History (HIST)


HIST 1001  Growth of Western Civilization to 1715  (3 credits)  
An interpretative survey of Western Civilization from its beginnings to the Early Modern period.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term  
HIST 1002  Growth of Western Civilization since 1715  (3 credits)  
An interpretative survey of Western Civilization from the Early Modern period to the contemporary era.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2020 Spring Term  
HIST 1101  Introduction to American History  (3 credits)  
Investigate the complex history of the United States from the colonial era to the present. Focus on key institutions and legal structures, as well as the diverse voices who have struggled to achieve democracy and equality for all citizens.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 1  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 1120  Growth of the American Nation 1  (3 credits)  
The United States from colonial origins through the Civil War era, with consideration of political, cultural, and economic institutions and ideas.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 1121  Growth of the American Nation 2  (3 credits)  
The United States from the Civil War era to the present, with consideration of political, cultural, and economic institutions and ideas.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 1201  Art History 1  (3 credits)  
Survey painting, sculpture, architecture, and material culture from prehistory to 1500 CE. Apply case studies from different global cultures and time periods to analyze larger political, religious, economic, and social contexts through visual methods and iconography. Includes visits to local museums and cultural sites.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Expanding Our Horizons  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Medieval Studies, Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2011 Fall Term, 2010 Fall Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Fall Term  
HIST 1202  Art History 2  (3 credits)  
Survey painting, sculpture, architecture, and material culture from 1500 CE to the present day. Apply case studies from different global cultures and time periods to analyze larger political, religious, economic, and social contexts through visual and iconographic evaluation of art historical sources. Includes visits to local museums and cultural sites.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Expanding Our Horizons  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Spring Term  
HIST 1301  History of Latin America  (3 credits)  
Survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the present, emphasizing ancient to contemporary Native America, the human and environmental impacts of globalization, Afro-Latin America, and the mutual influence of Latin America and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Crossing Boundaries, Writing Intensive  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs, Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies, Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
HIST 1401  Africa  (3 credits)  
Survey major political, social and economic themes in Africa from ancient times to the present. Emphasizes cultural and historical events which have significantly influenced the development of African civilization, including interactions with the Western world from the period of European explorations.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Expanding Our Horizons  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Africana Studies, International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term  
HIST 1501  East Asia  (3 credits)  
Surveys major political, social and economic themes in Chinese, Korean and Japanese cultures from ancient times to the present. Emphasizes major cultural and historical events which have significantly influenced the development of Asian civilization and the skills and sources for doing Asian history.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Expanding Our Horizons  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Asian Studies, International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Summer Term, 2020 Spring Term  
HIST 1601  Difference and Democracy  (3 credits)  
Examines the difficult history of democracy and difference, by exploring diverse attempts to create a democratic society and consider how historic actors grappled with the differences, diversities and divisions among multiple groups of people. Students ask hard questions about what it means to belong to a democratic community, paying attention to which groups are included and which are left out, and examine whether history looks different if viewed from the margins rather than from the center. In the end, students ask what democracy demands of us.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 1  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 1701  Engaging the World  (3 credits)  
Offers students a global perspective on the diversity of human history: the many ways that different peoples, societies and cultures have encountered one another. By examining the interactions between distinctive communities in specific times and places, students become familiar with parts of the past that are seemingly foreign and remote, and explore how they have shaped our turbulent world today.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 1  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
HIST 2000  Doing History  (3 credits)  
Introduces students to the ways that historians examine, debate and present the past. Students learn the skills, habits of historical thinking and methodologies that inform the discipline. Each instructor presents the craft of “doing history” through a topic of their choice.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 2931  Topics in History  (1-3 credits)  
Selected topics, not a part of the regular course work taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
HIST 3101  Early America, 1491-1789  (3 credits)  
The origins, structures and major themes in Early America. Focuses on the intersections of European, African and Native American worlds. Themes include colonization and decolonization, empire and revolution, slavery and resistance, religion and witchcraft, cross-cultural negotiation and conflict.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2015 Spring Term  
HIST 3103  American Revolution and the New Nation  (3 credits)  
Focuses on the American Revolution and the reasons for the independence movement, the hopes and failures of the founding generation, the debates over the Constitution, the roots of an American empire, westward expansion, slavery, the rise of democracy, the formation of a distinctly American identity and culture, and the endless optimism of the young republic.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2014 Spring Term  
HIST 3104  The Civil War Era  (3 credits)  
An examination of American history from 1831-1877, focusing on the political, social, economic and cultural differences between the North and the South. Includes discussions of the black experience during the Civil War era, of military events during the War itself and of the resolution or continuation of sectional tensions through Reconstruction.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Individuals & Communities, Writing Intensive  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term  
HIST 3106  Gilded Age to the Progressive Era, 1876-1920  (3 credits)  
United States history from the end of the Civil War to World War I, emphasizing America's shift from an agrarian country to an urban, industrial, and imperial nation.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2015 Spring Term  
HIST 3107  United States in the Twentieth Century 1  (3 credits)  
The United States since 1900, emphasizing the Progressive Movement, the New Deal, the role of the United States in world affairs, and the role of the presidency and intelligence community.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 3108  United States in the Twentieth Century 2  (3 credits)  
The United States since 1900, emphasizing the Progressive Movement, the New Deal, the role of the United States in world affairs, and the role of the presidency and intelligence community. Begins with World War II.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term  
HIST 3118  American Military History  (3 credits)  
The nature and history of the military in the United States from the American Revolution to the present, with emphasis on its role and significance in American life and foreign affairs.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
HIST 3127  The Vietnam War Era  (3 credits)  
Examination of the political, social, cultural, and military history of both the Vietnamese and American sides of the war in Vietnam.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Asian Studies, International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
HIST 3165  History of Rock and Roll  (3 credits)  
Examination of rock and roll as a political, social, and economic as well as cultural allegory for twentieth-century American history. Special attention is given to artists who epitomized styles or genres.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Expanding Our Horizons  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2015 Spring Term  
HIST 3201  Ancient Greece and Rome  (3 credits)  
The course traces Greek history from the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Hellenistic world, with stress on politics, literature and art; the rise of Rome, the decay of the Roman republic, the high civilization of the Emperors, the rise of Christianity, and the Fall of the Empire.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2016 Spring Term  
HIST 3205  The Byzantine Empire  (3 credits)  
History of Byzantine Empire bridging from late antiquity to early modernity and stretching over three continents. Surveys imperial political, economic, social and cultural policies and developments and especially the empire's encounters and interactions with Slavs, Western Europeans, Persians, Berbers, Arabs, and Turks.
