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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Course Descriptions


 

History: II. Intermediate

The prerequisite for courses at the 200-level is ordinarily 1 unit in history.

   •  HIST 242 - The Russian Empire to 1812
   •  HIST 243 - Russia and the Soviet Union, 1861-2000
   •  HIST 245 - Medicine, Health and Diseases in East Asia
   •  HIST 246 - World War II in East Asia
   •  HIST 247 - Albert Einstein
   •  HIST 251 - A History of American Foreign Relations
   •  HIST 254 - Victorian Britain
   •  HIST 255 - The British Empire
   •  HIST 259 - The History of the Family in Early Modern Europe
   •  HIST 260 - Sex & Reproduction in 19th Century United States: Before Margaret Sanger
   •  HIST 261 - Women in 20th Century America
   •  HIST 262 - Contesting Colonialism: Latin America 1450 - 1750
   •  HIST 263 - From Colony to Nation: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
   •  HIST 264 - The Revolutionary Option? Latin America in the Twentieth Century
   •  HIST 265 - Slavery and Freedom in the U.S.
   •  HIST 267 - African American History, 1865-Present
   •  HIST 268 - Religion, Repression, and Resistance in Latin America
   •  HIST 270 - The Black Power Movement
   •  HIST 271 - Perspectives on the African Past: Africa Before 1800
   •  HIST 272 - Modern African History
   •  HIST 274 - Beyond Jamestown and Plymouth Rock: Revisiting, Revising, and Reviving Early America
   •  HIST 275 - U.S. History's Greatest Mystery: Revolutionary America, 1750-1830
   •  HIST 276 - Democracy in America? U.S. Politics and Power, 1828-1896
   •  HIST 277 - The Making of the “American Century”: 1890-1945
   •  HIST 278 - Cold War America
   •  HIST 279 - The Viet Nam War
   •  HIST 290 - Field Work
   •  HIST 297 - Readings In History
   •  HIST 298 - Independent Work

History: III. Advanced

Prerequisite for advanced courses is ordinarily 2 units of 200-level work in history, or by permission of the instructor. Specific prerequisites assume the general prerequisite.

   •  HIST 300 - Thesis Preparation: Sources, Methods, and Interpretations
   •  HIST 301 - Senior Thesis
   •  HIST 302 - Senior Thesis
   •  HIST 308 - Humanitarian Intervention
   •  HIST 310 - Mao's China in the World: War, Science and Legitimacy
   •  HIST 315 - Crusading and the Holy Land (1095-1204)
   •  HIST 316 - Constantinople/Istanbul: 1453
   •  HIST 326 - Machiavelli: Power and Politics
   •  HIST 332 - Dangerous Ideas: Challenging Authority in Eighteenth-Century France
   •  HIST 337 - The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
   •  HIST 338 - German-American Encounters since WW I
   •  HIST 342 - Stalinism
   •  HIST 343 - Youth in Russia, 1880-Present
   •  HIST 351 - Problems in U.S. Foreign Policy
   •  HIST 355 - Childhood and Children in Nineteenth-Century Britain
   •  HIST 357 - The First World War
   •  HIST 360 - Black Business and Social Movements in the Twentieth Century
   •  HIST 361 - Varieties of the Latin American Indian Experience
   •  HIST 362 - The Cuban Revolutions
   •  HIST 363 - Revolution and Conflict in Twentieth-Century Latin America
   •  HIST 365 - Race and the History of Jim Crow Segregation
   •  HIST 366 - American Encounters: Natives, Newcomers, and the Contest for a Continent
   •  HIST 368 - American Portrait: The United States c. 1830
   •  HIST 369 - Social Citizenship in an Urban Age
   •  HIST 373 - Slavery and Abolition in Africa
   •  HIST 374 - The African Diaspora
   •  HIST 375 - Years of Disunion: The U.S. Civil War
   •  HIST 382 - Marie-Antoinette
   •  HIST 385 - Colonialism, Resistance, and Knowledge in Modern Middle Eastern History
   •  HIST 386 - Central Asia and the Caucasus: Nation Building and Human Rights
   •  HIST 387 - Modern China: Wealth, Power and Revolution
   •  HIST 399 - Senior Independent Work

Asian Studies: I. Introductory

   •  ASIA 101 - Approaching Asia
   •  ASIA 104 - Sex and Gender in India
   •  ASIA 107 - Inner Paths: Religion and Contemplative Consciousness
   •  ASIA 111 - Social Change in South Korea Through Film
   •  ASIA 122 - Encounters in Modern East Asia
   •  ASIA 136 - Introduction to World Music
   •  ASIA 152 - Religions of Asia

Asian Studies: II. Intermediate

   •  ASIA 202 - Business and the State in East Asia
   •  ASIA 213 - The Experience of Freedom
   •  ASIA 214 - The Tumultuous Century: Twentieth Century Chinese Literature
   •  ASIA 216 - Food, Culture, and Globalization
   •  ASIA 222 - Narratives of Japan: Fiction and Film
   •  ASIA 223 - The Gothic and the Supernatural in Japanese Literature
   •  ASIA 224 - Japanese Popular Culture and Literature
   •  ASIA 231 - Hindu Traditions
   •  ASIA 233 - The Buddha in the World
   •  ASIA 235 - Religion in China
   •  ASIA 236 - The Making of Modern East Asia: Empires and Transnational Interactions
   •  ASIA 238 - Environmental China: Nature, Culture, and Development
   •  ASIA 240 - Cultural Localities
   •  ASIA 245 - Medicine, Health and Diseases in East Asia
   •  ASIA 246 - World War II in East Asia
   •  ASIA 250 - Across Religious Boundaries: Understanding Differences
   •  ASIA 254 - Chinese Politics and Economy
   •  ASIA 255 - Subaltern Politics
   •  ASIA 256 - The Arts of China
   •  ASIA 257 - Reorienting America: Asians in American History and Society
   •  ASIA 258 - The Art of Zen in Japan
   •  ASIA 259 - Art, Politics and Cultural Identity in East Asia
   •  ASIA 262 - India, China, and the State of Post-coloniality
   •  ASIA 263 - Critical International Relations
   •  ASIA 266 - Genre: Asian Horror
   •  ASIA 274 - Political Ideology
   •  ASIA 275 - International and Comparative Education
   •  ASIA 276 - Experiencing the Other: Representation of China and the West
   •  ASIA 290 - Field Work
   •  ASIA 298 - Independent Study

Asian Studies: III. Advanced

 Asian Studies Senior Seminar

The Senior Seminar addresses topics and questions that engage several areas of Asia and Asian Studies as a discipline. Topic may change yearly. The senior seminar is a required course for Asian Studies senior majors; ordinarily it may be taken by other students as well.

   •  ASIA 300 - Senior Thesis
   •  ASIA 301 - Senior Thesis
 

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