2020 Fall Term
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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.
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.
ANCIENT AFRICAN HISTORY
This is an introductory class to Ancient African history spanning the time period from the earliest human societies up to the period before the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Significant attention is placed on diversity, achievements and technological developments of African societies, and Africa's contributions and interactions with the wider world before 1400AD.
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.
NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
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 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.
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
History 202 introduces students to the ideas, methodologies, and practices of public historians through readings, lectures, and class discussions. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet historians practicing in the public arena and to produce a collaborative public history project.
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.
REVOLUTION AND CONFEDERATION 1763-1789
A study of the revolutionary generation and of the political, economic and social developments of the new nation to 1789.
AMERICA IN PROSPERITY, DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II, 1919-1945
An analysis of the political, economic and social trends in the United States during the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and American participation in World War II.
ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1850-PRESENT
This course surveys Asian American history from 1850 to the present. It explores the changing experiences of Asian immigrants and Asian Americans within the larger context of immigration and race relations in American history, and it focuses on contemporary issues facing Asian Americans and how Asian Americans are changing the United States.
EMPIRES & INVASIONS IN THE PRE-MODERN MIDDLE EAST: 500-1500
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.
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.
A study of the civilization of the Ancient Near East, of Greece and of Rome.
EARLY MODERN EUROPE, 1300-1600
European history from 1300 to 1600 with emphasis on the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe and the period of the Reformation.
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.
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.