Courses

HST 1010. Topics In: First-Year Seminar. 3 Credits.

Intensive first-year seminar focused on specific themes and/or disciplinary perspectives. Emphasis on developing critical reading and writing skills, substantive revision, information literacy, and analytical thinking. First-year seminars are frequently organized to meet one of the disciplinary Catamount Core requirements. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Catamount Core: WIL1.

HST 1011. Topics In: FYS: Race in US. 3 Credits.

Intensive first-year seminar focused on specific themes and/or disciplinary perspectives. Emphasis on developing critical reading and writing skills, substantive revision, information literacy, and analytical thinking. First-year seminars are frequently organized to meet one of the disciplinary Catamount Core requirements. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Catamount Core: D1, WIL1.

HST 1020. Topics In: LASP Seminar. 3 Credits.

Intensive course in a broad disciplinary area (humanities, social sciences, arts, or natural sciences). Part of an integrated first-year experience in which students take 2-4 classes exploring aesthetic, humanistic, social, linguistic, environmental, or scientific issues. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Co-requisite: Enrollment in the appropriate Liberal Arts Scholars Program. Catamount Core: WIL1.

HST 1130. AP World History. 3 Credits.

Credit awarded for achieving a certain score on the World History: Modern Advanced Placement (AP) Examination. The necessary score may vary from year to year; consult Transfer Affairs for appropriate specifics. Credit not given for both HST 1130 and HST 1315. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 1160. AP US History. 3 Credits.

Credit awarded for achieving a certain score on the US History Advanced Placement (AP) Examination. The necessary score may vary from year to year; consult Transfer Affairs for appropriate specifics. Credit not given for both HST 1160 and HST 1610. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 1170. AP European History. 3 Credits.

Credit awarded for achieving a certain score on the European History Advanced Placement (AP) Examination. The necessary score may vary from year to year; consult Transfer Affairs for appropriate specifics. Credit not given for both HST 1170 and HST 1715. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 1300. Topics in Global History. 1-3 Credits.

Topics examining historical themes and questions on a global scale. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.

HST 1310. Global History to 1500. 3 Credits.

The development and cross-fertilization of civilizations in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from about 3500 BCE to AD 1500. Catamount Core: AH3, D2.

HST 1315. Global History since 1500. 3 Credits.

Character, development, and emerging interdependence of the world's major civilizations since 1500. Catamount Core: AH3, D2.

HST 1370. Global Environmental History. 3 Credits.

The role and influence of nature on global human history and how people and cultures have influenced the natural world around them. Catamount Core: AH3, D2, SU.

HST 1410. Colonialism and Africa. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the history of colonialism in Africa. Topics include conquest and resistance, the ecological and demographic consequences of colonialism, the nature of authority in indigenous polities and methods of colonial rule, women and gender in colonial Africa, labor, cash cropping and migration, the historical constructions of ethnicity. Catamount Core: AH3, D2.

HST 1422. Hst Islam&Mid East to 1258. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the major institutions evolved in the Middle East from the advent of Islam to the Mongol conquest of Baghdad in 1258. Catamount Core: AH3, D2.

HST 1425. Hst Islam&Mid East since 1258. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the major institutions evolved in the Islamic Middle East since the Mongol conquest of Baghdad in 1258 to the present. Catamount Core: AH3, D2.

HST 1440. History of China and Japan. 3 Credits.

An introductory survey of the history of Chinese and Japanese civilizations from their Neolithic origins until the twentieth century. Catamount Core: AH3, D2.

HST 1472. Latin Am Indigenous History. 3 Credits.

Examination and comparison of various indigenous cultures and societies across Latin America. The course considers broader social, cultural, and political trends throughout Latin America, focusing on the particular impact that those trends had on indigenous communities in Mexico, the Andes, and beyond.

HST 1475. Modern Latin American History. 3 Credits.

Comparative survey concentrating on Latin America from the independence movements to the present with emphasis on cultural, political, and economic development and US intervention. Catamount Core: AH3, D2.

HST 1500. Topics in American History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining historical themes and questions in the history of the Americas, with a particular emphasis on places beyond the United States. May repeat be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.

