2020 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
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.
HISTORY THROUGH FILM
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.
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877
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
A study of the United States from 1877 to the present, analyzing the socio-economic, political and intellectual forces that have shaped the lives of underrepresented racial/ethnic groups as well as contemporary values, problems, and institutions. This course taken in conjunction with HISTRY 124 provides a complete American history survey.
EAST ASIA SINCE 1800
A survey of China, Korea and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in these countries.
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS
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.
This course explores the historic Atlantic 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.
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
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.
This course provides an introduction to the methods historians use to study the past. Through short assignments and quizzes, students will develop their skills in critically reading, analyzing, and researching historical topics. The emphasis is on basic research skills including information literacy and citations.
AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY TO 1763
A study of the political, economic, religious, social and cultural developments of the American colonies with emphasis on the seventeenth century.
THE AGE OF CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION 1850-1877
A study of the United States between the Compromises of 1850 and 1877, analyzing the issues leading to war, the internal and military problems of the Union and Confederacy and the myths and realities of Reconstruction.
WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY I: 1600-1875
A study of women and gender in American history, 1600-1875. 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.
UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS AND EMPIRE, 1790 TO RECENT PAST
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.
MODERNIZATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
This course is an undergraduate survey of modernization in the Ottoman Empire and its Afro-Asian successor states from the Islamic reform movements of the late 18th century until present. It will emphasize the broad sweep of modernization throughout the region, focusing thematically on its geo-political, economic, social, and ideological aspects.
CONQUEST AND COLONIALISM IN LATIN AMERICA
This course introduces Latin American history from the pre-Columbian era to 1860. 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.
MODERN LATIN AMERICA
This course surveys the history of Latin America from the 1860 to the present, centering discussion on the examples of Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Cuba. Topics include the legacy of colonialism, the consolidation of nation-states, Latin America's participation in the world economy, reformist and revolutionary political movements, military dictatorships, foreign intervention and the emergence of social movements.
A survey of basic political, socio-economic, cultural and religious trends in European history from A.D. 300 to 1500.
HISTORY OF RUSSIA SINCE 1815
A survey of Russian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, emphasizing relationships to major European and world problems.
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.
THEMATIC OR REGIONAL TOPICS IN HISTORY (VARIABLE TOPIC)
Study of a major theme or region in history. The course may be defined thematically across geographical regions or by a study of a specific region overtime. The particular topic of the course will be published before registration.
STUDIES IN EUROPEAN OR US HISTORY (VARIABLE TOPIC)
Intensive study of a focused theme or topic in either European or US history close to the research interests of the faculty member. The course includes a 12 to 15-page research paper that serves as one of the artifacts for the senior history portfolio course. This is a variable topics course.
STUDIES IN AFRICA, ASIA, MIDDLE EAST OR LATIN AMERICA (VARIABLE)
Intensive study of a focused theme or topic in African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American history close to the research interests of the faculty member. The course includes a 12 to 15-page research paper that serves as one of the artifacts for the senior history portfolio course. This is a variable topics course.
Students will submit a variety of artifacts from course work from their history majors courses to a portfolio to demonstrate their level of accomplishment in skills related to the discipline of history. In addition students will also prepare materials for further education or employment such as a resume and requesting letters of reference.
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.