History of the Civil Rights Movement
Colloquium in East Asian History
North Korea: Past, Present ...
This course will cover the partition of the Korean peninsula in 1945, the founding of the DPRK (North Korea) in 1948, the rsie to poewr of Kim II Sung, his domestic and foreign politics, and the extension of those policies into the 21st century by his son and grandson. The future of the two Koreas will not be ignored but will not be a focus of the course. Students will read and discuss approximately one book per week.
Clone of Cultures of War
This colloquium is designed to expose graduate students to new scholarship on the cultural history of modern war. Topics we will touch on include: the cultural dimensions of the First World War; moral debates in wartime; how totalitarian states wage war; how colonial states wage war; gender and war; race war; war and public memory; and the problem of militarism in modern societies. Our readings will focus on the 20th Century. Students will be asked to write a number of detailed review essays of works assigned in the class.