HST 1525. North American Indian History. 3 Credits.

Surveys Native North American history across regions of the continent that became Canada and the United States from pre- contact to the present, with emphasis on Indian-European interaction. Catamount Core: AH3, D1.

HST 1550. Topics in Canadian History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of Canada. Frequently includes a field trip to Canada. May repeat be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.

HST 1600. Topics in US History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of the United States and/or its colonial antecedents. May repeat be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.

HST 1610. US History to 1865. 3 Credits.

Survey of American history from the pre-Revolutionary period through the Civil War era. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 1615. US History since 1865. 3 Credits.

Survey of US history from the Civil War era. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 1700. Topics in European History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of Europe. Representative topic: Twentieth-century European History in Film. May repeat be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 1705. Topics in Ancient History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining Ancient history. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.

HST 1710. Early Europe. 3 Credits.

Survey of European history, 500-1648. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 1715. Modern Europe. 3 Credits.

Survey of European history, 1648-present. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 1990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

HST 2050. History Methods. 3 Credits.

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. Catamount Core: WIL2.

HST 2120. Topics in Gender&Sexuality Hst. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of gender and/or sexuality. Representative topic: Sex in Modern History. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History or Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 2240. World War II. 3 Credits.

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.

HST 2300. Topics in Global History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining historical themes and questions on a global scale. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2410. Topics in African History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of Africa. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2414. Nigeria: Giant of Africa. 3 Credits.

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. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 2416. History of Southern Africa. 3 Credits.

Lecture survey, covering the history of Southern Africa from the Bantu Migrations to the end of Apartheid. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 2420. Topics in Middle East History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining Middle Eastern history. Representative topics: Iran, Egypt, and Turkey. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2423. Rel & Pol in Islamic Hist. 3 Credits.

Exploration of the relationship between religion and politics in Islamic history, from the rise of Islam in the seventh century to modern times. The course defines the Islamic world broadly, including the Indian subcontinent and Africa. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 2425. History of Modern Middle East. 3 Credits.

Offers an historical understanding of social and political change in the Middle East during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 2443. Modern China. 3 Credits.

China from the late Qing Dynasty to the present, with particular attention to the influence of Western imperialism, the process of revolution, and the Communist era. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 2447. Modern Japan. 3 Credits.

Transition from tradition to modernity in Japan from the Meiji Restoration, 1868 to the present. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 2448. Samurai in History & Film. 3 Credits.

Explores the history of the samurai class in Japan, as represented in primary historical sources, recent secondary scholarship, and contemporary popular culture. Prerequisite: HST 1440 or HST 2447.

HST 2472. Topics in Mexican History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining Mexican history. Representative topics: Modern Mexico. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2500. Topics in American History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining historical themes and questions in the history of the Americas, with a particular emphasis on places beyond the United States. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2510. Topics in North Am Enviro Hist. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the environmental history of North America. Representative topic: History of the Wild. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2545. Drugs in the Americas. 3 Credits.

Examination of the history of drugs and drug trafficking in Latin America from the colonial era to the present. Above all, this is a course about the impact of drugs and drug trafficking on people: thus, this course is also about violence, racism, inequality, poverty, migration, discrimination, criminalization, incarceration, and human rights. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2550. Topics in Canadian History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of Canada. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2555. Canadian-American Relations. 3 Credits.

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 2640. Topics in US Social History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in the social history of the United States and/or its colonial antecedents. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2642. Topics in US Women's History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the experiences of women in the United States and/or its colonial antecedents. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History or Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies minor.

HST 2644. Topics in Black History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the experiences of Black people in the United States and/or its colonial antecedents. Representative topics: African-American History to 1865; African-American History since 1865. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Catamount Core: D1.

HST 2685. Topics in Diplomatic History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the diplomatic history of the United States and/or its colonial antecedents, usually with an emphasis on law. Representative topics: Treaties and International Law; US Civil War in Global Context. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Catamount Core: AH3.

