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Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Graduate Courses

FALL 2015

400 Historiography (Pincince)

410 Western Imperialism (Forth)

445 Atlantic World (Donoghue)

460 U.S. Urban History (Gilfoyle)

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

483 Oral History: Method and Practice (Manning)

533 Nationalism and National Identity (Hajdarpasic)



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 - Twentieth Century Approaches to History

Dr. Pincince

Wed. 6:00pm-8:30pm

This course focuses on twentieth century historical writing, emphasizing changing interpretive paradigms and innovative methodologies.  It examines the rise of social history and then 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 Western Imperialism

Dr. Forth

Thur. 4:15pm-6:45pm


HIST 445 - Atlantic World

Dr. Donoghue

Tues. 4:15pm-6:45pm

This course surveys indispensable and cutting-edge scholarship in the burgeoning field of British Atlantic history ca. 1500-1800.  Course goals include: acquainting students with the field; preparing them for MA and PhD comprehensive examinations; providing historiographic foundations for graduate research in early American and/or early modern British and European history.

HIST 460 - U.S. Urban History

Dr. Gilfoyle

Mon. 2:45pm-5:15pm

This courses focuses on significant issues in the development of Urban America. Attention will be given to economic development, industrialization, crime and policing, music and entertainment, race and ethnicity, as well as the role of religion in urban social and cultural life. The ways in which certain cities developed into cultural capitals will also be explored. This is the basic course for students who wish to take a concentration in U.S. Urban Social and Cultural History.

HIST 480 - Public History: Method and Theory

Dr. Mooney-Melvin

Mon. 6:00pm-8:30pm

This course will survey the development of the field of public history with special attention given to the history, philosophy, and purposes of historical agencies; archives; museum organization and operation; cultural resource management; the involvement of historians in local, state, and federal government; the relationship between historians and the business community; and historians and public programming. The professional responsibilities of the historian in dealing with employment issues, society, and the historical profession will also be considered.  *Instructor Consent required.  Please email mostro2@luc.edu to enroll.

HIST 483 - Oral History - Method and Practice

Dr. Manning

Thurs. 4:15pm-6:45pm

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.  *Instructor Consent required.  Please email mostro2@luc.edu to enroll.

HIST 533 - Nationalism and National Identity

Dr. Hajdarpasic

Mon. 4:15pm-6:45pm



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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