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Herbert Braun

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
491 Nau
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.A. Univ.of Pittsburgh 1969
M.A. Univ. of Pittsburgh 1971
Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison 1983
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Roberto Armengol
Source: Ford Foundation
September 01, 2019 – May 31, 2020
HIST 1501: Introductory Seminar in History
Credits: 3
Introduction to the study of history intended for first- and second-year students. Seminars involve reading, discussion, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major in history.
EGMT 1530: Engaging Differences
Credits: 2
In this class, students will learn to critically reflect on one's own situation and perspective in relations to one's expanding knowledge of other human experiences, seeking to cultivate a framework for informed reflection on human diversity and social complexity while developing empathy as a foundation for democratic citizenship.
EGMT 1540: Ethical Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to reflect upon and evaluate human conduct and character, consider the ethical components of individual and collective behaviors, and engage in the articulation of ethical questions and moral deliberation.
HILA 3111: Public Life in Modern Latin America
Credits: 3
Introduces the forces shaping the emerging nations of Latin America since independence, emphasizing the dynamic reproduction of hierarchies that correspond to the patrimonial, aristocratic, and populist legitimization of social, cultural, and political relations in city life.
ZFOR 3512: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
HIST 4511: Major Colloquium
Credits: 4
The major colloquium is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the colloquium. Colloquia are most frequently offered in areas of history where access to source materials or linguistic demands make seminars especially difficult. Students in colloquial prepare about 25 pages of written work distributed among various assignments. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
HIST 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
HIST 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
HIST 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

University of Virginia Alumni Association Distinguished Professor, 2015

Pablo Davis Teaching Award, Latino Student Association, 2014

Research Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Spring 2004

Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, 1996-1999

Distinguished Service Award, La Sociedad Latina, University of Virginia, 1999

Global Studies for Teachers Award, 1997.

Mónica Vaca Award for Outstanding Faculty Member, La Sociedad Hispánica, University of Virginia, 1995

University of Virginia All-University Distinguished Teaching Award, 1992.

Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies, Joint Committee on Latin American Studies Research Grant, 1987-88.

Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for Outstanding Research in the Social Sciences (book award) of The University of Wisconsin, 1986.

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, 1978-80

Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies,  Doctoral Dissertation Grant, 1978-80