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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse DescriptionCollege
HIST 110
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 111
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 an,understanding of civilization today. Each semester.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 112
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 113
Modern Civilization
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 a,nd 20th centuries. Each semester.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 120
U S To 1877
Surveys United States history from the period of exploration through the Reconstruction period. Each semester.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 121
U S Since 1877
Surveys United States history from Reconstruction to the present. Each semester.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 130
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 131
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 215
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 217
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 r,esistance to colonial rule; the rise of nationalism and the struggle for independence; and the challenges of the post-independence period.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 254
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 255
Lat Amer Nat Per
Emphasizes the history of the Latin American countries since 1825. Analyzes economic, social, political, and cultural development. Fall, alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 260
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. Emphasi,zes the personalities of the Third Reich leadership. Concludes with an examination of the Holocaust. Spring, annually.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 275
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 ye,ars.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 286
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 298
Historical Methods
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 302
Women In The U.S.
Explores the history of American women from Colonial times to the present. Examines women's diverse experiences and roles, the relationship between women and the rest of society, gender expectations, 19th and 20th century feminism, reform and politi,cal activiites. Prerequiste: Sophomore standing. Alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 303
History Of Mexico
A history of Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasizes the rise and fall of advanced ancient civilizations, European conquest and colonialism, the struggle for independence, Mexico's social revolution, the rise of nationalism, and th,e current drive for modernization in the so-called Third World. No prerequisite. Spring, alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 304
Religio & Soc in Latin America
This course will examine Latin American religious traditions from the 15th century to the present. We will explore such themes as gender, indigenous resistance, church-state relations, and social movements. The course begins with an investigation of, pre-Columbian practices and the impact of European conquest and colonization on belief systems. This course also examines the influence of religious ideologies on colonial law, gender relations, early 19th century independence movements and 20th cen,tury revolutions. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 305
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 310
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 312
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 addit,ion, 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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 315
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 fo,cus on such topics as rebellious youth, feminism, and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as reactionary mindsets represented by the KKK. religious fundamentalists, and Prohibition.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 318
Ancient Greece
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 c,ultural developments, historical problems, and the historical narrative. Fall, alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 319
Roman History
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.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 320
Medieval History
Surveys European development from 500 to 1300. Alternate falls.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 330
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 s,tates, the rise of individualism, and the development of modern religious ideas and institutions.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 345
Europe 1815-1924
A study of the social, economic, political, religious, and cultural experiences of the European people from the Congress of Vienna to the death of Lenin. On demand.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 349
The American West
Study of the Old West of the 19th century and the West as a distinctive region in the 20th century. Emphasizes the continuing relationship to the East and on the geographic, economic, and cultural diversity within the West itself. Pioneers from the E,ast, Native Americas, immigrants from Europe, Mexico, and Asia, farmers, cowboys, and entrepreneurs will all have a place in the course. Romanticized myths of the West will be compared with historical realities. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of t,he instructor. Fall Semester.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 350
Colonial America
A study of colonial history beginning with the European background of colonization and continuing through the American Revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of instructor.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 351
US: The Early Republic
A study of the Federalist Era, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. Examines the formation of the republic through the federal Constitution, the Jeffersonian revolution, and the age of Jackson. Analyzes the ideas and personalities that shaped the nat,ion. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of instructor.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 352
Civil War & Reconstruct
A basic study of the growth of sectional differences between North and South from 1820 to 1850. Examines the failure of compromise efforts in the 1850s and the causes of secession. The war and the consequences of reconstruction policies to 1877 are t,raced in light of modern civil rights problems. Fall, alternate years. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of Instructor.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 353
Us - Age Of Reform
A detailed look at the gilded age, populist, and progressive periods in American history. Examines the reform phenomena that characterized the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Emphasizes the motivation, objectives, accomplishments, and failures of, the various reform movements. Considers each reform group in the context of a period of rapid social and economic change. Prerequisite: HIST 121 or consent of instructor.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 357
Tudor/Stuart Engl
Examines the significant political, cultural, social, and religious developments in England from the accession of Henry VII to the death of Queen Anne and the transition to the House of Hanover. Spring, alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 363
Hist Of American Labor
Examines the history of American working men and women from the colonial period to the present. Explores the growth of the trade union movement and its socio-political and economic impact, and the nature of the work performed by labor and the way lab,oring people have lived. On demand.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 366
Russia Since 1815
Examines Russia's development during the 19th and 20th centuries. First part of course focuses on Russia and its people under the czar and the drift to revolution. Second part of course focuses on Soviet society and communism in theory and practice.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 367
Comparative Slavery
Introduces students to the history and diverse nature of slavery in North America and the Caribbean. Students analyze how the institution of slavery changed over time and differed by geographic region. Includes origins of the Atlantic slave trade and, the Caribbean's central role, interstate slave trade, slave cultures and communities, differences between rural and urban slavery, slave hiring, slaveholding by free people of color, and interlocked relationships between white people and people of c,olor. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of instructor. Alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 369
African-Amer Hist 1865 To Pres