Prerequisite: Soph. standing; HIST 1001 recommended.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Medieval Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term  
HIST 3210  Imagining the Middle Ages  (3 credits)  
Examines the development of a distinct medieval society from a mixture of Roman, Christian and Germanic cultures. Specific topics include political fragmentation and reorganization, the growth of towns and commerce, innovative religious movements, as well as later medieval upheavals. Special attention is paid to politicized uses of medieval imagery in modern society around race and religion.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Catholic Studies, Medieval Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Summer Term  
HIST 3220  The Renaissance  (3 credits)  
Europe from the Black Death to Erasmus, with stress on Western Europe, especially Italy and the intellectual and artistic achievements of the age.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2014 Spring Term, 2006 Fall Term, 2003 Spring Term, 2001 Spring Term  
HIST 3225  War and Religion in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1650  (3 credits)  
The course, which stresses political and religious history, begins with the late medieval church, then studies Luther and Calvin and the rise of Protestantism, the Catholic Reformation and the Wars of Religion.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Spring Term, 2004 Fall Term, 2001 Fall Term, 1996 Spring Term  
HIST 3232  Reaction, Revolution and Nationalism: 1814 to 1914  (3 credits)  
A survey of the political, economic and cultural institutions of the Western European States in the aftermath of the French Revolution and Napoleon. Principal states include Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Low Countries and Spain.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2005 Fall Term  
HIST 3235  Twentieth Century Europe  (3 credits)  
Europe from 1914 to the present, including: World War I and the consequences of the peace settlement, the growth of totalitarianism, World War II and the development of collective security.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2012 Spring Term  
HIST 3295  "The Great War": World War I, 1914-18  (3 credits)  
A survey of the causes, course and consequences of the First World War. Beginning with events and military operations in Europe, the course also treats the war outside of Europe and at sea, as well as the political, social, economic and intellectual impact of the "war to end all wars."
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term  
HIST 3297  World War II  (3 credits)  
A survey of the causes, course, and consequences of the Second World War. Focuses on the European theater including military developments, propaganda, the defeat of German and Japanese imperialism, the impact of the war on society and the origins of the Cold War.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term  
HIST 3455  Middle East  (3 credits)  
A survey of the Middle East from antiquity to modernity. Caliphates and sultanates are featured as well as European incursions and invasions. Colonialism and post-colonialism also receive particular attention. Concludes by examining contemporary conditions.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Arabic Language Studies and Culture, International Affairs, Arab and Muslim American Studies, Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term, 2012 Fall Term  
HIST 3751  History and Philosophy of Crime and Punishment  (3 credits)  
A study of crime and punishment from both the historical and philosophical perspectives. Emphasizes the European experience as a foundation for understanding American developments including the interdisciplinary aspects of crime and punishment.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg. and PHIL 1001; same as PHIL 3751 and CRLS 3751.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term, 2013 Spring Term, 2011 Summer Term  
HIST 3753  History of Capitalism  (3 credits)  
Examines historical debates related to the origins and development of the capitalist system of production and social organization. Topics include markets, industrialization, deindustrialization and financialization, focusing especially on the United States.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Basic Needs & Justice  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term  
HIST 3800  Environmental History: Ecology and Society in the Modern World  (3 credits)  
An introduction to the field of environmental history, examining the role of social structures in shaping the natural environment as well as the role of environmental factors in shaping historical change. Topics include climate change and ecological crises; the dynamic relationship between empires and colonies; the rise of market economies and modern states; shifting attitudes toward technology, sustainability, and preservation; idealized images of a bucolic nature before the advent of industrialization; the emergence of environmental activism.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Expanding Our Horizons  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
HIST 4100  Public History  (3 credits)  
An examination of the means by which the skills and methods of history are applied by professionals outside the classroom. Topics include public history as a sub-discipline of history, historic preservation, and the emergence of history museums and historical societies.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term  
HIST 4101  Applied History  (3 credits)  
Apply principles and methods of Public History toward the development of a public-facing project in collaboration with a museum, historical society or other community partner. Preserve traces of the past for posterity through documentation ranging from research, writing and online publication; archival cataloging; exhibit design and educational programming; photography and film; and oral-history recording.
Prerequisite: Jr. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
HIST 4105  History and Memory  (3 credits)  
Explores the connections between history and memory, particularly public and collective memory, through a variety of media and material culture. Considers how the past shapes notions of national identity, politics and culture, and how present-day concerns reshape those understandings.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2023 Summer Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term  
HIST 4113  From Colony to Empire: U.S. Foreign Relations 1776-1914  (3 credits)  
Examines the rise of the United States from colony to empire in little more than a century. Considers the connections between foreign and domestic policy, the role of slavery in U.S. international relations, and the influence of racial and gendered ideologies on American empire and exceptionalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term  
HIST 4114  Rise to Global Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1914  (3 credits)  
Considers recurring themes, attitudes, and policies in U.S. foreign policy since 1914, including how race, gender and culture have influenced its development. Topics include the two World Wars, the Cold War in Europe and Latin America, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and more recent U.S. interventions in the Middle East.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term  
HIST 4115  The American West  (3 credits)  
American westward expansion from colonial days to the 20th century, emphasizing the impact of the frontier on the development of American culture and institutions.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2014 Spring Term  
HIST 4120  American Immigration  (3 credits)  
A survey of migration to the United States (and Britain's North American colonies) that explores how immigrants have built communities, sought economic security and experienced cultural change. Addresses anti-immigrant sentiment, race construction and notions of cultural pluralism. Contextualizes immigration--an issue central to American identity--within a transnational framework of global labor markets, American incursions overseas and the worldwide movement of peoples.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2, HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Latinx Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Summer Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Summer Term  
HIST 4125  Latinx Civil Rights Movements  (3 credits)  
Examines the history of Latinx civil rights movements in the United States. Traces how varied understandings of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality have shaped the ways in which Latinx communities have constructed, transformed and contested identities and senses of belonging in the U.S. and across the Americas. Special attention is paid to the ways in which these communities have fashioned social movements to respond to issues surrounding migration, civil rights, economic justice, feminism, religion, education, colonialism, militarism and popular culture. Takes a relational approach to Latinx history, examining how Latinx communities interacted and collaborated at the local, national, and international level with other communities in the United States, Latin America and beyond.
Prerequisite: Soph. stdng.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2, HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Gender and Sexualities Studies, Latinx Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term  
HIST 4127  Midwestern Latinx Communities  (3 credits)  
Examines Latinx communities in the contemporary Midwestern United States. Delves into histories of Latinx migration and settlement in urban and rural areas, nativist movements, legislation targeting immigrants, experiments in dual-language immersion education and issues connected to integration of neighborhoods and religious sites. Explores distinct Midwest characteristics and examines what regional concepts tell us about Latinx community formation, placemakin, and memory within the broader American context.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term  
HIST 4130  Religion and American Life  (3 credits)  
Survey of the historical impact of religious belief and institutions on the intellectual, cultural, and public life of the United States.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2012 Fall Term, 2008 Fall Term, 2006 Fall Term  
HIST 4135  African-American History  (3 credits)  
The role and response of African-Americans in American society. Emphasis on the problems of slavery, exclusion, accommodation, migration, urbanization, and currents of protest.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
HIST 4140  American Urban History  (3 credits)  
Explore the history of the American city from the colonial era to the present. Topics include the economic, political, environmental, and cultural effects of cities on American society, as well as America's philosophical and moral response to urbanization.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Public History, Urban Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term  
HIST 4145  A History of Women in America  (3 credits)  
Survey of the history of women and the variety of women's experiences in America from pre-European contact to the present. The historical construction of gender and the ways that diverse women have shaped and contested their various experiences as mothers, daughters, wives, and partners; as farmers and workers; as slaves and conquered peoples; as reformers and political activists; and as immigrants and citizens are analyzed.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Gender and Sexualities Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term  
HIST 4150  Childhood in America  (3 credits)  
The history of children and childhood in the United States from colonial times to the present, with an emphasis on child rearing, race, gender, class, and popular culture.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Basic Needs & Justice  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Gender and Sexualities Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2014 Spring Term, 2011 Spring Term  
HIST 4155  A History of Native America  (3 credits)  
A survey of Native American history from 1491 (before Columbus’s “Discovery”) to the present. Explores the diverse cultures and histories of indigenous peoples in the present-day United States and focuses on particular themes such as colonization and decolonization, settler colonialism, intimacy and violence, removal and “survivance,” assimilation and allotment, along with sovereignty and self-determination. Grapples with contemporary issues related to Native mascots, treaties, casinos, cultural representation and more.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2, HUM Basic Needs & Justice  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term  
HIST 4156  A History of Indigenous Wisconsin and Milwaukee  (3 credits)  
Explores Native Peoples, cultures, and communities of Wisconsin from the pre-Columbian era to the present day. Focuses on colonization and decolonization, settler colonialism, cultural inclusivity, violence and intimacy, removal and “survivance,” assimilation and allotment, sovereignty and self-determination. Contends with contemporary issues related to Native mascots, treaties, casinos, cultural representation, and more. Includes engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities through powwows, Native guest lecturers, and community visits.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Basic Needs & Justice  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Studies, Law and Society, Public History, Urban Affairs  
HIST 4160  Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States  (3 credits)  
A survey of American thought and culture from the first contacts between indigenous peoples and Europeans, through the development of the United States, to the present. Particular attention will be paid to those moments of intellectual and cultural conflict that illuminate and define the process by which a variety of Americans have shaped a distinct but malleable American culture.
Prerequisite: Soph stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2013 Fall Term, 2012 Spring Term, 2010 Fall Term, 2009 Fall Term  
HIST 4165  Histories of Race and Law in the United States  (3 credits)  
Focuses on common people in the American legal tradition from the colonial era through the 20th century, with particular attention to the 14th Amendment and its role in individual rights and freedoms. Topics include the legal cultivation of “race,” the genesis and maturation of the United States Constitution, and the evolution of legal principles stemming from Supreme Court interpretations, Congressional legislation and case law.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
HIST 4205  Ancient Warfare  (3 credits)  
Overview of warfare in ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman history, focusing on developments in armor, weaponry and tactics used in conflicts that shaped the ancient world and contributed to the rise and fall of its great empires. Includes the study of wars fought under such memorable figures as Ramses III, Sennacherib, Leonidas, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Constantine, with an emphasis on how those generals and their armies paved the way for modern military engagements.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
HIST 4210  The Black Death  (3 credits)  
Examines the 14th century global pandemic as a case study for examining its social, political and cultural impact on medieval societies. Investigates the relationship between the spread of plague and the physical environment, as well as assesses how modern scientific knowledge impacts our understanding of the event.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Expanding Our Horizons, Writing Intensive  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Medieval Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2016 Fall Term  
HIST 4212  The Crusades  (3 credits)  
Western European and Middle Eastern relations from the 11th through the 13th centuries; includes Arabic, Byzantine, Turkish, and Mongol areas.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Medieval Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term  
HIST 4245  Gender and Sexuality in Premodern Europe  (3 credits)  
Addresses how gender and sexuality contribute to individual identity and the dynamics between individuals and their communities, e.g., political and religious institutions, as well as families and local groups. Highlights the impact of phenomena such as religion, science and civic ideals on the shifting constructions and definitions of gendered identities and power relationships from ancient Mediterranean societies to the Early Modern era.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Family Studies, Gender and Sexualities Studies, Medieval Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term, 2013 Spring Term  
HIST 4247  Comparative Homefronts during the Second World War  (3 credits)  
Examines the ideological divisions and challenges leading to the war, to differing worldviews between the Grand Alliance and the Axis powers and their other allies across Africa and Asia, and the lasting effect it would bring to different regions of the world. Central to understanding the war's global impact, it includes the examination of how ideas such as nationalism, race, ethnicity, ideology, colonialism and imperialism were contested at home as well as abroad. Ultimately creates an opportunity for cross-cultural awareness and gaining a broader understanding of different perspectives that have shaped our contemporary world.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term  
HIST 4249  Intellectual History of Modern Europe  (3 credits)  
The lives and works of prominent European scientists, philosophers and artists from the Enlightenment to the present.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2014 Fall Term, 2010 Spring Term, 2009 Spring Term, 2002 Spring Term  
HIST 4250  Tudor England 1485 to 1603  (3 credits)  
The political, socio-economic, religious and cultural developments in Renaissance and Reformation England with particular attention to the personalities who dominate the Tudor court; the effects of the establishment of Caesaro-Papism by Henry VIII upon the art, architecture, literature, and social life of the country.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Fall Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2015 Spring Term, 2013 Spring Term  
HIST 4251  Art and Power in 18th-century Britain  (3 credits)  
Explores debates over political power in 18th-century Britain through the lens of art and artifacts. Addresses the contested public memory of earlier conflicts including the English Civil War, Regicide and Cromwellian dictatorship; contemporary struggles over class, gender and representation; as well as the American Revolution, as communicated through material culture (paintings and prints, architecture, monuments, household objects, new inventions, etc.).
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2011 Spring Term  
HIST 4252  Modern Britain  (3 credits)  
Focuses on the democratization of Britain, the creation of the welfare state, and the erosion of Victorian Britain's commercial and political global primacy reflected in the disintegration of the British empire and fragmentation of the United Kingdom.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2014 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2005 Fall Term  
HIST 4255  The British Empire  (3 credits)  
Survey of the creation, expansion and dismantling of the world's largest empire from the 16th century to the present. Explores political, social, economic and cultural factors. Emphasis on contrasting the views and experiences of Britons and of natives of various colonized areas.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term  
HIST 4255H  Honors The British Empire  (3 credits)  
Survey of the creation, expansion and dismantling of the world's largest empire from the 16th century to the present. Explores political, social, economic and cultural factors. Emphasis on contrasting the views and experiences of Britons and of natives of various colonized areas. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term  
HIST 4260  Modern Ireland: From the Rising to the Revolution  (3 credits)  
A survey of the political and cultural history of Ireland since the Grattan parliament, focusing upon the dual legacy of constitutional and revolutionary nationalism in Irish life.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs, Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2016 Spring Term  
HIST 4262  Modern France  (3 credits)  
France from the fall of Napoleon to the present, especially emphasizing the development of French democracy and the nation's enduring impact on world affairs.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2017 Fall Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2005 Spring Term, 2003 Spring Term  
HIST 4264  Historical Justice in Modern Germany  (3 credits)  
Traces the tumultuous history from the creation of Germany as a unified country to its present status as one of the leading nations in the contemporary world. Examines the enormous social and cultural changes in German life over the past century and a half, and focuses on the search for justice in the midst of terrible injustice as a defining feature of Germany’s global role from the 19th to the 21st century. Presents both the astonishing creativity and the unparalleled destructiveness of modern German history.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Basic Needs & Justice  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2016 Spring Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2012 Spring Term  
HIST 4266  Nazi Germany and the Holocaust  (3 credits)  
Overview of the history of Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945. Primarily focuses on the origins and development of the Holocaust and the attempted genocide of the Jews of Europe. Concentrates on the conception and implementation of Nazi extermination policies in German-occupied Europe during World War II, paying attention to both ideological and practical aspects of the “Final Solution.”
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs, Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 4270  Russia to 1861  (3 credits)  
Explores the Slavs, the Kievan Rus Empire, the Mongol invasion, the rise of Muscovy and the Russian empire of Peter the Great and his successors down to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Spring Term, 2012 Fall Term, 2005 Fall Term, 2003 Fall Term  
HIST 4271  The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union  (3 credits)  
Pre-revolutionary Russia from 1861, the Revolution of 1917, Soviet economic growth and totalitarianism, and the emergence of the USSR as a world power and its subsequent collapse.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Basic Needs & Justice  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term  
HIST 4271H  Honors Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union  (3 credits)  
Pre-revolutionary Russia from 1861, the Revolution of 1917, Soviet economic growth and totalitarianism, and the emergence of the USSR as a world power and its subsequent collapse. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Basic Needs & Justice  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term  
HIST 4290  The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1787 to 1815  (3 credits)  
A survey of Revolutionary Europe with emphasis on the causes and consequences of the Revolution, the Reign of Terror, the counter-revolutionary movements, the conquest of Europe, and the relation between revolution and religion.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg; HIST 1001 and HIST 1002 recommended.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2015 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2009 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
HIST 4298  The Cold War  (3 credits)  
The origins, nature and consequences of the Cold War, with emphasis on the 1945-1970 period. Topics include the continuing effects of the Cold War, prospects for new international rivalries and the domestic consequences of the Cold War.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Basic Needs & Justice  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term  
HIST 4310  Colonial Latin America  (3 credits)  
Examines the creation of “Latin America” as a result of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism in the Americas, from the late fifteenth through the eighteenth century. Focuses on the meeting points of distinctly different cultures (primarily Amerindian, European and African); the often violent insertion of the Americas into the early modern global economy; and some of the legacies of Latin America's colonial experience in the modern world.; HIST 1301 recommended.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs, Latin American Studies  
HIST 4320  United States-Latin American Relations  (3 credits)  
Analyzes the symbiotic relationship between the United States and Latin America from 1776 to the present, focusing on the key themes of race, colonialism, resistance, transculturation, dependency, revolution, the drug trade and immigration. Examines how the United States' changing global status has affected its political, economic and cultural relationship with other countries in the Americas.; HIST 1301 and HIST 1101 recommended.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Latinx Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term  
HIST 4350  The Caribbean  (3 credits)  
Survey of Caribbean history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasizes the diasporas flowing in and out of the region from the indigenous to the European and African peoples up to the immigration of Caribbean inhabitants into Central America, the United States, Canada and Europe. Examines major topics along this general theme including colonialism, resistance, slavery, race, gender, the transformation of work and the economy, state formation, U.S. intervention and competing political systems.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term  
HIST 4355  History of Mexico  (3 credits)  
Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present, with emphasis on ancient civilizations, the conquest, colonial society, independence, nineteenth-century development, Porfirian dictatorship, the Revolution of 1910, and modern society since 1920.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs, Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 4450  North Africa  (3 credits)  
North Africa from the 7th century to the present, emphasizing Islamic and European influences.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Crossing Boundaries  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Africana Studies, International Affairs, Arab and Muslim American Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2010 Spring Term  
HIST 4460  Race and History of South Africa  (3 credits)  
Explores the relationship between history and race in South Africa, especially how the state-dictated system of racial separation and discrimination affected the lived experience of South Africa’s diverse populations. Topics include but are not limited to the establishment of European settlement and colonization, mineral discoveries and their impact, industrialization and social change, race and the apartheid system, African resistance, transitional justice and race in post-apartheid South African society.; HIST 1401 recommended.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Writing Intensive  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Africana Studies, International Affairs, Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2014 Fall Term  
HIST 4500  Modern Japan  (3 credits)  
Major events, people and debates in Japanese history from 1800 to the present. Includes examinations of the "margins" of Japanese history: the countryside, the common people, ethnic minorities, marginal identities, etc., in order to understand how individuals dealt with changes in Japan from its early modernity to the present day.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Asian Studies, International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 4525  Age of the Samurai  (3 credits)  
Examines the basic themes in pre-1900 Japanese history, in particular, the time when Japan was ruled by samurai. Topics include: the rise of the military government, regional and global interaction, as well as changes in culture, economy and society throughout ancient, medieval and early modern Japan. Also examines modern-day issues.; HIST 1501 recommended.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Asian Studies, International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term  
HIST 4550  Medieval East Asia  (3 credits)  
Examines the tremendous flourishing of Chinese and Japanese cultures between the 7th and 14th centuries and the influence Mongol conquests played on the diffusion of these cultures to the west.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Asian Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term  
HIST 4555  Modern China  (3 credits)  
The history of China from 1800-1976, emphasizing national responses to imperial decline, western intervention, civil wars, foreign occupation, and political turmoil.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Asian Studies, International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2014 Spring Term  
HIST 4600  Comparative Twentieth-Century Genocides  (3 credits)  
Examines the emergence, development, underlying causes and uses of genocide, ethnic cleansing and the other crimes against humanity in the twentieth-century. Case studies include colonial genocides; the Armenian genocide; the Holocaust; the Cambodian genocide; the Rwandan genocide; and the ethnic cleansings in the former Yugoslavia. Explores responses to these crimes, denial and memory, justice and redress, and strategies of prevention and intervention will be explored.; HIST 1001 and HIST 1002 recommended.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Spring Term  
HIST 4931  Topics in History  (3 credits)  
A lecture course on various areas and themes. The specific topics of 4931 courses will be designated in the Schedule of Classes.
