University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: History

HST 009 - D2: Global History to 1500

The development and cross-fertilization of civilizations in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from about 3500 BCE to AD 1500.

HST 011 - US History to 1865

Survey of American history from the pre-Revolutionary period through the Civil War era.

HST 012 - US History since 1865

Survey of US history from the Civil War era.

HST 016 - Modern Europe

Survey of European history, 1648-present.

HST 021 - Greek History and Civilization

Political, social, cultural, and literary development of ancient Greece. May be repeated for credit with different content: typically alternates between early period (Bronze Age through Persian Wars) and late (Athenian Empire through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World). Cross-listed with: CLAS 021.

HST 046 - D2: Hst Islam&Mid E since 1258

Introduction to the major institutions evolved in the Islamic Middle East since the Mongol conquest of Baghdad in 1258 to the present.

HST 055 - D2: History of China and Japan

An introductory survey of the history of Chinese and Japanese civilizations from their Neolithic origins until the twentieth century.

HST 063 - D2:Modern Latin Amer History

Comparative survey concentrating on Latin America from the independence movements to the present with emphasis on cultural, political, and economic development and US intervention.

HST 065 - History of Canada

Survey of Canadian history from aboriginal settlement to the present. Themes include Indian-White relations, colonial societies, national identities, American influence. Field trip to Canada.

HST 067 - D2: Global Env History

The role and influence of nature on global human history and how people and cultures have influenced the natural world around them. May not be taken concurrently with or following receipt of credit for ENVS 167 since course requirements partially overlap.

HST 095 - Introductory Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

HST 101 - History Methods

Investigation of the theory and practice of history through critique of historians' methods, analysis of primary sources, and development of the research and writing skills necessary for constructing historical arguments. Prerequisites: History major; three hours in History; Sophomore standing recommended.

HST 102 - Topics in American History

Topics examining the history of the Americas. Representative topics: Early Republic; American Cultural History; US Legal History. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 117 - Medieval Urban Legends

Examines legends from and about the European Middle Ages, analyzing how and why societies create and cling to intellectually improbable interpretations of the world. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 121 - Greek History and Civilization

Political, social, cultural, and literary development of ancient Greece. May be repeated for credit with different content: normally alternates between early period (Bronze Age through Persian Wars) and late (Athenian Empire through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World). Prerequisite: HST 009 or appropriate work in Classics. Cross-listed with CLAS 121.

HST 136 - Topics in French History

Topics examining French history. Representative topics: France since Napoleon. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 139 - Modern Germany

Political, cultural, and social history of Germany from unification in 1871 through the Wilhemine empire, Weimar Republic, Nazi era, and postwar period. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Cross-listed with: HS 139.

HST 141 - D2: History of Southern Africa

Lecture survey, covering the history of Southern Africa from the Bantu Migrations to the end of Apartheid. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 153 - Topics in Diplomatic History

Topics examining themes in American diplomatic history. Representative topics: 1890s: Globalizing America; Treaties & International Law; US & Latin America. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 170 - Historical Geography

Examination of the tools, techniques, and perspectives used in studying the historic development of places and landscapes. Vermont and other North American case studies. Prerequisite: GEOG 050 or GEOG 070 or HST 012. Cross-listed with: GEOG 170.

HST 177 - American Revolution

Survey of the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1791. Causes of the Revolution, War for Independence, establishment of the Constitution. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 190 - The Holocaust

Study of the background, events, and aftermath of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany and Europe under German control. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Cross-listed with: HS 190.

HST 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

HST 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

HST 199 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

HST 224 - Seminar in Medieval Europe

Topics examining themes in Medieval European history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 227 - Seminar in Modern Europe

Topics examining themes in Modern European history and Holocaust Studies. Representative topics: The Holocaust & Memory; Auschwitz; The Holocaust in Poland. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: HS 227.

HST 250 - D2: Seminar in East Asian Hst

Topics examining East Asian history. Representative topics: Postwar Japan; Japan in the World; Modern Japan-China Relations. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 267 - Environmental History Seminar

Advanced reading and research on the role and influence of nature on human history and how people and cultures have influenced the natural world. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; Junior/Senior/Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: ENVS 267.

HST 295 - Special Topics Seminar

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 301 - Graduate Historiography

Historical methods, philosophy of history, and the history of history writing. Prerequisite: Graduate students only.

HST 391 - Master's Thesis Research

Required of all candidates for the M.A. who are writing a thesis. Normally arranged for two semesters at three hours each. Prerequisite: Graduate students only.

HST 395 - Advanced Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HST 397 - Special Readings and Research

Directed individual study of areas not appropriately covered by existing courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.