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Troy Paddock
CHAIRPERSON
Engleman C 205
(203) 392-5639, (203) 392-5619 – Fax (203) 392-8835
paddockt1@SouthernCT.edu
Department Secretary: (203) 392-5718

Stephen Amerman, Professor
Polly Beals, Associate Professor
Siobhan Carter-David, Assistant Professor
Nikolaos Chrissidis, Professor
Steven Judd, Professor
Darcy Kern, Assistant Professor
Julian Madison, Associate Professor
Marie McDaniel, Associate Professor
Virginia Metaxas, Professor
Byron Nakamura, Associate Professor
Troy Paddock, Professor
Christine Petto, Professor
Thomas Radice, Associate Professor
Troy Rondinone, Professor
Jason Smith, Assistant Professor
Michele Thompson, Professor
Heather Vrana, Assistant Professor

MAJOR IN HISTORY

Liberal Arts and Secondary Education Programs

The major in history provides a fundamental knowledge of societies and their cultures. Students study the origins, nature, and effects of historical change. They also learn the language and methodologies that historians employ in their analysis of the human experience.

The history major may be undertaken to attain professional, academic, or cultural objectives, including preparation for graduate study and careers in teaching, business, government and many other professions. There are two undergraduate degree programs in the History Department: the B.A. degree in History and the B.S. degree in History (required for certification).

The specific professional requirements for Initial Teaching Certification in Connecticut are listed in the secondary education section of the School of Education. Passing of Praxis® II is one of the prerequisites for student-teaching. Students who do not pass the exam will need to switch to the B.A. degree program.

The department offers the following:

History, B.A.
History 7-12, B.S.
Minor in History

HIS 100 - Western Civilization I

Survey of Western Civilization from the Neolithic period through the Renaissance and Reformation.Topics include: the ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians, the Ancient Greeks and Romans, Medieval Europe, and the Renaissance and Reformation.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 101 - Western Civilization II

Survey of Western Civilization from the Renaissance and Reformation to modern times. Topics include: The Age of Discovery, the French Revolution, the emergence of nationalism, the colonial and imperial eras, the wars of the 20th century, and the Cold War.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 104 - Islamic Civilization

Survey of the history of the Islamic world from 600 C.E. to present. Topics include the rise of Islam, the creation of an Islamic empire, the spread of Islam beyond the Near East, the development of Islamic law, theology, and ritual, and Islam in the modern world.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 105 - Introduction to Southeast Asia: Southeast Asia to 1500.

Introduction to the history of the 10 countries of contemporary Southeast Asia. Examines artistic, geological, ecological, economic, linguistic, literary, medical, political, and religious patterns of the pre-modern period, ca. 500 B.C.E. to 1500 C.E. Serves as an introduction to modern Southeast Asia and its relationship to other regions of the world.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 106 - East Asia to 1850

Survey of East Asian history from the Bronze Age to the nineteenth century. Topics include the social, political, intellectual, and religious trends of pre-modern East Asian nations, and their increasing contact with the West. Serves as an introduction to upper division courses in East Asian history.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 110 - United States History I

America from the Colonial period to Reconstruction. Emphasis is on political, social, economic, and cultural developments. Students taking either HIS 110 or HIS 111 will not receive credit for HIS 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 111 - United States History II

America from Reconstruction to the present time. Emphasis is on political, social, economic, and cultural developments. Students taking either HIS 110 or HIS 111 will not receive credit for HIS 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 112 - U.S. History

Economic, social, political, and cultural developments from the 17th century to the present. Students taking HIS 112 will not receive credit for HIS 110 or HIS 111.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

HIS 127 - Colonial Latin America

Latin American from pre-Columbian times to Independence. Examines the lives of Europeans, indigenous, and African people before the Conquest and after the Encounter through written texts, films, art, music, and dance. Conquest of Mexico, Conquest of Brazil, the Columbian Exchange, uprisings and rebellions, the Catholic church, slavery, family, gender, sex, honor, the Bourbon Reforms, and Independence movements.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 128 - Modern Latin America

Latin America from the Revolutions to the present.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 145 - History of Africa

African history from 1000 A.D. to the present. Important kingdoms, international trade, and cultural development in tropical (sub-Saharan) Africa stressed. The 19th and 20th centuries emphasized, including African responses to colonialism.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

HIS 150 - Critical Thinking Through Historical Biography

Development of critical thinking, writing, and reading skills through the examination of a selection of historical individuals, whose representations are analyzed through standard historical literary sources, film, and art. Students investigate historical individuals and their relations to their historical contexts through the critical analysis of primary and secondary sources.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 200 - Historical Methods and Materials

