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History (Hist)

200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses | www.history.iastate.edu/

Charles Dobbs, Chair of Department
University Professors (Emeritus): Schwieder
Professors: Adeleke, Cravens, Dobbs, Riney-Kehrberg, Wilson
Professors (Emeritus): Bennett, Dobson, Geiger, Keller, Kottman, Lowitt, Marcus, McJimsey, Plakans, Rawson, Schofield
Associate Professors: Andrews, Bix, Griffiths, Liu
Professors (Emeritus): Avraamides, Pope, Whitaker
Assistant Professors: Bailey, Charron, Curtis, Gregg, Hollander, Monroe, Sadosky, Stanley
Assistant Professors (Emeritus): Madison, Osborn, Zaring

The History department offers curricula leading to the B.A. and B.S. degrees in history, the M.A. degree in history, the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the history of technology and science, and the Ph.D. degree in agricultural history and rural studies.

The department offers a variety of survey courses (200 series) designed to serve primarily first- and second-year students as either general education courses or as introductions to advanced courses in history or other subject areas. In addition to 200-level survey courses, it offers advanced undergraduate courses in the history of Europe, Asia, Latin America, the United States, technology and science, agriculture, and other selected topics.

Undergraduate Study

The History major. For a description of the undergraduate curriculum with a major in History see Liberal Arts and Sciences, Curriculum. History majors may earn either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. The minimum required for a major in history is 36 credits, of which at least 24 must be in courses numbered 300 or above. Students may take a maximum of 12 credits at the 200-level, a maximum of 15 credits at the 300-level, and must take a minimum of 12 credits at the 400-level or above. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be taken in residence at Iowa State. Candidates for the B.A. must complete two years of university-level study in one foreign language or the equivalent.

Objectives for History Majors

1. Display the appropriate level of cognitive knowledge of historical themes and events based upon the student's course of study.

2. Display an understanding of past cultures and social organizations, based on the course of study.

3. Develop the fundamental methodological skills of the historical craft:

- The ability to contextualize and analyze primary source evidence.

- Familiarity with the concepts of historical argument and interpretation, and the ability to formulate effective argumentation in written and oral forms.

- Awareness of the basic historiography in selected research area.

- The ability to conduct research and to write a historical essay based upon primary and secondary source research.

4. Display a sophisticated understanding of the relationship between past events and the present.

For purposes of outcomes assessment, all History majors must complete three credits of History 495 or, if qualified and willing, one graduate level writing/research seminar.

Communication Proficiency requirement: History majors must receive a grade of C or better in each of Engl 150 and 250 (or 250H), and Hist 495 or any graduate seminar.

For a description of the major in History as preparation for professional programs, see Preprofessional Study. Students majoring in History may also earn a second major in International Studies; see International Studies.

Majors must distribute their courses across geographic and chronological areas such that they take at least 3 credits at the 300-level or above in five of the following six areas:

U.S. history, European history, African/Asian/Latin American history

Ancient history (pre-500), medieval and early-modern history (ca. 500-1750), and modern history (post-1750)

It is expected that individual courses will fulfill both a geographic and a chronological area. For example, a course on nineteenth century France would count as both European history and modern history. No single course, however, may be used to fulfill more than one geographic and one chronological area. If a course stretches significantly across two or more areas, students will select which geographic and/or which chronological area they want the course to fulfill. The History Department undergraduate adviser should be consulted as to which courses fulfill what areas. History 495 may not be used to fulfill any area.

The department offers a minor in History, which may be earned with 15 credits in History courses, of which at least 9 must be in courses numbered 300 or above, excluding Hist 490. A minimum of 9 credits numbered 300 or above must be taken at Iowa State. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires students to earn a C or higher in at least 6 of the required 300-level credits. The History minor is most frequently chosen by students majoring in Political Science, English, Journalism, Computer Science, and Business.

Graduate Study

Graduate students may take any 400-level history course except 490 and 495 for graduate credit. No more than 12 credits of 400-level courses, however, may be used toward the minimum credits required for a graduate degree in history. Additional work is required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

Most history graduate courses are either proseminars or seminars. Proseminars acquaint students with the historical literature of a field and prepare them for careers in teaching and research. Seminars require students to conduct original historical research and to write extensive research papers reporting the results.

