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Courses at the 200-level

HIST 200: The Nature of Historical Inquiry

This first course in the major introduces students to the tools of historical inquiry, the nature and evaluation of sources and evidence, and the conceptual framework of historical interpretation.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of one of the following: HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, or 161; or consent of department chair
HIST 201: U.S. History to 1877

The development of the United States from its colonial origins to the end of Reconstruction is surveyed.
4 credit hours

HIST 202: U.S. History from 1877 to the Present

The development of the United States from the rise of industrialization to the present is surveyed.
4 credit hours

HIST 204: Global History since 1500

Global history from 1500 to the present is surveyed. Identities and contributions of diverse world civilizations are explored, highlighting issues in the economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental domains.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of one of the following: HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, or 161; or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
HIST 261: Russian Identity: Between East and West

The problematic construction of Russian national identity over the past millennium is analyzed. Emphasis is on the tensions among Russian, Western, and other conceptions of identity, and the Russian response to modernization.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3
HIST 262: Social Issues in Technology

Selected problems that arise from the development and implementation of new technology are studied. Included are the social, economic, political, and ethical considerations that inform public policy decisions regarding technology.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3
HIST 263: Christianity in Global Perspective

Christianity is explored from its origin to the present. Emphasis is on the interaction of religion and culture, society, and institutions as Christianity expanded beyond the Mideast through Western culture and other cultures.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3
HIST 264: Religious Resurgence and Democratic Politics

The relationship between religious resurgence and democratization in the contemporary world is explored by examining the political significance of the monotheistic commitment in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3
HIST 265: Confict Resolution: Africa and the World

Conflict and conflict resolution in Africa and various parts of the world since 1945 are compared. Political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental dimensions of violent strife are explored.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3
HIST 266: Globalization in Historical Perspective since 1500

This course critically examines the traditional approach to the "rise of the West" as an inevitable historical process by exploring the essential contributions of diverse world civilizations to contemporary globalization.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3
HIST 267: Europe and Beyond: Historical Reminiscences

An interdisciplinary examination of historical events since 1700 through the lens of men's and women's memoirs, autobiographies, fiction, and film.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS, and 45 credit hours
HIST 268: Civil Rights and National Liberation Movements

This course emphasizes a global approach to American history that places movements of national liberation, exemplified by Vietnam, Cuba, and Guinea Bissau, and the American Civil Rights movement, in context.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS, and 45 credit hours
HIST 269: Jazz and Civil Rights: Freedom Sounds

This course explores the evolution of jazz from bebop through free jazz, emphasizing the relationship between music and social change, in particular the civil rights movement, domestically and internationally.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS, and 45 credit hours
HIST 272: Globalization 15th Century to the Present

This course examines the traditional interpretation of the "Rise of the West" as an inevitable historical process by exploring the essential contributions of diverse global societies to contemporary globalization.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS, and 45 credit hours
HIST 273: Latin America and Globalization, 1492-Present

A history of globalization's impact on Latin America from 1492 to the present through a cross-cultural analysis of the interactions of Latin America with Europe, Africa, and Asia.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS, and 45 credit hours
HIST 275: Russia from Beginning to End

Course highlights major events in Russian civilization such as the Mongols, tsars, imperial Russia, Soviet communism, World War II, and Russia today, through art, architecture, history, literature, and music.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FYW, FYS and at least 45 credits.

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