History

HIST 105 Introductory Seminars in History

History 105 courses are open to all students.  Each section focuses on a specific historical topic and fulfills one of the written communication requirements (F2i) under the Foundations Curriculum as well as the historical forces (F3) requirement.  Students may repeat these courses for credit toward the History major and minor if the topic is different.  Possible topics include: "Disease and Epidemics," "British Empire through Film," "History of Human Reproduction," "Terrorism, Torture, and Anti-Colonialism," "The Supreme Course in US History," "The Two Koreas," "Martin Luther King in Histo

HIST 165 Topics in History: Summer Study

Introduction to selected periods in history taken during a Maymester or other summer study, either at Rhodes, the Summer Study in London program, or another course outside the traditional academic calendar taught by a Rhodes faculty member.  Topics vary with instructor.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Foundation credits vary according to topic.

HIST 207 Global Environmental History

This course is an introduction to the field of environmental history. What can our environment tell us about our past? How have natural resources shaped patterns of human life in different regions of the world? What meanings have people attached to nature and how have those attitudes shaped their cultural and political lives? We will analyze the ecological context of human existence, with the understanding that the environment is an agent and a presence in human history.

HIST 209 Natural Disasters

This course explores the histories of several “natural disasters” to discover how humans have understood and responded to environmental events beyond their control. The course begins with a conceptual conversation about the relationship between