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Department of History

Graduate Courses

SPRING 2015

410 Topics in Transnational Urban History (Forth)

410 Topics in 20th Century Jesuits: An Intellectual History (Schloesser)

442 Women's and Gender History: U.S. (Nickerson)

461 Readings in Twentieth Century America (Mooney-Melvin)

481 Management of Historical Resources (Karamanski)

487 Management of History Museums (Fraterrigo)

555 U.S. Social and Intellectual History (Gilfoyle)

581 Practicum in Public History (Fraterrigo)

582 Public History Internship (Fraterrigo)

 

SPRING 2015 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HIST 410 - Topics in Transnational Urban History

Dr. Forth

Thur: 4:15pm-6:45pm

This class examines major topics in urban history from a transnational perspective. With a thematic approach we examine politics, policing, social control, sanitation, pollution, housing, segregation, and sex. With a global scope, we travel from Europe, to America, Asia, Africa, and beyond: London, Paris, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Delhi, New York, and our home city of Chicago all feature in readings and discussions. We examine the major themes of urban history from a comparative perspective and illuminate the many connections between the urban politics and urban forms of multiple cities in diverse national, cultural, and political contexts. The historical focus is on modern cities as they emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, though we draw from earlier periods as well.


HIST 410 - Topics in 20th Century Jesuits: An Intellectual History

Dr. Schloesser

Tues/Thur: 1:00pm-2:15pm

This course's working thesis is that certain Catholic artists and thinkers evolved a "sacramental modernism" in response to their experience of the 20th century.  On the one hand, this suggests a universality in Catholic imaginations that transcends historical epochs: namely, a "sacramentality" or belief in a God at once transcendent yet deeply immanent.  On the other hand, this universality was uniquely instantiated in highly-particular contexts.  Moreover, the concept of divine "immanence" was confronted by two world wars, Fascism, Communism, the Holocaust, and the possibility of atomic annihilation.  As a result, the Catholic intellectual revival throughout the twentieth century produced paradoxical "sacramental" representation: of a "mystery" that is often dark to the point of grotesquery; and which is, at the same time, capable of conferring significance on a tenuous human history.  This course can be taken for credit for the modern Europe major/minor field.  

 

HIST 442 - Women's and Gender History: U.S.

Dr. Nickerson

Tues: 2:30pm-5:00pm

This course explores the literature on women and gender in United States history with attention to theoretical issues, a broad chronological scope, and cultural diversity. 

 

HIST 461 - Readings in Twentieth Century America

Dr. Mooney-Melvin

Mon: 6:00pm-8:30pm

This course is a broad foundation for research or field examinations in twentieth century U.S. history  The focus is on major historiographical questions and problems that reflect the diversity of inquiry in our discipline from political, diplomatic, and economic to social and cultural studies.  Each week we will discuss readings and each of you will lead a discussion on the day when you have written a review comparing the assigned work to another book in the field.  You will also write an historiographical essay on any questions or issues of interest to you in twentieth century America. 

*Restricted to History Graduate students only.  Instructor Consent required.  Please email mostro2@luc.edu to enroll. 

 

HIST 481 - Management of Historical Resources

Dr. Karamanski

Tues: 6:00pm-8:30pm

This course will consider the problems of protecting and interpreting historical and cultural resources. Topics will include: historic preservation, historical architecture and urban redevelopment, the National Register of Historic Places, historical archaeology, and the writing of cultural resource impact statements. Instruction will involve both faculty and practitioners of public history. 

*Restricted to Public History Graduate students only.  Instructor Consent required.  Please email mostro2@luc.edu to enroll.

 

HIST 487 - Management of History Museums

Dr. Fraterrigo

Wed: 2:30pm-5:00pm

This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and techniques of history museum management. Topics under discussion include the problems surrounding artifact collection, conservation, and interpretation; the role of research in exhibit preparation and public programming; the ethical dimensions of museum activities; and the theoretical and practical aspects of history museum administration. 

*Restricted to Public History Graduate students only.  Instructor Consent required.  Please email mostro2@luc.edu to enroll.

 

HIST 555 - U.S. Social and Intellectual History

Dr. Gilfoyle

Mon: 2:30pm-5:00pm

This course includes a spectrum of interests, from training in the research of writing the "history of the inarticulate" (the "new" social history) at one end, to the history of ideas and "high culture" (intellectual history) at the other. The focus of the course in a given semester depends upon the research interests of the instructor. The finished product is a paper on an original historical topic. The student will move through all of the steps in such a production, from the selection of a topic to a final draft.

 

HIST 581 - Practicum in Public History

Dr. Fraterrigo

Practicums provide students with specific exposure to an aspect of the practice of public history. Practicums are undertaken either under the direct supervision of Loyola faculty or the joint supervision of a Loyola faculty member and a cooperating off-campus supervisor.


HIST 582 - Public History Internship

Dr. Fraterrigo

The internship will provide an extended practical experience in the field of public history. Internships are tailored to fit the needs of the individual student and the needs of the off-campus agency involved. As part of their program, all public history students must undertake an internship either doing public history in the private sector or with a public agency. The internship is available during any semester and its timing is related to an individual student's progress in the program. The number of weeks it will last and hours per week entailed will vary from experience to experience, although it must run a minimum of six weeks. Upon successful completion of their internship, students will earn three hours of credit.        

 

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