Examination of problems in historical analysis and interpretation. Emphasis on historical reasoning, research, and writing. Consideration of methodological approaches and historical materials.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 201 - U.S. History Through Film

As primary documents of their time, films are studied to illuminate the historical era in which they were made. They also are used to demonstrate how films can reflect many of the distortions, inaccuracies, and myths about America’s past.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

HIS 202 - European History Through Film

European political, social, and intellectual history reflected in films of various countries.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 204 - History of American Family

Studies changing roles and relationships within the American family in its many forms and examines the relationship between government, society, and the family, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter Session 2014

HIS 210 - U.S. Black History

The origins of the black migration to American and contributions of black men and women in American historical development.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 211 - History of Criminal Justice in the Americas

Examination of the evolution of criminal justice in the Americas.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 220 - Sports in U.S. History

An examination of the history of organized sports and their cultural and social impact in the U.S.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

HIS 221 - Ancient History: Classical Greece and Rome

The social and political history of the Classical world from the origin of the Greek city-state to the empire of Rome under Julius Caesar. Topics include tyranny and democracy in Classical Greece, the Republic of Rome, and the creation of the Roman Empire.

Prerequisite(s): HIS 100.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 222 - Medieval Europe

Society, culture, and institutions of Europe during the Middle Ages. Topics include theories of economic collapse and recovery, problems of Church and State, monasticism, heresy, feudalism, and the creation of modern Europe.

Prerequisite(s): HIS 100.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 231 - England from Romans to Cromwell

The social, constitutional and political changes as England progressed from a number of small, semi-independent states to a well-organized national monarchy. Anglo-Saxon England; the Norman conquest and the newly-developed Norman form of government; the rise of parliamentary government and the emergence of a modern, bureaucratically controlled government taking England through its religious reformation are major areas.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

HIS 232 - England and the British Empire

The dramatic constitutional crises of the 17th century. The Puritan movement, the development of Parliament, the industrial age, and expansion of the empire are major topics. The problems of an industrialized state moving toward democratic control are stressed in the last section of the course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 235 - The Holocaust

Examines the origins, development, and consequences of the Nazi attack on European Jews. Important questions about the motives, options, and experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and bystanders of the Holocaust. Reading, discussing, and writing about surviving primary sources. Historical debates around questions of guilt, responsibility, anti-Semitism, racism, faith, resistance, and memory.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 238 - The Italians

Civilization in Italy from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. The continuing development of Italian society, especially the creative forces in the arts, literature and thought, in the great epochs and centuries from the Quattrocento to date, and its impact upon the Western world.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

HIS 239 - Spain and Portugal

Development of the Iberian nations from their prehistoric origins through their place in the contemporary world. Special emphasis is placed on the predominant role played by Spain in Europe and the world in the early modern era (1400-1650).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 241 - The Modern Middle East

History of the Middle East from ca. 1500 C.E. through World War II. Topics include the rise and fall of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires, the impact of colonialism and world trade, and the emergence of nationalism and fundamentalism.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 242 - Imperial Russian and Soviet History, 1800-1991

Examines the major political, social, and cultural developments, and assesses their impact on European and world history. Emphasis on the Great Reforms, the role of the intelligentsia, the February and October revolutions of 1917, and the Stalin era.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 247 - Early Modern France

Governmental, societal, and cultural developments in France from 1400-1815. Influence of the intellectual movements from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment of French society and culture. The relationship between Church and State and the rise of a bureaucratic government. Political, social, and economic tensions surrounding the end of the old regime.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

HIS 248 - American Constitution in Historical Perspective

The American Constitutional System — written and unwritten — from its origins to 1953. Issues surrounding the evolution of constitutional and legal structures; rights and remedies; the content of justice; the organization of government and the sociopolitical impact of significant political and judicial decisions are examined in historical context. This course may be taken for American Political Foundations credit.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

HIS 249 - Freedom and Order: The Recent American Constitution

The American Constitution from the school desegregation crisis to the present day. Issues regarding the development of constitutional and legal structures; civil rights and civil liberties; updating the Bill of Rights; privacy and gender; the justice system; expansion of government and abuse of power; the American political process; and the impact of contemporary executive, judicial, and legislative decisions are examined and evaluated.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 256 - The City in U.S. History

Study of the city and its impact upon American society. Attention is given to the European municipal inheritance and the American colonial town during the 17th and 18th centuries, but the primary focus is upon the 19th century industrial city and the 20th century metropolis.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 257 - American Indian History to 1850

Surveys the histories of the First Peoples of North America (north of Mexico) from earliest times up to the mid-1800s.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 258 - American Indian History since 1850

Surveys the histories of the First Peoples of North America (north of Mexico) from the mid-1800s to the present day.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 259 - Digital New Haven Project

Use of digital tools and historians' research methods to contribute to digital history projects about New Haven that increase understanding of the city's historic sites of political, social, commercial, cultural, and national importance and the histories of its neighborhoods and residents.

