218 Course Descriptions
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
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 conse-quences
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) Chang-ing
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) Industrializa-tion,
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 Con-fucianism,
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
of nationalism during the period of British rule, and post-independence India.
HIST U373. Pre-modern East Asia (3) Political, cultural, and economic
development in China, Japan, and Korea before 1600 with an emphasis on
interactions of different regions in East Asia.
HIST U374. Modern Japan (3) The social, political, cultural and economic
developments of Japan from 1868 to the present. Topics include the Meiji
Restoration, imperialism, fascism, World War II, post-war occupation and
the Japanese economic miracle.
HIST U375. Modern China (3) The social, political, cultural and economic
development of China from 1800 to the present, with an emphasis on the
collapse of the late imperial social and political order and the struggle to
modernize. Topics include the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, nationalism,
feminism, Mao Zedong, the Cultural Revolution, democracy movements
and the One Child Policy.
HIST U378. Women and Gender in Modern China (3) The transforma-tion
of the Chinese gender and family system and the changing lives of
Chinese women from 1895 to the present. Topics include family reform,
foot-binding, nationalism and feminism, women and communism, sexuality
and the One Child policy.
HIST U380. Latin America to 1830 (3) Indigenous cultures, the Spanish
and Portuguese presence in the Caribbean, South America and Mesoamerica
HIST U381. Latin America since 1810 (3) Independence, the national
period, the struggles for political stability and democracy and against milita-rism
and authoritarianism, economic development, issues of ethnic identity
HIST U399. Independent Study (1-6)
HIST U491. Topics in History (3) Reading and research on selected historical
subjects. Prerequisite: Any lower division history class or consent of instructor.
HIST U492. Topics in United States History (3) Reading and research
on selected historical subjects related to the history of the United States.
Prerequisite: U.S. history at the 300-level or consent of instructor.
HIST U493. Topics in European History (3) Reading and research on
selected European subjects.
HIST U494. Topics in Non-Western History (3) Reading and research on
selected Non-Western subjects.
HIST U495. Topics in African-American History (3) Reading and research
on selected historical subjects related to the African-American experience.
Prerequisite: HIST U310, HIST U311, or consent of instructor.
HIST U496. Topics in Women's History (3) Reading and research on