History

http://www.uvm.edu/~history/

Overview

The Department of History offers a comprehensive program of courses in the history of the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Africa/Middle East/Global. Students may pursue the M.A. on either a part-time or full-time basis.

Degrees

Brown, Dona L.; Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Buchanan, Andrew N.; Senior Lecturer, Department of History; PHD, Rutgers University
Carr, Jacqueline B.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of California Berkeley
Deslandes, Paul Raymond; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Toronto
Ergene, Bogac A.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, Ohio State University
Esselstrom, Erik W.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of California Santa Barbara
Field, Sean Linscott; Professor, Department of History, PHD, Northwestern University
Grimmer, Ian; Senior Lecturer, Department of History; PHD; University of Chicago
Gustafson, Melanie Susan; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, New York University
Huener, Jonathan D.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Kornbluh, Felicia A.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, Princeton University
Massell, David Perera; Professor, Department of History; PHD, Duke University
McGowan, Abigail S.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Pennsylvania
Mendoza, Mary Elizabeth; Assistant Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of California-Davis
Nicosia, Francis R.; Professor, Department of History; PHD, McGill University
Osten, Sarah Elizabeth; Assistant Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Chicago
Phelps, Nicole M.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Schrafstetter, Susanna B.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Munich
Steinweis, Alan E.; Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of North Carolina
Stilwell, Sean Arnold; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, York University
Whitfield, Harvey Amani; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, Dalhousie University
Youngblood, Denise J.; Professor, Department of History; PHD, Stanford University
Zdatny, Steven M.; Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Pennsylvania
Zelko, Frank S.; Associate Professor, Department of History; PHD, University of Kansas

Courses

HST 201. History on the Land. 3 Credits.

Identifying and interpreting evidence of the cultural forces - early settlement patterns, transportation, industry, agriculture, planning, conservation - that have shaped our land, buildings, towns, and cities. Prerequisites: Admission to the Historic Preservation graduate program; or twelve hours of History and minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: HP 201.

HST 209. Seminar in Global History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Global history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 221. Seminar in Ancient History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Ancient history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours in History or Classics; minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: CLAS 221.

HST 224. Seminar in Medieval Europe. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Medieval European history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 225. Seminar 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. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 226. Seminar in Modern Europe. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Modern European history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 227. Seminar in Modern Europe. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Modern European history and Holocaust Studies. Representative topics: The Holocaust & Memory; Auschwitz; The Holocaust in Poland. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: HS 227.

HST 228. Seminar in Popular Culture. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in the history of popular culture. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 235. Seminar in Islamic History. 3 Credits.

Topics exploring themes in Islamic history. Representative topics: Ottoman History; Women & Gender in Islamic History. May be repeated for credit with different content. Preerquisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 237. Imperial Russian History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in imperial Russian history. Representative topics: Late Imperial Literature & Film; Nineteenth-century Russian Literature & History; Russian Memoirs of Childhood; Russian Exiles from Herzen to Nabokov. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 238. Seminar in Soviet History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in Soviet history. Representative topics: Stalinist Culture & Society; Early Soviet Cinema; The Great Patriotic War. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 240. D2: Compar Slavery:Hist Persp. 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.

HST 241. Seminar in African History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining African history. Representative topics: The Transatlantic Slave Trade & the African Diaspora; Africa's Urban Past; Colonialism, Public Health, & Disease in Africa. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 250. D2: Seminar in East Asian Hst. 3 Credits.

Topics examining East Asian history. Representative topics: Postwar Japan; Japan in the World; Modern Japan-China Relations. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 252. D2: Seminar on China. 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. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 265. Seminar in Canadian History. 3 Credits.

Topics in Canadian history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 267. Environmental History Seminar. 3 Credits.

Advanced reading and research on the role and influence of nature on human history and how people and cultures have influenced the natural world. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; Junior/Senior/Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: ENVS 267.

HST 271. Seminar in American Social Hst. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in American social history. Representative topics: US Social History. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 273. Seminar in Modern US History. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in modern US history. Representative topics: War & Culture in America; Growth of the Federal Government. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 280. D2: Queer Lives: LGBT History. 3 Credits.

Advanced readings and research on the diverse history of LGBT peoples in Europe and North America with a focus on case studies, recent scholarship, and major theoretical works. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History, or GSWS 001 and six additional hours of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies courses; minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: GSWS 280.

HST 284. Seminar in Vermont History. 3 Credits.

Topics exploring themes in Vermont history. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: VS 284.

HST 287. Seminar in Historiography. 3 Credits.

Topics examining themes in contemporary historical writing. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing.

HST 295. Special Topics Seminar. 1-18 Credits.

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

HST 296. Special Topics Seminar. 1-18 Credits.

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

HST 301. Graduate Historiography. 3 Credits.

Historical methods, philosophy of history, and the history of history writing. Prerequisite: Graduate students only.

HST 391. Master's Thesis Research. 1-6 Credits.

Required of all candidates for the M.A. who are writing a thesis. Normally arranged for two semesters at three hours each. Prerequisite: Graduate students only.

HST 393. Graduate Internship. 1-6 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 the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

HST 395. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HST 397. Special Readings and Research. 1-6 Credits.

Directed individual study of areas not appropriately covered by existing courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.