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Undergraduate History

2021 Spring Term

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3 Units

HISTORY THROUGH FILM

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.


3 Units

AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877

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

History 125

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.


3 Units

MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY

History 141

A critical examination and analysis of the status and role of Black Americans in the United States since 1865.


3 Units

WESTERN CIVILIZATION

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.


2 Units

HISTORICAL METHODS

History 200

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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY

History 202

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.


3 Units

AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY TO 1763

History 300

A study of the political, economic, religious, social and cultural developments of the American colonies with emphasis on the seventeenth century.


3 Units

WISCONSIN HISTORY

History 311

A study of Wisconsin from its first settlement to the present day with emphasis upon the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.


3 Units

A HISTORY OF BLACK MIGRATION IN THE U.S.

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

UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS AND EMPIRE, 1790 TO RECENT PAST

History 322

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.


3 Units

AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY

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

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

AFRICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY FROM 1800 TO THE 1970S

History 341

The course addresses the experiences of African women from 1800 to independent Africa with a focus on women's experiences and their contributions to African societies. The course cover changing ideas about gender and evaluates women's positions in African societies including rulers, warriors, politicians, activists, and average farmers.


3 Units

MODERN EUROPEAN WOMEN'S HISTORY

History 364

A survey of women's roles and gender relations in modern Europe from 1750 to the present. Topics include women's participation in political revolutions and social change; the gender dynamics of imperial conquest and competition; changing discourses on female sexuality; women and the world wars; and the diversity of European feminisms.


3 Units

STUDIES IN EUROPEAN OR US HISTORY (VARIABLE TOPIC)

History 455

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.


3 Units

STUDIES IN AFRICA, ASIA, MIDDLE EAST OR LATIN AMERICA (VARIABLE)

History 465

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.


1 Units

SENIOR PORTFOLIO

History 475

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.


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.

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