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History B.A.

History
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 45 to 54
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The study of history is vital to a liberal arts education, because it provides a holistic approach to knowledge; it broadens students' understanding of commonality and diversity, development of cultures, and drama of human experience. History touches on the whole range of the human heritage. While focusing on the past, it also helps students understand the present and provides a strong foundation for the future. It prepares students for careers that demand analytical and communication skills, critical thinking, and cultural breadth. These careers include law, business, journalism, teaching, government, and the ministry. This program introduces students to major world cultures and provides experience in the critical use of historical literature and other source materials. It offers concentrations in five geographical areas (Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States) and three chronological periodizations (Ancient, Pre-Modern, and Modern). Honors Requirements: Candidates must have a 3.00 overall GPA and a 3.30 in the major. An honors paper or project must be completed in a 5xxx course. Students who wish to have such work considered for honors must complete a departmental form the first semester of their senior year. Completed projects and papers must be approved by the sponsoring faculty member and one other member of the faculty. Language Requirement: Students must complete the sequence in the intermediate-level courses of one second or foreign language. Students may be exempt from this requirement if they have previously completed an equivalent language at this level. The History Department Head reviews exemptions. Students should consult the Departments of American Indian Studies, Education, or Foreign Languages and Literatures about placement.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Requirement (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current UMD students who change colleges to CLA are exempt from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A second field of study (either a minor or another major). 2. Students must complete the sequence in the intermediate-level courses of one second or foreign language. * Internship option: In consultation with the department's internship adviser, students may participate in HIST 3097, a learning experience either on or off campus that introduces them to practical applications or other methodological issues of history as a discipline.
Program Core (15 cr)
Take one 1xxx or 2xxx course from each of the five geographical areas. Students are advised to take two 1xxx and three 2xxx courses to satisfy this requirement. Two special topics (HIST 2xxx) courses are applicable to this area and degree.
Africa
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· AAAS 1102 - Introduction to Atlantic Slave Trade [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2515 - Precolonial Africa [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
East Asia
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 1400 - Modern World History from 1500 to present [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2405 - History of Chinese Culture (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2410 - Modern China, Japan, Koreas, Vietnam and East Asia (3.0 cr)
· FORS 2030 - HIST 2030: China An Ancient Civilization (3.0 cr)
Europe
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 1207 - Dawn of Modern Europe [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1208 - Europe in the Modern Age [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2345 - Science and Society: 1500 to Present [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2365 - Russia in the 20th Century [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· FORS 2025 - HIST 2025 History in Greece (3.0 cr)
Middle East
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 1027 - Introduction to Islam [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2325 - Muslim Societies [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07] (4.0 cr)
United States
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 1304 - US History Part I: 1607-1877 [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1305 - US History Part II: 1865-Present [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2355 - United States Military History [LE CAT7] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2357 - Women in American History [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07] (3.0 cr)
Special Topics in History (only two courses)
Proper placement in an area requires departmental approval.
Take no more than 2 course(s) from the following:
· HIST 2095 - Special Topics in History (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
Language Requirement (0 - 8 cr)
Students must complete the sequence in the intermediate-level courses of one second or foreign language. Students may be exempt from this requirement if they have previously completed an equivalent language study at this level. The History Department Head reviews exemptions. Students should consult the Departments of American Indian Studies, Education, or Foreign Languages and Literatures about placement.
American Sign Language
ASL 3003 - Intermediate American Sign Language I [COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
ASL 3004 - Intermediate American Sign Language II [COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or Chinese
CHIN 1103 - Beginning Chinese III: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
CHIN 1104 - Beginning Chinese IV: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or French
FR 1201 - Intermediate French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1202 - Intermediate French II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or German
GER 1201 - Intermediate German I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1202 - Intermediate German II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or Ojibwe
AMIN 2103 - Intermediate Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or Russian (choose one of the following)
a) Intermediate Russian Language sequence at the College of St. Scholastica (8 cr) (through inter-institutional cross-registration)
b) Abroad Experience
FORS 1210 - RUSS 1210 Intermediate Russian Language and Culture (Abroad) [COMM & LAN] (8.0 cr)
or Spanish
SPAN 1201 - Intermediate Spanish I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1202 - Intermediate Spanish II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Upper Division Core Requirement (5-6 cr)
Colloquium requirement: Majors attend a series of colloquia, HIST 3505, in their senior year. These colloquia showcase research by both students and faculty, and focus on problems of methodology in the discipline. Participation is S-N. Students making a presentation earn 2 credits. Seminar requirement: HIST 5905 is a capstone course. As an alternative, students may complete HIST 5094, which also requires a research paper.
