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History Courses at Hamline University

HIST 1200 - Introduction to European History

Topics and time periods covered vary from year to year. Recent examples: European History from the Renaissance to the French Revolution; European History Since the French Revolution.

Goals: To understand the key developments that shaped Europe from the Renaissance to the present.

Content: Various topics such as the reformations, changes in theories and forms of governments, industrialization, and revolutions, and world wars.

Taught: Annually.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 1300 - Introduction to United States History

Topics and time periods covered vary from year to year. Recent examples: U.S. History from 1607 to 1865; U.S. History from 1865.

Goals: To understand the key social, economic, and political developments that shaped the United States from the early 17th century to the present day.

Content: Various topics such as immigration, the building of social and political institutions, the Westward expansion and its effect on the nation, the road to the Civil War, industrialization, reform and the move toward a welfare state, ethnic relations within American society, and the rise of the U.S. to the status of a world power.

Taught: Annually.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 1400 - Introduction to Latin American History

Topics and time periods covered vary from year to year. Recent examples: Latin American History to 1825; Latin American History Since 1825; Latin American History (Pre-Columbian to Modern).

Goals: To understand the key developments in the Histories of the European, African, Asian, and Amerindian peoples whose interactions created the History of the New World after 1492 and resulted in the emergence of independent nations between 1812 and 1898.

Content: Various topics such as the nature and legacies of the colonial encounter, the importance of geography in national development, the economic foundations of different regions, and Latin American relations with other hemispheric and international powers.

Taught: Annually.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 1430- Historical Study Abroad

Goals: To study the History of a particular place by traveling and immersion.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: Ancient and Modern Greece.

Taught: This course is offered for credit whenever an appropriate study abroad is being conducted under the auspices of Hamline University.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 1500 - Introduction to Asian History

Topics and time periods covered vary from year to year. Recent examples: Buddhism, Trade, and Trans-Asian Relations from the 15th - 18th Centuries.

Goals: To understand the key characteristics that shaped east Asia from ancient times to the present day.

Content: Various topics such as modernization, the social role of intellectuals and students, the status of women, colonialism, and human rights.

Taught: Alternate years.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 1600 - Introduction to Chinese History

Topics and time periods covered vary from year to year. Recent examples: Continuity and Change in China’s Imperial Past; The Challenge of Reform and Revolution in China’s Past and Present.

Goals: To understand the key characteristics that shaped the evolution of China both regionally and globally from ancient times to the present.

Content: Various topics such as revolutionary and reformist tendencies, globalization, the social role of students and intellectuals, the rise of Communist governance, democracy, the status of women, imperialism, market reforms, and nationalism.

Taught: Annually

Credits: 4 credits 

HIST 3000 - Workshop in History

Goals: To teach students the skills related to public History. This course is recommended, in preference to HIST 3010, for students who plan to teach at the K-12 level.

Content: Public, local, and community History.

Taught: Alternate years.

Prerequisites: One 1000-level HIST course and one 3000-level HIST course.

Recommended: Completion of three 1000-level HIST courses.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 3010 - Historical Methods

Goals: To expose students to some of the key philosophies of History; to teach students the skills necessary to write a senior essay and to work as a professional HISTorian.

Content: Focus on philosophies of History, Historical methodologies, analysis, argumentation, research, and writing.

Taught: Alternate years.

Prerequisites: One 1000-level HIST course and one 3000-level HIST course.

Recommended: Completion of three 1000-level HIST courses.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 3500 - Topics in Asian History

Goals: To study the History and interrelationship of the numerous societies and polities of Asia.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: Genghis Khan in the World

Taught: Alternate years

Prerequisite: One 1000-level HIST course. Recommended: One 1000-level HIST course on Asia.

Credits: 4 credits   

HIST 3600 - Topics in Chinese History

Goals: To study the History of the Chinese civilizational world, its diaspora, and its place in regional and global History.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: The Three Taboos of China: Tibet, Taiwan, Tiananmen; Beijing 2008 & London 2012: The National Imaginary in Olympic Opening Ceremonies; Filming Medieval China.

Taught: Alternate years

Prerequisite: One 1000-level HIST course. Recommended: One 1000-level HIST course on Asia.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 3760 - Topics in the History of Imperialism

Goals: To understand the History of imperialism.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: The British Empire; Empires Past & Present; Comparative History of Colonial Societies.

Taught: Alternate years.

Prerequisite: One 1000-level HIST course.

Credits: 4 credits

Hist 3800 - Topics in Gender History

Goals: To study the History of women and gender.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: History of Women and Gender in Europe; History of Women and Gender in the U.S.

Taught: Alternate years.

Prerequisite: One 1000-level HIST course.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 3880 - Topics in the History of War

Goals: To understand the History of war.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: Europe and WWII ; Europe and WWI.

Taught: Alternate years.

Prerequisite: One 1000-level HIST course.

Recommended: Completion of three 1000-level HIST courses.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 3910 - Topics in Russian and Eastern European History

Goals: To study the History of Russia and Eastern European History.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: Modern Russia from the Empire to the Revolution; The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union.

Taught: Alternate years.

Prerequisite: One 1000-level HIST course on Europe.

Recommended: Completion of three 1000-level HIST courses.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 3930 - Topics in United States History

Goals: To study the History of the United States.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: Reform Movements in American History, Immigration, Landmark Trials.

Taught: Alternate years

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 3940 - Topics in Latin American History

Goals: To study the History of Latin America.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: 20th Century Mexico.

Taught: Alternate years

Recommended: One previous course in History or consent of instructor.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 3960 - Topics in Comparative History

Goals: To practice comparative History.

Content: Focus varies. Recent examples: History of Slavery and Emancipation; Clash of Civilizations; Nationalism; Disease and Society.

Taught: Alternate years.

Prerequisite: One 1000-level HIST course or instructor's permission.

Credits: 4 credits

HIST 5950 - Seminar in History

Goals: The senior seminar provides a capstone experience in the major, in which students practice and polish previously learned skills and build on previous knowledge and experience to produce a significant research paper. Outstanding students may choose to write a Senior Honors Essay rather than take the Senior Seminar. The Honors option is open to students whose proposal for a significant research paper based on primary source materials is approved by the History Department faculty in the spring of the junior year. Honors students carry out research and write the essay under the direction of a faculty advisor and defend it before a committee in spring of the senior year.

Content: Varies from year to year. Recent examples: Biography as History; Diplomatic History; Environmental History; Rise and Fall of Radical Right.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, three 1000-level HIST courses, three 3000-level HIST courses, and completion of HIST 3010 or 3000. (Seven courses total.)

Credits: 4 credits