A survey of African-American history from 1865 to the present, with an emphasis on the evolving role of black people in the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the U.S. This course includes a close examination of the junctures i,n American history where the struggle to improve African-American life took on new meaning for society at large.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 370
History Of Mid East
Study of the early classical era by way of an advanced intensive exploration of the civilization in the Mediterranean East and Middle East. Introduces the religion of Judaism and Christianity in their political setting, and examines the cultural cont,ributions of the Semites, Greeks, and Romans. Stresses the Islamic age. Emphasizes modern identification of the countries that make this an explosive part of the world--Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Arabia, Syria, Egypt - and their relationshi,p to the great powers. On demand.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 371
Am Popular Cult, 1865-Pres
This course examines popular culture in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present, focusing specifically on its relationship to consumption, leisure, politics, race, class, gender, social movements, celebrity, and the corporate world. Topics are dr,awn from varied arenas of popular culture including sports, film, literature, art, theater music, photography, tourism, amusement venues, and advertising, among others. Prerequisite: HIST 121. Fall or Spring, alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 372
The American Revolution
This course provides undergraduates with a detailed narrative of the American Revolution. It evaluates the causes and consequences of the colonial rebellion against the British Empire in North America, and assesses the preconditions, constraints, an,d outcomes of the struggle for independence. Particular attention is given to the clash of values, interests, and ambitions that transformed the thirteen colonies into the United States. Moreover, significant themes of cultural, economic, military,, diplomatic, and political conflict are explored. Prerequisite: HIST 120. Fall or spring, alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 388
U.S. 1920 - 1960
This course surveys the principle social, political, cultural, and economic developments in American Society from 1920 to 1960. Topics include: social tensions and social conflicts during the 1920s; the impact of the Great Depression and the signifi,cance of the New Deal; isolationism and internationalism; America during World War II; the Cold War; McCarthyism; the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement; and the Affluent Society.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 389
U.S. 1960 To The Present
This course introduces students to the political, economic, social, and cultural forces that shaped America from 1960 to the present. Topics include John Kennedy and the New Frontier; Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society; the modern civil rights mov,ement; American involvement in Vietnam; the counterculture; Richard Nixon and Watergate; the end of the Cold War; the feminist and environmental movements; the New Right of the 19080s and the New Liberalism of the 1990s; and the Gulf War and war on t,errorism, among others.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 398
Quant Meth For Historian
Applies statistical techniques to historical research. Students briefly review basic statistical techniques; investigate, in depth, the application of statistical manipulation to historical data; and explore current historical research employing thes,e methods. Introduces students to computer applications of statistics through a social science software package in a hands-on lab. Focuses on the capabilities, appropriateness, and limitations of quantitative methods within the historical discipline., Prerequisite: CIS 217 and PSY 230 or ECON 221 or MATH 221 or 222.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 402
Independent Studies
Variable credit course gives students the opportunity to explore an area of special interest in history not covered by existing courses through field experience or independent study. Focus can be an historical topic and/or the development of skills t,hat aid historical research. Prior to enrolling in the course, students must develop a study plan in conjunction with the faculty member willing to serve as supervisor. The student will work under the direction of an appropriate faculty member. Credi,t will be given only when the project has been completed to the satisfaction of the project advisor. On demand.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 410
Historiography
Introduces historical method and theory. Explores a variety of interpretive theories and specialized approaches employed by contemporary historians to traditional and non-traditional problems. Emphasizes development of the student's critical abilitie,s. Permission of instructor required. Fall, annually.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 432
Vietnam War
This course examines U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to the present, with a primary focus on the Vietnam War and its political, economic, social, and cultural impact upon American society. Topics covered include the roots of Vietnamese revolut,ionary thought , the rise of Ho Chi Minh and communism in Vietnam, the French-Indochina War, U.S. military engagements from 1965 through 1973, the political and cultural antiwar movement in America, the peace accords, and the aftermath of the conflic,t, among others.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 460
Hist Of Religion In The U.S.
A study of American religious history from the colonial period to the present. Examines the histories of individual religious institutions and their interaction within their social and intellectual context, focusing upon the paradox of mainstream Ame,rican Protestantism within a pluralistic religious culture. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 481
France: 1483-1715
Examines the significant political, cultural, social and religious developments in France from the accession of Charles VIII to the death of Louis XIV. No prerequisite. Alternate years.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 511
Sem In Anc & Medieval Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of ancient and medieval Europe (c. 3000 B.C.E.?1300 C.E.). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth p,aper or lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 512
Seminar In Early Modern Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of early modern Europe (1300?1789). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Co,urse may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 513
Seminar In Modern Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of modern Europe (1789?present). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Cours,e may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 520
Seminar In U.S. Hist To 1877
Survey of major historical problems in the history of the United States from colonial times to 1877. Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or,lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 521
Sem In U.S. History Since 1877
Survey of major historical problems in the history of the United States from 1877 to the present. Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or les,son plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 530
Non-Western History
Survey of major historical problems in the the area of African, Asian, or Latin American history (depending on the instructor). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will,write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 532
Vietnam War
This course examines U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to the present, with a primary focus on the Vietnam War and its political, economic, social, and cultural impact upon American society. Topics covered include the roots of Vietnamese revolut,ionary thought, the rise of Ho Chi Minh and communism in Vietnam, the French-Indochina War, U.S. military engagements from 1965 through 1973, the political and cultural antiwar movement in America, the peace accords, and the aftermath of the conflict,, among others. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or permission of instsructor|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 562
The Holocaust
Explores the social policy of Nazi Germany as it was applied to various minority groups. Includes an examination of the evolution of the concentration camp from political prisons to death factories. Special attention is paid to the experience of th,e Jewish victims.|
Col of Arts and Science
HIST 700
Thesis
Independent research project on an approved topic supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. On demand.|
Col of Arts and Science