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Department of History

Graduate Courses

FALL 2014

400 Historiographyy (Pincince)

410 Topics in Environmental History (Johnson)

410 History of Emotions (Rosenwein)

441 Women and Gender: Europe (Weinreb)

480 Public History: Method and Theory (Mooney-Melvin)

483 Public History: Oral History Method and Practice (Manning)

484 Material Culture (Fraterrigo)

558 American Cultural History (Gorn)



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)



HIST 400 - Historiography

Wed: 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Dr. Pincince

This course focuses on twentieth century historiography, emphasizing changing interpretive paradigms and innovative methodologies from early Marxist histories to Post-Colonial, Environmental, and World histories. The course examines the rise of social history and cultural history as the dominant historical genres and the new focus on previously ignored subjects like gender and sexuality.  In so doing, it also explores the impact on historians of theories and methodologies from other fields, especially the social sciences and literary criticism.  This course should be taken early in the student's program.


HIST 410 - Topics in Environmental History

Mon: 2:45pm - 5:15pm

Dr. Johnson

Environmental History expands the customary framework of historical inquiry, incorporating such actors as animals, diseases, and climate alongside more familiar human institutions and creations.  The purpose of this course is to introduce students to major concepts, sources and debates in the field so that they are prepared to engage with American environmental history in their own research and teaching.  We consider how the inhabitants of this continent were shaped by nature, shaped their own very different environments, and made sense of these processes. 


HIST 410 - Topics in the History of Emotion

Tues: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dr. Rosenwein

Emotions, like everything else, have a history.   This course, which can be taken as either a colloquium or a seminar (see note below), explores that history at the same time as it considers approaches to the topic and methods to do research in it.   After a brief overview of current theories of emotions, we will read some old ways of doing emotions history and some new ones that include histories of the United States, Africa, and Europe.  Students will participate in one or more in-class reports on various readings.  Those taking the course as a colloquium will write a book review on a book of emotions history in their particular field.  Those taking it as a seminar will write a research paper and will also present their findings in a mini-conference on the last day of class. 

N.B. This class can count for a 500-level seminar for students graduating in academic year 2014-15 with the instructor's permission and on condition that the final paper is a primary-source research paper.  Seminar credit should be worked out with the instructor and the GPD within the first two weeks of the semester.


HIST 441 - Women's and Gender History: Europe

Thur: 4:15PM - 6:45PM

Dr. Weinreb

This course explores major topical, theoretical, and methodological issues in women's and gender history, including work on the body, feminism, sexuality, masculinity, and the family. We will examine the ways in which this scholarship has influenced the study of core concerns of modern history ranging from labor and empire to to politics and popular culture. While our core texts will be taken from case studies in 19th and 20th century Europe, readings will also draw upon recent scholarship on the United States and the Global South. Thus, students not focusing on Europe are explicitly encouraged to enroll. 


HIST 480 - Public History: Method and Theory

Mon: 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Dr. Mooney-Melvin

This course explores the field of public history with special emphasis on the theoretical and methodological challenges faced when preserving or presenting history outside of a formal classroom environment.  Also under consideration will be the professional and ethical responsibilities of the historian both inside and outside of the university setting.  Students will be able to understand the theoretical and methodological issues of importance to the field of public history, reflect upon ethical issues involved in the collection, curation, and presentation of history, and participate in applied projects drawing upon public history methodologies and presentation modes.


Instructor consent required.  Email Graduate Program Assistant: mostro2@luc.edu



HIST 483 - Public History: Oral History: Method and Practice

Thur: 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Dr. Manning

This course begins with a review of the various approaches to oral history and a survey of studies which have depended on it. Students will be asked to design a group oral history project. After testing the design and evaluating their initial interviewing efforts, they will complete the project and interpret the data. Each student will be expected to complete part of the research report as well as conduct one or more interviews.

HIST 484 - Material Culture

Wed: 4:15PM - 6:45PM

Dr. Fraterrigo

This course introduces graduate students to a wide range of approaches to the study of American material culture in its many forms, including homespun artifacts and mass-produced consumer objects, roadside architecture and urban form, the body and fashion, foodways, and the material culture of childhood.  The course will consider the various ways scholars use material culture to "do history", with an emphasis on artifacts as evidence of cultural expression and as products and mediators of social relations.  Department consent is required for this Public History Course. Please email mostro2@luc.edu to enroll.


HIST 558 - Studies in American Cultural History

Mon: 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Dr. Gorn

Research seminar using primary sources in American cultural, social, technological, intellectual and institutional history. The emphasis will be on the city but will vary according to the instructor.



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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