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HISTORY 244: Egyptomania! The Allure of Ancient Egypt Over the Past 3,500 Years (AFRICAAM 87, CLASSICS 87)

Why does Egypt fascinate us? From Napoleon's invasion to Katy Perry's latest music video, we have interpreted ancient Egyptian history and mythology for centuries; in fact, this obsession dates back to the Egyptians themselves. This seminar explores Egyptomania from the Pharaonic period to the 20th century. Topics include: ancient Egypt, Greek historians, medieval Arabic scholars, hieroglyphic decipherment, 19th century travel, 20th century pop culture, and how historians have interpreted this past over the centuries.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Austin, A. (PI)

HISTORY 246: The Dynamics of Change in Africa (AFRICAST 301A, HISTORY 346, POLISCI 246P, POLISCI 346P)

Crossdisciplinary colloquium; required for the M.A. degree in African Studies. Open to advanced undergraduates and PhD students. Addresses critical issues including patterns of economic collapse and recovery; political change and democratization; and political violence, civil war, and genocide. Focus on cross-cutting issues including the impact of colonialism; the role of religion, ethnicity, and inequality; and Africa's engagement with globalization.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Roberts, R. (PI)

HISTORY 247J: History and Memory in Africa (HISTORY 347J)

Scholars, like the English social historian H. Trevor-Roper and the philosopher-historian Georg Hegel, once denied that Africa even had a history worth telling. We know better. Rich accounts of African pasts have been constructed by historians who pioneered linguistics, oral tradition and folklore research, documentary analysis, archaeology, and other methods. At the same time, Africans' own accounts of the past are often passed down through memories and commemorations that are shared, disputed, and memorialized within their communities. In many cases, historians and African communities manage to work together to construct shared understandings of the past, but sometimes their interpretations conflict with each other. In this course, we will look at the ways that history and memory overlap in Africa, beginning with the Atlantic slave trade and focusing on two particular events -- the Ethiopian victory over Italy at the Battle of Adwa and the abortive 19th century West African attempt to construct an independent state known as the Fante Confederation. We will work with all kinds of primary sources from the past as well as music videos, architecture, documentaries, official celebrations, museum exhibitions, and performances to construct arguments that take into account methodology, ethics, and philosophy within and beyond the discipline of history.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Getz, T. (PI)

HISTORY 248S: Colonial States and African Societies, Part I (HISTORY 448A)

Colonialism set in motion profound transformations of African societies. These transformations did not occur immediately following military conquest, nor did they occur uniformly throughout the continent. This research seminar will focus directly on the encounter between the colonial state and African societies. The seminar will examine problems of social transformation, the role of the colonial state, and the actions of Africans. Following four weeks of collloquim style discussion, students then embark on independent research on the encounter between one colonial state and its constituent African societies.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Roberts, R. (PI)

HISTORY 250E: Taxing America: From the Puritans to Prop. 13

Taxes have shaped American society and politics since before the Revolution. And they've been extremely controversial just as long. In this course we'll try to understand American society and government by looking at the politics of taxation from the colonial period to the twentieth century. Topics include the legitimacy of taxation, the constitution, economic development, inequality, gender, and race.
Last offered: Spring 2015 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

HISTORY 253F: Thinking the American Revolution (HISTORY 353F)

No period in American history has generated as much creative political thinking as the era of the American Revolution. This course explores the origins and development of that thought from the onset of the dispute between Great Britain and its American colonies over liberty and governance through the debates surrounding the construction and implementation of the United States Federal Constitution. Readings will principally be based in primary sources with some weeks supplemented by secondary sources.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Gienapp, J. (PI)

HISTORY 254: Popular Culture and American Nature

Despite John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson, it is arguable that the Disney studios have more to do with molding popular attitudes toward the natural world than politicians, ecologists, and activists. Disney as the central figure in the 20th-century American creation of nature. How Disney, the products of his studio, and other primary and secondary texts see environmentalism, science, popular culture, and their interrelationships.
Last offered: Spring 2015 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI

HISTORY 254G: The Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution

Why did Britain's North American colonies declare independence from an empire they had long revered? What did the American Revolution mean for the people who experienced it? In this course we will explore the explosive origins of the American republic. Topics: revolutionary ideology, empire, the federal constitution, slavery, social conflict, and the international consequences of the American Revolution.
Last offered: Autumn 2014 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

HISTORY 256E: American Civil War

This course examines the Civil War through multiple lenses, which will include the common political and military narrative but emphasize other themes, such as the social experiences of soldiers and slaves, the social effect of industrial-scale death, war profiteering and the foundations of postwar industrial capitalism, and the meaning of freedom. It will also consider the American Civil War as a pivotal event in global history, and examine the politicized uses of the war as memory.
| UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

HISTORY 256G: Constructing Race and Religion in America (CSRE 246, HISTORY 356G, RELIGST 246, RELIGST 346)

This seminar focuses on the interrelationships between social constructions of race, and social interpretations of religion in America. How have assumptions about race shaped religious worldviews? How have religious beliefs shaped racial attitudes? How have ideas about religion and race contributed to notions of what it means to be "American"? We will look at primary and secondary sources, and at the historical development of ideas and practices over time.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Lum, K. (PI)
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