2023 Spring 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.
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.
WWI FROM THE COLONIES' PERSPECTIVE
This course explores relationships between The Great War (World War I) and colonialism around the world. By 1900, the business of colonization encircled the globe. No continent was untouched by the colonial reach of Western powers. While colonial subjects were expected to support their colonizers in the grand struggle that was "a war to end all war," such participation on battlefields and oceans cultivated a growing sense of independence and self-determination. It is such colonial involvement and action that truly made the Great War into a World War that sent lasting repercussions from Europe to Africa, Asia and the Americas.
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.
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.
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
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.
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.
THE CRUSADES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
This course focuses on the crusading movements of 1096-1254 CE and their impact on both Western European and Middle Eastern societies.
SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN MODERN BRITAIN 1763-PRESENT
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.
MODERN EUROPEAN WOMEN'S HISTORY
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.
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.