Undergraduate Bulletin

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

740-105 THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCE IN A WORLD CONTEXT -- GH/Core -- 3 cr

A study of the development of the United States, its peoples, cultures, values, and institutions, in a global context of comparative history focusing on the changing role of the U.S. in the world. Drawing from 18th and 19th century backgrounds, the course will primarily consider 20th century developments. May not be taken on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis.

Unreq: 740-125.

740-120 MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY -- GH/Diversity -- 3 cr

A critical examination and analysis of the status and role of Black Americans in the United States since 1865.

Unreq: 852-120

740-124 AMERICAN HISTORY GH -- 3 cr

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.

740-125 HISTORY OF MODERN AMERICA -- 3 cr

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 740-124 provides a complete American history survey.

Unreq: 740-105.

740-130 THE EAST ASIAN TRADITION -- GH -- 3 cr

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.

740-131 EAST ASIA SINCE 1800 -- GH -- 3 cr

A survey of China and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in both of these countries.

740-140 INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY -- GH -- 3 cr

An introduction to social, political, economic, and cultural developments in history from the pre-Columbian period to the present, with an emphasis on the twentieth century.

740-154 WESTERN CIVILIZATION -- GH -- 3 cr

An examination of the social, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped Western civilization from early ancient Mediterranean cultures to the eighteenth century.

740-155 HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE -- GH -- 3 cr

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 740-154 provides a complete survey of Western civilization.

740-200 HISTORICAL ANALYSIS IN CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE 3 cr

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: 740-154 and 740-155 or consent of instructor.

740-300 AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY TO 1763 -- GH -- 3 cr

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.

740-301 REVOLUTION AND CONFEDERATION 1763-1789 -- 3 cr

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.

740-302 THE EARLY REPUBLIC 1789-1828 -- 3 cr

A study of the United States and American society from the implementation of the constitution through the 1820's. Emphasis is given to the evolution of political institutions and values, the formation and application of diplomatic principles, and the changing social characteristics of this formative period of the young republic.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons instr.

740-304 THE AGE OF CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION 1850-1877 -- GH -- 3 cr

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.

740-305/505 INDUSTRIAL AMERICA 1877-1919 -- 3 cr

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.

740-306/506 AMERICA IN PROSPERITY, DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II, 1919-1945 -- 3 cr

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.

740-307 RECENT AMERICA, 1945 TO THE PRESENT -- GH -- 3 cr

A study of American society, diplomacy, economics, and politics from the end of World War II to the present.

854 310 HISTORY OF CHICANOS IN THE U.S: 19TH CENTURY ROOTS AND 20TH CENTURY DEVELOPMENT -- 3 cr

(See Chicano Studies)

740-311 WISCONSIN HISTORY -- 2 cr

A study of Wisconsin from its first settlement to the present day with emphasis upon the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.

740-315 WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY -- GH -- 3 cr

A study of the historical position of women of various racial, ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds in America from colonial times to the present. The reality of everyday experience as well as the philosophical, social, legal, political, and economic context will be studied.

Prereq: 740-105 or consent of instructor.

740-325/525 WOMEN IN THE WESTERN WORLD -- 3 cr

A study of the historical position of women in Western civilization from classical antiquity through the nineteenth century in the reality of everyday experience and in the context of philosophic, moral, literary, and legal evidence and/or commentary.

740-326/526 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN FROM 1800 3 cr

A comparative historical study of the role of women in representative societies of the modern world--the United States, Scandinavia, Soviet Russia, China, Britain and the Commonwealth--in the reality of everyday experience and in the context of philosophic, economic, social, aesthetic, legal, and political structures and commentary.

740-335 VIRTUAL HISTORY: WORKING WITH COMPUTERS AND HISTORY -- 3 cr

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.

740-340 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN HISTORY -- GH -- 3 cr

A survey of major ideas, concepts, movements, institutions and events that have influenced and shaped African civilization and history.

740-346 HISTORY OF MEXICO -- GH -- 3 cr

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.

740-348 HISTORY OF CENTRAL AMERICA -- 3 cr

A survey of the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Central America from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Emphasis on the twentieth century.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

740-351 ENGLAND AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE -- GH -- 3 cr

A study of the peoples of the British Isles and their culture as it developed from pre-Roman times to 1763. A significant part of the study is directed towards the English constitution and its development in the late middle ages and early modern times.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

740-352 ENGLAND AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE -- GH -- 3 cr

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.

740-355 THE RENAISSANCE AND THE REFORMATION -- 3 cr

European history from 1300 to 1600 with emphasis on the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe and the period of the Reformation.

Prereq: 230-105, 722-105, 820-105 or cons of instr. Unreq: 786-355.

740-362 AMERICAN BUSINESS HISTORY -- GH -- 3 cr

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.

740-366 ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL WORLD -- 3 cr

A survey of the acquisition, production and distribution of basic goods and services in the ancient Mediterranean and medieval European world to 1500 A.D. Complements Economics 230 365, European Economic History.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

740-367 HISTORY OF CAPITALISM IN THE WEST -- 3 cr

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.