HIST 3505 - Colloquium for Majors (1.0 cr)
HIST 5094 - Directed Research (4.0 cr)
or HIST 5905 - History Seminar (4.0 cr)
Elective total between Chronological Periodizations and Geographical Areas (21 cr)
A minimum of 21 credits must be completed between the chronological periodizations and geographical areas. Courses may satisfy both areas, but will only be counted once in this total. HIST 3095-Special Topics courses (2 courses maximum) apply to this total; however, proper placement in an area requires departmental approval. HIST 3091 may apply with departmental approval.
Upper Division Chronological Periodizations
Take one course from each chronological periodization. Courses satisfying the chronological periodizations may also apply to the geographical areas.
Ancient
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 3038 - History of Christianity: Origins to 1054 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3055 - The Ancient Near East (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3107 - The World of Late Antiquity: From Constantine to Justinian (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3121 - The Age of the Heroes: Homer and his World (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3131 - The Roman Republic (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3133 - From Homer to Alexander: Archaic and Classical Greece (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3141 - The Roman Empire: The Imperial Republic and Imperial Age to Marcus Aurelius (3.0 cr)
Pre-Modern
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 3825 - Islamic History from Muhammad to the Ottomans (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3939 - Europe in the Age of Renaissance and Reformation: 1348-1648 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3940 - Early Modern England: 1485-1689 (3.0 cr)
Modern
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 3243 - Europe in Crisis in the 20th Century (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3244 - History of Holocaust (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3257 - Modern France (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3264 - Imperial Russia (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3310 - Colonial America: The American Revolution (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3315 - Religion in Colonial America (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3318 - Slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3320 - American Popular Culture, 1929 to the Present (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3346 - History of Hollywood (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3365 - American Culture and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3386 - The United States and the World since 1898 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3396 - The Vietnam War (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3462 - History of Modern Japan (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3463 - History of Modern China (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3465 - Twentieth Century China Politics (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3615 - Modern Africa (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3616 - Society and Culture in 20th-Century Africa (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3726 - Modern Middle East: 18th Century-Present (4.0 cr)
· HIST 4727 - Middle Eastern History Through Film [LEIP CAT07] (4.0 cr)
· FORS 3006 - Hist 3235, History and Soccer (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Geographical Areas
Take one course from at least three of the five different geographical areas. Courses satisfying the geographical areas may also apply to the chronological periodizations.
Africa
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 3615 - Modern Africa (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3616 - Society and Culture in 20th-Century Africa (3.0 cr)
East Asia
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 3462 - History of Modern Japan (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3463 - History of Modern China (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3465 - Twentieth Century China Politics (3.0 cr)
Europe
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 3107 - The World of Late Antiquity: From Constantine to Justinian (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3121 - The Age of the Heroes: Homer and his World (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3131 - The Roman Republic (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3133 - From Homer to Alexander: Archaic and Classical Greece (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3141 - The Roman Empire: The Imperial Republic and Imperial Age to Marcus Aurelius (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3243 - Europe in Crisis in the 20th Century (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3244 - History of Holocaust (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3257 - Modern France (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3264 - Imperial Russia (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3939 - Europe in the Age of Renaissance and Reformation: 1348-1648 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3940 - Early Modern England: 1485-1689 (3.0 cr)
· FORS 3006 - Hist 3235, History and Soccer (3.0 cr)
Middle East
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 3038 - History of Christianity: Origins to 1054 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3055 - The Ancient Near East (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3726 - Modern Middle East: 18th Century-Present (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3728 - Her Story: Women, History and Islam (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3825 - Islamic History from Muhammad to the Ottomans (4.0 cr)
· HIST 4727 - Middle Eastern History Through Film [LEIP CAT07] (4.0 cr)
United States
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· HIST 3310 - Colonial America: The American Revolution (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3315 - Religion in Colonial America (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3318 - Slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3320 - American Popular Culture, 1929 to the Present (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3346 - History of Hollywood (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3365 - American Culture and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3386 - The United States and the World since 1898 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3396 - The Vietnam War (3.0 cr)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writing (3 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
AAAS 1102 - Introduction to Atlantic Slave Trade (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Genesis of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, survey of the Middle Passage along with historical formations of the slave trade. Examination of roles of the European powers and African nations with the creation of slave communities, identities, and cultures in the new world the political economy of the slave trade. Analysis of cultural and historical legacies of slavery, the abolitionist movement, and resistance to the abolitionist movement including modern day forms of slavery.
