maoism, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution.
Special emphasis is placed on film and fiction. History of Thought and Religion in China:Muslim missionaries were sent from the north coast of Java to Lombok, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan until the late seventeenth century.
Because of the antiquity of Java's civilizations and the relative isolation of some of its most powerful kingdoms, the process of Islamization there was both complex and protracted.
Fortunately for the Revolutionary movement, the key battles were being fought in the North, and here, in the cities, the colonial leaders had a divided white population; they could win over the mechanics, who were a kind of middle class, who had a stake in the fight against England, who faced competition from English manufacturers.
The Economic History of Mexico. The Economic History of Mexico. Richard Salvucci, Trinity University Preface. This article is a brief interpretive survey of some of the major features of the economic history of Mexico from pre-conquest to the present.
2. Discuss the role of religious dissent in founding of the first New England colonies and in stimulating the creation of others. 3. Compare and contrast William Penn's policy with respect to Indian tribes with the policies of other English settlers, in the Chesapeake and New England, and with the policies of the Spanish, the French, and the Dutch.
/5(K). While used well before nineteenth-century warfare (there are many historical references to propaganda-like combat efforts, and both sides in the American Civil War made use of propaganda), propaganda and psychological warfare really came into their own during the two world wars.
For the students of war, this new narrative has encouraged a reexamination of the nature of violence and of the effect of military changes in the Old World on imperial expansion and on colonial military institutions in the New World.
This bibliography is not entirely restricted to the 17th century.