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    Catalog of Courses

    History-Political Science

    Applicable for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Advisers: Professors HENDRICKSON, LINDAU, MURPHY, and WILLIAMS

    This major gives a student the opportunity to apply the perspectives of history and political science to an area of the world of his or her choosing.

    Major Requirements

    There are three ways to enter this major.

    • Students may take either History 104, 105 or 288 or Political Science 115 or 150.

    • In consultation with one of the Department of History's history-political science advisors, students may take one course in European history addressing a period up through the 18th century, and one course in European history addressing a period from the 18th century forward.

    • Students may also enter the major by taking one course in each of two subfields in political science: in United States Politics and Government, 200; in Comparative Politics, 236; in International Relations, 209 or 225; in Political Theory, 242, 270, 292, or 298.  Students who choose this option should consult an adviser in the Department of Political Science about the sequence of courses most appropriate to the chosen regional concentration.

    Regional Concentration:

    Each student must take at least four additional units in each department. A concentration in United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, or Africa/Middle East satisfies the requirement. Students are strongly advised to consult the advisors for the major in each department in choosing courses relevant to each region in order to make sure that they fulfill all requirements.  In political science, all four courses must come from those listed with the chosen regional concentration. In history: a minimum of three units of the four required units must be taken within the chosen region of concentration. A student who wishes to do so may propose, subject to the approval of the advisors and the chairs of each department, a coherent program for the study of another world region other than those listed here.

    Language Requirement:

    Regional concentrations outside the United States must include the second-year or the equivalent in a foreign language appropriate to the area.

    Capstone Requirement:

    In addition, each student must complete the Colloquium in History/Political Science (330) and one unit of advanced research (History 420), or a tutorial in political science in the subfield area in which most political science courses were taken for the major).

    Thesis:

    Any history–political science major may apply to write a thesis instead of taking the unit of advanced research, subject to the approval of both departments. A student must submit a proposal outlining the subject and identifying general sources by the beginning of Block 8 of the junior year, or, if a student is off campus in the junior year, the proposal may be submitted at the beginning of Block 1 of the senior year. The thesis should be interdisciplinary in nature and include the use of primary materials. The proposal should be submitted to both departments.

    Students who maintain a 3.7 GPA in the major through Block 7 of senior year may be considered for Distinction in History/Political Science. Thesis students who wish to be considered for distinction must complete the thesis by the end of Block 7 of the senior year.

    The majors’ advisors may approve credit toward the major for other special or advanced courses when appropriate to a student’s concentration. “Topics” courses in both history and political science are examples. Approval should be sought from history-political science advisors prior to taking such a course.

    History-Political Science Major
    Political Science Courses by Region

    Political Science Advisors: David Hendrickson, Robert Lee, and Juan Lindau

    The United States

    History: see History requirements
    Political Science: Four courses as listed below

    Required: 200 United States Politics and Government (if not taken for entry) 

    Remaining courses must come from those listed in the catalog under "United States Politics and Government" and those listed below:

    225 Conduct of American Foreign Policy
    242 Conservatism and Liberalism (if not taken for entry)
    292 American Political Thought (if not taken for entry)
    317 The American Founding
    325 The American Century
    375 Introduction to International Political Economy

    Europe 

    History: see History requirements
    Political Science: four courses from those listed below
    At least one course must be taken from each of the three of the following subfield groups.

    Political Theory

    205 Foundations of Political Economy
    226 Gender and Politics
    234 Freedom and Empire: The Drama of Ancient Politics
    235 Shakespeare's Political Wisdom
    270 Liberty and Equality (if not taken for entry)
    290 Foundations of Political Thought
    298 What is Political Philosophy? (if not taken for entry)
    371 Political Thought from Kant to Nietzsche
    372 Political Thought Since Nietzsche
    344 Realism and Idealism in Political Philosophy

    Comparative Politics

    419 Seminar in Political Philosophy Comparative Politics
    236 Introduction to Comparative Politics (if not taken for entry)
    272 Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice
    301 Europe and itsGovernments
    306 Democracy and Markets
    308 Russia
    312 Balkan Politics
    333 Building the European Union

    International Relations

    203 Topics in Politics: Energy & Climate and Energy
    209 Introduction to International Relations (if not taken for entry)
    309 Origins of the Modern State System
    311 Contemporary International Politics
    325 The American Century
    356 Global Environmental Policy
    375 Introduction to International Political Economy 

    Latin America

    History: see History requirements below
    Political Science: Four courses from those listed below

    At least two from among the following

    203 Topics Course on the Region
    335 Comparative Politics: Latin America I
    336 Comparative Politics: Latin America II
    342 Inter-American Relations

    At least one of the following:

    203 Topics in Politics: Global Health
    205 Foundations of Political Economy
    209 Introduction to International Relations

    or

    225 Conduct of American Foreign Policy (if not taken for entry)
    236 Introduction to Comparative Politics (if not taken for entry)
    253 Introduction to International Development
    272 Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice
    306 Democracy and Markets
    311 Contemporary International Politics
    325 The American Century

    Asia

    History: see History requirements
    Political Science: Four course from those listed below

