Course Offerings

Summer 2024

 

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HISTORY 1100. SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865. (Eight week session).

Introduction to U.S. history through the Civil War, surveying the political, economic, social and cultural development of the American people. No credit will be given to students who have received credit in History 1400 (AP credit for US History).

 

HISTORY 1200. SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1865. (Eight week session)

Introduction to U.S. history since 1865, surveying political, economic, social, and cultural development of the American people. No credit will be given to students who have received credit in History 1400 (AP credit for U.S. History).

 

HISTORY 1510. HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE. (Eight week session).

This course will explore core aspects of modern Western civilization and thought, focusing on Britain and Europe between 1789 and 1989, as well as the West's relationship to the rest of the world. It will introduce topics such as the rise of nation-states and nationalism, colonialism, the industrialized city, the cult of science, occultism, scientific racism and sexism, consumer mass culture, the welfare state, changes in gender and sexuality, psychoanalysis, right-wing totalitarianism, the triumph of Americanism, and post-religious existentialism. No texts required for purchase. All content will be either downloadable or online. 

Instructor: TBD; ARR Internet
Time: To be announced
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined

 

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2000 Level Courses

HISTORY 2210. TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA. (Eight week session)

This course examines the twentieth century in the United States, focusing on political, social, and cultural changes that took place during that century. Through lectures, readings, and videos, the class explores how and why the United States evolved from a rural agricultural nation into an urban industrial one by the outbreak of World War II, and then into a suburban nation during the last half of the twentieth century. The class will also examine how the United States became a military and economic superpower, and the social and cultural movements that sprung up in response to the changes in American life during the twentieth century.

Professor: C. Kelley; ARR Internet
Readings: To be announced. 
Exams and papers: To be determined.

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4000 Level Courses

HISTORY 4645. WITCHCRAFT AND WITCH HUNTING IN PRE-MODERN EUROPE. (Eight week session)

In order to examine how European peoples understood and experienced witchcraft, this course will combine lectures along with assigned readings of primary sources (i.e., historical documents) and secondary literature (i.e., what scholars have written about those primary sources). Explore the differing-and sometimes similar - understandings and experiences of the educated and the unlettered, female and male, rural and urban, rich and poor, lay and religious. We will do this with a keen eye on the ways the study of witchcraft can enrich our historical understanding of issues such as gender relationships, modern state formation, the histories of science, law, and theology, popular and elite religion, demonology, and magic as well as other relevant topics. 

Professor: J. Frymire, ARR Internet
Time: To be announced
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: Online midterm and online final (50% of final grade); short reading logs just to make sure students complete the reading assignments for each module (50% of final grade)

Fall 2024

 

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1000 Level Courses

HISTORY 1100/1100H. SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865. (Honors section-must be eligible for Honors standing).

Introduction to U.S. history through the Civil War, surveying the political, economic, social and cultural development of the American people. No credit will be given to students who have received credit in History 1400 (AP credit for US History).

 

HISTORY 1200/1200H. SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1865. (Honors section-must be eligible for Honors standing)

Introduction to U.S. history since 1865, surveying political, economic, social, and cultural development of the American people. No credit will be given to students who have received credit in History 1400 (AP credit for U.S. History).

 

HISTORY 1500/1500H. ORIGINS OF EUROPEAN HISTORY. (Honors section-Must be eligible for Honors standing).

A general introduction to major themes in the Western cultural heritage from the origin of civilization and thought in the ancient Near East to the breakdown of traditional European society in the late 18th century. Designed to give a broad background for general education, and to be a sound foundation for further study not only in history but also in other social science and humanities fields.

Professor: J. Frymire
Time: 10-10:50 a.m., MW
Readings: To be announced. 
Exams and papers: Three-unit exams (no comprehensive final); three short papers (2-3 pages each) based on assigned readings; participation in weekly discussion sections.

 

HISTORY 1520. THE ANCIENT WORLD 

This course will explore the development of some of the earliest civilizations of Asia, North Africa, and Europe until the collapse of the western Roman Empire in the late 5th century. These civilizations include the prominent societies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Israel, Greece, and Rome. The course focuses on several central themes which include the emergence of cities and states, legal codes, and the organization of ancient societies, the nature of kingship, the evolution of religious expression, social hierarchies and gender, the nature of empire as a political system, military history, and the evolution of slavery in the ancient world.

