Current Courses

 

A complete list of history courses with descriptions can be found here.

Courses with an *asterisk* also satisfy General Education requirements.

More information on the four-level curriculum structure can be found here.


Fall 2018  

Spring 2019


Fall 2018

Courses by Level

Courses by Subject/Region

General Education Courses

 

Courses by Level

Introductory Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors


2000-Level Courses

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

This course covers the history of the medieval period from the transformation of the Roman era through the end of the fifteenth century. This class will focus on themes like religious growth and change, the development of medieval social structures and institutions, and cultural interactions between Europe and its neighbors.

Satisfied the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Lindsay Doyle

An examination of political, economic, and social aspects of the recent past, including post-World War II readjustments, the Cold War, the Kennedy years, the Vietnam trauma, and the downfall of the “imperial presidency.” 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  William Kuby


3000-Level Courses

This course provides a broad survey of the political, cultural, and social history of Ancient Rome from its founding to its transformation in the fifth century C.E. Topics covered include art, philosophy, and literature; the rise of bureaucratic government; the Roman economy; and life under the emperors. May be registered as CLAS 3120. Credit not allowed in both HIST 3120 and CLAS 3120.

Instructor:   Kira Robison

This course surveys the history of Russia with emphasis on the modern period. Topics covered include imperialism, absolutism, the Enlightenment, industrialization and its impact, as well as the revolutions and rise of Soviet Russia.

Instructor:  Boris Gorshkov

This course surveys the history of the modern civil rights movement by examining protests tactics, the impact of the Cold War, white mass resistance, and federal legislation; grassroots and charismatic leadership, white mass resistance, and the political, cultural, transnational legacies of the movement.

Instructor:  Susan Eckelmann Berghel

This course will examine the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and its relations with the countries of that region from 1789 through the present.

Instructor:  Annie Tracy Samuel

A course on interpreting European history.

Instructor:  Charles Perry

A course on interpreting world history

Instructor:  Carey McCormack

A course on interpreting world history.

Instructor:  Julia Cummiskey


4000-Level Courses

A seminar primarily intended for advanced majors in history or a related field. Focusing on specific topics in American, European, or World history, the course will help students master topics such as historiographical debate, analysis of historical evidence, and current historical methodologies.

Topic for Fall 2018:  History of Manners and Civility, 1500-1800.  Readings will explore the "civilizing" of manners and personality in the West and investigate how this process was related to 1) the formation of states, and 2) the development of capitalism.

Instructor:  James Guilfoyle

A course on sexuality in Chattanooga. 

Instructor:  William Kuby

A course on World War II memories in east Asia.

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

Designed to provide practical experience with the materials and problems encountered by history professionals outside the traditional academic setting. Placements will be arranged on an individual basis.

Faculty Supervisor:  Michael Thompson

Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. 

Faculty Supervisor:  Susan Eckelmann Berghel


Courses by Subject/Region

U.S. History Courses

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding 

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

An examination of political, economic, and social aspects of the recent past, including post-World War II readjustments, the Cold War, the Kennedy years, the Vietnam trauma, and the downfall of the “imperial presidency.” 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  William Kuby

This course surveys the history of the modern civil rights movement by examining protests tactics, the impact of the Cold War, white mass resistance, and federal legislation; grassroots and charismatic leadership, white mass resistance, and the political, cultural, transnational legacies of the movement.

Instructor:  Susan Eckelmann Berghel

This course will examine the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and its relations with the countries of that region from 1789 through the present.

Instructor:  Annie Tracy Samuel

A course on sexuality in Chattanooga. 

Instructor:  William Kuby


European History Courses

This course covers the history of the medieval period from the transformation of the Roman era through the end of the fifteenth century. This class will focus on themes like religious growth and change, the development of medieval social structures and institutions, and cultural interactions between Europe and its neighbors.

Satisfied the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Lindsay Doyle

This course provides a broad survey of the political, cultural, and social history of Ancient Rome from its founding to its transformation in the fifth century C.E. Topics covered include art, philosophy, and literature; the rise of bureaucratic government; the Roman economy; and life under the emperors. May be registered as CLAS 3120. Credit not allowed in both HIST 3120 and CLAS 3120.

Instructor:   Kira Robison

This course surveys the history of Russia with emphasis on the modern period. Topics covered include imperialism, absolutism, the Enlightenment, industrialization and its impact, as well as the revolutions and rise of Soviet Russia.

