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New Mexico State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History
History Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Courses

HIST 101G. Roots of Modern Europe 3 cr.

Economic, social, political, and cultural development from earliest times to about 1700.

HIST 102G. Modern Europe 3 cr.

Economic, social, political, and cultural development from 1700 to the present.

HIST 111. Global History to 1500 3 cr.

Global economic, social, political and cultural developments to 1500. Thematic approach.

HIST 112. Global History Since 1500 3 cr.

Global economic, social, political and cultural developments since 1500. Thematic approach.

HIST 201G. Introduction to Early American History 3 cr.

History of the United States to 1877, with varying emphasis on social, political, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development.

HIST 202G. Introduction to Recent American History 3 cr.

History of the United States since 1877, with varying emphasis on social, political, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development.

HIST 211G. East Asia to 1600 3 cr.

History of China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan from earliest times through the sixteenth century. Emphasis on cultural and political developments and their social and economic contexts, and the interaction between East Asian societies.

HIST 212G. East Asia since 1600 3 cr.

History of China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. Emphasis on internal development of each country, as well as the social and political impact of Western Imperialism, and the emergence of each country’s unique version of modern society.

HIST 221G. Islamic Civilizations to 1800 3 cr.

History of Islamic civilizations to 1800.

HIST 222. Islamic Civilizations since 1800 3 cr.

History of Islamic civilizations since 1800.

HIST 261. New Mexico History 3 cr.

Economic, political, and social development of New Mexico from exploration to modern times. Branch campuses only.

HIST 269. Special Topics 1-3 cr.

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Branch campuses only. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

HIST 275. Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science 3 cr.

Introduction to the history and philosophy of science. Branch campuses only.

HIST 300. Special Topics 3 cr.

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

HIST 301G. Origins of Modern Science 3 cr.

The development of scientific thought from Aristotle to Newton to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the social and cultural context of science. ENGL 111G recommended.

HIST 302G. Science in Modern Society 3 cr.

The social impact of scientific activity and thought from Newton to the present. The growth of modern scientific institutions; the political and social context of modern science. ENGL 111G recommended.

HIST 303G. History of Technology 3 cr.

The development of technology, its impact on society and culture, and the social and ideological responses to the technological change from earliest times to the present. ENGL 111G recommended.

HIST 304. Medicine, Society, and Culture 3 cr.

The history of medicine and disease in the West from antiquity through the nineteenth century. Western medical tradition in antiquity, development of academic medicine in the Middle Ages. Anatomy and ideas about the body, hospitals and public health systems, epidemiology, modern technological and scientific breakthroughs, professionalization of medical practice, and the role of medicine in shaping attitudes toward poverty, women, race, and disease.

HIST 305. Twentieth Century Science 3 cr.

The development of science after 1900. Emphasis will be placed on the “second scientific revolution” in physics and on the emergence of genetics and molecular biology.

HIST 306. European Thought and Culture 3 cr.

Culture and ideas in Europe from 1600 to the present, from the Scientific Revolution to Postmodernism, including ideas and their expression in science, art, literature, and politics.

HIST 309. American Indian History I 3 cr.

Cultural and social change from before contact with Europeans to 1840.

HIST 310. American Indian History II 3 cr.

Federal Indian policy, tribal histories, and the emergence of Pan-Indianism from 1840 to present.

HIST 311. Colonial Latin America 3 cr.

Social, political, and economic development from Columbus to the Wars of Independence.

HIST 312. Modern Latin America 3 cr.

Post-revolutionary developments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the role of Latin America in world affairs and the Inter-American system.

HIST 313. Making the American West 3 cr.

Development of the American West from 1803 to 1900 with emphasis on conquest, federal and corporate roles in western development, environmental change, and the Mythic West. Includes meetings outside regular class time to view feature-length films.

HIST 314. American Southwest to 1900 3 cr.

Territory included in Texas and the Mexican Cession from its earliest exploration to the close of the nineteenth century.

HIST 315. From the Wild West to the Atomic West 3 cr.

