College of Arts and Sciences

Course Information

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

FALL 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.•••

 

A303 US From 1789 to 1840 (Dr. Jeffrey Malanson)

1789-1840. Growth of national political institutions from Washington to Jackson; international conflicts, War of 1812, territorial expansion; political, economic, intellectual, social foundations of age of common man; antebellum reform.

 

A310 American Indians I (Stanley Campbell) fulfills the COAS Non-Western Tradition Requirement; US requirement for History majors.

The Native American experience from pre-Columbian period through American Civil War. Lectures and readings will focus upon Native American cultural patterns, and the Native American response to French, British, and American Indian policies.

 

A315 Recent US HIST II 1945-Present (Dr. David Schuster)

World War II, Cold War, problems of contemporary America; economic, social, political, and diplomatic. Eligible for graduate credit.

 

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.

 

A378 American Constitutional History (Dr. Ben Gates)

This course surveys the process of framing, amending, and interpreting the United States Constitution from the 1780s until today. It features a detailed study of the history and context of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. It also examines the decisions and justices of the Supreme Court from its origins to the present.

 

B311 Holocaust and Modern Genocides (Dr. Ann Livschiz)

This course examines genocide in the 20th century: first state-sponsored mass murder, systematic murder of Jews in Europe during World War II, regional differences in implementation of genocidal policies, memory and commemoration, the political uses and abuses of the Holocaust, Genocide Convention and the international community.

 

C386 Greek History (Dr. Suzanne LaVere)

Political, social, and economic developments in the Greek world from the age of Mycenae and Troy until the Roman conquest (167 B.C.). Greek colonial world, Athens and Sparta, career and legend of Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic age. Archaeology as a source for political and social history.

 

F342 Latin America: Evolution and Revolution (Dr. Richard Weiner)

Hispanic America sicne independence, with emphasis on common problems of nation building in multi-racial former colonial societies; latifundia; dependency relationships; impact of industrialization; the conservative and revolutionary responses; 1810-present. Approved by Arts and Science for the nonwestern culture studies requirement. Eligible for graduate credit.

 

H217 The Nature of History (Dr. Christine Erickson)

Prerequisite: ENG W131. An introductory examination of (1) what history is, (2) types of historical interpretation, (3) common problems of historians, and (4) the uses of history. Restricted to history majors; instructor signature required for non-history majors. Approved by Arts and Sciences for use in fulfilling the second writing requirement.

 

M201 Medieval Encounters (Dr. Suzanne LaVere)

This course is a team-taught, interdisciplinary course which introduces students to the medieval world, circa 500-1500, through an examination of the History, Literature, Art, Philosophy, and Religion of the time period. Prerequisite: ENG W131. An introductory examination of (1) what history is, (2) types of historical interpretation, (3) common problems of historians, and (4) the uses of history. Restricted to history majors; instructor signature required for non-history majors. Approved by Arts and Sciences for use in fulfilling the second writing requirement.

 

T335/T425 Islamic/Imperial Spain (Dr. David Coles) 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.

 

T325/T425 Age of Renaissance (Dr. Cameron MacKenzie) 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.

 

J495 Senior Seminar: Empires (Dr. Deborah Bauer)

Prerequisite: H217 or equivalent. Selected topics of history. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. Restricted to History majors. 

 

 

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