HIS: History

HIS 500: Historiography

Introduction to historiography through reading and writing about interpretations of history, historical methods, and major historians. Term paper on historian of choice.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 501: Early Modern Europe Seminar:1450-1789

Field seminar in early modern European history, 1450-1789. Surveys the major historical problems and interpretations from the Renaissance to the coming of the French Revolution.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 502: Introduction to Late Modern Europe

Field seminar in late modern European history, 1789-1945. Surveys the major historical problems and interpretations from the French Revolution through the Second World War.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 516: Theme Seminars on Empire, Modernity, and Globalization

HIS 517: Theme Seminars on Empire, Modernity, and Globalization

HIS 521: Introduction to United States History to the Civil War

Field seminar in U.S. history from the founding of the British colonies to the beginning of the Civil War. Surveys the major topics and interpretations. Required for M.A. students in U.S. history.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 522: Introduction to United States History Since the Civil War

Field seminar in U.S. history from the Civil War to the Cold War. Surveys the major interpretations.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 524: Core Seminar: History, Theory and Practice

Introduction to the theory, practice and writing of history through the reading of theoretical and historical texts and the writing of a research paper. This course meets over the entire academic year, for 3 credits per semester, and is mandatory for all new Ph.D. students. Students entering with an M.A. take it at the discretion of their advisor.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 525: Core Seminar: History, Theory and Practice

Introduction to the theory, practice and writing of history through the reading of theoretical and historical texts and the writing of a research paper. This course meets over the entire academic year, for 3 credits per semester, and is mandatory for all new Ph.D. students. Students entering with an M.A. take it at the discretion of their advisor.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 526: Core Seminar: History Theory and Practice

Introduction to the theory, practice and writing of history through the reading of theoretical and historical texts and the writing of a research paper. This course meets over the entire academic year, for 3 credits per semester, and is mandatory for all new Ph.D. students. Students entering with an M.A. take it at the discretion of their advisor.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 527: Core Seminar: History, Theory and Practice

Introduction to the theory, practice and writing of history through the reading of theoretical and historical texts and the writing of a research paper. This course meets over the entire academic year, for 3 credits per semester, and is mandatory for all new Ph.D. students. Students entering with an M.A. take it at the discretion of their advisor.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 532: Theme Seminar: Gender, Religion and Modernity

May be repeated 5 times FOR credit.

HIS 535: Theme Seminars on Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction

HIS 540: The Black Power Movement

This course examines the Black Power Movement. Stokely Carmichael's call for "Black Power!" broke through the commotion of everyday politics during 1966's Meredith March Against Fear. Soon after, and for the next decade, Black Power galvanized African American politics, engendering radical movements for social, political, and cultural transformation that impacted blacks in the United States and beyond. An emerging historiography traces the roots of Black Power in the postwar black freedom movement, finding cultural and political touchstones for future Black Power activism among civil rights renegade, trade unionists, and black nationalists. We will examine works produced during the Black Power era and new scholarship to analyze the Black Power Movement's legacy in the politics and culture of African Americans. Permission of advisor is required. This course is offered as both HIS 540 and AFS 540.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 541: Introduction to Colonial Latin American History

Field seminar in colonial Latin American history. Surveys major historical problems and debates from the colonial period through the wars for independence. Required for M.A. in Latin American history.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 542: Modern Latin American History Seminar

Field seminar in modern Latin American history. Surveys major historical problems and debates from the post-independence period to the present. This course is offered as both CEG 517 and HIS 542.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 543: Theme Seminars on Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction

HIS 550: Modern Africa

This course interrogates how historians define the modern age through the history of Sub-Saharan Africa from the fifteenth century to the present, a period that began with Africa at the center of exchanges in cultural, material, and human commodities. Topics to be explored include Trans-Saharan, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and regional cultural and economic systems, salve trade and abolition, the rise of "legitimate commerce," new African mercantile and laboring classes, European conquest and militarization, anti-colonial and Pan- African movements, and the nation-state and its problems in post-colonial Africa. The course will also pay attention to the theoretical and methodological apparatuses Africanists have used to challenge conventional narratives in which African histories are absent or seen as aberrant. Topics will include critical approaches to slavery, including Africanist responses to the idea of slavery as "social death", fictive and other forms of kinship, the concept of "wealth in persons," gendered social identities and hierarchies, the invention and construction of tradition, resistance, and the colonization of consciousness. Semesters Offered: No fixed semester Grading: ABCF

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 552: Theme Seminar: Mass Media and Journalism in International Perspectives

HIS 553: Theme Seminars on Nation, State and Civil Society

Topics vary by semester.

3 credits,

Offered Fall and/or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated 3 times FOR credit.

HIS 554: Theme Seminars on Nation, State, and Civil Society

HIS 555: Theme Seminars on Nation, State, and Civil Society

HIS 557: Special Seminars

Topics to be arranged. The seminar is built around actual research activities of students and faculty. The following topics have been covered: Cultural Theory; Sociology of Technology; Micro-sociology; Advanced Topics in Marxist Theory; Sociology of Emotions; Historical Methods; Ethnic Relations; Biosociology; Comparative Stratification; Max Weber; Sociology of the Future; Science of Sociology and Everyday Life; The Study of the World's Advanced Societies; Methods of Behavioral Observation; Social Structure; Sociology of the Family; Cognitive Sociology; Sociology of Work; Transnational Social Movements; Economic Sociology; War and Revolution; Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Culture; Development of Capitalism; Film as a Sociological Research Tool; Funding and Grant Writing; The Three Faces of Social Psychology; A Structural Approach to Organizational Behavior; Professionals and Professionalism; Sociology of Modernity; Globalization and Immigration; Research Support in Sociology; Sociology of Sexual Behavior; Global Sociology; Gender and the Law; Poverty and Homelessness.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 562: Modern African History and/or Asian History Seminar

Field seminar in modern African history. Surveys major topics such as nationalism, anticolonial movements, and modernization.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated 2 times FOR credit.