Explores the transformation of the West with particular attention to the roles of race, class, gender and culture. Includes meetings outside regular class time to view feature-length films.

HIST 316. History of Women in the American West 3 cr.

Experiences and interactions among Native American, Spanish/Mexican, immigrant, and Anglo-American women in the American West from 1500 to the present. Same as WS 316.

HIST 317. U.S. Foreign Relations to 1919 3 cr.

Foreign relations from the colonial origins through World War I. Emphasis on diplomacy of the Founding Fathers, continental expansion, and the United States’ rise to world power.

HIST 318. U.S. Foreign Relations since 1919 3 cr.

Foreign relations from the conclusion of World War I to the present. Emphasis on isolationism, World War II, Soviet-American Relations, Vietnam, and new challenges in a multi-polar world.

HIST 319. American Urban History 3 cr.

Social, cultural, economic, and political development of metropolitan communities in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

HIST 321. History of Korea 3 cr.

Social, political, and cultural history of Korea from earliest times through twentieth century. Emphasis on the interaction between Korean traditions and influences from China and the West.

HIST 323. Cultural History of Later Imperial China 3 cr.

Covers art and literature of China from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) through the eighteenth century. Developments in cultural theory and practice are traced in the context of the social and economic changes fostering an understanding of Chinese cultural history and its legacy in East Asia today.

HIST 326. Western Imperialism 3 cr.

Causes, patterns, and results of European and American imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Decolonization and its legacies.

HIST 327. History of the Modern Middle East 3 cr.

Addresses medieval and early modern periods n the Middle East, including the rise of Islam, the Crusades, the modern Middle East (including North Africa and South Asia, especially Afghanistan and Pakistan) from the nineteenth century to the present; the Palestinian uprising and the war against terrorism.

HIST 330G. Introduction to Religious Studies 3 cr.

Provides an overview of old and new methods and theories for the study of religion. Exposure to the ways groups of people in diverse cultural systems construct and change their religious traditions to serve practical and meaningful ends. Same as SOC 330G and ANTH 330G.

HIST 331. Rebels, Guerrillas, and Terrorists in Modern Latin America 3 cr.

Explores history of rebels in Latin America. Examines guerilla struggles attaining national dimension. Focus on modern events, including Peru’s Shining Path, Colombia’s FARC, and Mexico’s Zapatistas. Same as GOVT 468.

HIST 332. Latin America Through the Eyes of Travelers 3 cr.

Examines the tradition of travel writing about Latin America from the 18th century to modern tourism. Examines how Latin America has been portrayed by foreigners. Students will read a wide range of travel writings, including some by Latin Americans about the United States.

HIST 333. Renaissance and Reformation 3 cr.

Art, thought, and religious, political, and social conflicts in the age of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Martin Luther. Prerequisite: HIST 101 or consent of instructor.

HIST 334. Art and Life in Renaissance Italy 3 cr.

Examines how Italian Renaissance textual and visual culture offered Europe new ways of seeing and portraying itself, 1350-1550. Topics include: Florence, Venice, Rome, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Titian, humanism, the Medici, and republican and courtly culture. Same as ART 444.

HIST 335. History of Christianity 3 cr.

Emphasizes perceptions about Jesus, the changing nature and role of the Bible, especially the new testament, interactions of religion and government, issues of faith and culture, and development of modern Christianity. Same as ANTH 335 and SOC 335.

HIST 336. Medieval History to 1000 3 cr.

Emphasis on social and cultural history.

HIST 337. Medieval History 1000-1400 3 cr.

Emphasis on social and cultural history.

HIST 338. World War I 3 cr.

Cultural, social, and intellectual background and impact of World War I. Military and diplomatic events of the war. Consequences of the war.

HIST 339. World War II 3 cr.

Social, cultural and political aspects of World War II, in addition to traditional military events. Emphasis on U.S. involvement.

HIST 340. American Economic History 3 cr.

Same as ECON 340.

HIST 341. American Agricultural History 3 cr.

