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.
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.
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 East, 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 the instructor. Fall Semester.
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.
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 nation. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of instructor.
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.
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.
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.
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 laboring people have lived. On demand.
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.
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 color. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of instructor. Alternate years.
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 in American history where the struggle to improve African-American life took on new meaning for society at large.
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 contributions 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 relationship to the great powers. On demand.
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 drawn 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.
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, and 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.|
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 significance 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.
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 movement; 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.|
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 these 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.
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. Credit will be given only when the project has been completed to the satisfaction of the project advisor. On demand.
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.
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 revolutionary 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.|
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).