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Introduction to Historical Research

HIST 5101 - Introduction to Historical Research

Introduction to the sources and methods of professional historians. Finding primary sources (qualitative and quantitative), evaluating them for accuracy and usefulness, organizing data, and writing exercises based on the sources. Students must produce a proposal (fully annotated) for a major research paper to be written in the subsequent semester.

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HIST 5102 - Historical Research and Writing

A research seminar for students in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in history.

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HIST 5103 - Teaching History

A survey of the pedagogy and practice of history teaching, designed to prepare advanced graduate students for careers in colleges and universities, museums, and other educational settings. Seminar will explore the contemporary landscape of higher education; debates over the liberal arts and the place of history in the curriculum; diversity in the classroom; and challenges of designing syllabi, preparing and delivering lectures, leading discussions, advising and evaluating.

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HIST 5140 - Introduction to Historical Museum Work I

A study of historical agencies and museums. Laboratory work and field trips are included.

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HIST 5141 - Introduction to Historical Museum Work II

A study of historical agencies and museums. Laboratory work and field trips are included.

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HIST 5142 - Administration of Archives and Manuscripts

An overview of the history and development of the American archival profession, including basic archival theory and methodology. Emphasizes principles of collection, organization, and reference service for historical manuscripts and archives.

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HIST 5143 - Advanced Practice in Archival Management

Advanced practice in archival management, such as appraisal, records management, access, and public programs. Application of archival principles through specific projects relating to processing, appraisal, public outreach, and reference service.

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HIST 5195 - Special Topics in History

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HIST 5199 - Independent Study in History

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HIST 5201 - Theories of History

The principles and problems underlying the study of history; and a survey of the history of historical writing and of various schools of historical interpretation.

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HIST 5205 - Collaborative Colloquium

Comparative/collaborative study of topics in different areas and/or periods.

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HIST 5215 - Special Topics in the History of Science

May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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HIST 5218 - Historical Conceptions of Race and Science

Historical examination of the interplay between concepts of race and scientific naturalism as they emerged in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Attention also paid to political and social contexts.

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HIST 5227 - Topics in Imperialism

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HIST 5235 - The Making of the African Diaspora

Theory and practice of African Diaspora history. Recent theoretical debates and cases of African Diaspora studies and history including: politics, culture, resistance; community formation; slavery; pan-africanism; transnationalism; black internationalism; African and black consciousness; Diaspora theory; gender, race, and class analyses.

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HIST 5276 - War and Revolution in the Twentieth Century

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HIST 5316 - Topics in Medieval History

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HIST 5370 - Western Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

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HIST 5373 - Europe in the Seventeenth Century

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HIST 5374 - Europe in the Eighteenth Century

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HIST 5410 - The French Revolution

An intensive study of the intellectual, social, economic, political, and military events of the period and of their impact upon the world, as well as upon French history.

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HIST 5412 - Nineteenth Century France

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HIST 5423 - State and Society in Europe since 1800

Relationship between social change and state formation in Western Europe from c. 1800 to the mid-20th century; industrialization, class, social identities, nationalism, and imperialism.

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HIST 5424 - Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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HIST 5425 - Social and Intellectual History of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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HIST 5451 - Topics in Russian History

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HIST 5454 - Topics in Central European History, 1790-1918

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HIST 5456 - Germany in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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HIST 5462 - Topics in Modern British History

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HIST 5470 - Topics in Italian History

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HIST 5475 - Histories of the Body: European Perspectives since 1500

Historical and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the body and the European imagination since 1500. Topics include: representations of health and illness; the body as a site of law and sovereign power; sexed bodies; the body in social and political theory; the government of life and death; race and ethnicity.

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HIST 5505 - Gender in the Early Modern West

Discussion of key works on gender, women, and sexuality, spanning the 1400s-1700s with a geographical focus mostly on Britain, continental Europe, and the Americas.

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HIST 5505 - Gender in the Early Modern West

Discussion of key works on gender, women, and sexuality, spanning the 1400’s-1700’s with a geographical focus mostly on Britain, continental Europe, and the Americas.

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HIST 5510 - Topics in Colonial American History

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HIST 5515 - The American Revolution

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HIST 5520 - United States in the Early National Period and the Age of Jackson, 1787-1840

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HIST 5525 - Society and Culture in the Civil War Era, 1830-1880

The social, economic, political and cultural forces, including gender, race, and class, that shaped the Civil War and its aftermath.

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HIST 5530 - United States in the Age of Reform, 1877-1924

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HIST 5535 - The United States from the 1920s to the 1960s

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HIST 5540 - Topics in American Social and Cultural History, 1600-1876

Major themes in the recent scholarship of social and cultural history: community and communication; family and gender; race, class, and industrialization; religion; and slavery.

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HIST 5543 - Social Change in 19th Century America

Major sources of social change in 19th-century United States, including legacy of the American Revolution; fate of Native America; rural society; slavery; industrialization; immigration; class formation; race; the impact of Civil War and Reconstruction.

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HIST 5544 - American Land and Society

Examines the historical literature on American ideas about landholding and agriculture from the 18th to the 20th century and their impact on society, culture, and the environment.

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HIST 5545 - Topics in New England History

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HIST 5550 - Topics in American Family History

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HIST 5555 - Topics in the History of American Women

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HIST 5560 - Topics in the History of American Foreign Relations

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HIST 5565 - Topics in the History of Urban America

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HIST 5570 - Topics in Black History

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HIST 5575 - American Maritime History

A study of the development of American mercantile enterprise from colonial times and its relationship to American political, economic, and cultural history. The course includes lectures, readings, and extensive use of the facilities at Mystic Seaport. It is given at Mystic Seaport under the joint auspices of the University of Connecticut and the Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies.

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HIST 5576 - Seminar in American Maritime Studies

A seminar involving reading and research on selected topics in American maritime studies. Open only to students who have previously taken History 332 or to advanced students who are concurrently enrolled in History 332. This course is given at Mystic Seaport under joint auspices of the University of Connecticut and the Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime History.

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HIST 5610 - Comparative Transnational Latin(o) American History

Critical issues in diverse U.S. Latina/o histories and forces that contributed to the arrival of people of Latin American and Caribbean heritage to the United States. Topics include: the epistemological origins and historiographical traditions of the field; U.S. empire; labor, migration, and diaspora; border formations; constructions of gender and sexuality; and comparative racialization. Also offered as LLAS 5100

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HIST 5621 - Topics in Latin American History

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HIST 5622 - The Historical Literature of Latin America

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HIST 5630 - The Historical Development of the Caribbean

Theories and case studies of Caribbean history. Recent theoretical debates and cases of Caribbean history including: economy, politics, culture, community formation; political mobilization; slavery and emancipation; nation and state formation; law; immigration and emigration; intellectual traditions; gender, race, and class analyses.

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HIST 5836 - Topics in Twentieth-Century China

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HIST 5837 - East Asian History

Topics in modern Chinese and Japanese history with emphasis on Chinese thought and politics.

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HIST 6000 - American Studies: Methods and Major Texts

Introduction to the methodologies and topics of American Studies through a survey of major texts in the field, past and present. Course also provides a history of the field.

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HIST 6500 - American Studies: Special Topics

Detailed study of a specific topic in American cultural studies with an emphasis on developing skills in interdisciplinary research. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit with a change in topic.

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