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HISTORY 326E: Famine in the Modern World (HISTORY 226E, PEDS 226)

Open to medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Examines the major famines of modern history, the controversies surrounding them, and the reasons that famine persists in our increasingly globalized world. Focus is on the relative importance of natural, economic, and political factors as causes of famine in the modern world. Case studies include the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s; the Bengal famine of 1943-44; the Soviet famines of 1921-22 and 1932-33; China's Great Famine of 1959-61; the Ethiopian famines of the 1970s and 80s, and the Somalia famines of the 1990s and of 2011.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

HISTORY 327: East European Women and War in the 20th Century (FEMGEN 227, HISTORY 227)

Thematic chronological approach through conflicts in the region: Balkan Wars, WWI, WWII, and Yugoslav wars. Ways women in E. Europe involved in and affected by wars; comparison with women in W. Europe in the two world wars. Examines women's involvement in war as members of military services, backbone of underground movements, workers in war industries, mothers of soldiers, subjects and supporters of war aims and propaganda, activists in peace movements, and objects of wartime destruction, dislocation, and sexual violation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Jolluck, K. (PI)

HISTORY 327D: All Quiet on the Eastern Front? East Europe and Russia in the First World War (HISTORY 227D, REES 227, REES 327)

Until recently history has been comparatively quiet about the experience of World War I in the east. Far from being a peripheral theater of war, however, the experiences of war on the Eastern Front were central to shaping the 20th century. Not only was the first shot of the war fired in the east, it was also the site of the most dramatic political revolution. Using scholarly texts, literature and film, this course combines political, military, cultural and social approaches to introduce the causes, conduct and consequences of World War I with a focus on the experiences of soldiers and civilians on the Eastern Front. Topics include: the war of movement, occupation, extreme violence against civilians, the Armenian genocide, population exchanges, the Russian Revolution and civil war, and the disintegration of empires and rise of nation-states.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Knezevic, J. (PI)

HISTORY 328: Circles of Hell: Poland in World War II (HISTORY 228, JEWISHST 282, JEWISHST 382)

Looks at the experience and representation of Poland's wartime history from the Nazi-Soviet Pact (1939) to the aftermath of Yalta (1945). Examines Nazi and Soviet ideology and practice in Poland, as well as the ways Poles responded, resisted, and survived. Considers wartime relations among Polish citizens, particularly Poles and Jews. In this regard, interrogates the traditional self-characterization of Poles as innocent victims, looking at their relationship to the Holocaust, thus engaging in a passionate debate still raging in Polish society.
Last offered: Spring 2015

HISTORY 330: Core Colloquium on Early Modern Europe: Ancien Regime

Topics in the social, political, and religious history of Western Europe, 1550-1789, with an emphasis on France. May be repeated for credit.
Last offered: Spring 2009 | Repeatable for credit

HISTORY 330A: Early Modern Colloquium

Historiographical survey from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Topics include Renaissance, Reformation, European expansion, state and nation building, printing, military, and scientific revolutions, origins of Enlightenment. Designed to prepare students doing either a primary or secondary graduate field in early modern European history.
Last offered: Spring 2016

HISTORY 330D: Europe in the World, 1789-Present (HISTORY 230D)

The European conquest of parts of Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific by European merchants, missionaries, armies, and administrators had significant, and often cataclysmic, effects on indigenous political alliances, cultural practices, and belief systems. But were the effects of expansion entirely one-sided? What impact did the experiences of colonialism have on European politics, culture,and Europe's relations with the rest of the world? Explores how interaction between Europe and the rest of the world redefined the political, racial, sexual, and religious boundaries of both Europe and its colonies and gave rise to the more "globalized' society we live in today.
Last offered: Autumn 2010

HISTORY 330F: Surveillance in Modern Europe (HISTORY 230F)

This course investigates the rise of modern surveillance in twentieth-century Europe through the present day. We consider different forms of surveillance---in domestic security, international spying, police practices, social monitoring, corporate data collecting, self-surveillance, and subversion. Students will explore these themes in historical works, contemporary journalism, novels, film, and visual arts. Students will also pursue individual topics of interest and, over the quarter, prepare op-eds for publication.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Sheffer, E. (PI)

HISTORY 331B: Core Colloquium on Modern Europe: The 19th Century

The major historical events and historiographical debates of the long 19th century from the French Revolution to WW I.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Press, S. (PI)

HISTORY 331C: Core Colloquium on Modern Europe

The historiography of 20th-century Europe. Topics include WW I, the Russian Revolution, National Socialism, and the EU.
Last offered: Winter 2016
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