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History Minor

History
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 21
The history minor offers students an introduction to historical literature and methods while concentrating on three of five geographical fields within the history discipline: Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Program Core Requirements (6 cr)
One HIST-Special Topics course at the 2xxx level is applicable to this requirement.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 1xxx
· HIST 2xxx
· AAAS 1102 - Introduction to Atlantic Slave Trade [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· FORS 2025 - HIST 2025 History in Greece (3.0 cr)
· FORS 2030 - HIST 2030: China An Ancient Civilization (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Program Electives (15 cr)
Take a minimum of two courses from two geographical regions and one course from a third region. One HIST-Special Topics course at the 3xxx level may apply to an area with departmental approval.
Take at most 15 credit(s) from the following:
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)
· Special Topics in History
One Topics course is applicable to the minor. Proper placement in an area requires departmental approval.
· HIST 3095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (3.0 cr)
 
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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.
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.
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 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 or Aud
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.
HIST 3095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Special topics in history.