Prerequisite: Soph. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
HIST 4953  Readings in History  (3 credits)  
Readings and discussion course designed to introduce a small group of undergraduates to topics, problems and methodologies in history which are not taught in the regular lecture courses. Topics are designated in the Schedule of Classes.
Prerequisite: HIST 2000 and Jr. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 4955  Undergraduate Seminar in History  (3 credits)  
Designed to initiate a small group of undergraduates in the techniques of scholarly historical study by concentrated work in a specialized field.
Prerequisite: Sr. stndg. and HIST 2000.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Writing Intensive  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 4986  Internship in History  (1-3 credits)  
Professional experience outside of the classroom in public history, editorial, teaching, public service, research, or digital humanities. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate. Students work three hours per week per credit hour and submit an annotated time sheet and a 3-5 page reflection paper on the work experience at the end of the term. S/U grade assessment. Note: Students with an Interdisciplinary Minor in Public History must complete a 3-credit Internship in History at an archive, art or history museum, historical society or other approved institution. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate and complete an internship agreement.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch. or designate.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 4987  Internship in History: No Credit  (0 credits)  
Professional experience outside of the classroom in public history, editorial, teaching, public service, research or digital humanities. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate. Students work ten hours per week and submit an annotated time sheet and a 3-5 page reflection paper on the work experience at the end of the term. SNC/UNC grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch. or designate.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
HIST 4995  Independent Study in History  (1-3 credits)  
Faculty-supervised, independent study/research of a specific area or topic in history., cons. of instr., and cons. of dept. ch.
Prerequisite: Jr. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
HIST 4999  Senior Thesis  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite: 3.500 MU GPA and cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2014 Spring Term  
HIST 4999H  Honors Senior Thesis  (3 credits)  
Independent research project under supervision of faculty member. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. GPA and cons. of dept. ch.; admission to History Disciplinary Honors Program.
Prerequisite: 3.500 cum.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term  
HIST 5100  Public History  (3 credits)  
An examination of the means by which the skills and methods of history are applied by professionals outside the classroom. Topics include public history as a sub-discipline of history, historic preservation, and the emergence of history museums and historical societies.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term  
HIST 5101  Applied History  (3 credits)  
Apply principles and methods of Public History toward the development of a public-facing project in collaboration with a museum, historical society or other community partner. Preserve traces of the past for posterity through documentation ranging from research, writing and online publication; archival cataloging; exhibit design and educational programming; photography and film; and oral-history recording.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
HIST 5105  History and Memory  (3 credits)  
Explores the connections between history and memory, particularly public and collective memory, through a variety of media and material culture. Considers how the past shapes notions of national identity, politics and culture, and how present-day concerns reshape those understandings.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2023 Summer Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term  
HIST 5113  From Colony to Empire: U.S. Foreign Relations 1776-1914  (3 credits)  
Examines the rise of the United States from colony to empire in little more than a century. Considers the connections between foreign and domestic policy, the role of slavery in U.S. international relations, and the influence of racial and gendered ideologies on American empire and exceptionalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term  
HIST 5114  Rise to Global Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1914  (3 credits)  
Considers recurring themes, attitudes, and policies in U.S. foreign policy since 1914, including how race, gender and culture have influenced its development. Topics include the two World Wars, the Cold War in Europe and Latin America, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and more recent U.S. interventions in the Middle East.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term  
HIST 5115  The American West  (3 credits)  
American westward expansion from colonial days to the 20th century, emphasizing the impact of the frontier on the development of American culture and institutions.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2014 Spring Term  
HIST 5120  American Immigration  (3 credits)  
A survey of migration to the United States (and Britain's North American colonies) that explores how immigrants have built communities, sought economic security and experienced cultural change. Addresses anti-immigrant sentiment, race construction and notions of cultural pluralism. Contextualizes immigration--an issue central to American identity--within a transnational framework of global labor markets, American incursions overseas and the worldwide movement of peoples.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
HIST 5125  Latinx Civil Rights Movements  (3 credits)  
Examines the history of Latinx civil rights movements in the United States. Traces how varied understandings of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality have shaped the ways in which Latinx communities have constructed, transformed and contested identities and senses of belonging in the U.S. and across the Americas. Special attention is paid to the ways in which these communities have fashioned social movements to respond to issues surrounding migration, civil rights, economic justice, feminism, religion, education, colonialism, militarism and popular culture. Takes a relational approach to Latinx history, examining how Latinx communities interacted and collaborated at the local, national, and international level with other communities in the United States, Latin America and beyond.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term  
HIST 5127  Midwestern Latinx Communities  (3 credits)  
Examines Latinx communities in the contemporary Midwestern United States. Delves into histories of Latinx migration and settlement in urban and rural areas, nativist movements, legislation targeting immigrants, experiments in dual-language immersion education and issues connected to integration of neighborhoods and religious sites. Explores distinct Midwest characteristics and examines what regional concepts tell us about Latinx community formation, placemakin, and memory within the broader American context.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term  
HIST 5130  Religion and American Life  (3 credits)  
Survey the historical impact of religious belief and institutions on the intellectual, cultural, and public life of the United States.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2012 Fall Term  
HIST 5135  African-American History  (3 credits)  
The role and response of African-Americans in American society. Emphasis on the problems of slavery, exclusion, accommodation, migration, urbanization, and currents of protest.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
HIST 5140  American Urban History  (3 credits)  
Explore the history of the American city from the colonial era to the present. Topics include the economic, political, environmental, and cultural effects of cities on American society, as well as America's philosophical and moral response to urbanization.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term  
HIST 5145  A History of Women in America  (3 credits)  
Survey of the history of women and the variety of women's experiences in America from pre-European contact to the present. The historical construction of gender and the ways that diverse women have shaped and contested their various experiences as mothers, daughters, wives, and partners; as farmers and workers; as slaves and conquered peoples; as reformers and political activists; and as immigrants and citizens are analyzed.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term  
HIST 5150  Childhood in America  (3 credits)  
The history of children and childhood in the United States from colonial times to the present, with an emphasis on child rearing, race, gender, class, and popular culture.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2014 Spring Term, 2011 Spring Term  
HIST 5155  A History of Native America  (3 credits)  
A survey of Native American history from 1491 (before Columbus’s “Discovery”) to the present. Explores the diverse cultures and histories of indigenous peoples in the present-day United States, and focuses on particular themes such as colonization and decolonization, settler colonialism, intimacy and violence, removal and “survivance,” assimilation and allotment, along with sovereignty and self-determination. Grapples with contemporary issues related to Native mascots, treaties, casinos, cultural representation, and more.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term  
HIST 5156  A History of Indigenous Wisconsin and Milwaukee  (3 credits)  
Explores Native Peoples, cultures, and communities of Wisconsin from the pre-Columbian era to the present day. Focuses on colonization and decolonization, settler colonialism, cultural inclusivity, violence and intimacy, removal and “survivance,” assimilation and allotment, sovereignty and self-determination. Contends with contemporary issues related to Native mascots, treaties, casinos, cultural representation, and more. Includes engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities through powwows, Native guest lecturers, and community visits.
