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Department of History|College of Arts and Sciences

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University of Wyoming
Department of History
Dept. 3198
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-5101
Fax: 307-766-5192
Email: uwhistory@uwyo.edu
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Fall 2014 History Courses

Fall semester begins Wednesday, September 3rd

Fall 2014 History Courses



Lower Division (1000-2000)


Western Civilization I

HIST 1110
Instructor: Peter Hobson
Days/Times: M/W/F 4:10-5:00pm
USP: CH (Cultural Context - Humanities)
Surveys basics of Western European civilization from decline of Roman Empire to 1700.

U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1211
Instructor: TBA
Days & Times: M/W/F 12:00-12:50pm
USP: V (US & Wyo. Government)
Surveys U.S. history through the Civil War.

Wyoming History

HIST 1251
Instructor: Dr. Phil Roberts
Days & Times: M/W/F 9:00-9:50am
USP: V (US & Wyo. Government)
A survey which encourages an understanding of Wyoming history, how it relates to the history of the West and the rest of America and how it has influenced the present. An important component is to learn about the U.S. and the Wyoming constitutions and how these two documents have influenced Wyoming history.

World History to 1750

HIST 1320
Instructor: Dr. Ronald Schultz
Days & Times: Tues/Thurs 1:20-2:35pm
USP: CS & G (Cultural Context - Social Sciences & Global Awareness)
A history of the world's peoples and societies from human prehistory to 1750, with an emphasis on the diversity and interconnectedness of human life in the past.

Intro to Public History

HIST 2050
Instructor: Dr. Richard Ewig
Days & Times: Tues 1:20-3:50pm
Prerequisite: 6 hours of history or consent of instructor
Introduces the student to the non-teaching, professional uses of history. Topics for consideration include archival work, museum management, public information and publications, historic site development, oral history interviewing, preparation of government reports, historic preservation general concepts and historical programming.

Intro to Museology

HIST 2700
Instructors: Dr. Isadora Helfgott & Nicole Crawford
Days & Times: Thurs 1:20-3:50pm
USP: CH (Cultural Context - Humanities)
Prerequisite: Writing 1 (WA)
Cross list: AMST/ANTH/ART 2700
Explores the historical, cultural, and contemporary roles of museums and preservation institutions in society. Introduces students to the museum professions, collection and exhibition installation strategies, and ethical problems of governance and collection. Field trips to regional collections are included.


Upper Division (3000-4000)


Historical Methods

HIST 3020
Instructor: Dr. Renee Laegreid
Days & Times: Thurs 1:20-3:50pm
USP: WB & L (Writing 2 & Information Literacy)
Prerequisite: 12 hours of History, junior class standing & WA
An introduction to the concepts, methods, and techniques used by historians. The main emphasis will be on methods of historical research and analysis, demonstrated through writing. Students will write a number of short papers building skills in various areas of research, analysis, and argumentation, and one longer paper reflecting individual research. Total pages for the semester: 30-45.

Modern Middle East

HIST 3220
Instructor: Dr. Marianne Kamp
Days & Times: M/W/F 9:00-9:50am
USP: G (Global Awareness)
Meets Non-Western Requirement for A&S
Prerequisite: 6 hours in History, Religious Studies or International Studies
Surveys the Middle East from 1700 to the present. Emphasizes the demise of the Ottoman Empire, the rise of domination by European colonial powers, transformations in political, social, religious and cultural life, the rise of nationalist movements, the influence of oil, the growth of Islamist political groups and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Cross listed with RELI 3220.

Senior Capstone Seminar

HIST 4030
Instructor: Dr. Marianne Kamp
Days & Times: Mon 1:10-3:40pm
USP: WC (Writing 3)
For departmental majors; presented in a small group, non-lecture setting. Under close instructor supervision, students write reviews and essays, present critiques and oral reports and lead discussion on materials read by class.
Prerequisite: advanced standing as a History major and HIST 3020; or advanced standing as History/SSSE concurrent major and either HIST 3020 or HIST 4055

Book History: America, 17th-20th Centuries

HIST 4077/5077
Instructor: Anne Marie Lane
Days & Times: Tues/Thurs 2:45-4:00pm
Prerequisite: junior standing, 6 hours of history
An in-depth, hands-on study of books within their historical contexts. Taught at the Rare Books Library, American Heritage Center, using original books or facsimiles. May be repeated once for credit.

