PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE HAS A PREREQUISITE OF HISTORY 199 (FORMERLY
HISTORY 140) OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR.
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OFFICE HOURS: MWF 10:45-12:00; MW 2:15-3:00; M before class by arrangement
The instructor will gladly meet with students at other times that are mutually convenient.
COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
1). To understand the historical background to the current conflicts among the peoples of former Yugoslavia.
2). To begin to appreciate South Slavic history unrelated to the current conflict.
3). To sharpen the student's ability to evaluate conflicting historical interpretations and sources.
4). To help the student to understand the complexity of modern social movements, particularly nationalism.
READINGS (All of are on two-hour reserve in the LPC Library.):
-John Lampe. Yugoslavia as History
-Noel Malcolm. Bosnia: A Short History
-Carole Rogel. The Breakup of Yugoslavia and the War in Bosnia
-Michael Sells. The Bridge Betrayed
-Andrew B Wachtel, Making a Nation, Breaking a Nation
-Photocopies to be supplied by the instructor. The instructor reserves the right during the quarter to pass out short supplementary xeroxed readings in addition to those already on the syllabus.
-There will be a photocopying fee of $3.00 per student.
EXAMINATIONS AND GRADING:
The student's final grade will be determined by the number of points earned throughout the quarter.
The maximum number of points that may be earned is 400. These points will be accumulated on
the basis of a number of assignments as follows:
Discussion/participation 100 pts.
25% of total grade
Take-home Midterm 100 pts. 25% of total grade
Take-home Final 100 pts. 25% of total grade
Written Assignment 100 pts. 25% of total grade
TOTAL 400 pts.
The requirements for the paper will be different for graduate and undergraduate students. These will be explained on separate handouts. FAILURE TO CONFORM TO THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN A LOWER GRADE.
CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE AND DISCUSSION:
There is a required attendance policy in this class. Learning requires the active engagement of the learner. Materials covered in the class will be on examinations, and students will be responsible for that material. Discussion of the readings by all class members is an integral part of the learning process in this class. Therefore, the instructor will circulate a sign-up sheet in every class session. Students are also expected to arrive in class on time. If rare circumstances make them late, they are not to disrupt the class with their arrival. It is the responsibility of latecomers to be sure that they sign the day's sign-up sheet. The instructor also reserves the right to count repeated lateness as absence, with attendant consequences for the grade.
If you chose not to come to class or to arrive late consistently, then you have chosen to take the consequences on your grade. Poor attendance will affect your grade in two ways:
1). If you are absent, you will not earn any points for discussion or participation on that day and hence you will lower your discussion/participation grade.
2). More than two (2) unexcused absences will result in an automatic
grade of F for the course.
The instructor has the sole right to determine the validity of any excuses for absence. In general, only medical problems severe enough to require a doctor's care or genuine personal and family emergencies qualify as legitimate excuses.
NOTE WELL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
All written work must be completed to avoid a grade of FX.
Plagiarism and/or cheating on an assignment will result in a grade of F for the assignment in question. (See separate handout defining plagiarism.)
No late papers or exams will be accepted, except for the most serious
of reasons. If you experience difficulties meeting deadlines, contact the
instructor BEFORE the deadline to see if other arrangements can be made.
The instructor has the sole right to determine the validity of any excuse.
ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES
Monday, April 12 Written paper notification due to be handed in during
Monday, April 26 Distribution of take-home midterm in class
Monday, May 3 Take-home midterm due to be handed in during class
Monday, May 17 Undergraduate book review due to be handed in during class
Monday, May 24 Distribution of take-home final in class
Monday, June 7 Graduate paper due to be handed in no later than 6:00 pm
Monday, June 7 Take-home final due to be handed in no later than 6:00 pm
HISTORY 330/TENTATIVE LIST OF LECTURES, DISCUSSIONS, AND READINGS
Monday, March 29
INTRODUCTION TO COURSE, TO YUGOSLAVIA, AND TO THE SOUTH SLAVS
Readings: Rogel, pp. ix-xxiv, 3-16 Lampe, pp. xv-xviii, 1-13
Monday, April 5
ONE SCHOLAR'S VIEW
Readings: Michael Sells, The Bridge Betrayed, all
Monday, April 12
CLEARING AWAY SOME ROADBLOCKS
Readings: Carole Rogel, The Breakup..., pp.43-56
Sarah A. Kent, "Writing the Yugoslav Wars..." from American Historical Review, 29pp
E.J. Hobsbawm, "The New Threat to History," 3pp
Selection by Sabrina Ramet "The Roots of Discord and the Language of
War," from Ramet and Adamovich, Beyond Yugoslavia 8pp
Selection from John V.A. Fine, The Early Medieval Balkans, l2pp
Bozidar Jezernik, "Qudret Kemeri..." from Slavonic and East European Review, 15 pp
Selection from Marian Wenzel, "Bosnian History and Austro-Hungarian Policy...," from Museum Management and Curatorship, 14pp
1903 New York Times editorial
Selection from E.J. Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism, 14pp
Selection from Anthony D. Smith, The Ethnic Origins of Nations, 12pp
-Deadline for submitting in writing to the instructor your paper topic: for undergraduates, book notification; for grad students, research topic
Monday, April 19
PREMODERN HISTORY OF THE SOUTH SLAVS AND THE YUGOSLAV AREA
Readings: Noel Malcolm, Bosnia, pp. xix-xxiv, 1-118
John Lampe, Yugoslavia as History, pp. 14-38
Photocopied selection #1 from John V.A. Fine and Robert Donia, Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Tradition Betrayed, 17pp
Monday, April 26
19TH CENTURY POLITICS AND THE NATIONAL MOVEMENTS
Readings: Noel Malcolm, Bosnia, pp.118-155 John Lampe, Yugoslavia as History, pp.39-98 Andrew Wachtel, Making a Nation..., pp.1-63
Photocopy of Wendy Bracewell, "National Histories and National Identities among the Serbs and Croats," from Fulbrook, National Histories and European History, 18pp.