HIST 2515 - Precolonial Africa (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Political, cultural, and socioeconomic developments in precolonial Africa to 1800. Emphasis on slave trade, Islamic revolution, and European commercial penetration.
HIST 1400 - Modern World History from 1500 to present (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Summer Even Year
This course surveys the evolution of the world from relatively isolated regions around 1500 to the global interdependence whose trends continues to the present day. This course will examine the emergence of the interdependence among major civilizations, especially between the West and the East. This latest interaction was initiated by the European colonizations and sustained by the contributions of other civilizations. Major themes of the course include the social, cultural, political, economic, demographic, and environmental ramifications of the global interaction.
HIST 2405 - History of Chinese Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
This course examines the history of Chinese culture from the beginning of Chinese civilization, ca. 16th century BCE to the Republican period (1912 - 1949). Through a perspective of history, the course seeks to provide students with some basic knowledge of major Chinese cultures in a variety of fields, from philosophy, law, calligraphy, civil examination to gender, architect, art, medicine, and marital arts. It also intends to teach students the origin, development, and end of certain cultures or practices in the course of China's long history and their impacts on neighboring countries such as Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
HIST 2410 - Modern China, Japan, Koreas, Vietnam and East Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
This course is an introductory study to the history of major East Asian countries such as China, Japan, and Korea. It intends to examine the political, cultural, legal, diplomatic, religious, military history in this region and the interactions among themselves. But, in the modern period, with the heavy influence of the West, the history of East Asia is no longer restricted in East Asia, it has become an integral part of the world history. Therefore, the course seeks to explore the western influence on East Asia and East Asian countries; responses to the West.
FORS 2030 - HIST 2030: China An Ancient Civilization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02087 - FORS 2030/HIST 2030
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Taught on site in China. This course is an introduction to Chinese culture for students who are interested in but have little knowledge of ancient Chinese history. It will introduce Confusianism, Buddhism, Daoism, and other schools of thought. It will also introduce topics such as gender relations, Chinese medicine, food, and the martial arts. It will prepare students for other courses in Chinese history. prereq: Admission to an approved study abroad program requires consent from the International Education Office.
HIST 1207 - Dawn of Modern Europe (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Early history of the modern era: Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Reason, French Revolution and its impact, Napoleonic era.
HIST 1208 - Europe in the Modern Age (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Making of modern Europe; analysis of economic and technological revolution, collision of ideologies, imperialist expansion, revolutions, and wars.
HIST 2345 - Science and Society: 1500 to Present (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Explores a series of creative moments in development of science and scientific methods within their broader social and cultural contexts. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 2245
HIST 2365 - Russia in the 20th Century (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Revolutions of 1917, the Soviet period, collapse of the Soviet Union and evolution of Soviet successor states; 1900 to present. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 2265
FORS 2025 - HIST 2025 History in Greece
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02240 - FORS 2025/HIST 2025
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
Taught on site in Greece. Examine the history of ancient Greece and how the image of Greece affected Western Europe through the Renaissance and Enlightenment. prereq: Admission to an approved study abroad program requires consent from the International Education Office.
HIST 1027 - Introduction to Islam (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
This course is an introduction to Islam delivered fully online through MOODLE. It starts with the history of the pre-Islamic Middle East, the life of the Prophet Muhammad; and the emergence of Islam. It follows the survey of the Qur'an and Traditions; the tenets of the faith, sectarian differences; gender and the family, and Islam's encounter with the Occident.
HIST 2325 - Muslim Societies (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will be delivered partially online through MOODLE. Muslim Societies is an introduction to the cultural and religious bases of the societies in which Islam is the predominant faith. It covers Islamic origins; the career of Muhammad; believes; observances; and religious and socio-political issues of the present day. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 2525
HIST 1304 - US History Part I: 1607-1877 (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evolution of the United States from colonial origins into a modern nation. Frontier and agrarian heritage, constitutional development, emergence of modern U.S. political system, expansion of democracy, and cultural diversity. Colonial period to 1877.