Level of Study: Graduate  
HIST 5160  Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States  (3 credits)  
A survey of American thought and culture from the first contacts between indigenous peoples and Europeans, through the development of the United States to the present. Particular attention paid to those moments of intellectual and cultural conflict that illuminate and define the process by which a variety of Americans have shaped a distinct but malleable American culture.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2013 Fall Term, 2012 Spring Term, 2010 Fall Term, 2009 Fall Term  
HIST 5165  Histories of Race and Law in the United States  (3 credits)  
Focuses on common people in the American legal tradition from the colonial era through the 20th century, with particular attention to the 14th Amendment and its role in individual rights and freedoms. Topics include the legal cultivation of “race,” the genesis and maturation of the United States Constitution, and the evolution of legal principles stemming from Supreme Court interpretations, Congressional legislation and case law.
Level of Study: Graduate  
HIST 5205  Ancient Warfare  (3 credits)  
Overview of warfare in ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman history, focusing on developments in armor, weaponry and tactics used in conflicts that shaped the ancient world and contributed to the rise and fall of its great empires. Includes the study of wars fought under such memorable figures as Ramses III, Sennacherib, Leonidas, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Constantine, with an emphasis on how those generals and their armies paved the way for modern military engagements.
Level of Study: Graduate  
HIST 5210  The Black Death  (3 credits)  
Examines the 14th century global pandemic as a case study for examining its social, political and cultural impact on medieval societies. Investigates the relationship between the spread of plague and the physical environment, as well as assesses how modern scientific knowledge impacts our understanding of the event.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2016 Fall Term  
HIST 5212  The Crusades  (3 credits)  
Western European and Middle Eastern relations from the 11th through the 13th centuries; includes Arabic, Byzantine, Turkish, and Mongol areas.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term  
HIST 5245  Gender and Sexuality in Premodern Europe  (3 credits)  
Addresses how gender and sexuality contribute to individual identity and the dynamics between individuals and their communities, e.g., political and religious institutions, as well as families and local groups. Highlights the impact of phenomena such as religion, science and civic ideals on the shifting constructions and definitions of gendered identities and power relationships from ancient Mediterranean societies to the Early Modern era.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term, 2013 Spring Term  
HIST 5247  Comparative Homefronts during the Second World War  (3 credits)  
Examines the ideological divisions and challenges leading to the war, to differing worldviews between the Grand Alliance and the Axis powers and their other allies across Africa and Asia, and the lasting effect it would bring to different regions of the world. Central to understanding the war's global impact, it includes the examination of how ideas such as nationalism, race, ethnicity, ideology, colonialism and imperialism were contested at home as well as abroad. Ultimately creates an opportunity for cross-cultural awareness and gaining a broader understanding of different perspectives that have shaped our contemporary world.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term  
HIST 5249  Intellectual History of Modern Europe  (3 credits)  
The lives and works of prominent European scientists, philosophers and artists from the Enlightenment to the present.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2014 Fall Term, 2010 Spring Term  
HIST 5250  Tudor England: 1485 to 1603  (3 credits)  
The political, socio-economic, religious and cultural developments in Renaissance and Reformation England with particular attention to the personalities who dominate the Tudor court; the effects of the establishment of Caesaro-Papism by Henry VIII upon the art, architecture, literature and social life of the country.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Fall Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2015 Spring Term, 2013 Spring Term  
HIST 5251  Art and Power in 18th-century Britain  (3 credits)  
Explores debates over political power in 18th-century Britain through the lens of art and artifacts. Addresses the contested public memory of earlier conflicts including the English Civil War, Regicide and Cromwellian dictatorship; contemporary struggles over class, gender and representation; as well as the American Revolution, as communicated through material culture (paintings and prints, architecture, monuments, household objects, new inventions, etc.).