Professor: J. Stevens
Time: 11-11:50 a.m., MWF
Readings: To be announced
Exams and papers: To be determined

 

HISTORY 1871. HISTORY OF CHINA IN MODERN TIMES. 

Since COVID-19, China has been perceived as a grave threat to the free world and the current global system. How did we get to this point? How much do we really know about China? What is the source of its dictatorial regime and human rights abuses? Why is it incapable of transforming to a more progressive and open system like other East Asian societies, such as South Korea, Japan, or Taiwan? How did an ancient civilization steeped in Confucian traditions and virtues developed into a revolutionary communist state in the mid-twentieth century? What is the role played by the United States and other foreign powers in shaping this development? The answers to these questions lie in history. History 1871 is an introductory level course that examines China’s difficult path to modernity since the 17th century. Prior knowledge of China or Asia is not required. Our journey starts with China’s last two imperial dynasties (Ming and Qing). It ends with the People’s Republic of China and the troubled US-China relations in recent years. Class format consists of lectures, workshops, and film sessions.

Professor: D. Yang
Time: noon-12:50 p.m., MWF
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: exams 50%, assignments 30%, attendance 20%

 

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2000 Level Courses

HISTORY 2100. THE REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA. (Same as Constitutional Democracy 2100)

This course covers the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution. Our readings and discussion will push us to see the Revolution not as a straightforward march towards American independence, but rather as a complex series of interrelated political, military, social, economic, and cultural events that unfolded across the larger eighteenth-century world. Students will engage with both primary sources and scholarly assessments as they reconstruct the origins and outcomes of the Revolution from wide-ranging perspectives.

Professor: L. Santoro
Time: Noon - 12:50 p.m., MWF
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined.

 

HISTORY 2150. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: A GLOBAL HISTORY.

In this class, students will study the American Civil War from the perspective of global history. The familiar actors and events will be covered - the debate over slavery, the secession of the South, the rise of Abraham Lincoln, the great battles and generals, etc. But these familiar episodes will take on different meanings when viewed in relation to global structures of politics, economics, social relations, and ideology. The 1860s was at once a formative moment in the history globalization and the key decade for the formation and consolidation of modern nations. There are two objectives in this course: first, to expose undergraduates to the historical, political, and moral education that the Civil War offers all of its students; and second, to introduce students to the enterprise of global history through a familiar and particularly illuminating historical event.

Professor: J. Sexton
Time: 2-3:15 p.m., TTh
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined.

 

HISTORY 2240/2240H. FLIGHT IN AMERICA: FROM THE WRIGHT BROTHERS TO THE SPACE AGE (Honors section - must be eligible for Honors standing). 

This course focuses on the history of flying in the U.S. from its beginnings to the Apollo moon missions. In a little over a century, aviation and space flight have transformed our world. We will focus on key innovations and the people behind them. This is an exciting story, full of fascinating men and women. There are a lot of great videos and films about flight, and we will use excerpts from these in class.

Professor: J. Wigger
Time: 10-10:50 a.m., MWF
Readings: Weekly reading assignments
Exams and papers: Grades will be based on weekly quizzes, assignments and class discussion

 

HISTORY 2440. HISTORY OF MISSOURI

Surveys the history of Missouri and its region from the Mississippian mound builders to modern times, sketching the changing character of the region's society, economy, culture, and politics across the centuries. Particular attention will be paid to Missouri's involvement in major national events (e.g., the Revolution, the conquest of the West, and the Civil War), the development of its major cities (especially St. Louis and Kansas City), and the surprisingly crucial Missouri roots of modern American popular culture.

Professor: J. Pasley
Time: 11 a.m.-11:50 a.m., MWF
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: Mid-term, final, and "Hometown History" research paper

 

HISTORY 2560 MODERN MILITARY HISTORY (Same as Peace Studies 2560)

Explores the development of warfare around the world from circa 1300 to the present. Course materials devote equal attention to operational military history (combat, strategy, tactics, weapons systems, etc.) and the study of war and society (the various ways in which armed conflict impacts and reflects life beyond the battlefield). Additional focus on issues of cultural representation and historical memory. 

