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Non-western History Courses (HISNW)


HISNW 4720/5720 (964:180g). Modern Latin American History — 3 hrs.

Modern development of Latin American states and their relations to the United States. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISNW 4730/5730 (964:174g). Pre-Modern African History — 3 hrs.

Cultural and historical developments in Africa from earliest times to ca. 1800. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4740/5740 (964:175g). Modern African History — 3 hrs.

Survey of sub-Saharan Africa including economic and social development, emergence of modern nationalist movements, and character of the European contact and its interaction with traditional African politics, from the 19th century to the present. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISNW 4820/5820 (964:178g). Modern Middle East History — 3 hrs.

Middle East history from 1789 to present including Islamic roots, the rise of nationalism in various states, Arab attempts at unity, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISNW 4830/5830 (964:181g). Pre-Modern South Asia — 3 hrs.

Culture and institutions within the Indian subcontinent from antiquity through Hindu and Islamic periods. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4840/5840 (964:182g). Modern South Asia — 3 hrs.

Influence of the West on cultures and institutions within the Indian subcontinent; response to changing conditions in the Anglo-Indian Empire; rise of movements leading to establishment of India and Pakistan. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISNW 4850/5850 (964:183g). Pre-Modern Chinese History — 3 hrs.

Cultural and institutional developments in China from earliest times to ca. 1800 A.D. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4860/5860 (964:187g). Modern Chinese History — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and intellectual developments in China with special emphasis on period from the Revolution of 1911 to present. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISNW 4870/5870 (964:127g). Pre-Modern Japan — 3 hrs.

Prehistory until early modern period (about 1800). Overview of Japan's roots: surveys the early Japanese state, and analyzes the processes of decentralization and reunification. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4880/5880 (964:128g). Modern Japan — 3 hrs.

Description of first non-Western nation to become a modern economic superpower. Traces development in political, social, economic, and cultural aspects from 1800 to present. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)