College of Arts and Sciences

Course Information

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

SPRING 2016

The Schedule of Classes for each semester can be located by clicking here.

 

 

 

H105 American History To 1877

Colonial period, revolution, Confederation and Constitution, National period to 1877.

 

H106 American History Since 1877

1877 to present. Political history forms framework with economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history interwoven. Introductions to historical literature, source material, and criticism. H105 is not a prerequisite for H106. 

 

H113 Western Civilization To 1500 (fulfills the COAS Western Tradition requirement)

Ancient civilization, Germanic Europe, feudalism, medieval church, national monarchies, Renaissance. 

 

H114 Western Civilization Since 1500 (fulfills the COAS Western Tradition requirement)

Reformation, Age of Louis XIV, French Revolution, Napoleonic Era, Revolutions of 1848, liberalism, socialism, nationalism, international rivalries, World War I, Russian revolutions, Nazi Germany, World War II, Cold War. H113 is not a prerequisite for H114.

 

H232 World in the 20th Century (fulfills the COAS Non-Western Tradition requirement)

Pre-requisite: ENG W131 or equivalent. Shaping of the contemporary world, with an emphasis on the reaction of nonwestern peoples to Western imperialism.

 

•••All of the survey classes above are offered in multiple sections by multiple instructors and fulfill the Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing (B.6) General Education Requirement.•••

 

A302 Revolutionary America (Dr. Jeffrey Malanson)

Political, economic, religious, social, and cultural history of the American Revolution and the birth of the nation. Special topics cover the nature of the revolution, the experience and effects of the crisis on different members of society, including women, native peoples, and African-Americans, and the meaning of the American Revolution for contemporaries and their descendents.

 

A311 American Indians II (Stanley Campbell) fulfills the COAS Non-Western Tradition Requirement; US requirement for History majors.

Native American-White relations from Civil War through 1980s. Focus on Native American attempts to defend their homelands in American West, establishment of Indian reservations in late nineteenth century. Impact of the Sawes & Wheeler-Howard Acts, emergence of Native American church, urbanization of Native Americans in twentieth century. 

 

A377 History of American Sports (Dr. Ben Gates)

This course is an exploration of the interplay of social, cultural, economic, and political forces in the formation of an American sporting culture from the colonial era to the present. It examines the ways social class, race, gender, ethnicity and region have influenced sporting experiences and the place of sport in American society.

 

A350 History of American Medicine (Dr. David Schuster)

This course examines the major developments in the history of American medicine from the colonial era through the twentieth century. It explores the changing meaning of "health" through the years and the political, economic, social, and cultural developments that have helped create America's modern health care industry. Particular attention is paid to the evolving role of the doctor and the development of the medical profession during the nineteenth century, as well as the role of commercialized health care and the rise of the pharmaceutical industry in the twentieth century. This class is designed with the non-medical student in mind, so while a general knowledge of U.S. history will be useful, knowledge of medicine is not a prerequisite.

 

D402 Byzantine History and Civilization (Dr. David Coles) fulfills the COAS Non-Western Tradition Requirement; Other World requirement for History majors.

History of the Byzantine Empire from 867 to 1453; survey of cultural, demographic, and political developments prior to 867; Orthodoxy and the conceptual foundations of state organizations; civil and military aristocracy; social and economic conditions; foreign poligy: rival states and war, Latin invasion, imperial restoration, and Ottoman conquest; the Byzantine cultural legacy in the East.

 

H125 Great Debates: Introduction to Historical Communication (Dr. Jeffrey Malanson) Satisfies General Education A.2 Speaking and Listening Competency Area; Satisfies COAS English Speaking Requirement.

Understanding effective oral communication is a vital part of the historian's job. This course uses great debates from history as a starting point for teaching students about best oral communication practices. Students will deliver informational and argumentative speeches, and will consider the best means of receiving and interpreting oral messages.

 

H205 Ancient Civilization (Dr. Suzanne LaVere) fulfills the Western Europe or Other World requirement for history majors.

From birth of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt until Constantine's conversion to Christianity (337 A.D.). Role of the city in ancient world; nature of imperialism; and impact of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and other charismatic leaders. Archaeology as a source for political and social history.

 

H222/T425 Renaissance and Reformation (Dr. Cameron MacKenzie) fulfills the Western Europe requirement for history majors.

Society and civilization in the 15th and 16th centuries. Transition from medieval to modern life in political and economic behavior, culture, theology, and religion, discoveries and expansion.

 

T325  Europe from the New World to Napoleon (Dr. Deborah Bauer) fulfills the Western Europe requirement for history majors.

Study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems of limited scope from the perspective of the arts and humanities. Topics will vary but will usually cut across fields, regions, and periods. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

 

T335  Globalization of Latin America (Dr. Richard Weiner) fulfills the COAS Non-Western Tradition Requirement; Other World requirement for History majors. Can be applied towards International Studies Certificate requirements.

Study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems in non-Western, Russian, and Latin American history from the perspective of the arts and humanities. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

 

T335 Revolutions (Deanna Wooley) fulfills the COAS Non-Western Tradition Requirement; Other World requirement for History majors. Can be applied towards International Studies Certificate requirements.

Study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems in non-Western, Russian, and Latin American history from the perspective of the arts and humanities. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

 

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