2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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HS 110 History and Popular Culture 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

An introduction to the ways in which modern popular culture uses, abuses, and plays with history in comparison to historical scholarship. A variety of topics and media can be explored such as on-line gaming, television and Hollywood, role playing, strategic games, etc.

HS 120 Turning Points in History 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

This class provides a sustained examination of a major event, or related events, with substantial long-term ramifications. The course focuses on interpreting the role of said event(s) in history and society. Possible events include the glorious revolution, the abolition of slavery, the conquests of Tamerlane, the crusades, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or the ratification of the constitution.

HS 130 Globalization and You 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

This course focuses on historical developments which created the modern, globalized world. It deals with patterns of interaction, and explores how these patterns were influenced by geography, technology, politics, and religion by providing a framework for understanding the historical developments as interrelated phenomena. In addition to examining the current manifestations of the processes, the course will engage students in thinking critically about their place in globalization.

HS 135 History Virtual Tours 3-4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter

The course utilizes a variety of technologies for students to engage with historical virtual tours. This course introduces students to types of history, historical sources, historical interpretation, and digital literacy.

Notes: Available for an additional research credit; students must be registered for the three-credit course before signing up for the additional credit. This additional credit must be added separately.
HS 201 World History to 1520 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

This course in world history focuses on the changing patterns of interaction among the world's peoples from ancient times into the early modern era. The course examines these interactions in terms of trade, ideas and religion, and politics. The world history course aims to provide a framework for understanding the historical developments as interrelated phenomena and to explain the apparent disparities in today's world in terms of their historical roots.

Notes:

HS 201 repeats HS 101 History of Western Civilization to 1600, which is a course that is no longer offered.

HS 202 World History since 1400 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

This course in world history focuses on the changing patterns of interaction among the world's peoples from the early modern era to the present. The course examines these interactions in terms of trade, ideas and religion, and politics. The world history course aims to provide a framework for understanding the historical developments as interrelated phenomena and to explain the apparent disparities in today's world in terms of their historical roots.

Notes: HS 202 repeats HS 102 History of Western Civilization Since 1600.
HS 205 Great Lakes Maritime History 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
The broad scope of Great Lakes maritime history, particularly the development and operation of Great Lakes sail and steam vessels, trade patterns, cargo, cargo handling, increased role of the federal government, harbor and navigation development, lighthouses, life-saving, shipwrecks and the role of women. Also examines maritime museums, current issues and research sources and methods.
HS 221 The United States to 1865 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

Survey of early American history from the colonial period through the Civil War. Emphasis on political developments within a broad economic, social and cultural context.

Notes: HS 221 repeats HS 126 The United States to 1865.
HS 222 The United States Since 1865 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

Survey of recent American history from reconstruction to the present. Political, economic, social, cultural, educational and diplomatic facets of the American experience are emphasized.

Notes: HS 222 repeats HS 127 The United States Since 1865.
HS 233 Native American History 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
Study from origins to the present. Central theme is the persistence of Native American ethnic identity in the face of white conquest and efforts at elimination or assimilation.
HS 245 The American West 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
Development and settlement of the trans-Mississippi west from the mid-19th century to the present. Myths and realities are contrasted in order to understand and appreciate the role of the West in the past and present and its influence on the American character.
HS 251 Latin American History 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department

Introduction to the development of culture, society and values through a study of pertinent topics from the colonial origins to the present.

HS 252 History of the Middle East since 600 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department

Introduction to the political, social, economic, intellectual and artistic history of the Arabic-speaking peoples from the seventh century to the present. The religious history of Islam and the Islamic way of life is intrinsic to the course.

HS 253 The Ancient Mediterranean World 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department

This course traces the interactions among societies bordering on the Mediterranean Sea from prehistoric times to the 600s C.E. These societies both competed and cooperated with one another in cultural exchanges, politics, and economics. Includes the empires of ancient Mesopotamia and Persia, the kingdoms of Egypt, the kingdoms in Palestine, the Greek city-states, the Hellenistic kingdoms, the later Persian empires, and the Roman Empire.

HS 254 History of Africa 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department

Survey of the history of the continent. Consideration of pre-colonial African peoples, cultures and ecology particularly the Medieval savannah Empires. Emphasis on 19th-century imperial rivalries, the rise of nationalism and the creation of present day independent states.

HS 255 History of Asia 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department

This broad survey of the history of Asia explores the largest and most populated continent in the world. While the regional emphasis may vary, it serves to introduce students to broad issues in Asian history.

HS 263 Canadian History and Culture 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: Completion of a 100- or 200- level history course.

Survey of geography, history and culture of the land and nation known as Canada, from the earliest encounters of Europeans with the First Nations peoples to the present, with considerable emphasis on contemporary Canada.

Notes: Formerly HS 363 Canadian History and Culture.
HS 273 LGBT History 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information

An introduction to the historical development of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) social, cultural and political identities and movements. Investigation of the development of discussions and discourses relevant to homosexuality as well as transgender issues, primarily in 19th- and 20th-century North America.

HS 283 American Women's History 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
The story of American women. Emphasis on the accomplishments and contributions of women in history, on understanding the historical relationship between women and men and on the individual perception associated with these relationships.
HS 292 African American History 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department

An overview of African American history in the United States with particular emphasis on such topics as the slave experience, the civil rights movement and significant contributions to the nation’s history.

HS 295 Special Topics in History 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department

Investigation of a significant topic or problem in history. Content varies depending upon the intention of the instructor and the needs of the student.

Notes: May be repeated if topic differs.
HS 304 The Middle Ages 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: Completion of a 100- or 200- level history course.
Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire (300 A.D.) to the beginning of modern civilization with the Renaissance (1400 A.D.). Topics include the barbarian invasions, Carolingian times, feudalism, the growth of the Catholic church, the crusades, philosophy and the arts.
HS 307 Themes in Early Modern Europe 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: Completion of a 100- or 200- level history course.
The course provides in-depth study both in terms of content and historiography of major themes in early modern European history. Topics may include overseas expansion, reform of religion, the royal state, the intellectual revolution, society and economy in the pre-industrial age, and the French Revolution. The topic and approach will vary according to the instuctor. Notes: May be repeated if topic differs.
HS 308 Themes in Modern Europe 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: Completion of a 100- or 200- level history course.

The course provides in-depth study both in terms of content and historiography of some of the main themes in modern European history, 1815 to the present. Topics may include industrialization and its consequences, the creation of the modern nation state, the new imperialism, the road to war, the age of total war, and post-war Europe. The topic and the approach will vary according to the instuctor.

Notes: May be repeated if topic differs.
HS 311 Central European Culture and Civilization 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: Completion of the Written English Competency or instructor permission. If part of a study abroad, instructor permission, and completion of all OIA documents.

A multidisciplinary introduction to the culture and civilization of central Europe, loosely defined as the lands of the Hapsburg Empire, and a comprehensive view of the historical, geographical, political and economic factors which have helped shape today’s central Europe.

Notes: Cross-listed as GR 311. When offered as HS 311X, a mandatory field experience abroad will be required.