The M.A. in history. For the M.A. in history, students may elect a thesis or a nonthesis program. See the departmental website on the M.A. in History for a full discussion of the options and requirements. An M.A. in History serves as the basis for continued study in history, as well as preparation for careers in law, education, business, and government service. For international students, a TOEFL score of 600 is required at the time of admission.

The M.A. and Ph.D. in history of technology and science. The graduate program in the history of technology and science examines the role of technology and science in the formation of modern societies and their attitudes toward people and the world. The program is structured in a sequence of courses leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Since these courses approach their subject in the context of social and cultural change, they are also open to and appropriate for students in engineering, the sciences, science education, and science journalism. For a thorough description of the program requirements, see the department's website on the history of technology and science program.

The Ph.D. in agricultural history and rural studies. The program is designed as a Ph.D. program, but students without an M.A. in history will be expected to qualify for the departmental M.A. in history while progressing toward the doctorate. In some cases, the M.A. may be recommended as the terminal degree. Thirty semester hours of graduate credit are required for the M.A. and 72 for the Ph.D. Students who continue beyond the M.A. are expected to pass preliminary examinations in four areas of specialization, complete a dissertation, and defend it orally in the Ph.D. final examination. See the departmental website on the program for a full description of requirements.

Courses open for nonmajor graduate credit: All courses numbered above 400 except 490 and 495.

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Hist 201. Introduction to Western Civilization I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Western civilization from ancient Mediterranean world to 1500. Social and cultural developments; economic and political ideas and institutions; problems of historical change and continuity.

Hist 202. Introduction to Western Civilization II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Western civilization from 1500 to present. Social and cultural developments; economic and political ideas and institutions; problems of historical change and continuity.

Hist 207. Chinese Civilization. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Origins, development, decline and transformation of China from earliest times to present.

Hist 221. Survey of United States History I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Colonial foundations: revolution, confederation, and constitution; nationalism and democracy; sectional disunity, Civil War, and reunion.

Hist 222. Survey of United States History II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Industrialization; emergence as a great power; boom and depression; war, internationalism and Cold War; modern industrial society.

Hist 240. Latina/o History. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Historical and cultural heritage of Latinas/os in the United States. The histories of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other Latin American peoples in the U.S. emphasizing political and cultural convergence and congruencies.

Hist 245. Introduction to Latin American History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Latin America from pre-conquest times to the present. Economic, social, political, and cultural developments; problems of historical change and continuity.

Hist 280. Introduction to History of Science I. (Cross-listed with M E). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Ideas of nature from ancient Greece to the seventeenth-century scientific revolution.

Hist 281. Introduction to History of Science II. (Cross-listed with M E). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Science from seventeenth-century scientific revolution to Darwin and Einstein.

Hist 284. Introduction to History of Technology and Engineering I. (Cross-listed with M E). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Technology in various civilizations from Sumer and Egypt to early 18th century Europe.

Hist 285. Introduction to History of Technology and Engineering II. (Cross-listed with M E). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Technology in the Western world in nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Hist 304. Cultural Heritage of the Ancient World. (Cross-listed with Cl St). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Historical examination of art, literature, thought, and religious beliefs of major civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean countries until the end of the 8th century.

Hist 305. Cultural Heritage of the Modern World. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Examination of parallel formal and structural elements in scientific and social thinking, technological design, and composition in literature and the arts from the late medieval period to the 20th century.

Hist 307. American Popular Culture. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Social practices, beliefs and material traits of everyday life in America from the mid-19th century to the present. Includes literature, music, theater and other entertainments. Dime novels, vaudeville, rock and roll music, Hollywood and establishment of professional athletic leagues are among the cultural artifacts and phenomena considered.

Hist 323. Science and Religion. (Cross-listed with Relig). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of changing interplay of science and religion in our understanding nature, from the trial of Galileo to the reception of Darwin.

Hist 325. Society and Politics in England, 1525-1700. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Social, cultural, demographic, and economic experiences. Religious Reformation. Growth of the State (and Empire) and political institutions.

Hist 336. History of Modern China I. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. China from 1644 to 1912; internal and external stimuli on traditional structure leading to reform and revolution.

Hist 337. History of Modern China II. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. China from 1912 to present; search for a new order and continuing Chinese revolution.

