• Empires & Globalization in World History I HST 149

    The first semester focuses on the transition from democracy to empire in the ancient world and social and political transitions in the medieval world. The topics include from Athenian democracy to imperialism, from Roman Republic to Roman Empire, and the world system before European hegemony. 4 credits

  • Empires & Globalization in World History II HST 150

    The second semester focuses on the relationship between empire-building and globalization. The topics include early modern globalization, the British Empire, and the formation of Atlantic World. 4 credits

  • Peaceful Coexistence: Muslims, Christians & Jews in Medieval Iberia HST 248

    This course provides a historical survey (711-1492) of Muslim and Christian occupied territories on the Iberian Peninsula (modern-day Spain and Portugal), focusing on principal events and broad trends. Special emphasis will be placed on tolerance as manifested in the toleration of religious minorities, cultural and scientific interaction, translation and peaceful coexistence (convivencia); and on intolerance as manifested through warfare (jihad, crusade), frontier mentality, massacres, forced conversions, the setting up of the Inquisition and the final expulsion of the Jews in 1492 and of the descendants of the converted Muslims or moriscos in 1609 and 1814. 4 credits

  • History of Spain I HST 357

    This course examines and explores the political, economic and social history of Spain from antiquity to 1700. Topics include: Spain before the Roman Conquest; Roman Spain; from slave society to feudal society; the Islamic state and the Christian Reconquest; the formation of the national state; the Spanish Empire and the Golden Age; the Hapsburg state; Spain and the Counterreformation; the Hapsburg decline; the crisis of 1700. 4 credits

  • History of Spain II HST 358

    This course examines and explores the political, economic and social history of Spain from 1700 to the present. Topics include: the War of Spanish Succession; the Bourbon state; the Enlightenment in Spain; the impact of the French Revolution; Spain in the Napoleonic Wars; the rise of liberalism, socialism and anarchism; the crisis of 1898; the problems of modernization; the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime; the transition from dictatorship to democracy; Spain's international position today. 4 credits

  • Nazi Germany HST 414

    German and European preconditions; the Versailles Treaty and the failure of the Weimar Republic; Hitler's ideas, collaborators and institutions; Nazi foreign and domestic policy; World War II and the concentration camps. 4 credits