HISTRY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HISTRY 102    INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES    GH Diversity    3 u
An interdisciplinary introduction to the history, literature, art, and religion of Native Americans designed for students seeking a basic understanding of American Indians.  Emphasis will be given to the contemporary scene.

HISTRY 124     AMERICAN HISTORY     GH         3 u
An introduction to the study of American history with emphasis on the evolution of economic, political, social and cultural values and institutions from colonization through the Civil War era.

HISTRY 125     HISTORY OF MODERN AMERICA     GH         3 u
A study of the United States from 1877 to the present, analyzing the socio-economic, political and intellectual forces that have shaped contemporary values, problems and institutions. This course taken in conjunction with HISTRY 124 provides a complete American history survey.

HISTRY 130     THE EAST ASIAN TRADITION     GH         3 u
An introduction to the intellectual, social, and political traditions of China and Japan up to about 1800. The course will analyze the Confucian tradition, Chinese administrative systems, and the dynastic cycle. Japanese cultural and political development will also be discussed.

HISTRY 131     EAST ASIA SINCE 1800     GH     3 u
A survey of China and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in both of these countries.

HISTRY 141     MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY    GH/Diversity         3 u
A critical examination and analysis of the status and role of Black Americans in the United States since 1865.
Unreq: AFRIAMR 141

HISTRY 150      ATLANTIC  HISTORY      GH         3 u
This course explores the historic Altantic community from the Columbian era to 1870. It examines the process which drew together the history of four continents, Europe, Africa, North and South America as a result of the commerce, migrations, and imperial rivalries initiated by the Columbian encounter.
 

HISTRY 154     WESTERN CIVILIZATION     GH         3 u
An examination of the social, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped Western civilization from early ancient Mediterranean cultures to the eighteenth century.

HISTRY 155     HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE     GH         3 u
A study of European civilizations from the eighteenth century to the present, analyzing the social, economic, political and intellectual forces that have shaped contemporary values, problems and institutions. This course taken in conjunction with HISTRY 154 provides a complete survey of Western civilization.

HISTRY 165     FROM NEWTON TO THE NUCLEAR AGE: HISTORY OF WESTERN SCIENCE SINCE 1600     GH         3 u
An exploration of the history of modern science in the Western world, with emphasis on the Scientific Revolution; evolutionary theory and its impact on religion and society; links between science and technology; the emergence of "big" science and the professional scientist; gender, race, and science.

HISTRY 190     NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY    GH         3 u
This course will examine human interaction with the natural environment in North American between roughly 1400 and the present. Special attention will be paid to the twentieth century. It will also explore the ways in which people have historically defined, used, and modified nature to suit their needs and interests.

HISTRY 200     HISTORICAL METHODS         3 u
This course provides an introduction to two crucial elements of the contemporary study of history: the history of writing history and the use of computers in the history profession. In addition to reading selections from representative historians and analyzing their theories of history, students will be introduced to a range of computer-based communications, research, writing, and data analysis techniques.
Prereq: Six units in history (may include GENED 120) or consent of instructor.

HISTRY 300     AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY TO 1763     GH         3 u
A study of the political, economic, religious, social and cultural developments of the American colonies with emphasis on the seventeenth century.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons instr.

HISTRY 301     REVOLUTION AND CONFEDERATION 1763-1789         3 u
A study of the revolutionary generation and of the political, economic and social developments of the new nation to 1789.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons instr.

HISTRY 304     THE AGE OF CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION 1850-1877     GH         3 u
A study of the United States between the Compromises of 1850 and 1877, analyzing the issues leading to war, the internal and military problems of the Union and Confederacy and the myths and realities of Reconstruction.
 Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons instr.

HISTRY 305/505     INDUSTRIAL AMERICA 1877-1919         3 u
A study of the United States from the Compromise of 1877 through World War I, emphasizing the origins, growth and problems of, and response to, industrialism and new trends in American foreign policy.

