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Summer 2003




HIST 100  Western Civilization (SS or C)                          3 credits
A short history of Western civilization describing the main features of Western society in ancient, medieval and modern times; considers reasons for the emergence of Europe into a position of world prominence in the modern era; and examines the evolution of Western attitudes toward the individual, toward society and toward nature. Class lectures will deal with the cultural, diplomatic, social, political, scientific, military and intellectual history of Europe from antiquity to the present. The course is required for all majors and recommended to all students interested in gaining a basic understanding of the past. For more information contact lauricd@erols.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets SS or C. GDR:Meets S.
[0142] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             LAURIE, C
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  010)


HIST 218  Afro-American History: A Survey (SS)                    3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets  SS. GDR:Meets S.  THIS IS A
          CROSS-LISTED  COURSE.  SEE  AFST  206  FOR
          COURSE DESCRIPTION.
[0143] 6040 Meets 05/27/2003 - 06/20/2003             MACK-SHELTON,
            MTuW.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV013)


HIST 255  History of Christianity from its Origins                3 credits
          to the Reformation (SS).                          
Hebrew and Greco-Roman background, the life of Christ, the New Testament and development of theology, triumph of the church in the Roman Empire, the medieval church, the reformation and the end of medieval Christendom, and implications of the Reformation for the modern world. Note: Also listed as RLST 255.
          Grade Method: REG/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[7510] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             PAPADAKIS, A
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (SS  107)


HIST 361  The French Revolution (SS)                              3 credits
The French Revolution from its origins through the revolutionary wars and the European reaction to its ideology. The course also emphasizes the various interpretations of this event by historians in our own time. The decline of aristocratic society and the foundations for a democratic society are central topics for discussion. Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course, or junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor. For more information contact wexler@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0144] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             WEXLER, V
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV145)


HIST 381  From Samurai to "Salariman": Japanese                   3 credits
          History through Film and Literature (C)           
A study of Japanese history from 1600 to the present through the media of film and literature. It also explores the relationship between history and drama, in particular, how they can illuminate or conceal basic truths and values of the past. Views of life and modern times, obsessions with honor and suicide, the changing role of women in society, the encounter between Japanese and foreign cultures, and themes of war and pacifism will be investigated. Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course or permission of the instructor. For more information contact vaporis@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0145] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             VAPORIS, C
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (LH3 ...)


HIST 480  Contemporary China, 1949 to the Present                 3 credits
Chinese history from the founding of the Communist regime in 1949 to the present: ideology and organization of the new regime, the role of the Communist party and the People’s Liberation Army, social changes and thought reform, arts and culture, the cultural revolution and the Gang of Four, the four modernizations, the democratic movement and China’s foreign policy. Prerequisite: HIST 100 or its equivalent, plus junior/senior status or permission of the instructor. For more information contact yip@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0146] 6040 Meets 05/27/2003 - 06/20/2003             YIP, K
            TuWTh......9:00am-12:10pm (SS  107)


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