Summer 2021 Undergraduate Courses

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History 1102- Latin American History since 1825

Instructor: Staff
Days/Time: Online
Session: 4-wk Session 3

Description: Latin American political, social, economic, and cultural history from independence (1825) to the present focusing on neo-colonialism, instability, underdevelopment, militarism, and minorities.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. Not open to students with credit for 172. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 1151- American History to 1877

Instructor: Wood, J
Days/Time: Online
Session: 4-wk Session 1

Description:  This course provides a survey of American history from the Age of Encounter to the Reconstruction period.  It covers the social, economic, cultural, political, and diplomatic history of the American peoples. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 151 or 2001.


History 1152 American History since 1877

Instructor: Stieb, J.
Days/Time: Online
Session:  4-wk Session 1 & 2

Description:  From the aftermath of the Civil War to the 2000s, this course offers a sweeping survey of American history since 1865.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 152 or 2002.


History 1211-European History

Instructor: Parker, G.
Days/Time:
Lecture: Online

Recitations: M 9:20-10:25 am
                    M 10:40-11:45 pm
                    M 12:00-1:05 pm
Session: 8-wk Session 1

Description:  Ancient Civilizations (Near East, Greece, Rome) barbarian invasions, medieval civilizations (Byzantium, Islam, Europe); Renaissance and Reformation.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 111 or 2201; 2202; 2203 or 2205.


History 1212- Western Civilization, 17th Century to Present

Instructor: Douglas, S.
Days/Time: Online
Session:  4-wk Session 1

Description Welcome to History 1212! In this online course we will be using political, social, economic, cultural, and military history to examine the history of Europe from approx. 1500 – Present. During this time Europe underwent a series of monumental movements, revolutions, and political events that put it on the path to the dynamic but cataclysmic 20th century. More abstractly, you as the student will learn how much of our past depends a great deal upon the confluence of small minutiae coming together to produce results often out of step with their seeming importance. After all, history is complex and the answers to problems are not always obvious and simple; big events do not always have major causes but are often the result of a collection of small elements interacting at a specific time and place to generate a previously unexpected outcome. We will therefore lean about the various events and circumstances that made Europe what it is today.

Assigned Readings:
Course textbook
Misc. primary sources
Online lectures/supplementary videos

Assignments:
Weekly quizzes
Group Discussions

Prerequisites and Special Comments: This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.  Not open to students that have credit for History 112; 2202; 2203; 2204 or 2205.


History 1681- World History to 1500

Instructor: Honchell, S.
Days/Time: Online TBA 
Session: 6-wk Ses 1

Description:  Comparative survey of the world's major civilizations and their interconnections from the beginnings of human civilization through 1500.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 181 or 2641. This course is available for EM credit. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 2015- History of American Criminal Justice

Instructor: Roth, R.
Days/Time: Online
Session: 8-wk Ses 2

Description: Crime and punishment are among the most important issues in contemporary America.  This course offers an introduction to the historical study of crime in the United States from colonial times to the present.  It highlights changes in criminal behavior and in the ways Americans have sought to deter, punish, and rehabilitate.  Primary topics include historical patterns of violence, the role and organization of the police, and the evolution of punishment in theory and practice.  This course also emphasizes differences in crime and punishment by region, class, ethnicity, gender, and age.  Topics will include riots, homicide, capital punishment, organized crime, gangs, prisons, policing, jurisprudence, and official violence.

Readings:
Walker, Samuel (1998) Popular Justice: A History of American Criminal Justice, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 0-19-507451-3 (paper)

Robert Perkinson (2010) Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire. Picador. ISBN-10: 0312680473 ISBN-13: 978-0312680473 (paper)

Butterfield, Fox (1995) All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence. New York: William Morrow. 0-380-72862-1 (paper)

Quinones, Sam (2015) Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. New York: Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 13: 978-1620402528

Assignments:

Discussion and Attendance (10% of grade)
Quizzes on the Readings and Lectures (20% of grade)
Midterm and Final Examinations (25% and 25% of grade)
Research Notes and Short Essay (notes 20% of grade): You will be asked to turn in your research notes (5 pages minimum of notes, and 2 pages minimum on the essay, double spaced). The assignment is described later in the syllabus. The assignment is also available on Carmen, along with samples of excellent notes written by past students in the class.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. Not open to students with credit for 375. GE historical study course.