Photocopy of Charles Jelavich, "Education and Nation-Building among the South Slavs," from Nationalrevolutionare Bewegungen..., 7pp
Photocopied selection #2 from John V.A. Fine and Robert Donia, Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Tradition Betrayed, 21pp.
Photocopy of Milorad Ekmecic, "The Emergence of St. Vitus Day as the Principal Holiday of the Serbs," from Vucinich and Emmert, Kosovo: Legacy of a Medieval Battle, 10pp
-Distribution of take-home mid-term
Monday, May 3
WORLD WAR I, THE FIRST YUGOSLAVIA, AND WORLD WAR 11(1914-1945)
Readings: Noel Malcolm, Bosnia, pp.156-192
John Lampe, Yugoslavia as History, pp.99-228
Andrew Wachtel, Making a Nation..., pp.63-134
-Take-home midterm due to be handed in during class
Monday, May 10
TITO'S SECOND YUGOSLAVIA
Readings: Noel Malcolm, Bosnia, pp.193-212
John Lampe, Yugoslavia as History, pp.229-324
Andrew Wachtel, Making a Nation..., pp.134-226
Carole Rogel, The Breakup..., pp.121-126
Photocopy of James Gow, "The People's Prince-Tito and Tito's Yugoslavia,"
from Bokovoy, Irvine, and Lilly, State-Society Relations in Yugoslavia, 20pp
Photocopied selection from Christopher Bennett, Yugoslavia's Bloody
Collapse, 1 p.
Photocopied selection from Tim Judah, The Serbs, 1 p.
Monday, May 17 YUGOSLAVIA'S END: THE EVENTS
Readings: Carole Rogel, The Breakup..., pp.17-42, 57-69, 79-119, 126-160
Noel Malcolm, Bosnia, pp.213-271
John Lampe, Yugoslavia as History, pp.325-356
Photocopy of Kate Gaibraith, "Student Movement in Serbia Faces Apathy and Disappointment," Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 9, 1998, 2pp. Photocopy of Theresa Agovino, "As Serbia Stiffens Academic Controls...", Chronicle ofHigher Education, November 20, 1998, 2pp.
Photocopy of Robert Turner "Days and Nights in Kosovo: Relief Worker's Diary," New York Times November 18, 1998, 2pp.
-Undergraduate book review due
Monday, May 24
INTERPRETING YUGOSLAVIA'S END
Readings: Carole Rogel, The Breakup..., pp.71-78
Noel Malcolm, Bosnia, pp. xix-xxiv
Michael Sells, The Bridge Betrayed, xiii-xxiii
John Lampe, Yugoslavia as History, pp.1-8
Andrew Wachtel, Making a Nation..., pp.227-245
Photocopy of Lenard J. Cohen, "The Destruction of Yugoslavia" from The
National Idea in Eastern Europe, 3pp.
Photocopy of Jozef Figa, “Socializing the State: Civil Society and
Democratization in Slovenia," from Bokovoy, Irvine, and Lilly, l5pp
Photocopy of Valerie Bunce, “The Yugoslav Experience in Comparative
Perspective," from Bokovoy, Irvine, and Lilly, l7pp
-Possible visit to class by a guest speaker.
-Distribution of take-home final
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, June 7
-Graduate student paper due to be turned in NO LATER THAN 6:00 pm
-Take-home final due to be turned in NO LATER THAN 6:00 pm.