HIST 1305 - US History Part II: 1865-Present (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical roots of major challenges facing Americans today: global responsibility as a world power; the quest for political, economic, and social justice; and community and family changes in modern society; 1877 to present.
HIST 2355 - United States Military History (LE CAT7)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Explore the history of the United States military from the colonial era to the present in the context of broader patterns of American history.
HIST 2357 - Women in American History (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Roles and contributions of women in American life from colonial period to present.
HIST 2095 - Special Topics in History (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Special Topics in History to be assigned.
ASL 3003 - Intermediate American Sign Language I (COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intermediate-level study of grammatical and linguistic features of ASL; focus on understanding deaf culture and fluency in expressive and receptive skills. prereq: 2002 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CSD 5003
ASL 3004 - Intermediate American Sign Language II (COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued intermediate-level study of grammatical and linguistic features of ASL; focus on understanding deaf culture and fluency in expressive and receptive skills. prereq: 3003 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CSD 5004
CHIN 1103 - Beginning Chinese III: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with six credits prior study. Emphasis on expressions for daily living with appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Writing in the phonetic pin yin system will be introduced as will high frequency characters. prereq: 1102 or equivalent, or instructor consent
CHIN 1104 - Beginning Chinese IV: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with nine credits prior study. Emphasis on expressions for daily living with appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Writing in the phonetic pin yin system will be introduced as will high frequency characters. prereq: 1103 or equivalent, or instructor consent
FR 1201 - Intermediate French I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding French, set within introduction to written French and survey of contemporary culture of French-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in French. prereq: 3-4 yrs high school French or 1102 or instructor consent
FR 1202 - Intermediate French II (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding French, set within introduction to written French and survey of contemporary culture of French-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in French. prereq: 4 years high school french or 1201 or instructor consent
GER 1201 - Intermediate German I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding German, set within introduction to written German and survey of contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in German. prereq: 3-4 years high school german or 1102 or instructor consent
GER 1202 - Intermediate German II (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding German, set within introduction to written German and survey of contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in German. prereq: 4 years high school german or 1201 or instructor consent
AMIN 2103 - Intermediate Ojibwe I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking basic Ojibwe sentences and paragraphs at fluent level so listener can understand speaking pattern context. Ability to write and read Ojibwe language proficiently. prereq: 1104 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 2203.
AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking basic Ojibwe sentences and paragraphs at fluent level so listener can understand speaking pattern context. Ability to write and read Ojibwe language proficiently. prereq: 2103 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 2204.
FORS 1210 - RUSS 1210 Intermediate Russian Language and Culture (Abroad) (COMM & LAN)
Credits: 8.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02239
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
This five week summer program/course improves students' proficiency in Russian, while providing cultural and historical understanding of Russian society. All language skills are practiced and improved, beginning at the intermediate level. This course takes place in the summer in St. Petersburg, Russia, where students apply their language skills by learning about the history of the city, as well as aspects of contemporary Russian culture and politics. This course is composed of in-class instruction, seminars, discussions, field trips, and small group project. Taught in Russian. prereq: Admission to an approved study abroad program requires consent from the International Education Office.
