Feb 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History


Mary McCune, Department Chair
mary.mccune@oswego.edu
433 Mahar Hall
315-312-2170
www.oswego.edu/history

Directory of Professors  

The subject of history is the past. Though always beyond reach, the past tells us what we are and where we have been. It reveals the rich variety and complexity of human experience. Historians pose questions, gather evidence, and construct narratives (stories) and arguments about slices of the past that interest them. History is not a science, but it does involve disciplined methods of inquiry and interpretation, as well as empathy and imagination. For every person, group, and nation, history overlaps—and is often confused with—heritage and memory. But unlike heritage, which must be fabricated, and memory, which is always selective, history is not to be invented or tailor-made to suit special needs. It must be discovered, and if necessary rediscovered, as historians find new evidence or new reasons to question earlier accounts of the past. Historical inquiry can never be entirely objective or free of bias, but the challenge of understanding other peoples, places, and times enriches all who are willing to embrace it.

The history major (thirty-nine credit hours) is designed to expose the student first to broad historical surveys of peoples, nations, and empires around the world and then to more specialized course work on one region or theme. One course in historiography (the history of the writing of history) is also required. History courses figure prominently in other majors: for example, American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Global and International Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and the social studies and history concentrates in Adolescence and Childhood Education. Students who major in history usually have opportunities to take a large number of electives in other fields that might be relevant to their career goals or interests.

The history student is taught to read closely and critically, to evaluate and synthesize materials from diverse sources, to speak and write effectively, and to adhere to high standards of intellectual integrity. Some of our graduates pursue careers in history or historical research (as teachers or museum curators, for example). All of our majors are well prepared for work in a wide variety of fields. They possess skills and habits of mind that will serve them well in government, business, nonprofit organizations, law, media, and the like. Their familiarity with the history of this country and their encounters with the histories of other peoples help them understand the interplay of culture and character, faith and reason, freedom and order, and chance and necessity in the world today.

The Department of History cosponsors a program leading to the BA degree in American Studies:

 

Programs

Major

Minor

Honor Requirements for Major

Courses

History

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    HIS 100 - The West and the World to 1500


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will explore the origins and development of Western Civilization to 1500, analyze the relationship of the emerging cultures in the West to the cultures of Asia and Africa, and introduce students to history as a discipline. Students will analyze several approaches to historical research and various types of historical writing, and will use primary and secondary sources in studying history.

    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 101 - The West and the World, 1500-1900


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will deal with the historical development of modern Western civilization and the interrelationship between the West and the world during the period 1500—1900.

    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 102 - World History in the Twentieth Century


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course introduces students to the major events, movements, and personalities of the twentieth century. The objective of the course will be to critically examine the events, ideas, conflicts, movements, and inventions which have shaped human civilization in the 20th century.

    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 202 - History of the United States to 1865


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course explores the making of American society and culture the product of cooperation and conflict among peoples from three continents (Europe, Africa, and North America)’from the 1500’s to the end of the Civil War. The focus is on economics, religion, values, community, politics, gender, and race.

    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 203 - History of the United States Since 1865


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Introductory survey of the history of the United States since the Civil War.

    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 206 - Africa to 1800


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course surveys the history of selected regions of Africa from about the eighth to the early nineteenth century. Students are introduced to some of the most important sub- Saharan states and their cultures through the three basic sources for sub-Saharan African history before European influence: Oral tradition, archaeology, and Arabic chronicles. We explore the environmental and economic circumstances that account for the rise of these states, we proceed to acquaintance with their people, accomplishments and contributions, and we encounter the main factors involved in means of understanding major historical events.

    Offered: Fall
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 207 - Africa since 1800


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A survey of the history of selected regions of Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this course deals with the events and processes leading to the European colonization of Africa and subsequent changes in African societies under colonial rule. This is a course about Africans and how they responded to the challenges and opportunities presented by foreign influences such as those accompanying colonialism. It is basically concerned with African initiatives in a rapidly changing political, economic and social context.

    Offered: Spring
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 208 - Modern Asia


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Emphasis on Communist China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 209 - Traditional Asia and Its Legacy


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A comparison of traditional civilizations in China and India. Topics include religious systems, formation of empires, expansion of commerce, development of social institutions and foundations of Modern Asia.

    Offered: Spring
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 212 - Women in History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A study of the position and role of women in different civilizations with emphasis on women and work.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 215 - Introduction to Latin American Civilizations


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will provide a general introduction to the culture, history, and societies of the immense geographic area collectively known as Latin America. A thematic approach focusing on gender, social upheavals, economic and political crises will serve to facilitate the inclusion of the many countries in the region. The chronology of the course extends from the pre-contact period to the twentieth-century.

