Undergraduate History-Rock County
2020 Spring Term
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: FROM THE ERA OF THE CIVIL WAR TO THE PRESENT
History-Rock County 102
A Surv. of American political, economic, social, & intellectual history from the era of the Civil War to the Present. As an Ethnic Studies (ES) course, this course thoroughly integrates the experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, &/or Asian Americans into US history in a manner that fosters underst&ing & appreciation of the perspectives & experiences of at least two of these groups as well as their contributions to, & interactions within, American society
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM THE ERA OF THE RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY TIMES
History-Rock County 106
Surv. of West Civilization from the Renaissance to contemporary times, emphasizing the further development of West culture, political institutions, & economic institutions, including reference to the interaction among the peoples of the modern world.
History-Rock County 112
Surv. of the history of civilization from Alex&er the Great through the fall of the Roman Empire with emphasis on institutional & social development.
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
History-Rock County 161
A topical approach to the history of premodern humankind. Special attention will be given to the emergence, development, & interaction of civilizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, & the Americas
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
History-Rock County 162
A topical history of global humankind with emphasis on the rise of the West to world dominance & the various ways in which the peoples of Africa, Asia, & Latin America have responded to the West challenge.
WORK AND WORKERS IN US HISTORY
History-Rock County 210
This course examines changes in work methods, culture & experiences of working people in US history from colonial days through the present. Topics include: indentured servitude & free labor in colonial America, slavery in the antebellum US, industrialization, the rise & fall of unions, the role of workers in the two World Wars, & the technological & service industries of the late 20th & early 21st centuries. As an Ethnic Studies (ES) course, this course thoroughly integrates the experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, & Hispanics into US labor history in a manner that fosters underst&ing & appreciation of the perspectives & experiences of these groups as well as their contributions to, & interactions within, America's wider labor history.
THE HOLOCAUST: POLITICS OF PEACE, NATIONALISM, AND WAR
History-Rock County 258
This class presents students with the historical background & current scholarly debate about the best documented genocide in recent history. A combination of race based thinking, radical nationalism & brutality occasioned by war opened the door for the Nazi Party to lead Germans & other Europeans in a systematic campaign to eliminate the Jews. Students will explore a variety of sources produced during & after the period, including films, posters & Lit.. Raised will be questions about the limits of obedience to authority, what constitutes race or ethnic differences, & ultimately whether or not guilt for related crimes can ever be forgiven.
HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE SCIENCES
History-Rock County 272
This course will examine, in a historical context , how Sci. has been constructed & how it has interacted with other aspects of society, such as politics, religion, culture, & Eco.. These themes will be addressed by closely studying two transformations in scientific & human thought: first, the shift from an Earth-centered to a sun-centered Univ., & second, the development of the theory of Evolution by natural selection. Finally, we will briefly consider the emergence of new major scientific & cultural transitions which are now occurring
INDIANS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
History-Rock County 277
This course Surv.s U.S. history with emphasis on contact in the age of exploration, interactions over time between Europeans & Native Americans, & adaptations & conflicts that emerged. The course will approach this from social, political, & economic perspectives from the colonial period to the present. This Ethnic Studies (ES) course focuses on underst&ing the perspectives of Native Americans.
WAR AND AMERICAN SOCIETY
History-Rock County 283
An investigation of the impact of wars on American society. Wars from the earliest European settlement through the wars of the early 21st century may be included. The home front will be emphasized, with attention to wartime politics & economy, civil liberties, the experience of non-combatants, & the larger social effects of war.