History Summer Courses

AFAM 1600 L11 Understanding Historical Change: Africa
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Introduction to the political, social, economic and institutional history of Africa. Fulfills the Globalism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.  Syllabus

CRN: 10022
Instructor: Idris
3 credits


HIST 1210 L11 Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Greece
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A political, social, and intellectual history of ancient Greece from its origin to the death of Alexander the Great.  Syllabus

CRN: 10074
Instructor: Foster
3 credits


HIST 1220 R21 Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Introduction to Roman history focusing on problems and sources.  Syllabus

CRN: 10208
Instructor: Keil
3 credits


HIST 1000 L21 Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Our focus will be on three critical eras: the Enlightenment and French Revolution; the first Industrial Revolution and Victorian culture; and 1914-1945, the era of total war. We will consider how historians explain such events and we will discuss how pivotal individuals help determine the direction of history: Robespierre, Napoleon, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Churchill, Hitler.  Syllabus

CRN: 10237
Instructor: Bristow
3 credits


HIST 1100 PW1 Understanding Historical Change: American History
Session III, May 29-August 6, 2018
Online

This course focuses on significant periods in the development of the United States and considers them in the light of certain elements shaping that history. Among these elements are the constitutional and political system and the society's ideals, structure, economic policy, and world outlook.  Syllabus

CRN: 10289
Instructor: Gauthier
3 credits


CLAS 3030 PW1 Athenian Democracy
Session III, May 29-August 6, 2018
Online

A historical overview and morphological description of democracy as it was practiced in Athens from 508 BCE until 322 BCE. In addition to surveying how Athenian democracy evolved in an overview of its most salient features, we will also investigate how classical Athenian democracy was imagined and criticized by leading thinkers contemporary with it. Fulfills the EP3 and Advanced History requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10288
Instructor: Foster
4 credits


HIST 3430 L11 The World of Queen Elizabeth
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TTh (hybrid), 9 a.m.-Noon

This course seeks to move beyond the standard biographical studies of Elizabeth I by exploring the world that the last Tudor sovereign inhabited. It will do so by looking at four overlapping themes, which, together, shaped the Elizabethan world (1558-1603): state and society in the kingdom of England; the politics and diplomacy of Reformation Europe; England's overseas discoveries; and the extension of Tudor rule in the kingdom of Ireland. Fulfills the EP3 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.  Syllabus

CRN: 10075
Instructor: Maginn
4 credits


HIST 3566 R11 War and Imperialism
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Rose Hill: MW (hybrid), 6-9 p.m.

This course will explore the strains placed on the old Concert of Europe and its eventual collapse into two world wars. Themes of nationalism and imperialism will be stressed as well as domestic and international sources of conflict. Fulfills the Advanced History requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10076
Instructor: Hamlin
4 credits


HIST 3950 R11 Latino History
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course explores the development of the Latina/o population in the U.S. by focusing on the questions of migration, race, ethnicity, labor, family, and citizenship. Fulfills the EP3, Pluralism, and Advanced History requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.  Syllabus

CRN: 10077
Instructor: Acosta
4 credits


HIST 4031 L21 Rise of the American Suburb
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

An examination of the 19th-century origins of the suburb as a counterpoint to the city and the role of nature in shaping the design of this new form of country living. The twentieth-century transformation of the suburb into the American dream will be evaluated in light of the resultant sprawl and the policy critiques of this pattern of growth. Fulfills the Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.  Syllabus

CRN: 10238
Instructor: Appels
4 credits


HIST 5472 R11 Inventing Total War
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Rose Hill: TTh, 6-9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course will explore the development of total war in the 20th century, with particular emphasis on Germany. The dissolution of legal limits on violence and compulsion on the battlefield and at home will be examined. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 10078
Instructor: Hamlin
4 credits


HIST 5727 R21 History and Fiction in the American West
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TTh, 6-9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course uses history and literature to study the moving Western frontier in the United States. Readings explore its early origins in the 17th and 18th centuries but focus largely on its most economic manifestations in the 19th century. The course examines race, gender, violence, and social order, among other topics. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 10239
Instructor: Acosta
4 credits