2017 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.
THE EAST ASIAN TRADITION (GH)
An introduction to the intellectual, social, and political traditions of China and Japan up to about 1800. The course will analyze the Confucian tradition, Chinese administrative systems, and the dynastic cycle. Japanese cultural and political development will also be discussed.
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.
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.
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.
HMONG AMERICANS: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (DV)(GE)
This course focuses on the history, culture, and contemporary life of Hmong Americans. In addition to exploring their origins and history in China and Southeast Asia, this course investigates the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality have shaped the social, cultural, economic, and political transformations in the Hmong communities since their immigration to America after the Vietnam War.
RACE, ROCK & ROLL AND AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GH)
This course explores the history of rock music in America as a lens into race and ethnicity. It also uses the study of rock to teach methods of historical practice. Topics will include slave musical traditions, 19th century European ethnic and African-influenced music, the blues, jazz and modern rock
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.
HISTORY OF MEXICO (GH)
A survey of the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Mexico from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Emphasis on the twentieth century.
FROM GODDESSES TO WITCHES: WOMEN IN PREMODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
This course is a history of women in ancient, medieval and early modern European history, roughly the period from 4000 BCD to around 1750 CE. It focuses on the role, status and agency of women in different premodern European contexts, with particular focus on politics, culture and religion.
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.