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2011 Spring Term  
HIST 5252  Modern Britain  (3 credits)  
Focuses on the democratization of Britain, the creation of the welfare state, and the erosion of Victorian Britain's commercial and political global primacy reflected in the disintegration of the British empire and fragmentation of the United Kingdom.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2014 Spring Term, 2012 Fall Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Fall Term  
HIST 5255  The British Empire  (3 credits)  
Survey of the creation, expansion and dismantling of the world's largest empire from the 16th century to the present. Explores political, social, economic and cultural factors. Emphasis on contrasting the views and experiences of Britons and of natives of various colonized areas.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term  
HIST 5260  Modern Ireland: From the Rising to the Revolution  (3 credits)  
A survey of the political and cultural history of Ireland since the Grattan parliament, focusing upon the dual legacy of constitutional and revolutionary nationalism in Irish life.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2016 Spring Term  
HIST 5262  Modern France  (3 credits)  
France from the fall of Napoleon to the present, especially emphasizing the development of French democracy and the nation's enduring impact on world affairs.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2017 Fall Term, 2012 Fall Term, 2011 Fall Term  
HIST 5264  Historical Justice in Modern Germany  (3 credits)  
Traces the tumultuous history from the creation of Germany as a unified country to its present status as one of the leading nations in the contemporary world. Examines the enormous social and cultural changes in German life over the past century and a half, and focuses on the search for justice in the midst of terrible injustice as a defining feature of Germany’s global role from the 19th to the 21st century. Presents both the astonishing creativity and the unparalleled destructiveness of modern German history.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2016 Spring Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2012 Spring Term  
HIST 5266  Nazi Germany and the Holocaust  (3 credits)  
Overview of the history of Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945. Primarily focuses on the origins and development of the Holocaust and the attempted genocide of the Jews of Europe. Concentrates on the conception and implementation of Nazi extermination policies in German-occupied Europe during World War II, paying attention to both ideological and practical aspects of the “Final Solution.”
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 5270  Russia to 1861  (3 credits)  
Explores the Slavs, the Kievan Rus Empire, the Mongol invasion, the rise of Muscovy and the Russian empire of Peter the Great and his successors down to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Spring Term, 2012 Fall Term  
HIST 5271  The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union  (3 credits)  
Pre-revolutionary Russia from 1861, the Revolution of 1917, Soviet economic growth and totalitarianism, and the emergence of the USSR as a world power and its subsequent collapse.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2017 Spring Term  
HIST 5290  The French Revolution and Napoleon: 1787 to 1815  (3 credits)  
A survey of Revolutionary Europe with emphasis on the causes and consequences of the Revolution, the Reign of Terror, the counter-revolutionary movements, the conquest of Europe, and the relation between revolution and religion.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2015 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term  
HIST 5298  The Cold War  (3 credits)  
The origins, nature and consequences of the Cold War, with emphasis on the 1945-1970 period. Topics include the continuing effects of the Cold War, prospects for new international rivalries and the domestic consequences of the Cold War.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 5310  Colonial Latin America  (3 credits)  
Examines the creation of “Latin America” as a result of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism in the Americas, from the late fifteenth through the eighteenth century. Focuses on the meeting points of distinctly different cultures (primarily Amerindian, European and African); the often violent insertion of the Americas into the early modern global economy; and some of the legacies of Latin America's colonial experience in the modern world.
Level of Study: Graduate  
HIST 5320  United States-Latin American Relations  (3 credits)  
Analyzes the symbiotic relationship between the United States and Latin America from 1776 to the present, focusing on the key themes of race, colonialism, resistance, transculturation, dependency, revolution, the drug trade and immigration. Examines how the United States' changing global status has affected its political, economic and cultural relationship with other countries in the Americas.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term  
HIST 5350  The Caribbean  (3 credits)  
Survey of Caribbean history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasizes the diasporas flowing in and out of the region from the indigenous to the European and African peoples up to the immigration of Caribbean inhabitants into Central America, the United States, Canada and Europe. Examines major topics along this general theme including colonialism, resistance, slavery, race, gender, the transformation of work and the economy, state formation, U.S. intervention and competing political systems.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term  
HIST 5355  History of Mexico  (3 credits)  
Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present, with emphasis on ancient civilizations, the conquest, colonial society, independence, nineteenth-century development, Porfirian dictatorship, the Revolution of 1910, and modern society since 1920.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 5450  North Africa  (3 credits)  
North Africa from the 7th century to the present, emphasizing Islamic and European influences.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2010 Spring Term  
HIST 5460  Race and History of South Africa  (3 credits)  
Explores the relationship between history and race in South Africa, especially how the state-dictated system of racial separation and discrimination affected the lived experience of South Africa’s diverse populations. Topics include but are not limited to the establishment of European settlement and colonization, mineral discoveries and their impact, industrialization and social change, race and the apartheid system, African resistance, transitional justice and race in post-apartheid South African society.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2014 Fall Term  
HIST 5500  Modern Japan  (3 credits)  
Major events, people and debates in Japanese history from 1800 to the present. Includes examinations of the "margins" of Japanese history: the countryside, the common people, ethnic minorities, marginal identities, etc., in order to understand how individuals dealt with changes in Japan from its early modernity to the present day.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 5525  Age of the Samurai  (3 credits)  
Examines the basic themes in pre-1900 Japanese history, in particular, the time when Japan was ruled by samurai. Topics include: the rise of the military government, regional and global interaction, as well as changes in culture, economy and society throughout ancient, medieval and early modern Japan. Also examines modern-day issues.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2014 Fall Term  
HIST 5550  Medieval East Asia  (3 credits)  
Examines the tremendous flourishing of Chinese and Japanese cultures between the 7th and 14th centuries and the influence Mongol conquests played on the diffusion of these cultures to the west.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term  
HIST 5555  Modern China  (3 credits)  
The history of China from 1800-1976, emphasizing national responses to imperial decline, western intervention, civil wars, foreign occupation and political turmoil.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2014 Spring Term  
HIST 5600  Comparative Twentieth-Century Genocides  (3 credits)  
Examines the emergence, development, underlying causes and uses of genocide, ethnic cleansing and the other crimes against humanity in the twentieth century. Case studies include colonial genocides; the Armenian genocide; the Holocaust; the Cambodian genocide; the Rwandan genocide; and the ethnic cleansings in the former Yugoslavia. Explores responses to these crimes, denial and memory, justice and redress and strategies of prevention and intervention.
