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Pre-1800 content.
Explores topically the essential ideas and practices that have shaped the development of the Western World from the Greeks and Romans to the Enlightenment.
This course is a prerequisite for: HIST 418, TMFD 407, TMFD 408
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Explores topically the essential ideas and practices that have shaped the development of the Western World from the Greeks and Romans to the Enlightenment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Analyzes on a topical basis the impact of social, economic, political, and intellectual changes upon Europe from the Enlightenment and describes the dramatic rise of Europe to prominence in the world and the equally dramatic demise of European domination in the twentieth-century age of war and destruction.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation or permission.
For course description, see HIST 101.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History
HIST 105
American WaysCrosslisted as POLS 105
Prereqs:
Open to freshmen only.
Not open to students with credit in HIST 110 or HIST 111 or POLS 100.
Develops an historical perspective on current American political problems. The peculiar American relationship to questions of scarcity and how our political institutions have been shaped by those questions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Survey of American history from the age of discovery through the Civil War. Emphasis on political, economic, and social problems in the growth of the American nation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation or permission.
Survey of American history from the age of discovery through the Civil War. Emphasis on political, economic, and social problems in the growth of the American nation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Emphasis on the political, economic, and social problems accompanying America's rise as an industrialized world power.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation or permission.
Emphasis on the political, economic, and social problems accompanying America's rise as an industrialized world power.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Study of present-day issues in American society and the historical origins of those issues. Exploration of U.S. contemporary society in a global, comparative perspective. Themes include political development and change, social reform movements, immigration and identity, technology, and war.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
General patterns of human experience beginning with earliest human communities: modes of production; structures of power; and systems of belief. The similarities and differences that exist among the world's major regions and cultural traditions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History, Pre-1800
General patterns of human experience in the rise of the modern world: modes of production; structures of power; and systems of belief. The similarities and differences that exist among the world’s major regions and cultural traditions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 150
African Culture and CivilizationCrosslisted as ETHN 150
Broad interpretative survey of the major features that have shaped modern African life.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 171
History of Latin AmericaCrosslisted as ETHN 171
A panoramic analysis, from the pre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century, focusing on the history of power and culture in order to understand Latin America today.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 181
Pre-1800 content.
Survey of the traditional cultures and modern history of China and Japan. Emphasis on political systems, intellectual and religious history, and cultural developments.
This course is a prerequisite for: HIST 480
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Admission to the Alpha Learning Community Program.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Variable group based on topic
HIST 183
Heroes, Wives, and SlavesCrosslisted as CLAS 183
Comparative look at gender roles and household structure in Homeric Greece, Classical Athens and Sparta, and Rome.  Topics include the warrior ideal, the respectable matron, working women, prostitution and sexual customs, slavery, and slave revolts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Variable group based on topic
Includes freshman seminars.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Variable group based on topic
HIST 204
Women and Gender in U.S. HistoryCrosslisted as WMNS 204
Survey of women's experiences and gender relations in American history from 1500 to present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Survey of Canadian history from 6th century European exploration to present. Interactions between indigenous peoples and European newcomers. Establishment of French and British settlements. Social, economic and political developments. The persistent dilemma of national identity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 208
Origins, course, and consequences of one of the defining global conflicts of the 20th century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, United States or Canadian History
HIST 209
Ancient GreeceCrosslisted as CLAS 209
Pre-1800 content.
From the Stone Age until the Roman conquest (2nd century BC). The rise and fall of the city-state, types of government, relations with foreign peoples, class and gender issues, military matters and religion.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Pre-1800, European History
HIST 210
Ancient RomeCrosslisted as CLAS 210
Pre-1800 content.
From the Stone Age until the start of the Byzantine Empire (6th century AD). The expansion of Rome, military changes, social organization, gender studies, relations with foreign peoples, pagan religion, and Christianity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Pre-1800, European History
HIST 211
History of the Middle AgesCrosslisted as MRST 211
Pre-1800 content.
Transition from ancient to Medieval civiliation; the so-called Dark Ages; the late Medieval Renaissance and the dawn of the modern era.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Pre-1800 content.
Beginning of the modern era, with much attention to the secularization of European society from the Renaissance through the Age of Enlightenment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 214
History of IslamCrosslisted as RELG 214
Survey of Islam's development from its origins to the present. Includes Islamic theology, art, and literature, the structure of traditional Islamic societies, and the changing role of Islam in the modern world.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 216
History of ChristianityCrosslisted as RELG 216
Pre-1800 content.
