History (HIS)

HIS-126  West and the World I: Ancient to Medieval  (3)  

Surveys the social, cultural, religious, intellectual, economic and political foundations of Western Civilization in the ancient Near East, including pre-historic societies, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks and Romans. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-127  West and the World II: Medieval to Enlightenment  (3)  

Surveys the social, cultural, religious, intellectual, economic and political foundations of Western Civilization from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, the Reformation, Absolutism, Constitutionalism, the Scientific Revolution and the Trans-Atlantic World. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-128  West and the World III: Enlightenment to Modern  (3)  

Surveys the social, cultural, religious, intellectual, economic and political world of modern Western Civilization from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution, the Rise of Nationalism, Communism and Fascism, Colonization, World Wars and the European Union. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-135  Modern World Military History  (3)  

Examines the development of modern warfare from the Napoleonic Era to the present, using a multi-disciplinary approach. Focuses on how national and international politics, technology, social issues, economics, religion, and ideology shape military policy, expectations, outcomes and cultural expressions. Concentrates on key conflicts throughout multiple regions to illustrate the evolving dynamics of strategy and tactics. Discusses warfare's different forms: conventional, guerrilla and nuclear. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-151  U.S. History to 1877  (3)  

Studies the European background, the colonial experience, the revolutionary period and 19th century history to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes political, economic and social history of this period as well as the development of American thought. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-152  U.S. History Since 1877  (3)  

Studies the period from reconstruction to the present. Emphasis is upon industrialization and its impact; the development of a strong federal government; an aggressive foreign policy; and a growing involvement in an international economy. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-221  Holocaust and Genocide in Memory and Literature  (3)  

Explores the reasons for the Holocaust and the nature and history of anti-Semitism. Analyzes why the Holocaust/Final Solution occurred in Germany. Studies resistance and both collaboration and resistance between Nazism and foreign countries. Compares the Holocaust aimed at the extermination of the Jews with genocide and extermination of other groups in history. Uses a comparative framework. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-254  American Indian History  (3)  

Examines American Indian societies from the colonial era to the present, using a cross-cultural framework focusing on six major geographical areas of the United States: New England and the Northeast, the Southeast, the Great Lakes region, the Plains, the Southwest and the Northwest. Emphasizes American Indian cultures, including religion and socio-political structure. Examines American Indian responses to federal Indian policy, including removal, allotment and termination, as well as present-day issues related to revitalization. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-291  History of Science  (3)  

Covers major aspects of the history of science from the early modern period into the 20th century. As this is a history course, not a science or technology course, the emphasis is on the historical backgrounds of various scientific ideas. The course focuses on some of the major figures in the development of modern Western science including Newton, Darwin, Faraday and Einstein. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HIS-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contact. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

HIS-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture