2021 Remote History Summer Courses


    The World Since 1500 (5 credits)

  • HIS 2B

    Session 2

    Examines major world issues over the past 500 years. Topics include European expansion and colonialism, the Muslim empires, East Asia from Ming to Qing, the Americas, Africa, the scientific-technological revolution, decolonization, and modern environmental problems. Designed primarily for first- and second-year students, it provides a time frame for understanding events within a global framework. General Education Code CC

    Proposed Instructor - Daniel Joesten


  • United States History to 1877 (5 credits)

  • HIS 10A

    Session 2

    Focuses on the building of British American colonies and the establishment, disintegration, and reconstruction of the nation with an emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and gender impacted colonial development and structured the nation's agenda and the definition of citizenship. General Education Code ER

    Proposed Instructor - Taylor Kirsch


  • United States History, 1877 to 1977 (5 credits)

  • HIS 10B

    Session 1

    Surveys the political, social, and cultural history of the United States from 1877 to 1977. Focuses on national politics with emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and gender changed the nation's agenda. General Education Code ER

    Proposed Instructor - Lisa Jackson


  • History of the English Language (5 credits)

  • HIS 59

    Session 2

    Students acquire an understanding of the history of the development of the English language, from its origins to present, and engage critically with the quantitative evidence for that history, using accessible online databases and digital texts. General Education Code  SR

    Proposed Instructor - Charles Hedrick


  • Medical and Scientific Terminology (5 credits)

  • HIS 60

    Session 1
    Trains students in the principals that will help them make sense of Greco-Latin scientific and technical vocabulary. Introduces Greco-Roman natural philosophy and its general cultural context, and explains the historical relationship of that tradition to the emergence of modern European experimental science and technology. (Formerly Scientific Vocabulary and the Roots of the European Scientific Tradition.)(General Education Code PR-E

    Proposed Instructor - Charles Hedrick


  • Visualizing Modern East Asia (5 credits)

  • HIS 80D

    Session 1

    This class is an introduction to modern East Asian history, with a specific focus on the nations of China, Japan, and Korea.  Students will investigate major historical questions about modernity, imperialism, colonialism, nationalism, gender, and labor from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.  This course is also designed to explore contemporary media, looking at how visual reproductions become instruments to remember the past.  Through the exercise of visualizing East Asian history, the course aims to help students make critical assessments of mass media information on East Asia available to the American public. General Education Code IM

    Proposed Instructor - Kyuhyun Han

    Pending CC approval


  • Historical Skills and Methods (5 credits)

  • HIS 100

    Session 2

    Designed to introduce history majors to historical methods and provide preparation for exit seminars. Students develop critical reading, historical analysis, research, and disciplinary writing skills. General Education Code TA

    Proposed Instructor - Matt O'Hara


  • World History of Science (5 credits)

  • HIS 101D

    Session 1

    Human curiosity and inquiry changed and varied widely across Eurasia. This course surveys how the curiosity and inquiry were framed in three major civilizations (China, Islam and Judeo-Christian) from the Mongol conquest of Eurasia in the 13th century to the beginning of industrial capitalism in the 19th century. (Formerly Topics in the World History of Science.) General Education Code SI

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    Proposed Instructor - Minghui Hu


  • Colonial America, 1500-1750 (5 credits)

  • HIS 110A

    Session 2

    Explores the social, economic, cultural, and political development of British North America from the first European/Amerindian contacts in the late 16th century through the establishment of a provincial British colonial society. Course 110A is not a prerequisite to course 110B. General Education Code ER

    Proposed Instructor - Edward "Noel" Smyth


  • Colonial Mexico (5 credits)

  • HIS 134A

    Session 1

    Covers the social, cultural, economic, and political history of colonial Mexico (New Spain). Special attention paid to colonial identity formation, religion, and labor systems. Begins by examining indigenous societies prior to the arrival of Europeans and concludes with Mexico's independence movement in the early 19th century. General Education Code ER

    Proposed Instructor - Matt O'Hara


  • Queer Pasts: A Radical Telling of LGBTQ History in the United States (5 credits)

  • HIS 139C

    Session 2

    Critically explores how to preserve, represent, and study the history of queer and gender non-conforming people. Focuses on non-traditional and digital archives, oral history, and original research.General Education Code TA

    Proposed Instructor - Bristol Cave-LaCoste


  • History of Hong Kong and Taiwan: Two Peripheries of China (5 credits)

  • HIS 142

    Session 2

    This course will study the history of two peripheries of China: Hong Kong and Taiwan, from the earliest written records to the present. These two places were at various times part of China, and, to some, are still parts of China. However, these two peripheries of China have historical trajectories distinct from China and have developed their unique positions in the world. This course invites students to think about Taiwan and Hong Kong: not only their local histories and development, but also their role as two peripheries of China in Chinese nationalism and in U.S-China relations. General Education Code CC

    Proposed Instructor - Wilson Miu

    Pending CCI Approval