Level of Study: Graduate  
HIST 5931  Topics in History  (3 credits)  
A lecture course on various areas and themes. The specific topics of 4931 courses will be designated in the Schedule of Classes.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term  
HIST 5953  Readings in History  (3 credits)  
Readings and discussion course designed to introduce a small group of undergraduates to topics, problems and methodologies in history which are not taught in the regular lecture courses. Topics are designated in the Schedule of Classes.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term  
HIST 5986  Internship in History  (1-3 credits)  
Professional experience outside of the classroom in public history, editorial, teaching, public service, research, or digital humanities. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate. Students work three hours per week per credit hour and submit an annotated time sheet and a 3-5 page reflection paper on the work experience at the end of the term. S/U grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch. or designate.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 5987  Internship in History: No Credit  (0 credits)  
Professional experience outside of the classroom in public history, editorial, teaching, public service, research or digital humanities. Students must arrange the internship in consultation with the department chair or designate. Students work ten hours per week and submit an annotated time sheet and a 3-5 page reflection paper on the work experience at the end of the term. SNC/UNC grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch. or designate.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term  
HIST 6100  The Art and Craft of History  (3 credits)  
The nature and theories of history, principles and methodologies of historical research, specializations within the discipline, and the professional applications of history. Required of all entering M.A. and Ph.D. students.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
HIST 6110  The British Atlantic World to the American Revolution  (3 credits)  
An examination of the expansion of the English empire to North America. Topics include: exploration; colony founding; the political, social and economic maturation of the colonies; the imperial system including resistance to Parliamentary laws; relations with native populations; the development of slavery; changing roles for women; and the inter-colonial wars between the English and French Empires.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2014 Fall Term  
HIST 6115  The American Revolution and the New Nation  (3 credits)  
An examination of the creation and development of the United States to the beginnings of the sectional conflict. Topics include: the causes of the rebellion; conflicts between Americans; the war for independence; constitution making; foreign relations including the War of 1812; the roles of and the relations between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches under the constitution of 1787; westward expansion and Indian removal; the problem of slavery in national politics; and the political, social, and economic maturation of the new nation.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 6120  The Sectional Conflict, Civil War Era and Gilded Age  (3 credits)  
An examination of the origins and conduct of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the political, economic, and social transformation of the United States in the late 19th century. Topics include: the political, constitutional, economic, and moral contexts of the institution of slavery; slave life and race relations; territorial expansion, the development of the West, and Native American policy; the political, social, and economic impact of the Civil War and reconstruction; the development of an American foreign policy; the evolution of political parties; industrialization, urbanization, and immigration.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2015 Spring Term  
HIST 6125  United States in the Twentieth Century  (3 credits)  
An examination of the political, economic, and social history of the 20th century. Topics include: the United States' rise to global power; the Progressive Era; the Great Depression; the Cold War and its related conflicts; cultural, social, and intellectual currents; the expansion of the federal government; and the evolution of political parties.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term  
HIST 6235  Medieval Europe  (3 credits)  
A guided reading program on the major issues and historiography of Europe between Late Antiquity and the beginnings of Early Modern Europe.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term, 2009 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
HIST 6240  Early Modern Europe  (3 credits)  
A guided reading program on the major issues and historiography of Europe between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Spring Term, 2014 Spring Term, 2012 Fall Term  
HIST 6245  Nineteenth-Century Europe  (3 credits)  
A guided reading program on the major issues and historiography of Europe during the "long" nineteenth-century.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2014 Spring Term  
HIST 6250  Twentieth-Century Europe  (3 credits)  
A guided reading program on the major issues and historiography of 20th-century Europe.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term  
HIST 6300  Global History  (3 credits)  
A guided reading program on the major issues, methodologies, and historiography in global history.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term, 2013 Spring Term  
HIST 6500  Studies in United States History  (3 credits)  
Topics may vary.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
HIST 6510  Studies in Medieval History  (3 credits)  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Fall Term, 2012 Spring Term, 2010 Spring Term, 2009 Spring Term  
HIST 6520  Studies in Early Modern History  (3 credits)  
Lectures and discussions in an area which, because of its topicality, is not the subject of a regular course.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2004 Spring Term, 2002 Spring Term, 2001 Fall Term  
HIST 6525  Studies in European History  (3 credits)  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term  
HIST 6530  Studies in Latin American History  (3 credits)  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2011 Spring Term  
HIST 6535  Studies in African History  (3 credits)  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2008 Spring Term, 2003 Fall Term  
HIST 6540  Studies in Asian History  (3 credits)  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Fall Term  
HIST 6545  Studies in Global History  (3 credits)  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2010 Spring Term, 2009 Fall Term  
HIST 6954  Seminar in History  (3 credits)  
Research seminar designed to allow graduate students to engage in independent scholarship within a topical field.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 6961  Master of Arts Essay and Professional Discernment  (3 credits)  
Supports research and revisions for master's program requirements, as well as ongoing career discernment in history, the humanities and beyond.
Level of Study: Graduate  
HIST 6995  Independent Study in History  (1-3 credits)  
Faculty-supervised, independent study/research of a specific area or topic in History.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. and cons. of graduate prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 6999  Master's Thesis  (1-6 credits)  
S/U grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Spring Term  
HIST 8960  Dissertation Seminar  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite: Doctoral stndg.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
HIST 8961  Doctoral Discernment and Field Preparation  (3 credits)  
Supports research preparation for doctoral qualifying exams and dissertation outlines, as well as ongoing career discernment in history, the humanities and beyond.
Level of Study: Graduate  
HIST 8995  Independent Study in History  (1-3 credits)  
A course whose mode of instruction offers a student the opportunity to study or do in-depth research on a topic or subject matter not usually offered in the established curriculum, with a current Marquette faculty of his/her choice and independent of the classroom setting.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term  
HIST 8999  Doctoral Dissertation  (1-12 credits)  
S/U grade assessment.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term  
HIST 9970  Graduate Standing Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as less than half-time status only, cannot be used in conjunction with other courses, and does not qualify students for financial aid or loan deferment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
HIST 9974  Graduate Fellowship: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as full-time status. If a student is already registered in other courses full time, this continuation course is not needed.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 9975  Graduate Assistant Teaching: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as full-time status. If a student is already registered in other courses full time, this continuation course is not needed.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 9976  Graduate Assistant Research: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as full-time status. If a student is already registered in other courses full time, this continuation course is not needed.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term  
HIST 9984  Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week toward their master's comprehensive exam.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Spring Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2016 Spring Term, 2012 Spring Term  
HIST 9985  Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week toward their master's comprehensive exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term  
HIST 9986  Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week toward their master's comprehensive exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2016 Summer Term  
HIST 9987  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Spring Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
HIST 9988  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2010 Spring Term, 2009 Fall Term  
HIST 9989  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2009 Fall Term  
HIST 9994  Master's Thesis Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2017 Spring Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
HIST 9995  Master's Thesis Continuation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
HIST 9996  Master's Thesis Continuation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Summer Term, 2011 Summer Term, 2010 Summer Term, 2009 Fall Term  
HIST 9997  Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week on their doctoral dissertation. All 12 dissertation credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Doctoral Dissertation Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2018 Summer Term, 2018 Spring Term  
HIST 9998  Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week on their doctoral dissertation. All 12 dissertation credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Doctoral Dissertation Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
HIST 9999  Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week on their doctoral dissertation. All 12 dissertation credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Doctoral Dissertation Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term