Summer 2017 - Undergraduate Courses

 

Four Week Session 1 – May 10 – June 5, 2017

                                                                                                                                                         

AFRICAN HISTORY


HISTORY 3301 HISTORY OF MODERN WEST AFRICA POST 1800
3 Cr. Hrs.

This intensive reading and discussion course on modern West Africa focuses on important themes that are crucial for understanding the transformation of the region from the period of European colonial rule to the independence era.  These themes include the process of decolonization, nation-building, post-independent political and economic crises, issues of regional economic integration, current engagements with China and the U.S. and the process of democratization. 

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            On-line                        Kobo, O.

Assignments:
Assignments will include a number of multiple choice quizzes, a 3-page paper and a final exam.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group Africa, post-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                         

 

AMERICAN HISTORY  


HISTORY 1151 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION TO 1877
3 Cr. Hrs.

The political, constitutional, social, and economic development of the United States from the colonial period through the era of Reconstruction.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Wood, J.

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


HISTORY 1152 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION SINCE 1877
3 Cr. Hrs.

This course surveys the political, constitutional, social, and economic development of the U.S. from the Era of Reconstruction to the present. 

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Vrevich, K.

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


HISTORY 1152 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION SINCE 1877
3 Cr. Hrs.

This course surveys the political, constitutional, social, and economic development of the U.S. from the Era of Reconstruction to the present. 

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
11:25-2:35       MWF                           Schoof, M.

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

 

ANCIENT HISTORY


HISTORY 2201 ANCIENT GREECE & ROME
3 Cr. Hrs.

Comparative historical analysis of ancient Mediterranean civilizations in the Near East, Greece, and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Fall of Rome.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
2:50-6:00pm   MWF                           McCarthy, B.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group Europe, pre-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                           


HISTORY 2213 THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN CITY                                                     
3 Cr. Hrs.

Cities in the ancient Near East, Greece & Rome, with an emphasis on their physical form and historical importance.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Tadlock, S.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group Europe, pre-1750 for the history major.  
                                                                                                                                                         

ASIAN & ISLAMIC HISTORY


HISTORY 2351 EARLY ISLAMIC SOCIETY, 610-1258
3 cr. Hrs.

Origins and early development of selected fundamental Islamic institutions in their historical and cultural context.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Perego, E.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group Middle East, pre-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                           


HISTORY 2353 THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE 1914
3 Cr. Hrs.

A specialized study of the political, social and cultural history and evolution of Islamic civilization since 1914.  The course will examine the impact of outside power on the Middle East, as well as the region’s responses to modernity, political, socioeconomic and cultural change; ideological strategy; Islamic identity and globalization; and changes in media of communication.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Torunoglu, G.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group Middle East, post-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                           


HISTORY 2401 HISTORY OF EAST ASIA IN THE PRE-MODERN ERA
3 Cr. Hrs.

History 2401 is an introduction to the societies and cultures of pre‑modern China, Korea, and Japan, the countries that make up the geographical and cultural unit of East Asia.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Curzon, D.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group, East Asia, pre-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                          

 

EUROPEAN HISTORY


HISTORY 1211 WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO THE 17TH CENTURY
3 Cr. Hrs.

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

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Vanderpuy, P.

Prerequisites & Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study and diversity global requirement for the GE.                                                                                                                                                          


HISTORY 1212 WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS 17TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
3 Cr. Hrs.

Political, scientific, and industrial revolutions; nationalism; the two World Wars; the decline of empires; the Cold War.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Powell, J.

Prerequisites & Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study and diversity global requirement for the GE.                                                                                                                                                           


HISTORY 2204 MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
3 Cr. Hrs.

In this course, we will study fundamental events and processes in European politics, war, economics, intellectual thought, culture, and society from the French and Industrial Revolutions to the present. 

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Cahn, D.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills historical study GE & Group Europe, post-1750 for the history major.


HISTORY 2220 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY      
3 Cr. Hrs.

Introduces students to the historical study of Christianity as a religious tradition.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Sutherland, S.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills historical study GE & Group Global, pre-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                           


HISTORY 2475 THE HOLOCAUST
3 Cr.Hrs.

Study of the state-sponsored murder of millions of Jews and non-Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Freeman, N.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills historical study GE & Group Europe, post-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                         

 

MILITARY HISTORY


HISTORY 2550 THE HISTORY OF WAR
3 Cr. Hrs.

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.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Fenton, H.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group Global, post-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

THEMATIC HISTORY


HISTORY 2630 HISTORY OF MODERN SEXUALITIES  
3 Cr. Hrs.

In-depth analysis of particular topics in the history of modern sexualities throughout the world.

Time               Meetings Days             Instructor
On-line           on-line                          George, A.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills historical study & Group Global, post-1750 for the history major.                                                                                                                                                           


HISTORY 2800 INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE OF HISTORY
3 Cr. Hrs.

This course is an introduction to the craft of history.  The primary goal of the course is to provide students with insight into the nature of historical inquiry and the historical profession.  Through this online course, we will consider several broader questions confronting the historian; the nature of historical evidence, the boundaries of the discipline of history, and the possibility of historical objectivity.  The course comprises several written assignments and projects that you will be asked to complete and share with your peers via Carmen.  In these assignments, you will be asked to explore and assess different approaches to history, and consider the validity and use of a variety of sources and methods for historical research.

Time               Meetings Days             Instructor
On-line           on-line                          Beach, A.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: This course is required for all students declaring a Major in history, students must earn a “C” or higher to have it count on the history major. It may not be used for GE Historical Study requirement.                                                                                                                                                         

 

WORLD HISTORY


HISTORY 1682 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
3 Cr. Hrs.

Comparative survey of the world’s major civilizations and their interconnections from 1500-present.