History 2204- Modern European History

Instructor: Staff
Days/Time: Online
Session: 6-wk Ses 1

Description: Examination of selected themes from the history of Modern Europe from the French Revolution to the Present.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 1212. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 2210- Classical Archaeology

Instructor: Shimoda, K
Days/Time: Online
Session: 6-wk Ses 2

Description:

This course is a survey of Classical Archaeology, the material culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The course will focus primarily on the archaeology of Ancient Greek civilization and Roman civilization. We will also be discussing the material culture of related civilizations, such as Ancient Egypt and Byzantium, in this class.

Assigned Readings: 

Gates, Charles. Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Second edition. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Other readings provided on Carmen.

Assignments: 

Weekly quizzes and discussion

Archaeological paper or project (student choice)

Final exam

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. Not open to students with credit for 306, Clas 2301 (240), or HistArt 2301 (306). GE cultures and ideas and historical study and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in Clas 2301 and HistArt 2301.


History 2402- History of East Asia in the Modern Era

Instructor: Haydar, M.
Days/Time: Online
Session: 4-wk Ses 1

Description:  Introduction to the transformation of societies and cultures of modern China, Korea, and Japan from the 17th century to the present.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. Not open to students with credit for 142. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 2550- History of War

Instructor; Vanderpuy, P.
Days/Time: Online
Session: 4-wk Ses 3

Description: A survey of the main concepts and issues involved in the study of war in world perspective, using case studies from prehistoric times to the present.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 380. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 2650- The World Since 1914

Instructor:
Days/Time: Online
Session: 4-wk Ses 3

Description: Global perspective on major forces that shaped the world since 1914. Provides students with factual knowledge and a critical interpretive framework for responsible global citizenship.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 2700- Global Environmental History

Instructor: Harris, J.
Days/Time: Online
Session:  6-wk Ses 2

Description:  In this course, we explore how humans have shaped the environment and how the environment has shaped human history from the paleolithic to the present. Our topics will be diverse in range and scale and range from the earliest uses of fire to plagues to climate change. We will pay particularly close attention to the relationship between humans and the environment and the influence of/impacts on the various “spheres” of our planet: the atmosphere (focusing on climate change and pollution); the biosphere (ecological changes, human-animal interactions, and the role of micro-organisms), the cryosphere (the role of glaciers and ice-ages in the development of civilization); and the hydrosphere (human interactions with oceans, lakes and rivers).

Along the way we will focus on how some of the world’s major civilizations changed their environment, how nature limited their development, and how they coped—or failed to cope—with the environmental problems that civilizations inevitably produce. Students will also learn the essential background to major environmental issues and consider how history might (or might not) help us confront environmental challenges in the present and future.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. GE historical study and soc sci human, nat, and econ resources and diversity global studies course.


History 2702- Food in World History

Instructor: Cahn, Dylan
Days/Time: Online
Session: 8-wk Ses 1

Description: Survey of the history of food, drink, diet and nutrition in a global context. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 2800- Introduction to the Discipline of History

Instructor: Conklin, A.
Days/Times: TuTh 10:20 -12:25 pm
Session: 8-wk Ses 2

Description: Investigation of the methods and analytical approaches historians use to understand the past.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx.


History 3014- Gilded Age to Progressive Era, 1877-1920

Instructor:  Susner, L.
Days/Time: Online
Session: 4-wk Ses 3

Description: History 3014 is an advanced undergraduate course that will examine U.S. social, political, cultural, and foreign policy history from 1877-1920, including the New South, the West and Populism, industrialization, immigration, urbanization, imperialism, and the Spanish-American War, Progressivism, and World War I.  We will investigate this period through the lens of primary sources and secondary sources, including several books.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  Prereq: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 564. GE historical study and diversity soc div in the US course.


History 3030- History of Ohio

Instructor: Coil, W.
Days/Time: Online
Session: 8-wk Ses 2

Description: This course will survey the economic, social, and political development of the geographic area that became Ohio from the Native American period to the present. We will explore three themes in particular:  the role of disruptive technology and creative destruction in shaping Ohio’s past; the critical junctures at which Ohio might have become something entirely different from what it became; Ohio’s connection to the wider world through geography, technology, demography, economics, and politics.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  This course fulfills Group North America, post-1750 for the history major or it can fulfill the historical study GE requirement.   