Professor: B. Nichols
Time: 2-3:15 p.m., TTH
Readings: Jeremy Black, "War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of Continents, 1450-2000;" Michael Howard, "War in European History," and John A. Lynn, "Battle: A History of Combat and Culture."
Exams and papers: To be determined.

 

HISTORY 2570. THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH 

The First World War was a war like no other one before. It lasted longer than nations had expected, was executed with new technologies, and resulted in long lasting, devastating repercussions. It left roughly ten million soldiers and six million civilians dead and countless others wounded physically and psychologically. Under the strain of war and defeat, four empires fell - Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire all collapsed. Large portions of France lay in ruins and England's wealth shattered. Europe ceased to be the center of the world, as leadership passed to the United States in the west and Japan in the east. In the Euro-Asian territories of the old Russian Empire, a new colossus arose, the Soviet Union. Lost, too, was the 19th century's easy confidence in human rationality, perfectibility, and progress. The war set the stage for disastrous events in the 20th century. In the wake of the "war to end all wars," people looked for ways of dealing with the anxieties and pains of the war and that both new and old ways of living brought. There was a desire among the Europeans for stability yet transformation. This course examines the experience of /Europeans in the turbulent years during and immediately following the First World War. After investigating the origins and nature of WW1, we will then examine the political, social and cultural climate of the interwar years. We will investigate the interwar period within the context of national and Imperial competition, Semitism, cultural and artistic production (e.g.., Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism), displacement and emigration, physical culture, totalitarianism, pro-natalism, and colonialism. Through the semester, students will work to develop their own research project based on primary documents from the period between 1900 and 1938. 

Professor: I. Karthas
Time: 11-12:15 p.m., TR
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined.

 

HISTORY 2700. HISTORY OF PIRATES, MARITIME RAIDING FROM THE ANCIENT TO THE MODERN ERAS

Pirates have taken on many different forms, from the heroic raider of ancient societies to the privateers who served as informal naval forces attacking enemy ships. In many of these guises, pirates have captured the popular imagination and today remain a romanticized staple of Hollywood. Beyond the romantic ideal exists a grim and violent reality. Men and women have turned to piracy when they had few other options, and often pay the price of very brutal and short lives. For the rest of society, piracy posed a significant economic threat as well as a threat to all those who traveled by sea - sailors, traders, pilgrims, settlers, merchants, and administrators. This is a broad survey of piracy around the globe from the ancient to the modern world, with a particular focus on the 15th through the 18th centuries. We will be examining the motivations for and effects of piracy in Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Professor: K. Bowers
Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m., TTh
Readings: Wadsworth, Global Piracy: A Documentary History of Seaborne Banditry; Rediker, Outlaws of the Atlantic; additional articles on Canvas
Exams and papers: Two exams, one short paper, weekly reading responses

 

HISTORY 2950.1. SOPHOMORE SEMINAR: THE SPACE RACE, 1957-1975

(History majors only. Please email Brittony Hein, corneillierb@missouri.edu, Sr. Academic Advisor for permission number.) 

The course will examine the Space Race Era through the lenses of both academic and public history.

Professor: L. Huneycutt
Time: 2 p.m.-4:20 p.m., W
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: Students will design a major project that will require intermediate writing such as a proposal, bibliography, book review, oral history interview, and final prospectus. 

 

HISTORY 2950.2. SOPHOMORE SEMINAR: THE U.S. SOURTH FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD TO 1900 

(History majors only. Please email Brittony Hein, corneillierb@missouri.edu, Sr. Academic Advisor for permission number.)

The U.S. South from the Colonial Period to 1900: The south is often characterized as a stagnant region, but this course highlights its dynamism across the colonial period, the Early Republic, the Civil War, and into the New South. This course examines the social, political, and racial narratives of a region of the United. States that almost always considered itself a unique place in a larger national body. Debates over slavery, the Union, and democracy combine with narratives about the black and Indigenous peoples who occupied the region to create a multifaceted understanding of the many Souths in American History.

Professor: K. McPartland
Time: 9-9:50 p.m., MWF
Readings: To be announced. 
Exams and papers: To be determined.