Impact of the Judaeo-Christian tradition upon the development of Western civilization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 217
Israel: The Holy LandCrosslisted as JUDS 217, RELG 217
Survey of the history of the Land of Israel from Biblical times to the present. Includes Roman and Byzantine rule, the Crusades, Islamic Palestine, Zionism and the modern state of Israel, and the religious importance of the land for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 219
Introduction to Jewish HistoryCrosslisted as JUDS 219, RELG 219
Survey of the history of the Jewish people from Biblical times to the present. The Old Testament, Ancient Israel, the Talmud, the relationship to Christianity and Islam, persecution and self-government in the middle ages, Jewish philosophy and mysticism, emancipation, modern anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, Zionism, the modern state of Israel, and the Jewish experience in America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
Surveys the history of science from the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the present. Includes the birth of modern science; the theory of evolution; the revolution in physics; science and religion; and the relations of science and society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History
HIST 222
Historical examination of the interrelationship of sport and society from ancient Greece to twentieth-century America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Additional History Courses
HIST 225
Women in HistoryCrosslisted as WMNS 225
Survey of the role and status of women within Western societies from ancient Greece and Rome to contemporary America, with the major focus upon nineteenth- and twentieth-century developments. Primary emphasis on analysis of the evolution of the position of women in society within the context imposed by cultural milieu, level of technological development, political and economic structure, family structure, and social class.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Additional History Courses
Survey from classical antiquity to the present. The education of practitioners, locations of healing, theories of health and disease, and medical practices in the context of social, economic, and political change.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: Additional History Courses
Pre-1800 content.
Survey of English institutions, with emphasis on the emergence of a hereditary monarchy, the evolution of parliament, the develoment of religious institutions, the English Reformation, and the overseas expansion of the empire through the seventeenth-century revolutions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Development of the modern state and the empire; problems of a great power, industrialization and its aftermath; Britain in the contemporary world.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History
HIST 241
Native American HistoryCrosslisted as ETHN 241
History of Native peoples of North America, focusing on peoples of the region that became the United States. Surveys major themes and issues in Native American history from origins to the present day. Includes tribal cultures and politics; responses to and interactions with Europeans and Euroamericans; land loss and the degradation of Native Americans' natural resource bases; "pan-Indian" movements; cultural persistence and revitalization; and tribal economies in the twentieth century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
The economic, social, political and cultural development of America from its pre-Columbian origins through the establishment of the new nation of the United States.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Thematic survey of U.S. history in the nineteenth century including topics such as: slavery, the sectional crisis, the Civil War, Native American displacement, reconstruction, immigration, and the development of modern culture.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Explores the major issues of the twentieth century: the role of government; the impact of race, class, and gender; immigration; popular culture; and social and political reform movements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 246
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
African American history from African origins to 1877. The slave trade. The development of slavery and slave culture. The experience of free black people in both the North and South. The role of black people in the Revolution and the Civil War. Emancipation and Reconstruction and the Compromise of 1877.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 247
African American History: After 1877Crosslisted as ETHN 247
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
African American history from the end of the Reconstruction period through the present. Social, cultural, economic and political history, the Jim Crow era in the South, African American experience in the urban North and West, the Civil Rights Movement, and the post-Civil Rights era.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Examines broad trends that underlay American family history. Introduces theory, sources and methods of family history by exploring the impact of such demographic phenomena as population growth, immigration, racial and ethnic heritage, slavery and emancipation, marriage, gender, migration, fertility, and life expectancy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
HIST major.
Introduction to methods used in the research and writing of history. Developing library skills, finding sources, analyzing documents, compiling bibliographies, and writing book reviews.
This course is a prerequisite for: HIST 450, HIST 450H
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Additional History Courses
Pre-1800 content.
Origins of Russia, the growth and decline of the Kievan State, the formation and development of Muscovy and Imperial Russia to the end of the eighteenth century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Travails of Imperial Russia, both internal and external, that found their climax in the revolutions of 1917, and the efforts to implement the revolutionary mandate from 1917 to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: European History
HIST 271
Colonial Latin AmericaCrosslisted as ETHN 271, LAMS 271
Pre-1800 content.
Survey of Spanish and Portuguese America that stresses the European background, indigenous peoples, colonial institutions, church, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and the struggle for independence. Focus on the history of power and culture in order to understand colonial Latin America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History, Pre-1800
HIST 272
Modern Latin AmericaCrosslisted as ETHN 272, LAMS 272
Survey of the trajectory of the Latin American nation since independence that stresses political, economic, and social problems. Focus on history of power and culture in order to understand Latin America today.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 277
Being Human in a Digital AgeCrosslisted as ENGL 277
Introduction to some of the major implications of computer technologies to the humanities; examination of the historical influence of new technologies on how we think of ourselves, both individually and collectively; how we interact socially and politically; how we determine public and private spaces in an increasingly connected world; and how we can use computer technologies to produce, preserve, and study cultural materials.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 375, ENGL 378, ENGL 379, ENGL 477, ENGL 479
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Variable group based on topic
HIST 282
Emphasis on problems deriving from relations with the West, the industrialization effort, growth of nationalism, militarism, democracy, and communism.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 285
Africa Since 1800Crosslisted as ETHN 285
Beginning with a description of African societies in the nineteenth century, focus is upon African responses to European contact and control, the nature of the colonial systems, and the emergence of new independent states in the twentieth century. Using historical and literary sources, stresses Africa's cultural and social history as well as its political and economic development. Special study units given on the Portuguese territories, Rhodesia, and South Africa.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
Topics vary each term.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Variable group based on topic
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
A basic understanding of United States history is recommended.