History 3270- History of World War 1

Instructor: Douglas, S.
Days/Time: Online
Session: 6-wk Ses 2

Description: In this course, we will focus on the origins, course, and historical implications of one of the most significant turning points in modern world history: the First World War. Often called “The Great War,” the conflict that broke out in the summer of 1914 and lasted for over four bloody, grinding years altered forever the global balance of power; cultural attitudes both inside and outside of Europe; domestic and international political relationships; and basic economic principles that had governed for centuries. Although the war began as a primarily-European conflict, fighting took place in the Middle East, Africa, the Atlantic, and Asia. As such, we will examine the war as a global conflict, considering both the specific aspects of the battles themselves as well as their broader social, political, and cultural context. The course will explore these events and then contemplate the role that World War I played in forming the modern world as we know it.

Assigned Readings:
Hew Strachan, The First World War
Misc. online primary/secondar sources
Online lectures/supplementary videos

Assignments:
Weekly quizzes
Group Discussions
WWI monograph dissection

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. GE historical study course.


History 3301- History of Modern West Africa, post 1800

Instructor: Kobo, O.
Days/Time: Online
Session: 4-wk Ses 1

Description: This course explores some major themes in the history of modern West Africa from 1800 to the Present. We will begin by explaining the emergence of modern West Africa countries from the era immediately preceding the colonial conquest, to the emergence of contemporary West Africa states at the end of colonial rule. We will focus on exploring the political, social and economic factors that shaped and continue to shape the region’s history. The course is organized around three major historical periods—the late precolonial, the colonial era and the post-independence. We will select and emphasize only a few themes such as (i) the end of the slave trade and the expansion of colonial settlements that led to colonial conquests and colonial rule; (ii) the role of West Africans in the two world wars; (iii) the struggles leading to independence from colonial rule; (iv) and the struggles to create politically stable and economically vibrant sovereign nations amidst cold war conflicts and global economic crises. We will also examine some aspects of the region’s vibrant culture such as evident in music, fashion and sports. Students should leave this course with the ability to engage in well-informed discussions about modern West Africa and to be able to use the knowledge acquired to guide them in understanding the history of the continent as a whole.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: Prereq: English 1110.xx and any History 2000-level course, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 3306- History of African Christianity

Instructor: Kobo, O.
Day/Time: Online
Session: 8-wk Ses 1

Description: This distance-learning seminar will explore the diverse ways Africans have adopted Christianity throughout their history. As we traverse the history of Christianity on the continent from antiquity to the present, we will pay close attention to the processes of conversion and expansion, and how Africans adapted the Christian faith to meet their own social, political and spiritual needs, and to develop a unique social, intellectual and spiritual identity that scholars can identify as “African Christians” or “African Christianity.” Although, as we will discover, Christianity has been in Africa earlier than many parts of Western Europe, we will focus mostly on the period since 1500, after a brief overview of the classical era. We will examine some major themes such as the role of Africa in the formation of Christian doctrines (during the classical era), the emergence of pre-19th century churches, the spread of mission-Christianity during and after the nineteenth century, the uneasy relationship between colonial rule and missionaries, the growth of African Independent Churches (AIC) in the twentieth century, the resurgence of Pentecostal evangelism, and the ways by which Africans today are contributing in reviving Christianity in the Western world through Africans’ engagements with the global Pentecostalism movement. Although we will consider some elements of continuity between Africa and Europe with regards the processes of conversion and expansion of the faith, the emphasis will be on the development of African expressions of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Prerequisites and Special Comments: Prereq: English 1110.xx and any History 2000-level course, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.


History 4675- Seminar in World/Global/Transnational History

Instructor: Roth, R.
Days/Time: Online
Session:  Smmr Trm

Description: The course will study the history of violence from the earliest human societies to the present, focusing on theories that scholars have developed to explain violence in its various forms (homicide, genocide, terror, sexual assault, suicide, etc.). We will study historical, scientific, and social scientific debates over the causes of violence, as well as the techniques historians and forensic archaeologists use to estimate the nature and extent of violence in particular societies. The goals of the course are for each student to improve their mastery of research techniques and to write an original, sophisticated research essay, 20 to 25 pages in length, on a particular topic on the history of violence.

Assignments:

Discussion and Participation: (10 percent)
Quizzes: (5 percent)
Research prospectus                              10%
Research bibliography                           10%
Research notes                                      30%
First draft of research paper                    10%
Second draft of research paper                25%

Prerequisites and Special Comments:  History 2800: Introduction to the Discipline of History