Time               Meetings Days             Instructor
On-line           on-line                          Bolanos, I.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills historical study GE & Group Global, post-1750 requirement for the history major.                                                                                                                                                           


HISTORY 2650 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1914  
3 Cr. Hrs.

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.

Time               Meetings Days             Instructor
On-line           on-line                          Larson, R.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills historical study GE & Group Global, post-1750 requirement for the history major.                                                                                                                                                           

 

Four Week Session 2 – June  6 – June 30, 2017

                                                                                                                                                         

 

WORLD HISTORY


HISTORY 1681 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 1500
3 Cr. Hrs.

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

Time               Meetings Days             Instructor
12:00-2:20      MTWR                         Beshay, M.

Prerequisites and Special Comments: 
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.                                                                                                                                                             


HISTORY 2642 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
3 Cr. Hrs.

Comparative survey of the world’s major civilizations and their interconnections from 1500 to the present.

Time               Meetings Days             Instructor
On-line           on-line                          Lang, K.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement & Group Global, post-1750 requirement for the history major.                                                                                                                                                       


HISTORY 2702 FOOD IN WORLD HISTORY
3 Cr. Hrs.

This course explores food and drink from prehistory to present.  We will examine the roles of food and drink in all aspects of human lives from human evolution to religion, politics, commerce, class, war, and national identity.  Students will learn both how food has shaped history and how history can help us understand modern food systems, modern diets, and their associated environmental and health costs.  The course will place particular emphasis on the interaction between material and cultural factors in history. 

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
11:25-2:35       MWF                           White, S.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the Historical Study GE requirement & Group Global, post-1750 category for the history major.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Four Week Session 3 – July 3 – July 28, 2017

                                                                                                                                                         

 

AMERICAN HISTORY


HISTORY 1151 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION TO 1877
3 Cr. Hrs.

The political, constitutional, social, and economic development of the United States from the colonial period through the era of Reconstruction.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Paxton, S.

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

                                                                                                                                                         

 

Six Week Session 1 – May 10 – June 19, 2017

 

EUROPEAN HISTORY


HISTORY 1212 WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS 17TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
3 Cr. Hrs.

Political, scientific, and industrial revolutions; nationalism; the two World Wars; the decline of empires; the Cold War.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Watson, M.

Prerequisites & Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study and global diversity requirement for the GE.                                                                                                                                                           

 

Six Week Session 2 – June 20 – July 28, 2017

                                                                                                                                                         

AFRICAN HISTORY


HISTORY 3306 HISTORY OF AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY
3 Cr. Hrs.

This intensive reading and writing class will examine the origins and spread of Christianity in Africa, with a specific focus on the processes by which the interactions between Christian doctrines and indigenous African belief systems produced what we call, African expressions of Christianity.  We will attempt to explain, in the words of Terr Haar, “How [the Christian] God became African.”  Historians once studied Christianity in Africa either as a tool of colonial oppression & alienation, or as a platform for cultural appropriation and resistance against colonial rule.  Today, most historians approach the study of African Christianity as a genuine spiritual expression and the site for mutual cultural borrowing and appropriations between African and Western cultures.  This new approach stemmed from the increasing presence of Pentecostal Churches and Born-again Christianity across sub-Saharan Africa.  These faiths have reformulated the Christian doctrine to conform to the need of Africans without violating orthodoxy, and in the process undermined the influence of the established mission-oriented churches such as the Catholic Church & the various Protestant faiths that seemed too concerned about putative syncretism encouraged by the Pentecostals.  The faith-based and miracle-centered Pentecostal movement emerged from local initiatives as well as external impetus, thus producing a hybrid African Christianity that appealed to urban masses.  Today, Christianity is growing faster in Africa than in the Western world, and Africans are taking Christianity back to the Western world.  The course will therefore not only help students understand the history of Christianity in Africa, but also the transformation of the faith across the globe.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            On-line                        Kobo, O.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE & Group Africa, pre or post-1750 for the history major.

                                                                                                                                                          

EUROPEAN HISTORY


HISTORY 2202 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL HISTORY
3 Cr. Hrs.

This is an introduction to Medieval History from the late Roman empire to the early sixteenth century.

 Time               Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            On-line                        McGough, F.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills historical study GE & Group Europe, post-1750 for the history major.

 

Eight Week Session 1 – May 10 – June 30, 2017

 

LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY


HISTORY 1101 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION TO 1825
3 Cr. Hrs.

History 1101 is an introductory survey of early Latin American history from Pre-Columbian times through independence (1825) that assumes no previous study of the region. The course will focus on a series of historical problems including:  European expansion and the indigenous civilizations of America, the formation of a new “colonial” society, problems of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, and colonial economic and political structures.  Our goal is to convey some basic knowledge about Latin American societies during this period and to provide an interpretive framework for understanding the historical changes taking place.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
On-line            on-line                         Anthony, D.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the historical study GE requirement.                                                                                                                                                           

THEMATIC HISTORY


History 4005 Research Seminar in Early American History
3 Cr.  Hrs.

This undergraduate research seminar will focus on student production of research projects based on a variety of primary and secondary sources in the field of early American history. We will emphasize research processes and skills, the location and effective use of collections, the analysis of historical problems and sources, framing appropriate research questions, proposal and draft writing, and both critiquing the work of others and benefiting from others’ critical comments.  Students will also develop and practice presentation skills.

Time                Meeting Days              Instructor
10:00-12:20     TR                               Irwin, R.

Assignments:
Evaluation will be based on active participation, a research proposal, short papers, critiques of classmates’ work, rough drafts, the final paper (20-25 pages), and a presentation.

Prerequisites and Special Comments:
This course fulfills the RESEARCH seminar requirement for the history major.                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

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