Professors: Alex Bloom, A.B. California at Santa Cruz, A.M., Ph.D. Boston College; Christopher Hannan, A.B. Harvard, M.Phil. St. Andrews, Scotland, Ph.D. Boston College; Martin Menke, A.B. Tufts, A.M., Ph.D. Boston College; Michael Paul, A.B., A.M. London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. Boston College; Lorenz Reibling, B.A. Munchen-Kolleg Techniche, Cand. Ph.D. Ludwigs-Maximilians, M.S. Boston College
ADHS 108101 Modern History I
THIS IS A HYBRID COURSE, please check the schedule of class meetings very carefully.
Survey of the great ideas of the western tradition from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. The focus is on the rise of the modern state in Germany (Holy Roman Empire, Treaty of Westphalia), England (Glorious Revolution and the roots of constitutional rule), and France (Divine Right Absolutism), the relationship of religion and politics (which suffers more, religion or politics?), and early modern European culture (Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Classism) as well as Europe's interactions with Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Each class consists of a slide lecture and primary source-based discussion.
Fall, Thurs 6:30–9, Sept 4–Dec 11, Professor Menke
STOKES HALL 115S
ADHS 112501 Diplomatic U.S. History
An overview of the main developments of United States diplomatic history from its earliest beginnings to the present day. A look at how United States foreign relations emerged from revolutionary impulses to become a significant feature of American life. Uncovers the underlying trends during this period to see how the U.S. transformed itself from a collection of thirteen colonies into a major superpower. Issues of class, gender and race are at the fore as we discover how the United States came to integrate itself into the world community of nations.
Fall, Sat 9–12, Sept 7-Dec 14, Professor Paul
STOKES HALL 101N
ADHS 113301 Modern America 1945-Present
An investigation of America since World War II. Topics include the Cold War, McCarthyism, Civil Rights, Vietnam, the women's movement, the Reagan years and life in the 1980's, 1990's to the present.
Fall, Mon 6:30-9, Sept 8–Dec 15, Professor Bloom
STOKES HALL 103N
ADHS 120901 Sports in America
Sports touch and connect many facets of American life and American History. This course examines the impact of sports on American History. It examines the wide range of sports on the professional level, recreational level sports and leisure sports. Topics include physical education in America, the business of sports, fair play and cheating in the American sports scene, America’s participation in international sports and performance enhancing drugs in sports.
Fall, Tues 6:30–9, Sept 2–Dec 9, Professor Hannan
STOKES HALL 115S
ADHS 126301 Hitler, The Churches, and the Holocaust
To better understand the climate and complexities that contributed to the Christian church's weakened responses to Hitler's policies, the course examines the development of Christian anti-Judaism, anti-Semitism and nationalism. It analyzes the resistance that emerged in response to totalitarianism and to the Holocaust, and considers the main Christian post-Holocaust efforts as they contribute to theological development and current thinking..
Fall, Wed 6:30–9, Sept 3–Dec 10, Professor Reibling
GASSON HALL 205