Graduate Seminars

Research and Methods: The Atomic Bomb (Hi 640)†
This course investigates the history of the atomic bomb from the early discoveries by nuclear physicists to development of the bomb to its use in World War II to how the world lives in the shadow of nuclear weapons.

Research and Methods; Colloquium; Topics in European History: Contemporary Europe (Hi 681)
A close examination of Contemporary Europe, its problems and its prospects, with an emphasis on very recent developments.

Research and Methods: World War I (Hi 638)†
An examination of the causes, development, and impact of World War I, up to its influence on current events.

Research and Methods; Colloquium: World War II (Hi 639)†
An analysis of the causes, fighting, and effects of World War II through the examination of important texts.

Research and Methods; Colloquium: Fascism (Hi 642)†
An analysis of the Fascist phenomenon through the reading of important primary and secondary literature.

Research and Methods; Colloquium; Topics in European History: Socialism (Hi 641)†
An examination of socialism through the study and comment of important primary and secondary texts.

Undergraduate Courses

Nineteenth Century Europe (Hi 313)†
A survey of European history in a turbulent century.

Italy, 1815 to the Present (Hi 334)†
A survey of Italian history from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

Europe 1900-1945 (Hi 315)†
An examination of European history during the crucial first part of the twentieth century, including the development of physics, World War I, Communism, Fascism, and World War II.

Europe since 1945 (Hi 316)†
European developments after World War II, including economic and political revival, the Cold War, the division of the continent, the fall of communism, and construction of the European Union.

Mussolini (Hi 433)
This course describes the career of Benito Mussolini, the founder of fascism and “The wild adventure that was his life.” It also provides explanations of why fascism came to power in Italy—the first time it appeared on the stage of history—and gives an idea of its wider influence.

Also given online.