740-371/571 HISTORY OF RUSSIA TO 1815 -- 3 cr

A survey of Russian history to 1815, emphasizing its relationship to major problems in European history.

740-372/572 HISTORY OF RUSSIA SINCE 1815 -- 3 cr

A survey of Russian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, emphasizing relationships to major European and world problems.

740-375 THE AGE OF EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONS, 1789-1848 -- 3 cr

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.

740-380/580 GERMANY AND CENTRAL EUROPE TO 1815 -- 3 cr

A survey from the beginnings to the Congress of Vienna, emphasizing the development of German political and cultural traditions.

Prereq: Sophomore standing and 740-154 or equivalent, or cons of instr.

740-381/581 MODERN GERMANY -- 3 cr

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 740-155 or equivalent, or cons of instr.

740-390 AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY -- 3 cr

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.

740-392 A HISTORY OF NATIONAL STRATEGY AND SECURITY POLICY DEVELOPMENT, 1935 TO PRESENT -- 3 cr

An examination of the change and development of United States national strategy and security policy as a result of the changes which the establishment perceives in the environment.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or cons of instr.

740-394 THE U.S. AT WAR IN VIETNAM -- 3 cr

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.

740-400/600 DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1898 3 cr

A survey of American diplomatic history to 1898, stressing principles and practice, economic and political aspects and expansion.

Prereq: Jr st, 6 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-401/601 DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1898 3 cr

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 credits of history, cons instr.

740-403/603 HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST -- 3 cr

A study of the exploration and settlement of the Trans-Mississippi West with special emphasis on the fur-trading era, Plains Indians, and the mythology of the West. Slides are used extensively to illustrate the lecture topics.

Prereq: Jr st, 6 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-410/610 HISTORY OF MODERN MIDDLE EAST -- 3 cr

A survey of modern and contemporary history of the Middle East, emphasizing its internal structures, institutions and interests.

Prereq: Jr st, 6 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-420/620 THE HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICA -- Diversity -- 3 cr

A study of the Afro-American from African beginnings to the present, emphasizing the development of white and black racial attitudes, the development of slavery, the growth of Afro-American institutions and race organizations, Blacks in American politics, Afro-American intellectual life, economic life and Black culture.

Prereq: Jr st, 6 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-424/624 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY -- Diversity -- 3 cr

A study of the role of the American Indian in United States history with special emphasis on red-white relations, United States government policies, Plains Indian culture and the problems of Indians in American society.

Prereq: 6 credits of history or cons instr.

740-432/632 BANDITRY, REBELLION AND REVOLUTION IN MODERN CHINA -- 3 cr

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 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-433/633 TWENTIETH CENTURY JAPAN -- 3 cr

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 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-435 JAPANESE BUSINESS HISTORY -- 3 cr

An investigation into the cultural, social, and economic backgrounds of the evolution of Japanese business. Particular attention is focused on the role of the state in the development of economic enterprise and the business ethic in Japan.

740-441 MEDIEVAL INTELLECTUAL HISTORY -- 3 cr

A comprehensive study of the history of medieval thought from the late Roman period to approximately 1500 A.D.. The emphasis is primarily upon the development of philosophy, although the course also treats the areas of literature, science and spirituality.

Prereq: 740-154, 740-452 or 782-341, or equiv. Unreq: 782-441.

740-451/651 ANCIENT CIVILIZATION -- 3 cr

A study of the civilization of the Ancient Near East, of Greece and of Rome.

Prereq: Jr st, 6 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-452/652 MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION -- 3 cr

A survey of basic political, socio-economic, cultural and religious trends in European history from A.D. 300 to 1500.

Prereq: Jr st, 6 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-459/659 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF EUROPE SINCE 1800 -- 3 cr

A study of the interaction of ideas and social and political institutions, with an emphasis on such topics as nationalism, socialism, anarchism and existentialism.

Prereq: Jr st, 6 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-460/660 HISTORY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY EUROPE -- 3 cr

A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Europe since about 1914.

Prereq: 740-155 or equiv.

740-490/690 WORKSHOP -- 1-6 cr

Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

740-492 FIELD STUDY -- 3-6 cr

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 credits of history, or cons instr.

740-493 APPLIED HISTORY -- 1-6 cr

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 credits in the history major.

Prereq: 11 credits of history and cons dept chp.

740-494 SEMINAR -- Repeatable -- 2 cr

740-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES IN HISTORY -- 1-3 cr

Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

740-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY -- 1-2 cr

Repeatable two times for a maximum of 2 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Sr st as a major in history.

740-499 SENIOR SEMINAR -- 3 cr

A capstone research and writing seminar. Senior level History majors do extensive archival research and write a perceptive monograph based on their research.

Prereq: Restricted to senior History majors with at least 24 credits of History or by special permission.

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