From Colonial times to the present, with emphasis upon historical development, politics, and legislation, especially in recent times.

HIST 342. Early American Military History 3 cr.

Emphasis on American wars up to and including the Civil War, and on the factors contributing to the development of modern military systems.

HIST 343. Recent American Military History 3 cr.

Emphasis on American wars since the Civil War, and on factors contributing to the development of modern military systems.

HIST 344. Colonial America 3 cr.

Traces social, economic, environmental, and political dimensions of European settlement of North America.

HIST 345. Revolutionary America 1763-1800 3 cr.

Development and consequences of the American Revolution, Articles of Confederation, Constitution, and Federalist Period.

HIST 346. The Jacksonian Era 1800-1840 3 cr.

Jeffersonian period, War of 1812. Social, political, and economic history of the Jacksonian era.

HIST 347. Civil War Era 1840-1877 3 cr.

Mexican-American War, development of secession, American Civil War, Reconstruction.

HIST 348. Progressive United States, 1877-1920 3 cr.

Gilded Age through the end of World War I, with emphasis on the Populist movement, progressive reform, the impacts of industrialization, imperialist expansion, and World War I.

HIST 349. The New Deal, 1920-1960 3 cr.

Roaring Twenties through the Eisenhower presidency, with emphasis on the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s New Deal, World War II, the origins of the Cold War, and the impacts of the postwar baby boom.

HIST 350. Recent United States, 1960-Present 3 cr.

Kennedy’s New Frontier to the present, with emphasis on the Civil Rights movement, the Great Society program, the Vietnam War, the Reagan Revolution, and new social and economic challenges.

HIST 351. Women in American History I 3 cr.

Changes in women’s lives in America from 1500 to 1848. Gender roles and relations, sexuality, religion, work, and social movements among Anglo-American, Native American, and African American women. Same as W S 351.

HIST 352. Women in American History II 3 cr.

Changes in women’s lives and gender relations from 1848 to the present. Social movements, war, work, culture, and politics for women of all class and cultural backgrounds. Same as W S 352.

HIST 353. Colonial Mexico 3 cr.

Covers major social, political, economic and cultural topics including pre-Columbian civilizations, early European incursions and indigenous responses, economic systems and labor exploitation, religion and spirituality, and resistance to colonial rule. Sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.

HIST 354. Modern Mexico 3 cr.

Examines interactions of peasants, women, indigenous peoples, and economically/politically dominant groups within the Mexican state from 1810 to the present. Assesses the contentious relationship between Mexico and the United States, focusing on the Mexican-U.S. border.

HIST 355G. The American West in Popular Culture 4 cr.

Explores changing images of the U.S. West in popular culture from the colonial period to the present, including literature, captivity narratives, popular travel narratives, dime novels, nature writing, Wild West shows, tourism, film, television, and advertising.

HIST 356. The Mexican Revolution 3 cr.

Examines the history of modern Mexico through the lens of the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920. Course covers military, political, social, cultural and economic developments that shaped Mexico during and after the Revolution.

HIST 357. Central America 3 cr.

Economic, social, and political development of the five Central American countries with emphasis on recent events.

HIST 358. Argentina 3 cr.

Economic, social, and political development of Argentina since independence; its influence on international affairs.

HIST 359. U.S. - Latin American Relations 3 cr.

Covers U.S.- Latin American relations during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Assesses interactions between the United States and other nations in the Americas, surveys U.S. interventions in the region, and appraises social challenges facing the Americas as a whole.

HIST 360. History of United States Intelligence 3 cr.

U.S. intelligence from George Washington to twentieth century U.S. espionage and counterintelligence agencies, including the FBI, the NSA/CSS, spy satellites, and the CIA.

HIST 361. Afro-American History I 3 cr.

African background, slave trade, slavery; Civil War and Reconstruction; free blacks in a white society to about 1900.

HIST 362. Afro-American History II 3 cr.

Black Americans in the United States in the twentieth century; segregation; black leaders, organizations, methods and goals; white reaction; the struggle for equality.

HIST 363. Nineteenth Century Europe 3 cr.

Rise of Europe to a position of economic and political dominance in the world from the French Revolution to World War I.

HIST 364. Twentieth Century Europe 3 cr.

Course will address the foremost events, personalities, developments and ideas which marked the European continent during the twentieth century

HIST 365. Cold War Europe 3 cr.

Course deals with the Cold War’s bipolar international climate as well as the individual paths charted by each European nation in response. Events, leaders, thinkers, ideas and developments will all be featured.

HIST 366. British Imperialism 3 cr.

Survey of the activities of the British empire from the 16th century through the 20th century, with emphasis on Ireland, North America and India. Assesses the impact of imperial activities on British domestic politics, culture and social history, and the process and impact of decolonization.

HIST 367. Mexican-Americans in the United States 3 cr.

Emigration; reception; impact upon society, politics, economics, and culture.

HIST 368. Teaching History 3 cr.

Philosophical and practical issues of teaching history are explored. Designed to help prospective teachers at all levels clarify their views about studying history. A variety of pedagogical strategies for teaching history are explored.

HIST 369. History of Latinos in the United States 3 cr.

Development of Latino communities since 1500 in what is today the U.S. Emphasis on 1846 to present, and on Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans. Major themes: race, colonialism, immigration, nationalism, class, culture, gender, and politics.

HIST 370. U.S. Immigration from the Caribbean since 1868 3 cr.

Immigration from the Caribbean (primarily Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic) giving special attention to issues such as U.S. immigration policy; social and economic conditions, migration patterns; cultural and economic adaptation; citizenship; and nationalism.

HIST 371. Ancient Greece 3 cr.

Social, cultural, and political history of Greece from the Minoan to Hellenistic periods.

HIST 372. The Roman World 3 cr.

Republic and Empire; Rome as a world power; institutional, cultural, and intellectual contributions; decline and fall.

HIST 373. Islam and the West: Cultural Contacts, Conflicts and Exchanges 3 cr.

Examines interactions, encounters and cross-fertilization between the Islamic world and the West from the seventh to the twenty-first centuries. Course includes origins of Islam, relationships between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, and concludes with the post 9/11 present. Prerequisite: C or higher in HIST 221G or HIST 222 or HIST 461; or enrollment in one of these courses at the same time as enrollment in HIST 373.

HIST 374G. The European City: History and Culture 3 cr.

Course presents the rich, complex history and cultures of European cities from ancient to modern times, linking these cities to crucial issues in European history. Crosslisted with HON 374G, GEOG 374G, GOVT 374G.

HIST 375. Europe and the New World 3 cr.

Traces the social and intellectual worlds of those who first came to the Americas. The narrative of the conquests, and how the experience of the New World fundamentally changed European identity between the Columbian discoveries and the Enlightenment.

HIST 377. Nationalism, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocide in 20th Century Europe 3 cr.

Key political and social theories of nationalism, the nation, and the nation-state; origins and development of nationalism; current examples of nationalism and ethnic cleansing. Same as GOVT 369.

HIST 380. Modern Eastern Europe 3 cr.

Addresses the diversity of Eastern European political and cultural experiences from the end of the 19th century to the present day. Same as GOVT 476.

HIST 381G. Early Russia 3 cr.

Domestic affairs and international relations from the rise of the Kievan State to the mid-nineteenth century.

HIST 382G. Modern Russia 3 cr.

Domestic policies and foreign relations from mid-nineteenth century to the present with emphasis on the Soviet period.

HIST 383. Germany 3 cr.

Political, social, and cultural developments from the eighteenth century to the present, with emphasis on the Nazi era. Same as GOVT 473.

HIST 384. Imperial Russia 3 cr.

Political, social and cultural history of Russia from 1700 to 1917.

HIST 386. New Mexico History 3 cr.

Economic, political and social development of New Mexico from exploration to modern times.

HIST 387. Spain 3 cr.

From pre-Roman times to the modern era.

HIST 388. Women in Europe I 3 cr.

The roles of women and constructions of gender in medieval and early modern Europe, 1100 - 1550. Examines how conceptions of gender and sexuality both shaped and were shaped by political and social transformations in European history. Same as WS 388.

HIST 390. The Holocaust 3 cr.

The attack upon European Jews by Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist Party in Germany and occupied Europe from his accession to chancellor in 1933 until the end of the Third Reich in 1945.

HIST 393. Eighteenth-Century Britain 3 cr.

Initiative and supremacy of Parliament: Cromwell and the Revolution; the Restoration; the Glorious Revolution.

HIST 394. Victorian and Edwardian Britain, 1815-1914 3 cr.

Evolution of constitutional monarchy; industrialism and imperialism; repose and reform; increased influence of an intellectual elite and the emergence of the Labour Party.

HIST 395. From Rule Britannia to Cool Britannia: Twentieth-Century 3 3 cr.

Edwardian Era, World War I; Reconversion, the 1926 General Strike; the Great Depression and appeasement; Churchill and the war against Nazi Germany; nationalization and the Welfare State.

HIST 398. Historians and History 3 cr.

General historiography and philosophy of history; historical methodology, research, and writing; bibliographical aids and their uses. Prerequisites: C or higher grade in ENGL 211G.

HIST 399. New Mexico Law 3 cr.

Same as GOVT 399, C J 399, JOUR 399, and SOC 399.

HIST 400. Special Topics 3 cr.

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits.

HIST 401. Environmental History 3 cr.

Seminar discusses how the natural environment and people have shaped each other, and how people have perceived and imagined the natural world. May focus upon one specific topic or area. Course includes a field trip outside regular class times.

HIST 402. Special Topics in European History 3 cr.

Special topics in European history to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

HIST 403. Special Topics in Middle Eastern History 3 cr.

Special topics in Middle Eastern history to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

HIST 404. Special Topics in Asian History 3 cr.

Special topics in Asian history to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

HIST 405. Special Topics in Latin American History 3 cr.

Special topics in Latin American history to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

HIST 406. Special Topics in United States History 3 cr.

Special topics in United States history to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

HIST 407. American Social and Cultural History to 1900 3 cr.

Life and thought in the United States from colonial times to the end of the nineteenth century.

HIST 409. History of Egypt 3 cr.

History of Egypt from ancient through modern times. Includes the study of Egypt’s interactions with the Middle East and the West, as well as its legacy for both civilizations.

HIST 410. New Mexico History for Educators 3 cr.

Course provides content and innovative techniques for teachers of New Mexico history. Covers pre-contact Native American history through Spanish Colonial and Mexican periods through the twentieth century.

HIST 413. Native American History 3 cr.

Seminar explores the history of Native Americans, including tribal conflicts, interactions with Europeans and Euro-Americans, land loss, degradation of natural resources, federal Indian policy, pan-Indian movements, cultural resistance and revitalization, and modern tribal economies.

HIST 414. U.S. Social and Cultural History Since 1900 3 cr.

Covers social and cultural change in the United States during the twentieth century.

HIST 415. Western American History 3 cr.

Seminar explores the development of the American West with emphasis on conquest, federal and corporate impact on the West, environmental changes, and the mythic West. Includes extra class meetings to view feature-length films.

HIST 420. History of Women and Gender 3 cr.

Seminar discusses the position of women and the roles of both sexes in a specific historical and geographic setting. Course emphasizes the ways in which women and gender were both central to and fundamentally affected by all political and social transformations in history.

HIST 424. History of Art, Thought and Literature 3 cr.

Seminar discusses a variety of artistic and literary expressions in their historical contexts and focuses on the ways in which cultural forms both reflect and construct the broader historical trends that surround them.

HIST 425. History of Magic and Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance Europe 3 cr.

Examines history of popular and scientific beliefs about magic and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. Includes origins of occult Western sciences; Arabic sources of medieval magic; the occult sciences in scholasticism; witchcraft and scholasticism; witchcraft and medieval theology, witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries; and the decline of belief in magic and witchcraft. Emphasis on boundaries that defined and separated magic, science, and religion in Western thought from late antiquity through the Scientific Revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 101G

HIST 426. United States Social and Cultural History to 1877 3 cr.

Seminar discussions focus on methodological approaches to United States social and cultural history to 1877 in specific historical and geographical contexts. Includes such themes as historical demography, family structure, class formation, community and popular culture.

HIST 427. United States Social and Cultural History since 1877 3 cr.

Seminar discussions explore labor and working-class history, including such topics as pre-industrial and industrial labor, slavery, debt peonage, indentured servitude, and housework. May explore the history of labor organization, working class culture and leisure activities, and responses to labor issues by the state.

HIST 428. History of Terrorism in Modern Europe and the Middle East 3 cr.

Analyzes causes, methods, and consequences of terrorism in Europe and the Middle East from the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution to Al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hizbollah in the contemporary Middle East and beyond.

HIST 429. Plague, Plunder, and Preservation: American Environmental 3 cr.

Explores how the natural environment influenced human actions, decisions, and cultural and social development from the colonial period to the present; how people reshaped and reordered the natural environment; and how people perceived or imagined the natural world.

HIST 431. History of Race and Ethnicity 3 cr.

Seminar explores the historical social construction of race and ethnicity, and their relationship to other systems of social difference such as class and gender. Course will examine popular and academic theories of race and ethnicity as well as historical concrete effects of racial and ethnic differences in society.

HIST 432. United States Labor History to 1877 3 cr.

Seminar discussions explore United States labor and working-class history to 1877, including such topics as pre-industrial and industrial labor, slavery, debt peonage, indentured servitude, and housework. May explore the history of labor organization, working-class culture and leisure activities, and responses to labor issues by the state.

HIST 433. United States Labor History Since 1877 3 cr.

Seminar discussions explore United States labor and working-class history since 1877, including such topics as pre-industrial and industrial labor, slavery, debt peonage, indentured servitude, and housework. May explore the history of labor organization, working-class culture and leisure activities, and responses to labor issues by the state.

HIST 434. Urban History 3 cr.

Seminar discusses cities as complex catalysts for cultural, political, and scientific development, both within cities themselves and more broadly for their nations and regions. Course deals with such topics as the relationship between social organization and physical space; city development, morphology and dynamics; and the cultural and intellectual history of cities.

HIST 435. History of War and Revolution 3 cr.

Seminar covers historical dynamics of violent social, political, and economic transitions. May focus upon a particular war or upheaval, such as World War II or the French Revolution, or may examine more generic characteristics of conflict and radical change across many historical examples. Extensive readings in scholarly literature. Research projects relating to specific course contents.

HIST 436. Nations and Nationalism 3 cr.

Seminar examines major theories of nationalism from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. Course includes nationalist case studies, from liberal nationalist state-building to ethnic cleansing in the Balkans.

HIST 437. Empire and Colonialism 3 cr.

Seminar covers the rise and fall of imperial and colonial systems. May examine the history of the British Empire, the rise of Russian and Chinese imperial orders in Central Asia, Spanish colonies in the New World, or other specific case studies, or may consider comparative patterns and narratives of imperial, colonial and post-colonial experiences. Readings include primary and secondary sources. Individual research projects required.

HIST 438. Antiquity and Modernity 3 cr.

Seminar explores links between earlier and more recent historical periods. Examples may include the Renaissance rediscovery of ancient Rome or the early modern Chinese reassessment of its classical Confucian heritage. Readings include ancient sources and the modern reception of such works, and the scholarly assessment of these processes. Individual research projects required in areas of student interests.

HIST 439. History of Science and Technology 3 cr.

Seminar discussions explore scientific thought and practice and technological change in specific historical contexts. Focus will be on the impact of science and technology on society, the development of scientific institutions, and the political and cultural context of science and technology.

