Upper-Division Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Upper-Division History Courses


Course Number Course Name Instructor Day(s) Time Attributes
HIS202 (D01) American History 1865–Present Miller MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. American Studies, IR
HIS202 (D02) American History 1865–Present Sibley TR 9:30-10:45 a.m. American Studies, IR
HIS208 Historical Introduction to Asian Civilization Abbas MWF 2:30-3:20 p.m. Asian Studies, IR, Non-Western
HIS318 The Italian Renaissance, 1100–1600 Lewin TR 2-3:15 p.m. MRRS, Writing-Intensive
HIS338 Tsars and Commissars: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1861–1991 Chakars MWF 10:10-11 a.m. IR
HIS344 The Middle East Since 1798 Schumacher MWF 12:20-1:10 p.m. IR, Non-Western
Religious Thought and Philosophy in African Communities Yates TR 3:30-4:45 p.m. Faith-Reason, IR, Writing-Intensive
Religious Thought and Philosophy in African Communities Yates TR 5-6:15 p.m. Faith-Reason, IR, Writing-Intensive
HIS361 America in the Age of Revolution Miller MWF 1:25-2:15 p.m. American Studies
HIS387 Popular Culture in the United States Hyson MWF 9:05-9:55 a.m. American Studies
HIS471 America’s First Ladies Sibley TR 12:30-1:45 p.m. American Studies, Writing-Intensive
HIS478 China and the West: From the Jesuits to the Trade War Carter M 3:35-6:05 p.m. Asian Studies, IR, Non-Western, Writing-Intensive


HIS471 Seminar in American History: America’s First Ladies
Dr. Katherine A. S. Sibley, TR, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
The history of first ladies from Martha Washington to Melania Trump, including their backgrounds and their legacies, and exploring how their political, activist, social, and ceremonial roles have reflected as well as expanded the opportunities available to women in their time. Students will do presentations, short papers, and a major research paper. While historiography will be closely explored, so too will particular emphasis be placed on the study of first ladies as a developing field of scholarship, in which students themselves are helping to define the parameters and possibilities of research in both primary and secondary sources and by reviewing their peers’ work.

HIS478: China and the West: From the Jesuits to the Trade War
Dr. James H. Carter, M, 3:35-6:05 p.m.
Since the arrival of Matteo Ricci in Beijing in 1599, the relationship between China and the West has been one of the most important dynamics on the globe. This seminar will introduce students to the history of this interaction and also take advantage of several major digital archives that Saint Joseph’s has recently acquired, permitting you to undertake primary research on the topic using archives and newspapers from the 18th to 20th centuries. These include a collection of Chinese historical newspapers—in English—from the period 1840–1950 as well as the Shanghai Municipal Police Archive (also mostly in English). The course will develop students’ ability to assess and evaluate primary sources, to craft and support written and oral arguments, and to critique their peers.