Hist 338. Modern Japanese History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Japan 1600 to the present; emphasis on transformation of feudal Japan into a post-industrial society.

Hist 339. US-Asian Relations. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. A survey of US-East Asian (Japan, China, Korea) relations from the late 18th century to the end of the Cold War.

Hist 340. History of Latin America I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Colonial Latin America from European discovery and colonization to wars for independence.

Hist 341. History of Latin America II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Modern Latin America national origins from 1800 to present.

Hist 345. U.S. Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Examination of historical factors and structural forces that affect arrival, growth, and redistribution of African, Asian, European, native American, and Latino populations.

Hist 351. Social and Cultural History of American People I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of ordinary Americans since 1800; development of society; dissemination of popular ideas; living conditions, work, and play; the arts, music, architectural styles, material culture; rural and urban lifestyles; majority-minority and gender relations; religion, mass culture, corporations, and technology in modern times from 1800.

Hist 352. Social and Cultural History of American People II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of ordinary Americans since 1900; development of society; dissemination of popular ideas; living conditions, work, and play; the arts, music, architectural styles, material culture; rural and urban lifestyles; majority-minority and gender relations; religion, mass culture, corporations, and technology in modern times.

Hist 353. History of African Americans I. (Cross-listed with Af Am). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Examines African roots of black culture and the African American experience in the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War. Topics include Atlantic Slave Trade, slavery and American identity, abolition, the emergence of Black Nationalism, and black participation in the Civil War.

Hist 354. History of African Americans II. (Cross-listed with Af Am). (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Explores African American political thought and political action from Reconstruction to the present. Topics include rise of Jim Crow segregation, urban migration, Garvey movement, Harlem Renaissance, Depresion and world wars, Pan-Africanism, civil rights, Black Power, and black feminism.

Hist 355. Slavery and the Crisis of Union. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Examines causes and primary events of the sectional crisis over slavery leading up to the Civil War. Missouri Crisis through Presidential Election of 1860.

Hist 356. The U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Political, military, and social aspects of the Civil War and Southern Reconstruction. Secession crisis through Reunion.

Hist 360. U.S. 1900 to 1945. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. America in transition and crisis: Progressivism, World War I, the twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II.

Hist 361. U.S. 1945 to the Present. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. From the Cold War to the Baby Boom to the liberal swing of the 1960s, back to the coservative couter-swing thereafter.

Hist 365. History of American Agriculture I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Sophomore classification. American agricultural development from colonial times: European background, colonial period to 1865.

Hist 366. History of American Agriculture II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. American agricultural development from 1865 to present.

Hist 367. Topics in American Agriculture. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Thematic approach to the development of the American agricultural system. Topics vary; examples include food and agriculture, animals in agriculture, and systems of production.

Hist 370. History of Iowa. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Survey of major social, cultural, and economic developments in Iowa from the late 1700s. Emphasis on minority groups, pioneer life, early economic development, industrial development, educational and religious development, and outstanding personalities.

Hist 371. The Holocaust in Text, Image, and Memory. (3-0) Cr. 3. Examination of such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures of the Holocaust, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, the impact of technological modernization on the Final Solution, and resistance to the Nazis. Materials will include non-fictional texts, literature, art, and music. Taught in English.

Hist 374. Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World. (Cross-listed with Cl St, W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. S. Prereq: Any one course in Cl St, W S, Latin, or Greek. Chronological and topical survey of the status of women in the Ancient Mediterranean world; study of constructs of the female and the feminine. Readings from ancient and modern sources. Emphasis on either the Greek world and Hellenistic Egypt, or Hellenistic Egypt and Rome.
A. Hellenic World and Hellenistic Egypt
B. Roman World including Roman Egypt

Hist 376. Classical Archeology. (Cross-listed with Cl St, Relig). (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Chronological survey of the material culture of the ancient Greece-Roman world and the role of archaeological context in understanding the varied aspects of ancient Greek or Roman culture. Among other topics, economy, architecture, arts and crafts, trade and exchange, religion and burial customs will be explored.
A. Bronze Age (Minoan and Mycenaean palatial cultures) and Early Iron Age Greece. (ca 3000-700 BC).
B. Archaic through Hellenistic Greece (ca 700-30 BC).