Prerequisite(s):

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

HIS 260 - American Revolution

An examination of the origins, events, and consequences of the American struggle for national independence and republican government. Exploring the lives of men and women: rich and poor, slave and free, Indian and settler, nothern and southern, Loyalist and Patriot, soldier and pacifist, within this struggle. Includes discussions on why the colonies revolted, the legacy of the Revolution, and its meaning to ordinary Americans.

Prerequisite(s): HIS 110 and ENG 112.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

HIS 262 - Connecticut

Public perception of Connecticut and its past portrayed in museums, landscapes, and popular media; understanding the role narrative, authors and audience play in the construction of our state's history; useful for future teachers, librarians, archivists, and curators in Connecticut. All class meetings will be held at pulic history locations around Connecticut (students must provide transportation).

Prerequisite(s): 3 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

HIS 285 - Careers in History

Exploration of careers in History; meet with professionals outside of academia; prepare application materials; and learn how to choose next step after graduation.

Prerequisite(s): BA-History Program and 9 credits in HIS

1.5 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 298 - Special Topics

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of history.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 300 - The Vietnam War Era

Historical, cultural, social, and geopolitical aspects of the first and second Indochina Wars. Attention to French Colonial issues; Vietnamese anti-colonialism; military strategy and major battles; U.S. international and domestic concerns; and the effect on American society of America’s involvement in Indochina.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 301 - The Roman Empire

The politics, personalities, and society of imperial Rome from the settlement of Augustus to the fall of Rome. Topics include the imperial peace, the rise of Christianity, and the decline and fall of the empire in the West.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 304 - Renaissance and Reformation

Development of medieval institutions under the stimuli of growing capitalism and technology, new geographical discoveries, and the rediscovery of the ancient world.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 307 - Europe in the 19th Century

The major socio-political movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including the age of Metternich, the rise of nationalism, the impact of European imperialism, and the meaning of World War I.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

HIS 309 - Issues in Global History

Ideas, events, and movements that changed the Non-Western world. Discussion of selected places and concepts from multiple perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 311 - Who Built America? 1500-1928

History of workers and work in America from 1500 up to the Great Depression. Focus is on experiences of different groups of workers and labor regimes, including indentured servitude, slavery, “women’s work,” and wage work. Origins and rise of capitalism as well as rise of the labor movement are also analyzed.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

HIS 312 - Who Built America?1929-Present

History of workers and work in America from the Depression through present. Focus is on the momentous changes in the socio-economic landscape since the 1930’s and the efforts of diverse groups of workers to cope with and adapt to them. Examines the rise of the AFL-CIO as well as radical alternatives, the rise and fall of the industrial workplace, the onset of service – and technology – sector jobs, and the efforts of working people to achieve broader racial and gender equality.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 313 - English Origins of American Law

The English Constitutional - Legal System from the Anglo-Saxon period to its completion in 1715. History of the primary public and private institutions of governance, including the Common Law and Justice; Writs, Rights, and Remedies; Royal Courts and Local Administration; Kingship and Prerogative Powers, Parliament and Policy; Private Land Tenures and Property Rights; Church and State; Application of English precedent to American practice.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

HIS 315 - American Roots

A study of the family as a major institution in American culture, and examination of immigration and migration patterns of several ethnic and racial groups. Discussion of the effects of historical forces upon ordinary people; problems associated with prejudice and assimilation; tracing the changing roles of women, men, and children; utilizing different kinds of records and evidence to write a three generational family history.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

HIS 316 - History of Ancient Greece

The political and social history of ancient Greece, from the Minoan and Mycenaean periods to Roman annexation in BC 146.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 317 - History of Rome from its Origins to Caesar

The history of ancient Rome and the Roman Republic, from the founding of the city of the Civil Wars and the dictatorship of Caesar.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 318 - Women in American History 1620-1890

