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Fall 2018 Courses

Updated April 13, 2018
If you see any discrepancies between times listed below and the YES schedule please notify Mrs. Heidi Welch. The YES schedule has the correct time for the class to meet.

Dear History Majors,

This history page is created in order to give you details about HIST 3000W, promote new courses and list your capstone options for Fall 2018. Go to YES schedule of courses to see the complete selection of course titles, dates, and times.
You need to meet with you adviser IN PERSON before your appointment window. Your adviser must release an electronic academic hold on your account before you can register. Please email your adviser for an appointment. You adviser is listed on your YES landing page.

Note: HIST 3000W is a prerequisite for your capstone course. Please enroll in HIST 3000W at your earliest convenience. There will be two sections of this course offered fall term. If you are a newly declared sophomore history major and are having trouble enrolling in one of the two sections of HIST 3000W below please email Mrs. Welch for help.

Click here for a mostly firm listing of the HIST courses offered 2018-19.

FALL 2018 HIST 3000W COURSES:

HIST 3000W 01, The History Workshop: Constitutionalism, MW 1:10-2:25. Professor Ari Bryen. Specifically designed for Law, History, and Society majors and open to all history majors.
HIST 3000W 02, The History Workshop: Holocaust, MW 8:45 – 10 am. Professor Helmut W. Smith.
HIST 3000W 03, The History Workshop: Citizenship and Memory, MW 1:10-2:25 pm, Professor Celso Castilho.

DUAL LISTINGS – FALL 2018

Please check the "Eligible for History Majors" drop down menu on YES to see what courses in other programs count toward the history major.

Link here for the 2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog (will be online beginning in August 2018)

FOR ECONOMICS-HISTORY INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJORS

The core courses offered in 2018-19 for this major are:

F2018: HIST 2138, HIST 2660 (also offered in spring), HIST 3190; two sections of ECON 3160.
S2019: HIST 1665, HIST 2660, HIST 3200, two sections of ECON 3150

For details about the courses above link here.

**NEW COURSES** - note that when YES goes live the new courses below might be under the placeholder number "3890" until final approval.

HIST 1039 Global History 1453 to Present. Professor Helmut W. Smith
Offered MWF 11:10-12:00
Areas of concentration for history majors: Asia, LA, Europe, U.S., ME/A, G&T

HIST 1040W Revolutions in the Modern World. Professor Lauren Clay
Offered TR 9:35 – 10:50 am
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe, G&T, LHS

HIST 1270W History of Sub-saharan Africa. Professor Tasha Rijke-Epstein.
Offered MWF 10:10-11:00 am
Areas of concentration for history majors: ME/A, G&T

HIST 1586W Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and Digital Humanities. Professor Helmut W. Smith
Offered TR 2:35-3:50 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe

HIST 1710W Writing for Social Change. Professor Paul Kramer
Offered TR 11:00-12:15 am
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 2413W Global History of Waste. Professor Tasha Rijke-Epstein.
Offered MWF 2:10-3:00 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: ME/A, G&T, SMT

HIST 2542 Cuba and the United States. Professor W. Frank Robinson
Offered TR 2:35 – 3:50 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S., LA, G&T

HIST 2684 History of Black Power. Professor Rhonda Y. Williams
Offered MWF 1:10-2:00 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 2692W Biographies of Struggle. Professor Rhonda Y. Williams
Offered MWF 10:10 – 11:00 am
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 3112W China and the World. Professor Ruth Rogaski
Offered TR 4:00- 5:15 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: Asia, G&T

FULFILLING YOUR CAPSTONE

You must have completed HIST 3000W in order for a capstone course, HIST 4960, to count as a capstone.

HIST 4960 CAPSTONE SEMINAR FOR HISTORY MAJORS

Note: In order to enroll in a HIST 4960 course you must be a junior or senior history major who has completed HIST 3000W. You will be bumped from the course if you have not already completed HIST 3000W.
You do not need to take a capstone in your area of concentration.

HIST 4960.01 History of Privacy in America. Professor Sarah Igo.
Offered Tuesday 2:35 – 4:35 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S. and Law, History and Society. If a major needs an alternative area of concentration coded for this course in order to graduate please contact the DUS for an individual variance.
Description: Since the late nineteenth century, increasing numbers of U.S. citizens have both claimed a right to privacy and believed their privacy to be endangered. How did privacy come to loom so large in American society and political culture? We will examine the varied ways that technological innovations, new media formats, the expanding welfare state, the specter of totalitarianism, responses to dissent and terrorism, corporate practices, and shifting modes of self-disclosure made privacy into a modern, and very public, concern. We will also examine how Americans' thinking about privacy was transformed over time. The seminar is designed to introduce students to this history, but also to the larger question of how one goes about charting the travels of something as abstract, but also intimate, as "privacy."
The primary purpose of the capstone seminar is to develop an original, substantive scholarly project, culminating in a research paper of approximately 5000-7000 words. This seminar is open to history majors who have completed the History Workshop. [3] (no AXLE credit)

HIST 4960.02 Space, Power, and History. Professor Paul Kramer
Offered Thursday 2:35 – 4:35 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: Global & Transnational. If a major needs an alternative area of concentration coded for this course in order to graduate please contact the DUS for an individual variance.
Description: This course explores recent and emerging efforts to thematize and analyze spatial dynamics in the writing of history. Topics include spatiality and capitalism, space and imperial boundary-making, the politics of territoriality, urban space, regimes of segregation and the spatial politics of social justice. Alongside historical works, students will read key works in geography and urban studies. [3] (no AXLE credit)


If you see a discrepancy between this page and YES for the day/time a course is taught please email Mrs. Welch at Heidi.welch@vanderbilt.edu.  Always follow the schedule on YES.

Any questions about the undergraduate major may be directed to the History Department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies.