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Fall 2017 Courses

Updated June 6, 2017
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 the HIST 3000W, promote new courses and list your capstone options for Fall 2017. 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 need to be enrolled in one of the two sections of HIST 3000W below please email Mrs. Welch and she will get you enrolled before the course fills.

Click here for a mostly firm listing of the HIST courses offered 2017-18

FALL 2017 HIST 3000W COURSES:

  • HIST 3000W 01, The History Workshop: History, Memory, and Fiction, MW 1:10-2:25, Eakin
  • HIST 3000W 02, The History Workshop: History and the Anthropocene, TR 4:00 5:15 pm, Rijke-Epstein
  • HIST 3000W 03, The History Workshop: Historiography and Methods, MW 1:10-2:25, Erickson

DUAL LISTINGS – FALL 2017

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 2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog (will go live in August 2017)

FOR ECONOMICS-HISTORY INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJORS

The core courses offered in 2017-18 for this major are:

F2017: ECON 2150; ECON 3150; HIST 1660; HIST 2138; HIST 3190
S2018: ECON 3160; HIST 1600; HIST 1665; HIST 3200
For details about the courses above link here.

**NEW COURSES**

HIST 1111.37 Black Lives Matter. Professor Brandon Byrd.
Offered TR 2:35-3:50
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 1427W America in the Seventies: From Easy Rider to the Reagan Revolution. Professor Jeff Cowie
Offered MWF 2:10-3:00
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 1430W American Indians and the Environment. Professor Daniel Usner.
Offered W 3:10-5:40 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S. (and LHS concentration)

HIST 1438 African American History to 1865. Professor Brandon Byrd.
Offered TR 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 2240 Sex Law. Professor Katherine Crawford.
Offered MWF 12:10-1:00
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe, U.S.

HIST 2293 Muslims in Modern Europe. Professor Emily Greble.
Offered MWF 12:10-1:00
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe (and LHS concentration)

HIST 2760 Historian and the Law. Professor Ari Bryen. (currently on YES as 3980.07, will have (SBS) AXLE designation)
Offered MWF 12:10-1:00
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S., Europe, G&T (and LHS concentration)

HIST 3112 China and the World. Professor Ruth Rogaski.
Offered W 3:10-5:40
Areas of concentration for history majors: Asia, G&T

Also:

RUSS 1111.xx Between Stalin and Hitler. Professor Emily Greble.
Offered MWF 2:10-3:00  
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe

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 Southern U.S. Poverty in Global Context. Professor David Carlton.
Offered Wednesday 2:10-4:00 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S. 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: Many of the problems afflicting the less-developed world were first encountered inside the developed world.  In particular, the American South experienced what the historian C. Vann Woodward called its “un-American experience with poverty”—an experience that reflects its commonalities with other societies on the periphery of what Emmanuel Wallerstein called “the modern world system.”  Students are invited to explore the history of underdevelopment on the global “periphery,” with an eye to making cross-country and cross-regional comparisons. [3] (no AXLE credit)

HIST 4960.02 The Caribbean: Global Crossroads. Professor Frank Robinson
Offered Wednesday 3:10-5:00 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: Latin America, 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: The Caribbean represent a unique and challenging experience in world history. Since the beginning of the European invasion of the Americas in 1492, the Caribbean region has alternated between the center and periphery of international affairs. Shaped historically by the experiences of slavery and colonialism, the Caribbean has produced societies with a population make-up different from any other region of the world. This course is about how this region developed its special qualities and about how its peculiar history helped fashion the contemporary Caribbean with all its problems and its possibilities. Main themes in the course will include migrations, European imperialism, the legacy of the Atlantic African slave trade and the plantation system, the Haitian and Cuban revolutions and their global impact, nationalist politics in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the ambivalent identity of Puerto Rico, politics and economics in the Commonwealth Caribbean, and the impact of the United States on the region.[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.