HIST 4330 - 28 Lectures Available
Title: The Flowering of the Middle Ages rnProfessor: Sally VaughnrnDescription: Aspects of the Middle Ages from the perspectives of different disciplines such as history, English, French, Spanish, philosophy, music, art history, engineering, architecture, and law.
Title: Pirates, Smugglers, and the Modern WorldrnProfessor: Thomas O'BrienrnDescription: Explores piracy and smuggling from the early modern world to the present. Topics include Caribbean and Indian Oceans and pirates, social history, and piracy and smuggling in the age of globalization.
HIST 3380 - 20 Lectures Available
Title : World Civilization Since 1500 rnProfessor : Thomas O'BrienrnDescription : An overview of the interactions among seven major cultural traditions (Judeo-Christian, Graeco-Roman, Indian, Chinese, African, Islamic, American Indian), from c.e. 1500.
HIST 3322 - 26 Lectures Available
Title: The Vietnam War rnProfessor: Robert BuzzancornDescription: Prominent developments in twentieth-century Vietnam and U.S. intervention in its civil war.
This course is designed to acquaint students with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. The books we read have all made significant contributions to their respective sub-fields and have been selected to give as wide a coverage in both field and methodology as possible in one semester's worth of reading.
The Oral History Workshop Series is a year-long series of public seminars on the wide range of issues raised by a consideration of how oral history methodologies impact disciplines in the social sciences as well as the humanities. Scholars who have used oral history and narrative analysis in their research will be drawn from the New York area. All workshops are free and open to the public though they function as a part of the a required course series for Oral History Masters Program students.
This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral.
This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society.
Masterpieces of Western Art at Columbia University is part of the Art Humanities Series. Masterpieces of Western Art has been a degree requirement for all College students and an integral part of the Core Curriculum since 1947. It is not a historical survey, but an analytical study of a limited number of monuments and artists, and teaches students how to look at, think about, and engage in critical discussion of the visual arts. Video produced by the Media Center for Art History, Columbia University. ©2001 Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.