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HIST 210 CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS. A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the Near East and Mediterranean World from earliest times to the end of the 5th century A.D..
3 credits

HIST 211 MEDIEVAL HISTORY. (WE) Encompasses the period from 500 A.D. to 1400 A D., from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West to the Black Death.
3 credits

HIST 212 EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE. An inquiry into the politics, culture, society and religious traditions of the Empire centered on Constantinople, from 330-1453 A.D.
3 credits

HIST 214 CORE: HISTORY – THE SHAPING OF THE MODERN WORLD. A study through the use of prime sources of the major developments in world history that have influenced the modern world.
3 credits

HIST 309 U.S.: COLONIES TO THE CIVIL WAR. Topics will be selected from the colonial period, the American Revolution, and early 19th century U.S. history. Emphasis will be on national politics, foreign affairs, and social movements.
3 credits

HIST 310 U.S.: CIVIL WAR TO THE PRESENT. An overview of the major developments in American life since the Civil War, among which are included the changing role of the federal government in Americans' daily lives; the roles played by race, class, and gender in American history; the ways in which international developments affected life in America; and the relationships between cultural, political, and social historical developments in American life.
3 credits

HIST 315 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA. This course traces the history of Colonial Latin America from its Native American and Iberian roots to independence. Focus will be placed on the social, economic, cultural and religious developments from the period which influenced the formation of modern Latin America.  
3 credits

HIST 317 MODERN LATIN AMERICA IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES. This course traces the history of the nations of modern Latin America from the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century to the present day. Focus will be placed on the social, economic, and political developments which have contributed to the shaping of Latin American culture and society.
3 credits


HIST 330 COLONIALISM IN AFRICA AND ASIA. This course provides an overview of major thematic topics in the history of the European colonial system in Africa and Asia. Thematic topics include: the ideological motivations for imperialism, the impact of the colonial system on the colonizer as well as the colonized, nationalism and anti-colonial resistance, decolonization and colonialism’s legacy on the present-day nations of Africa and Asia.
3 credits

HIST 333 MODERN ASIA. The transformation of the traditional values and institutions of China, Japan and India as a result of their encounter with the West; reform and revolution; their international position.
3 credits

HIST 341 U.S.: RECONSTRUCTION TO THE PROGRESSIVE ERA. American history from the end of the Civil War until World War I; examines such topics as Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, labor relations, immigration, and Progressive reform.
3 credits

HIST 346 U.S.: AMERICA FROM THE ROARING TWENTIES TO WORLD WAR II. American history from the 1920s to the 1940s, exploring the rise of consumer culture and the debates about the benefits and drawbacks of “modern” life in the 1920s, how the Great Depression and the New Deal changed American life, and the ways in which World War II affected America's role in world politics as well as life on the home front.
3 credits

HIST 349 MODERN AFRICA. Focus on its colonial background, slavery, the rise of nationalism, establishment of independent states, political and developmental problems. 
3 credits

HIST 350 TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTATORS. The course focuses on Hitler and the growth of Nazism; on Mussolini and Fascism; and on Lenin, Stalin and the Communist state.
3 credits

HIST 356 AMERICAN PRESIDENCY. This course focuses on the presidency from the time of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the Civil War. Emphasis will be on the men who have had the greatest impact on the Presidency. A chronological, biographical approach is used. An analysis of present-day government structures will also be made.
3 credits

HIST 363 CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST. A survey of the 20th Century history of key countries in this area. Includes the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Persian Gulf Crisis. Open to non-majors or minors with the approval of the Chairperson.
3 credits

HIST 365 AMERICA IN THE 1960’s. Major concentration will be on national politics and foreign affairs from the J.F.K. Presidency through the early Nixon years; the Vietnam War; Civil Rights, Women’s Liberation, Student Protest movements, and the Counter–Culture.
3 credits

HIST 367 THE U.S. ROLE IN VIETNAM, 1940-1975. An examination of the root causes for the U.S. involvement in this conflict and the effects of the war on the current domestic and foreign policy of the U.S.
3 credits

HIST 400 EUROPE, 1550-1700: POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE.  An examination of the development of the religious, political, economic, social and cultural foundations of Early Modern Europe, including: the Wars of Religion; the age of Absolutism; dynastic conflict and the beginnings of constitutionalism and the European Enlightenment.
3 credits

HIST 410 FRANCE UNDER THE ABSOLUTE MONARCHY, 1560-1789.  A thorough examination of the development of the political, economic, social and cultural foundations of Old Régime France:  the Wars of Religion; the restoration of royal authority under Henri IV; the workings of state under Louis XIII and Richelieu; popular revolts and the Fronde; the Reign of Louis XIV and the monarchy at Versailles; the French Encyclopédie and Enlightenment; attempts at reform under Louis XV and the final crisis of the monarchy under Louis XVI.
3 credits