SPAN 1201 - Intermediate Spanish I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in speaking and understanding Spanish, set within introduction to written Spanish and survey of contemporary culture of Spanish-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 3-4 yrs high school Span or 1102 or instructor consent
SPAN 1202 - Intermediate Spanish II (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in speaking and understanding Spanish, set within introduction to written Spanish and survey of contemporary culture of Spanish-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 4 yrs high school Span or 1201 or instructor consent
HIST 3505 - Colloquium for Majors
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lecture and discussion groups on a variety of topics. prereq: History or teaching social studies major/minor
HIST 5094 - Directed Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed Research prereq: instructor consent, maximum 4 credits may be applied to grad program
HIST 5905 - History Seminar
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study and individual research on a selected historical topic or theme; senior capstone course for history majors. (2.5 hrs lect, 1 hr student/faculty consultation) prereq: instructor consent
HIST 3038 - History of Christianity: Origins to 1054
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of the historical (social, cultural, intellectual, and political) development of the Christian religion from the first century to the schism of 1054, with particular consideration of Eastern Christianity. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3238
HIST 3055 - The Ancient Near East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of Ancient Near East from birth of civilization in Egypt and Mesopotamia (c. 3100 B.C.) to arrival of Alexander (330 B.C.). Review of the ancient cultures of Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, the Hittites, Persia, Syria, and Palestine. prereq: Minimum 30 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for HmCl 3055 or CSt 3055
HIST 3107 - The World of Late Antiquity: From Constantine to Justinian
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The world of late antiquity, 234 to 565 A.D. produced a number historic changes marked by a radical departure from the classical world of Greece and Rome. The most apparent is the rise of Christianity and its acceptance as a legitimate religion by Constantine the Great. His world was marked by a movement toward feudalism, an entrenched political order, and state controlled economic institutions. The last person who visually connected himself to ancient Rome was Justinian. For many his reign marks the end of the ancient world. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3007 or HmCl 3007.
HIST 3121 - The Age of the Heroes: Homer and his World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Organization and development of the Greek world from the fourth millennium B.C. to 700 B.C. Descriptive study of Minoan and Mycenaean worlds emphasizing critical evaluation of archaeological, mythological, and artistic significance of Homer. prereq: Minimum 30 credits; Credit will not be granted if already received for HmCl 3021 or CSt 3021 or HIST 3021
HIST 3131 - The Roman Republic
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Republican Rome from origins through collapse in 44 B.C., with emphasis on cultural and political attributes, leading figures, and causes of its demise. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for HmCl 3031 or HIST 3031
HIST 3133 - From Homer to Alexander: Archaic and Classical Greece
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Early history of Greek world from Heroic Age to death of Alexander the Great, 850-323 B.C. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3333 or HmCl 3333
HIST 3141 - The Roman Empire: The Imperial Republic and Imperial Age to Marcus Aurelius
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Outlines a four century period in which ancient Rome was an empire beginning after the Second Punic War of 201 B.C. Republican Rome struggled with external possessions and the wealth this provided for the ruling elite in their effort to dominate the state. The failed reform movement of the Gracchi brothers guaranteed that a polarized society would continue. This led to the Roman Revolution and the establishment of the imperial dynasties, the first of which was created by Julius Caesar and his successors and Julio-Claudians. The Pax Romana was a direct outcome of the seizure of power by Julius Caesar and for the next two full centuries Rome governed a world that was larger than the continental United States. The signs of mismanagement, social stagnation, and military pressure at the end of the 2nd century A.D. in the reign of the philosopher-king Marcus Aurelius eventually led to a crisis that was both political as well as economic. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for HmCl 3041 or HIST 3041
HIST 3825 - Islamic History from Muhammad to the Ottomans
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This intermediate level class on Islamic history is offered partially online. It covers the periods from ca. 570 to 1600 C.E. It includes an examination of the political leadership of the Prophet; the development of the caliphate and Community; sectarian differences; the rise of the independent states; military and land tenure practices; social history; the influx of Turks, Mongol and Timurid invasions; and ends with the Ottoman and Safavid dynasties. prereq: minimum 30 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3725
HIST 3939 - Europe in the Age of Renaissance and Reformation: 1348-1648
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social, economic, political, and cultural development of Europe from the Black Death to the Thirty Years' War. Central themes include Renaissance humanism and art, Columbus and European expansion, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, and the era of religious wars. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3239
HIST 3940 - Early Modern England: 1485-1689
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01408 - Hist 3240/3245
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Early Modern English society and culture from the 15th to the 17th centuries. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3240
HIST 3243 - Europe in Crisis in the 20th Century
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Causes, conduct, and consequences of World Wars I and II from European perspective. Offered during day school and in Individualized Learning Program.
HIST 3244 - History of Holocaust
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Anti-Semitic and extermination policies of the Hitler regime. Origins of that regime and its policies. European anti-Semitism and the Jewish experience in Europe. Conduct of perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resisters. Theological responses and Holocaust representations. Historiographic controversies.
HIST 3257 - Modern France
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
History of France from 1789 to present.
HIST 3264 - Imperial Russia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Peter I to end of reign of Alexander III.