HISTRY 306/506     AMERICA IN PROSPERITY,  DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II, 1919-1945       3 u
An analysis of the political, economic and social trends in the United States during the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and American participation in World War II.

HISTRY 307     RECENT AMERICA, 1945 TO THE PRESENT    GH         3 u
A study of American society, diplomacy, economics, and politics from the end of World War II to the present.
 

CHICANO 310     HISTORY OF CHICANOS IN THE U.S.: 19TH CENTURY ROOTS AND 20TH CENTURY DEVELOPMENT        3 u
(See Chicano Studies)

HISTRY 311     WISCONSIN HISTORY         2 u
A study of Wisconsin from its first settlement to the present day with emphasis upon the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.

HISTRY 313     WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY I: 1600- 1875    GH         3 u
A study of women and gender in American history, 1600- 1875. The course focuses on topics of work, family and political activism. Particular attention is given to the diverse and inter-related experiences of women of different race and ethnic groups.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor.

HISTRY 314     WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY II: 1875 TO THE PRESENT    GH         3 u
A study of women and gender in American history, 1875 to the present. The course focuses on topics of work, family and political activism. Particular attention is given to the diverse and inter-related experiences of women of different race and ethnic groups.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor.

HISTRY 315     WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY     GH         3 u
A study of the experiences of women and the role of gender in American history from the colonial era to the present. The course focuses on topics of work, family, sexuality and politics. Emphasis is placed on differences in women's experiences based on race, ethnicity, class and region.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor.

HISTRY 316     UNITED STATES SOCIAL HISTORY TO 1865     GH         3 u
This course explores the everyday life of Americans from the outset of colonization through the Civil War. Emphasis is given to European, African, and Native American adjustment to the New World, changes fostered by the American Revolution and the expansion of a market economy, and matters of race, class, and gender.
Prereq: Sophomore standing and successful completion of GENED 120 (U.S. Experience in a World Context) or the consent of the instructor.

HISTRY 317     UNITED STATES SOCIAL HISTORY  1865 TO THE PRESENT   GH         3 u
A study of the transformation of the United States from an agrarian and producer-based society to an industrial and consumer-based society. The course examines the ways in which class, race, ethnicity, gender and region have shaped American society and contributed to diversity in the American experience.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor.

HISTRY 324/524     AMERICAN INDIAN  HISTORY    Diversity         3 u
A study of the role of the Native American in United States History with special emphasis on Indian policies of the colonizing nations, United States government policies, Indian cultures and contemporary problems and issues.
Prereq: GENED 120 or 3 units of history or cons instr.
 

HISTRY 326/526     HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN FROM 1800         3 u
A comparative historical study examining women's experiences in representative societies in the modern world (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the North Atlantic World). The course focuses on themes of work, family and politics. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which women have shaped and been affected by economic modernization, colonialism, political change, traditional views of gender and feminism.

HISTRY 335     VIRTUAL HISTORY: WORKING  WITH COMPUTERS AND HISTORY       3 u
This course is designed to acquaint students with the resources and techniques of historical analysis with a computer. Students will learn how to collect and manipulate historical data; how to gain access to local, national, and international sources of information; how to use a computer to analyze and present results in various forms; and view history through computer simulations. No previous experience with computers required. A paper using these techniques will be required.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

HISTRY 340     INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN HISTORY     GH         3 u
A survey of major ideas, concepts, movements, institutions and events that have influenced and shaped African civilization and history.

