214 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
HIST U322. History of South Carolina, 1670 to the Present (3) The
origins and development of South Carolina from colonial times to the present
with emphasis on the unique role the state has played in the nation's history.
HIST U323. Our Past: Upstate History (3) Local history, focusing on
Greenville, Spartanburg, and Cherokee Counties. Public/applied history
techniques and projects are included.
HIST U330. Early Mediterranean Empires (3) Peoples in trade, politics,
culture, and society in the Mediterranean region through the rise of the
Byzantine Empire. Significant attention is given to the Egyptian, Persian,
and Byzantine Empires with the main emphasis on Greece and Rome.
HIST U332. Renaissance and Reformation in Europe (3) Economic,
political, social and cultural developments in Italy in the fourteenth and
fifteenth centuries; their spread north and collision with the new ideas
released in the Protestant revolt of the sixteenth century. Significant
attention is given to the religious wars of the late 1500s and early 1600s.
HIST U333. Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe (3) Social,
economic, intellectual, cultural and political transformation of Europe
from Louis XIV to the French Revolution. Significant attention is given to
Absolutism, Louis XIV, Peter the Great, Frederick the Great, Maria Theresa,
Catherine the Great and the new ideas of the Enlightenment.
HIST U335. Twentieth Century Eastern Europe (3) Eastern Europe from
Austro-Hungarian, Russian and German domination to present. Significant
attention is paid to nationalism, national self-determination, World Wars
I and II, economic and political struggles, communist domination, and
HIST U336. Nineteenth Century Europe (3) Europe from the French
Revolution to the end of the nineteenth century. Significant attention is
paid to the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Era, industrial development
and its consequences, new ideologies, imperialism, and the rise of Italy
HIST U337. Age of the World Wars (3) World War I, the Inter-war years,
and World War II. Particular attention is given to the causes and events of
World War I, the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the struggles of the Inter-war
period, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the causes and events of World War II.
HIST U338. Europe's Cold War (3) The Cold War experience in Europe
from 1945 to the early 1990s, from a political, social, cultural, economic and
military perspective. Significant attention is given to European recovery,
the creation of the Soviet Bloc as well as its demise, and European unity.
HIST U340. Germany since 1871 (3) Cultural, political, intellectual and
social impact of unification, World War I, the Weimar Republic, the Third
Reich, East and West Germany, and reunification.
HIST U341. History of the Soviet Union (3) Political, economic, social
and cultural developments from the late-nineteenth century through 1991.
HIST U347. Medieval Britain 1066-1399 (3) Political, social, economic,
religious, and intellectual development in Britain during the High Middle
Ages, from the Norman Conquest to the fall of Richard II.
HIST U348. Early Modern Britain 1399-1750 (3) British social, political,
religious, cultural, and economic development in the early modern period.
Topics will include Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, Elizabeth, the English Civil War
and the Glorious Revolution.
HIST U349. Modern Britain 1750-Present (3) British social, political,
religious, cultural and economic development in the modern period, including
the rise of industrialization, imperialism, and the two World Wars.
HIST U350. Genocides in Europe (3) Causes, comparisons, and consequences
of ethnic cleansing and genocide from the late nineteenth century
through the present. Significant attention is paid to the Jewish Holocaust
in World War II.
HIST U351. Women in Early Modern Europe and America (3) Changing
notions of the female body and women's roles as lovers, housewives,
mothers, philosophers, consumers, workers, saints and potential citizens in
pre-industrial, commercial and early industrial Europe.
HIST U352. Women in Modern Europe and America (3) Industrialization,
changing images of the female body, radical and reform movements,
war, economic depression, citizenship, race, professionalization, women's
unwaged as well as wage labor, and effect of occupational choice upon
women's social roles.
HIST U353. History of Science (3) The development of natural philosophy
from the ancient Greeks through the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
to the rise of modern science.
HIST U354. Birth of Europe 300-1000 (3) European political, social,
economic, religious, and intellectual development from the establishment
of Christianity as an officially sanctioned religion to the dawn of the feudal
age. Topics will include the Germanic kingdoms, Charlemagne's Empire
and the Viking invasions.
HIST U355. Medieval Civilization 1000-1400 (3) European political,
social, economic, religious, and intellectual development during the
High Middle Ages. Topics will include feudalism, the Crusades, and the
HIST U360. Africa to 1800 (3) Traditional culture, early civilizations, rise
of Islam, Sudanic empires, and the slave trade era.
HIST U361. Africa since 1800 (3) Commercial and religious revolutions of
the 19th century, partition, colonial rule, post-independence, and South Africa.
HIST U370. China to 1800 (3) The social, political, cultural and economic
developments in China from prehistoric times to 1800. Topics include Confucianism,
Taoism, the Imperial state, the Silk Road, the Medieval Economic
Revolution and the Mongol invasion.
HIST U371. History of Japan (3) The cultural, economic, social, and political
development of Japan with emphasis on the transformation of traditional
Japanese society from 1600 to the present.
HIST U372. History of India (3) The cultural, economic, social, and political
development of India with emphasis on Hindu and Islamic influences, the rise