Instructor:  Boris Gorshkov

A course on interpreting European history.

Instructor:  Charles Perry

 

World History Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will examine the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and its relations with the countries of that region from 1789 through the present.

Instructor:  Annie Tracy Samuel

A course on interpreting world history.

Instructor:  Carey McCormack

A course on interpreting world history.

Instructor:  Julia Cummiskey

A course on World War II memories in east Asia.

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

 

Core & Departmental Courses

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

A seminar primarily intended for advanced majors in history or a related field. Focusing on specific topics in American, European, or World history, the course will help students master topics such as historiographical debate, analysis of historical evidence, and current historical methodologies.

Topic for Fall 2018:  History of Manners and Civility, 1500-1800.  Readings will explore the "civilizing" of manners and personality in the West and investigate how this process was related to 1) the formation of states, and 2) the development of capitalism.

Instructor:  James Guilfoyle

Designed to provide practical experience with the materials and problems encountered by history professionals outside the traditional academic setting. Placements will be arranged on an individual basis.

Faculty Supervisor:  Michael Thompson

Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.

Faculty Supervisor:  Susan Eckelmann Berghel

 

General Education Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

This course covers the history of the medieval period from the transformation of the Roman era through the end of the fifteenth century. This class will focus on themes like religious growth and change, the development of medieval social structures and institutions, and cultural interactions between Europe and its neighbors.

Satisfied the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Lindsay Doyle

An examination of political, economic, and social aspects of the recent past, including post-World War II readjustments, the Cold War, the Kennedy years, the Vietnam trauma, and the downfall of the “imperial presidency.” 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  William Kuby

 


Spring 2019

Courses by Level

Courses by Subject/Region

General Education Courses

 

Courses by Level

Introductory Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

 

2000-Level Courses

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

This course surveys important themes and developments of European history from the beginning of the French Revolution to approximately the turn of the twenty-first century. Topics covered may include the balance of power in Europe and international relations; the rise of imperialism; the spread of industrial society; the problems of world wars and reconstruction; the decline of European colonial systems, and the diplomacy of the Cold War. 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Boris Gorshkov

This course examines the emergence of modern nations from the rich and diverse cultures of East Asia and their transformations since 1600, with particular focus on China, Japan, and Korea. The course analyzes linkages within Asia and with other regions. This course focuses on how modernity, imperialism, and nationalism shaped each area and the region. 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

 

3000-Level Courses

An examination of shifting perceptions of gender and sexuality over the course of United States history. Topics include ideas about interracial romance, sex censorship, the eugenics movement, the development of LGBT identities, shifting marital and familial norms and the development of feminist thought. May be registered as WSTU 3420. Credit not allowed in both HIST 3420 and WSTU 3420.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Thought, Values, and Beliefs 

Instructor:  William Kuby

This course surveys the history of Japan from about 1600 to the present. It explores the political, economic, social, and cultural histories of Japan, as well as Japan’s place in East Asia and the world. Topics include the Tokugawa class system and ideology, famine, international trade and urban culture, Meiji reforms, foreign policy, migration, political movements, imperialism, colonial Okinawa, Taiwan, and Korea, WWII, U.S. Occupation, postwar social change, and Japan’s role as an economic superpower.

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

In this course we will explore fiction and film as primary sources for understanding twentieth-century United States history. We will look at specific eras of U.S. history through the vantage point of the literature and cinema that emerged from those eras. Throughout the semester we will think about how these art forms reflected contemporary social and political values, and sought to address and remedy societal problems. We will also contemplate what the popularity of various literary and cinematic works can tell us about Americans’ cultural tastes throughout the decades. As we proceed, we will engage with a wide variety of artistic genres, and we will contemplate the many ways in which fiction and film can inform our understandings of the American past.

Instructor:  William Kuby

A thematic or comparative course that centers on the United States.

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

This course explores the history and historiography of the Mediterranean Sea from approximately the fifth century to the onset of European colonialism in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We will learn about the interactions and relationships between North Africa, Southern Europe, and Western Asia across the sea that both united and divided them. We will also investigate this region through a variety of historical perspectives, such as travel, slavery, gender, and religion. Due to the breadth of the topic, these subjects aren’t meant to be exhaustive—rather we will approach this class as a series of case studies geared to direct students into examination of themes that are appropriate for all historical study. 

