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Undergraduate History

2019 Spring Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (DV)(GH)

History 102

An interdisciplinary introduction to the history, literature, art, and religion of Native Americans designed for students seeking a basic understanding of American Indians. Emphasis will be given to the contemporary scene.


3 Units

HISTORY THROUGH FILM (GH)

History 110

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).


3 Units

AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 (DV) (GH)

History 124

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.


3 Units

AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 (DV)(GH)

History 125

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.


3 Units

EAST ASIA SINCE 1800 (GH)

History 131

A survey of China and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in both of these countries.


3 Units

ATLANTIC HISTORY (DV) (GH)

History 150

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.


3 Units

WESTERN CIVILIZATION (GH)

History 154

An examination of the social, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped Western civilization from early ancient Mediterranean cultures to the eighteenth century.


3 Units

HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE

History 155

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 HISTORY 154 provides a complete survey of Western civilization.


3 Units

HISTORICAL METHODS

History 200

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.


3 Units

RECENT AMERICA, 1945 TO THE PRESENT (GH)

History 307

A study of American society, diplomacy, economics, and politics from the end of World War II to the present.


3 Units

WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY II: 1875 TO THE PRESENT (GH)

History 314

A study of women and gender in American history, 1875 to the present. The course focuses on topics of work, family and political activism. Particular attention is given to the diverse and inter-related experiences of women of different race and ethnic groups.


3 Units

A HISTORY OF BLACK MIGRATION IN THE U.S. (DV) (GE)

History 321

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.


3 Units

AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (DV) (GH)

History 324

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.


3 Units

EMPIRES & INVASIONS IN THE PRE-MODERN MIDDLE EAST: 500-1500

History 336

"Empires & Invasions in the Pre-Modern Middle East" examines the growth and development Middle Eastern civilization from the eve of Islam through the early modern period. It looks at how the peoples of the Middle East built and sustained one of the richest milti-ethnic empires in the pre-modern world. This course is designed to give students all the tools they need to succeed and assumes no prior exposure to non-Western history.


3 Units

THE CRUSADES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

History 339

This course focuses on the crusading movements of 1096-1254 CE and their impact on both Western European and Middle Eastern societies.


3 Units

MODERN AFRICA (GH)

History 340

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.


3 Units

REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICA (GH)

History 347

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?


3 Units

MODERN JAPAN

History 386

A discussion of Japan's emergence into the modern world centering on the Japanese transformation from a secluded feudal nation to a powerful industrialized state.


3 Units

RESEARCH METHODS

History 399

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.


3 Units

STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (VARIABLE TOPIC)

History 455

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.


1-6 Units

PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP

History 493

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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

History 498

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.


3 Units

SENIOR THESIS

History 499

A capstone writing seminar. Senior level History majors employ their previously completed research and analytical skills to complete a perceptive monograph.

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