    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 216 - Modern Latin America


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    The course is an introduction to the history of Latin American from the early nineteenth century into the present. Students are expected to become familiar with the significant political, cultural, social, and economic developments that continue to produce conflict, but also change and continuity in the region’s history.

    Note: Course is repeatable once for a total of six credits.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 230 - The Western Heritage I


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Survey of the basic ideas in Western Civilization from the earliest times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 231 - The Western Heritage II


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Survey of the basic ideas in Western Civilization from the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century to the present.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 244 - Introduction to Global Sport History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    The course serves as an introductory survey of the history of global sport from the 18th century to the present.  The course focuses on the origins of sport, the diffusion of sport around the globe in soccer, baseball, and the Olympics, and the role of sport in discussions of race, gender, class and ethnicity in global history.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 248 - Women in American History to 1865


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will survey the history of women in the United States from the colonial era through the Civil War. Particular attention will be given to the diversity of American women’s experience.

    Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 249 - Women in American History, 1865 to Present


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will survey the history of women in the United States from the end of the Civil War through the present. Particular attention will be given to the diversity of American women’s experience and women’s participation in movements for equality.

    Offered: Fall
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 298 - Historical Methods


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course is an introduction to research methods and critical inquiry for major and minor students in history. It focuses on the nature of historical thinking and the historian’s craft such as how to form a valid research question, to conduct research, and to write/present findings in an original manner.<br>Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; a minimum of 27 credits.<br>

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; a minimum of 27 credits.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 300 - European Intellectual History in the 19th Century


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Romanticism, conservatism; German idealism; liberalism, Utopian socialism; Marxism; evolutionary socialism, nationalism; positivism anarchism; impact of Darwin; collapse of absolutes.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 301 - European Intellectual History in the 20th Century


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Collapse of absolutes; pessimism and optimism; dystopias; Nazism; Fascism; Communism; existentialism; emergent evolution; new liberalism; crisis theology; post-industrial society.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 302 - Historiography: Perspectives on Historians and Histories


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course presents an introduction to the history, method, and practice of writing history (historiography) from the Enlightenment era to the present. Through textual readings, research in primary sources, and oral presentations on aspects of historiography that have sparked controversy, students gain familiarity with the problems and pleasures of historical research and a new appreciation of how our historical knowledge is created.

    Prerequisite: Minimum second semester sophomore standing.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 307 - World War I


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A survey of the causes, course and results of World War I.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 308 - Jews, Christians, and Muslims to 1500


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    In this course we will compare the development of the three great religions of western Asia: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We will examine the evolution of ideas about God, tenets of belief, expressions of faith, and other aspects of religious life, and analyze how the three faith communities influenced each other. We will explore how communities with related but distinct religious beliefs developed in Asia, lived together in Europe, encountered each other, and tolerated or confronted one another during the ancient and medieval periods.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 311 - Europe in an Age of Revolution, 1789 - 1848


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course is an upper-division survey of the revolutionary era in European history from 1789-1848. Students will explore the major developments of the age through an examination of political, cultural and economic history. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate a greater understanding of the myriad forces that contributed to the emergence of the modern world.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 312 - Early Middle Ages


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    From the decline of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade; Analysis of religious, social, economic, and technological factors, influencing the development of medieval European Civilization.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 313 - High and Late Middle Ages


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    The flowering and decline of the Middle Ages; Emphasis on cultural developments with analysis of social, political, religious, and economic factors affecting medieval European Civilization.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 314 - Ancient Greece


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    From origins to conquest by Rome; emphasis upon cultural and political developments.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 315 - Ancient Rome


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    From Prehistoric Italy to 565 A.D.; analysis of Rome’s rise and decline.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 317 - Renaissance Europe


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Cultural, social, and economic life of fourteenth and fifteenth century Western Europe with particular emphasis on cultural life in Italy.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 318 - Reformation Europe


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Cultural, social, and economic life of sixteenth century Western Europe with particular emphasis on late humanism, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 319 - History of England, 1914 - 1950


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course is an upper-division survey of the history of England from 1914-1950. Students will explore domestic developments, with an emphasis on political, social and economic history. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate a greater understanding of the history of England and its role within the larger scope of European history during this crucial era.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 323 - Europe Between the World Wars, 1917-1939


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A comprehensive survey of European history from the Russian Revolution to the outbreak of the Second World War with emphasis on ideological movements (Communism, Fascism and Democracy).