The United States during “the long sixties” between 1955 and 1975. Electoral politics, the Great Society, civil rights, Vietnam, student and anti-war protest, Black Power, counter-culture, feminism, identity politics, New Right, music, pop culture, and spirituality.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
This course satisfies the military history requirement of the advanced program.
Significance of military affairs in the context of American political, economic, and social history from the formation of the earliest colonial militias to the pre-WWI preparedness movement. Discusses all of the major wars of this period but also emphasizes such themes as the professionalization of the officer corps, the relationship between war and technology, and civil-military relations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission. This course satisfies the military history requirement of the advanced program.
Significance of military affairs in the context of American political, economic, and social history from America's entry into WWI to the present. Discusses all of the major wars of this period but also emphasizes such themes as the professionalization of the officer corps, the relationship between war and technology (especially nuclear weapons), and civil-military relations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 307/807
Early ChristianityCrosslisted as CLAS 307/807, RELG 307
Pre-1800 content.
Life, literature, thought, and institutions of the Christian movement from Jesus to Constantine. A critical, historical approach to the sources in English translation and how they reflect the interaction of Christian, Jew, and pagan in late antiquity. Includes the historical Jesus vis-a-vis the Christ of Faith, the impact of Paul's thought, the formation of Christian dogma, methods of interpreting canonical and extra-canonical Christian literature, the problem of heresy and orthodoxy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 311
Homer and the Trojan WarCrosslisted as CLAS 311
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Analysis of the Aegean Bronze Age and early Iron Age of ancient Greece based on examination of archaeological evidence, early written documents, and the writing of Homer and other early Greek authors. Includes the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, the excavation of Troy, Linear B and alphabetic Greek writing, gender roles and social classes, methods of warfare, religion, and political institutions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Pre-1800, European History
HIST 315
Medieval World: ByzantiumCrosslisted as CLAS 315
Pre-1800 content.
Exploration of the key dimensions of Byzantium's social, economic and cultural developments, the role of Byzantium in world history, and the nature of the Byzantine legacy in contemporary Eastern Europe, Russia and the Balkans.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 317
The Roman EmpireCrosslisted as CLAS 317
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Investigation of the Roman imperial government from Augustus to Justinian, focused on the economy, state religion and the emergence of Christianity, the army, family and social classes, the division between the Greek East and Latin West, the Germanic invasions, and the establishment of the Byzantine Empire. Failure of the ancient world to solve its problems, leading to the end of classical civilization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Pre-1800, European History
HIST 319
The CrusadesCrosslisted as RELG 319, MRST 319
Prereqs:
Sophomore level standing or higher.
An introduction to the Crusades and the idea of holy war in the middle ages from both the Christian and Islamic perspectives.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing. Some background in American history is recommended.
From the colonial period to the end of the 20th century. Themes include: disease as a historical force; the professionalization of medical education and research; medicine and public health; and the dissemination of scientific and technological innovations to bedside practice.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 321
Renaissance HumanismCrosslisted as MRST 321
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Pre-1800 content.
Survey of cultural and intellectual developments from the mid-fourteenth through the end of the sixteenth century. Rediscovery of the classical heritage in Italy, the changes to education and the arts, the spread of humanism to northern Europe, and the interaction of humanism and the Protestant Reformation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 322
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Beginning of the modern era, from the Reformation to the dawn of the Enlightenment, focusing on the changing role of the post-reformation churches in European society, the rise of the absolutist state, the development of scientific thought, and their relationship to the development of Baroque art and architecture.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 324
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
The outbreak and development of the Cold War to its conclusion in 1989. Origins, the nuclear arms race, and the Cold War in a divided Europe.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
History of France in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Revolutions, of industrialization, of empire building, and an in-depth study of institutions and ideas that have characterized modern France and that have given her both power and influence in Europe.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
From the conquest of Algeria in 1830 to the modern day. Islamic resistance to the European occupation, the development of a settler society and strategies of European colonialism, the emergence of the Algerian nationalist movement, revolution and the war of independence (1954-62), post colonialism, history and memory, and current immigration debates in France.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Modern German history from the demise of the Holy Roman Empire (1806) to the end of World War I and the revolution in 1918. Political, economic, social, and cultural developments following German unification (1871).