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3000 Level Courses

HISTORY 3010. COLONIAL AMERICA

This course invites students to think about the origins of American history through a combination of lectures, readings, and projects. Throughout the course of the semester, we will encounter famous leaders, troublesome women, rebellious slaves, a few witches, at least one cannibal, and a host of other colonial Americans (both famous and obscure) as we grapple with a people who became increasingly attached to both liberty and slavery. 

Professor: M. Morris
Time: 2-3:15 p.m, TR
Readings: Two books, other articles and primary sources as assigned
Exams and papers: Two papers, quizzes, midterm, and final exam

 

HISTORY 3505. HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT

This lecture course will explore the rise of ancient Egyptian civilization from its prehistoric origins to the late 1000's B.C.E. Such as expansive survey fo the world of the ancient pharaohs will emphasize diverse source materials related to some of the most significant social, political, and religious developments to impact Egyptian society from the great pyramid building dynasties of the Old Kingdom to the periods of dynamic expansion under prominent New Kingdom pharaohs. Topics include the unification and formation of the Egyptian state, the role of the Pharaoh in society. Egyptian mythology and religion; the role of the pyramids and mummification in society, developments in science and technology, female pharaohs, the archaeology of ancient Egypt and recent discoveries, including the legacy and reception of ancient Egypt in modernity

Professor: J. Stevens
Time: 3-4:45 p.m., TR
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined

HISTORY 3550/3550H. SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL EUROPE. (Honors Section-Must be eligible for Honors Standing; Same as Medieval and Renaissance Studies 3004.2)

This course explores how ancient observations and theories about the natural world and the human body led to the development of natural philosophy and medicine as fields of expertise. We will be examining the attitudes and beliefs about the natural world and man's place within it from Egyptian-Babylonian roots through the Middle Ages. 

Professor: K. Wilson-Bowers
Time: 11-12:15 p.m., TTh
Readings: Textbook and two paperback monographs
Exams and papers: Two exams, one short paper, research paper

 

HISTORY 3590. THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES

This course will cover the evolution of European culture from roughly 300 to 1100. Although its focus will primarily be on social, political, and economic developments, it will also take developments in religion, art, literature, and philosophy into account.

Professor: L. Huneycutt
Time: 1-1:50 p.m., MWF
Readings: Backman, The Worlds of Medieval Europe, Farmer (ed.), The Age of Bede, plus supplementary readings.
Exams and papers: Final, in-class quizzes and several short writing assignments

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4000 Level Courses

HISTORY 4000W. AGE OF JEFFERSON (Same as Constitutional Democracy 4000W)

A thematic study of the intellectual, social, and political life of the Early American Republic, as it developed aft the end of the American Revolution. From 1787 to the election of Andrew Jackson, the United States went through a series of radical changes in not only how they viewed government, but in how they ordered their society and found their place in it. Thomas Jefferson and the party he created stood at the center of these shifts, but he will not be the sole focus of the class. This course examines these changes by engaging with recent scholarship to understand the diverse forces that shaped American history and defined the age, spiraling far beyond what Jefferson intended or understood.

Professor: K.McPartland
Time: 1-1:50 MWF
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined.

 

HISTORY 4520/4520H. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC TO THE DEATH OF JULIUS CAESAR

This course will explore the rise and fall of the Roman Republic from the mythical accounts of the foundation of the city (ca. 753 B.C.), down through the death of Julius Caesar (44 BC), ultimately culminating in the early emergence of the 'Principate' under the Emperor Augustus in the late 1st century B.C. The historical focus will be on the series of political, legal, and social revolutions that shaped the evolution of the Roman Republic, with special emphasis placed upon the 'Roman Revolution' that transformed the Roman state from 133-27 B.C. Specific topics of exploration will include the reforms of the Gracchi the emergence of political violence within the Roman system, the transformation of the Roman military under powerful generals like the Marius and Sulla, the rebellion of Spartacus, the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, and the implementation of the imperial system under Augustus.

Professor: J. Stevens
Time: 11 a.m-12:15 p.m., TTh
Readings: To be announced
Exams and papers: To be determined. 

 

HISTORY 4580. THE "MAKING" OF MODERN EUROPE, IDENTITY, CULTURE, EMPIRE. NEW TITLE: DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP IN MODERN EUROPE.