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 324 - Europe Since 1945


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A survey of the major events and issues of European history since 1945.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 326 - World War II


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A survey of the major events and issues of World War II. Comparisons will be drawn between the European and Asian war theatres.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 329 - The Cold War


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    The course offers an in-depth look at the Cold War, probably the single most important foreign relations factor influencing the US and the Soviet Union during the period 1946-1991.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 330 - History of Russia to 1917


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will deal with the origins and development of Russian history up to 1917.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 331 - Twentieth Century Russia


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Political, social, economic development from the reign of Nicholas II to the present with particular emphasis on the Russian Revolution and formation of Stalin’s totalitarian regime.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 333 - History of Sexuality in the U.S. and Ireland


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will examine the history of sexuality in the United States and Ireland with particular attention paid to the interaction between religious institutions and the government. Topics to be discussed include the institution of marriage, birth control and abortion, LGBTQ rights, and sexual assault and abuse.

    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or Instructor Permission
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 337 - Social and Cultural History of Sport


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    The course focuses on the development of modern sport in England in the 18th century and its diffusion across the globe through the lenses of class, race, ethnicity, and gender.  Upon completion, students will understand how social and cultural beliefs, behaviors, and practices influenced the development of sport and in turn the dynamic impacts of sport on social, cultural, and political practices.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing; or instructor permission.
    Offered: Fall.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 341 - America’s Vietnam War


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will deal with the origins, development, and outcome of America’s involvement in Vietnam, 1945—1973

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 342 - United States Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A study of the factors explaining the emergence of the United States as a world power, and an analysis of the relationships between internal developments, dominant personalities, foreign events and specific foreign policies in the twentieth century.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 344 - American Immigration and Ethnic History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course examines the history of migration to colonial North America and the United States. The course addresses differences in the voluntary immigration experience, forced migration, and “migration” through conquest. The development of ethnic and racial identities in the United States are linked to these immigration/migration patterns and to legal constructions conceived in immigration and naturalization law. Other themes include internal migration, the history of nativism up to present debates regarding “illegal immigration,” and the development of racial/ethnic communities.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 345 - The Early Republic: US 1789-1848


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course covers one of the most complex periods in U.S. history, a time marked by democratic ferment, territorial expansion, increased national- ism and growing sectionalism. Through lectures, group discussions, various readings, papers and essay exams, students will learn about the people, ideas, institutions and events that shaped the new nation.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 348 - Women in Twentieth Century United States


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course examines the role women have played in the United States in the twentieth century. Migration and immigration, politics, labor (in and outside the home), economics, and race will be discussed, with particular attention paid to the construction of gender roles and its effect on the behavior and expectations of both men and women, as well as children. The transformation of the meaning of “feminism” over the course of the twentieth century will frame much of the course.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 350 - Slavery In America to 1865


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A historical analysis of the development of black communities from colonization to the end of Reconstruction. The major theme will be the mutual impact that blacks and whites have had upon each other.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 352 - The Gilded Ages and Progressive Era


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course examines the period between the end of  Reconstruction  (1877) and 1920.  Migration and immigration, politics, labor, social movements, economics, gender and race will be discussed.  The transformation of the country from agricultural to industrialized, inhabited from coast to coast, comes at large social, educational and reform costs.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.  
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 353 - The Black Power Movement


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course explores and analyzes the origins, development, and legacy of the watershed Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The course examines how Black Power represented a critical turning point in black-white relations in the United States, as well as in how African Americans viewed themselves.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 354 - Native American History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    The epic conflict of Indians and non-Indians and its impact on more widely known American white history.

    Note: Slide lectures.
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Fall
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 356 - Civil War and Reconstruction


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    An in-depth study of the factors that caused the American Civil War, and the efforts to restore the Confederate States, with an emphasis on the varying historical interpretations.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 358 - American Urban History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course examines the growth of cities from the late eighteenth century to the present. It will examine the roles that cities have played in the United States’ economic, social, cultural, environmental, and political history. The course will pay particular attention to urban areas as contested spaces and incubators of ideas and movements that have shaped the nation.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing; or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 363 - The American Revolution


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Causes, dramatic events, and consequences of the American Revolution from the Salem witch trials through the Constitution.

    Note: Slide lectures.
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 367 - Global Disease


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will examine global health crises, examining the same disease across temporal and spatial dimensions. The objective of this course are to critically examine the events , ideas, movements and understandings of science, health and illness that have shaped how society responds to disease.
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing
     

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 368 - Issues in American Medicine


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course examines the American medical system, and how the medical care received today is a legacy of the system’s evolution in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Alternative medical treatments and questions about the value of medical technology have long been concerns in our health care system. The notion of who or what is healthy is influenced by geography, race, gender, and ethnic class. Combined, these many factors also affect the care one might receive, in the nineteenth or the twenty-first century.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 369 - The United States Since 1945


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Intermediate level study of the history of the United States since 1945. Focuses on political, diplomatic, economic, social and cultural change.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 370 - Topics in History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Topics in history.

