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History Courses


Questions? Call (516) 463-5604 or email: Simon.R.Doubleday[at]hofstra.edu or Stanislao.Pugliese[at]hofstra.edu (Spring 2019)

Spring 2019

HIST 008D, sec 01: Dangerous Ideas: Anti-Fascism (24551) 1 SH, TR 8:00-9:45 AM, Stanislao Pugliese. From its earliest manifestations in the 1920s to its contemporary manifestation as “Antifa” in the US, this mini-course examines the history and ideologies of resistance to Fascism and Nazism.

HIST 008E, sec A: Egyptian Book of the Dead (24550) 1 SH, W 6:30-7:55 PM, Mario Ruiz.
Mini-course studying a compilation of spells that the ancient Egyptians believed would assist them in the afterlife as they made their perilous journey toward the realm of the gods and eternity.

HIST 010, sec A: Intro to Global History (CC, HP) (24552) 3 SH, TR 4:30-5:55 PM, Yuki Terazawa. Global interconnections from early modern period to present. Focus on imperialism, European colonialism, nationalism, anti-colonial resistance, Eurocentrism, and statelessness.

HIST 013, sec 01: US: Colonial to Civil War (HP) (24553) 3 SH, MWF 9:05-10:00 AM, Michael Galgano.

HIST 014S, sec 01: Shop ‘Til You Drop (HP) (22571) 4 SH, MW 9:10-11:0 AM, Sally Charnow. Examines the rise of urban life with its new realms of consumer pleasure. We explore the burgeoning commerce of the late 19th century and its impact, changing attitudes toward shopping and spending, fashion, conspicuous consumption, the birth of advertising, and protests and popular movements organized around issues of consumption.

HIST 014S, sec 02: New York And Slavery (First Year Connections Seminar) (HP) (22572) 3 SH, TR 2:220-3:45 PM, Alan Singer. African-American history with a focus on slavery, and the struggle to end slavery in New York City and State in the era before the American Civil War.

HIST 020, sec 01: Why History Matters: Migrations (HP) (22573) 3 SH, MW 12:50-2:15 PM, Johan Ahr. Mass immigration and emigration have been a repeated motif in western history. Today, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Spain, have become conduits to the European continent for people fleeing poverty and violence. What does this mean for the future of these migrants and their hosts?

HIST 020, sec 02: Why History Matters: Migrations (HP) (22574) 3 SH, MW 2:55-4:20 PM, Johan Ahr. See above for course description.

HIST 029, sec 01: American Lives: Dissenters (HP) (22972) 3 SH, TR 11:10 AM- 12:35 PM, Carolyn Eisenberg. Many of the most important social and political changes in American life have occurred because millions of people protested. Often these movements were led or inspired by extraordinary individuals, who were able to articulate grievances and offer solutions to deeply entrenched social problems. Using biographies and memoirs, we will consider the role of individuals and of mass movements in expanding the rights of immigrants, laborers, African-Americans and women during the period 1900-present.

HIST 029, sec 02: American Lives: Dissenters (HP) (22972) 3 SH, TR 12:45-2.10 PM, Carolyn Eisenberg. See above for course description.

HIST 072C, sec 01: China & Japan Since 1800s (CC) (23483) 3 SH, TR 12:45-2:10 PM, Yuki Terazawa. An age when East Asia faced challenge of the West. Focus on Japanese colonialism and the modern history of Korea; the Opium War, the Meiji Revolution, and World War II in East Asia.
HIST 102, sec A: Investigating History (21688) 4 SH, TR 9:10-11:05 AM, Katrina Sims. Introduction to researching and writing history through the lens of women in the United States.

HIST 103, sec 01: Debating History: Watergate (22575) 4 SH, TR 2:15-4:10 AM, Carolyn Eisenberg. How did Watergate become a major political scandal, bringing down a recently elected President who had won every state in the union, except Massachusetts? What was the relationship between the domestic crimes and the ongoing war in Southeast Asia?

HIST 106 B, sec 01: Ancient Greece & Rome (II) (HP) (23718) 3 SH, TR 2:20-3:45 PM, Anne Chen. History of the Roman Empire from conquest of Greece (146 B.C.E.) to fall of the Empire itself (476 C.E.).

HIST 109, sec 01: Western Europe 1648-1789: Kings, Merchants, and Peasants (24554) 3 SH, MW 2:55-4:20 PM, Sally Charnow. Focal points may include absolutism, representative democracy, imperialism, global commerce and war, agrarian society, religion, the scientific revolution, gender, and the Enlightenment

HIST 122, sec 01: Modern Britain (24555) 3 SH, MW 9:05-10:30 AM, Johan Ahr. Pivotal role of Britain in forging the Industrial Revolution and the two World Wars, and its role in late twentieth-century Europe.
HIST 124, sec DL: American Way of War (22267) 3 SH, ONLINE COURSE, James Levy.

HIST 144, sec 01: American Revolution (24556) 3 SH, MW 12:50-2:15 PM, James Coll.

HIST 147, sec 01: US: 1900-1945 (24557) 3 SH, MWF 10:10-11:05 AM, Michael Galgano.

HIST 162C, sec 01: Protest and Reform (HP) (23618) 3 SH, TR 12:45-2:10 PM, Katrina Sims.
Uses the lens of intersectionality – allowing for interconnections of race, class, and gender – to reveal how discrimination and exclusion from aspects of American society impacted African Americans, Latino/a/x, the LGTBQ community, and working-class men and women.

HIST 168A, sec A: Special Topics: World War II in Asia and the Pacific (24655) 3 SH, TR 6:30-8:20 PM, Yuki Terazawa. Background of Western and Japanese imperialism and colonialism in the region; conflicts between China and Japan in the 1930s; the 1937 Nanjing Massacre; military prostitution and sexual slavery; Japanese-American Internment, 1945 Tokyo Bombing, and the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No prerequisite.

HIST 177A, sec A: Special Topics in American History: Native American History – US Relations (24558) 3 SH, TR 4:30-5:55 PM, John Staudt.  Native American-US relations from invasion and colonization, examining intersection of Native and European-American histories and exchanges in the Northeast, Southeast, Great Plains, Northwest, and Southwest.

HIST 178G, sec 01: Special Topics in Global History: Ancient History and Archaeology (24559) 3 SH, TR 11:10 AM-12:35 PM, Anne Chen. Always wanted to be Indiana Jones? Using case studies from the ancient Mediterranean, Near Eastern, and Egyptian worlds, this course introduces the history of the discipline, explores the evolution of its methods, and considers how the nature of these methodologies affects our understanding of the past.

HIST 183, sec A: Seminar in Modern European History: World War I (24455) 4 SH, MW 4:30-6:25 PM, Sally Charnow. In what ways was World War I the end of the 19th century? Why did so many believe it was the war that would end all wars? How did it set the stage for the rise of fascism and Nazism in Europe? How did World War I reshape cultural and intellectual forms such as art, theatre, and psychology? The causes of the war, women at home and at the front, and the consequences of trench warfare. The main requirement of the course will be 20- page research paper based on primary and secondary sources.