HIST 440. Religion and Spirituality 3 cr.

Seminar examines religion and spirituality in a variety of historical settings. Includes formal religious institutions, popular religion, and heterodoxy. Introduces students to competing theories of religion.

HIST 443. The Cold War in Latin America 3 cr.

Seminar discusses Latin American political history during the Cold War. Course focuses on how Latin Americans (individuals, parties, militaries, states) acted in an increasingly politicized arena defined by growing United States concerns over Cuban and Soviet influence in the area.

HIST 445. History and Memory 3 cr.

Seminar examines the interplay of memory and history. Explores how various nations and people construct the narratives of their past.

HIST 448. Nuclear Nation 3 cr.

Explores post-World War II history and the impact atomic energy has had on the United States and the world.

HIST 449. Readings 1-3 cr.

Individual study of selected readings and problems. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

HIST 453. Cuba: Colony to Castro 3 cr.

Economic, social, and political development of Cuba and other colonies and nations in the Caribbean with emphasis on recent events.

HIST 455. Brazil 3 cr.

Economic, social, and political development of Brazil since independence. The influence of Brazil in the international arena.

HIST 458. History of the U.S.-Mexican Border 3 cr.

History and development of the region (four U.S. states and six Mexican states) and its importance in history of both nations, plus impact of the border region on the two national capitals.

HIST 459. Peru: From Incas to Inca Kola 3 cr.

Explores issues of cultural and national identity in Peru from the Incas to the present, focusing on the modern period. Themes include indigenous resistance and adaptation to colonial rule, nationalism, militarism, terrorism, globalization, and the drug trade. Same as ANTH 459 and GOVT 465.

HIST 471. China through the Ming Dynasty 3 cr.

History of China from origins to Ming dynasty, (1368-1644). Cultural and political development with emphasis on social and economic contexts and long term trends.

HIST 472. China in the Modern World 3 cr.

History of China from seventeenth through twentieth centuries. Rise and fall of the Manchu Qing dynasty, internal dynamics of social and political change in nineteenth and twentieth centuries, impact of Western Imperialism, and development of the Peoples Republic since 1949.

HIST 473. History of Japan 3 cr.

History of Japan through twentieth century. Political and cultural developments and their social and economic contexts. Chinese influence on early Japan, rise of Samurai and Shogunate, impact of Western Imperialism, and emergence of modern Japan.

HIST 474. Gender in East Asian History 3 cr.

Examines the position of women and the social roles of both sexes in traditional China and Japan, and traces the changes taking place in those societies in the course of modernization in the last century and a half. Scholarly literature and works of Chinese and Japanese literature in translation and cinema used. Same as W S 474.

HIST 475. History of the Global Political Economy 3 cr.

Traces development of global systems of economic interaction and the rise of European military and political dominance in the 18th and 19th centuries. Emphasis on East and South Asian roles in early modern history, and on challenges to European dominance in the 20th and 21st centuries.

HIST 479. Oral History 3 cr.

Oral history through readings, discussions, and interviews. Semester project required that includes an interview and transcript.

HIST 481. Time Traveling Through New Mexico’s Past 3 cr.

Teaches historians and educators how to make history come alive. Semester project includes role playing characters and activities from a past era with local schools and museums.

HIST 483. Historic Preservation 3 cr.

Study of community development, the historic preservation movement, and the built environment. Field project.

HIST 484. Historical Editing, Theory and Practice 3 cr.

Readings in historical editing. Projects in editing at the university archives. Includes editing papers and helping to produce a scholarly journal.

HIST 486. Interpreting Historic Places for the Public 3 cr.

Explores historic site interpretation, the scholarship and philosophy of historic interpretation, and the nature of heritage interpretation for historic places.

HIST 489. Projects in History 3 cr.

Individual projects in history. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

HIST 490. Introduction to Public History 3 cr.

Surveys how historians do history in museums, archives, government agencies, and in communities. Hands-on experience provides students a better understanding of history and how historians work outside of the classroom. Seminar project required.