Instructor:  Kira Robison

This course analyzes the historical development of England since the so-called Glorious Revolution of 1688. While most of our attention will be on England, it should be remembered that England was part of a larger united kingdom, which also came to include Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The focus of the course will be on the evolution of a nation which was many things—among them an imperial island, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and the site of the transition of a political system from a monarchy to a Parliamentary system which ultimately embraced democratic ideals. One of the aims of the course is to break down the dividing walls between political, social, and intellectual history.

Instructor:  Charles Perry

World history of the Indian Ocean includes the history of South and Southeast Asia with thematic focuses on piracy, trade, migrations (forced and voluntary), science and technology, colonization, world wars, decolonization, and contemporary issues such as sex trafficking and the South China Sea dispute. As a diverse and active area of global exchange for several millennia, the Indian Ocean was a region of cross-cultural exchange and encounters between numerous civilizations from the earliest times of human migrations. This class will include multicultural field trips, original research, and a high impact learning class on primitive skills used by peoples in the Indian Ocean for centuries. This course also fulfills requirements for non-Western history for the history major.

Instructor:  Carey McCormack

This course surveys the relationship between science and religion in the western world from antiquity to the twentieth century. We will examine general trends in scientific inquiry (for example, early Christian attitude towards nature) as well as famous episodes (such as Galileo's analysis of the solar system and the Scopes Trial). Some of the questions we will discuss include the following: Were science and religion at odds with one another, closely intertwined, or separated? Did religious upheavals and scientific developments cause their relationship to change? What role has politics played in this relationship? And how did science become so highly respected as a source of objective information?

Instructor:  Charlotte Moy

 

4000-Level Courses

A seminar primarily intended for advanced majors in history or a related field. Focusing on specific topics in American, European, or World history, the course will help students master topics such as historiographical debate, analysis of historical evidence, and current historical methodologies.

Topic for Spring 2019:  Queenship and Female Power in the Tudor Age

Focusing on Mary I, Elizabeth I, and Mary, Queen of Scots this course explores early modern female rule within the broader context of gender, political authority, culture, and monarchy.  This 4000-level history capstone course pays particular attention to the tumultuous relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, but moves beyond standard biographical details to explore the unique difficulties each queen faced in constructing power in a patriarchal society. 

Instructor:  Michelle White

An advanced colloquium. 

Instructor:  James Guilfoyle

This course examines the modern history of Iran with a focus on the period from 1800 to the present.

Instructor:  Annie Tracy Samuel

Designed to provide practical experience with the materials and problems encountered by history professionals outside the traditional academic setting. Placements will be arranged on an individual basis.

Faculty Supervisor:  Michael Thompson

 

Courses by Subject/Region

U.S. History Courses

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding 

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

An examination of shifting perceptions of gender and sexuality over the course of United States history. Topics include ideas about interracial romance, sex censorship, the eugenics movement, the development of LGBT identities, shifting marital and familial norms and the development of feminist thought. May be registered as WSTU 3420. Credit not allowed in both HIST 3420 and WSTU 3420.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Thought, Values, and Beliefs 

Instructor:  William Kuby

In this course we will explore fiction and film as primary sources for understanding twentieth-century United States history. We will look at specific eras of U.S. history through the vantage point of the literature and cinema that emerged from those eras. Throughout the semester we will think about how these art forms reflected contemporary social and political values, and sought to address and remedy societal problems. We will also contemplate what the popularity of various literary and cinematic works can tell us about Americans’ cultural tastes throughout the decades. As we proceed, we will engage with a wide variety of artistic genres, and we will contemplate the many ways in which fiction and film can inform our understandings of the American past.

Instructor:  William Kuby

A thematic or comparative course that centers on the United States.

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

 

European History Courses

This course surveys important themes and developments of European history from the beginning of the French Revolution to approximately the turn of the twenty-first century. Topics covered may include the balance of power in Europe and international relations; the rise of imperialism; the spread of industrial society; the problems of world wars and reconstruction; the decline of European colonial systems, and the diplomacy of the Cold War. 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Boris Gorshkov

This course explores the history and historiography of the Mediterranean Sea from approximately the fifth century to the onset of European colonialism in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We will learn about the interactions and relationships between North Africa, Southern Europe, and Western Asia across the sea that both united and divided them. We will also investigate this region through a variety of historical perspectives, such as travel, slavery, gender, and religion. Due to the breadth of the topic, these subjects aren’t meant to be exhaustive—rather we will approach this class as a series of case studies geared to direct students into examination of themes that are appropriate for all historical study. 