Through close readings of both primary and scholarly materials, this course will examine the development of democracies and dictatorships in Europe from the Old Regime (circa 1680) to the mid-20th century. It will use the European experience to build broader understandings of how different types of societies emerge, function, and evolve over time. Lectures and class discussions will center on issues of democracy, liberalism, rights, citizenship, and anti-imperialism that surfaced in Europe and contextualize them within broader social and cultural shifts. How fragile is democracy? What unwavering principles are vital to its survival? How do groups excluded from its rewards stake a claim for inclusion in the nation-state? Units include: England’s Glorious Revolution and new ideas about contracts, liberalism and sovereignty; the European Enlightenment and the French Revolution; Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna;19th century failed liberal revolutions; the rise of European Empires; Women’s Suffrage and Worker’s Strikes; the First World War and the measures to which democracies in Europe were compromised and monarchies strained throughout the war; and the interwar period in which we find the rise of three fundamental currents: Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, which led to the struggle between totalitarianism and democracy in Europe. We will track the storm clouds that led to the cyclone of the Second World War. In tracing the emergence of nation-states and empires, we will pay attention to the hypocrisies of exclusion and enslavement. In doing so, students will consider the relationship between growing democratic and liberal ideologies in Europe and the endurance of ideas about gender difference, anti-liberalism, colonial oppression, and slavery. 

Professor: I. Karthas
Time: 2 p.m-3:15 p.m., TTh
Readings: To be announced
Exams and papers: To be determined. 

 

HISTORY 4685. THE HOLOCAUST (Same as Peace Studies 4685)

Provides a historical account, psychological analysis, and philosophical contemplation of the Holocaust. Examines the Nazi regime's systematic attempt to exterminate the Jews of Europe along with a number of additional population groups. Course is organized around the use of primary sources: written texts, photographs, films, and oral testimony. 

Professor: B. Nichols
Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m., TTh
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined.

 

HISTORY 4880. CHINESE MIGRATION: FROM YELLOW PERIL TO MODEL MINORITY

History 4880 is a seminar course that discusses racism, xenophobia, social inequality, and immigration restrictions in the United States through the lens of Chinese Americans and other Asians. Anti-Asian/Asian-Chinese racism is on the rise since the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet the complex history of Chinese in the United States remains obscured in current public debate dominated by the division between black and white Americans. First perceived as the “Yellow Peril” in the nineteenth century and then lauded contradictorily as a “model minority” by the second half of the twentieth century, Chinese migrants are the key to understand American ideas of racial stereotypes, imperialism, and globalization. More importantly, the historical debates that revolved around Chinese immigration restrictions were crucial for the development of the current merit-based immigration system in the United States. This course introduces readings and films that illuminate this little-known yet essential part of American history. Taking a transnational and comparative perspective, it also brings in studies that examine Chinese diaspora in other parts of the world. The class format consists of seminar discussions and in-class work. 

Instructor: D. Yang
Time: 2-2:50 p.m., MWF  
Readings: To be announced. 
Course work and evaluation: Two in-class presentations (30%); one final research paper (30%); attendance (20%); seminar participation (20%). 

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HISTORY 2100H. THE REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA. (Honors section - must be eligible for Honors standing; Same as Constitutional Democracy 2100H)

This course covers the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution. Our readings and discussions will push us to see the Revolution not as a straightforward march towards American independence, but rather as a complex series of interrelated political, military, social, economic, and cultural events that unfolded across the larger eighteenth-century world. Students will engage with both primary sources and scholarly assessments as they reconstruct the origins and outcomes of the Revolution from wide-ranging perspectives.

Instructor: A. Stewart
Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m., TTH
Readings: To be announced. 
Exams and papers: To be determined. 

 

HISTORY 2120. THE YOUNG REPUBLIC (Same as Constitutional Democracy 2120)

This semester engages a number of historical themes and historiographic trends in the period of early American history that began in 1789 and extended into the 1840s. In our seminar, we will generate a sustained discussion of scholarship focusing on both elements of Constitutional Democracy (i.e. politics, political culture, and legal history) and the history of social and economic developments race, class, slavery, capitalism, western expansion, gender, and religion). As such, this seminar's main goal is to read and discuss key historical monographs and supporting secondary articles. Students will also be introduced to some primary source materials grounded in histories of the "Young Republic." Our seminar will center on student-centered collective class discussions and written assignments that will culminate in a final essay examination. In accomplishing these aims, we will develop a range of ideas that we will in turn, use to better understand the historical processes involved in the development of the "Young Republic."