    Note: Variable credit one to three repeatable for a total of 15 credits.
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
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    HIS 372 - History of Blaxploitation Cinema


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course explores the origins, development, impact and legacy of “blaxploitation” films of f the 1970s. These black action films represented a complete reversal of how Hollywood films portrayed African Americans as servants, cowards, and brutes. Through these films, the course explores critical issues of race, culture, gender, and historical memory.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing, or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 373 - History of Mexico


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Beginning with a brief introduction to the country’s great pre-Hispanic civilizations, the course moves toward the creation of new societies and cultures characteristic of the colonial period. The 19th and 20th centuries will serve to discuss the political struggles over the definition of nation and citizen.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 379 - History in Video Games


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    The course is an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship that exists between history and computer games. It is a connection increasingly becoming all the more relevant as computer game developers seek or claim historical accuracy for their creative endeavors. In as far as computer games can deepen our understanding of the past, this course aims to provide a foundation for thinking critically about why and how history is used in computer games. A second objective involves the study of business and cultural trends in the computer game industry.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing; or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 381 - History of Human Trafficking


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Economic globalization has resulted in increased migration of labor and a new form of slavery called Trafficking. Trafficking is often discussed as a new problem without reference to slavery and other forms of bondage. This course focuses on the history of human Trafficking from ancient times to the present.

    Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 382 - The State and Society in Late Imperial China


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to examine the Late Imperial Chinese society through analyzing source materials. It also exposes students to intellectual debates such as: the origin of underdevelopment, the nature of the late imperial state, Chinese demographic patterns, gender relations, violence and crime, collective action, and state making.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 383 - Modern China


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A brief sketch of traditional society followed by analysis of China’s reaction to the Western assault, revolution, the role of the Japanese, the Communist Era, and China’s position in the 1970’s.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 384 - Contemporary Chinese History Through Film: 1900 to Present


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course uses visual materials as historical sources to introduce themes in contemporary Chinese history from ca. 1900 to present.  The course investigates the following subjects: the injustice of the “feudal” society, imperialism and nationalism, the CCP Revolution, Mao’s Socialist China, Post-reform life in China.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 385 - Modern Japan


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course surveys the culture and history of modern Japan from 1850 to present. The theme of this course is modernity and tradition/identity. The discussion will focus on how Japan insisted on its tradition in the course of seeking modernity and whether modernity undermines or strengthens the tradition.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 386 - Mapping Islamic Slavery in a Global Context


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course examines the origins and development of the Islamic interpretation and regulation of slavery in a variety of Muslim societies and states in comparison to Atlantic and Eurasian practices of slavery.

    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 389 - History of the Middle East


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    An examination of the development of Islam and history of the Islamic peoples from Muhammed to World War I, with emphasis on the nature of the religion, its spread and its impact on institutions.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 390 - Harems, Bathhouses, and Brothels: Society, Gender, and Sexuality in the Early Modern Islamic World


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on histories and conceptualizations of gender and sexuality in early modern Muslim societies from a comparative, thematic, and innovative perspective.

    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 391 - Modernization and Development in Africa


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course is a survey of the various theories of Development and Modernization designed to bring about social change in Africa and the history of their application since the end of the Atlantic Slave trade.  Prerequisites: Upper division standing

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 392 - History of Islam in Africa


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course focuses on the history of Islam in Africa and African influences on Islamic institutions and practices in and outside Africa. Islam is a major world religion practiced by a quarter of Africa’s population. Islam contributed immensely and still contributes to shaping Africa’s history.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 393 - Women and War in the Twentieth Century


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course will examine women’s experiences in war during the twentieth century on both the battlefront and the homefront. The course will focus predominantly on women in the United States, Europe and Asia. The periods to be covered include World War I and the Russian Revolution, World War II and the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and the Yugoslav Civil War.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 394 - History of the Ottoman Empire


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course is a survey of the Ottoman Empire from its 13th-century origins to its demise at the end of WWI. Treating the Ottoman Empire as a case study of a diverse, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious fiscal-military empire, this course aims to address issues of cultural interaction and diversity, as well as encounters between peoples and the ways they co-existed under an imperial rule.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 412 - Seminar in Women’s History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Intensive study of a particular topic in women’s history, with emphasis on research and writing.

    Prerequisite: HIS 302 and upper division standing for majors; Upper division standing for concentrates/minors.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 416 - Seminar in Medieval History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Independent research and intensive study of selected topics on Medieval Europe between the decline of Rome and the Renaissance.

