2014 Spring Term
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HISTORY THROUGH FILM (GH)
This variable-topics course will introduce students to selected historical themes depicted by popular film. Students will watch and deconstruct popular historical films within the larger context of scholarly analysis of a particular historic period or event. Evaluation will be based on a variety of essay and objective exams. As well, in-class discussion will form a significant basis for evaluation. Repeatable once in degree with change in topic (may only apply once toward major).
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 (DV) (GH)
An introduction to the study of American history with emphasis on the evolution of economic, political, social and cultural values and institutions from colonization through the Civil War era.
AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 (DV)(GH)
A study of the United States from 1877 to the present, analyzing the socio-economic, political and intellectual forces that have shaped contemporary values, problems and institutions. This course taken in conjunction with HISTRY 124 provides a complete American history survey.
MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY (DV) (GH)
A critical examination and analysis of the status and role of Black Americans in the United States since 1865.
ATLANTIC HISTORY (DV) (GH)
This course explores the historic Altantic community from the Columbian era to 1870. It examines the process which drew together the history of four continents, Europe, Africa, North and South America as a result of the commerce, migrations, and imperial rivalries initiated by the Columbian encounter.
WESTERN CIVILIZATION (GH)
An examination of the social, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped Western civilization from early ancient Mediterranean cultures to the eighteenth century.
HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE (GH)
A study of European civilizations from the eighteenth century to the present, analyzing the social, economic, political and intellectual forces that have shaped contemporary values, problems and institutions. This course taken in conjunction with 740-154 provides a complete survey of Western civilization.
This course provides an introduction to the methods and theories historians use to study the past. Through projects and papers, students will develop their skills in critically reading, analyzing, researching and writing about history. They will also be introduced to major trends in historical theory and interpretation.
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
History 202 introduces students to the ideas, methodologies, and practices of public historians through readings, lectures, and class discussions. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet historians practicing in the public arena and to produce a collaborative public history project.
AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY TO 1763 (GH)
A study of the political, economic, religious, social and cultural developments of the American colonies with emphasis on the seventeenth century.
FROM THE GILDED AGE TO THE WORLD STAGE, 1875-1920
This course explores the emergence of modern America, a period of unprecedented economic growth, consumerism, class conflict and political transformation. It examines the dramatic struggles through which the United States becam the world's industrial leader, set a new course toward global leadership, redefined government, and absorbed an increasingly diverse population.
RECENT AMERICA, 1945 TO THE PRESENT (GH)
A study of American society, diplomacy, economics, and politics from the end of World War II to the present.
A HISTORY OF BLACK MIGRATION IN THE U.S. (DV) (GE)
This course will examine and analyze the impact of Black migration from rural south to the northern urban centers since the turn of the century.
UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY AND EMPIRE, 1790 TO THE RECENT PAST (GH)
This course analyzes the history of the United States' territorial growth and increasing global influence from the 1790s down to the recent past. In addition to covering the main U.S. diplomatic and military engagements, the course will explore the themes and ideas that underpinned this process of expansion.
ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT, 1900-PRESENT
This course is an undergraduate survey of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the birth of Zionism during the turn of the 20th century until the present. This course will also focus on the political, socio-economic, and cultural repercussions of this conflict.
MODERN AFRICA (GH)
The course covers the history of Africa from the mid-19th century to the contemporary period. The course examines major problems, events, and interactions in Africa and Africa's relationship with the world. Course themes include social change, colonial experience, independence movements, post-independence governments, globalization in Aftrica, and contemporary successes and problems.
CONQUEST AND COLONIALISM IN LATIN AMERICA (GH)
An introduction to the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to 1860. Traces the development of colonial rule and the formation of new nations after 1810. Topics include the nature of pre-Columbian societies, the resistance and accommodations of indigenous peoples to European conquest, the institutions and culture of African slavery, the role of the Catholic church, the evolution of race, gender, and class hierarchies, and fragility of the new nation-states after Independence.
REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICA (GH)
Examines the revolutionary tradition in Latin America focusing on nations where revolutionary movements came to power: Cuba, Chile and Nicaragua. Why do some revolutionary groups triumph while most have failed? What challenges do revolutionary regimes face once in power? How successful have they been in realizing their goals?
SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN MODERN BRITAIN 1763-PRESENT (GH)
A survey of the social, political, and economic history of England in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is placed on British industrial development, the rise of the Labour Party, and the social effects of the two world wars.
A survey of basic political, socio-economic, cultural and religious trends in European history from A.D. 300 to 1500.
THE AGE OF EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONS, 1789-1848
A survey and analysis of the political and economic changes in Europe between 1789 and 1848. Particular attention will be paid to the changing forms of protest, the social impact of revolution, the evolution of political ideologies, and the impact of industrialization on everyday life.
RISE AND FALL OF THE FRENCH OVERSEAS EMPIRE
This survey course introduces students to major themes in the history of French imperialism and colonialism, from first encounters with "New World" inhabitants during the age of exploration to the bloodstained process of decolonization in the second half of the twentieth century.
An examination of violent socio-political upheavals in China beginning with the White Lotus Rebellion and culminating with the Communist Revolution.
History 399 is part of the history methods block of courses. Taken in sequence after History 200 and in preparation for History 499, this course will give students experience in exploring diverse archival and secondary source collection in preparation for their writing capstone experience in History 499.
HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIAN LAW AND POLICY
The purpose of this course is to explain the unique nature of the historic and contemporary federal-Indian relationship. Students completing the course will gain a clearer understanding of the legal process by which American Indians were first subjugated to federal law and policy, and later became active agents by using that same legal system to preserve, protect, and enhance identity and tribal sovereignty in recent years.
STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (VARIABLE TOPIC)
Intensive study of a major theme in social and cultural history emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches to complex historical issues. The particular topic of the course will be published before registration.
PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP
Study and work with a historical agency under the direction of a faculty supervisor. May include a related research project. Students will have the opportunity to combine academic learning with practical experience in the operation of a historical agency. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in the history major.
SPECIAL STUDIES IN HISTORY
Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 2 credits in major/degree.
A capstone writing seminar. Senior level History majors employ their previously completed research and analytical skills to complete a perceptive monograph.