History Summer Courses

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HIST 1000 R11 - Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Introduction to the nature and methods of historical study and the examination of specific topics essential for understanding the evolution of modern institutions, ideologies, and political situations.

Canceled
Instructor: Hamlin, David
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HC, INST, IPE, IRST, ISEU


HIST 1000 PW1 - Understanding Historical Change: European History
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

Introduction to the nature and methods of historical study and the examination of specific topics essential for understanding the evolution of modern institutions, ideologies, and political situations.

Closed
Instructor: Gauthier, Brandon
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HC, INST, IPE, IRST, ISEU


HIST 1100 V11 - Understanding Historical Change: American History
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Introduction to the nature and methods of historical study and examination of specific topics focusing on significant periods in the development of the U.S. and considering 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.

Closed
Instructor: Acosta, Salvador
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, AP, APPI, ASHS, EP1, FRHE, FRHI, HC


HIST 1100 R21 - Understanding Historical Change: American Slavery and Jacksonian Democracy 1812-1850
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Introduction to the nature and methods of historical study and examination of specific topics focusing on significant periods in the development of the U.S. and considering 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.

CRN: 13859
Instructor: Alcenat, Westenley
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, FRHE, FRHI, HC


CLAS 1210 PW1 - Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Greece
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

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

Closed
Instructor: Foster, John
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HC


CLAS 1220 V21 - Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Introduction to Roman History focusing on problems and sources.

Closed
Instructor: Keil, Matthew
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HC


AFAM 1600 L11 - Understanding Historical Change: Africa
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

This course introduces students to major themes in Africa's complex history, including early human origins; religion; trade networks; slavery and the slave trade; colonialism; and liberation struggles. We will explore Africa as an idea and field of study, by attending to the major debates that have shaped historical writing about Africa. Significant class time will be devoted to developing student writing and public speaking skills through individual and group presentations, revision writing, and peer review.

CRN: 13705
Instructor: Idris, Amir
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: GLBL, HC, HIST, INST, IPE, ISAF, ISIN, ISLA, ISME, MEST, PJRC, PJST


AFAM 3150 V11 - Caribbean Peoples and Culture
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 10:00AM - 12:59 PM

An examination of the historical, cultural and contemporary characteristics of various ethnic groups in the Caribbean. Special attention will be devoted to Afro-West Indians.

Canceled
Instructor: Maddox, Tyesha
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, ADVD, AMCS, AMST, APPI, ASHS, ASSC, GLBL, HIGH, HIST, HIUL, INST, IPE, ISAF, ISIN, ISLA, LALS, LASS, URST


HIST 3362 L21 - Crime and Punishment
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: MW, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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.

CRN: 13857
Instructor: Myers, William
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: EP3


HIST 3430 L11 - World Of Queen Elizabeth
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course explores the world of Queen Elizabeth, the last Tudor sovereign, by looking at four overlapping themes which together shaped the Elizabethan period: state and society in the kingdom of England; overseas discovery; European diplomacy; and the kingdom of Ireland.

CRN: 13775
Instructor: Maginn, Christopher
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHC, EP3, IRST, ISHI


HIST 3842 L11 - The Vietnam Wars
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 02:00PM - 05:00PM

The United States became involved in French-Indo-China in 1950 and left Vietnam in 1975. This course asks basic questions about the Vietnam Wars. Why did the United States make such a vast commitment in an area of so little importance? What did it attempt to do during the quarter century of it involvement there? Why, despite the expenditure of more than $150 billion dollars and the loss of more than 58,000 lives did the world's most powerful nation fail to achieve it objectives? What have been the consequences for Americans, Vietnamese, and others of the long and divisive war?

CRN: 13779
Instructor: Dietrich, Christopher
4 credits


HIST 3929 L11 - History Of Chinese In The Americas
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course explores the history of Chinese people and culture in the Americas from a wide range of perspectives. Units will examine the history of Chinese migrations to North and South America from East and Southeast Asia, representations of Chinese in American media, diasporic Chinese gender identities, diasporic Chinese cuisines, Chinese-American literature, labor history, and the history of Chinese in New York City, among other topics. This course will embed the history of Chinese in the Americas in a global history of political, economic, and cultural flows and open up the questions "Which China?" and "Which America?" to historical scrutiny. Students will engage with primary materials to do original research and will be encouraged to consider adding a SERV (Community Engaged Learning) credit to the course.

Canceled
Instructor: Shen, Grace
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AP, EP3, Globalism


HIST 3950 V11 - Latino History
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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, sexuality, and citizenship. Specific topics include: United States colonial expansion and its effects on the population of Latin America; Mexican-Americans, and the making of the West; colonialism and the Puerto Rican Diaspora; Caribbean revolutions and the Cuban-American community; and globalization and recent Latina/o migrations (Dominicans, Colombians).

CRN: 13773
Instructor: Acosta, Salvador
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, ADVD, AHC, AMST, AP, APPI, ASHS, COLI, EP3, HIAH, INST, ISIN, ISLA, LALS, LAUH, PLUR, URST


HIST 4009 V11 - Film, Fiction, Power
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Visual and written representations of American power have influenced, challenged and even transformed U.S. relations in the world. With their capacity to reach millions, films and fiction do more than tell stories or entertain audiences. They also have the unparalled means to shape values and beliefs, and to convey attitudes toward the nature and practice of American power. What sort of themes of international power did authors, screen-writers, and directors address in the twentieth century? What do these reflections on power reveal about American society, its politics, and its place in the world?

Closed
Instructor: Dietrich, Christopher
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, AMST, APPI, ASAM, ASHS, HIAH, ICC


HIST 5204 PW1 - Medieval Environmental History
Graduate Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

Graduate course. This seminar is intended to familiarize graduate students with current themes and trends in medieval environmental history. Weekly reading assignments comprise historical monographs and scholarly articles in English.

CRN: 13970
Instructor: Bruce, Scott
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: MVST


HIST 5424 V11 - Women, Science and Technology
Graduate Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. Natural knowledge and the manipulation of nature have often been gendered, but how, why, and by whom? This seminar will explore the multitude of ways that women have shaped and been shaped by these gendered visions of nature and the tools for controlling it. What forms of natural knowledge were deemed appropriate for women? Why were women understood to be particularly adept at specific technologies or handicrafts? How were spaces for scientific practice or technological production rendered hospitable or, more often, inhospitable for women? In what ways have systems of scientific authority limited or encouraged the participation of female researchers? How have science and technology been used to act on women's bodies? Are there specifically "womanly" ways of knowing? These and other questions will be explored through cases across a wide range of periods, disciplines, and geographies, allowing us not only to question the shifting place of women within the worlds of science and technology but also to question our assumptions about the place of science and technology within different societies.

CRN: 14074
Instructor: Shen, Grace
4 credits


HIST 6256 R21 - Torture and Western Culture
Graduate Summer Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2022
Rose Hill: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. This course examines a very difficult subject that sheds an unsettling light on the history of Europe and the United States.  Torture in the twenty-first century world is ubiquitous, and the very public controversy surrounding American practices is only shocking to those who do not pay attention to the world.  Our goal in this seminar is to examine the history of torture in its European-American context and to determine just where current practices fit into that history.  We will also ponder whether torture is a practice that can (and should) be eradicated, or whether we must adjust to the presence of torture as a permanent feature of the world and American landscape.

Canceled
Instructor: Myers, William
4 credits

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.