HIST 347 Portraits in United States History
A biographical examination of the rise and development of significant individuals in the United States. This course considers the relationship between these individuals and events to determine their influence in the development of history. Specific individuals vary by semester.
Prerequisite: A survey course in either American History, Western Civilization or World History.
HIST 348 United States Environmental History
An historical examination of how people of the United States organized their lives within ecological systems of the area, conceived of their natural world, and reshaped their environment according to human needs. The complex and interdependent relationships among human social, cultural, and political institutions and the natural world receive special emphasis.
Prerequisite: HIST 151 U.S. History to Reconstruction or HIST 152 U.S. History since Reconstruction; or permission of instructor.
HIST 349 The 1960’s in Europe and the United States
A comparative study of the era known as “The Sixties” in the United States and Europe. The course focuses on the political, cultural, and social upheaval wrought by the rise of the “New Left” and the successes/failures of the numerous social movements for civil and political rights for marginalized groups. The political and social turmoil of 1968 serves as a focal point for analyzing the period.
Prerequisites: HIST 154 Western Civilization Since the Renaissance or HIST 155 The Comparative History of World Civilizations.
HIST 350 Historical Studies Tour
A guided tour, or series of tours, of significant sites, cities, or landmarks in the human past. This course also includes traditional or other methods of teaching. Topics vary according to the specialty of the faculty member. Students are expected to prepare in advance for the excursions and are examined on their learning experiences.
Prerequisite: One of the five survey courses (HIST 151 United States History to Reconstruction, HIST 152 United States History since Reconstruction, HIST 153 Western Civilization to the Renaissance, HIST 154 Western Civilization since the Renaissance, or HIST 155 The Comparative History of World Civilizations) in American or European/World History as appropriate, or permission of instructor.
HIST 351 History of Modern Science – The Copernican Revolution to Present
An historical examination of revolution in modern science. After a brief introduction to the structure of scientific revolutions and a comparison of the concepts of political and scientific revolutions, the course deals with major transformations in science from Copernicus to the computer.
Prerequisite: HIST 154 Western Civilization since the Renaissance or HIST 155 The Comparative History of World Civilizations.
HIST 355 Topics in History
A special topic in history to be given at the discretion of the Department. Course topic is determined by the instructor with an emphasis on developing a critical and analytical understanding of the subject under consideration, including relevant historiography. No more than two topics courses may be used to satisfy the departmental requirements for history majors. When topics courses are to be offered, the faculty member presenting the course and its subject will be announced during the prior semester. This course is not part of the Department’s regular curriculum.
Prerequisites: A minimum of two 100-level history department courses, and HIST 250 Historical Research and Writing.
HIST 362 Ancient Greece: From the Homeric through the Hellenistic Age
An examination of the history of ancient Greece. Topics include the society and thought of the Homeric period; the rise of the polis and the thought of the Archaic age; the Persian wars, the Athenian empire, Periclean Athens, the Peloponnesian wars, and the thought of the fifth century; the empire of Alexander the Great and the thought of the Hellenistic age.
Prerequisite: HIST 153 Western Civilization to the Renaissance or another course that includes the Classical period.
HIST 363 Ancient Egypt
An investigation into the history and society of pharaonic Egypt from the time of the country’s unification circa 3000 B.C.E to the end of the New Kingdom, circa 1069 B.C.E.. Topics such as Egypt’s relations with Nubia, Western Asia and the Aegean world, the role of women in society, and the impact of religion on government theory are examined through the study of primary sources. Sources include original texts in translation, monuments, and numerous artifacts testifying to the daily life of the common people.
Prerequisite: HIST 153 Western Civilization to the Renaissance or permission of instructor.
HIST 364 Ancient Rome: The Republic and the Empire
An examination of the history of ancient Rome from the founding of the Republic to the collapse of the Empire. Topics include the evolution and decline of the Republic, its concept and institutions of government; the reign of Julius Caesar and the rise of Caesarism; the rise of Augustus and the formation of the Empire; relations of the Empire to the Christian church; the decline of the Empire; and the reigns of the emperors Diocletian, Constantine, and Theodosius. The contributions of Rome in the fields of political, constitutional, and legal thought and institutions are stressed.
Prerequisite: HIST 153 Western Civilization to the Renaissance.
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