HIST 420 EUROPE, 1700- 1830: AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTIONS.  An examination of the political, economic and social conflicts of this period, including the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Atlantic world, the age of Napoleon, the Congress of Vienna, comparable world revolutions, and women in revolution.
3 credits

HIST 430 EUROPE, 1830-1914: INDUSTRIALIZATION, IDEOLOGIES, IMPERIALISM. A review of the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution; the competing political ideologies of the nineteenth century; the origins, course and outcomes of the Revolutions of 1848; the rise of nationalism; European imperialism in Africa and Asia; nineteenth-century European culture; the role of women in nineteenth-century Europe; the state of Europe at the dawn of the 20th century. 
3 credits

HIST 437 EUROPE, 1914-1945: WORLD WARS AND THE HOLOCAUST. The history of Europe from the First to the Second World Wars in the context of the rise of totalitarian regimes, including the political, social, economic and moral transformations wrought by these conflicts.
3 credits

HIST 438 EUROPE: TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTATORS. The course focuses on Hitler and the growth of Nazism; on Mussolini and Fascism; and on Lenin, Stalin, and the Communist state. 
3 credits

HIST 445 EUROPE, 1945-1995: FROM THE COLD WAR TO DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTIONS.  A study of the origins and course of the Cold War and post-war organizations; NATO and the Atlantic Alliance; European-American diplomatic relations; the rise, decline and fall of the USSR; the issue of resurgent nationalism as a challenge to the future of the European Union.                
3 credits

HIST 446 HISTORY OF RUSSIA. Imperial background, the role of Lenin, 1905 and
1917. Revolutions, transformation of Russian institutions and society under the Soviet system, and the international role of the Soviet Union.
3 credits

HIST 447 MODERN IRISH POLITICS: NORTH AND SOUTH. An examination of the three political traditions in Ireland: constitutional nationalism, physical force republicanism, Ulster Unionism; the democratic institutions of the Irish state and Northern Ireland; political parties both North and South; the role of women in politics; the Troubles in Northern Ireland; the peace process and terrorism; economic development and the Celtic Tiger; Irish foreign policy.                 
3 credits

HIST 449 EUROPE: MODERN ITALY. The history of modern Italy from its unification in the nineteenth century to the present day. Focus will be placed on the socio-economic, political, and cultural developments which have impacted contemporary Italian politics and society. Major themes include the Risorgimento, the Liberal Regime, the Southern Question, Fascism and the Second World War, the economic miracle and consumer culture, and post-war politics and corruption, as well as issues of identity and culture in Italy today.
3 credits

HIST 450 U.S.: HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY. The history of New York City from its founding to the present, as an example of larger national and international processes and events as well as the ways in which the city obtained its unique historical importance. Concentration on colonial wars, the city's role in the Revolution, class formation, the New York City Draft Riots, immigration, and the changing nature of the city in 20th century America.                    
3 credits

HIST 455 WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY.  A study of women's experiences in American history: women's roles in historical events from the Salem witch hunts of the 1600s, through the Revolutionary War, the abolitionist movement, the twentieth century, and finally, the women's movement of the 1960s, and ways in which an understanding of women's history changes our understandings of American history.
3 credits

HIST 461 WOMEN IN 20TH CENTURY EUROPE.  An examination of the role of women in politics, employment and the economy throughout the 20th century, including how changing conceptions of women have shaped their historical roles and women’s contribution to European culture and the arts.
3 credits
       
HIST 466 INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM.  A study of the legal and political definitions of terrorism; the causes and origins of international terrorism around the world; manifestations of terrorism
3 credits

HIST 370, 470 TOPICS IN U.S. HISTORY. An intensive study of a particular event, period, or issue. The specific subject will be available at time of registration. Open to non-majors with approval of the Chairperson.     
3, 3 credits

HIST 375, 475 INTERNSHIP.       3, 3 credits

HIST 376, 476 TOPICS IN WORLD HISTORY. An intensive study of a particular event, period, or issue. The specific subject will be available at the time of registration.
Open to non-majors with the approval of the Chairperson.
   3, 3 credits

HIST 470, 471 INDEPENDENT STUDY.      3, 3 credits

HIST 495 PRACTICUM IN THE TEACHING OF HISTORY. History majors with a concentration in secondary education assist in the planning, teaching and evaluation of the department’s introductory (Core) course, HIST 214. Normally open only to first-semester juniors or to seniors with permission of chairs of History and Teacher Education.
3 credits
 
HIST 496 COLLOQUIUM. For senior majors only. 
3 credits