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Spring 2018 Courses

Updated June 15, 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 Spring 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 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

SPRING 2018 HIST 3000W COURSES:

  • HIST 3000W 01, The History Workshop: Historiography and Method, TR 9:35 – 10:50 am, Downs
  • HIST 3000W 02, The History Workshop: Health, Disease, and Healing, MW 8:45 am – 10:00 am, Tuchman

 DUAL LISTINGS – SPRING 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 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog  (will be available 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: HIST 1600; HIST 1665; HIST 3200
For details about the courses above link here.

**NEW COURSES**

HIST 1111.35 Violence in the Ancient City. Professor Ari Bryen
Offered TR 1:10-2:25
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe,

HIST 1269 Introduction to African Studies. Professor Frank Robinson
Offered TR 1:10-2:25
Areas of concentration for history majors: Middle East & Africa,

HIST 1281W Making of African Cities. Professor Tasha Rijke-Epstein
Offered MWF 10:10-11:00
Areas of concentration for history majors: Middle East & Africa,

HIST 1584W Foreigners and Citizens: Law and rights in Modern Europe. Professor Emily Greble
Offered TR 11:00-12:15
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe (LHS concentration)

HIST 2139 Tech, Nature, Power in Africa. Professor Tasha Rijke-Epstein
Offered MWF 10:10-11:00
Areas of concentration for history majors: Middle East & Africa, G&T, SMT

HIST 2238/5238 Crime and Criminal Law in Western Antiquity. Professor Thomas McGinn
Offered TR 9:35-10:50
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe, G&T

HIST 2662 American Slavery. Professor Kimberly Welch.
Offered TR 11:00-12:15
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 2749 American Thought to 1865. Professor Alex Jacobs.
Offered TR 2:35 - 3:50
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

Also:

RUSS 2800 Viewing Communism in Eastern Europe (19145-1989). Professor Emily Greble.
Likely Offered TR 9:35-10:50, but time TBA
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 4960.02 Pre-Modern Capitalism. William Caferro.
Offered Tuesday 3:00-5:00 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe. 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 course explores the meaning of capitalism and its application to pre-modern societies. It deals with the period from late antiquity (500 CE) to the eve of the overseas European conquests (1500) in global perspective. It examines the activities of long-distance merchants and of commercial practices of states west and east, with emphasis on a medieval “world system.” [3] (no AXLE credit)

HIST 4960.01 Race and Law. Professor Kimberly Welch .
Offered Tuesday 2:35 – 4:35 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: This course is open to all areas of concentration for the history major, the area it counts toward will be based on the work you are doing in the course. The instructor will work with the DUS to assign individual variances to count toward the student’s preferred area of concentration.
Description:
This course seeks to understand how law has intersected with race and influenced the making of racial groups and categories of difference in the United States and elsewhere. This course will examine how law worked in theory and on the ground to shape the historical and cultural production of racial hierarchies and the creation of racial identities.[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. Bottom of Form

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