HISC 2020 History of China since 1800 (DeMare) G, PN, TH, T1
This survey course introduces the main themes in Chinese history from the height of the Qing dynasty to the end of the twentieth century. The first half of the course explores the political, social, economic, and cultural trends of the late imperial era. The second half of the course examines twentieth-century China, from the turbulent years of the Republican period to the traumatic events of the Cultural Revolution and beyond. This course is intended for those with little or no prior study of Chinese history.
HISL 2911 Immigration & Detention in US (García) G, TH, T1
This course will allow students to study immigration from a unique vantage point not typically considered by scholars. The class will pay special attention to examining the intersections of immigration policy and racial formations, using the US South as a conceptual space in which to ground our study. We will also examine the relationship between the contemporary Latinx community’s struggle for immigration and citizenship rights, and the larger, historical struggles that have embroiled native and black communities in the region. The course will help students gain a more robust understanding of the stakes surrounding contemporary debates on immigration and their entanglement with the past.
HISU 2100 History of Medicine in the US (Haugeberg) R, TH, T1
Students in this course will study the social dimensions of medicine, disease, and health in U.S. history. We will examine how ordinary people were affected by pandemics, advances in medical technologies, and changing ideas about health care. Students will consider how ideas about medicine have been shaped by economic, military, political, and social transformations in U.S. history.
HISU 2910 New Orleans: Race, Culture and Power (Adderley) G, TH, T1
This history course is designed to give students an intensive summer introduction to the kinds of evidence and analysis used by historians to understand social, cultural and political history and to explore how that history relates to social, cultural, and political phenomena in the present. The course focuses on New Orleans, and the ways that racial discrimination and inequitable power relationships have profoundly shaped much of the popular culture of the city and the surrounding region. The course is not an introduction to New Orleans history, New Orleans culture or New Orleans contemporary economics or politics. There are New Orleans focused courses in the History Department and in other Departments and Programs. This course will offer brief introductions to major issues related to race and culture in different eras of New Orleans history, will introduce students to the ways that historians analyze the functioning of social hierarchies and power in the evolution of this city and the surrounding region.
HISU 3500 Contagious Surveillance (Howard) R,TH, T1
This seminar examines the historical and contemporary relationships between contagions and practices of surveillance. This course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary theories of surveillance studies using historical frameworks such as discipline, control, capitalism, media, and privacy during times of crisis, as it relates to race, gender, and class. Seminar discussions will include cases where patriarchal power and racialized systems were used to promote perceptions of security, fear, exposure, and control, while constructing medical knowledge. As praxis, students will use historical research strategies to design and produce a digital history project that uses technology tools such as maps, visualizations, textual analysis, and/or audio-visual production. All digital history skills will be taught in this course. All technical skill-levels are welcome.
G – Global Perspectives PE – Perspectives/European PN – Perspectives/Non European PCI – Perspectives/Comp, Intl R – Race & Inclusion TH – Textual & Historical Perspectives WT – Western Traditions T1 – Writing Tier-1 T2 – Writing Intensive SLA Tier -2