political developments, the rise of imperialism, and the spread of industrial society. Fall semester alternate years.
319 Europe in the Twentieth Century (3)
Political, economic, and social development of the European states from the outbreak of World War I to the present. Special attention given to the problems of world wars and reconstruction, with development of conflicting ideologies, the impact of worldwide depression, the decline of European colonial systems, and the diplomacy of the Cold War. Spring semester alternate years.
320 Under Hitlers Shadow: Europe 1929-1945 (3)
A comparative approach to the study of Europe from the outbreak of the economic depression in 1929 to the end of the second World War in 1945. Beginning with the rise of the National Socialist party, it examines political, cultural, and economic affairs in other areas of Europe, and the consequences of Hitlers increasingly brash foreign policy. The course also focuses on WWII in Europe, focusing on the subjugation of the continent to German control, the Holocaust, resistance movements, and ultimate defeat of Hitlers Germany.
323, 324 History of England; History of Modern Britain (3, 3)
The history of Britain from the earliest times to the present; the first semester emphasizing constitutional and institutional developments to 1660; the second semester, the growth of political democracy, the British Empire, economic and social change. 323 fall/324 spring semester alternate years.
327 Russian History since 1800 (3)
Characteristics of Tsarist society in the 19th century, attempts to reform the nation, the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, and the Soviet system. On demand.
328 Viking History (3)
An examination of the political, military, social, technological, mythic, and cultural aspects of the Scandinavians expansion from Russia to Finland from 793 to 1100. On demand.
331 Colonial and Revolutionary America (3)
The colonial period of American history from the earliest settlements in North America to independence and the U.S. Constitution; the European background to colonization, colonial settlements, the development of colonial social, political, and economic institutions, and the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution. On demand.
332 Early National Period, 1789-1840 (3)
The Constitution and presidencies of George Washington and John Adams; the War of 1812 and the emergence of nationalism; rise of the frontier; Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, emphasis on political, social, and economic developments that forged the new nation. Alternate years.
335 The Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
The Old South and the causes of the Civil War; the leaders; the chief political, military, and economic developments from the Compromise of 1850 to the end of Reconstruction. Alternate years.
336 The Gilded Age (3)
The United States from the end of the Civil War to 1900. Alternate years.
337 Progressive America: From TR to FDR (3)
An examination of the political, economic, cultural, and diplomatic forces that shaped America in the early 20th century; topics include progressivism, World War I, the roaring twenties, and the Great Depression. Fall semester alternate years.
338 Contemporary America Since 1945 (3)
An examination of political, economic, and social aspects of the recent past, including post-World War II readjustments, the Cold War, the Kennedy years, the Vietnam trauma, and the downfall of the imperial presidency. Spring semester alternate years.
341 A History of the South (3)
The role of the South in the formation of the nation. Interpretations of the institutions and developments that made the South unique. Alternate years.
343 History of Tennessee (3)
A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present. Spring semester.
346 Afro-American History (3)
A historical survey of Black Americans with some attention to African backgrounds; emphasis on the reaction of blacks to their experience in the New World. On demand.
350 War Through the Ages (3)
The evolution of war as an instrument of national policy and the effects of wars on the world balance of power. Treatment will be episodic, concentrating on the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, the Punic Wars, the Hundred Years War, the Seven Years War, the Wars of the American and Spanish Revolutions and Napoleon, and the World Wars of the 20th century. On demand
364 Traditional China: History and Culture (3)
A survey of Chinese history and culture prior to the impact of the West. Course readings provide a basic political and chronological orientation, but emphasis placed on literary and philosophical writings in translation, and on studies of the social structure of traditional Chinese society. Fall semester, alternate years.
365 Traditional Japan: History and Culture (3)
A survey of traditional Japanese history and culture prior to the impact of the West. Course readings provide a basic political and chronological orientation, but emphasis placed on literary, cultural, and artistic achievements, and on studies of the social structure of traditional Japanese society. Fall semester, alternate years.
367 Modern Japan (3)
A survey of Japan since Perry and the Meiji Restoration. Topics will include Meiji industrialization, foreign policy and Japanese imperialism, economic and social change, the rise of militarism, WWII, occupation, postwar economic growth, political and cultural change, and Japans role as an economic superpower. Spring semester, alternate years.
368 East Asia in Modern Times (3)
East Asia since the mid-19th century and the effects of the West; the Opium War, modernization, the Chinese Revolution of 1911, Japanese expansion, Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima, Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communists. Spring semester, alternate years.
370 The Middle East (3)
Background and setting of the modern Middle East; factors influencing Great Power strategy; Islam; rise and decline of the Ottoman Empire; imperialism and the breakup of the Ottoman Empire. On demand. Prerequisites: History 104, 105, or approval of instructor.
371 History of Subsaharan Africa to 1880 (3)
Geography and people of Africa; origin of traditional African societies; major Sudanic empires; Islamic impact on Africa; oral traditions; slave trade and its consequences; African artistic, musical, architectural, and religious traditions; Africa and the age of discovery; Swahili city states; African commerce and technology; major central and southern African political developments. Fall semester, alternate years.
372 History of Subsaharan Africa, 1880-Present (3)
Partition of Africa; ideological underpinnings of imperialism; growth of colonial systems and the African reaction; colonial devolution and independence; apartheid; the European colonial legacy; response of traditional African social and political structures to technological modernity; nature of modern African cultural trends and developments. Spring semester, alternate years.
375 Colonial Latin America (3)
Survey of colonial Latin America beginning with contact with Spain in the 16th century until the movements for Latin America Independence in the first quarter of the nineteenth-century. Fall semester, alternate years.
376 Latin America from Independence to the Present (3)
This course is designed as a survey of Latin American history from the movements for independence from Spain and Portugal beginning in the first quarter of the nineteenth century until the present. Specific topics will include the colonial her