HST 2698. The Cold War. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the ideological and geopolitical struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, encompassing the political, social, cultural, and economic repercussions of the conflict in Europe and the United States. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2700. Topics in European History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining European history. Representative topics: Capetian France; World War I in Europe; Twentieth-century Europe. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2705. Topics in Ancient History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining Ancient history. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours in History or Classics.

HST 2711. Medieval Mystics & Heretics. 3 Credits.

Exploration of the explosion of new religious ideas that characterized the period from 1100 to 1500 and the Church's response to these challenges. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2713. Medieval Urban Legends. 3 Credits.

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 2721. The Renaissance. 3 Credits.

European society from the fourteenth to early sixteenth century, emphasizing the transition from medieval to modern society and the roots of Renaissance Italy's cultural and artistic brilliance. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2730. Topics in British History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of Britain. Representative topics: Britain to 1688; Britain since 1688. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2740. Topics in French History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining French history. Representative topics: France since Napoleon. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2750. History of Poland. 3 Credits.

History of the Polish people and Polish state from the tenth century to the present. Strong emphasis on the twentieth century. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2760. Modern Germany. 3 Credits.

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.

HST 2790. The Holocaust. 3 Credits.

Study of the background, events, and aftermath of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany and Europe under German control. Prerequisite: Three hours of History.

HST 2792. Jews in Modern Europe. 3 Credits.

The history of the Jewish people from the eighteenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Prerequisite: Three hours of History. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 2990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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

HST 3990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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

HST 3991. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

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 3993. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

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 3995. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

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

HST 4110. Topics in Environmental Hist. 3 Credits.

Topics examining environmental history. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4120. Topics in Gender&Sexuality Hst. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of gender and/or sexuality. Representative topic: Queer Lives. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History or appropriate work in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies; minimum Junior standing. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 4210. Comparative Slavery. 3 Credits.

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. Catamount Core: D2.

HST 4240. Bases and US Global Power. 3 Credits.

A history-based interdisciplinary exploration of American military bases as vehicles for the construction US global hegemony. Students discuss academic books and articles, approach cultural questions through movies and maps, and write a major research paper. Topics include grand strategy, geography, international law, and the relationship between American soldiers and local populations. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4300. Topics in Global History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Global history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4420. Topics in Middle East History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of the Middle East. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4443. Topics in Chinese History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining Chinese history. Representative topics: China under Chairman Mao; 20th-century China; China and the West. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4447. Topics in Japanese History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining Japanese history. Representative topics: Postwar Japan; Japan in the World. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4470. Topics in Latin Am History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Latin American history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4475. History & Memory. 3 Credits.

Through the lens of firsthand accounts in memoirs, autobiographies, and testimonials, covers the history of several Latin American nations in the twentieth century. Explores the theoretical and methodological issues raised by this type of historical source/literary genre. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4500. Topics in American History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining historical themes and questions in the history of the Americas, with a particular emphasis on places beyond the United States. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4510. Topics in North Am Enviro Hist. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the environmental history of North America. Representative topic: Cree Country. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History or appropriate work in Environmental Studies; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4550. Topics in Canadian History. 3 Credits.

Topics in Canadian history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4600. Topics in US History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of the United States and/or its colonial antecedents. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4640. Topics in US Social History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in the social history of the United States and/or its colonial antecedents. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4690. Topics in Euro & Am History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the interconnected history of Europe and the Americas. Representative topic: World's Fairs. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4700. Topics in European History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining the history of Europe. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4705. Topics in Ancient History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining Ancient history. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4710. Topics in Medieval Europe. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Medieval European history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4720. Topics in Early Modern Europe. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Early Modern European history. Representative topics: Books & Readers in Europe, 1250-1650. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4750. Topics in Modern Europe. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Modern European history. Representative topic: France Under German Occupation. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4790. Topics in Holocaust History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Holocaust Studies and Modern European history. Representative topics: The Holocaust & Memory; Auschwitz; The Holocaust in Poland. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 4990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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

HST 4994. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

HST 4996. Honors. 1-6 Credits.

College honors thesis or other department/program honors, under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered at department discretion.