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History Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their originally scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous.

HIST 1000 L21 - Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

We focus on three important eras: The Enlightenment, French Revolution, and Napoleon; the industrial revolution and Victorian society; and the era of total war and tyranny from 1914 to 1945. We will consider how historians explain these developments, and we will concentrate on pivotal historical figures, including Voltaire, Robespierre, Napoleon, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Churchill, and Hitler. 

CRN: 11285
Instructor: Bristow
3 credits


HIST 1100 R11 - Understanding Historical Change: American History
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A course focusing on significant periods in the development of the United States and considering them in the light of certain elements shaping that history. Among these elements are the constitutional and political system; the society's ideals, structure, economic policy, and world outlook. Fulfills the EP1 and Pluralism requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

Closed
Instructor: Acosta
3 credits


HIST 1100 PW1 - Understanding Historical Change: American History
Session III, May 26 - August 4, 2020
Online

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

Closed
Instructor: Gauthier
3 credits


HIST 1210 PW1 - Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Greece
Session III, May 26 - August 4, 2020
Online

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

Closed
Instructor: Foster
3 credits


HIST 1220 R21 - Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Introduction to Roman history focusing on problems and sources.

CRN: 11284
Instructor: Keil
3 credits


CLAS 3030 PW1 - Athenian Democracy
Session III, May 26 - August 4, 2020
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.

Closed
Instructor: Foster
4 credits


HIST 3362 L21 - Crime and Punishment in Europe
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: MW, 1 - 4 p.m.

The history of defining, prosecuting, and punishing transgressions, both religious and secular, in Europe, especially from 1500-1800. The course will focus on the development of so-called modern beliefs about crime and law. Fulfills the Advanced History and EP3 requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11292
Instructor: Myers
4 credits


HIST 3362 R21 - Crime and Punishment in Europe
Cancelled


HIST 3430 L11 - World of Queen Elizabeth
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: TTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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 Advanced History and EP3 requirements in Fordham's core curriculum. HIST 3430 L11 syllabus.

CRN: 11313
Instructor: Maginn
4 credits


HIST 3950 R21 - Latino History
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This eloquentia perfecta 3 course explores the development of the Latina/o population in the U.S. for focusing on the questions of migration, race, ethnicity, labor, family, and citizenship. Fulfills the Advanced History and Pluralism requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11286
Instructor: Acosta
4 credits


HIST 3969 R11 - Latin America and the U.S.
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course will be a survey of the history of the Latin America policy of the United States and the impact of such policy on the Latin American countries. Fulfills the Advanced History, EP3 and  Global Studies requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11305
Instructor: Acosta
4 credits


HIST 3975 L11 - A History of the Caribbean: From Slave Ships to Cruise Ships
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: MW, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course will study the history of colonialism, slavery, emancipation, and nationalism in the Caribbean, using both primary sources and scholarly studies. The African and European backgrounds to Caribbean history will receive particular attention. Fulfills the Advanced History and Global Studies requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11308
Instructor: Alcenat
4 credits


HIST 4009 L11 - Film, Fiction, and American Power
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course provides students with a basic understanding of how visual and written representations of American power have influenced, challenged, and even transformed the U.S. relations with the world since 1945. Fulfills the Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. HIST 4009 L11 syllabus.

Closed
Instructor: Dietrich
4 credits


HIST 4031 L21 - Rise Of The American Suburb
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

An examination of the nineteenth-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 EP3 and Interdisciplinary Capstone requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11290
Instructor: Appels
4 credits


HIST 5105 R11 - The Black Radical Tradition in U.S. History
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: TTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course explores the long history of black radicalism through a comparison of the United States and the Caribbean as centers of revolutionary movements that engaged problems of democracy, racism, and citizenship in the global black diaspora. Open to seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Please consult your advisor.

CRN: 11312
Instructor: Alcenat
4 credits