    At least two from the following:

    203 Topics Courses on the Region
    327 Modern China
    331 China

    At least one of the following: 

    203 Topics in Politics: Energy and Climate Change
    203 Topics in Politics: Global Health
    205 Foundations of Political Economy
    209 Introduction to International Relations

    or

    225 Conduct of American Foreign Policy
    236 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    253 Introduction to International Development
    272 Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice
    306 Democracy and Markets
    311 Contemporary International Politics
    325 The American Century
    356 Global Environmental Policy

    Africa/Middle East

    History: see History requirements below

    Political Science: Four courses from those listed below

    At least two of the following: 

    203 Topics in Politics: Israelis and Palestinians
    203 Topics in Politics: Iran
    313 Comparative Politics: Middle East & North Africa
    314 International Politics of the Middle East & North Africa
    339 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

    At least one of the following: 

    203 Topics in Politics: Energy and Climate Change
    205 Foundations of Political Economy
    209 Introduction to International Relations

    or

    225 Conduct of American Foreign Policy (if not taken for entry)
    236 Introduction to Comparative Politics (if not taken for entry)
    272 Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice
    306 Democracy and Markets
    311 Contemporary International Politics
    325 The American Century
    356 Global Environmental Policy

    Departmental advisors may approve credit towards the major for other special or advance courses when appropriate to a student's concentration. "Topics" courses in both History and Political Science are examples. Approval should be sought prior to taking such a course.

    History-Political Science Major
    History Courses by Region

    History Advisors: Peter Blasenheim
    In order to fulfill the history requirements, a minimum of three units of the four required units must be taken within the chosen region of concentration

    United States

    HY110 Historical Studies: Bill of Rights (writing intensive)
    HY120 The American Past
    HY130 The Reinvention of the Greeks: Identity, Empire, and Diaspora
    HY151 The United States and China: Images, Perceptions and Realities
    HY200 Topics in History: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
    HY200 Topics in History: Student Activism in the Civil Rights Movement
    HY210 History of Native America
    HY212 American Environmental History
    HY217 American Frontiers
    HY230 Recent U.S. History, 1920-1970
    HY231 Women in America before the Civil War
    HY232 American Women in Industrial Society
    HY240 Foundations of American Constitutionalism and Diplomacy
    HY243 Slavery and Antislavery Movements to1860
    HY244 Black People in the U.S. Since the Civil War
    HYZS0 Social Movements in the United States History
    HY251 Growth of American Thought and Culture
    HY267 The Southwest Under Spain and Mexico
    HY268 History of the Southwest Since the Mexican War
    HY277 Early Modern Europe, 1660-1789
    HY278 Europe from 1789-1848
    HY279 Europe from 1848-1914
    HY280 20th Century Europe
    HY283 The Jews in Modern Europe
    HY286 War and Society Since the Middle Ages
    HY287 Enlightenment Culture
    HY288 Intellectual History of Modern Europe
    HY302 The Invention of History
    HY303 The Uses of the Past: Studies in Philosophy and History
    HY304 Studies in European Social History
    HY305 Studies in American Social History
    HY312 Faith, Reason and Medieval Society
    HY317 Modern Central and Eastern Europe
    HY318 Modern Russia and the Soviet Union
    HY344 Modern France and Italy: Fascism, War and Resistance
    HY376 England: The Age of Kings
    HY377 England: Reformation and Revolution, 1485-1714
    HY393 Germany Since 1918: Dissolution and Reunification

    Latin America

    HY224 Survey in Latin American History
    HY236 Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay Since Independence
    HY238 Colonial Hispano-America
    HY267 The Southwest Under Spain and Mexico
    HY340 History of Brazil, 1500 to Present

    Asia

    HY109 Civilization in East Asia
    HY151 The United States and China: Images, Perceptions and Realities
    HY200 Topics in History: India and China in the Modern World
    HY218 Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia
    HY223 China in the Age of Confucius
    HY225 20th Century China
    HY226 20th Century Japan
    HY319 Modern Central Asia and Eurasia
    HY327 20th Century China
    HY328 20th Century Japan
    HY384 Cultural and Social History of China

    Middle East/Africa

    HY200 Topics in History: The Search for Islamic Order Yesterday and Today
    HY221 Africa & Europe to 1919
    HY222 The Emergence of Modern Africa, 1885 to the Present
    HY261 The Great Age of lslam, 550-1500
    HY262 Islamic Empires and their Discontents,1500 to Present

    In Consultation with Instructor and Professor Blasenheim

    HY200 Topics in History: History and Philosophy of Identity. Prerequisite
    HY200 Topics in History: Science and Empire (writing intensive)
    HY256 Education in the West
    HY271 History of Sex: Traditions
    HY272 History of Sex: Modernity
    HY316 History & Literature
    HY330 Colloquium in History and Politics
    HY409 Directed Readings in History
    HY410 Advanced Seminar
    Advanced Seminar: Borders, Boundaries and Identity. Prerequisite
    Advanced Seminar: Imperialism (writing intensive). Prerequisite
    Advanced Seminar: Religion, Witchcraft and the Occult. Prerequisite