    Prerequisite: HIS 302 and upper division standing for majors; Upper division standing for concentrates/minors.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 424 - Seminar in Modern European History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Intensive study of limited period with emphasis upon individual research.

    Note: May be repeated for credit with departmental approval.
    Prerequisite: HIS 302 and upper division standing for majors; Upper division standing for concentrates/minors.
    Offered: Fall
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 450 - Seminar in American History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Intensive study of limited period with emphasis on individual research.

    Note: May be repeated for a total of 18 credits with departmental approval. Concentrate/Minors will have to get a pre-requisite deviation form signed from the department.May be repeated for credit with departmental approval.
    Prerequisite: HIS 302 and upper division standing for majors; Upper division standing for concentrates/minors.
    Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 451 - Topics in American History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Students examine methodologically and historiographically significant works in the history of the United States from the colonial period through the twentieth century. Students will develop research projects grounded in primary source material on a related topic of their choosing to be completed in HIS 453.

    Note: Enrollment restricted to senior history majors, minors, and Social Science concentrates.
    Prerequisite: Senior standing; or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 453 - Research Seminar in American History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Students concentrate on writing a major research paper or digital project on a topic of their choice, under the direction of the seminar instructor, but with the advice of members of the department who possess expertise in the area of a student’s interest. Oral presentations and discussion of projects are required.

     

    Prerequisite: HIS 451; or permission of instructor.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3

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    HIS 461 - Topics in European History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Students examine methodologically and historiographically significant works in European History from its foundation in the ancient world through the post-Cold War world. Students will develop research projects grounded in primary source material on a related topic of their choosing to be completed in HIS 463.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing; or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 463 - Research Seminar in European History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Students concentrate on writing a major research paper or digital project on a topic of their choice, under the direction of the seminar instructor, but with the advice of members of the department who possess expertise in the area of a student’s interest. Oral presentations and discussion of projects are required.

    Prerequisite: HIS 461; or permission of instructor.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 470 - Reading Seminar in History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This undergraduate seminar will emphasize readings in secondary sources (scholarly monographs and articles) selected to deepen students’ knowledge of the content and historiography of certain topics and geographical areas. The students will read and criticize the works of others to explore, in particular, how specific perspectives and methods of inquiry help shape our understandings of the past.  Prerequisite: HIS 302 for majors, upper division standing for non-majors.

    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 471 - Topics in World and Transnational History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Students examine methodologically and historiographically significant works in Asian, African, Latin American, and Transnational History from early recorded history through the end of the twentieth century. Students will develop research projects grounded in primary source material on a related topic of their choosing to be completed in HIS 473.

     

    Prerequisite: Senior standing; or instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3

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    HIS 473 - Research Seminar in World and Transnational History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Students concentrate on writing a major research paper or digital project on a topic of their choice, under the direction of the seminar instructor, but with the advice of members of the department who possess expertise in the area of a student’s interest. Oral presentations and discussion of projects are required.

    Prerequisite: HIS 471; or permission of instructor.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 482 - Seminar in Third World History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Specific topics will vary depending upon student and faculty interests.

    Note: May be offered in more than one section with different content and may be repeated for credit with departmental approval.
    Prerequisite: HIS 302 and upper division standing for majors; Upper division standing for concentrates/minors.
    Offered: Fall
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 491 - History Honors II (Research)


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Research.

    Note: May be repeated up to six hours.
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing and permission of History Chair.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 496 - Peer Educator in College History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    This course is designed to provide advanced undergraduate students with training in teaching college history.

    Note: May be repeated for a total of six credits.
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing and instructor permission.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis.
    Credit: 3
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    HIS 498 - Internship in History


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    A course designed for students who wish to take part in a job placement and work experience that is related to their academic program. Students will work in a part-time or full-time position in industry, business, government or an agency setting for the purpose of testing academic learning in a work situation.

    Note: This course may be taken in conjunction with an internship arranged by the EXCEL Program on campus or it may be taken as an internship arranged by the History Department. In either case up to six hours may be accepted as history credit. Variable credit one to six, may be repeated three times for a total of 12 credits.
    Prerequisite: Acceptance in the EXCEL Program, upper division standing, minimum 2.5 GPA, and permission of faculty sponsor.
    Offered: Not on a regular basis
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    HIS 499 - Independent Study


    2018-2019 Catalog Year:

    Individual study in the field of history under the direct supervision of a department faculty member.

    Prerequisite: Upper division standing and instructor permission.
    Offered: Spring
    Credit: 1 to 3