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Winter 2009


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



HIST 361  The French Revolution                                   3 credits
The French Revolution from its origins in feudal, aristocratic society to the revolutionary wars and Napoleonic era. The European reaction to the revolution is examined as is its relationship to the contemporaneous American Revolution. The decline of Court society and values and their replacement by a democratic society are central issues. Two outstanding historical movies are part of the course. Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior status or permission of the instructor. For more information contact wexler@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:Meets SS or C. GFR:Meets SS.
[0030] 9101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             WEXLER, V
            MTuThF.....1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  103)


HIST 381  From Samurai to "Salariman": Japanese                   3 credits
          History through Film and Literature               
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
          GEP/GFR:Meets C.
[0031] 9101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             VAPORIS, C
            MTuWTh.....9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 231)


HIST 488  Europe, 1914 to the Present                             3 credits
The history of Europe from the outbreak of World War I until the present. Emphasis on the origins and the social and political impact of the two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the rise of fascism in inter-war Europe, and the decline and the division of Europe after 1945, as well as its more recent revival and developing unity. Prerequisite: HIST 100 or its equivalent, plus junior/senior status or permission of the instructor. For more information contact dcampbel@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0032] 9101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             CAMPBELL, D
            MTuWTh.....9:00am-12:10pm (MP  008)


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