HISTRY 342     EARLY LATIN AMERICA TO 1860     GH         3 u
An introduction to the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to 1860. Traces the development of colonial rule and the formation of new nations after 1810. Topics include the nature of pre-Columbian societies, the resistance and accommodations of indigenous peoples to European conquest, the institutions and culture of African slavery, the role of the Catholic church, the evolution of race, gender, and class hierarchies, and fragility of the new nation-states after Independence.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

HISTRY 343     MODERN LATIN AMERICA     GH         3 u
This course surveys the history of Latin America from the 1860 to the present, centering discussion on the examples of Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Cuba. Topics include the legacy of colonialism, the consolidation of nation-states, Latin America's participation in the world economy, reformist and revolutionary political movements, military dictatorships, foreign intervention and the emergence of social movements.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

HISTRY 346     HISTORY OF MEXICO     GH         3 u
A survey of the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Mexico from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Emphasis on the twentieth century.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

HISTRY 347     REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICA        3 u
Examines the revolutionary tradition in Latin America focusing on nations where revolutionary movements came to power: Cuba, Chile and Nicaragua. Why do some revolutionary groups triumph while most have failed? What challenges do revolutionary regimes face once in power? How successful have they been in realizing their goals?
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

HISTRY 351     REBELLION AND REVOLUTION IN ENGLAND, 1066-1688    GH         3 u
A survey of the major social and political developments in English history from the Norman Conquest to the Glorious Revolution. Particular attention is paid to the repeated crises of the English monarchy and the social impact of war, rebellion and revolution during these years.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

HISTRY 352     SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN  MODERN BRITAIN 1763-PRESENT   GH         3 u
A survey of the social, political, and economic history of England in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is placed on British industrial development, the rise of the Labour Party, and the social effects of the two world wars.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

HISTRY 355     THE RENAISSANCE AND THE  REFORMATION        3 u
European history from 1300 to 1600 with emphasis on the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe and the period of the Reformation.
Prereq: GENED 140 or consent of instructor. Unreq: RELIGST 355.

HISTRY 360     COMPARATIVE INTELLECTUAL HISTORY: ASIAN AND EUROPEAN THOUGHT        3 u
This course examines major themes in the history of social and political thought within a comparative, cross-cultural framework. It focuses on the contributions of a variety of intellectual traditions that sought to comprehend and explain the complexity of humanity, including the dichotomies of faith and reason, freedom and authority, the individual and society, and modernity and tradition. the philosophical heritages of the west and east will be situated within their historical contexts through the examinatin of the major social, political and economic changes that contributed to the intellectual climate of the time.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

HISTRY 362     AMERICAN BUSINESS HISTORY     GH         3 u
A history of American business from colonial times to the present era with emphasis on how business people have attempted to deal with their recurrent problems as an integral part of American society.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

HISTRY 367     HISTORY OF CAPITALISM IN THE  WEST       3 u
A survey and analysis of the origins and historical development of capitalism in Europe and the West. Particular attention is paid to the social history of capitalism, the role of the state, and the effect of technology on the economy and society.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

HISTRY 371     HISTORY OF RUSSIA TO 1815         3 u
A survey of Russian history to 1815, emphasizing its relationship to major problems in European history.

HISTRY 372     HISTORY OF RUSSIA SINCE 1815         3 u
A survey of Russian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, emphasizing relationships to major European and world problems.

HISTRY 375     THE AGE OF EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONS, 1789-1848         3 u
A survey and analysis of the political and economic changes in Europe between 1789 and 1848. Particular attention will be paid to the changing forms of protest, the social impact of revolution, the evolution of political ideologies, and the impact of industrialization on everyday life.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

HISTRY 380/580     GERMANY AND CENTRAL EUROPE  TO 1815       3 u
A survey from the beginnings to the Congress of Vienna, emphasizing the development of German political and cultural traditions.
Prereq: Sophomore standing and HISTRY 154 or equivalent, or cons of instr.

HISTRY 381/581     MODERN GERMANY         3 u
A survey from the Congress of Vienna to the present, emphasizing the successive solutions to the question of German political organization.
Prereq: Sophomore standing and HISTRY 155 or equivalent, or cons of instr.