HIST 3310 - Colonial America: The American Revolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course studies the social and political values, ideas, and experiences of colonial and revolutionary America that underlay the eventual formation of the US Constitution. Particular attention is given to the different ways in which American settlers from varying social and ideological contexts reconceived their own past history/histories,
HIST 3315 - Religion in Colonial America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examines the history of religion, in all its forms, during the period of Colonial America and the American Revolution. Special attention is given to the role of religion in the social and political changes of the colonies.
HIST 3318 - Slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines the Civil War and its causes, slavery, and the career of Abraham Lincoln.
HIST 3320 - American Popular Culture, 1929 to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines the intersection of the American popular arts--especially film, music, the visual arts, and literature--with national and international politics and American public life from the Great Depression to the present.
HIST 3346 - History of Hollywood
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of American cinema in terms of how Hollywood functioned, what kind of films it produced, and why. Through the lens of Hollywood, the core issues of American life in the twentieth century will be examined. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3246
HIST 3365 - American Culture and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The U.S. as an importer and exporter of cultural and social trends from the colonial period to the present. Global relationships among reform movements, migration, business and labor, intellectual ideas, and popular culture. Analysis of the American character.
HIST 3386 - The United States and the World since 1898
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines United States foreign relations--political, economic, social, and cultural--since 1898. prereq: students will receive credit if 3384 (only) or 3385 (only) were taken; credit will not be granted if already received for 3384 and 3385.
HIST 3396 - The Vietnam War
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examines the Vietnam war as a transformative event in both the United States and Vietnam. It will cover the decades-long history of the conflict, and will address its legacies in U.S. foreign relations, domestic politics and culture, and Vietnamese life.
HIST 3462 - History of Modern Japan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of Japan since 1800: Commodore Perry's mission to Japan, Meiji Revolution, Japan's expansion in Asia, World War II, developments in the postwar era.
HIST 3463 - History of Modern China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
China's history from the Opium War to the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and Deng Xiaoping's capitalist reform.
HIST 3465 - Twentieth Century China Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examines Chinese history from the late Qing to the present with a particular attention on the Chinese political, legal, social, and diplomatic history. Teaches the various factors that gradually influenced the historical course of China, the important roles that the West and Japan played in shaping modern China, the causes and consequences of the numerous political movements in the early stage of the People's Republic of China, and China's recent massive reform efforts to prosperity.
HIST 3615 - Modern Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Africa, 1800 to present. Colonial conquest and domination, African resistance, nationalism, and problems of independence. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3515
HIST 3616 - Society and Culture in 20th-Century Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Generational, class, and gender conflicts in the wake of European occupation, impact of colonial and neocolonial domination, and African responses to that occupation and to the world economy in the 20th century; selected films and literary sources. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3516
HIST 3726 - Modern Middle East: 18th Century-Present
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course delivered partially online through MOODLE focuses on Middle Eastern history from the eighteenth century to the present. Nineteenth-century reform informs the course's major theme; the rise of the nation state in the Modern Middle East. Geographically, the course covers the Arabic-speaking regions, Turkey, Iran, and Israel.
HIST 4727 - Middle Eastern History Through Film (LEIP CAT07)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explores topics in Middle Eastern history-religious, political, social, and cultural-from the rise of Islam to the present through film. prereq: 30 credits, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 4527
FORS 3006 - Hist 3235, History and Soccer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02115 - HIST 3235/FORS 3006
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Taught on site in England. Over the past two centuries "soccer" has developed from an informal and regionally variable pastime into the single most popular sport on earth. This phenomenon is incomprehensible without the specific social, cultural, and geographic considerations of nineteenth and twentieth century Britain and its colonies. The sport will be used as a lens through which to examine the social and cultural aspects of the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire, focusing on the central question: "How did historical forces facilitate the rise and spread of the 'World's Game?" Covers the techniques of historical methodology and source analysis, and the general narrative of the Industrial Revolution and British Empire (including colonial perspectives), as well as the internal history of the game itself. prereq: Admission to an approved study abroad program. Required consent from the International Education Office.
HIST 3615 - Modern Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Africa, 1800 to present. Colonial conquest and domination, African resistance, nationalism, and problems of independence. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3515
HIST 3616 - Society and Culture in 20th-Century Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Generational, class, and gender conflicts in the wake of European occupation, impact of colonial and neocolonial domination, and African responses to that occupation and to the world economy in the 20th century; selected films and literary sources. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3516
HIST 3462 - History of Modern Japan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of Japan since 1800: Commodore Perry's mission to Japan, Meiji Revolution, Japan's expansion in Asia, World War II, developments in the postwar era.