Professor: A. Stewart
Time: 11-12:15 p.m., TTH
Readings: To be announced. 
Exams and papers: To be determined. 

HISTORY 3000. HISTORY OF RELIGION IN AMERICA TO THE CIVIL WAR (Same as Religious Studies 3000). 

A study of religion in America from the Pre-Columbian era to the Reconstruction era with emphasis on the social history of religion and a focus on the intersection of religion and race. We will pay special attention to the religious practices of Indigenous communities and enslaved Black Americans, as well as the role women played in American religion. 

Professor: M. McLaughlin
Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m., TTH
Readings: Course packet plus other readings
Exams and papers: Short essay, presentation, final project

 

HISTORY 4303. BLACK STUDIES IN RACE, CLASS, GENDER, AND U.S. POLICY (Same as Blacks Studies 4303)

This course examines the interplay between race and policy in recent U.S. history. Race is the backbone, but it is manifested differently in class and gender, which we will critically interrogate throughout this course. In particular, the class will explore the development of "hot topics" on the current policy landscape - voting, policing, housing, immigration, political representation, debt, poverty, financial precarity, reparations, and at times foreign relations, for example - through the lens of the past. By 2043, the U.S. is projected to be a race plural nation. Yet the interplay of race, gender, and class continues to result in gaps in pay, wealth, insurance, health, criminal justice, and education, among other significant social justice indicators. In this way, this course considers the past, present, and future of policies informing race, gender, and class. This class combines readings, lectures, discussions, and assignments. This course is intended for upper division undergraduate and graduate students.

Professor: D. Fergus
Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m., TR
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined.

 

HISTORY 4400W. HISTORY OF AMERICAN LAW. (Contact Thomas Kane, kanetc@missouri.edu, for permission number to enroll in the course; Same as Constitutional Democracy 4400W) 

American law from English origins to present. Reviews common law, codification, legal reform movements, slavery law, administrative state, formalism, legal realism, jurisprudential questions concerning rule of law.

Professor: C. Conklin
Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m., TTH
Readings: To be announced.
Exams and papers: To be determined.

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Senior seminars

These courses are restricted to History majors. Department consent required. Please email Brittony Hein-corneillierb@missouri.edu, Sr. Academic Advisor for permission number.

All seminars are writing intensive.

HISTORY 4971W. WITCHCRAFT AND DEVIANCE IN PREMODERN EUROPE

(History majors only and require department consent writing intensive capstone. Please email Brittony Hein, corneillierb@missouri.edu, Senior Academic Advisor for permission number.)

Between 1400 and 1700, at least 50,000 people (most of them women) were executed for practicing witchcraft in Europe - comparatively, this makes the Salem Witch Trials a blip on the historical record. Even before 1400, however Europeans tortured, imprisoned, and executed numerous people for their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, diseases, such as leprosy), or for the fact that they were Jews or suspected of sorcery. In this senior capstone seminar, we will read and discuss documents relevant to this history as well as books and articles that try to make sense of it.

Instructor: J. Frymire
Time: 3-5:20 p.m., W  

 

HISTORY 4972W. OIL AND ENERGY. 

(History majors only and require department consent writing intensive capstone. Please email Brittony Hein, corneillierb@missouri.edu, Senior Academic Advisor for permission number.)

This seminar examines the history of energy sources like oil, nuclear power, and renewable energy. Understanding the evolution of energy use over time helps illuminate the history of the American economy, U.S. foreign policy, the growth of cities and suburbs, climate change, and other developments that have shaped today's world. As a writing intensive course, this seminar will include weekly responses to the readings and two longer papers. Students will employ a multi-step writing process, with steps that include developing a preliminary version of their arguments in outlines and rough drafts, incorporating feedback, revising, and creating polished final drafts.

Instructor: V. McFarland
Time: 9-11:20 p.m., M
Exams and papers: Weekly reading responses and two papers with a multi-step revision process. Three short papers and one 20-25-page research paper.
Readings: To be announced