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History (HISTRY)


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 problem of, and response to, industrialism and new trends in American foreign policy.


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.


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.


Medieval Europe 3 cr

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


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 lecture topics.


History of Social Welfare in the United States 3 cr

Examines ideas and practices of social welfare provision in the United States from the colonial era to the present. The course explores recurring issues such as private vs. state-based provision, definitions of "the needy," and the impact of gender, class, race/ethnicity and economic change on social welfare practices. The course will be of particular interest to those seeking to understand U.S. history or the roots of current social welfare practice and debates.

Prereq: Junior status and 3 units of history (or GENED-120) or consent of instructor.


Great Trials in History 3 cr

This course explored major themes in the history of Western Europen and two a lesser extent the United States' legal institutions and legal cultures from ancient Greece to modern times. It examines the social, political, legal, cultural and intellectual assumptions that shaped the great trials of the western historical traditions through intensive reading and discussion of both original historical evidence and modern interpretations.

Prereq: Junior standing or prior consent of instructor.


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.


History Of Twentieth Century Europe 3 cr

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

Prereq: HISTRY-155 or equivalent.


Workshop 1-6 cr


Seminar 1-3 cr


Special Studies 1-3 cr


Recent American History 3 cr

The economic, political and social development of the twentieth century.


Workshop 1-6 cr


Seminar 1-3 cr


Special Studies 1-3 cr


Individual Studies 1-3 cr


Thesis Research 1-6 cr

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.