American Ideas in Global Perspective since 1900

History 101.015

Spring 2016
3104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
MW 200-400

This seminar will guide students in conceiving, researching, and writing their senior theses on the theme of American intellectual history in global perspective. The twentieth century brought together people from across the world into conversation with one another like never before. At international organizations, NGOs, youth congresses, pan-African meetings, and religious organizations, ideas and intellectuals crossed national boundaries in this increasingly global age. American intellectuals helped shape developments abroad. Just as often, they imported foreign ideas into the United States and reshaped domestic life. This course is open to any students writing the history of individuals or groups who crossed America’s national boundaries—whether literally or figuratively—and who took ideas seriously. Students interested in taking the class should get in touch with Dr. Zubovich before the semester begins. Gene Zubovich is an intellectual historian of the Twentieth-Century United States. His research interests include the history of religion, human rights, and liberalism. His current book project investigates the role of Protestant leaders in the human rights debates of the mid-twentieth century. His work has appeared in The Immanent Frame and Religion and Politics. Dr. Zubovich received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2015.