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Conflict and consensus in the history of Germany from World War I to the present. The Nazi dictatorship in European context, World War II and the Holocaust, the two Germanies from 1945, changes in 1989 and German unification, and developments in Germany and Europe since 9/11.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
HIST 329
Women in European HistoryCrosslisted as WMNS 329, MRST 329
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey of women in European history from the Middle Ages to the present. Themes include power relations, work, love and sexuality, marriage, legal issues for women, and growth of feminist consciousness.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Europe since the Second World War. Problems of reconstruction, the origins of the Cold War, the division between East and West, and the search for new patterns. Europe's effort to build super-national institutions such as the Common Market and the changing relationship of individual states and the European continent with the outside world.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
HIST 331
Ancient IsraelCrosslisted as CLAS 331, JUDS 331, RELG 331
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
The cultural, social, and religious institutions of Ancient Israel from their antecedents in the Late Bronze Age until the Great Jewish Revolt and the beginning of Rabbinic Judaism. Literary works and material remains of the Israelites, and evidence from surrounding cultures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History, Pre-1800
HIST 332
Jews in the Middle AgesCrosslisted as JUDS 332, RELG 332
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Traces the emergence and development of a distinctive Jewish culture and identity in medieval Europe and in the regions bordering the Mediterranean sea from the birth of rabbinic Judaism under the Roman empire until the seventeenth century orthodox synthesis of Talmudic learning, Kabbalah, and custom and Jewish responses to the Englightenment. Includes interaction of Jews with majority cultures (including the development of anti-Semitism), and the impact of Jews and Jewish learning upon western culture.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 333
Jews in the Modern WorldCrosslisted as JUDS 333, RELG 333
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Examines the history of the Jewish people since the 18th century with geographical foci on Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Emphasis on the Jewish Enlightenment, emancipation and assimilation, anti-Semitism, migration to and adaptation in America, Zionism and the modern state of Israel.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
HIST 334
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission
Pre-1800 content.
History of the peoples who settled the lands that became the United States piror to the American Revolution (1776). Encounters among Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans, the development of political economics, multi-ethnic and religious societies, diplomatic relationships, and colonial regimes. Impact of colonialism in modern American society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Analysis of the politics of eighteenth-century anti-imperalism and colonialism and of the impact of force and ideology on social and political institutions as well as economic patterns.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
A history of espionage and intelligence in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  The development of intelligence organizations in war and peacetime including the Office of Strategic Services and the Central Intelligence Agency. The impact of 9/11 and recent military conflicts on the intelligence community.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Additional History Courses
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey of the diplomatic and military history of Europe from World War I to the present. Includes the strategy, tactics, and diplomacy of the two world wars; international relations in the years between the wars; the emergence of a new postwar Europe; and Europe's involvement in the rivalry between the superpowers since 1945.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
HIST 339/839
The HolocaustCrosslisted as JUDS 339
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Europe-wide programs of persecution and genocide carried out under the auspices of the Nazi-German regime between 1933 and 1945. Focuses primarily on the Jewish dimension of the Holocaust, but also examines Nazi policies targeted against Poles, Gypsies, homosexuals, disabled Germans, and other groups. Events analyzed from the perspectives of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
HIST 340/840
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Evolution of a distinct American legal culture from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the history of the components of the legal system, the judiciary, the bar, litigants, law enforcement and corrections, and legal doctrine.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey of the origins and development of representative governmental institutions, the role of the judiciary, the forging of government as an agency for social and economic reform, and the establishment of civil and political rights for individuals and minority groups.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey and analysis of the impact of economic development and urbanization on the organization and character of American society from colonial times through the civil war. Analyzes the rise and transformation of the southern planter class and the slavery system which supported it; the development and change in character of both farmers and the urban working class; and the evolution of the northern, urban, middle class and its impact on all aspects of American life before the Civil War.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey and analysis of the impact of metropolitan development, mass-oriented industrialization and economic development, and the modernization of values, ideas, and mores on American society between the Civil War and the recent past. Includes the breakdown of old criteria of class or group definitions and their replacement by newer, more impersonal, economic categories. Attention to the declining role of the farmer in American life, the rise and fall of elite "society", and the further development of mass-oriented middle and working classes after World War II.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Historical origins of the modern American presidency; the president's role in domestic and foreign affairs; presidential power and its limits during the twentieth century; and the contemporary problems of the American presidency.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Impact of culture, gender, politics, and economics on perceptions of and interactions with the natural environment of North America; analysis of the impact of the natural environment on the course of American history. Indian subsistence strategies, Euroamerican settlement, resource exploitation and management, creation of a national park system, environmental policy, and environmental movements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey of American foreign relations from 1774 to 1914. Problems of winning and maintaining independence; a century of expansion at home and overseas; Civil War diplomacy; the emergence of the United States as a world power.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Emphasis on American leadership in world affairs in the twentieth century; US relations with the Far East and Latin America; the breakdown of neutrality in two world wars; the search for collective security.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 350
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey of the history of ideas in America from 1865 to the present, emphasizing the impact of Darwinism, the "Second Enlightenment," and the diverse currents of modern thought.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 351/851