Early Medieval Europe

HIST 4100/5100
Instructor: Dr. Erin Abraham
Days & Times: [ONLINE]
Prerequisite: HIST 1110, 2100 or consent of instructor
Studies development of European civilization from decline of Rome to 12th century.

Tudor England (Reformation Europe)

HIST 4130/5400-03
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Logan
Days & Times: Tues/Thurs 11:00am-12:15pm
Prerequisite: HIST 1110 or 2100 or consent of instructor.
Intensely studies European history in the 16th century.

Stuart England (Baroque Europe)

HIST 4140/5400-04
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Logan
Days & Times: Tues/Thurs 1:20-2:35pm
Prerequisite: HIST 1110 or 2100 or consent of instructor.
Intensely studies European history in 17th century.

Memory & National Identity in 20th Century Europe

HIST 4320/5320
Instructor: Dr. David Messenger
Days & Times: Thurs 3:10-5:40pm
Prerequisite: HIST 1110 or 2110
Europe in the twentieth century saw a century of unprecedented violence. Examines the public representation of such historical trauma through the concept of "collective memory" and focuses in particular on how memory has become a contested part of defining identity in modern-day Europe.

American Encounters from 1850

HIST 4406/5406
Instructor: Dr. JoAnna Poblete
Days & Times: Tues/Thurs 11:00am-12:15pm
USP: D (Diversity in the U.S.)
Prerequisite: HIST 1211
The history of America as a history of continuous encounters. Examines the history of the American people by focusing on a series of critical encounters between Native American, European, African, and Asian people from the mid-19th century to the present.

America in an Early Modern World

HIST 4410/5410
Instructor: Dr. Ronald Schultz
Days & Times: [ONLINE]
USP: CS & G (Cultural Context - Social Sciences & Global Awareness)
Prerequisite: An American or World History course
Explores the American colonial experience as part of a worldwide process of colonial encounters with indigenous peoples between 1400 and 1800. Compares the experiences of early modern colonization in North and South America, Asia, and the Pacific and examines the nature of the colonial societies created by these cross-cultural relationships.

The Civil War & Reconstruction

HIST 4450/5450
Instructor: Dr. Cheryl Wells
Days & Times: [ONLINE]
Prerequisite: HIST 1211 and 1221 or consent of instructor
Studies crisis of the Union, 1861-1877. Examines experiences of both the North and South during the Civil War and restoration of the Union after the war.

19th Century American West

HIST 4530/5530
Instructor: Dr. Renee Laegreid
Days & Times: Tues/Thurs 9:35-10:50am
Prerequisite: HIST 1211 and 1221 or consent of instructor
A study of the westward movement with emphasis on the trans-Mississippi West.

20th Century US Foreign Relations

HIST 4582/5582
Instructor: Dr. JoAnna Poblete
Days & Times: Tues/Thurs 1:20-2:35pm
Prerequisite: HIST 1211
Studies Twentieth Century United States foreign relations with a focus on the Cold War period. Examines economic sources of policy decisions, elites and mass public opinion, as well as cultural, religious, ethnic, racial, and gender issues.

Greco Roman Women

HIST 4990-01/5400-02
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Logan
Days & Times: Tues/Thurs 9:35-10:50am
Prerequisite: 6 hours of history or consent of instructor
Cross lists: WMST 4500-01/5000-01 & CLAS 4990-01

Comparative Cultural History

HIST 4990-02
Instructor: Dr. Isadora Helfgott & Dr. Carolyne Larson
Days & Times: Mon. 3:10-5:40pm
Prerequisite: 6 hours of history or consent of instructor
Examines consumer culture, sports, art, science, museums, and other topics in the U.S. and Latin America, exploring comparative approaches to culture and history.

Graduate Level (5000)


(Note that most 4000-level courses are dual listed at the 5000-level)

Comparative Frontiers

HIST 5400-01
Instructor: Dr. Michael Brose
Days & Times: Wed 1:10-3:40pm
Prerequisite: graduate standing

Conference on Wyoming & the West

HIST 5605
Instructor: Dr. Phil Roberts
Days & Times: Wed 7:00-9:30pm
Prerequisite: consent of instructor

History Theory

HIST 5880
Instructor: Dr. Marianne Kamp
Days & Times: Thurs 3:10-5:40pm
This course is required for first-year MA students in History. Others may enroll with instructor permission.

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