You And The Law
Surveys the major fields of law. Emphasizes historical development, basic legal principles, legal theory and procedure, and their relation to the individual. Business administration majors may not take this course. Annually.
Intro To Serv Learning
Provides an overview of service learning. Presents history, legislation, and theory relevant to service in addition to the components and standards of service learning. Students will be prepared for service through readings in the subject area, sensitivity training, conflict resolution, and etiquette. Students will then spend 30 hours in community-based service activity at three of five priority sites. Students will reflect in writing upon their service and will attend weekly seminars. Prerequisite: ENG 110. On demand.
Science And Society
Describes the process of science as an ongoing and continuously developing means of describing the natural world. Examines what science is and how it is done. Promotes science literacy. Emphasizes written and oral communication skills as well as the,"ability to understand important topics in science, along with the policy and ethical questions raised. Open to students in all academic areas.
Intro To Global Understanding
Introduces students to global perspectives that shape how we facilitate and coordinate interactions with people from different backgrounds through the use of verbal and nonverbal codes.
Global Understanding Seminar
Capstone course for the Minor in Global Understanding. Interdisciplinary seminar focused on the development of a research project to be implemented during a subsequent approved experience abroad. Students will identify a topic for their research pr,"oject, develop a well-articulated prospectus and literature survey, and link with and secure the participation of a faculty advisor with whom they will work on this project. Prerequisite: GU 160|
Global Understanding Res Proj
Under the supervision of a faculty advisor in their major area of study, students pursue a reseach project (defined in a proposal written as part of GU 340 - Seminar in Global Understanding) while on an approved experience abroad. The final products of this research are a paper and oral presentation. Prerequisite: GU 340
Com Hist Of Civ In Asia
Explores an overview of all of Asian history from the birth of civilization to the present. Emphasizes identification of a number of significant stages of historical development in the life of civilizations. Clarifies the socio-cultural subdivisions,within Asia. On demand.
Ancient & Med Civ
Includes a survey of prehistoric cultures and civilization from its historical beginning to 1300. Presents a knowledge of the origins of the broad social, political, intellectual, and economic movements of the past from which the student may gain anunderstanding of civilization today. Each semester.
Early Modern Civ
A study of significant movements and events from 1300 to 1815. Emphasizes the interrelationships between cultures of various world regions. Stresses the influence of European development on other world areas. Each semester.
A study of significant movements and events of 1789 to the present. Emphasizes interrelationships between the cultures of various world regions, with major attention on the influence European development has exerted on other world areas in the 19th and 20th centuries. Each semester.
U S To 1877
Surveys United States history from the period of exploration through the Reconstruction period. Each semester.
U S Since 1877
Surveys United States history from Reconstruction to the present. Each semester.
Africa To 1800
Explores the history of Africa and its people from ancient times through the Atlantic slave trade. Emphasizes understanding the impact of cultural/ethnic diversity on the development of this history. Examines historical questions concerning the early," record, migration, African kingdoms, trade and economy, impact of Islam on Africa, the European Age of Discovery, and the effects of the Atlantic slave trade upon African societies. On demand.
Africa Since 1800
Explores the history of Africa and its people from the end of the Atlantic slave trade to the modern period. Includes the expansion of European influence on Africa during the 19th century, the partition of Africa, the many forms of African resistance to European rule, the impact of the colonial era, African nationalism and independence struggles, and the challenges facing independent African states. On demand.
Topics In History
Topical approach to the study of history, permitting students to pursue an in-depth examination of selected problems. Introductory level. On demand.
History Of West Africa
Examines the history of West Africa from 800 A.D. to the present. Includes the introduction of Islam to West Africa; the internal factors which transformed local societies, states, and empires; the impact of European trade and imperialism; forms of resistance to colonial rule; the rise of nationalism and the struggle for independence; and the challenges of the post-independence period.
Lat Amer Col Per
Surveys the development of Colonial Latin America from its discovery to 1825. Analyzes economic, social, political, and cultural development. Fall, alternate years.
Lat Amer Nat Per
Emphasizes the history of the Latin American countries since 1825. Analyzes economic, social, political, and cultural development. Fall, alternate years.
Nazism, Hitler & Holocas
Examines the Nazi Party from its beginnings in 1919, its gestation in the Weimar Republic period, and its supremacy in Germany, from 1933 to the end of World War II. Includes an examination of the social and intellectual background of Nazism. Emphasizes the personalities of the Third Reich leadership. Concludes with an examination of the Holocaust. Spring, annually.
India Thru Ages
Examines the historical development of Indian civilization from its early origins to the coming of the Europeans. Emphasizes the classical period, religion, social organizations, and the ancient Hindu and medieval Muslim periods. Spring, alternate years.
Mod China And Japan
Study of the transformation that has taken place in China and Japan in modern times as a result of an external impact as well as forces within Far Eastern societies. Spring, alternate years.
Introduces the research methods, utilization of historical sources, documentation, and writing skills necessary to complete a significant historical research project. Skills mastered in this course should enable students to improve the quality of all writing and research required in all 300-level courses offered in the History Department. Focuses on American, European, or non-Western civilization, depending upon the instructor. Permission of instructor required. Required for all history majors.Spring, annually.|
Hist S Africa Since 1800
Examines the growth of the European population of the Cape Colony; Shaka's Zulu empire; the Great Trek of the Boers; the creation of new states; the discovery of gold and diamonds; the creation of modern South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Botswana; the rise and fall of apartheid; and regional conflicts.
Africa, Slavery & Trade
Explores the history of slavery within Africa from its origins to its end. Draws on recent historical and anthropological research to investigate such topics as links between internal slavery and the external slave trades; processes of enslavement; t,he positions and roles of slaves in African societies; the ideology of slavery; slave trading networks and markets within Africa; the effects of slavery on specific African societies; resistance to slavery; and the long-term consequences of slavery.,Fall Semester.
Native American History
This course will examine the history of Native American societies from pre-contact to the present, focusing on the past and present diversity of Indian peoples. The course will examine indigenous social structures, languages, and religions. In addition, the course will discuss historic changes in Indian societies as a result of contact with Europeans and Africans and their descendants. In the colonial period, topics covered will include first-contact situations, warfare, disease, and diplomacy. Later topics will include nineteenth- and twentieth-century debates over education, assimilation, economic development, and sovereignty. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or 121. Fall or spring, alternate years.|
Topics In History
This course introduces students to new themes in the history of one of America's most tumultuous decades, the 1920's. From the end of World War One through the onset of the Great Depression, students examine the origins of modern America through a focus on such topics as rebellious youth, feminism, and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as reactionary mindsets represented by the KKK. religious fundamentalists, and Prohibition.
Examines development of ancient Greece from its earliest precursors in Mycenaean civilization, through the growth of the city-states of classical Greece, to its blending with other cultures in the Hellenistic World. Addresses political, social, and cultural developments, historical problems, and the historical narrative. Fall, alternate years.
Examines development of Rome from its foundation as a city-state in central Italy in the mid-eighth century B.C. to its conquest of the Mediterranean World as a republic and finally to the end of the Roman Empire in the West in the fifth century A.D.," Addresses political, social, and cultural changes and will be historiographic as well as historic in outlook. Spring, alternate years.
Surveys European development from 500 to 1300. Alternate falls.
Eur Dur Renaiss & Reform
A study of the Renaissance and Reformation emphasizing the important political, social, economic, religious, and cultural forces that emerged during this period of transition and ushered in modern western culture. Emphasizes the evolution of modern states, the rise of individualism, and the development of modern religious ideas and institutions.