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
History of indigenous peoples of the West. Euro-American, African American, Asian, and Latina and/or Latino settlements. The changing environment. Gender issues. Economic activities: fur trading, mining, ranching, farming, and lumbering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
History of the American West since 1900. History of race, class, and gender; urbanization and industrialization; political movements; population growth, new immigrations, and urban expansion; modern economic trends and environmental change; and the role of the federal government in the American West.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
The Progressive Movement, Theodore Roosevelt and the New Nationalism, Wilson and the New Freedom, World War I, the Return to Normalcy, the Jazz Age, and the Great Crash.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
The Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, the road to Pearl Harbor, and World War II.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Surveys the major developments in domestic politics, in foreign affairs, and the economic, social, and cultural spheres from the end of World War II to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 356
African-American Women's HistoryCrosslisted as ETHN 356, WMNS 356
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Surveys Black and/or African-American women's history from the 15th to the late 20th century. The transatlantic slave trade, "New World" experiences, slavery and resistance, sexuality, cultural persistence and evolution, racial strife, the struggle for civil rights, and black womanist and feminist theories.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 357
Mexican-American HistoryCrosslisted as ETHN 357, LAMS 357
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey of Mexican-Americans in the United States emphasizing the Spanish-Mexican borderlands frontier, Mexican-American culture, the Anglo-American conquest, and the cultural conflict and fusion since the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 358
Native American WomenCrosslisted as ETHN 358, WMNS 358
History of the indigenous women of North America. Gender roles and kinship organization, women's work and economic activities, political and diplomatic roles, and everyday lives and relationships. Analysis of change over time and the effects of colonization and dominant society's imposition of patriarchy. Famous indigenous women such as: Pocahontas, Sacagewea, Nancy Ward, and Winona LaDuke. Contemporary issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 359
Survey of the transformation of stories of the western United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Exploration narratives, the frontier, literature, art, mass media, and images of territorial minorities, and migrant and immigrant populations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
History of the Great Plains region. Interaction of culture and the environment. History of various peoples of the Plains; economic developments: fur trade, transportation, ranching, and farming; political and social reform movements; and Nebraska's modern era within a regional context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Czech history and culture from the Revolution of 1848 to the present. The reign of Hapsburg Emperor-King Francis Joseph (1848-1916), World War I and II, the Cold War, and the successor states of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Growth of modern nationalism in the face of various pan-movements. Eastern Europe and the Balkans as both tools and objects of the Great Powers. Search for identity in the twentieth century and the status of these countries in the modern world.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
HIST 363
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
The effect of colonialism on women and gender in the American West.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or by permission.
The history and development of slavery in the U.S. from the colonial period to the Civil War.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 365
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Development of a distinctive regional history from the seventeenth century encounter of Indian, European, and African peoples in the colonial period to the late twentieth century. The diversity of the region and its peoples, and the social, political, economic, and cultural changes.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Survey and analysis of the struggle of African Americans and their allies to topple white supremacy and gain access to the political process. The role race played in American politics from the New Deal through the Emergence of the New Right.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Surveys major political, socio-economic, and cultural changes in the Middle East after 1900. Investigates the demise of the Ottoman and Qajar dynasties, the rise of new nations and nationalist identities, and the development of modern states and societies. Examines contemporary issues in historical perspective: the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Gulf War, oil and regional security, the impact of the Iranian revolution, and Islamic movements. Heavy emphasis on primary sources, such as novels and historical documents.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or higher.
Key aspects and debates concerning terrorism in modern history. Main ideological and political currents of terrorism, beginning with French Revolution. 19th and 20th century terrorist movements, rise of Marxist and Anarchist traditions, anticolonial national liberation movements, and terrorism before and after 9/11.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 370
Colonial MexicoCrosslisted as ETHN 370
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
HIST/ETHN 370 is a pre-1800 course.
From the preconquest (thirteenth century) to independence (1821). The foundation and development of political, social, economic, and religious patterns.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History, Pre-1800
HIST 371
Modern MexicoCrosslisted as ETHN 371
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Social, economic, and political development of Mexico from 1821 to the present. The Revolution of 1910 and its background and aftermath.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Examines revolutionary movements from the Revolution of 1910 in Mexico to the more recent upheavals in Central America. Aside from case studies of selected countries, topical subjects covered, such as militarism, communism, nationalism, anti-Americanism, religion and the role of the Church, land, and unequal distribution of wealth.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 373
Latin America and Global RelationsCrosslisted as LAMS 373, ETHN 373
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Analysis of the role of the Latin American nations in world affairs, emphasizing intellectual, economic, and diplomatic relations with the United States and Europe. Understanding of the position and problems of Latin America in the present world.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 374
History of BrazilCrosslisted as ETHN 374, LAMS 374
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
History of Brazil from 1500 to the present, emphasizing political institutions, economic cycles, social structure, and religious and cultural patterns.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 375
Women and Work in USA HistoryCrosslisted as ECON 375, WMNS 375
Transformation of women's role in the USA economy from colonial times to the present and the effects of class, race, and changing perceptions of women's role in society. Role of women in household manufacture, the early factory system, the trade union movement, the Great Depression, the home front of WWII, and the economic emergence of women in the postwar economy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission
Pre-1800 content.