Instructor:  Kira Robison

This course analyzes the historical development of England since the so-called Glorious Revolution of 1688. While most of our attention will be on England, it should be remembered that England was part of a larger united kingdom, which also came to include Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The focus of the course will be on the evolution of a nation which was many things—among them an imperial island, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and the site of the transition of a political system from a monarchy to a Parliamentary system which ultimately embraced democratic ideals. One of the aims of the course is to break down the dividing walls between political, social, and intellectual history.

 

Instructor:  Charles Perry

This course surveys the relationship between science and religion in the western world from antiquity to the twentieth century. We will examine general trends in scientific inquiry (for example, early Christian attitude towards nature) as well as famous episodes (such as Galileo's analysis of the solar system and the Scopes Trial). Some of the questions we will discuss include the following: Were science and religion at odds with one another, closely intertwined, or separated? Did religious upheavals and scientific developments cause their relationship to change? What role has politics played in this relationship? And how did science become so highly respected as a source of objective information?

Instructor:  Charlotte Moy

An advanced colloquium. 

Instructor:  James Guilfoyle

 

World History Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

This course examines the emergence of modern nations from the rich and diverse cultures of East Asia and their transformations since 1600, with particular focus on China, Japan, and Korea. The course analyzes linkages within Asia and with other regions. This course focuses on how modernity, imperialism, and nationalism shaped each area and the region. 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

This course surveys the history of Japan from about 1600 to the present. It explores the political, economic, social, and cultural histories of Japan, as well as Japan’s place in East Asia and the world. Topics include the Tokugawa class system and ideology, famine, international trade and urban culture, Meiji reforms, foreign policy, migration, political movements, imperialism, colonial Okinawa, Taiwan, and Korea, WWII, U.S. Occupation, postwar social change, and Japan’s role as an economic superpower.

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

World history of the Indian Ocean includes the history of South and Southeast Asia with thematic focuses on piracy, trade, migrations (forced and voluntary), science and technology, colonization, world wars, decolonization, and contemporary issues such as sex trafficking and the South China Sea dispute. As a diverse and active area of global exchange for several millennia, the Indian Ocean was a region of cross-cultural exchange and encounters between numerous civilizations from the earliest times of human migrations. This class will include multicultural field trips, original research, and a high impact learning class on primitive skills used by peoples in the Indian Ocean for centuries. This course also fulfills requirements for non-Western history for the history major.

Instructor:  Carey McCormack

This course examines the modern history of Iran with a focus on the period from 1800 to the present.

Instructor:  Annie Tracy Samuel

 

Core & Departmental Courses

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

A seminar primarily intended for advanced majors in history or a related field. Focusing on specific topics in American, European, or World history, the course will help students master topics such as historiographical debate, analysis of historical evidence, and current historical methodologies.

Topic for Spring 2019:  Queenship and Female Power in the Tudor Age

Focusing on Mary I, Elizabeth I, and Mary, Queen of Scots this course explores early modern female rule within the broader context of gender, political authority, culture, and monarchy.  This 4000-level history capstone course pays particular attention to the tumultuous relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, but moves beyond standard biographical details to explore the unique difficulties each queen faced in constructing power in a patriarchal society. 

Instructor:  Michelle White

Designed to provide practical experience with the materials and problems encountered by history professionals outside the traditional academic setting. Placements will be arranged on an individual basis.

Faculty Supervisor:  Michael Thompson

 

General Education Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding 

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

This course surveys important themes and developments of European history from the beginning of the French Revolution to approximately the turn of the twenty-first century. Topics covered may include the balance of power in Europe and international relations; the rise of imperialism; the spread of industrial society; the problems of world wars and reconstruction; the decline of European colonial systems, and the diplomacy of the Cold War. 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Boris Gorshkov

This course examines the emergence of modern nations from the rich and diverse cultures of East Asia and their transformations since 1600, with particular focus on China, Japan, and Korea. The course analyzes linkages within Asia and with other regions. This course focuses on how modernity, imperialism, and nationalism shaped each area and the region. 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

An examination of shifting perceptions of gender and sexuality over the course of United States history. Topics include ideas about interracial romance, sex censorship, the eugenics movement, the development of LGBT identities, shifting marital and familial norms and the development of feminist thought. May be registered as WSTU 3420. Credit not allowed in both HIST 3420 and WSTU 3420.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Thought, Values, and Beliefs 

Instructor:  William Kuby