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320. Persecution, Tolerance, and Minorities in Medieval Europe
This course explores the marginalization and persecution of minority groups in medieval
Europe, as well as the coexistence of minority and majority. Why was persecution a common
reaction to minority groups, set apart by their religion, sexuality, or health, in medieval Europe?
Can coexistence be described as tolerance? What laws and customs shaped interactions
between majority and minorities? This course examines these questions through reading
primary sources from the European Middle Ages in translation and diverse theoretical and
methodological perspectives on the study of marginalized groups. This course also counts

towards the GSS major. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. (Humanities)

321. Muscovite and Imperial Russia
Topics in the history of Russia from its beginnings to 1917. Prerequisite: junior standing or
permisision of instructor. Offered every third year. No S/U option. (Humanities)

322. Revolutionary and Soviet Russia
The 1917 Revolution and the resulting Soviet state to the beginning of World War II.
Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Offered every third year. No S/U
option. (Humanities)

323. Russia from 1941
From the beginning of World War II to the present. Particular attention to successive attempts
to reinterpret the revolutionary legacy in the light of contemporary problems. Prerequisite:
junior standing or permission of instructor. Offered every third year. No S/U option.
(Humanities)

324. Modern Germany
German history between 1740 and 1945, with an emphasis on important events, such as the rise
of Prussia, the Napoleonic Period, Bismarck and German unification, Hitler and the Third
Reich. Prerequisite: HIS 104 or junior standing. Offered subject to availability of faculty. No S/U

option. (Humanities)

326. Women in Renaissance and Reformation Europe
This course examines the experiences of women during the tumultuous Renaissance and
Reformation period (c. 1400-1700). Questions to be examined include: How did women
participate in these movements, and how were they affected by them? What ideas about women
were debated in this period? How did women’s experiences change during this period? In
addition to reading historical documents, in the course we will read, evaluate, and critique
modern scholarship on early modern women. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of
instructor. HERDER (Humanities)

331-336. Topics in European History
Topics vary according to specialization or interest of instructor. See Topics Courses.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. (Humanities)

349. Topics in Latin American History
See Topics Courses.

350. Colonial America
The English colonies in North America to 1760. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of
instructor. No S/U option. (Humanities)

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