Hist 380. History of Women in Science, Technology, and Medicine. (Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of women's relationship to the fields of science, technology, and medicine, as students and professionals, consumers, subjects and patients, family members, workers and citizens. Concentrates especially on 19th and 20th century United States, concluding with an examination of current issues of special interest to women in science, technology, and medicine.

Hist 383. Technology, Public Science, and European Culture, 1715-Present. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. A survey from the Age of Enlightenment to the end of the twentieth century of the relationship between science, technology, and public or popular culture in a comparative European context (including Russia and the former Soviet Union).

Hist 386. History of Women in America. (Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. A survey of social, economic, and political aspects of women's role from colonial era to present; emphasis on employment, education, concepts of sexuality, and changing nature of the home.

Hist 388. History of Modern Cosmology. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Changing conception of the universe from Galileo to Edwin Hubble and beyond.

Hist 389. American Military History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. American military history from the colonial wars to the present, including Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Civil War, First and Second World Wars, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf Wars.

Hist 390. World Military History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Covers military history from the Napoleonic era through the mid- and late-19th century wars, the First and Second World Wars, and wars of national liberation and regional conflicts since 1945.

Hist 402. Ancient Greece. (Cross-listed with Cl St). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period; evolution of Greek polis and its cultural contributions. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 403. Ancient Rome I. (Cross-listed with Cl St). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Political, social, and institutional history of ancient Rome, and its cultural contributions studied through original sources: Republican Era: Regal Period to the Fall of the Republic. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 404. Ancient Rome II. (Cross-listed with Cl St). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Political, social, and institutional history of ancient Rome, and its cultural contributions studied through original sources: Imperial Age: Augustus to the fall of the Western Empire. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 405. History of Early Medieval Western Europe. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Development of political, economic, social, and cultural institutions and forms: Early Middle Ages, 284-1000. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 406. History of High Medieval Western Europe. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Development of political, economic, social, and cultural institutions and forms: High Middle Ages, 1000-1300. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 414. European Cultural and Intellectual History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. A study of the development of key themes in European thought: Nature, man, God, society, history, and creativity from Rousseau to Post-Modernism. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 419. History of Modern France. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. From absolutism to revolution and the rise of modern democracy. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 421. History of Russia I. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Russia to 1850. Origins of Russian people; Byzantine influences; Mongol invasion; rise of Moscow; Westernization. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 422. History of Russia II. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Russia since 1850. Reform and revolution; transformation of society; USSR as a world power; recent changes. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 424. History of Modern Germany I. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Political, social, and cultural history of Germany, 1770-1918. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 425. History of Modern Germany II. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Political, social, and cultural history of Germany from the First World War to the present problems of unification. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 427. Crime and Policing in England 1550-1850. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Course examines different forms and ideas of criminality and the nature and development of law enforcement in England between 1550 and 1856. Significant issues will include the nature of criminal records and statistics, the legal system, the politics of the law and its links with social relations, policing, female crime, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, riots, "social crime," and the treatment of crime in creative literary texts. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 428. Punishment, Mentalities, and Society in England, 1550-1868. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Explores the history of punishing criminals in England and shows how interdisciplinary perspectives, ideas, and practices of punishment are related to mentalities, and socio-economic change. Issues of significance examined: violence, civility, manners, madness, public punishment, execution, imprisonment, transportation, mercy, the rise of asylums, and penal reform. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 431. Modern England. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. England since 1850. Parliamentary and constitutional development; social reform and economic change; imperial Britain; welfare state. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 441. History of Modern Mexico and Central America. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Political, economic, and social development of Mexico and Central America in nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 442. Rebellions and Revolutions in Latin America. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Survey of rebellions, revolutionary movements, and social revolutions in the twentieth century, including Guatemalan, Cuban, Mexican, Chilean, and Nicaraguan cases. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 450. Colonial America. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Exploration, colonization, and development of political, economic, social, and cultural institutions of North American colonies before 1754. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 451. American Revolution. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Participants, ideas, and events leading to independence and the foundation of the American Republic, 1754 to 1787. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 453. Creation of American Law. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Examines major topics in American legal history during the first century of American self-government. Focuses on the historical development of a specifically American corpus of law. Explores the ways in which jurists struggled to reconcile the essential consistency of the law with the rapidly changing demands of a modern commercial and increasingly democratic society. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 456. American Family History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. The impact on American families from colonial times onward of agricultural change, industrialization, urbanization, and wars and depressions. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 461. The Rural South. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of the American South from colonial period to present. Emphasis on economic, social, and political change in this rural region. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 462. History of American Thought I. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. American religious, social, and political thought; development of democracy and nationalism and of the arts and sciences from colonial times to late nineteenth century. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 463. History of American Thought II. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Religious, social, and political thought; development of democracy and nationalism, the arts and sciences from late nineteenth century to modern and post-modern times. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 464. Nineteenth Century America. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Development of the modern American Nation. Examines social, political, and institutional transformation wrought by modern industrial society. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 465. The American West. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of trans-Mississippi West from 1800 to present, concentrating on settlement and regional identity. Emphasis on the state, the environment, urbanization, agriculture, Native Americans, and minority communities. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 466. North American Expansion. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Examines imperial contests to claim and settle North American continent from 1520s to 1880s. Focuses on the interplay of American, Apache, British, French, Iroquois, Russian, Sioux, and Spanish expansionist settlement. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 468. History of Rural America. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of rural America from the colonial period to the present. Emphasizes immigration, ethnicity, religion, social and cultural change, and agriculture in relation to rural settlement, institutuion building, demographic change, gender, class, and political and economic development. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 469. Contemporary America. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Major political, economic, and diplomatic developments since 1969. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 470. US Diplomatic History, 1898 to 1945. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Rise of America to world power through the end of the Second World War; focuses on challenges faced and how well they were met. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 471. US Diplomatic History, 1945 to the Present. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. America and relations with the Soviet Union, Europe, the People's Republic of China, and the Third World, including issues of security and international economics. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 472. U. S. Environmental History. (Cross-listed with Env S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Survey of the interactions of human communities with the North American environment. Focus on the period from presettlement to the present, with a particular concentration on natural resources, disease, settlement patterns, land use, and conservation policies. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 473. Civil Rights and Black Power. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of the civil rights and Black Power movements in the U.S. from World War II to the present. Topics include institutional foundations, leadership, gender dynamics, and the intersection of local grassroots organizing and national and international politics. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 474. Tradition and Transformation of China's Foreign Affairs. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Evolution of China's external relations from the antiquities to our own times; conceptions, practices, and relationships that characterized the inter-state relations of the so-called "Chinese world order," interactions between "Eastern" and "Western," and "revolutionary" and "conventional" modes of international behaviors. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 475. Foundations of German Civilization. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Study of various aspects of German history and culture from Germanic tribes and Christianization to 1870. Taught in English. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 476. Topics in German Cultural Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Continuation of Hist 475 and will cover German history and culture up to the modern era. Taught in English. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 479. China and the Cold War. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Important events in China's Cold War involvement, connections between domestic and foreign affairs, factors and rationales in China's foreign policy making the relationship between China's Cold War experience and recent developments. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 482. History of the Life Sciences and Medicine. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Emergence of human sciences and technologies -- medicine, physiology, cytology, public health, and social sciences -- in the social and cultural context of Western world. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 483. History of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of the social and behavioral sciences in Europe and America since the 18th century. Social and behavioral sciences and their applications in economics, agriculture, government, social relations, public health, mental health, the built environment, foreign affairs, military doctrine, and public education. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 485. History of the Atomic Bomb. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. The development, use, and policy of nuclear weapons; investigation of the technical, scientific, military, political, and cultural issues surrounding nuclear warfare. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 486. History of Medicine, Gender, and the Body. (Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. History of medicine, history of science, and women's history combine for an intensive examination of topics related to health, the body, and medical care over the centuries. Topics include gender and sexuality, reproduction, historical interpretations of gender differences, and the politics of women's health. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 488. History of American Technology. (Cross-listed with M E). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Technology in America from Industrial Revolution to present. Themes include social contexts of technological change, development of professional engineering, ideas about technology and American life. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 489. History of American Science. (Cross-listed with M E). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Sophomore classification. Science as a cultural and social activity in America from the eighteenth century to present. Scientific discovery; interaction of scientific and social ideas; science and war; science and health, environment; role of science as expertise in a nationalistic democracy. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Hist 490. Independent Study. (3-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. Prereq: 9 credits in history; permission of department chair. Reading and reports on problems selected in conference with each student. No more than 6 credits of Hist 490 may be counted toward graduation with a major in History. No credits of Hist 490 may count toward a minor in History.