Analysis of premodern Japanese society with emphasis on institutional and cultural developments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Establishment of a modern state; foundations of economic power; liberalism and oligarchical rule; militarism; post-World War II developments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
History of China to 1800 with emphasis on intellectual history (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism) and the political, economic, and social development of the Chinese empire (221 BC to 1800 AD).
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History, Pre-1800
HIST 385
Examines the experiences of people of African descent on the continent and in the Diasporas of Europe, The Caribbean, and the United States.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 396
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per semester: 24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Variable group based on topic
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Variable group based on topic
Prereqs:
Permission of the chief adviser in the history department.
P/N only.
Internship program involving community, state, or federal institutions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Additional History Courses
HIST 399H
Prereqs:
Candidate for degree with distinction or high distinction or highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences; Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Letter grade only.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Additional History Courses
HIST 400/800
Seminar in Great Plains StudiesCrosslisted as GEOG 400/800, GPSP 400/800
Prereqs:
A course in the study of the Great Plains.
GPSP/GEOG/HIST 400 is required for a GPSP major or minor.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 402/802
Sexual practices and ideologies in American history from the 1800's to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 409/809
Religion of Late Western AntiquityCrosslisted as CLAS 409/809, RELG 409
Pre-1800 content.
Examination of the religious institutions, philosophies, and lifeways of the Hellenistic Age from Alexander to Constantine. Includes civic religion of Greece and Rome, popular religion, mystery cults, Judaism, Christianity, popular and school philosophies (Platonism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, Stoicism), Gnosticism. History, interrelationships, emerging world view of these movements.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 411/811
Indians in American Popular CultureCrosslisted as ETHN 411
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Images of Native Americans in American popular culture. Dominant society's creation of images of Indians to serve societal needs. Reasons behind these creations, what purposes they served, and the enormous effect on white-Native relations. Covers art, literature, fiction, film, television, and sports "mascots".
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 412/812
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Development and influence of the Greek city-states, focusing on the establishment and transformation of the Athenian democracy in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE from popular sovereignty to the rule of written law. Including the three periods of tyranny, reaction to the Persian Invasions, and the impact of the Peloponnesian War.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Pre-1800, European History
HIST 414/814
Medieval CultureCrosslisted as MRST 414/814
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Historical context of changes in religion, literature, philosophy, and the arts, 400-1450.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 417/817
The Roman Revolution, 133 BC-68 ADCrosslisted as CLAS 417
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Critical period in Roman history when the republic was transformed into the rule by one man: Political and social functioning of the republic, causes for change, and factors influencing its final shape. Careers of the Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Anthony, and Augustus.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Pre-1800, European History
HIST 418/818
Augustan RomeCrosslisted as CLAS 418
Prereqs:
Augustus’ constitutional transformation of Rome, and enforcement of a national identity and values through religion, social legislation, provincial governance policies, and patronage of public works, display, and literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 420/820
The Italian RenaissanceCrosslisted as MRST 420/820
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Examines the intellectual and artistic achievements of the Italian Renaissance, relating them to the political developments and social changes which occurred throughout the Italian peninsula between ca. 1300-1550 and highlighting those elements which would influence the evolution of European culture. Emphasis on the development of humanism and its role in the transition from medieval to modern values.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 421/821
The German ReformationCrosslisted as RELG 421, MRST 421/821
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Pre-1800 content.
The cultural and intellectual developments of the German Reformation against its social background. The religious and political events of the first half of the sixteenth century. Transition from medieval to modern Christianity. The transmission and revolutionary nature of evangelical doctrines. The gradual institutionalization of the new churches.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Emergence of modern science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the impact of this new intellectual force on the social, political, and scientific thought of the Englightenment. Philosophical, religious, and social background to the Scientific Revolution examined closely, and the institutional bases of the new science considered. Attention to the role of mysticism and alchemy in the rise of modern science and to the relationship between science and religion which developed during the period of the Scientific Revolution. Personalities and careers of some of the great scientists of the age-Copernicus, Galileo, Newton-used to illuminate these and other issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Survey of European intellectual history from Locke and Bayle to Kant and Condorcet. Attempts to arrive at a definition of the Enlightenment through examination of both the writings of the philosophers and through secondary literature. Seeks to comprehend the Enlightenment in its social and political as well as its intellectual content.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
European society and culture from the Enlightenment to the present with emphasis on institutions, ideas, and artistic expression.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Emergence and evolution of radical Islam from the 19th century to today. Examination of the cultural, intellectual, and social transformations in radical Islamist politics and action. Exploration of how radical Islamist discourse diverged from political Islam, and the eventual efforts by contemporary radical Islamist (such as al-Qaeda) to move their struggle into the global arena. Response of institutions and regional governments to the emergence of radical Islamists and the impact of radical movements on national and international security debates.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 426/826
Reformation ThoughtCrosslisted as MRST 426/826, RELG 426/826, MODL 426/826
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Life and thought of significant figures and schools of thought in the Reformation period
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Comparative study of the rise of fascism in Europe during the twenties; the drift to totalitarianism and the transition to dictatorship. Evolution of domestic and foreign policy to 1945.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
HIST 430/830
Early European History Through BiographyCrosslisted as MRST 430/830
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission
Pre-1800 content.
