Open Seats in History Courses in Summer Session A / 2018

These History courses in Session A still have seats available in Session A (May 21st - June 29th, 2018).
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History 106A: The Roman Republic
This course satisfies the Pre-Modern Requirement for the History Major.
A history of Rome from the foundation of the city to the dictatorship of Caesar. The course examines the evolution of Republican government, the growth of Roman imperialism, and the internal disruptions of the age of the Gracchi, Sulla, and Caesar.
Michael J. Taylor
182 Dwinelle
MWF, 1–3:30 p.m. | May 21–June 29
Class #: 14232


History 100U: This is What Democracy Looks Like? New Populisms and Fascisms in Europe and the U.S.
• This course has been approved to satisfy an upper division requirement for the Political Science major.
If you are a Political Science student and you have questions about your particular situation, please consult with Suzanne McDermott or Efrat Cidon.

Populism, xenophobia, fascism, anti-Semitism, and neo-Nazism have become prominent features of contemporary democratic politics in the U.S. and Western Europe, most notably since 2016. But populism has a longer history and its definition is elusive. Our main course goals are first, to put the startling events of the last year, chief among them the electoral victory of Donald Trump, into a 20th century comparative historical context, and second, to employ the tools of political theory to gain clarity about the relationship of populism, democracy and fascism. Interactive lecture with readings in European and American history, recent journalism and commentary, documentary films, videos.
Matthew Specter
107 GPBB (Genetics & Plant Biology)
MTuWTh, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | May 21–June 29
Class #: 15015

History 5: European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present
This course is an introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central questions that it addresses are how and why Europe—a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place—became the motor of globalization and a world civilization in its own right. Put differently how did "western" become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of "modern".
Professor Peter Sahlins
12 Haviland
MTuW, 1–3:30 p.m. | May 21–June 29
Class #: 15203

N100.001: Financial Crisis, Inequality and Globalization: A Transnational Economic History from the Great Depression to the Great Recession (1920s – 2010s)
• This is a 2 unit course. It does not fulfill a major requirement.
In 2003, during the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, one of its distinguished members, Nobel laureate Robert Lucas confidently proclaimed to his colleagues that the “central problem of depression prevention has been solved, for all practical purposes, and has in fact been solved for many decades.” Just a few years later, during the 2008 Great Recession, his claim was put to the test. Topics covered include global responses to the Great Depression, the Bretton Woods system, 1980s debt crisis, 1990s Asian financial crisis, and the Great Recession.
Andrej Milivojevic
60 Barrows
TuTh, 4–6 p.m. | May 21–June 29
Class #: 13549

N100.002: War on Film: Conflict and Cinema in the Middle East and Balkans
• This is a 2 unit course. It does not fulfill a major requirement.
In this class we will explore the experience of political and military conflict in the 20th-century Middle East and Balkans, as expressed through film. We will compare the histories and cinematic traditions of Bosnia, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, and Israel/Palestine, and consider the ways film—documentary and fictional—contributes to the making of history. Specific themes will include memory of the world wars, Yugoslav wars, dictatorship in Turkey, Iranian Revolution, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Professor Christine Philliou
9 Lewis
MW 12-2 p.m. | May 21–June 29
Class #: 14213

History 124B: The United States from World War II to the Vietnam Era
This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
Immediately prior to World War II, the US military ranked 17th in the world, most African-Americans lived in the rural south and were barred from voting, culture and basic science in the United States enjoyed no world-wide recognition, most married women did not work for wages, and the census did not classify most Americans as middle-class or higher. By 1973, all this had changed. This course will explore these and other transformations, all part of the making of modern America. We will take care to analyze the events, significance and cost of US ascendancy to world power in an international and domestic context.
Maggie Elmore
TWTh 2-4:30 p.m. | May 21–June 29
Class #: 15021