This course is the foundational American story from colonization through the Civil War and Reconstruction. It covers issues as race, war, gender construction, technology, and republicanism from different social and cultural points of view in the colonial, revolutionary and early national periods. Topics covered are environmental transformation, colonialism; immigration, economic development, slavery, ethnicity, practices of freedom and equality.
No prerequisite.
This is a survey course of Middle Eastern history until the end of the twentieth century and the emergence of Islam in the region in the 7th century. It presents the encounters and exchanges between the Islamic world and the West. It focuses on the transformation of state and society under the impact of a changing world economy today.
No prerequisite.
This course introduces the constituent characteristics that originally linked East Asia as a region. It focuses on the development of the region from the mid-nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century and the impact of the West and China in this region. Nationalism and industrialization of China, Japan and Korea will be covered.
No prerequisite.