HIST 3463 - History of Modern China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
China's history from the Opium War to the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and Deng Xiaoping's capitalist reform.
HIST 3465 - Twentieth Century China Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examines Chinese history from the late Qing to the present with a particular attention on the Chinese political, legal, social, and diplomatic history. Teaches the various factors that gradually influenced the historical course of China, the important roles that the West and Japan played in shaping modern China, the causes and consequences of the numerous political movements in the early stage of the People's Republic of China, and China's recent massive reform efforts to prosperity.
HIST 3107 - The World of Late Antiquity: From Constantine to Justinian
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The world of late antiquity, 234 to 565 A.D. produced a number historic changes marked by a radical departure from the classical world of Greece and Rome. The most apparent is the rise of Christianity and its acceptance as a legitimate religion by Constantine the Great. His world was marked by a movement toward feudalism, an entrenched political order, and state controlled economic institutions. The last person who visually connected himself to ancient Rome was Justinian. For many his reign marks the end of the ancient world. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3007 or HmCl 3007.
HIST 3121 - The Age of the Heroes: Homer and his World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Organization and development of the Greek world from the fourth millennium B.C. to 700 B.C. Descriptive study of Minoan and Mycenaean worlds emphasizing critical evaluation of archaeological, mythological, and artistic significance of Homer. prereq: Minimum 30 credits; Credit will not be granted if already received for HmCl 3021 or CSt 3021 or HIST 3021
HIST 3131 - The Roman Republic
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Republican Rome from origins through collapse in 44 B.C., with emphasis on cultural and political attributes, leading figures, and causes of its demise. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for HmCl 3031 or HIST 3031
HIST 3133 - From Homer to Alexander: Archaic and Classical Greece
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Early history of Greek world from Heroic Age to death of Alexander the Great, 850-323 B.C. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3333 or HmCl 3333
HIST 3141 - The Roman Empire: The Imperial Republic and Imperial Age to Marcus Aurelius
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Outlines a four century period in which ancient Rome was an empire beginning after the Second Punic War of 201 B.C. Republican Rome struggled with external possessions and the wealth this provided for the ruling elite in their effort to dominate the state. The failed reform movement of the Gracchi brothers guaranteed that a polarized society would continue. This led to the Roman Revolution and the establishment of the imperial dynasties, the first of which was created by Julius Caesar and his successors and Julio-Claudians. The Pax Romana was a direct outcome of the seizure of power by Julius Caesar and for the next two full centuries Rome governed a world that was larger than the continental United States. The signs of mismanagement, social stagnation, and military pressure at the end of the 2nd century A.D. in the reign of the philosopher-king Marcus Aurelius eventually led to a crisis that was both political as well as economic. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for HmCl 3041 or HIST 3041
HIST 3243 - Europe in Crisis in the 20th Century
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Causes, conduct, and consequences of World Wars I and II from European perspective. Offered during day school and in Individualized Learning Program.
HIST 3244 - History of Holocaust
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Anti-Semitic and extermination policies of the Hitler regime. Origins of that regime and its policies. European anti-Semitism and the Jewish experience in Europe. Conduct of perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resisters. Theological responses and Holocaust representations. Historiographic controversies.
HIST 3257 - Modern France
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
History of France from 1789 to present.
HIST 3264 - Imperial Russia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Peter I to end of reign of Alexander III.
HIST 3939 - Europe in the Age of Renaissance and Reformation: 1348-1648
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social, economic, political, and cultural development of Europe from the Black Death to the Thirty Years' War. Central themes include Renaissance humanism and art, Columbus and European expansion, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, and the era of religious wars. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3239
HIST 3940 - Early Modern England: 1485-1689
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01408 - Hist 3240/3245
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Early Modern English society and culture from the 15th to the 17th centuries. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3240
FORS 3006 - Hist 3235, History and Soccer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02115 - HIST 3235/FORS 3006
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Taught on site in England. Over the past two centuries "soccer" has developed from an informal and regionally variable pastime into the single most popular sport on earth. This phenomenon is incomprehensible without the specific social, cultural, and geographic considerations of nineteenth and twentieth century Britain and its colonies. The sport will be used as a lens through which to examine the social and cultural aspects of the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire, focusing on the central question: "How did historical forces facilitate the rise and spread of the 'World's Game?" Covers the techniques of historical methodology and source analysis, and the general narrative of the Industrial Revolution and British Empire (including colonial perspectives), as well as the internal history of the game itself. prereq: Admission to an approved study abroad program. Required consent from the International Education Office.