Examines the variety of experiences of groups of American women and presents a broad outline of major social, economic, political, legal, and cultural changes in women’s lives from the 17th through the late 19th centuries.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 319 - Women in American History 1865 - Present

Examines the variety of experience of groups of American women and presents a broad outline of major social, economic, political, and cultural changes in women’s lives from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 320 - History of the Indochina Wars 1965-1993

History of the Indochina Wars in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam from the introduction of U.S. ground troops in March 1965 through the U.N. sponsored elections in Cambodia 1993. Discusses the international political arena, domestic dissent, military strategy and tactics, and the results of the Indochina Wars for the Indochinese peoples.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS of which 3 credits must be HIS 300.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 330 - Religion and Society in the Byzantine Empire

The evolution of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the social, cultural, and political contexts of the Byzantine Empire.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

HIS 340 - The Crusades

History of the crusades from the 11th century through the fall of the last Latin state in the Middle East in 1291. Discusses why crusading became a central agenda for European leaders, the theological implications of religious violence, and the significance of political and cultural exchanges between crusaders and Middle Eastern peoples.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 341 - Islamic Fundamentalism

History of Islamic reform movements as intellectual/theological phenomena and as sociopolitical organizations. Includes discussions of pre-modern roots of Muslim fundamentalist thought and of contemporary groups, both reactionary and progressive.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 342 - 20th Century China

The political developments in 20th century China from the National Revolution of 1911 through the years of Nationalist rule and the birth of the People’s Republic of China to the present.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 343 - Modern Eastern Europe

Examines the history of Eastern Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics include nationalism, the formation of nation states, modernization, war, and Soviet overlordship.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

HIS 349 - Dress in Recent U.S. History: Lives and Times of Ten Iconic Fashions

Exploration of the meanings of iconic fashions as symbols of American identity. Examines the histories of ten iconic American fashions and their relationships to notions of gender, cultural pride, freedom, affluence, youth, health, power, conformity, and dissent. Focus on the prevalence of these fashions in relation to social and culture movements in the period between the counterculture and social revolution of the 1960s and the twilight of the millennium, as this era represents the "end of fashion" - a relaxation of dress norms that impacted all demographics of American society. Special treatment is given to one fashion icon, the blue jean, as a sartorial symbol that adapted well to all of the modes and seasons of style in American culture.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 350 - Colonial U.S. History I

Study of Spanish, French, Dutch as well as English efforts to settle the New World. Certain key problems such as the London Company’s settlement of Virginia, the expulsion of Roger Williams from Massachusetts Bay, Bacon’s Rebellion, the Colonial wars with France, the growth of English Imperial policies, the cultural development of the Colonies, the coming of Revolution, and the struggle for independence are given special attention.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 352 - The Early Republic

The launching of the new government under the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of 1787; the establishment of America’s place among the nations; the emergence of political parties; the beginning of westward expansion and the shaping of the distinctive American character.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 353 - The Era of Civil War and Reconstruction

Nineteenth century America: 1848-1877. Focus on the sectional conflicts of the 1850s, the Civil War and its consequences, and the issues of reunion and race-relations during Reconstruction.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 354 - The New Nation: 1865-1918

Political, economic and social developments in the United States beginning with Reconstruction through the rise of big business and the progressive era.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

HIS 355 - America Between Two Wars: 1919 to 1945

The “lost” peace of 1919-1920, the politics and culture of the 1920’s, the onset of the Great Depression and the policies of the Hoover Administration, the New Deal, the breakdown of the peace, American policy up to Pearl Harbor, and American participation in World War II with special attention given to the home front.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

HIS 357 - Recent American History: 1945 to the Present

The beginning of the Cold War with special attention to its domestic effects, political and cultural problems through the 1960’s, and intellectual developments since the end of World War II.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

HIS 358 - American Frontiers

Examines the histories of the multiple frontiers that have existed in North America, from those created by American Indians prior to 1492 to those developed by various European nations – and offshoots of European nations (e.g., the USA) – after 1492. Also assesses the ways in which Americans have used and interpreted their frontier histories.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 359 - American Environmental History

History of the interactions between people and the environment in North America from before European contact to the present. Assesses the changes over time in human cultural views of nature, the actions those views encouraged, and the consequences of those actions for people as well as the environment.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 360 - U.S. Foreign Policy I

American foreign policy from 1776-1895 with emphasis on the place of cultural attitudes, geographic location, English cultural heritage and slow evolution of the machinery and philosophy of foreign policy.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

HIS 361 - U.S. Foreign Policy II

U.S. foreign policies from 1895 to the present. Emphasis is on imperialistic practices, wars, measures to secure the peace, world organizations, the method of establishment, and presidential foreign policies from McKinley to the present.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

HIS 363 - New England: 1620-1860

The political, economic, and social forces which existed in New England and their contributions to the growth of the American democratic process.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

HIS 365 - Hawaiian History

Survey of the ancient and contemporary indigenous cultures of Hawaii and Hawaiian interactions with colonial and imperialist powers over time. Topics include ancient Hawaiian society and culture, the rise of the Hawaiian monarchy, and the formation of Hawaii as an American territory and state.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 367 - The 20th-Century World

Ideas, events, and movements that changed the world for better and for worse. Analysis of select problems and controversies from multiple perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 373 - Bourbons, Revolution and Napoleon: France 1789-1870

The period 1789-1871 includes the study of the Revolution, Napoleonic France, the Congress of Vienna, the Restoration, Louis-Philippe and the July Monarchy, Louis Napoleon, the Second Republic and the Second Empire, the Franco-Prussian War, clericalism, royalism, and intellectual contributions.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 375 - Themes in Russian History to 1800

Russian history from its beginnings to 1800. Examines the major geographic, economic, social, political, and cultural factors that have shaped the history of Russia to 1800.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 376 - Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

Exploration of Alexander the Great’s conquest of the Persian Empire and the rise of the Hellenistic kingdoms until the advent of Rome (ca. 404 B.C.E.–31 B.C.E.). Topics include the fall of the Greek polis, the formation of the Hellenistic manarchies, and “Hellenism” (Greek Culture) within the contexts of Macedonia, the Near East, Egypt, and Central Asia. Lecture format with periodic discussion/debates on various histriographic issues.

Prerequisite(s): HIS 100 plus 6 additional credits of HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 378 - Early China

Chinese history from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the first century B.C.E. Special emphasis on the political, social, intellectual, and religious history of the Warring States Period, the Qin dynasty, and the Western Han dynasty.

Prerequisite(s): 6credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 398 - Special Topics

Examination of developmetns, issues, and/or creative work in the field of history.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 409 - Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective

A comparative analysis of the causes and implications of ethnic conflict. Case studies from Europe, Asia, and Africa are examined to illustrate the topics of ethnicity, race, and nationalism.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

HIS 410 - U.S. Social and Intellectual History

U.S. social and intellectual development from Colonial days to the present.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

HIS 438 - The Evolution of Science to 1900

The growth of the scientific process and of scientific knowledge with special emphasis on the 250 years beginning with the scientific revolution and on the contributions of the men and women who were the architects of this growth.

Prerequisite(s): Two courses in the sciences (one physical science, one biological or earth science), a course in world history and 6 credits in HIS.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 450 - Narrative History: Telling the Story of Our Past

Narrative approach to history and its implications for today's society. Analysis of a single event in the past, and creation of a new narrative using multimedia. Evaluation of the ethical and civic consequences of those interpretations.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 485 - Seminar in History

The tools necessary for becoming an historian are presented by the methodologies of noted American and European historians. Required of all majors.

Prerequisite(s): HIS 200 and 18 additional credits in HIS and senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 490 - Social Science — Secondary School

Current practices in teaching social studies including an examination of teaching materials and resources. For teacher- certification candidates only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 494 - Student Teaching — History

Guided observation and supervised student teaching in grades 7–12 in cooperating schools.Ten-week course.

Prerequisite(s): HIS 490.

9 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 496 - Student Teaching Seminar — History

Discussion of educational issues, in particular those raised by students’ experiences in the field. Design, analysis, and reflection on teaching techniques to be used in the field and implementation of findings.

Prerequisite(s): HIS 490. Corequisite: HIS 494.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

HIS 497 - History Internship

A supervised public history internship in museum work, historic preservation, historical societies, libraries, or other history-related fields in public or private institutions. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

1 to 12 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 499 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

JST 235 - The Holocaust

Examines the origins, development, and consequences of the Nazi attack on European Jews. Important questions about the motives, options, and experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and bystanders of the Holocaust. Reading, discussing, and writing about surviving primary sources. Historical debates around questions of guilt, responsibility, anti-Semitism, racism, faith, resistance, and memory.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

JST 241 - The Modern Middle East

History of the Middle East from ca.1500 C.E. through World War II. Topics include the rise and fall of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires, the impact of colonialism and world trade, and the emergence of nationalism and fundamentalism.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017