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Undergraduate History

2015 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

INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS (GH)

History 135

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.


3 Units

MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY (DV) (GH)

History 141

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


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 (GH)

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 740-154 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

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

CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY: TRAVELING FREEDOM'S MAIN LINE (DV)

History 241

Explores the origins, history, and legacies of the Black civil rights movement (c. 1950s - 1970s) at many of the sites where this history was made (includes multi-state travel). Learning through place promotes an experiential understanding of this freedom struggle and how it changed the people who made it and the nation.


3 Units

CRITICAL ISSUES (GH)

History 255

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.


3 Units

AMERICA IN PROSPERITY, DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II, 1919-1945

History 306

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.


3 Units

UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY AND EMPIRE, 1790 TO THE RECENT PAST (GH)

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

ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT, 1900-PRESENT

History 338

This course is an undergraduate survey of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the birth of Zionism during the turn of the 20th century until the present. This course will also focus on the political, socio-economic, and cultural repercussions of this conflict.


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

CONQUEST AND COLONIALISM IN LATIN AMERICA (GH)

History 342

An introduction to the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to 1860. Traces the development of colonial rule and the formation of new nations after 1810. 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.


3 Units

REBELLION AND REVOLUTION IN ENGLAND, 1066-1688 (GH)

History 351

A survey of the major social and political developments in English history from the Norman Conquest to the Glorious Revolution. Particular attention is paid to the repeated crises of the English monarchy and the social impact of war, rebellion and revolution during these years.


3 Units

SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN MODERN BRITAIN 1763-PRESENT (GH)

History 352

A survey of the social, political, and economic history of England in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is placed on British industrial development, the rise of the Labour Party, and the social effects of the two world wars.


3 Units

FROM GODDESSES TO WITCHES: WOMEN IN PREMODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

History 363

This course is a history of women in ancient, medieval and early modern European history, roughly the period from 4000 BCD to around 1750 CE. It focuses on the role, status and agency of women in different premodern European contexts, with particular focus on politics, culture and religion.


3 Units

HISTORY OF RUSSIA SINCE 1815

History 372

A survey of Russian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, emphasizing relationships to major European and world problems.


3 Units

MODERN CHINA

History 385

An examination of violent socio-political upheavals in China beginning with the White Lotus Rebellion and culminating with the Communist Revolution.


3 Units

THE U.S. AT WAR IN VIETNAM

History 394

A survey of political, social and military events in two societies with different cultures. Presents a view of war in Vietnam from 1945 through 1975. Emphasis is on the war's military events, on history, and on the changes wrought in both societies as a result of the war.


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

GREAT TRIALS IN HISTORY

History 422

This course explores major themes in the history of Western European and to a lesser extent the United States' legal institutions and legal cultures from ancient Greece to modern times. It examines the social, political, legal, cultural and intellectual assumptions that shaped the great trials of the western hisstorical tradition through intensive reading and discussion of both orginal historical evidence and modern interpretations.


3 Units

20TH CENTURY COMPARATIVE GENOCIDES

History 445

The course covers major genocides in the 20th century including the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, Holodomar, Khmer Rouge, Rwandan Genocide, Bosnian Genocide, and the genocide in Darfur. The course examines definitions of genocide, historical causes and consequences and contemporary debates regarding the local and global impacts of these events.


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.


1-12 Units

EXCHANGE STUDY

History 497

Variable topics.


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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