HISTRY 390     AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY         3 u
A survey of American military history from the colonial period to the present with emphasis on the development of military policy, involvement of the United States in major and minor wars, and civil-military relations.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

HISTRY 394     THE U.S. AT WAR IN VIETNAM         3 u
A survey of political, social and military events in two societies with different cultures. Presents a view of war in Vietnam from 1945 through 1975. Emphasis is on the war's military events, on history, and on the changes wrought in both societies as a result of the war.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

HISTRY 401/601     DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE  UNITED STATES SINCE 1898        3 u
A survey of American diplomatic history since 1898, emphasizing the United States as a great power, changing economic and political realities, American intervention in two world wars, and contemporary trends.
Prereq: Jr st, 6 units of history, cons instr.

HISTRY 403/603     HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST     3 u
A study of the exploration and settlement of the Trans-Mississippi West with special emphasis on the fur-trading era, Plains Indians culture, and the mythology of the West. Slides and video are used extensively to illustrate the lecture topics.
Prereq: GENED 120 or 3 units of history or cons instr.

HISTRY 425     HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIAN LAW AND POLICY        3 u
The purpose of this course is to explain the unique nature of the historic and contemporary federal-Indian relationship. Students completing the course will gain a clearer understanding of the legal process by which American Indians were first subjugated to federal law and policy, and later became active agents by using that same legal system to preserve, protect, and enhance identity and tribal sovereignty in recent years.
Prereq: Jr st

HISTRY 432/632     BANDITRY, REBELLION AND REVOLUTION IN MODERN CHINA        3 u
An examination of violent socio-political upheavals in China beginning with the White Lotus Rebellion and culminating with the Communist Revolution.
Prereq: Jr st, 6 units of history, or cons instr.

HISTRY 433/633     TWENTIETH CENTURY JAPAN         3 u
A discussion of Japan's emergence into the modern world centering on the Japanese transformation from a secluded feudal nation to a powerful industrialized state.
Prereq: Jr st, 6 units of history, or cons instr.

HISTRY 434     SOCIAL HISTORY OF JAPAN         3 u
This course traces the changes in the lives of Japanese people from earliest recorded times to the present day. Emphasis is on the period from 1868 to the 1900's.
Prereq: Jr st; 6 units of history or consent of instructor

HISTRY 451/651     ANCIENT CIVILIZATION         3 u
A study of the civilization of the Ancient Near East, of Greece and of Rome.
Prereq: Jr st, 6 units of history, or cons instr.

HISTRY 452/652     MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION         3 u
A survey of basic political, socio-economic, cultural and religious trends in European history from A.D. 300 to 1500.
Prereq: Jr st, 6 units of history, or cons instr.

HISTRY     455/655 STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (VARIABLE TOPIC)    3 u
Intensive study of a major theme in social and cultural history emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches to complex historical issues. The particular topic of the course will be published before registration.
Prereq: Jr st or cons instr. Repeatable only with change of topic.

HISTRY 460/660     HISTORY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY  EUROPE        3 u
A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Europe since about 1914.
Prereq: HISTRY 155 or equiv.

HISTRY 490/690     WORKSHOP         1-6 u
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

HISTRY 492     FIELD STUDY         3-6 u
Studies designed to increase the student's understanding of a segment of history by reading and travel under the direction of a member of the department. Area of concentration to be approved by the History Department. Repeatable.
Prereq: Jr st, 6 units of history, or cons instr.

HISTRY 493     APPLIED HISTORY         1-6 u
Study and work with a historical agency under the direction of a faculty supervisor. May include a related research project. Students will have the opportunity to combine academic learning with practical experience in the operation of a historical agency.
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in the history major.
Prereq: 11 units of history and cons dept chp.

HISTRY 494     SEMINAR     Repeatable         2 u

HISTRY 496/696     SPECIAL STUDIES IN HISTORY         1-3 u
Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.

HISTRY 498     INDEPENDENT STUDY         1-2 u
Repeatable two times for a maximum of 2 units in major/degree. Prereq: Sr st as a major in history.

HISTRY 499     SENIOR SEMINAR         3 u
A capstone research and writing seminar. Senior level History majors do extensive archival research and write a perceptive monograph based on their research.
 Prereq: Senior standing, History major with at least 24 units of History and completion of HISTRY 200; or by special permission.
 
 

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