Individuals from late medieval/early modern Europe, such as Joan of Arc, Henry V, and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Examines how history can be used to serve social, cultural, and political needs, and the difficulties of determining historic truth about a person or event.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 431/831
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission
Pre-1800 content.
Political, social, economic, institutional, and intellectual history of England from the Roman invasions through the accession of the Tudor dynasty in 1485.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 432/832
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
History of English society, politics, and culture from the time of Henry VIII through that of Elizabth I, Shakespeare, Donne, Charles I, Cromwell, and Milton.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 434/834
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Traces the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the 19th century up to the present. Explores the role of ideology, political actors, social history, economic and infrastructural problems, and regional and international interaction, as well as prospects for peace in the 21st century.  Examines the related historiographical debates, especially those focusing on the Arab-Israeli Wars of 1948 and 1967.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 436/836
Saints, Witches, and MadwomenCrosslisted as WMNS 436/836, MRST 436/836
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Pre-1800 content.
Image of the madwoman throughout European and American history. Emphasis on how women on the margins have been labelled in different periods as saintly, as witches, or as insane.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History, Pre-1800
HIST 441/841
Seminar in U.S. Women's and Gender HistoryCrosslisted as WMNS 441/841
In-depth, advanced thematic seminar that cultivates historical research and writing skills.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
American life during the first half of the nineteenth century, with special stress upon the nature of political processes, the many movements for the reform of society, the development of a national economy, and the rise of sectional conflict.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Development of the sectional crisis, war and its impact on American institutions, reconstruction and reunion, from 1850 to 1877.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Sectional adjustment, national politics, the "Gilded Age," economic growth, and the revival of imperialism in the period 1877 to 1901.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 450
Prereqs:
Junior standing; History major; 24 credit hours completed in History; 9 credit hours completed in appropriate subfield of History (U.S., Europe, or World); and HIST 250.
Individualized research projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: Additional History Courses
Prereqs:
Junior standing; History major; 24 credit hours completed in History; 9 credit hours completed in appropriate subfield of History (U.S., Europe, or World); and HIST 250. Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Individualized research projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
HIST 455
This lecture/seminar examines the art of oral history through preparing and conducting a interview with a member of the African diaspora in Nebraska.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
HIST 457/857
19th Century United States Economic HistoryCrosslisted as ECON 457/857
Prereqs:
Transformation of the United States economy from an agrarian to an industrial society and the impact of that transformation on people's lives and livelihoods. The economics of slavery, the impact of the railroads, immigration, and the collective response of business and labor to industrialization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 458/858
20th Century United States Economic HistoryCrosslisted as ECON 458/858
Prereqs:
Transformation of the United States economy in the twentieth century. Attention to the continued consolidation of the business enterprise, business cycle episodes including the Great Depression of the 1930s, organized labor, and the role of government in managing and coping with this transformation in economic life.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 459/859
Women and Gender in African SocietiesCrosslisted as ETHN 459, WMNS 459/859
Explores how the contemporary women’s movement has emerged within Africa and its relationship to social change.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 460/860
The Civil Rights MovementCrosslisted as ETHN 460
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Survey and analysis of the origins, contours, activities, ideas, movement centers, personalities, and legacies of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements in the U.S. A. from the 1950's through the 1970's. The roles of the African-American masses, college and high school students, and women. The points of conflict and cooperation between African-American and mainstream American society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 462/862
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Fifty years of effort at implementing the mandate of the so-called "October Revolution" both domestically and in foreign affairs. The Soviet Union today.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: European History
HIST 463/863
Indigenous Peoples of Latin AmericaCrosslisted as LAMS 463, ETHN 463
Includes Indian politics, ideologies about Latin American indigenous peoples, global issues, and inter-ethnic relationships in Latin America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 464/864
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Issues in Native American History. Topics may include: Native Americans and the environment; Native Americans in the 19th or 20th century; Native Americans and federal Indian policy; Native Americans and gender; and Native Americans of regions other than the Great Plains.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 465/865
History of Plains IndiansCrosslisted as ETHN 465
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
In-depth study of the history and culture of Native Americans of the Great Plains from earliest times through the twentieth century, stressing the history of migration, religion, diplomacy, politics, and society. All Indian nations of the Great Plains considered.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 466/866
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
China during the last dynasty, the Quing, 1644 to 1911. Conquest and unification of China by the Manchus. Role of Confucianism in Chinese society. The growth of population during the 18th century. Rise of the opium trade. The Opium War. The Taiping Rebellion and reform efforts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Collapse of the old Confucian Imperial system, Boxer Rebellion, 1922 Revolution, warlordism, rise of Communism, the Sino-Japanese war (1937-1945), Communist Revolution and Chairman Mao, Cultural Revolution, and Deng Ziaoping's reforms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 468/868
Cultural History of Native AmericaCrosslisted as ETHN 468
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States in an historical context. World view, language, spiritual beliefs, kinship organization, gender roles, music, dance, and art. Historical causes and effects of the changing of Native cultures over time. Contrasts between Native American oral history and Western methods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Past interactions among societies and nature in a comparative world perspective. Indigenous peoples' resource management; ecological impacts of colonization; how political economies shape resource use; changing ideas about nature; and the historic roots of current environmental problems and possible solutions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 470/870
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Analysis of the theory, methods, and readings in humanities computing and digital history.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Additional History Courses
HIST 474/874
African Americans in the Jazz AgeCrosslisted as ETHN 474
Prereqs:
Junior standing. A basic understanding of United States history is recommended.