Hist 495. Historiography and Research Writing. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Senior history majors with at least 12 credits of 300+ level history courses. Variable topics seminar that focuses on historiographical and research skills and writing. Required of majors.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

Hist 510. Proseminar in East Asian History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Readings in East Asian history. Topics vary each time offered.

Hist 511. Proseminar in American History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Readings in American history. Topics vary each time offered.
A. Colonial Period
B. Nineteenth Century
C. Twentieth Century
D. Environment
E. 20th Century American West
F. Social and Cultural

Hist 512. Proseminar in European History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Readings in European history.
A. Ancient (Same as Cl St 512A)
B. Medieval
C. Modern

Hist 513. Proseminar in Latin American History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Readings in Latin American history. Topics vary each time offered.

Hist 530. Proseminar in Modern Russian/Soviet History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Hist 422. Readings in modern Russian history. Topics in 530A and B vary each time offered.
A. State, society, and culture in Soviet Russia. 1917-1991.
B. Social history of Modern Russian technology and science, 1861-present.

Hist 550. Proseminar in European Agricultural History and Rural Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor.
A. Modern European Rural Life
B. Twentieth Century Europe

Hist 552. Proseminar in American Agricultural History and Rural Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor.
A. American Agriculture
C. Midwestern Rural Society
D. Migrant Labor History
F. Agrarian Reform Movements
H. Women in Rural Life

Hist 570. Seminar in General History of Science I. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. The history of science from pre-classical civilizations to the Age of Galileo with emphasis on the historical literature, varying interpretations of the period, and problems for continuing research.

Hist 571. Seminar in General History of Science II. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. The history of science from Galileo to modern times, with emphasis on the historical literature, varying interpretations of the period, and problems for continuing research.

Hist 572. Seminar in American Environmental History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 511D and permission of instructor. History of human interaction with nature from aboriginal settlement through the 20th century. Emphasis on individual research.

Hist 574. Seminar in General History of Technology I. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. The history of technology from pre-classical civilizations to the eve of the Industrial Revolution with emphasis on the historical literature, varying interpretations of the period, and problems for continuing research.

Hist 575. Seminar in General History of Technology II. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. The history of technology from the Industrial Revolution to modern times, with emphasis on the historical literature, varying interpretations of the period, and problems for continuing research.

Hist 576. Colloquium in Historiography of Technology and Science. Cr. R. F. Topical lectures, reports, and discussion of methodology and research in history of technology and science. Required of all graduate students in history of technology and science program.

Hist 580. Museum or Archive Internship. (3-0) Cr. 1-3. Prereq: 15 graduate credits in history and permission of instructor. Introduction to work and research in either a museum or archive setting.

Hist 583. Historical Methods. (3-0) Cr. 3. Study of evidence, theory, and methods.
A. Historical Narrative
B. Statistical Evidence and Analysis

Hist 585. Teaching Methods. Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Topics vary each time offered.
C. Implementing Teaching Techniques

Hist 586. Proseminar in Women's History and Feminist Theory. (Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Feminist theory from the 1960s to the present as it relates to the writing of women's history. Analysis of interpretations of U.S. women's history from patriarchal to postmodernist perspectives.

Hist 590. Special Topics. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor.

Hist 592. Seminar in East Asian History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Topics vary each time offered.

Hist 593. Seminar in American History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Topics vary each time offered.
A. Colonial Period
B. Nineteenth Century
C. Twentieth Century

Hist 594. Seminar in European History. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Topics vary each time offered.
A. Ancient (Same as Cl St 594A)
B. Medieval
C. Modern

Courses for graduate students

Hist 602. Seminar in Nineteenth Century Science. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Emphasis varies each time offered.

Hist 603. Seminar in Nineteenth Century Technology. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Emphasis varies each time offered.

Hist 606. Seminar in Early Twentieth Century Science. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Emphasis varies each time offered.

Hist 607. Seminar in Early Twentieth Century Technology. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Emphasis varies each time offered.

Hist 610. Seminar on American Rural Life. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor.

Hist 699. Research. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. Graduate student thesis research.