COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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: 614-120

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: 900-120.

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.

740-154 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 FROM NEW NATION TO MANIFEST DESTINY: GH 3 cr
AMERICAN HISTORY 1789-1850

This course explores American history from the Constitution's ratification through the eve of the Civil War crisis. Emphasis will be given to the pathbreaking nature of American democratic and egalitarian beliefs; the social and economic changes encouraged by the rise of a market economy; and the growing split between the North and the South.
Prereq: Sophomore standing and successful completion of 900-120 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.

615-310 HISTORY OF CHICANOS IN THE U.S: 19TH CENTURY ROOTS 3 cr
AND 20TH CENTURY DEVELOPMENT

(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 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: 900-120 or consent of instructor.

740-316 UNITED STATES SOCIAL HISTORY TO 1865 GH 3 cr
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 900-120 (U.S. Experience in a World Context) or the consent of the instructor.

740-317 UNITED STATES SOCIAL HISTORY 1865 TO GH 3 cr
THE PRESENT

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 and successful completion of the History core course 900-120 or the consent of the instructor.

740-324/524 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY DIVERSITY 3 cr
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: 3 credits of history or cons instr.

740-325/525 WOMEN IN THE WESTERN WORLD 3 cr
Analyzes the experiences of women and the role of gender in western civilization from classical antiquity to the 20th century. The course takes a thematic approach, focusing on work, family, sexuality, politics and religion. Emphasis is given to the ways in which ideas of gender changed over time and to variations in women's experiences arising from cultural, regional and class differences.

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

740-333 FROM NEWTON TO THE NUCLEAR AGE: HISTORY GH 3 cr
OF WESTERN SCIENCE SINCE 1600
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.
Prereq: 900-120 and 900-150.

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.

740-342 EARLY LATIN AMERICA TO 1860 GH 3 cr
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: 900-120 or consent of instructor.

740-343 MODERN LATIN AMERICA GH 3 cr
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: 900-120 or consent of instructor.

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 REBELLION AND REVOLUTION IN ENGLAND, GH 3 cr
1066-1688
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.

740-352 SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN MODERN GH 3 cr
BRITAIN 1763-PRESENT
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: 900-140 or consent of instructor. 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.

740-367 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.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

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 3 cr
DEVELOPMENT, 1935 TO PRESENT

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 culture, and the mythology of the West. Slides and video are used extensively to illustrate the lecture topics.
Prereq: Jr st, 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.

740-441 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 equivalent.

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.

740-455/655 STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY 3 cr
(VARIABLE TOPIC)
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.

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.