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HIST-1000-V31 - Understanding Historical Change: Modern Europe
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
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.

CRN: 15042

Instructor: Gauthier, Brandon
3 credits

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


HIST-1100-R21 - Understanding Historical Change: American History
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
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: 14992

Instructor: Dietrich, Christopher
3 credits

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


HIST-1100-V11 - Understanding Historical Change: American History
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: 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: 14875

Instructor: Acosta, Salvador
3 credits

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


HIST-1220-V21 - Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Introduction to Roman History focusing on problems and sources.

CRN: 15803

Instructor: Keil, Matthew
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CC, CLAS, HC


HIST-1400-V11 - Understanding Historical Change: Latin America
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course provides an introduction to the nature and methods of historical study and the examination of specific topics essential for understanding the history of Latin America, from the independence movement to the present.

CRN: 15785

Instructor: Huezo-Jefferson, Stephanie
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMCS, AMST, ASHS, GLBL, HC, INST, IPE, ISLA, LAIN, LALS, PJRC, PJST


HIST-1600-L11 - Understanding Historical Change: Africa
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Introduction to the political, social, economic and institutional history of Africa.

CRN: 14811

Instructor: Idris, Amir
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: AFAM, GLBL, HC, INST, IPE, ISAF, MEST, PJRC, PJST


HIST-3365-R11 - Environmental History of the United States and its Empire
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Rose Hill, Hybrid: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Looking at the interactions between humans and their environments through a historical lens reveals how nature has shaped human cultures and how human activities have altered American ecology. This course examines these dynamics in the natural and built environment in the United States and its territories from first contact to the present. Over the course of the semester, we will look at how natural constraints have shaped human activities and how humans adapted and responded to them. We will also trace changes in perceptions about the built and natural environment and examine how those viewpoints informed larger political movements. Finally, we will identify how developments, such as capitalism, industrialization, colonization, and suburbanization, altered the environment as well as attitudes towards it.

CRN: 15781

Instructor: Gherini, Claire
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: HIAH


HIST-3430-L11 - The World of Queen Elizabeth I
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
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: 14804

Instructor: Maginn, Christopher
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHC, EP3, IRST


HIST-3752-L21 - Coming of the Civil War
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

A history of the sectional crisis in America, focusing on the questions: Why did the South secede? Why did the North decide to fight rather than allow it?

CRN: 15782

Instructor: Alcenat, Westenley
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHC, AMST, APPI, ASHS, HIAH


HIST-3950-V11 - Latino History
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 15786

Instructor: Acosta, Salvador
4 credits

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


HIST-3967-V11 - Modern Central America
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

This course covers Central American history from the dictators of the 1930s until the revolutionary decades and their aftermaths.

CRN: 15787

Instructor: Huezo-Jefferson, Stephanie
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHC, AMST, APPI, ASHS, GLBL, HIGH, HIUL, LALS, LAUH


HIST-4009-R21 - Film, Fiction, and Power in the American Century
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Rose Hill: 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?

CRN: 15783

Instructor: Dietrich, Christopher
4 credits

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


HIST-4011-V11 - Why America Fights
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This history course analyzes the rationales that American leaders and the public have used to call for the United States to go to war in the 20th century—before, after, and during the fighting of those wars. At the same time, it examines the consequences of war on American society, including for those who dissented to those wars, from the pacifism of World War I to conscientious objectors during World War II and Korea to the massive anti-war movement of Vietnam and the less influential critiques of the early 21st century. In presenting that tension, the seminar raises one of the most important ethical and moral issues of past and present: why have some Americans called for war when others have criticized it? By studying the complex problems of war and peace in the modern United States, students will think deeply about that basic ethical question.

CRN: 15788

Instructor: Dietrich, Christopher
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHC, AMST, APPI, ASHS, EP4, HHPA, HIAH, HIUL, PJST, PJWT, PPWF, VAL


HIST-5205-V31 - The Fall of the Roman Empire
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
Online, Asynchronous

Graduate course. This graduate seminar introduces students to the historiographical paradigm of the "decline and fall" of the Roman Empire and examines modern responses to it.

CRN: 15789

Instructor: Bruce, Scott
4 credits


HIST-5214-R11 - Women and Gender in Medicine in Europe and North America
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Rose Hill: MW, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Graduate course. The period between the Renaissance and the French Revolution (roughly 1450 to 1800) witnessed an explosion of ideas about the natural world, especially the human body. Some of them were new, but many others were a reinvigoration and repackaging of older ideas about generation and sexual difference from the classical world. Within this context, men and women of varying ranks participated in the generation of knowledge about the body, with concerns that spanned the medicinal attributes of plants and animals from the New World to the processes of reproduction. Yet these two developments—the explosion of knowledge about the body and a parade of new participants investigating and healing it—did not occur in an isolated bubble of science. They took place alongside European expansion; the dispossession of Native Americans; the growth and rationalization of slavery as a labor regime; the birth of new institutions of science and learning that replaced more traditional venues for the creation and transmission of knowledge; civil wars and revolutions that challenged patriarchy, the growth of capitalism, and the institution of slavery. These major historical changes involved questions about reproduction (of the labor force), women’s bodies, women’s medical authority, and the value of carework. Modernity proceeded through the body. This course explores the place of women as healthcare providers and interpreters of the body in this period. Simultaneously, it probes how ideas about gender, sexual difference, and race emerged in this period of cataclysmic change. As a graduate reading seminar, the course will focus on reading and discussion of secondary scholarship on these topics. Assignments will include in-class presentations on select readings, and a final seminar paper.

CRN: 15784

Instructor: Gherini, Claire
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: HGSM

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.