Race relations and African American experience from the 1910s through WW II. Jim Crow, the Great Migration, WW I, “The New Negro,” Harlem Renaissance, jazz/blues/gospel music, political radicalism, the Great Depression, and WW II.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: United States or Canadian History
HIST 476A/876A
Gender and Sexuality in Latin AmericaCrosslisted as ETHN 476A, WMNS 476A/876A
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Experience of femininity and masculinity compared according to time and place, revealing the intimate connections with nation, modernity, race, and ethnicity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 476B/876B
Race in Modern Latin AmericaCrosslisted as ETHN 476B
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
The experience of race and ethnicity in the 20th and 21st centuries compared according to time and place, revealing the intimate connections with nation and modernity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 477/877
Indigenous Peoples of the WorldCrosslisted as ETHN 477
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Indigenous peoples worldwide and current issues concerning them. Tribal sovereignty, territorial conflicts, globalization, ecosystem destruction, human rights, and the World Indigenous Movement.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 478/878
Pro-seminar in Latin American StudiesCrosslisted as ANTH 478/878, EDPS 478/878, GEOG 478/878, LAMS 478, MODL 478/878, POLS 478/878, SOCI 478/878
Prereqs:
Junior standing and permission.
Topical seminar required for all Latin American Studies majors.
An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 479/879
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted as AECN 467, ANTH 479/879, ECON 466/866, GEOG 448/848, POLS 466/866, SOCI 466/866
Prereqs:
Senior standing and permission.
Open to students with an interest in international relations.
Topic varies
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Variable group based on topic
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission; HIST 181 or 281 or 282 or 383 or 384; or permission.
Analysis of the major social and economic changes in China during the previous six centuries. Includes the rapid growth of China's population, changes in family structure and peasant life, the development of China's commerce, China's relationship with the world economy, popular religion in China, and the social and economic transformation of China during the communist era.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 486/886
History of South AfricaCrosslisted as ETHN 486
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Survey of the history of South Africa from the Stone Age to the evolution of the political, economic, legal and social framework of apartheid, and the recent efforts to achieve political accommodation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Reading seminar on the nature of history dealing with the question of what is history, types of historical interpretation, common problems of historians, the uses of history, and the importance of history for other disciplines all of which illustrated by the writings of selected major historians and historical thinkers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Additional History Courses
HIST 489
Prereqs:
Senior standing and permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Additional History Courses
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 15
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
HIST 494
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Variable group based on topic
Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 24
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Course Delivery: Classroom
HIST 895
Internship in Digital HumanitiesCrosslisted as ENGL 895E, MODL 895
Active participation in an ongoing digital humanities project in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, including weekly meetings designed to build technical and project management skills.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
HIST 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
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Credit Hours: 1-24
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HIST 918
Invention of the nineteenth century, gender, colonialism, class, realism science and technology.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
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HIST 919
Introduction to the nineteenth century in North America (focusing on the US), Great Britain, and Europe (focusing on France, Germany, Russia, and Spain), organized through themes such as constructions of gender and sexuality, democracy in the nation-state, and challenges to religion.
Credit Hours: 3
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
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Credit Hours: 1-24
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HIST 951
History of Women and GenderCrosslisted as WMNS 951
A comparative approach, offering readings on a central theme from a variety of periods and/or areas. Themes vary.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
20th century global history from the perspectives of both international relations and world history, with particular attention to politics, revolutions, economics, ideology, and culture.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
HIST 970 is part of a suite of courses in the area of digital history.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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Credit Hours: 3
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HIST 988
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the Middle AgesCrosslisted as AHIS 988, ENGL 988, MODL 988, MUSC 988
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Middle Ages. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
HIST 989
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the RenaissanceCrosslisted as AHIS 989, ENGL 989, MODL 989, MUSC 989
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Renaissance. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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History of the North American West. Past and present historiography; modern themes and methodologies; and topical and comparative historical treatments.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 9
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HIST 993
Prereqs:
Permission of the Graduate Chair in History.
Work in HIST 993 is to be supervised by the History Acquisitions editor at the University of Nebraska Press. HIST 993 is Pass/No Pass only.
Internship at the University of Nebraska Press.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
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