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Department of History

Topics Course Descriptions Fall 2020

Each semester, the History Department offers several "topics" courses. These are often new or cross traditional chronological and geographical divides. American History topics fall under HIST 533, European topics fall under HIST 597, and Non-Western topics fall under HIST 598. The KSU catalog does not offer a full description of these topics classes, so we do so below.


HIST 155, Sec A   Top/U.S. Military History: 1775-Present

M W F        9:30-10:20 a.m.  K004    Walters, Mary Elizabeth

Explore the origins of the United States military from their earliest days to the present day.


HIST 301, Sec A   Topics in History - Top/Death in U.S. Culture

T U       2:30 - 3:45 p.m.   Business Building 4061    Highsmith, Lisa Caitlin

This course examines death and dying in American culture from the colonial period to the present day. Using multiple perspectives and a variety of sources, students will engage with topics concerning mourning practices, the commercialization of death, and ideas of class, status, and identity performance in this market. By looking at these topics, we seek to explore the popular notions of  “good,” “bad,” and “adequate” death in the nation’s history.


HIST 301, Sec B   Topics in History - Top/U.S. & East Asia Relations

M W F       12:30 - 1:20 p.m.    SH 311   Croslow, Billy

Course description forthcoming.


HIST 533, Sec A   Topics in History - Top/Pirates, Plantation and Empire

M W F       3:30 - 4:20 p.m.    DISTANCE   Brandom, Eric Wendeborn

Course description forthcoming.


See the full schedule of courses for the Fall 2020 HERE.