HIS 563: Introduction to South Asian History

Surveys major topics such as nationalism, anticolonial movements, legacies of British imperialism, and modernization.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 564: Introduction to Chinese History

Field seminar in modern Chinese history. Surveys major historical topics from modernization to revolution to reform and sociocultural change. For MA, MAT, PhD students.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 565: Introduction to Japanese History

Field Seminar in Modern Japanese History surveys major historical topics from reform and modernization to imperialism and postwar reconstruction. For MA, MAT, PhD students.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 570: Theme Seminars in Environment, Science and Health

Spring

HIS 571: Theme Seminars in Environment, Science and Health

Spring

HIS 572: Theme Seminars in Environment, Science and Health

Spring

HIS 581: Supervised Teaching

Teaching practicum that usually accompanies a student's assistantship.

3 credits, S/U grading

HIS 582: Teaching Practicum

Practicum in teaching methods for new assistants. (MA. Workshop required deleted from the curriculum)

3 credits, S/U grading

HIS 584: Directed Readings for M.A. Candidates

Specialized tutorials based on contractual relationship between individual student and faculty. Required for M.A. students.

1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 585: Directed Readings for M.A. Candidates

Specialized tutorials based on contractual relationship between individual student and faculty. Required for M.A. students.

1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 586: Directed Readings for M.A. Candidates

Specialized tutorials based on contractual relationship between individual student and faculty. Required for M.A. students.

1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 587: Teaching Practicum I: American Controversies

HIS 587: Teaching Practicum I: Controversies in American History

HIS 588: Teaching Practicum II: Controversies in American History

Offered Fall every year, 1 credit, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 588: Teaching Practicum II: American Controversies

HIS 587: Teaching Practicum I: Controversies in American History

HIS 588: Teaching Practicum II: Controversies in American History

Spring, 2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated 1 times FOR credit.

HIS 595: Reading Colloquium in Women's History

A topics course dealing with such subjects as women in social movements, the place of gender in particular historical circumstances, imperialism and woman, changing views of sexuality, or relations between family policies and other political programs. This course offered as both HIS 595 and WST 595.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HIS 601: Research Seminars on Social and Cultural History

HIS 603: Research Seminar on Social and Cultural History

HIS 615: Research Seminars on Empire, Modernity, and Globalization

HIS 616: Research Seminars on Social and Cultural History

HIS 617: Research Seminars on Empire, Modernity, and Globalization

HIS 622: Migration, Diaspora and Transnationalism

HIS 623: Research Seminars on Ethnicity and Migration

HIS 631: Research Seminar: The Social History of Medicine and Health

HIS 632: Research Seminars on Gender and Sexuality

HIS 633: Research Seminars on Gender and Sexuality

HIS 634: Research Seminars on Gender and Sexuality

HIS 652: Research Seminar: Oral History: Methodology and Theory

Topics vary by semester.

3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated 3 times FOR credit.

HIS 653: Research Seminars on Nation, State, and Civil Society

HIS 654: Research Seminars on Nation, State, and Civil Society

HIS 655: Research Seminars on Nation, State, and Civil Society

HIS 682: Directed Readings for Ph.D. Candidates

Specialized tutorials based on contractual relationship between individual student and faculty member.

1-18 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 684: Directed Readings for Ph.D. Candidates

Specialized tutorials based on contractual relationship between individual student and faculty member.

1-18 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 685: Directed Readings for Ph.D. Candidates

Specialized tutorials based on contractual relationship between individual student and faculty member.

1-9 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 686: Directed Readings for Ph.D. Candidates

Specialized tutorials based on contractual relationship between individual student and faculty member.

1-18 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 695: Dissertation Prospectus Workshop for Ph.D. Candidates

Required of all Ph.D. candidates in order to prepare a dissertation prospectus. This seminar should be completed either before or in the same semester as the qualifying examination.

Offered once each year, 3 credits, S/U grading

HIS 699: Dissertation Research on Campus

Dissertation research under direction of advisor.

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research must take place on SBU campus, at Cold Spring Harbor, or at the Brookhaven National Lab.

Fall, Spring, and Summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 700: Dissertation Research off Campus - Domestic

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place off-campus, but in the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Please note, Brookhaven National Labs and the Cold Spring Harbor Lab are considered on-campus. All international students must enroll in one of the graduate student insurance plans and should be advised by an International Advisor.

Fall, Spring, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 701: Dissertation Research off Campus - International

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place outside of the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Domestic students have the option of the health plan and may also enroll in MEDEX. International students who are in their home country are not covered by mandatory health plan and must contact the Insurance Office for the insurance charge to be removed. International students who are not in their home country are charged for the mandatory health insurance. If they are to be covered by another insurance plan they must file a waiver be second week of classes. The charge will only be removed if other plan is deemed comparable.

All international students must received clearance from an International Advisor.

Fall, Spring, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

HIS 800: FULL TIME SUMMER RES

May be repeated for credit.