HIST 3038 - History of Christianity: Origins to 1054
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of the historical (social, cultural, intellectual, and political) development of the Christian religion from the first century to the schism of 1054, with particular consideration of Eastern Christianity. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3238
HIST 3055 - The Ancient Near East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of Ancient Near East from birth of civilization in Egypt and Mesopotamia (c. 3100 B.C.) to arrival of Alexander (330 B.C.). Review of the ancient cultures of Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, the Hittites, Persia, Syria, and Palestine. prereq: Minimum 30 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for HmCl 3055 or CSt 3055
HIST 3726 - Modern Middle East: 18th Century-Present
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course delivered partially online through MOODLE focuses on Middle Eastern history from the eighteenth century to the present. Nineteenth-century reform informs the course's major theme; the rise of the nation state in the Modern Middle East. Geographically, the course covers the Arabic-speaking regions, Turkey, Iran, and Israel.
HIST 3728 - Her Story: Women, History and Islam
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
This course focuses on women in the pre-Islamic and Islamic Middle East. It takes us swiftly through 1,500 years of history by emphasizing certain themes such as patriarchy and pre-Islamic women; Islam and the founding discourses on women and the family; high Islamic culture and women; and, finally, colonial and post-colonial discourse on and by women. The aim of this course is to trace both her story and the emergence of her voice in the historiography of the Middle East. At the conclusion of this course student should understand and be able to characterize the historical developments that influenced women's roles in society and in the historical record, past and present.
HIST 3825 - Islamic History from Muhammad to the Ottomans
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This intermediate level class on Islamic history is offered partially online. It covers the periods from ca. 570 to 1600 C.E. It includes an examination of the political leadership of the Prophet; the development of the caliphate and Community; sectarian differences; the rise of the independent states; military and land tenure practices; social history; the influx of Turks, Mongol and Timurid invasions; and ends with the Ottoman and Safavid dynasties. prereq: minimum 30 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3725
HIST 4727 - Middle Eastern History Through Film (LEIP CAT07)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explores topics in Middle Eastern history-religious, political, social, and cultural-from the rise of Islam to the present through film. prereq: 30 credits, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 4527
HIST 3310 - Colonial America: The American Revolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course studies the social and political values, ideas, and experiences of colonial and revolutionary America that underlay the eventual formation of the US Constitution. Particular attention is given to the different ways in which American settlers from varying social and ideological contexts reconceived their own past history/histories,
HIST 3315 - Religion in Colonial America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examines the history of religion, in all its forms, during the period of Colonial America and the American Revolution. Special attention is given to the role of religion in the social and political changes of the colonies.
HIST 3318 - Slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines the Civil War and its causes, slavery, and the career of Abraham Lincoln.
HIST 3320 - American Popular Culture, 1929 to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines the intersection of the American popular arts--especially film, music, the visual arts, and literature--with national and international politics and American public life from the Great Depression to the present.
HIST 3346 - History of Hollywood
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of American cinema in terms of how Hollywood functioned, what kind of films it produced, and why. Through the lens of Hollywood, the core issues of American life in the twentieth century will be examined. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for HIST 3246
HIST 3365 - American Culture and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The U.S. as an importer and exporter of cultural and social trends from the colonial period to the present. Global relationships among reform movements, migration, business and labor, intellectual ideas, and popular culture. Analysis of the American character.
HIST 3386 - The United States and the World since 1898
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines United States foreign relations--political, economic, social, and cultural--since 1898. prereq: students will receive credit if 3384 (only) or 3385 (only) were taken; credit will not be granted if already received for 3384 and 3385.
HIST 3396 - The Vietnam War
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examines the Vietnam war as a transformative event in both the United States and Vietnam. It will cover the decades-long history of the conflict, and will address its legacies in U.S. foreign relations, domestic politics and culture, and Vietnamese life.