2015 Fall 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.
EAST ASIA SINCE 1800 (GH)
A survey of China and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in both of these countries.
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS (GH)
This course examines emergence and evolution of Islamic Civilizations from the seventh century though the modern era. It covers the birth and spread of Islam, the rise and fall of Muslim Empires, religious and political institutions, scientific and cultural achievements, and the position of women and religious minorities.
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.
SURVEY OF AFRICAN HISTORY: PRE-HISTORY TO CONTEMPORARY AFRICA (GH)
As an introductory survey of African history, the class addresses the main developments in Africa from early civilizations to modern states. Emphasis is placed on major themes in African history including diverse societies, empires, economics, colonialism, and contemporary debates. The course emphasizes historical developments within the continent and global interactions.
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.
NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (GH)
This course will examine human interaction with the natural environment in North America between roughly 1400 and the present. Special attention will be paid to the twentieth century. It will also explore the ways in which people have historically defined, used, and modified nature to suit their needs and interests.
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.
CRITICAL ISSUES (GH)
This course examines new historical themes each semester with an expert in the field. In a small seminar setting, classes will focus on discussion of a variety of different kinds of historical sources and provide the opportunity for students to carry out their research project on the topic.
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 study of Wisconsin from its first settlement to the present day with emphasis upon the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.
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.
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (DV) (GH)
A study of the role of the Native American in United States History with special emphasis on Indian policies of the colonizing nations, United States government policies, Indian cultures and contemporary problems and issues.
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.
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?
REBELLION AND REVOLUTION IN ENGLAND, 1066-1688 (GH)
A survey of the major social and political developments in English history from the Norman Conquest to the Glorious Revolution. Particular attention is paid to the repeated crises of the English monarchy and the social impact of war, rebellion and revolution during these years.
A survey of basic political, socio-economic, cultural and religious trends in European history from A.D. 300 to 1500.
HISTORY OF SEXUALITY
This course is a survey focused on the comparative examination of particular themes in the history of sexuality worldwide from the society of ancient Greece to the modern world. Students will be introduced to the historical study of such themes as same-sex behavior, pornography, prostitution, birth control and disease, among others.
HISTORY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY EUROPE
A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Europe since about 1914.
An examination of violent socio-political upheavals in China beginning with the White Lotus Rebellion and culminating with the Communist Revolution.
THE U.S. AT WAR IN VIETNAM
A survey of political, social and military events in two societies with different cultures. Presents a view of war in Vietnam from 1945 through 1975. Emphasis is on the war's military events, on history, and on the changes wrought in both societies as a result of the war.
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.
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.
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.