University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

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 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 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 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 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 142 - D2:Nigeria: Giant of Africa

History of Nigeria from earliest times to the present, concentrating on the impact of colonial conquest, nationalism, and the politics and economics of independence. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 151 - D2: Modern Japan

Transition from tradition to modernity in Japan from the Meiji Restoration, 1868 to the present. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 160 - D2: Sex in Modern History

Explores the history of sexuality in Europe and North America since 1700, focusing on medical and scientific theories as well as sexual cultures and practices. Prerequisite: Three hours of History or Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies. Cross-listed with: GSWS 131.

HST 165 - Canadian-American Relations

Canada's relationship with the United States from the Revolutionary War to the present, emphasizing diplomatic, economic, social, and environmental relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 172 - Topics in US Social History

Topics examining themes in US social history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 191 - World War II

Causes, conduct, and consequences of global war from 1931 to 1945, including social, economic, political, and diplomatic as well as military aspects. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Cross-listed with: HS 191.

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 225 - Seminar in Early Modern Europe

Topics examining themes in Early Modern European history. Representative topics: Books & Readers in Europe, 1250- 1650. 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 240 - D2: Compar Slavery:Hist Persp

History of slavery from a comparative perspective, including Classical Antiquity, Islam and the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Southern United States. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 284 - Seminar in Vermont History

Topics exploring themes in Vermont history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: VS 284.

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.